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Dairy-Free Condensed “Cream” Soup Alternative

Some of those classic casseroles that call for canned condensed cream soups have been absent from my table for years. The primary reason is my milk-allergic family members (primarily my husband who loves those classic casseroles and has a difficult time not eating them when they are available).   Another reason is my attempt to […]

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Beef Shank Stew

My memories of homemade beef stew are kind of fuzzy. I remember my paternal grandmother making it, but I think I was too young to really pay much attention to how she did it. I remember my mother making it in a cast iron skillet, but it was not something she made very often. She […]

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Easy, Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy, simple homemade chicken noodle soup is great on a cold day and/or when you have a cold. If you have cooked chicken and homemade stock/broth in the freezer, you can easily have truly made from scratch chicken soup whenever you want. If not, you can either cook it all that day or supplement with […]

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Black Bean and Ham Soup

On a cold, dreary day warm soup can be so comforting. It is even better when it is a delicious, healthy, and inexpensive soup. Black bean and ham soup is surprisingly easy to make especially considering how splendid it tastes. I made a few changes to a recipe I found in The Greenbrier Cookbook. Like […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “Chicken and Dumplings?” Well, my image looks something like this: Your image of chicken and dumplings may be very different. Not only are there many variations on what else should be included in the dish besides chicken and dumplings (or if anything else should be […]

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Strawberry Soup

My seven-year-old daughter wanted to enter a soup/stew contest that they were having at church. Although she wanted to create her own recipe using some avocados I just bought, my husband talked her into making a recipe for cold strawberry soup he found somewhere on the Internet. She loves strawberries…so she agreed. They had to […]

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Dairy-Free Creamy Roasted Asparagus Soup

It used to be that I would not eat any asparagus. Then, my sister convinced me to try roasted asparagus…I have been eating it roasted and grilled every since. This spring, I had an abundance of asparagus…so much so that after eating it roasted, grilled, and wrapped in bacon, I decided to make it into […]

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My Brunswick Stew

I enjoy eating Brunswick stew when I find it on the menu of barbecue joints/restaurants here in the South, but my sensitivity to acid (and being wimpy about spices) usually leaves me with a half-uneaten cup of stew and an allergic reaction. Thus, I decided to make my own and just not included as much […]

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I love this soup! Yes, it is very delicious. Yes, it is full of vitamin C (and rather high in vitamin A also). Yes, it is creamy. Perhaps most importantly, it is versatile, like a good black dress. It can be dressed up and placed in espresso cups, shot glasses or similar elegant appetizer size […]

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Dairy-Free Potato Soup

I thought I would share one of my new favorite soups–a potato soup. Granted cream of potato soup and loaded potato soups have always been some of my favorite soups, but this soup is different. This potato soup is not a cream of potato soup and it does not use any dairy substitutes. It does […]