Curry Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Curry Soup

I think I should have named this soup Heavenly Soup instead of Curry Pumpkin Soup. The first time I ever tried  a squash type soup was an evening I will never forget.  Jim and I were in Acapulco and were attending an “all white” dinner in a home that sat on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  Everyone was dressed in white, the tables and decor were all in white. White lights were everywhere.  We truly felt like we had just stepped into heaven.  It had the most amazing ethereal feel [Continue Reading...]

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you today! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration! Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!! One of my favorite things about fall is making soup again.  I pretty much take a leave of absence from soup during the summer.  Who wants to eat a bowl of hot soup on a hot summer night? Our days [Continue Reading...]

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

My kids love Thai food.  I usually play it pretty safe and order some type of chicken and cashew over rice dish but my children have a little more sophisticated taste than I do.  Tessa introduced me to one of her favorite Thai soups – a chicken coconut soup.  It was delicious!    I decided to try and recreate something similar at home.  I found a recipe for a Thai Coconut Chicken Soup in America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook that I adapted  and Jim and I both loved the results. [Continue Reading...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Weddng Soup

Over the holiday break we attended a wedding that had a soup and sandwich bar.  A fun idea.  There were several different selections of soup and I went for the Italian Wedding Soup – it was a wedding after all!  The mother of the bride had made all the soup herself!  I had never had Italian Wedding Soup before and it was delicious. This is a traditional Italian-American soup that contains green vegetables (in this case spinach) and some kind of meat (pork).  According to Wikipedia, “The term “wedding soup” [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

We are in major count down mode at our house.  We’re not counting down the days until Christmas but rather counting down the days until the kids arrive home!!  The first one arrives home tomorrow and by Saturday evening they will all be home.  I’m just a little excited. One of my goals is to have as much Christmas prep and blog work down before they get home as I can so that I can really enjoy my time with them and have as few distractions as possible.  So that [Continue Reading...]

French Onion Soup with Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

French Onion Soup

The very first thing I ate after arriving in Paris last Spring was French Onion Soup.  Of course in Paris it is not called French Onion Soup – it is called Soupe à l’oignon.  No need for the French part because you’re in France! Whenever I go to a restaurant that has French Onion Soup on the menu I order it.  I love it but I had never made it at home.  I had decided it was just too hard to make at home.  I am happy to report that I [Continue Reading...]

Quick & Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

Quick & Easy Tomato Soup @yourhomebasedmom.com

I have always loved tomato soup.  Growing up my favorite lunch and sometimes dinner was a bowl tomato soup and of course it was always accompanied by a grilled cheese sandwich.  We didn’t have a lunch room at my elementary school so I walked home for lunch every day and many times I came home to a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.  It always tasted wonderful, especially when I had to walk home through 10 feet of snow for blocks.  (at least that is what I [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

Are you ready for fall?   I had to scrap ice off my windows twice this week.  I think that means fall is here with winter not close behind, ready or not! We enjoy soup year round at our house but especially in the fall and winter.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as getting a pot of  hearty soup going in the slow cooker in the morning, smelling it simmer all day and then enjoying a big bowl full for dinner! Today’s recipe for slow cooker beef and barley soup [Continue Reading...]

Tarragon Chicken Soup

Chicken  Tarragon SOup

Today’s recipe for Tarragon Chicken Soup is a Recipe Redo from Oct of 2007. We have enjoyed two weeks of glorious Indian Summer here in Portland and I don’t want it to end but I know that all good things must come to an end and those chilly, rainy fall days are on their way., What better than a pot of soup simmering on the stove on one of those cold, rainy days?! The thing I love about soup is, you can make it ahead of time, first thing in [Continue Reading...]