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...]

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

We are definitely in a soup mode around here.   My husband loves soup for dinner but I know there are some men that don’t consider soup a meal.  Today’s recipe for Steak Soup is a meal. It is pretty much a complete meal.  You’ve got your vegetables, your starch and your protein all in one bowl. Throw together a loaf of No Knead Artisian Bread the night before and you’ve got a delicious and hearty meal that will make even your “soup is not a meal” believers happy. This soup [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red pepper Soup

I hope you will forgive me for two Recipe Redo’s in a week but I think after you try this soup recipe you will t hank me.  You see,  I shared many of my favorite family recipes in the early years of my blog.  So many of them are still our family favorites.  When I started craving Roasted Red Pepper Soup this week and I went to pull it up on the blog I knew I had to re-share it with you.  The photos were sad and the recipe was [Continue Reading...]