Category Archives: Main dish

New York Manhattan Clam Chowder

So many delicious foods associated with New York! The Romanian Jews brought Pastrami on rye; an Italian immigrant introduced coal oven pizza, and Bagels were shared by the Polish Jews. Bagels and Lox, another New York prize, was a combination … Continue reading

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Korean Inspired Beef & Kimchi Soup

We love spicy Asian foods – and kimchi ranks right up there. As I was cleaning out the freezer I found some chuck eye that really needed to be used. And there was some kimchi in the refrigerator too. Ah … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Clam Chowder

New England clam chowder is the most popular clam chowder in the U.S. It’s creamy richness is satisfying and the clams fill your mouth with a briny sweetness. And New Hampshire, like most New England states, is known for its … Continue reading

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Creamless Slow Cooker Pea Soup

I love soup this time of year – and the best soup is the one that is ready when you get home and has filled the house with wonderful smells! And this split pea soup does exactly that! And it’s … Continue reading

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National Bouillabaisse Day

Bouillabaisse? What the heck is that you might ask. It’s a seafood stew (or soup) that originated in France. There are many versions and no one quite agrees which is the most authentic. The stuff has been around in some … Continue reading

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Corn and Cheddar Chowder with Bacon

I love winter – and I love the soups and stews that seem to make the table so often.  I had some corn from this summer in the freezer and wanted to use it before it started to freezer burn. … Continue reading

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Mexican Style Beef and Bean Soup

It’s slow cooker season! I cleaned out the freezer and pantry and put together this amazingly good soup! Just dump in the ingredients and go. Some light prep when you get home and it’s dinner!

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Easy Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo or Jambalaya? What’s the difference? Since today is National Gumbo day (yes, yet another National day), I decided to find out. I found out there isn’t a great deal of difference. Both have rice, but jambalaya has the rice … Continue reading

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Garlic Day – Garlic Soup

Today is Garlic Day! Yes, Garlic Day! A day to celebrate this tiny but mighty bulb. It is related to onions and shallots and its botanical genus is Allium – a word derived from the Greek word for garlic! And … Continue reading

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Leftover Ham Recipes

What to do with all that ham? Easter is over and I made way too much ham!! Some will go in the freezer, some will become sandwiches, and some will be used in other ways. Here are a few ideas … Continue reading

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