I used to take this soup to school every year for my teacher Holiday luncheon.  It was always a “hit”.  It’s a little fussy, I’ll admit, but worth it. Italian Meatball Recipe 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 3/4 C bread crumbs 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder Combine all meatball ingredients in a medium size bowl and form into 1/2″ meatballs.  In a frying pan, preferably non-stick, saute the meatballs until brown.  You will have to do this in 2-3 batches.  I drain them on paper towel toRead More →

This healthy and hearty soup is a hit with everyone who tries it!  Even my kids who said “Kale?!!!”loved it.  Then, went Yummm. Sometimes you just have to fib a little to get them to try stuff, you know? Sausage Kale Red Lentil Soup Recipe 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 onion diced 1 lb Italian Sausage 1 C diced carrot – 2 large or 20 baby 2 stalks celery 2 clove garlic finely chopped 1 white potato 1 jalepeno pepper finely seeded and chopped 2 springs of fresh rosemary – off stocks and finely chopped 1/2 tsp pepper ground 1 tsp cumin 1/2 C redRead More →

It’s raining outside today and a little chilly.  This is the kind of weather that screams “comfort food”.  On these kinds of days, I make soup.  Potato Corn Chowder is my “go to” soup and my families’ favorite.  It is pretty easy, especially when you understand one basic cooking concept– how to make a roux – a fat and flour mixture used to thicken gravies or cream soup bases.  In french cooking, butter is used.  The method is the same, no matter the end result: melt the fat, add the flour, cook the flour for a minute so it doesn’t taste raw before adding theRead More →