Fall Risotto {Squash and Spinach}

Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  It’s a dish I learned how to make several years ago, it wasn’t something we ate when I grew up.  It takes a little time to stand and stir, add more broth, and repeat until the rice is tender but I think it’s worth every minute.  I like a regular risotto made with wine, onions, broth and Parmesan as well as a risotto garnished with spinach or squash or other vegetables.  This risotto had both spinach and squash! Continue reading

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Fowl, Not Foul Potato Soup

Fowl Potato Soup

Fowl Potato Soup

I started making dinner with a plan to make a pot of potato soup.  I’d been craving it for a while but every time I went to make it we were out of bacon.  I knew we had bacon in the drawer this day and plenty of potatoes on hand due to the UND Potato Bowl specials.  The local stores usually feature potatoes that week and we had been daring and purchased two bags.  I was stocked for my pot of soup. Continue reading

Wiener Water Soup

Wiener Water Soup

Wiener Water Soup

I usually don’t remember where my more unusual recipe ideas come from.  I do know this recipe came from a family time.  We were having our annual lefse-making spree and it had been a long day.  The rowdy group was myself, son Justin, daughter Emily, and cousin Shirley.  We are usually a crazy bunch.  I’m not sure how the subject came up but suddenly I knew I needed to make wiener water soup. Continue reading