Post-Easter Soup

Post Easter Soup

Post Easter Soup

I had another ham bone to use, courtesy of the crockpot spiral ham I made before Easter. When I’d made my last pot of bean soup I brought some to my Dad. He mentioned using cloves for seasoning. I was intrigued. He said to add the whole cloves from the start so they soften and are edible later in the soup. I liked the idea of clove seasoning in the soup and couldn’t wait to have a ham bone to make more bean soup! Continue reading

White Bean Soup with Ham Hocks

White Bean and Ham Hock Soup

White Bean and Ham Hock Soup

Bean soup makes me of my Dad, who loves to make a pot of bean soup.  I was talking to him recently and mentioned I was making bean soup.  He had several questions and sounded very interested.  I made a note to set aside some cups in the freezer to take to him my next visit.  Maybe that’s what made this soup so good; knowing that my Dad would be judging it.  It turned out so good even my P.S. is still raving about it! Continue reading

Sweetly Spicy Corn Chili

Corn Chili

Corn Chili

I wanted to make chili but change it up so that corn was a major ingredient.  Silly me, I thought I was inventing a new dish but apparently 40,200,000 people on Google were ahead of me.  Really, people!?!?  Must you invent everything?  Are there no new foods to create where someone has not been there ahead of me?  Some day I will found a new dish.  Mark my words. Continue reading