Butternut Squash Soup with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Butternut and Spaghetti Squash Soup

Butternut and Spaghetti Squash Soup

I want to squash some rumors.  Hehe.. just being silly.  This time of year I end up with lots of squash from various sources and have to be creative.  I’ve squashed just about everything I can think of, except the rumors!  This soup recipe came to mind one night when I couldn’t sleep.  I picked up my smart phone and went through Pinterest to find some kind of soup recipe that would fit the two kinds of squash I had already roasted in the fridge. Continue reading

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Corn and Shrimp Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Remember when you were a kid and did strange things with your food at the dinner table?  Like make a mountain of mashed potatoes in the center and a moat of gravy with green peas sprinkled around like trees?  I should have become a food stylist.  I have continue to do fun things with the food I’m serving through the years.  The kids enjoyed meatloaf volcanos or carved watermelon beasts spewing watermelon chunks.  One year a pumpkin monster vomited out guacamole. Continue reading

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup might not come to mind as a warm weather food but it does at our castle.  I make chicken tortilla soup and we add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheddar and crushed tortilla chips.  It’s like having salad IN your soup!  Or you could think of it as turning a taco salad into a soup.  However you think of it, the flavors are luscious and one loaded bowl will fill your stomach. Continue reading