30 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is a castle favorite. We like it with chicken and like to add lots of chopped things as garnish. It’s almost more of a salad by the time we’re finished. Chopped lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, avocados, shredded. cheese and crushed tortilla chips really can fill a bowl! And a tummy! I’m continually adapting recipes for tortilla soup. Continue reading

10 Minute White Bean Soup

I’d been wanting to try this 10 minute soup for months but never had spinach on hand when I thought of making it.  And I thought a little ham added to the soup couldn’t be a bad thing.  Ham, beans, they’re a good pairing.  So finally I had all of the ingredients.  I even had fresh parsley, which is rare.  The soup was perfect for  a cool fall day begging for a hearty bowl of soup for dinner. Continue reading

Ham and Bean Dump Soup

The temperature is down to the 60s and 70s suddenly. From record breaking heat to comfortably cool, it’s fall. Fall doesn’t last long here; winter moves in fast. Snow in October isn’t unusual. Up North we dig out our coats, boots and gloves and shrug. Life goes on, it just takes us longer to get dressed.  We wear layers because it might be 70° during the day but it can drop to 30° as the sun goes down.. Continue reading