Cauliflower Ham Soup

Cauliflower Ham Soup

It was a dark and stormy night… no, really it was.  There was a lot of wind, blowing snow, and I was not in the mood to dine out with my P.S. (Personal Shopper/ hubby).  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used and a desire for soup.  But I was lazy so I searched the freezer for packets of frozen diced peppers and celery.  Half of my work was done!
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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

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