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

Three White Bean Soup

Three White Bean Soup

Three White Bean Soup

It was a cloudy and chilly Sunday afternoon.  I’d traveled almost 400 miles round trip the previous day to celebrate my Mother’s 80th birthday and was feeling jet lagged.  I wanted to be fed, I didn’t want to cook.  My P.S. was on vacation and running errands all day so I was stuck making dinner in the castle after all.  Drat.  My idea for some good bean soup came to life when I scoured the fridge for ideas.  Three bean soup!  Yes! Continue reading