Soup and Salad 5 results

Vegetable Beef Soup

Waste not, want not. I learned this lesson well! Every time I make Italian beef, I use the leftover broth to make vegetable beef soup. It's a great way to add rich flavor to this classic soup ... and not waste savory broth.  When I make soup, I make enough to last several days. I almost never have enough broth left from the Italian Beef to make enough vegetable beef soup to last that long. I add beef stock and a little red wine to the broth to extend the amount. The rest is easy ...

Chili’s Favorite Hot Chili

  Chili has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. Every September, as soon as the temperature hit the mid 60s, my dad would whip up a big batch. We'd eat chili all autumn and winter long. We'd feed it to the Pumpkin Patrol and our town's police officers on Halloween Trick-or-Treat night ... always made in the very large fish fryer in the driveway! We went through a lot of chili ... chili pie ... chili mac ... chili and corn bread.  When I fix chili, I ...

Basic Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette

Salad dressing is one of the things I learned to make early in my life. This vinaigrette is what my grandma and mom would "whip up" for every type of salad known to womankind. It is great for potlucks and picnics because it is vinegar based, and it can be remixed with nearly any type of ingredients you care to use. It is foolproof! The basic version is also easy to remember.   Basic Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette  Okay, I'll freely admit this isn't a traditional French vinaigr...

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Are you tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? Most of mine went into the freezer ... which is great because I'll be hungry for it all again in about ... next year!  Seriously, I love having food in the freezer for weeknight dinners in a pinch.  I also love recreating leftovers because MPG and Noodle hate leftovers.  Leftover mashed potatoes make perfect soup and most of the work is already done for you.  I used a lot of bacon! Then browned some onions in the bacon ...

Potato Leek Soup

I grew up on potato leek soup; a traditional Scottish dish.  My family recipe has been passed down from traditional Scottish grandmas ... and grandpas ... for at least 4 generations that I know of.  I had "create" this recipe, because it's one of those meals I just make ... no book, no recipe card, nada.  So, I compared it to my 1943 Scottish cookbook, and chuckled when I realized that, while my method is  different, I was only 1 ingredient off! Yes ... I ...