Category: Soups & Stews

French onion soup is one of the great pleasures of my life; rich beefy broth, sweet soft onions, buttery bread, and gooey crusty cheese, Really, how could you not like this? It is ultimate comfort food, if you can get someone else to make it for you that… more »
Well, nowhere really. My head just has not really been in food blog land as of late. I have been spending a lot of free time at the gym. Nick, who used to have to harass me about getting off my butt and going to the gym, actually said to me last ni… more »
*I just wanted to first give a big internet hug to all of you who left me such understanding and spirit lifting comments last week. You all made me smile and it also made me appreciate this blog as an outlet and appreciate all the bloggy friends that I h… more »
Jambalaya is not something that I would normally choose to make on my own. I generally don't like food that is overly spicy and I definitely associate hot and spicy with creole food. However, this week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe Jambalaya with… more »
We are not really a gazpacho eating household. I think both of us just don't really care for cold soup. In addition, most gazpacho's are tomato based and we do not like tomatoes when they are uncooked and so tomatoey. However, this week's Craving Ell… more »
Confused by the title? Me too. Let's take this one step at a time. Homemade chicken stock and broth is one of most versatile ingredients one will come in contact with in day to day cooking. Not only is it great for a quick batch of soup when somebody… more »
This week's Craving Ellie in my Belly is Lamb Stew with Orange and was chosen by Farah of Confessions of a Novice Baker. We are lamb lovers so I was happy to see this recipe picked, though you could absolutely substitute a stew cut of beef in this me… more »
Now, on to the issue of the consommé. A consommé is nothing more than a soup made from clarified stock. It sounds fancy and daunting, but it is really quite a simple process if you remember some basics about stock making. For our duck stoc… more »
OK, OK. I know you've never heard of Minestra Con Le Cozze E Salsiccia, neither did I until I did a literal translation of the ingredients into Italian. I've always thought of this soup as an Italian soup because the inspiration for creating it came fr… more »