Chicken Chili Soup

It was cool this past weekend here in CT and I was not mentally prepared for it.  I feel like the cooler temperature came out of no where, maybe because we had a really hot and humid summer.  It seemed like it was time to drag out my over sized sweatshirt, which used to belong to my husband.  When I first met him about 7 years ago, he used to wear this orange sweatshirt  quite often.  Once we got to a certain level in our relationship, I “suggested” that he retire that sweatshirt because it had seen better days.  He …

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Vegetable Barley Soup

What do you cook for a crowd of friends who are vegetarians and allergic to garlic?  Lol.  I wish that was a joke.  Let me tell you, I had to search very long and hard to find a recipe that I thought was tasty enough to serve to this crowd. How about Italian food?  Love it, but almost every Italian dish contains garlic.  Shocker, I know.  I’m half Italian and it would be a sin to remove garlic from an Italian dish.      😉 How about vegetarian chili?  I find most vegetarian chilies tend to be bland.  Meat is an essential source of …

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Early last week it started to feel like springtime because we had warmer temperatures and sunny weather but now the temperatures have dipped back down to feel like winter again.  What happened?  Perhaps it’s the perfect last chance to make soup for the season, since I don’t tend to crave hearty soups in the warmer weather. I’m not really into using a slow cooker and by that I mean that I have literally used my slow cooker for one recipe, this one.  I’m not against using them but I guess I prefer cooking a meal. Okay so the term “cooking” is …

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