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shrimp bisque

Shrimp Bisque with Spicy Croutons

Homemade shrimp stock and crunchy, spicy croutons make this creamy shrimp bisque a warm and inviting treat on a cold day. I swear, it seems like every time I make this bisque I rediscover just how good this is.  I mean, in my mind as I’m flipping through the recipe […]

turkey pumpkin chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans

Easy turkey pumpkin chili is perfect for Fall! Black beans and Rotel tomatoes give it a Southwestern kick. A rich and tasty cold weather meal. Just about every food magazine this month contains tips, tricks, and techniques for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast — how to get the juiciest turkey, the […]

chicken and sausage gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]

Black Eyed Pea Soup

Black eyed pea soup with ham is a hearty, smoky, and slightly spicy dish that will warm you up even on the chilliest of fall nights. Over a year ago, my husband and I had dinner with another couple at a local restaurant. My husband ordered a bowl of their […]

homemade chicken noodle soup recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic, from scratch homemade chicken noodle soup is made with roasted chicken, homemade broth, celery, and carrots. If you can’t tell, I am super excited that it’s soup season.  Time to drag out all the recipes I’ve hidden away since spring – pumpkin chili, tomato tortellini soup, gumbo.  Hungry yet?  […]