Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

One of the things I love about cooking is you can take a recipe, modify it, and it has a whole new look and taste. Potato Soup is a great dish for modifications. This year I used bacon, fresh parsley, fresh chives, and white cheddar cheese for a wonderful blend of flavors! It can be …

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This has been an odd winter. Some weeks are very mild and then other weeks we are having snowstorms with -22F degrees weather with the wind chill. Today we are having high winds that are melting the snow. Comfort food is a must during these days and soup can be a great way to prepare …

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This year our winter in the Northeast consists of arctic air from Canada and far too much snow! Somehow it does not seem fair to have wind chills of -20 degree fahrenheit (or -29 Celsius) and it still snows! Heavy sweaters are a must and driving with gloves is also imperative (I dislike driving with …

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This is a wonderful chilled soup that I had a version at Sonnenberg Gardens. I wished I had made it during the hot days of winter – but it really is good any time. Plus it is healthy with a lot of great ingredients combined together with a wonderful flavor profile! You feel a bit …

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Today I want to share a soup that I have been making for years. This wonderful minestrone soup is easy to make and is packed with vegetables making it great for lunch or as a compliment to your dinner. I like to make a large pot so I have it for several days as it …

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There is nothing better than a hearty bowl of chili! I love this recipe as you can have it on the table in about an hour. If you have time you can let it cook longer to blend those wonderful flavors! Typically I slow cook my chili for about 3-hours. I like to make a …

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Every year I make a potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I made St. Patrick’s Day Potato Soup! The version I made this year is an easy to make potato soup with the shrimp adding a bit more saltiness making it fun to eat. Depending upon the size you dice the potatoes, you …

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