Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Mexican street corn chowder | Summer soup recipe

Brace yourselves, friends. I’m about to share with you the most amazing summer soup recipe. You know that 5 for $1 farmer’s market special on fresh corn? I recommend buying them out. Seriously. Believe me when I tell you that you’re going to want to make this fresh and flavorful summer soup recipe over and over and over again. Pared down, it might seem like any other corn chowder. But by roasting the corn stalks … Continue reading Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Crock-pot white chicken chili

Crock-pot white chicken chili

I spent many years of my life as a poultratarian–you know, someone who forsakes all other meats in favor of poultry. During that phase, I was strictly limited when it came dinner time. One of my go-to’s was white chicken chili. Since then, I’ve graduated ever so slightly to including limited non-poultry meats into my diet, but if I’m being honest, I have to tell you that poultry still reigns supreme on our weekly menus. … Continue reading Crock-pot white chicken chili

Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

My favorite creamy broccoli cheddar soup (this one is the best recipe because it includes potatoes!)

Saying so might make some of you want to stone me, but I’m just the teensiest bit jealous of all of you who are facing winter weather. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t trade these 80º days for snowfall accumulation that can be measured in feet. But I do long for a chilly night every once in awhile. There is certain comfort in cozying up with a steamy bowl of soup and then reading in … Continue reading Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup

Creamy Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup made with real food ingredients

Is it cold where you are? Because–not to brag–but, um, as I write this it’s 73º at my house. The low tonight is going to be 50º though, so I am justified in posting a soup recipe today. It is, after all, January. Official soup appreciation month, or something like that. So today I want to share this yummy comfort food recipe with you. It brings slow-cooked chicken and sun-dried tomatoes together with whole wheat … Continue reading Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup

Homemade chicken stock

Homemade chicken stock | Such the Spot

There is today–here in southern Arizona–the promise of our first fall’ish day: a high of only 80 degrees and rain! Fall being my favorite of the seasons, I’m admittedly giddy. We can count on high temps in the mid to upper eighties throughout October, but evenings bring with them a definite crispness in the air–totally suitable for soup.  Lucky for me, my deep freezer currently houses several jars of homemade chicken stock, ready to be … Continue reading Homemade chicken stock

Chilled mango soup

Chilled mango soup | Such the Spot

Soups are one of my favorite menu items to serve when busy weeknights necessitate a quick dinner.  But when you live in the desert, something about a steamy bowl of soup just doesn’t cut it during the scorching summer months.  Using one of the menu items from Disney’s cruise ships as inspiration, I recently served this chilled mango soup.  It’s a huge hit with the family and super easy to prepare ahead of time.  Pair … Continue reading Chilled mango soup

Slow cooker black bean soup

Confession: I strongly dislike baseball season.  It’s not the sport itself that I have a problem with.  It’s the fact that I have two young children who play on two different teams and–between the two of them–I would guesstimate that 93% of our family time is spent on one baseball field or another.  And when we have to be out the door by 4:40 to make it to a game on time, dinner is a … Continue reading Slow cooker black bean soup

Turkey & chicken sausage 3-bean tequila chili

Turkey & chicken sausage 3-bean tequila chili

We had a most mild winter here in the desert.  Since having moved here in 2004, we’ve gotten snow at least one day each winter (which is plenty thankyouverymuch), with the exception of this season.  I’m really not complaining; cold is not my thing.  In fact, there are only three things I like about winter: Christmas, cozying up by the fire and comfort food.  And when it comes to comfort food, chili ranks right up … Continue reading Turkey & chicken sausage 3-bean tequila chili