Mexican Street Corn Chowder is the perfect summer soup. Relying on the bounty of summer’s star farmer’s market find, this soup bursts with flavor as a stand alone, and steals the show with it’s flavorful garnishes.  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a way to spice up your summer evenings. This recipe does… Continue reading MEXICAN STREET CORN CHOWDER


Have you discovered Instant Pot cooking yet? Ever since I bought mine I’ve been testing Pinterest recipes and developing my own in an effort to collect a wide variety of healthy meals that can be prepared quickly enough for our fast-paced lifestyle. I’m happy to tell you that the Instant Pot soup recipe I’m about… Continue reading CHICKEN TAMALE SOUP


There’s something magical about Crock-Pots, right? You combine a bunch of ingredients and plug it in and voilá, you come home to a ready-to-serve meal that not only has infused your kitchen with the scent of something yummy, but probably tastes pretty darn delicious, too. The only problem I’ve found with Crock-Pot cooking is a… Continue reading CROCK-POT CHICKEN FLORENTINE SOUP

Homemade chicken stock

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… Continue reading Homemade chicken stock

Chilled mango soup

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… Continue reading Chilled mango soup