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soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

  It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I […]

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

  It has been a crazy fall here in Michigan.  Normally this time of the year we have a nice crisp breeze which makes staying inside on Sundays to watch football that much better.  Not this year.  Lately it’s been seventy and sunny out which […]

springtime ramp and garlic soup

springtime ramp and garlic soup

  April showers brings May flowers colds.  Ughh!  I have been hit with the change of season bug.  And let me tell you it is not fun.  The only thing that has sounded good the past week has been a really brothy soup.  But I […]


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soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

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eat, breathe and fall in love in: amsterdam

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bacon broccoli risotto

bacon broccoli risotto

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