Category Archives: soup and salad

My Favorite Summer Recipe: Debi’s Confetti Salad

Gluten-free.  Meat-free.  Cheese-free.  I even made ours sugar-free.  Sounds like there’s nothing in it but air, doesn’t it?  Nothing but yummy deliciousness, that is! 😀

Debi’s Confetti Salad


Debi’s Mix-and-Match Soup Recipe

This recipe is excerpted and adapted with permission from the book, Mix-n-Match Recipes: Creative Ideas for Today’s Busy Kitchens by Deborah Taylor-Hough.

by Debi

Ever spend so much time involved with a project that you forget to think about what you’re going to have for dinner?  Yeah, me, too.

But I have a back-up plan for those nights when I forget to think about dinner.  Basically I can clear out my cupboards and fridge and make homemade soup.  Yep.  Mix-and-Match Soup, you’re my hero! Continue reading

Faux Chorizo “Sausage” Spice Mix

chorizo sausage soupSometimes I make a big pot of Faux Chorizo “Sausage” Soup. It’s simmering on the stove as I type, as a matter of fact.

Instead of using pork Chorizo sausage, I simply brown up some plain ground turkey and then add the following “Chorizo” spices to the soup. The soup itself is usually a chicken broth base with whatever combination of soup-ish veggies are hiding in the fridge or freezer, and maybe some noodles, rice, and/or beans tossed in for fun.  Tonight’s version has two cans of stewed tomatoes (undrained) added to it as well as my standard chicken broth.

This spice mix has become my go-to soup spice … we love it! Continue reading

Homemade Soup Recipes: Cheddar Chowder and Broccoli o’Le Soup


Here’s a couple of homemade soup recipes that we enjoy:


  • 3 cups salted water
  • 3 chicken bullion cubes (or use veggie stock)
  • 4 peeled & cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 medium size onion Continue reading

Cream-of-Whatever Soup Substitute

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Excerpted from Mix-n-Match Recipes by Deborah Taylor-Hough.

Basic White Sauce (thick):

  • 3 Tablespoons butter or oil
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1-1/4 cup liquid, milk or stock

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