Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!

I’ve told you before about my Mother, Geri Jones.  When I had a small catering business, I would work for weeks on menus and cooked many dishes ahead for large parties (My limit was  up to 50 people).  Without exception, my Mom would make some simple side dish to “fill in” and then it would … More Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!

Tortilla Soup…Happy Cinco de Mayo! plus some garnish surprises… …

  I’ve posted many  soups in the last year.  And I’m always going to say the same thing:  Get the BROTH right!!! I use the soup bases I have shown you before.  In this case I used chicken base.  A good rule of thumb is one tsp. paste or powder  per one cup water. And … More Tortilla Soup…Happy Cinco de Mayo! plus some garnish surprises… …

Cream of Bell Pepper Soup….Dairy Free!!

Wow!  One of the greatest things about getting older but feeling younger is learning new things!  I was frankly afraid to try different “creams” in creamy dishes, because it might change the flavors too much.  Wow!!!  I was Wrong!  (write down the date, Larry Burleson–I said ‘wrong’!) So anyway, when my sweet Granddaughter, Kelly, asked … More Cream of Bell Pepper Soup….Dairy Free!!

My Chili….(I lost the contest. Go figure!) But… that was LAST year. Now I’m a winner!

  Just so you know, I have won 3 contests with my chili (Realtors, Church, and private party). But alas, not this time.  We had a really fun event at Red Mountain Ranch with 15 competing cooks.  I didn’t win****, but graciously have decided to share my “secret” recipe anyway, since obviously mine was the … More My Chili….(I lost the contest. Go figure!) But… that was LAST year. Now I’m a winner!

Thai Coconut Soup…by popular demand…(2 guys and a couple of relatives..)

If anyone reading this is Asian, I apologize.  I wanted to call this post “Tom Yum for Gringos”.  Meaning I sort of came up with my own version of the wonderful Tom Yum and Tom Yum Gai  soups you get in Thai restaurants.  This is a difficult one to break down into a recipe, but … More Thai Coconut Soup…by popular demand…(2 guys and a couple of relatives..)