Monday, Apr 24th 2017
Tomato Soup

The best in comfort food

As a Christmas present, I received soup and sandwich plates and the called for a good comfort meal o...

English Muffins

English Muffins

There is something special about any sort of fresh made bread. One of my favorite breads to make for...

Creamy Cauliflower Puree

Creamy Cauliflower

One of the challenges I run into as a personal chef is making foods for people with food restriction...

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There are some days that nothing hits the spot more than a bowl of soup.  As fall tries to arrive here in middle Tennessee, I whipped up a bowl of this last week.  Two days later, it was back to 90 degrees, but I’m hopefully it will soon actually be fall and we’ll have at least a few weeks of balmy temperatures before winter arrives.  

This was a clean out the fridge soup from a few years ago, that has quickly become a favorite of mine.  It blends savory and spicy flavors with a touch of sweetness, that just warms you from the inside.  And it can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.  I love to serve it with a few seared shrimp, or some crusty bread (but honestly, what soup doesn’t go well with a crusty loaf of bread?)

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Grilling season is upon us, which means BBQs to attend, and a desire for good foods to much on while you wait for those ribs to smoke or that brisket to get nice and tender.  This dip, which is a favorite summertime one of mine, can be made in the oven or on the grill (sometimes you don’t feel like firing up the grill…  it is a lot of work!).  Its great served with vegetables or pita chips, and will make a hit the next time you need to bring along a dish to a party.  

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I love a good french fry…  and have a weakness for them.  But baked fries just don’t compare to the real thing, and deep frying is not something I look to do at home on a frequent basis.  So I found a way to make a fry like option, without the frying.  And a quite a bit healthier than the potato version – Zucchini Fries.  Crispy, and dipped in a bit of spicy mayo, these make a great side to burgers of all sorts, or just on their own.  

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