Cheesy Enchilada Soup

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I’m not sure where you are or where live, but where I am and where I live it’s FRIGGIN’ cold!!! My deck is doubling as an ice skating rink and I need to pull my hair dryer outside to thaw out my car door to open it, so even though my fridge is nearly bare, […]


“Doctored Up” Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

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Growing up we had this term called “Doctoring it Up” we would use when we would take something that was premade and just add a few things to make it a little better or make it seem a little more homemade.  Our favorite thing my parents would “doctor it up” was Totino’s pizza on Friday nights […]


Split Pea Soup with Pancetta & Parmesan Crisps

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Vase fillers used to be all I thought those pretty little split peas were good for until I was at a wine dinner and was served split pea soup.  Boy was I ever wrong!!!! In the words of mi little amiga Dora the Explorer “Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Delicicoso!!!!”  Now that I know how […]


“The Breakdown” – Coconut Shrimp Soup

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So this is the first official post for “The Breakdown”.  I absolutely love having a great meal at a restaurant and knowing that it isn’t too complicated to try to recreate at home.  I know a lot of restaurants aren’t totally willing to give up their most popular recipes, so I thought it would be […]