Dorothy’s Harvest Vegetable Stew

Dorothy’s Harvest Vegetable Stew

Fresh carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, onions and peppers combine with herbs and a little Tabasco for a stew that warms the stomach and soul. Purée to make a delicious soup or pasta sauce!

Potluck Picnic with Chilled Gazpacho

Potluck Picnic with Chilled Gazpacho

This chilled, vegetable soup is the perfect way to use fresh summer vegetables. No cooking required! Serve it as a first course with tortilla chips or crusty garlic bread or as a main dish with a grilled cheese or a BLT.

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Until a few years ago, if you asked me, “do you like squash?” I would have told you that I did and in my mind I would see Acorn squash. Not Butternut. Not Spaghetti. Certainly not Delicata or Patty Pan. Just Acorn. If you asked 

Turkey Poblano Chili

Turkey Poblano Chili

Everybody has their favorite chili. It’s one of those “my mom’s better than you mom” kind of things. For the record … MY mom makes THE BEST chili. This is not up for discussion. Maybe your mom didn’t make your favorite chili (shhhhh … I won’t 

Pigskin Soup

Pigskin Soup

Yes it is a strange name for soup, but I think you will like the reason. I was recently asked to write some articles for the Iowa Food and Family Project‘s monthly newsletter. Beyond excited to have the opportunity to write for this organization that 

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup

Hearty. I have been making this soup for about 7 years now and “hearty” is always the word that comes to mind as I make it and as I eat it. It is an incredibly simple recipe. It is full of incredibly simple ingredients. It 

Farm to Table: Six Secrets To Satisfying Soup

Farm to Table: Six Secrets To Satisfying Soup

Winter in Iowa: love it or hate it? I love it … as long as it’s not below 20 degrees, at least 6 inches of snow is on the ground, the wind stays below 10 mph, and ice doesn’t cause problems with the tread of 

French Dip Soup in a Beer Bread Bowl

French Dip Soup in a Beer Bread Bowl

Is it any wonder that “soul” and “soup” differ by only one, final letter? French Dip sandwiches transformed into veggie-loaded, comfort-giving soup … it’s what’s for dinner!

Chicken Poblano Soup

Chicken, white beans, poblanos, carrots, corn … grab your ladle. Soup’s On!

Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

One of the great things about growing up around a bunch of farm women is the endless exposure to tips and tricks that are often left out of recipes. One of the worst things about trying to emulate said women is they don’t always feel