Chicken Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings

Is anyone else over winter? I'm so done with cold weather. Overnight it dumped more snow here. Thankfully, it's a snow day. So we will indulge in some cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. Which I think I deserve after shoveling 4 inches of snow off my driveway. A big pot of warm soup sounds great… Continue reading Chicken Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings


Nutrition Claims on Foods

I read a couple interesting research articles recently related to nutrient claims on foods and whether that correlated to actual changes in the foods. Many of us remember years ago how often the "reduced fat" version of some foods actually had MORE calories due to the added sugars, etc they put in to improve the… Continue reading Nutrition Claims on Foods


Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew

Last week, I talked about my 4 "F"'s. Today's recipe can highlight at least 3 of them. And it is National Soup Month, so soup/stew recipe seemed appropriate! Fresh - I use a ton of fresh vegetables here. I've made many variations on this recipe as well, based on what veggies I have on hand… Continue reading Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew


Shells and Veggie Soup

Have you heard the phrase "Indian Summer" as much as I have lately? I was curious what it actually means. According to Wikipedia, Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm weather in autumn. Sunny, clear skies and above normal temperatures after a killing frost are the characteristics. You and I both learned something new… Continue reading Shells and Veggie Soup