Autumn Squash Soup

If you’re as obsessed with Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup as I am, you’re going to love this version! There are lots of copycat recipes out there, but mine includes the special spices and textures that set this soup apart from other squash soups. Best of all, most of the work is done by the blender! ...more

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Soup

A long, slow simmer of mushrooms and vegetables, with select herbs and spices, creates a deeply flavorful soup base while you’re off doing other things. Use rotisserie chicken to keep prep and clean-up to a minimum, without skimping on taste. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Soup is the perfect chilly weather dinner! ...more

Shrimp Perloo

Shrimp perloo is a popular Lowcountry shrimp and rice dish made extra tasty with a quick, homemade shrimp stock. I have a for-reals love of starchy, carby foods. I don’t want to say it’s because they’re bland exactly, but there’s something about rice and pasta that I can pile onto a plate and just plow through the whole thing, enjoying the last bite as much as the first bite, except for the sadness that comes with the last bite knowing that it’s the last bite ....more

Grilled Flatbread with Za’atar

Homemade grilled flatbread, seasoned with the bright and lemony za’atar spice blend, is the perfect side dish for hot soups this winter. (They’re dippable!) It’s easiest yeast bread you’ll ever make: just a few minutes of hands-on work, a nice rest, then grill ’em up and serve ’em hot. Delish! ...more

Ricotta Meatball Soup

Homemade sausage meatballs with lots of creamy ricotta are the stars of this satisfying soup. Don’t let the “homemade” part fool you — they’re so easy to make and add tons of flavor to ricotta meatball soup. I don’t have a lot of slow cooker recipes on this site, and there’s a good reason for that: I really, really like the process of making a super-flavorful, ultra-comforting pot of soup ....more

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Soup with Bacon

So thick and creamy, cheesy broccoli rice soup is the ultimate chilly weather comfort food. And don’t forget the bacon! As a bona fide soup addict and food blogger, I’ve always felt that the most value I could add to you, soup-lovin’ friends, was to share soup recipes that were sort of off the beaten path ....more

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chips

Say hello to fall baking with this tender and super tasty pumpkin spice crumb cake, studded with chocolate chips. So easy to whip with a bowl and spoon, and your house will smell amazing! I don’t know what it is about Fall, but it just brings out my inner baker ....more

Sausage & Black Bean Enchilada Soup

Fall is almost here, and with cooler temperatures and a glut of fresh vegetables from the garden, sausage and black bean enchilada soup is da bomb of an introduction to soup season! For big time fans of soup (me!), soup season is technically year-round. It’s not so weird, really ....more

Homemade Heirloom Tomato Salt

Preserving summer’s amazing heirloom tomatoes this month? Don’t toss those beautiful, flavor-rich tomato skins! Instead, use them to make homemade heirloom tomato salt with freshly dried basil ....more

Sunshine Veggie Salad & Pineapple Party Platter

Before summer slips completely away, make sure you take advantage of the season’s colorful and delicious fruits and vegetables. This super easy veggie salad party platter brings together the sunny colors of late summer’s bounty — perfect for those September get-togethers! This post is sponsored by Kroger ....more