Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Any excuse to make soup is okay with me.  So when my son was home sick the other day, I asked him what he’d like for dinner.  “Soup”, he replied in a sad, pitiful, scratchy whimper.  “The kind with the little meatballs in it, but not a spicy one”, he added.  I knew just what he was talking about as we’d had it about two months ago and he loved it.  Let’s face it-any soup with meatballs in it is going to be a hit kids. Although I’m sure this soup has been served at weddings the name actually comes from … Continue reading

Poblano Corn Chowder

Poblano Corn Chowder

I’m the only one I know who picks a 95 degree day to make corn chowder.  To my defense; when I bought the corn the other day, I didn’t realize we were going to have a heat wave in Southern California that rivaled mid summer.  But that’s what happened.  Knowing that my house was going to be a pressure cooker didn’t stop me from my task.  I had a recipe in my head and I had to go forward. This delicious soup, (my wife said it was one of the best I’ve ever made) gets a little kick from roasted … Continue reading

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

The kid’s are back in school and just like clockwork the weather cooled down as well.  It had been such a mild summer, I wasn’t sure we’d see a change in the weather for awhile.  But change it did; cool breezes and and earlier sunsets seem to have appeared overnight.  My son wasn’t too happy to see it all end but as for me, I get my house back and can finally get a lot more work done. With the change in the weather, I start thinking about comfort food.  Stews, roasts and soups are all the things I look … Continue reading

Ken’s Kickin’ Posole

Pork and hominy gently stewed in a red sauce

I love Cinco de Mayo.  Any day that gives you an excuse to drink margaritas and gorge on Mexican food is OK in my book.  We’ll have the typical rice, beans, chips and guacamole, salsa and the like; but my favorites are steak tacos and posole.  The steak meat is arrachera, click the link to an easy and wonderful recipe from a gal named SB on allrecipes.com.  Hard to improve on good steak filling, so I’m not.  But I will give you my posole recipe-Ken’s Kickin’ Posole.  It’s part stew and part soup…a stoup!  Yeah, corny I know.  But,  it is … Continue reading