Beef Bone Broth

If you haven’t heard by now of all the health benefits of bone broth, then it’ s time to take note.   We’ve all heard the scientific evidence that chicken soup really does have healing powers. Our mothers were right to force feed us homemade chicken soup when we were sick, More and more research is … Continue reading

Stracciatella Soup…not just for babies

When my children were babies, this soup was a staple. I’d open a can of College Inn Chicken Broth (or my mom would give me homemade), and I’d boil pastina and tiny cut up carrots in the broth.   Then I’d add the beaten eggs and grated Parmesan cheese, and all was right with the world. … Continue reading

Sardinian Minestrone

Would you like to live to be over 100 years old? Well then, have I got a soup for you! There’s been a great deal of press about these Blue Zones around the world, where a large percentage of the inhabitants live to be well over 100 years old.   It’s truly fascinating. It makes you … Continue reading

Sausage and Swiss Chard Soup

Here is an easy, nutritious soup that can be made in under 45 minutes, and will soothe your soul after a long day of Holiday shopping. I’ve already made it twice this holiday season. It can be made in the morning before you head out and then just warm it up later, or you can … Continue reading

Tortellini en Brodo

I love Thanksgiving Dinner! Who doesn’t? Well, I guess vegetarians and vegans might not, but then again, just think about all the wonderful vegetables and sides that even they can eat.   I think it’s one meal that has something for everyone, and too much for those like me. I enjoy everything on the table. I … Continue reading

Ribollita Soup

  Before summer arrives, and the temperatures start to soar, I just had to share one last soup recipe.  I do enjoy  chilled soups like gazpacho or chilled pea soup, but they’re not something I usually make.  Perhaps I should start, because I love soup!  So before summer sets in, I try to enjoy a … Continue reading

Escarole and Little Meatball Soup

Happy New Year to all!  I hope you all had wonderful holidays.  While I hate to see the Holiday season come to a close, I must admit that I am always ready for some detox and renewal when January 1st comes around.    Nothing says this better than soup.  I made lentil soup (recipe can be found … Continue reading

Pumpkin Tortelloni with Autumn Vegetables

I’m not sure if I should categorize this dish as a soup or as a pasta, but either way, it’s a winner.  This dish saved our family Thanksgiving many years ago.  For the first 25 or so years of my life, we began our Thanksgiving feast as all traditional, old fashioned Italian families do, with … Continue reading

Red Lentil, Carrot and Coconut soup

I had this red lentil soup in a “Fusion” restaurant many years ago, when the word “fusion” was new to the culinary world.  It was one of those dishes that you enjoy in a restaurant, and know that you will search all over for a recipe that is similar.  The problem was, however, where would … Continue reading

Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

  While discos and big hair were all the rage in the eighties, some of us were home, raising children and counting pennies.  Being “house poor” was sometimes trying, but thanks to good friends, we made the best of our Saturday nights.  While we did not dance under a disco ball, there was always great … Continue reading