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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

So, in case you didn’t know, I call myself the soup whisperer. I even bought the web domain so that someday when I launch my Soup Whisperer book, I’ll already own the web page. That might be what you call putting the cart before the horse. If soup’s not my specialty, then putting the cart […] Read more…

Shrimp Boil {at the Lake}

This has become my favorite meal to serve when we have company.  It’s more than a meal. It’s an event.  And it’s so EASY and delicious.  And it’s the perfect mix of laid-back and gourmet.  And here’s the best part.  You don’t an ocean, you don’t need a fancy cooker, you don’t even need fresh […] Read more…

Love Ya Like a Sis Strawberry Buttercream Cake

 Strawberry Buttercream Cake I’ve been making this cake for several years now and I just don’t tire of it.  I thought I’d give you a slightly different version than the first one I posted a few years ago. I made this last weekend for my sister’s birthday and it rekindled my love—or my sister and […] Read more…

Chocolate Banana Bread {with chocolate chips}

So, here’s the thing.  I’ve been messing around with this recipe for a couple weeks.  I think it’s pretty perfect now.  It’s a very moist cake bread (who am I kidding?) and tis best to let it cool before you cut it or it’ll be, shall we say…… gooey.  But, once it’s cooled, then I […] Read more…

Raspberry Tart with Pastry Cream

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes for summer!  It’s easy to make, absolutely delicious, AND the ingredients tastes so fresh and light—despite the fact that it’s pretty decadent. It’s the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities and you’ll be all french and fancy with your tart making skills. We’ve got dance dress […] Read more…

{Creamy and Tangy} Mushroom Soup

When Stevie and I met, he said he didn’t like mushrooms.  I set out to the change his mind on that.  It was a successful campaign and now he begs for them.  Or something like that. If you think you don’t like mushrooms, I urge you to give this jewel a try.  I started making […] Read more…

Broccoli Soup {with cheese}

I ain’t gonna lie, this broccoli soup (with a generous helping of cheese) will knock your socks off and make you take back all the lies you’ve spread about broccoli. 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 T. olive oil 1/2 medium chopped onion 1 stalk celery 1/2 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half cream 4 cups chicken […] Read more…