Molly Friesen

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Taco Soup


Have you ever filled out a recipe card? You know, the types our moms (if you’re in my generation) exchanged all the time, and they had notebooks or boxes filled with them? In this “All Recipes” / Google era, I don’t always appreciate what a labor of love it is to laboriously write all of […]

Spiced Lentil Soup


This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to blog for almost a year… I guess time flies when you’re … doing other things. A friend sent me this recipe, though, after it had been given to her as “good for moms right after having a baby” (I’m sure she said it more eloquently than that). […]

New York Times No-Knead Bread


This is my current favorite bread to make: New York Times No-Knead Bread. It takes a little bit more planning (but no more effort) than the method from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day, but I’m liking the flavor, crumb and crust better right now. Don’t get me wrong, both are great — it’s […]

Butternut Squash Soup in the Crockpot


“You have a food blog?”  Yes, and I start updating it, and then I get pregnant and stop cooking due to nonstop vomiting, and then it’s summer (too hot for most soup), and then I’m busy with a newborn/toddler. Rinse and repeat. But, I made soup today, and I’m delighted to share it with you. […]

Black Bean Soup for 1, 2 or 4


I’m in the mood for Black Bean Soup for lunch. It’s 11:37 and I’m hungry; how on earth am I going to pull this off?  Easy! I’m going to pull the half-can of leftover tomato sauce in my fridge, the half-used box of chicken stock, a can of black beans and a few other ingredients […]

Unassuming Artisian Bread


I made Beef (well, elk)-Barley soup yesterday. It wasn’t blog-worthy. You could do a search for “Beef-Barley soup” and come up with dozens of better recipes. I mean, Beef-Barley soup is pretty basic and hard to mess up, but it’s also hard to come up with a truly outstanding recipe. I’ll probably try to follow […]

Spaghetti Squash Soup


I had half of a spaghetti squash that I needed to use up, and I didn’t feel like going the traditional marinara route. So I googled “spaghetti squash soup” and came up with a handful of recipe options. This is the one that I decided to try.

Gluten-Free Cornbread with Cheese and Green Chiles


The hubby and I have been eating a lot lately; big meals, heavy meals. He asked that whenever possible this week, we eat light. So I’m obliging him tonight with a spaghetti squash soup [recipe forthcoming]. It’s simple and light and that will hopefully help us feel a little less thick around the waist when […]

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup


I alluded to this recipe the other day, but here it is in full: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup. I’d recommend making this soup “by the book” (if it can be “by the book,” given that it comes from the Internets) the first time, and then you can play around with it after that. […]

No-Knead, Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


As promised yesterday, here is my new favorite bread recipe. It was developed by King Arthur Flour, and it’s great because it takes about 5 minutes of hands-on time (more if you’re juggling a cranky 10 month-old while mixing ingredients, etc). This bread makes great toast, it makes a good sandwich and, of course, it’s […]