Molly Friesen

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Pioneer Woman’s Corn & Cheese Chowder


I’ve already shared with you Pioneer Woman’s Corn Chowder with Chilies, which is, as to be expected, delicious. PW excels in comfort food; and as with most comfort food, the more fat, the better. Her Corn & Cheese Chowder is no different. Not even remotely health food, but delicious and perfect for a crisp autumn […]

African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Black Beans


This is a unique soup. The flavor combinations are very unexpected, but it’s the kind of surprise that, after I pondered it for a bit, I decided was a very good one. Especially if you happen to like peanut satay, which we both do, very much. Poor Titus couldn’t weigh in on the whole combo […]

Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup


It’s soup season again!  Which, hopefully, means that I will be back at the soup blog more regularly. I have, in fact, made a number of soups recently, and I have a super easy one simmering in the crock pot now. This one, however, I made about a month and a half ago, and it’s […]

Cream of Tomato Soup — fast and easy!


Today is one of those transition-to-spring days.  Warm enough to tantalize you, but cold enough that you wouldn’t want to stay outside for long.  I thought it seemed like a soup-for-lunch day.  JR thought it seemed like a sandwich (with melted cheese) day.  What’s the perfect meet-in-the-middle lunch?  Tomato soup with grilled cheese, of course!

Barefoot Contessa’s Chicken Pot Pie


I made this recipe a while ago, way back before we had Titus, which essentially makes it a lifetime ago.  But a fresh blast of cold weather and snow has got me thinking about comfort food.  Fortunately, I posted a link to the recipe on my Facebook and could go back, back, back, before all […]

Chicken Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)


I’m tempted to make a “good pho’ what ails you” joke … and I just did. Pho is Vietnamese noodle soup (it should have a little squiggly line over the “o,” and it’s pronounced “fuh”).  I was introduced to it while living in Philly and once when I was sick, a friend brought me a […]

Creamy White Chili


This soup was a 110% home run.  I have a standard white chili recipe, one that I’ve loved for years and refer back to time and time again.  Its position, however, is in peril.  I tried this recipe on a whim last night after randomly clicking on a picture on the sidebar at Mel’s Kitchen […]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo


So I saw some old shrimp in the freezer and wanted to use them this week but didn’t feel like doing my usual shrimp recipe.  I had a hankering for something tomatoey and slightly spicy with the shrimp, which is funny because I’m usually not a tomato-sauce-with-my-shrimp type of girl.  So it was going to […]

Chicken Noodle Soup


I can no longer bear to throw away a chicken carcass because I’ve discovered that the carcass is like hidden gold; you just need a little work and you get what is perhaps the best part of that chicken: stock. I’m not going to post on it here, but there are tons of health benefits […]

Curried Split Pea Soup


Split Pea Soup is not photogenic; there’s no question about it.  That doesn’t mean, however, that it doesn’t have other very laudable attributes. I’ve blogged about this soup before, but I made it the other day and thought it was worth mentioning here for several reasons.  One is that it’s a very, very tasty soup: […]