Molly Friesen

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Lots of Soup!


Tracy at Shutterbean posted a whole bunch of fantastic-looking soup recipes, some of which I think I’ve tried, and others of which I’m looking forward to coming back and trying out … we’ve got a whole winter of soup-eating ahead of us!  And with a baby on the way any day now, I’m sure I’ll […]

Due Date Brownies


Yesterday was my official due date.  I didn’t have a baby, but I did have some pretty fantastic brownies. I needed an excuse, a “special occasion” to make these because a 9×9 pan has 3 sticks of butter in it.  Sometimes I like doing math, but I don’t even want to think about how that […]

Creamy (creamless) Zucchini and Potato Soup


I still have part of the biggest zucchini that came out of my yard this summer.  In the last two months, I’ve made two types of zucchini bread, stuffed zucchini, grilled zucchini pieces, added it to other soups and stir fries… and still it remains.  Good thing zucchini is so delicious and healthy … and […]

Best French Onion Soup


My husband LOVES French Onion soup.  I can’t tell you how many times he’s told me of his love for French Onion Soup.  What is it about the ingenious combination of these simple ingredients?  Is it the crusty cheese melted over crusty bread?  Is it the melt-in-your-mouth onions?  Is it the sweet-yet-savory flavor of the […]

Pioneer Woman’s Corn Chowder with Chilies


I can’t take credit for any of this recipe: I followed PW’s recipe to a T. Except I didn’t have enough cream, so I topped it off with about 1/2 c. half and half. Oh yeah, speaking of all that cream, like most of PW’s recipes, this isn’t exactly health food. It is, however, delicious. […]

Fast Chickpea Stew


Hey!  Remember that one time when I started a soup blog?  And I made a couple of posts and then disappeared for about 5 months?  Let me tell you “the rest of the story:”  I got pregnant and that little baby made me so sick from April to June that I really wasn’t doing any […]

Asian Chicken and Chili Soup


Sorry, friends; JR took our camera to work, so instead of a picture of this soup, you get a picture of an Asian rice field.  I guess you get what you pay for. What you DO get [totally free, I might add], if you can use your imagination and picture it in your mind, is […]

Roasted Tomato Soup


This was one of those “hmmm, hubby-wants-tomato-soup-for-dinner-since-he-stayed-on-the-couch-sick-all-day,-and-I-don’t-have-any-in-the-cupboard,-and-I’m-too-lazy-to-go-all-the-way-downstairs-to-get-a-computer-to-look-up-a-recipe-but-I-think-I-can-fake-it” soups.  What, you don’t have those days? So here’s what I did: