Archive for ‘sausage’

Slow-Cooker Chili

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Serving slow-cooker chili to guests (along with chips and salsa and margaritas — what a perfect meal for a 0-degree day!) almost seems like cheating. You throw everything in the pot and, viola! dinner is ready when the guests show up. Just be sure you have cheese and tequila on hand.

Spiced Lentil Soup

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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). […]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

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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 […]

Fast Chickpea Stew

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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 […]

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

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My mom gave me a big bag full of fingerling potatoes that she’d roasted for a crowd and ended up with piles of leftovers.  I already had kale and cream in the fridge and italian sausage in the freezer, so making this soup was a no brainer.  Although I’ve never made it before, I have this soup almost every time I go to the Olive Garden… there’s something about the spicy, creamy combination, and the potatoes, sausage and kale that gets me every time.