Burmese Chicken Soup (Ohn-No-Kauk-Swe)

by Heather Harris Brady We have a new Asian market in town and I went a bit crazy, so in order to use up all the ingredients you’ll be seeing quite a few Asian-theme posts leading up to Chinese New Year next week! This soup is sunshine in a bowl, and if you like Thai…

Cassoulet, Leelanau Style

by Heather Harris Brady These are desperate times people. The snow has reached depths on my person that should obligate it to buy me dinner. The term “polar vortex” is now bandied about in everyday conversation in place of “partly sunny” or even, “partly cloudy”. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and desperate measures call…

Quick Cuban Black Bean Soup

by Heather Harris-Brady This is a perfect soup for summer, spicy and bursting with vegetables. You could easily adapt it for vegetarians, but smoked ham is traditional. You’ll notice I don’t have a step-by-step for you today because I literally threw this together all at once. It’s quick, easy and delicious. Quick Cuban Black Bean…

Roasted Squash Soup (Thanksgiving Appetizer)

This is the appetizer from my Thanksgiving cook-along menu/plan. I learned how to make this delicious soup from Chef Brian Polcyn. You can apply this same basic principle to just about any other vegetable too, red peppers, etc. It would work equally well as a seated first course in bowls, but I’ve set it up…

White Chicken (or not) Chili

I am rather ashamed to even give a “recipe” for this because it’s one of the flat-out easiest things you can make. BUT, you can throw it together in five minutes, everyone always likes it and the leftovers are great for lunch. I always keep the salsa and beans on hand and even if I…

Heirloom Bean Soup

One of the things that stinks when you’re an adult is that chances are if you’re the family cook there’s no one waiting to comfort you with a hot meal when you come home after a hard day. So we all need to have a little supply of easy and comforting foods for these lean…