Beef and Barley Soup For Two

Usually I never make such a small soup recipe but while looking through Cooks Illustrated “Dinner for Two” magazine I chose this soup to try first.  This is a very fragrant soup with a taste to match! This recipe actually would serve 4 people. Barley is a major whole grain food and is one of the first cultivated … Continue reading

Katherine’s Black Bean Chili

This recipe is adapted from Katherine’s Catering Service here in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   Her catering company has been around since 1985 (which says only positive things about this catering business) and Gene and I were fortunate to attend many business functions that were catered by her group. She specializes in full service event planning … Continue reading

WW Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil

Last November I received an email that someone had pinned one of my pins.  I had to laugh as I only have about 6 pins and this is one of them.  I am obviously not very active on Pinterest.  I pinned this from the Weight Watcher’s website from 2014.  As I just made it I … Continue reading

French Onion Soup

This is my all time favorite basic onion soup recipe.  It comes from Tea-Time at the Masters Cookbook that was published back in 1977 .  Gene was fortunate to be in attendance at the Masters Golf Tournament one year with my Uncle, who belonged to Augusta National Golf Club, and my Dad.  He bought this cookbook for me knowing I … Continue reading

Weight Watcher’s French Onion Soup

This is the month for onion soup; first there was Win Schuler’s Onion Soup and now I am posting two more recipes.  This one from Weight Watcher’s  has a PointsPlus value of 5 per serving (this recipe serves 4) and another one from Augusta Country Club called French Onion Soup.  They are all different in their … Continue reading

Southern-Style Chicken and Dumplings

A comfort classic by Weight Watcher’s from their 50th anniversary cookbook which I made during the cool weather we were having in Michigan a couple weeks ago;  low 70’s for early June…  I do not think I have ever made this, at least I do not have any recipes for it.   Even though it is a … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Cream

This recipe comes from Cousins Heritage Inn in Dexter, Michigan which changed hands in 2008.  Unfortunately,  this restaurant did not do well after that with new owners , then a name change.  It was a favorite for us as Cousins  varied their menu and you were always guaranteed to have some new choices when you dined there.  I have changed … Continue reading

Oyster Crackers for Tomato Soup

These are tasty crackers to serve on top of your favorite tomato soup with shredded mozzarella cheese.   You will not need such a big bowl as the cheese makes it rich.   The oyster crackers are a nice change from crumbled up Ritz crackers.  See my recipes Tomato Soup Concentrate and Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup.