Parmigiano Reggiano Cooking Class

Yes, a cooking class where the “star” ingredient was Parmigiano Reggiano.  When I received an email from Zingerman’s Bakehouse about this upcoming class I signed up right away. There are only 12 students per class so you have to respond quickly to get a spot. Parmigiano Reggiano is my favorite cheese above all others and … Continue reading

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

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

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

Black Bean Soup

This is a very flavorful soup that is quick to make with ingredients I usually have on hand. The recipe comes from one of my low-salt cookbooks where I have changed a few things.

Michigan Navy Bean Soup

I like to make this soup soon after I have made a ham dinner on Easter or any other time of the year.   In the past I have used Honey Baked Ham bones, but this time I used a regular ham bone from the market.    It was very salty even though I was careful about adding … Continue reading

Egg Drop Soup Two Ways

This is another recipe from my early Chinese cooking classes.  A perfect light soup to fix before your main entree and was a frequent request by Gene.  I have also included another recipe by Weight Watcher’s where shredded chicken is added.   Hmm… never put chicken in this soup.

Soup Mix

There are 13 different beans and peas that go into this soup mix.  Use whichever ones you like just end up with the same total amount when you are done.  Certainly you could cut the quantities in half if you do not want to make this much. To be honest, I am not a lima … Continue reading