Easy Carrot Soup!

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Carrots, carrots, carrots - I love 'em.  Maybe it's the sweet crunch.  Maybe it's that they are the perfect portable guilt-free snack.  Maybe it's my red hair - who knows?  One thing I do know is that when you take carrots and onions and thyme and chicken broth and cook and blend them up into a thick, creamy, dreamy soup, something magic happens.  Carrot-wise. Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Just when you thought I couldn't possibly find one more soup recipe to send your way, here I am back with this scrumptious tortellini number.  Although honestly, it's kind of a cross between a soup and a dish of pasta with lots and lots of warm and wonderful chicken broth sauce...that's how hearty and filling it is.  Think of it as chicken noodle soup meets macaroni and cheese, because those plump little tortellinis are filled with cheese, and they are floating around in broth that is flavored up with carrots, celery, onions and just the right amount of herbs and spices. The second best part?   Read More & Get the Recipe

Cottage Pie

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 A while back I made a recipe for what I called Shepherd's Pie.  It is a scrumptious mixture of ground beef and vegetables in a light tomato-ish sauce, topped with mashed potatoes and baked.  Perfect, easy comfort food.  I wrote a little story about how I fell in love with shepherd's pie.  I even included a picture of a sheep, because I had one hanging around and it seemed like the perfect time to use it.  I posted it up on the blog, and started reading the comments.  (I love comments, by the way.  Leave me comments!)  Anyway, in addition to all the sweet things everyone said to me about the pictures and the recipe and the story, more than one person gently told me that I had not in fact made Shepherd's Pie.  I had made Cottage Pie. Huh? Well, as it turns out, that's exactly what I did.  Apparently Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb, and Cottage Pie is made with beef.  Which now made me feel bad about the whole sheep picture thing, because I was unwittingly including a really cute Read More & Get the Recipe