Nothing sounds better on a blustery winter day than a hot bowl of soup or even better….a hearty chili! I have the best chili recipe ever and it is always a hit at any tailgate or whenever I make it for my family. I recently made it for my grandson’s first birthday party in North …

New Year’s Day is typically considered a day in which we focus on the positive changes we want to make for the new year. This seems especially true when we embark on a new decade that offers so many possibilities. At 53 years old, I realize more and more the value of how food impacts …

So we all have heard of “White” Chicken Chili and love all it’s cheesy, rich flavors but it’s the New Year and many of us are focusing on eating healthier. Here is where “Red” Chicken Chili comes in! It a super easy recipe, packed with protein and fiber that will leave you satisfied without all …

After a week of dreary winter weather including snow and freezing temperatures, nothing hits the spot like comforting soup simmering away on the stove.  One of my favorite soups is Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta.  Minestrone soup is an Italian soup featuring in season vegetables and basically whatever else you have left in the refrigerator…kind …

Around this time last year, I blogged about my favorite homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from an old Southern Living magazine from the ’90’s that I have updated over the years.  It is a winning recipe, I promise!  Please see the original link I posted below and give it a try.  However, I am working on …

Chicken Noodle Soup….there is a reason there is a series of books called Chicken Soup for the Soul because that is what this soup is all about…reaching into your soul and providing comfort.  It is known for curing colds and providing warmth and often many have a memory behind their favorite chicken soup.  My recipe …

If you have been following my blog over the last year, you have figured out that my favorite foods are usually served in a bowl…the perfect vessel for delicious brothy bites!  One of my favorite recipes is actually probably one of the simplest…Beef Stew.  Although I have tried many other recipes with wonderfully exotic ingredients, …

It is the first week of November and in East Tennessee, we have already seen snow fall in our area from just a little dusting to up two feet in the mountains!  With these blustery conditions becoming more and more frequent, we are in need of three components for our weeknight meals…easy, healthy, and comforting …

Spring is taking its sweet time coming to the South this year and instead, we seem to have a lot of cold, rainy days (better than snow and ice that we were getting!).  So, comfort food is still on the menu in the Pitt kitchen and Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice will definitely do …

Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup….some of the tastiest ingredients in one bowl and even better, it was from Cooking Light Magazine  which always has some of my favorite recipes.  As many of you know, Cooking Light is a part of a group of magazines featured on a website called myrecipes.com.  I get daily recipe emails from …