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Remembering Nana

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Mexican / Soup

Everyone in my family has a speciality dish. My late Nana (grandmother) was the undisputed Albondigas champion. She spent most of her life in the kitchen. I can still see her short stature and experienced hands rolling out tortilla dough. She made tortillas from scratch everyday. I remember how her greasy glasses would fall from her nose frequently as she stood over the stove. She brought me into the kitchen when I was young to […]

Lazy Lady Soup

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Soup

Black Bean Soup It’s cold and raining outside and I don’t want to go to the market.  Black bean soup is a recipe that can easily be made if you properly stock your pantry.  When I don’t feel like making a big to-do about food but I want something home cooked, it’s time for pantry soup.   I call this my “lazy lady soup” because I get a lot of help from the grocery store. […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Soup

    CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP Anytime we are in a restaurant and tortilla soup is on the menu, I order it.  It has to be one of my all time favorite things to eat.  On a rainy day it is usually the first thing I think of making for dinner.  Tonight it rained in California.  This might be the last rain we see for awhile, so I decided to make soup before summer.  Otherwise, I have to wait […]

Squash This!

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CALABASITA SOUP Calabasitas is a classic Mexican side dish with squash and corn.  Yellow squash and zucchini are traditionally used in this casserole styled meal.  However, I converted this side dish to a soup using butternut squash instead.  I prefer the texture of butternut squash.  I crave soup this time of year.  The crisp, cool air of fall makes me want soup at least once a week.  This soup hits all the notes of my heritage and the season. Time-90 […]

Campbell’s Tomato Soup. Mmm… Mmm… Not As Good!

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Soup

TOMATO BASIL SOUP Tomato soup is always at the forefront of my mind on a rainy day.  As a child, the image of the Campbell’s soup boy seated at the table on a rainy day ready to eat his delicious soup made me crave it.  I eagerly tried canned tomato soup hoping to experience the feelings of warmth and comfort portrayed in the ad campaigns.   Instead I experienced disgust and discomfort, and swore I […]