Italian Tomato Basil Soup

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:10
Tomato Basil Soup

I love everything about the autumn, the crispy cool days, the leaves changing their colors and all the upcoming festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving…. it’s definitely my favorite time of the year.  I also love making homemade soups and this Italian Tomato-Basil soup is the perfect recipe to warm you up after raking those leaves.  There are a number of variations to making tomato-basil soup however, it’s all basically the same, tomatoes, cream and chicken stock.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:42
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Peanut Butter and chocolate are a wicked duo! You just can’t go wrong when you combine the two. 

My kids loved two types of cookies when they were growing up, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies.  Just your average cookie, but they could never seem to get enough and that was what they loved the most.

Swedish Meatballs

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:57
Swedish Meatballs

IKEA was the place we always went to in Germany to get Swedish meatballs. It’s about the only time I ever have meatballs because generally I don’t like them, especially the frozen kind from the store. My husband LOVES Swedish meatballs and when he craves them we make a trip to IKEA. 

Irish Leek and Potato Soup

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:11
Irish Leek and Potato Soup

This is actually called Leek and Potato Soup but we’ve always called it Irish potato soup and my family devours it, especially this time of year when the weather is perfect for warm homemade soup.

Italian Sweet Sausage Potato Bake

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:30
Italian Sweet Sausage Potato Bake

This dish is your typical Italian Potato Bake with delicious Sweet Italian sausage and vegetables, it’s so simple to make and a very tasty way to spice up those veggies. This could be an all-in-one meal too, just add some bread and you’re good to go – or add it as a side! Whatever you do, it’ll be quite a success!

Chicken Crème Fraîche

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:52
Chicken Crème Fraîche

Simply French!

This recipe is very simple and very French.  Crème Fraîche means “Fresh Cream” and boy do I have memories growing up of fresh cream. 

Hunter's Chicken

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:15
Hunter's Chicken
Stratford-upon-Avon

Last summer, while visiting the beautiful town of Shakespeare - Stratford-Upon-Avon, we dined at The Rose and Crown pub and I ordered a delicious Hunter’s Chicken.  After taking that first bite I was in heaven, the chicken was so moist and full of flavor I just knew I had to try making it when I got home.  After doing a little research on this classic dish I was quite surprised I hadn’t had this before – well, I’d had bacon wrapped chicken in tomato sauce before, but this was something more…. So rich in flavor and just divine. 

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