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Hasty Hots

by Elizabeth Skipper December 24th, 2014| Chef Recipe, Recipes
When impromptu company stops by, it is always nice to have a snack to offer. Even if we try to have a nice assortment of cheeses and crackers on hand, it is also nice to be able to offer a warm snack that is not only quick to make
oyster stew in pastry

Oyster Stew by Houmas Plantation & Gardens

by BnB Finder December 23rd, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
This recipe for oyster stew is provided by Houmas Plantation & Gardens which is located in Darrow, Louisiana, served at their Carriage House Restaurant. Louisiana is known for their seafood dishes full of flavor and served in unexpected ways, and this dish is no different. The oyster stew
bowl of carrot soup

Overnight Carrot Soup

by Jane Wangersky December 18th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions, Soups & Stews
I really didn’t think this one was going to be a keeper. Maybe months later, I thought, I’d look back and laugh and write about it as one of my near misses (read: disasters). When I took my first taste of this soup I’d just invented, all I got
Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup

by BnB Finder December 16th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
During the holidays we have our traditional holiday dinners, and then want something different. This roasted tomato soup recipe from The Inn at English Meadows, which is located in Kennebunk, Maine, is the perfect soup for winter to warm you up, but it uses a variety of fresh
slightly sweet butternut squash soup

Slightly Sweet Butternut Squash Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 15th, 2014| Recipes, Soups & Stews
In case you aren't a regular Think Tasty reader, you may not realize that I have a seasonal fixation with butternut squash.  Actually, it's a two season fixation, and if it's a cold spring, it can seep into a third.  I love eating butternut squash in cooler weather. It
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Southwestern Pork Stew

by Jane Wangersky December 11th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions, Soups & Stews
This is a stew recipe for people who don’t like making stew. With a limit of four ingredients, I needed to make the process simpler too, and you can’t get much simpler than this.  No flouring the meat, no measuring spices, no need for stock or broth, no thickening
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Farmstand Apple Soup by the Thomas Shepherd Inn

by BnB Finder December 9th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Add the abundance of apples this time of year, with the yearning for a hot bowl of soup, and this recipe by the Thomas Shepherd Inn, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia fits the bill. This recipe uses a mix of different types of apples and apple cider, giving
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Winter Green Soup with Garlic

by Jane Wangersky December 4th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions
No, I’m not talking about the herb wintergreen, as in wint-o-green Lifesavers. (Though they’re one of my favorite flavors, and yes, they do shoot sparks if you crunch them in a dark room.)  I’m talking about cabbage and spinach, two of those old reliable, unexciting green vegetables that stay
magic fish soup bowl

Miracle Fish Soup by The Inn at English Meadows

by BnB Finder December 2nd, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
We are entering the winter months, and there is no better time for a delicious bowl of hot soup to warm you up. This soup recipe by The Inn at English Meadows uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store. Though the soup
crockpot veggie beef soup

Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 1st, 2014| Recipes, Soups & Stews
Although it still technically is fall, it sure is beginning to feel more like winter. With multiple inches of snow falling the day before Thanksgiving, our yard looks like a winter wonderland. How best to combat this cold and snow? Make a warm soup or stew. Although I love
apple soup

December’s Food Focus- Soups & Stews

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 1st, 2014| Recipes
As we flip the calendar and December begins, it is time to introduce this month's food focus: soups and stews. Starting today with a recipe, and continuing throughout the month, we will be sharing recipes and cooking tips for an assortment of sides. Whether you're looking for a new
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Thanksgiving Improv: Spinach Pinwheels

by Jane Wangersky November 27th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Happy Thanksgiving! Though if you’re reading this on Thanksgiving Day itself, you probably have some last-minute gap in your holiday dinner. Not to worry -- so did I, and I’ll tell you what I did.

Here in Canada, Thanksgiving comes in October. This year, unfortunately, it also came just after