Soups

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

Fall is here and I’m overjoyed. It’s cooled down in San Francisco and started to rain today so naturally I was craving some comfort. Chicken and dumplings is the quintessence of rainy day comfort. Direct quote by yours truly. I’m such a fan of one […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

I can’t tell you what a comfort this soup is. When the fog rolls in on a cool August day and the mist is thick enough to look like it’s freshly rained on the patio. This is when I make this soup. It’s a staple […]

Spiced Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Halloween to all! Make this comforting spiced soup anytime but I was particularly fond of this for Halloween this year. I went a little crazy with the designs but loved the way the creme fraiche just melted into the soup creating a creamy factor. […]

Spicy Shrimp Cioppino

Spicy Shrimp Cioppino

This is the most soul warming, comforting and overall impressive meal I can make for others. Year around it just makes your soul and belly happy. Cioppino is a staple in San Francisco, you can find it in almost every seafood restaurant. If it’s not […]

Roasted Cauliflower French Onion Soup

Roasted Cauliflower French Onion Soup

Easter was almost a month ago now and I’m just starting to post all my Easter day recipes….Needless to say I’m behind. I apologize for my lack of blogging activity. I’ve gone on hiatus for reasons being of work, puppy, boyfriend, more work and more […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Absolutely gorgeous loaded chicken stock. It soothes the soul and makes your house smell amazing. This is a cooking ritual that I as a chef and home cook enjoy more than anything. It’s pre-prep of any good meal to come. I keep chicken stock, turkey […]

Roasted Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

Roasted Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

Raise your hand if you have a cold or have allergies. Okay, now go make this Roasted Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup and thank me later. You’re sinuses will thank you too. This is a cold showstopper. I’m kicking my tiredย Homemade Chicken Noodle Soupย recipe up a […]

Italian Chicken Soup with Polenta Herb Dumplings

Italian Chicken Soup with Polenta Herb Dumplings

I took the typical Chicken and Dumpling Soup and flipped it into an Italian masterpiece that even your Grandmother could be proud of. I used the same fundamental ingredients in Chicken and Dumplings with the addition of fresh roasted tomatoes, lots of garlic, Italian seasoning […]