Butternut Squash soup in your Instant Pot. Silky soup in 10 minutes!

Butternut Squash Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Butternut squash soup in the Instant Pot or any old electric pressure cooker you have lying around is quite probably the easiest soup ever. The hardest part is dealing with the butternut squash and that’s not that difficult, people. I don’t know if any of you have access to an Atlanta Bread Company, but if you do, go there and get their butternut squash soup. It’s what dreams are made of and it’s what inspired me to create my own. (I don’t want to shell out stupid money at Atlanta Bread Company for soup all the time.) I’ve tried other…

This is my absolute favorite split pea soup recipe - the most delicious in the universe!

Split Pea Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Split pea soup is one of my absolute favorite soups. Thinking back though, I’m sure I’ve said that about every soup that’s on this blog. I mean it this time – for reals. No, really! I actually only have split pea soup a few times a year because, well, I guess I’m a bit of a split pea soup snob. It’s only when I have a ham bone that I’ll make it – it just puts it over the top. I have made it with just chopped ham – still delicious. I have made it with Boar’s Head deli ham,…

Beefy ravioli soup is like a warm hug at the end of a busy, cold day. It's so easy in your Instant Pot. Serve with warm crusty bread and you're golden!

Beefy Ravioli Soup – Instant Pot

Beefy ravioli soup will quickly become one of your go-to meals and is kid approved! I hear it’s “soup season”. Yeah, it’s true and to be honest, I never knew there was a “soup season”. Is that even an official season or what? Apparently, you guys are cold and want soup. That’s what I keep reading, anyway. We always have soup – winter, summer, spring and fall and it’s always on Sundays because in my house, Sunday is also known as “Souper Sunday”. Management loves any kind of soup. I’m sure if you add some broth to rocks and simmer…

Spicy red lentil soup - hearty, full of veg and totally healthy!

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Spicy red lentil soup is both hearty and healthy! I may have mentioned before, we have “days” here on our food schedule. Souper Sunday, Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, booze OK, (and quite possibly taco Thursday). Friday and Saturday are wild cards, which usually means I’m shooting a video so I’m cooking things that I shouldn’t be. This spicy red lentil soup happened on Souper Sunday. Management and I just basically tossed some things in the Instant Pot and boom! I call it spicy, but if you don’t put the jalapeño, it’s not. We like a little…

Simply delicious corn and potato chowder on the stovetop or Instant Pot. Creamy, corny goodness in no time!

Corn & Potato Chowder – Stovetop & Pressure Cooker [IP]

The winter has been unusually cold here! Well, I mean, for here. I know some of you are freezing your tootsies off and I hate that for you, but this winter I’m experiencing winter weather and that doesn’t happen very often. Last year I think I only wore a jacket twice. This year, already, it’s coats, scarves, and we actually got snow. Strange things are happening. All that leads me to my trusty old recipe box. In this digital world, I still keep my tried and true, most beloved recipes in a recipe box. In this box is loads of…

Delicious chicken and sausage gumbo anyone can make. It all starts with a flawless oven roux and ends with chicken and sausage gumbo goodness!

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

  Yes, any time is gumbo time, but right now, it’s gumbo time y’all! It’s cold and you just want something warm and comforting. But let me guess, you’ve never made one and you’re apprehensive or you’re not sure about that roux thing. This is the perfect starting point for you. Despite what you may think or have heard, gumbo is not hard and it’s not tricky. It’s EASY! Easier than you think. I start off with an oven roux. There’s no standing over the stove stirring and stirring and stirring. There’s no burning and starting over. The best part…

Creamy Delicious Mushroom Soup

It’s that time of year again folks … At least here it is. It’s getting cold. I realize that for most of you, it’s been cold and it’s actually cold. But here on the Gulf Coast, it’s just gotten here and frankly it’s not cold. It’s what most of you would call a normal fall day but we think it’s cold and we want soup. Cream of mushroom soup. It’s perfect on a chilly day and it tastes like the finest restaurant in town has made this just for you and delivered it to your door. You gotta try this,…

Easy Tomato Bisque

It was one of those days.  You know the one.  The one where you have no idea what to cook for dinner or even have a craving for anything in particular.  Then, my perfect wife said she wanted soup.  Soup and grilled cheese.  The tomato bisque!  So easy, so beautiful and a long time favorite in my house and in my city (I got the recipe from the owner and cook at everyone’s favorite brunch spot, Spot of Tea! Thanks Tony!). Don’t be put off by the ingredient list.  Yes, it’s canned sauce but it gets transformed into heavenly bisqueness.  Uh…