Category Archives: Soups and Such

Kel’s Timeless Turkey Noodle Soup

  Stop! Don’t throw away that Thanksgiving turkey carcass just yet, not until you’ve made some homemade broth to use in my timeless turkey noodle soup recipe, comfort food at its finest. OK, if you don’t want to make your … Continue reading

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Kel’s Fresh Tomato Soup in Cheddar-Lined Bread Bowls

Hello, All! I’m finally back and feeling refreshed after taking a much needed break, the first one in more than five years since I started this blog. I’m really looking forward to fall and cooler weather, and want to share a great basic recipe for … Continue reading

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Kel’s Best Beef and Barley Soup

Depending on where you live, there still may be some cool days or nights when all you want is a big bowl of warm soup. Here’s my wonderful recipe for a hearty beef and barley soup that you can enjoy … Continue reading

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Kel’s Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

  I’m a latecomer to the whole kale bandwagon, mostly because out of sheer habit I head straight to the spinach, collards, or cabbage instead, especially when it comes to making soup. So I decided to bite the bullet and … Continue reading

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Kel’s Ropa Vieja, Inspired by Durham’s Mesa Latin Kitchen

If you read my last post about Mesa Latin Kitchen, you may remember that one of my favorite dishes on the buffet was the Ropa Vieja, a shredded beef and vegetable stew that is popular in Latin America. It was so … Continue reading

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Kel’s Creamy Oyster Mushroom Soup, With Bacon or Not

The other day my sister and her boyfriend, Rob, brought me some fresh oyster mushrooms that Rob had foraged and gathered. I have to admit that at first I was skeptical to try them, until I learned that their friend, Beth, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Best Brunswick Stew (Well, One Version, Anyway)

  When’s the last time you enjoyed a great bowl of hearty Brunswick stew? My good friend, Shearin, posted a recipe for it on FB the other day, and I immediately realized it had been way, way, way too long … Continue reading

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