I made this soup two days in a row. One day I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is that good! I love Real Simple recipes and this one is a big hit! Don’t change one thing until you make it at least once then you can substitute tofu, chicken, or shrimp for the pork. I love it! The ingredients are fresh and full of flavor. The fresh ginger is unbelievable! Once you and your family discover this fresh flavored dish you will go back to it again and again. It is one of the best soups that I have ever had!
This has been one of my favorite salads since discovering it about six years ago. With corn and tomatoes at their peak the salad will be fantastic, but it is great in the winter using frozen corn and grape tomatoes. To me grape tomatoes are pretty good most anytime during the year. In fact that is what the original recipe calls for. I just like using some of the home-grown tomatoes from Waldrop’s that I truly love. All of these flavors just melt together corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, lime juice and cilantro. They just go together for a sumptuous salad that you will never forget. Don’t think just salad because it will go with most any main dish or I love it with fish tacos. YUM! Now pull out some of summer’s fresh corn and enjoy a real treat.
Soup and chowder are a favorite of mine for several reasons. A bowl of soup on a cold day just feels good. A thick creamy chowder is so satisfying. Best of all they are better the next day. This one is no exception. It’s easy and great for a weeknight. Those of you that have never cooked with fennel should try it. And another thing leeks are so good. I never knew they were so good. Where have I been? Deb an English teacher at my school gave me the lowdown on leeks. I’m sold now. Just trust me on this, try the leeks and the fennel. You can thank me later. Then add to the pot potatoes, shrimp and corn. What else would you need? Just a little fresh parsley and the juice of a lemon to make the flavors pop.
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Here at our house pizza is a favorite. I love pizza, but only if it is made at home. Ordering pizza out is way too expensive, laden with lots of calories and just plain not good to me. Now there is one place I would go for pizza and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. It has the best pizza and greek salad. If you know the one I am trying to think of let me know and I will link to them. When we were there the line was way out the door, but worth the wait.
I have been making pizza since high school. My favorite was a pizza made in an electric skillet with a biscuit dough crust. It was a treat! Now I will make pizza dough in the food processor, bread machine, mixer or use refrigerated or frozen dough that I pick up at the store.
Making your own dough is very easy. You just measure and let the machine do the work. But, that will have to be another post. It is way too much information for now!