Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall!!

As promised, I am back to post a soup recipe for the first day of Fall 2016!

You can always find my tried and true recipes over on the right column, just click posts that have recipes, I have clam chowder, cheeseburger soup, gazpacho, ham potato, plus plenty of other good things I have labeled as recipe posts.

So this soup recipe is for tomato basil soup, it goes great with grilled cheese sandwiches;


  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (Splurge on the best brand- San Marzano)

  • 1 11.5 ounce can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail : V-8 juice- I like the spicy!

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth

  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips, use to your liking I usually do 10 and taste, they can be powerful sometimes.

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 

  • I know the butter and cream is a bit much, I like to think I am balancing that out because of the V-8 juice!


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted. Serve with a Caesar salad or grilled cheese sandwiches!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Autumn is almost here!

I  love summer but I also like a little fall, only for the sweaters and boots I get to wear!
I have some cool fall outfits I am anxious to wear.

The next best thing for fall is all the delicious soups to eat, I love soup. I have plenty of recipes coming up so stay tuned....Chicken pot pie soup, Cheeseburger soup (oh it is so good!) and I make a copy cat Olive Garden minestrone that the hubby loves, and I can also make the Zuppa Tuscana soup as well. I will attempt to knit again this winter, hoping it will catch on with my hands and brain this time.

See you back here on September 22 for the first day of Autumn and a soup recipe!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Had to Share!

I found this card at the grocery totally wraps up me and my hubby's relationship!

That's us in the car on a Friday night!

29 years together....we still can't figure out where to eat!