The Best Old Thyme Chicken Noodle Soup with Winter Vegetables

This soup is a vintage recipe that was passed down to me by my mother and her mother… Its timeless qualities deserve an encore post, so, here it is for those of you who didn’t happen upon it last year. For the past several months, Once Upon a Spice has been spreading the love, warmth…

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Smothered Chicken Thighs — B Good Eats & Treats

Smothered chicken is something that we ate in my home growing up at least once every other week. I didn’t realize until I moved out on my own and started cooking for myself regularly why that was so. The reason is very clear cut. It’s cheap and relatively easy to make. via Smothered Chicken Thighs —…

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Laura’s Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie

What spells C-O-M-F-O-R-T to you? We all have one, two or even three (or more) palate pleasing memories that tug at our food-strings. Here’s a true comfort food classic that fills the air with newly baked, savory aromas of home. Laura’s delectable pie is scrumptious, quick and easy; made from scratch or semi-scratch… brimming with chunks…

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Sopa de Albóndigas Mexican Meatball Soup

Though this incredibly delicious, multi-faceted soup stems from Mexico, it’s been said that the actual name albondigas has Middle Eastern roots. The word “al” in Arabic translates to “the” in English, and “el” in Spanish. The name for the soup is likely some variation of “al-bunduq” which means “hazelnut” and could be meant to represent…

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Southern Smothered Chicken Breasts with Onion Gravy & Food Facts of the Old South

This week’s recipes will be dedicated to the Rich South where regional cuisine developed local food supplies and blended with the varied cultural backgrounds of its cooks. The rural agricultural South produced vegetables, fruits, nuts, rice and corn. Game was plentiful: deer, rabbits, squirrels, birds and ducks of all kinds. Oysters, crabs, shrimp, saltwater and…

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The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Tuna Salad Sandwich…Ever!

Just another tuna salad recipe? I beg to differ! This delectable St. Paddy’s Day (or any day) sandwich offers a balance of salty, slightly sweet, crunchy and creamy flavors that satisfies even the most discriminating sandwich spread aficionado’s palate. Not to mention having several colors of the rainbow; does your pot of gold lie at…

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Guest Chef Jana’s Simple Oven Swiss Steak

While growing up, Jana’s mother prepared this delicious, uncomplicated dish frequently for her family and it was always a hit! Carrying on the tradition, Jana adapted the recipe to suit her family’s tastes, and often made it for Sunday dinners for family and guests. Jana fondly remembers this scrumptious, simple dish being her father’s most…

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USA’s Statewide Recipe Search Connecticut’s Pick: Sausage Stuffing Italia!

Sausage Stuffing Italia This mouth-watering recipe can stand up to any out there that include twice the ingredients and are more complex. I make this every year and it’s always perfect with consistent rave results, guest after guest. If you’re not a sausage fan, well make another recipe 😉 That being said, the sausage flavor…

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