Category Archives: Soups

French Onion Soup – Hot, Cheesy Goodness!

French Onion Soup – Hot, Cheesy Goodness!

Cold nights, hot soup – life is good and tastes even better!  This recipe is for eight, but you can freeze the “soup” part if you need less servings.  If you are in the market for some attractive, inexpensive soup bowls that work great with this recipe, we found these on the Crate and Barrel…Continue Reading

Why Not Turkey Tortilla Soup?

Why Not Turkey Tortilla Soup?

Our chicken tortilla soup recipe is everyone’s favorite, so we thought that substituting the chicken with leftover turkey would be a simple and tasty solution to using up your leftover turkey.  Give it a try … 2 cans (14.5 ounces) chicken broth 2 cans (10 ounces) Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 can (16…Continue Reading

A Soup Making Party – Cooking with Friends

A Soup Making Party – Cooking with Friends

For several years, friends of The Simple Celebration have gotten together to do pre-holiday cooking.  They make a couple of soups to freeze and pre-measure muffin ingredients to whip together at another time.  Their tradition is making a gumbo which each serves on Thanksgiving Eve and a butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving Day’s first course.…Continue Reading

Farmers Markets Soup

Farmers Markets Soup

What better way to make a soup then to go to the farmers market, see what vegetables look the freshest, bring them home and create something delicious? This is just what we did on Saturday.  We first visited the organic farm stand at the market and picked up the zucchini, carrots and onions.  It was…Continue Reading

Crowd Pleasing Vegetarian Chili

Crowd Pleasing Vegetarian Chili

This chili is chock full of flavor thanks to its fresh ingredients.  It also comes together very quickly once the chopping has been done.  Double the recipe for a large crowd such as a school event or neighborhood pot luck.  Freeze leftovers to have a hearty, tasty meal in seconds! 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4…Continue Reading

Vicki’s Chili – A Family Tradition

Vicki’s Chili – A Family Tradition

Family traditions often revolve around recipes and cooking.  With the holidays approaching (oh no!) and the weather cooling down, it is time to pull out some family favorite recipes and reconnect with the past. Vicki shares her chili recipe memory … “This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember.…Continue Reading

Contemporary Beef Stew

Contemporary Beef Stew

Cinnamon and cloves in a beef stew recipe?  Absolutely!  Prepare this updated version of beef stew and your home will be filled with a wonderful aroma and your family and friends will be filled with a delicious, hearty meal.  This isn’t your grandmother’s beef stew … Marinade 4 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 2…Continue Reading

Soup’s On!

The Florida forecast calls for lows in the high 60’s this weekend for the first time since early spring.  You can literally “feel the excitement in the air.”  This blog showcases different types of soup bowls and soup tureens for your fall simple celebrations.  Even though it’s just soup for dinner,  you can still set…Continue Reading