Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo

A bowl of Spicy Beans with Chorizo.

This recipe for Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo combines dry black beans with spicy homemade chorizo to create a very flavorful side dish.  Or make it a gluten-free main by adding a dollop of sour cream and a side of cornbread or tortillas!

Quick Pho with Ginger Pork Meatballs

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  A traditional pho would take hours, or perhaps days, to make a rich beef broth. This recipe for Quick Pho with Ginger Pork Meatballs gives you a deeply-flavored broth in about an hour. Perfect for a quick warming dinner or lunch.

Texas Style Ranch Beans

Texas Style Ranch Beans

This recipe for Texas Style Ranch Beans makes a great main, or side dish. The recipe is very versatile, easy to prepare, has cooking methods galore, and is delicious. Perfect for your next cook-out.



"Gumbolaya", a mix of Gumbo and Jambalaya, creates a stunning seafood chowder that's easy to make, low-cal and delicious. Serve with plain steamed rice

White Bean Chicken Chili

white bean chicken chili in a white bowl

"This recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili is so easy and versatile. It can be made using dried or canned beans, fresh cubes of chicken, or rotisserie chicken, and of course, as much or as little heat as you desire"


A chunky bowl of Gazpacho with fresh vegetables in the background.

"This recipe for Gazpacho is a well balanced slightly chunky version combining fresh garden tomato, cucumber, peppers, along with the acid from lemon and lime juice. It's a perfect summer soup, light and refreshing." While it can be consumed immediately, it's best left overnight or better for three days!

Chilled Cantaloupe Curry Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Curry Soup with garnish

"Chilled Cantaloupe Curry Soup is a super quick, slightly spicy, refreshing soup. Fresh sweet cantaloupe, enhanced with a touch of ginger and spicy serrano pepper, along with the soft notes of curry powder - perfect for a hot summer's day."

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

This recipe for Beef Barley Vegetable soup is a cinch to put together if you have leftover roast, but if not, go ahead and cook some up fresh.

Roasted Corn Soup

Roasted corn soup

Roasted Corn Soup is a perfect first course when summer corn is at its best, that is, of course, summertime.