One Pot Chicken Soup

one pot chicken soup a MUST for Cold and Flu Season @createdbydiane

   It seems like each week there is someone I know not feeling well. Whether they have a cough, cold or flu. It seems like as soon as the weather slightly turns cold, we need to start preparing for all that "winter" bring. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I stocked up last … [Read more...]


Italian Turkey Mushroom Orzo Soup

Italian Turkey mushroom Orzo Soup @createdbydiane

  Before I know it the weather will be cooling off and it'll be time to grab a jacket as soon as the sun goes under. This is a quick and easy meal that is ready within 30 minutes. Tell me... you like that as much as I do, right? Weeknights are getting busier and busier, and dinner needs … [Read more...]


Mac and Cheese Soup

Mac and Cheese Soup @createdbydiane

Mac and Cheese SOUP! Yep, all the yumminess of mac and cheese in a warm and comforting soup. I've been a soup lover since I was a kid. I could eat it all year long. It seems that some only like soup when it's cold, not me I like it all year long. This is a fun soup that my kids … [Read more...]


Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup with Irish Soda Bread Muffins St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and I don't know about you, but my family looks forward to me making my traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal with Irish Soda Bread. If there is leftovers, or I have just one piece of corned … [Read more...]


Pasta Fagioli in 30 Minutes

Pasta Fagioli with Smart n Final First Street products

 No better time for soup than a cool winter night. Pasta Figioli has always been a favorite around here. I like that it's quick and easy to make and on the table in under thirty minutes. The key for me to have this soup cook quickly is to be sure all the items are chopped up small enough to cook … [Read more...]


Green Chicken Chili, Beer Margaritas and other great game day food

Homegating-Tailgating at Home

Homegating: Tailgating with the comforts of home, Couch-TV- warmth and the kitchen sink! You don't have to go tailgating to make the next football game a blast. Have a Homegating get together. For starters there is an avocado dip in football field form, followed by Beer-Margaritas. The main dish … [Read more...]


Easy Black Bean Soup

  If you are looking for something that is super fast and delicious, look no further, this black bean soup is ready in no time.   It's no surprise I love soup! I recently made a wonderful Baked Potato Soup and I've blogged about Zucchini Soup even a Spicy Roasted Corn … [Read more...]


Baked Potato Soup

I love baked potatoes I love soup-have I told you that before? I'm sure I have. I make many types of soup and at some point hope to get them all on here. It's almost funny that I made Loaded Baked Potato Soup a while back, and named it such because of how much it reminded me of a baked potato … [Read more...]

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Spicy Roasted Corn Soup

I love corn! I've make Roasted Corn Soup, this time I thought I'd spice it up a bit. In a hot skillet I roasted a 1 lb bag white corn, until golden. It's smells so wonderful! You'll know when it's done, just don't burn it, unless of course you like things burnt. On the burner next to the corn I … [Read more...]

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inside-out Wonton Soup

inside out wonton soup @createdbydiane

It's true almost any kind of homemade soup is good with me.  I have always been a soup girl. I have a vivid memory of enjoying a can of Campbell's Wonton Soup with my friend Lisa in the sixth grade, funny she remembered it too and wrote about it to me once. I don't even think they make it anymore, … [Read more...]

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Roasted Corn Soup

spicy roasted corn soup @createdbydiane

I am aware it's not winter and I am making soup. I'm not sure why but I LOVE soup and can't seem to help myself. One of the sweetest parts of summer is corn on the cob. I remember as a kid we had a large garden and couldn't wait until the corn was ready to be picked. I don't have a garden, but … [Read more...]


Healthier Cream of Zucchini Soup

I always think twice before I write "cream soup" I don't always use cream and have found healthier options to make cream soups. That way I'm able to enjoy them more often. I love soup and someday hope to learn a trick to make soup photograph well. Soup is hard to photograph and I was relieved to … [Read more...]


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I love loaded baked potatoes.  I couldn't think of anything better to make today thatn a hot bowl of loaded baked potato soup. It's been raining all day, we are having the oddest spring weather here in Southern California.  Rain. That's right.  It's raining again.  There's … [Read more...]


French Onion Soup

I'm so glad I had made so much shredded beef,  I love cooking once and making different meals with the main ingredient I was able to take some of the meat I cooked and cut it into chunks  to make French Onion Soup. Are you ready for easy french onion soup?  I used the broth I cooked the meat … [Read more...]