Category Archives: Soups

Turkey Noodle Soup

Gather the following ingredients:

Cooked turkey
8 cups of chicken broth
Home style noodles

Huge pot or Dutch oven

Home style egg noodles
Home style egg noodles

Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Add the turkey. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook for twenty minutes or so. Break up the turkey if you need.
– if you like vegetables, carrots, celery go ahead and put them in now.
– the noodles can be found in the frozen food section, just keep searching it is there, maybe a different brand, but it does exist.

Add the noodles and cook the suggested time on the package. When the noodles are done it should be ready to serve. You can add salt and pepper for taste.

Ham and Potato Soup

There are few soups that I love as much as ham and potato soup. It is a great alternative to ham and bean soup for that leftover holiday ham.

Gather the following ingredients:

8 oz. ham
2 1/2 lbs. potatoes
2 cans chicken broth
1 tbls. Dijon mustard

1 1/2 cups milk
1 can cream of celery

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Dutch oven or the biggest pot you can find

Cut the ham into cubes. Dice the potatoes. Add ham, potatoes, Dijon mustard, and chicken broth to the Dutch oven. Boil until the potatoes until they are tender, about 30 minutes once it starts to boil.

Ham and potatoes about to be cooked
Ham and potatoes about to be cooked

Combine the milk and cream of celery, stir into the pan.

Season with garlic powder and salt. Heat the soup through – do not boil.

Linda’s Chili

So I created this chili recipe from what I had in my pantry one day and it turned out so good I keep making it this same way, or at least with the same ingredients.

Gather the following ingredients:

2 lbs. ground beef
4 tbsp. minced garlic
12 (1/2 tsp.) chili powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 cans stewed tomatoes
2 cans Rotel diced tomatoes lime juice & cilantro
2 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

2 can light kidney beans with liquid

Very large pot with lid

Option toppings:

Red pepper
Cheddar cheese
Fritos corn chips
Corn bread
Cinnamon rolls

Chili ingredients

Brown the hamburger with the garlic over a medium heat.

Sprinkle the chili powder, salt, and oregano over the meat and stir. Then stir in the tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Try to break up the larger tomatoes. Heat all of this to boiling and then reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pot. Cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally.
– why 12 1/2 tsp. instead of 6 tsp.? Because the 1/2 tsp. fits into the jar.
– the salt does not need to be exact. Sprinkle some in for flavor.
– if you do not have the Rotel tomatoes 2 more cans of the stewed tomatoes will work, but it won’t have the same bite.

Chili mix

After 1 hour add the beans. Simmer uncovered for an additional 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
– If you added the beans with the other ingredients it isn’t going to ruin them, but it is better to add them later.

Toppings for your bowl:

Add red pepper if you want a little more kick.
Add cheddar cheese if you like.

Chili is good over or under Fritos or corn bread.

Use the cinnamon rolls to soak up the juices and when the roll is gone then add the cheddar cheese.

Video Link: Linda’s Chili

Bean Soup


1/2 lb. bacon – cooked
10 cups chicken broth (large can of broth)
3 cans Great Northern beans (rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes (Zesty Mild Green Chilies)
6 Oz. baby carrots
Black Pepper

Crock Pot

Cut up half a pound of bacon into one inch strips. Cook this for 10 minutes on a medium heat. Put the bacon into the crock pot.

Drain and rinse the Great Northern beans. Place these into the crock pot.

Pour the diced tomatoes into the crock pot. Add the baby carrots.

Add spices for taste: Rosemary and Black Pepper.

Cook on low for about 6 hours. 5 hours will do just fine.

Video Link:  Bean Soup

3 Bean Turkey Chili

3 Bean Turkey Chili


1 pound ground turkey or chopped leftover turkey
1 onion chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can tomato sauce – 8 oz.
1 can diced mild green chilies – 4 oz.
2 Tbsp. chili powder


Crockpot aka slow cooker
medium pan
Large strainer

3 bean turkey chili
3 bean turkey chili

Cook with the turkey in the medium pan if you are not using leftovers.  Chop the leftovers if you are using leftovers.  Put the turkey into the Crockpot.

Chop the onion.  Place it into the Crockpot.

Open the chickpeas, kidney beans, and black beans.  Pour the beans into the strainer.  Rinse.  Pour the beans into the Crockpot.

Open the other cans:  diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and green chilies, and pour them into the Crockpot.

Season with 2 Tbsp. of chili powder.

Cook on low for 8 hours.  Enjoy.

Video Link:


Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Taco Soup – Crock Pot

Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can corn
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 small can green chilies
1 package taco seasoning

Optional items:
1 small onion chopped – cook with ground beef
1 package ranch dressing – this is too tangy for me

Large skillet

Optional extras:
Sour cream

Brown the hamburger and drain.

Combine all of the ingredients into the crock pot.  DO NOT DRAIN ANY OF THE CANS!

Cook until ready.  Maybe a couple of hours.  It is ready to eat.

Optional:  serve over Fritos with sour cream