Made this for the Brown’s in SLC

ready in about 50 minutes; serves 7
You might need to buy:
  • Filling
  • ricotta cheese
  • minced garlic
  • jumbo pasta shells
  • Sauce
  • small onion minced
  • garlic minced
  • tomato coarsely chopped
  • bay leaf
You might need to buy:
  • acorn squash
  • salt and peper
  • wild rice
  • onion chopped
  • garlic minced
  • carrot chopped
  • sage
  • thyme
  • walnuts
  • celery chopped
  • parsley
  • dried cranberries
ready in about 50 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • squash
  • cooked brown rice
  • Chevre cheese

Leek and potato soup smells good, tastes good, and is simplicity itself to make. It is also versatile as a soup base; add water cress and you have a water-cress soup, or stir in cream and chill it for a vichyssoise. To change the formula a bit, add carrots, string beans, cauliflower, broccoli, or anything else you think would go with it, and vary the proportions as you wish.

ready in about an hour; serves 7
You might need to buy:
  • whipping cream or 2 to 3 Tb softened butter
  • minced parsley or chives

This creamy purée shows how using fruit in savory soups adds a nice, mellow flavor. Pears, because they are high in fiber, add body, too. If you buy the squash pre-cut, this soup is a good choice when you are entertaining because it is rich enough to be special while it lets you devote more time to other preparations. Chefs use leeks frizzled in a little oil to garnish dishes and add pungent flavor.
Fast Fact: While higher in fat than milk, cream is far lower in sugar and carbs.
Quick Tip: Large leeks tend to be woody, so buy them an inch or less in diameter.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • unsalted butter or canola oil
  • chopped peeled butternut squash
  • dried thyme
  • heavy cream or milk
  • canola oil
ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Parmesan cheese
ready in about 20 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • fine-grain sea salt
  • finely chopped fresh chives
  • freshly grated Parmesan or Gruyere cheese
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Yum. From my cousin’s kitchen

ready in about 15 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • sliced black olives
  • tiny tomatoes... what are they called again? <edit: cherry tomatoes>

Yummy and so simple!
Serves 1, but you’ll have half (or more) of an apple left so you could easily double or quadruple this (the original recipe serves 4). But I’m happy to make 1 and eat the rest of the apple as a snack or side.

ready in about 10 minutes

I’m going to sear up some chicken in strips and serve them together… we gotta have meat, ya know?

ready in about 15 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • cheese filled tortellini
  • sour cream
  • grated Parmesan
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • frozen peas