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Pickled Banana Peppers

Pickled Banana Peppers

Neighbors Roman and Kyle have a small garden across the street, containing several varieties of peppers ranging from sweet to hot, and everything in between.  This summer they provided me with armfuls of banana peppers.  Although tasty right out of the garden, I fancied trying […]

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Our spring garden here in Atlanta is going crazy, tomato plants are waist chest high and my summer herbs are taking off.  We can’t wait for that first tomato, resulting in BLT’s all summer. (providing Sissy does her job keeping the squirrels, chippies, and birds away!) […]

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Quick Tortilla Soup

Quick Tortilla Soup

quick tortilla soupSoup’s on, people!  The latest cold snap makes me appreciate the warmth of a steaming bowl of soup.  This might be one of the easiest soup recipes I own, and it is definitely a “go to” that our family loves.  Starting with a rotisserie chicken, makes this soup quick and easy, who doesn’t love a store bought roasted chicken?quick tortilla soup#1

My good friend Maribel shared this recipe during a Bunco gathering, and Im forever grateful!!!  She is one of the best cooks (hands down) that I know.  Bunco at her house consisted of good food, good drink and lots of dice grabbing fun.IMG_6373

Over the years, this recipe has evolved with our busy lives.  Once boiling the chicken breasts, now I am completely thrilled to pick up a rotisserie chicken at the market, making this soup a quick dinner.  Recently I started adding a can of corn (any variety) to add a little crunch, and I think it works.  Additions at serving time include chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, avocado slices, and tortilla strips.

Quick Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

1 Rotisserie Chicken, deboned and chopped or shredded

(2)   32 ounce chicken broth

1 can Rotel

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can corn, drained

1 tablespoon ground pepper

1 tablespoon ground cumin

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in large soup pot
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer at least 1 hour
  3. Serve with chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, avacodo slices and tortilla strips (or tortilla chips)
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