Category: TastyTuesday

Tasty Tuesday: Celebrating National Soup Month with Stews and Such


instant pot beef pho via nicky omohundro

Nicky Omohundro: Instant Pot Beef Pho

This Instant Pot Beef Pho recipe is a definite crowd pleaser. The fragrant broth will really make your taste buds sing and get the family running to the dinner table. Instead of spending all day in the kitchen created this delicious Vietnamese noodle soup, you can go out and have a little family adventure. Meanwhile your Instant Pot does almost ALL the work to create a fragrant pressure cooker pho broth!  READ MORE


Anita Stafford: Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is the perfect winter comfort food. This may not be your mama’s chicken and dumplings recipe, but no one will complain. It’s tasty, easy, and delicious. READ MORE

Irish Beef Stew via

Debbie Arnold: Irish Beef Stew

I adapted this beef stew recipe from my VERY old (1968) Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook to use in the classroom with my students when we were making “Irish” stew. This has been a favorite of ours ever since we got married, so I can vouch for its delicious flavor. READ MORE


JAMBALAYA via anita stafford


Anita Stafford: Jambalaya

I’m in favor of any meal that can be cooked in one pot, and jambalaya is one of those meals. I love the rice, the shrimp, and the Cajun spices, and this version is quick to make. And, of course, I always make mine with Arkansas grown rice. READ MORE


Lacie Ring: Chicken Chipotle Corn Chowder

Whether you are feeling under the weather or it’s just a cold fall or winter day, this Chicken Chipotle Corn Chowder will warm you up and make you feel so much better! READ MORE



Tasty Tuesday: Celebrating National Soup Month with Chili

Courtney Schulist Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Courtney Schulist: Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Grab your spoons, it’s Chili season!! Perhaps I should start off by saying any time is Chili time for me. I don’t discriminate based on weather, but I especially love it during the Fall/Winter seasons. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to make the beans homemade on top of making the chili, so this Chili recipe is for those times.

This Chili can be made using only 5 ingredients and is super quick to make. It’s also delicious, but most chili is. READ MORE 



Anita Stafford: Savage Chili

When the weather turns cool a bowl of chili is one of my favorite meals. Savage Chili is a recipe I have been making at my house for several years because it is easy to put together and super delicious. This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook Winning Recipes for Tailgatinga cookbook that was compiled by the Winston Cup racing wives auxiliary. I received the cookbook as a gift from a golf tournament my husband was playing in, and this has been a super cookbook. Now and then my husband even gets the cookbook out and makes the chili himself. READ MORE

Maegan Clark: Spicy White Chicken Chili

Maegan Clark: Spicy White Chicken Chili

It’s finally getting cold in Arkansas! I never thought this moment would happen since we were in the 90’s last week, but that’s the South for you – really unpredictable weather. It’s been a cold and rainy weekend so I knew exactly what I wanted to cook Sunday night for dinner… Spicy White Chicken Chili! It’s not too spicy, but it does have a little kick. READ MORE

Second Place Chili via Katharine Trauger

Katharine Trauger: Second Place Chili


My son wanted to enter a guys-only, chili-making contest, and asked me to teach him how to make a pot of chili.So I did. This is my favorite recipe, and I promise I only told him what to do—I did not touch it, the entire process.

Smoky, hot, and red throughout I love it, even for breakfast with an egg on top. Oh MY! READ MORE

Dove's White Chicken Chili via Anita Stafford

Anita Stafford: Dove’s White Chicken Chili

This is a delicious chicken chili recipe that I borrowed from one of my sister’s cookbooks. Helen is as avid a cookbook collector as I am, so when I visit her in Texas, I always spend some time browsing her cookbooks for interesting recipes. This chili recipe came from The Dove’s Nest cookbook published by the Dove’s Nest Restaurant in Waxahachie, Texas. READ MORE

1 for 1 chili via jamie smith

Jamie Smith: 1 for 1 Meat and Bean Chili Slow Cooker Chili

This chili is almost not a recipe, considering it’s so easy! It’s one of my more popular winter potluck recipes that coworkers at one of my jobs usually asked me to make. My husband loves it too!

I call it 1-for-1 chili because essentially, the ingredients are one of everything for one pound of meat. READ MORE


Tasty Tuesday: National Soup Month


Brrrr. Arkansas has been in a real deep freeze so far this new year. I can’t think of a better way to chase away that chill during National Soup Month than with a brimming bowlful of warm and hearty soup. Our ARWB members have a variety of them for you to choose from this week. Be sure to pay them a visit and let them know how much you appreciate their willingness to share these savory ideas with you.


Best Damn Soup Evah via Rachel Hough of Hough Family Farmstead

Rachel Hough: Best Damn Soup Evah

Enter….the best damn soup evah! What makes this soup so great? Well, it’s wonderful on it’s own as it’s a just a homemade vegetable beef soup, but what makes it even bettah’ is that every ingredient in the soup was either grown and harvested by me, or killed/butchered by us. I know where EVERY. SINGLE. INGREDIENT. comes from and since I’ve either frozen or canned all the ingredients, it’s super easy to make. READ MORE

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup via Renee Birchfield of If Spoons Could Talk


Renee Birchfield: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I love summer so much, but it has a lack of some foods that I love. Soups, stews and chilis are some that I miss the most in those hot months. Thankfully it is just about the right temperature to eat them again. Fall started last week so even though it’s a bit warm still I am jumping in with decorations and this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

Last year I went to a little dinner party that we dubbed Dinner with the Doc, I wrote about it here, we had this amazing soup and finally I got around to making it. I’m so glad this is what I get to have for lunch this week and don’t have to share. READ MORE


Stovetop Sausage Tortellini Soup via The Gifted Gabber

Amy Gramlich: Stovetop Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

As my husband says, you can’t go wrong with cheese tortellini. Earlier this week, I couldn’t decide which of the sausage and cheese tortellini soup recipes on Pinterest I wanted to try. None seemed healthy in any form or fashion so I couldn’t use that as a determinant. But delicious? All sounded highly delicious. The two recipes I was vollying between are this sausage and tortellini soup from Party in My Kitchen and this Crockpot sausage and tortellini soup from Little Fellows.

Ultimately, my pantry and fridge made the decision for me. I had cream cheese and did not have evaporated milk. I went with the Little Fellows recipe as a base but made a few changes. Now, y’all know I love coming home to a good slow cooker meal, but I forgot to brown my sausage before work which really messed up my whole slow cookin’ process. READ MORE

Mexican Chicken and Roasted Tomato Soup via Big PittStop Keisha McKinney

Keisha McKinney: Souper Saturday Mexican Chicken and Roasted Tomato Soup

So, for 2 weeks I’ve been wanting homemade soup.  I was all ready last weekend and the lazy bug kicked in so it didn’t happen.  But the almost blizzard conditions (remember I’m from TX) that blew in on Friday left me freezing to my bones and fully committed to my Saturday adventure of multi-tasking – cleaning and cooking simultaneously. 
I’ll admit, it was just about throwing a bunch of junk together and crossing my fingers that it worked.  I’d love to be cool like Mix n Match MamaDining with Debbie or Heather’s Dish and actually make up a recipe that you could duplicate.  But, my style is more to tell you what I did and why I did it and let you figure out if its something you want to repeat.  You see I’m all about knowing tastes and learning what makes a great food marriage (at least a good party in your mouth) and then making that magic happen over and over.   READ MORE

Riceland Foods (Debbie Arnold): Taramahoota Pollo Sopa Con Arroz

Good friends are such a blessing. And they are especially so when they share delicious, original recipes with you and allow you to share those as you please. My good friend, Chef Liz Bray, created the original version of this Taramahoota (tear uh ma hoot uh) soup years ago when she was developing recipes for Fagor 3 in 1 Pressure Cookers. It has become a family favorite and one I have shared often with others. READ MORE


Katharine Trauger: Turkey Minestrone

Okay, I’ve been working more on being organized because I got a good start when I froze leftover turkey from the holiday, in approximately one-pound packages.

I hope you did not throw yours out or force your family to eat turkey until it was coming out of their ears!

Anyway, I’ve had three pounds of frozen turkey to look at in the freezer and have been dreaming until I just could not STAND it anymore!

So I made turkey minestrone. Sort of. Except I am not sure what that is and I did not have eggs to make noodles with (after making two cakes in a row. Well, really four, if you count mistakes…) READ MORE


Riceland Foods Tomato and Brown Rice Bisque via Heather Disarro


Riceland Foods (Heather Disarro): Tomato and Brown Rice Bisque

I have yet to meet a person who isn’t a fan of the traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup comfort meal. For a while I may have been the only one who wasn’t a big fan of tomato soup. The canned version really isn’t my cup of tea; the flavor typically a little too sweet for my liking. However, once I came around to tomatoes in general I couldn’t help but be drawn to the homemade versions of tomato soup I then came in contact with. READ MORE