The Best Lasagna Soup

Mention a Homemade Lasagna and all I can think of are the wonderful layers and layers of pasta, slowly simmered homemade sauce, quality lean meats, creamy whole milk ricotta, fresh Italian herbs, and molten hot gooey cheeses piled high on my favorite plate. Now Mention Lasagna Soup and all I can think of is dang that sounds deliciously hearty and warm on a chilly fall afternoon.

When I was a child my grandmother Josie would make her own fresh pasta, and she always made tiny meatballs and then layered them between the sheets of fresh pasta and homemade sauce, so also I wanted something to reflect one of my favorite childhood meals that we would patiently wait for while she assembled and then slowly baked in the oven.

Over the last few years, I have seen recipes upon recipes for Lasagna Soup, but I wanted a recipe for Lasagna Soup that reflected my family recipe for Homemade Lasagna. I wanted something simmered for more than 10 minutes, heck I wanted, “The Best Lasagna soup”, not something tossed together in 15-20 minutes. I’ve said it before, nothing tastes better than a recipe slowly cooked with tender loving care, letting all the ingredients marry together to become a post of old-fashioned goodness.

lasagna-soup-1There’s an amazing fact about Lasagna that many may not know, Lasagna did not originate in Italy at all. Lasagna has been traced back by food historians to the Ancient Greek period. The name Lasagna, or “Lasagne” is derivates from the Greek word ‘Laganon’; the first known form of pasta. “Laganon” was not a traditional lasagna as we know it with traditional Italian ingredients but it was made of layers of pasta and sauce. Technically,  Lasagna would get its name from the method in which it was made, not for the ingredients that were used. Continue reading

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Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup

Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup is the perfect soup that’s an exception to the rule during the summer months. Creamy, thick, and delicious are some of the keywords that come to mind when eating this Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup. Made with leftover fresh sweet corn on the cob, sliced russet potatoes, bite-size smoked sausage slices, chopped sweet red mini peppers, celery, heavy cream, garden fresh herbs, and Cajun seasoning.

My mama has always taught us, waste not, wants not, and this recipe is a perfect example of not wasting valuable ingredients. The liquids off of that sweet delicious corn are alone are like liquid gold in this recipe for Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup, the flavor is out of this world.

Southern-Style Corn and Potato SoupI know some of y’all are thinking it’s kinda hot outside for soup, isn’t it? Well, as I said early on this is an exception to the summer soup rules, as this is the perfect time of year for the sweet delicious corn on the cob the recipe calls for. This soup is literally a corn and potato lovers dream. Continue reading

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns. So darn good you won’t even bother with extra butter or salt.

Sweet corn used to be a sign of summer when I lived up north and the midwest, but in Florida, it’s a crop for the fall, winter, and spring. So now is the perfect time for me to get a head start sharing some of my favorite springtime and Summer recipes such as my recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob.

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns.In sunny Florida, we tend to enjoy deliciously super sweet varieties of corn, They have more natural sugars than some of the other varieties of corn, which tend to bring out the natural flavors more so when simmered in milk, honey, butter, and seasoning. Continue reading