Wednesday, April 13, 2011


"Oh no, what am I going to make tonight"?   Why not pick one of our Recipes!  Your grandmother's secret recipe has a coming out party and it's tonight!   

Come join our "RECIPE SWAP MEET"   If you take one, share one!  All you have to do is sign our linky, grab our button, and show off your Recipe!  Below you will find your Chef-Hostesses XmasDolly (me), and Lori from  
The Shewbridges of Central Florida  (Lorie says Hi!).  Hi-ya! 
Lorie's recipe is at her blog.

We all have recipes from our family archives that we've collected over the years, and maybe some we have swapped from friends, magazines, cookbooks, & neighbors!

PerfectoSo, remember if you take one, sign our linky, grab our button, and we'll rush over to your place and grab yours!  Oh, and don't forget to follow and we'll happily return the love!  Maybe show some love with a comment if you're not too busy!   I can hardly wait to see your family's old recipes and try them!  That's it!  Short & Sweet!  Let's start cookin'!  Looking forward to seeing you.  So mark your calenders!  We'll be here every Thursday.   So, if you're stumped on what to make tonight stop over by Dolly & Lorie's RECIPE SWAP MEET!  Our button is in my right side bar!  ARE WE BUDS OR WHAT?  HERE'S MINE!  ENJOY!
Okay, this here is my Grandmother's HomeMade Soup!  Gotta love her she threw everything in there but the kitchen sink, but I'll tell ya that's where it all starts... the kitchen sink!!!  OMG There's the sink!  NaNa!!!!  LOL

I start with a half pot of water throwing in a nice size beef soup bone, and about six chicken wings.  Sometimes I use beef neckbones.  Love to eat the beef off of those babies when it's been cooking in soup all day.  

After that's cooked a bit I start to add veggies.

1 bag carrots (sliced)
1 stalk of celery (chopped incl. a few leaves here and there)
1 onion also chopped & 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 cans of chicken broth
2 cans of stewed tomatoes (I quish the tomatoes while coming out of the can.
1/2 turnip (quartered)

Now for the seasoning, and this is hard to tell you how much.  The only way I can describe is to shake until the top layer is covered or to taste.

Garlic, Oregano, Season Salt, pepper, accent (just a tad), and 1 bay leaf
3 cubes ea. of chicken and beef broth

Once this starts to boil bring flame down to low and let it cook for 3 to 4 hours  

When you would like to eat about a hour a head of time put in enough salt as you would for spaghetti noodles turn up the flame and when you see it start to bubble a tad put in Orzo noodles (yay I found out the name - I only knew the word in Italian before because my gram didn't know what it was in English).  Stir every so... until noodles are done, and serve adding Parmesan cheese on top. 

That's it!   Straight from Sicily (well, a Sicilian recipe from a Sicilian cook)!
So now all you have to do is sign our linky to lead us and/or our guests to you to swap a recipe.  Check them all out, and we'll check yours.  If you don't want to write it all down & know of one on line just post a link to it on your blog or leave it in a comment if you prefer!  Enjoy and Bona Petite!!!  Thanks for cooking/sharing along with us!   
Nummmmers to all!  


highheeledlife said...

Great recipe!!! I'll have to remember to get a recipe ready and join you next time!!

P.S. thanks for your visit... Blogger seems to be back to normal..HHL

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh I love the picture of your grandmother :). hehe kitchen sink!

Love the soup!!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

This looks SO delicious... I bet it tastes so good with a huge chunk of hearty bread. YUMMY!
I adore the photo of your grammy and her kitchen.

Colette S said...

I seriously need a pot like that!

I know this is yum. Italians make great soups!

You are Italian? Forgive me if I'm wrong.

Aimee said...

wish I had time to join this today...I have a great potato soup recipe.

Run DMT said...

I love soup and yours looks yummy. Soup is comfort food, isn't it.

Come join our Friday Food Fight. The linky is still open. :-)

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