Hoff’s Favorite Canned Beef Stew

This is the beef stew Hoff prefers more than any. He says he’s “frickin’ addicted” to this stew. Hoff likes vinegar, and this stew has a vinegary bite to it. The combination of ingredients with the pressure canning, infuses flavor into every bit of this stew. Pressure canning stew is the absolute best way to […]

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Creamy Potato-Bacon Soup

An intensely hearty, creamy, and cheesy potato-bacon soup that’ll warm your cockles on the coldest winter’s night, leaving you wanting for nothing.   Quick background about where this recipe came from, and how it’s used As we head into Winter, it’s important to have those special foods that mean snuggling into sweaters, under blankets, and […]

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Gramma’s Soup

Oddly satisfying, deceptively simple, and my go-to dinner on exhausted nights when dinner must be made, but I have no oomph left to make it. This beef-vegetable soup sinks down into our bones, nourishing every ache, and settling easy on the stomach no matter what ails us. It’s like magic. Quick background about where this […]

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Beef & Bean Chili

Hearty and rich, this mildly spicy beef & bean chili is full of fresh veggies and light on the digestion, warming me from head to toe on cold nights. It’s reminiscent of Wendy’s Chili, but heartier and thicker, making it the perfect chili to top a chili-dog, or eat straight from a bowl. 

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Zuppa Toscana

Purely from scratch, and better ingredients and proportions make this Zuppa Toscana a creamy, hearty, and robust sausage-potato soup; every bite is perfection. For around 25 years, I’ve been making and tweaking this recipe to make it better, and more like its Olive Garden counterpart.  The result is a flavor that hit the mark and […]

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