Easy Tomato Soup

Photo by Thomas Hawk 2 cups quick tomato sauce 1 cup tomato paste 2 cups water 1 cup milk salt and ground pepper, to taste handfuls of basil, parsley, oregano Mix all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until flavors are well-blended. Add herbs and spices according to your taste. Super-duper easy.

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Quick Tomato-Based Pasta Sauce

Photo by Anne Vorstenbosch Adapted from The Big Book of Potluck by Maryana Vollstedt I usually use this in spaghetti and other pasta dishes, but it’s also a good base for tomato soup. 4 cups plain tomato sauce (I combine 2 cups tomato paste and 2 cups water) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. dried (read more…)

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Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Adapted from the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook Photo by Brandee 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup oil 3 cups water 12 ounces cooked sausage links, sliced 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken (from my weekly roast chicken) 2 cups sliced okra or 10-ounce package frozen okra 1 cup onion, diced (about 1 large) 1/2 cup (read more…)

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