Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dill Pickle Soup

Creamy, potato chowder style soup, loaded with dill pickles and a heck of a lot of flavor, Dill Pickle Soup is unforgettable!
Creamy, potato chowder style soup, loaded with dill pickles and a heck of a lot of flavor, I can pretty much guarantee that you've never tasted anything like this!

Every so often, you run across a recipe that grabs your attention and simply doesn't let go. The first time I saw Dill Pickle Soup mentioned, I did a double-take and wondered what on earth it would taste like. Then I heard some friends raving about this soup and decided I needed to try it myself.

Cathy from Noble Pig created this recipe and it is truly the most unique soup I have ever tasted. We are almost entirely a family of pickle lovers and this soup is a dream come true for pickle lovers. My oldest son took his second bite of this soup and declared this soup to be his new lunch choice for his birthday meal. This is a BIG deal in our house, because on your birthday you get to choose all the meals for the day. Lots and lots of thought goes into these choices all year long.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fluffy, Creamy, Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy, Creamy, Not-Too-Sweet, Absolutely Perfect Whipped Chocolate Frosting recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
This Fluffy, Creamy, Not-Too-Sweet, Absolutely Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is truly the best chocolate frosting I've ever tasted. Given the chance, I could have done some serious damage to the bowl without even slathering it on the cake. This is everything I wanted in a perfect chocolate buttercream.

We are smack in the middle of "birthday season" in our house these days. (We have birthdays in September, October, November, and December.) As you might guess, this adds up to plenty of cake and lots of special requests for meals. My middle boy turned 9 this weekend and requested his favorite white cake with lots of "fluffy" chocolate icing.

I played with a couple different ideas for the frosting before I realized that the flavor I wanted was only going to happen with melted chocolate versus cocoa powder. (I should have remembered that from the chocolate ice cream recipes this summer. Real chocolate makes everything better!) Not that frostings made with cocoa powder aren't delicious, but they simply weren't resulting in the ultimate creamy and fluffy frosting that I imagined.

This is such an easy frosting, you might wind up grinning every bit as big I am did when you taste it for the first time. This is going to be my go-to chocolate frosting for years to come!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews for Fall

10 Slow Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes by Barefeet In The Kitchen

There is no time of year when I love my Crock-Pot more than in the fall and winter months. Delicious foods simmering all day as I busy myself with a million fun things and forget about making dinner, what's not to love? I've lined up ten of our favorite Slow Cooked Soup Recipes for you today. I hope you love them every bit as much as we do!

Are you ready for cooler temperatures? I am beyond ready for winter weather and all of our favorite fall foods that come with it! Soups and stews make regular appearances on our table throughout the fall and winter. The weather here in Phoenix is finally cooling and I'm looking forward to some long awaited beautiful days. Despite the fact the forecast here in the southwest is still in the 90s for the rest of the week, I keep reminding myself that fall is on the way, one warm bowl of soup at a time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Beef and bacon all wrapped up in a perfect little cheese topped meatball. Are you at all surprised that my kids went absolutely nuts over these Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs?

I served the meatballs on their own with a whole bunch of cut up veggies and ranch dip. (We are super fancy like that.) However, my oldest was quick to point out that these meatballs would make the world's greatest burger if I served them in a bun. I'm thinking that they would also be delicious with a side of barbecue sauce and some roasted potato wedges. I already have them on the menu again for next month!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

How To Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Mix recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
All of your favorite oatmeal toppings and mix-ins are stirred together dry and then stored in the pantry for easy breakfasts that the kids can make on their own. I don't know why it never occurred to me to try microwaving our oatmeal before now, but this is one seriously kicked up instant oatmeal. Ready to eat in just a few minutes, we ate this Homemade Instant Oatmeal for breakfast three times last week!

If you aren't a fan of microwave cooking, this is also a great shortcut for stove-top oatmeal. I use about 1 1/2 cups of water for every cup of the oatmeal mix when cooking it on the stove. Having all of our favorite oatmeal mix-ins already together and waiting in the cupboard is a great timesaver whether we use the microwave or the stove.

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