My Jim’s Taco Soup recipe was inspired a few years ago by my friend Carol’s recipe. It contains a little less fat, and a few changes in canned food ingredients. It is delicious, though, and I serve it with tortilla chips on the side. I think you’ll love this Tex-Mex soup!
Pat Duncan first cooked her original beef-vegetable soup recipe for me in 2004, and this recipe for Jim’s Beef-Vegetable Soup is a compilation of what I like, with a few things she added to hers. She even likes to add sliced okra to hers. Anyway, I thank her for the inspiration for a most delicious soup!
Today is the coldest day so far this Fall in East Texas, and I had planned on making this soup later in the week. However, if my mother were alive, she might be asking me to make some of this Big Noodle Chicken Soup today. She loved big noodles and lots of them in her chicken soup. So, today I dedicate this soup to my mother. By the way, Mother, it’s as good today as it was in 2000 when I first made this for you. God bless you!
This particular batch was made using raw boneless, skinless, chicken strips, which I cut up into bite-sized pieces. I knew that single leftover carrot and celery stalk would come in handy, too. Yummy!
If you’re on a low-fat diet and love using your slow cooker, you should really like this flavorful, robust Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.
On October 7, 2012, I posted the above mentioned recipe. This morning I realized that the printed recipe didn’t contain one of my last-minute additions to the soup: an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce. The original post has been updated to point to the revised recipe. Sorry for the error!
Coconut Triple Cream Sensation This moist, creamy, flavorful cake has the best taste and texture of any coconut cake I’ve ever eaten. I have had multiple repeat requests to make this cake for covered dish luncheons in my community. People can’t believe me when I tell them it’s made from a boxed cake and canned frosting! Tell me if you agree.
Aunt Georgia’s Pecan Pie After trying half a dozen different recipes for the “best” pecan pie over the years, I always come back to this recipe from my Aunt Georgia of Abilene, Texas. She got the recipe in the 1950s from a lady at church. Let me know what you think of it after you’ve tried it, please?
Jim’s Meat Loaf with Sweet Sauce I used hints from my own mother and a recipe I found on the internet to inspire me for this delicious meat loaf. It is moist, full of flavor, has a sweet sauce on top, and will leave you wanting more. Don’t you agree?
Favorite Italian Vegetable Soup Especially favored during cool months, this delicious warming soup is good all year round. It’s meatless, but I’ve never had a vegetable soup this good. When I served samples of this to some of my neighbors, along with several other soups, they always told me this one was their favorite. Let me know if it becomes your favorite, too.