Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sausage Pumpkin soup recipe

 Sausage Pumpkin soup recipe… A recipe from a coworker it's her FAVORITE SOUP!  Looking forward to trying it this fall:)

Original recipe makes 7 servings: 
1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced (I use chorizo)
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 pounds pumpkin puree (large 28 oz can)
1/4 cup maple syrup
7 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/8 cup heavy cream
Cook diced sausage in skillet with 2 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes.
Add onion and cook until soft. Add thyme and pumpkin and cook 5 minutes.
Add syrup, broth, and brown sugar. Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes, or until pumpkin OR potatoes are tender.
In blender puree soup in batches. Return to pan and stir in cream and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Warm but do not boil. Serve immediately.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

sticky buns

Here is the wonderful sticky bun recipe I made for the track brunch after distance run today. 

2loaves of frozen bread dough
1 stick butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 package butterscotch pudding (cook and serve, not instant)

Cut partially thawed bread loaf into 8 pieces, each loaf. Melt butter, sugar and pudding over medium heat. Put 8 pieces into bundt cake pan. Pour half of caramel sauce over. Put last 8 pieces in and remaining sauce. Keep in frig overnight. In am bake 45-50 min at 350. 

I doubled the recipe. My issue was that the dough rose too high for the pan it was in. I had sticky sauce all over the refrigerator this am. I transferred everything to one of those huge aluminum turkey roasting pans. It worked great. I might cut the dough into more than 8 next time the pieces were huge. 

A real Keeper. Thank Kelly.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Low Sodium Recipes

In light of Mom's recent heart procedure and in an effort to help her (and us) become more aware of very Low Sodium recipes I thought I'd start a post  As Mom will hopefully be making the rounds of family visits as planned, I know we all struggle with finding good recipes for her and still our families want to eat, while going about our busy lives  If we find something we like let's post it here.  As well as things to avoid or good substitutions:)  Thanks in advance:)