Chicken Noodle Soup is one of the most satisfying, easy to make, affordable, and nourishing meals on the planet. End of story. Visit to learn more.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Of all the soups I routinely make, chicken noodle soup happens most often.

Very often it is a spur-of-the-moment thing, usually the day after a roasted chicken dinner or when someone in the house isn’t feeling well. I believe strongly in the healing power of this soup.

You will only need this recipe one time – then you’ll know how to make it without thinking.

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Roast Turkey is easy and doesn't take that long when done right. Remember, the most important part of the day sits at the table, not on it. Visit to learn more.

Orphan’s Roast Turkey

Over the last twenty-five or thirty years, I’d guess we’ve given this roast turkey recipe to literally hundreds of people.

You see, my wife and I have hosted a Friendsgiving dinner more years than not since we were married. Before it became such a thing in our culture, we always called it the Orphan’s Thanksgiving. Not to imply you didn’t have parents but rather you were merely somewhere away from family. And people always ask for the recipe.

I know the memories we have, the people we’ve met, and the tables we’ve shared always outshone the food. But let me tell you: it really is an excellent recipe!

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Jambalaya is a stew of rice, meat, and vegetables with traditional New Orleans spices that is affordable, wholesome, and easy to make. Visit to learn more.

Suppertime Blues Jambalaya

Jambalaya is one of my top ten favorite foods. It’s delicious, simple to make, nourishing, and affordable.

Rice with meat, vegetables, and spices. It’s a common combination dish across so many different cultures. The spices vary, to be sure, and the meats and produce are more-or-less based on availability. But the concept is basically the same.

It’s also one of the great answers to the what should I do with these leftovers question.

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Learn how to roast a chicken and you'll eat for a week. It's easy, affordable, and super delicious. Visit to learn more.

Roasting a Chicken

You can tell a lot about a cook just by asking them, “How do you roast a chicken?” Not their fancier Julia method for dinner parties and in-laws but rather the everyday supper on the table method.

Me? I keep it pretty simple with perhaps the slightest bit of zhuzh. But even that’s descended from some laziness. (I’ll explain shortly.)

Know this: roasting a chicken is one of the easiest and most economical dishes out there once you get the hang of it.

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