stout beer beef stew

Stout Beer Beef Stew | Melanie Makes

Large pieces of stew meat and root vegetables float lazily in a broth flavored with stout beer.  The perfect bowl of comfort to see you through a never ending winter, this Stout Beer Beef Stew will leave your belly full and your taste buds happy. If there’s one dish that my husband is truly enamored […]

Beer Braised Beanless Chili

Beer Braised Beanless Chili | Melanie Makes

Beer braised chili without a bean in sight!  Rich tomato sauce, smoky barbecue sauce and a bit of hot sauce combine to create this quick chili that’s perfect for a week night or any night! We are definitely in full-on soup mode around here these days.  Two rounds of polar vortex type cold coupled with […]

Cherry Tomato and Tortellini Soup

Cherry Tomato and Tortellini Soup | Melanie Makes

The quickest soup you’ll ever create yet it’s packed with so much flavor.  A broth full of burst cherry tomatoes, cheese filled tortellini, rounds of green onions and ribbons of basil make this a soup you’ll make over and over again. So, here’s a fun story for you…   On Halloween weekend, I took it […]

easy chicken and dumpling soup

Easy Chicken and Dumpling Soup | Melanie Makes

Nothing beats the chill of a winter’s day like a bowl of this hearty Easy Chicken and Dumpling Soup!  Carrots, potatoes, celery and onions combine with browned pieces of chicken, while pillowy clouds of parsley studded dumplings float atop the surface. I had another post planned for today but really, with weather as cold as […]

slow cooker chipotle chicken soup

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup | Melanie Makes

What’s cooler than being cool?  Ice cold!  Or rather, more than half the country including my beloved city of Cleveland.  We woke up to a temperature of -8 and a windchill of -40.  ACK!  If there’s any day that soup should be on your menu, it’s today!  This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup is warming […]