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Wow~ I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted any recipes since the last of November. The holidays were busy but GOOD! Lot’s of family and friends, lots of cooking and baking!

It is so cold here, and I have been wanting nothing BUT warm comfort food, so I promise to be sharing some good ones!


Have a blessed and Happy New Year!



This recipe for Texas Tortilla Soup belongs in everyone’s kitchen.  It is so unique, so different, and so good.  It seems like it would be difficult to make but it is not.   Trust me~ You will LOVE this one!

What You Need

1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 small can green chilies, drained

2 15-ounce cans chicken broth
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch,
1/4 cup cold water

10 corn tortillas

vegetable oil
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, diced

Grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese
Sour cream

Make It!!

  1. Puree the cilantro, garlic, onion, chilies, and tomatoes in a blender or food processor.  Pour the pureed mixture into a heavy saucepan. 
  2. Add the cumin, salt, and broth to the puree and bring the soup to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer slowly for about one hour.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water.  Stir dissolved cornstarch into soup.  Add the chicken and bring back to a simmer.
  4. Cut tortillas into 1/2-inch wide strips and fry in hot oil until crisp.  Drain the fired chips on paper towels
  5. To serve, garnish the soup with shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, and salsa.

Note: If you don’t want to go through the trouble of doing the corn tortillas, you can use just tortilla chips, It is STILL good this way!!

 This makes about 10 cups.

Mangia~ as Always!