WE were tired of the same old vegetable soup and I had on hand some fish that needed to be cooked, so this was the creation of our favorite fish chowder. Occasionally, I enhance it still further by adding another vegetable, such as corn or peas, to add to color and nutrition.
I was drawn to the recipe because it was a preparation for two. There was no special occasion to serve this dish, but I made it often because my Mother, who was an excellent cook, loved it. She specifically wanted me to prepare it. I serve it either with noodles or rice.
Are you tired of the same old dinnertime fare? Then spice it up with a Malaysian-inspired chicken stew. Served on a bed of couscous, this recipe for two is as good as it gets. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
This chunky soup from Katherine Preiss of Penfield, Pennsylvania is full of flavor...and zip! “If you don’t want as much heat, you can eliminate the jalapeno pepper,” she notes. “To make it vegetarian, I omit the turkey and add a small can of garbanzo beans in the last few minutes of cooking.”