Crockpot Cooking: Navy Beans with Ham (aka Senate Bean Soup)

My Mom used to make this all the time, and I’m guessing her mother made it pretty often, too. I’m just keeping up with tradition. The original Senate bean soup has 2 cups of mashed added at the end as … Continue reading

Ten Bean Soup with Ham Bone (or, another way to get in those Black-Eye Peas for the New Years!)

So, I’m sure you’ve heard that your supposed to eat Black-Eye Peas and Cabbage for the New Year’s, right?   The peas are for luck, and the green leaves of the cabbage symbolize money.  I’m not sure where this comes from, … Continue reading