I don't consider myself a cook. And I'm for sure not a baker. My husband will attest that I'm almost worthless when it comes to following a recipe. But I try and sometimes it works out anyway.
Every Thursday for many years now, Steve and I have hosted "Survivor Night". As in, the day after Survivor airs, we invite fellow fans over for dinner and to watch the show on TiVo. In the off-season, we go back over previous seasons, or simply find another show or movie to watch. It started out as small crowd of 2-3 couples. Now, we could have as many as 20 people show up on any given Thursday. It's so fun and we look forward to it every week.
Given my lack of skill in the kitchen, I'm so thankful this group of friends isn't picky, or they're at least understanding when my dinner experiments don't go super well.
I've tried A LOT of recipes over the years and there are some definite favorites. They make the repeat list if they're tasty, cost-effective, and relatively easy to make. I'm happy to share the winners with you.
Tuscan Sausage Soup
This might be my favorite soup recipe ever. It's easy, delicious, serves 12+, and makes great leftovers. The original recipe can be found here.