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Sep. 30, 2012 3:19 am 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2012 10:14 pm

I have sold my house in Kentucky and have moved to my new home in Titusville, Florida, closer to my family. Although I have lived in Florida for 35 years, grew up most of my life here, I have been gone for 15 years. I think the hardest part of adjusting will be missing the seasonal changes of up North. It’s the first week of Fall and it’s still hitting 90 degrees here in the afternoon! Palm trees don’t change colors in the Fall so I am missing all the colors of the autumn  leaves of KY! And I have been craving homemade bean soup….at least my taste buds can get a little taste of Fall!

As an ALLRECIPES BRAND AMBASSADOR, this month one of our activities is to create a personal recipe for Al Fresco Chicken Sausage. I have used this sausage in the past and was pleasantly surprised about how tasty it is, especially the fresh sausage! Sometimes, the selection of flavors is limited in some grocery stores because this product is so new but I was happy to find a new flavor that I hadn’t seen before!Image


Since bean soup can be pretty bland, I decided to brighten up the flavor with this spicy sausage! I decided to remove the casings and just saute the meat into crumbles to add to the soup which was very tasty. This sausage is quite spicy so if you have small children or others sensitive to spicy foods, you may want to reserve the crumbles and just add it into the hot soup to those who can handle the heat! You could also use other flavors of AL FRESCO sausage, like the Sweet Italian Chicken sausage and I think it would work just fine!



So if you craving a taste of Fall….check out this soup!

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Sep. 30, 2012 4:17 am
Good morning Cindy! I would miss the seasonal changes very much, also, but like you said your taste buds don't need to miss out on the flavors of Fall! I have a HUGE pot of chili on the stove right now simmering. My daughter and my "Otro Hijo" (other son aka Mexican son) and his family are coming for lunch. Nothing says Fall like a pot of soup to me. I just saw this sausage in the store Friday and was wondering about it. Now I just might have to give it a try.
Sep. 30, 2012 5:56 am
Looks delicious!
Sep. 30, 2012 6:03 am
Well done Cindy. That bean soup looks so good. Think I'll make some today.
Sep. 30, 2012 6:43 am
I can't wait for a good chill in the air, this looks great Cindy!
Deb C 
Sep. 30, 2012 6:45 am
That looks perfect for a crisp fall day. Thanks for sharing!
Sep. 30, 2012 6:49 am
Great job, Cindy!
Sep. 30, 2012 6:52 am
thanks Cindy for pinning this recipe-- love white beans-judy-
Sep. 30, 2012 7:03 am
Great looking soup Cindy. I bet the hubby would like it. I am glad to welcome you to Florida, and we're so close now. I know you'll miss fall, but really we do have fall here, all winter long, just wait...you'll see the colors, in December...lol.
Sep. 30, 2012 8:46 am
I love soup! Glad you have settled in. I would miss the seasons. Guess you could always come visit those of us where the leaves change color :)
Sep. 30, 2012 3:06 pm
I know what you mean about fall, Cindy! I transplanted from Kentucky 20 years ago, and I still miss having 4 seasons, instead of two. We have hot and hotter, here in San Antonio! I love bean soup, too, so I will add your recipe. Thanks!
Sep. 30, 2012 5:00 pm
While you may have to reaclimate, you will not miss the need to shovel yourself out to walk Marley! Your soup sounds quite good. Crank up the AC or ceiling fans and pretend it is chilly while you enjoy your soup.
Sep. 30, 2012 8:39 pm
Thanks for all the nice comments, Everyone! Marley says arf! arf! too! XOXO
Oct. 2, 2012 5:37 am
Hi CIndy. What I like best about Fall is the cooler weather and eating soup. Your photos look stellar. I hope everyone in your family is adjusting to the Florida weather. BTW I love the photo of Marley. So cute.
Oct. 2, 2012 7:46 am
Welcome back to Florida. I have lived in Tallahassee most of my life and we get a "little" change of seasons here. I love bean soup, have never tried that brand but will if I can find it at my local grocery store. We're getting a Trader Joe's here but not until late this year or early next year. Thanks for the recipe.
Oct. 2, 2012 10:17 am
I had to chuckle at the spiciness caution for children...my nephew & niece(5 & 2.5) actually tell you "I like spicy" and will ask for hot sauce if they see you put it on your own food. It's all about exposure--it's a 1/2 Indian household--don't underestimate those young tastebuds (but don't fry them, either, LOL). We keep plain yogurt or sour cream on hand to cool things down for them as needed.
Oct. 2, 2012 1:30 pm
Cindy, welcome back to FL. I'm near you in Altamonte springs. I just bought dried beans today in the grocery store. Love bean soup and I have some ham in the freezer. Been thinking it for several days...
Oct. 2, 2012 3:24 pm
Hello Cindy! As a life long Kentuckian, I could not imagine missing these Falls and springtime.
Oct. 4, 2012 6:05 am
Nice blog Cindy - I am still waiting for soup weather here is southern California. Looks like I will be waiting a long time! I may have to crank up the A/C and pretend.
Oct. 5, 2012 10:41 pm
Ah, finally a slight chill in the air here in central CA. Your soup sounds yummy, I love Al Fresco sausages! So glad to hear you are doing well, I know your story, Cindy :)
Oct. 6, 2012 10:06 am
Hi Cindy! Hope you are settling nicely into your new home! Sending you hugs and visions of Sugar Maples in their fiery red & orange glory! Bean soup is just the thing to ring in Autumn! Nice job!
Oct. 12, 2012 7:01 am
Dear One, I didn't know you had moved. And here I thought we'd be closer now that we've in OH! Oh, well - maybe we'll get to Florida this winter. You soup, btw, sounds delish!
Nov. 7, 2012 10:14 pm
Mmmmm- your soup looks good! I also didn't know you were moving. I hope it all goes well and you and Marley have settled in nicely. I'm sure you will enjoy the familiarity of your home state as well as having family around. I continue to enjoy my latest hobby (quilting) while it's much more expensive then sewing, it's not as fattening! Talk to you later!
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Down here in Central Coast Florida since late Aug. 2012. I still cook and bake and its so good to be around family again!
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There is just one of me but I do cook dinner almost every night. I love easy dishes on the nights I really don't feel like cooking. Grandmommy Capps lived in Rocky Mount, NC....Sundays were a holiday! Dinner was at 2pm. Leftovers were snacks later(dark thirty)....she was a great biscuit and piemaker. Being the oldest of 23 grandchildren, I was the BEST dishwasher! Hand wash everything in a washpan! I know....you've never heard of it??? You need one to play as your wash sink,and then you rinse in the kitchen sink.....It was fun.....no air dry either....someone had to dry ALL the dishes! I love my Sis for that!
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We have ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and corn muffins on New Year's Day for good luck! Peanut blossums are my favorite cookie for Christmas!
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"Banana Crumb Muffins" were delicious & gorgeous,looked store-bought!
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I have left the neck(in the bag) in the turkey in the past 5 years! I should know better! Always rememember to check BOTH ends of the turkey before you cook it! I'm Blonde...Sheesh!!
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