Is there anything better on a cold winter day than a big bowl of hearty ham and potato soup? True, there is some close competition from white bean and ham soup. Come to think about it, both versions are at the top of my list.
This recipe is for the potato and ham variety. You can use either a leftover ham bone and some ham from a glazed ham or you can use a meaty ham shank. You could even use a ham hock, but the hocks aren't as meaty as the shanks, so if you use hocks, you'll likely need extra ham.
Do like garlic? Do you like chicken? Then you'll love garlic chicken, a classic recipe of chicken parts that have been browned in olive oil, then cooked with white wine and garlic. It's also known as "40 Clove Chicken" because that's how many garlic cloves you'll use to make the dish.
Making homemade chicken stock is easy! Not only do you save money because you don't have to buy boxed stock, the stock itself is so much healthier for you because of all the iron, collagen, and vitamin-rich marrow from the bones.
There are several ways to make chicken stock. Three of our favorite methods are presented here. The first method uses the leftover bones from a chicken carcass and vegetables (which means it's practically free), and takes several hours of slow cooking. We often use this method when we've roasted a chicken and have a leftover carcass. It's a great way to not let good bones go to waste.