Pea soup
Recipe type: comfort food
This is one of the easiest winter comfort foods to make. I just use the same recipe on the bag of split peas my mother always used, with just a few tweaks.
  • 1 pound dry split peas, rinsed
  • A small smoked ham or shoulder
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3-4cloves garlic, sliced or minced
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 6 -8 cups of water (sometimes I use half chicken broth)
  1. Place all in a large pot, bring to boil and simmer until tender. Skim foam off if there is a lot of it.
Recipe by Maine Morsels at