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Fresh Tomato Soup

By admin / September 19, 2017

The end of summer always offers great big boxes of fresh tomatoes at discounted prices. Homemade sauce and tomato soup are on the menu when this happens. Here’s a nice recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup. I like it both chunky and smooth depending on my mood. Get the recipe by clicking next below.

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15 Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

By admin / June 6, 2017

This is a nice recipe for curry lovers.  This soup recipe is quick and easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or as an entree. Give this super flavorful recipe a try.  15-minutes and you will have a Coconut Curry Noodle Soup that rivals your favorite Thai restaurant. Click next to get […]

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Brazilian Shrimp Soup

By admin / June 4, 2017

I will admit that I don’t know anything much about Brazilian food, but this recipe caught my eye. Everything about it sounds delicious. The ingredient that surprised me most about this recipe is the coconut milk. I didn’t know that coconut milk was used in Brazilian cuisine. I haven’t yet tried this recipe, but I […]

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Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

By admin / April 4, 2017

This spaghetti and meatball soup is the ultimate comfort food!  Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs. This recipe is perfect to make when you are looking to get that great spaghetti and meatball comfort food feeling but are looking to change things up a bit. I sometimes make this delicious soup a few days after we’ve […]

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Easy French Onion Soup

By admin / March 30, 2017

This is a quick and easy French Onion Soup recipe that can be made and served either as a meal or as an appetizer. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups sliced onions 4 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 2 tablespoons dry sherry (optional) 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper […]

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Mexican Chicken Soup

By admin / March 17, 2017

Everyone loves chicken soup and everyone has a family recipe. Basic chicken soup is great but sometimes I like to change things up and make my chicken soup really flavorful. This recipe for Mexican Chicken soup is a recipe full of flavor. It serves as a meal because it is really hearty. I love it. […]

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Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

By admin / September 16, 2016

Soup season is upon us! Yeah! This hearty, spicy, Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tortellini soup is a perfect one-pot meal on a cool evening. I am one of those who loves high impact flavors so when I make this soup, I use hot Italian sausage and add extra spice by adding some cayenne pepper.  When combined with […]

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Lasagna Soup

By admin / September 12, 2016

Lasagna is one of our favorite pasta dishes, but it can be a hassle to make, considering you have to cook the noodles and prepare all the different layers individually. Thankfully, it’s easy to get the classic lasagna flavors we love in an easy, one-pot soup that’ll have you coming back for more! Filled with […]

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Tortellini Soup

By admin / May 19, 2016

Ingredients 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon butter 2 (14 oz) cans of chicken broth 8 oz. Cheese tortellini 1 (15 oz.) can chopped spinach, undrained 1 (14 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained & cut up Grated Parmesan cheese Directions In large saucepan, over medium-high heat: cook garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes. Add broth and […]

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

By admin / April 30, 2016

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, woody ends broken off and cut into 1-2 inch pieces 1/2 cup frozen peas Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth […]

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Butternut Squash Tom Yum Soup

By admin / April 27, 2016

I made this Butternut Squash Tom Yum soup this evening for dinner. This soup combines two of my favorite soups – butternut squash soup and tom yum soup. The combination is a very nice mix of sweet butternut squash and salty/spicy tom yum flavors. If you don’t own an immersion blender, you should consider getting […]

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Ginger Meatball Soup

By admin / September 10, 2015

  Light, fresh, and delicious, this ginger meatball soup is the perfect light lunch or start to your dinner. Add snow peas, carrots, and water chestnuts to make a heartier soup, or add rice instead of egg noodles. Ingredients 1 pound ground pork 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 piece of ginger (about 1 inch), peeled and finely […]

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Smoky Gazpacho

By admin / May 18, 2015

As the weather turns warmer and local farm markets start to sell their produce, I begin to think of lighter, healthier foods.  Smoky Gazpacho is a fresh and delicious soup which can be served chilled or room temperature.  The smoky flavor makes this gazpacho super flavorful. Ingredients 2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes 1 orange bell […]

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Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho

By admin / April 29, 2015

Trying to eat healthy has its challenges. Finding “real” food that hasn’t been altered or preserved by chemicals is tricky as well.  This delicious Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho is both healthy and uses only real, simple ingredients. Ingredients 1 perfectly ripe avocado 1 cucumber: skin left on, seeds removed 2 small handfuls fresh basil 1 clove […]

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Italian Sausage Stew

By admin / February 9, 2015

Italian sausage, whether mild or spicy, packs great flavor. On a cold winter day, this recipe is a nice change from the ordinary. This hearty Italian sausage stew makes for a stick-to-your-ribs meal. I like to spice it up by using spicy Italian sausage and a good hard hit of cayenne pepper. Ingredients 16 ounce […]

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Hamburger Soup

By admin / January 27, 2015

Every family must have a recipe for Hamburger soup.  This hearty soup can be made with most any ingredients and can be altered by taste or what is in your refrigerator.  I love this recipe and love that it can be made and served as a hearty meal or as a cup of soup with […]

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

By admin / November 3, 2014

  Stuffed Pepper Soup is a surprisingly easy and delicious soup that serves like a meal. I had stuffed pepper soup out in a restaurant near my son’s college last weekend and wondered how I got this far in life without having ever heard of it.  It is a delicious, hearty soup that is easy […]

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Tomato Gazpacho

By admin / August 13, 2014

Tomato Gazpacho is delightful and delicious but only if made with fresh ingredients (in my opinion). August, at least in New Jersey is the perfect time to make this recipe.  The farm stands are filled with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers celery, onions, and herbs. I often go to the farm stand and look for the […]

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Tomato Basil Soup

By admin / January 14, 2014

This Tomato Basil Soup is simple and quick to make and is hearty enough to be a main course if served with a salad or sandwich. Ingredients 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes or 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, diced 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans or fresh beans already cooked 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 […]

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Kale Soup

By admin / December 3, 2013

It is officially soup season and with the cold comes less time spent outdoors and moving…so with that in mind, here is a hearty, warm-your-bones, healthy soup that tastes great! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, minced 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 3 cups of kale, […]

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Summer Soup

By admin / April 19, 2013

Summer is around the corner, but there is no need to eliminate soup from your diet.  Soups are delicious and healthy food options.  Here is a Summer Soup that can be served hot or cold.  Alter it to include ingredients you enjoy. Ingredients 2-3 large tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 zucchini 1/4 cup sesame seeds […]

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Tom Yum Soup (Hot & Sour Thai Soup)

By admin / April 13, 2013

Tom Yum soup (Hot and Sour Thai soup) is one of my favorite soups.  It offers such a great number of distinct flavors which complement each other beautifully.  I love the fresh ginger, lime, lemongrass, and cilantro flavors contrasting with the spiciness of the red chilis! I order Tom Yum soup out almost every time […]

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Slow Cooker Pork with Noodles Soup

By admin / September 4, 2012

A day or two of cool weather and soup sounds good!  Slow cooker pork with noodles hits the spot.  This recipe is great for those who want to set it up and walk away.  This is a nice hearty soup packed with flavor.  I serve this slow cooker pork with noodles soup as a main […]

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Shrimp Gazpacho

By admin / July 19, 2012

  This gazpacho recipe offers a twist by adding shrimp.  Some refer to it as Agua Chile, however, the shrimp in this recipe are cooked, not raw. The spice level can be altered to taste.  Add a tablespoon of sour cream to cool it down if you’ve chosen to make it real spicy   Ingredients […]

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Olive Garden’s Pasta Fagioli

By admin / January 19, 2012

There is nothing like a big, hot, bowl of soup on a cold day.  The Olive Garden has some wonderful soups and I believe this Pasta Fagioli is one of them.  This is Pasta Fagioli is hearty enough to be served as the meal.  I like to serve it with a nice crusty Italian bread […]

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Potato Cheddar Soup

By admin / January 11, 2012

This Potato Cheddar Soup is a great soup for a cold day.  It takes just a short time to prepare and it is a hearty warm treat. Chicken broth can be replaced if you’d like to make this a vegetarian option. Ingredients 2 tbsp. butter or oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped […]

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Cauliflower Soup

By admin / December 8, 2011

Cauliflower soup?  Really?  Yes – believe it or not, it is delicious!  Making soup from cauliflower wouldn’t have ever entered my mind if it weren’t for the delicious soup served to me at a lunch at a local Thai restaurant.  We asked the owner what kind of soup we had just eaten and were stunned […]

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Thai Coconut Squash Soup

By admin / November 17, 2011

I am always looking for new recipes – especially healthy ones. Here’s a recipe for Thai Coconut Squash Soup. Healthy, flavorful, creamy, delicious! Ingredients 1 large butternut squash 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, peeled […]

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Italian Cabbage Soup

By admin / October 20, 2011

Italian Cabbage Soup is a staple meal in my house.  It is inexpensive, serves the family, and is easy to make – even at the last minute. There are many variations of Italian Cabbage Soup.  Some call for tomatoes, while others do not.  Feel free to alter this recipe to your taste. Ingredients 1 head […]

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Spinach Tortellini Soup

By admin / October 9, 2011

It’s hard not to love this recipe for Spinach Tortellini Soup.  This recipe is reminds me of Pasta e Fagioli but is more indulgent because of the tortellini.  Fresh spinach and freshly grated Parmesan cheese makes this recipe truly delightful. I love to serve a nice, warm, crusty bread with this soup. Ingredients 1 (10 […]

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Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli And Cheese Soup

By admin / October 6, 2011

Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli And Cheese Soup seems like a good idea when you wake up to 40 degree weather.  This Broccoli and Cheese Soup is a Panera Bread favorite.  A good hearty soup is always a good stick-to-the-ribs meal option when the weather turns.  To get the Panera Bread experience, serve this wonderful Broccoli And […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato Bisque

By admin / September 16, 2011

This recipe for Spice Sweet Potato Bisque is a “healthy recipe.”  Using reduced fat chicken broth and reduced fat coconut milk really cuts down on the fat and calories associated with this recipe.  The sweet spicy combination of flavors in this recipe is really a treat! Ingredients 4 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1/2 […]

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Sweet Potato Bisque

By admin / September 16, 2011

One 43 degree morning and I’m thinking of a warm bowl of soup.  This recipe for Sweet Potato Bisque will have you thinking ahead to the holidays.  Sweet potatoes are purchased only for holiday meals but they are in the stores now and can be used for all kinds of recipes.  This Sweet Potato Bisque is […]

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Spicy Gazpacho

By admin / August 16, 2011

It is the perfect time for Gazpacho.  Head on in to your local farm market and pick up these ingredients and you will have a delightful, healthy meal.  This gazpacho recipe is spicy, but you can adjust the spice to your taste.  Fresh vegetables are in abundance in the summer and a cold soup is […]

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Tuscany Tomato Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 4 tablespoons butter 4 carrots, peeled and finely diced 4 stalks celery, finely diced 3 medium onions, finely minced 3 (28-ounce) cans tomatoes with juice 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 cup minced fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Heat the oil and butter in a large […]

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Turkey Tortilla Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Though we all look forward to an indulgent turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, by the time Thanksgiving is over, most of us are done with turkey.  Even left-over turkey gets old.  This wonderful recipe for Turkey Tortilla Soup is a great way to use your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers without feeling like you are eating turkey again. […]

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Shrimp Bisque

By admin / March 7, 2011

This is my go-to bisque recipe. If I have shrimp shells, I make a stock by boiling the shrimp shells and then straining the broth. I use this broth instead of chicken soup base. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine – divided use 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion […]

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Quick Lobster Bisque

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of asparagus soup 1 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups diced cooked lobster 1/2 cup sherry 1/4 cup chopped green onion Directions In a saucepan, blend […]

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Quick Crab Bisque

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 quart half-and-half 3 tablespoons sherry 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 (6-ounce) cans crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed 1 tomato, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon butter Directions Cook frozen mixed vegetables according […]

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Potato Leek Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

This recipe for potato leek soup is easy to make and can be served as a hearty, chunky soup or as a creamed soup.  It can be served as your first course, along side a sandwich, or with a salad and a crusty bread as your entree.       Ingredients 3 medium boiling potatoes […]

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Pasta Fagioli

By admin / March 7, 2011

Pasta Fagioli was a staple in my house when I was growing up.  It was one of those soups that became a main meal with simply by adding a salad or a crusty bread. There are many recipes for Past Fagioli and you can switch ingredients or spices based on your personal tastes.  Below is […]

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Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

By admin / March 7, 2011

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana is an easy-to-make, flavorful soup that has a slight kick.  The Zuppa Toscana recipe is basically a potato soup recipe with fresh greens, some spicy sausage, and smoked bacon.  I’m sure that every Italian household had a Zuppa Toscana recipe because it uses inexpensive ingredients one might have in the house.  […]

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Nine Bean Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1 cup dried black beans 1 cup dried red beans 1 cup dried pinto beans 1 cup dried white beans 1 cup split green peas 1 (15.5-ounce) can navy beans, drained 1 (15.5-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained 1 (15.5-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained 1 pound diced cooked ham […]

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New England Clam Chowder

By admin / March 7, 2011

New England clam chowder is a summer favorite at my house.  This recipe for New England clam chowder is quick and easy to make and is great served before a meal or as a light lunch. New England clam chowder is a creamed soup which is potato based.  It is one of those recipes that […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Italian Wedding Soup  is a classic chicken soup.  It’s one of those comfort foods from my childhood.  I love Italian Wedding Soup served with a hard roll or a crusty piece of Italian bread. As with all recipes, you can alter it to fit your taste.  Any type of pasta works with this soup.  I […]

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French Onion Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

French Onion Soup has always been one of my favorites when I’m having dinner out.  I don’t make it often at home and yet it is amazingly fast and simple to make. You can make this recipe as indulgent as you like.  Usually when you get French Onion Soup out at a restaurant, if you […]

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Cajun Sausage Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 4 pounds sweet Italian sausage 1 large onion, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 6 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into small pieces 3 cans (32-ounces) tomato juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or to taste 1 […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon 1/2 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup carrots, julienned salt and pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar Directions Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted […]

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Black Bean Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 2 (16-ounce) cans black beans, undrained – divided use 1 cup water 1 teaspoon Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon Nonstick cooking spray 1 small onion, chopped 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1 cup bottled chunky salsa 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 1/3 cup plain yogurt (optional) […]

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Beef & Barley Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 2 pounds lean ground beef  2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onion 2 cups diced celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups cooked barley 8 cups beef broth 2 (14 to16-ounce) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup dry red wine 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt & pepper […]

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Asian Vegetable Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 3 cups water 1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth 1 (12-ounce) package extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice 2 tablespoons miso paste 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups chopped broccoli florets 1 cup snow peas, trimmed 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 2 packages […]

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Thai Peanut Soup

By admin / March 6, 2011

Ingredients 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup finely chopped celery 2 tablespoon finely chopped red sweet pepper 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon very finely chopped lemongrass (white portion only) or 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth (about 1 […]

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