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chilled corn and basil soup

Chilled Corn And Basil Soup

Many people love soups but find them difficult and often time-consuming to make. But I’ve got you covered– blender soups are the answer. Here is an incredibly easy and flavorful chilled corn and basil soup and it is perfect for summer. No-cook, chilled blender soups are so effortless to make, it almost feels like cheating. […]

chicken orzo soup

Chicken Orzo Soup

The saying chicken soup is good for the soul is one I’ve always loved. What’s funny about that phrase is that when you Google it what pops up the most in the search is Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, two motivational speakers who, in 1993, had the simple idea that people could help each other by […]

Cioppino

Cioppino Seafood Stew

Ina Garten’s authentic Cioppino is outrageously good and truthfully, I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Cioppino, a classic tomato-based seafood stew loaded with shrimp, cod, mussels, scallops, and clams, is a healthy stew (or soup) that’s surprisingly easy to whip up in just about an hour. San Francisco is where Cioppino was invented way […]

wedding soup with meatballs

Wedding Soup With Meatballs

Its original name in Italian is minestra maritata, which translates to “wedding soup”. But some say a more appropriate name would be, “wedded broths”—as in leafy green vegetables (minestra) blended with meat (maritata). The marriage in this soup isn’t referring to the marriage between two people like many believe, but rather to the dish’s nuanced flavors between […]

pasta e fagioli

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Pasta e fagioli is one of the most famous dishes in the entire Italian repertoire. This well-known rustic soup is a nourishing dish that falls somewhere between a soup and a pasta. Pasta e fagioli is a traditional meal with a rich history and is incredibly worthy of making at home, if you’ve not done so before. Pasta e fagioli, […]

chicken kreplach

Chicken Kreplach Soup

Chicken kreplach soup is a dish my husband has asked me to develop for a while now. Kreplach (pronounced krep-lakh) or “krepel” if singular, is the Yiddish name for the traditional triangular pieces of dough filled with ground meat or chicken, similar to dumplings. Also known as “Jewish wontons“, kreplach, just like Chinese dumplings, can be boiled and served in chicken soup […]

tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup is good for the soul they say and I believe it. Chicken tortilla soup is one of the most representative dishes of the Mexican gastronomy and it’s one I’ve loved for ages. Also known as “sopa azteca“, which means “soup of the Aztecs,” the exact origin of this famous soup is unknown, although many assume […]

chilled cucumber yogurt soup

Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup

One of my closest friends hates chilled soup. I think of her every single time I make one. This is my chilled cucumber yogurt soup, a long-time favorite of my whole family, but especially my younger son. Like many memories, the years are a bit blurred, I can’t recall how old my son was when […]

tomato soup

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a quintessential American comfort food. Native to western South America and Central America, tomatoes, a member of the nightshade family, did not arrive in Europe till the early 1500s. Bright shiny tomatoes were thought to be poisonous by Europeans. In Europe, tomatoes were planted as ornamental curiosities, but not for consumption. The […]

Summer artichoke soup

Spring Artichoke Soup

I’ve always loved artichokes. A simple steamed artichoke with a side of melted butter is a true indulgence.  My mom made them for me like this as a kid, not all that often, but when she did, they were a real treat. Artichokes are themselves a very versatile vegetable and can be used to make […]

chicken soup with matzo balls

Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls (The Quick Method)

Sometimes shortcuts in cooking are needed and that’s totally ok. This is my chicken soup with matzo balls, the quick method. By “quick“, I mean faster, but it does not mean ready in 30 minutes. Many people love the idea of 30-minute meals, I totally get that and I try to blog about what I […]

Tuscan tortellini soup

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This is a new(ish) family favorite. The best part, it pleases all. My husband and I love soup and my kids love pasta. The marriage is perfect. This Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow-cooker meal that is mostly effortless. A tomato-based soup is a great go-to option for me year-round. Tomatoes provide a great […]

French onion soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not healthy food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it. This recipe is worth it. In fairness, it’s not the soup […]

butternut squash soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste it. All those wonderful, familiar, harvest comfort foods together on one table. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far, centered around what I love to do most: cook and eat. Thanksgiving first began in 1621 with a shared meal between the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians. It […]

green gazpacho

Summer Green Gazpacho

Nothing says summer to me like chilled soup. As I mentioned in a post last year, my family lives on gazpacho. I make my quick gazpacho year-round, as it is a family go-to even when the weather turns California cold.  In the summer, I make double batches. Any time of year, it is a wonderful, healthy go-to snack […]

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