Soups & Stews

Homemade Turkey Stock, in quart mason jar Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock

Posted on Nov 12, 2018
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Homemade Turkey Stock, essential for Thanksgiving dinner ~ to add to the roasting pan, for gravy, to moisten stuffing and for leftover recipes the next day.  It’s the power horse ingredient for the big day! When I was a kid, my dad always had a pot simmering on the stove at the holidays with turkey …

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Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup 

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Posted on Apr 14, 2018
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Smoky ham and white bean soup made easy in the Instant Pot. I think my favorite thing to make in my Instant Pot so far, has been soup.  I’ve made a lot of soups and my pressure cooker is my go-to for making chicken stock (or bone broth, if you prefer).  Instant Pot Ham and White …

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Posted on Nov 2, 2017
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  I’m not sure why I wanted to make this Split Pea and Lentil Soup last week, but I’m glad I did.  Maybe I got a taste for it when the hot, humid streak finally ended and we had a taste of some fall weather.  I used to make this years ago and then I …

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Autumn Squash Purée

Autumn Squash Purée

Posted on Oct 27, 2017
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Pretty fancy name for, well, squash soup.  Doesn’t Autumn Squash Purée sound so much more appetizing?  I know my kids, and winter squash anything is not gonna fly with them.  But I keep making this roasted butternut squash soup anyway because it’s fall, the market is filled with locally grown squash, and I like this …

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Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
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I have had a bounty of fresh tomatoes all summer long, and into fall, from our local farmstand.  I’ve put up pints of tomato sauce and quarts for the freezer.  But guys, this Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque is my fave right now. I opted to roast the tomatoes first, adds great flavor and it softens them up …

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Instant Pot Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
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Instant Pot Pho Ga, classic Vietnamese chicken noodle soup made easy in the pressure cooker.  Authentic tasting pho at home, as good as your favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  One of my favorite things ever, of all time, is Vietnamese pho ~ pronounced “fuh”, not “fo”.  I could eat a steaming bowl of this Vietnamese noodle soup …

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Summer miestrone in bowl with spoon Summer Minestrone

Summer Minestrone

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
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Summer Minestrone soup, with fresh seasonal tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and corn.  It’s summer in full swing here in Missouri which means hot, hot, hot.  Why on earth did I want to make soup last week?  Because the markets are full of fresh, local produce.  Corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and more.  I was thinking why not …

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Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Posted on Mar 14, 2017
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Irish Beer Cheese Soup ~ if you’ve never had, you’re in for a treat.  I recently had some cheddar beer soup from my grocery and man, was it good.  With St. Pat’s Day coming up  and all things Irish in the air, I decided to tweak that midwestern version by using some Irish beer and …

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Potato Leek Soup Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Posted on Jan 18, 2017
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Classic potato leek soup ~ simple and delicious with potatoes, leeks and chicken stock, inspired by Julia Child. A few weeks ago, out to lunch with Meathead, I had a cup of potato leek soup that was so good in it’s simplicity.  I’ve never really thought about making it at home, but I’ve been craving …

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Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

Posted on Dec 20, 2016
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Kale and cannellini bean soup ~ simple, healthy and rustic soup, with Tuscan kale and white cannellini beans. I first posted this Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup about a year and a half ago, when I first started this blog.  I still love it, just made it today, and decided to update the photos. …

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