Soups & Stews

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup 

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Posted on Apr 14, 2018
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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 Bean Soup is so easy and so good.  We love it. I used …

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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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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

Posted on Jan 18, 2017
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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 it ever since.  So, out came my Julia Child’s cookbook for inspiration and to see how to make …

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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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Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup

Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup

Posted on Dec 8, 2016
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When we lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of our favorite spots was Cecil’s Deli.  Loved that place and ALWAYS got a reuben and a cup of cabbage soup.  That soup ~ sweet and sour, with tender pieces of beef in a tomato-based broth with cabbage.  I crave that soup and recently stumbled on a …

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