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Summer miestrone in bowl with spoon

Summer Minestrone

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

Irish Beer Cheese Soup ~ Irish beer and Irish sharp cheddar cheese come together in this delicious creamy cold-weather soup and St. Patrick’s Day favorite! 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 …

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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

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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Overhead photo of soup pot with ladle full of soup.

Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup

Sweet-and-Sour Beef Cabbage Soup ~ simple and comforting old world soup made with beef short ribs, cabbage, allspice, brown sugar and red wine vinegar.  Almost as good as Cecil’s in Saint Paul, Minnesota! When we lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of our favorite spots was Cecil’s Deli.  Loved that place and ALWAYS got a …

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White chicken chili in serving bowl with dollop of sour cream.

White Christmas Chili

White Christmas Chili, easy white chicken chili with cannellini beans, chicken broth and green chilis.  Serve with sour cream and fresh cilantro. I’ll say one thing about Minnesota ~ it’s unbelievably cold in the winter, but the people make the best of it and get outside as much as possible.  I hated the bitter cold …

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Turkey noodle soup with spoon in white bowl.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Old-fashioned turkey noodle soup, using your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, carcass and all. I made two soups with Thanksgiving leftovers, mainly the turkey.  Turkey Curry Soup and Turkey Noodle Soup.  Both were really good and both are all gone.  This turkey noodle soup is a great way to use up a bunch of what you already had …

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Summer Corn Chowder in a bowl with spoon.

Summer Corn Chowder

Seasonal corn chowder with summer sweet corn, simmering the cobs to extract all the flavor for the chowder base, with potatoes and onions and a little kick from jalapeño.   I love when the sweet corn comes in, here in the midwest.  You practically don’t even need to cook it.  The farm stands are a …

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