Soup Recipes

When I thing of soup, I think comfort food. When I’m chilled to the bone, I’m looking for hot thick soup like my Simple Butternut Squash Soup Recipe.

When I’m sick or don’t feel good, please give me one of my chicken soup recipes. And when it’s summer time and really hot outside, I’m looking to make one of my favorite cold soups like my Gazpacho Soup Recipe

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Gazpacho Soup Recipe

July 22, 2012 1 Comment
Gazpacho Soup Recipe

“Waiter, my soup is cold!” This is a great gazpacho recipe for anyone who loves fresh summer flavors! Gazpacho is a tomato-based veggie soup that is a great summer time recipe when you have fresh vegetables readily available in the kitchen. Soup in the summer? For those who don’t know, gazpacho is a Spanish dish (and […]

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Tortilla Soup Recipe

July 22, 2012 9 Comments
Tortilla Soup Recipe

The Very Best Tortilla Soup Recipe My neighbor gave me this recipe for Tortilla Soup with shredded chicken after she served it at an ice skating party at their house. Her husband, a pilot, builds a skating ring every year in their backyard with two by fours and a huge sheet of plastic. (there may […]

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Classic Mexican Posole Recipe

March 26, 2012 13 Comments
Classic Mexican Posole Recipe

Paula’s Posole I already have a recipe for posole from years ago but now I want to share with you Paula’s posole recipe. Paula is a native Mexican and wonderful cook. She has been teaching me some of her favorite Mexican dishes and cooking techniques and this is one of my favorites. I have learned […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

March 1, 2012 5 Comments
Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

What To Do With Leftover Broccoli Stems & Stalks We steam a lot of broccoli in our house. My oldest daughter Nell especially enjoys steamed broccoli but mostly the florets and not the stems. Then there are times when a recipe just calls for the broccoli florets and not the stems. So what do you […]

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Cantaloupe with Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Recipe

August 2, 2011 1 Comment
Cantaloupe with Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Recipe

Cantaloupe – A Little History & Knowledge by contributing food writer Chef Mark Vogel The Seeds of Columbus In 1493 Christopher Columbus embarked on his second voyage to the New World with 17 ships and 1200 men.  His goals were to search for new territories and establish colonies.  His route took him through the Lesser […]

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Is Chicken Stock the Same as Chicken Broth?

June 10, 2011 72 Comments
Is Chicken Stock the Same as Chicken Broth?

The Difference Between Chicken Stock and Chicken Broth I am constantly asked, “What’s the difference between chicken stock and chicken broth?” Many cooks and chefs use the words “stock” and “broth” interchangeably.  I have done a lot of research on the subject to clear up this issue, both for myself and for my readers.  My […]

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Italian Sausage, Spinach and Artichoke Soup Recipe

January 21, 2011 1 Comment
Italian Sausage, Spinach and Artichoke Soup Recipe

Sausage + Spinach + Artichokes = One Great Soup This is a very easy to make soup that is perfect when you need a quick meal on a cold night like we are having here in Philadelphia. I completely changed this recipe around from one I found in a magazine my wife purchased at the […]

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Paula’s Turkey Soup Thanksgiving 2010

November 28, 2010 2 Comments
Paula’s Turkey Soup Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving Leftovers I’m sure everyone has their own version of post Thanksgiving turkey soup but I wanted to share with you this quick and easy version prepared by my friend Paula who is from Mexico and a wonderful cook teaching me the basics of authentic Mexican cuisine. This is a true what’s-on-hand recipe prepared with […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

November 15, 2010 10 Comments
Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Soup We invited some friends over on Friday to enjoy some good food served with some great bottles of wine. My buddy Marc B was sitting on a bottle of 1990 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape and itching to open so we gave him an opportunity. There were 8 adults […]

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Lobster Bisque Recipe

October 4, 2010 0 Comments
Lobster Bisque Recipe

How to Prepare a Great Lobster Bisque at Home Bisques are a type of soup, historically based on crustaceans, (crayfish, lobster, shrimp, or crab), that are thickened in one of a myriad of ways, and then finished with cream. Naturally, bisques are smooth, creamy, and rich. But the flavor of the base seafood should be […]

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