Andean Potato and Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa)

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I have never cooked with queso fresco before. I saw some in Costco the other day, so I picked up a package. I bought 2 eight-ounce blocks, so you’ll probably see another cheese recipe or two before I use it up. Queso fresco (or “fresh cheese”), is mild, mellow and a bit salty and a […]

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Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

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This soup is delicious, incredibly satisfying and really quick to make. It’s definitely something that can be made on a weeknight and served with a nice loaf of rustic bread. Since the boys wouldn’t go near it (nothing new there), we had some soup left over and I actually thought it was better on the […]

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Broccoli and Pasta Soup

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I know that I have said this before, but sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the most basic ingredients. This is one of those recipes.

Before I got married, my wonderful mother-in-law (whom I really miss) gave me a number of cookbooks, and The Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan was one of […]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

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After all these years of blogging, I can’t believe I haven’t posted a classic chicken and rice soup recipe.   Well here it is!  This is a delicious, simple chicken soup and if you have a rotisserie chicken, the soup will come together in no time.   It’s perfect comfort food for a cold night, or for […]

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Summer Corn Chowder with Scallions, Bacon and Potatoes

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I received a jalapeno pepper from the CSA last weekend and I didn’t know what to do with it until I came across this recipe.   There’s a farm stand very close to our house, so I was able to get 5 beautiful ears of fresh corn to go in the soup.   There’s nothing like […]

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Tuscan White Bean and Garlic Soup

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I made this soup a couple of weeks ago on Shelter Island, but we left the camera there and I wasn’t able to download the photo until now.   I love soups that are quick and easy to make, and flavorful and this one certainly fits the bill.   I enjoy cooking on Shelter Island because I […]

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Tomato Orange Soup

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I come across recipes all over the place and if they’re online I bookmark them.   My bookmarked recipe folder is huge, but I’m working through it.    I found this recipe on the Culinate website.   I love their site for two reasons: because of the articles/recipes they publish and because they often have giveaways. […]

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Lima Bean Soup with Parmesan Bacon Crisp

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I saw this recipe several months ago and bookmarked it in my “Recipes to Try” folder.   Although I was a bit skeptical about the recipe, something about it grabbed my attention.   Perhaps it was the lima beans.  I know a lot of people don’t like them, but I loved them growing up.   They were […]

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Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup

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If you have too may tomatoes at the end of the summer, surprisingly this recipe is not for you.  It calls for two great big cans of tomatoes, nothing fresh except the basil on top of the soup.

I love a good tomato soup recipe, especially a recipe like this one that contains no cream.   […]

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Chick Pea Soup

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The picture above definitely doesn’t do justice to this soup. I stumbled upon this recipe when I attended a gathering of “mothers of twins plus one” a couple of years ago. The meeting was at an apartment on Riverside Drive in the 90s and it was gorgeous! At one […]

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