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Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Soup

Soup is a very satisfying meal to have on a chilly night and it is always good to have a simple soup recipe on hand when you want something that is both satisfying and easy to make. Pumpkin soup is something that I will often fall back on. Canned pumpkin is an easy starting point (although fresh, boiled and pureed pumpkin is also excellent if ... Read More »

What is an immersion blender?

Immersion Blender

An immersion blender is a handheld kitchen appliance that allows you to blend or puree foods in the container that you are preparing them in. For instance, you can puree a soup directly in the pot you’re cooking it it, rather than transferring it in small batches to a food processor or blender to puree. You can use an immersion blender to blend a one-person ... Read More »

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

On a chilly fall day, the idea of spending a good amount of time in the kitchen preparing a roast or a slow-cooking batch of stew sounds like a wonderful one. The reality is that we don’t always have the time to devote to a project like that – especially when that chilly fall day comes on a weekday when there is a long to-do ... Read More »

Salmorejo

Salmorejo

When I think of gazpacho, I think of a sort of cold tomato soup that features lots of fresh tomatoes and other vegetables. I don’t think about one specific soup because there are many types of gazpacho out there, from sweet to spicy, from chunky to smooth. Salmorejo is one type of gazpacho that is well known in the Andalucia region of Spain, specifically in ... Read More »

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings, closeup

Chicken and dumplings is classic American comfort food. It’s one of those dishes that you just want to curl up with on a cold winter night since it’s hearty, flavorful and can be very easy to make. If you’ve never had it, chicken and dumplings is a lot like chicken soup (very heavy on the chicken) with steamed biscuits floating in it. The chicken and ... Read More »

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Gazpacho is a great hot-weather soup because it uses lots of fresh veggies and is very refreshing. But there are plenty of other cold soups out there than make terrific meals on a hot day, too. Another favorite of mine is Vichyssoise, or Potato Leek Soup. This soup is very simple to make and uses only a few ingredients. It tastes quite light and silky, ... Read More »

Dave’s Turkey Chili

dave's chili

It’s great to have friends that are good cooks. Not only do they appreciate your efforts in the kitchen when you cook for them, but they are a great source of new recipes. My friend Dave gave me his excellent turkey chili recipe, which is popular with his firefighting buddies (he’s a firefighter, too), as well as with anyone else who has it. This chili ... Read More »

Cream of Artichoke Soup

Before Thanksgiving, I usually think about savory foods. This is because I already know what I’m going to do in terms of dessert (pie, of course!), so I need to spend more time working out the other things on the menu, like soups and side dishes. Last year, the soup course was some kind of potato soup that was uninspiring and perhaps a bit too ... Read More »

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