Soups / Stews

Quick Minestrone

There is no one recipe for minestrone, which means “thick soup” in Italian. Recipes vary from summer to winter depending on whatever vegetables are in season. A summer minestrone may contain asparagus. A winter version may contain potatoes. Recipes may or may not contain: pasta, rice and/or meat, but traditional minestrone includes beans, onions, celery, […]

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Everyday Vegetable Soup

As Fall descends slowly upon us, we’re beginning to crave soul-warming soups and stews. Today I’m making this super-easy recipe from the cooks at Martha Stewart. I’m guessing they named it Everyday Vegetable Soup because you can use whatever fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand. Don’t let its humble name fool you: this soup is […]

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

In anticipation of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I am reprising Southern Living’s most popular turkey chili. This is a perfect game-day recipe because you simply combine everything in your slow cooker and set-it-and-forget-it until half-time. Then dig in and — shh! — don’t tell anyone it’s healthy. Honeysuckle White makes a 93% lean ground turkey that’s 1.2 lbs., just […]

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup with pasta and vegetables — aka Minestrone — to warm both body and soul in December. It’s the most comforting winter dinner I can think of. This soup ramps the comfort level up a notch because it’s another slow cooker set-it-and-forget-it marvel. I’ve posted several slow cooker recipes in […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

We’re headed into the jam-packed (cookie-packed, party-packed, shopping-packed) month of December. This is the time of year when convenience trumps (sorry, couldn’t think of another synonym) proper meal planning. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to eat well, and by well I do not mean utilizing the dreaded drive-thru. The folks at Food […]

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