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Caramelized Onion Potato Bisque

This is what happens when you can’t decide if you want to make a classic onion soup or a creamy potato…you combine them! The result is something so pleasing, it quickly becomes something you don’t want to stop eating even when you’ve already had a large bowl. Just think of eating the creamiest mashed potatoes […]

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Curried, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I’ve made butternut squash soup for many years and it continues to be one of my favorites. It’s flavorful, easy, filling and low cost. You can literally feed your family for pennies. So I’m a fan, but it wasn’t until the other day that I made a curried, roasted butternut soup…and now I’m even a […]

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Cucina Povera – Loaded Lentil Soup

There’s a term in Italian cooking called “cucina povera” meaning poor kitchen or cooking of the poor. I grew up with this cooking…not that we were poor but that we believed in a philosophy of using humble ingredients and what was on hand to make something good to eat. I still believe in this philosophy […]

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French Country Stew

This French County Stew took me by surprise. Not that I didn’t expect it to be good…but that it was sooooo good I couldn’t get enough of it! Neither did all the people I served it to. I made it for the first time at a demo at Williams Sonoma in Danbury CT and I […]

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Creamy Potato Cheddar Soup with Jalapeño

This potato cheddar soup with a hint of spicy jalapeño is so easy to make, it really doesn’t even require a recipe. Boil potatoes just like you would when making mashed potatoes. Puree them. Add broth, Add cheese. Add sautéed jalapeño. But knowing that many people still want a recipe…I’ll gladly provide one. I finished […]

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Chicken soup, the classic symbol of the healing kitchen gets even more comforting when it’s chicken and dumpling soup. The broth is thicker and richer and instead of noodles, it’s loaded with soft dumpling that grow in the rich chicken broth and become infused with its wonderful flavor. If you’ve never made this, you must […]

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