Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup

To make guests feel special at your Thanksgiving meal, offer a beautiful bowl of Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup. The complex flavor and rich color make this soup an impressive start to any meal. Sweet carrots are balanced by fennel to bring you a unique starting course. You'll be amazed how easy it is to make!   I love making vegetable soups, especially creamy ones with amazing color. To start a big meal like Thanksgiving, you only need … [Read more...]

Italian Vegetable Soup

I love flavorful soups that aren't too filling and I recently found the perfect soup for my taste buds. Italian Vegetable Soup!  It's light and easy to make. You can serve this as a precursor to a meal, or you can make it a meal all on its own. My hubby and I enjoyed it for lunch with toasted, buttered bread. It's a perfect soup for the spring season, and comes in handy on Fridays if you observe lent. Just the right amount of tiny shell pasta … [Read more...]

Roast Vegetable Medley Soup

Now that the New Year has begun and Christmas is behind us, I vow to spend more time in the kitchen, cooking food from scratch. I'm also committed to trying new foods and recipes. During the winter months I find soup to be highly comforting yet not too filling. Plus, soup is a great way to get your servings of vegetables. I recently came across a hearty soup using root vegetables and decided to give it a try.  It calls for rutabaga which I've … [Read more...]

Turkey Stuffing Dumpling Soup

Today I'm part of a Thanksgiving hop with several other bloggers to kick off the month of November. So if you're here for the Charming Home Series, it will be back in full swing next Sunday. But for now, I hope you'll stay and enjoy this recipe for Turkey Stuffing Dumpling Soup, and then go on to visit the other bloggers listed at the end of this post. Before I became a vegetarian, I loved eating turkey on Thanksgiving. Equally as enjoyable was … [Read more...]

Tuscan Style Tomato Soup

My little veggie garden performed pretty well this year and our tomato plants are busting at the vines with heavy fruit. Last week hubby and I picked all the ripe 'maters and hauled them into the kitchen for cooking and freezing and eating. I found an easy recipe for Tuscan Style Tomato Soup and decided to whip up a batch. This tomato soup is a little different from others. It's light and clean with a true tomato flavor.   The original … [Read more...]

Savory Butternut Squash Soup

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Today I'm sharing a recipe for Savory Butternut Squash Soup that you can serve as the starter course for your Thanksgiving meal. Last year I made a sweeter version of this soup, and truth be told, it was too sweet. So I'm really excited about this recipe which was far less sweet and more savory, perfect as a prelude to turkey and all the trimmings! This Savory Butternut Squash Soup recipe comes from the Soupbox in … [Read more...]

Spring Green Soup

I don't know about you, but I've always thought that anything edible that's also the color green must be good for you. As kids, didn't we always shy away from green vegetables as though we'd break out in hives if we even so much as touched them? As an adult, I've come to love green vegetables. Spinach. Cabbage. Brussel Sprouts. Asparagus. Arugula. Broccoli. You name it ... if it's green, I'll probably eat it. Since I don't eat enough of these … [Read more...]

Lettuce Arugula Soup – Really??

I know what you're thinking ... gross, right? That's what I thought when I saw a recipe for Lettuce Arugula Soup. Didn't we learn as children that anything green tastes terrible? I thought this soup sounded so disgusting but yet, I was intrigued and had to try it. Fate laughed in my face as I fell in love with this green, creamy concoction. I always change up recipes to make them mine ... so here's my version of Lettuce Arugula Soup. Of course, … [Read more...]

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