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Old 20th January 2008, 09:50 PM
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Smile Favorite Soups

I love soups... especially when it gets cold out. Here's an easy crock pot soup that's very tasty! Please share your favorite soups! I'm working on building some good recipes.

White Chili Toscana (similar to Zupa Toscana from the Olive Garden -but thicker like a chili- a few different ingredients as well).

In crock pot.... add

2 ~14.5 oz cans chicken broth
2 1/2 Cups water
2 chicken boullion cubes
1 1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 med. yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper (chopped)
3 cups diced potatoes.
1 can cannellini beans (drained)
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 cups Kale leaves, cut in half and sliced)
2 tbsp. flour
1 lb. ground sausage (either mild italian sausage or chorizo) Browned.
2 tbsp. crispy bacon chunks (pre-cooked).
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (add at the end).

Cook for 8 hours on low in crockpot. In the last 30 minutes, add heavy whipping cream.
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Old 21st January 2008, 06:59 AM
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Cheesy Potato soup

7-8 peeled potatoes, chunked
3-4 carrots, sliced
2-3 stalks celery, sliced
onion, chopped
1 can corn
1/2 pound cooked, crumbled bacon
1 can chicken broth
parsley
salt & pepper
8 oz. Velveeta cheese
milk

Boil veggies til tender in broth and enough water to cover. Drain 1/2 off the liquid off, add milk, parsley, bacon and salt and pepper. Bring to boil and add velveeta. Stir til cheese is melted and serve.
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Old 21st January 2008, 09:43 AM
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Curried Parsnip & Carrot soup.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
1kg carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 parsnips, peeled and sliced
8 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Heat oil in a stockpot over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until soft, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add curry powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add carrots, parsnips and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Puree in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to pot; season with salt and pepper and heat thoroughly.

Serve garnished with yogurt, tomatoes and parsley.


Sometimes I add coconut milk.

Its a very common receipe but I love it. I freeze so much of this and it great for those cold days.
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Old 21st January 2008, 03:47 PM
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I love inventing new soups. But, I'll start off at the very basic. Here's a home made chicken broth recipe ....

1 whole roaster chicken (cut into 4 pieces)
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 sprigs fresh parsley
2 large yellow onions (leave the peels on, do not slice them)
3 to 4 large carrots
2 celery stalks
1 green pepper
salt to your taste

Fill a large stockpot with water (enough to cover the chicken) and add the chicken, salt and peppercorns. When the water boils, add the rosemary, onions, carrots, celery, and green pepper. Turn the heat down to medium - low, and let it simmer for approximately 2 hrs and 15 mins. Then add the parsley and more salt if you like. Cook for another 15 min. Once its done, drain the liquid into another pot using a strainer.

I freeze the broth for other recipes. I also keep frozen vegetables in the freezer so I can add them to the broth along with soup noodles.

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Old 21st January 2008, 07:58 PM
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Yum! These sound great! Here's another fave...

Italian Soup

1 lb. mild italian sausage
1 onion (sliced)
1 large can tomatoes (diced)
15 oz can garbanzo beans
15 oz can beef broth
1 1/2 cups water
2 med. zucchini quartered and sliced
1/2 tsp. sweet basil

Brown sausage and onions.

In crock pot: add tomatoes, beans, broth, and water. Cook until heated through. Add sausage/onions, zucchini, and basil. Simmer until Zucchini is tender.

Super easy and super yummy!

 
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Old 21st January 2008, 08:58 PM
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This is a really good version of creamy chicken noodle (yum yum)


Tortellini Soup

3 chicken breasts cooked and cut in pieces. (I just boil in water on stove)
1 pkg cheese totellini
3 cans chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
5-6 cups water
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 head broccoli, or frozen broccoli florets equivilant
1 cup carrots cut
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano

Mix chicken broth, soup, water, onion. carrots garlic, basil, and oregano and simmer 1 hour.
Add broccoli, tortellini and chicken. Cook additional 1/2 hour or until broccoli and tortellini are soft. Serve with parmesean cheese.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 10:12 AM
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Not the best time for this but it is fantastic when the weather is hot.

Gazpacho

10 oz of bread
21 oz. of tomato
2 cloves of garlic
2 onions
2 red and green peppers
1 cucumber (optional)
7 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon of water


Grind the cumin, the garlic and the soaked bread in one bowl and then in a seperate bowl mix the chopped onion, the chopped tomato, the oil, the vinegar, the salt and the garlic mixture, whizz it with the mixer and add very cold water to mix everything. Add salt and strain it. Keep it in the fridge until served.

Serve with the tomato, the cucumber, the pepper and the toasted bread cut to dices.

 
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Old 22nd January 2008, 10:43 PM
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Apologies, for my basic chicken broth i forgot to mention to add 2 FRESH BAY LEAVES with other ingredients. Oops!

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Old 5th February 2008, 08:25 PM
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You may cringe.... but try it first..... It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tried it last night)!

Mashed Potato Soup

1 20 oz. package refrigerated mashed potatoes
1 14 oz. can chicken broth
1 garlic clove minced
2 green onions, sliced
2 oz. swiss, cheddar, or smoked Gouda Cheese (I combined 1/2 mild yellow cheddar and 1/2 smoked Gouda)~ shredded. (equals about 1/2 cup). If you mix and match 1/4 cup of each kind.

Cook in your slow cooker on low for 3 1/2 hours.

Top soup with a dallop of soury cream and crumbled bacon!

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 5th February 2008, 08:38 PM
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And one more that's very very quick, easy and tasty!

Beer, Cheese, and Bacon Soup

1 Med. Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup margarine
2/3 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 C. Milk
1 12 oz. can of beer (I used budweiser)
1 10-1/2 oz. can condensed chicken broth
3 C. shreddar cheddar
10 slices of bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled.

In a large saucepan, cook onion in hot butter until tender. Stir in flour, dry mustard, paprika, and cayenne. Gradually stir in milk, beer, and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, over med. heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 min. more. Reduce heat. Add cheese, stirring until smooth. Stir in bacon.

Start to finish: 15 Minutes
Serves: 8

~ Good served with garlic biscuits

 
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Old 5th February 2008, 08:49 PM
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And one more that's very very quick, easy and tasty!

Beer, Cheese, and Bacon Soup

1 Med. Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup margarine
2/3 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 C. Milk
1 12 oz. can of beer (I used budweiser)
1 10-1/2 oz. can condensed chicken broth
3 C. shreddar cheddar
10 slices of bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled.

In a large saucepan, cook onion in hot butter until tender. Stir in flour, dry mustard, paprika, and cayenne. Gradually stir in milk, beer, and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, over med. heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 min. more. Reduce heat. Add cheese, stirring until smooth. Stir in bacon.

Start to finish: 15 Minutes
Serves: 8

~ Good served with garlic biscuits
Yummy, that sounds good! I get the feeling you're like me....you invent recipes and use your family as guinea pigs! And if all goes well, you make it for guests! My parents come over every Sunday and my dad says "Okay, now what invention are we going to be subjected to today?" by the time he's done, he says "can you teach your mother to cook!" thankyou for all the wonderful ideas!

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Old 5th February 2008, 09:12 PM
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I get the feeling you're like me....you invent recipes and use your family as guinea pigs! And if all goes well, you make it for guests! My parents come over every Sunday and my dad says "Okay, now what invention are we going to be subjected to today?" by the time he's done, he says "can you teach your mother to cook!" thankyou for all the wonderful ideas!

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You bet!!!!!! I usually put my own twist to existing recipes when I don't throw something together on my own. I, too, never get complaints!