22 Ways to Make Better Soup Today

You’re probably like me when it comes to cooking – always looking for ways to make things better. When it comes to soup, there are lots of ways to improve preparation, presentation, flavor, texture and final results. Here are 22 suggestions for how you can start making better soup today. Filter your water – Let’s face it, much… Read More »

How Kitchari and Maharagwe became “Kitcharagwe”

One of the greatest joys of making soup – and cooking in general – is being able to travel anywhere in the world for lunch or dinner. I don’t mean hopping on a private jet and telling the pilot, “take me to Spain.” No, the travel is through food and the flavors, ingredients and concepts that form the… Read More »

Manitoba Ham and Bean Soup

A recent trip to Whiteshell Provincial Park, in eastern Manitoba, was the inspiration behind a very tasty, rib-sticking ham and bean soup. Journeying through this immense park of more than 2,700 square kilometers was just the ticket to kick-start ideas for a new recipe twist on an old favorite soup. An abundance of fresh air was just the… Read More »

Beef Biryani Soup

Biryani is a classic Indian dish of rice and meat lavished with spices that is often served on festive occasions. When you taste it, you’ll understand why. Made Tender with Yogurt Imagine stew beef; velvety, in a coating of yogurt. Yogurt is a much-used marinade for Indian cooking. It is a fantastic tenderizer and works great to coat… Read More »

Spicy Cucumber Gazpacho

Summer-like weather finally(!) arrived in northern Wisconsin this weekend, with temps “soaring” into the upper 70s. It was a perfect opportunity for the first gazpacho of the year. This Spicy Cucumber Gazpacho features a wealth of green vegetables and can be put together quickly. No cooking is required and all the ingredients can be dumped together into a… Read More »

Mashed Potato Ham and Cheese Soup

Ever wonder what to do with a pile of leftover mashed potatoes? Make soup, of course! This Mashed Potato Ham and Cheese Soup is a very easy recipe to use up the stragglers in the refrigerator, including ham, cheese and corn. And it’s very versatile, too. If you don’t have ham, substitute chicken or bacon. The corn could… Read More »

Bloody Mary Chili

Here in Wisconsin, the Bloody Mary cocktail is serious business. Many bars and restaurants fiercely defend their reputation for serving the “best” or “biggest” bloody in the area. Some of these cocktails are taken to such prodigious levels that the beverage becomes almost a meal in its own right. Overstuffed glasses brim with everything from hard-boiled eggs and… Read More »

Sloppy Joe Soup

In my opinion, almost any recipe can be transformed into soup, often with just a simple tweak or two. For Sloppy Joe Soup, I take an old favorite and replace the bun with broth for a hearty bowlful of sloppy goodness. It couldn’t be easier! Sloppy Joe Soup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins… Read More »

Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Soup with Niter Kibbeh

I love lentils and lentil soup, but after a while I get tired of the same old-same old and know it’s time to mix it up. The plan? What better way to perk up lentils than to bring in the flavors of Ethiopia, one of the world’s most ancient cuisines? Butter made better This Spicy Ethiopian Lentil soup’s base… Read More »

Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup

Looking for a bulletproof soup that’s quick and easy to make? One that has depth of flavor but doesn’t take all day to create? This Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup can be put together and on the table in 45 minutes. It’s the perfect go-to on a busy weeknight when you want something hearty and delicious. Even… Read More »