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 »

Black Bean Salsa Soup

Great flavor from a few simple ingredients. That’s what this Black Bean Salsa Soup is all about. And easy too! With a few cans of black beans, a jar of your favorite tomato salsa and some classic herbs and spices, you can serve an excellent and meat-free soup in a jiffy. A couple key points here: the Mexican… Read More »

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Rich, creamy and slightly decadent, this cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup is nonetheless absolutely delicious and sure to impress your family and friends. If you like broccoli or cauliflower, then you’ll need no convincing here. But if not everyone shares your love of cruciferous vegetables, this is the soup to bring them on board. Serve this to those who… Read More »

Venezuelan Chicken Cheese Soup (Chupe Criollo)

Known as Chupe Criollo (Creole Soup) in Venezuela, this soup is really a chowder in disguise featuring chicken, cheese, corn, potatoes and one of my favorite herbs – cilantro. In fact, the recipe calls for an entire bunch of cilantro! Whereas cilantro is often used to finish a dish, here part of it is tossed in near the… Read More »

Greek Meatball Lemon Rice Soup

Lemony soups are very popular in Greece, where a basic broth is often padded with orzo or rice along with lemon juice to make a fresh-tasting soup with a citrus tang. Pieces of cooked chicken are a common protein add-on, but I wanted to do something a little different. For this Greek-influenced soup, I use a package of… Read More »