6 Dried Herbs Every Soup Maker Needs

  When making soups, I believe that fresh ingredients generally yield the best results. But there are many times when we don’t have ready access to fresh herbs or only need a small amount for the job at hand, so we reach for a jar of dried herbs. Fortunately, many dried herbs maintain much of their true flavor… Read More »

Sharp Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheese soup is a rich indulgence that can help chase the winter blues and blahs away. There’s little more comforting than a hefty bowl of melted cheesy goodness to bring out the inner kid in any of us. There isn’t a lot to this recipe other than lots of dairy! But the key is the cheese. Use great cheese!… Read More »

Cocka Leekie – 14th Century Scottish Chicken and Leek Soup

Here is a fun recipe for Cocka Leekie soup from a cookbook written by Adelaide Keen titled With A Saucepan Over The Sea (Quaint and Delicious Recipes from the Kitchens of Foreign Countries) and published in 1910. At the time, the author asserted “This is the oldest recipe for soup known, as it dates back to the fourteenth… Read More »

Getting Organized in the (Soup) Kitchen

Here is a video tip to help you get organized in the kitchen and keep all your soup-making ingredients easy to find.

French Onion Soup Crocks – What To Buy

                      To make a really great French Onion Soup, dripping over with thick gobs of melted cheese, you need a soup crock that can stand up to the heat of an oven or broiler. And it occurred to me after a recent recipe posting for Classic French Onion… Read More »

Slow Cooker Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

To me, chicken noodle soup must have two things: plenty of chicken and plenty of noodles. That’s exactly what this slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe delivers along with (mostly) hands-off cooking. (Serves 8) Ingredients 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 quarts chicken broth 1 large onion, diced 4 ribs celery, diced… Read More »

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup French onion soup is an example of a dish that is very simple to make but has an incredible depth of flavor. Cooking the onions for a long period of time caramelizes them and brings out their natural sweetness, which is a perfect flavor counterpart to the savory heartiness of beef broth. And who… Read More »

Quick Easy Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is one of my favorite soups ever, but I know a lot of people are intimidated by cooking anything with seafood and shy away from making clam chowder. Well, here is an easy New England-style clam chowder that can be on the table in no time. It’s the perfect clam chowder for beginners or if you… Read More »

Simple Potato Soup

Potato soup is a great call when you have only a handful of ingredients to work with or you just want to make something and satisfying in a flash.  My wife loves potatoes, so I can always count on a happy diner when I start dicing spuds for a rib-sticking soup. Here is a basic potato soup recipe… Read More »

Slow Cooker Ham and Navy Bean Soup

One of the great things about slow cookers is that you can dump a bag of dried beans into the pot and let them cook all day without any prior soaking. Canned beans are certainly convenient, but for flavor and texture I much prefer using dried beans. Here is a super easy but delicious and filling ham and… Read More »