Category: Soups

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a quintessential American comfort food. Native to western South America and Central America, tomatoes, a member of the nightshade family, did not arrive in Europe till the early 1500’s. Bright shiny tomatoes were actually thought to be poisonous by Europeans. In Europe tomatoes were 

Spring Artichoke Soup

Spring Artichoke Soup

I’ve always loved artichokes. A simple steamed artichoke with a side of melted butter is a true indulgence.  My mom made them for me like this as a kid, not all that often, but when she did, they were a real treat. Artichokes are themselves 

Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls (The Quick Method)

Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls (The Quick Method)

Sometimes short cuts in cooking are needed and that’s totally ok. This is my chicken soup with matzo balls, the quick method. By “quick“, I mean faster, but it does not mean ready in 30 minutes. Many people love the idea of 30-minute meals, I 

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This is a new(ish) family favorite. Best part, it pleases all. My husband and I love soup and my kids love pasta. The marriage is perfect. This Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow cooker meal that is mostly effortless. A tomato-based soup is a 

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash

I have always loved paprika. My first exposure to it was the light dusting on the top of my mom’s deviled eggs that she frequently made when I was a kid. To six-year-old me, paprika made the simple eggs look elegant. I liked that, even 

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not health food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my most favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it.