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Fresh Tomato Soup With Basil

The past few days in Central Illinois have been very chilly for the end of July. I’m talking only highs in the mid-sixties! Luckily for me, this cool-weather coincided with our tomatoes finally starting to ripen in our garden! I have had this recipe bookmarked since I started my tomato plants from seeds in early spring. So when I saw those first tomatoes start to turn red, I got really…

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Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz

When it feels like the surface of the sun outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or fire up the grill. Instead, this time of year one of my favorite meals to make is ceviche served with a big pitcher of sangria to wash it down with. Unfortunately, since I am pregnant this summer, I am not allowed to eat ceviche! Oh well, there is…

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Cream of Roasted Carrot Soup

If you are looking for an elegant first course for your Easter Sunday feast, look no further than this rich and creamy roasted carrot soup. With only 170 calories per serving, this soup is certain fill you up without weighing you down. Even if you are not a carrot fan, this soup will change you mind! Roasting the carrots bring out their natural sweetness while intensifying their flavor so you…

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Ras Malai

The past month or so Andrew and I have been in the mood to host dinner parties at our house. Last month we hosted a Mexican night and had some delicious homemade margaritas, chicken enchiladas, mexican rice and caramel flan. This month we decided on an Indian Cuisine night. Indian food has to be my favorite type of ethnic food so I was really excited to plan the menu. We served chicken tikka masala,…

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Garlic-Potato Soup

Here’s a soup for all those garlic lovers out there! This time of year I crave soup all of the time. There really is nothing more warming and comforting on a chilly fall evening. This hearty soup is made with red potatoes, russet potatoes, leeks and two heads of garlic that simmer together in chicken broth to create a flavorful meal. Thickened by mashed potatoes and flavored with just the perfect…

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Hearty Lentil Soup

Here is a thick, rich and delicious soup that will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. This hearty soup takes less than an hour to prepare, which is always great news on a busy weeknight in my house. I made this hearty lentil soup on trick-or-treat night to warm us up after spending a few hours outside. I prepared the soup earlier in the day then placed it in…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s one recipe that you need to add to your fall recipe collection-Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is so rich and creamy that you will be surprised to learn that it is actually healthy as well! Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables and this simple soup really lets the squash’s flavor shine through. Using a blender is the secret to making this soup so thick and velvety smooth…

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Texas Chili

We continue onto Week 5 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! Whenever I throw a football tailgating party, a big simmering pot of  chili always makes the menu. Football and chili are like peanut butter jelly-the perfect combination! Big chunks of beef, spices, chipotle chiles and beans are simmered together to make an incredible chili that your guests will be talking about for weeks! Although the cooking time is…

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Hazelnut Cinnamon Chip Biscotti

Rich and creamy Harvest Pumpkin Soup is sure to warm you up when the air turns crisp. This time of year there are two things that I look forward to-Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte and Au Bon Pain’s Harvest Pumpkin Soup. With no Au Bon Pain anywhere near Peoria, I went on the hunt for a homemade pumpkin soup. A delicious mix of onions, pumpkin purée, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, maple syrup and sweet…

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Corn Chowder

This satisfying Corn Chowder makes the most of sweet, fresh summer corn. This is one of the best corn chowders I have ever tasted. Made with fresh corn, redskin potatoes, bacon, onions and one simple ingredient that takes this chowder from good to amazing. So what is that simple ingredient you ask? Corn milk! This was the first time that I had “milked” a corn cob. You know that layer…

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick and easy chicken noodle soup loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, and homemade noodles. You won’t believe how easy this soup is! I make some delicious homemade egg noodles to put into the soup. I swear that it is better the next day, the egg noodles soak up some of the broth and taste incredible. More on the egg noodles later…let me tell you about this amazing soup! I can’t think of anything more comforting and…

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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

Quick, healthy, and satisfying three bean vegetarian chili. Chili does not need to have meat to be filling and satisfying on a chilly fall day, in fact, you won’t even miss the meat! This thick, chunky, and hearty soup has three different types of beans, butternut squash, tomatoes, and an array of spices. Give this amazing recipe a try and don’t forget to make the honey cornbread muffins. I promise…

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Hearty Chili Con Carne

Spicy and Hearty Chili Con Carne with ground beef chuck, pinto beans, light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, cumin and crushed red peppers-the perfect meal for a cool fall night. Here is another one of my favorite fall dishes that I have been waiting weeks to make! Nothing says fall or football season like a big bowl of chili. Serve with cornbread for a perfect cold weather meal. Source: adapted from allrecipes.com…

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