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Recipe: Luscious Lasagna Soup

With some of the coldest days and nights of winter still ahead, a warm bowl of soup is the perfect meal.  Lasagna Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, red peppers, lasagna noodles, and seasoned with an Italian spice blend including oregano, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and basil.  Put this hearty soup at the top […]

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Big pot of Chicken Soup

Recipe: Chicken Soup Italian Style

This time of year whenever anyone in the house tells me they aren’t feeling well, the first thing I do is make a big pot of Chicken Soup, Italian style! With all the running around for the holidays and exposure to so many people and going in and out from the heat and then the cold, is it […]

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Meatless Monday: Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Soup

This soup is hearty, rich and perfect on a chilly winter day. Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 cup diced celery 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup diced carrots 1/2 tsp. each, dried thyme, salt and pepper 32 ounces vegetable broth 1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed, drained 1 14 1/2–ounce can […]

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Meatless Monday: Winter Veggie Soup

This grey Monday is the perfect day for a warm-your-bones soup. I do a million variations on veggie soup, but here’s one with an actual recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped 1/2 cup organic celery chopped 1/2 cup or more organic carrots cut in coins 1/2 cup fresh cooked white beans or organic canned (rinse) […]

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Orange Beet Borscht Tell Them It’s Pumpkin Soup!

Orange Beet Borscht?!  AAAH! EEEK! OK, it’s not that scary, actually red beet borscht would be awesome as blood for your vampire friends this Halloween. But, if you have more than just vampires and zombies coming, organic Orange Beets aren’t as scary to the beet shy. I know about these things, when I was young, you couldn’t get […]

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Recipe: Summer Corn Chowder

If you think gazpacho is the only soup you can have in mid-summer, ladies and gents, this chowder is going to change your mind.  The sweetness of fresh summer Jersey corn is a perfect counter-balance to the richness of the cream and the starchiness of the potatoes.  For this recipe, I traveled into Morris County […]

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Chowder Bake!

I don’t know how it happened, but it’s fall in the Garden State.  My herb garden is bravely holding on, but the basil is getting pale and woody.  The leaves are drifting down, the heat is kicking on at night, and I’m starting the yearly ritual of folding up my sundresses and pulling out my […]

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Gumbo Recipe: first you make a roux

Yesterday was my first attempt at making a traditional, authentic Gumbo. I acquired the recipe from Alison Heller, our Cape May County Regional Editor. It was her family’s secret (or not so) recipe which her mother learned from her years living in New Orleans while being pregnant with Alison.  She didn’t have a picture to […]

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Spicy Ham and Lentil Soup

With the unbelievable amount of snow dumped on New Jersey these past few days, many of us, including my family, have been living off what was in the cupboard. We were actually very fortunate to have this storm come on the heels of Christmas. This meant for our house a happy fridge full of leftovers […]

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Fast and Filling Turkey Soup-A Holiday Tradition

I’ve always enjoyed fostering our family’s food traditions around the holidays. Thanksgiving would not be the same without John’s homemade apple pie, and my kids would disown me if the customary loaf of Irish Soda bread did not appear in their college mailboxes in March. As is the case with many families, our food traditions […]

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