Bread Soup aka Ribollita

This bread soup aka ribollita is packed with flavor and is a great way to use up stale bread or leftover stuffing or dressing. The recipe comes from Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, one of my favorite books to read from and cook from!  I used canned cannelini beans but you could use chickpeas or […]

Homemade Cream Soup Base

You can easily make your own “cream of whatever” soup for reasons of economy or taste with a basic white sauce, a homemade cream soup base.  Here is the base recipe for a white sauce and some variations so you can stay away from the canned soups. Homemade Cream Soup Base 2 Tbs butter 2 […]

Frog Eye Soup (Carrot and Pasta Soup)

This is our family’s favorite soup and yet somehow I don’t have a picture of it! Look for little tiny pasta shapes: pastine, ancini di pepe (peppercorn sized), or little alphabet pastas. My kids and any visiting children have always loved this simple soup. The ancini di pepe pasta is tiny and round and somehow […]

Baked Potato Soup

At its simplest, baked potato soup is just chopped baked potatoes in chicken broth and milk with some cooked onions as well. Cooking some bacon and then cooking the chopped onions in the bacon grease adds lots of flavor. Add some herbs, maybe some cheese and hot sauce. Put small bowls of toppings out for […]

Minestrone Soup from An Everlasting Meal

I periodically pick up and re-read portions of Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal (affiliate link). It’s a great read to get your creative cooking juices going. And it’s focused on using things up and doing a little work now that can be used tomorrow, etc.  Highly recommended but not just a recipe book! And this Minestrone […]