Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Soup

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana It is still winter and cold here.  So another soup.  Zuppa Toscana, which literally means “Tuscan Soup”.  This is similar to the Olive Garden version which is creamier and richer than the actual original from Tuscany. One issue I had is that the […]

Escarole Soup

Escarole Soup

Escarole Soup Escarole Soup is a classic Italian soup.  It is very quick and easy to make.  It is also flavorful, yet a really light soup.  Escarole is a winter leafy green that is part of the endive lettuce family, but it is not as […]

Lentil and Ham Soup

Lentil and Ham Soup

Lentil and Ham Soup This hearty Lentil and Ham Soup is perfect for a cold winter’s day.  It is packed with flavor and simple to make. Lentils are perfect addition for this soup.  I used Bob’s Red Mill green Lentils, Petite French Style for this […]

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs It’s snowing and it’s soup time!  I decided to make a wonderful Minestrone With Meatballs soup.  Minestrone is a hearty, thick soup made of vegetables and pasta (Datalini).  You can make it with or without meat.  For a twist, I added meatballs.  […]

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup I took a Cuisine of Thailand course when I went to culinary school.  Before that, I had never had Thai food.  There are certain dishes I just loved.  This photo features some of the entrées we made during one class. This Lemongrass […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup The weather has been in the 30’s here and when that happens, all I want is something warm and comforting.  I typically turn to making soup.  My Roasted Tomato Soup is so easy to make.  You will never want canned soup again. […]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup I first had this Sweet and Sour Cabbage soup at a restaurant in Illinois back in the 90’s.  I was there with friends and we all loved it.  I tried making it at home but it never came out same.  […]

Garlic Chicken Soup

Garlic Chicken Soup

Garlic Chicken Soup It was 86 degrees last week and today it’s 46 degrees.  Welcome back cold weather!  I moved to a state where nothing really freezes and I’m convinced that the germs that are out there never really die off.  With Covid-19, I like […]

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup Yes, another soup!  I do enjoy soups in the winter and nothing is better than a hearty Vegetable Soup to comfort the soul.  Made with plenty of fresh vegetables, this Vegetable Soup is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s light, delicious and […]

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup I try not to let Television sway what I eat, but I have been watching old episodes of The French Chef with Julia Child.  I have seen her make French Onion Soup at least 6 times over the past couple of weeks […]


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