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Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Leftover ham helps create a legendary soup full of hearty, creamy white beans with just a hint of fresh thyme and tender chunks of everyone’s favorite smoky, salty piece of pork.  Soup’s on with my easy-but-exceptional Ham and Bean Soup recipe! Spending the evening at a fancy restaurant is every foodie’s dream, wining and dining to your heart’s content (at least until the bill comes). I think we can all agree, though, that being expensive doesn’t necessarily mean something tastes good, and there are some wonderful, inexpensive dishes that can beat the pants off a dainty, five-course meal. Cheaper...

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Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup is one of those thick, rich bowls of dunk-able goodness just waiting on a crusty loaf of bread and a hearty appetite. Dark green flecks of little broccoli flowers are suspended in every ladle of this full-bodied soup, loaded with flavor and all the nutrition benefits of one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables! HOW TO MAKE EASY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP:   Creamy soups can be intimidating, but all you need is a pot and a blender to pull off a velvety masterpiece. My Easy Cream of Broccoli recipe will make you a believer!...

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Vegetable Beef Soup

This Hearty, Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup has an incredibly rich broth and is loaded with tender chunks of beef, and all the right veggies!  Oh my, oh my. Is there anything as classic, as heartwarmingly nostalgic, as Vegetable Beef Soup? It’s got to be right up there with chocolate chip cookies and apple pie in the list of “things that make us think of childhood.”  Every winter I sift through my soup recipes and pick a few that I can make in big batches and freeze, to make sure I’ve got family-sized meals ready to go anytime. It’s...

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Beef Enchiladas

My family LOVES Mexican food!  Were talking L-O-V-E-S  it! We eat it at least once a week if not more often. Living in SoCal we have a lot of great authentic restaurants to choose from. But, honestly, there’s nothing like homemade Mexican food. In my family, we’re constantly looking out for great Mexican food recipes. As you can imagine, there aren’t many recipes that fit that bill. So I was excited to have everybody at the dinner table give a big “thumbs up” to this new recipe for beef enchiladas. These authentic beef enchiladas are delicious, sure to be a regular at your...

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Matzo Ball Soup

   Delicious light and  fluffy Matzo balls floating in a rich and savory chicken broth loaded with carrots, celery and chunks of chicken! Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe, the kind of dish your grandma used to make you. I often worry that some recipes will just never taste the same as when Grandma makes them. For a long time, I didn’t even bother making matzo ball soup. I figured I would never be able to make it as good as my grandma. Boy, was I wrong. This easy matzo ball soup recipe tastes just like my childhood...

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