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Ingredient: Chicken Stock

Tomato Basil Soup

Rare is the recipe that is as equally good in the summer as it is in the winter. Usually a dish preferences one or the other. Burgers are better in the summer because you can grill them on your back patio. Meatloaf is better in the winter because it’s hearty, warm, and dense. Salads are better in the summer because they are fresh and light. Casseroles are better in the winter because they are thick and filling. It’s not that a dish can’t be served in either season (especially with our globalized market), it’s just that most dishes tend...

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Enchilada Sauce

This homemade enchilada sauce takes 5 minutes to make and produces a thick, rich, delicious sauce that’s so much better than anything you can buy in a can. Homemade Enchilada Sauce……. Seriously? Why bother. It’s so much easier to buy it in a can…. Really? Or so I used to think! Well, I’m here to to tell ya friends, it’s really not at all easier. You can have an authentic enchilada sauce with much less effort and time than it takes for you to drive to the market, wait in cashier’s line, and drive home and open the can. Wait! How...

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My Favorite Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup is something I always, ALWAYS crave!  Warm chickeny broth with a hint of lime……lots of chicken…….chunks of avocado……and crunchy tortilla strips! As Ina always says, what’s not to LOVE?  This is “the recipe” I go to year round when I’m craving that wonderful comfort food. In fact, Spring and Summer are the times I most crave this soup. It’s funny, most people think that Southern California is always sunny and warm, but ironically, when the rest of Southern California heats up, the beach cities get pretty cool.  O.K. sooooooo……let’s be clear…..I’m NOT complaining AT ALL! It’s nothing like...

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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

This delicious soup is one I have made many times. I haven’t posted it sooner, because we eat it so quickly, I never get a chance to snap a picture. I love that it is chock full of healthy good nutrition while still tasting fabulous. I found the recipe on the wonderful blog, The Kitch     The team from The Kitchn saw this recipe posted on Orangette,  Orangette describes this as “a quiet soup” and that’s just what it is. Soothing,comforting and very satisfying.  The lemon juice is absolutely crucial to the flavor of the soup.  It adds a lovely brightness and ties...

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White Chicken Chili

I love chili. It’s one of those perfect meals in my opinion. Chicken Chili is a wonderful version of chili. So with the blustery weather we’ve been having I thought this would be the perfect dinner to warm the soul and chase the chill. It certainly was. Give this recipe a try soon. It’s really good. We had a little bit left over so, for lunch the next day, I rolled up a bit of the chili, with some extra beans and cheese, in a tortilla, and had a terrific chicken burrito. Source: Adapted From Closet Cooking  ...

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