Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Great Soups and Stews



I know I have been rambling on about soups and stews, and how many I have planned for the upcoming season. Are you tired of it already?

No way right?

Good!! Because I decided that I wanted to share with you the 10 favorite soups and stews from this past year.

Some of these are family favorites, some of them are recipes that you all have told me that you loved and wanted to make again and again. So I wanted to put them all together for you.

Slow Cooker Campfire Stew
A flashback to my days as a  girl scout. Of course the only thing I remember from those days is food. Well food and the silly songs. But I will save you from my singing and just share the food with you. This is a keeper! I mean soup + slow cooker = easy peasy heaven in a bowl.

I love this soup. If you are looking for something to fill you up and make you feel all warm and comfy inside you have GOT to give this one a try!
When I came up with my Turkey Sausage and Orzo Stuffed Peppers there was a little voice in the back of my head that told me it would make a great soup. Why it took me so long to actually make it is beyond me! It is all of those stuffed pepper flavors in a bowl!!

So this is the deal. Kevin doesn't like pot pie. I know, what is wrong with this guy? But he really isn't a big soup fan either. Why I decided to put two things that he is not that fond of together? I like to live life on the edge! Shock of shocks.....he loved it!
Cream of mushroom soup is a childhood favorite of mine. But of course it was the Cambell's soup version. Nice and fatty and salty woohoooo! So I knew I had to come up with a healthier version. This one actually came from a friend of mine that lives in England, and boy is it good!
Cream cheesy broccoli soup in a toasty bread bowl. Be still my heart!!
I had seen Paula Deen make a lasagna soup that made me drool but knew I didn't want it to be as heavy. So I set to work and this is what I came up with. The result is a soup that I want to slurp from the bowl. Who needs a spoon?
OK this is me trying to get fancy. It is my newest treasure in a bowl. It uses a whole bottle of red wine. Ummm hellooooo!! Over some nice creamy mashed potatoes, it is beef stew heaven!
One of my first stew recipes, it has become a family favorite that gets made as soon as the temperature dips.
Seriously, you have heard of Jewish penicillin right? My Grandmother used to tell me that is what this is. Every time I had a sniffle, out came the soup pot. It makes all the bad stuff go away and now makes me feel like Grandma is right here babying me.


ENJOY!!!

48 comments:

  1. The broccoli cheddar sounds amazing! great round up! :)

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  2. With winter right on our heels, this is a great post! I am in need of some new soup recipes, and that cheddar broccoli soup sounds delish!

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  3. I want to try several of these, that Chicken Potpie Soup is the first one I have to try.

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    1. I think you will really enjoy it Jennifer

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  4. The slowcooker campfire stew sounds super good! Thanks for sharing all these ideas!

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  5. Delicious soups & stews! Another few recipes to add to my list :D

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  6. Chicken Noodle Soup with or without the noodles or matzoh balls will always be my go to soup when I am feeling sick and going achoo--yes I believe it really does cure what ails you!

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  7. As far as I am concerned, you can never go wrong with Pasta e Fagioli! Stuffed pepper stew sounds really good, too! I would love to give that one a try!

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    1. Yes, I love Pasta e Fagioli!! I hope you give the Stuffed Pepper Soup a try!!

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  8. Just last week, I thought I had a can of mushroom soup in the cupboard and didn't. I needed it for a recipe and ended up having to make my own with some frozen mushrooms I had.

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    1. It is so much better for you if you make it yourself :)

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  9. I LOVE a good hearty soup especially this time of year. Can't wait to get my first pot going!

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    1. Yes, I could leave a pot on the stove all season long!

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  10. Soup is one of my favorite dinners during the winter. I can't wait to try several of these recipes.

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    1. You can't go wrong with a pot of soup and some crusty bread!

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  11. I love soups and stews. I think I am going to try the chicken pot pie one first. That really looks delicious.

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    1. Glad you like them Pam. I think you will really enjoy the Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

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  12. It all looks so amazing! I love soups in the fall. I will have to try some of them out!

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  13. Pot Pie is my favorite so I am going to have to try pot pie soup

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  14. There is something really nice about a stew in the winter :) I shall have to make my way through these :) x

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    1. Yes, in the winter I think I make soup or stew at least once a week!

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  15. I've got a ninja cooker, a slow cooker and my house is drafty! These recipes are right on time!

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  16. I have a slow cooker and a ninja cooker. I am ready for some soup!

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    1. I have never seen a Ninja cooker before. I will have to check it out.

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  17. Every one of these recipes sounds amazing!!! Thank you for putting them all in one place! So much easier for the internet recipe searching person that I am!

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  18. I love making stew during the fall and winter. It really helps to warm up your bones when it begins to snow and get cold. They say we are supposed to be having a really cold winter.

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    1. Yes, I am nervous about how cold it might get this winter!

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  19. I was just looking for soup recipes, so I'm glad I came across this! Thanks!

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  20. The chicken pot pie soup looks way to good! I so wish I could grab it out of the screen!

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  21. YUMMM..lots of amazing dinner ideas... I love stuffed Peppers, makes me feel cozy and comfort...

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    1. Yes stuffed peppers are a comfort food for me too :)

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  22. i love pot pies - i think as a soup you'd save a few calories- thanks for the idea!

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    1. Yes I reduced the calories a bit with the recipe.

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  23. These soups and stews all look delicious. I'm going to have to pin this so I can remember to make them. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I do not make a lot of soups but I do occasionally like to make them. Thanks for sharing them.

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