Category Archives: Soups and Such

Kel’s Basic Spicy Marinara Sauce, Canning Version

Yes, it’s true — homemade marinara sauce is much better than any of the jarred stuff you get at the grocery store. By using fresh ingredients, you control what goes into it, especially sodium, sugar and preservatives.  I have to admit … Continue reading

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Chilled Cantaloupe and Ginger Soup or Cocktail — Your Choice

  Those of you who follow my blog know I love soup, especially chilled ones in the heat of the summer. Here’s a recipe I’ve been working on for a nice and refreshing cantaloupe and ginger soup. The sweetness of … Continue reading

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Kel’s Hearty Ham, Bean and Tomato Soup

Got leftover ham from Easter? Here’s a hearty ham, bean and tomato soup you and your family will love. It is so easy to make, but a bit time consuming if you use dried beans, since you have to soak … Continue reading

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Kel’s Marvelous Minestrone, Great for a Meatless Meal

Here’s a marvelous recipe for minestrone soup, which is chocked full of veggies and so, so good for you, both health-wise and taste-wise. Feel free to use the veggies you prefer – sometimes I add fresh spinach at the same … Continue reading

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Kel’s Savory Sausage, Lentil and Spinach Soup

We’ve been having an unusual winter in Raleigh this year, with near record-breaking high temps as well as a couple of rounds of snow and ice that shut down school for several days each time (which is status quo for … Continue reading

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Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup in Bread Bowls

Harris Teeter had small, round sourdough bread loaves on sale the other day, and I immediately thought of using them as bowls for broccoli and cheese soup, much like what Panera Bread serves. After doing a short search on the … Continue reading

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Lemony Chicken Soup With Spinach and Orzo

If you’ve been following this blog, you know I love soup (check out my post, “Hey Raleigh, Soup’s On!”  about some of my area favorites, or just search under the heading “Soups and Such” under my recipe category.) The other … Continue reading

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