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Category: Soup

Spring Pea and Arugula Soup

How does a light pea soup sound? It’s not just light in color, it’s light in flavor too…and no cream! The typical pea soup that we all grew up on, has a smoky ham flavor…not that there’s anything wrong with that! This Spring Pea and Arugula Soup has everything light and bright, and with sour cream swirled in, that gorgeous green sure makes it easy on the eyes! At the…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

Cioppino, A Hearty Seafood Stew

Attention seafood lovers! If you have a passion for seafood, Cioppino is the recipe for you. Cioppino is a fish stew chock full of your favorite seafood – a true banquet of fish all in one dish. Cioppino is considered an American-Italian dish, created in the 1800s by Italian fishermen who prepared the recipe on their boats while at sea. They “chipped” the various parts of their catch and threw the morsels into a pot to make stew. The…

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Dad and I went on our favorite errand and visited, Manassero Farms, our local farm. We stopped there to pick up some of their wonderful strawberries. Yes, it’s March here in California and Manassero Farms has the best strawberries around. So beautiful, juicy, and sweet! Look at this beauty! We brought him home and several of his friends! While we were there, we grabbed a bag of broccoli and knew exactly what would come of it, Creamy Cheesy…

Winter Minestrone

When that cold winter air hits your bones and keeps you indoors all day long, other than staying under your covers, not much else can warm you up like a bowl of hot soup. Am I right? A hearty pot of goodness that will soothe your body and comfort your soul. That pot I’m talking about is Winter Minestrone. All the best vegetables that will make you feel good every sip of the way! This soup has a…

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