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Pasta & Peas Stracciatella

Tweet Stracciatella is an Italian egg drop soup. Traditionally, it is a light soup made with chicken broth, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Italian parsley. I have added farfalle pasta (butterfly) and peas to make the soup a bit more substantial. In place of the farfalle, you could use a different pasta such as, cocciolette (small shells) or orzo […]

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Beef-Barley Soup

Tweet In this month of January, 2016, it seems that just about everyone in the country, from coast to coast, is experiencing unusually cold weather. A few days ago it snowed and my entire neighborhood looked like a winter wonderland … and I live in the southern Arizona desert! For many of us, there is […]

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Vegetable & Italian Sausage Soup

Vegetable & Italian Sausage Soup

Tweet Every home cook should have an arsenal of favorite soup recipes. Whether the soup is to be served as a first course for an elegant dinner party, part of a light lunch with friends or a hearty, complete meal in a bowl for the family, there is a soup for every taste and nearly […]

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Chilled Summer Spa Soup

Tweet After making a batch of my flavored ice cubes, I got the idea to make a cold soup. I didn’t really want a hearty gazpacho, rather a light, cool and refreshing spa-like kind of soup. I often put slices of cucumber in my water glass and had several in the frig, so that’s where […]

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Chickpea Soup with Parmesan-Rosemary Croutons

Tweet Whether you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, these little legumes pack a nutritional punch. They are low in fat and are an excellent source of nutrients, fiber and protein. Besides being healthy, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare and makes a perfect Lenten meal. This thick and seemingly rich soup is […]

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Italian Gazpacho

Tweet Gazpacho, the tomato-based, cold soup that is world famous, has many variations. Originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, gazpacho is a refreshing summer soup. I call it Italian Gazpacho because the original recipe came from Vitamix (industrial strength blender), using Mario Batali’s recipe. I made a few changes and  top my version […]

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Zuppa di Pesce

Tweet When I was  living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I could easily find fresh fish and seafood just about any time of the year. The fish counter in my neighborhood market carried a good supply, but the place to go was Race Street Fish and Poultry, a little local market that had the […]

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Okra Gumbo

Tweet Okra, also known as “gumbo” or “lady fingers,” is a highly nutritious edible green pod vegetable. It’s available fresh just about year-round in the South and from May-October in other areas. Fresh is best for breaded and fried but you can usually find it frozen in the market, which works fine in soups, gumbos […]

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Lasagna Soup

Tweet Lasagna has been a part of my family’s Christmas dinner for as long as I can remember and it’s the only time I really ever make it anymore.         This past year I didn’t even make it, my son did (molto squisito). My mother used to make enough for all of […]

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Roasted Fennel Soup

Tweet For many folks, soup is the original comfort food, whether it’s a soothing light stracciatella or a hearty pasta e fagioli. This full bodied fennel soup falls somewhere in between. An easy to prepare recipe with only a few ingredients, this soup is so thick and creamy that you’d never guess it has no […]

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