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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

I know I’m not alone in loving the cooler weather and warmer flavors and colors of fall. Many people don’t realize that the Midwest has some of the most extreme weather–ridiculously hot summer days and bitterly cold winter days. Add in the element of incessant wind and our weather can be downright inhospitable. So, when […]

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Roasted Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Remember my post on Roasted Chicken? And the following one about making bone broth from that same chicken? Well, here’s where it all starts to come together in beautiful ways after the fact. Let me set the scene. It’s a rainy day and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon. You […]

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DIY Chicken Bone Broth

Our grandmothers were onto something when they made chicken noodle soup or beef and barley soup for friends and family who were under the weather. They knew that bone broths are basically just good medicine, full of warmth and nutrition. Chicken bone broth is foundational to any cook’s kitchen and I have been making my […]

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Tomato Basil Soup

I came across this amazing recipe for dairy-free tomato basil soup (link below) at the end of our tomato growing season when I was desperately searching for a way to use up our rapidly decaying tomatoes without pulling out the canning equipment. I wish I loved canning more but I just don’t. I much prefer […]

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