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Soups

Six-pepper Venison Chili with Beans

Six-Pepper Venison Chili with Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #homemade #chili #recipe

This chili recipe has been sitting in my backlog of blog posts for almost a month now. At work at Christmas-time, they sponsored a card-making session where they provided cards, stickers, markers, etc. and encouraged us to make cards to send to our soldiers in the field. I thought it would be fun to do […]


German Onion Soup {Zwiebelsuppe}

German Onion Soup {Zwiebelsuppe} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #German #onion #soup #recipe

The blonde cousin of French Onion Soup, this German Onion Soup (or Zwiebelsuppe as they would say in Germany) uses chicken or vegetable broth rather than beef broth and the subtle flavors of nutmeg and thyme to provide a touch of intrigue. Topped as most onion soups are with toasted bread and melty white cheese, this soup is […]


Chicken Chile Corn Chowder

Chicken Chile Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #chowder #hearty #soup #recipe

A creamy, chunky, hearty chicken chowder with corn, carrots, celery, white beans, cream cheese and a bit of heat. It is, in a way, a cross between chowder and chili. Yeah, I am in total soup mode now that winter is really upon us. The other day I was heating up my lunch and inquiring […]


Coconut Curry Carrot & Pumpkin Soup

Coconut Curry Carrot & Pumpkin Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curried #carrot #pumpkin #soup #recipe

Creamy, with a little spice and heat to make it dance on your tongue, this Thai-style curried soup is a delight for your tastebuds and the vibrant color is a treat for the eyes! It is full of the antioxidants your body needs to fend off illness and keep you healthy … and just the break your […]


Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #spicy #smoky #potato #soup #recipe

Creamy, cheesy potato soup with the spicy smoky zing of chipotle peppers and a bit of bacon to add to the smokiness. I made it gluten free by using tapioca flour for the thickener, but you can use regular flour if you don’t have a sensitivity to gluten. I made this soup for a little […]


Sweet Pepper & Sausage Stew

Sweet Pepper & Sausage Stew with Dilled Potato Dumplings ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #soup #recipe

with Dilled Potato Dumplings I made this stew on a whim, the weekend when I was trying out my potato dumplings and making dinner for my friends and over-inundated with loads and loads of peppers from the last of the garden pickings. I thought that the dumplings should seriously be imparted into a stew, rather […]


Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder

Smoky Bacon & Zucchini Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #chowder #soup #recipe

A hearty corn chowder with a nice creamy broth, bits of smoky grilled zucchini and bacon, and a little hot pepper to tingle the taste buds. I made this soup last week after a trip to my parents’ house, from whence I returned over-burdened with garden goodies. I had some zucchini that I had grilled […]


Buttered Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup

Buttered Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #noodle #soup #recipe

School has started and everybody and their kids are catching colds. My daughter had a raging cold with a sore throat and my son got a bit of a cold too and they asked me to make them chicken noodle soup … not the canned stuff, but REAL chicken noodle soup, with real chicken bits in there […]


Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

Adapted slightly from It’s Yummi My dad grows a lot of cantaloupe every year … this year he had a huge bumper crop of melons. When I went to visit, he had over 100 cantaloupe that they had just picked. He gave me 12 cantaloupe to take home and share with friends. I gave a […]


Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup

Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

It’s been beautifully sunny this month, but today it’s raining outside and chilly … total soup weather.  I am wishing I had saved some of this vibrant tomato soup I made when I had a huge box of tomatoes from my mom’s garden. The heirloom tomatoes were sooo ripe, I needed to find a good use […]


Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew

Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #vegetable #stew #recipe

I had never met Harissa until I read Ally’s cookbook. This woman seriously has an incredible repertoire of flavors from all over the world. There is an entire chapter dedicated to some very intriguing spices and Harissa was one of them. I took one look and knew I had to try it. From North Africa, […]


Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew with Zucchini

Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #fusion #fish #stew #recipe

Inspired by Dizzy Busy & Hungry and my own kitchen meanderings Over the 4th of July we visited my sister and her husband who live on a lake in Minnesota. They both love to fish, so they always have an over-abundance of fish. Of course we had a huge fish fry on Saturday (which is always the highlight […]


Harissa Tomato Soup with Cheese Crisps

Harissa Tomato Soup with Cheese Crisps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #harissa #tomato #soup #recipe

This soup is vibrant, colorful, healthy and tasty, and the cheese crisps as a garnish are so fun as dippers. It’s a little like our American favorite of tomato soup with grilled cheese, but without the carbs and adding a zesty African twist. It is comfort food that reminds you to live a little, to […]


Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup

Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #taco #soup #recipe

This is a festive soup with lots of flavor and spice, bits of vibrant color, with crunchy chips, melty cheese, avocado & cilantro on the top. Make it with taco meat to make a heartier soup, or without for a vegetarian option. The inspiration from this soup came from a Cinco de Mayo party on my facebook […]


Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup

Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cureforthespringblues #soup #recipe

April is such an emotional month in my part of the world. By “emotional”, I mean ups and downs in weather are so totally unpredictable and wild. One day might be perfectly beautiful, sunny and 72 and the next night you might be digging your winter coat out because it’s going to get down into […]


Creamy Dubliner Ham & Veggie Bisque

Creamy Dubliner Ham & Veggie Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #ham #soup #recipe

This soup has it all! All that creamy, cheesy goodness from a Broccoli Cheese Soup, with that oh-so-intoxicating ham broth, bits of ham and lots of other veggies to really let the flavors shine (and support your health too!) Yes, I know it’s spring and today it’s beautiful and sunny, but just a few days […]


Gypsy Ham & Lentil Stew

Gypsy Ham & Lentil Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #leftover #ham #lentil #soup #recipe

There is nothing like visiting someone else’s “hell” to remind you just how good your own life is. I visited a relative this weekend … and she seemed so unhappy with every aspect of her life. She and her husband are struggling with some financial issues … and she is just exhausted with all the things she has to take […]


Philly Cheesesteak Soup

Philly Cheesesteak Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #beef #pepper & #onion #soup #recipe

If you were reading my blog last week, you may have seen the Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast I made and I mentioned you should save the juices that the meat cooked in because we’re going to make some really good soup. You can also use the onions and garlic that the meat cooked in as […]


Better than Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup {Copycat}

Better than Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #copycat #supercreamy #broccoli #cheddar #soup #recipe

Adapted from Averie Cooks I went to Panera the other day while my daughter was at an appointment. I really went there just to have a cup of coffee and hang out until she was done, but I found myself wanting some good soup. So I decided to try a cup of their broccoli cheese soup. […]


Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #soup #recipe

A simple mushroom soup that’s wonderfully creamy and delightful and warm. I had an “aha” moment when I made my Bacon Mushroom Baked Potato Soup … at the point where I had puree’d the mushrooms & onions and such, before I added the potato and milk, that right there was a mighty tasty creamy-wonderful thing. I could […]


Split Pea Soup w Ham, Potato & Smoked Gouda

Split Pea Soup with Ham, Potato & Smoked Gouda Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #splitpea #potato #soup #recipe

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over three years now and I’ve posted over 1,000 recipes and I’ve never posted a single recipe for split pea soup! That’s just crazy. I’m a split pea soup lover and I have been from the time I was little. I remember eating cans of split pea soup as a child and […]


Sausage & Shrimp Southern Gumbo

Shrimp & Sausage Southern Gumbo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #shrimp #sausage #gumbo #mardigras #soup #recipe

It’s almost time for Mardi Gras! Although I live in the north, I’ve traveled to the south and tasted some pretty dang awesome southern food–and one of the dishes that tops the yumminess charts for me is Louisiana gumbo. I’ve always wanted to make an authentic gumbo at home, and since Mardi Gras is coming up, […]


Bacon Mushroom Baked Potato Soup

Bacon Mushroom Baked Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #potato #soup #recipe

This is a much healthier version than many potato soup recipes you may chance upon–it has that comforting, baked potato flavor with the juicy, earthy tone of mushroom and a nice, creamy texture with a bit of smoky bacon and a bit of real sharp cheddar cheese … totally intended to make you smile. It worked for me! I […]


Dark & Smoky Caramelized Onion Gouda Soup

Dark & Smoky Caramelized Onion Gouda Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #french #onion #soup #recipe

My dad grew some beautiful onions in his garden this year … great big yellow onions, the good kind for storage that will keep all winter and into the spring until there are new onions from the garden. He has big wire buckets full of these gorgeous onions and encourages me to take some every time […]

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