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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bacon & Potato Leek Soup

Ah, soup weather in New England. The air in Salem is finally turning a little colder, at least in the evenings. There are few things I love more on a nippy night than having...

Basic Homemade Chicken Stock

There are a lot of methods for making chicken stock. Some folks make it in the slow cooker. Some folks make it in the oven. This is one of the ways that I make...

One Potato, Two Potato, Part 1: Cognac-Laced Potato Cream Soup

The humble potato is so versatile—and filling—that I'm not sure why I don't use it more often. This soup sounds fancy, but you can whip it up in no time flat—with stuff you probably already...

Smokey Black Bean Soup with Orange & Cilantro

It's been freezing here in Boston for the last week or so, which has put me in serious comfort-food mode. I've had a few days off, and have been able to flit in and out...

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This soup takes a while to make, but very little of that time is actually spent standing over the stove. Chunks of butternut squash, sweet onion, and elephant garlic are slow roasted in the oven...

Split Pea Soup with Homemade Pork Stock

This soup was a happy accident. Normally, I make split pea soup the way a lot of folks do: I simmer split peas in water with garlic, a handful of diced carrots and onions, and,...

Quick & Creamy Tomato Soup

I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but when the weather turns colder, my inner eight-year-old starts to crave Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese. Here's my grown-up version. This frequently shows up on...

Guinness Stew with Sage and Ginger

I love slow cooking because your food almost cooks itself. You do a little work, then the stove or oven coaxes complex flavor out of simple ingredients. Guinness stew is traditional cold-weather fare and a...

Garlicky White Beans, Two Ways: Dip & Creamy Soup

I have a great—and relatively newfound—love for white beans. (See? I do eat more than meat.) Here are two of my favorite ways to prepare them. The first recipe is for a thick dip that's...

Garlic and Ginger Infused Chicken Broth

Everyone has their own cold remedy. This is mine. Make the sniffles stop! I've had a savage cold for the last three days. Since The Angry Chef is catching it, too, neither of us was in...