Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Well, I've had this soup on my bucket list for awhile now, and I finally broke down and made it.   Butternut squash is kind of a tough squash to work with. Make sure to have a really sharp knife. I just cut mine down the middle, scooped out the insides, and used a vegetable peeler to take the skin off. If there is an easier way to prep a butternut squash please let me know! I'll be making some roasted butternut squash soon. I just love how pretty this soup is with the coconut swirls and c ...

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

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Happy Saturday! This morning I got up before 7am and put everything in the crock pot to make this recipe before spin class. I've had a very productive morning before 9am. Got lunch/dinner ready and got my exercise in. I've been trying to eat healthier and counting calories using myfitnesspal. It's getting easier and I'm starting to learn how much calories I can eat in a day. I've been also trying to do more cardio lately. I've been stuck in this gym rut and I just finally got out of it this ...

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Knoephla Soup Recipe

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Knoephla Soup is a German soup, with potatoes and dumplings. It's very famous in North Dakota. Being half German half Norwegian, I wanted to feature more recipes from this state and so I'd thought I'd start with this soup.  It's creamy, rich, and very hearty. Filled with onions, carrots, celery, potatos, and little dumplings. Knoephla is pretty much the German version of Italy's famous Gnocci. It's the perfect soup to keep you warm on those cold Winter nights. I added some chicken for some extra ...

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Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

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Olive Garden's famous Pasta e Fagioli soup is good on cold Fall nights with some melted cheese on top, and piece of crusty bread! A copy cat version you can make at home. Sadly, Summer is coming to and end here. Today is the last day, that it will be in the 80's and the rest of the week is in the mid 50's. When the weather starts getting cold, it's time to take out the big old, blue dutch oven and make a big pot of soup. Have you ever made too much of something and wonder how on earth ...

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Italian Sausage Tortilleni soup

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This is my new favorite soup and I am so happy that it is finally soup season again. My brother and I have been sharing soup recipes via email. I tried this Green Enchilada something or other soup that called for masa harina and I thought that you could replace that with ground corn meal. Nope. That soup had a weird texture to it and I thought that the White Chicken Chili soup was far better. I've been trying to cut back on carbs and sugars and making soup is a good way to do that. However, ...

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French Onion Soup

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I love love LOVE the smell of onions cooking away in a pot with some melted butter. One of the best smells ever, oh wait... the best smell in the World has to be bacon. I really liked this soup. I would serve it as a side with something. This soup is just a vegetable soup, and it needs some kind of protein to go with it. Otherwise than that, your house smells pretty amazing while the onions are cooking. The cheese and croutons on the top made a nice touch. I used provolone cheese, which is a ...

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Lobster Bisque

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Happy New Year everyone! On New Year's Eve, I cooked some lobster bisque and a cheesy pull-a-part bread and my husband cooked some steaks and liver on the grill. It has become a tradition on New Year's Eve to cook whatever we want. I usually want lobster and Ben wants his steaks. It's our way of bringing in the New Year's since we can hardly stay up past 10pm anymore. Isn't that sad?! My vacation is done today and I'm back to work tomorrow. There's a few new things I'd like to accomplish this ...

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Hibachi Recipes

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Wow, it's been a really busy week here. I had two potulucks at work. Both were right after each other. I brought a pasta salad with bacon, cheddar, and tomatoes in it for one and Buffalo chicken dip for another. Lot's of cooking this week. I really didn't make anything new either. Had some Lasagna soup earlier this week and that lasted for a couple of days. So here you are with 3 brand new recipes in one post. Lucky you! Recently, I went to a Hibachi restaurant for a friend's birthday party. ...

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