This recipe is a popular soup served at the Summer Kitchen near Ephraim, WI. It is thick and delicious. I've modified it somewhat by adding the thyme and pepper for even more flavor. It freezes very well.
I'm getting tired of seeing the so-called tortilla soup recipes running around that are nothing but a glorified chicken soup with tortillas added. Here's the real McCoy. Similar to the recipe at Houston's restaurant (modified, of course, to suit my tastes)
For a beef version check out my recipe #261711.
This is my favorite recipe for potato soup. It's a copycat of the one they use to serve at the St. Louis Bread Company (Panera). The recipe originally called for shredding your potatoes, but I never could get them to cook that way. I know they should cook faster, but I never could get it to work.
These black beans are delicious. I have made these for years, everyone likes them. I have passed along the recipe to lots of people. I got the recipe out of a PG&E pamphlet (years ago). The recipe is from MUSTARD'S GRILL' in St. Helena CA, the Napa Valley. Prep time does not include soaking the beans.
This is how my mother made her chowder for years, and it was always greeted with pleasure and delight from anyone partaking in in. Even my Aunt who has always hated Corn Chowder loved this recipe. You can use fresh corn if you prefer, but may want to add it in with the potatoes to cook, and if you must use canned corn, watch the salt. Canned corn will change the flavor greatly.
Heidi Rabel, author of "The What To Fix For Dinner Coobook" also teaches. I had the pleasure of attending a day-long soup class hosted by my husband's Aunt. Heidi is very involved with the YWCA and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her book are donated to the YWCA of Seattle-King County emergency shelter program. She teaches the women in the shelter what they need to know in order to cook and feed their families affordable nutritious meals. I think you'll like this recipe!
"For soup, mushrooms need not be the choicest buttons. Large, flat mushrooms will have better flavour."
This recipe comes from Charmaine Solomon's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. It was the first cookbook I purchased when I gave up meat, and it is filled with really fantastic recipes, but since my Zaar addiction I hardly *look* at a cookbook anymore! :D So while I'm looking at this one, I'll post some recipes I'd like to try.
This is another recipe prepared at one of my cooking classes. It is easy and dee-licious. You may also use assorted wild mushrooms rather than the white ones. Serve in teacups and use as an appetizer. Try it. You'll like it.