Very yummy ! I did stick mostly to your recipe. One thing I did was to skim off some of the fat from the top of the soup. Also, I used diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic flavor. I did bake fresh bread to go with it. My hubby and mother also liked it . My hubby told me to keep the recipe :)
I love soups of all kinds, but my family isn't as fond of it... and we found a winner with this one! They gobbled it up and asked for more. Even my husband, who eats whatever I make but always has an air of disappointment when I serve soup, raised his eyebrows in surprise with his first bite. "I didn't think this was going to be all that good," he said. "But you know what? It really is... it REALLY is!"<br/><br/>I followed the recipe, but used some homemade beef broth that was unsalted, so I added some salt at the end. I also used spicy Italian turkey sausage.