Really nice soup! The flavor from the bay leaf and cinnamon stick was wonderful! I cooked it on the stovetop, and it came out perfectly. I omitted the salt (personal preference) and included the red pepper flakes. Thanks for sharing!
These flavors come together beautifully. I would give it 5 stars, but found that the pasta did not cook well in the Crock Pot. (It was over cooked and falling apart before the sweet potato was done all the way through.) Next time, I'll make the pasta in a different pot and add it in.