This recipe was given to me by a coworker and she said it was quite possibly the best soup she had ever eaten. I made the soup today and indeed it is very tasty! With cold weather approaching (someday), this will be quite the comfort food. I did halve the recipe since there is only two of us, because a whole recipe makes a large pot of soup. It is quite easy to make! I may use more hot sausage next time. A whole recipe makes about 16 cups of soup.