Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Reg or Gluten Free

Temperatures Have Dropped

The air’s become quite bitterly cold. Brrr! It’s COLD outside! Makes you want to stay inside, enjoying a nice, WARM bowl of rich and creamy, homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup. In addition to making a roux, the soup thickens more when you add the cheese.… Read the rest

Wendy’s Chili – Copycat Recipe

Are you a Wendy’s Chili fan?

This Wendy’s Chili recipe clone fits the bill anytime, especially on a cold winter’s night. The original source is from Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes, and now I’ve adapted it just a bit too.


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Homemade Tomato Soup – Creamy Tomato Bisque Recipe

Nutritional Analysis Added: 2/7/17

Oh my goodness, what can I say?
Homemade Tomato Soup – Creamy Tomato Bisque



This homemade tomato soup hits the spot…


It’s pure comfort food and tastes exactly like you’d expect a bowl of tomato soup should taste! 

  • If you grew up adding milk or cream to your tomato soup, you’ll LOVE this!
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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup: W/ both (Gluten Free) and Traditional Rue Recipes

Instant ClearJel®

The thickener I use in this soup is Instant ClearJel® Powder aka: ICJ® Powder  It’s my favorite thickener. I’ve actually been using it for nearly 30 years! That’s a very long successful track record!

Now if you’ve been following my blog, you might already be familiar with ICJ® powder.
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Chicken (Turkey) Noodle Soup

Updated (11/26/12)

My homemade chicken noodle soup is just about as easy as opening a can, HOWEVER so much BETTER!

Often, I’ll roast a chicken or turkey and freeze little zip-type bags of deboned meat – so I can easily have cooked poultry on hand whenever I need it for soup (or whatever!)

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Enchilada Chicken Chowder / Soup


My friend Lisa shared this soup recipe and says it’s very similar to the Zupa’s Cafe’s version in Utah: http://cafezupas.com/menu/soups/chicken-enchilada-chili/.


(Note: I have not had the pleasure of tasting that soup; my adaptations may make it a bit different, but I love Lisa’s shared recipe.
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