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White Chicken Chili

There is one good reason—other than chicken and chilies—why I love the white chicken chili on the menu at the burrito palace in our neighborhood: sour cream. This quick-to-make home version is delicious unadorned. Add the accompaniments and some homemade or store-bought cornbread and it is over the top. Makes…

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Mini-pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Shaved Parmesan, and Fried Sage

For the longest time I thought those cute little pumpkins–no more than 3 or 4 inches in diameter–were nothing more than happy little fall decorations. There they’d sit on the side of the road at farmers’ markets and at well-stocked grocery stores, bright orange banks of mini-pumpkins bearing such ridiculous…

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Cauliflower Soup with Caraway and Rye Croutons

What I love about vegetable soups like this one is that they boast the soul satisfying consistency of cream without actually containing any. Cooked and pureed, most vegetables are amazingly creamy all by themselves. (OK, some of them need to be pureed with potato to create the desired effect, but…

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Smoky Salmon Chowder with Lemon Pepper Crackers

This hot and hearty chowder is a great dish for a winter weeknight. Made with milk, not cream, it’s healthier and lighter than a classic chowder but seems plenty substantial as you are enjoying it. (The downside is that it is a bit more likely to look a little curdled…

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Spring Soup with Bread Dumplings

First things first: This is a spring soup. It’s meant to be made when asparagus and fava beans are in season. Just because you can find these items in the supermarket in November, when they have been flown in from the other half of the world, doesn’t mean you should…

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Chorizo and Greens

This is a very substantial and satisfying soup, perfect for these last cold days of winter. Thickened by pureed cauliflower and potato, it is luxuriously creamy without any cream. The sausage, greens, and paprika give it heat, and the cauliflower florets give it crunch. Serve this soup with garlic bread…

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Chilled Pea Soup with Mint, Curried Shrimp, and Peanuts

Cold soups generally leave me cold. They just seem like an excuse for a cold drink. But this one is an exception. Prepared with all the prescribed accoutrements – curried shrimp, shredded carrots, and toasted nuts – this dish is a perfectly refreshing warm-weather meal. Makes 4 servings Hands-on time:…

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Sweet Summer Corn Soup

Posted with permission of author, from Caprial’s Soups & Sandwiches by Caprial Pence. Ingredients 8 cups chicken, fish, or seafood stock 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced Kernels cut from 12 ears fresh corn (about 10 cups) 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups…

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