Archive for ‘spicy’

Corn & Andouille Chowder

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Does anybody else love, love, love the delectable combination that is creamy and spicy? Exhibit 1: Pioneer Woman’s jalapeno poppers, which disappear whenever we make them, no matter how many we make (if you happen to have a few leftover, they’re actually quite good for breakfast the next morning). Exhibit 2: Johnny Carino’s has a […]

Chili Blanco Especial

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My mom has been making this soup, from the fantastic Creme de Colorado cookbook, for ages. I have the recipe hand-written on a recipe card from her when I went to seminary, and at the time I was a little shocked to discover how expensive white pepper was/is. It was worth it in this soup, […]

Chipotle Chicken Soup

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What do you do when you unexpectedly end up with a Costco box of tomatoes? When you have a soup blog and a crowd of people for whom you make soup (and chips, salsa and margaritas) every Friday evening (click here for more info), you decide to make those tomatoes into soup! This is a […]

Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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You can make anything in the slow-cooker if you’re lazy enough. This soup is probably supposed to be “quick and easy,” but sometimes even quick and easy isn’t enough because dinner time happens to be precisely when everything else in this house goes to, um, well, when everything deteriorates and it’s impossible to do much […]

Spiced Lentil Soup

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I’ve made two soups lately … one was pretty good and the other was really good. This one was the “really good.” I’ll post “pretty good” later, since it’s still worth sharing, especially with a few tweaks that I would recommend. Lentils are such a great ingredient. They are amazingly good for you, they are […]

African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Black Beans

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This is a unique soup. The flavor combinations are very unexpected, but it’s the kind of surprise that, after I pondered it for a bit, I decided was a very good one. Especially if you happen to like peanut satay, which we both do, very much. Poor Titus couldn’t weigh in on the whole combo […]

Creamy White Chili

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This soup was a 110% home run.  I have a standard white chili recipe, one that I’ve loved for years and refer back to time and time again.  Its position, however, is in peril.  I tried this recipe on a whim last night after randomly clicking on a picture on the sidebar at Mel’s Kitchen […]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

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So I saw some old shrimp in the freezer and wanted to use them this week but didn’t feel like doing my usual shrimp recipe.  I had a hankering for something tomatoey and slightly spicy with the shrimp, which is funny because I’m usually not a tomato-sauce-with-my-shrimp type of girl.  So it was going to […]

Pioneer Woman’s Corn Chowder with Chilies

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I can’t take credit for any of this recipe: I followed PW’s recipe to a T. Except I didn’t have enough cream, so I topped it off with about 1/2 c. half and half. Oh yeah, speaking of all that cream, like most of PW’s recipes, this isn’t exactly health food. It is, however, delicious. […]

Asian Chicken and Chili Soup

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Sorry, friends; JR took our camera to work, so instead of a picture of this soup, you get a picture of an Asian rice field.  I guess you get what you pay for. What you DO get [totally free, I might add], if you can use your imagination and picture it in your mind, is […]