White Bean Soup
This thick soup from northern Italy is guaranteed to keep out the winter chills. The crispy pancetta sprinkled over the top is a great contrast to the creamy texture of the soup.
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Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup
This spicy Mexican soup has thin fideonoodles—similar to angel hair pasta—and makes a substantial meal.
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Baked Potato and Leek Soup with Cheddar and Bacon
With a couple of potatoes on hand, you can create this filling soup — it’s like a baked potato in a bowl.
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Tuscan Bean Soup
This soup, ribollita, is thick, filling, nutritious and delicious. It’s also wonderful at room temperature.
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Apple and squash team up to warm you up in this soothing soup. Garnish with additional sliced or diced apple.
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This hearty vegetarian soup comes together in just 30 minutes and has just a touch of spice that’ll warm you up.
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Tuscan Minestrone Soup
Kids will love cutting up all the veggies for this hearty soup. Serve with crusty bread for soaking up the broth.
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Silicon Valley Split Pea Soup
This tasty soup has a long cooking time, but most of the prep can be done in mere minutes. The ham hock gives a great smoky flavor you’re sure to love.
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Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheesy Croutons
Kids are delighted with a “shot” of this simple, spectacular tomato soup topped with a few crispy croutons. Serve it in tiny glasses or small cups, to be gulped down with no need for a spoon—or, ladle into bowls for a more traditional lunch or light dinner.
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The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World” by Victoria Blashford-Snell
Fine Cooking Comfort Food, Taunton Press, 2011