Soups & Salads
America's 35th president was a New Englander through and through. Among his favorite meals was a delicately flavored, creamy chowder which reminded him of his home state. JFK Chowder is fantastically filled with bites of tender white fish and hearty potatoes. It's a rich, warming dish perfect for cold winter nights or de-stressing after busy days. JFK Chowder is a soup of Camelot caliber.
No less an expert than Julia Child described Beef Burgundy Stew as "certainly one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man." Indeed, Beef Burgundy Stew has a warm, hearty richness that can only come from traditional French cooking. Just looking at the tender beef, fluffy potatoes, and fresh vegetables soaking in that savory, herby sauce will get your mouth watering. Beef Burgundy Stew is guaranteed to become your new comfort food, especially as the weather gets colder!
Posole, sometimes spelled pozole, is a traditional Mexican soup featuring a rich, savory broth and hominy—a kind of earthy-sweet dried corn kernel. New Mexico Posole takes that traditional soup and adds extra hearty seasonings and flavors. Infused with spicy red chiles, the meaty, chicken-flavored broth of New Mexico Posole is incredibly warming and comforting, exactly what you need on a chilly winter night. There's no end to the depth of flavors in this soup or to the depth of love you'll have for it once you try it!
Stracciatella Soup gets its name from the Latin word for "to shred," referring to the wisps of ethereal, tender eggs in the broth. These eggs are soaked in an herby, savory broth, with a note of sharpness from the parmesan cheese. Made extra hearty with fresh spinach, Stracciatella Soup is the ultimate mixture of light and filling, perfect for a warming lunch on a cold day. Best of all, you can make it in under 20 minutes!
Pasta Fagioli literally translates to "pasta and beans" which is exactly what Nonna's Pasta Fagioli delivers: savory, hearty bites of nutty cannellini beans and tender-cooked pasta. Nonna's Pasta Fagioli features her secret ingredient for a brighter, tangier broth with just the right touch of meatiness. Hot and freshly herby, this soup will quickly replace chicken noodle soup as your go-to comfort food. The day just feels better with a bowl of this on the table!
Surprisingly, Italian Wedding Soup isn't traditionally served at Italian weddings. Instead, the name refers to the marriage of the fresh, herby vegetables and the savory, juicy meatballs. We have to say, it's a match made in heaven. Italian Wedding Soup is a blissful blend of savory and garden tastes, happily hearty and festively flavored. Even if it isn't traditional, it would be a wonderful part of any wedding feast!
When the season's this festive and fun, you don't want to start your meal off with a bland salad! Christmas Salad literally has holiday cheer in every bite, with crunchy, homemade candied pecans and fresh citrus flavors that taste like sunshine on a cold day. Even the dressing is dressed for the occasion, with plenty of brightness and tang to make this salad the best part of the meal! Christmas Salad is a colorful addition to your holiday spread that will catch the eye and, with just a bite, your heart.
"As American as apple pie" might need a slight revision to "As American as tomato soup." This classic comfort food is native to the States and has been around since 1857. Tomato Soup and Toasted Cheese thus have a long history of warming the soul on cold days and brightening smiles around lunchtime. Luscious, bright, savory, and with just a hint of sweetness and heat, the broth of Tomato Soup and Toasted Cheese is exactly what you're hoping for when you need a pick-me-up. Of course, tomato soup is only as good as its dipping options, and this recipe has that covered with herbaceous, sharp, cheesy toast. Other soups should take notes on how to make spirits bright!
Route 66 in the United States runs straight through Tex-Mex country, through the top of Texas, cutting New Mexico and Arizona almost in half on its way to California. Route 66 Chili tastes like all the flavors picked up across the American Southwest: hearty, tender pork and beef, spicy stew broth, rich tomatoes, and beans, with strong succulent seasonings. When the road gets bumpy and dusty, it's wonderful knowing there's a heaping bowl of Route 66 Chili cooking itself for you in your slow cooker. Happy trails are sure to follow!
There are many ways to keep the winter's chill at bay: a homemade scarf, a roaring fire, and a bowl of thick, hearty stew. For the latter, it's hard to get much heartier or more delicious than Slow Cooker Guinness Stew. Infused with the malty, hoppy, roasted flavors of stout, this stew is truly loaded with warming chunks of potatoes and tender beef. Slow Cooker Guinness Stew is a hot and herbaceous dish that will leave you in high spirits. This is a great example of low-and-slow cooking that welcomes you home with open arms and a bowl of savory satisfaction.