Category Archives: soup

Imitation Crab Soup

We have made this a couple of times, and it’s tasty enough, but not very filling. We are hearty eaters at The Common Room.  You need substantial side dishes- hearty rolls or biscuits to go along with this. 2 cups imitation crab meat, flaked2 cups whole milk2 cups half and half3 tablespoons butter2 lemon peel […]

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Instant Split Pea Soup

You need a grinder to make split pea flour for instant soup, or get the ground pea flours from another source. While you can have this in 15, I really prefer it cooked a bit longer. This recipe is really the way I cook. Proportions are rough estimates. I add as I go, season here, […]

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Hamburger Stew

Pictured to left along with a yummy home-made biscuit made from our own biscuit mix and raw milk gone sour. Mmmmm. Brown a pound of ground beef or other ground meat, along with 1/2 chopped onion (our meat is from two cows we butchered after a year on our pasture)Add 2 cups of other diced […]

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Tortilla Soup

This Tortilla Soup is amazing, I am sure.  Magnificent.  We didn’t have some of the more special ingredients, we just used plain old mild green chiles and Fiesta Chile Powder.  Here’s what it Looked like with and without the tortillas: Share this recipe: Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Pin it on pinterest Tweet […]

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Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup 4 cups chicken stockOR soybean stock Bring stock to a boil in a large saucepan. 2 green onions, julienned3 thin slices fresh ginger root, julienned2 Tbsp soy sauce1 cup fresh or frozen green peasOR green beans cut into pea-sized pieces, presteamed 3 to 5 minutes. Add ingredients to stock and mix well. […]

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Wisconsin Cheese Soup

What do you do when on Thursday, you daughter calls to tell you Muenster cheese is on sale for 3.00 a pound at her grocery store?  You tell her to buy five pounds. What do you do when her mother-in-law calls you the next day and tells you that several large blocks of cheese are […]

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Pumpkin Corn Stew

Corn and pumpkin Stew   Recipe comes from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American– I really like his cookbooks. The HG says she found several of them at Goodwill recently, but wasn’t in the mood to spend two dollars on cookbooks, not even hardbacks. Ouch. This feeds six 3 ears of corn or a ten ounce […]

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Tips for Cooking with TVP, and TVP taco soup

Caveat: I wrote this several years ago in reply to somebody asking, “What do you do with TVP?” I no longer cook with TVP except on the rare occasion somebody gives us some. It’s not a real food. It is, however, a cheap ingredient, and if you need to drastically lash your budget, then maybe […]

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Squash Soup for Home Educators

Make this in the morning and then keep it simmering in the crockpot. I made this for a potluck and then was asked for the recipe, so that’s what some of the references are for. Squash Soup 2 T. butter 1 cup finely chopped onion ( we used a mixture of onion and dried, minced […]

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Split Pea and Smoked Turkey Soup

Split Pea and Smoked Turkey SoupMakes 8 servings Ingredients:2 cups dry yellow split peas (one pound)2 cups chopped cooked smoked turkey or sliced cooked turkey sausage.  We are using turkey ham because it’s cheap.3 medium carrots, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)1 minced clove of garlic5 cups chicken broth2 cups water1/2 cup snipped dried tomatoes 1 […]

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