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This time of year I find myself throwing together a batch of soup at least once a week. Is there anything as comforting on a cold winter’s day? Making soup is SO easy, and homemade is just SO much better than any kind of canned version you could buy. I almost always use the shortcut of a store bought chicken stock or broth, and a hot bowl of hearty soup is ready in no time.

Here are a few of my favorites that I make all the time.

Minestrone Soup courtesy of yours truly

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup courtesy of yours truly

Hearty Tomato-Vegetable Soup courtesy of yours truly

Spicy Tomato Soup With Blue Cheese from Life In Grace

Loaded Lite Potato Soup from Handle The Heat (I make my own version but this is similar)

Chicken Soup With Meatballs from Great Chicago Italian Recipes (this is similar to our family recipe)

I FINALLY bought myself one of these hand held blenders that goes right into the pot – I have always wanted one but it felt like an “unnecessary purchase”. Well let me tell you – if you make red sauce or soups that you want to have a smooth consistency, you NEED one of these babies!! Now that I have one I could never go back to the way life was before it 🙂 🙂 :). Highly recommend for all soup makers out there.

This week was a big birthday week for dear friends (including Pam at Simple Details and Kris at Driven By Decor!! Did you enter their sweet giveaways??) and I made a cup of soup for one of my local besties to take to work on her special day.

Yesterday on my Random Acts Of Kindness list I mentioned that I save glass jars from the recycle bin and use them to gift soup (or red sauce, or my homemade sugar scrubs!) to friends and family on occasion. Jam or salad dressing jars are the perfect lunch portion size.

 

 

 And you have to pack a little sweet…
(I’m completely obsessed with the Trader Joe’s frosted gingerbread cookies 
that I mentioned last week – it’s a problem.)  
 

Easy peasy right?

Today on the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes, Stacey from Steward of Design shares her beautiful holiday home, I can’t wait for you to see it!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a cozy, relaxing, and fun weekend my lovelies!
xoLisa

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Vel Criste

Saturday 13th of December 2014

My husband actually just got me one of these blenders too!!!!! And perfect since you shared this fab yummmies! thanks Lisa!

pam {simple details}

Friday 12th of December 2014

I love making soup, I always serve it for casual get togethers. One year I served it and afterward asked if anyone would like more, one gentleman said, "No thanks, I'm saving room for the entree!" LOL!! His wife about died! :) Thanks for the sweet b-day wishes!

Simply LKJ

Friday 12th of December 2014

Looks delicious. I love a hearty bowl of soup this time of year.