Cooking with Lou

Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Yes, more soup. It's great for what ails you on those cold winter days. Cream of asparagus soup is made rich with good chicken stock, milk and cream, a little butter, some Gruyere cheese, and of course FRESH asparagus. I know, many of you don't like asparagus. If you're basing your dislike of asparagus on [...]

Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup

I really enjoy bean soups and one of my husband's favorites is Black Bean Soup. Thick, creamy with a little kick and chunks of ham on top is always a crowd pleaser in this house. There are at least a dozen recipes for black bean soup on Food Network alone and low and behold.....mine is [...]

Spice Up Chili

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Chili is one of those dishes that have sooooo many variations: veggie, white, chunky, beanless, and on and on. This recipe is your basic meat and bean chili. I spice up chili with a variety of fresh peppers ranging from mild to very hot. A variety will give you different levels of heat in different [...]

Kale Soup

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Kale Soup

Kale is one of nature's superfoods. It's great in salad, sauted, and even in your smoothies, but kale  soup, you ask?Yes, and it really, really tastes great! My friend, Hazel, made this soup while I was visiting a few months back.  I thought, "Kale soup, yuck!"  Then I tasted it. I was shocked. It was [...]