Sarah H. of Muncie, Indiana relates, “My mother spices up navy bean soup with a couple whole cloves, which she removes just before serving. People notice the special taste but can’t identify the source.”
My family really enjoys this hearty soup, which is perfect for a wintry day. Bacon, molasses and onion add great flavor. A friend from Massachusetts gave me the recipe years ago, and I've made it countless times since then.