My mom dehydrates the last pick of tomatoes from her garden each fall—perfect for quick soups like this one. If I don't have time to prepare dry beans, canned beans work just as good. —Lori Terry, Chicago, Illinois
Looking for something new to beat dinnertime doldrums? Try my pumpkin soup! A touch of curry powder lends an aromatic spiced appeal while whipping cream gives the soup its silky texture.—Debbie Flocco, Norristown, Pennsylvania
One of my favorite childhood memories is of my Aunt Claire serving up hearty bowlfuls of her famous cheesy soup. She would pair it with a slice of warm buttered bread for a downhome lunch. It’s become a tradition to include it as part of our family’s Christmas buffet.
“Warming bowls of this chilly weather chowder can include most any type of seafood or whitefish. We especially like it with haddock, cod or grouper. Crispy rolls and a green salad complete the meal.” —Eleanor Atteridg, Rolesville, North Carolina
It's hard to believe something this delightful came from a slow cooker! Topped with a slice of French bread and provolone cheese, individual servings of this French onion soup are sure to be enjoyed by everyone at your dinner table. —Kris Ritter, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A recipe book was included when we purchased a set of pots and pans about 30 years ago. Living in New England, we love fish in any dish and this is something we especially enjoy when there’s a chill in the air.