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
This healthy, light soup is quick to make and has authentic flavor from ginger, sesame, soy sauce and green onions. Cantonese bean thread noodles, also called cellophane noodles, are typically soaked in hot water for 10-15 minutes then rinsed and used in soups and stir-fries. —Jean Hines, Goodyear, Arizona
This is one of my favorite soup recipes to serve in the winter time because it's super easy to make and fills the whole house with a wonderful aroma. My whole family loves it!—Brandy Stansbury, Edna, Texas
"My wife and I follow a low-carb diet," writes Robert Hermann from Stockton, California. "This hearty soup lets us enjoy cubed turkey and eight different vegetables at the same time. Try it with red cabbage if you prefer."
I am a native Texan, and this is the best chili recipe I've ever tasted—it's meaty and spicy. I'd make this whenever I was "homesick" during the years we spent away from Texas due to my husband's military career. —Betty Brown, San Antonio, Texas