When winter holds Maple Grove, Minnesota in its icy grip, Sharon Skildum relies on this hearty, old-fashioned chicken soup to warm her right down to her toes. It's just like Grandma used to make-full of veggies and rich flavor.
"My sister who worked as a dietitian for years, gave me this recipe," shares Lucille Franck of Independence, Iowa. "I sometimes double or triple this hearty soup when my family gathers for the holidays."
In Aurora, New York, Mary Smith prepares a traditional dish of saucy round steak for a satisfying supper. "My mother came to this country from Hungary and brought the recipe with her," she writes. "I like it with a lettuce salad full of cucumbers and tomatoes."
"This chili is a scrumptious change of pace, thanks to ground turkey and the addition of cinnamon and allspice," writes Marlene Gravat of St. Louis, Missouri. "It was an instant hit with my husband, who tends to favor traditional beef chili."
Chopping the clams into tiny pieces adds big flavor to this full-bodied chowder from Betty Lineaweaver. “Everyone says it's the best they've ever tasted,” she writes from her Paradise, California home. “I like to serve it with garlic bread or a side salad.”
I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisine, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it with a crispy green salad and glass of white wine for a simple but very special meal. —Karen Harris, Castle Rock, Colorado