Soups & Stews

Bisque Basics

Bisque is a thick, rich soup that usually consists of pureed seafood and cream. Poultry, vegetables or rice are sometimes also pureed. Bisque is quicker to serve than a traditional soup because it…

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Eating Soup with a Straw

To help kids get thin soup or broth from their bowls to their stomachs quickly and without a mess, I give them a straw once the soup cools. They seem to have more fun eating it this way, too.…

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Freezing Soup

Soups are great to make when you have time, then freeze for fast future meals. Here are some hints for freezing.

To cool soup quickly before freezing, place the kettle in a sink filled with…

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Keep Clams Tender

Homemade clam chowder is a real treat! The trick to wonderfully tender clams is to add them at the end of cooking. If they cook too long, they become tough. —Evelyn Joy, Alameda,…

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Refrigerate Chicken Soup without Noodles

When I make my favorite chicken noodle soup, I find it tastes better if I refrigerate the soup without the noodles. When it’s time to serve, I add the noodles to the amount of soup I’m going to…

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