Slow Cooker Squash Stew with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils

Slow Cooker Squash Stew Recipe with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils - Andrea Meyers

Our kitchen counter is covered with five different types of squash, a few steps up from our normal routine of acorn and butternut squash. On my last squash run, I came home with sweet dumpling, delicata, buttercup, acorn, and butternut and plans for all of them, mostly revolving around roasting and soups. And of course… 

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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder Recipe - Andrea Meyers

New England clam chowder ranks in my Top 10 list of comfort foods, and it’s one of my favorite things to order in seafood restaurants. Recipes for clam chowder are hotly contested, and if you get into a discussion about chowder with New Englanders you are likely to get a wide variety of opinions on… 

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe with Five Peppers and Ham - Andrea Meyers

It’s May and I want to dream about picnics and cooking outdoors. We thought summer was well on it’s way when temperatures climbed into the 80s a couple weeks ago, then we were startled with the cold front that came through yesterday bringing lots of rain and dropping temperatures back into the 40s. Everything is… 

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Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons - Andrea Meyers

What can be more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold day? When the weather starts to turn a little chilly, I start making soups and this was my first one this month. Roasting the acorn and butternut squash brings out a wonderful sweetness that is tempered by the leeks, herbs, and… 

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Curried Lentil and Potato Stew

Curried Lentil and Potato Stew - Andrea Meyers

I’m not a summer soup person, and you generally won’t find soup on the menu around our house until the first frost. The weather isn’t even remotely cold here yet and I’m still wearing shorts, but for some reason I had a craving for this stew. I love stews with lots of flavor, and this… 

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Ajiaco Bogotano (Colombia)

Ajiaco Bogotano (Colombia) - Andrea Meyers

For me this is the ultimate comfort food, and it’s also my favorite food from my years overseas. It’s a great weekend soup, but it’s also a celebration meal for the Bogotanos who often make very large pots of this soup for festive occasions such as Christmas. They typically serve the soup in black bowls… 

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