Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top 3 Homemade Soups

Some things in life you just cannot buy. The smell of the house when a homemade soup has been brewing all day long. The way it warms you up inside when you dive into a fresh bowl of homemade soup can be very healing for anyone. Grownups and kids alike enjoy the tastes of their favorite soups when they do not feel well, they can also be very recommended when you are going in for surgery soon to cleanse the system out. Serve soups hot with side items such as breads, bread sticks, crackers, and shredded cheeses on top if you like. The following are the three most desired soups that one can wish to make at home from scratch. They are age old recipes and can be passed down through your family as well.

1: Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken (pieces is fine, such as shredded)
Stock or broth
Salt and pepper
Bay leaf
Egg Noodles

Simply add your cooked chicken inside the crock pot or large pot and allow it to simmer most of the day. You should add the noodles in last to prevent any soggy ones.

2: Tomato Soup

2 tablespoons of butter
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons of dried basil leaves
6 ounces of cream cheese
1 1/4 cups milk
2 cans of condensed tomato soup
2 cans of whole tomatoes

Warm up the butter in a saucepan, adding in the garlic and the onion. Remove the pan from the heat and begin mixing in the cream cheese and the paprika. Next, begin adding in the milk and the soup. Loosen or break up the tomatoes while stirring. You can create this whole soup in a pot on the stove or you can begin to make it in the morning in a crock pot.

3: Cream of Broccoli

1 1/2 pounds of broccoli
2 cups of water
1 stalk of celery (chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of flour
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of heavy cream

Steam broccoli, and cut off the flowerets from them. Heat up 2 cups of water and add in those broccoli pieces and the celery and onion. Cover this mixture and allow it to come to a boil. Place this inside a blender and mix it up. Warm up the butter in a saucepan and add in your flour. Stir this until it becomes smooth and then take it off the heat. Stir in the broccoli, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg in you want for flavor. Stir in the heavy cream and pour into bowls to serve.


  1. Oh this tomato soup recipe sounds fabulous!! I have only ever used the canned condensed tomato soup along with half the can of water and half the can of milk. I didn't know there was a way to spruce it up that well! Thank you!

  2. It does, doesn't it? That's all I ever did to make tomato soup too. But this recipe on here sounds like it would be absolutely amazing.

  3. Now Cream of Broccoli soup is something I have not had in the LONGEST time!! But I love it so much and this recipe has inspired me, I just have to try it out. I'll let you know how it turns out!