Soup’s On!

how to make soup

Yummy tomato basil soup is on the way


Soup, soup and another bowl of soup … the kitchen has been abuzz with soups this Winter. Chicken noodle, tomato-basil, white bean and kale and chicken chili with extra chili are the new favorites here. I save all bones and shells for homemade stocks. My freezer now boasts chicken, smoked chicken, shrimp, beef and even lobster stock—yes, delicious lobster stock!

We have a new family member whose business is seafood—check out Lobster Gram. Have a look at a few of my favorites in the making and get busy making homemade stock—it’s so easy and the flavor added makes all soups a winner. Water, carrots, celery, onion, bones or shells, peppercorns, garlic and a few of your favorite herbs will make delicious stock. My favorites are thyme, rosemary, parsley and oregano. Chop everything into large chunks and just add to a large pot of water—the bigger the better. Ina Garden doesn’t even peel the veggies! Bring it all to a boil and then turn down to low and cook for as long as you like … usually 2-4 hours. Cool the stock, then transfer to quart plastic containers left over from all of those to-gos you ordered Try it. You will love the results.

how to make stock

First make and freeze your stock.


how to make soup

Saute the veggies—I use Pam to cut the fat.


how to make tomato basil soup

Add the stock—mine was still frozen. lol


how to make kale and white bean soup

Next—kale and white bean soup.


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.



  1. Reply


    March 16, 2018

    Looks delicious! Olive oil is very good for you and is a healthy choice for saute.

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      March 18, 2018

      Thank you. We love olive oil, but are trying to cut back on fat. Olive oil would definitely add a ton more flavor.


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