Slow-Cooker Celery Soup with Bacon

This might be the easiest soup you will ever make. It took about 10 minutes to assemble. And who doesn’t love everything about bacon — the taste, texture, and smell. Instead of incorporating it into the soup use it as a crunchy garnish. This soup is what you serve when you don’t have time to cook, but want something warm and delicious for supper.

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Serves: 4 to 6

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Italian Bread & Tomato Soup (Ribollita)

Literally translated as reboiled, ribollita is a Tuscan soup that can be made with whatever vegetables you have on hand. To keep it tasting like a ribollita, it’s best if you start with a base of onions, carrots, and celery and include some form of tomatoes (sauce, pureé, crushed, etc.) and bread.

This recipe calls for frozen spinach, but kale and Swiss chard would work as well. Tomato sauce, tomatoe puree, crushed tomatoes, and pretty much any other form of tomato would do. If you don’t have stale bread, put a few slices of fresh bread in a warm oven and let them dry out without toasting. Add as much bread to create the thickness you like. Try making it with enough bread so you can taste it in every bite.

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Serves: 4 to 6

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Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Tomato and Basil

When summer’s heat arrives, it’s hard to to think of preparing, much as less eating, hot food. We want something cool, quick and refreshing.

This soup couldn’t be simpler: just cold buttermilk, a couple of chopped tomatoes and some basil. It can even be made with pesto, if opening a jar sounds easier than snipping a few basil leaves. This is the essence of summer: simple, cooling and quite delicious!

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serves 2

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Simple Summer Squash Soup

Here’s a recipe that takes very few ingredients (most of which you probably have on hand) and that relies on warm spices instead of the all-too-common Italian spices that so many people rely on when cooking with summer squash — herbs like oregano or thyme. This soup freezes beautifully if you want to make a large batch and store some for a weeknight when you simply can’t be bothered.

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Serves 5-6

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Bouillabaisse

This Mediterranean seafood stew’s uniqueness comes from the herb and spice combination of orange peel, fennel and saffron, which is what gives the soup its deep golden color.

Now let’s talk about the seafood. You can use whatever you want, though traditional Bouillabaisse recipes will call for 3 different kinds of fish along with shellfish.fish bouillabaisse

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes

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