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There's nothing quite like a bowl of soup to melt the cold right down to your bones during the height of the winter season.
While temperatures may be dropping outside, the aroma of the world's best comfort food rising from a warm kitchen can make even February's chill something to look forward to!
At the first sign of autumn, some cooks drop everything - and get the soup pot going to prepare their favorite family recipes like hearty Italian bean & cabbage soup or New England clam chowder. Come Halloween night, you can also cook up a special treat of smooth & creamy pumpkin soup garnished with nutty roasted pumpkin seeds..
No matter what the occasion, soup is the perfect everyday budget meal and remains the No. 1 solution to the question "What do we do with all the leftovers?"
While the end of November may be solely devoted to turkey soup and its hundreds of variations, the rest of the season welcomes even richer soups like hearty cream of asparagus soup, or butternut squash soup - all decked out for Christmas with a dash of white wine and grated cheese.
At any time of year, soups can be the natural way to comfort a cold or flu, or to ease the discomfort of a sore throat while helping to strengthen the body's immune system to get you back on your feet. Think homemade chicken noodle soup.
Soup is cool even in summer, so when warmer weather rolls around why not chill out with a satisfying gaspacho or classic French vichyssoise.
Just up ahead, check out top sites offering some of the best soup recipes on the Web with complete ingredients & instructions, photos & cooking hints, along with tips & advice on adding your own special dash of seasoning and flavor to make a classic soup recipe your very own ...
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More soup recipes around the Web:
Cooks.com - Soups - Check out hundreds more recipes listed by category including bisques, chowders, bean, chicken & turkey, creamed, cheesy soups, vegetable soups and soup stock.
Soup Recipes - Here's a busy community swapping favorite family recipes at Better Recipes.com, with highlights of favorites presented on the front page - including chicken & noodle soups, chowders, bisques, and gumbos, vegetarian soup recipes and more.
Pepperfool.com Soup Recipes - Hot & spicy is the focus here, with instructions for tortilla soup, gaspacho, green chili soups, Thai soups, and more recipes that put the HOT in soup.
Great Chicago Italian Soup Recipes - Find recipes & instructions for everyone's favorites including minestrone, pasta fagioli, chicken tortellini, oxtail & barley, Italian wedding soup and more.
Homemade Chinese Soups - Make your own hot & sour or egg drop soups, congee, pork soups, herbal and vegetarian soups with these recipes & instructions from an expert Chinese home cook.