Cream of Onion Soup
These cream of onion soup recipes turn ordinary onion broth into a gourmet delight. From a light version made with milk to heavier versions with cream and butter, these easy recipes are rich and satisfying.
Leeks, the star of this rich soup, are a member of the onion family but have a more subtle flavor.
Don't be intimidated by how to make onion soup--the process is surprisingly straightforward! It's actually one of the simpler French soups, with a big payoff of complex, salty-sweet flavor.
Vegetable soup is a hearty and comforting way to help work in some of those recommended "five a day" servings of fruits and vegetables. It's light, delicious and a flavorful blend of the season's best harvest. Although the end result is a simmering pot of complex flavors, the process for how to make vegetable soup is surprisingly quick and simple.
Most home cooks, at least those who cook for a family with some regularity, know how to bake pork chops and have a few go-to recipes they enjoy. There's room in every recipe box, though, for another easy method for how to bake pork chops. Try this one and it might just become a family favorite.
Knowing how to make tomato soup is one of those skills every home cook should have -- canned tomato soup don't hold a candle to the flavor and texture of homemade, and it's ridiculously simple to make. The reason this recipe is extra easy is because it uses canned tomatoes, so there's no fretting over what type of tomato to use, or whether the tomatoes are at peak ripeness (in fact, canned tomatoes often have better flavor than what you'll find in the produce section during much of the year).
Don't reach for the can--it's time to learn how to make creamed corn from scratch. Homemade delivers a fresher flavor, plus you can add your own personal touches.
Knowing how to make a chicken and rice casserole ensures you can always serve up one of the most universally beloved comfort foods. Nearly everyone's grandmother had her own version of this dish, and the beauty of it is that you can fall back on whatever ingredients you happen to have handy, for endless variations. There’s no one "right" recipe.
A three-step cooking process is the secret of how to make bagels that taste as good as the ones you find in your favorite deli. The perfect bagel is broiled then boiled, then, finally, baked to a chewy, glossy perfection. You'll be amazed at how professional these bagels taste and look when you take them out of the oven. It's tempting to slice into them right away, but wait until they are just warm to the touch so you don't flatten them with the knife.
For a vibrant and vivacious side dish with unmatched natural sweetness, you should know how to cook beets. This often overlooked vegetable comes in several varieties, including red ruby and golden, which you can use interchangeably or combine in a single dish.
Old-time Southern grandmas sure knew how to make cornbread dressing -- a rich and tasty side dish, with a delightfully light and fluffy texture. The perfect accompaniment to roast chicken and turkey, once upon a time cornbread dressing was as crucial to the Thanksgiving feast as the turkey. Today it isn't reserved only for holidays -- it's the perfect casserole for company dinners, special roasts or buffets.
It's worth learning how to make potato pancakes, as they're the perfect accompaniment to any meal--breakfast, lunch or dinner.