Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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The Lowly Onion Becomes Slow Cooker French Onion Soup This recipe for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup allows the lowly onion, the bridesmaid never the bride of the culinary world, to show off its star quality.  How many savory recipes, particularly soup recipes, can you think of that don't include the onion?  Not many!  It always seems to be there....the little background note … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Bisque

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Creamy Tomato Bisque ....variation on a childhood favorite!   Creamy Tomato Bisque was on the menu last night at the Thompson house! When I was a kid, Campbell's Tomato Soup was my favorite. I would have eaten my favorite combo of Campbell's Tomato Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at every meal if the adults in my life would have allowed it. Now that I am one of those … [Read more...]

Fiddleheads and Spring –it’s a Northwoods tradition!

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Fiddleheads hunting…in search of the elusive but delicious fern! Fiddleheads are one of the joys of spring here in the North Maine Woods. There is a short window of time in the spring when you can find fiddleheads that are prime for eating.  If they get to large, they are bitter and definitely not fine dining.   If you would like to know more about … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Chicken Vegetable Soup in a Slow Cooker Hearty and healthy, this warming slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe can make the coldest day more cozy. It is quick to get together, and is a great way to use up left-over chicken, Bill likes  dumplings so sometimes I put those in during the last half hour of cooking.  If I don't make dumplings, I make a batch of cheese … [Read more...]

Good Ol’ Vegetable Soup

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   Vegetable Soup Recipe Vegetable Soup.... it's a great nutritious pleaser at our house. We had another Souper Sunday Supper last night with a great big pot of Vegetable Soup! Sometimes it just good to go back to basics and there is nothing more basic than Vegetable Soup. We spent Saturday and Sunday afternoon getting ready for Hurricane Sandy.  We never get anything … [Read more...]