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Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe

My long-time favorite wild rice soup recipe, it's creamy and hearty but light in calories. It's absolutely delicious, a great way to really take advantage of the lovely nuttiness of wild rice. This is the soup of Minnesota Lutheran church supper tradition. It calls to me in the fall when the days grow short but is also light enough to warm a chilly summer day in the North. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "...an awesome recipe." ~ Amanda "... very good!" ~ acr "This is a delicious soup ..." ~ Edith BEST RECIPES! Creamy Wild Rice Soup Made the List! Best Recipes of 2005 Creaminess Without Cream? Home cooks recognize the usual method to make a cream soup – with cream – although the diet- and health-conscious may use lower-fat milk, even non-fat skim milk. Another method is to use puréed cream-textured vegetables, in this low-calorie Creamy Wild Rice Soup, potatoes and parsnips. The root vegetables do add

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate + Coffee = Mocha, its very own flavor combo. Chocolate Chip Cookies + Coffee = Pure deliciousness, a chocolate chip cookie for grown-ups, spiked with java, crisp and perfect for dunking. But that's a little long, right? So let's just call them Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies. Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fresh from the Oven & Comforting. Crisp & Sweet, Perfect for a Coffee Break. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Easy DIY.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

'Autumn Joy.' It’s a happy handle for the fat-leaved sedum whose blossoms are aflutter with butterflies this time of year. I think it also conjures the reasons why so many name fall their favorite of the seasons. It’s as if life has returned to normal. The kids are long settled into the rhythm of after-school homework, baseball’s end and soccer’s start. The days are warm, easy to lose (or find) an afternoon in. The nights are cool, perfect for windows-open, deep-dream slumber. Yet I find myself planting autumn-joy sedum for winter interest not fall color. As leaves give way, tall stems remain, each topped with a flat crown the size of a small plate. They last through winter and then in early spring, emerge from the earth as peculiar-looking polyps. There must be a lesson in there, you know, autumn joy that in turn delivers winter interest and spring life. ALANNA's TIPS To 'sear' is to quickly cook the outer edge of a piece of meat at high temperatu

Dutch Apple Puff

Sunday dinner. Roast beef or roast pork. Baked ham, the layer of fat scored and pricked with clove. Fried chicken some times and mashed potatoes, always. Pickles from the cellar. A vegetable or two, mostly lapping in mushroom soup and topped with cracker crumbs. In summer, sliced tomatoes and fresh lima beans or sweet corn. Do families still gather round big tables after Sunday church, three generations at least, so many aunts and cousins that it’s nearly as certain the meal will end with birthday cake as it will start with grace? Growing up, some weeks Mom cooked Sunday dinner. Mostly though, it’s Sunday suppers that I remember. If it were just the four of us, or five including Gramma who lived in town, Mom would send my sister or me to the basement for the waffle iron. In minutes, we’d sit down to plates of steaming waffles, sugar-crisp on the outside, soft in the middle and topped with fat scoops of vanilla ice cream and a few drops of precious maple syrup. It must be