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Main course meals that are soups or stews

Philly Cheesesteak Chili in a Bread Bowl

Philly cheesesteak chili has all the flavors of a traditional cheesesteak sandwich, topped with cheese and served in a hollowed-out bread bowl. Philadelphia is not only my home, but also the home of the cheesesteak sandwich. If you're not familiar, a cheesesteak sandwich consists of thinly-sliced beef (usually ribeye) cooked in oil on a hot …

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Sweet Corn Chowder with Crabmeat

Soup in the summer? Sweet corn shines in this easy, light-but-satisfying summer corn chowder recipe, topped with succulent crabmeat. Summer is one of my favorite times of year for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons is the abundant selection of fruits and vegetables, and the infinite number of ways in which to use them …

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Lamb Korma

Lamb korma: lamb shoulder braises in a spicy, creamy sauce with veggies, and is served over Indian rice. I have tried Indian food at least three times, but was never that happy with the dishes I'd tried (except naan bread — how could anyone dislike naan bread??). I'm not averse to spicy foods, so it wasn't …

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup

I'm finally starting to get back in the kitchen, in part because my son discovered the joy of afternoon naps, and in part because I discovered something wonderful called the Moby Wrap, which allows me to "wear" my son and still have both hands free to prep vegetables or throw together a marinade. Once the …

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Turkey Chili

I received a request via the DNCWWO Facebook page for a beanless chili recipe. I made this turkey chili many years ago. I found the original recipe on It is hearty and filling, and PACKED with vegetables! The original recipe has less 600 calories per serving. I substituted lower-fat options when possible.  Healthy Turkey …

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Recipe Swap: Chicken Pot Pie

As the cooler weather approaches, what better time to have a "soup and stew" themed recipe swap? I submitted my very favorite soup, Cream of Pumpkin. In return, I received a recipe from JBean Cuisine for chicken pot pie. I love chicken pot pie, but have never made one from scratch.  Be warned: this is …

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