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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

1. Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.
2. Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Pumpkin Pudding

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the milk, arrowroot, pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and vanilla until well-combined. Pour into a 13" x 9" baking dish.

2. Place the baking dish into a large roasting pan. Add 1" of hot water to the roasting pan.

3. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The pudding will appear soft. Remove the baki...

Feta Basil Tomato Pasta

This feta basil tomato pasta recipe is great as an entree, side dish, or served cold as a salad. A pro-tip for this recipe is to heat some minced garlic over olive oil and add the basil, tomato, salt, and pepper to that. After a few minutes you can add to hot pasta and feta cheese. The heat from the oil and pasta will melt the cheese a little bit, and it tastes delicious!

MIX tomatoes, b...

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Whether or not you are a vegetarian, this portobello mushroom burger is a keeper! The portobello is often called the "steak" of mushrooms, and after making this recipe you will know why. The key to this recipe is the grilling so that it has that authentic grilled taste.

1. Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil...

Dave's Chicago Style Pizza

1. Mix all the dough ingredients together and knead them by hand or with a mixer for about 7 minutes. Then, put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it, and let it rise for about 60 minutes.
2. While the dough is rising, start preparing the sauce. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and then add the onion, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook the onion for 4-5 minute...