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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

Chili Potato Burritos

You can use any kind of chili pepper you like—I like poblano or chipotle the best. Buy them dried and put them in your blender to make powder. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream if desired. You can substitute taco sauce for enchilada sauce.

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash.

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Chilled Yellow Pepper and Buttermilk Soup

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Saute
chopped scallions and bell peppers 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until
softened. Add water and simmer 15 minutes, or until peppers
are very tender. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree. Transfer to a bowl and
stir in buttermilk, scallion greens and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and Chill. Soup may be made 1 ...

Meatballs

Meatballs

Published in Meat

This meatball recipe is sure to impress family and friends. You can scoop them out with a spoon, roll them in my hands, and bake n the over a foil-lined cookie sheet. This way, they brown nicely, excess fat is drained off, and they can go right into sauce. You can also freeze these after rolling and cook when you need to.

preheat oven to 350 degrees
mix all ingredients thoroughly
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Hummus

Hummus

Published in Appetizers

This unique recipe for hummus is an easy and quick dip that is a healthy snack. You might want to substitute cumin for the black pepper. This will make it less spicy, but the cumin still adds a complex flavor. Try this on cucumber slices, crackers, or chips!

1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, t...