Homemade Soup Contest Favorites!
National Homemade Soup Day is here, and we are celebrating with the entries from our Homemade Soup Recipe Facebook Contest. We received a number of mouthwatering recipes, and dwindling down the list was certainly challenging. Thanks to all who participated…we’re off to enjoy some new soup recipes!
Check out our winnning recipe Douglas’ Tomato Soup as well as more of our favorites below!
Tomato Soup from Douglas in Binghamton, NY
One can of undiluted condensed Tomato Soup.
One can of un-drained diced Tomatoes.
1/4 Tsp Dried Basil
Dash of hot sauce or more to taste.
Stir together while heating just to the point of boiling.
Chicken Noodle Soup from Laura in Syracuse, NY
Fill 4 QT pot 2/3 of way with water.
Add 4 chicken drumsticks and bring to boil.
Skim fat as it appears until it is cooked out.
Add 2 stalks of celery, a tomato that has been skinned, 2 potatoes, cubed, a small onion, baby carrots to taste and 2 tsp of salt.
Cook an hour.
Serve with soup pasta of choice.
Homemade Potato Soup from Kimberly in Selkirk, NY
Take 1 lb bacon — slice into 1 inch pieces fry good and brown; put bacon in 5 qt kettle
Take 4 large white potatoes, peel and dice into 1/2 inch cubes put in pot
Take 6 to 8 1 inch boiling onions left whole — put in pot
Add a tablespoon of left over bacon grease
Fill pot 2/3s full with water
Add salt and pepper to taste
Boil until onions are fully cooked(approximately 45 minutes)
To finish add a tablespoon of butter, and 1 large can of evaporated milk to the soup.
To serve break up day old white bread place in your bowl and add soup, grab a spoon and Enjoy!
Very Easy Lentil Soup from Dawn in Poughkeepsie, NY
Sauté 1/2 minced onion and 1 clove garlic minced in olive oil
Add 8 oz tomato sauce and 8 oz chicken broth
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Oregano
Add one can Progresso Lentil soup
Spoon into bowls add cooked rice or cooked ditalini pasta
Pepper Soup from Cinzia in Winsted, CT
3 bell peppers of any color (or mixed colors), diced
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 cups water
1 cup vegetable or beef broth
1 large can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Optional: Cayenne pepper to taste
In a large soup pot, sauté peppers and onions in oil. Add water, broth, and crushed tomatoes. Add seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Serves 4.
Optional: Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese.
Beef Cabbage Soup from George in Binghamton, NY
3/4 ground beef (can use left over steak,or burger)
1 diced large onion,
2-3 cups diced cabbage
2-3 diced fresh carrot
2-3 minced garlic
If beef is uncooked sauté in large pot ,when pink is gone , pour off most of grease, add the vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes (can skip but adds some flavor)
1 box beef broth
1 can 280z diced tomatoes
1-2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
Bring to boil and let simmer until veggies tender.
Enjoy over cold noodles or rice (helps cool it down)
Chocolate Now, Dinner Later!
Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by chocolate, chocolate, and once again…chocolate! It is the best time of the year to be creative and festive. Speaking of creativity, have you ever wondered how to make your own chocolate? We found a fun and easy chocolate recipe that would be a great activity for the family, or for you to try on your own!
Five main ingredients are needed to make your own chocolate:
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cacao Powder or Cocoa Powder
- 1/8 cup Dry Milk Powder
- 2 ¾ tablespoons Cacao Butter
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- Chocolate mold
- Sweetener (optional)
- Candy Pieces (optional)
Step 1: Add 1-2 inches of water to a medium saucepan. Next, insert a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan. Bring water to a simmer (not boil) and add tiny, proportional pieces of cacao butter into the heatproof bowl. The cacao butter should not be touching the water. Whisk the cacao butter frequently.
Step 2: Once the cacao butter is melted, add cacao or cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, dry milk powder, and any other add-ins to the heat-proof bowl. Stir these remaining ingredients until completely blended.
Step 3: Pour the chocolate mixture into the molding of your choice. Transfer to the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
Step 4: Try not to eat all the chocolate at once!
Not feeling up to making your own chocolate. We understand! At Price Chopper and Market 32, not only do we have fantastic chocolate dessert recipes, but we also have a wonderful Bakery Department that strives to go above and beyond for our customers. We have so many options to make your holiday season extra special!
Some holiday must-tries!
Chocolate Cinnamon Scones: Chocolatey, cinnamony, and festive! You cannot go wrong with these Chocolate Cinnamon Scones. Try pairing with your favorite PICS coffee blend or PICS hot chocolate.
Double-Chocolate Peppermint Bark: With only four key ingredients, these are easy to make and do not have to look any specific way. No pressure when making this delicious dessert!
Minty Hot Chocolate: Exactly how it sounds – This mint hot chocolate is everything and more! Be sure to give it a try.
National Homemade Bread Day!
The aroma of freshly baked bread is like no other. On National Homemade Bread Day, we want you to step out of your comfort zone and try making your own bread from scratch. If you do not feel up to the challenge or maybe time is not in your favor today, we have some ways for you to get creative even with a quick bread mix of your choice.
There are so many more options than just plain “white” and “whole grain” bread. What about something sweet or savory? At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a variety of options for your bread. Take a look at the items below!
Spices & Herbs:
- 1. Cinnamon
- 2. Nutmeg
- 3. Cloves
- 4. Sage
- 5. Thyme
- 6. Basil
- 7. Rosemary
- 1. Oat
- 2. Bran
- 3. Wheat
- 4. Barely
- 5. Rye
Candy, Nuts, & Seeds:
- 1. Milk / Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2. Coconut Flakes
- 3. Walnuts
- 4. Pistachios
- 5. Almonds
- 6. Poppy/ Sesame / Flax seeds
- 1. Bananas
- 2. Apples / Applesauce
- 3. Blueberries
- 4. Cherries
- 5. Apricots
- 6. Raisins
- 7. Kalamata Olives
- 8. Lemon / Lime / Orange Zest
- 1. Zucchini
- 2. Carrots
- 3. Pumpkin
- 1. Cheddar
- 2. Parmesan
- 3. Goat
How to Make Ice Cream at Home
Ice cream is an amazing treat! Especially on those beautiful summer nights. But stopping buy your local shop can add up throughout the season. That’s why sometimes it’s nice to make your own homemade ice cream. It can sound intimidating, but it can actually be super easy. Here’s our guide to making ice cream at home!
The easiest way to make ice cream takes only four ingredients, a mason jar, and just a bit of elbow grease. 1 cup of heavy cream, 1.5 tablespoons of granulated sugar, .5 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt is all it takes. Add these ingredients to a mason jar, twist the lid on tight, and shake. This is where the elbow grease comes in. The mixture needs a good shake for 4 to 5 minutes, if you can call in some backup or other members of the household that will certainly help. Just tell them they will be getting ice cream out of the deal!
Once it’s nice and shaken, the mixture will have doubled in size and nicely coats the back of a spoon. Once you’ve reached this point you know you’re ready for the next step…freezing! Store the jar in the freezer and in about 3 hours, you should have created firm, scoopable ice cream. This is the simplest way, but definitely add in your own flavorings to the base or toppings to the final ice cream product.
You can also make ice cream in plastic baggie at home. Add the same ingredients to small, resealable plastic bag, make sure all the excess air is out and the bag is sealed tightly. Meanwhile, combine salt and ice in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the small bag inside the large bag and shake, elbow grease again, but this time for 7 to 10 minutes, until the ice cream hardens. Remove from the bag and enjoy!
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54721/ice-cream-in-a-bag-recipe / https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/how-to-make-simple-homemade-ice-cream