Recipes

Special Occasion: Lobster Bisque

Special Occasion: Lobster BisqueChef Michael Halpin, of Breckenridge, CO, states that Hearthstone Restaurant's Lobster Bisque is perfect for a special occasion, such as New Year's Eve.  So, add the ingredients to your grocery list and "WOW" your guests or special someone!

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Meredith Deeds's African Peanut Soup


Meredith Deeds's African Peanut SoupMeredith Deeds is an original Soup Queen!  From a soup cooking class in which I participated a few years back until the present, I have respected her recipe creativity and ease in the kitchen!  In a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article, she shares her the history behind her African Peanut Soup recipe.  This recipe is absolutely addictive … beware!

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Puree of Butternut Squash by Chef Laslow

Puree of Butternut Squash by Chef LaslowChef Eric Laslow, Executive Chef of Truffle Pig Restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is one of the forefront pioneers of the local food and agricultural movements. Chef Laslow has spent the last 30 years tackling culinary pursuits across the country from Oregon to New Hampshire and many in-between.

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The Blacksmith's Cumin Crema

Blacksmith's Cumin CremaBlacksmith Restaurant in Bend, Oregon, where they serve Distinctive New Ranch Cuisine.   The Blacksmith Restaurant provides a culinary tribute to the wholesome cooking that fueled the journey west along the Oregon Trail.  The restaurant features New Ranch Cuisine, a food direction that blends the best of the West with the bold flavors of southwestern style cooking, adding the sophistication and presentation of European cuisine. “New Ranch Cuisine is what happens when a cowboy strikes oil on his ranch,” says McMichael.

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Tuscan Tomato Soup

Tuscan Tomato SoupThe Blonde Bear Tavern in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico is located in Edelweiss Lodge and Spa where guests may "discover the peak of luxury in Taos Ski Valley".  Executive Chef Joseph Wrede creates refined European alpine cuisine with a devotion to seasonality and local ingredients, which guests may enjoy at their candle-lit tables in this welcoming, sophisticated, and warm oasis from the blistery weather outside.

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Plumpjack's Oyster Crackers

Plumpjack's Oyster CrackersIn Squaw Valley, Plumpjack Cafe hand-makes their own oyster crackers.  They heartily recommend serving their Manhattan Clam Chowder with these versatile accompaniments!

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National Soup Month

National Soup Monthanuary is National Soup Month, as many of you may know!  But, did you know that it is also National Soup SWAP Month?  Much like a cookie exchange, you make a large batch of “liquid comfort” and exchange with friends.  See Soup Swap for How-To ideas.  Don’t be confused, National Chili Month is October, so put away the cornbread and cumin!

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