Cozy Winter Soup Recipes

What are your favorite meals to enjoy during the winter? This season, we’re leaning into all things cozy more than ever before. And, for us, that means soup is our most popular meal on our family menus! We’re fans because soup tastes delicious on cold days. Plus, it’s easy to pair with other simple menu items (hint: grilled cheese). Not to mention, a single soup recipe also typically makes multiple servings, which means leftovers you can enjoy later in the week or freeze for future meals. Below, you’ll find five winter soup recipes that will quickly become family favorites in your household!

Sausage Meatball Soup:

There’s no other way to say this other than to say this soup is incredible. It’s hearty and filling, and just like The Kitchn says, there’s something so fun about finding a mini meatball on your spoon! The core ingredients are sausage, spinach, and Ditalini pasta, and the additional ingredients provide plenty of flavor. The result is a soup you will truly enjoy well beyond the final serving!

Tip: When we made this soup, we added an extra cup of pasta to make it even more hearty. We were not disappointed!

Vegetarian Kale Soup:

This soup combines many foods you have likely enjoyed before – kale, potatoes, and cannellini beans – into a recipe that you can cook in one single step! Outside of peeling and chopping, the only other work you will need to do is to pop everything in the pot and simmer for 25 minutes. This is perfect for a relatively quick weeknight meal!

Cozy Chicken and Dumplings:

When a soup has more than 3,500 positive reviews, it’s one you simply must make! Chicken noodle soup is a forever favorite, and chicken and dumpling soup offers a wonderful alterative. To cook this soup, you will need chicken and dumplings you will make yourself (the steps are doable). Add vegetables and heavy cream (plus, a bit more), and you will have a hearty winter soup recipe with plenty of leftovers. 

French Onion Soup:

For some reason, French onion soup sounds like an excellent idea for Sunday night dinner! It offers warmth with plenty of flavor, and you could also serve it as a first course to a larger dinner. Just in case you need more convincing, this recipe calls for Gruyere cheese. Need we say more?

Tomato Soup:

This tomato soup is billed as “the best ever” by Taste of Home, and we’re on board! Various types of tomatoes are needed for obvious reasons, but the surprises come from the carrots that are also required! We’re intrigued, and we’re also planning to whip up grilled cheese for the ultimate pairing. Keep this in mind for your next snow day!

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10 Summertime Peach Recipes

One of the best parts of summer is definitely the fruit that is in season! As we celebrate August, we have a new fruit season to celebrate too: peach season! This sweet, sometimes tart, and always delicious summertime fruit is wonderful for both sweet and savory meals, desserts, and (of course!) drinks. We love the great variety offered by peaches.

We also love that many pick-your-own farms present you with the fun opportunity to pick your own bounty with your family. During a time when family outings (or outings in general!) feel a little more complicated as we try to keep our social distance, a visit to a farm to pick fruit combined with a recipe challenge offers a fun and memorable way to spend a day, night, or even a full weekend.

Keep reading below for 10 summer recipes you can make with peaches!

10 Summertime Peach Recipes:

Raspberry Peach Lemonade:

Lemonade is a classic summer drink, and Damn Delicious ups the fun with her take on Raspberry Peach Lemonade. Your kids will love this summery drink!

Easy Homemade Peach Jam:

We couldn’t share a post about fruit without finding a great recipe for jam. The reason why we’re intrigued by this Easy Homemade Peach Jam recipe is because Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom makes it without pectin (an ingredient that can sometimes make jam feel complicated to master).

Easy Baked Peaches:

We have talked about grilling peaches in the past, which you can definitely do. But, we also wanted to highlight a great recipe for baking them. I Heart Naptime shared this recipe for Easy Baked Peaches that also introduces cinnamon sugar topping. We definitely recommend following her lead and completing this sweet combo with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a wonderful summertime dessert.

Peach Wine Slushies:

To make your glass of wine more fun and summery, turn it into a slushie! Of course, it’s even more delectable when you add peaches. These Peach Wine Slushies from Dessert for Two take minutes to make.

Spicy Peach & Avocado Salad:

We’re fans of summertime salads, and this Spicy Peach & Avocado Salad from Country Living sounds like a great take! It combines peaches together with avocados and a Fresno Chile pepper for a great kick. If you don’t love spicy foods, we think the salad would be equally as tasty sans pepper.

One Skillet Peach Glazed Chicken:

Meals that can be made in a single pot, skillet, or pan are always up our alley. When we spotted this One Skillet Peach Glazed Chicken recipe from The Seasoned Mom we added it to our “to make” list right away! The prep time for this dinner dish is 5 minutes. Need we say more?

Peach Mango Coconut Oil Banana Bread:

Our passion for banana bread continues, and Averie Cooks shared a Peach, Mango, & Coconut Oil Banana Bread recipe that combines three amazing fruits together! The great news is this recipe includes coconut oil for a healthier option.

Turkey, Brie & Peach Panini:

A panini is a wonderful way to make lunch more fun, and Foxes Love Lemons created a Turkey, Brie & Peach Panini! It combines all of the flavors you would think, plus arugula, brie, and Dijon mustard.

Slow-Cooked Peach Salsa:

The summer is meant for salsa, and it’s always fun to create your own. Taste of Home shared a recipe for Slow-Cooked Peach Salsa that makes plenty of servings (11 cups!) after cooking for three hours. This would be excellent for a Mexican themed taco night!

Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream:

Rather than purchasing ice cream from the grocery store, why not try your hand at creating your own at home? This Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream recipe from All Recipes has over 400 positive reviews, and the results sound incredible.

We can’t wait to hear about the peach recipes you make! Fill us in on Facebook, and make sure to share any peach recipes you love that we have yet to discover.