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Bowl of homemade tomato juice on a plate with crackers and an egg salad sandwich with a pan of soup in the background
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How to Make Homemade Tomato Soup from Tomato Juice

This recipe is kind of special to my dear hubby and me because of fond memories of cooking with his mother. So, I asked him to help me write this post to tell his story about learning to cook while making this delicious homemade creamy tomato soup made from tomato juice, baking soda, a little butter, some milk, and a little salt and pepper.

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Buffalo Shrimp Po’Boy - two six-inch halves in a basket
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Buffalo Shrimp Po’Boy

Knock your socks off with this Buffalo Shrimp Po Boy! Plump, crispy pan-fried shrimp piled on top a French-style baguette, topped with a jazzed up Blazin’ remoulade dressing flavored with creamy mayo, Dijon mustard, capers, and garlic to create a delicious po’boy that’ll make you think you’re dining in the French Quarter!

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45-Minute Jambalaya Skillet Dinner closeup plated with andouille sausage, okra, and shrimp
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45-Minute Jambalaya Skillet Dinner

Seasoned with flavorful Cajun spices, this 45-Minute Jambalaya Skillet Dinner is brimming with taste, using andouille sausage, shrimp, okra, and a colorful display of nutritious fresh veggies with rice!

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Rhubarb Growing in the Garden
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Cherry Rhubarb Sauce

Are you craving a taste of Spring? Make this quick and easy Cherry Rhubarb Sauce to spoon over cheesecake, pound cake, ice cream, pancakes, or waffles. Layer it with granola and yogurt. Slather it on top of English muffins or toast. Sauce it over savory spiced meats like grilled pork and roasted chicken or simply serve it up as a sweet side to any meal!

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Cream of Asparagus, Crab & Wild Rice Soup
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Cream of Asparagus, Crab & Wild Rice Soup

Flexibility is one of Minnesota’s authentic wild rice soup’s strongest selling points. This wild rice soup recipe is made with asparagus, crab, and wild rice in a creamy soup broth – it is a soup that stretches the boundaries of Minnesotan tradition, offering flexibility to the cook who makes it.

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Zwischenmahlzeit & Gluten-Free German Kaffee Kuchen
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Zwischenmahlzeit & Gluten-Free German Kaffee Kuchen

A mix between cake and pie, the dessert named Kuchen (pronounced “Koo-ken”) is the German word for “cake” that is part of a more than 400-year-old tradition of “Kaffee and Kuchen” or coffee and cake served on Sundays in Germany between 3-4 p.m.

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Avocado Toast with Fresh Tomato & Poached Egg
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Avocado Toast with Fresh Tomato & Poached Egg

A healthy meal doesn’t need to be complex or time-consuming. This simple combination of toast topped with mashed avocado that’s seasoned with salsa, fresh sliced tomato, and topped with a poached egg tastes extravagant. With its generous layer of creamy avocado, it’s the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even light dinner that’s big on taste and goodness to fill you up when your stomach is grumbling away.

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My Food and Lifestyle Blog. The beginning…

My work-life mix has always been focused and a deliberate effort of trying to balance and blend my priorities and interests in family, career, food, healthy living, creativity, and storytelling in a way that touches the people around me and reminds them of what is most important in life. Sorting everything out has always been a little chaotic and disorganized for me and generally for my family too, but in the end, that’s what has made our life an interesting and rewarding journey.

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