As the oldest of eight girls growing up on the farm, I began cooking at an early age! This soup—which I first had at my sister's house—brings me compliments no matter where I serve it. —Elienore Myhre, Balaton, Minnesota Skip links
One of my favorite meals growing up was classic tomato soup and grilled cheese (let's be honest...it still is). It's warm and comforting and the mix of the crispy-edged grilled cheese and smooth soup is a perfect combination. This homemade version of tomato soup is super easy. Add the ingredients to a slow cooker and you'll have soup in a few hours. Tip: to make your grilled cheese extra special, spread mayo on the outside of the bread before you put it in the hot pan. It'll crisp up the edges and give it an extra buttery texture. See more
After trying pasta fagioli at a popular restaurant, I was determined to make it at home, only healthier. It turns out mine was a big hit! Loaded with veggies, it is such a simple way to boost nutrition and fiber at mealtime. —Cindie Kitchin, Grants Pass, Oregon Skip links
Artichoke, Edamame, and Asparagus Salad - Shelled edamame are very low in calories and fat, but packed with protein and fiber. Plus, artichokes and asparagus are rich in antioxidants. Toss in light citrus dressing for a little zest.