Creamy Wild Rice Soup

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The creamy base for this soup is a pureed mix of leeks, celery, potatoes, and parsnips. This provides incredible flavor and texture without relying on cream. The cooked rice is added after pureeing to provide some contrasting texture for excellent mouthfeel. Tip: Make this dish with leftover rice from a previous meal for speedier prep.

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Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

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Chicken, sweet potatoes, rosemary, and garlic…is your mouth watering yet? It should be. With the help of your trusty slow cooker, this rich, hearty stew could not be easier.

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Beef Stew with Fennel & Shallots

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The fennel adds a mild licorice layer of flavor background to this hearty stew. Rich with the flavors and textures of pearl onions and mushrooms, this robust stew takes your standard beef stew up a notch.

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10 Minute Corn Chowder

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Corn chowder doesn’t need to be complicated to be comforting. You’ll find this simple recipe to be quick and perfect for a cozy winter night. Tip: Adding raw potatoes would increase the cooking time substantially, but if you have leftover roasted or baked potatoes, you can cube them and toss them in.

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Easy Chili

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An easy recipe for a beginner chef, this would make a great meal to prep with the kids. It’s delicious enough that your guests will think you and your kids are pros! Tip: You can use frozen, canned, or fresh corn. Any will be fantastic. If you’re using canned, look for the low-sodium options.

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Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili

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If you haven’t tried putting beer in your chili then you are in for a treat! Our own Jim McBride won a chili cookoff with this recipe–read more about the intense competition that led to this star-earning chili earning mad props with the gardening set.

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