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SAUSAGE, VEGGIES AND TORTELLINI SOUP

Sausage, Veggies and Tortellini Soup TSLC - CopyThis recipe for Sausage, Veggies and Tortellini Soup is great using fresh okra and corn from the garden or you can use canned or frozen.  We eat soup all year and love it for lunch everyday with a sandwich.

1/2 pound Kielbasa, sliced

1 (15.5 ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups fresh or frozen corn or 1 (15.5 ounce) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained

1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 small onion, chopped

1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

2 cups refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini (I use Brutoni Three Cheese Tortellini), uncooked

Combine all ingredients except tortellini in a medium sized pot and bring to boil on top of the stove.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook covered for 25 to 30 minutes.  Add cheese tortellini in the last 10 minutes and continue cooking until pasta is tender.  Makes about 8 servings. Keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and could be frozen.  Enjoy!

Serve the soup with any of these breads for a delicious meal:

Quick Peppery Cheese Bread

Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes or Fried Cornbread

Green Tomato Muffins with Cheese

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FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SWEET POTATO MONTH! CHECK OUT 15 GREAT SWEET POTATO RECIPES

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Sweet Potato Cake (Link for recipe is posted below)

February is National Sweet Potato Month so we have gathered up 15 great recipes from around the internet for you to check out and enjoy!  Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium and fiber, contain no cholesterol or fat and contain vitamins A and C.  Sweet potatoes have always been a favorite food in the South.  Southerners love their sweet potato pie!

Just click the name of the recipe to go to that page on the internet and enjoy making some great sweet potato recipes to celebrate National Sweet Potato Month. Be sure to check out these great sites and other recipes they have posted while you are there.

1.  Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes from Mom Foodie

2.  Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potatoes from Cozycakes Cottage

3.  Loaded Sweet Potato Skins from Sally’s Baking Addiction

4.  Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili from Alida’s Kitchen

5.  Roasted Sweet Potato Soup from A Southern Soul

6.  Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Caramel Pecan Glaze from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

7.  Cinnamon and Spice Sweet Potato Bread from Averie Cooks

8.  Sweet Potato Scones with Maple Cream Glaze from Brown eyed Baker

9.  Healthy Sweet Potato Fries from Trim Healthy Mama

10. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pure Fresh Daily

The next five are from our own website, The Southern Lady Cooks, and the photo is of the Sweet Potato Cake with the link below.

11.  Sweet Potato Pie

12.  Big Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits

13.  Sweet Potato Cream Cheese and Marshmallow Crescent Rolls

14.  Sweet Potato Muffins

15Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place and not in the refrigerator as this will alter the flavor.

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CHICKEN, POTATOES AND BROCCOLI SOUP

Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup -TSLC - CopyToday, February 4th,  is National Homemade Soup Day!  This new recipe for  Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup is a hearty, comfort food meal.  Just add your favorite bread or crackers and enjoy.  This soup keeps well in the fridge for several days and is great reheated.

2 to 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken

4 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup chopped green pepper (can use red or orange, too, or all 3)

1 cup chopped celery

2 (14.5) ounce cans chicken broth

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli pieces

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups milk (I use 2 per cent)

1/4 cup flour

2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar. Can use what you like)

In a large soup pot melt butter and brown onion, peppers, celery.  Add the chicken broth, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and cumin and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes are soft or about 10 to 12 minutes.  Heat milk on stove or in microwave about 2 minutes, remove and whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Add to your soup to thicken it.  Add the cheese and continue cooking on low heat about 10 to 15 minutes.  Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

You might also like my recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup.

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SAUSAGE MINESTRONE SOUP

Smoked Sausage Minestrone Soup - TSLCThis Sausage Minestrone Soup is great any time. Just add your favorite grilled cheese, muffins or cornbread for a meal.  You could substitute chicken or just about any meat in this soup. We love it on a cold day because it is such comfort food.

1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage, cut in rounds

1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans, rinsed (could use kidney beans, chili beans or just about any kind of beans)

2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked (could use macaroni or shells)

Brown the sausage, green pepper, onion and celery in the butter in a skillet on top of the stove.  Remove and add to your soup pot along with carrots, beans, chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to simmer for about 30 minutes or until carrots are cooked.  Add the pasta and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes until pasta is tender.  This soup keeps well in the fridge for several days and is good reheated.  Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!

You can find other soup recipes here: Soups and Stews

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