Most cooks are under the impression that good soup takes all day to prepare. Maybe that’s what our mothers wanted us to think, but the truth is that homemade soup need not be a complicated affair. We’ll show you how to make simplified versions of two favorite soups: chicken noodle and Italian pasta and bean.
We like appetizers that deliver big flavor without much work. This means spiced nuts that are not overly sweet , spinach dip that is bold and creamy (not watery and insipid), and beef satay that is tender and vibrant (rather than the usual cold shoe leather with sticky, sweet sauce).