Creamy (cream-less) Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato soup is delicious, but who can eat all that cream on a regular weeknight dinner? Cooks Illustrated (of course) came up with a great way to mimic the creaminess of tomato soup without the cream, and this recipe is an adaptation from that. This easy to make soup, is our go to soup to eat with grilled cheese and our favorite paninis. I love to make extra and freeze some for future use.

Slow Cooker Belgian Beef Stew

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There is nothing like coming home from a long day of work, to the smells of beef, beer and onions simmering in the kitchen. The first time we made this crock pot beef stew, we could not believe how flavorful it was. The Chimay beer is a must for this recipe, so don’t skimp on the beer. Enjoy this stew served over buttered egg noodles and your favorite green veggie. (Adapted from Jewish Slow Cooker)