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Vegetable soup: Simple, delicious and a nice break from holiday fare
Vegetable soup: Simple, delicious and a nice break from holiday fare

I will bow to no one in my affection for holiday cooking. For our Christmas open house every year, I make gallons of posole and black beans. One family holiday tradition is spending a day decorating hundreds of cookies. There is no Christmas Eve without all-you-can eat Dungeness crab nor Christmas morning without a breakfast with migas and julekake. The month of December seems to be one solid buffet of parties, dinners and an almost constant barrage of cookies, tamales and big hunks of roasted meat. I love it all, but every once in a while, I need a break. Maybe a quiet dinner in front of the fire with "Foyle's War" or "Longmire." After a long workday, you...

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