Homemade Tomato Soup For Two

You’ll never reach for canned soup again once you try this creamy Homemade Tomato Soup for two. Pair it with a melty grilled cheese sandwich for a fulfilling lunch or dinner.


You'll never reach for canned soup again once you try this creamy Homemade Tomato Soup for two. Pair it with a melty grilled cheese sandwich for a fulfilling lunch or dinner.

I wasn’t planning on blogging this homemade tomato soup for two recipe, but from the moment I took my first bite, I knew I had to share it.

I’m not sure what happened to me this summer as I haven’t done very many summery things, but there I was in the beginning of August and haven’t made it to one farmer’s market. Not the one in the neighborhood next door. Not the one I went to multiple times last year. Not a new one to check out. Not a single one. It’s not like I’ve been busy every weekend and couldn’t make it. I guess you can chalk it up to laziness because I don’t have any excuses.

I finally made it to a farmer’s market with my heart set on buying a basket of heirloom tomatoes because I wanted to make a tomato galette. They taste so much better than regular tomatoes because of the way they are grown. After making two galettes, I still had plenty of heirlooms left. What else to make? Weirdly enough, I decided to make tomato soup. Yes, soup when it’s 90 degrees outside. If you tell me you don’t like tomato soup, I guarantee it’s because you’ve never had homemade tomato soup before. Canned soup is light years away from tasting like real tomato soup. This is the recipe that’ll convince you to never buy canned again. Fresh chopped tomatoes are lightly cooked, allowing the flavor to shine through every bite.

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Mini Caramel Cheesecakes

You don’t need a reason (other than you’re hungry) to enjoy these Mini Caramel Cheesecakes with a chocolate cookie crust, caramel cheesecake filling, caramel whipped cream, and TURTLES® caramel nut clusters.


You don't need a reason (other than you're hungry) to enjoy these Mini Caramel Cheesecakes with a chocolate cookie crust, caramel cheesecake filling, caramel whipped cream, and caramel nut clusters.

Monday, Monday, Monday. As much as I love my job, I still get the Sunday blues the night before when I realize the weekend is over and it’s back to adulting. There are days where I wish I had enough money to not worry about a paycheck and travel the world, but since I have a better shot at being killed by a vending machine than buying a winning lottery ticket (thanks Google for actually finding that answer!), back to work it is. It also doesn’t help that it feels like you’re walking into an oven the moment you stepped outside. I went for my daily walk the other day, and I looked like I was having a hot flash when I got back.

The best way to get through today is knowing you have dessert waiting for you when you’re done. Not just any dessert. A dessert served cold to cool you down after you’re dying from the humidity outside. Who wants to eat a lukewarm cupcake or a piping hot cobbler when you’re sweating? You’d think by now I’d get tired of making cheesecake recipes, but nope I’m back with another one. These Mini Caramel Cheesecakes are my best recipe yet as they are loaded with caramel, including a caramel whipped cream drenched in a caramel drizzle (mainly because I couldn’t get my squeeze bottle to work properly, but eh) and TURTLES® caramel nut clusters. You don’t need a reason to make these cheesecakes, but I did think of a few more if anybody asks:

  • You don’t want to adult anymore. Adulting is hard.
  • You will more likely die from a lightning strike than winning the lottery, so you better make these before the next storm rolls in.
  • You just want to eat cheesecake.

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Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Ditch the drink mix and make a refreshing pitcher of homemade Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons and a homemade blueberry syrup.

Ditch the drink mix and make a refreshing pitcher of homemade Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons and a homemade blueberry syrup. One thing I love during summer is fresh lemonade. My parents made pitchers of lemonade … [Continue reading]

General Tso’s Sweet Chili Chicken Rice Bowls

A cheaper and healthier alternative to Chinese takeout - homemade General Tso's Sweet Chili Chicken Rice Bowls with broccoli, red bell pepper, and mushrooms.

A cheaper and healthier alternative to Chinese takeout - homemade General Tso's Sweet Chili Chicken Rice Bowls with broccoli, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Adulting is hard. Very hard. I found out in June that I need to buy a new car by … [Continue reading]

Honey Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Soft, moist, and reminiscent of oatmeal cookies, Honey Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are filled with a homemade blueberry honey jam without pectin.

Soft, moist, and reminiscent of oatmeal cookies, Honey Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are filled with a homemade blueberry honey jam without pectin. I've been trying really, really hard this summer to like blueberries. I never liked them much during … [Continue reading]

Peach Honey Sangria

Summer is for sipping sangria: Peach Honey Sangria made with white wine, fresh peaches, and honey

Summer is for sipping sangria: Peach Honey Sangria made with white wine, fresh peaches, and honey Here we are in the final month of summer. Sure, summer doesn't officially end until September, but let's face it - it's summer until Labor Day … [Continue reading]