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Homemade Mushroom Soup

Homemade Mushroom Soup
The essence of the Christmas season should be about spending time, not money. Spending time away from work, with family and friends and a glass of eggnog. Spending time in the kitchen, slowing down, learning new dishes and relearning others, cooking from scratch for your loved ones to enjoy. Spending time smiling, laughing, remembering the joy this season brings each year. And the season of spending time warming up with warm drinks and warm soups. One of my favorite warming dishes – Homemade Mushroom Soup. Fresh, firm and plump mushrooms – swiss brown, white button, shiitake, portobello or a mix of them all – soaked in milk and cream, spiced with aromatic thyme and bay leaf, and a dash of freshly ground pepper and a pinch of Christmas nutmeg. You’ll never look at another can of mushroom soup again. Homemade Mushroom Soup by Season with Spice Serves 2 as appetizer Method: 1. Looking for more delicious soups?

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