Rich Tomato Bisque

Rich Tomato Bisque

Rich Tomato Bisque


The Everything Soup Cookbook, this book has 300 mouthwatering recipes.  There is soup for everything…such as Curried Chicken, Lemon Chicken and Okra, Italian Minestrone Cola, Pumpkin, Rice and Egg.  I’ve picked out for you to try…


 Rich Tomato Bisque Recipe


Rich Tomato Bisque

4 Tbsp. butter

2 onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (28 oz.) can whole tomato, liquid retained

1 (46 oz.) can tomato juice

2 bay leaves

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese

2 cups half-and-half

Salt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a soup pot.  Add the onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat until onions are soft.  Add the tomatoes and their liquid, the tomato juice and bay leaves; simmer for 20 minutes, stirring constantly, chopping the tomatoes with the side of a spoon.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Discard the bay leaves.  Puree the solids with some of the liquid in a blender or food processor, along with the cream cheese.  Return to the soup pot.  Add the half-and-half and salt and pepper to taste.  May be served hot or cold.  Garnish with your favorite croutons.

8 servings


(Recipe for Rich Tomato Bisque, was in The Everything Soup Cookbook, 2002, 2015)


Italian Orange Roughy

Italian Orange Roughy

Italian Orange Roughy


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


My family loves this moist and tender fish swimming in a flavorful sauce.  It’s easy to marinate first, and then cook quickly in the microwave.   * This recipe is Diabetic Friendly! *

           Alice Masheck                                                                                   Schamburg, Illinois


Italian Orange Roughy Recipe

Italian Orange Roughy

1 lb. orange roughy fillets

½ cup tomato juice

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix

¼ cup chopped green onions

¼ cup chopped green pepper


Place fish fillets in a shallow 2 quart microwave-safe dish, positioning the thickest portion of fish toward the outside edges.  In a small bowl, combine the tomato juice, vinegar and salad dressing mix; pour over fish.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with onions and green pepper.  Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.  Turn fillets over; cook 1-3 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes.                    4 servings


(Recipe for Italian Orange Roughy was on, 2014)