With the sudden shift in the weather to these colder temperatures I thought a creamy tomato soup would be a perfect way to warm up this afternoon. All the fresh, delicious produce available in the spring and summer add to my need to want to cook from scratch.
I have never been an adventurous cook, but I really love to cook from scratch. I started to get into cooking when my mother bought me a Barefoot Contessa cookbook for Christmas one year. If you are getting into cooking, or love to cook I highly recommend any of Ina Garten's cookbooks - she is a genius! Her recipes are very easy to follow and she using big images throughout the whole book - something that is a must have for me:)
This particular tomato soup recipe was pulled from her Back to Basics book. There is something about starting with fresh veggies and ending with a delicious meal that makes me feel very accomplished - even if the recipe is easy to follow. I didn't have cheddar cheese to make a typical grilled cheese sandwich, but substituting fresh mozzarella for the cheddar served me just fine:)
Throughout the summer I have made a promise to myself to start to try more complex recipes - should be a fun little adventure. Stay tuned...
This is one of my favorite recipes and totally worth starting from scratch - I am telling you, if I can do it, you can do it! Enjoy!!