Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Apple-Sweet Potato Soup (diabetes-friendly)
This dish uses fewer sweet potatoes than typical sweet potato soups and just enough apples to add a depth of flavor without piling on too many carbs. It makes a delicious appetizer or comforting winter lunch. More »
Santa Fe Sweet Potato Soup
Here’s a flavorful, rib-sticking soup with lots of pizzazz and universal appeal. New Mexico chiles add an enticing, slightly smoky flavor, but ancho or guajillo chiles also work well. The lime, roasted red pepper and cilantro finish provides a nice balance to the sweet potatoes. If your family/... More »
Curried Butternut Squash and Chestnut Soup
This soup is delicious, but very rich; a little goes a long way. Serve small bowls as the first course of a special holiday dinner or make it a cold-weather treat. Like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, it’s an ideal antidote to a winter freeze. Ladle hot soup into mugs and hand them to brave... More »
Sweet and Tangy Soup with Pineapple, Tamarind and Shrimp
The ingredient list for this soup is a bit long, but everything comes together quickly. With rice and a simple salad, you’ve got a wonderful spring meal! More »
Zesty Shrimp and Squash Vermicelli Soup
This one-pot dish pairs a little heat from chile peppers with the slightly sweet taste of butternut squash. Top that with shrimp and you have a flavorful, comforting dish. More »
Butternut Squash Soup with Nutmeg Cream
Perfect for winter! The flavor of freshly grated nutmeg in an unsweetened whipped cream makes a lovely complement to the sweet butternut squash soup. More »
Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Soup
Thai curry pastes have become easy to find, and they are a wonderful way to give your curries authentic, concentrated flavor. Sweet, meltingly tender pumpkin bathes in a creamy coconut curry soup, balanced with just enough hot, sweet, salty and sour. More »
Tuscan White Bean Soup
The aroma of simmering garlic will draw you to this sublime creamy soup. It’s rich in nutrients that support bone and tooth health, healthy mood and energy production while reducing the risk for metabolic syndrome and diabetes. More »
Chile-Spiked Chocolate Pots
This is an updated version of classic French pots de crème. You won’t taste the chile, but it adds appealing depth to the flavor of the chocolate. Served with a big dollop of sweetened whipped cream, this dessert is a welcome Valentine's Day indulgence. More »
Molten Chocolate Cakes
Perfect for Valentine's Day, these have all of the rich flavor of regular chocolate cake with a warm and luscious chocolate sauce built in. No need to wait for a restaurant visit to have them, as they are a cinch to make in the air fryer! More »
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