Because we're starting off with a fancy-sounding soup, you might be getting a little worried about the "simple" part of this article's title. But fear not -- crab bisque is really easy to make at home. It's not exactly diet-friendly, but it's sure to impress your guests. Just sauté some onions, then gently simmer with broth, crabmeat, half-and-half and tomatoes for a few minutes. Garnish this gourmet dish with a few ribbons of basil.