10 Simple Homemade Soups

Garden Vegetable Soup

Think of vegetable soup as an "everything but the kitchen sink" meal: It's great for cleaning out the fridge, freezer and pantry. Make it hearty or light; keep it vegetarian or not -- it's up to you. Onions, carrots, turnips, celery, leeks, zucchini, squash, tomatoes and potatoes are all excellent in vegetable soup. Just sauté the veggies, add stock, broth or water (and a splash of wine if you want), season with your favorite herbs and spices and simmer everything until the vegetables are tender. Serve with cornbread or biscuits for soaking up all those yummy juices.