50 Warm and Hearty Soups and Stews

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? There’s even a specific day when people all over the world host a Soup Swap. Here’s how it works…

Contact your friends and family and schedule a night to host your soup swap. Then, each person makes and brings 6 quarts of frozen soup. Crack open some wine, enjoy some snacks, and each person takes their turn picking out 6 types of soup to take home. The more, the merrier! Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Although I would love to host a Soup Swap with all of you, it would be rather difficult to round up everyone in-person. So instead I’ve rounded up 50 warm and hearty soups and stews that are perfect for cold weather. In a pinch and don’t have time to make an elaborate dinner? Soup is your answer! Who knows, you might decide to make one of these for your local Soup Swap. Enjoy!

50 Warm & Hearty Soups and Stews | framedfrosting.com

1. Lasagna Soup via Framed Frosting

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup via Melanie Makes

3. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat via Damn Delicious

4. Chicken Pot Pie Soup via Gather and Dine

5. Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup via Picky Palate

6. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup via Two Peas and Their Pod

7. Homemade Smoked French Onion Soup via Waiting on Martha

8. Chicken Avocado Lime Soup via Cooking Classy

9. Philly Cheesesteak Soup via The Cozy Apron

10. Easy Potato Soup via Lemons for Lulu

11. Crock Pot Thai Chicken Soup via This Gal Cooks

12. Taco Stew via Oh Sweet Basil

13. Skinny Butternut Squash Soup via Skinny Mom

14. Thai Chicken Soup via The Roasted Root

15. French Onion Soup via A Little Claireification

16. Baked Potato Soup via Two Peas and Their Pod

17. Clean Eating Chicken Fajita Soup via The Gracious Pantry

18. One Pot Chicken Orzo Soup via A Zesty Bite

19. Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup via Cooking and Beer

20. Jalapeño Popper Soup via Life Made Simple

21. Cream of Zucchini Soup via Skinny Taste

22. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup via Spoonful of Flavor

23. Caramelized Onion and Beet Soup via Gobo Root

24. Easy Ravioli Soup via This Gal Cooks

25. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup via Zaika Zabardast

26. Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup via Taste and Tell

27. Indian Spiced Stew with Chicken and Potatoes via Seasons & Suppers

28. 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili via Gimme Some Oven

29. Guinness Beef Stew via Brown Eyed Baker

30. Creamy Mushroom Soup via Cooking Melangery

31. Pad Thai Soup via Domestic Fits

32. Southwestern Corn Chowder via Yummy Healthy Easy

33. Cherry Gazpacho Soup via Savory Simple

34. Turkey Soup with Zucchini Noodles via Rachel Cooks

35. Dr. Pepper Chili via No. 2 Pencil

36. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Soup via Carlsbad Cravings

37. White Chicken Chili via Brown Eyed Baker

38. Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup via The Kitchen Magpie

39. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup via Cooking Classy

40. Zucchini Soup via Foolproof Living

41. Roasted Cauliflower Horseradish Cheddar Soup via We Are Not Martha

42. Chicken Parmesan Soup via Closet Cooking

43. Italian Wedding Soup via Vinobaby’s Voice

44. Apple Parsnip Soup via Foodess

45. Wonton Soup via Damn Delicious

46. Italian Noodle Soup via Your Cup of Cake

47. Roasted Carrot Turmeric Soup via Love & Lemons

48. Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup via Picky Palate

49. Stuffed Pepper Soup via Val So Cal

50. Vegetable Quinoa Soup via Just Us Four

What is your favorite soup recipe?
Have you ever hosted a Soup Swap?

I’m Engaged!

I'm Engaged! | framedfrosting.com

I have some exciting news to share…I’m engaged!! At the end of our Napa Valley trip (recap coming soon), Q and I were walking across the 1st Street Bridge in Napa when he got down on one knee and proposed to me. I said yes, of course. An absolutely amazing way to end an amazing trip!

We don’t have a date set yet but I have been looking up a few things here and there. I graduate in May and then hope to find a job in Houston, TX so that definitely impacts where and when we will get married. Don’t worry, I will be sure to keep you all updated!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies

Disclaimer: This recipe has been sponsored by Wilton as a member of their Sweet Treat Team. However, all opinions are my own.

As part of Wilton’s Sweet Treat Team, I had the opportunity to participate in this year’s blogger cookie swap! I was paired up with another Wilton blogger and asked to create cookies that represented their likes and personality. Now that my cookies have been received by that person, I can finally reveal that my Secret Santa was Carlos from The Man, The Chef, The Dad.

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Carlos and his son enjoy TMNT so I set out to create some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies that represent their favorite characters! I used this roll-out sugar cookie recipe and cut out a bunch of circle cookies. I’m not artistically-gifted so I chose to go more simplistic with these cookies by using circle cookies. However, if you wanted to create more detailed cookies, you could buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cookie cutter.

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After the cookies were baked and cooled, I whipped up a batch of royal icing and started coloring it. When you do this, make sure that you cover the royal icing with a damp cloth because it dries out quickly! I had one damp cloth covering the large batch of white icing and then another cloth covering the decorating bags I had filled with colored icing.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies | framedfrosting.com


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies | framedfrosting.com

I outlined each cookie using stiff consistency icing and then flooded the inside with thin consistency. Although my outlines aren’t perfect, they turned out much better than if I had just slapped some icing on using a spatula. Make sure to let the royal icing dry 8-12 hours or overnight so that it can harden. Once the green layer has hardened, you can move on to decorating the cookies!

Once I had finished decorating the cookies, I packaged them up in clear treat bags and sent them off to Carlos! I hope him and his son love these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies | framedfrosting.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies



  1. After sugar cookies have cooled, prepare royal icing according to recipe on the side of meringue powder can.
  2. Prepare your icing colors. You'll need about 1 cup of kelly green. You'll need about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of each: no-taste red, violet, orange, and black.
  3. Take about 1/3 c. of thick kelly green icing and place in a disposable decorating bag with a coupler and tip No. 3. Follow the edge of each cookie and pipe to create an outline/dam.
  4. After all cookies have been outlined, thin your remaining kelly green icing by adding a little bit of water. Continue to add water, little by little. You have the right consistency when you pull icing up on a spoon and it runs back into itself within 10 seconds.
  5. With thin kelly green icing, flood the inside of each cookie. Allow to harden for 8-12 hours or overnight.
  6. Once green icing has completed hardened, you are ready to create their masks. Take about 1/3 of your thick black icing and place in a disposable decorating bag with a coupler and tip No. 3. Outline a black mask on each cookie, as well as a smile. Let dry for 10 minutes.
  7. With thin icing, flood the inside of each mask - alternate between orange, red, and violet.
  8. Allow cookies to dry for 3-4 hours before adding candy eyes. Place a small dot of royal icing on the back of each eye and push firmly to adhere.


All icing colors can be tinted at once. Be sure to cover the bowls or decorating bags with a damp cloth at all times to prevent the royal icing from drying out.

Leftover royal icing can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.


Have you ever participated in a cookie swap?
Who do you know that would love these TMNT cookies?