Cooking With Confidence
by Nick

Tuesday Treat: Soup Days

If you are cooking anything this time of year, I hope it’s soup.

Not only is it getting colder and soup always tastes good this time of year, but also some of my favorite soup ingredients are cheap and accessible right now. Butternut squash or pumpkin are two of my favorites.

Of course, it helps to have the right equipment to make soup making easier.

For my money, an immersion blender is about as good as it gets. Blended soups become so easy with this thing since you can blend it right in the pot that it cooks in! Also, stick blenders are much easier to clean than the standard variety.

So I’m giving away a few of them today!

Soup is On

Over the years I’ve cooked almost 40 different soup recipes on Macheesmo and a good number of them use some sort of blending method at some point.

One of my favorites at the moment is the black bean soup I made last week with crunchy tortilla sticks. It really helps to have a stick blender for that recipe.

Tuesday Treat Rules

Yes… astute readers may know that I’ve done this giveaway before for a Tuesday Treat over a year ago, but you probably didn’t win it so it’s worth doing again!

Just a reminder about the Tuesday Treat rules.

The whole idea behind these giveaways is that they are quick. This contest will close at 8PM PACIFIC time tonight (Tuesday) and I’ll pick THREE winners at random. That means that you have about 15 hours to sign up.

Unfortunately, I can’t ship internationally so just U.S. entries please.

How to enter?

I use Punchtab to run these giveaways. The widget below will walk you through how you can enter to win and gain extra entries for doing stuff like following me on Twitter.

If you don’t have Javascript enabled in your browser, you won’t be able to see the widget. You can always just leave a comment below to be entered to win if the widget doesn’t load. The widget will give you more chances to win though.


Congrats to Kelly (comment), Alexander Herder (Twitter), Laura Zimmerman (Tweet) for winning the stick blenders!


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155 comments on “Tuesday Treat: Soup Days

  1. This little guy would come in handy with that Butternut Squash soup I have been dying to make…

  2. I would make taco soup. I like to use stewed tomatoes in it but my daughter won’t eat tomatoes. I like to mash one of the cans of tomatoes so she will get some.

  3. My wife has a couple of butternut squashes just waiting for this bad boy to beat them to a pulp!

  4. Potato soup! A childhood favorite when I am sick or just want a soothing soup. there are so many ways to make it extra tasty.

  5. aghh I have been pining over immersion blenders forever. I’d use them to make dozens of things but that hundred clove garlic soup you posted looks awesome.

  6. I make a vegetable soup that gets raves — a lot due to its creaminess from blending! No dairy, all vegan — and so tasty. Thanks for this opportunity!

  7. I made butternut squash soup yesterday. This would have come in handy. Also, i bought four pie pumpkins for making pies, soups, quick breads and so on. A stick blender would be the best!

  8. Roasted tomato soup. An easy meal for a student to throw together, but man, does it ease the mid-term exam pains.

  9. I’ve always wanted to try a butternut squash soup. With an immersion blender, it would be a snap.

  10. I love navy bean soup, especially the Senate Navy Bean Soup made famous because it is served in the dining room of the U.S. Senate. Instead of navy beans, though, I use yellow eye beans from Rancho Gordo. So good.

    The immersion blender would mean I would not have to expend all that effort to smooth half of the beans with a wooden spoon to thicken the soup.

  11. My friend just sent me a recipe that her husband made last night, the “Perfect Autumnal 4-Vegetable Soup” – definitely that!

  12. There are so many soups I would love to try, Pumpkin, Butternut squash, split pea….the possibilities are endless!!!! An immersion blender would allow me to try them all!

  13. PUMPKIN and Butternut squash! Those would be so much nicer to make with an immersion blender. Also broccoli and cheese.

  14. I would make something with one of the squash I got in my CSA this week…I think I have 10 to choose from!

  15. I would like to make cream of potato soup to start with. I have been wanting a stick blender for awhile. Thanks for having this drawing.

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