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in my mind there are few things better than grilled cheese and tomato soup.  especially when it’s cold out – but really, it’s good any time. while i’m perfectly content with my usual campbell’s tomato soup and wheat bread + cheddar, i found some recipes online that look pretty out of this world.

this tomato basil soup looks sooooo good – love the idea of topping with fresh basil and thin slices of parmesan cheese!

recipe here.


now for the grilled cheese part – this one stopped me dead in my tracks.  its made with homemade beer bread, sharp cheddar and fontina cheese, dijon mustard and caramelized onions – and though i’d probably do it without the onions, it looks incredible – not to mention combines three of my favorite things ;)



recipe here.

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DeniseP -January 16, 2011, 9:20AM

Everything about those pics is gorgeously yummy. Oh my goodness! :)
The beer bread one made me immediately think of the grilled cheese sandwich Dock Street Brewery (in West Philly) had during Philly Beer Week.
They had a bread made using their “Man full of trouble” beer in a collab with Metropolitan bakery, and it was a m a zing!!!! Sosososososo GOOD! gah! :)
Thanks for posting these today, I know what I’m having for lunch ;)

sweet road -January 16, 2011, 10:26AM

There is really nothing better. Especially during the winter, it’s the perfect, simple meal to cozy up with, and you can always dress up a grilled cheese with all sorts of fun ingredients!

Harmonychristeen -January 16, 2011, 10:37AM

Hi freepeople i gust wanted to tell u in 6 days its national pie day!!! here is the link to where and which day enjoy!

Lucille -January 16, 2011, 11:05AM

My favorite is grilled cheese with thin slices of tart apples & either swiss lorraine or double cream brie- so good!

Sarah -January 16, 2011, 11:07AM


dragon fruit -January 16, 2011, 12:22PM

oh my god that looks SOOOOO GOOODD… i am now craving this exacttly. thanks for sharing!

Ashley -January 16, 2011, 12:46PM

It looks great, but why show it to us if you’re not giving us the recipe?

Anonymous -January 16, 2011, 1:26PM

tomato basil bisque topped with goat cheese and fresh basil is a good way to go as well

Cassie -January 16, 2011, 2:44PM

You’ve just described my perfect lunch. Ever in the world. Om nom nom.

Lauren -January 16, 2011, 2:53PM

Yummmmm . . . I mean, it hardly seems fair to have these mouth-watering foodie photographs on here next to all those skinny models. ;)

Ladaisi Blog

Heather -January 16, 2011, 3:33PM

My mouth is watering. Glad I saw this right now so I can add ingredients to my grocery list!

Jenny Steffens -January 16, 2011, 3:54PM

Thanks for sharing my tomato soup recipe! Your blog is super!

Jenny Steffens Hobick

Jennifer -January 16, 2011, 4:03PM

Mmmmm… perfect for a lazy Sunday movie marathon.

Deb Siemens -January 16, 2011, 7:33PM

This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

francesca -January 16, 2011, 9:27PM

delicious!!!!!!!! my mouth is watering!!!

Angel -January 17, 2011, 3:53AM

Oh my gosh that looks so amazing… I’ve never seen anything like this. Definitely going to try this out with the family.

Anonymous -January 17, 2011, 8:57AM

ashley- the recipes are linked to :)

Brittany -January 17, 2011, 9:38AM

I agree- Tomato soup is a favorite of fine. I am so lazy though, and never make it myself. Campbell select has a great Tomato Basil, which is usually my go to cold weather lunch.

Cat horn -January 17, 2011, 11:16AM

Oh, it looks so delish, and perfect for the cold weather we are having in Philly right now. I am going to make this one tomorrow while I watch the ice storm blow outside.

Anonymous -January 17, 2011, 11:40AM

This looks amazing!! I will definitely have to make it soon =)

doudou -January 18, 2011, 10:33AM

I am hungry now, It’s so so attractive.

Aida -April 13, 2011, 3:49PM

Trader Joe’s has a really awesome tomato and pepper soup! :) Yummy!

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