Thanks for all your help, cheese1227 your recipe is great. I'm trying out my new soupmaker . . . fingers crossed!
Good luck!! We rolled out some puff pastry, used some gingerbread men cookie cutter forms, brushed them with butter and a spinkle of salt, and served them with the soup to all of her friends. Soup party! When I make it and the kids are not around, I slip in a little cayenne too.
Let us know what you think of the soupmaker--something you'll love and use or waste of space?