Comfort food is welcome any time of the year, and soup is considered by some to be the ultimate. Stew, soup’s cousin, is sort of a thick soup, and can stand in, in a pinch. Don’t know how to make soup? Well, to start, you need liquid, typically broth or stock. Adding onion, carrot and celery is always a good second step. (Chefs call that mirepoix, or aromatics, and add it to just about everything for flavor.) Chicken soup is the most popular soup recipe, and it's really easy to make. Adding cheese is a great way to get a creamy soup: Recipes for VELVEETA soups make that super-easy. Depending on how thick you make it, chili is also considered a soup, albeit a very particular variety. Our soup recipes are so simple any one of them can actually teach you how to make soup. Add a crisp salad and maybe a quick dessert. Then sit back and enjoy the company of family and friends and hopefully some leftovers for the next day (or the freezer).