Loaded Potato Soup

5 medium russet potatoes (peeled & chopped into half-inch cubes) 1/2 cup finely diced celery (about 3 stalks) 1 onion, diced 3 cups vegetable broth 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup salted butter 1 cup milk 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 3/4 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (plus extra for topping) a few cranks of ground…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

1 dried smoked chili pepper or 1 poblano pepper Olive oil 1 medium white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced. 1 to 2 medium jalapeƱos (optional, use one for medium spicy soup and two for spicy soup) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes or chunky tomato sauce* 32 ounces (4 cups)…