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Stand-up soups

Three winter warmers that will stick to your ribs.

On game day, when appetites rage alongside opinions and loyalties (or even just in a snowstorm), a big pot of hearty soup can keep everyone grounded, focused, and satisfied.

In the spirit of football, I see sausage as a team player in these soups, distinguishing itself among the flavors, but not necessarily dominating the whole. Tomatoes, squash, greens like broccoli rabe, and lentils — each contributes to a winning pot.

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