It took a while for me to realize making homemade soup doesn't require iron chef-like abilities. Unfortunately, now it seems to be taking even longer to convince my parents! Last weekend, my dad called to see what I was up to, and when I told him how excited I was to fix some hearty white bean & greens chicken soup, he swiftly replied by recommending a canned soup that "tastes like the real deal." Perhaps I'll hold onto that recommendation for a rainy day. But not today, dad.