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Ina Garten gives classic grilled cheese and tomato soup simple but genius upgrades

Store-bought tomato soup is fine — but Ina Garten's homemade version is so much better.
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Food Network star Ina Garten is joining TODAY to share a few of her favorite comforting recipes from her new cookbook "Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook." She shows us how to make grilled cheese with mango chutney and creamy tomato soup.

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Ina Garten's Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese

Isn't a really good grilled cheese sandwich the ultimate comfort food? This isn't Wonder Bread with some mystery cheese inside — its bakery white bread piled high with extra sharp cheddar and savory chutney to brighten the flavor.

Ina Garten's Creamy Tomato Bisque

While heating up a can of tomato soup may do in a pinch, the real thing is so much better — with slowly sautéed onions and leeks plus good Italian tomatoes and a hint of saffron. You'll never go back to that can again!

If you like those cold-weather recipes, you should also try these:

Ina Garten's Chicken Marbella
Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms