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Doesn't grilled cheese and tomato soup sound exactly perfect for the kind of blustery fall weather we've been having? Not too heavy, but still warm and deeply satisfying. We made a big pot of tomato soup this weekend and plan on eating it with grilled cheese sandwiches all week long! What's your favorite take on this classic?

A look through our archives shows our devotion to this dish over the years. Here's a round-up of our favorite bits of advice and inspiration!

The Soup

Recipe: Cashew Tomato Soup - This version uses cashews to make the soup rich and creamy!

Creamy Creamless Tomato Soup from Cook's Illustrated - A tip from the kitchen pros on using soft bread to thicken the soup.

Vanilla in Tomato Soup - Has anyone tried this? We can imagine it giving the soup a floral over-tone.

Roasted Canned Tomatoes - We love the smoky flavor we get from using roasted tomatoes. (Try smoked paprika, too!)

The Grilled Cheese

Recipe: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Chutney - This is a good one if you can't get enough tomato-y flavor!

Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes - A round-up of our favorite gourmet versions of this simple sandwich.

You're Doing It All Wrong! - Chow.com gives us tips on making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.

Grilled Cheese with Pear - Cheese and fruit are often great combination, so why not make a sandwich?

In Praise of American Cheese - For sheer gooey melty-ness, a few slices of American cheese can't be beat!

What other tips and tricks do you have for making the perfect grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup?

Related: Weekend Cooking: How to Make a Good Sandwich

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