As the days get shorter and chillier, there is nothing quite like curling up with a comforting bowl of soup. Sure, you could pick up a few cans from the grocery store, but it's all the more satisfying when you make it at home. And whether you like a creamy soup or rich broth loaded with accouterments, they are all guaranteed to warm you to your core.

Before the cold sets in, make it your goal to master at least one of these delicious soups and stews.