So how was the original pumpkin soup? It was good. It just needed something. I personally liked it but it needed something extra. The flavor was good but it was flat....it didn't have that flavor kick that I was expecting. So we sat around sampling the soup and each threw out ideas on what would "kick it up a notch".
Rachael sent me home with some of the soup to experiment with! So with leftover soup in hand (ok the left over soup was technically in a container) I went home and started my process of "adding a little of this and a little of that" cooking.