I've been making quite a bit of chicken stock lately (using this recipe, more or less: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/01/homemade-chicken-broth-crockpot-recipe.html), and foresee myself making more in the future, since I tend to make a chicken once a week, and besides that, have a good free source of bones from a local restaurant.
1- What's your favorite recipe for broth/stock/whatever the kids are calling it nowadays? I like my recipe- it's quick, fairly easy, makes good results- but if you have a KILLER recipe, or something specifically suited to another type of bone (beef, pork, etc), I'd love to hear it.
2- Some nights I'm pretty short on creativity- but want soup. Any favorite recipes out there for things to make with said stock?
2a- I tend to love "cream of" soups, and tolerate dairy pretty well overall. But sometimes I'm craving the creamy texture, and it's not a day where I can put up with any/any more dairy. Any favorite recipes with a similar texture- but no dairy? Coconut milk?