It happens to the best of us: We spend hours carefully following a magazine’s recipe to make a comforting soup… and it turns out bland. Adding salt and pepper just isn’t enough. So what’s the secret to a flavorful, hearty and rich soup? Susan Spungen—longtime food editor of Martha Stewart Living; Hollywood food stylist (yes, that’s a job!) for Julie and Julia, Eat Pray Love, It’s Complicated and Labor Day; and author of Recipes: A Collection for the Modern Cook and What’s a Hostess to Do?—has many shortcuts that make homemade soups more tasty, and she’s sharing them with LivingHealthy. From the strategic timing of ingredient additions to simmering cheese rind in your broth, your soup will now and forever be revolutionized with these gourmet tricks of the trade.