The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat)

The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat)

The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat)

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon + 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 small/medium sweet yellow onion, diced small
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced finely
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock (chicken stock may be substituted)
2 cups fat-free half-and-half (regular half-and-half may be substituted; whole milk or 2% milk will work but soup won’t be as creamy)
2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite-size pieces + 1 cups stems, optional (I used 3 cups florets and 1 cup stems as not to waste them)
2 large carrots, trimmed, peeled, and sliced into very thin rounds, about 1/16th-inch
3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or regular paprika, optional and to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder, optional and to taste
pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste (doesn’t make soup spicy and serves to enhance flavor)
8 ounces grated high quality extra-sharp cheddar cheese, with a small amount reserved for garnishing bowls

See full instructions : www.averiecooks.com

Easy Favorite Hummus

Easy Favorite Hummus

Easy Favorite Hummus

Ingredients:
heaping 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced (or 2 smaller cloves)
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika, plus more for serving
salt and black pepper, to taste
pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
one 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (i.e. chickpeas; I use no-salt-added beans), rinsed and drained over a bowl with liquid reserved
about 2 to 4 tablespoons reserved bean liquid, added to taste for consistency
serve with crackers, pita chips, pita bread, chips, bell peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, carrots, or your favorite dippers

See full instructions : www.averiecooks.com

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients

  • 16 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 16 oz fettuccine pasta (for gluten free pasta, use Tinkyada brown rice fettuccine)
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt (at least)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh Parmesan, shredded
  • 3 green onions, chopped

See full instructions : juliasalbum.com

Pesto Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken

Pesto Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken

Pesto Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled
  • 12 oz dry spaghetti
  • 12 oz grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (45g) packed fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)
  • See full instructions : www.cookingclassy.com

Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

Serves 6

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds yellow or red onions (about 2 large onions), sliced into half moons
3 1/2 pounds beef brisket
Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari, if gluten-free)

See full recipe on: thekitchn

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars

Ingredients

For the cookie bars:
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 cup all purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup dark chocolate baking cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup Fisher chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup Fisher sliced almonds
For the frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar, melted

 

See full instructions on: shugarysweets