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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I actually just made this soup the other day. It was really cold outside and the girls needed something to warm their bellies. Nothing is better on a cold winter’s evening than some good old homemade soup.

I had a few fresh veggies left in the refrigerator and I decided to do something I have never done before, made broccoli and cheddar soup. I was very intimidated by this recipe because for it to taste so savory and creamy, I wouldn’t have guessed carrots and other household stables would have created such a delicious dish.

If you have broccoli, milk, onion, and cheese… you can make this same great meal as well.

I sauteed my veggies at first, added my seasonings and broth turned my heat down to a nice simmer, and let the magic begin.

The broccoli started to fall apart, but they were still a little too big for my liking. I separated half of my veggies and blended them in the blender for a nice thickening.

You can see the bits and pieces of fresh veggies blended well into the soup. Make sure to blend veggies before adding milk and cheese.

Hope my recipe is helpful, enjoy!

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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Warm and savory comfort food will be a hit for the entire family.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 finely diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cps half and half
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp sea salt or salt of your choice
  • 2 tbsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil on medium-high heat, in a large pot, add finely diced onion. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Chop up your head of broccoli, grate, and finely dice your carrots, and garlic to add to your pot. Turn heat to high.
  • Add your chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. You want the carrots and broccoli to cook and get tender. Add all your seasonings and give a good stir. Once at a boil, cover and let simmer for 15-20minutes.
  • Add your milk and cheddar cheese. Stir very well, you will notice the soup begin to thicken. Continue to simmer for 15-20 more minutes and dinner is ready.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

If you are not a fan of chunky soup, before adding the milk and cheese, take out half of the vegetables and blend them in a blender.
I find it makes the soup have an excellent thickening, and the flavors blend beautifully.
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Stewed Steak and Potatoes

This recipe is easy comfort food that takes minimal effort, and with a few household ingredients, dinner will be ready in no time.

When it comes to the choice of steak you use, choose what is best for you. I didn’t have a lot of money and saw some top round steak on sale for $2.00 a pack, I got 3 packs and made a magical dinner recipe for the family.

If you do decide to use the top round, I must warn you it is tough so you want to let the meat simmer as I did. I choose to let it simmer for an hour because I had other things to tend to but in about 45 minutes this recipe will be ready.

You can also make cornbread or have dinner rolls to help gather the gravy. If you don’t want to have potatoes, you can substitute the potatoes and make a side of sticky rice.

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Stewed Steak and Potatoes

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This recipe reminds me of the most savory comfort food. The meat will be tender and the potatoes flavorful.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds of Top Round Steak
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 yellow potatoes diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dill weed
  • 4 Tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your pot to medium high, use some oil to coat bottom. I use my cast iron skillet.
  • Add steak to pan. Optional: you can season your steak any way you would like. I use a salt and pepper
  • Fry on both sides for 5-7 minutes. Remove from skillet
  • Reduce heat to medium
  • Add flour and stir nonstop. You will notice the flour will start to change color. Slowly pour some water. KEEP STIRRING because you are making a roux for the stew.
  • Once all the water has been added, add your steak and vegetables back to the pot and bring to a boil. Add your seasonings and once it reaches a boil, turn down to medium low and stir occasionally.
  • Let cook for 1 hour. Taste and add seasonings to your liking.

Notes

This goes great with rice, dressing, or eating cornbread.
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Scrambled Eggs

 

Scrambled Eggs

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This is my go to easy scrambled egg recipe. I like to call this my fail proof plan.

Ingredients
  

  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 slice of butter

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil and butter in your pan on medium heat.
  • In a bowl mix your eggs and milk together until nice and creamy
  • Add mixture to pan and let cook for 45 seconds before stirring. I use a spatula and fold my eggs into each other. It allows the egg mixture to run into the pan and cook to my liking.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium

Notes

Note: I always use a cast-iron skillet for my eggs, it is something about the flavor a seasoned cast iron skillet gives your food.
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Cornish hen, baked ham, collard greens, macaroni salad, candied yams, carrots, and dinner rolls.

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Steak and Veggies with Gluten Free Noodles

 

Steak and Veggies with Gluten Free Noodles

I was craving noodles one night and had this on hand. It took less than 45 minutes and was so yummy. The kids loved this recipe so much it is now a family favorite.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of beef bite precut up beef or steak of your choice
  • 1 stalk of broccoli
  • 4 carrots cut
  • 1 package of gluten free noodles or noodles of your choice
  • oil of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free flour or regular flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 water
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your pan on medium high and cook steak.
  • Boil noodles until al dente.
  • Remove from heat and run under cold water. You want to STOP the cooking process.
  • After steak is midway done, add vegetables, noodles, and sauce mixture.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on low. Check occasionally.
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Easy Seafood Boil

 

Easy Seafood Boil

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This is a quick go to when you want the seafood boil experience but without the hassle of a list of elaborate ingredients. Trust me this is fail proof with plenty of flavor.

Ingredients
  

  • 3 can of beer any flavor I use Coors
  • Any seafood of your choice
  • Whole garlic
  • Whole onion
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Zatarain’s Crab and Shrimp boil concentrate
  • 2 cups of water
  • 6 ears of corn
  • 6 yellow potatoes or red potatoes

Instructions
 

  • Bring beer and water to a boil
  • Add the whole onion, whole garlic, bay leaves, and a 1/2 teaspoon of the Crab and Shrimp Boil Concentrate.
  • Add potatoes and corn to pot, reduce heat to medium high. Cook for 15 minutes. (Optional if you have sausages, boil them with the potatoes and corn)
  • Add your seafood. Crab, mussels, crawfish, shrimp, clams, and continue to boil for 20-25 minutes

Notes

Drain your seafood and you are ready to eat. I sprinkle my seafood with
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Lemon pepper
Kosher salt
You can also whip up a quick sauce using
2 sticks of melted butter
1 Tablespoon Lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon of Old Bay
Melt butter on the stove, add seasonings and in 5 minutes the sauce is ready.
Enjoy!
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