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Recipe Time: Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Fall has arrived...and so has the season of soup!  It is so comforting to be able to come home after a long, cold day and wrap yourself up in your softest, cozy blanket and sink yourself into your plush couch and enjoy a large bowl of warm soup. And it doesn’t get much better than having dinner basically ready and waiting for you when you get home. Who doesn’t love a good slow cooker dish? This soup is amazingly easy, it’s incredibly delicious and hearty and it’s perfectly cheesy. This is definitely a new slow cooker favorite for me. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup 3 hrs to cook • Serves 6
1/3 cup butter, sliced1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion2 cloves garlic, minced6 Tbsp all-purpose flourSalt and freshly ground black pepper2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk5 cups low-sodium chicken broth5 cups small diced broccoli florets1/8 tsp dried thyme1/2 cup heavy cream12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded (or more to taste)2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly & finely shredded



It’s a well-known fact in my family that I could eat sandwiches, soups, or salads every single day of my life and NEVER get sick of them. Salads in the summer and soup in the winter and then sandwiches year-round. #yesplease  Well..the hubby, he is pretty different. He  likes a heartier meal (it doesn’t have to have meat, but he does like that) and tends to want soup only once every couple of weeks.  

Mix all those vegetables and the spices it what your left with is a super flavorful soup with not too many ingredients. Plus it is quite hearty with the chicken and quinoa! (Both of which need NO pre-cooking.!!!) #score
The ingredient list is especially short if you pick up one of those pre-chopped veggie packs in the grocery store that has carrots, celery, and onion all chopped and ready to go. You guys know that I am all about easy-peasy. Then your prep is really insanely quick. I’m talking like 5 minutes quick. Not that it takes too long…

Recipe of the day: Parsley Pesto Pasta w/ blistered tomatoes

Parsley Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes Prep time:    10 minsCook time:   20 minsTotal time:   30 minsServes:5 Ingredients
For the Parsley Pesto 1 bunch Italian (flat leaf) parsley ½ cup grated Parmesan 2 cloves garlic ¼ tsp salt 1 fresh lemon 6 Tbsp olive oil 
For the Blistered Tomatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 pints cherry tomatoes salt & pepper to taste 
For Serving:  1 lb. pasta (any shape) 5 Fried eggs (optional) 
Instructions Rinse the parsley and drain well. Pull the leaves from the stems and place them in a food processor with the Parmesan, garlic, salt, zest and juice from half the lemon (about 2 Tbsp juice). Pulse the ingredients until they are finely chopped. Slowly add the olive oil through the spout while the processor is running until a smooth paste forms. Set the pesto aside.Heat a large skillet over medium flame. Add one tablespoon olive oil, then tilt the skillet to coat the surface. Add the tomatoes and cook 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Avoid stirring the tomatoes to…