Broccoli Cheese Soup

I was introduced to broccoli cheese soup at a Panera Bread when I lived in Wisconsin, and grew to really like it. It was perfect to cut the chill of a cold Wisconsin winter. It’s been many years since I’ve had this soup, and so recently I went to our local Panera Bread and ordered it, hoping to enjoy it once again. To my surprise, I was disappointed. The soup wasn’t how I remembered. I don’t want to be too critical, but there wasn’t much of a broccoli taste, the broccoli wasn’t visible, and the cheese seem a bit processed somehow. I also like soup with more of a punch. Maybe it’s just me that has changed.

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Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Sauce

It’s been a while since I cooked something fancy. I miss working in the restaurant industry. The things I miss the most are cooking nice cuts of meat and making an interesting sauce with wine. I also miss hosting nice sit-down dinners for special occasions, which hasn’t been possible because of the pandemic.

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Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli

This week I have been spending a lot of time cleaning up my summer garden and taking care of new fall plantings such as kale, chard, and spring mix. I’ve also been trying to exercise more and cook less. Therefore this blog is about how to spend less time in the kitchen. The recipe we make today is a relatively fast one called beef and broccoli.

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