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Cream of Asparagus soup recipe #Soup #Recipe

Cream of ASPARAGUS SOUP RECIPE, quick and easy #Soup, #ASPARAGUS SOUP Cream of Asparagus soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and  chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cream of Asparagus soup recipe

Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.
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Chop into 1 inch segments
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Steam or boil till tender.  Normally about 7-10 minutes.
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In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat  till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).
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Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and  cook to get rid of the “raw” flour taste .  Cook about 2 minutes  (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning.  Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring  to a boil.  The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.
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Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender.  Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight.  Just cover with a towel and mix.  Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-1/2 minutes).  Salt and pepper to taste, serve hot…. enjoy!
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Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 pound fresh Asparagus trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1.  Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.

    Chop into 1 inch segments

    Steam or boil till tender. Normally about 7-10 minutes.

    In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).

    Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and let cook to get rid of the "raw" flour taste . Cook about 2 minutes (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning. Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring back to a boil. The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.

    Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender. Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight. Just cover with a towel and mix. Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste.... enjoy!

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Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers, Homemade Cracker Recipe, Kid Friendly Recipes, Money Saving Recipes

Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers

My kids love homemade crackers, what about yours?! They especially love this flavored cracker. You’d think the fancy ingredients in this recipe would turn a kid off, but on the contrary, the flavor of this cracker is the bomb diggity for both kids and adults. Quick! Gather your kiddos for this easy recipe that they can make in the kitchen, with supervision of course. 😉 Get creative and adapt the spices and cheese for your favorite flavor cracker. We also did an onion garlic cheddar cracker that rocked the house too! You can find that recipe below the main one. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons organic evaporated cane juice sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus extra if needed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until you get pea sized coarse crumbs. Next, stir in pecorino romano. Now, pour in the heavy cream and mix with a fork adding a bit more cream if needed.
  2. Gently press the dough together and shape into a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap, let rest at room temp. for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray two heavy duty medium sized baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Unwrap the disk and divide dough in two equal pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll each dough ball out as thin as possible,  lightly dusting surface and rolling pin with flour if needed. Carefully transfer the rolled out sheets to your prepared baking sheets. Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter or leave whole and bake in  your preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  5. Transfer crackers to a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing. If you baked your crackers whole, once cooled, break into shards.

Recipe for Onion Garlic Cheddar Crackers

From recipe above omit the rosemary and pecorino romano. Add 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried chives, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and approx. 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese. Bake as directed above.

 

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Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers ~ Kid Friendly Recipe ~ Money Saving Recipe

Course Appetiser

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons organic evaporated cane juice sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream plus extra if needed

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until you get pea sized coarse crumbs. Next, stir in pecorino romano. Now, pour in the heavy cream and mix with a fork adding a bit more cream if needed.
  2. Gently press the dough together and shape into a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap, let rest at room temp. for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray two heavy duty medium sized baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Unwrap the disk and divide dough in two equal pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll each dough ball out as thin as possible, lightly dusting surface and rolling pin with flour if needed. Carefully transfer the rolled out sheets to your prepared baking sheets. Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter or leave whole and bake in your preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  5. Transfer crackers to a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing. If you baked your crackers whole, once cooled, break into shards.
  6. Recipe for Onion Garlic Cheddar Crackers
  7. From recipe above omit the rosemary and pecorino romano. Add 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried chives, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and approx. 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese. Bake as directed above.

 

 

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Recipe

 I am making this Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble right now…. the house smells awesome 🙂Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Recipe

My husband loves blueberries and I love coconut… so this was my creation of blending the two together.  I had no idea how it was going to turn out. But I have to say it is AMAZING and a new family favorite for sure.  The cake is light and moist and the fresh berries  are both tart and sweet all at the same time.  While the crumble topping adds the perfect finishing touch… just trust me your family will love it.

Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Topping, #Breakfast, #Cake, #Blueberry, #Coconut, #Recipe

Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble

You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Topping, #Breakfast, #Cake, #Blueberry, #Coconut, #Recipe

Combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix in a bowl and set aside. You will also want to grease a 9X9 pan and set it aside as well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

 In another bowl blend the butter, egg, sour cream, milk and sugar once it is well blended stir in the dry ingredients.  Stir until smooth.

Pour batter into your prepared 9×9 pan, smooth out into an even layer.  Sprinkle the blueberries on top.

In another bowl combine the topping ingredients, mix well and then crumble on top of the blueberry layer. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes till top is golden brown and fork comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake.

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Blueberry Coconut topping breakfast cake

Blueberry Coconut topping breakfast cake
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix in a bowl and set aside. You will also want to grease a 9X9 pan and set it aside as well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

     In another bowl blend the butter, egg, sour cream, milk and sugar once it is well blended stir in the dry ingredients.  Stir until smooth.

    Pour batter into your prepared 9x9 pan, smooth out into an even layer.  Sprinkle the blueberries on top.

    In another bowl combine the topping ingredients, mix well and then crumble on top of the blueberry layer. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes till top is golden brown and fork comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake.

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 French Bread Pizza ~ Easy Make Ahead Camping Recipe

When I go camping I like to have easy meals, but I also like to have warm hearty meals that will fill my kids tummies.  I love camping recipes that can be prepped and made ahead of time, this French Bread Pizza recipe is one of our families favorite campfire recipes. These french bread pizzas can be made before you even leave for your trip, I like to then freeze them. Keep them in the cooler and then when you are ready to cook them toss them right on the coals of the fire to cook.

camping menu recipe ideas, french bread pizza made on the campfire, camping hacks, dinner ideas for outdoor cookingTo make this recipe you will need:

  • French Bread (or mini french bread loaves)
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pizza or marinara sauce
  • Pizza toppings ( pepperoni, canadian bacon, olives, pineapple, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage)
  • Aluminum Foil (heavy duty)
  • Gallon sized ziploc bags (to store them in)

camping menu recipe ideas, french bread pizza made on the campfire, camping hacks, dinner ideas for outdoor cookingCut your french bread in half, spread a thin layer of softened cream cheese on the top and bottom side. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on top of the cream cheese. Layer your pizza toppings and cheese, add the top back on your french bread. Wrap with heavy duty foil, I like to make sure it is wrapped at least two times. This helps it heat more even and avoid being burned.

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Easy Camping Recipes ~ French Bread Pizza

I store these in a large gallon ziploc bag, since ice in coolers often melt and leak. The ziploc back will help keep them dry until you are ready to cook them. I then put them in the freezer,  before the ice chest orcooler to help keep them cool on your trip.  Make sure they are thawed before you put them on the fire to cook. It is best to put them on the coals of the fire (instead of the flames). Turn them a few times to help them cook evenly, about 5-8 minutes on the fire and you should have a hot and yummy french bread pizza!

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