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Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Erin's Cheesy Broccoli Soup
I made some modifications and certainly, feel with those it's a 5-star. First, I melted the butter in a large pan, then sauted onion, minced celery, grated carrot, garlic and shallot, as I think this was the main reason for the flavor, without it, I think it would be lacking. I then added some white pepper and salt. After the veggies softened, I added only about 2 or 2 1/2 T flour, which ended up being plenty to thicken this. I like the idea of dry mustard, but did not have any on hand or would have added it. I whisked in the milk, slowly till well combined. I then added in the cooked broccoli that I had cooked in vegetable stock. I then pureed this a bit with an immersion blender. I then added the softened (room temp) cream cheese (only used about 4 oz) and whisked that in. I added the cheddar cheese (more like 1 1/2 cups) and stirred to melt it. I had reserved a bit of the cooked broccoli and chopped it small, to add some texture to the soup, which was really nice. I served this in mini bread bowl, big hit with the kids, for fun-factor! The base idea of this recipe is really good, mostly because it does not call for process cheese food or to add a can of 'cream of something' soup, but is much more HOMEMADE.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2013
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I
I used a chuck roast that I cut up. I floured and browned the meat slightly (in vegetable oil) before adding to the slow cooker. I used 2 cans of the soup and added a good 1 cup of beef broth instead of water. I used cream cheese and sour cream at the end. I also added some fresh mushrooms (without saute first) to the last hour of cooking and they added nicely to the dish.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2013
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
Used Chicken sausage and fresh spinach and fresh mushrooms since I didn't have a zucchini on hand. Used vegetable broth instead of beef. Added one small can of diced tomatoes in place of the fresh ones and omitted the tomato sauce to have a more 'broth' consistency. Also added fresh garlic and skipped the red wine, just added a little water instead. Soup was very tasty served with some grated pecorino cheese. Easy and quick to make and very hearty meal!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2013

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