Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Now that it is cold out, it is always a good idea to make food that will warm you up on the inside as well as satisfy your hunger need. I have just the recipe that tastes delicious and will warm you up! This cheddar broccoli soup recipe is sure to do the trick!

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First dice one half of a medium onion and cook it in a pot with butter.

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Next, whisk the flour in with the cooked onions until it it blended together. Then add in the milk stirring occasionally to prevent it from burning for two minutes. While this mixture is cooking, prepare the broccoli. 

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After the two minutes are up, add in the cream cheese and stir until it has all melted. Mix in cheese, broccoli, salt and pepper. Cook soup for five more minutes and then serve!

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Cheddar Broccoli Soup
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Ingredients
  1. Half a medium onion, chopped
  2. 1 Tablespoon butter
  3. 1 Tablespoon flour
  4. 2 Cups milk
  5. 4 Oz cream cheese
  6. 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  7. 10 Oz broccoli, cooked and chopped
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Additional cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Mix onions and butter in a pot and cook for 4 minutes, or until tender
  2. Whisk the flour in with the onions
  3. Stir in the milk and cook on medium heat for two minutes,while stirring
  4. Add in the cream cheese and cook until the it is melted
  5. Add in cheese, broccoli, salt and pepper
  6. Cook for five minutes and stir occasionally
  7. Add cheese to the top of the soup, if you want
  8. Enjoy!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Some people stay away from cookies with oatmeal in them because they think a healthy ingredient is going to make the cookies not as delicious as those cookies without them. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret…..these people are wrong!! Just because a cookie is filled with good for you ingredients does not make it taste bad, in fact they still taste quite good if you ask me. 

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First, combine the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and shortening together in a mixer. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla. While you are mixing together these ingredients together in a separate bowl mix together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then, combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients slowly and until well incorporated. 

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Next, mix in the raisins. Then, form into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  2. 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  3. 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  4. 1/4 Cup Shortening
  5. 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  6. 2 Eggs
  7. 2 3/4 Cups Oats
  8. 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  9. 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  10. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  12. 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  13. 1 Cup Raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  3. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar and shortening together
  4. Mix in the eggs and vanilla
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon
  6. Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until completely incorporated
  7. Mix in the raisins
  8. Form into one inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used whole wheat flour when I made this recipe but all purpose flour would work as well.
  2. You can also add in some mini chocolate chips when you add in the raisins
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