SOUP SEASON!!! There’s nothing like it- Cozying up with a comfortable blanket, binge watching your favorite series, all while enjoying a warm bowl of whatever soup you conjured up that evening. It’s by far my favorite time of year. I much prefer the remedies of cold weather to those of warmer temperatures. Today I was really fancying a creamy cup of Broccoli and Cheddar Soup. I can never get enough Broccoli… and when you have the added element of cheese, which makes any dish better already, you really can’t go wrong. I decided to spice things up with a little Chipotle and Paprika for an extra kick.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
There are several couples throughout time that one should never even dream of tearing apart. Bread & Butter, Salt & Pepper, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and, my personal favorite, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup. Having worked as a Cheese Monger, I have been bestowed with the gift of knowing a pretty fair amount about cheese… incredible cheese. It should come as no surprise that deciding the appropriate array of fromages to sandwich between two of the most divine slices of bread is more exciting to me than any wild Friday night. After choosing the perfect blend of a sharp, crystalized cheese, versus one that has a soft buttery finish, it’s only necessary to choose from the ripest tomatoes to slow cook, and blend to perfection. After all, in the end, it’s all about finding the perfect balance in anything, right?
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Even with warm weather it’s difficult to resist the comfort of some of those homestyle meals that warm your heart so well- one of which being the all loving marinara sauce. Instead of such a hearty sauce, try this delicious twist. The sweetness of the oven roasted tomatoes, and the fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil will surely be a crowd pleaser for many, or just yourself.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes