Who doesn’t like a good Broccoli Cheese Soup? Well, my wife for one, but that isn’t the point.
It’s no-frills, easy, and you can add Jalapeños and bacon to it to send it over the top.
If you want another amazing recipe, try this Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
This right here is a soup for winners. Sometimes you just need a thick and hearty soup to warm the soul after a day chasing Polar Bears through the Arctic. This Broccoli Cheese Soup is super easy to make and tastes great.
Place the butter along with the chopped onion and celery into a pot and sweat these bad boys off. Once translucent, add the flour making sure to keep stirring. If you think you can stop stirring, you are wrong. Keep stirring.
Add the broth and continue to stir. Add in the pepper and salt. After about 2 minutes, you are going to add the rest of the ingredients and let them cook down for about 7-10 minutes. Add in the milk and cheese. Make sure to keep the temperature on a solid 4/10 on the heat scale or you will scorch it and no one likes scorched soups.
Garnish with some Jalapeños and some more cheddar and you got yourself an amazing soup.
When you go to Texas Roadhouse, what do you think of?
Besides the Hot Rolls and Cinnamon Butter…
And their steaks…
Thats right! Their Rattlesnake Bites.
Bursting with cheese and jalapenos, it is the perfect compliment to any great comfort meal. We are giving you the keys to the city here and giving you a copycat recipe for one of the best appetizers known to man.
Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites
A perfect blend of Mozzarella sticks and Jalapeno Poppers.
Take the shredded cheese and jalapenos that you diced and combine them in a bowl.
Take a small handful and shape into balls about 1.5" and compress them nicely.
After shaping the balls, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Preheat the deep fryer to 350 degrees
Take a bowl and add the flour. In another bowl, mix the egg and milk. What you are doing here is making a breading station.
In the last bowl mix the bread crumbs and seasonings.
Roll the balls in the flour mixture, then dipping into the milk and then coat with bread crumbs. Throw them into the fryer.
3-4 minutes is all you need or until golden brown.
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches are King. There I said it… I have had my fair share of chicken sandwiches and I can honestly say that out of all the fast food chain chicken sandwiches (notice I said fast food chain chicken sandwiches), Chick-Fil-A has to be the absolute king. The only problem is, they are closed on Sunday. Now we can make the recipe at home!
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Have you ever wanted your chicken to taste like the heavenly goodness that is Chick-Fil-A? Or is it Sunday and you can't get into your local Chick-Fil-A? Well, look no further! We have the recipe here.
Let me know in the comments below how that worked out for you.
Take your chicken and split it into equal portions.
Pound the chicken flat (with a meat tenderizer or hammer, whichever floats your boat)
Put the chicken into a large ziplock with the pickle juice for 1 hour (longer if you wanted)
Combine all dry ingredients.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Get pan ready on Medium-High heat with your peanut oil.
Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Drop into the frying pan.
Cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side)
Serve on Hamburger Buns and Pickle (add lettuce, jack cheese, and tomato to make it a deluxe)
In order to make the best Mexican food, you need to start with the essentials. Don’t go out and buy those nasty tortillas you find in the store. They are filled with so many disgusting chemicals. Make them at home and for a fraction of the cost.
Worlds Best Flour Tortillas
Stop buying those crappy chemical filled tortillas from the supermarket. Make your own in no time at all.
Grab a large bowl and mix the Flour, Salt, and Baking Powder.
Take the shortening and crumble it into the flour mix until the flour mix becomes crumbly.
Add water and mix until the dough starts to take shape.
Throw some flour down on your counter and knead the dough until it is smooth and stretchy.
Put it in a bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let it sit for one hour.
Split the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll into a ball. If you want to make smaller taco tortillas, cut into 12 pieces.
Heat up your skillet to medium high heat.
Throw some flour on a rolling pin and roll each dough ball into a tortilla. If you want the tortillas to come out better, use a tortilla press or frying pans.
Throw the tortillas on a skillet and cook until lightly golden brown.
Pull off the tortillas and place under a towel.
HEY MAN, YOU KNOW I’M HALF CUBAN RIGHT?
You should see the looks I get. I am probably one of the whitest Latinos you have ever seen. I guess my 1/4 Irish and 1/4 English heritage won out on the looks department. THAT BEING SAID…Let us take a look at one of the staple appetizers in the Cuban household.
They can be served with anything for any occasion. Being that they take a long time to make, it isn’t something that you can whip up in a few minutes. You need to plan to make them.
Cuban Ham Croquettes
A classic Cuban appetizer that is a staple for any Cuban dish or party.
Throw the ham in a blender or food processor. Keep going until you get a total of 2 cups of pureed ham.
Combine milk, flour, salt and pepper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a 2 qt. pot and saute onions over medium heat until translucent.
Add the milk mixture and stir constantly over med-hi heat until the mixture begins to thicken into a dough-like consistency.
Remove from the heat, add the minced ham to the mixture and combined until it is thoroughly mixed.
At this stage, you will want to transfer the “masa” to a bowl and put in the fridge to chill for several hours or put in the freezer until the masa is firm but not frozen.
When the masa is firm enough, take a tablespoon of meat in your hands and roll it like a small hot dog and continue until you’ve made approximately 16 croquettes. If you make them small/party size, you’ll end up with roughly 30-35 of them. Place the croquettes in a container that will fit in your freezer, using a sheet of wax paper in between the stacks.