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.
Today we are going to be taking a look at a KILLER Homemade Marinara Sauce. Nothing says Italian Cuisine more than a classic tomato marinara sauce. Nowadays we are saving time by opening those bottled or canned marinara sauces at the cost of flavor. Who makes the best marinara sauce? I have to say that the best marinara sauce is the one you slow cook at home!
Most American’s have no idea what true, homemade marinara sauce tastes like. So let me be your genuine Italian Guido and fix that. NEVER EVER buy canned marinara sauce again.
Now this recipe is going to take some time, so buckle up partner, I never said it would be easy, I just said that it would be worth it.
Killer Marinara Sauce
A classic tomato sauce with a spicy kick that is not overpowering. This will be an instant classic in your home and can be made in large batches and saved for later.
Take your tomatoes and steam them for 10-15 minutes. This is to release the skin from the tomatoes. Peel the tomatoes and set aside.
Heat up the oil and saute the onion for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Add the Basil, Garlic, and Spices and add the tomatoes one by one smashing them with a potato masher or your hands, whichever you prefer.
Let the pot simmer for as long as you can let it simmer. Normally, this is about an hour so that all the flavors can marry.
If it is one thing you can set your watch to, it is the fact that whenever we go out to Buffalo Wild Wings, my wife orders the Boneless wings with Honey BBQ sauce. She doesn’t stray from her classic order EVER. To be fair she is consistent anytime we order any type of wing.
She is a BBQ girl.
Me on the other hand, I love to try all the different sauces like Asian Zing and the Parmesan Garlic Sauce, I have even ventured to the insanely spicy sauces. I hope to compete in the spicy wing challenge they have.
In her honor, we present to you the Honey BBQ sauce recipe from Buffalo Wild Wings!
Check out the other Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces we have made.
Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Sauce
Here we have the classic Honey BBQ sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings. Nice and sweet with a hint of smoke.
Combine all ingredients into a blender, then simmer in a saucepan for 30 minutes.
Welcome back everyone, it has been a while. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite sauces for chicken, Parmesan Garlic Sauce. This is one of the famous sauces from Buffalo Wild Wings that gives a nice cheesy kick to your wings. It isn’t spicy, but you can add this to other sauces or add your own spiciness with diced jalapeños or Cayenne pepper.
Buffalo Wild Wings : Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Add all the ingredients in a blender and then a saucepan for 20-30 minutes. Refrigerate until used.
Cuban Picadillo…Anyone that has ANY Cuban blood in them can make Picadillo from scratch, it’s a known fact. It is the most basic of recipes that are simple to make, doesn’t break the bank, and is done in a matter of minutes. When I was growing up, this was one of my mom’s go-to recipes when there wasn’t a lot of time and people were hungry. I mean, how basic can you get with ground beef, olives, and tomato sauce and spices.
Origins of Picadillo
Many picadillo recipes derive from the one that Nitza Villapol put in her cookbook “Cocina Criolla,” published in 1954. Villapol, a writer and television host, was the closest thing Cuba has had to a Julia Child. Her shows were broadcast there for more than 40 years, and her cookbooks were a mainstay of Cuban home cooking from the 1959 revolution until her death in 1998.
Cortina’s first picadillo was a Villapol recipe, she said. Her mother had packed her off to Gainesville with the cookbook. “It was probably just beef and raisins then,” she said of her early attempts at the dish. “The first time, I skipped the tomatoes entirely.”
Picadillo roughly translates from the Spanish as “mince.” The dish bears some resemblance to American sloppy joes, or to hash. Some cooks use tomato sauce in the base. (Cortina’s mother, for one.) Others insist on fresh tomatoes.
Source: The New York Times
Take note, this meat is also used as a filling in several different recipes including Papas Rellenas and Empanadas. You can serve it on Potatoes, Rice, in a sandwich, or as a side dish.
This is a recipe for a traditional Cuban Picadillo that doesn't break the bank and that every Cuban should know how to make.
In a large skillet, start to brown the ground beef with the green pepper and onion.
Once browned, drain the grease from the saucepan.
Combine all the other ingredients and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Remove that Bay Leaf and serve it up over some rice and add the cilantro and WHAM, you will be craving Mojitos and Cuban Cigars in no time.
There is a topic of hot debate among Cuban households, and that is the addition of Potatoes and Raisins to the mix. My family are Picadillo purists and those things are blasphemy. If you would like to adulterate the recipe with raisins and potatoes, be my guest. The wonderful thing about Picadillo is that it is very forgiving, so experiment away!