Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Soup


2 Bunches of Fresh Broccoli
1 Onion, diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 C Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 Boneless Chicken Breats, cooked and diced small
1 1/2 C Brown Rice, cooked ( I cheated and used instant rice)
2 C Chicken Broth
1 C Milk or Cream


In a large skillet or pan, sautee onions and garlic in just a little bit of olive oil. Cook until translucent.

Add broccoli florets.

Top off with broth and milk and cook until boiling.

Once boiling, stir in cheese simmer for 20 minutes or until broccoli is fully cooked.

Puree with a hand blender your broccoli and liquid.

Add cooked chicken and rice

Serve and enjoy!!

{I made this soup with a three cheese grilled cheese on the side :) 
I also added some left over corned beef and avocado to these. Soo good!}

Everything Bagels

I LoOoOoovvvvvVvvvVvEeE Bagels.

Being from NJ, I grew up on NY style bagels.

 Unfortunately in Charleston, I have not found a great bagel place. I rarely eat them, and it is one of the things I miss most about living up north. 

I saw a post on a food blog about these bagels and I just had to make them.

Once they were finished cooking-
 I cut one up and ate it steaming hot. OhEmMgEe- SO GOOD!!! You have to try these!

Everything Bagels


1 1/4 C Warm Water
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
3 1/2 C Bread Flour
2 tsp Salt
Poppy Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Garlic Powder
1 Egg


 In a bowl melt your sugar and water. Once dissolved, add the yeast package. Let sit for 8 minutes

 In a mixer with a dough attachment, ( if you don't have one of these, then you can knead the dough for 6 minutes on a floured surface) mix in your flour, salt, and yeast water. Mix on low for 5-6 minutes

 Take your dough out and place in a lightly oiled bowl, then cover and let the dough sit for 1 hour in a warm area.

 Once an hour has gone by, split your dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll these pieces into balls and with your finger poke a hole in the middle

Boil 5 C water on your stove. Two at a time, once the water is boiling, place your dough in your pot. Cook for 45 minutes on each side. Once they are done, place on a baking sheet.

Whisk 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water together. Brush this on each bagel. Top off with you poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, and salt.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes

Done! Easy right? And so much better than any bagel I have eaten down here Hands Down!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rueben Sandwiches with Baked Steak Fries


1/2 lb Boars Head Corned Beef
1 pkg Boars Head Sauerkraut 
1/4 lb Boars Head Swiss Cheese
Russian Dressing
Deli Rye Bread
1 lb Potatoes
Salt, Pepper


Layer Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Dressing on your Rye Bread

Slice your potatoes and put on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
 Top off with sea salt.
Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes.

In a warm skillet, add butter and cook your Reuben's until golden brown