Best Broccoli Soup Recipe

Taste of Home does it again!   Another great recipe we tried out of Taste Of Home: Best Loved Recipes.  What a great cookbook!

Best Broccoli Soup Recipe is very easy to make.  This is a cream based soup and not cheesy so it pairs very nicely with grilled cheese sandwiches.


Best Broccoli Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6-8
Great Soup recipe....I even used frozen Broccoli and it was very good!
  • •2 cups water
  • •4 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • •1 cup chopped celery
  • •1 cup chopped carrots
  • •1/2 cup chopped onion
  • •6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • •6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • •3 cups chicken broth
  • •2 cups 2% milk
  • •1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • •1 teaspoon onion salt
  • •1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • •1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. •In a Dutch oven, bring water to boil. Add the broccoli, celery and carrots; boil 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set vegetables aside.
  2. •In the same pot, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour to form a smooth paste. Gradually stir in broth and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  3. •Stir in reserved vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Happy Cooking!


Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

cookbookFor Christmas last year (2012), my hubby bought me a new cookbook called Taste of Home BEST LOVED Recipes.   We have only made a few recipes from the book, but so far every recipe has been blog worthy!   Since we had some fresh dill in the garden and Salmon in the freezer, I decided to make the Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce.  The Creamy Dill Sauce adds a wonderful flavor to this Salmon.

I believe my hubby said it will take me 10 years to try every recipe in this cookbook, if I made a recipe a day!   I love a good challenge.

Salmon with Dill Sauce(Source)

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish - Fish
Serves: 6
This is a great recipe to use the dill from our garden. The dill and horseradish gives the creamy sauce a wonderful taste. Salmon was very tender.
  • •1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • •1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • •1 teaspoon onion salt
  • •1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • •6 lemon slices
  • •1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • •1/3 cup sour cream
  • •1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • •1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • •1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • •1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • •3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • •1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • •Pepper to taste
  1. •Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil; grease lightly. Place salmon skin side down on foil. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper and onion salt. Top with onion and lemon. Dot with butter. Fold foil around salmon; seal tightly,
  2. •Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. •Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Serve with salmon.

Happy Cooking!