Lazy [crockpot] broccoli cheddar soup

You will need:

Whisk soup mix with water and milk. Add the rest of the ingredients  heat on low for 4 hours or until broccoli is cooked. Garnish with extra cheese.


Ham, cheese & broccoli braid

I have been wanting to make this ever since The Baker Chic posted her braided broccoli-pesto bread recipe and I just got a new baking stone, so perfect time to try it! My braid definitely didn’t turn out as pretty as hers, but I had some restraints (ie: 3 hungry boys tugging at my legs). It was so delicious though!

You can check out the recipe for the dough and how to do the braid here. It’s not as hard as it looks!

Here is what I used for the filling:

  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 cup chopped, steamed brocoli
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dijion mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ts onion onion
Mix all ingredients together and spread onto dough.Bake at 350° for 2 minutes.


Vegetable stir-fry with peanuts


We had a busy day today so when 4:30 rolled around and I had no plan for supper, I threw together a quick stir-fry. I literally just chopped up all the fresh veggies I had in the fridge.


You will need:

  • your favorite stir-fry sauce ( we used Shanghai Stir-fry sauce from TS which unfortunately is no longer available!)
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Garlic seasoning from TS
  • mushrooms
  • carrots
  • green peppers
  • broccoli
  • french cut frozen green beans
  • peanuts
  • fresh parsley

Clean and chop all the vegetables. In a large sauté pan, combine Garlic Garlic seasoning, vegetables, and a handful of peanuts. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes, covered. You want to make sure all your veggies are done before adding the sauce. Then add as much of your sauce as you’d like to the veggies. Let the vegetables simmer in the sauce for an additional 5-8 minutes then serve.

This was super easy and very tasty! Use whatever veggies or meats you’d like to spice it up!