Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

On a quest to create the perfect Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar SoupI spent some time with one recipe I found in The Whole 9 Months Week-by-week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide by Jennifer Lang and another on AllRecipes.com called Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Somewhere in the middle, I've found a bowl of creamy goodness chalked full of fresh veggies.  I am trusting my husband on this recipe, as I was never much of a broccoli-anything enthusiast as a child; in fact, I have never had more than a taste of this soup at Panera.  It wasn't until well into my years as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech that I began eating broccoli, and it has taken the better half of a decade since graduation for me to truly appreciate green veggies. 

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Cheesy Hamburger Dip

Cheesy Hamburger Dip

I cannot believe I am sharing this recipe with you; in fact, a better title of this post would be, "The Dip I Never Thought I'd Make." This time of year our house is buzzing with football chatter, player rankings, and fantasy football teams. My husband is a football fanatic; admittedly, I didn't know how to use the clicker at our old house, and ESPN was on more often than the news. When gameday arrives, our friends pour in, and there is always a spread of snacks already on the counter.  My go to's include crockpot barbecue chicken, hummus + veggies, and homemade guacamole; although, the snacks are always eaten, I wanted to learn how to make a football dip.

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