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Month: September 2021

Butternut Squash Soup Panera Recipe as Orange Delicacies Perfect for Your Autumn

Butternut Squash Soup Panera Recipe as Orange Delicacies Perfect for Your Autumn

Looking for butternut squash soup Panera recipe? You’re on the right page! Copycatting a Panera recipe isn’t an easy thing—especially if you want the recipe to offer similar taste with the original. But at least it’s better to try than to just sit and doing nothing, right?

First, let’s note down some ingredients that you’ll need to make the copycat version of butternut squash soup Panera recipe.


  • 2 lbs butternut squash, chopped (equal to around 6 cups)
  • 3 carrots, small sized, chopped (one cup equal)
  • ¾ cup of diced, small yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups apple juice/apple cider (not apple cider vinegar)
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 lbs low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (or more)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • Heavy cream (optional)

Cooking methods:

  1. Prep a large pot, and coat the base with oil. Heat it over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onions until translucent. Don’t forget to stir it often.
  3. Then, add the squash and carrots into the pot. Also, pour the apple cider, veggie broth, and spices. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and keep simmering the soup for the next 10-15 minutes. You can as well keep simmering it until the squash and carrots are soft enough.
  5. Continue your journey to remake this Panera squash soup recipe by removing the soup from heat then add pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and butter. Brown sugar should be added at this step as well.
  6. Puree your soon-to-be soup with a hand/stick blender or normal blender. If you are opting for the first choice, make sure to do it in batches. This will ensure that all chunks in your soup is pureed nicely.
  7. Then, taste the soup. You may add salt as much as you prefer, not to forget adding brown sugar, heavy cream, or even veggie broth. Make sure to taste it well so that you don’t need to correct the taste after this step.
  8. Then, take the soup back to the burner, and heat it over medium-high. Serve immediately.

It sounds easy, right? It is indeed easy to make especially if you are having someone to help and totally putting your best into it. By remaking this butternut squash soup Panera recipe, you don’t need to go to Panera anytime you crave for their squash soup.

Making Favorite Longhorn Lamb Chops Recipe at Home

Making Favorite Longhorn Lamb Chops Recipe at Home

Longhorn is best known as a restaurant with the best steak, and this time you will learn about Longhorn lamb chops recipe, including the secrets to own such a mouthwatering taste. Take your time to have a look at this recipe, and let’s see how different it is to your way to prep lamb chops. Who knows you can start your own Longhorn in the future?

Below, you will find Longhorn lamb chops recipe along with some recommendation to take while cooking your lamb meat.


  • The lamb chops itself. According to the Longhorn, it’s suggested to have Australian lamb chops. Australian lamb chops tend to be larger and own more balanced flavor. Next, make sure to have your lamb light pink to red in color. Never take a frozen lamb—ensure what you got is high quality.
  • Canola oil
  • Red onion, minced
  • Garlic (a lot), chopped
  • Some parsley
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Wilted spinach and mashed potatoes

How to make the lamb chops:

  1. Marinade your lamb first. Prepare at least one hour to marinade the meat with a mix of canola oil, onion, parsley and garlic. Make sure to flip occasionally to ensure all parts are marinated.
  2. Prepare your grill. You can use sauté pan if grilling indoors or char grill if grilling outdoor. For char grill, make sure to have it very hot (around 475-500oF). Hot grill like this will ensure the meat to lock in the juices. If grilling indoors, coat your pan with canola oil. Don’t forget to season the meat with pepper and salt.
  3. Now, start grilling! Place the lamb chops on the grill, making it to be 2-3 minutes for each side.
  4. Once the meat’s internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees, you can take the meat from the grill. You can cook longer if you desire to have it well done.
  5. Serve your lamb on a plate, completed with mashed potatoes and the spinach.

If you love to copy this Longhorn lamb chops recipe to even the mint-infused bordelaise sauce, here’s how to make it.


  • 2 oz. of rough-chopped fresh mint, including stems
  • 1 tsp finely-chopped mint leaves
  • 6 oz. of prepared brown gravy (you can find this at grocery store in its dry sauce form)
  • ½ white sugar
  • 1 cup of cider vinegar

How to make the sauce:

  1. Combine roughly chopped mint, cider vinegar, and white sugar into a sauce pan.
  2. Simmer the aforementioned ingredients until it makes syrup-like substance.
  3. Add the syrup to the brown gravy after straining the mint. Then, mix well.
  4. Add finely-chopped mint leaves, and stir the sauce well.

Are you ready to satiate your hunger and your tongue buds? Now prep your time to cook this Longhorn lamb chops recipe and not to forget, that aforementioned Longhorn lamb chops sauce recipe.

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast Recipes

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast Recipes as the Easy Yummy Dish

Craving for some Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes? Well, some people may not even know what kind of stuff Ninja Foodi is, and for that reason we better understand what it is first.

Ninja Foodi is what you call as a multi-function cooking appliance. This appliance does not only help you to slow cook your food, but also to bake, air fry, roast, steam, and dehydrate—all in one appliance! The black and silver look remind us at ninjas, which tend to act in shadow. But benefits that you can get from this appliance are not ninja-like at all.

Talking about Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes, let’s know how to cook frozen chicken breast that you have—be it chicken leftover from other cooking, or simply an untouched one. To have your Ninja Foodi chicken breast, you will need these ingredients.


  • 1 frozen chicken breast (8-10 ounces each)
  • ¾ cups of chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, peel and dice
  • 1 tsp black pepper, grounded
  • ¼ cup honey + mustard sauce
  • 1 cup blend of wild rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 bag of green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan ‘Ras el Hanout’ seasoning

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your appliance by using high sear/sauté function. Preheat it for around 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil, and sear the onion. Stir occasionally for 3 minutes, until the onions become fragrant. Continue by pouring wild rice, Morocan seasoning, and 2 tbsp Kosher salt. Stir often and keep doing so until the rice is evenly shiny due to the oil coat. Pour chicken stock and mix it all together.
  3. Have your frozen chicken breasts on rack, and make sure the rack is in a higher position. Place the rack inside the pot along with the rice mixture.
  4. Assemble pressure lid and make sure the pressure release valve is sealed.
  5. Choose PRESSURE and set it to HIGH. Arrange it to cook for 22 minutes then choose START to begin.
  6. While the inside-pot ingredients are cooking, mix green beans with salt, pepper, and oil.
  7. Once the pressure cooking is completed, let the pressure to release for another 10 minutes. Following that, release the remaining pressure by setting the valve of PRESSURE RELEASE to VENT position.
  8. Lift the rack out from the pot. Then, mix rice with parsley. Not to forget, brush chicken breasts with honey-mustard sauce. Return it to the rack over green beans and rice.
  9. Close the lid, and start broiling for 10 minutes.
  10. Once the internal temperature becomes 165oF, serve the chicken with the rice and green beans.

How does that sound? Will it make you to go ‘yum’ and start to toss the ingredients to create this one Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes?

Giada Lentil Soup Recipe, Your Go-To Soup Recipe with Accessible Ingredients

Giada Lentil Soup Recipe, Your Go-To Soup Recipe with Accessible Ingredients

If you are a frequent audience of Food Network, then you must be familiar with one of the most popular soup recipes, namely Giada lentil soup. It is a soup recipe courtesy of one of the great Food Network chefs, Giada De Laurentiis. If you are looking for a home cook made of ingredients that can be found easily in the majority of kitchens, this lentil soup recipe is your best bet.

This Giada lentil soup recipe is a hearty soup with a light broth perfect for fighting the colder months of the year. Giada De Laurentiis provides a recipe with a delightful blend of herbs and spices originally from Italy that will delight your taste buds. This could also be your go-to recipe whenever you are feeling under the weather.


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil and extra olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound of lentils, around 1 ¼ cups
  • 4-6 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 11 cups of chicken broth, low-salt one
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup of dried elbow pasta

Cooking Instructions:

  1. To start making the Giada lentil soup, you first need to prepare a heavy, large saucepan to heat the olive oil in medium heat. Add the chopped carrots, celery, and onion to the saucepan. Then, add the chopped garlic, freshly ground black pepper, and salt. Sauté for around 5-8 minutes or until all of the vegetables are adequately tender.
  2. Toss in the diced tomatoes, along with their juices. Simmer for around 8 minutes while also stirring the mix once in a while until the tomatoes are broken down, and the liquids are evaporated. Toss in the lentils and stir them well. Pour in the low-salt chicken broth and continue to stir. Add the thyme sprigs and bring the soup to boil in high heat. Put on the cover and cook in low heat for around 30 minutes until all the lentils are tender.
  3. Toss in the pasta and simmer until tender for around 8 minutes. Season it with salt and ground black pepper. Ladle the lentil soup into a bowl. Giada lentil soup is ready to enjoy with shredded Parmesan sprinkled on top of it and a drizzle of olive oil.

Arby’s Jalapeno Poppers Recipe as the Fingerlicking Snack You Can Make at Home

Let’s admit that Arby’s jalapeno poppers are one of the most irresistible snacks. While Arby’s is popularly known for its sandwiches, the jalapeno poppers or bites are not something that can be overlooked. If you love cheesy foods, you will definitely enjoy this snack which has a jalapeno zing to it. The best thing about this spicy snack is that you can make it on your own.

Making Arby’s jalapeno poppers recipe is not that tricky. Still, you will need to implement several safety tips that anyone does when cooking with jalapeno. Make sure to wear gloves to prevent skin irritation. You need to also test the jalapeno to know whether it is mild or wild peppers. Before stuffing the peppers, be sure to clean them thoroughly to reduce the heat.


  • 24 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 16 oz. of cream cheese, put it at room temperature
  • 4 eggs, fully beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper and oregano (both are optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. To make Arby’s jalapeno poppers copycat recipe, you first need to thoroughly clean the peppers under running water and slit them in half. Remove the seeds, but you may also leave them a bit if you want to get a zing of spiciness. Put the jalapeno aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the 16 oz. of cream cheese, salt, and black pepper. If you like, you may add oregano and finely chop red bell pepper. Mix them well and adjust the seasoning as to your liking. Stuff the jalapeno peppers with the mixture and put them aside once you have finished filling them.
  3. Now, let’s get started with the breading mixture. In a mixing bowl, mix all-purpose flour and ½ cup of milk until there are no lumps in the mix. Make it a bit slurry as it is to coat the jalapeno peppers before frying them.
  4. With all-purpose flour, dust all the stuffed jalapeno peppers before coating them with the milk and flour mixture. Coat each of the peppers with breadcrumbs and set them aside. Continue until all the peppers are nicely breaded. To make them a bit harden, put the jalapeno poppers in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes. To deep-fry the poppers, make sure you have enough cooking oil. Set the heat to high and fry the peppers until they turn golden brown. Place them on a tray covered with kitchen tissues to remove the excess oil. Serve the Arby’s jalapeno poppers with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
Sean Brock Cornbread, the Easiest and the Most Delicious Recipe You Should Try

Sean Brock Cornbread, the Easiest and the Most Delicious Recipe You Should Try

Have you tried to make Sean Brock cornbread? In fact, this is definitely the most delicious yet the easiest recipe you can easily try to make at home. Your family will definitely love to have delicious cornbread, especially in the winter season. However, just like any other homemade recipe, you need to do a lot of practice in making. Now, just easily follow the recipe if you want to try the dish. Check the details below.


  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 beaten large egg
  • 1/4 cup of melted rendered lard
  • 2 cups of cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 11/2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pound of pork fat (to make the rendered lard)


How to make the rendered lard:

  1. Mix the 1/2 cup of water and the pork fat in a saucepan. Then, cook it on low heat.
  2. Now, stir the mixture for about 1,5 hours, until the water is completely gone, and the pork fat is rendered.
  3. Strain the pork fat and place it in a container. Cool it down
  4. Refrigerate the pork fat and use it anytime you want. You should remember it can only be used for a maximum of 3 weeks.


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix the baking soda, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Pour the egg, buttermilk, and the melted lard into a medium bowl.
  3. Mix the dry and the wet ingredients together.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees of Fahrenheit, and put the iron skillet in the oven to heat it for around 10 minutes.
  5. Take the skillet out from the oven and move it onto the stove.
  6. After that, you can pour the remaining heated lard onto the skillet.
  7. Then, you can add the batter.
  8. Put the skillet back into your oven and bake the Sean Brock cornbread dough in 15 minutes.
  9. For the last step, check the cornbread dough by putting a toothpick into the middle of the dough and take it back. If the toothpick is clean, your cornbread is ready to be served.

In addition, you can serve this dish when it is still warm. Your lovely ones will definitely love it. That is how to make the Sean Brock cornbread which you can easily learn and do at your home.

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