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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you long for cool days and hospital Panera food, this soup is for you. Pair with a crusty bread for a fast soup that feeds 6. Ingredients 2 Lg Carrots, grated 1 Lg White Onion, grated 1 Stick Butter 1/4C AP Flour + 1/4C AP Flour as needed 8C Chicken Stock (No/Low Sodium) 3 Broccoli heads, cut into florets and stalks shaved and cubed 8oz White Sharp Cheddar, grated from a block 8oz Yellow Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated from a block 2C Whole Milk Notes : This recipe’s salt content can get out of hand quickly. Season throughout, but consider the saltiness of your cheeses and the sodium content of your broth if not using low/no sodium. No amount of milk is going to unsalt this soup. Additionally, shredded cheese should not be used in this soup. The pre-shredded cheese has a starchy coating which prevents melting and encourages curdling of the soup. Steps In a large dutch oven, melt the stick of butter over high heat and add the carrots and onion. Allow to co

Tuscan White Bean with Bacon

White beans are one of the most versatile canned ingredients in the kitchen. Easily dressed up and perfect for a fast pantry dinner and it only cost around $10 for the whole meal. This recipe calls for a few odds and ends that you may not have in your kitchen, leave them out! It’ll be better with them, but still a decent dinner without them. Ingredients 1/2 White Onion, chopped 1 14oz Can Spinach, drained and chopped roughly 2 14oz Cans White Beans (Cannellini) 1 14oz Can Petite Tomatoes, strained, liquid reserved 2 C dry Ditalini pasta 4 C Chicken Broth 1T Parsley 1T Italian Seasoning 1t Rosemary Salt & Pepper Fancy Additions Sun-dried Tomatoes in Oil Carrots and Celery for a real mirepoix Fresh instead of dried herbs  1T Red Wine Vinegar 1C White Wine (Chardonnay) 5 Bacon Strips, cut into postage stamp sized pieces Chicken Thighs or leftover rotisserie Chicken Parmesan Cheese, grated Steps In a large bowl combine chicken broth, ditalini, and

Show And Tell

Once a week, our security team gathers everyone into a meeting and shares the last week’s worth of security related news and any new security initiatives. This one hour may be the most valuable meeting we attend and has the greatest impact on successful security outcomes. What is it? We call ours a Security Show & Tell. (You can call it whatever fun and exciting name fits your corporate culture.) Regardless of the name, the goal is to set aside an hour each week to share three kinds of security stories and our response to them. Stories that are in the news. Stories that impact our work. Stories that impact our lives. Author’s Note: There’s some helpful tips below on how to gather these stories.  Why you should do it There’s a lot of great reasons to do this, but I want to drive home a few really important ones. How many times has this happened to you? You wake up, open , and begin scrolling only to find out that $Vendor has a nasty zero-day and organiza