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{Recipes} Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Soup

Perfect for lunch or as a delicious appetizer at dinner,  this Creamy Mushroom Soup recipe was whipped up for Home Ever After readers by the fantastic chefs  at Kraft Foods.  Plus, at only 90 calories per serving, you can incorporate this delicious soup into your New Year’s resolution diet to get you healthy and slimmed down.

Prep Time: 15 min. | Cook Time: 30 min. | Total Time: 45 min. | Makes: 10 1-cup servings


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1-1/2 lb.  sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks  celery, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. baking potatoes (about 2), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 qt.  (4 cups) water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp.  pepper
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup  chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, onions and celery; cook 6 to 8 min. or until onions and celery are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reserve 1 cup vegetable mixture.
  4. Add next 5 ingredients to vegetable mixture remaining in skillet; stir.
  5. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Add 1/3 of the potato mixture to blender; blend until smooth.
  7. Pour into large saucepan.
  8. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
  9. Whisk in Neufchatel; cook and stir 2 min. or until melted.
  10. Stir in reserved vegetable mixture and parsley.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 90, Total fat 5 g, Saturated fat 3 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 210 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g,  Dietary fiber 1 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 4 g, Vitamin A 6 % DV, Vitamin C 10 % DV, Calcium 2 % DV, Iron 4 % DV, Diet Exchange 1/2 Starch + 1 Fat

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Read more of our easy recipes before you go.  Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Soup is from Home Ever After and we originally posted it on January 5, 2011. Disclosure about my relationship with Kraft Foods is here

{Recipes} Chocolate Raspberry Napoleons

Chocolate Raspberry Napoleons Recipe

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Napoleons

Part breakfast pastry, part decadent dessert,  this Chocolate Raspberry Napoleons recipe was designed for Home Ever After readers by the creative culinary team at Kraft Foods.  Melt-in-your-mouth puff pastry layered with chocolate and raspberries makes this recipe an impressive addition to your brunch dessert tray.

Prep Time: 25 min. | Total Time: 40 min. | Makes: 12 servings.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed
  • 7 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) fresh raspberries (about 1-1-/2 cups)


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on lightly floured surface; cut along fold lines into 3 rectangles.
  3. Cut each rectangle crosswise into 4 smaller rectangles; place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  6. Melt 6 chocolate squares as directed on package; set aside.
  7. Beat whipping cream in medium bowl with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
  8. Beat melted chocolate, cream cheese, and powdered sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  9. Whisk in whipped cream.
  10. Split each pastry rectangle in half.
  11. Spread each bottom half with 3 Tbsp. chocolate mixture.
  12. Cover with raspberries and pastry tops.
  13. Melt remaining chocolate square; drizzle over pastries.

Nutritional Information

Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions. To make this recipe in the version with alcohol, add 2 Tbsp. raspberry-flavored liqueur to the mixture.  Nutritional information counts the liqueur as part of the recipe.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 350 calories, 25g total fat, 13g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 3g dietary fiber, 15g sugars, 4g protein, 10% DV vitamin A, 6% DV vitamin C, 4% DV calcium, 6% DV iron.

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{Recipes} Bacon Pancakes with Warm Orange-Maple Syrup

Bacon Pancakes with Warm Orange Maple Syrup Recipe

Recipe: Bacon Pancakes with Warm Orange-Maple Syrup

An interesting twist on breakfast comfort food,  the Bacon Pancakes with Warm Orange-Maple Syrup recipe was formulated for Home Ever After readers by the talented chefs at Kraft Foods.  Drizzle the warm syrup over these pancakes and serve with fruit on the side or a yummy fruit salad.

Prep Time: 20 min. | Total Time: 30 min. | Makes: 8 servings.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup Breakstone’s or Knudsen sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 12 slices Oscar Mayer bacon, cooked, finely chopped
  • 1 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
  • 2 tsp. orange zest


  1. Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, sour cream and oil in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Mix next 4 ingredients. Add to egg mixture; whisk until well blended.
  4. Ladle batter into hot skillet, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
  5. Sprinkle each with about 1 Tbsp. bacon.
  6. Cook 3 min. or until bubbles form on top, then turn to brown other sides.
  7. Mix syrup and zest in microwaveable bowl.
  8. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. Stir.
  9. Strain into pitcher. Serve with pancakes.


Prepare using 1 cup each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 410 calories, 15g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate, less than 1g dietary fiber, 34g sugars, 10g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 20%DV calcium, 10%DV iron.

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{Recipes} Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do with bits of broken pasta that have ended up at the bottom of the spaghetti, macaroni noodles, and other pasta containers?   I created this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe to help make use of these leftover pasta noodles that often get thrown away for lack of a good purpose: Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup!

The name “wacky chicken noodle” comes from the fact that the directions call for Wacky Mac, a brand of veggie pasta noodles that are all different colors, types, shapes and sizes.  Of course, this means your kids will love them because they look so crazy!

If you don’t have or want to use Wacky Mac in your chicken noodle soup recipe, you can use the leftover bits of pasta you have or just mix several types of pasta (some bow tie noodles, macaroni noodles, large and small pasta shells, linguine, etc.).

The Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is an exclusive Home Ever After recipe crafted by Danelle Ice.


  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup frozen okra
  • 2 cups of uncooked Wacky Mac colored pasta (or any mix of leftover uncooked pasta noodles)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15oz. can of corn

Directions for Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Fill a stockpot with potatoes, okra, pasta, and corn.
  2. Add broth and water and set heat to high.
  3. Bring the contents to a boil, then reduce to medium heat.
  4. Add chicken breast pieces and stir well.
  5. Cook over medium heat until pasta and potatoes are tender, stirring frequently.
  6. Salt to taste, then remove from stove.
  7. Let the soup sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.

This Wacky Chicken Noodle soup recipe goes great with homemade biscuits cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters!

We originally published our Wacky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe on Home Ever After on November 30, 2011.

{Easy Dinner Recipes} Savory Stroganoff Recipe

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Savory Stroganoff Recipe -HEA

Our same family favorite dinners can get boring after being on the menu plan rotation for a while. That’s why it’s up to you, the household chef, to add interest with new “secret” ingredients to your dishes every once in a while! Our Savory Stroganoff recipe is a twist on a basic stroganoff to give it a kick that will have your family begging for seconds!

GM_Bottle.jpgGravyMaster is a wonderful multipurpose ingredient which can be used as your secret ingredient in all kinds of cuisines to punch up the flavor. It can be used for caramelizing, marinating, and of course, flavoring gravy!

The taste of GravyMaster is like a mix between a soy sauce and a sweet caramel sauce, but also has a little aftershock like a steak sauce. It really is such an unusual flavor that’s not exactly savory, not exactly sweet, but just right for so many uses.

Although GravyMaster sent me their ingredient to use, the Savory Stroganoff recipe is an exclusive Home Ever After recipe crafted by Danelle Ice.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey or beef
  • 1 13oz. can of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 10 oz. container of Philadelphia cooking crème cheese (original flavor)
  • 1/2 T. of minced garlic
  • 2 cups of uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 tsp of GravyMaster
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt

Directions for Savory Stroganoff

  1. Boil egg noodles in a saucepan until tender.
  2. Drain noodles and set aside.
  3. Brown the ground turkey or ground beef in a skillet until fully cooked.
  4. Drain ground meat.
  5. Next, transfer the meat to a casserole dish.
  6. Add in the cooking crème cheese, mushrooms, and garlic to the meat and mix well.
  7. Gently stir in the cooked egg noodles to the casserole dish.
  8. Lightly sprinkle sea salt onto the stroganoff, followed by drizzling the GravyMaster evenly over the top of the dish.
  9. Stir in GravyMaster until the color is evenly distributed.
  10. Put the casserole into a 425 degree oven, uncovered, for about 5 minutes to help the crème cheese melt.

Serve hot and enjoy! We dare you to try our Savory Stroganoff recipe on your family and see what they say to the difference that GravyMaster makes in a regular weeknight stroganoff.

There are so many dishes you could add GravyMaster to this month in all the holiday cooking you’ll be doing. You could use it for sealing the juices in all kinds of meats and fish before cooking, or as an extra ingredient to mix into unsuspecting holiday sides like green bean casserole. What would you use GravyMaster in for your holiday cooking? Master the meal and let us know in the comments!

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