Autumn Squash Soup (Panera Copycat) - this is the best fall soup and so easy! Vegetarian and full of butternut squash and pumpkin!

Heeeey guys! I feel like I haven’t talked to you in forever. I’ve been in a weird funk the past month and haven’t been cooking or blogging or anything. And then that post I put up Monday was written months ago. Which is why I shared a cole slaw recipe in fall. It’s fine, cole slaw is delicious all year long! Especially with barbecue!

Speaking of, I had the best barbecue over the weekend at Black’s BBQ down in Austin. I was down there on Friday morning for a work thing and then when it was time to come home and get the kids, I realized I wasn’t ready to be back in Killeen so I grabbed them and we drove back to Austin and had barbecue and ice cream and stayed out way past bedtime.

The brisket was seriously spectacular. And the mac & cheese? Uhhh-mazing.

And then the ice cream was from Spun Ice Cream which I’ve been dying to visit for months. They do the liquid nitrogen thing and I think it is the coolest thing ever. Plus, they use local dairy and only the best ingredients.

I had the horchata ice cream (I’m obsessed with horchata right now) with peanut brittle. So good. And they gave me a punch card which means I now have to stop every time I’m down in Austin.


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This copycat recipe of the Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is so easy, so delicious, and you don’t have to leave your house to pick it up! 

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - Panera copycat recipe! Quick, easy, and kid-approved! You may want to double the recipe - it's that good!

You guys.

Meet my current favorite soup.

I’ve made it twice in the last few weeks.

I don’t even like soup. But I could eat this every day for a month and not be sick of it.

It’s supposed to be like the Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup but I can’t tell you for certain. I’ve never tried that one because I am too busy ordering the broccoli cheese soup. In a bread bowl. With an extra baguette.

Because I really want to gain 20 pounds before bikini season.

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