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Cold Days Call for Warm Soup!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Hello again, friends!

 I woke up to howling winds and blowing snow this morning. Although I’m not complaining. I really like cold weather, and I’m excited because it means that the local ski resorts can make snow so I can go skiing :-) ! Another great thing about colder weather is soup! I’m a big fan of a good, warm soup on a cold day and thought I would share one of my favorite recipes with you!

This is a family favorite that we make every year…

Cream Cheese Potato Soup

6 Cups Water

7 Chicken Bouillon Cubes

8 ozs. Cream Cheese, Cubed

Diced Ham

1 Bag Frozen Hash Browns


In a large stock pot combine water, bouillon, and cream cheese. Bring to a boil and let simmer until all ingredients are combined and melted. Add ham and hasbrowns and let simmer until heated through. Enjoy!

*You can add some fresh dill that has been finely chopped if you like

Recipe Thursday!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

You might want to brace yourself for today’s recipe. It’s. Really. Hard. Ok, ready?

This is the long list of ingredients you’ll need:

Candy Corn


Dry Roasted Peanuts

Now here is the hard part:

1. Open both packages and pour into a bowl…mix with a spoon or your hands

2. Eat

See, I told you that was hard. Just make sure you get a good night’s sleep before you take on this endeavor…

*Note: You can add other ingredients such as raisins, M&M’s, pretzels, etc… if you would like.

Recipe Thursday on Friday!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Well, we had a minor technical issue yesterday, so I wasn’t able to access the blog. But never fear! We’re back up and running, and good to go! I thought I would post one of my favorite fall desserts: Pumpkin Cheesecake! This might take a little longer to make, but it’s so good I think it’s worth the extra effort!

If you’d like to get the recipe, click here

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Recipe Thursday

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

It’s time for Recipe Thursday! Today I want to link to a recipe from one of my favorite websites, The Pioneer Woman! I thought this recipe would be perfect for a day like today. It’s a great dish for these cold, chilly nights. Hope you enjoy!

Click here to get the recipe!

Bon Apetite!


Recipe Thursday!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Since it was so much fun to share that recipe last week, I thought we would just make it a weekly thing on the blog. So for today’s “Thursday Recipe” I’ll post a really great Chicken Noodle Soup that I made last night. This has officially become my go to Chicken Noodle. It’s a warm, hearty soup that is perfect for chilly days!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed into bite-size pieces
  • 4 ounces egg noodles, about 1 cup
  • 8 ounces frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped dill leaves


Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion, celery and carrots and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the chopped garlic and saute until fragrant, 1 minute more. Whisk in the flour and stir frequently until it coats the vegetables and makes a paste. Cook until it reaches a pale blonde color, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock, making sure there are no lumps. Add the bay leaf, hot sauce, and Worcestershire and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let the soup simmer for 15 minutes to thicken and develop the flavors.

Reduce the heat and add the chicken and the noodles. Do not boil the chicken or it will become tough. Add the peas and the dill and simmer gently for 10 more minutes.

Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and serve.