creamy cheesy potato soup


When it is cold or windy or rainy, ok I guess anytime except a hot summer day, I love soup!! My ultimate comfort food, well except for some dark chocolate. We have been working an a new soup book for my bookstore, a compilation of yummy soup techniques. This is what we did yesterday.

To our large crockpot we added

  • diced raw potatoes
  • chunks of broccoli tops
  • 1 package of cream cheese cut in chunks
  • a package of cooked bacon pieces
  • enough whole (at our house fresh) milk to cover it all
  • a dash or two of soul seasoning (healthy seasoned salt sort of)

we turned it on high and ran out the door to go get a horse, about 3-4 hours later we returned and served it up with a half cup grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream topping each serving. It was INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot wait to make it again and will probably add more veggies.

This is just a menu idea would you like to see it made into an ebook with step by step instructions and pictures?

baked potato feast ~ menu idea



this is more of a menu idea rather than an exact recipe, start with 1 large baked potato per person then prepare several sides, and toppings, you can even use leftovers

  • butter or ranch dressing or cheese sauce, or even gravy
  • bbq pork or beef or diced cooked chicken
  • vegetables, lots of cooked or raw diced vegetables
  • grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped chives
  • bacon bits
  • anything else that sounds good

Let each person load on what they want! Works great when set up like a salad bar or when the sides are put on a lazy susan in the middle of the table. Enjoy! This can be as healthy or extravagant as you choose it to be. Also great with a salad and some homemade bread.

This is just a menu idea would you like to see it made into an ebook with step by step instructions and pictures?

twice baked potatoes

enough baked potatoes for your family

and for each potato

  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 T. sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 t. cajun seasoning


  • toppings such as diced green onions and chopped bacon pieces, another half cup cheese and another dollop of sour cream

Take each baked potato and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside leaving just a shell. Put the scooped out potato insides in a mixing bowl and add all the filling ingredients. Mash the potato insides and blend together with the filling ingredients mixing well. Then put back in the shells. Top each potato half with more cheese, and place all potatoes in a baking dish with melted butter in the bottom. Bake on 350 degrees just long enough to melt the cheese. Then top each potato with a dollop of sour cream, green onions, bacon pieces.