April 5, 2017


My beautiful friend in Pennsylvania sent me
this photo of their deck a few days ago.
Oh.....I remember this all too well..
months of frozen snow.....there were days we
felt snowed in and could not venture out the back door,
nor the front porch door.
It's even jacket weather
today in Texas.........
You may as well enjoy your beautiful winter wonderland
sit down to dinner with a bowl of hot homemade soup!
This one will warm you to your bones!

Baked Potato Soup
8 slices baconshopping list
1 onion, diced shopping list
1/2 cup flourshopping list
3 (14.5 oz.) cans chicken broth shopping list
5 potatoes, baked, peeled and diced shopping list
1 teaspoon parsley  shopping list
2 cups half and half
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, gratedshopping listshopping list
1 cup sour cream shopping list
Salt and Pepper to taste shopping list

Garnish shopping list
Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Green Onion shopping list

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp.
Remove and crumble while reserving drippings.
Sauté onion in bacon drippings until tender
Add salt and pepper
Stir in flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly
Slowly add chicken broth; cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly Add potatoes, parsley and half & half; cook for 10 minutes
Stir in cheese and sour cream.
Garnish with cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream.


  1. Gosh that looks good! Icy today so no going to the store for supplies. Will pin and add to my soup and stew file. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Betsy, I love his recipe. It certainly looks tasty . The bacon would make my husband want it just for that alone.:) It would good to have today, it's raining and so dreary.I love the pictures on your header. The black and white striped vase, adorable.

  3. Potato soup is a favorite of mine! This one would certainly take it to the next level and would be perfect for a ladies lunch! Thank you for another great recipe!

  4. I adore potato soup! This looks amazing!

  5. One of my very, very favorite soups, Betsy!!! It warms the bones on a cold day. I used to make it for my father-in-law and he said it was the best soup he ever ate. Thanks for the recipe...and now others can enjoy it, too. xo Diana

  6. My husband's favorite soup, Betsy! It's so hearty and delicious--thank you for another recipe! We are having a beautiful Spring afternoon on the patio. ♥

  7. Love this soup! I make a "vegetarian" version sans the bacon, but the flavors are still delicious. Rainy start to the day, but very spring-like with birds chirping and flowers budding. Have a lovely day, my friend, XOXO

  8. That looks delicious. We are getting a little bit of snow right now, and that would be just the thing! -Jenn


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