Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

(Borrowed from

My kids love this Baked Potato Soup and its whats for dinner tonight!


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley


This recipe's Ingredients were scaled to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 4 servings.
  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stuffed Bell Peppers

I was about to give up cooking after screwing up the stuffed bell peppers that I made last night. And then my Ad Hoc Home cookbook by Thomas Keller arrived this morning. I'm re-inspired.