Monday, July 20, 2009

MckLinky's Weekly Blog Hop - wk4

Welcome to MckLinky's Weekly Blog Hop!!

This week the theme is Favorite Recipe or Dish. I have a couple I would like to share...

Baked Potato Soup
I originally shared this here.
Here is how I make my Baked Potato Soup.

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 6 c milk
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 2/3 c flour
  • 2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 c butter
  • 12 or so slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • salt & pepper to taste

Bake potatoes and cool. Peel off skins and dice. Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add about 2 cups milk to saucepan. Combine half of the flour and 1 cup of milk in shaker. Shake and slowly add to pan. Do the same to the rest of the flour and milk, until all combined. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Make sure to keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Add potatoes, onions, cheese, bacon, salt & pepper; cook until thoroughly heated.

Somewhere in the original recipe there was sour cream. The person who gave this to me doesn't like sour cream so she deleted it. It's tasty without it, but feel free to add it if you like.

When I made this for my vegetarian mother I deleted the bacon and then just added it to each individual bowl after dished up. You can also do that with the green onion. This recipe is also very good with ham instead of bacon or add broccoli instead of any meat.

Chicken Wing Dip
I originally shared this here.

4c chopped chicken
12 oz red hot sauce (we love Franks here in Buffalo, it's sooooo yummy)
2- 8oz cream cheese
1c ranch dressing
1c chopped celery
1c monterey jack cheese (put on top...I personally have been mixing it with the rest of the ingredients so there is yummy cheese throughout)

mix all ingredients and bake 30 min on 350.

(photo was taken of a 1/2 batch prior to baking)

I usually make a 1/2 batch for small gatherings. Beware, I made a 1/2 a patch and brought it to a cookout a few years ago (thinking that there would be lots of dips because it was bring a dish to pass thing) and it was gone in 15min.

**I usually serve this with tortilla chips.**

Thanks for hopping by! I love comments, I would love for you to leave a comment so I can check out your blog, too.

I entered this photo in a contest. Please go on over here and vote for me, Whimsical Creations.

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8 Sweet Comments:

Muthering Heights said...

Those sound delicious!!

Unknown said...

Oh that soup looks divine (and it's 72 degrees here) I am so saving this recipe for this winter! The dip looks like a great hit for a party too!

Kiy said...

Someday I will have time to enter this. It looks like such fun. I wanted to tell you, that soup looks delish! I am going to have to try it for sure ... once the weather cools down. I can't imagine soup right now, tooo hot! :)



Pesky Cat Designs said...

As soon as the weather gets cooler I plan to make the potato soup. It looks delicious!

I voted for your beautiful photo! :)

the brown couch said...

I shouldn't be blog hopping on an empty stomach...need to eat something!


Family American Style. said...

I love soup. I am going to try this out. Thank you.

~Sandy said...

oh my I gained 5 pounds just looking at those yummy things:) I was out blog hoppin & just wanted to say hello.

Posh Girl Couture said...

yummmmm! I love potato soup! This is so easy too!
I see your "creamcheese" from WEGMANS!!!!! I MISS that store!!! I used to live in ERIE, PA. That was our store!!! Everyone knew our girls and Sr.Makala (sp)
from their school worked in the Wkids! we would go shopping just so they could go play & visit & help her! I miss those days!!! So fun & so friendly!
This dip looks so YUMMY too!!! Thanks for sharing! & thanks for reminding me of back home : )Buffalo's not too bad either! ; ) haha
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Love your blog!!
Joelle XOXO

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