Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

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This is a really simple soup that is great for those cool fall nights.  I have been making this recipe for about 10 years and every time it turns out great.

Potato-Cheese Soup

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 can ready to use chicken broth (sometimes I use more depending on the amount of potatoes in my pot)
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar (this helps you not get that foam that potatoes put off when boiling and keeps the potatoes white)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cup milk ( I use skim or what ever milk I have on hand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (go easy on the salt because of the chicken stock and cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese

In a soup pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.  Add the chicken broth, potatoes and vinegar; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.  Add the flour, salt and pepper to the milk.  Add the milk mixture to the potatoes and cook until the soup is thickened and heated through. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately.

Peace, Love and Cheese

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Yummy

Hot Buns!

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This is the perfect recipe if you are looking for a quick yeast roll.  I made soup for dinner last night and wanted something other than crackers to go with it. So I made these rolls which would also be great to make burgers on. They are a very sturdy roll.

30 Minute Rolls

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 envelope of yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/ 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour

In mixer combine, water, oil, yeast and sugar let set for 15 minutes. Using the dough hook of your mixer, mix in the salt, egg and flour. Knead the dough in the mixer until the dough is soft and smooth.

Form dough into 12 balls and place in a well greased 9×13 pan and let rest for 10 minutes or longer if you want to cook them later in the day. Then preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the rolls for 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Then once the rolls come out of the oven take some melted butter and brush the tops of the rolls.

Peace, Love, and Hot Buns

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Make these tonight