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Basic Country Potato Soup

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The picture does NOT do this soup justice. It’s the easiest and tastiest potato soup ever! Basic flavors but FULL of flavor. Served with a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread. Whole house smelled heavenly. Recipe below:

Ingredients:

2 lbs Russet potatoes, chopped into 1 1/2″ cubes

1/2 C chopped yellow onion

1/2 C chopped celery

1 Can Evaporated Milk (NOT Eagle Brand type but Evaporated Milk)

4 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp flour

Salt and Pepper

1 box chicken stock

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Combine potatoes, onion, and celery into a large bowl. Add flour to coat. Add salt and pepper – pinches. Let sit for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a soup pot. Add potato mixture and coat in butter. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add evaporated milk and bring to boil. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are done. Stir occasionally. For a thicker soup, use a whisk to break up some of the cooked potatoes and stir into the soup’s juice. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with topping of bacon pieces and grated cheese if desired. This is my personal favorite potato soup recipe. It’s chunky and has a nice semi-thick base. Serves 4

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Simple Homemade Picante Sauce

 

Do you like the fresh taste of homemade picante sauce, but dislike the idea of multiple steps and lengthy time in the kitchen? Try this recipe!

(Thanks to eHow.com)

 

What you’ll need is below:

6 large tomatoes

1/2 cup of chopped onion

2 jalapeno peppers

1 bell pepper

Cilantro (to taste)

Salt

Garlic powder

Blender (or food processor)

 

Thoroughly wash all vegetables.

Slice each tomato into four parts. Remove the core or the hard center part of the tomato. Place your tomato pieces in the blender and mix thoroughly, to a consistency you prefer. Pour the tomato mixture into a medium size mixing bowl. Depending on whether you like thick, chunky salsa or a more blended, uniform sauce, you decide by how long to blend/chop.

Chop onion and place it in the blender. Blend thoroughly. Pour onions into the mixing bowl with tomatoes.

Prepare bell peppers and jalapeno peppers for chopping by removing stems, cutting in half and removing the seeds. Leave the jalapeno seeds in to make a hotter sauce. Place the peppers in the blender and blend thoroughly. Add to the mixture in the mixing bowl.

Stir all vegetables together, mixing well.

Enhance the flavor of your sauce by adding garlic powder, cilantro, sea salt and any other seasoning you desire.

Store your homemade sauce in an air-tight container and refrigerate.