Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup for a delicious lunch or dinner!

Soup for lunch or dinner? If you are looking for a delicious soup for lunch or dinner, look no further! This Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup is tops! It is reminiscent of the Loaded Potato Soup, but without the sour cream and a few other ingredients. Primarily it consists of cheese, potatoes, and bacon! Imagine that!!! I made this Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup for our lunch a couple of weeks ago, and Lynn and I both thought it was delicious. The weather was a bit chilly (unlike today!), and Lynn was not feeling well. So, potato soup was perfect for him. I served it with Mama's Peppery Cheese Muffins, but even with cornbread, there's nothing better! Making the Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup . . . When you think of a potato soup with cheese and bacon in … [Read more...]

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup for dinner!

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup for dinner! I grew up on Mama's Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup. So, today, I decided it was time to make a pot and enjoy the first pot of this hearty Vegetable Beef Soup of the season. And, since Jennifer and Trey, my daughter-in-law and son, were under the weather, and Bethany, my granddaughter was home not feeling well, I thought this soup would "hit the spot", which it did, when I took it to them for their dinner! Making Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup . . . Mama always made her Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup with a beef roast, simmering it for hours on the stove before adding the rest of the ingredients. I didn't have a roast, so I decided to tweak Mama's recipe. Here are some of the things I did today when … [Read more...]

Homemade Potato Soup for a cold winter day!

Baby, it's COLD outside! Brrr! It's finally cold here in central Arkansas! And, when it's cold outside, the people generally think about a hot soup or stew to eat! And this Homemade Potato Soup was a perfect choice for today's lunch! Plus, when you think of comfort food, hot homemade potato soup is close to the top of the list. Who doesn't want comfort food in the winter??? Lynn hasn't felt well for a few weeks, so I thought potato soup would taste good to him. And, in this "it's-nice-to-stay-inside" weather, this soup hit the spot. Making the Homemade Potato Soup . . . I have made potato soup many times. And, there are many really good potato soup recipes to choose from. In fact, my mother has a Potato-Broccoli Soup that she and I … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup for a Day of Refreshing!

A Day of Refreshing . . . Stop and Smell the Roses! As we begin the last full week before Thanksgiving Day, the thought came to me that it would be a good time to have a Day of Refreshing . . . a day to stop and smell the roses . . . a day to relax, get revitalized and get ready for the busy week leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Too often we get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to stop for a bit and reflect on all our blessings. We are so busy, we don't see God's grace and mercy in our lives and the lives of those around us. Even the beauty of the different seasons of the year in nature around us get overlooked. So, today, let's sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of this fall season, and count our blessings. Blessings and … [Read more...]

Halloween Soup Recipe!

(This post was originally on on my blog last year in October.) Halloween Soup . . . an update! Last October, 2015, I posted the Halloween Soup that I made when my children were small. Surprisingly, it was the #1 blog post for my Food and Forte Blog for 2015! So, I'm sharing it again with a few updates to the recipe. I noticed I didn't put ounces on some of the ingredients, which is important in order for the recipe to turn out the way we make it. So, here is Halloween Soup . . .  Halloween Soup for Halloween Night! When my children were small, I would make Halloween Soup on Halloween night. We decorated our house outside and inside for this "scary" night of fun:) We loved carving the pumpkins, all the autumn leaves, and hay bales in … [Read more...]