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CHICKEN, POTATOES AND BROCCOLI SOUP

Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup -TSLC - CopyToday, February 4th,  is National Homemade Soup Day!  This new recipe for  Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup is a hearty, comfort food meal.  Just add your favorite bread or crackers and enjoy.  This soup keeps well in the fridge for several days and is great reheated.

2 to 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken

4 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup chopped green pepper (can use red or orange, too, or all 3)

1 cup chopped celery

2 (14.5) ounce cans chicken broth

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli pieces

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups milk (I use 2 per cent)

1/4 cup flour

2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar. Can use what you like)

In a large soup pot melt butter and brown onion, peppers, celery.  Add the chicken broth, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and cumin and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes are soft or about 10 to 12 minutes.  Heat milk on stove or in microwave about 2 minutes, remove and whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Add to your soup to thicken it.  Add the cheese and continue cooking on low heat about 10 to 15 minutes.  Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

You might also like my recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup.

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SAUSAGE AND CHEESE GRITS MUFFINS

Sausage Cheese Grits Muffins - TSLCThese Sausage and Cheese Grits Muffins are wonderful with soup on a cold day or with any meal.  Serve them for breakfast with coffee and eggs.  Grits are a Southern staple.  I love these with butter and coffee in the mornings. They will keep for several days in or out of the refrigerator and warm up great in the microwave or oven.

1/2 pound pork sausage, cooked

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup butter,  melted

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook sausage in a skillet like hamburger, drain and set aside.  Whisk together flour, grits, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and honey with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in sausage and shredded cheese.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, add batter and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.  Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

You might also like my recipes for  some of the other muffins on the site.

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CHEESY BACON APPLE BREAD

Cheesy Bacon Apple Bread - TSLC - CopyThis Cheesy Bacon Apple Bread is wonderful to serve for breakfast with eggs and coffee.  This bread is good as a snack or with any meal.  If it has bacon in it, I like it!

5 or 6 pieces bacon, fried and crumbled

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons bacon drippings

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup sour cream

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped green onions (could use regular)

1 cup chopped, peeled apples (any kind of apple will work)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside saving 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.  Whisk together flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, garlic powder.  Add bacon drippings, melted butter, sour cream, buttermilk and eggs.  Stir with a spoon until well mixed.  Fold in chopped green onions,  apples and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.   Mix.  Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add your batter to the pan.  Sprinkle the other 1/2 cup cheese on top of the batter in your pan and add the crumbled bacon over the cheese.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven from 45 minutes to 1 hour until bread test done in the middle as ovens vary.  Makes 1 loaf. Enjoy!

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Apple Cranberry Bread.

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Soup, cornbread and chicken topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

TSLCMexicanCornbread

Mexican Cornbread

TSLCSwissChicken

Swiss Chicken Casserole

TSLCCornChowder

Savory Corn Chowder

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