Category Archives: Soups

Potato Soup


6 med potatoes
2 carrots (diced)
6 celery (diced)
2 quarts water
1 onion
6 tbl butter
6 tbl flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups milk

In large kettle cook potatoes, carrots, celery, and water until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Settling vegetables aside. In same kettle, saute onions in butter until soft. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Gently stir in cooked vegetables. Add 1 cup or more of served liquid until soup is desired consistency.






Very delicious!


  • 1 quart water
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa, medium or hot
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. In a large stock pot, bring water, carrots, potatoes, onion, salsa, and bouillon cubes to a boil. Reduce to a medium simmer, stirring occasionally, approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the beef, breadcrumbs, and milk together in a bowl. Form into 1-inch meatballs, and drop into boiling broth. Once soup returns to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink in center and vegetables are tender. Serve with sprinkled cilantro for garnish.


Potato Leek Soup



This soup is delicious!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 2/3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cups potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the leeks and onion in the butter for 5 minutes, or until tender. Pour in the broth and the milk and mix well.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the potato flakes, salt, celery salt and parsley. Allow to thicken and heat through.


Cream of Something Soup Mix


My sister-in-law’s friend shared this with her on Facebook. I don’t have the original site that this came from. It is a dry mix that, when you need some cream soup for a recipe, you just add water. It is much less expensive then buying a can of soup at the grocery store.

Cream of “Something” Soup Mix

  • 1 cup non-fat dried milk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup bouillon cubes
  • 4 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onions (I used the minced onions from Sam’s Club)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (I couldn’t find the thyme so I used dried parsley instead)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: You can add dried mushrooms

(For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick)

The website this originally came from shared: I keep it in the pantry and as you can see the recipe is taped on the outside. (so I don’t lose it…cause I will if it ain’t connected!) Anyway, the lady that showed us how to make this awesome stuff made up a sample. She just cooked up some elbow macaroni and mixed it with the soup, added a little cheese and warmed it through in the oven.

It was GOOD!!