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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe: This is absolutely my favorite soup to make. It is rich, hearty, filling and best when served with hot crusty bread.


2 pounds hamburger (we used Thousand Hills antibiotic free)
10 medium potatoes cubed
1 large onion diced
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/2 cups celery diced
2 large containers of chicken stock
16oz of Velveeta Cheese
2 cups of milk
1 stick butter
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon basil
Sour Cream

In large frying pan brown your 2lbs. of hamburger, drain and set aside.

In a large soup pot melt 1 tablespoon of butter and then saute onions, celery, carrots and basil until tender. Add potatoes and hamburger then cover with chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover, simmering until the potatoes are at your desired tenderness.

butter and flour

In a small skillet melt 1/2 cup butter then add 1/2 cup flour. Continually whisk until the mixture is bubbling. Pour into soup pot and bring the soup back to a boil. Stirring for several minutes to thicken the soup. Reduce heat to low.

Cubed cheese

Add milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese is completely melted.

Remove from heat and serve. We garnished our soup with a spoonful of sour cream and some shredded cheddar cheese.

Condensed Milk

Make Caramel From Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Make Caramel From Sweetened Condensed Milk: Is it really possible to make caramel just using sweetened condensed milk? We love caramel, so we put it to the test!

If you have ever tried to make homemade caramel you know it can be tricky to make. After reading that all you need to do is boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for 2 1/2 hours and like magic, you have caramel…we knew we had to try it!

We set out to see if it was just that easy. Watch the video below to see how it turned out for us.

It is important to let your sweetened condensed milk completely cool after taking it out of the boiling water and before opening the lid. The caramel will also thicken upon sitting in the refrigerator.

We are planning on pouring our caramel over ice cream and brownies. Delicious! It would also be perfect for dipping sliced apples in. The options are endless.

Do you have any quick cooking tips that you think we should test? Comment below we love to try it out!


Hibachi Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Hibachi Yum Yum Sauce Recipe: We don’t know about you, but when we go out for hibachi the yum yum sauce is our favorite. While most just use it for their vegetables, we use it on everything.

We have tried various yum yum sauce recipes but the one that we found on Allrecipes.com tasted just like our favorite hibachi restaurant. It is amazing how even the kids will eat their vegetables with this delicious sauce.

Yum Yum Sauce Ingredients:

1 tsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 tsp. paprika
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1 tsp. sugar
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water

Whisk all the above ingredients together. It is best if covered and refrigerated overnight. We couldn’t wait that long and used our yum yum sauce after 2 hours and it was delicious.

Grilled Vegetables: Cut up vegetables of your choice, put in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss to lightly coat. Place on heated grill or frying pan turning as needed until cooked.

If you are need of a great fall dessert to go with your dinner,  we recommend that you try our Pumpkin Poke Cake recipe –  It is amazing! Recipe Here


Avocado and Bacon Egg Rolls Recipe

Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls Weve Tried It

Avocado and Bacon Egg Rolls Recipe: We are always looking for new delicious treats to make for Sunday funday. We definitely scored a with these little goodies.

Combining a couple different recipes that we found on Pinterest, we came up with avocado and bacon egg rolls. Now, winging it doesn’t always work for us but this time it worked out!

3 ripe avocados
1/2 white onion diced
1/2 Roma tomato diced
1/2 lb bacon
Vegetable Oil
Egg Roll Wraps
Salt & Pepper

Directions: Cut up your half pound of bacon and fry to make bacon bits. While bacon bits are cooling place the avocado, diced onion and diced tomatoes in a bowl and mash (we used a potato masher.)


Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe Weve Tried It

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe: When the weather starts to get chilly outside, my daughter loves to have a nice warm cup of hot cocoa when she comes in from playing outside. I decided this year to make the hot cocoa mix instead of spending a ton of money on the store-bought packets.

This was so quick – I should have done it years ago!

2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/3 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Simply pour the ingredients into a seal-able jar and shake to mix.

Heat up a cup of milk and mix in 1-2 tablespoon of your mixture and enjoy. This also tastes great in cold milk for a big glass of chocolate milk!

Hot Cocoa Recipe

Do you have cold weather recipes your kids love? Comment below we would love to try them.


Creamy Potato Bacon Soup Recipe

Potato Bacon Soup Weve Tried It

Creamy Potato Bacon Soup Recipe: Delicious! I have been making this potato soup recipe for years and everyone loves it and asks me to make it time and time again.


8 Large Potatoes (cubed)
1 Medium Onion (diced)
3 Stalks of Celery (diced)
3 Large Carrots (diced)
3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon (cooked and chopped for garnish)
2 Large Containers of Chicken Stock
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Butter
Salt and Pepper

Directions: In a large soup pot fry up your bacon. Once crispy remove the bacon from the pot and set aside. Drain off all but a 1/4 cup of bacon grease.

Add the onions and celery to the soup pot with bacon grease and sweat until they are translucent. Next add in carrots, potatoes and garlic, stir and coat with bacon grease. Cook for 3-5 minutes.

Pour enough chicken stock in your pot to cover your potatoes and carrots. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender. I smash some of the potatoes to make the soup thicker.

In a sauce pan add your butter and flour and stir continuously for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add your heavy whipping cream. Bring to a boil to thicken, stirring constantly. Add your cream mixture to your soup to thicken. Be sure to heat through.

Soup thickener

Your soup is ready to serve. We garnished our soup with a handful of chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onions.

If you try out this recipe be sure to come back and leave us a comment on how it turned out. What soup should we make next?


Hearty Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Hearty Split Pea and Ham Soup

Hearty Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe: One of the things we love about fall is making soup. We have plenty of soup recipes that we plan on sharing with you. Let’s start with our favorite.


Ham Bone or 1 1/2 cups of diced ham

1 large onion diced

2 tbs. minced garlic

4 – 14.5 oz can of chicken broth

16 oz bag of split green peas (soak overnight)

3 large potatoes peeled and diced

3 medium carrots peeled and diced

3 stalks of celery diced

Directions: In large soup pot sweat out your onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add ham bone and chicken broth and half of your pre-soaked split peas to the onions and garlic. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour. Remove ham bone to cool. Once cooled debone your ham.

Add your potatoes, celery and carrots and the second half of the peas and ham to the pot. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the veggies are tender. It is ready to serve.

If you like a thinner soup you can add water. You shouldn’t need salt because of the ham, but feel free to add some pepper to your soup.

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Grab a loaf of fresh crusty bread and enjoy!

If you are looking for a great dessert to serve with your hearty split pea and ham soup, try this yummy Pumpkin Poke Cake Recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe: There is nothing better than comfort food! We have made this chicken pot pie recipe time and time again and it’s delicious.


2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cubed (we used a rotisserie chicken shredded)
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup yellow onion diced
2/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/3 cup milk
2 deep-dish frozen double pie crusts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium pot, combine the chicken, veggies, and potatoes. Add  enough water to cover and boil for 12-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.  If you use a rotisserie chicken just add it to the drained veggies and potatoes.

In a large saucepan, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, celery seed, and poultry seasoning to form a paste. Add chicken broth and milk. Stir and bring to boil for one minute or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine chicken mixture with sauce and pour into the pie crusts. Cover with top crusts and seal the edges. Make a couple small slits in the top.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

If you decided to try out this recipe, be sure to come back and let us know what you thought. Enjoy!

It seems like everyone is using an Instapot these days, so why not make a pot pie? You can find a large amount of recipes on: Instant Pot Recipes Finder: The Best Search Engine for Instapot Beginners.


Crock Pot Blueberry Pie Recipe

Crock Pot Blueberry Pie

Crock Pot Blueberry Pie Recipe: This may not be the quickest dessert to make on the planet, but it sure is tasty and it will have your house smelling amazing.

As far as ingredients go – 3 – that’s it. It reminds me of a dump cake.


2 – 21oz cans of blueberry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup melted butter

Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and then pour in both cans of blueberry pie filling (you can use any kind of filling you like.) Follow by pouring the box of cake mix over top blueberries (do not mix.) Drizzle melted butter over top, cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

At the 3 hour mark take the cover off of your crock pot and cook for another 30 minutes. This is to crisp up the top a little.

We served ours hot with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious!


Phatphood Esquites Recipe

Phatphood Esquited Recipe

Phatphood Esquites Recipe: Esquites is a Mexican snack or antojito. The word esquites means “toasted corn.” Phat calls this recipe addicting.


2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cups corn kernels
3 tbsp mayonnaise (I used McCormick mayo with lime)
3-4 oz cotija cheese finely crumbled
½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
1 -2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper


In a large skillet (cast iron works best for charring) heat oil over high heat. Add corn and cook until charred on one side (roughly 2 mins). Stir and cook again for another 2 mins. Repeat until kernels are well charred all over.

While corn is charring, mix mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice and chili powder together. Once corn is done, gently fold into your mayo mixture. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Another Phatphood recipe worth checking out is his Elotes Mexican Corn on the Cob – recipe here.  Be sure to follow @Phatphood on Instagram.

If you try out this esquites recipe we want to hear about it. So be sure to come back and let us know what you thought!