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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Yesterday was the first really cold day here in Ohio.  It was the perfect day for soup.  I wanted something creamy and hearty.  This has been a favorite recipe of mine for years.  I actually had some sourdough bread bowls and served it in those.  It turned out simply delicious. It looks so yummy that I forgot to take a picture before we devoured it.  Here it is afterward!  I hope you enjoy it!



Cheeseburger Soup

1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
4 T butter or margarine, divided
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled, diced potatoes
(1 3/4 pounds)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 oz. velveeta cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

In a 3 qt saucepan, brown ground beef; drain and set aside.  In the same saucepan, saute onions, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 T. butter until vegetable are tender, about 10 minutes.  Add broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small skillet, melt remaining butter.  Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly.  Add to soup.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.  Add cheese, milk, salt and cream.  Yield: 8 servings





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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rockstar hat

My friend's son is a little rockstar.  His bedroom has been rockstar and guitar themed since he was born.  It is really cute.

Back in the winter she asked me to make him a rockstar hat to keep his head warm.  I think it turned out really cute.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Angela's Gifts

My friend Angela ordered a hat and booties for each of her nieces as a Christmas gift last year.  I wanted to share these cute sets with you.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Baby Gift Set

A friend of mine recently had her second baby boy.  I wanted to make her a special blanket for the little man.  Thankfully, I had it made just in time for her little man to be born.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Plum Jam

This time last year I was busy working on some future Christmas gifts.  One of them was plum jam.  I had made jam before, but never plum jam.  I had a ton of plums that were about to spoil and I needed to use them.  I had remembered from the movie Calendar Girls that they loved (in your best British accent) Plum Jam.  I figured why not give it a try.

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