Over the holidays I made a few new recipes, and was very pleased at the way they turned out. They are keepers! The first one was for a cheesy potato soup.
The recipe didn't give amounts for all the ingredients, and I did alter it a bit, so here is my version:
1 stick butter
1 onion, minced
6 peeled and diced potatoes
1 can chicken broth
1 quart half and half
1 16oz pkg velveeta, cut into chunks
1 lb (or less, depending on package sizes these days) bacon, diced and fried, then drained (you may also use a jar of bacon bits instead)
Saute onion in butter. Add chicken broth and potatoes. When potatoes are fully cooked, use potato masher to mash most of them, leaving some chunks. Add half and half, velveeta, and bacon until completely warmed through.
This really was a great recipe, and it warmed us up on a cold night!
The next recipe was for a quick cookie/candy.
It's more of a method than a recipe. Take Ritz type crackers (I used Aldi brand) and make sandwiches with peanut butter in the middle. Then dip the cracker sandwiches in chocolate bark. Let set up on wax or parchment paper.
These were fantastic! They tasted like a Kit Kat candy bar.