Potato Soup

After making at least 5-10 different recipes, I think I finally found the perfect one! It was delicious. I hope your families enjoy it as much as mine did.

3 bacon strips, diced

1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Green onions

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and green onions.

Here are some of my other favorite cooking/baking blogs:

Pioneer Woman Cooks - I can't say enough wonderful things about this blog! I use her recipes all the time. If you like her style of cookin, just buy her cookbook. You won't regret it. I've read it cover to cover!

Our Best Bites - I stumbled up on this one around Christmas

Bake at 350 - Great blog for cookie recipes/ideas!

Bakerella - For you cake pop lovers!

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