Best Stew EVER!


This stew is Sooo good!

It comes to us from Melissa Prien who stumbled on it totally by accident! (Thank goodness)



3 cans garlic, basil fire roasted canned tomatoes.

2 cans black beans (drained)

2 cans kidney beans (drained)

4 red potatoes

1 onion chopped

8 chicken apple sausages (they come 4 to a pack usually.. so two packs) cut to bite size.

Couple of tablespoons of garlic.

Pepper to taste.

That’s it!

If you have a pressure cooker, throw it all in for about 20 min.

If not, put in slow cooker or in pot on stove and cook.

When done cooking, add about 2 C. of frozen vegies of your choice. Allow to cook through. (about 10 more min.).



Mushroom and Leek Soup


2 bunches of leeks
1/2 cup butter
1/2 lb mushrooms chopped
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup chicken broth
3 cups milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Wash leeks and only use white part.

Slice and saute leeks in 1/4 cup butter until tender but not brown.
Set aside.

In remaining butter, saute mushrooms until they are soft.
Blend in flour, salt and cayenne.
Put in bigger put and gradually stir in milk and chicken broth.
Cook until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
Add leeks, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with thin slices of lemon or sprigs of parsley (optional).


Baked Potato Soup



4 large potatoes

2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup flour

½ teasp white pepper

½ teasp black pepper

12 slices of bacon (or 1-2 handfuls bacon bits)

¾ teasp salt

Some garlic salt – sprinkled on top

5-6 cups milk

1 can chicken broth

Cheddar Cheese

Sour Cream


Cook in mix for about 10 mins

Scoop skins.

Sort of mash so somewhat chunky.

Melt butter in pot on stove and add ¼-1/2 onion.

Add flour.

Stir until mixed will get thick fast.

Add 5 cups of milk.

Stir until thick on med/med-high heat if stirring all the time.

Add ½-1 can (1-2 cups) of chicken broth.

Add potatoes.

Add seasonings.

Add bacon – couple handfuls.

1-2 good handfuls of chedder cheese.

Big plop of sour cream about 1 cup.

Grandma Blaser’s Chili

**Please note**

Grandpa Blaser LOVES onions!!  So, just an FYI, 4 onions is a LOT of onions for this recipe!  Please modify to your own taste!  🙂


1 pound dry chili beans

4 big onions

1 teaspoon soda

1 can tomato soup

1 pound hamburger browned and drained

1/2 teaspoon chili powder  or 1 tsp.

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon curry powder

Boil beans, onions and soda for 3 hours.

Add remaining ingredients and serve.

(Hamburger can be substituted with ground turkey or ground chicken if desired)

Note: This one is good!!!