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A funny name, a fantastic soup! 
Sep. 29, 2009 5:25 am 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2009 8:28 am
'Tis the season to start making more soup! The weather is getting more chilly and it is wonderful to come home and enjoy the smell as it cooks and then enjoy the warmth and comfort of a good bowl of soup. Makes me want to chop some wood and have a roaring fire! Well... ok, minus the chopping wood part.

The Recipe Group pick this week was Daddy's Whisker Soup and I was a little hesitant about trying it out, it is unlike aything I've ever made before (I've never fixed a cheese soup before, in fact I don't know that I've ever EATEN a cheese soup before)! I didn't have very high expectations, but those who'd "gone before" me had given good reviews, so I was at least a little hopeful that I wouldn't screw it up and it would come out good.

This is pretty much a fool proof recipe - it is VERY simplistic and easy to make and was really tasty!! The texture the Velveeta gave the soup was, well velvety! It was so smooth and creamy, and had a nice mild taste, everything worked well together. I used fat free milk and 2% velveeta in the soup and so I had to add several shakes of salt & pepper for seasoning at the end for some extra flavor, and it could have definitely used more dill (I didn't even taste it), but this was a really nice, easy, and delicious bowl of soup. I only made 3 servings worth, and should have made some good crusty bread to go with it - that would have been great! I was given a couple bread recipes today, and will make one tonight to go with the leftovers I have of this soup which will be dinner tonight. :)

So if you're facing a cool evening, and want a quick, easy, warm and comforting meal give this one a try!

Daddy's Whisker Soup
Servings: 12

  • 12 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta┬«), cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine potatoes, onion, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon pepper in a large soup pot. Cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, and return to pot.
  2. Stir the milk and cubed cheese into the potatoes. Season with dill, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
Daddy's Whisker Soup
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Sep. 29, 2009 8:36 am
This soup does look interesting, but I don't know if I could plunk a whole block of velveeta into it. Although I may follow your lead and downsize it!
Sep. 29, 2009 8:37 am
That actually sounds really good even though I am opposed to using processed cheese. I LOVE soup recipes even if it is still 100 degrees here! I'll pretend it's fall. Haha! Happy cooking!
Sep. 29, 2009 9:54 am
Yummy I am going to try it!
Oct. 1, 2009 8:28 am
Hee hee!! Hope the pretending its fall goes well for you k861084!! :D
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I love preparing meals for my family, I grew up eating home cooked dinners as a child, and felt that time around the table was very special. It gives me a LOT of pleasure to prepare something my family enjoys!
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I cook with a lot of chicken, we prefer boneless, skinless breasts. I don't think I have a preference for a certain style of food, or ethnicity. I cook mainly simple, meat and rice/pasta/potatoes kinds of meals. I enjoy trying different flavors and fixing new recipes. We enjoy italian, southern, mexican, etc.
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It's sort of a tradition in our house to have biscuits and gravy every weekend, usually Saturday morning. My husband grew up in the South, and it's comfort food! I love preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Roast turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry jelly... MMMMM!!!!
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I think I was pretty thrilled with myself the first time I successfully made a home-made pizza crust. I am also very good with homemade breads, and very proud of my banana and lemon poppy seed breads!
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I have two classic cooking tragedies from when I had just started cooking (age 16) - the first time was when I tried to thicken gravy by adding flour directly into the HOT liquid - LOTS of clumps... it was SOO gross! The 2nd time was when I tried to make my first white sauce, and I just could NOT get the flour to milk ratio right, it was pasty and disgusting!!! I've learned a lot since then, but those are classic OOPS memories!
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