What Warms You? Soup & Chili Recipe Exchange

Imagine a fast and deep manly voice saying, "Every effort was made to ensure accuracy. Please excuse errors in the list. If somebody is listed and they don't have a recipe..just say hi!
If I left you off then e-mail me right quick and I'll get you on!"

Hi girls! Thanks so much for participating in this recipe exchange. I can't wait to try all of these. I truly think that Paul and I would be happy with soup every day in the winter. I'm pretty sure he would do just about anything for soup with cornbread and butter.

Click on over to these blogs to find all the yummy recipes:

Amy at Winterberry Creek

Carol at Carol's Heirloom Collection

BJ at Sweet Nothing's

Fran at Frannycake's

Carrie at Buzzings of a Queen Bee

Bo at Blinks n Winks from Brown Eyes

Daphine at Just Stuff

Ms. Tee at Delightful Home

Debra at Bunnies' Bungalow

Jackie at Empty Nest Full Life

Twyla and Lindsey at Two Cozy Crafters

An Accomplished Woman

Nancy at Southern Lady

Bobbie at 40 Shades of Pink

Jennifer at Smelling Coffee

My friend and faithful walking buddy, Carolyn, shared this recipe:

Laura Marie's Chicken Soup

Four boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
5 cups of water
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 med. onion, chopped
2 cups chopped celery

Cook for one hour in large soup pot.

2 cups diced potatoes
2 cups dices carrots
2 cups cooked rice
4 chicken bouillion cubes

Cook another 1 1/2 hours.

Add 1 pound Velveeta cheese and melt.

Here's my contribution. Chunky Potato Soup from the Southern Living Cookbook. It is from a book but for us it's definitely tried and true.

Chunky Potato Soup (page 455 The Southern Living Cookbook)
3 T butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 cups milk
2 cups diced potatoes (I put 4 cups)
1/2 cup minced onions
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt (Probably more)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper (To taste)

Melt butter over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; stir in potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened and potatoes are done.

My mother in law, Linda sent this yummy recipe:
Santa Fe Stew

1 1/2 pounds ground meat (cooked and drained)

1 pkg. Taco seasoning (cook with meat)

2 cans whole kernel corn (drained)

2 cans pinto or kidney beans (drained)

2 lg. cans of tomato sauce

1 can of Rotel tomatoes (chopped with juice)

1 small pkg. lg. elbow maccaroni cooked

1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing (original)

Mix and simmer.

Feeds 10 to 12 people.


  1. UMMMMM....these sound so good. You and I both like Potato Soup it seems...I did a recipe for some, too! Can't go wrong with a great Potato Soup!!
    Thanks for doing this fun thing...can't wait to see all the other good recipes.

  2. Lots of yummy goodness here. When I was little, Potato Soup was always what you ate when you were sick. It always made you feel better. Thanks, Stacey, for hosting the recipe exchange. Happy Halloween! Twyla

  3. Hi Stacey, I see you already found my post. Thanks for hosting this...it's fun. I'm seeing lots of great recipes I want to try.
    Take Care, DebraK

  4. Good morning Stacey! Thank you SO much for having this wonderful recipe exchange! I've already checked them out & can't decide which one to try first. It's going to be yummy fun trying out the recipes one by one.

  5. Happy Halloween Stacey,
    Thank you for hosting this fun soup recipe party. I am having such a good time going to everyone's blog and getting some new ideas for soups. Your potato soup sounds just perfect and is one I will try for sure. Enjoy the day and thanks again! Amy :)

  6. Morning Stacey...thanks for hosting this recipe exchange...now I'm off to check them out...yum!
    ;-) Bo

  7. This is such a great idea! I will definitely post my recipe next week! :)

  8. Hey Stacey!
    First of all, let me apoligize that I didn't get a chance to post my recipe. I sent you an email to your last night. I had so much going on at my house last night. I am so sorry! Please feel free in deleting my blog from your post today.

    Secondly, OH MY GOODNESS! I will definitely be trying this recipe. It's looks delicious!!!! I do hope that you do this again with exchanging recipes. It was a GREAT idea. Now, off to see other recipes! Thanks for doing this!

  9. Thanks girls for all the great recipes!!

  10. Hi Stacey, Looks like a good turn out for the recipe exchange...I just remembered a few mins ago and just got my post up! I will check out everybodys recipes and that potato soup looks delish!!! Nancy

  11. I've been looking for a TNT potato soup recipe! I'm going to try it - thanks!


  12. I will be trying that potato soup. I have that cookbook, but have never made the soup. Thanks for posting that and for hosting this soup day. I'm having such fun getting god "cold weather" recipes. laurie

  13. The potato soup looks wondeful. Do you use frozen potatoes or diced raw potatoes. Thansk for a wonderful blog.


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