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Creamy Corn & Turkey ChowderSuper easy and so many variations you could do with this one.  I often make this with leftover ham instead of turkey.  You can substitute 2 Tbsp butter in place of the bacon.  Or for an even healthier option, use Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  We have also used green peppers in place of the red or even roasted peppers for an added layer of flavor.  Even my 3 year old loves this soup!  Great served with beer bread or nice crusty rolls.

1/2 cup onion

1 cup chopped red pepper

1 strip bacon – chopped small

6 oz cream cheese – cubed

2 cans (approx 14.75oz each) cream-style corn

1 can whole kernel corn

1 can shoepeg corn (very good for added sweetness)

2 cups chicken broth

3/4 cup milk

Pepper to taste

2 cups shredded, cooked turkey

Cook onions and peppers with chopped bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until tender.  Reduce heat to low.

Add cubed cream cheese.  Cook until melted, stirring constantly to avoid burning.  Add corn, broth, milk, turkey, and pepper to taste.  Stir well.

Continue to cook over low heat until soup is heated through, stirring occasionally.  Garnish with additional chopped peppers if desired.

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Disclaimer

First things first. I am a working mother of 2 who prides herself on the fact that I keep a happy home. This may mean dirty dishes in the sink from time to time, an oven that gets cleaned only when something has bubbled over creating that wonderful smoke smell the next time you turn it on, or a load of laundry that might have gotten forgotten… But I instead choose to enjoy life with children. That said, I try to cook things that are EASY.

Disclaimer #2. I am not a chef. I do not claim to have written these recipes from scratch. I do however very rarely cook a recipe by the book. So everything I posted has been tweaked a time or two. If I know the source of a recipe, I will cite it and let you know what I changed from the original. Keep in mind, many of the recipes I have in my collection have been handed down for many generations.

That being said….ENJOY

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Welcome

Welcome to my new blog.  Boy am I about to make your life easier…mine too…

I have just started menu planning for my family.  Something I have NEVER done before.  Trial and error, but I have high hopes that this is going to save our family money, cut way down on the number of fast food visits or frozen chicken nuggets we eat, and allow me to get back to what I truly love…time with my family and cooking! 

Besides, someone has to teach my children that there is more to life than happy meals and frozen dinners!  And who better than me to do that.  I want them to experience the kind of childhood I had.  Always a warm, home cooked meal!

I’ll post each recipe and a picture of it as soon as I can.  Hope to get something out at least every other day!

Happy cooking (and eating)!

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