Creamy Corn & Cheese Chowder

Morning Everybody!

This particular chowder has become our family’s “go-to” recipe for a good hearty lunch or supper. – It is pretty easy to whip-up, and it is a total people pleaser!  🙂

If you’d like to see the step-by-step tutorial for this recipe, go to the original post by Ree Drummond found >Here<

Prep Time: 15 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 Minutes |  Servings: 12


  • 4 Tablespoons 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 3 slices Bacon, Cut Into Pieces
  • 3 whole Bell Peppers, Finely Diced (red, Yellow, Orange)
  • 5 ears Corn, Kernels Sliced Off
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock Or Broth
  • 2 cups Half-and-half
  • 1 cup (heaping) Grated Monterey Jack
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pepper Jack
  • 1/3 cup Sliced Green Onions
  • Bread Bowls

Directions:  In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions for a couple of minutes. Add bacon and cook for another minute or so, then add diced bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes. Finally, add corn and cook for a minute.

Sprinkle flour evenly over the top and stir to combine. Pour in broth and stir well. Allow this to thicken for 3 or 4 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Stir in half-and-half, then cover and allow to simmer/thicken for 15 minutes or so.

Stir in cheeses and green onions. When cheese is melted and the soup is hot, check seasonings. Add salt and pepper as needed.  Ladle into hollowed out (bread) boules and serve immediately.

 Bon Appétit!

-Oh, One last thing! I  will be posting the recipe that i used for the bread boules, and also a crock-pot (revised) version of this recipe in the near future – so keep an eye out! 😉

Photo & Recipe Shared from: The Pioneer

Refreshing Refrigerator Pickles were at a friends house last week and just before we left, our friend mentioned something about a recipe for Refrigerator Pickles to my mom… – I jumped on the word pickles.. (ok, so yes that is my not so little food secret, I LOVE pickles! lol)  So anyways she gave us the recipe, and i experimented with it and changed what i didn’t like. 🙂  It is super simple, and the pickles are to DIE for yummy!


  • 1 cup. Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons. Salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 6 cups Sliced Cucumbers
  • 1 cup Onions (optional)
  • 1 cup Peppers (optional)
  • Dill sprigs (optional)

Directions: Boil the Vinegar, Sugar and Salt in a medium sized saucepan for 10 minuets, then let cool for 5-10 minuets then pour over sliced Cucumbers etc. in a container that seals tightly. Place in refrigerator and let soak for two days.  After two days you may break into the most wonderful refrigerator pickles ever!!!! 🙂

Happy Pickle Making & Bon Appètit!