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Old Fashioned Down Home Potato Soup from Clabber Girl

You can make this potato soup in just a couple of hours and it will have such a hearty flavor, no one will leave the table hungry. You may opt to swap the chicken broth for vegetarian broth for a vegetarian version.
Potato Soup
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  • 4 lg. baking potatoes
  • 1 lg. onions
  • 2 scallions
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. Clabber Girl Cornstarch mixed with 1/2 c cold water
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional, for garnish
  • croutons optional, for garnish
  • bacon bits optional, for garnish


Peel and dice baking potatoes into small, bite-size pieces and place in a three quart saucepan. Chop onion and scallions and then add to potatoes. Put butter on top of mixture, add chicken broth and water.
Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to simmer. Add a little more water if needed to cover potatoes. Cover pan with a lid and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
Add milk and salt, bringing to boil once again; add cornstarch mixture and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Serve hot, with biscuits and assortment of desired garnishes. Serves 6-8 people.

Comfort found in Oatmeal Cookies!

These cookies are chewy and filled with old-fashioned rolled oats, perfect for cookie jars. Be sure to check our more comforting recipes at


Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder


In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in salt, oatmeal, flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and baking soda.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or just until slightly golden. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
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Bake Away the Winter Blues baking Blonde Brownies from Clabber Girl

I love old fashioned recipes! It brings back wonderful memories cooking with family! is just the site to help you rediscover many fond memories when cooking with family was so extra special and getting to lick the spoon, was the highlight of the day of cooking!

Life was simple then, but still can be. Learn to take a time to share kitchen time with family. The best
thing about cooking together, besides the memories, is the bonds you will form with each other
which can last a life time!

Blonde Brownies


  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 2 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
  • 4 lg. eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • Buttercream Frosting
    • 1 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
    • 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar more if needed
    • 2-4 tbsp. heavy cream or milk
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • lemon zest for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 15x10-inch sheet pan. Melt margarine in lg. saucepan. Add brown sugar and blend well. Remove from heat and cool by putting into the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Add eggs and dry ingredients. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and walnuts. Stir until just combined.
Spread in greased 15x10-inch sheet pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies and make sure it comes out clean before removing from the oven. Cool completely before frosting and cut into squares, then garnish with nut halves or lemon zest.
To prepare frosting: Beat the butter until smooth and fluffy. Add half of the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until incorporated. Add 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream and beat well on medium speed. Add the vanilla extract. If the mixture is too stiff, add more milk until the mixture is firm and creamy.
To make your own frosting, see our classic buttercream frosting recipe.

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