Smokin' Country Kitchen

That title would describe my kitchen this weekend.

Yesterday, I made potato and ham soup, along with two batches of organic dog biscuits. The potato soup is a big hit with the hubby, and I'm going to point you to the recipe, because aside from peeling and cutting up the potatoes, this has got to be the EASIEST potato soup recipe I've ever found, and it is astoundingly delicious, considering how few ingredients there are. Read the reviews for this recipe too, and you'll see many people raving over it, and also admitting that they didn't change the recipe much. Sorry I don't have a photo of my soup, but go here and give this recipe a try. You will not regret it!

Below is a partial result of my organic dog biscuit baking marathon this weekend - I've made small sample bags to take to work on Monday. I now have four varieties of organic biscuits - Trixie Lou's Cheesers, Tori's Pumkin Luv, Ringo's P'nut Butter Spots, and Barnyard Pals. I hope to add the new flavors (full-size bags) to my Paypal button on my right sidebar sometime later this week. The Cheesers and the P'nut Butter Spots will be packaged in 8 oz bags, while the smaller sized Pumkin Luv and Barnyard Pals will be packaged in 6 oz bags. Since these treats are preservative-free, you'll need to freeze them if you want to use them beyond 10 days.

Want your own sample pack? For only $3.50 plus the cost of first class postage ($3.26), I can send you a small bag of each variety. Here is the ingredient listing for each flavor:

Trixie Lou's Cheesers: Brown rice flour, oat flour, shredded cheddar and parmesan cheeses, chicken broth and egg. Large bone shaped cutouts.

Tori's Pumkin Luv: Brown rice flour, oat flour or barley flour, pumpkin, egg, molasses and cinnamon. Small heart shaped cutouts.

Ringo's P'Nut Butter Spots: Brown rice flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, egg, honey, apple cider vinegar and water. Large flat cookie type biscuits.

Barnyard Pals: Brown rice flour, rye flour, oat bran, chicken broth, shredded parmesan cheese, egg and garlic powder. Very small barnyard animal cutouts (cow, pig, turkey).

Hope your weekend was as fruitful as mine,
and here's to another great week!


  1. That soup sounds delish!
    I received the dog treats I won and wanted to let you know that my Aussie's love them! Thanks again!!

  2. Hi Susan,
    Xena also will attest to the deliciousness of your biscuits! She loved them, too!

  3. I went to the grocery store today to buy potatoes so I could make potato soup for dinner tonight. Unfortunately, I didn't make the soup so I will be making it tomorrow night. I just might try the recipe you put the link to.

    If my dog wasn't such a picky eater, I would definitely order some of your biscuits. She won't eat any dog treats except those chicken jerky things.

    I like that you are making them. I hope you sell lots.

  4. My grandkids love pototoe soup but get it from the gourmet grocery store not Zsa Zsa made!

  5. Potato and Ham soup? Excellent...

  6. Sounds like you have been busy. I make potato soup almost exactly as the recipe you used. I usually sprinkle cheese over it when I serve it. It's one of my favorites! Have a great week.

  7. That recipe sounds wonderful. That is definitely one of my go to sites when I am looking for something yummy to make.

    No dogs in my life, yet..... but one day.\


  8. I swear I am going to make this soup - you hit on my favourite type!

    I'll let you know how it goes

  9. To Trixie Lou:

    I love your cheesers! Yum!

    My owner (who's treats me really well) gave me one or two. Okay, really, I gave her those beseeching eyes and she let me have three or four, and then she put the rest in the freezer. She told me they're for Christmas.

    But ... I know where they are. Now if only I had longer legs, so I could reach the freezer door's handle.
    ~ Corky Porky Pie

  10. Okay, wait. I didn't really say all that in the comment above. My DOG said it ... I just typed it for him. :)

  11. I'll find you around Christmas and put in orders for our dogs and those of our neighbors. A little imported delicacy. :)
    Now I'm off to check out this soup, I hate to cook and you still have me interested. Sounds perfect for fall...

  12. I must be hungry because they sound really good to me. LOL

  13. If I barked just right could I get some of your potato soup? LOL I've found Allrecipes is the goto site

  14. The soup sounds just fab. We are having really cold damp weather here in the Ozarks and some soup would be just what the old doctor ordered. So I'm thinkin' here. Could we use the dog biscuits instead of crackers with the soup? Just sayin'.......LOL!

    Ya'll have yourselves one super~fantastic day!