Very near Meatless Corn Chowder

My all time favorite soup is Corn Chowder. My grandmother made it for us, Mum made it and of course now we make it. 😀

The recipe we have is very basic and has probably lost some ingredients on the way…

And of course to make it meatless….omit bacon 😀


Corn Chowder

6 slices of bacon
1 chopped onion
1 can of mushroom soup
1 can of creamed corn
approximately 2 soup cans of milk sometimes more, sometimes less…:D (usually about 3 – 4 cups)

Cook chopped up bacon then cook the onion until golden, gradually add corn, cream of mushroom soup and milk.  Simmer on low for  15 minutes.


ta da that’s it! Best soup ever!!! 😀 😀

I did find fancier version..

Smoky Corn Chowder


•6 slices bacon, chopped
•1 leek (white part only), finely chopped
•1 russet potato, finely chopped
•2 cups frozen or canned corn kernels
•1 1/2 cups chicken broth
•1 1/2 cups milk
•398 ml can creamed corn
•1 sprig of thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
•1 bay leaf


Heat a large pot over medium.
Add bacon and cook just until crisp, 4 min.
Discard all but 1 tbsp of bacon fat.
Add leek and sauté until tender, 1 min.
Then add potato, corn, broth, milk, creamed corn, thyme and bay leaf.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, 20 min.
Remove thyme and bay leaf before serving. Season with fresh pepper.
Soup will keep well in refrigerator up to 2 days, or in freezer, in a covered container, up to a month

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Summer Pupsicles

Our dogs love popsicles and ice cream!!

I found some great Pupsicle recipes at Modern Dog



1 ripe banana 4 cups orange juice 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Puree all ingredients in a blender—or simply mash the banana by hand and combine with the juice and yogourt—then pour into a popsicle mold, freeze, and serve to your favourite hot dogs.


Switch up your fruit. Try subbing in: Blueberries Strawberries Peach Watermelon Or mix in some peanut butter.

You can also vary the juice you use. Try pineapple juice or apple juice; just check to be sure the juice you use is all-natural and has no added sugar.

* watermelon, strawberry, pineapple juice, and yogurt

* peanut butter, banana, apple juice, and yogurt

Homemade (no salt) chicken-broth pops


Had barbequed chicken for dinner? Don’t chuck the carcass! Throw it in a large pot, cover with water, and let it simmer for an hour and a half. Cool, then pick the meat off, discarding the bone but keeping the cartilage, meat, and broth. Left over cooked carrots and/or peas? Mash them up and mix them in! Pour the chicken broth into your popsicle mold (save whatever’s leftover as a tasty addition to your dog’s next few meals) and freeze. Best served outside. –

Feeling lazy?

Simply cube some Watermelon, chuck it in a Ziplock baggie, and toss it in to the freezer for a natural, on-the-go “freezie” you and your dog can share. –


Our dogs love most fruits and veggies especially watermelon, Sims loves cantaloupe and peas!

There is a story making the rounds that ice can cause bloat in dogs. While extreme cold, such as drinking a bucket of ice water, might cause the stomach to spasm, it’s unlikely to cause either bloat (the stomach fills up with gas) or torsion (the stomach flips over and twists the entrance and exit-a life threatening problem). At any rate, we suggest that people only give their dogs one pupsicle at a time; they’re intended to be a treat, not eaten 12 in a go anyways. 🙂

I found these great recipes at the Modern Dog website.