No Taste Like Home – Cook Book


I was lucky enough to review another Southern Living Cookbooks, No Taste Like Home. I love the Southern Living Cookbooks. They have wonderful photos and lots of tips. This particular cookbook also includes a history around the recipe along with tidbits about the south and people from the south. I loved just going through the book and “exploring” the south at the same time.

I choose a recipe to make, the Cheesy Potato Soup. I thought this would perfect with the cool weather approaching.

Very easy to make!

3 lbs baking potatoes (6 to 8 medium sized)
1 small white onion, finely chopped
4 cups of milk or half and half
1 10 3/4 oz can of cream of mushroom, chicken or potato soup. ( I used cream of chicken)
1 8oz package of processed cheese, like Velveeta, cubed
Round Buttery Crackers, or saltines
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces. Boil potatoes and onion together in 6 qt pot with salted water for about 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pot.
2. Add milk, can of soup and cheese to potato mixture and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until cheese melts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Top with crackers and shredded cheese.


You have a nice warm meal to combat those chilly days.


Have you ever made a soup from scratch?


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  1. I adore cook books! I just mentioned on a post on my blog that I don’t do physical books anymore, except cookbooks. I like to collect them. Your cheesy potato soup looks so yummy!

  2. Cheesy potato soup is my very favorite soup!! I’m going to try this recipe!

  3. That looks so good.I love all soups you can add cheese to.

  4. Mm, this looks yummy! bet my hubby would love this for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve never had one of their cookbooks before but I love that it has pictures. I NEED a cookbook that has pictures! ….and that looks absolutely yummy!

  6. I love potato soup. I want this cookbook!

  7. Cheesy Potato is one of my favorite soups. I love, love, love Southern Living cookbooks!

  8. Oh that looooooook good. It is that time of year for that comfort food. I love trying new soups so I must try this one. Thanks

  9. i adore potato soup. its my fave right now. yum

  10. I love to make soup from scratch but only know a handful of recipes. I’ll have to pick up a copy of this to help me out.

  11. Mmmm. Yay for soup season! This looks tasty and comforting.

  12. The only kind of soup I make from scratch is chicken/turkey soup.

  13. I love the big full size pictures in this book!

  14. I often make soups from scratch, especially my homemade chicken noodle soup. I love the southern living cookbooks, I have a cupcake one that I’ve used a lot. This would make an awesome Christmas gift, I’ll have to put it on my list!

  15. the soup sounds amazing I’m booking to make this tomorrow for lunch I already have all the ingredients. So excited Thank you

  16. That soup looks amazing! My mom has always sworn by everything Southern Living, so I’ll have to get this. Thanks!

  17. That looks amazing, I love potato soup.

  18. I make soup from scratch all the time. That looks like the perfect lunch on a cold day.

  19. I love Southern Living cookbooks, they are awesome! And I don’t have this one.
    I do make soup from scratch, and want to make more of them.

  20. I love potato soup, and I would love to make this from scratch looks yummy

  21. had to come tell you i’m making this for dinner tonight. i can’t WAIT.

  22. It’s hard to resist a bowl of good ol’ potato soup!

  23. Looks like an amazing cook book. I love recipes that feel like a good old home cooked meal.

  24. I have made soup from scratch before, but admit that it’s much simpler to just open a can 😉

  25. I make 90% of my soups from scratch because I like to control the flavor and what goes in them! This looks like a great cookbook and I’ll definitely be checking it out!

  26. That sounds like a great cookbook & looks like a yummy recipe!

  27. I’m freezing right now and that soup looks so yummy and comforting!

  28. There aren’t many things better than homemade comfort foods, especially when the weather is cold.

  29. That looks so good!! Also sounds like a fun recipe book to have on hand!

  30. I love cookbooks! The one’s I currently have were passed down to me from my grandmother .

  31. That looks good. I make chili all the time. Not really soup I guess but it is perfect for cold days.

  32. This looks so good! Me and my hubby would like this… my kids are not big on soup, but I really think they would like this recipe!

  33. I occasionally make soup from scratch…usually broccoli and cheese.

  34. I’ve never attempted a soup from scratch, but I love potato soup!

  35. I love all the Southern Living cookbooks: I’ve been getting them since 2008 and reference them quite a bit for great cooking, great decor etc.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie from

  36. Sharon Rooney says

    Wow, this is super easy and can be made with everyday products in my pantry or refrigerator.

  37. Ooo — thanks for sharing about this one; I add to my cookbook collection nearly every month. I’m addicted to them!

  38. Sandra VanHoey says

    They have some excellent cook books. We have a couple and that soup looks delicious