Gemma’s Cheesy Potato Soup!

Howdy y’all! Sorry it’s been a while (yes again). I feel like I’m always having to say sorry for something ahhhh! Hehe well anyways, today I am giving you my recipe for potato soup – I am pretty sure my church loved it since when I made it for a soup supper back in March it went pretty fast so I just thought I should share it with you guys! This soup is packed with cheese, potatoes, broccoli, bacon, onions and is the perfect fall/winter dish. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Gemma’s Cheesy Potato Soup!


BE AWARE: It’s cheesy 😉


-1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

-1/2 cup olive oil

-1 large onion, chopped

-Salt and pepper to taste

-1 quart chicken broth/stock

-2 crumbled pieces of cooked bacon

-1 tablespoon cornstarch or all-purpose flour

-8 red potatoes, chopped (peeled if desired)

-2 cups of broccoli, chopped

-2 cups whole milk

-1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese (white)

Optional: replace 1 cup of the milk for half-and-half for a creamier texture.


  1. Cook bacon (use if desired). Chop all ingredients that need chopping.
  2. Combine the stick of butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Throw in onions and cook until onions are nicely sweated. Add salt and pepper. Stir frequently.
  3. Add broth and whisk in cornstarch/flour right away so no clumps form. Add the potatoes and bring to boil. After potatoes are tender, add in the chopped broccoli, bacon,  milk/cream, cheese,  and stir until all combined. Cook for about 10 more minutes and then it’s ready to serve! Season with salt and pepper until it reaches your desired taste.

Top with more cheese if you like (never can have enough cheese;)!

Hope you give this soup a try 🙂 God bless & talk to ya later!




What’s Been Going On :)

Hello everyone! It’s been so hot here, what about where you live? So sorry I haven’t written a post in a couple of weeks… I’ve been so busy and sick 😦 Seriously guys, 2 weeks ago I thought I was gonna die or something. It. Was. Awful. Luckily I am pretty much healed and able to get around again and do more stuff. 🙂


Last week, we visited the good old beach down in SC. It was amazing! Wish I could spend the rest of my days there. But sadly we can’t. 😦 Gotta go back to my home city. As much as I love living here in VA, I do really love the people, food, psalm trees, the wonderful waves & sand on the beach, & the rest of the scenery in SC. After crying a couple times and dealing with the fact that I can’t stay there, I realized that I am meant to be here in my small town. If it’s not meant for us to live near our beloved place or near our loved ones here on earth, then it’s not our will, its God’s! It may be sad, but we can still have a good time. God planted all of us where we are now for something… who knows what! God has planned everything out for a reason… just always remember that. Although at times we may despair, always remember that maybe it’s not always what you want, it’s what God wants, and it probably is best. Yes, I love the beach, yes I do. It’s a very nice place to relax and rest and enjoy life. But ya know though, we can enjoy life at our real homes too! It may or may not be the best place, but if you have the right attitude, it can surely be a wonderful place. 🙂


Well, that is it for now. I hope to write more soon 🙂 Please keep my whole family, especially my mother, to be healed from any pain. Or even just to pray that we can be strong during tough times and offer up our pains joyfully.


God bless you all.

~Gemma G.

46 Subscribers!

Hey all, what’s up? For me, not a lot right now.. just drinking iced coffee, on Pinterest, and trying to get my headache to go a way, ugh! Hope y’all are doing better off then me at the moment… headaches are one of the worst. :/

Anyways, sorry it’s been a while since my last post… June & May are the busy months for us so I am sorry if I do not post much. After our V.B.S. (Vacation Bible School), I will have lots of time to post before our annual beach trip! 🙂

So, before I go, I just (yes, yet again) want to say a quick ‘thank you’ to everyone. I have now a total of 46 subscribers! Yesterday I had only 41, lol. 😛 That just wows me big time. Thank y’all for your love and support, even when I couldn’t upload videos much. I am almost to 50 and I will never stop trying!  Please, if you are able, to continue to share my videos and ‘SUBSCRIBE’ if you haven’t already. 🙂

Always remember to keep sparkling, no matter what! Luv y’all♥



(Gemma Guthrie)

June 10th, 2016


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