Potato Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

It’s cooked all day in the slow cooker and is great for a cold day. Top with bacon, cheese, and green onions for the ultimate potato soup. Prep Time: 10 mins, cook time: 5 hours


  • 1(80 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (I used cubed)
  • 2 (14 0z.) cans chicken broth (see Note)
  • 1(10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 (80z) package cream cheese (softened)
  • Optional Toppings:
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Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish


  • 2 cups whole raw cranberries, washed
  • 1 small onion
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish from a jar (“red is a bit milder than white”)


  1. Grind the raw berries and onion together. (“I use an old-fashioned meat grinder,” says Stamberg. “I’m sure there’s a setting on the food processor that will give you a chunky grind — not a puree.”)
  2. Add everything else and mix.
  3. Put in a plastic container and freeze.
  4. Early Thanksgiving
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Noodle Kugel

  • 16 ounces (400 gm) broad egg noodles
  • 4 Tbsp. (50 gm) butter, melted
  • 1 pound (500 gm) cottage cheese
  • 1 pound (500 gm) sour cream or Israeli white cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, mix the noodles with the melted butter, cheeses, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the
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Thanksgiving Sage Stuffing

Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 (about 18-ounce) loaf rustic bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large yellow onions (about 1 pound total), diced
  • 4 large stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • Leaves from 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups low-sodium turkey, chicken, or vegetable broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Dry the bread. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 225°F. Spread the bread
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[SOLVED] ‘Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform. Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT’ on Windows 11 host

I was trying to run a Debian, Linux, guest on a Windows 11 Enterprise host with virtualization enabled for the VMWare Linux guest so that I could install minikube. Minikube requires running a VM on the host on which minikube is running, so essentially, a VM within a VM.

After enabling the “Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI” setting and attempting to boot the VM it indicated that this configuration was not supported on this platform.

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How to check if a file is sourced in Bash

Sometimes you will want to ensure that a file is sourced instead of executed. This ensures, among other things, that any environment variables that the script defines remain in your current shell after the script completes.

To do so, use the following to check whether the file was sourced or run in a sub-shell

(return 0 2/dev/null) && sourced=1 || sourced=0
echo "sourced=$sourced"

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Pruning directories from find

I have no idea why, but for some reason I always have a hard time remembering the exact syntax for find when I want to prune some list of directories from a search.

Let’s say that you want to execute a find in a directory where there are a lot of .git directories and you don’t want to search through the guts of the repo directories. With the following command we specify the prune predicate ahead of the search for → Continue reading “Pruning directories from find”

Using cut with a delimiter of any amount of whitespace

The TLDR; is to first use tr to replace all occurrences of any horizontal whitespace character with a single space, and then squeeze down any number of spaces to a single space and then define the delimiter for cut as a single space. The following example assumes that you want to see from the 5th column to the end of the line.

<do-something-to-generate-input| tr '[:blank:]' ' ' | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f5-

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