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In the kitchen with Darin

Jan 21, 2022 | The Majestic Crossing Team, Uncategorized

I’ve shared before that I enjoy the entire life cycle of food. The whole “Farm to Fork” idea may be trendy right now but that’s really how I live my life every day. From farming, fishing, and hunting to tapping maples and growing a garden, I enjoy all aspects of the food I eat. And that enjoyment extends to cooking as well.

A few of my kitchen creations. An Old fashioned made with our maple syrup. Wild turkey and rice soup. A perfectly cooked venison steak. Cheesy garden vegetable and sausage soup. Hearty duck stew.

A few of my favorite recipes

Growing up you wouldn’t find me in the kitchen very often but as an adult, I started to experiment more and now enjoy cooking up meals for friends and family. So I thought I would share a recipe that if I am being honest, I stole from a friend and made my own. This potato soup recipe is perfect for a cold winter day. Topping a hot bowl with some shredded cheddar, preferably from Sartori, makes this recipe extra delicious.

Darin's Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Soup


  • 2-3 cups Diced Ham
  • 6 large Russet Potatoes Peeled and cubed
  • 1 large Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 4 Carrots Peeled and chopped
  • 2 Celery Stalks Chopped
  • 4 Chicken Boullion Cubes
  • 1 tbsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • 12 oz Evaporated Milk
  • 1 bunch green onion For topping
  • Shredded cheese For topping


  • Add all ingredients except evaporated milk into slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  • Stir in evaporated milk in the last 30-60 minutes of cooking time
  • Serve topped with green onion and your favorite shredded cheese


Thank you Jen from Farm Wife Feeds for the use of your soup photo! 

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