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Alphabet Soups! 
Jan. 25, 2012 8:15 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 7:12 pm
I thought I'd best "recap" the soups that I've made thus far, as yesterday, a made it through "M."  So, here goes, all... if there's one (or all) that you'd like the rec's I chose, just let me know, as I have kept a pretty accurate record!  Here goes...

Autumn Soup - Classic 1000 Italian Recipes by Christina Gabrielli
Borscht (Ukranian Red Borscht Soup) -<
Cheddar Beer Soup - The Pillsbury Cookbook
Dumpling soup - Crockery Cookery by Mable Hoffman
Egg Drop Soup -<
French Onion Soup - Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Guiness Beef Stew - "me!"  ( I melded two rec's together for this one...)
Habitant Soup (Split Pea) - Ball Home Preserving (reduced to 4 servings.)
Irish Parsnip and Apple -<
Jambalaya II -<
Knoephla Soup -<
Lentil Soup with Garlic and Anchovies - I had to wing this one as I couldn't "find" the one I'd read...
Matzo Ball Soup - combination of a number of rec's here at AllRecipes

For the Matzo Ball soup, I cut corners, and seriously doubt that I followed any practices of "Kosher" cooking...  I chose a store bought chicken broth, and a matzo ball mix, but I certainly did enjoy the bowl that I've eaten...  Are matzo balls supposed to be almost as big as tennis balls? lol!  I think my preference next time, would be to make them a bit smaller.

Next in the line-up (if I don't find something different meantime,) will be "onion cheese soup."  Not sure about my "P" choice however, so I'll wait a bit before sharing just what that may be!

Meanwhile... be happy, be healthy, be crazy!
Jan. 25, 2012 9:07 pm
Just realized that I've "skipped" the letter N for Navy bean soup... My bad! I'll leave a link/info when I make it and post about it! Be well, all!
Jan. 26, 2012 6:07 pm
I love them all Stevie! How could you forget the navy bean??? So far that one and the onion soup Has been my fav's! There is a way to save these as a collection... I just added a Alphabet soup recipe categorie in my recipe box! Keep em' comin'!!!! Be well my Crazy Friend!
Jan. 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Terry, glad to hear from you! Sounds like you really enjoyed grandson! I'll most definately keep 'em coming, but will not let things pile up so bad! Let me know if you want any that are from cookbooks, I'll gladly type them out and post them! Be well! Heat by the weekend, hopefully!! :0)
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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