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Jan. 11, 2013 4:41 am 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2013 10:56 am
How many condiments can one refrigerator hold? I have EVERY condiment known to man kind in there. Everytime I buy on I pray that it doesn't say "refrigerate after opening". Is it ncessary to have mayo and Miracle Whip? This is no joke, 17 different salad dressings.  Mustards 3, marinates 4,… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 11, 2012 6:17 am 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 6:03 am
The rating system on ALLRECIPES is a wonderful thing in my eyes. I have brought this subject up before on the BUZZ. If I could change one thing about it I would wish that they had 1/2 ratings such as a 4 1/2. It would be a truer rating because it is very hard to rate a recipe a 5. A 5 star to… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 8, 2012 3:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 12:13 pm
What makes a person on ALLRECIPES pick their username? I chose my username "soupy" because I love soups. Although I add and add and add to the soups I make, which makes them come out more like stews. I guess I should have used the username "stewy".  Everyone picks for different reasons. I… MORE
 
 
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May 2, 2012 5:35 am 
Updated: May 3, 2012 3:29 pm
Why oh why do I have to put my spin on recipes on the "allrecipes" site?  I choose a recipe because it sounds great and I have all the ingredients on hand. But still I find myself doing this to most recipes. I think the recipes I do this to the most are soups. Always adding kale or spinach to… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 24, 2012 2:31 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 5:07 am
My husband loves when I cook a great meal or bake a wonderful pie. Who appreciates my baking the most? My two dogs, that is who. I love to make up new recipes for dog treats and they are never disappointed. They don't seem to care if it is a cheesey dog treat or a peanut butter dog treat. It… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 17, 2012 7:50 am 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012 6:36 am
Here I sit waiting for the day when I finally get one of my personal recipes published. I wonder how they go about the process of choosing which recipes that they publish. They must test it to make sure it really is a good recipe. Does it matter if you use products that you have in your… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 9, 2012 11:51 am 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2012 5:47 am
Since I saw this news article one night about "pink slime" I will not eat ground beef purchased at a supermarket unless it says "orgainic ground beef". The news article said this wouldn't have the "pink lime" in it.  We had a friend who used to look for london broil on sale and ask the… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 28, 2011 5:19 pm 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2011 6:42 am
A lot of people  don't enjoy food shopping. I really enjoy going to the grocery store. I really like to bring my husband, he looks at shelves I don't really pay attention to. We have tried quite a few things that he has suggested and we have enjoyed them.      I really enjoy looking at the… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 25, 2011 5:13 am 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2011 7:49 am
When people buy a home they are probably concerned about how many rooms, location or good schools for their kids. When I buy my next home I am looking for two things.....at least 2 bathrooms and a big FOOD PANTRY. My current home doesn't have very many cabinets. I don't have kids so schools… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 20, 2011 3:59 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2011 3:11 pm
Let's start with such things as yogurt ,eggs, cheese,bread, meat, fruit and milk. These items have expiration dates on them. I try to eat them up before they expire to save money. Some people get rid of  them the day they expire for fear of some kind of parasite, mold and many other… MORE
 
 
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soupy

Member Since
Nov. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating

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About Me
I like to try to create new recipes for cooking and baking contest. I am a certified dialysis technician I am married to a great guy who is my best friend. We have a camp in Newport Maine and we enjoy spending as much time there as possible.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook or bake most anything except fish. I am not great at all recipes but the best things I make are soups and stews. I like to try new things. I love to read everyones reviews because it helps me to avoid some of the mistakes they have made.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving we spend at my sister-in-laws house. We always bring a ham and some kind of appetizer. This year they invited my dad to go with us.He would have been alone due to my passing two monthes earlier and my sister traveling to see her son. He had a great time and will come from now on.
My cooking triumphs
My triumph is that I have finally aloud my husband to cook in the kitchen. I am always afraid of what he would make for us to eat. Turns out he is a pretty good cook and we have a great time cooking together.
My cooking tragedies
My bread making never seems to come out right. Usually come out very hard and doesn't rise. I hope to conquer this some day.
 
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