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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2014
I was looking for a soup recipe that called for ham, as I had cubed my leftover Christmas ham, and had plenty. I made a few changes: I added some diced carrots along with the potatoes, celery and onion. I also put the chicken bouillon in the water along with the vegetables instead of adding it at the end to give the vegetables some flavor. I used half and half instead of milk to give the soup some richness, and added a teaspoon of Italian herbs, which was a good decision. This soup was chunky and delicious! A keeper.
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Simple Garlic Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2013
This was delicious. I cooked the shrimp in the olive oil but removed it after it was cooked, as I didn't want to over-cook it and eat tough shrimp. Since my family loves garlic, I used 8 cloves of garlic. I didn't have capers so I used green olive brine, which was still OK in the recipe. I mixed some white wine, a bit of sour cream, and Parmesan cheese into the butter sauce. I mixed the shrimp and al dente bow tie pasta into the sauce. Yummy!
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