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Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2006
Yep... this is pretty good (it's how I make mine). But, why stop with Northern beans? I use every kind of bean and dried pea I can get my hands on. And I never take the time to soak my dried beans. I "de-gas" them by just covering them with water, adding about a tablespoon of baking soda, and bringing them to a rolling boil - about 3 times. After each boil, drain and run clean water over them to remove the husks. Then add the rest of your ingredients and cook away! You'll find the other beans/peas give your soup a much more "full" flavor. And the "de-gassing" ... well... de-gasses them! LOL Try it - I think you'll like it.
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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2006
Egg salad is one of those things that's pretty hard to mess up. Eggs, mayo, mustard, dill relish, salt and pepper - right? But when this gem of a recipe landed on my RSS feed, I just *knew* I had to try it. I now have a new favorite way to make egg salad sandwiches. The mustard powder gives it that mustardy flavor without the extra vinegar that's present in prepared mustard. And the dill weed! Oh my - THAT is what sets this whole recipe apart. With a more intense dill flavor than regular dill relish, it perfectly compliments the eggs and mayo. And, since we love onions, I finely chopped about 2 Tblsp. of fresh onion into my salad instead of the plain onion flakes (which can sometimes be more pungent than the "real" thing). Try this recipe - you won't be disappointed! Thanks, Sara!
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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
I, too, served these for my New Year's Day party and they were a hit. I also used the prepared, frozen meatballs. I'll bet the Little Smokies would be great in this sauce as well. Word of warning - do NOT use the Italian meatballs! The flavors fight each other and the sauce is the loser. Thanks for the recipe, Lara.
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Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2005
Took this to our golf fundraiser and it was gobbled up! Like others, I added a little red pepper and sunflower seeds and green onions. Eyeballed the veggies (there was a lot!), but kept the dressing the same. It was plenty. I only got a taste of it, but really really liked what I had. Plus, it was a very pretty presentation in a glass salad dish. Kind of like a 7 Layer Salad. Oh, and I also put the dressing on over the cheese, then added the bacon and seeds afterwards to keep them crisper.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2006
I'm not much of a fruit pie person, but DH loves them. Part of what puts me off on them is the jell-like consistency of the filling. But, I had a pint of strawberries in the 'fridge and some pie plant in the freezer, so when I found this recipe (sans jell) I made it. Here are the mistakes I made so you can avoid them: #1 - don't let your frozen rhubarb thaw, it throws off the amount. I probably ended up using more like 8 cups instead of 4. Fresh rhubarb would be the best, but frozen will work as long as you measure it frozen when it's more the size of fresh. #2 - Don't use the strawberries you buy in March or early April. They are more sour and don't have a very good flavor. Or else adjust the amount of sugar you use to compensate for their sourness. I am definitely going to make this pie again in another month with good, locally grown strawberries and my own fresh cut pie plant. Thanks for the recipe Wilma!
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2007
Man! This soup was awsome! It's chili made with chicken. At first bite I thought it would be better made with beef, but by the end of the bowl, I'd totally changed my mind. Chicken was the perfect meat in this. We're not fans of White Chili, but this just knocked our socks off. Ya gotta try it! Thanks Catherine!
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Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2005
Excellent soup! I didn't have enough milk, so, like another reviewer, I used a can of evaporated milk. I think that actually made it more creamy. I, too, sauted one celery stalk (with the leafy top) with my onion. A great soup, thanks Cyd.
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Fresh Rhubarb Bread Pudding

Reviewed: May 5, 2005
I like to find different ways to use my pie plant instead of the "usual" crisps, cobblers and pies. And this recipe is the best I've ever found! I can't say enough for it! It's the BEST!
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Pickled Eggs

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
I'll admit it - I don't like pickled eggs. But I made these over New Years to enter into a pickled egg contest. Mine was the only one made with beets. Everyone admitted they were "real purty", but the didn't like them. I guess if you don't like pickled beets, you won't like these eggs. However, the beets in this recipe were the best pickled beets I've ever made so this goes in my recipe box for that reason alone. Thanks, Terry!
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Awesome Ham Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 22, 2006
Awsome is right! I made this up and have been eating it for lunch and it just gets better. My family doesn't like sweet pickles, so I used sweet pickle relish instead. But I have to wonder, what am I missing by not having that 1/2 cup pickle juice to put in the salad. The next time I make this salad (and there WILL be a next time!), I'm going to buy a jar of sweet pickles specifically to put in here. If its this good when NOT following the recipe exactly, how good will it be when I do? Thanks for the recipe.
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Chicken Noodle Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
Man, was this good! I used leftover Thanksgiving turkey and everyone raved. I was concerned that the noodles wouldn't cook since the only "liquid" in the recipe was the sour cream and cans of condensed soup. But they cooked up fine. Thanks for the great recipe, Lisa.
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Leah's Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I've never thought about adding dill to my stock - I'll have to try that some time. Just a note: it is not necessary to peel and/or chop your vegetables before adding them. Just wash them good and throw 'em in! (You're going to toss them in the end anyway.) You don't even have to peel your onion (the skin darkens the stock nicely). You can add any/all vegetables that are languishing in the vegetable bin to this stock. I freeze my stock in ice cube trays, then pop them out and put them in freezer bags. You use just a little or a lot that way and there's no waste. Thanks for posting this Leah.
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Sausage Casserole II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2006
This made a very quick and easy week day dinner. I would, however, recommend that you do not use Italian sausage as I did. The flavor wasn't quite "right" - not bad, but not particularly good. Next time I'll use a nice Polish sausage or Kielbasa. For a busy day, wit's end supper idea, this hit the spot. Thanks Judy.
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Chicken Livers Fandango

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2005
Try this with chicken GIZZARDS, and I think you might like it.
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Bohemian Pork Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2005
I'm not a fan of caraway seeds so I'm not sure why I made this. Something different, I guess. DH liked it better than I did. Just too "caraway-ie" for me.
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Best Ever Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2005
Man! Was this good! I ate a bowl full of it before even putting it in the fridge. Yum!! You know how pasta soaks up the dressing and you usually have to add more the next day? Well, not with this. It did soak it up, but when I had a bowl at noon today the dressing amount was just right. What a great way to use all those tomatoes and cucumbers coming out of the garden right now. Thanks Kristy!
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Paige's Feta Slaw

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2005
O.M.G. This is the best coleslaw recipe I've ever had the pleasure to review!!!! I didn't have feta so I left it out. I was a little concerned about the amount of pepper... but it was just right. This is an excellent recipe.... hope you like it as much as I did! Oh... and, IMHO... the oil amount is just right. I'm still munching on it 3 days later and it just keeps getting better.
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Spaghetti Salad II

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2007
This had a good flavor and it certainly makes a LOT. Remember to break the spaghetti into smaller pieces before cooking for easier eating.
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French Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
This was pretty good. I had 3 apples I needed to use (2 Granny Smiths and 1 Braeburn), part of a loaf of french bread and a can of sweetened condensed milk, so I decided to make this. It has a very pleasant *cinnamon-y* flavor and the texture was just right. Very good recipe. P.S. I decided to chop up some walnuts and added those. That tasted really good, too.
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Creamed Cucumber Slices

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2005
So THIS is how Aunt Della made her cucumbers n' cream!! I always used sour cream and it never was as good, and now I know why! Thanks for the memories, GEEKSWIFE1
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