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Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Fishing, Photography
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
This is an excellent recipe; I will definitely make it again. Really really good! However I did make some modifications. Since I was trying to use up an abundance of tomatoes from our garden, for the 4 c. tomato juice I pureed enough fresh tomatoes to make 4 cups. My tomatoes are of varying sizes so I didn't count how many. Since I didn't used store bought tomato juice I added 1 tsp. salt. I didn't see the need to puree the soup mixture after the 30 minutes; the tomato chunks are kind of nice to have in there. I also did not find the quantity of basil leaves to be sufficient so I double the amount and added a 1/2 tsp. dried basil. I also added 6 cloves of chopped garlic and a 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. Served it with some mozzarella cheese on top.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2012
Mama's Italian Wedding Soup
Really good soup! I have always loved Italian Wedding Soup from a can so I decided to make my own. Nice flavors for a mild soup. Followed suggestions from others and baked the meatballs before adding them into the soup (be sure to use non-stick cooking spray on the baking sheet) and added garlic. Nice addition. Also, since all the Italian Wedding Soup I have had in the past had chicken meatballs, (not beef) I used ground chicken instead of ground beef, and it was very good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2012
Cheesy Baked Eggplant
Excellent and tasty dish! Great way to dress up eggplant and make use of our garden fresh tomatoes. Knowing full well that eggplant gets soft quickly when you cook it, I skipped stepped 1 and did not do the 10 pre-bake. It is not necessary unless you like your eggplant to be nothing but mush. I simply put the eggplant slices into my pan (coated with non-stick spray) and sprinkled them with the garlic powder and continued with the remaining steps.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2010

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