The first time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly, minus the celery. Everyone liked it, but I had never had pea soup and I wasn't wild about it. Since then I have tweaked it and now I love it, along with everyone else in the house. I don't soak the peas overnight, and I don't think it matters either way. I use beef stock instead of water and omit the salt. I have never used the celery. I add LOTS of garlic powder. The most important change is that I dice up a lean ham steak instead of using a ham bone. It adds some nice, lean ham to the soup without the hassle or fat from a ham bone. Having made it with the ham bone and without, I don't think it makes a big difference. I have to say I get raves about this and my young daughter absolutely loves this. I usually make a double batch because we love it so much.
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The first time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly, minus the celery. Everyone liked...