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Boiled Dinner, with Hot Dogs!

Do you like New England Boiled Dinner….the traditional New England Boiled Dinner with the famous corned beef and cabbage prepared in the United States on St. Patrick’s Day?  For other times during the year, here is a variation I know. It is to replace hot dogs for the corned beef!  My Mom did this once in a while! It was a recipe that went around…

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Beef Barley Soup in a Slow Cooker

Based on Betty Crocker’s wonderful recipe for Beef Barley Soup, this one’s a keeper! The interesting history of barley soup goes back centuries, and some say it pre-dates written history! If you are wondering where it Beef Barley Soup orginated, culinary historians will say SCOTLAND! No surprise to me! LOL It is one of my favorite soups! I love the broth of this one! It’s…

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Turkey Soup

Turkey or chicken soup? I’d choose Turkey! It has a bold, poultry flavor that is so tasty and delicious! If you discard the Thanksgiving turkey carcass, you are losing out! I use it after every Thanksgiving, sometimes making the turkey soup right away and having it later in the evening. Sometimes I freeze the carcass to make to make the turkey soup later. It all…

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Chili, Like Wendy’s – For Real!

Everyone has a favorite CHILI recipe, I am sure! Wendy’s Chili is our favorite, and I finally found a way to make it as good as theirs, even after trying so many of the copycat Wendy’s out there. Not one hit it right…except this one! Sometimes I change the type beans, depending on what I have, or I use 2 different kinds of beans, but…

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Cream of Turkey Soup

Cream of Turkey Soup is such a delicious and comforting soup! There is one diner we know that makes a great Cream of Turkey Soup only on a Sunday, but not every Sunday! This recipe reminds me of that one! I know Cream of Chicken soup is more available, and more popular, but if you really like turkey, try this recipe! I like it better…

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Shrimp and Lobster Bisque

Forget using chicken stock with seafood bisques or soups! Use FISH STOCK! Boil the shrimp and lobster together and use that liquid for your bisque. It definitely makes a world of a difference in my opinion! And this bisque is not hard to make at all! You can use this with any fish or combination of fish you like, as long as one of your…

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Rhode Island Clear Clam Chowder

Clear broth Clam Chowder is Rhode Island style clam chowder, and it’s my favorite!!  If I have a choice of the Manhattan or the New England or the Rhode Island, this is my favorite! There is a great restaurant I know that mixes both the Manhattan and the New England. The friendly owner never fails to come around and greet everyone at the tables. One…

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Venus de Milo Soup

A FAST, EASY VEGETABLE AND GROUND BEEF SOUP favorite recipe of so many people! It is also called VENUS DE MILO SOUP because it originated from the famous Venus de Milo Restaurant, Banquet and Wedding facility in Swansea, Massachusetts in the 1960’s. This delicious soup is so EASY to make! Everyone loves it! It looks hard, but it isn’t! The restaurant owners happily gave out…

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Split Pea Soup

Nothing compares to a homemade version of Split Pea Soup! I like it with the ham and vegetables diced small, although I’ve seen some pea soups with large pieces of ham and vegetables, more like a stew. That is up to you. The history of split pea soup goes way back to 500 BC! Some countries use bacon or sausage instead of ham. Some countries…

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