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Noel
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We have done this before and got amazing and delicious recipes that we are still enjoying.

Let's do it again..share those recipes and any tips you might have for cooking.

Loved Linda's popcorn idea in the microwave.

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Alexis F
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This is a hardy and easy to make soup. With Fall coming, I love to make soups!

2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 (2 ounce pkg.) of onion soup mix. You use both envelopes in the box.
6 cups boiling water
2 - 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 can mixed vegetables
1 cup elbow macaroni

1. Brown meat, drain and rinse.
2. Add all spices plus onion soup mix
3. Stir in water, tomato sauce and soy sauce
4. Cover and simmer 15 mins.
5. Add vegetables, cook 30 mins.
6. Add macaroni and cook 30 mins more.
Add water or more tomato sauce (to taste)if necessary.

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DianeBC
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Cheesy Potato Soup and Ham

10 MEDIUM POTATOES
1 CAN CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
1/2 LB. VELVEETA CHEESE
2 CUPS DICED HAM
1 CAN CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
16 OZ. SOUR CREAM
2 MEDIUM ONIONS

PEEL AND DICE POTATOES. CHOP ONION, COVER WITH WATER AND SIMMER TILL TENDER. DO NOT DRAIN, ADD SOUPS, SOUR CREAM, VELVEETA CHEESE AND HAM. SIMMER 15 MINUTES.

THIS IS A TRADITION AT OUR HOME AT CHRISTMAS TIME. IT IS VERY GOOD AND VERY RICH! I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY IT!

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VickiSam
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It is still hot, as well as humid here in Southern/Northern California ..

Freeze grapes -- medium colors are the best.

I wash bunches, then cut them up and place in small baggies. After dinner, before
bed when you have the urge for a sweet treat --- grab a bag out of the freeze and
enjoy the sweetness of a frozen treat without the hundred of calories.

Vicki Sam

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Kylez
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I do this Vicki Sam and my husband and I love them!

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DianeBC
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CHICKEN TETRAZINNI

4 CUPS COOKED CHICKEN
3 TBSP. OLEO, MELTED
1 CUP CHOPPED CELERY
CHOPPED BROCCOLI ( OPTIONAL )
1 - 4 OZ. CAN SLICED MUSHROOMS
3/4 CUP MILK
1 LB. SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 - 7 OZ. PKG. SPAGHETTI COOKED IN CHICKEN BROTH ( WELL DRAINED )
1 CUP DICED GREEN PEPPER
1 - 2 OZ. CAN DICED PIMENTO
2 CANS CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

SAUTE IN OLEO THE CELERY, GREEN PEPPER AND BROCCOLI. MIX ALL TOGETHER EXCEPT THE CHEESE. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES IN A 9 X 13 DISH. SPRINKLE CHEESE ON FOR LAST FEW MINUTES OF BAKING TIME. FIX AHEAD AND BAKE LATER.

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Kylez
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I had a girlfriend out for dinner and served this with a green salad and some hard rolls. It was excellent! My hubby even loved it! Thanks!

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Ritzy
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil; drain. Stir in the broth, water, barley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add the carrots, celery, onion and parsley; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender.  Stir in peas and heat thru. 
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Alexis F
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This sounds very easy Ritzy and I will be making this on one of these cold days!  Thanks!

 

Note: I did make this yesterday and everyone raved over it!  Thanks again for this recipe and thanks Noel for this discussion!

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desertgirl947
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I started doing this recently, and I really enjoy eating grapes this way. What got me started was my not being able to keep up with my stash of grapes before some would go bad. So, I froze grapes (off the vine) to keep them good.
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(Looks like this did not end up where I thought it would.)

survivorbc09
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and guess what I am serving.  Your soup recipe Diane.  I am going to have some sandwiches made up too, but, this should fill them up I hope.  lol

Thanks and I am sure we will all enjoy it!

Jan

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Noel
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I bet it was good Jan!  How did it turn out?  I've made it too and it was a big hit!

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laughs_a_lot
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You can make hamburger dill chips out of small zuchinni squash and no one can tell the difference between them and the pickle chips. Also larger zuchinni can be ground up and used for making relish. So if you have not planted enough pickles you now have an alternative. Just google up the recipies. People are always giving away zuchinni from thier garden.

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We grilled peaches and blueberries, added small amount of brown sugar and lemon juice on low to med heatfor 18-20 minutes, serve alone, with cool whip or ice cream etc... delish

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Alexis F
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PRETZEL SALAD

1 1/4 CUP CRUSHED PRETZELS
1/2 CUP SUGAR
1/3 CUP OLEO, MELTED
8 OZ. CREAM CHEESE
1 ( 9 OZ ) CARTON COOL WHIP
1/2 CUP POWDERED SUGAR
2 SMALL PKG. STRAWBERRY JELLO
2 CUP HOT WATER
1 ( 16 OZ. ) PKG. FROZEN STRAWBERRIES, SWEETENED ( UNDRAINED AND UNTHAWED )
1 CUP CRUSHED PINEAPPLE

MIX FIRST 3 INGREDIENTS AND PUT INTO 9 X 13 INCH PAN. BAKE 10 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES AND COOL.
MIX TOGETHER THE NEXT 3 INGREDIENTS AND LAYER THEM OVER THE PRETZEL MIXTURE.
MIX TOGETHER THE LAST 4 INGREDIENTS. WHEN PARTIALLY SET, POUR OVER CREAM CHEESE LAYER. REFRIGERATE AND ENJOY!

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susie09
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I got this recipe Lex and this stuff is delicious! It is especially great during the hot summer. Thanks for putting it up again!

Pink Rose
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I am making this for a cookout we're having next weekend!  This sounds so good and refreshing!

Thanks, Rose

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Angie2U
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I've got my printer going! LOL Thanks for these great recipes!

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I know it's not super bowl time but this can be shaped any way you like.

Super Bowl Party Cheeseball

4oz jar of Old English Cheese Spread
4oz jar of Olive and Pimento Spread
8oz Cream Cheese
Ritz Crackers
Stick Pretzels

Mix all 3 cheeses, chill them in order to make shaping easier
You can roll this in some crushed ritz (crush finely) to make handling and shaping possible.
Shape like a football on a large plate, this is super easy.
Use your stick pretzels to make the laces :)

This is the best Cheeseball recipe I've ever tried, mm mm good.

Enjoy,
Kari

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TraciInLA
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Our garden has been overflowing with basil this summer. I love pesto, but traditional Italian pesto is just a little too intense, too strong, for my taste.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com -- the addition of spinach and almonds makes it milder -- and healthier, too! I've been making it all summer -- this recipe makes a big batch of about 4 cups of pesto, because it freezes beautifully.

Spinach Basil Pesto
(adapted from recipe posted on allrecipes.com by Dianne)

3 packed cups spinach leaves
2 packed cups fresh basil
1 cup toasted almonds
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Whiz everything up together in a food processor. Taste, and add more lemon juice, pepper, or olive oil to your liking (don't let the strong raw garlic taste scare you -- it will mellow after a few hours in the fridge).

Just made a batch of this for dinner tonight -- pasta with pesto and zucchini from our garden! We also love mixing leftover pesto with light mayonnaise for a sandwich spread or vegetable dip.

Traci

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Noel
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Traci, can I come over? lol

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Darn, I wish I had had this recipe when I was harvesting my basil. Traci, I made traditional pesto and froze it, but I would love to try your recipe. Do you think I could mix the spinach in somehow after the fact?

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1 pound of pasta (any shape you desire, sea shells are the best)
1 green pepper cut up into small pieces
1 red pepper cut up into small pieces
1 sweet onion cut up into small pieces
celery cut up into small pieces
package of cherry grape tomatoes (you could cut in half or use whole)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of oil and vinegar
can of tomato soup
mix sugar, oil, vinegar and soup together
cook pasta
cut up veggies
when pasta is cooked, mix everything together
yummy!

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Ritzy
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This is also great for taking somewhere.  We stopped by a friends house and I took this.  They loved it!  And, since it is summer now, you can get fresh everything!

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Megan M
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I am not waiting for the Super Bowl for this recipe Kari. I am trying it this weekend!

Thanks,

Megan

survivorbc09
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Tailgater's Chili

2 LB ROUND STEAK, CUT INTO 1/2 INCH PIECES
1 ( 20 OZ. ) CAN KIDNEY BEANS, DRAINED
3 TBSP. CHOPPED GREEN CHILIES

MIX TOGETHER. ADD TO ABOVE:

1 ENVELOPE DRY ONION SOUP
1 ( 8 OZ. ) CAN TOMATO SAUCE
1 CAN OF BEER
1 1/2 TSP. CHILI POWDER

MIX ALL OF THE ABOVE TOGETHER AND BAKE 1 1/2 HOURS AT 350. REMOVE FROM OVEN.

MIX 1 PACKAGE OF CORN BREAD MIX AS DIRECTED, ADDING 1 CUP SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE. BAKE AN ADDITIONAL 25 MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWN.

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Barbecue

1 1/2 lb hamburger
1/2 cup onion
1 cup catsup
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup celery
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon mustard
2 Tablespoons vinegar

Cook together hamburger, celery and onion until done. Drain. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 5 minutes. Serve on big hamburger buns. We add a slice of American cheese on top and put it in the microwave for just a few seconds to just melt the cheese a little.

survivorbc09
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1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can condensed milk
1 container cool whip

Drain pineapple well. In a large bowl mix pineapple, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip and condensed milk, folding together gently. Chill and serve!

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teresa41
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I have made the barbecue and the cheese potato soup so far and they were sooo good

Thanks for sharing

Teresa

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Angie2U
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1 ( 2 lb ) package frozen hash browns
1 cup chopped green onion
1 pint sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 stick oleo
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Make sure potatoes are thawed. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 hour. This is a great dish to take to a potluck. You can just keep it in a crock pot so it will stay warm.

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DebbyM
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These potatoes sound good and very easy to make. We've got a family get together this weekend, so, I think I will make these. Thanks!

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DianeBC
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Glad you liked the cheesy potato soup Teresa! It is really good!

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Angie2U
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I got this from a sister on here, made it, and, loved it. For those that like salmon, try it.

This is so good and easy to make. a can of salmon can be substituted with shrimp or crab
To make life easier buy a pre-made pie crust.
Filling: 1/2 med onion chopped, 2 TBS butter, salt and pepper, tsp chopped or minced garlic, chopped parsley, 4 eggs, 2 cups milk )half n half is best. 1 cup or more drained salmon or shrimp, 1 cup grated cheese.
chop the onion and saute it in butter. Add salt and pepper to taste, a little chopped garlic or garlic powder and parsley. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs and milk together lightly. Cube salmon and stir into onion mixture; then add it all to eggs and milk. Add the cheese and pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350 for approx 30 min, could be a little longer.

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DebbyM
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Angie, the cheese potatoes were a big hit yesterday at our get together! Everyone wanted the recipe! Thanks!

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Angie2U
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Good Debby! Did you share the recipe with them? lol Sometimes when I get a really good recipe, I hate to just give it to everyone so that I always can make something fantastic that no one else can. Is that mean? lol

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Angie2U
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I got this from a sister on here, made it, and, loved it. For those that like salmon, try it.

This is so good and easy to make. a can of salmon can be substituted with shrimp or crab
To make life easier buy a pre-made pie crust.
Filling: 1/2 med onion chopped, 2 TBS butter, salt and pepper, tsp chopped or minced garlic, chopped parsley, 4 eggs, 2 cups milk )half n half is best. 1 cup or more drained salmon or shrimp, 1 cup grated cheese.
chop the onion and saute it in butter. Add salt and pepper to taste, a little chopped garlic or garlic powder and parsley. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs and milk together lightly. Cube salmon and stir into onion mixture; then add it all to eggs and milk. Add the cheese and pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350 for approx 30 min, could be a little longer.

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MOTHER IN-LAWS MEATBALL STEW

2 LBS LEAN HAMBURGER
2 EGGS
1 MEDIUM BAG OF BABY CARROTS
4 LARGE POTATOES
1 CAN STEWED TOMATOES
1 LARGE ONION
1 ½ CUP OF BREAD CRUMBS
1 16 OZ. CAN OF TOMATO SAUCE
1 TBLSP GARLIC PEPPER
1 TSP SALT
4 -6 CUPS OF WATER

COMBINE HAMBURGER, EGGS, BREAD CRUMBS AND GARLIC PEPPER, MIX WELL. ROLL THE HAMBURGER INTO MEATBALLS, COOK IN SKILLET ON MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL COOKED THROUGH. SET MEATBALLS ASIDE ON A PAPER TOWEL TO REMOVE EXCESS OIL.
ADD THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS TO A STEW POT: WATER, TOMATO SAUCE, STEWED TOMATOES, PEELED AND QUARTERED POTATOES, QUARTERED ONION, CARROTS AND WATER, ADD SALT TO TASTE. COOK ON MEDIUM HEAT FOR 30 MINUTES THEN ADD MEATBALLS AND SIMMER ON A LOW HEAT FOR TEN ADDITIONAL MINUTES. ADD ADDITIONAL WATER IF DESIRED. TO THICKEN STEW MIX 2 TBLSP FLOUR IN A CUP OF WATER AND WHIP TO A THICK SAUCE FREE OF LUMPS AND ADD TO STEW WHILE IT IS COOKING.
ENJOY!

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I made this recipe when it was first posted awhile back and it is delicious. And, with the weather turning chilly now, it is perfect! A small green salad and some rolls, YUM!

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DebbyM
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Hey Kari! I made this last weekend as we had some friends out to watch football and I needed lots of snacks. LOL It was a hit! Thank you and how are you doing Kari?

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jnl
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I was looking for new recipes on this post and found this one from Kari.  It is so sad to know that she has passed on.  I am making her recipe for next week's superbowl party and I will be thinking of her.

Leeza

sbmly53
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4 #'s grapes
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
1/2 c Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1c Chopped walnuts

I use all red grapes, they're sweeter and need less sugar. You can do both red and green.
Beat crm cheese, sr crm, sugar & vanilla. Fold over grapes, mix in walnuts, reserving enough to top.

This is so yummy and refreshing! It makes a lot, half a recipe goes a long way.

As I have mentioned, hubby is retired - so occasionally watches daytime TV. He raved about a recipe he saw on Rachael Ray. I made it tonight for friends and got rave reviews. It's Salmon Burgers and Tartar Sauce. Google It - if you like salmon, you'll love this. It's worth the several steps involved.

Sue

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jnl
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Great recipe Sue! I love grapes! And, I will google the salmon burgers recipe. I make salmon cakes and we love those. I wonder if it is kind of the same. Guess I will see.

Leeza

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Noel
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1/2 CUP MARGARINE
7 CUPS MILK
4 GREEN ONIONS, CHOPPED
12 BACON STRIPS, CRUMBLED
8 0UNCES SOUR CREAM
2/3 CUP FLOUR
4 LARGE POTATOES, BAKED AND CUBED ( APPROX. 4 CUPS )
1 1/4 CUP CHEDDAR CHEESE
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE

IN LARGE DUTCH OVEN, MELT BUTTER. STIR IN FLOUR SLOWLY. HEAT UNTIL SMOOTH. STIR IN MILK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY UNTIL THICKENED. ADD POTATOES AND ONIONS. BRING TO BOIL, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. REDUCE HEAT; SIMMER 10 MINUTES. ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS. STIR UNTIL CHEESE IS MELTED. SERVE IMMEDIATELY.

MAKES 2 1/2 QUARTS. 8 - 10 SERVINGS

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Alexis F
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With cool weather coming, this recipe will be yummy Noel!

Thanks, Lex

June Bugs
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OMG, this soup sounds so good!  Thanks!  It's cool here now and a hot soup will taste wonderful.

June

debsweb18
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Very healthy snack.

Cut bite size off of the stem. Arrange in a pan. Sprinkle with olive oil and garlic salt. Bake at 350, stirring occasionally to distribute olive oil. Check at 10 minutes and every minute until crisp but not burned! Usually takes 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Deb

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TraciInLA
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Deb, I've seen lots of recipes for kale chips in my travels through healthy cooking websites and magazines, but have been reluctant to try them, because they just look so...

so...

well...so...GREEN and so...HEALTHY! :-)

Do they really taste good?

Traci

debsweb18
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They're actually quite tasty. I told a friend about them and she took leftovers in a baggy to work and said they were just as good! The garlic salt (or powder) probably helps the taste. Maybe play around with other herbs too!

Deb

Candi Cane
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We have several family/friend gatherings coming up with Fall and this post is a gold mine to me!  I am going to need a lot of ink for my printer.  LOL

Thank you!

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Megan M
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I've never heard of Kale chips. Thanks for the recipe! I'll try them!

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Noel
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This is so easy and so good!

1 ( NO. 2 ) CAN CRUSHED PINEAPPLE ( DO NOT DRAIN )
1 PACKAGE OF INSTANT PISTACHIO PUDDING
1 CUP MINIATURE MARSHMALLOWS
1 CUP PECANS OR CHOPPED NUTS
9 OUNCES COOL WHIP

MIX PINEAPPLE WITH PISTACHIO PUDDING AND LET DISSOLVE. ADD MARSHMALLOWS AND NUTS, THEN COOL WHIP. LET SET OVERNIGHT IN FRIG.

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