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Last Reply by suzyq3101 1427374402.17 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

With our oldest son, Eric, getting married next month, I am reminded of past weddings in our family. When I was only 4 and 5 years old, my two oldest sisters got married about a year apart. I was the flower girl in both of their weddings. I can still remember dropping red rose petals as I walked down the aisle covered in a white cloth. It looked so pretty! I was also a bridesmaid for two of my other siblings and a few friends before my own wedding to Mark. The best part about being a bridesmaid is getting to wear a pretty dress and being included in the wedding party. Sometimes the hardest ... Continue Reading

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Touring Ireland with Mary Beth McRoe

Last Reply by chaka 1426622946.833 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Fashion Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Every St. Patrick’s Day, it is a kind of ‘family reunion’ at QVC, because over the past 25 years, I have come to know and love the Irish guests that have visited QVC year after year, such as Matt Doolan, Stephen Walsh, Sinead Flood, John Cullen, Barbara Campbell, Eve Harbourne, Phillip O’Keefe, etc.…….  I even had the privilege to travel to Ireland with a video crew from QVC three times in my career, and each time was so lovely, but it was work after all. So a few years ago, Mark and I decided to travel to Ireland for pleasure, along with a couple of... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Banana Bread

Last Reply by bugbat 1427335044 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

When life throws us lemons, we're told to make lemonade. So, when your bananas go "bad", make yummy banana bread! Here's my mom's recipe that I hope you'll love just as much as I do. Mom's Banana Bread 1/2 cup shortening (I generally use Crisco) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/4 cup sour milk (To make sour milk, add 1 Tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice per one cup of milk) Cream together the shortening, vanilla and sugar. Add eggs and beat compl... Continue Reading

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Alice's Bridal Shower

Last Reply by cerb 1427295574.207 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Meet Alice. Alice is the latest member to join the Roe family. She and our son, Eric will be married next month in London where they met in church. And what a coincidence that Mark and I also met in church?! Alice and Eric were engaged in October and will be married in April and Mark and I were engaged in the month of October and were married in April. Mark and I have been married for over three decades, so I will take that as a good sign for our Eric and his beautiful bride-to-be!  Alice and Eric met in London and they decided to live in the states together. So, Eric moved back to West... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth McRoe here with two St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, The Q We Love 1425571765.42

I am part Swedish and part Norwegian, but every year on March 17th, I am Mrs. Mary Beth McRoe. I hope you like the following recipes and get to try them out for St. Patrick's Day this year! Nothing cures a sweet tooth quite like Irish Potatoes. And another thing I love about them is they can be shaped into ovals or balls in any size you want. Make them bite size and watch how fast they disappear!  This recipe was given to me by Karen Kennedy. The recipe is from Kilkenny County, which is between Tipperary and Wexford in Southern Ireland. That is where Karen Kennedy's family resided. ... Continue Reading

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Celebrating 'National Pancake Day' with 'Mary Beth's Menu'

Last Reply by boring beauty blogger 1425529266.137 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Pancakes have always been a family favorite in the Roe house. It's a simple, but must-have, basic recipe. Experiment with adding chocolate chips or blueberries and of course, making the three-circle, Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes. Pancakes Ingredients: 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar 1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder Beat the eggs; add remaining ingredients and stir well. Heat a dab of vegetable oil on a griddle or frying pan. Pour 1/4 cup of batter on to hot oiled pan. Flip after bubbling. Serve with butter,... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Memories - High School

Last Reply by vandyfan 1426039064.817 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Fashion Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I didn’t date much and I wasn’t voted Homecoming Queen, but I was involved in just about everything else while in high school. My senior portrait I loved being a cheerleader for both basketball and football for all four years, jumping up and down, doing the splits, hooting and hollering for our team and wondering if any of the jocks would ever ask me out. They didn't I also loved to sing! I was in the school choir and competed at a lot of music contests. I also sang in two different high school singing groups from my church that toured around the Midwest, ministering at vari... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Beef Stew

Last Reply by ljfc 1425051604.1 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Beef Stew 1 pound beef stew meat, cubed 1 package dried onion soup mix 1 can beef broth 1 soup can full of water 1 can cream cream of mushroom soup desired amounts of chopped carrots, potatoes and onions Place the broth, water, soup and dry soup mix in a 4 to 6 quart covered roaster or crockpot. Stir well. Add the beef and vegetables and cook for approximately 3 to 4 hours at 250 degrees, stirring occasionally. (this can also be made on the stovetop by cooking on low to medium heat)  This recipe is so easy and quick, there is so need to sear the meat first. Just cube th... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Memories Part 1 - Growing up

Last Reply by Ladybug724 1425565493 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I recently found a couple of huge tubs full of family photos ..... tubs that probably haven't been opened in a decade or so. My plan (during my spare time ;)) is to go through those tubs and put together scrapbooks and photo albums. It also made me think about my family, my life and who we all are. It made me teary eyed and happy all at the same time and I have decided to start blogging about my family. My blog will be called, "Mary Beth's Memories" and here is my first in the series. By the time I came along, the house was already full. But, as usual, they made room for one more. It was... Continue Reading

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Valentine's Day Cake

Last Reply by Tamra410 1424193772 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Coconut Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 1 small package vanilla instant pudding mix 1-1/3 cup of water 4 eggs 1/4 vegetable oil 2 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts, of your choice (I generally use walnuts) Blend cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl on medium speed for about 4 minutes. Hand stir in coconut and nuts. Pour into 2 or 3 greased and floured 9-inch layer pans (depending on if you want a two or a three layered cake. I made two this time. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool in the pans for... Continue Reading

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