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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 Judith in NJ 1424882274.203 | 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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Happy Valentine's Day from the Roe Family

Last Reply by tjkj 1423850447.66 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Valentine’s Day holds a special place in my heart for obvious reasons, but did you know Mark and I actually met on Valentine’s Day? Yes indeed, and we were married just a little over one year later. And I can honestly say, I am just as much in love with him today, if not more, than I was more than three decades ago. Now, I’m not saying it is perfect, no marriage is, and it’s not always that crazy turn-your-stomach-upside-down kind of love after all of these years. However, it is comfortable like your favorite blankie kind of love! Mark is my best friend, my confidant, ... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Special Scallops

Last Reply by shwarma 1423450107.57 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Special Scallops 1 lb bacon 2 lb sea scallops 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder dash oregano Cut bacon in half. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each scallop. Depending on the size of the scallops and how much bacon you like, you can either leave them like that, or take one more half slice of bacon (like I did) and wrap it around the opposite side of the scallop to create a criss cross. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Combine olive oil and spices. Pour over the scallops wrapped with bacon and cover with saran wrap.... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Easy Chili

Last Reply by sandylea 1423328378.717 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Chili is a great dish for making ahead, so when dinner time comes, you have more time to spend with your loved ones rather than spending it in the kitchen. It is easy to prepare and there are so many different variations. It's a great dish for the beginner cook, as it doesn't have to be prepared perfectly to taste perfectly delicious. Plus, you can experiment with chili powder and/or hot sauce to make it as mild or as hot as you like.  EZ Chili 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped celery  1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/3 cup ketchup 1/4 cup water 1/2 Tables... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Cream of Potato Soup

Last Reply by Granny Smith 1423360717.177 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Did you know today is 'National Soup Swap Day'? It's similar to a Cookie Exchange, but instead of exchanging cookies, everyone exchanges soup. What a fabulous idea during the colder months. The article I read about a soup swap suggested 6 to 8 participants, exchanging 1 quart each of soup. You could even make a night of it bringing an extra quart to share together during a girl's night with dinner. Sounds fun to me!!! However you decide to make and share my "Cream of Potato Soup", I hope you will love it as much as my family and I do. Let me know what you think if you do try it. Cream of Pot... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Mom's Cheese Soup

Last Reply by candy kisses 1423689693.3 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

My mom used to make this soup often when my siblings and I were growing up. It always tasted so good, especially since it was so cold in Minnesota. Perhaps it has a more formal name, but we always called it, "Mom's Cheese Soup!" and that's just fine with me! :)  I recently discovered next Sunday is 'National Soup Swap Day'. It's similar to a Cookie Exchange, but instead of exchanging cookies, everyone exchanges soup. What a fabulous idea during the colder months. The article I read about a soup swap suggested 6 to 8 participants, exchanging 1 quart each of soup. You could make a night of... Continue Reading

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Christmas in Texas

Last Reply by moveitgirl 1421246201.773 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs

Christmas in Texas…that was a first for Mark and me and all 4 kids!  Since our children are now teens to young adults, we wanted to do something different.  Instead of spending money on ‘things’, I wanted us to spend the money on ‘making memories’!  With Eric, our eldest, getting married in April, this was the last Christmas with just the 6 of us.  Plus, since his fiancé, Alice, is from London, I’m sure the two of them will be spending several Christmas’ in England.  Therefore, off we went to Dallas to do some fun thing... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - EZ Fudge

Last Reply by Jes16 1419423990.647 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

EZ Fudge 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 12 0z. chocolate chips 10 - 12 0z. butterscotch chips 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup chopped nuts 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla On low heat, melt the chips with the sweetened condensed milk, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla, salt and nuts. Add the marshmallows stirring until melted. Pour into greased pan(s) (two 8"x8" or one 9"x13") Allow to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy! Counting our blessings, Mary Beth Roe         Continue Reading

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