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Mary Beth's Menu - Cream of Potato Soup

Last Reply by JaniGail 1422386653.563 | 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 gina105 1422124534.677 | 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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Mary Beth's Menu - Dipper's Delight

Last Reply by animallover65 1419170105.9 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Dipper's Delight 6 boxes Walker's shortbread cookies 2 cups of milk chocolate wafers 2 cups dark chocolate wafers 1 cup of red and/or green peppermint candies or candy canes (crushed) This "recipe" is not in either of my cookbooks, nor does it involve any baking. I simply take a cookie I already love and "decorate" it making it even better.  It's actually one of my go-to cookie "recipes" during the holidays, because it's fast and easy. Perfect for anyone who is short on time and loves chocolate and shortbread.  This is also a great recipe for getting the kids involved. As ... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Almost Lasagna

Last Reply by Mamanuc 1420505896.273 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

 Almost Lasagna 1 pound ground beef 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt dash of pepper 24 oz. tomato sauce  12 oz. egg noodles 8 oz. sour cream 8 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. whipped cream cheese  3-5 green onion (shallots), chopped Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef with garlic, salt and pepper. Drain fat. Add sauce and simmer with lid on. Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain and return to pan adding two tablespoons of butter. Stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat. In a bowl mix the cottage cheese, sour cream and cream cheese un... Continue Reading

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To my dear friend, Lisa Robertson

Last Reply by LBStar 1419920994.333 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

We have gone to two funerals and a wedding together in less than one year.  Those experiences bring friends even closer! I'm talking about Lisa Robertson and me. It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Lisa at the Q. We will definitely miss her, but she has worked tirelessly day and night, day after day for years, and does she deserve a little 'me' time? Absolutely!!! She has poured her heart and soul into the Q, as well as blood, sweat, and tears for 20 years and has put up with sore feet, meals on the rush, very little sleep, long 14 hour days sometimes, and no time for much o... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth goes to the "bar"

Last Reply by prophet 1418348401.707 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

You wouldn’t expect to see me in a bar, but my social media partner and friend, Erika, and I took a day trip to the Big Apple a few weeks ago to visit the Drybar.  At 30th Street Station in Philadelphia At Penn Station in NYC; we have arrived! What is a Dry Bar? It is a salon that specializes in, and only offers blow outs after they shampoo your hair. Not cuts, no color, just a wonderful blow out with a fabulous style of your choice. And all of the styles have cute “bar” and “drink” names. I do not drink, but this type of bar is right up my alley, ... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Caramel Apple Dip

Last Reply by prophet 1418349620.623 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Caramel Apple Dip 1 cup brown sugar 1 block of cream cheese 1 container of caramel apple dip 1/2 bag of toffee bits 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips Several apples of your choice. My favorite our the Honey Crisps With a hand mixer, mix the brown sugar with the cream cheese and spread in the bottom of a shallow dish at least as large as a pie plate or larger. Microwave the caramel apple dip just to soften it up but not too warm. Pour it over the bottom layer. Then sprinkle the toffee bits and chocolate chip bits over the top. Slice up the apples and dip away! Refrigerate any leftover... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Lemon Cake

Last Reply by Dariah 1416846454.897 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Lemon Cake 1 box lemon cake mix 1 package instant lemon pudding 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1/2 cup lemon juice OR 1/2 cup orange juice 2 cups powdered sugar Pre heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine lemon cake mix, pudding mix, water and oil. Beat with a hand mixer for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time beating an additional 5 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and lightly floured "9 x 13" baking pan.  Bake for 40 minutes.Remove from oven and pierce holes on top of cake with a fork. Mix the fruit juice and powdered sugar. Pour over warm cake. Enjoy with a glas... Continue Reading

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