Monday, September 5, 2011

Cheeseburger Soup

I have been telling everyone on facebook that I have been in a soup sort of mood lately. 
The weather is nowhere near cool by me right now but once the kids are back in school, my 
mind just gradually turns to all things fall.  Football games, apple picking, hay rides and warm, comforting soup.  And this soup is definitely what I would call comfort soup. It takes one of my favorite foods and transforms it into a creamy, flavor-packed soup.  This one got a thumbs up from my hubby and resident taste-tester, Gene. 
Ingredients:
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules (about 4 cubes)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 oz. Velveeta, cubed 
Optional: 1/4 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Garnish: 1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
(Milk and Water not shown)

Directions:
Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease and set aside.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly (so mixture does not burn). reduce heat; add cheese and stir until completely melted. Add cayenne pepper (if using). Garnish with bacon.
Serves 6 to 8
Enjoy!

238 comments :

  1. It's funny, my favorite home-cooked recipe was not my favorite when I was little, but now that I am grown up it takes me right back to memories of my mom. She passed away 2 years ago this month and so it is all the more valuable to me for that reason. It had no name when I was growing up but a few years back we decided to call it "man stew" because all the men we knew loved it. I still need to write it down because it is one of those "in your head" recipes. Gooseberry Patch is something she loved, so I hope I get to try some of these great recipes! :) Heather C. hebshops@gmail.com

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  2. The recipes you have posted from the cookbooks look so yummy! I need to try them. My favorite home-cooked recipe is by far my Grandma's chicken and dressing. In fact I made it for my family this weekend and it didn't last very long! It brings back so many find memories of family meals at Grandma's and it a wonderful comfort food.

    Jennifer C. jcampbell3595@yahoo.com

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  3. My favorite meal is fried chicken!! I still haven't perfected it, but that's my favorite! I can't wait to try this Cheeseburger soup!
    Julia
    julialo@insightbb.com

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  4. When I think of home cooked meals I think of my grandmother and her chicken and dumplings and blackberry cobbler. Or her meatloaf and rice pudding. Or her fried fish and sheet cake....man I am sooo hungry!!! Wonderful giveaway and thank you!

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  5. Mmm, I think our favorite meal just might be biscuits & gravy...for breakfast or supper! :)
    lori.a.ferguson at gmail.com

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  6. My favorite would be my best friend's mom's fried chicken dinner. It was the very best fried chicken I have EVER had. I think it was because SHE made it. It cannot be duplicated!

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  7. My favorite home cooked meal would have to be chicken and home made egg noodles. My grandma used to make the noodles and hang them to dry all over her kitchen. Those were fun times.
    Kim
    ki.barnes@att.net

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  8. My favorite meal especially in the fall is hamberger stew and cheese buscuits.

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  9. Fried fish, sweet potato fries, slaw and blueberry cobbler with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.

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  10. Hands down, no questions asked it is Cottage Pie with fresh Zucchini Bread for dessert. Perfection on a plate... lol.

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  11. I've been wanting to make cheeseburger soup for a while now. It looks so good! I think that my all time favorite home cooked meals changes pretty frequently. Right now it's chicken fried steak, pepper gravy and mashed potatoes.

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  12. Heather BridenstineSeptember 5, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Chicken casserole, sour cream biscuits, mashed potatoes, cream-style corn, and butterscotch pie for dessert! Heather B, jolleygirl75@hotmail.com

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  13. My favorite home cooked meal has got to be meatloaf, mashed taters, and corn. Meatloaf is always comforting....
    The soup looks great, and the weather is almost fitting.

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  14. My favorite homecooked meal would have to be Fried Ham, Fried taters, and Green beans :)
    Meggs♥
    urbakinmecrazyy@aol.com

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  15. Fried chicken, mac n cheese, green beans, and biscuits.....yum!!!!

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  16. Our family favorite meal is a big turkey dinner with all the fixin's. We only have it once, maybe twice, a year. That's one of the reasons why it seems so special. I've been looking for a good cheese based soup for a while now, I think I'll give this a try :) TY!
    ~Jodi
    sunflower827@mail.com

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  17. My favorite home cooked meal is Home Made Chicken Noodle soup made by my husband. He makes the best! Whenever anyone is sick, he makes his soup for us. He even made it up ahead of time one time before he had surgery so he could recoup on his soup!!1
    snowmanlover2@yahoo.com
    http://www.snowmanlover.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the chance for the great cookbook! Love Gooseberry Patch!!

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  18. It would have to be fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn & homemade rolls!
    Gooseberry Patch books are always great!

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  19. One of my all time favorite meals is Home made chicken and noodles!
    I used to love watching my grandma roll out noodles and remember how I would make many mnay trips to the kitchen just to look at them spread out on her giant wood noodle board while they dried....dwmarks33@comcast.net

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  20. My favorite meal growing up was fried chicken with macaroni & cheese, made by my grandma. Tammy, tamwash (at) yahoo.com

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  21. We've had something of a cold snap in Austin with a high of only 90 today! Woke up to cool 50's! So, soups are definitely in our future and I printed this one out right away. My favorite home cooked meal is Pizza Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a fresh veggie. But, pretty much anything with cheese gets my vote (: Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Cheesy homemade macaroni and cheese most definitely!

    -Britt T.

    brittany_tucker@aol.com

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  23. My favorite all time is our handed down recipe of Hungarian Chicken Paprikash....my Great Grandmother from Hungary made it...my Grandmother made it...my mother made it now I make it...yumm....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  24. When I think of favorite meals, I always think of my mother's cooking. I adored everything she made and it's difficult to choose a favorite. I think I would say fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, sliced tomatoes w/onions & cucumbers, rolls and iced tea.

    xo
    Pat

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  25. Oh this soup sounds WONDERFUL! My favorite homecooked meal would have to be a good ol' Pot Roast, mashed potatoes and gravy with rolls. Mmmm!

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  26. My fav homecooked meal is meatloaf, mashed pot, gravy, baby carrots and dinner roll. jeanne doje71@comcast.net

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  27. My mom has always made this yummy dinner that she calls "Heavenly Hamburger." It's the only dish that I can remember eating a lot as a child and she still makes it for us today. I've tried to make it for my family, but my mom makes it better.
    Krissy - kbmint@otelco.net

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  28. Denise T, Searcy, ArSeptember 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    My favorite home cooked meal has to be Homemade Chicken and Noodles. I remember my grandma making this whenever we had a family gathering. She would make the noodles by hand and I remember her rolling them out on a huge cutting board and cutting the noodles with the biggest butcher knife I had ever seen. She passed away over 20 years ago and I always think of her whenever I make this recipe.

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  29. My favorite is what I call soup steak with mashed potatoes. My mom would make round steak slow cooked with a can of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup. Growing up we got to pick what we would have for dinner on our Birthday and this was always my pick. SO simple yet SOOOO good!
    Trishap1973@yahoo.com

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  30. My favorite meal would be my aunt's fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sliced fresh garden tomatoes, homemade yeast rolls and german chocolate cake. Oh my, wish she were here to make it again...I miss her dearly.

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  31. My favorite homecooked meal is a long-simmered pot roast with carrots soaked in the beef broth and potatoes added near the end. Fresh rolls, crisp salad and a glass of homemade sweet tea. Yum!

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  32. I agree with mooneye above. Slow-cooked pot roast is my all time fave!
    Just the smell of it simmering all day is heavenly. Melt-in-your-mouth yumminess!

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  33. My favorite homecooked meal is fried pork chops and homemade gravy. Cheeseburger soup looks yummy! I would love to have this cookbook!
    Tiffany
    tiffany-mayberry@att.net

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  34. My favorite homecooked meal is chicken etouffee served over a HUGE pile of fresh-cooked fluffy white rice...

    Now that I've said that, I'd like to say what perfect timing this cheeseburger soup recipe is! We had a BBQ Saturday and we have about a dozen leftover burgers, about 8 oz. of leftover homemade Velveeta + Rotel queso and a couple of jalapenos still hanging on our plant in the garden. AND some leftover cooked bacon for our burgers.

    Dinner tomorrow! I've stuff out for a Liberty Tree tavern pot roast tonight.

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  35. Oh, I've had a soup like that and it was incredible!!!! My favorite home-cooked meal is Thomas Keller's fried chicken. It's brined with lemons and all kinds of herbs then dunked in buttermilk and seasoned flour and fried up. It's the best fried chicken I've ever had! Kate@kateiscooking

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  36. Hamburger gravy with mashed potatoes

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  37. Mom's giant meatballs and gravy with Mashed potatoes.
    Marilyn
    Murf_2@ameritech.net

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  38. My favorite home cooked meal would have to be roast chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls on the side!!! eatcakefordinner@digis.net

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  39. Thanks so much for the opportunity of winning this book!!
    My very favorite homecooked meal is a beef roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and cucumbers and onions. When I was growing up my Polish/German/Russian Aunties fixed the cucumbers with cream and vinegar. We didn't have cream so Mom always made it with mayo and vinegar and that's how I make it...Love It!!

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  40. My very favorite meal is my moms chicken and dumplings. I have tried for years to make this but I don't even come close to my moms. She has been gone for a long time and I still miss her every day. She made her dumplings big and soooo fluffy they would melt in your mouth! Thank you for all of these great receipes. Mirlin
    mirlindobson2@gmail.com

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  41. my bunch like dishes like tater tot casserole, hash, or taco soup

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  42. Our family favorite is an ever-changing thing. Right now it is fish tacos. But now that I have discovered your blog (thanks to the FoodBuzz Top 9 ) I am sure we will find something that will win us over and replace those. Your recipes make me feel at home! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. My favorite home cooked meal is country fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. The recipes you have been posting from this cookbook look so delicious. I hope I win!!!

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  44. It's funny but my all time favorite would be hand rolled (not with the machine) noodles, with chicken, green beans, and good old home made yeast rolls! My mother in law made the best noodles! I love all of your recipes! They sure help to keep our meals from falling into a monotonous routine! Thank you!!
    ldbk@comcast.net

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  45. My 11 year old son and I love to make Chicken Piccata together. It's a family favorite!!!

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  46. Beef & noodles, mashed taters, green bean casserole with my apple pie for dessert....we rarely have all that though ~ with a hubby that milks cows, we eat too late for all that food ;)

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  47. My favorite meal is southern fried chicken with white gravy and mashed potatoes ,green beans and a fresh salad with homemade bread! Followed by a fresh baked apple pie Yummy!

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  48. My mom's lasagna and garlic bread are my all time favorite meal. She even made it when my husband and I opened our gifts after our wedding day.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  49. My all time favorite was/is my mom's Chicken and Rice casserole with cheese sauce. Mmm so good. Next in line is her Tuna and Noodles.
    Lori
    wifeofcop83@yahoo.com

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  50. My favorite food is fried pork chops with bone in. Mashed potatoes with pork gravy. Creamed corn and chunky applesauce. I believe it's my comfort food from my childhood.
    Thank you..
    chateaudumichelle@gmail.com

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  51. My favorite meal is Chicken stew with home made noodles! Still my favorite on a cold day. Thanks for this chance to win a copy of the cook book. I've not seen one from Gooseberry Patch before so it would be neat to have one.

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  52. My all-time favorite meal is grilled salmon with saute broccoli and wild rice.

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  53. My favorite meal we call steak casserole. It is round steak coated in flour, browned, and baked in the oven covered in cream of mushroom soup. It is so yummy with mashed potatoes for the gravy. I would love to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Their recipes always sound so good. Thank you for the opportunity.
    ladybug8@bellsouth.net

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  54. Definitely southern fried chicken in a cast iron skillet, mashed garlic potatoes, gravy, fried yellow squash, pinto beans and dixie cornbread, walla walla onion, fresh garden tomatoes, homemade hot chow chow, and fresh peach cobbler with Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream. BURP!!!

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  55. My Mother's Italian Pot Roast. We always serve it with spaghetti. It's my all-time fovorite. She fixed it for me on every birthday.
    Very simple "gravy" studded with carrots and mushrooms. It's making me hungry just telling you about it!

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  56. Nothing is more homemade to me than slow-cooked roast and gravy w/mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits to soak up every last bit of that gravy goodness!! :)

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  57. My favorite meal was cooked by my grandmother and after church we all would gather over her house for the Sunday dinner. She would have cooked the Sunday dinner on Saturday evening and just heat it up what needed to be heated for after Church Sunday dinner. She cooked fried chicken, potato salad, sweet peas, homemade rolls, coconut cake and sweet tea. At times I will cook this for our Sunday dinner the way my grandmother did.
    Elizabeth elizabedu3@aol.com

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  58. I actually have 2 home-cooked meals that I would call favorites. One was my Mother's Peppered Steak. It's been many years since I've had it as she passed away 29 years ago. A more current favorite is my mother-in-laws chicken chow mein. I have her recipe, but of course, when I fiz it, it never tastes the same.
    I can hardly wait to try this Cheeseburger Soup. I will be fixing it tomorrow.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  59. It's so hard to pick sometimes. Probably something of my moms--beef n noodles, coleslaw, or meatloaf.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

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  60. My most favorite has got to be Hungarian Nockral. Or as our family calls them, Niffles. My Grandmother would make these, and I would eat til I was miserable! They are like drop dumplings, but not as airy. Drenched in butter and salt and pepper, talk about comfort food! :) Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you've shared and introduced to us Brandi, you rock!

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  61. My favorite home-cooked meal is fried chicken, rice & gravy, green beans & homemade yeast rolls!

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  62. Mac & Cheese is my fav but you probably already knew that, great giveaway!!!!

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  63. I look at that photo of ingredients and can't find a thing not to like. It looks delicious; not good for me, but delicious. I'm definitely adding this to the list. I hope you're doing well!

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  64. My all time favorite homemade meal is my Mom's lasagna...it takes her ALL day to make it and she does everything from scratch and boy can you taste it in every bite...I recently turned 40 and for my 40th birthday she surprised me and made a huge pan of it with all the fixins on the side, fresh Italian salad and homemade rolls...it was to die for and I thoroughly enjoyed every bite! I am grateful to still have my Mom around to make this for me:)
    My contact info is poppprincess2@hotmail.com and my name is Angela Popp

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  65. I love my mom's deep fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, and chocolate mayonnaise cake! Makes me hungry just thinking about it!

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  66. My favorite meal is pretty much anything Italian, but I would have to say my mom and grandma's recipes for homemade manicotti!

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  67. My favorite meal would be spicy meatloaf (has rotel tomatoes in it), mashed potatoes and a steamed vegetable.

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  68. I think the best homecooked meal by far is Chicken and Dumplings. It must be made with the heavy, chewy, noodle dumplings not with the fluffy biscuits! It is the ultimate in comfort food!

    Sharry.....shysaver2@yahoo.com

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  69. My all time fave homecooked meal is meatloaf, mashed pototoes, corn, and green beans. YUM!

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  70. My favorite meal would have to be pot roast, mashed potatoes, & green beans. I just found your sight and have several recipes that I am going to try. I am always in the market for a great cookbook.

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  71. My all time favorite is one of three meats, meatloaf, roastbeef or turkey served with FF and gravy on both, fries and meat. Slaw was always the side. I was born in the fifties and had grandparents that loved to eat at roadside diners. I am now showing signs of this in my figure. Back then you got home cooked food at diners not frozen or fast order.

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  72. I never tried this kind of soup..wow, it sounds so goood! Love the flavors..thank you for sharing I think it will a winner meal for my kids:)

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  73. Favorite meal?...hmmm....I reckon it is macaroni & cheese, creamed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, green beans (my mom's are the best!) and just about any other vegetable (except turnip greens :o)& homemade rolls with honey-cinnamon butter. Thank you for sharing so many good recipes!

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  74. Wow Brandie! This is definitely something different and looks so comforting. I am dying to taste this one!

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  75. Cheeburger Cheeburger! Looks awesome Brandie. One of those comfort foods I can never seem to get enough of

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  76. My favorite home cooked meal my grandmother makes is beef steak & gravy with mashed potatoes & peas...YUM-MEE!!

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  77. My mom makes this fabulous chicken, cabbage, and V8 juice soup. It's SO yummy.

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I would love to win that recipe book. This soup looks fantastic and perfect for that fall weather just around the corner. We can always hope!

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  79. my all-time favorite home-cooked meal would have to be my grandmother's chicken pot pie and fresh picked creamed corn - love on a plate :)

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  80. My favorite homecooked meal is my grandmother's collard greens with some pot roast. Everytime I think about eating that, it reminds me of the special times that I've spent in the kitchen with my grandmother teaching me how to cook.

    Shontae A. shontae.alston@gmail.com

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  81. My all time favorite home cooked meal would have to be meatloaf! Which also inspired the name of my blog ... It Came From My Mother's Meatloaf. Oh the stories I could ... and do ... tell on my blog.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  82. My favorite home cooked meal is Roast & Mashed Potatoes with Green Beans! YUM!

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  83. What a great soup for fall! My favorite home cooked meal is probably enchiladas and mexican rice. I love my rice recipe - full of avocados and green onions. And then enchiladas are spicy and full of our favorite stuff!

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  84. Wow! This soup sounds so great and looks amazing! I definitely need to try this... I've had a cheeseburger pie and pizza before so I know I will love a cheeseburger soup! MMM!

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  85. Not a meal but a tasty dessert! We called it 'orange stuff' then and we call it 'orange stuff' now. It's a collaboration of tasty foods to make a orang-ey dessert substance that's heaven to the mouth. We also have strawberry and pineapple versions. I'd love to win!

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  86. My all-time favorite home cooked meal has to be a big pot of spicy chili with spaghetti added served with a hot toasted peanut butter sandwich. YUMMO! pmbeach@insightbb.com

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  87. Oooh, I have a feeling this soup would be a hit here...and topped with bacon??? YUM!

    Let's see...I think my favorite homecooked meal would be our typical Thankgiving meal...turkey, stuffing, spinach souffle, fruit salad...and on and on...followed up with a French silk pie :)

    Hope you had a nice holiday!!!

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  88. This soup sounds amazing! My favorite homecooked meal was anything that ended with my mom's fried chocolate pies...yum!

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  89. Oh, I have so many favorite homecooked meals - lasagna, chicken parm, caribou vegetable soup, pork chops with scalloped potatoes, oven fried chicken, chicken and biscuits, and best of all, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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  90. My favorite homecooked meal is: Beef pot roast with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, field peas, fried okra, cornbread, sliced tomatoes, onions and cucumbes, sweet tea, peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and then a leisurely cup of coffee.

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  91. Honestly can't pick just 1 favorite meal but if I have to french toast, hashbrowns w/ cheese/onion and a side of bacon! :)

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  92. My favorite homemade recipes was my mothers homemade stuffing balls. During the holidays everyone had some form of stuffing but mom would prepare hers and form them into balls and put them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven. The outside would be crunchy and the inside warm and moist. I miss moms food, she passed away two years ago.

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  93. Hi I love your recipes and my favorite homemade recipes are meatloaf and hashbrown casserole

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  94. Looks like a wonderful book! :) Favorite homecooked meal...hmmm...would have to be pork roast, mashed potatoes, blackeyed peas and cornbread. Of course in our family you *always* have to mix the taters and peas together! :) I could make a meal out of those 2 alone! lol Comfort on a plate. :)


    Heather - supermomto2@ymail.com

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  95. My favorite home cooked meal from my Mom was her fried chicken. It was the best. I haven't made it in years, but I can still remember the taste.

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  96. The ultimate in comfort food, very nice!

    Fav from times past: my mom's homemade tacos :)

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  97. My Mom's homemade Chicken And Dumplings

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  98. This cheeseburger soup looks amazing!!!! I saw it featured on Foodbuzz's top 10, congrats... that's awesome! Oh it looks fantastic, I could eat a bowl or two right now, especially since it's chilly and rainy here and I need this comforting soup!

    I would love to win that cookbook! My fave homecooked meal right now is Zuppa Toscana, but I always love me some steak and potatoes :)

    vickdn512@gmail.com

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  99. The soup looks delicious, I will definitely be trying this one! Please enter me in your drawing, I enjoy anything Gooseberry Patch.

    I think my favorite comfort food is from my childhood. On cold winter days my mom would make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. Easy to fix meal but it always hit the spot!

    Thanks for the great recipes!

    Denisep228@sbcglobal.net

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  100. wow, that is amazing! thank u so very much for sharing!

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  101. I don't even have to think about it. Chicken and Dumplings with the big fluffy biscuits. Best.Food.EVER.

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  102. Scallop Potatoes and Ham. YumYum!

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  103. My all time favorite home cooked meal has to be meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans. It's the ultimate comfort food from my childhood.

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  104. Really hard to choose! I think that my favorite meal would have to be when we first pick up our freshly pressed olive oil and my wife makes Spaghetti Carbonara with bacon and good Italian sausage.Then I smother it with the 'olio nuovo'! Nothing better!

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  105. Hi Brandie!
    My fave...well i have 2 One would be chicken and dumplings from my friend Sarah form N.C. she made the best and the other would be her Sunday roast, biscuits and fresh picked green beans! Those are my two all time faves :)
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  106. I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Our favorite family meal is slow cooker salisbury staek with mashed potatoes - my husband literally licks his plate!

    crystalr410@yahoo.com

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  107. I still love my Mom's salmon patties. I get her to make them whenever she visits. I even love them cold.

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  108. Mine would be some good ole meatloaf and mashed potatoes with biscuits.

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  109. The soup looks delicious! I have to try this.

    Benita

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  110. This soup sounds yummy! We tried the shortcut danish and reallly loved them! Love your site!

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  111. Yummy. Paula Deen makes a hamberger soup too. Going to have to give this a try. My all time fav has to be my grandmothers string tied pot roast, we used to have every Sunday. Fall apart perfect.

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  112. I am not sure if I mentioned it or not, but I made this the other day. My family LOVED it and we are not great at eating our leftovers and we ate this the next day for lunch too. DELICIOUS!!!

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  113. It's so hard to pick a favorite meal because most food is tied to memories and I have so many! My mother passed away 7 years ago, but was well known for her noodles! People called her all the time to make noodles for them! So my mothers fabulous chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans and bacon, and big fluffy biscuits with homemade apple butter has to be my all time fav! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! leesasilvers@gmail.com

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  114. My all-time favorite meal has to be my grandma's chicken and noodles. I used to watch her mix that dough up and roll it out, flour it and then dress for church on Sunday morning. She'd leave them drying on the dining room table while we were at church and when got back home, she'd roll them up and slice them and put them in with the chicken that had been cooked earlier that morning. She made pure egg noodles "her way", and no recipe I've ever found comes close to that taste and believe me, I think I've tried them all! She passed away about 30 years ago without giving me her recipe. When I asked her for it, she said there wasn't one....it was just stuff she threw together.

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  115. I never really had a specific meal I loved but I do soooooo adore my mom's home made mac and cheese in the over... was so simple and crunchy on top yuuummmmm that and she used to make home made milk shakes that were sooooo thick - ice cream-mil-chocolate syrup till smooth... was a special treat for sure.

    Rosanna S.
    FallColors63@gmail.com

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  116. MY favorite home cooked meal is ( believe it or not_ Ox tails with gravy over rice. My boyfriend's family is from down south and I was a bit hesitant at fiorst but it is the BEST most tender meat I ahve ever tasted.

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  117. My favorite home cooked meal is ( believe it or not) Ox tails with gravy over rice. My boyfriend's family is from down south and although I was a bit hesitant at first I absolutely LOVE it. It is the BEST most tender meat I have ever tasted.

    Sara Capalongo
    sc325@cornell.edu

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  118. I can't pick one, so I have 2 faves! Homemade lasagna with salad and garlic bread with cheese, and meatloaf, mash taters, green beans, corn and rolls. Mmmmmmmm :D

    Lisa S.
    jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

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  119. I have to thank My Friend Michelle's Mom for introducing me to this recipe in my teen years My all time favorite meal to serve to those I love and prepare when in need of some homemade comfort food.. I love this recipe.... Cheesy Hashbrown And Porkchop Casserole served with green beans and chunky homemade apple sauce.. It's my favorite meal to eat and serve to my love one... no better way to show love

    eleanor C
    Tamise@comcast.net

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  120. Hamburger pie is one of our family's favorite meals.
    barb babergbower@gmail.com

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  121. My favorite is my mom's chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans.

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  122. I have a couple favorite homecooked meals: My mom's fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob or my dad's venison lasagna. I can eat either of these any day of the week. Today I also found a new favorite its your Honey Bun cake... YUMMY
    nanny_yaya81@yahoo.com .... amanda

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  123. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite homecooked meal is meatballs! It was always my favorite when I'd come home from college - and now I get to make it for my family!

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  124. My fav. meal is my grandmother's chicken and dumplings. When I'm homesick, I have them at Crackerbarrel, but it's just not the same.

    jjscalf at gmail dot com

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  125. My favorite homecooked meal is my mother-in-laws beef and noodles and mashed potatoes. Please don't tell MY mom!

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  126. Hm.. maybe shepards pie... But its hard to just pick one. Pretty much anything with mashed potatoes! (or maybe just carbs) Lol. Although nothing is better than homemade chicken and dumplings when I'm not feelin so great.

    Erin x0xmiss.erinx0x@gmail.con

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  127. All time favorite? That is difficult. I would have to say grandma's spaghetti. That was always my request for b-day dinner.

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  128. My favorite meal would be glazed meatloaf,scalloped potatoes, corn casserole, waldorf salad, and a white cake with chocolate icing for dessert....

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  129. I have two, kids are grown now but If I tell them I am fixing these, they come ready to eat! Chicken & Noodles and Biscuits & Gravy!

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  130. Thanks for reviewing another great Gooseberry Patch cookbook! The recipes sound great, and I am definitely going to try the Loaded Potato Soup.

    My favorite all-time home cooked meal would have to be my mother's fried chicken with mashed potatoes, whatever vegetables that were around at the time, home-made biscuits, and pies (apple and pumpkin). My all-time favorite home cooked meal that I myself make is pot roast. I cook the pot roast separately from the potatoes because my grandson doesn't like the potatoes and carrots mixed in with the meat (he'll learn; he's only 13) and I mash the potatoes because that's the way he likes them. Then I fix corn as well as the carrots, 'cause neither of my grandchildren like carrots at this point.

    Would love to win the cookbook; it sounds like it will be one of their best ever!
    Thanks for the reviews!

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  131. My favorite homecooked meal is my mom's "Sticky Chicken," rice and gravy, green/wax beans, biscuits, cucumbers in vinegar and peach kuchen for dessert. My mom first fries the very best fried chicken EVER. Then she makes her gravy (not milk gravy) and adds back several pieces into the gravy and lets it simmer until the crust of the chicken absorbs the gravy and becomes sticky. OMG. LITERALLY finger lickin' good. You cannot eat it without licking your fingers!

    Adrianne Dyer
    twingles_mom@hotmail.com

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  132. Well this was kind of tough, it my mother growing up wasn't much of a cook, she mostly just threw things together and called it some kind of casserole LOL but there was one thing that I liked it was her Peppered steak over rice! She probably only made it once a year so we really looked forward to it!!

    Misty Jones
    trm25@sbcglobal.net

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  133. My favorite home cooked meal would be my mom's lasagna or spaghetti. It reminds me of the classic family dinner.

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  134. My favorite meal my grandmother always made for me on my birthday was roastbeef, mashed potatoes, carrots, homemade noodles, homemade rolls, and angelfood cake with strawberries and ice cream for dessert. I looked forward to it every year. Now I make it for my daughter as its her favorite meal too.

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  135. My favorite meal:
    Fried chicken, white gravy made from the drippings, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, corn pudding and cornbread.
    Top it off with Iced Tea and Bread Pudding.
    YUM YUM

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  136. So many favorites--- but I think a grilled hamburger with homemade french fries is my most favorite.
    Doris Walcor@aol.com

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  137. My special recipe is quick and easy spinach quiche. it's crustless, only uses 2 eggs, and has sharp cheddar. Everybody loves it!

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  138. Favourite home cooked meal. I call it Shepherds pie but really it is Cottage pie because I use beef. I love it because it brings back memories of childhood in England. I love it because its tasty and filling and just as good as leftovers next day. Goes a long way.
    Janice

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  139. When I look at some of the recipes for chicken packets made in aluminum foil packets or the roasted potato packets it never fails to take me back to my mom's kitchen.

    I remember all of us kids sitting at the kitchen table (a big wooden table my father finished) opening our chicken packets to put on our plates with a big spoonful of mayo.

    Today I make those packets for my family - minus the big spoonful of mayo ....... because we all like them just the way they come out of the foil

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  140. I L-O-V-E going to my grandmas for family dinner. She makes the best fried chicken, homemade noodles, and dinner rolls bigger than the size of softballs that you've ever tasted!

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  141. Thanks for hosting this give-away, I'm a huge Gooseberry Patch fan and am really wishing with my fingers crossed to get this newest big book!!

    My favorite home cooked meal is chicken and dumplings, sweet baby carrots and fried okra...yum, yum!!

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  142. This soup sounds quite YUMMY!! :) My favorite homecooked meal is Pork Roast and Rosemarina....My Grandma made it and then my mom...now I make it and my daughters do too...great Greek Food! :)

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  143. My favorite home cooked meal has to be the Chicken and Dumplings my grandmother made. I loved them and she made them for me all the time. Another favorite was stuffed cabbage rolls she made. I miss her so much and would give anything to have one last home cooked meal with her.
    rebelledesigns@hotmail.com

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  144. One of my favorite homemade meals is my wedding soup! I love it! It's the best on a cold day! It warms up the whole house and smells wonderful.

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  145. My favorite Home Cooked Meal is: Crock Pot Chili Verde with warm torillas and fresh Avocados. Yummy. That Cheesebuger Soup is lookin pretty good too. :) My husband and I am are big fans of soups and stews.
    Cindikblw@aol.com

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  146. We make a porkchop with noodles and sour cream gravy meal, with green beans and hot buttered rolls and honey. That sure sounds good right now! (Thanks for including me in the giveaway drawing.)

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  147. I think the soup recipe looks YUMMY!! I hope to be trying it SOON! My favorite meal would be Fried Chicken, Mac & cheese & green beans! I have lots of favorites but this on is my go to when company is coming. Thanks for the chance at the awesome book!

    mimieavers@gmail.com

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  148. Our favorite home cooked meals are for my husband chicken and dumplings, his mother always made this for him & it is a definite comfort food for him! For myself our family makes what we call goulash, we use ground beef, rice, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, heavy cream & butter & place in the oven! Heavenly! Tina, mom23boysinohio@yahoo.com

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  149. I love, love chicken and dumplings. Just like my mom used to make!! A comfort food everytime.
    Kristi
    kristijrn@me.com

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  150. My favorite homecooked meal? Easy! Chicken and Dumplings, macaroni and cheese, green been with ham. Oh and don't forget the iced tea! Thank you!

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  151. As they used to say on Hee Haw: Grandpa what's for dinner? My mama's fried chicken, cornfield peas with tomato pudding, corn pudding, fresh cucumbers in vinegar, fresh tomatoes, and fried squash! Mmm mmm good!!

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  152. My favorite homecooked meal is red beans and rice with corn bread and butter

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  153. Homemade maccaroni and cheese!!! Juli Welling juliwelling@yahoo.com

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  154. My mom made a dish called Cheeseburger Bake. It was meat and ketchup and tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 pan covered with cheese and homemade bisquits!
    Becky Grant emailthegrants@gmail.com

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  155. My favorite home cooked meal was my Mom's home made bean soup, with home made biscuits. It was a thick soup, chock full of beans, carrots, onions and chunks of ham, and Mom served up warm,buttery biscuits to "dip" into the soup. Mom died a year ago last May and I never got her recipe. When I think of that soup, I think of cold fall days, filled with love and laughter and Mom.
    Danni Wyatt
    freesoulflyn@aol.com

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  156. Mr favorite when I was little was the special spaghetti sauce my Mom made in the pressure cooker. She would put in all the usual, but added pork country ribs. It was so tender, so different and so delicious!

    dawn.zuluaga@yahoo.com

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  157. My favorite home-cooked meal is Lasagna...YUMMY!!
    skidogsgirl@aol.com

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  158. My FAVORITE meal would be my Mom's homemade mac and cheese with ham and green onions. My second favorite is chicken in a basket (breakfast) made on Saturday mornings by my Dad. My husband and daughter loves my chicken and dumplings. I hope to one day pass on all of these recipes to my daughter for her children.

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  159. Of course my all time favorite has to be Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie for dessert! (Mashed potatoes, mashed turnips, homemade stuffing with summer savory, gravy, coleslaw and a variety of homemade pickles. Doesn't get any better than this!
    P.S. I would LOVE to win this great cookbook!
    taylor_laurie@hotmail.com

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  160. My favorite homecooked meal is Meatloaf, the good old fashioned variety. Beef Stew is always another favorite dish,

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  161. My absolute favorite home cooked meal is my moms Round Steak and Mashed Potatoes and Gravy with homemade green beans. YUM!!!
    Sgbutler2000@yahoo.com

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  162. Coming from a big Italian family, my all time favorite homecooked meal would have to be that all day spaghetti sauce...yummy! I remember watching my dad make it for years and now, here I am, making it for my own family! Thanks for the giveaway!
    missgidgette75@hotmail.com

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  163. I have such happy memories of Sunday dinners. My mother would put a pot roast with potatoe's, carrots, and onions in the oven before we left for church. What a wonderful fragrance we smelled when we got home. The whole family would sit around the table to a memborable time and a delicious meal. (After clean-up, afternoon nap). :o)

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  164. OOPS -- so excited to tell about my favorite meal and didn't leave my name :( My FAVORITE meal would be my Mom's homemade mac and cheese with ham and green onions. My second favorite is chicken in a basket (breakfast) made on Saturday mornings by my Dad. My husband and daughter loves my chicken and dumplings. I hope to one day pass on all of these recipes to my daughter for her children. Amy E. ajoeverett@hotmail.com

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  165. My favorite meal... I would have to say my grandma's homemade noodles, with fried potatoes. She passed away at the young age of 97 this past June.

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  166. Linda S. lschaff72@watchtv.net (Forgot to leave my name and email before with my comment) :)

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  167. Chicken & Dressing! I got the recipes from my Grandmother & my Husbands Grandmother & combined them but irionicly the one ingredient either one of them used I got from my gooseberry patch cookbook & that is cream of chicken soup. My 93 year young Granny said I've perfected it! I'm very proud of my chicken & dressing but if only I could make her chocolate pie...

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  168. One of my favorites growing up was chicken and mashed potatoes and green beans. karly_unkie@q.com

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  169. My Mom's fried chicken and homemade noodles. I've been cooking for 45 years and still can't come close to her fried chicken or homemade noodles.
    Mizkriskringle@yahoo.com

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  170. My all time favorite would have to be mac & cheese. Not very original, I know, but it is the ultimate comfort food! stephscholz@gmail.com

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  171. My favorite home cooked meal is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the fixings! My mom makes the best stuffing! I can't wait to try the Cheeseburger soup. Perfect for the beginning of fall!
    Tami
    rtsperr@runestone.net

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  172. Country fried chicken, mashed potatoes and country gravy are me all time favorite.

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  173. My favorite homemade meal to eat is my moms cabage rolls (Golabki for us Polish ppl). My favorite meal to make is chicken and dumplings.
    Amanda
    missamanda80@yahoo.com

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  174. My favorite is chicken with Illinois dumplings made by my mom.
    The dumplings are in gravy and baked in the oven. YUM!
    Tammy blueridge2@hotmail.com

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  175. Chicken and rice casserole, and lasagna are close along with enchiladas and....well you get the picture....laura dansby....pignaround@gmail.com

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  176. My favorite home cooked meal is Macaroni and Cheese, my mom's version. I try to make it like hers, but it just isn't the same! Still love Macaroni and Cheese no matter what though, and cooked in various different ways, like with tuna fish or hamburger. Jenny - runningpony@gmail.com

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  177. My favorite meal has always been my grandmothers chicken and dumplings. She was from Savannah, GA and always made the best down home southern comfort food ever. Sadly since she passed I have not been able to replicate her dish. Still looking through her things to see if she ever wrote down her recipe.

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  178. Favorie home cooked recipe, for fall, cause i really do have so many seasoanl favorites it would be my husbands homemade broccoli cheddar soup....i am drooling just thinking about it....

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  179. It has to be my husband Richard's Birthday dinner. He would make Fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes and pan gravy, baked corn and green bean casserole. He made this for all of the children's birthday. The kids are now 33,31,28 and Richard has passed on but I have taken over this job. It's not the same but I feel it's very good.

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  180. I love to cook for my family and hands down my grand daughter loves my dumplings, she even wrote a paper for school about them as her favorite thing! How sweet is that?
    Shirley

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  181. I would have to say mine and my family's favorite meal would have to be my Italian meatloaf served with rice and green beans. We can't get enough. My son lives in MO now and when he comes home that is on the top of his list of food he misses. YUM!

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  182. My favorite is Meatloaf and Mac & Cheese. I am going to have to make the Cheeseburger Soup.
    Candy candice.zeller@yahoo.com

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  183. Just one favorite meal? Don't know if I can narrow it down. There's the Lamb Curry Stew I cook on top of my wood stove in the winter. And the Cajun Meatloaf that is an Emeril recipe. And Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna. Just too many favorites!

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  184. Kelly email kamurray05@nycap.rr.comSeptember 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Favorite home cooked meal would have to be my mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes. She makes this awesome tangy sauce for the top of it. Love it on a cold, fall night!

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  185. I guess out of so many to choose from it would be what my grandma called TV dinners. She would get steak or cube steak, canned veggies drained, season everything and wrap it up in tin foil and put it in the oven it was so good!!! fond memories of her.. Thank you.

    panskit@gmail.com

    Trina

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  186. I have so many favorite home-made meals and the top one would be home-made meatloaf that I've managed to perfected BOTH my mother's and mother-in-law's recipes. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes with green beans ... how can life go wrong?

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  187. My favorite meal involved anything my granny cooked that included her potato salad as a side dish. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and we didn't think at the time to ask her for the recipe. No one has it and she is no longer with us. It taught me a valuable lesson about not putting off writing down the family recipes!

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  188. I love grilled burgers. I want them cooked over charcoal with hickory chips, not gas. There's nothing like them. I like worchestershire, liquid smoke, Cavendar's seasoning and onion soup mix in them. Top them off with pickle, onion, tomato and mustard and I'm in heaven. Keena Dixon jkdixon@ritternet.com

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  189. My favorite home-made meal is my Dad's spaghetti sauce. He's been gone 8 years now, but my Mom still has his receipe. It is so good and I only have it when I go home to Philly. I miss both my Dad and his sauce. Mine is really good but does not come close!

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  190. I would have to say that my favorite meal growing up was my mom's homemade enchiladas. Whenever I was sick, I had different favorites- tuna casserole and tapioca pudding-which I think most people do, right? LOL. I STILL love my mom's enchiladas, but I haven't had them in years. My e-mail address is songgirlc@yahoo.com. Thank you!!!

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  191. My favorite homecooked item is different from my favorite homecooked meal. LOVED my mother's mac & cheese, so have put a twist on it to make it into a meal rather than a side dish. Elbow macaroni, add ham cubes to the end of the boiling to mix it all together, drain. Stir in cheese sauce made with a rue and using sharp cheddar cheese (we use Tillamook) and sometimes I add in a bit of Swiss, or cream cheese, or Monterey Jack, or Muenster ... mix it up! Put it all in a casserole dish. Top with Italian Bread crumbs (also my touch as I love the crispiness of it!). Bake and YUM! Sometimes I even put the veggie in ... broccoli or peas. I always make more than I need because the kids love the leftovers. My mother would serve a pea casserole (peas, mixed with a cream soup, crunchy stuff on top). A dinner of ham, mac & cheese, and pea casserole was out of this world!

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  192. I love to make french dips in the crock pot. I make extra of the dipping juice so when all of the meat is gone it can be frozen and used to make french onion soup! So yummy on a cold day! Lora....lorabeverly@yahoo.com

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  193. chili

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  194. Just reading through all the comments, takes me back........ I was blessed to be raised in a large family with wonderful cooks.... but my favorite recipe is homemade chicken and noodles,, fresh butchered farm chicken,, simmered for a day with herbed salt made by a family member from an organic herb bed and homemade thick noodles.... made from scratch that day ,, house smelled wonderful all day!.......... Soups are the comfort food .. thats a lost art in this generation.

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  195. Mmmmm...I can taste it now...fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and fried corn! My Mom would probably also add another veggie, just so she felt like it was a balanced meal...fried green tomatoes or fried eggplant...yummmmm.
    Can you tell we're from the South? We love our fried food!

    DTHamilton963@hotmail.com

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  196. I love a cousins fried chicken and mashed potatos, and my Mom's homemade french onion soup. I like to try new recipes all the time, but I haven't made french onion soup yet. YUMM..now I have a taste for soup!! Jenny...jaak97@wildblue.net

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  197. My favorite meal is my Dad's Cornell BBQ'ed chicken and salt potatoes. I live in Canada now, by way of Alaska, Colorado, South Carolina and Florida... but I grew up in Upstate NY and back home in Syracuse, NY, there's no more classic a Summer meal. To me, the tastes and smells are simply home. Trysha, estrogensea@gmail.com

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  198. My mom always made us beef stroganoff with steak, rice, sour cream, and mushroom soup. We loved it as kids and always ate it up.

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