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Creamy Tomato & Bacon soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls with Mascarpone Cheese Review Posted on May 25, 2022

I've made this several times now, with a few adjustments. For the soup, I followed the recipe exactly, except left out the bacon. For the bread bowls, I took out the centre, then covered the inside of the bread bowl in garlic butter and placed it under the grill to toast. It comes out garlicy and toasty and yummy!

Instead of adding the bacon to the soup when it cooks, I fry up some prosciutto crumbles and then add those on top of the mascarpone cream (you're right...it's essential and adds such decadence!) at the end just before serving.

Classic Curried Mince Review Posted on May 16, 2016

I thought this was wonderful. I followed the recipe almost completely - I used a couple of cups of the frozen mixed veggies (the little cubes of carrot with corn and peas), as that's what I had on hand. The flavours were great together! I topped it with sweet potato and turned it into a cottage pie. Even my picky almost-7-year-old loved it...I caught her licking her plate! 🙂

Lamb Obsession Review Posted on May 16, 2016

Everyone in our house loves this one, even though there are things in it that each of us do not like. I don't like lamb, my daughter doesn't like mushroom and my husband doesn't like french onion soup. It's still an absolute winner in our house - even better as leftovers the next day (not that there are very many leftovers!). Yum!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Review Posted on May 16, 2016

I made this one last night and wow was it tasty!! I followed the recipe, but made a few changes. I used beef stock instead of chicken stock and left out the capsicum, as my husband doesn't like it. I also put it on in the morning on low and let it cook all day (about 9 hours). I then bumped it up to high for the last 30 minutes or so when I added the flour/cream mixture and the cream. It was awesome! It's definitely going to be on our regular rotation. Yum! 🙂

No chop Vegie soup Review Posted on May 16, 2016

Hi Karen - I'm not sure what the directions mean when it says "1 pkt Italian soup mix - rinsed"

How am I meant to be rinsing the packet of soup mix? I love the sound of this one and would like to try it, but I'm not sure about that particular direction. Thanks!

Cola Beef (Coke) Review Posted on May 16, 2016

I made this last week. I put it on in the SC before I left for work in the morning (about 6:45). I then went to work all day and then to a physio appointment after work. Got home from work and finally got around to eating it right around 7:00 pm. It cooked for about 12 hours all up...was delicious! I used a 2 kilo chuck roast and it just fell apart in the SC. I had intended that we use it in sandwiches, and I was able to pull the meat apart just using my wooden spoon, no shredding needed. Made some sliders out of it and used a fresh coleslaw mix (just the veggies without the sauce) on the sandwiches. Used the meat with a little bit of the gravy...divine! 🙂

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