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I was watching an episode of Good Eats the other day and got a hankering to make some soft pretzels. The recipe can be found here and most of the ingredients are readily available in any kitchen. The only problem I ran into was that my dough was really sticky and every time I went to form the pretzels and then move them to the baking sheet, they would fall apart. I added a little more flour and decided to make them into sticks (or logs) instead. I also sprinkled a little sugar with the salt to cover the pretzels before baking.

  What do you think? They are SOOOO good! Hubby made a nice dipping sauce with some melted butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic. A nice honey mustard would also be great.

What do you like on your pretzels? Looking forward to hear if you have tried this and what you put on it. Comment below!

Fall is coming (well, it’s coming to other place, although not necessarily to Florida right now!). Colder weather means soup, and that means we will be making it at least once a week. Our family’s favorite: HAMBURGER SOUP

This recipe is a staple in our household and chock full of vegetables. Because of this, when my brother was fairly young, the only way we could get him to eat it was to call it SUPER SOUP. He loved Superman, so if the man of steel was associated with it, count him in! Anyway, my mom was telling us just the other day that the recipe actually came from her mother and that my mom modified it a  little to suit our families ever growing pickiness. I have made this soup for friends and have never found someone who did not like it. Indeed, leftovers never lasted long. It is so easy to make and if you store it in the fridge for a day to eat later, it tastes even better!


Hamburger Soup

feeds a family of 4 about 2x (or less if they are hungry!)


1 lb ground beef, browned

5 cups water

1 16oz can squished tomatoes

2 med onions- sliced

2-4 carrots- sliced and diced

1/3 cup pearl or quick barley

1/3 cup catsup

1 tsp bullion

2 tsp seasoning salt

1 tsp dried basil

1 bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste


– Combine all ingredients and cook on medium until veg is soft and barley is cooked. (approximately 1 hour)


Wasn’t that simple? What is your favorite soup recipe? Comment below!