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[Recipe] Black Bean Soup

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Soup!

Soup always reminds me of being a kid. I have so many distinct memories of soup as a child.

I remember sitting at my Nannie’s table eating Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom at lunch time. I’d bike from my school to Nannie’s house for lunch, then quickly back to school. Cream of mushroom was always on the menu.

I remember so many evenings when tomato soup and grilled cheese was our supper. Once again, a Campbell’s canned soup. To this day, it’s still one of my favourite meals.

I remember weekend lunches of Lipton Noodle soup, the envelope of yellow broth and fine noodles. I loved it. I’d scoop out and drink all of the broth first, and leave the noodles for last.

Soup’s just a part of everyone’s childhood isn’t it?

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[Recipe] Mayonnaise and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Happy 2013 everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas season and are off on a great start to the new year. I had one of the best Christmas vacations I can remember. Lots of family, friends, and good food. Too much good food.

The apron’s gotten a bit more snug since last year, and like a lot of other people out there, I’m trying to do something about it. Be prepared to see more healthy recipes on The Frilly Apron. That doesn’t mean that I won’t be cooking some really great tasting not-so-healthy recipes too, but there will be a nice balance, as there should be in all things.

One of the things I’ll be focusing on a bit more is using real food to make really good food. Less chemicals, less processing, more preparation and cooking at home to make some of our favourites.

Since we like some dressing on the salads we’re going to be eating, I thought it would be a good idea to start there. Today I’ll be showing you how to make your own mayonnaise, then how you can turn that into into the best ranch dressing I’ve ever eaten.

Making your own mayonnaise and dressings is easy and delicious, not to mention healthier than buying that stuff on the shelves. Most of the ingredients you need, you should have on hand.

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[Recipe] French Onion Soup Dip

A healthy dip! A healthy dip!

Doesn’t everyone love a good dip? Of course they do. I’ve never once heard anyone say, “You know, dips just don’t do it for me. I’m kind of a potato chip purist.”

Dips are great for any occasion! Maybe you’re having a board game night with friends. Yup, dips are good for that. Maybe you’re having a movie night at home. Dips? Good for that too. With the holidays around the corner, you might need an appetizer or two for a party. You guessed it – a dip would be perfect for that.

This dip, a play on french onion soup, is warm, hearty, and cheesy. It goes as well with sliced veggies as it does with crackers or chips. The flavours mimic a classic soup that nearly everyone I know loves, even the people who wrinkle their noses up at soup. It’s sure to please everyone who tries it. It’s also healthy, making it a bit more gentle on the waistline.

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[Recipe] Mexican Chicken Rice Bake

A few weeks ago, I put a request in a post for friends to send along any great casserole recipes so that I can try them for the frilly casserole series.

I received this recipe from my good friend Angela within a couple of days. I was very excited to try it, since I know Ang is such a great cook. I made it as soon as I could.

This is a FANTASTIC recipe!

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