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Updated on April 7, 2017
Cyndi (cclitgirl)'s "Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins" were delicious. I made two different sizes, and they made wonderful portable snacks
Cyndi (cclitgirl)'s "Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins" were delicious. I made two different sizes, and they made wonderful portable snacks | Source

My Recipe Obsession

Anyone who knows me probably realizes that I like to cook. I have a lot of my own recipes, and I also get inspiration from magazines, television, and all over the World Wide Web. But since I joined HubPages about 4 months ago, I have tried many of the recipes I have seen within this community, and it has been one aspect of my delightful experience here.

Right now I am going to share with you some of the recipes I have tried, and the photos I took of (most of) them. Each one has a link to the site I got the delicious recipe from, so you can check them out, and see how great they really are!

One batch of these "Easy Cream Cheese Muffins" by cclitgirl  made 6 regular size muffins and nearly 1 dozen mini muffins, and they didn't last for long!
One batch of these "Easy Cream Cheese Muffins" by cclitgirl made 6 regular size muffins and nearly 1 dozen mini muffins, and they didn't last for long! | Source

Easy Cream Cheese Muffins by Cyndi (cclitgirl)

I saw her recipe, and melted. I love pumpkin any time of the year, and my muffin photos do not do them justice! I have made pumpkin muffins before, but never with cream cheese in it. This is my favorite muffin recipe, and that is saying a lot.

Have you ever been to cclitgirl's profile? If you have, you must have noticed that she has quite a lot of hubs. I think there is something for everyone on her page. She writes how-to articles, arts and crafts projects, grammar instruction, about myths and legends, places, stories, recycling and the environment, holidays, photography, and many other topics, with recipes sprinkled throughout. I could browse her page for hours, and never be bored. She writes very well, is relatable, and is a wonderful person. She has also won many Hub of the Day awards! Check out her profile, as well as her recipe, and you won't be disappointed!

Vespawoolf's "Homemade English Muffins", toasted, one slice shown plain, and the one on the right with peanut butter
Vespawoolf's "Homemade English Muffins", toasted, one slice shown plain, and the one on the right with peanut butter | Source

Homemade English Muffins by Vespawoolf

When I first saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. English muffins are one of those things I usually buy, and have never gotten around to making. When I saw how simple it was, I took the time to test it. The first time I tried it, I didn't use muffin rings, and they came out tasty but not very shapely. At that point I came up with the inspiration to include her recipe and muffin rings as a gift to my mother, and I bought two sets of the muffin rings, so I could have a set for myself. They are very inexpensive, although I bought them online (we don't have them around here). The second time I made this recipe, using the muffin rings, they came out delicious, and looked like a real English Muffin!

I will be making this a third time in the next two days. For Memorial Day weekend, I will be in Connecticut, and these are a perfect thing to bring along to munch on while we are at our condo (which is not very well-stocked with food at the moment).

Vespawoolf (Vespa) is an amateur baker and home chef, and she has a stunning array of delicious recipes. Below the link to her English Muffins I added a link to her "Recipe Index", so you can see many of them all in one place. It is like looking at a cookbook!

SmartAndFun's "Beer Bread" tasted phenomenal with my "Baked Beans and Cheese Casserole"
SmartAndFun's "Beer Bread" tasted phenomenal with my "Baked Beans and Cheese Casserole" | Source

Beer Bread Recipe by SmartAndFun

This was one of the first recipes from HubPages that I tried out. I discovered it around the time I was experimenting with my own recipe for beans and pasta, and since beer goes well with beans, I decided to make the bread to go with my pasta. The bread was incredibly easy to make, only has 4 ingredients, and came out moist and flavorful on the inside, and just a little crispy on the outside. It was delicious! SmartAndFun also provides many variations, which I like very much. If you're not into the idea of using beer in it, soda is one of the variations! So it is a recipe that anyone can appreciate and enjoy.

SmartAndFun has quite a few recipes, as well as various how-to and "idea" articles, as well as product reviews, and hubs on trends, animals and names. Basically, SmartAndFun likes to "find smart ways to make life fun, then share them", hence the name. It is a great concept! Browsing over the profile, I see many articles I want to check out.

Suzzycue's "Lazy Man's Cabbage Rolls" are one of my new favorite casserole dishes
Suzzycue's "Lazy Man's Cabbage Rolls" are one of my new favorite casserole dishes | Source
One serving of the cabbage dish
One serving of the cabbage dish | Source

Lazy Man's Best Cabbage Rolls by Suzzycue

I just made this a few nights ago... and last week... and the week before. Ever since the first time I made it, we have not gotten enough of this! Mine is just a touch different than Suzzycue's, because I precook everything up front, reducing the amount of time it needs to be in the hot oven. But otherwise it is the same. Her photos of it are even tastier looking than mine, so feel free to check them out!

Just to give you an idea of how much Andy (my boyfriend) likes it: when I make it, I make a whole pan for the two of us. The first time I made it, he had seconds, and then had another serving for breakfast the following morning! He leaves for work fairly early, and doesn't usually eat much before he goes- maybe a granola bar, or a quick yogurt. For him to actually eat something that requires heating up first is a big deal! We also had some more when we got home from work, finishing up the pan. The last time I made this, I set aside a serving in a plastic container, and he told me later on that he deliberately missed the early bus he was going to take so that he could eat this (he still got to work early, since the bus runs every 10-20 minutes, just not as early as he was planning before he saw the food waiting for him).

Suzzycue also has quite a few other delicious recipes, and I have provided a link to her "Recipe Index", which lists some of her recipes for easy reference (to the right). Aside from her many recipes, she also writes a lot of DIY articles, ranging from arts and crafts projects, home improvements, and other generally useful information. She also writes many articles on fishing.

Peggy W's "Spinach Balls", results of my second attempt. I used a mini muffin pan instead of a baking sheet
Peggy W's "Spinach Balls", results of my second attempt. I used a mini muffin pan instead of a baking sheet | Source

Spinach Balls by Peggy W

The first time I made this, I read the directions too fast, and put the ingredients in a blender (rather than just mixing it until well blended). They ended up coming out a little watery, so once I noticed my mistake I added a little flour and extra parmesan cheese, and they came out looking like cookies, not balls. Despite my mistake, they tasted very good! I had them for supper, and for snack the next day.

The next time I made them, they came out normal, and they were very tasty.

Peggy W 's interests in "travel, photography, art, gardening and cooking" show very well - she has a stunning array of travel articles, scattered with beautiful photos. She has quite a few recipes here and there, as well.

Sharyn Slant's "Split Pea Soup" (top), and my first attempt at Peggy W's "Spinach Balls" (bottom)
Sharyn Slant's "Split Pea Soup" (top), and my first attempt at Peggy W's "Spinach Balls" (bottom) | Source

Split Pea Skinless Polska Kielbasa Soup by Sharyn's Slant

I already knew that Andy liked split pea soup, because we usually buy it from the store. The Campbell's version is pretty good, but it doesn't compare to Sharon's version! I had never made it with kielbasa in it before, but it definitely hit the spot. Homemade soup takes more time than dishing out and heating up canned soup, but it is well worth the effort. I find that cooking soup myself is very satisfying, as well.

This is another recipe that I have made a couple of times, and plan on making more. After the first time I made it, my boyfriend stocked up on split peas two grocery trips in a row. That is the ultimate way of letting me know what he really likes! We have enough bags for many, many more bowls of soup.

Sharyn's Slant has a large variety of articles, including many tasty recipes (you may recognize her as having won Hub Of The Day recently for her "Mock Stuffed Peppers Recipe"). If you want to really see what Sharon is about, check out her article "Introducing The Real Sharyns Slant". For convenience, I added the link to that article right below the one to her soup recipe on the right.

Natashalh's "Healthy Asparagus Soup"
Natashalh's "Healthy Asparagus Soup" | Source

Healthy Asparagus Soup by Natashalh

I really like Natasha's version of asparagus soup. It is creamy and delicious, but without the butter or heavy cream that I try to stay away from. It's unusual to find such a thick and satisfying soup without the added cream.

I made this earlier this week, with salad on the side. Both Andy and I adored it, and I will be making this again. I will also be using some of her tricks to bulk up some of my existing soup recipes!

Because of Natasha, I want an immersion blender. A blender or food processor works very well for this recipe, but an immersion blender would be ideal.

Natasha is a very creative person, and it is easy to tell when you visit her page! She has many articles relating to crafts and DIY, food (of course), history, and traveling.

Indian Chef

Indian Chef, as you can tell by the name, specializes in recipes. He has his niche, and I'm very happy I discovered him. He has quite a large selection of recipes, Indian and international, both food and beverages. He also has articles on the health benefits of different foods, and a few other topics relating to food (such as vegan eating and losing weight). Each hub has a photo, which makes viewing his profile very easy on the eyes... as well as tempting!

I have tried two of his recipes so far. Enjoy!

Indian Chef's "Tandoori Bell Pepper", stuffed whole instead of cut in half (right), shown with my "Irish Potato Patty" (left)
Indian Chef's "Tandoori Bell Pepper", stuffed whole instead of cut in half (right), shown with my "Irish Potato Patty" (left) | Source

Tandoori Bell Pepper by Indian Chef

First of all, his photo of this recipe is more appealing than mine. I didn't cut my pepper in half like the recipe suggested, so you can't see the delicious ingredients in plain sight. His photo instantly makes me want to make it again (and I fully plan on it).

His recipe combines many delicious ingredients and spices into one simple pepper, and it explodes with flavor and cheesy goodness! If you like any type of stuffed pepper, check his article out below:

Indian Chef's "Crispy Cheddar Chicken", with some prepared butternut squash beside it
Indian Chef's "Crispy Cheddar Chicken", with some prepared butternut squash beside it | Source

Crispy Cheddar Chicken by Indian Chef

Again, his photo looks better than mine. My shortcut caused the chicken topping to not come out quite as crispy as his, but it was delicious!

His recipe is easy to follow, not too time-consuming, and it results in a perfectly coated, cheesy chicken with a creamy sauce to drizzle over it.

To check his recipe out, click on the link below:

JamiJay's "Chocolate Energy Bites" are easy, nutritious, and faster than any snack I have ever made!
JamiJay's "Chocolate Energy Bites" are easy, nutritious, and faster than any snack I have ever made! | Source

JamiJay

I have been stopping by Jami's page every once in a while for a few months now, and have enjoyed many great articles by her. I think the first one I read was "The Benefits of Being a Homemaker". She writes a range of topics, including food (many gluten-free recipes, as well as healthy snacks), health, lizards, and many subjects that an inquiring mind could think up.

I have tried two of her recipes so far, and she has many more I will be trying soon. Her recipes appeal to my healthy eating and snacking side!

Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites by JamiJay

This is a very simple, quick recipe to make. If you (or your child or significant-other) are in the mood for a snack, you can whip it up within a couple of minutes (although it will be hot at first, so don't be too grabby). They resemble small cookies, except they are chewy, not crunchy. With no butter, only a small amount of sugar, and quite a bit of oatmeal, they are a healthy snack and a great source of energy.

I have made this a couple of times, and will make it often. I always like to have quick snacks for work days. The other morning I was really hungry before work, but I knew I wouldn't be able to stop to eat a yogurt for another hour and a half, so I had one of these before I left. It satisfied my hunger until I was able to eat my quick breakfast, which made my commute much more comfortable.

JamiJay's "Oven Roasted Chickpeas" make a great crunchy snack
JamiJay's "Oven Roasted Chickpeas" make a great crunchy snack | Source

Roasted Chickpeas by JamiJay

I like chickpeas, but never thought of roasting them until I saw Jami's recipe. I was excited to try something delicious and new, and I wasn't disappointed! They didn't take too long, and came out crunchy and with just a little bit of savory flavor. Be careful, though, they're addicting!

It reminds me a little bit of "Corn Nuts", if any of you out there has ever had those. I used to buy those in the store when I wanted a crunchy snack. Chickpeas don't have that "corn" taste, of course, but they offer the same satisfying crunch.

It makes another great portable snack, and is also a good thing to pack instead of pre-packaged foods.

CharronsChatter's "Tuna Blue Salad", with just a few changes (I was short a couple of ingredients)
CharronsChatter's "Tuna Blue Salad", with just a few changes (I was short a couple of ingredients) | Source

Tuna Blue Salad by CharronsChatter

CharronsChatter (Karen) caught my eye not long after she joined 3 months ago. She is a chef, and you can tell from her hubs that loves to cook! Her page is loaded with interesting recipes, and each one is full of photos that show her entire cooking process in a visually appealing manner. She also sprinkles her articles with just enough humor to get a laugh out of me!

When I saw this salad, I was eager to try it. Salads can be as bland or exciting as you let it be, and her "Tuna Blue Salad" is a treat for the tongue! The contrasting flavors and crunch are fantastic.

I used different greens than she did, and didn't have a couple of the veggies her recipe called for, and my salad wasn't layered as pretty as hers was, but it was very delicious. Done her way, I would imagine it would be over the top delicious!

Xmags' delicious "Easy Mais Con Yelo (Sweet Corn on Shaved Ice)", a refreshing beverage to drink on a hot day
Xmags' delicious "Easy Mais Con Yelo (Sweet Corn on Shaved Ice)", a refreshing beverage to drink on a hot day | Source

Easy Mais Con Yelo (Sweet Corn on Shaved Ice) by Xmags

Xeng (xmags) writes mostly recipes and reviews of restaurants, so food is a specialty of hers. I have really enjoyed reading them, because I like to get to know what food in other cultures and countries is like.

I first came across her page a few weeks ago, not long after she joined. The first hub of hers I read was "Top 3 Refreshing Treats to Beat the Summer Heat", where she completely drew me in, and got me in the mood for these unique (to me) cold treats that are popular in the Philippines. Shortly after, she published hubs with the specific recipes for the beverages she portrayed, which made me very happy.

I tried her recipe for "Sweet Corn on Shaved Ice" last week, on a particularly hot and humid day. The air conditioner in my hot apartment hadn't been installed yet (it was just put in a couple of days ago), so this beverage was very refreshing. It cooled me off, and it was a delicious treat! It feels good to try something new, and it certainly makes me wish I could travel to her part of the world to see what it's like there. It also caused me to put a shaved ice machine on my "want list". I used my blender to get the ice crushed, but of course it is not quite the same.

The Writers of These Recipes:

Nuffsaidstan: He is into comic books, so that is where most of his articles are. But he also has several great recipes, and a few other articles, including one on running your own business, and at least two having to do with E-Bay.

Kelleyward (Kelley): Kelly writes many delicious recipes, articles on health and wellness issues, and some useful product reviews.

Turtlewoman (Kim): Kim has a variety of great recipes, many that are healthy, including quite a few that are gluten-free and paleo . She is a Holistic Health Coach, so she knows her stuff!

Janetwrites (Janet): Janet has been here for a few months, and writes about parenting, health and nutrition.

Jimtxmiller (Jim): Jim has a conversational way of writing, and he draws you into his stories and thoughts. He writes a variety of topics. Some of my favorites are about discovering what is in your own backyard, as well as the one titled "Travel Writer's Kit", which is a handy article for any writer who ventures out. He is a great story teller, and makes you think.

A Few Other Tasty Recipes From Fellow HubPage writers

Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of these few. But I assure you, these are very delicious, and you can see their own photos by checking their article out.

  • The Indian Curry Sauce Base by Nuffsaidstan was the very first recipe I tried from HubPages. It was fantastic, and I look forward to trying it again, and really getting a taste for the individual spices that make up curry. Before I saw this article, I didn't have an idea of what curry was made of.
  • The Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Kelleyward is one of my favorite cookie recipes, ever! I love pumpkin, and these are fabulous. On top of that, it uses no flour, butter or oil. It sounds unbelievable, but it comes out tasting so great, and it is about as healthy as you can get for a cookie. I wish I had snapped a photo of the cookies, but check out her page to see what I'm talking about- you won't be disappointed.
  • Out of the Two Hawaiian Bread Recipes (by Turtlewoman), I have tried one. I baked the healthier version, which is easy, and doesn't require yeast. It is a quick bread, and it has a delicious pineapple taste, with nuts and coconut. I am going to try the "Original" kind soon, the yeast bread, because it also sounds great. I really like the sweet taste of King's Hawaiian Bread, which Turtlewoman says originates from Portuguese bread, and I look forward to seeing how it compares.


One Last Gem

I just found out my friend billybuc (Bill) has a hub about recipes for bachelors, as well as another equally enlightening hub geared toward men. For those who don't like to cook and don't care about nutrition (or those who would like a good laugh), check out these fantastic articles!

Honorable Mentions

Here are three more recipes to leave you with (links are to the right):

1) Randomcreative's No-Bake Cookies: I haven't made these lately, but they are similar to what my mother used to make, and what I made well into my 20's. So I know from experience that these are mouthwateringly delicious, and they don't take too long to make. Her recipe hub has a great photo of the cookies, simple directions, and even her personal story behind the recipe. She also provides links to a couple of other no-bake cookies, which also look tempting.

  • Rose is one of the most creative woman I have ever seen! Check out her profile to see what I mean. She has so many really cool crafty hubs, articles on holidays and events, recipes (including many on refreshingly cold beverages), and on photography. She has also won several "Hub of the Day" awards, which I think is phenomenal.

2) Cold Coffee With Ice Cream by Indian Chef: He has a great collection of beverage recipes, in addition to his many food hubs. Many people already know that coffee is my thing, and I'm going to try it soon. Check out his recipe, and also notice that he has a list of many other refreshing cold beverages at the bottom of his page.

  • This is the same Indian Chef that wrote two of the delicious recipes I tried already- the Tandoori Bell Pepper and the Crispy Cheddar Chicken (about halfway up the page).

3) Flour Tortillas From Scratch, by Sydneyspence: These homemade tortillas are such a great idea for those who like to make their own. I used oil rather than shortening, and it still tasted good. But for authenticity, her recipe is key. It is her family recipe, handed down from her mother, and I think that is sweet.

  • Sydneyspence writes many articles on travel, working from home, writing, money, and recipes. She has some interesting homemade recipes, including for play dough and cough syrup.

I have tried many recipes already, and will definitely be testing more out soon. I have seen so many, and it has been hard to choose from all of them! To all of you who have provided such wonderful food hubs, thank you so much. I appreciate you all very much!


Recipes From HubPages

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Until I started preparing for this article, I didn't realize how many recipes from HubPages that I had tried! I thought this was going to be much shorter.

I hope you enjoyed this, and check out some (or all) of these delicious recipes, as well as the wonderful writers who published them. Thank you, everyone! Feel free to take the above polls, and to leave a comment below. Feedback is always very welcome here.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am deeply hurt. I don't see my Bachelor Recipes Featuring Velveeta Cheese in this hub. What's up with that my friend???? LOL

      How very nice of you to highlight all of these recipes and the Hubbers who wrote them. This really was a very sweet gesture on your part.

      I hope you have a great weekend my friend.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Bill! Haha, for a second I was going to look up your recipe, and then I realized that it probably didn't exist!

      This was fun, although very time-consuming! I probably should have made this into 2 hubs. One thing that made it take longer than planned is the weather. For the past 2 nights, we have had thunderstorms in the area, and I wasn't comfortable leaving my computer on, just in case!

      Thanks again, Bill. I'm glad I took the time to finish this now. Soon I will make supper, and then I have a long weekend ahead of me. Friday-Monday. I will be at the CT condo for a couple of days, I assume, but I should have at least 1 or 2 days to work on another hub! I have so many in my head, it is nice to have some time to get them started.

      I hope the weather in CT is ok on Sunday, because I'm looking forward to Andy's Mom's cookout. It'll be the first one of the year! I love being outdoors, and eating grilled food. His family is amazing at cooking.

      I hope you have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Kathryn, this is a very sweet and useful hub! There are some great recipes here, and I was very delighted to see my own :) Thank you for your kind words about me and my recipes and I am very glad you enjoyed them! The roasted chick peas are very addicting and can be dangerous if you make a large batch (I always eat the entire batch myself so I have learned to never make more than one can at a time). There is quite the collection of delicious recipes here on hubpages! I should check here more often for new recipes (I just have a problem with always creating my own and experimenting with the food I already have). Thanks again!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Jami, I know what you mean, I already have so many of my own recipes that I didn't really need to try any. But they looked so great, and I have gone through this phase of wanting to try so many new things! Thankfully, my boyfriend likes being a guinea pig :)

      I'm so glad you like this. Your recipes definitely deserve a place on this, because I will be making them for snacks time and time again!

      As for the chickpeas, I made the roasted chickpeas (one can), and meant to share it with Andy. I gave him one handful, and ended up eating the rest of it! So if I made more than one can, I know I would eat it all.

      You're welcome, and thanks again for your recipes. I'm really glad that you like this hub, because one reason I made it was to show my appreciation to all of you who publish such great recipes.

      Have a wonderful Thursday, and Memorial Day weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...I actually did do a hub about bachelor recipes....during one of my sillier moments.

      I didn't even realize it was Memorial Day weekend...thanks for the heads up. I guess we'll have to look at barbecuing too. :)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      This is an absolutely delightful hub on several counts--the topic choice, content, great writing style, personable tone, lovely complementary pictures, and a community-oriented and other-centered focus. I love that you promote others in the course of crafting your articles. I truly believe that's what makes you one of the rising stars here on this site. Aloha, and a hearty thank you for doing what you do here on HubPages, Kathryn!

      Joe

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Joe, thank you so much! I like promoting others, because life isn't all about me. I have gotten so much pleasure out of the community, and of these great recipes. I like people to see them, and for those authors to realize that I appreciate them. I want what I write to be meaningful, and I want to be a positive person in this massive community.

      Your words mean a lot to me, so thank you very much.

      Aloha, you're welcome, and I appreciate that you took the time to check out and respond to my article. Have a spectacular Memorial Day weekend, however you choose to celebrate or live.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I will have to check that article out. I'm curious!

      I'm glad I reminded you of Memorial Day. I hope you get to barbecue and relax with Bev :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wow Kathryn, this would be the ultimate cookbook! Is it bad that I am in the mood for a hearty meal at 1.:30am? :D ... and I sure wish you could click more than one option... I hated choosing. This is an excellent hub... you've got something for everyone. Everything looks and sounds so good, you just totally made my grocery list LONG! :D

      ... and by the way, I think it's awesome that you gave some hub love to all of these hubbers! And you go girl, doing all of them? Wow!

      Awesome and I'm so sharing!

      Cat

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      Robyn D Bera 4 years ago from California

      You're awesome, Kathryn! I love that you did this. I am a total foodie and recipe junkie so you've done me a great service here. This must have taken you hours! I will be trying some of these. Thanks for all your hard work. Voted up and shared!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      HI kathryn it is nice to see the great tried and tested recipes from your side as it will save a lot of hard work which you have already done to prove their worthiness.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Listing so many good recipes was a great idea. I have copied numerous recipes off of Hubpages and it is a good idea to show us some of the most delicious looking pictures as it makes me want to cook. Voted up and awesome.

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      mjkearn 4 years ago

      Hi Kathryn

      WOW, short hub eh. Are you sure that this isn't a book. Fabulous job, great formatting and full marks for sharing the hub love. I know Suzie has tried many of these recipes.

      Now what else can I say. Well you know I don't know my way around a kitchen except to find the kettle and my cooking skills are non existent unless you count throwing a pizza in the oven or taking the lid off a tin of beans.

      Oh yes another thing that I have a problem with and everyone knows that I have many problems, is attempting to eat something that resembles some sort of grease that I'd slap on an axle. That's just me and things like pea soup and that Gwak-a-Moly paste, stuff, thingy are just wrong.

      I know, I should seek more therapy, LOL.

      Great job. Great hub and voted up.

      MJ.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat, I know, I wish more than one choice could be made on the polls! And it's not bad that you want a big meal early in the morning. When I see photos/recipes of a lot of food, I'm likely to get in the mood for something substantial. Anytime you're awake, it is likely you'll get hungry (I don't think the stomach or mind cares that it's super early)!

      My grocery list has been pretty long for weeks, because I have been trying a few things each week. I have been so in the mood to try new things! My boyfriend likes being the guinea pig, too :) So far I haven't made anything he hasn't liked.

      This is quite a lot of recipes! Maybe next time I will consider how long the list is, and make it into 2 hubs! It's amazing how trying something here and there adds up to so many recipes!

      I'm so glad that people are liking this. I enjoyed giving some hub love to them! I have enjoyed the food, and I like to share what I like.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and also for sharing.

      Happy Birthday, now that it's officially your birthday!

      Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

      (By the way, your full name is Catherine? That is close to my name :)

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sugahware, thanks, what a way to start the sentence!

      I'm a wicked foodie and recipe junkie, too, so I'm glad you like the work I have done. This did take a long time. I cooked over the past 3 months oor so, a little here and a little there. The article took a big chunk out of yesterday, and some time two other days. But it was worth it!

      You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy.

      I see you already have some recipes up (and some other interesting articles), and you're new here. Welcome to HubPages! I look forward to checking out your hubs.

      Have a fantastic Memorial Day!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Pinto, I'm glad you appreciate this article. I put a lot of work into showing these hubs, and I hope many people check out the recipes, and also get a feel for the amount of talented cooks we have on HubPages! It is only one aspect of HP, but since everyone eats I think it is a great type of article.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, and have a spectacular weekend!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Pamela, I have enjoyed taking photos of most of the food I cook lately, and am glad they came in handy. When I first started taking them, I didn't realize I would end up using them in a hub. I have just enjoyed the foods on here so much, and wanted to share them.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and for the votes! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I hope the weather in Florida is behaving long enough for you to do something memorable. I hope to go to my boyfriend's folks' house on Monday for a cookout.

      Take care!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      MJ, I know, I should have had this article lengthened just a bit. Haha. Yes, it is almost a book!

      Thanks for the compliments.

      You are too funny. I always know you'll say something to make me laugh! I know, not every dish is going to be something everyone will like. LOL, grease?! You could make everything seem like it should be used on a car, you Motorhead!

      "More therapy"? I don't know, maybe your therapist should be fired! Maybe he/she is deliberately messing you up a little, so you'll have to keep going back for more! (only kidding, of course!)

      Thanks for the votes, and for taking the time to grace my page.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      Hey, I think this is an awesome, stellar hub and I wouldn't change a thing about it... but I suppose you could probably benefit from making the next one into 2 equally stellar hubs, as there is certainly enough here for 2 and you'd probably get great traffic to both!

      How lucky your boyfriend gets to test your experiments... how could he complain, they all sound so good!

      I know what you mean... when I get in the mood to stray away from the usual... look out... you can't stop me now! :D

      Thanks for the official birthday wish! And yes, my whole name is Catherine... and it's funny, my entire life people always say "Now that's Catherine with a K, right?" Ha ha... you probably get some 'C' assumptions, I'll guess :D

      Great hub, truly enjoyed! Thanks again,

      Cat

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat, I have people assuming my name is spelled in all sorts of different ways! It's okay, though, I'm fine with that. I remember when my Dad wrote me a note when I was 10, he spelled my name wrong. I always thought that was funny. My Uncle Ed always calls me Kathleen.

      I was named after my Great Aunt Katherine, but my parents decided to spell it Kathryn (to be different, I guess). They were originally going to nickname me Katie, but ended up calling me Kathy. I pretty much respond to anything! I like your nickname here on HubPages- Cat. That is adorable! I had a gray cat once that had big blue eyes almost like yours. Felines are awesome.

      I definitely spoil my boyfriend with food! But he spoils me, too. Actually, he is really the only man I have been with that treats me really well.

      I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by to "chat" again.

      ~Kathryn

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Those cabbage rolls, look faboo--as do the spinach balls. I have been trying to master the cabbage rolls for quite a while now, so this bears further investigation! There is a "trick" definitely, a somethin' somethin' I am not yet doing.

      Beautiful HUB and tribute. I hit lots of bells and whistles, here. :)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      CharronsChatter, Suzzycue's recipe for the cabbage rolls is great, and she does a good job of explaining the steps. Her photo looks better than mine! But either way, it tastes terrific!

      Did you see your salad? Of course, you have a huge array of other delicious recipes, and I know I will be trying more. I hope it brings some traffic over to your page every now and then.

      Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed. This was a very fun tribute to all of you wonderful cooks on HubPages :)

      Have a fantastic weekend!

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

      Yum! Wow, you are quite the cook! And what a wonderful way to expand your culinary horizons and introduce us to other foodies. There are so many talented Hubbers who share their recipes with us. I'm familiar with some of the contributors, but will definitely have to check out the others you've mentioned. Super Hub and photos. Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting! :)

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      Aaaaawww... that's a nice hub Kathryn. There are many foodie hubbers out there who don't hesitate to share their own creations, and how nice of you to replicate their dishes, giving them your personal opinion about them. I will check them out and try them in your list. Up and awesome. :)

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      I was named after my grandmother, Irene Catherine; my mom wanted to name me Ashley, but my dad hated it, so they compromised and now... I'm Catherine Ashley. It's funny; it's probably one of the worst names to have as far as assumptions and nicknames. I used have an old lady at church, when I was about 10, call me Katie all the time. I remember saying "It's Cathy" and she'd say... "Okay, Katie", after a few more times... I just started answering to Katie :D That's too funny about your dad though, ha 10 years to learn your name and still?!? Maybe it's a guy thing. Thank you very much for the compliment, I'm blushing now :D... the only other nickname I was called was peaches and that had to do with upper female anatomy if you know what I mean... so I'll leave that one as a part of history and stick with Cat :D.

      How awesome that you have such a wonderful guy.... it's not to often you here women singing the praises of their man... I think it's always wonderful to here! They are out there... and I'm glad you found one, now don't let him go! :D

      Talk to you later Kathryn,

      Cat

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for some wonderful ideas, Kathryn. I absolutely love JamiJay's recipes here and at her hub place. YUM! Let's eat up!

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the shout out! You're on quite a roll trying new recipes. It's awesome that we have so many talented chefs on HubPages. I have only tried a couple recipes from fellow hubbers thus far, but I hope to keep trying more. This article may inspire me!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn.

      Wow, what a stunning collection of amazing recipes by some of my favorite hubbers! What time you have taken with all this information, I really do commend you my talented buddy!

      I love how you have shown real community spirit and doing what you say you will, making these recipes and giving honest accounts of how you went, even the odd oops moment, love it - we all do it!

      Tanks for giving me even more recipes to check out and some new faces to meet as I love seeing and trying new foods and ingredients.

      If there was a HOTD, this hub is it in my opinion.

      You have come on leaps and bounds in your writing and formatting which looks awesome, congrats Kathryn!

      Voting up, Useful, Interesting, Awesome, Shared and Pinned!!

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      HubPages is always the first place I look for new recipes now. There are so many talented cooks here and there is such a wide variety of recipes. I share quite a few recipes on my recipe blog as well as pinning them too. This is a wonderful hub and I have found several recipes here I am going to try. Not only is this a great hub, but it is very kind of you as well. Voted up, useful and interesting! :)

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      We do have some awesome chefs here on HP--thanks so much for putting this together and including my English muffins. I've tried some of these but haven't yet seen the chocolate energy balls or tuna blue salad which I'm going to check out right now. What a great collection of recipes! We need to add your spicy taco pizza to this list--it's to die for! Too bad I'm in the mood for dessert and it's only 9:30 AM here. : ) Voted up, shared, pinned, etc.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Linda, I love to cook! There are some days I'm a little lazy, and make just a quick meal, but I have been in the mood to try new things a lot lately.

      There really are so many writers here on HubPages that post fantastic recipes! And there are many, many more that I have taken note of, and will try later. It has definitely been a great experience, and I have expanded my culinary horizons. I like that HubPages has people from all over the world, so I'm exposed to food from all over, not just in the states. Some things are completely new to me, and some I have only seen in ethnic restaurants, or on tv.

      I'm glad you like this, and thanks for the compliments and votes, and for taking the time to read and comment on my hub.

      Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I hope the weather is okay over there. It is cloudy here, although it should clear up a bit on Monday.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vibesites, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. Much appreciated!

      Trying out these recipes was my pleasure! Once I realized how many I had made, it occurred to me that it would be nice to share with others. Once something like that gets in my head, I'm not satisfied until I do it! It took longer to create this hub than I thought it would, because I kept having to stop. We had a couple of thunderstorm warnings two different nights, and I don't use my computer during those times. I would be devastated to lose my computer! But since I had Thursday off, I had a lot of time to spend on it, and I finished it before supper time.

      Thanks for the votes, and I hope you enjoy the ones you try! There are so many to choose from. Have a wonderful day!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat, yeah, there are many different versions of our names, and many get it wrong! I have had people call out what they thought was my name, and the wondered why I didn't acknowledge them. I can be oblivious when I don't realize someone is talking to me. Oops! But when I hear my name, my ears perk up.

      Haha, nicknames are great, and some can't be yelled out just any where!

      Andy is great, and I won't let him go for anything! They can be hard to find, but they are out there. And after some of the guys I have been with, he is a breath of fresh air.

      Talk to you later!

      ~Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Abby, you're welcome, and I completely agree with you! The two of Jami's recipes I tried are only a few of her awesome and healthy snacks. I am definitely trying more! Hers are quite unique, I think.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub, and have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rose, you're welcome! I definitely wanted to include you in this, because even though I didn't have time to try this out since I saw your recipe, I know it is great. And you're such a creative person, I wanted to present you :) I'm sure most people have already seen you, but you never know!

      It is awesome how many people on here are talented at cooking. I'm glad they share their recipes here for us.

      Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and thank you for reading and commenting on my hub.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzie, thank you very much! These were great recipes. I'm glad you enjoy this.

      I have oops moments every so often, but usually I can turn them into positives. I try to salvage as many mistakes as I can, and learn for the next time.

      You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy the new faces.

      Thank you so much for all of your compliments! They make me very happy. I'm glad I am improving. That is one thing I like about this community- it gives me an avenue to write more, and the more I write and compose the articles, the more experience I gain, and the better I get (at least I hope so). This has been a highlight of the year for me (joining HubPages and writing).

      Thanks for the share and votes! Have a fantastic weekend.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sheila, I look for most of my recipes here now, too. There's a lot of talent!

      I didn't realize you had a recipe blog. Since I know now, I will check it out! I enjoy blogs.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad you enjoy, and I had a great time getting it ready. I like showing others what great recipes are out there, and showing my appreciation to writers.

      Thanks for the votes, and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

      By the way, I notice you live in Oklahoma. I hope your part of the state didn't get damaged. I know there was a lot of destruction recently in OK, and it is so sad to see.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vespa, I agree, we sure do have some awesome chefs here! You're welcome, I really enjoyed the English Muffin recipe, and I hope others will appreciate it as much as I have!

      Thanks, I am happy you like my Spicy Taco Pizza! I like it, too, but I didn't want to flaunt my own recipes.

      I was amazed at the selection of recipes I had already tried! I still have a long list of others I want to try, too. No doubt there will be another hub in the future!

      The salad and the chocolate balls are delicious! Actually, I will be making the balls, as well as the English Muffins for tomorrow's trip to Connecticut. Which means I should probably tear myself away from the computer for a while!

      Haha, you're an adult. You can have dessert first thing in the morning! Sometimes I get in the mood for things during the "wrong" time of the day.

      Thanks for the votes, share and pins, and for visiting my page today :)

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      Abdus Salam 3 years ago from Bangladesh

      Very informative and interesting. Actually Hubpages have excellent authors and theirs ton of hubs about recipes, your hub make me crazy about hubpages recipes. I will try some of recipes like you. thanks for sharing...

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vertualit, yes, HubPages has many, many wonderful authors and chefs. My few reviews barely even touch the sheer numbers. The recipes are one aspect out of the many that I really like, and I'm glad you enjoy this hub showing some of them. You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      I just wanted to drop in and let you know... this hub is blowing up my email! :D

      You really have a winner here! Excellent job and well deserved :D

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat, haha, I'm sure it is! I wouldn't be offended if you "unfollow" it, so you won't get so many notifications! I usually end up doing that after I follow up on comments, otherwise my e-mail account would have an overwhelming amount of notifications (I read a lot of hubs!).

      Thanks, I'm glad you think so. You are too sweet :)

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Kathryn,

      No... I'll let it fly for a while before it gets annoying and hey, every time I see the email come in I say "you go girl" :D

      Yes, there are a few people here that cause that regularly, usually the ones with thousands of followers, once I know the author and I have said all we're going to to each other, then I do stop them. Enough already! :D

      Yes, I was without power for 24+ hours Wed/Thurs., and I'm still 11 pages behind in emails :-(

      Thank you! You're awfully sweet yourself :D

      Cat

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cat, 11 pages! I hate getting behind! It really doesn't take long.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      Oh my goodness! I'm glad you linked to this on my blog so I could see it. :) Thank you so, so much for the shout-out. :D I LOVE me some pumpkin and cream cheese any time of the year. Haha...I'll even eat both ingredients (pumpkin and cream cheese) right out of the can or box. I'm kind of obsessed like that. LOL

      As for all these other recipes, I have actually tried more than a few of these - I love to cook, too.

      And, here's someone else you have to check out: Sharynsslant. I remember sharing the pineapple dream cake, but man oh man, she's got zillions of recipes that will just make you drool.

      What a beautiful hub! Voting up and sharing all over. :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      Oh wait...you did include Sharynsslant. LOL...I "saw" it but it didn't register on the first go-round, hahaha. Now, I think you've discovered the best recipes on HP, including yours! YUMMMY! I think I need to go eat a second breakfast on this Sunday morning, lol

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      Stephanie Bradberry 3 years ago from New Jersey

      This is a great idea for writing a hub. It certainly helps to highlight recipes worth trying, specially during the weekend when we might have more time. Keep up the eating for us all!

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      kitkat1141 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great list of fabulous recipes from hubpages. I will be coming back to this to try some of these myself. Thanks!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Wow! Thanks for showing me that I can eat well from the recipes on HubPages. You're a pacesetter. Thanks!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

      Well, I know I'm hungry now! I've tried a few of these (love the Split Pea Soup recipe), and several others are on my bucket list of recipes I can't wait to try. They're all scrumptious looking! We are so lucky to have a great group of talented writers who can also cook and do many other amazing things!

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Kathryn. Thank you for your concern regarding the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Luckily we live about 90 miles south of where the devastation is. I do have 2 cousins that lost their homes in the storm, but no one was injured, thank God. It was very nice of you to ask, thank you! :)

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      This is such a wonderful collection of recipes. It's so great you tried them all out. Thank you for listing my recipe. I'm very delighted. This hubis so interesting and all the recipes look so delicious. I will bookmark your hub to look at it again from time to time. I'm interested in trying those recipes. Awesome hub!

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      Natasha 3 years ago from Hawaii

      You are the sweetest! I'm sorry I've had a busy weekend and was 'two days late' stopping by. It is so awesome that you've actually made these recipes! It takes a lot of trust to make a recipe and serve it to your family. Thank you so much for featuring my asparagus soup. I hope you get that immersion blender soon! Voting up, awesome, and useful.

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      Insightful Tiger 3 years ago

      Its great that you have tried all these recipes I was just going to ask you if I could write about your cookies and link to your recipe :) I see a lot of recipes I want to try here. Thanks for sharing, sis.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Hi everybody, I just got back from a trip to Connecticut (weekend trip), and am so delighted to see that so many people commented! I will respond to each and every one of you when I get home from work tomorrow afternoon.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cyndi, I was hoping you would see this! I didn't want to tell any of you that I wrote this, because I didn't want to try to lure people to my page, but I was really hoping you would see it! Your recipe really deserved a place here. The muffins are so good, and I can hardly wait to make them for Andy's family, and see how they like it! I'm like you, I like pumpkin any time of the year. Yum! And the cream cheese is decadent in it :)

      I'm glad you recommended someone who's on my list! I saw Sharynslant's Split Pea Soup a while back. I have a few other of her recipes on my "to make" list, as well. And the Pineapple Dream Cake that you shared looks spectacular!!!

      Thanks for the votes and shares! I noticed over the weekend that you shared it on Google +, because I viewed it from my "smartphone" (it's not a very smart phone. The browser runs slow, and I can't ever access HubPages on it, and I can't even go on Google Plus. The only way I see my notifications is through the one app of mine that works, the one that shows my e-mails for the gmail account). Seeing the share you did, and Sharon and Natasha's comments on it made my day :)

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. You all have made my HubPages experience so much better. Not only because of your fantastic recipes, but also because you're so interesting and nice!

      I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend. Mine went well, although it was nice to be home after 2 days away from the computer!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Stephanie, thanks, I'm glad you like it! And I will keep on eating. I have so many more recipes I want to try out.

      It is nice to spend a little extra time cooking something new on weekends, when we have time. It's always good to mix things up a bit, instead of eating the same things all of the time. My boyfriend is my "guinea pig", and so far he hasn't complained!

      Have a spectacular week, and I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Kitkat, thanks, I'm glad you like it! I hope you enjoy, once you get the chance to try them out. Have a spectacular Tuesday!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      MsDora, you're welcome! You can eat very well from the recipes on HubPages. I have been very blessed to see so many new, delicious recipes!

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, and have a great Tuesday!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Marcy, isn't the soup great?! I have so many more recipes I want to try, even after all of these. We're very lucky! Especially since the recipes are only a drop int he barrel. I have enjoyed hubs on so many different topics, and have been inspired by many of my fellow writers here on H.P.

      I hope you have a beautiful week!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sheila, you're welcome. I'm really glad your cousins (and families) are okay. It's too bad they lost their homes in the devastation, but at least they're safe. I really feel for anyone that goes through any type of disaster. "Mother Nature" can be spectacular, but she can also be cruel.

      I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend, and that your week goes well.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Janet, you're welcome! I wish I had thought to take a photo of the alkaline cake I made using your recipe, but at least I probably got some people interested enough to head over to your page and see for themselves.

      If you try any of the recipes, I hope you enjoy them! I sure have.

      Thank you very much! I appreciate your compliments.

      Have a wonderful week!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Natasha, it's okay, I have been away from my computer (and busy) for a couple of days now. I'm glad that you're busy! I hope it means you had a good time.

      You're welcome, Natasha, I hope others discover how tasty your soup is! I know I'll be making it again. I had it hot last time, but I meant to have some cold, as well.

      I plan on getting the immersion blender soon! That is one appliance I could definitely make use of!

      Thanks for the votes, and for taking the time to read and comment. I think I am behind on reading your blogs, so I'm going to check them out after.

      Have a beautiful day!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Tiger, these recipes were great! I'm glad I tried them all, and could share them with others.

      Yes, you can write about anything you want of mine, and link to any recipe any time.

      I hope you get a chance to try some of the recipes here! They are fantastic!

      You're welcome, sis. Have a gorgeous week!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I've been reading recipes by some of the hubbers you mention here. Though I don't much potter about in the kitchen it was wonderful reading about these fine hubbers and some of their food creations.

      Voting this hub up and interesting and shared as well.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rajan, thank you for reading and commenting, even if you don't cook much. I appreciate it! These hubbers really do have some great recipes.

      Have a fantastic day!

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Kathryn - What a great idea and what a great Hub. Very well done and so generous of you to share your fellow hubbers recipes. I plan on trying several of them. Theresa

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Theresa, thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I enjoy trying out new recipes, and turning some of them into a hub seemed natural. I'm excited to try out your cabbage recipe, and I noticed a few other fascinating ones while checking out your profile... such as the Strawberry Soup. It sounds delicious! I made an apple soup when I was younger, which could be eaten hot or cold, and it was great. Strawberries are about as good of a Summertime treat as anything!

      If you try some of them out, I hope you enjoy them. I wish I could send samples of them out to everyone, but at least I took photos. Most people have good imaginations, and can guess how appetizing a recipe is.

      Have a wonderful week, and I will see you later!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Kathryn what an awesome recipe collection to read and cook. I appreciate and am honored to have been selected for my recipes along with these other great Hub authors / cooks. This is a great idea and honorable gesture to help promote other Hubber's. Thank you again for the touching write up about my recipes and my work.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzzycue, you're welcome! I was hoping you would see this, but I didn't want to bring it to your attention, because it would seem like I was trying to promote myself. I am honored to have tried one of your recipes, and I look forward to trying out some of your other ones.

      I just had some leftover cabbage rolls today. I put it on a tortilla the second time around, and it was a great way to eat it for lunch!

      I enjoy promoting other Hubbers, because you are all a great part of my experience in this community.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      One for me to vote up and share. Enjoy your weekend Kathryn.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks again Kathryn. You are a great asset to this community!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Eddy, thanks, I'm glad you like it. My weekend has been spectacular! I hope yours has been, too.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzzycue, thanks, that is a sweet thing to say :)

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Good afternoon my Kathryn of Kool and I am just checking in with you to say hello and I am rooting for your 'Bruins' now to beat Pittsburgh and that was a great game last night.

      A little cooler today by the lake feeling more like Sept. 2 than June 2 with a fresh southwesternly breeze off the water and both cats sleeping by my side.

      I will watch the original Die Hard tonight on dvd - the first one and still the best of that series.

      I hope all is well with you today and I am just taking a chai tea break with my 2nd half of my lunch for dinner (lol) with roast pork and potatoes with gravy and mushrooms - sending three big Canadian hugs your way from Colin and his cats at lake erie time 4:12pm

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Good afternoon, Colin. It's nice to hear from you!

      We have had a heat wave in Boston, but I was able to miss part of it. We went to Cape Cod, which is only about 1 1/2 hours away, but was cooler than Boston by over 10 degrees. The breeze coming off of the ocean was heavenly!

      Die Hard... I haven't seen that movie in ages! I agree, it is better than any of the others in the series.

      This weekend we went to a movie theater, and watched "Fast and the Furious 6", with Vin Diesel In it, at a theater in Hyannis. We don't go out to watch movies much, so it was a treat.

      Mmm, chai tea sounds great. I am just finishing a hot coffee with just a little bit of the Captain Morgan spiced rum we bought at the Cape. Delicious!

      Your lunch sounds very good. I had half of a small pizza, and a tuna sandwich for lunch. I haven't thought about supper yet, since our lunch was late.

      Sending one big American hug to you and your two beautiful cats :) Have a wonderful evening.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading this hub. What a great idea, too. I'm glad you tried these out, now we know which ones to cook! lol Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzette, thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! You're welcome, and if you try any out, I hope you are very satisfied.

      I had a great time making these meals :)

      Have a wonderful week!

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kathryn, what an awesome hub! This was so original and thoughtful of you to put together. You are truly a great hubber!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Careermommy, thank you for the great compliments! This was fun to put together. Eating the food was great, too. I know my boyfriend appreciated it!

      Have a wonderful week, and thank you for reading and commenting on my hub!

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      AngPow 3 years ago from North Cali

      What a very clever idea here. I love it. :) Thank you for testing them out and being our Hub Page Recipe Guinea Pig ... so to speak. This was awesome. Voted up.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Aplethora, I will take the title of "Hub Page Recipe Guinea Pig" any day! I really enjoy trying out the different foods. I have tried at least half a dozen more since this post, so within a few months I am sure I will post another one of these!

      Speaking of recipes, I know I'll be trying some of yours. They are unique.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, as well as for the vote. Have a fantastic night!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely idea for a crispy and delicious recipe you explained step by step to the point and sounds a worthy try.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You have certainly been busy trying out all these delicious sounding recipes and even taking the photos to share with us. I've tried a few of the recipes here on HubPages and found most of them to be quite good. There was sour cream pound cake and pumpkin dump cake and a few others but nothing to match your level of testing. Most of the time I post the results on my blog as Peg Cole's Test Kitchen (hahahaa). Look out Rachael Ray, here we come!

      Just today I made a homemade Carrot Cake and am on the way to take it to Mom for her birthday. I keep adjusting the recipe everytime and hopefully, this one will turn out great.

      Thanks again for sharing these delightful creations from other hubbers.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      Welcome to HubPages! Wow! What a comprehensive list of tasty recipes by reputed hubbers! I have followed some of these mentioned hubbers and tried a few recipes. Your photos are luscious and your reviews on each recipe are wonderful. Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & pinned

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Peg, I sure have been busy, and it ha been fun!

      I think I have seen a pumpkin dump cake. I love anything pumpkin, so I am sure I will be testing many more of those out, in time. Actually, I may even make a special hub on pumpkin meals closer to the holidays.

      I am checking your blog out in depth after. I love blogs, but many times I forget that Hubbers often have websites elsewhere.

      Rachel Ray has nothing on us! Haha.

      I love Carrot Cake!!!! I think that is probably my favorite kind of cake, although I also like German Chocolate (mostly for the coconut frosting), as well as Red Velvet. I hope your cake came out great, and that your mom's birthday goes well!

      You're welcome, and thank you so much for reading and commenting. I enjoy hearing what other people like to bake.

      Have a wonderful week!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      DDE, thanks for commenting, and have a wonderful day!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Ishwaryaa, thank you! I enjoyed trying the recipes, and making this hub. The recipes are great, and so are the writers. Since I have joined this community, I have met so many wonderful people.

      I am so glad you like my reviews and photos.

      Thanks for reading, commenting, voting and sharing! I appreciate it.

      You're welcome, and have a beautiful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Wow! This is a great way of paying it forward to our fellow hubbers. You're awesome! I commend you for your effort in actually testing and writing about each recipe. Keep up the good work!

      Voting up++ and sharing.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      CrisSp, thanks, I'm glad you like! It was fun to test them out. When I first started trying them out, I didn't even think of writing a hub about it. But when I realized how many I had tested, and noticed how wonderful they were, I wanted to spread the love!

      Thank you very much for the compliments, the votes and shares, and for taking the time to read and comment. Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      This is a brilliant hub, I would like to thank you for compiling this hub, it clearly shows some excellent recipes from different Hubbers. I will definitely be trying some of these out in the future. You must have put in a lot of work trying and testing each recipe, this is a true stellar hub. Excellently written, I will be looking forward to more of your hubs in the future!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Susi,

      Thanks for the compliments. Yes, it was a lot of work to try out the recipes, as well as to put the article together. But it was worth it! Trying them out was the most fun. I really enjoy trying new things, so it has been thrilling. I have found some foods that I will continue making every once in a while.

      I actually have tried out quite a few more since then, and eventually I will make another one of these hubs. I like to share my results with everyone, and showcase what others have posted.

      You're welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Sharon Smith 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      This hub is so wonderful Kathryn! I've read it before but then didn't have the time to comment. So I came back. Everything sounds so good here. I'm in awe how you've tried all these recipes, photographed the results, and pulled it all together in this hub. I bet it was extremely time consuming. AND so extremely thoughtful of you. I appreciate you including my Split Pea Soup recipe and am thrilled to hear that Andy loves it. Great work! Will be sharing this ~

      Sharyn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sharyn,

      Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And your split pea soup is a long time winner, because I make it periodically!

      This did take a long time. I'm glad I started taking photos before I realized I would be writing this hub. It took a long time to find the photos amidst my huge collection, recall all of the recipes I tried, find the links... and then I spent even more time compiling information about the people, so I had something interesting to say about each one. But the whole thing was worth it. I got to show others some good recipes out there, showcase a few of the wonderful members of this community, and now I have an easy reference for when I want to find one I have tried before!

      Thanks for reading this, and for taking the time to comment, as well as for the share.

      Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Kathryn, this is an amazing collection of HubPages recipes. I will definitely have to try a few. I hope all is well with you. Take care. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rose, thanks! It was fun to try them out, and to make the hub. As a bonus, I have a way to find all of these recipes again, when I need them :)

      I am doing pretty good. I have some down days, but today I was in a spectacularly good mood. I went on a job interview for a full-time job that could turn into a career! Even if I don't get the job, it's a nice start to my hunt for a better job.

      I hope you have a wonderful evening!

      ~ Kathryn

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      That's awesome Kathryn! Best of luck to you. Have a fabulous evening.

      -Rose

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Kathryn,

      Wow, your obsession in trying these awesome recipes here by other hubbers, may turn into an obsession to many others too!!! You have outdone yourself here in paying tribute to all of the wonderful hubbers who love to cook and love to share here on HubPages.

      I have another hubber friend who tries out the recipes here on HubPages and then goes back to the hub and lets the author know just how she enjoyed the recipe or how it turned out.

      This is a most outstanding hub here in sharing most delicious, tried and true recipes by our very own hubber friends.

      I will try out some of the very ones you have chosen to highlight here.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Faith,

      Thanks, it makes me feel good to hear you say that! I always appreciate those who share their recipes (and any article, really) so much, that it makes me feel good to let others know about them, too. Someday I will make a second installment, because I have tried many more since then. But right now my life is crazy.

      I'm glad that you are planning on trying some of them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I always appreciate your visits to my page :)

      Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      How nice that you tried this many recipes. Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Moonlake,

      You're welcome. It was a great experience, and although I started out doing it for my enjoyment, I ended up trying out far too many recipes to let this opportunity go to waste!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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