This lovely, cream soup makes a fabulous first course at special sit-down dinners. I often double the recipe because family and friends can't stop eating it!—Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Meet the Cook: Especially to guests who enjoy the variety of Chinese cooking, this is a treat. I like serving it with fried noodles or rice as a side dish. I am a widow with two daughters, both grown, and a grandson. Music is a favorite pastime. I've been the founder and director of a seniors band called "The Happy Has Beens", and I perform for clubs, church groups and seniors as the "Hat Lady", singing about my travels through our state.
-Louise Johnson, Harriman, Tennessee
This lighter version of a family-favorite soup boasts all the hearty texture, warm comfort and delicious flavor of the original, but less than half the fat and a fifth of the calories! That's a difference to savor! —Rebecca Cook, Helotes, Texas
“We start many stir-fry meals with this easy Egg Drop Soup, which cooks in just minutes flat," writes Amy Corlew-Sherlock from Lapeer, Michigan. "There are many recipe variations, but we like the addition of cornstarch to thicken the soup and give it a rich, golden color.
“I got the recipe from Grandma’s old cookbook,” Amy recalls. “And when my kids were slow to enjoy eating meat, this ‘souper’-quick dish provided them with easy-to-digest egg protein.”
My husband is Korean-American, and I enjoy working Asian flavors into our menu. This tasty soup was something I put together one night with what I found in our fridge. Everyone loved it! —Mollie Lee, Eugene, Oregon
Meet the Cook: Next to hamburger, round steak probably is the most frequent dinner "guest" at our place! I'm always experimenting with recipes, changing them to fit our tastes...this one's easy and good.
Our little town has a post office, a cafe, two gas stations and two country stores. My husband and I have a pair of sons, 13 and 9, and a daughter, 7. I work part-time in the cafeteria at their school (it's small, with only about 100 students or so) helping prepare lunch.
“This recipe is close to one my mom used to make for us kids when the weather turned cold. Hers called for heavy cream, but I came up with a slimmer version that I think is pretty true to the original!” Kendra Doss - Smithville, Missouri
This comforting soup is wonderfully warming on an autumn day, and the subtle curry flavor lets the pumpkin star. My family really enjoy dishes like this that have a delightful down-home flavor.—Eleanor Dunbar, Peoria, Illinois
My family enjoys food with flair like this unique Asian soup. Whenever I serve it, it's such a hit that no one has much room for the main course. The children get a real kick out of watching the rice sizzle when it gets added to the soup.—Mary Woodke, Gardiner, New York