Lunch

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Matzo Ball Soup

This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead of matzo balls. —Julia Sherman, New Market, Tennessee

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

2 reviews

The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people...


Reuben Salad in a Jar

1 review

Amy Smith from Avon, Connecticut, shared her layered Reuben salad with us, and we couldn’t resist making it extra portable....


Fiddlehead Soup

1 review

My family loves this delicious soup made with fiddleheads (the tightly curled young fronds from bracken, ostrich and cinnamon ferns)....


Beef Barley Lentil Soup

32 reviews

I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad....

Bagel with a Veggie Schmear

1 review

I got this recipe from my favorite bagel shop in New York City. Now I make this every time I'm...


Brisket for a Bunch

3 reviews

This makes tender slices of beef in a delicious jus. To make it easy to cut very thin slices, chill...

Cream of Leek Soup

1 review

My husband discovered this wonderful soup recipe on a cold winter day. It is wonderful served hot with a slice...


Leek Soup

2 reviews

When leeks are perfect for picking in my area, I start making this hearty leek soup. We pick as many...


Curry Carrot-Leek Soup

"This recipe comes from an old Yorkshire cookbook I picked up in England, where leeks are very popular. The curry...


Creamy Leek Soup with Brie

3 reviews

Bits of Brie add something special to this soup from our home economists. Soup is a satisfying addition to a...

Potato and Bacon Leek Soup

5 reviews

"I always like to try new and different things," says Terri Day of Rochester, Washington. "So I added a package...


Homemade Matzo Ball Soup

1 review

My mother is of Russian descent and would make this for Friday night dinner while I was growing up. It's...


Roast Beef and Barley Soup

2 reviews

When making this soup, I tend to clean out the refrigerator by adding all kinds of leftovers. In fact, my...


Barley Borscht

1 review

This is one of my favorite soups. It makes good use of the many vegetables that are being harvested this...


Beet Borscht

8 reviews

My mother used to make this hearty soup from her garden's bountiful crop of beets and other vegetables. —Ruth Andrewson,...

Creamy Leek Soup

A pressure cooker makes quick work of prep time for this rich soup. Garnish with bacon bits or fresh-picked snippets...


Winning Cream of Leek Soup

3 reviews

I got this recipe from an old family friend, who gave me my first batch of leeks, too! This soup...


Tomato Leek Soup

1 review

This recipe was given to me years ago from a friend in Australia. We're a family that loves soup, and...


Borscht Soup

After a busy day, I like to unwind by creating something delicious for dinner. This recipe proves great meals can...


Potato-Leek Soup

16 reviews

This savory potato-leek soup is a dish we especially enjoy for dinner on a cold night. Served with hot homemade...


Russian Borscht

2 reviews

I immigrated to the United States from western Russia in 1998. When I made friends, I found that many people...


Asparagus Leek Chowder

7 reviews

To us, asparagus is the taste of spring, so we enjoy it in as many meals as we can. When...


Low-Fat Vegetable Slaw

This pretty combination of fresh veggies is low fat and to enhance the flavors, it can be made at least...

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Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

1 review

"This Israeli salad, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, lends itself to endless variety...you can add foods like olives, beets...


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Savory Leek Soup

1 review

There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.


Festive Tossed Salad with Lemon Dressing

The light homemade dressing wonderfully coats a colorful combination of salad greens, vegetables, pickles and olives. This salad has something...


Refreshing Cucumber Salad

This refreshing salad from our home economists can be prepared days in advance.


Turkey Sandwiches With Red Pepper Hummus

2 reviews

A homemade red pepper hummus from our home economists sets this grilled sandwich apart from all the rest. Feel free...


Make-Ahead Beef Barley Soup

9 reviews

"This satisfying soup is wonderful for a busy day when you want something hot in a hurry," assures Lisa Ortis...