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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Bernadette

    Baby yet? If so, we need a picture.

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  2. farmhousebarb

    I just love this style of soup! My mom always made them,and now it’s me. My daughter is cooking the same way as well. You can put just about anything in it..let it simmer..and mmmm good! The longer it cooks,the better it tastes! Just remember to add noodles toward the end of the cooking time so they aren’t mushy.

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  3. Barbara

    Are you kidding that this soup got a perfect rating??? Its unhealthy- nothing but starch and as I can see, beef stock with some sodium thrown in for TASTE!!! If I want budget friendly I can spend 20 cents for Rahmen Noodles and get starch and sodium.

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    1. Barbara

      Hail! HAIL!!! Not only is it darn unhealthy- That has got to be the most UGLY soup I have ever seen. Who would eat this??? Can we say VEGETABLES?

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      1. Kevin

        Looks are deceiving, Barbara, this is a yummy soup!:)

    2. Diane

      If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. That’s what my mother taught me and I taught my sons and grandchildren.

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    3. Peachie

      Why be so rude??? It’s amazing and I used low sodium broth and whole wheat noodles, and it was perfect!!!! If it’s too much this or that, use some imagination!!!!!

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  4. Jan

    What does ‘1 quart of beef’ mean?

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    1. Kevin

      Jan, a quart of cooked, chunked beef…that would be about 2.25 pounds, so you can sub for that

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      1. Ezziej

        Evidently they never canned meat. My grandma taught me to can all meat from hamburger to roast to chicken. I did it when my son was little and he still likes it to this day. I think everyone should give it a try. The taste, the gravy and the meat make a wonderful meal with potatoes.

  5. Jan

    Thank you for your speedy response. I am looking forward to enjoying this soup here in COLD Rhode Island.

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  6. Wilson E. Stevens

    One year in California we had a major power outage and all the stores gave away all the meat you wanted. A friend of ours helped us can it. We cut it up into a large chunk if possible, if not into stew meat size, stuffed it in a wide mouth jar, added salt and pressured it for about an hour. It was some of the most tender meat I have ever eaten, and we loved it. Never made it again, but we had meat for our family of four for almost a year. The tomato cannery also gave away tomatoes, those we put in jars and used a 55 gallon barrel in the back yard with a wood fire under it to boil them. They turned out good too. Every since then I keep lots of canning lids on hand just in case. I am planning on trying this recipe possible tomorrow.

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    1. Kevin

      Free meat during a power outage, sounds like you hit the jackpot!:)

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  7. Ellen

    The soup sounds interesting…..exactly how much liquid goes in? I will probably add a little carrot to give it some color. And, You can always add low sodium beef stock or beef boul. cubes.

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  8. Theresa M.

    Barbara, the Amish are hard working people. They need those “starch” calories. Did you ever see a fat Amish. I love their simplicity and their recipes are simply the most delicious. So find a different site. And by the way they eat tons of veggies too.

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  9. Sheryle

    My family background is German (Germans from Russia), but I never see the foods I grew up with in typical German recipes. When I first saw the picture I thought, oh my God, that is noodle soup and potatoes! I grew up eating this soup! It is delicious comfort food for a cold winter night. My mom always made the noodle soup with beef stock (and look at those skinny noodles – hard to buy those in a store except in the Jewish food section or church bake sales), and then she did the potatoes and onions separate. Then when we ate it we added as much of the potato/onion mix, along with the roast, as we wanted. I don’t know why. Now I just do it all together, ever since my mother in law asked me why I didn’t just make it all together!

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks for sharing that, Sheryle those “skinny noodles” are definitely tougher to find, but worth the effort when you do find them!

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    2. Bev

      My family are Germans from Russia as well. I also have a Germans from Russia cookbook so I can make a lot of the old recipes that I grew up on. The recipes on this site remind me so much of mom’s cooking. I still like to make my own noodles for soup and I love to can all the vegetables from my garden. My grandmother was part of the Mennonite community. And, she really knew how to cook!!! Thank you for this wonderful soup recipe. I can’t wait to make it. I already rated it because I can tell from the recipe and my own experience that it will be most delicious.

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      1. Kevin

        Thanks Bev for stopping by Amish365, the One Kettle Soup is one of my favorites, I hope you get to try it!

  10. Joanne

    I see people complaining about sodium and no vegetables. Use low sodium broth and add some vegetables. Didn’t they say to make it your own? I bet some carrots would be great in this.

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    1. Kevin

      Joanne, thanks for stopping by, and you are correct, you can tailor this recipe many different ways, carrots and some other veggies would be splendid additions!

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  11. Barrie

    What is a quart of beef?

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    1. Kevin

      The Amish often home-can their meat, this would refer to a quart jar of cooked, chunked beef

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  12. JO MONTGOMERY

    Sounds great…and sooo comforting! I Love soups ..just about any kind,anytime…365 days of the year;and that’saying a lot here in Mississipp ha Thanks for sharing and noting your recipe can be personalized. Just ignore those who find it necessary to complain or naysay. Some just love to find something to complain about….just smile; keep eating and sharing the goodies. ha

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    1. Kevin

      That is saying a lot, soups on Mississippi day in July might not be my favorite:) But I am sure I could find something tasty in Mississippi, I have been there before and the food was amazing!

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