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Melba's Swap Shop: April 17, 2013

Melba's Swap Shop: Mother's recipes are precious
Modified: April 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013

DEAR MELBA: Years ago, a good friend shared her grandmother's Hamburger Soup with me. Somehow, we have both managed to lose it.

What makes this recipe so unusual is that instead of browning the ground beef in a skillet, it's dropped into boiling water. Then, the vegetables are added individually, in a certain order. Hopefully, someone has this recipe and will share.


DEAR MELBA: May I share one more of my favorite chuckles? A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it, because the thief was spending less than his wife did.


DEAR MELBA: Here's a quote readers might enjoy: “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

— SANDY WARREN, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: Regardless of inflation, the wages of sin are still the same.

Please do not use my name.


DEAR MELBA: I saw this idea recently and thought you might like it. To boil eggs the easy, no-water way, put the eggs, still in the shell, in a muffin pan, placing so they won't move, and put in a preheated 325-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.


If you have a problem other readers might help solve or an idea you'd like to share, email Melba at Or write to Melba's Swap Shop, Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please include your name and address.