OK, I have to get in on these recipes! I have Kimmy's soup in the crockpot as I type. This Apricot Brandy Slush is my most requested recipe. The first year I made this recipe for the quilters retreat, I made one batch and ran out in 1/2 hour! Now I make 4 batches and still run out! :) It's to die for! Don't know what it says about my small quilting group! LOL 


Boil water. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add sugar, lemonade, orange juice and brandy. Mix well. Freeze.

When ready to serve, fill glass 3/4 full with frozen mixture. Add 7-Up or Sprite to finish filling glasses. Stir and enjoy!

Refreeze any leftover slush and treat yourself to a glass after a really bad day of frogging or thread breakage.

Marilyn McSpadden
Winfield, KS

I have made this awesome Chicken Salad recipe many many times, I have had friends tell me they'll only come for lunch if I make my Chicken Salad. :-) It is really good, not hard to make and does last a couple of days in the refrigerator if you happen to have leftovers.


Combine the chicken and onion and refrigerate for several hours. Mix all together and refrigerate to allow the favors to savor. Serve on bed of shredded lettuce with a side of favorite cracker. Serves 12.

Note: Sometimes I cook my chicken, sometimes I buy it. I also combine seedless red and green grapes if I am doubling the recipe. I use any macaroni that tickles my fancy at the moment. Although the original recipe said it serves 12. I have yet to serve that many with it.

Dee in NE

Chicken Salad

Well, I really do this one the old way--a little of this and a handful or two of that, but I'll try to be a bit more specific:

Stew the chicken, and cube. Add remaining ingredients, ending with the mayo. (I save the broth and cook pastina or orzo in it for another lunch.)

I also like to use apples instead of the grapes sometimes. Many years ago I made a Waldorf salad, and thought I might like to throw some chicken in for a one dish lunch. It just evolved from there. Hope you enjoy it.