For Christmas, my Ohio daughter gave me a 29-page paperback, Family Favorites Gubernatorial Edition cookbook. It is written by wives of the governor and lieutenant governor of Ohio: Fran DeWine and Tina Husted, respectively.

Following is a recipe from, Tina’s mother you might enjoy:

“Diana’s Italian Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1lb.roll of Bob Evans Italian Sausage,1-2 grated carrots, 1-32 oz. can tomato juice, 1tsp. salt, 2tsp. dried basil, 1-2 Tbls. brown sugar, 2-16 oz. cans drained beans (kidney, etc.), ½ tsp. pepper, 1 tsp., marjoram, 1-16 oz. can beef broth, 4 oz. cooked macaroni.

DIRECTIONS: Brown meat with onion. Drain fat. Add remaining ingredients (except macaroni). Simmer 45-60 minutes. Add cooked macaroni; stir and cook 5-10 more minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese when serving. (Even better the next day!)”

Kay (Dec.’18) says, “Fran DeWine has written (with this latest) fourteen cookbooks! The recipes I’ve tried, I love!”

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