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Persons in my household sometimes have sentimental cravings for casseroles (like tuna noodle)

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Persons in my household sometimes have sentimental cravings for casseroles (like tuna noodle)

WCchopper | | Aug 30, 2011 06:38 PM

And because I love said persons, I would like to make them the dish that they (occasionally) crave. But, having grown up in a tofu and carrot juice hippie household, I have a visceral reaction against buying cans of "cream of" soups and then adding mayo to re-create the flavor of memory. I'd like to figure out a way to recreate these recipes in a non-gross (to me) way. Can anyone shed light on the flavor elements that I need to be aware of in making, say, tuna noodle, which calls for cream of celery and mayo. Comforting, evocative, but not canned- is it possible?

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