I did not like this recipe, but it did give me a good base to make some French Onion soup that tastes more like what they serve in the restaurants around here. I used the margarine, 2 large yellow onions, 3 tbs. beef base, 5 cups of water. Then for each cup I used 1 piece of Holland toast (it looks like a giant crouton), 1 piece mozzarella cheese, 1 piece Swiss cheese, 1 piece provolone cheese and then sprinkled it with Parmesan cheese and put it under the broiler. I asked the local restaurant what types of cheese was on top and that is how I got the cheese combo. mmmm, it was so good we ate it 3 nights in a row. It is so much cheaper then going out!