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Home Town: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
I made this last night to the recipe except I didn't use the seasoned salt since my husband has high blood pressure (used 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning) and for the same reason I did't use garlic or onion salt, used garlic and onion powder. Oh, and I also used actualy sherry not cooking sherry - don't believe in cooking with anything I can't drink. I made 4 burgers instead of 8 since we both like bigger burgers. My husband and I both thought it was terrific. I made mashed potatoes to go with it and when I make it again I'll double broth so there is more of the wonderful gravy. The burgers were very tasty, not dry at all as I think someone complained of and I'll probably have the leftover ones just as burgers on a bun. I think the burger mix would also make a decent meatloaf and I might try that sometime.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2012
Lime Chicken Soft Tacos
Have to give this one 5 big stars. It was great. I actually exactly followed the recipe which is extremely out of character for me and it was great, just as is. I'm making it again tonight for my husband and since I don't have any green onions at home I'll probably use regular onions and throw in some green pepper too. This is a nice hot weather dish since it's not a "heavy" meal and sort of cool in flavor. But I agree that this is probably more in proportion for 2-4 people even if it might make 10 servings.

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Reviewed On: May 4, 2009
Home-Style Vegetable Beef Soup
I have to say that I always get a kick out of people who rave what a good recipe something is and then proceed to list the 19 changes they made to it. That said, vegetable soup is one of those things that just seems to lend itself to improvisation by even the most inexperienced cook (which I'm not by a long shot), so all you really need is the different idea. This ones different idea is the ground beef, instead of the chuck roast I usually use and the tomato juice cocktail. And that worked out to be a really, really good idea. I used the hot and spicy V-8 like someone else did which added just the right amount of kick for me. I also used home canned green beans and way more corn, since I love corn in my veggie soup. And I added a can of chopped tomato. But I did follow this recipe closer than I usually do for soup. Oh and I did just brown the meat, fry the onions and then throw everything else in the pot to cook. Actually I brought it to a boil and then put it covered in the over at 350 for a few hours. Turned out great. I'll definately keep this idea in mind when I make soup again. I ended up with way more than the recipe, but then soup always does get away from me.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2009

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