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Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2007
There were so many reviews where people changed this recipe drastically, yet so many others where people made the recipe pretty much as stated and loved it... what to do? I decided to try it as written. (It was hard not to add onions and garlic!) That being said, we found it to be fairly bland. Not bad, mind you, just on the bland side. We will eat the leftovers no problem; it is good. However, if I made this again, I would spice it up. I didn't have any spill-over in the oven, but I did drain off A LOT of liquid when it was done. (It was definitely moist!) As well, I cooked the loaf for 1.5 hours. (The internal temperature was only 160ºF. A few similar recipes I found online said it was safe to eat "when the juices run clear", rather than waiting until 180º.) I probably won't make it again, only because 12 ounces of cheese (even reduced-fat cheese, which I used) adds a lot of fat back in, sort of negating the whole purpose of using turkey in the first place.
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Garlic Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
As others have said, the indicated cooking time is insufficient. I had to cook these for another 20 minutes for tender potatoes, nevermind "golden brown"(my quarters were about 1"x0.5"). The taste didn't particularly appeal to us. We prefer "Zesty Red Potatoes" (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zesty-Red-Potatoes/Detail.aspx)
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Zesty Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
I've made these a few times now, guess I forgot to review them. Obviously we really like them! Sometimes I add garlic.
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One-Hundred-One-Year-Old Pastry Recipe

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
This was okay. It's pretty flaky, but lacking in flavour. I would make it again, using part butter. I did like the way the bottom crust held up to my juicy blueberry pie, not at all soggy. As well, it rolled out really nicely (I rolled it out between plastic wrap, no addtional flour needed).
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Mashed Potato Cakes

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2007
I'm only giving this 4 stars because, to me, potato cakes need to be cooked in a skillet (which I did)! Otherwise, they were great. I haven't had these since I was a kid: I was in need of some comfort food, and this was it. Ate it with ketchup, just like "way back when". I was going to take a picture, they looked so good, but they got eaten in a flash :)
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4H Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2007
Very good. Dense, moist banana bread. I didn't have nuts so I used a cup of blueberries. I will make again.
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Traditional Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
We liked this, but found the patties to be a bit bland. I made 4 patties, and doubled the gravy (only 2 servings from 3/4 lb beef was too much meat for us). I would make this again, but definitely would season the patties more! I would add some grated onion to the beef next time, too.
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Mexican Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2007
I just didn't like these. Perhaps if I had left off the bread crumbs and grilled them, as suggested by another reviewer. My husband liked them, (he would say 3 stars, I would say 1), but said he would have preferred a bun, rather than the tortilla. I added a bit of shredded cheese for the last minute of cooking.
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Sour Cream-Rhubarb Squares

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
Very moist and very tasty! It's like a short coffee cake. I used part sour cream and part yogurt, because I didn't have enough sour cream. I didn't give it 5 stars because more rhubarb would be better, as others have stated. Will definitely make again. We enjoyed it cooled about 2 hours out of the oven. No idea if it will be better the second day: I was going to send the leftovers to work with my husband tomorrow, but there won't be any!
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Sausage Spinach Manicotti

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2007
This was very good, and easy to make. I used hot Italian sausage, so it was spicy. I also used fresh spinach, steamed, sqeezed dry, and chopped, because that's what I had: same thing in the end! I will make this again, adding more garlic.
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Stuffed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 18, 2007
These were good; I liked them more than my husband did. I added pepper. I will make them again, but probably use sour cream and my own seasonings, to cut down on the sodium.
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Surprise Banana Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2007
I wish I had followed American Beauty's lead and used a 9"square pan: in a 9x13" pan, this cake didn't get very high (see photo). It was moist, but not heavy or dense like banana bread. Of course, it tasted like banana bread; it had four mashed bananas in it! It was plenty sweet for us. The addition of some cream cheese frosting made it super-sweet. I would make this again, but definitely in a smaller pan.
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2007
Very nice recipe: excellent flavour, minimal ingredients, and very little prep work! I didn't rate it 5 stars because I only used a quarter of the salt called for, as well as low sodium bouillion. Any more salt would have been too much for us. I also added a sliced onion to the broth while the chops simmered, and thickened the gravy with a bit of flour. Will definitely make this again! I wasn't expecting such good flavour from something so simple :)
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Banana Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
Pretty good. Only slightly lighter in texture than banana bread. I baked mine as 9" layers, which took 28 minutes to cook. I used cream cheese frosting, without the added banana. I would make it again.
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Pet Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
My dogs will eat these, but they are typical "eat-it-first-ask-questions-later" doggies. These aren't their favourites, at any rate. I turned them over halfway through the baking time, so they would brown evenly. My cats wouldn't eat them, but they are very fussy, so I didn't expect they would!
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
I hate being part of the minority here, but we didn't like this. It was edible, but so bland! Even after increasing the spices. It was like watery salsa chicken soup. After we ate it, I said "Well, I'm not making this again" to which my husband replied "Thank you!" Ah well.
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Gingerbread I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
I checked the cake at 25 minutes and it was done. Maybe over-done? It is a touch dry. After cooling, when I cut into the cake, it was downright crumbly. I covered it overnight and now it holds together nicely, but it's still a bit dry. I doubled the spices and added 1/4 tsp cloves. It would not have been spicy enough for us otherwise. I think I'll look for a different recipe.
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Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2007
We liked this. I may or may not make it again.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2007
I made these twice, once with brown sugar, once with white. Excellent cookies either way. Mine were baked in 8 minutes.
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Tortellini Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2007
Very good! I didn't have zucchini, so I used spinach and cabbage. I added extra basil and garlic.
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