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House Fried Rice

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
I loved this recipe because of it's variations. I'm not a big meat eater, and my husband hates bell peppers, so I changed a few things. I agree with others that you must use the sesame oil!!!! It was the best fried rice ever. My husband added additional soy and some hot sauce to his, I ate mine just the way it was prepared! Many, Many thanks for a great recipe!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken I

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
Great recipe! I made a few changes the second time I fixed it though, I didn't fix the vegetables and substitued the House Fried Rice recipe from this site. I found that the chicken was somewhat dry with very little flavor the first time (my taste), so I marinated the whole chicken breasts in Italian Dressing for about 6 hours or so, prior to cutting them into the cubes. I drained them, and blotted them dry a bit so that the batter would adhere to them. Like other reviews, I kept the sweet/sour sauce and meat separate, putting out additional bowls of soy and hot sauce as well, allowing everyone to pick and choose. Awesome!!!!!
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Parmesan Spinach Balls

Reviewed: May 28, 2007
Super recipe!!!!! These were a big hit at Sunday Potluck. I had to make a few changes because I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand … only one box of Spinach, but I threw in about ¼ lb. of sage sausage to compensate. I only had plain breadcrumbs, so I added some Italian seasoning, with a bit of Turmeric, Thyme, salt and pepper. I also grated up some fresh Parmesan cheese, about ¼ cup. I sautéed half of a sweet onion and three cloves of garlic in the butter, before adding it. Due to the reviews I added the bread crumbs slowly until the mix felt “right”, to keep it from being too dry, it was probably closer to 1 ½ cup or so. I also rolled them in more Parmesan before placing them on the cookie sheet. I cooked them 10 minutes, flipped them, then cooked them another 10 minutes and they were perfectly done throughout. My husband kept coming through and sneaking a few at a time, I finally had to banish him from the kitchen!!!
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
Fantastic recipe!!!! Tastes just like my Moms! She could never give me the ingredient amounts, because she just put the ingredients in by nature. The only thing in the ingredients that is different is the red wine vinegar, but I feel that it gives it a twist in taste, but not enough to say “what is that”, meaning it doesn’t overpower at all. Some of the reviews referenced a sweetness, which I didn't get. Perhaps it is the brand of beans and ketchup used. I used Van Camps beans, drained and Heinz ketchup. The only thing different that I did, was prepare it earlier in the day for a dinner we were going to that evening. I set it in the fridge, uncooked. An hour or so before leaving I put the dish into the cold oven, then turned on the heat to 350F. I set my timer for 35 minutes, then punched up the temperature to 375F for 30 minutes. It sizzled the bacon almost searing the top portion of the beans, sealing in the juices. It was a dinner party of 5 … we served ribs, mac/cheese, bread, roasted ears of corn, and deviled eggs …. There was only a spoon or two left of the beans …. Everyone commented on them …. I just told them they were “mommas’ beans”, which is the finest recommendation I can give them …… THANK YOU!
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Carmel's Crunchy Pea Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
Great taste and texture! I’m not a fan of cashews, so I used salted/roasted sunflower seeds instead. I will try the water chestnuts as others suggested in the future. What a great base, I’ve made this several times and look forward to it in the evenings after a long day at work, it’s always better the second day. I also added a small amount of Hellmans mayo, to punch it up a bit. Thanks again for this recipe ….
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Stuffed Shells I

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2009
I have fixed this twice... great recipe! I made a few minor changes the second time ... added spinach, used italian seasoning instead of the oregano(family preference), added Mozzarella on top.. and followed one reviewers suggestion of covering for 20 mins, then removing the cover for another 20... big difference, didn't dry out. All in all a great meal ... very filling and very tasty! THANKS for sharing!!!!
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
Great recipe ... I've made it several times. The only change I made is I cut the sugar down to 1 tablespoon ....the raisins already gave a "sweet" flavor to the salad ... I've added shredded x-sharp cheese a few times and enjoyed that as well ... Thank You!!!!
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Baked Mac and Cheese for One

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
thank you, thank you!! Great recipe, I've made it several times! I've kept it as is for the most part, except I added more cheese (personal preference) ..I also mixed the bread crumbs with a little bit of melted butter for the topping! Everything is perfect!!! Thanks again for a great "go to comfort food"!!!
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Kielbasa and Cabbage

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
What a great "comfort food"!! I've made this a couple of times ... I don't have seasoning salt, used kosher and it did just fine. I also cut my cabbage into 1/2" strips, and slice the onion, rather than chopping it. Like others, I browned off my kielbasa, then added in the last 15 minutes ... I like it better this way. The first time I made it, I sauteed the onion/garlic prior to adding cabbage, won't do that again, the onion just seemed to disappear! I like the texture of the sliced onion when it's cooked the same amount of time as the cabbage. Thank you again!!!
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Pea Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
Love it!!! After finding this recipe here over 5 years ago it has become a staple at all of our family get togethers! After making it several times I decided to change it up a little bit by adding various things. No way, they all wanted the "old pea salad" back! The one thing I did change was the layering... lettuce, peas, eggs, dressing, cheese then bacon. I also make it up the night before to give everything a chance to "meld" ... Great recipe, thank you so much!!!
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Garlic Bread Fantastique

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
since it was just a dinner for two, I had to recalculate the ingredients ... took the base of the butter, garlic (minced) and mayo (hellmens).. used Italian seasoning instead of oregano/sage ... like the flavor of the mix better ... just personal preference. Tasted it, added some salt and pepper to my taste ... I also added some dried parsley ... buttered up some Italian sliced bread ... and BAM ... some of the best garlic bread I've had!!! Great idea with the mayo ... my mother worked in a dinner in the 50s, they used mayo alot in place of butter for grilled sandwhiches ... never put the two together! Thanks a Million!!!!!!!
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Roasted Garlic Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
EXCELLENT!!! I forgot the green onion when I went shopping .... and it could only improve on the already great flavor, many thanks for this great recipe!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
Thank you so much for a great basic recipe! I, like others, tweaked it a bit based on my own personal tastes. I roasted the chicken breasts ... seasoned heavily. I used potatoes, carrots and frozen green beans and boiled them in seasoned chicken stock (thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper). I bumped up the liquids to 2 cups of broth and one small can of evaporated milk. The slow saute of the onions makes the gravy by the way!!! Mix this all together and bake at 425 for 30 minutes ... PERFECTION!!!!
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Spaghetti Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2010
PERFECT recipe for my homemade left over spaghetti sauce .... THANK YOU!
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Bacon and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
thank you for a great recipe!! My husband likes thicker soups so I tweaked it a bit to fit our personal preference! I used 2 cans of broth and 1 can of evaporated milk and before adding the liquids I added some flour to create a thicker soup The red pepper really set this one apart from others I've tried! KUDOS!!!!!
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Stuffed Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
perfect ratio for 2 chops .... made this tonight. I used Rib Chops because they were on sale, and figured "bone in" would just add more flavor. The only thing I did different was to cook them on the stove in my skillet instead of in the oven. Covered and cooked them about 30 minutes, turning once ... PERFECT!! The gravy this made was fantastic as well! It's a keeper!!!
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I like my PB cookies softer, so like others, I added a 1/2 cup more flour, and also 1/2 more peanut butter. EXCELLENT!!!!
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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
great base for a mac and cheese. Like others I added a few things to fit my families "tastes" .... dry mustard, onion powder, and worcestershire sauce. I also made it more "decadent" by using 1/2 cup of sour cream, a large can of evaporated milk, then topped off with whole milk to get the 3 cups liquid needed. I topped it with additional cheese before adding the bread crumbs/butter to create a nice "crust" .... THANK YOU so very much for this recipe!!!!!
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Hockey Pucks

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
Thank you so very much for this recipe .... I used vanilla "bark" instead of the semisweet choc and it got rave reviews from friends and family!!!!!
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Oven-Barbecued Spareribs

Reviewed: May 25, 2012
fixed these this evening .... went over well for a first time recipe .... I used spareribs because the title of the recipe is "oven-barbecued spareribs" and I didn't notice that in the ingredient list it called for "country style ribs" until after I had shopped. So, I "adjusted" my cooking method. I mixed the other ingredients according to directions in a bowl and added about a cup of water and poured that over the spareribs. Cooked in the oven covered (didn't want the spareribs to dry out) for an hour and a half. Took the cover off and let it cook another 40 mins or so. They were "pull off the bone tender"!!! Made up some rice and used the sauce as a "gravy" over the rice .... steamed some broccoli ..... complete meal. The only compaint is that it needed more "heat", next time I will add some cayenne (husbands favorite) THANK YOU!!!! Husband says it's a "keeper"!!!!
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