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Best Hamburger Ever

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2013
This is very good - FULL of flavor! I did not use ANY salt or pepper (enough salt in the onion soup mix!) and I did not add garlic powder - I figured the garlic clove would be enough (and it was, for us). It is a little salty, but not overly so. I also cut up a red bell pepper and mixed it in for some nice color. I loved all the flavor! I was worried that my husband, who tends to like his food on the blander side, would think think these are too "herby," but he thought these were really good too! We will make these again. Thanks for the recipe, UNIVSTUDENT!
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Creamy Spinach Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
I love spinach, and with all the great reviews, I had to try this. And I was NOT disappointed! I - like many others - also used 1% milk in place of the half & half to cut down on fat and calories. I took the frozen spinach straight from the freezer and put it through my food processor with the grater attachment to get a finer spinach - and it was fantastic this way! It was a little thin, so I think next time (which may be as early as this week!) I will add a chopped potato and a grated carrot - as someone else suggested - to the spinach/stock mixture while it is simmering and then puree all that before I add the milk. Next time, to make this even more healthy, I think I will use low-sodium stock. I really enjoyed this - thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Homemade Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2012
These taste very similar to the baked beans my mom used to make when we were kids - they're sweet, which I love! We made them ALMOST exactly as written...we sauteed the onions in the bacon grease and cooked the beans completely before we added the other ingredients and cooked. I think they were 5 star as is, but my husband thought it needed "something," so I think the next time I make them, which will be soon, I will try either apple juice or beer in place of the water. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!
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Joe's Special Scramble

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
This is very good! When I was a kid, my mom made something similar to this, but instead of using spinach, she used chopped zucchini (maybe because my father LOVED zucchini!). The funny thing is, WE called it "Joe's Special," and we lived in a suburb of San Francisco! After reading this recipe, I have made it now both with zucchini and spinach, and it is great both ways! Tonight, while we were eating it, I thought it might be great with salsa in it, and my husband suggested making it with sausage instead of hamburger. As another reviewer said, this is a pretty versatile recipe, as any number of alterations can be made to it and it is still delicious! Thanks for sharing it!
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
I found this recipe to be easy and VERY good! I was in the mood for Mexican last night, so I used what I had on hand - no can of plain chilis, but there were chilis in the can of tomatoes. I added some extra tomatoes, diced, from the garden, a can of corn, and used corn tortillas in place of the flour because it was all I had. It was VERY good and I will make it again - and maybe add a bell pepper next time, too!
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
This is the best chicken noodle soup I have ever eaten! I can't follow a recipe exactly for the life of me, so of course, I tweaked it a little, but it is incredible! This is what I did: Boiled four chicken thighs in 8 cups water until the meat fell off the bones, then cut the chicken into small pieces and discarded the bones. Sauted all the veggies as suggested by Brown Sugar Girl. I also threw in about one cup of frozen chopped spinach leaves for some extra "good green stuff" and iron! Added 6 teaspoons chicken granules and the spices as recommended by Brown Sugar Girl to the water I boiled the chicken in and returned the water to a boil. Cooked three packages of the cheapest, generic "Ramen" noodles I had in six cups of hot water in the microwave for five minutes. Drained them and added them to the pot of chicken and broth along with all the veggies and simmered for about 5 minutes (that is all I could wait!). I then had to go back and make another pot because it was so good that my husband and I literally finished off the first batch for LUNCH! That time I didn't add any spinach because I had used all I had in the freezer in the first batch, but I tripled the carrots and celery. YUMMY! Really, really yummy soup that will definitely be on our weekly rotation!
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Meatloaf in a Mug

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
Who would think this would work? Meatloaf - in the microwave? But it works just as described and was very good! I cooked mine for 6 minutes - just to be safe. And I think you could use any meatloaf recipe (I have a personal favorite I will try next time) and it would work just as well. Thanks for a brilliant idea for a FAST and yummy dinner!
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Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
This IS a very good soup! I used two potatoes as suggested by other reviewers, but then realized I did not have two boxes of frozen broccoli, so I used the one I had plus 10 ounces of spinach! It was great - and full of both calcium and iron and vitamin A! I also put in a little (maybe 1/2 cup) of half-and-half, and some sage in addition to the nutmeg. Sprinkled with some shredded cheese and served. Yummy!
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Bou's Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
I made this for dinner last night. I used brown sugar instead of white sugar because it seemed like a better idea, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly as written. It's very good - *I* would like it either a little sweeter or a little spicier - maybe taking the suggestion of adding some ginger. So I would give it 4.5 stars. My husband, on the other hand, LOVED this! ! ! I asked him how many stars he would give from one-five, and he said, "SIX!" I think we will try what some other reviews said and use this sauce on pork! Can you imagine how good it would be in a slow cooker? Talk about fall off the bones! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
This is very good. I "tweaked" it a little though: I used green onions instead of a regular onion, and otherwise basically doubled the recipe except instead of adding double the carrots, celery and tomatoes, I added 10 oz chopped spinach leaves (lotsa iron!), a chopped red bell pepper, and a chopped summer squash. It was so pretty with all the colors in the bowl, and my husband, who was sick in bed with a cold, ate two HUGE bowls and asked me if I could "make some more for tomorrow night!" It's gotta be good for you with all those vegetables in it! ! ! We will definitely be enjoying this one again!
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Potato Salad I

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
I was so excited to try this recipe! With 84 reviews and 4.5 stars, I figured I couldn't go wrong...but I did! This is really a very B-L-A-N-D potato salad! I followed the recipe as instructed, except I used sweet pickle relish rather than cubed sweet pickles. It looked too dry, so I added more mayonnaise and then tasted it. It was SO bland! So, I added a little more black pepper, and a healthy amount of celery seed and paprika. I still found it just "missing something," so I added a little more mustard. No dice. Finally, because someone here mentioned she had done so, I put a little red wine vinegar in it. That gave it a little kick, but this still is missing that "twang" I think a good potato salad should have. Maybe it needs some DILL pickles - maybe that is what is missing. Sadly, I won't make this recipe again. :o( SORRY!
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