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Golden Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
Delicious! I made this recipe along the lines of some other reviewers, first sauteing the onions and mushrooms in vegetable oil. I then set those aside and browned the pork chops in the same oil, seasoning both sides with seasoning salt, pepper, garlic powder, ginger, and thyme. I mixed together the soup, leftover water from the canned mushrooms, onion, and mushrooms, and then added all the same spices to that mix for the sauce. Since the pork chops were already browned, I baked them for only 30 minutes, at which point they were thoroughly cooked but still juicy. The results were fantastic! It would've probably been bland, but the thyme and browning the meat really made the recipe. Will cook this again!
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
These have a pretty good flavor, and were crisp and juicy. I put the spices in the cracker mix, for a better coating and added pepper and thyme for more taste. If you find the recipe a bit greasy (oil does come out during the baking process), I suggest draining the chops on paper towels before serving.
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
To preface my review, my star rating may not be accurate specifically to the recipe itself, because this is a great, tasty, basic recipe, but I took it to the next level to create five star burritos with a Mexican flair. Yummy! As the starting point, I left the original recipe nearly as is, with these minor changes: 1. I only had 1/2 onion on hand and that was plenty. 2. I added one stalk of celery chopped, and sauteed it with the rest of the vegetables. 3. Instead of tomato sauce, I mixed in about 1/4 cup of medium Pace Picante Sauce, for more flavor. 4. I stopped short of adding the cheese at this point. Next, I cooked some meat for the burritos, simply taking a couple pork chops, cutting them into small, bite-sized pieces and browning them until thoroughly cooked in 2 T butter, seasoning them with a desired amount of pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and basil, to compliment the veggie mix. You could easily do this as well with a couple chicken breasts or some nice beef. Finally, to put it all together, I warmed flour tortillas in the microwave, and then filled them with the veggie mix, meat, and cheese, and then punctuated the mix with a desired amount of Tapatio hot sauce for a final spicy touch. (A little sour cream would also have been nice, but we were out of that). Regardless, the result was homemade burrito heaven. This is something I will end up making again and again. Thanks!
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
The flavor of these chops was good, but there was something a little bit lacking, which I think has more to do with the means of cooking, rather than the marinade itself. Ultimately, I think this marinade would make some fantastic grilled pork chops, but baking it is rather boring. Some other notes: I made the entire marinade recipe for two chops, and wouldn't have wanted any less. Also, actually leaving the chops to marinate for a couple hours(had I had the time) would have given more flavor. The only thing I added in cooking was chopping up 1/2 onion and throwing it on top of the chops after coating them with sauce; I think this was a good addition. Update: this recipe does work much better as a grill marinade. Grilled, I give it 4 stars, baked, only 3.
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Thyme Pepper Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
This is definately the best skillet-cooked burger recipe I've had had. I followed the recipe primarily except for omitting the salt, pouring in a full can of beef broth to increase the sauce, and adding some provolone cheese at the end. The sauce was fantastic, with a great flavor. The down side: my husband and I found the burgers a little bland, because almost all the seasonings were in the sauce, rather than the burger. I think that for next time, my recommendation would be to sprinkle some of the thyme on each side of the burgers during the browning stage, along with some other seasonings, such as pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. I will be making this again in the future.
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Daddy's Popcorn

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
I used butter in place of the margarine and canola for the oil. The first time I tried cooking it, I ended up with complete disaster--burnt popcorn and a house full of smoke, so the second time I took a more patient approach and turned the heat down to medium high. The result was fantastic, and I'm not even a popcorn lover! (my husband and two-year-old are) We tend to like things on the salty side, so we added a little extra regular salt. I can see that there's definitely a little skill involved in making popcorn, so I'm glad I tried twice. Thanks!
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Easy Rosemary Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
The flavor of this was ok, although I think it was a little bit too piney for my taste.
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Fantasy Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
This is a very good, tasty basic fudge recipe, although VERY rich and sugary. I've always had a difficult time making fudge, as I live at high altitude, because boiling points are different. In the past, when making fudge, I've tried to bring it up to 234 degrees, and ended up with dry, crumbling fudge. With this recipe, the sugar/butter/milk mixture reached a rolling boil, and when it had only risen to 225 degrees after ten minutes of boiling and was starting to scorch despite constant, active stirring, I did a cold water test and found that it was at a hard ball already. I took it away from the heat and continued to follow the recipe as directed. In the end, the fudge ended up just the right consistency, but until it set, I was still nervous.
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Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
The spices in this recipe were excellent, and the cookies had a great flavor; my only complaint is that the cookies are very dense and your mouth feels strangely sucked dry of all its moisture after each bite. Also, (this may be an altitude problem), I had to cook them a couple extra minutes, and I needed to flatten the cookies prior to cooking them or they cooked in near-perfect balls, haha. The first batch looked pretty funny.
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Sugar Cookies VI

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
I've never been a big fan of sugar cookies, but these are by far the best I've ever had! My husband and I could not stop eating them, and between the two of us, they disappeared within a week. The only change I made to this recipe was adding 1 tsp. of almond extract. Delicious! Thank you.
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Olive Oil Roasted Eggplant with Lemon

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
I was looking for more eggplant recipes since we were getting it frequently with our farm share. I made this recipe exactly according to the directions. The taste was bland and the texture unappealing.
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Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
Loved this corn on the cob and how quick and simple it is to make. Thanks a bunch!
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
This was absolutely delicious. The only ingredient change I made was the sweetener: I substituted 3/4 cup of honey for the sugar (I was starting with already-sweet gala apples I'd found on sale, so I knew it wouldn't need much). If I'd used white sugar, one cup would have been plenty. I prepped and started the apple butter before I went to bed at night, which gave it a long cooking time (the house smelled heavenly when we woke up!). The only issue I noted with the recipe, which someone else also mentioned, was that it took a long time to reduce. I ended up turning my crock pot on high with the lid off and it still took three hours for enough liquid to boil off. The end result is sure worth it though! This is a perfect fall recipe.
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Scalloped Potatoes and Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Yummy comfort food. Definitely microwave the sliced potatoes before putting them in the oven, if you want them fully cooked.
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Garlic Delicata

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2012
Delicata is definitely my new favorite squash after cooking this (and this is from a non-squash lover). For our small family, I made only one squash, used 2 T of the olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic (we love garlic), a good amount of the parsley, and added sea salt and black pepper to taste. I roasted mine in a cast iron pan, stirred twice during cooking, and pulled it out when it was golden brown on the sides, which was at about 25 minutes. Fabulous.
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Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
I made a few modifications according to my own taste and other's reviews. I only cooked two chops, but still made the same amount of sauce. For the sauce, I decreased the vinegar to 1 T, added 1 T of honey, omitted the chili powder (we're not big fans of spicy bbq sauce), and added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/4 tsp ground cloves. The resulting sauce had a fabulous zip and flavor without being too spicy. The cloves really made the sauce. I will be definitely be making this again and would like to make this sauce to grill with as well. As an additional note, I decreased the cooking time to 45 min (which was more than enough) and halfway through baking, I turned the chops and coated them with the second half of the sauce.
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Skillet Pork Chops with Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
This is a good, easy, tasty staple. We thought the potatoes were especially delicious (I for one, couldn't get enough!). I did cut down on the onions and used just one onion instead of two, which was still more than enough. Will make again!
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Grilled Chicken with Herbs

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
I've made this recipe a couple of time, and just hadn't reviewed it yet. I didn't have all the herbs recommended fresh, so I used half the amount of dry herbs instead. For using so many herbs, the flavor was still surprisingly mild. A good keeper.
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2008
Yummy. My husband declares these the best chicken nuggets he's ever had. I didn't have Italian seasoned breadcrumbs on hand, so I used plain and added 1 T of an Italian seasoning mix to the bread crumbs before adding the other seasonings. I also substituted 2 beaten eggs for the butter for extra sticking power. The results were fantastic. Tastes even better cold from the refrigerator the next day. Another "next day" suggestion that's slightly higher in fat content: my husband and I also found that these also taste great if you fry them in oil, turning once so that both sides get nice and crispy and somewhat browned.
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Split Pea Soup with Rosemary

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
This split pea soup was absolutely fantastic! The flavors compliment each other beautifully. I froze most of what was left in small portions to bring with me to work and now find myself craving it frequently. My only changes were to increase the bacon, putting in a full 12 oz. rather than just six slices. While the bacon was cooking, I also sprinkled in a small amount of liquid smoke, for extra flavor. I also ended up simmering the soup for approximately two hours, giving the peas a lot of time to really become mushy and start to fall apart, becoming a part of the broth. Yummy!
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