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Eileen's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
I was looking for something different in a meatloaf and I certainly found it. This was inedible. I used half sour cream and half ranch dressing but otherwise followed the directions to a T. It was way too salty and I love salty food but that certainly isn't all that's wrong with this salty, sour meatloaf. My son drowned his with ketchup but still couldn't eat it. Although there are recipes on this site that my family has enjoyed and that have become a part of the rotation, the vast majority of 4+ rated recipes that I have tried have been so very disappointing that I will not use this site again. When I first discovered this site, I read a negative review in which the reviewer asked, "Don't you people know what food is suppose to taste like?" At the time I thought she was very rude. Now I think it was right on.
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Ronaldo's Beef Carnitas

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
based on the reviews, I over seasoned this and am, frankly, a little tired of Mexican at the moment. That said, I wrapped this in foil, put it in my cast iron dutch oven and cooked it as directed. This is THE way to braise tougher, less expensive cuts of meat. I, unfortunately, hate crockpot meat. It always seems to come out drained of flavor and mushy rather than tender. I have cooked at least a hundred pot roasts in my dutch oven but wrapping it in foil seems to be the trick to turning out a juicy, extremely tender piece of meat. You could do your onion and mushroom soup pot roast this way and I am sure it would come out great. I can't wait to try a variety of seasonings, etc cooked in this manner.
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Bean, Bacon and Pepper Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2010
Under ingredients, I put in bell pepper, bacon and chicken because that's what I needed to use up. This recipe came up and I made it doubling the bacon and adding chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces a yellow and a orange bell pepper. I hate beans and am not too fond of thyme. I left the beans out but the flavor or the thyme and bay leaf were strong so I added a 1/4 cup of white wine and a can of summer crisp corn. I then thickened it with some of the bacon dripping and flour. I know it's a serious departure from the original recipe but it was really, really good.
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The Best Red Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I hate it when people change recipes then rate them but I sent my son to the store for ancho chilies and he came home with a huge jalopeno pepper and 2 large red bell peppers. I threw them in the oven at 400 to blacken, stuck them in a plastic bag to loosen the skins and then proceeded with the recipe. I did add some cayenne pepper and a bit more cumin in an attempt to compensate. I put the sauce on Chicken Enchiladas I from this site and they were awsome. I have had to order anchos from the internet - Spice Inc - and can't wait to actually follow the recipe. As good as it was with my forced substitutions, I can't wait to make this with the anchos. I'll keep you posted. Update July 28, 2010: Followed directions exactly and ended up throwing it out. Maybe because I toasted the chilis the day before for 3 minutes, soaked them and put them in a plastic bag until I was ready to make the next day. Never again.
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I followed the recipe to a T except I left out the tomatoes because I was making the Best Enchilada Red Sauce from this site and it has tomatoes in it. I'm over dosed on tomatoes right now. I made refried beans and Spanish rice because I was afraid the enchiladas would bomb. My first such effort. No one touched the refried beans or the rice because these were so awsome. Mine were soupy but my family is now convinced that Mexican food has to be soupy to be really good. Thank you Debbie. Great verstile and forgiving recipe.
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Pork Butt Roast with Vegetables

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Cooked in my cast iron dutch oven and it turned out incredibly tender. I would brown the meat in spices next time. It had an almost gamey flavor I'd like to mask. I also never use garlic powder - slice garlic and slice meat to insert garlic. I tie all roast with kitchen string.
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Honey-Garlic Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
The cooking method yields a fall-off-the bone tenderness but I should have known better. When you mix a cup of honey with a cup of sugar and little else, your bound to get a very sweet coating. It was truly nauseating. I don't mean that to be rude. I ate 2 small ribs and could eat no more because I was feeling ill. My son ate a few but only because he was starving.
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Seven Flavor Hamburger

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2009
A little bland so I upped the vinegar and sugar.
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Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
This was over the top. The pecan topping burned. I'll stick to regular pumpkin pie.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread II

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Sorry but this was too cake-like and no one liked it. Did not cook in time given and was way too moist. No one would eat it.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
This is wonderful. Made for grandchildren so substituted a cup of flour with whole wheat flour. Ran out of sugar and used a cup of dark brown and it still came out heavenly. I also put a handfull of chocolate chips in to entice the kids. I hope they don't like it so I can eat it all!
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Crumb-Coated Chicken Thighs

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2009
We did not like these. I followed the recipe exactly and was really dissappointed. The coating was overwhelming and the skin was not crisp. The chicken was moist, however.
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Original Homemade Italian Beef

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2009
Crock pot meat - mushy as oppose to tender.
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Oven BBQ Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2009
While simmering in beer may be an good idea, 2 hours is too long and the meat resembled crock pot meat which is mushy as opposed to tender and the flavor was cooked out of the pork. Sweet Baby Ray saved them.
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Dill Pickle Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 30, 2009
We found it really bad.
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Buffalo Chicken Wings III

Reviewed: May 25, 2009
First off, thank you WALTDOUD for a clarification of your recipe. While good to begin with, it is much improved with the change in the amount of tomato sauce and with the 10 minutes frying. I had just sworn I would never use this site again because too many 4 1/2 star+ recipes have turned out terrible. But this is such an exception. I use Hill Country Chili Powder purchased from the site Spices, Inc (I hate that McCormick's stuff) and left out the cayenne pepper. Wow were these good. I'd hate to tell you how many wings they each polished off - oink. They are ready to forgive me for for feeding them another recipe from this site. Don't get me wrong - I have found some really good recipes here but I have had way too many failures.
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Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Thank you, Steve. I make these on Sunday and serve throughout the week. I have used various cheeses - depending on what I have. I have even used Velveeta and always add a little cream cheese. I fry onion and red sweet pepper to add if I have to use them up. No matter how I alter the original, it comes out great. UPDATE: I add a little cream cheese and carmelized onion and use as filling for perogies. I use the wonderful perogy dough recipe on this site -Grandma's Polish Perogies.
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Creamy Chicken Vegetable Chowder

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
We love this. I left out the potatoes and green beans, added peas and thickened to gravy consistency, used boneless, skinless thighs well trimmed and served over mashed potatoes. It was delicious. I have also tried it without the cheese and think it's even better. Thank you Okie for a wonderful, versatile recipe that doesn't include canned soup.
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2009
Way to salty. I quess I like the taste of sirloin and this rub did nothing to enhance the flavor. Never again.
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Meat Loaf Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
We really enjoyed this although I made some changes out of necessity. Instead of mixing the hamburg with egg, I used a can of golden mushroom soup. I also added a half of a red pepper, a grated carrot and about 5 mushrooms all of which I needed to use up. I used the delicious Cowboy Mashed Potatoes (also from this site) and I put a can of cream corn over the meat because that is what they did on a local cooking show and I had already bought the cream corn. I think the cream corn made it a little sweet. I sprinkled a little garlic and celery seed over the browning meat. I know it sounds like a lot of changes and I hate it when people really deviate from the recipe and then rate it but it was just so good. Thank you for a thrifty forgiving recipe, Alicia. Oh yes, I did not use any pie crust. I just put the meat in the casserole.
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