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Juicy Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
I thought these were VERY, VERY good. I like ground turkey in spaghetti, tacos etc but I never liked it as a burger. It just never tasted right. Not sure why lol. I gave this one a try and its because the apples sounded interesting. I'm so glad I did. I omitted cayenne only because I wasn't sure how spicy it was gonna be and my kids don't like spicy stuff. I couldn't find the dried thyme and I didn't use parsley. Rice did not sound good to me so I left that out also. I shredded my apples but not finely. My 2 1/2 year old son that is the pickiest kid ever ate his ENTIRE burger and asked for another one!! Will definitely make this again. Next time I will probably add a little bit more onions and another pinch or 2 of the spices.
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Grandma's Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2010
I thought this recipe was great!! My picky 11 year old daughter and 22 month old son even liked it. I used evaporation milk because thats what I had on hand. I would have liked it to be a little thicker so I will try half and half next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water. I would also have liked a little more corn so I will probably add an addtional can of whole kernal corn. I will be making this again real soon. Thanks!!
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Spinach Dip I

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
Your basic spinach dip. You cant go wrong with it. I followed directions as is. I used the Knorr Vegtable soup mix. Next time might try to change it up a bit for a different taste.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
The key to ANY slow cooker meal is to not rush it or take TOO many shortcuts because it may not come out like its supposed to. That is kinda the whole point behind the name. "slow cook" When I cook in a slow cooker I'm usually cooking dinner for the next night. (Even though this was the next nights dinner I snuck some late at night) lol I used a already seasoned Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet. 1.7lbs. That saved me the step from having to season the meat. I browned the meat on all sides first. I used 2 cans of whole cranberry sauce. I layered the first can of cranberry sauce on the bottom, laid the pork loin on top and poured the other can on top. I omitted the onions. I purchased the French salad dressing but chickened out lol. I cooked on high for 4 hours and it was perfect, put the slow cooker on warm for a little while and the sauce thickened on its own. I didnt have to add anything else. The meat was tender and moist but not falling all over the place so I was able to serve it and slice it very nicely. I will definitely try this again and maybe with the french dressing next time :)
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Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
I LOVE Black eyed peas and normally just make it w/ salt, pepper, and pork side meat and its great! This was just OK to me. I did not soak my beans overnight which is what I normally do when I cook it on the stove. I did a quick boil (boil beans for 2 minutes and let sit covered for an hour) I used 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water. Had I had more broth I would have used all broth but I ran out. I was using a 3 quart slow cooker so didn't have room to put a total of 6 cups as the recipe said but I'm glad because 5 was more then enough. I think 4 would be sufficient. I omitted the cayenne pepper because I thought 1 nice sized jalapeno would have been more then enough kick. It wasn't and will probably use 2 next time. I don't like things TOO spicy. I also omitted the cumin, bouillon and red bell pepper. Instead of bacon I used pork side meat. I did add additional salt too. I cooked on high for about 5 hours and it was still kinda soupy but the beans were done. I didn't want my beans to overcook and get mushy so I put it on warm overnight and it got to the right consistency. I thought this deserved at least a 4. Maybe I would have gotten that different taste that I was hoping for it I had not omitted the cayenne pepper, bell pepper and cumin. I will try this again, but will NOT do it in a slow cooker.
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Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
This was probably the BEST very well seasoned fried chicken I have ever had. I read through some of the comments and used 2 tablespoons of garlic powder as suggested instead of teaspoons because that would not have been enough. (It wouldn't hurt to put a lil more in either) I followed all the other measurements as listed. I also took the suggestion of someone else and marinated the chicken in buttermilk for a few hours. When I was ready to cook I took 1/2 cup of fresh buttermilk (not from the marinade) and mixed it w/ 1 egg coated w/ the flour/bread crumb mixture and fried. I also seasoned the meat itself w/ a little salt on both sides after dredging w/ the egg/buttermilk mixture. It was DELICIOUS. I will most def make this again!! It was moist inside and crunchy on the outside. This is especially good because white meat tend to be dry.
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Coconut Rice with Black Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
I didnt like this at all. You definitely need to add in more seasonings for some flavor. I won't be making this again.
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Sweet Corn Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
I followed this recipe exactly and it tasted great!! Next time i will make more batches as it went so fast!!
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So Moist Red Velvet Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
This cake wasnt as dry as a few of the reviews have said but it could have been more moist. It definitely doesnt live up to the name "so moist" red velvet cake. Other then that it wasnt bad. If I were to make this again I would make more icing too but I'll probably look for another red velvet cake recipe.
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Absolutely Delicious Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
I made this for Thanksgiving because I was tired of making the same ole Green Bean casserole using the cans of mushroom soup. I liked the idea of using FRESH ingredients. I used fresh green beans instead of "frozen" I boiled water, put plenty of salt and butter in the pot before adding the green beans and blanched them for about 10 min or so. the time depends on how you like your green beans. I dont like mines too soggy/mushy. I used just regular mushrooms that already came sliced/cleaned and sauteed them with the onions before adding the other ingredients. I omitted the lemon and accidently forgot to add the parsley although I did buy it. This was a hit. I was unsure of how this was going to turn out so I didnt make a lot. After seeing how fast it went, I wished I had. :) I'll be making this on a regular dinner night.
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White Bean Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2009
This recipe was very good. I used 1 nice sized sweet white onion instead of two. It was more then enough. I used chicken broth instead of the beef broth and I used canned northern beans. I purchased the diced tomatoes that had green chilis in it and after it was done I topped it with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese and to make the meal complete I made some sweet corn cake to go along with it. I will definitely be making this again!
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