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Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Polish Sausage Kraut Skillet
Wow. This was a surprise hit. I had some kielbasa in the freezer and a can of sauerkraut, so I was looking for a way to jazz it up. In order to speed up cooking, I put everything other than the sour cream and flour in the skillet from the beginning with the potatoes and carrots sliced thin. I also used dried minced onion and garlic powder. I brought it to a boil and simmered it all for about 20 minutes until the potatoes and carrots were tender and the meat thermometer read 170+. Then I added the sour cream and flour. As I noticed all that delicious creamy sauce, I quickly decided to cook some egg noodles to serve this over. Yum! My 6-year-old son proclaimed it his favorite food. What a shocker!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2010
Bread Machine Bagels
I love these! The first time I made them, the whole process seemed involved and cumbersome for 8 bagels (I find it easier to divide the dough in half and then each of those halves in half and then once more to end up with 8 relatively equally sized baels). The second and third times I made them (in as many days!), I streamlined the process a bit. I scaled up the recipe to 4 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of yeast, etc. I still made 8 niced sized bagels with that amount. Follow the recipe directions for forming them--much easier and effective than rolling and pinching as suggested in one review and the result is the same (or better, because a couple of my bagels came apart at the pinch in the boiling water). Just roll the sectioned dough into balls and flatten them a little and poke a finger through the center and stretch out. As soon as I finished forming them, I started water boiling in a saucepan (used much less than 3 qts). I also turned the oven on then to pre-heat, laid out towel for draining the bagels, & set up cookie sheet with corn meal. The bagels rising for 10 min was plenty. Bagels should not be fluffy! I set microwave timer for about 12 min and plunked the bagels in the boiling water one at a time, flipping with tongs after 30 seconds and pulling them out onto the draining towel after 60. The timer counting down helped me keep track. As they drained, I moved them to the cookie sheet, brushed with egg white, sprinkled on toppings and popped in oven.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2010
Creamy Potato Leek Soup II
I found it bland and disappointing. Wish I had read beyond the first page of reviews before spending the time and ingredients to make this. Maybe I did something wrong, but then the directions are pretty vague. Trying to make it more palatable, I added some grated swiss and gruyere cheese and a spoonful of sour cream. Still so-so. Maybe the leftovers will be better tomorrow or maybe I'll have an epiphany about the right spices to liven up the flavor. This soup just didn't do it for me, especially considering all the calories and fat!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2010
 
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