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Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
It was like biting into a sweet roll. Why would you use so much sugar? Way too yeasty tasting and mine did not raise as indicated and I had no oven spring to help out either. I'm a professional chef and I wouldn't recommend this recipe to anyone. Sorry.
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Texas Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
Won't bother making them again.
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Shepherd's Pie Daddy's Way

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
We did not care for this recipe.
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Wonnie Burgers!

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
These were OK, but I think personally for us they were wayyyy too "oniony" with both a large onion and a package of onion soup. Flavorwise, they have potential, but I would not make these again without making some adjustments like: 1 - grating a half onion and pressing out the liquid instead of using whole diced onion (don't like chunks of raw onion bites in my burger). 2 - Because onion soup is loaded with salt, there is no need to add more. 3 - Not sure why two eggs are called for since there is no binder like bread crumbs, so next time I'd use just one. 4 - These also were a bit dry and normally I'd never use lean beef in my burger. The pork sausage added a nice flavor enhancement, but the flavor of a good burger comes from the fat and there is nothing better than ground chuck. Next time I will substitute one pound of the lean with an 85% chuck. HINT: When you form the patties, poke the middle of the patty with your finger to form an indention in the meat. They cook more evenly on the grill.
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Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
The use of fresh herbs and veggies instead of powders makes a BIG difference. If you're going to use powdered this and that, may as well buy a pouch of dried Hidden Valley! My Family gave a hearty round of applause on this one. They didn't think Ranch dressing could be made from scratch and I made a lighter version of this with yogurt and light sour cream! The longer it sits the better it tastes. Made this two days before we ate it since plans changed.. it was loaded with flavor.
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: May 19, 2010
Tamara, these are SO good! They are not sweet like some recipes I've tried! I like a bit of smoke/BBQ flavor to mine, so I substituted 1/4 of the ketchup with KC Masterpiece and thought it was very tasty. Didn't have regular onion, so I used green onions, diced.. wow, so good! Thank you so much for sharing. I made a double batch and put it in my crockpot to keep it warm and took it to my nephews Birthday party along with the recipe for Belles Hamburger Buns here. I made the buns kid-size and they LOVED them.. you had 10 happy 8 year olds and Aunty Nee was the party hero!!
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Lemon Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
OMG, this is exactly what I was looking for. It's restaurant quality. The sauce is SO SO good and I think adding the lemon slices early on really makes it POP like you suggested with a beautiful fragrance and taste. My family was very impressed. UPDATE: Made this for my husband's business client and he asked for the recipe to take home. Also, someone said they thought the sauce was too acidic.. adding lemon slices in at the end only heightens the acidity, not tempers it. I happen to love the taste of lemon like this, but that's just me. Try adding some white wine to the first reduction, then add the chicken broth and go from there. That might help.
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Belle's Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
I have made these many times and if you want a great bun with wonderful flavor that is a light textured bread, make these. If you want fluffy flavorless sweet-tasting buns, buy a package from the store.. these are not your typical fluffy mass produced, tasteless, lifeless and laying waste in a plastic bag. I am laughing at many of the comments - "they didn't rise", "they aren't like hamburger buns should be", "they are too dense".. well, I have news for you, we've all become so accustomed to eating that mass produced garbage that it is now how we gauge what things should taste like. Step aside Sara Lee.. REAL buns are here!
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