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Calico Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
Fantastic dish! The only change I made was to use equal amounts of zuccini. Other than that I did exactly as the recipe said. For those concerned about the prep time, practice. I had it done and ready for the oven in about the suggested time. That kinda suprised me looking at the number of ingredience.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
My gang said this is a keeper. That's a big complement. I did use a medium/small onion, diced, and 4 large potatoes. I added a little garlic powder to the sauce. I add the potatoes and cheese sauce in layers. Oh yeah, I used a 9X13 baking dish. The crusty top was the favorite part.
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
I've been doing this recipe for years, but I do have a suggestion especially for the person that gave it 4 stars. Dip the chop in flour, then the egg, then the crumbs. This works for almost all breading recipes.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
I wanted a chocolate cake for my buddy's birthday. He's a real chocolaholic. This one was perfect! I made it exactly as printed except I used another reviewers idea and used mini chips. They were evenly distributed through out the entire cake instead of ending up at the bottom like bigger chips can do. I used another persons icing made of 3 cups of coolwhip melted in the nuker with 8oz. of semi sweet bakers chocolate. It made a nice semi hard coating on the inside of the bundt cake which I filled with sliced strawberries. I used another recipe's idea and made a large flower on top of the cake with strawberry slices. It was a big hit, and he took a picture to send to his mom.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2010
Great!! Love them. Next time I might reduce the oregano. I think the Italian seasoning and seasoned bread crumbs are enough herbs, but I still loved them.
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The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly as written and is was perfect. I noticed the only two people who have given this recipe 4 stars instead of 5, DIDN'T FOLLOW THE RECIPE. Maybe their cooking is only 4 stars but norah's is 5.
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Cranberry Pecan Cake

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I had fresh cranberry, and it came out great. After reading other reviews, I didn't try to turn it over. Instead, I served it like a cobbler. Hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was fantastic. So much for my diet.
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Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I'll never understand why someone will give a recipe a lower rating if the IGNORE THE RECIPE. I have tried many recipies for pot roast, and this one came out the best by far. DON'T season the roast before searing. This goes against most recipies I've seen, but that's why the others were all dry. This one came out perfect. Nothing needs changing.
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Kumquat Marmalade

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
I reviewed this recipe once before, but have since tried it again and this is the result. My fruit of choice was Calamonden, a cross between a kumquat and a manderine orange. I reduced the water a lot, and the sugar very little. I didn't use oranges because the skin of the Calamonden is sweet, the fruit is bitter. I chopped the fruit before boiling it. I didn't soak it because the skin breaks down quickly. This time I added some pectin because the last batch was soft. This time it came out just right. I've also done this with Satsumas mixed with Calamondens. It was milder but delicious. My Aunt doesn't care for Marmalade but loved this. You can probably use this recipe as a basic Marmalade for all sorts of citrus, but I imagine you'll have to reduce the water to get a good gel.
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Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
Made this way it was almost bland. After I added some salt and a tablespoon of fresh cracked pepper it was great.
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Grandmother's Pound Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
Apparently some folks don't know what a pound cake is, and this is it. It's exactly what my grandmother's was like and it's fabulous. Watch the cook time right at the end. The edges may burn quickly at the end. I'm so glad to find a real pound cake recipe.
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Mild Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
I have to give this 5 stars just because of the cheese sauce. After reading the other reviews, I add flavor by doubling the onion (saute it first). I added a couplt cloves of garlic. I also added chopped green chilies, and some salt. Yum!
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Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
This was perfect just as written. It made more than enough breading for two chops. I was wishing I had two more. Just a suggestion for those who have trouble with the crust falling off, Let the meat sit for five minutes after breading and before frying. That will make the crust stay on. Thanks for this one, Martha.
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Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2011
Man that was GOOD! This is the best cobbler crust I've ever had. I did use two cans for fruit and added some ginger and cinnamon. I also sprinkled cinnamon and sugar very lightly on the crust just as I pulled it out of the oven. I can't wait to try this with a mixture of peaches and blue berries, or apples, or mixed berries, or etc. etc..
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Spicy Sausage and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2011
Just finished this great dish. Like other, I used 16oz sausage and two 14oz. cans of diced tomatoes. The pan was a little small for all the recipe called for so I cut to rice down to 3/4 cup and didn't need the broth. I did put a half cup of water in it near the end. I also reduced the pepper and cayenne. I covered it and cooked on the stove top. Last, I topped it off on the plate with some grated sharp cheddar. Dad said that made it perfect.
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Rich Dark Fruitcake

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2011
This is a good fruitcake, but it's nothing like I expected. My grandmother made a DARK fruitcake. This one is not very dark at all. I searched my dad's house for her recipe and found a really old cookbook that had a similar recipe to this one. The difference is it calls for 4oz. of dark unsweetened chocolate squares. When I told my dad he remembered her putting bakers chocolate in her cake. Her cake never lasted until new years. The book also used Mace in the spices.
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Wrapped Salmon

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
These are great! I made a few just as the recipe said, then I sprinkled a little dill on others. Both were fantastic but the dill ones were even better.
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2012
This is always a good recipe, but if you really like onions, like onion dip etc., try this. Add a pack of onion soup mix and only put the french fried onion on top the last 5 minutes of baking. My 94 year old father said it was the best GB casserole he ever tasted. He never says anything about my cooking one way or the other. :-)
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Southern Green Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2012
I didn't have fresh beans, red onion, or white balsamic vinegar. I used frozen Italian beans, yellow onion and red balsamic vinegar. I also used real bacon bits for time savings. This was great! Loaded with flavor and even the left overs were delicious. I diced the potatoes in a half inch dice but even so, next time I'll nuke them a bit so the green beans aren't over done. I like them a little firmer. Oh and I didn't have chicken brothe either. I used a bit of chicken base and water. Us po folks gotta get creative.
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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2012
I gave it five stars because it's a real good version, but I did take the advice of others and used 2 cups of cheese and a tad more milk. I left off the bread crumbs. they can't add anything to it. Maybe if you want the crunch, use crushed Ritz crackers. I added a teaspoon of dry mustard. You don't taste the mustard. It just picks up the flavor of the cheddar. I took the advice of the "expert" and lowered the baking temp. to 350 for a more even bake. It browned the top and bottom evenly, yum.
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