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Strawberry Pie II

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2010
this pie was great and so easy. i read the reviews and used a couple of hints from them. i replaced the water with ginger ale, and "painted" my pie crust with a melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. chocolate covered strawberries are wonderful so I figured how could this go wrong? It was great! 48 hours after the pie was made, the crust is still crisp not soggy! The flavor with the chocolate and ginger ale is spectacular! I used 2 quarts of strawberries, picked out the nicer ones for the pie, used the more bruised and much larger ones for the sauce. Also, I had no trouble with the pie setting up well. Be sure and cook it the full 12 - 14 minutes and I chilled for 24 hours. It set up wonderfully and cut great. I didn't want to add food color or add the suggestion of jello for color, as I wanted to keep this as "whole food" as I could, with no additional additives. I Will definately make this again, probably for our 4th of July party..... for added color I might place some blueberries around the edge of the crust after it is filled for a Red, White & Blue theme! Thanks for the suggestions, it was perfect!
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Potato and Bacon Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
was very good, but i'm going to try using the "base" recipe; leave out the bacon (it is what got soggy and made the salad seem old quicker) add some chopped sweet baby gerkins and just a small bit of minced fresh red onion........ ill let you know!
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Deep Dish Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
I changed up a strawberry pie recipe I found on this site, added a couple of the reader reviews and suggestions to create what my husband & I believe is an absolutely perfect summer desert. It's pretty, easy to prepare, unbeliveable taste (especially with the chocolate!) and is a hit at family gatherings. This year 3 pies will be served at our 4th of July celebration. Enjoy everyone!
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Barbecue Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
This was such a nice change from using bottled BBQ sauce. I tend to make my own dressings etc, so I just purchased Ketchup for the recipe rather than chili sauce. Compare the ingredients, too similar for the price difference. I agree with other reviews, you need to double sauce. I cooked 8 lbs of eye of round roasts for several hours, less fatty meat and produced a lot of shredded meat for a large 4th of July celebration. I only made 1 1/2 times the sauce for that much meat. It seemed when i was cooking the sauce, it would be enough, however the shredded meat will asborb a lot of liquid. It had a wonderful flavor but most definately, double the sauce called for according to the size of roast you are cooking. Nice change from the usual thick sticky bottled sauces. Everyone enjoyed.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
PERFECT PIE!!! My granddaughter and I used and old "juice king" squeezer and squeezed 3 small bags of key limes for FRESH juice. Oh Wow! This was perfect - but I had to make my own pie crust. i wasn't going to waste the fresh juice and yummy filling on a store purchased pie crust! I used a deep dish pie plate so for pie crust use: 2 cups crushed graham crackers, 1/2 sugar & 1 stick butter. Melt butter add to crumbs & sugar. Pat into a deep dish pie plate. Do not bake pie shell - pour filling and bake according to pie directions. WONDERFUL!!!!!
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Kitty Litter Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
this is too funny! i had seen this recipe years ago, tomorrow is treat day at work......lol..... and i work at a mental health center! they're going to know i'm not right! :D anyway - the finished product looks absolutely "real"! we taste tested the "cake" and it's great. i used 1 carrot cake and 1 butter cake, and 8 vanilla snack pack pudding cups. i did not mix any poo into the cake, i don't think the chocolate would add anything to the flavors of the spice/butter cake. and the suggestion for the little debbies brownies as poo is purrrrrfect! hahahaha. i also didn't add any cookies to the cake mixture as i really think it would make it too dry. i used all of them on the top of the cake mixture, then sprinkled the "green" cookie litter evenly over the entire cake. also, i actually only used one brownie for all the poo that was needed. some pictures seemed that lots of tootsie rolls and brownies were overkill and didn't look as "real". I mean who lets their litter box actually get that filthy. I cant wait to take it tomorrow, if anybody asks about the litter box and scoop, i'll tell them i washed it first! (i'm still laughing) and thats the truth! have fun with this! happy halloween everybody! :D
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
i like sweet potatoes, so of course i enjoyed this casserole. It is almost a dessert, but hey it's thanksgiving. a healthier dessert, eaten with a huge meal! :D anyway, this was great. i left out the spices some used, it's almost dessert anyway. there was pumpkin pie to use the spice in. we cut the sugar in half, used light brown sugar. i also used evaporated milk and fresh farm eggs. very great flavor. my 19 year old son requested leftovers to take with him. he really loved it! a good sign for picky eaters!
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Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
Eggs Benedict is my favorite meal, and I don't even like "breakfast"! It's always been about the Hollandaise sauce...... and wow, this is a winner! I've tried the double boiler method with several recipes and undoubtedly wonderful sauce, but the uncertainty of whether it will break down or "curdle" a bit was always in the back of my mind. This recipe I truly believe is fool-proof! Absolutely easy and a wonderful flavor. Only change I made was added a bit more lemon juice. Perfect!
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Simple Hamburger Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
very good stroganoff. as reviewers advised, cut cream cheese in half and used about 6 oz of sour cream. I opted for fresh mushrooms rather than canned. I make my own gravies, so didn't have the gravy mix on hand. I substitued a tablespoon of refrigerated beef base I keep on hand. added a very nice flavor. I'm sure using the full amount of cream cheese the original recipes calls for would be too rich and heavy for our tastes. Cutting it back just a bit was perfect.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
i'm sure this is ok as far as cabbage rolls are concerned. i did use the advice of using a28 oz can of diced tomatos and 28 oz can of tomato sauce for the rolls. it was too much sauce as far as i was concerned. Doubling or at the most tripling the sauce recipe is plenty. Do add 1/8 t garlic powder. these are bland enough, i cant imagine them without the garlic. and the cabbage - i would recommend steaming the entire head of cabbage for your leaves. made them much easier to handle. i just cant get past the texture of cooked cabbage, a bit slimey for my taste. I even chopped the extra cabbage for the bottom of the pan to lay the rolls on. I dont quite know how people got so many rolls out of this recipe unless you make them meatball sized. wow that would have been even MORE cabbage per roll Not for me. i made 6 serving sized rolls with this recipe. they were a bit better the next day. basically these are porcupine meatballs wrapped in cooked cabbage leaves smothered in tomato sauce. ok but nothing spectacular. they are what they are. just not my thing i guess.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
A very nice change to the usual cream of soup recipe. Don't misunderstand, even that tuna casserole is wonderful and my grandchildren LOVE it! However, this is more of a "grown up" version. I agree with some of the reviewers, i cut down on the noodles by about 25% (i was doubling recipe) but it still was a bit dry. I'd use about 1/2 the noodles or double your sauce. I also used 1/2 the butter called for (by accident, forgot since i was doubling) and it was still great. I also substituted about 1 pint of 1/2 & 1/2 for the milk. I had it and needed to use before it was going to spoil. I also added about 2 tablespoons of dill weed to the milk mixture as it cooked & thickened. Dill is yummy on any fish! The only other thing i would change is I will consider next time doubling the bread crumbs for the topping - it needed more. But otherwise, wonderful! Next time I might use my own homemade noodles! Awesome - thank you!
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Corn Casserole III

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
Very easy recipe - I used a Marie Calendars' corn muffin mix and baked in my cast iron skillet. I do not believe contents would have fit in my 8x8 pan. I did add an egg to the batter to help it "sit" upl This was wonderful! I didn't have shredded cheese on hand so was looking for a flavorful recipe without cheese. I am sure adding cheese to this would have been great too, but pretty perfect without! I served this as a side to the fresh catfish I caught and fried up this evening.....YUMMMMM!!!!!
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Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
A guy I used to work with brought these to work one Christmas season. His sister would make them for us every year. Wow....they were addictive! He didn't know how they were made but I knew there was dill weed, garlic and oil. I found this recipe and know I've stumbled upon this favorite snack cracker. I make them a few times a year. A Perfect snack!
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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2011
Tasty, Creamy, Rich Cheese Flavor with fresh chopped Broccoli. An exceptional comfort food that can be served as a main dish or accompany anything from meats to sandwiches!!! If you like broccoli cheese soup, you will LOVE this recipe!
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
I found this recipe to be just ok. my husband thought it was fine. but "fine" to me when i'm cooking just isnt what i'm wanting. To be fair - I did not have sharp cheddar, i used what cheese i had on hand which was colby jack. so i will try it again with the sharp cheddar and i'm sure that will change the flavor and spunk this recipe up. if it does - i will change my rating. and as some reviews state, it is almost too much sauch for the pasta. i used med. shells - i will use elbow next time and make a bit more pasta. PLEASE NOTE: i do not like mustard, but it was only 1 1/2 tablespoons in all that cheese sauce (this does make a LOT), I found the tang it added a nice addition and had no problem with the mustard being overwhelming and I didnt even use sharp cheese so with my milder version, i did not find the mustard "too much". try it!
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Crescent Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
I tried these out last night before the holidays. They were wonderful! A very nice warm appetizer or I served them as "bread" with my chicken & wild rice casserole. I'm seeing these at superbowl most definately this year! Only problem.....i think they are better served warm...........so i suppose putting them in a warming roaster pan or something would work for parties.....regardless they were yummy!
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
unbelievable! wow..................................
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
wow...i've been seeing this recipe on t.v. commercials lately, wanted to try it. didn't want to go to grocery store today, so used what i had on hand. had chicken tenders thawed out so used them. i didn't have italian bread crumbs, so used my plain ones and added italian seasoning. i pat dry the tenders and did brush the mayo (ONLY HELLMANN'S IS ALLOWED IN MY HOUSE! :D) and parmesan cheese on both sides, topped with bread crumbs and baked. served with scalloped potatoes and green beans. WOW THIS RECIPE IS SO EASY AND MOST DEFINITELY A KEEPER!
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Slow-Cooked, Texas-Style Beef Brisket

Reviewed: May 22, 2012
wonderful! we adjusted the time for a smaller brisket - about 6 lbs and cooked 18 hours or so. I'm not wild about liquid smoke flavoring so left it out, i'm sure if you like smoke flavoring, i'm sure this recipe would still be exceptional! My husband was impressed because it didn't have the typical BBQ sauce flavor, it was subtle and a bit sweet. Excellent recipe! thank you for sharing...
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Top Shelf Margaritas on the Rocks

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2012
Exceptional! We're not drinkers, but enjoy an occasional Margarita with some great mexican food. These are wonderful. Squeezed fresh limes and lemons, made exactly as recipe called for...perfect! mmmmmm....don't forget to salt the rims!
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