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Corn Bread Hamburger Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
This was a good one-dish meal - I took other reviewers' suggestions and added a can of green beans. Only used half the amount of green pepper and onion. Also added two hefty teaspoons of minced garlic, some salt and pepper, and hot sauce because DH likes his food with a little kick. I used a can of tomato paste because I didn't have tomato soup - it was a bit watery at the bottom of the dish, but not a big problem. The taste was good.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
These are great! I only had blackstrap molasses, which is a much stronger flavor than regular molasses. So after a bit of research online, I substituted regular molasses with half the amount of blackstrap (about 1/8 cup) and also added about 1/8 cup of brown sugar. I cut back the white sugar to about 3/4 cup, and "rounded" the amounts of spices as I scooped them (to add a little extra spice as another reviewer suggested). Also, while attempting to coat the balls of dough in sugar, I came up with an incredibly easy way to get them coated. Put a few tablespoons of white sugar in a 1 cup measuring cup, drop each dough ball in individually, and lightly shake it back and forth (horizontally) for about 5 seconds for each one. Maybe it seems silly, but I was incredibly happy to find a quick and easy way to get this part accomplished - rolling them around manually felt like the most tedious part of the process to me. :) End result: fabulous. Wonderfully soft, with just a touch of crispness on the outside. My husband loves ginger in general, but not gingerbread, so these were a big hit with him. Thanks!
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Malaysian Mango Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed this and will make it again, but agreed that it will need some modifications next time. We thought it needed a little more "kick". There's a mango dish very similar to this at a restaurant we love, and it's much spicier, so we're excited to have a recipe that we can build on and hopefully achieve that same taste at home. I will be adding more curry, plus cayenne and/or red pepper flakes to the next go-round. Will also add a little more ginger powder. My husband thought the chicken itself lacked flavor, so I'll take another reviewer's advice to salt and pepper the chicken when cooking it next time. Will also try adding garlic because we're the kind of people who think you can never have too much of it. Also, I didn't have a red bell pepper, and only about 1/3 of a green one, so I threw that in, but my husband isn't a huge fan of them so we decided it would be just as good without them. Will probably make a bit more sauce next time as well, to put on the rice we have with it. Overall, I'm excited to have found something different to add to our regular menu that's also very easy to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
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Carrot Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
We liked this a lot. It's a nice change from the usual rice sides. I didn't have fresh ginger root, so used about a teaspoon of ground ginger. I also added about 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of chicken bouillon to the onions/carrots for the 5 minute steaming phase. We did have to add more salt and pepper while eating it, so I'll be sure to put more in while cooking next time. Overall, it trned out great!
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Apple, Cranberry, and Pear Crisp

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
I was craving a warm apple dessert to go with some vanilla ice cream we had in our freezer and my husband agreed, so I made this late in the evening. I just happened to have a bunch of apples, a pear, and some dried cranberries that I didn't know what else to do with, so this recipe was almost perfect. I used 4 small/medium apples. One minute after popping it into the oven, I realized/wondered why the recipe didn't have any cinnamon or other spices that I think are essential to this sort of dish, so I quickly checked other reviews and sprinkled some cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Next time I'll stir it in with the apples. Also, when using my pastry blender to make the crumb topping, the walnuts and oats made it a little difficult, so next time I'll probably try mixing the flour, sugar and butter first, and then working in the nuts and oats toward the end. The end result was very yummy, and the perfect thing on a cold, fall night.
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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2010
I knew my husband wouldn't be a fan of this if it was meatless, so I sauteed strips of chicken breast sprinkled with salt, pepper, garlic/onion powder and served them on top. I also cut up a very small onion into strips and cooked it with the peppers/garlic/cayenne. I had to add more sour cream to the sauce and cook it longer so that it wasn't so runny. I shouldn't have ignored the "salt and pepper to taste" because we did have to add it after it was served up. We also thought this was good with shredded parmesan on top. Overall, it was a good new thing that we both enjoyed.
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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Absolutely fabulous. My husband and I are buffalo chicken fans, which is why I made it in the first place. I was actually expecting it to have a stronger buffalo flavor, making it very distinct from traditional chili. I'd say it still has a strong tomato flavor for anyone who's worried about how much difference there might be. But you could add more hot sauce if you wanted to as well. I also only had about 1/2 the amount of chili powder it called for, but I still thought the spicy "temperature" was just right. I cooked the chicken and veggies/spices, then mixed it with everything else in my large crock pot and had it on high for two hours while we were at church. (Probably would work better on low - I was going to turn it down before leaving, but forgot...just added a little water when I got home so it wasn't so thick. I'm definitely going to make this again.
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Famous Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
I used saltines and Italian breadcrumbs since it's what I had on hand. I was just doing two pork chops, and 1 egg was plenty. They were good flavor and moist; my husband isn't usually a huge pork chop fan, but said he liked these!
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
I was hoping for a thicker, "whipped" texture like in most of the cupcake photos on here where they have swirls on top. Mine came out quite runny. Maybe adding more powdered sugar would have fixed that, but I felt that it was almost too sweet already, and didn't want it to be more so. I tried adding more cocoa, but it didn't change it much. The frosting also looked grainy. The milk didn't beat in smoothly or easily at all. Is this because I used butter instead of margarine? Or maybe because it was my first attempt at homemade frosting and just missed some unwritten rule? Don't get me wrong, the taste was still nice on the cake that I made, but it's a good thing it was just a square pan cake for my husband and I that didn't need to look "pretty". I didn't get the overall result I was hoping for.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2010
Best cornbread ever. I made a half recipe for my husband and I (made 6 muffins), but wish I would have made the full batch because there were no leftovers! I didn't have buttermilk, so used a tablespoon of vinegar, placed it in a 1/2 cup measure and filled the rest with milk (since I only did half the recipe). Worked great, and I'm most definitely making this again.
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Baked Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2010
I used 2 Tbsp olive oil, plenty of minced garlic, 2 Tbsp Frank's hot sauce, and the called for amounts of everything else. Oh, and a tsp of onion powder. I marinated the wings in all of the above for 2 hours, then baked them on my tin-foil-covered cookie sheet for just under an hour. My buffalo-wing-loving husband said he definitely wants me to make them again. (His rating was 4 1/2 stars, because he'd never give anything a "perfect score"...but for him, this is as close as it gets. :) The skin had just the right crispness, but the meat was definitely not dried out. We had ranch, more Frank's hot sauce, and celery on the side.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
My husband and I both enjoyed these - the flavor was good. The only thing I would change next time is to take other reviewers' advice and use half butter/half shortening. Even though I live at a low altitude, my cookies still came out flat - almost as flat as the cookies I made when I lived in Colorado, which is pretty darn flat. I'd definitely try this recipe again, though!
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Mexican Baked Fish

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2010
This was a great way to change things up from the normal dinner routine. I also had the issue of watery-ness in the bottom of my baking dish, so make sure you press out the water really well before cooking the fish. I served it with the "Best Black Beans" and "Mexican Rice II" recipes from this site. My husband and I both devoured it and he told me to put it on the "keeper" list. Thanks ChristyJ!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
I, too, took the advice of the "most helpful" reviewers, and was very pleased with the result. I cooked the chicken/veggies in chicken broth, used two cups of frozen mixed veggies (peas, carrots, corn), and increased the liquid/gravy amount by about 50%. Didn't have celery seed, but used celery salt instead, and added some garlic powder. Pre-baked the bottom crust for 5 minutes, and had a wonderful dish that my pot-pie-loving husband raved about. My first pot-pie-making experience was a huge success.
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Campbell's® Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
This was an easy meal to throw together with what I already had in my kitchen. I added some minced garlic and Frank's hot sauce since I knew my husband and I would need a little more flavor and "kick". I did have to cook it an extra 15 minutes - the rice was still uncooked at 45.
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
I took other reviewers' advice and added a can of cream of chicken soup, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Husband loved it and told me to give it five stars.
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
I generally followed the reviews from HOLLY9000 and PRINCESS20NY, and was pleased with the result. Didn't have cream of mushroom soup, so used cream of chicken instead. Added a can of mushroom pieces, some sour cream and extra wine to the sauce. My husband really liked it!
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Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
I decided while cooking this that I'd tweak a few things to both add flavor and make it more "cheeseburgery". First I added Lawry's seasoning salt to the meat while it was cooking because my mom always added it to her homemade hamburger patties when I was growing up. I threw in some minced garlic with the meat and veggies as well. Since I didn't have celery (and don't eat it on my cheeseburgers anyway), I just added some celery salt for the flavor, as well as chili powder. Used cream o' chicken soup and frozen veggies since it's what I had. Went lighter on the velveeta and milk (about half), but added some shredded mild cheddar (which I also put on top w/ the sour cream/chives for garnish). And since my idea of a really good cheeseburger includes dill pickles, I added 4 teaspoons of PICKLE JUICE for an extra tang. I personally think this was the perfect touch. So yummy - thanks Charlotte for the great idea for a recipe!
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Chicken with Peanut Curry Yogurt Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This was a yummy, easy meal. I added about a tablespoon of milk to the sauce, which helped. I also included a little ginger and some red pepper flakes to give it more kick. And it needed a good bit of salt and pepper, but after that, it was great. Oh, and I added some extra pine nuts I had sitting around, which I toasted in the pan before sauteing the vegetables. I would definitely make this again.
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2011
This is great! My husband isn't a fan of broccoli, but he loved it in this dish. I also added lemon pepper/garlic powder/seasoning salt, and some onion flakes when cooking the chicken. Added sour cream and used cream of chicken soup because it's what I had. Doubled the bread crumb/butter mixture, and it was perfect.
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