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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2003
I agree with everyone else that this is a wonderful recipe. I'm wondering if people who said that it was "too dry" missed the directions to cook your noodles first. This is a very versatile recipe and it's easy to add veggies (I added spinach and zuc) and meat (I used both ground turkey and ground turkey sausage), or whatever else you might like in your Lasagna. It made so much that we still have some in the freezer (which is great for us to have for lunches or quick dinners--and as our family grows will be great too, so that everyone will be full!). I think I used less mozzarella in order to save some money, but I love cheese, so I will add the suggested amount next time.
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2003
I used leftover mashed potatoes, only ONE egg and toped them with fried, diced green tomatoes (I was using what I had in my kitchen). We really enjoyed these!
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Butter Bean Burgers

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2003
I really enjoyed these burgers! I found out that I didn't have any breadcrumbs on hand, so I used Italian seasoning and some crushed soup crackers which I did have. I added fresh garlic, which I had minced in my mini-processor. I decided to mash the beans in the processor as well and I liked this because it helped the mixture to stay together when I was cooking it. I will definitely make this again and share it with my mom and friends!
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Fried Rice I

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2002
I was happy with how this turned out, but I thought that the bacon grease affected the taste a little too much. I used a bag of mixed veggies and that helped to make the dish more lively and colorful. I think in the future, I might try a different (and cheaper) meat with this recipe (and just add oil, if need be). Fried Rice should be cost effective!
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2002
Just have to let everyone know--this is still 5 Stars in our book! It's a "must" for family gatherings. They request it by name. It’s so much better than the traditional variety. First, I like using the French cut beans. Second, I hate cream of mushroom soup. Third, butter and flour make a better sauce than canned soup any day! If you find yours “lacking” then add some seasonings (I personally love Mrs. Dash). I've made it for two Thanksgivings in a row and am looking forward to this year! Usually, I omit the cheese in this recipe because I forget that it calls for it (yes, I have this memorized). I use fried onions, so I think that no one notices any lack of flavored toppings. Boy, “Grandma" was a GREAT cook!
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Green Beans with Bread Crumbs

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
I used this recipe to dress up a boring can of green beans on a whim and my husband and I enjoyed it! I would like to make a "fresh" version someday. Very tasty (and it wasn't gritty).
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
I was very disappointed in this, although my husband liked it. I used ground turkey (which wasn't the problem), whole pinto beans, a can of Rotel, sharp cheddar and only three tortillas. I simply ran out of room in my dish (somehow I missed that you were to use a 4 quart casserole dish and I used a 10" pie pan instead BUT I had cut the recipe in half). If I were to make this again I wouldn't use Rotel and I would stick to using refried beans. I would mix the beans and the meat mixture as well. Too many "improvements" ruined this one for me. Thankfully, my husband is gracious and loves Mexican food. He had no complaints.
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Creamy Vegetable Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
This was a good "cold winter's day" soup, yet it seemed to lack a little something. It may be that I would have preferred it to be thicker (which I could certainly do next time by mashing the potatoes up a bit). I think I also cut the veggies too large. I think it would have been better if I had cut up the veggies into smaller (corn size) pieces and maybe I'll think of additional veggies to add. I think I will make this again. I'll use more pepper than I did this time (pepper suits this dish well).
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Baked Spinach

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
I was very disappointed in this dish after reading so many wonderful reviews. I might make it again in the future, but I will alter it some. I think that the directions are a bit confusing. I layered the spinach and flour and then poured the eggs in the middle (I used more eggs as suggested) but the eggs and milk didn't seem to mix well while it cooked. I was thinking they would. Then I used sharp cheddar because I had it on hand so the topping was too strong of a taste (this was probably my own fault). Next time I think that I will make this dish more like a quiche and blend the milk and eggs. I might even put the flour, spinach, milk, eggs and cheese in a food processor because the worst thing about the dish was it's odd consistency and lumpiness. It was like scrambled eggs with spinach topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. Yuck.
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
This really is very easy. I wanted to "test drive" this dish before Thanksgiving and I have now made it twice for my husband. It's made the cut! We think that it reminds us of hushpuppies so we call it "Hushpuppy Casserole." The first time I made this I added the extra water from the canned corn, as suggested. That made it overly moist. This time I poured in only half of the corn water and we both thought the dish was better (it was a little firmer). I agree that real butter is the best (but the first time I used margarine, and it tasted fine!) My mother-in-law suggested adding bacon, too. I find, depending on the dish, it might take longer to bake than you were planning on. Still, nothing beats this dish--YUM!
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Easy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2002
My husband loved this (and isn't that what's most important?) and so did I. I thought it was nice and mild, certainly very easy! I added another spoonful of sour cream to my bowl, but my husband thought that the flavor was perfect without any more sour cream. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef because it's less expensive and tastes great (not overly beefy). Other than that, I followed the recipe as is (except for cutting it in half). I was surprised how quick and easy it was. So much better than Hamburger Helper!
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