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In-a-Pinch Ketchup

Reviewed: May 29, 2008
I've been developing a BBQ sauce that meets all my needs and I finally nailed the formula, which starts with a ketchup base. But I think store bought ketchup is disgusting and wanted something homemade. This was PERFECT! It was the perfect base so all I had to do was add my secret ingredients. It made my sauce taste even better than it already did. I'm going to use this as a regular ketchup as well. A little tip; Instead of letting it cook for just an hour I put it in my small crockpot and let it sit on low all day. YUM! Thank you for this GREAT recipe! :)
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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
This got rave reviews from the whole family, and was a perfect match to our grilled steaks and roasted corn on the cob for Memorial Day. You rarely read such a thing for a suggestion but make sure your black pepper is OLD! We use a fresher pepper than can be found in grocery store spice aisles and 1/4 tsp was jsut WAY too much! Had I been thinking I would have reduced it. But that was MY fault not the recipe's :). As far as changes go I used minced fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. The leftovers (what few there were) were great fried the next morning at breakfast. Thumbs up on this one!
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Baked Potato Casserole

Reviewed: May 15, 2008
This was certainly worth fixing, but as usual I made a few changes. I cubed and boiled my red potatos with the chopped onion. I replaced the ham with bacon (and left out the salt), and instead of using just mayo to go with the sour cream I used half mayo and half ranch dressing. Also a baked potato taste isn't complete without butter so before mixing the sour cream/mayo/dressing in I tossed the cubed cooked potatoes with melted butter. I also cut WAY back on the cheese. 8 cups is just too much. I also mixed in quite a bit more black pepper and added dried greek oregano. Once it came out of the oven I sprinkled cooked crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and shredded cheddar over the top. This one will go in my box of last minute "emergency" recipes! Good stuff!
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Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
I'm not sure what went wrong with this one. I've always made my own crust and I've used whole wheat flour before (I didn't bother with any white all- purpose flour). But this time it just didn't pan out. I think my mistake was in letting the bread machine save me some time and do the work for me. I've never done that for crust. The dough was impossible to work with. Terribly terribly gooey, even after I added WAY more flour than was called for (I was trying to save it.) Learned my lesson though. Never use a machine to do the work of a cook! Ruins the recipe. I ended up chucking the stuff and kicking myself and using prefab crusts. I suppose that's what I get for trying to cut corners. I'll just stick to my other crust recipe.
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Easy Pizza Sauce III

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
Okay this is going to sound confusing but I'm going to try and explain anyways. I only had two cans of tomato paste (6 oz) each and 1 can of tomato sauce (8 oz) so to get the sauce mixture where it needed to be I dumped in the one can of tomato sauce, plus one of the cans of paste. Then I used the empty paste can, filled it with water, and mixed it into the sauce/paste I already had in the bowl. I hoped this would create more tomato SAUCE. It did, so I added my second can of paste as the one can called for in the recipe. Whew! I hope that made sense and can possibly help someone short on igredients. So because of all that it had a very tomato-y taste so I had to add extra seasonings, which are listed below. Instead of just oregano and paprika I also added two heaping tablespoons of Italian seasoning, a tablespoon of sugar, onion powder, two heaping tablespoons of dried minced garlic, red pepper flakes, just a sprinkle of sea salt, and some olive oil (to make it more spread friendly).I was worried that the olive oil and water I used with the paste to make sauce would seperate but it never did, even after I let the stuff sit in the fridge all day! Man was that was some good sauce!
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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: May 12, 2008
I've made this twice. The second time I made some changes for the good. The original recipe (tried a few weeks ago) wasn't good at all. It lacked flavor big time. So I have some quick advice; use meat (dark and light) picked from a whole roasted chicken. Don't use ANYTHING low-fat! And boil your veggie/chicken mixture with a bay leaf. Also to cut down on pans I just boiled my noodles with the veggie/chicken mixture. Oh, and homemade chicken broth, if you can swing it, is a MUST! Also use sea salt. Now that'll give you flavor!
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Bacon Waffles

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
I'm not sure what possessed me to try such a thing. Why ruin waffles with bacon? Not something I'll try again. Sorry.
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Mom's Coleslaw

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
Yep, Yep! Just like Grandma's! My only suggestion would be to trade the cider vinegar for white vinegar. That's the only way I've ever made it (with the white) and I wouldn't change it for nothin'!
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Tom's Blackened Seasoning

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
I'm only giving this one two stars because its basically the same rub as the one used for Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast. It was good, but tasted the same, even with the difference of nutmeg, sugar, and cumin. Those are some expensive spices! The amounts vary between the recipes, obviously, because one is meant for a single roast and the other is meant to be stored. Save yourself the trouble and costs of extra ingredients and stick to the Sirloin rub.
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Easy and Elegant Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
The whole family loved this one! Olive oil is just too expensive for our budget right now so I used real butter (its expensive too but we buy it on sale and freeze the extra) to mix with the bread crumbs. There were an awful lot of excess bread crumbs in the bottom of the pan. If I were to make any changes I would simply just reduce the amount of bread crumbs used. Otherwise it was WONDERFUL! Naturally it reminded us of breaded pork chops. Great with scalloped potatoes and fresh peas from the garden.
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Rice with Herbes de Provence

Reviewed: May 9, 2008
The family says four stars, but I say five! Plenty of flavor and easy to prepare.I love it! :)
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Roasted New Red Potatoes

Reviewed: May 6, 2008
These were great! Olive oil is too expensive for our budget right now so I just melted a stick of unsalted REAL butter in a bowl and coated the potatoes with it. It worked just fine. I also quartered the potatoes to make for easier serving and eating. And my oven never would crisp them so I had to turn it to broil and stir the potatoes every few minutes. It worked like a charm. Don't skip the sea salt, 'tis what makes 'em! :)
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Dilly Chicken Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
I was looking for something to cure winter food blahs and this did the trick and then some! It was wonderful! The whole family loved it and declared that it was better than any fast food chicken sandwich they had ever tried. A keeper for sure! Five stars doesn't even begin to cover how good it was. We have two in our family who aren't fond of cream cheese so instead of serving the sandwiches already done up I spread everything out buffet style and let everyone do their own. One of my crew chose to use mayo instead of the spread and said it tasted just fine. The cream cheese is what makes it, though! No complaints from this cook! Thank you for such a great contribution! :)Update: This also works great to cook and put in the fridge to use for a cold chicken sandwich in a lunchbox! Just put the breast in a container, wrap up an untoasted bun, send along some lettuce and tomato in a baggie, and a small jar of the sauce (or mayo) and taa-da LUNCH! :)
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White Wine Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2007
I loved the fact that I had everything for this recipe in my cabinets.Even though it was good it tasted rather dull, even after I let it sit a few hours. I added some dill and some whole garlic cloves in addition to the minced garlic and put it back in the fridge for a few hours. Then it had zing! Great tossed on a spinach/tomato/cucumber/corn salad with crispy bacon sprinkled on the top! Yum!
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2007
I was little put-off by the effort that went into these cookies. It was well worth it though! I took the suggestions of another reviewer and decreased both the brown and white sugar to 1/3 a cup and added a tablespoon of milk. I'm not sure if it helped or not but it seems to have worked out alright. When I did the first one I had trouble shaping the dough like the recipe said so I flattened it between my un-floured hands and made a pinch pot/cup formation around my thumb. I set the peanut butter ball in the indentation and then just formed the dough around it gently flattening and pressing together the dough between cupped hands,sealing cracks as best as I could as I went along. It worked pretty well. The only problem is by doing it that way I went a little heavy on the dough and now I have 10 peanut butter balls left! Doh! Oh well!:) I'm going to freeze them and hopefully they'll get used for something else. Thanks for this decadent recipe!
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Angel's Chunky Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
I've been making chicken salad like this for years! This is my go-to chicken salad recipe for sure! I bet using bread and butter pickles instead of dill to change the taste up would be interesting......
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American Frittata

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
Quite tasty! I increased the recipe to feed twelve. I was worried about some other remarks about lack of flavor so I sauteed my onions along with some green pepper in a bacon grease/butter mixture instead of oil. I also added fajita seaoning and a little bit of milk to the egg mixture. A keeper for sure! Thanks!
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Sourdough Starter

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2007
I'm going to jump a bit ahead here and give this five stars for the ease of prepartion alone. I've not tried other starters before because they've always sounded so complicated. This was so easy! Within the first 30 minutes of mixing everything together I had a bubbly ever expanding mass of goo on my hands! Ahhh! Attack of the Sourdough Starter Monster! And its an hour later and its still expanding. I'm hard pressed to keep it in a suitable container. Next time I think I'll use a leftover plastic ice cream container instead of a glass canning jar. I can't wait until this is finished! I think I'm going to try "feeding" it as other reviewers suggested.
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Simple BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
I liked this for the simplicity of it. I had everything I need in the pantry. However I didn't like the taste of it. It was good just not BBQ-ie enough. I added some Eastern NC style dry rub seasoning to it and that helped, though. This was good, just not what I was looking for.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2007
Excellent! Destined to become part of our dinner rotation! The only thing I had to change were the bread crumbs. I didn't have any on hand so I just put a few scoops of Earth Grains Shredded Herb stuffing in a ziploc baggy and ran over it a few times with the rolling pin smashing the dried stuffing and viola! bread crumbs! I think this made the dish a little saltier than it would have normally been, but that was my doing, and besides it didn't change the flavor that much. I also only did three pieces of chicken and ended up using 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of P.cheese and had no breading left over. It was a huge hit served with pasta smothered in alfredo sauce and a salad of mixed greens. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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