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Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2010
This was really good. It was like a cross between spaghetti and Mexican casserole. I'm tired of spaghetti with meat sauce so this was a nice change of flavor. I changed it some. First I cut the recipe in half and so that I didn't dirty up so many pots and pans, I first cooked the meat with the onion and green pepper in a large pot until meat was browned and dumped it into a colander to drain. Then I filled up the same pot with water and boiled the pasta until al dente. Followed the recipe by putting the pasta in a 9 in. x 13 in. baking dish. I sprinkled the pasta with seasoning salt, chopped garlic, and Parmesan cheese then followed the recipe except I only had one can of tomato soup so I added some pizza sauce that I had frozen. Everyone really enjoyed it except my very picky 15 year old DS. He wouldn't even try it. Thanks for the recipe! This was a good way to get rid of some things in the pantry. I will be making this again.
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Strawberry Summer Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2009
This what a hit at a family party we went to. I used 1 bag of baby spinach and 1 bag of a lettuce/baby spinach mix and used the feta cheese (put it on last) that came with the salad mix. I only had 3/4 cup of mayo so I added a 1/4 cup of sour cream. I used 1/2 Tbsp. of white vinegar and 1/2 Tbsp. of raspberry vinegar. Everything else was the same except I didn't use a full Tbsp. of poppy seeds (just personal preference). Our niece and BIL said that it tasted just like a salad they had in Hawaii. Everyone said it was great and we took home NO leftovers. Important: So that it wasn't soggy, I took everything to the party separate and put the salad together right before serving. Also, didn't use all the dressing. I think if I had it would have been too much. FYI - April 11, 2009 - This salad was requested for me to bring to the family Easter Dinner tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe!
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
My husband and I loved this. The kids didn't try it but that was expected. I have my favorite sweet potato casserole dish that I have at Thanksgiving and Christmas that is really sweet but have wanted one to have with an everyday meal. We had one yam and I rubbed the outside with oil and butter and then sprinkled kosher salt on the outside and cooked it in the oven per instructions. The skin DID fall apart but I didn't care since it was just us and I mixed (and I didn't measure anthing)everything else together and just spooned it on top of the broken skin and put it in the oven for 5-10 minutes and it was really good with our grilled chicken breast and steak. It was just slightly sweet so it didn't overpower the rest of the dinner. Loved the cream cheese in it and made it creamy and rich but didn't taste it. Thank you!! I'll be making this often!!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2008
I don't review recipes very often because they really have to impress me. For years I've tried taco seasoning recipes, making my own, using a store bought packet and just throwing seasonings in to fit my taste. I prefer the restaurants that use a taco meat without a heavy "taco" flavor and do NOT like the ones with ketchup or taco sauce added to them. I'm very much a purist so less to me is better. So I tried this one expecting it to taste like a taco seasoning packet. I made the whole recipe and cooked 2 lbs. of hamburger meat and added the seasoning to taste along with some water to help mix. I kept tasting it as it was cooking and kept adding the seasoning and almost used the whole recipe. Husband and daughter (11 yrs.) loved it as a meat burrito, I had a crunchy taco and almost 14 yr. old son doesn't really like tacos so he added ketchup and made a sloppy joe and he loved it. I liked it too. It didn't have an overwhelming taco flavor. All the spices worked really well together and seemed to have a perfect balance so not any one spice was overpowering. Thanks for the recipe! I should use this from now on.
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Fried Spinach

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
It was just alright but very easy. I like spinach but usually use fresh or frozen, but I had a can of spinach that I needed to use. I wanted spinach and mushrooms which I have a great recipe for but didn't have any mushrooms so I picked this recipe because I had everything it called for. I followed the recipe but after tasting I had to add garlic powder and salt and pepper and extra bacon bits for more flavor. DH said, "eh" when I asked him how he liked it and he usually likes everything I make. Might try it with more egg and more bacon and seasonings. And besides, it's not really "fried" since there is no butter or oil. It's more like sauteed in it's own water.
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Spicy Melted Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2006
I grew up with my mother making this when family was coming. It is easy and highly addictive.
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Steak N Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2006
Was good and easy. Made the texture and taste of our old, frozen, elk tenderloin, not so bad. I cut the tenderloin up into thin slices and put them in 2 - 1 gallon plastic bags and pounded them with a hammer. I had to fry the steaks in batches since I had more pieces. (BTW...1 cup of flour was more than enough to coat all of the pieces and I ended up throwing a lot away). Didn't use ground bay leaves because we didn't have any and did not substitute it with anything else. Used canola oil instead of olive because I was out of olive oil. Used about 1 1/2 tbsp. of fresh, chopped garlic because we love it. Used 6 brown (also known as cremini or baby portabellas) mushrooms because we don't eat white domestic and I wish we had used more because personally I would have liked mushrooms in every bite. They tasted really good in this recipe. Thanks for the recipe. It's a nice change from the usual fried steak with cream gravy. I'll use it for beef and I'm sure it will taste even better! Also, the gravy was delicious with egg noodles instead of potatoes!
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Mexicali

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2006
I thought it was pretty good. DH seemed to really like it. The kids weren't hungry so they didn't try it. I followed the recipe except I didn't have chicken breasts so I used chicken quarters. I partially boiled them first and increased the cooking time. I chose this recipe because I had all the ingredients and I needed to thin out my pantry a little. I used tortilla chips instead of corn tortillas. And I totally forgot about adding the cheese! I'm sure I would have liked it better with the cheese. I agree with others that say the sauce would make a good chili con queso dip. But I would only use chili without beans. I didn't like them in the dish. The chicken turned out good and moist but while eating it I had to add salt to mine for flavor. I think I will try it with hamburger meat and also as a queso dip but without the cream of chicken soup. Overall, it was a pretty good recipe, different and very easy.
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Vegetable Medley I

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2005
Was good. I added mushrooms and I think I would have liked it better with some butter added and mozzarella cheese along with the parmesan. I think I'll stick with my very plain way of sauteing my squash and zucchini with just some oil, butter, garlic, salt and pepper.
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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies I

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2005
I made these again and I measured everything perfectly and they turned out great. I suggest that if they seem a little uncooked in the middle, that you put them back in the oven for another minute or 2. So in my oven they are having to be cooked for a full 10 minutes. Also, I put twice the amount of chocolate chips. I and my kids still love them as much as the first time and I am taking them to a GRITS meeting tonight (Gals Raised In The South) so then I'll find out the true reviews.
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Fried Cinnamon Strips

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2003
Excellent dessert to finish off a mexican meal. And easy to make too. We don't use regular sugar very often, so I used Splenda and it was wonderful. My kids loved them, and my very picky 8 year old couldn't stop eating them! I think I'll serve mexican food at my next party just so I can have these! Thanks!
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Pizza On The Grill I

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2003
I loved the flavor of the crust, but I made the pizza twice and both times the crust was tough and chewy. I had never made pizza dough before. My first time to use yeast. Could someone please respond here to let me know what I did wrong? I had trouble with the proofing. It took longer than 10 minutes to proof. Maybe old yeast? I used regular salt not kosher, dried basil not fresh, but I think everything else was the same. I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
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Baked Orange Roughy Italian-Style

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2003
Was a really good, quick and easy dish to make. I didn't feel like I was eating fish. I made it according to directions but I didn't have Romano Cheese. Parmesan only was just fine. I suggest eating it with steamed rice and asparagus. YUM!
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Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2002
I gave a small rating for the kids because neither one of my kids tried it...but my husband and I did! We are lovers of Japanese food restaurants and I've always wanted to try a recipe for the ginger dressing and I tried this one because of the previous reviews. First I want to say it was wonderful and my husband loves it as do I! I had always wanted to try to find a ginger dressing. This was the first one. It came out not as thick as the usual and I don't know why but it still tasted really great. I used ground ginger (since I already had it) instead of fresh ginger. I used the same amount of the ground as it said for the fresh. It wasn't as thick as the restaurant style. I DID use olive oil and followed the recipe otherwise. But it was more runny. Will try using fresh ginger the next time. Maybe that will increase the thickness. No matter what though...it was extremely delicious!
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Doreen's Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2002
We LOVED IT! I have been making variations of this recipe for shish kabobs for about 10 years but never had an exact recipe until now, so it always tasted different. But this time my husband and I thought this recipe was the best one I had ever made. It called for vegetable oil, but I didn't have vegetable oil, we use olive oil for diet reasons, so used it and combined it with what safflower oil I had (canola would be equally good). Also didn't have fresh ginger but had ground ginger and put about the same amount of it as it called for the fresh. I marinated a cheap sirloin that I cut up in chunks for 2 hours or less. Other than that I followed the recipe to the "T". I can just imagine what it would have tasted like using fresh ginger. But had the ground ginger so opted for it. I also used the same recipe for the veggies (marinated them) that I skewered with the meat. They tasted wonderful too. Thank You Doreen! Will definitely use this recipe from now on! Will probably even try it on chicken!
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