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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2012
Four stars because they were a touch on the eggy side for our taste and they were slightly spongey in texture. However, they were light and fluffy as stated and had a nice flavor. I accidentally used buttermilk for the 1/3 c. milk and the batter was quite thick. I imagine if I'd caught my mistake the batter would have been just right - rich yet pourable and yielding nicely round pancakes.
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Death By Garlic

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
This is a wonderful recipe as written, though we do like to add extra Parm. Do not even consider using anything other than fresh parsley and freshly grated Parmesan. The color of the parsley is beautiful and it imparts such a fresh flavor, something that dried parsley cannot do. A lot of people shy away from fresh Parm because of cost. It is not that much different cost-wise and lasts a LONG time wrapped in the refrigerator.
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Irish Bacon And Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
Good recipe with simple ingredients. I used regular bacon, cooking it until crisp and adding it with the cabbage instead of with the potatoes. Next time I will use the petite diced tomatoes as there are a LOT of tomatoes (though not too many) and it would be nice to have them distributed a bit more evenly throughout the soup. My family enjoyed it. Will definitely make this on occasion. :)
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Slow Cooker Ground Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
I did not make this to be served on buns, but as a topping for hot dogs. It was adequate for our purposes (though still not exactly what I'm looking for), but on a bun these would be way too tangy for our taste with all that vinegar and mustard. I much prefer Allrecipes' Sloppy Joes II recipe for a loose meat sandwich. Much better balance of flavors used with very similar ingredients.
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Real Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Wonderful flavor and texture for such a simple recipe. I've tried several Irish soda bread recipes and this has trumped them all. I did not have actual buttermilk so I used the old milk with vinegar trick. I always feel like I'm cheating when I do that. *laugh* One note: I followed the instructions to add some flour to the cast iron griddle. I found this not only unnecessary, but rather unpleasant. The flour burns which is unsightly and doesn't taste very good. After the first batch I wiped my pan clean, wiped it lightly with oil and much preferred those results. My pan is seasoned enough that it's probably fine without doing any of that so I will skip it altogether in the future. Great recipe!
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Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
Quite bland and overly eggy in our opinion. There was also not enough cornstarch to thicken it to the consistency we find at Chinese restaurants. The one thing I did appreciate were the directions for adding the egg, though adding with a fork takes forever. We did ours in thin streams and then broke up the ribbons of egg with the whisk before serving.
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Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2010
This is a delicious soup! Easy to prepare and hearty enough that no one minds the lack of meat. Why not 5 stars? It was a touch bland for us. Nothing a little salt wouldn't fix, but it wasn't listed and I rate based on preparing the recipe exactly as written. Also, the inclusion of the gravy mix sounded interesting, but did not enhance the recipe in my opinion. A basic roux would have done the trick, making the gravy mix an odd and purposeless ingredient to add to my grocery list. These two things are very minor and if I could, I would give the recipe 4 1/2 stars.
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Butterscotch Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
This definitely IS yummy oatmeal! Very creamy with wonderful flavor - almost like dessert! My reason for FOUR STARS: I did do some tweaking based on other reviews and I will only give five stars to a recipe that is excellent exactly as published on the site. When doubling the recipe, I reduced the brown sugar to 2/3 c. and will reduce it further next time as it was too sweet for my family. We enjoyed it enough to try it again tomorrow using just 1/2 c. I'll let you know how that turns out. I also added 1/2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. high quality vanilla. NOTE: I used quick-cooking oatmeal and the amount of liquid was perfect. I usually associate the term "rolled oats" with old-fashioned oatmeal that requires more liquid and more cooking time. I don't know if that is what the submitter intended. If so, I would think you would need more milk.
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Shredded Beef for Tacos

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2005
Our family really enjoyed this. I used cooking wine rather than table wine. I used a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes because I didn't have enchilada sauce. We served this with just warmed flour tortillas, finely shredded Monterey Jack and some homemade pico de gallo. I recommend not getting too fancy with your toppings, because the flavor of the meat is so wonderful you won't want anything to compete with it. Yum, yum, yum!!!
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Prune and Olive Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2005
Wow...really liked this recipe. I did make some changes...doubled the olives, omitted the capers (didn't have any so I used juice from the olives), chopped the prunes rather than halved (same flavor, but no one noticed them as they kind of melted into the sauce), used cut-up chicken breast, didn't marinate and cooked it in the crockpot. I normally wouldn't give five stars to a recipe that I tweaked so much, but I have every confidence that this recipe would have been just as good. I wasn't forced to make changes due to inadequacies in the recipe, but rather for my own convenience. I served it over rice and it was absolutely delicious. Sophisticated flavor and great ethnic appearance. Next time I will double the sauce as others have suggested because it is sooooo good.
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Cheeseburger Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2005
I hate it when I don't have positive things to say, but I have to admit that sometimes negative reviews help me more than positive. That being said, here goes...This was very average soup. Not bad, but not great either. I would have given it three stars, but considering how much chopping is required it's just not worth all the effort. I found it rather bland and didn't like how the hamburger was tough after all that cooking. Sorry!!
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2002
What wonderful pancakes!! I made a plain batch and then a batch with toasted pecans added to the batter. Both excellent! The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I adjusted the recipe. I read the "mushy" complaints and decided to only use one banana. They were perfect and had plenty of banana flavor. Everything else in the recipe stayed the same. I will say that it was a large banana so maybe that makes a difference. However, I try to reserve 5 stars for outstanding recipes that DON'T need tweaking.
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Classy Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2002
This was pretty good and makes a great presentation. The sun dried tomatoes should be soaked in hot water before using for those that don't care for the intense flavor and chewy texture. We enjoyed it, but I don't think I will be placing it in my recipe box. There are just too many awesome recipes in the world!!
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Millionaire Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2002
This is very good and I would definitely make it again. Although, it simply has to be made with a HOMEMADE graham cracker crust. Store bought just does not even compare!
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Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2002
These were very good. I do agree with those that said they tasted more like a "biscuit" type pancake. Reminded me of pancakes made with Bisquick which is not a bad thing at all. I would definitely make these again, but will only give four stars because they don't have that melt-in-your-mouth homemade taste.
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2002
This is simply the best! We have homemade pizza every Friday night and now I have the PERFECT sauce recipe. I will NEVER buy pizza sauce again! Ciao!
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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2002
Oh my goodness...were these ever delicious! Especially warm from the oven. The sticky sweet of the butterscotch is the perfect foil for the molasses. By the way, without the butterscotch chips these are a nice molasses cookie recipe. Delectably chewy if baked just right!
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2002
I am so sorry to say that this was awful. I have made oven french toast before and this particular recipe was very disappointing. The top was beautiful, but no one in my family would eat it. It was incredibly mushy. There was absolutely no bread texture remaining and reminded us of undercooked scrambled eggs. I hesitate to try it again, but would recommend trying only HALF the amount of liquid and milk. The density of the bread could also be a major factor so use a dense loaf. Good luck and I'm so sorry for the bad review!!
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