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Old Fashioned Apple Cream Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
This is really good, but you have to know that the cream part is quite lemony. I took a previous reviewer's advice and added some cinnamon, but probably should have added more. Also, I used more apples than it called for, and that worked out well. I made a plain regular pie crust, but next time, I would use something that added more flavor and crunch, like a crust made from vanilla wafers or graham crackers. If you don't like lemon, just skip the zest. You might consider using a little almond extract if you wanted a different flavor in the cream part, or possibly some apple pie spice if you wanted a stronger flavor from the apples. I will make this again, but I'll call it "Apple-Lemon Cream Pie" just so people aren't wondering why it tastes more like lemon than apples.
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Sweet Pea Mockamole

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2006
This does not taste like guacamole, but it isn't bad. I guess there is just no substitute for real avocados! And I had high hopes that my husband (who hates peas) would like this, but he tasted the pea flavor right away. So I won't make it again, although it really is a flavorful, nice dip -- just not a substitute for guacamole.
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Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2006
Easy and quick AND good - what a combination! I had to make my own salsa, but it would be neat to try this with different salsas just for variety. Serve it with rice, corn, and/or tortilla chips. I skipped the sour cream because I didn't have any and I'm the only one in our house who likes it, but next time I'll have some on the side for me.
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Breakfast Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2006
I just used this recipe to make the Ultimate Breakfast Casserole on this site. Now that we live abroad and Jimmy Dean apparently has no passport, I had been wanting something like the breakfast sausage I am used to. This is it. Thank you for saving me from experimenting with another mystery-meat sausage/salami from the local stores!
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Plum Clafouti

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2006
This is a yummy way to use up plums if they are in season and cheap. I agree that it would be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, as the plum skins are tart. On other reviewers' recommendations, I only used 1 tsp. lemon zest, and it was plenty. I also used heaping tablespoons of sugar, and the sweetness was just right. I don't know what I did, but after coming out of the oven beautiful, mine fell. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I only had a 9 inch pie plate, so it was quite full. I will probably do this again next summer, but usually I prefer the standard cake or pie recipes.
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Glazed Meatloaf II

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2006
Everyone enjoyed this meal - great with mashed potatoes. I was a little short on the lemon juice (only had one lemon), so I added a tablespoon of pineapple juice to the meat along with the lemon juice. This is a keeper.
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Oven Baked Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2006
The only problem I had with this recipe is that I ran out of white rice and had to mix in brown rice. It didn't seem fully cooked after the 1 1/2 hours, so I added a bit of water over the top, recovered, and cooked another 10 minutes. It came out just fine. Other changes I made (based on what I had or didn't have on hand): I only used one can of tomatoes, no celery, used all sausage instead of adding chicken and shrimp, and had to mix my own Cajun spice. Next time I will be sure to have all the ingredients ahead of time, although everyone enjoyed this meal as I made it. The basic taste of it was delicious!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2006
I used all butter because I didn't have any shortening, and it was fine. Also, I needed more of the cinnamon-sugar topping than this made, but I just kept adding white sugar, as the cinnamon tends to sift to the bottom anyway. Very yummy cookies!
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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
I wouldn't call them "cupcakes" because they remind me more of banana bread - which is why I baked it in a bundt pan, and it came out great (took a little longer to bake of course). It was moist and delicious. I did use butter instead of shortening, and next time, I would probably throw in some nuts just because I like the crunch in this type of quickbread. Overall, this is a keeper!
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Lemon Chewy Crisps

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
This is the perfect lemon cookie - everything the previous reviewers promised: crunchy and chewy. The only thing I'll do differently next time is double the recipe. I didn't notice until after I had mixed the batter that it is on the small side, so I found myself rationing the cookies instead of having plenty.
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Ground Turkey Casserole

Reviewed: May 17, 2006
I used ground chicken in this and seasoned it with some seasoned salt and a little bit of Worcestershire sauce, which I think helped. I also didn't have egg noodles, so I used the pasta shells I had on hand. (But I bet it would be better with egg noodles!) I liked this recipe, and although my older son was in an exceptionally picky mood tonight, I think it's something most kids would do fine with because it doesn't have a lot of spices or unusual flavors.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: May 3, 2006
This is exactly what I was looking for. I followed some previous reviewers' advice and didn't even bother measuring the powdered sugar. I'm certain I didn't use a full 3.5 cups, although if I had been icing a layer cake, the consistency I was happy with might not have been firm enough. I like a frosting that doesn't steal too much from the cake, and this is simple but good, just perfect.
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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2006
Excellent! I didn't have the green onions, so I just left them out. I added some extra cheese just because I wanted to use up what I had. And instead of cheddar, I used monterey jack, although I am sure it would be great with cheddar, too, but I wanted a milder flavor. I'll definitely be making this again!
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Hawaiian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2006
I made this for a group of high school students for a meeting they were having at our house. It was such a hit! They talked about it every time they saw me for the next week, and when it was time for the next meeting, all I heard was, "Well, if you're making that chicken salad, we'll be there." I did omit the grapes because I couldn't find seedless and didn't feel like the hassle of removing seeds. The first time, I served it on pieces of baguettes, but this time I'm going for croissants. Great recipe!
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Blue Ribbon Overnight Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
I made these for Thanksgiving - very yummy! I think they are better if you do let them rise overnight rather than just making them the morning of.
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Leftover Chicken Croquettes

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
Finally, a successful leftover recipe that didn't require a trip to the store for extra ingredients! I had to use three eggs, and next time I would probably follow a previous reviewer's suggestion and add some chicken broth, too. I didn't have seasoned bread crumbs, so I used the regular ones and doubled the parsley. This was a great recipe for the last of the Thanksgiving turkey (when we were all really quite tired of leftovers)! I also want to try some of the other recommendations like cheese and marinara sauce. For the kids, it was good with ketchup, too, so I can see this being a versatile recipe.
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Rice Mess

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2005
Thanks to previous reviewers, I knew ahead of time that this recipe needed some doctoring. So I skipped the butter and browned the ground beef with onions, twice the garlic, and some chopped green pepper. I didn't have mushrooms, so I added corn instead, plus a healthy amount of oregano, salt, and pepper. I covered the skillet with cheddar right before serving, and it came out great. Even my three-year-old ate it without any complaints. We will definitely be doing this again.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2005
I love it when something so simple turns out so amazing! I did add a bit of fresh lemon juice, but I don't know that it was necessary. And I doubled the recipe so I could freeze half. Excellent! Kids, hubby, and I all loved it.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2005
This is a good recipe if you already have leftover mashed potatoes. For me, it seemed like a lot of steps and dishes to wash. My other problem was that the carrots (which I boiled for a long time) never got soft enough to mash with a fork. Next time, I will wait until I already have mashed potatoes, and I will keep a can of carrots handy until I figure out exactly how to make them into mush. I really had hoped to mix the carrot mush in with the meat so my 3-year-old wouldn't even notice it. But I will try it again with some alterations.
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