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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
Delicious...now to be fair, i didnt follow the recipe exactly, but after trying it with my modifications, i know it would be just as delicious either way :) i used one can of crm of pot and one of crm of nacho chs (that was all i had)...i added a small bag of bacon pieces (as well as the ham), didnt have parm. chs, so i added just a 1/2 cup of pepper jack with the reg. amt of cheddar chs. and i also added some pepper. i sprinkled french fried onions on the top for the last 10 minutes. it was delicious! i loved the little chunks of potato from the soup, so two cans would have been good, but i do like things a bit spicier, so i think the nacho chs substitute was a nice touch. i also love parm chs, so i think that would be a nice addition, however, again, i like things spicier, so hence the pepper jack. as for the bacon...need i explain? everything goes good with bacon :) Thank you for a wonderful recipe! it would make a great dish at any BBQ or party.
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
i enjoyed this recipe, though i must admit i found the clove a bit much...i will leave that out next time. i also added a little bit of half and half because it just wasnt creamy enough...not a lot of half and half, maybe a 1/4 cup (i didnt measure :) I also added some garlic and basil, because i love to add them to almost everything :) very good...thank you!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
These were fantastic!!! i read many of the reviews so i changed a few things, but im sure keeping to the original recipe would be just as tasty, and probably a little healthier than what i did :) i substituted 1 box of low sodium chicken broth (4 cups) for the liquid, and used water for the rest. i also added about 1/2 a small bag of bacon pieces to give it a little flavor, along with parika (lots) and also some chili powder. Next time i might cut down on the salt a bit, though the full amount didnt hurt. I used the full bag of beans which turned out to be 4 cups (not 3)...so i adjusted the spices accordingly. YUMMO!!!! i will make these again and again!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Mac 'n' Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
this is good as is, but with changes, to my own liking i might add, it could be even better. It was a little thin for me, so i added a few tablespoons of cheeze whiz (i just happened to have a jar). i also added miced garlic and lots of pepper for flavor. i think using a cup of chicken broth instead of regular water might flavor it a bit more, and a few dashes of hot sauce, but all in all...a good base starting soup :)
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Hash Brown and Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
This recipe was fantastic! My favorite breakfast casserole so far! Simple ingredients, easy to make, and very tasty. I stuck to the recipe except for a few things... i used a 1 pound bag of hash browns (shredded, not obrien) instead of 2 pounds (because thats what i had) and that was just the right amount.(i wonder if 2 pounds was a typo?) I used a 9x12 pan and it cooked nice and even. Next time, i may bake the hash browns for a while, while im browning the sausage, but it was great without pre-baking too. i sauteed the onions w the sausage and added the spices required as well as some emerile essence (or seas. salt). also used a mixed bag of mexi blend cheese as well as some pepper jack(again, thats what i had in the house), and i think that helped flavor of the dish. Then serve w country gravy or green chili :) Yummo! My family is excited to munch on the leftovers before school and work tomorrow too! Thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
This was very tasty! i took a lot of the reviewers advice and used 12 oz of chicken broth instead of beer (even though i love beer :) i followed the recipe almost completely, except i rinsed and drained both cans of beans, and i also added one small can of herdez salsa(along with the two cans of diced tom. w/grn chilies). i also added garlic and cilantro, because i had some and i love it! topped with shredded mexican blend cheese and crumbled tortilla chips. very tasty indeed! in a pinch, this could be made on the stove with shredded canned chicken, though in the crock pot the flavors have a nice long time to marry.....yum! Thanks for the recipe! This would be great camping!
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Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2011
This was delicious! i modified the recipe a bit, just because it sounded really good, but i didnt have all the ingredients on hand, otherwise, im sure its perfect as is too :) i used evaporated milk in place of the heavy cream, and i used linguini instead of tortellini. i sauteed some mushrooms and onions (i didnt have the diced tomatoes with onions, so i added them this way instead). i used fire roasted diced tomatoes, and added fresh spinach and pre cooked shrimp in the last 5 minutes so they wouldnt be overcooked. This was delicious and definitely will be added to my regular menu! thank you for the recipe Lela :)
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Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2011
This was fantastic! i would have followed the recipe perfectly, but was missing a few ingredients...used onion instead of shallots, and left out the red pepper. Along with the cajun seasoning, i also added some italian seasoning...and this was very tasty! i gave this 5 stars, because i know it would have been good without my changes. The only thing i might add next time is some garlic bread to sop up all the sauce :) I will definitely make this again, and the great thing is, you could easily add different veggies, etc for your own tastes!
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Chocolate Apple Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
This was delicious...sweet and tart and simple! Im not a big fan of sweet breads or sweets for that matter, but this was just right! I took one reviewers advice and added a little more apple than the recipe asked for...i figured, what could it hurt :) I also didnt add the entire amount of sprinkled topping...all that sugar just seemed like too much, though im sure folks with a sweet tooth would disagree. Otherwise, i followed it to the letter, and it was great. I usually make fudge for everyone for Christmas, but im thinking of making this bread instead....simple, inexpensive, and tasty! I will make this often, and i plan to make it as a gift for friends for any occasion. Thank you for sharing this recipe! edited to add: i didnt have any buttermilk today and didnt feel like making the "buttermilk from milk recipe" just for two tablespoons, so instead i added 2 Tablespoons of applesauce and it made the bread super moist. :) p.s. we are at 7200 feet and it cooked up nicely at the full 60 minutes.
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Chicken Creole with Chile Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
i actually give this recipe 4.5 stars...simple and tasty! my only complaint is that we didnt have any rice in the house so i didnt make any....boo! That would have been tasty in all that yummy sauce. i thought the sauce was great even before i added the sour cream...in fact, i think next time i will cut the sour cream in half :) i also think a little extra lime couldn't hurt...but i like that zingy lime taste :) So many recipes with cream of "chick, mush, celery, etc" are too heavy and that soup flavor dominates the dish, so im usually leery of such recipes...however with all the positive comment, i just had to give it a try. Thank you...this will definitely go into the meal rotation!
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Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
this has a lovely flavor, and it hasnt even had a chance to marry in the fridge yet...so im looking forward to trying it after a few hours of sitting. i used a can of diced rotel tomatoes w/ green chilies instead of the fresh tomatoes (didnt have any, though im sure it would be even better with the fresh as suggested). i also added half a can of corn w/ green chilies (just had them left over in the fridge and wanted to use them up :) For folks complaining of it being too sweet...just cut the sugar back a bit, but dont omit it all together...the combination of balsamic vinegar and sugar is what makes it...that and lots of garlic....but give this dish a try...its simple and good! :)
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Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
This is a very tasty and simple recipe! I loved that it didnt have to be soaked overnight...as i often think of making something at the last minute. i added a little extra cheese, and thought it looked like there wasnt enough eggs (though im sure its fine with just 3), so i scrambled one more with a little milk and added it to the mix. This probably effected the cooking time, which took about 15-20 minutes longer to cook, but it turned out delicious! (of course, im at 7200 feet, so it could be that too) The ground mustard is a yummy touch. I do think if i made this again, i would add some grilled onions to it, but it didnt need it :) Thank you for the delicous recipe! A perfect size for a family of 3!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
This potato soup was fantastic and soooo easy! i followed the recipe, but then added a few ideas from the other comments. I must add that the recipe without changes is great....but since i had the other items, i went ahead and tossed them in :) i used low fat low sodium chicken broth instead of water (i do that with most soups), grated in one carrot, and since i had some potato flakes, i went ahead a dumped some in for a thicker consistency. When served, i topped it with bacon, green onions and grated cheese......YUMMMMMMM!!!!! i will definitely make this again!
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Swiss Chicken Casserole II

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2010
this was delicious! i dont know what some folks are talking about when they say it was bland...but i used the stove top seasoned chicken stuffing mix with it and it was yummo! i did give it a sprinkle of chicago steak seasoning, but i think pepper and garlic was all that it needed. i think the suggestions as to weather to mix it with butter first, then sprinkle on top...as opposed to just drizzling the butter is sort of like weather you like your stuffing cooked in the bird or outside the bird :) i like mine crunchier, so i went with the recipes suggestion, and it was great. i did one stray from the recipe, i added broccoli and that was a great combo. My 4 year old asked if we could make it again soon, and my husband gobbled his up too...so i took that as a good thing and plan to add it to our menu often. Delicious comfort food that the family loves! :)
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