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Apple Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2001
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was incredible! The entire family loved it and it was actually the only pie that was completely gone at the end of the day! The only thing I changed was to double the amount of crumb topping, I just didn't think it was enough, it didn't cover the entire top of the pie. We warmed each slice in the microwave for 35 seconds and topped with Cool Whip--excellent!! My other apple pie recipes will be deleted from my recipe box!!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!
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Noodles Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
The recipe as is deserves about 3.5 stars, it is a bit bland. However, I made some changes that made it excellent! We like extra sauce, so this is what I did. I doubled the heavy cream but kept the butter amount the same. I then added in a few tablespoons of cream cheese. I used 3/4 cup of grated Romano cheese and a large handful of shredded mozzarella to make it creamier. I also added in 2 teaspoons of garlic powder for some additional flavor. I then let that sit on the warmer on my stove and sauteed some chicken in garlic and butter. I served the sauce over fettucine noodles and put the chicken on top of it. Garlic bread on the side completed a fantastic meal!!
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Angela's Easy Breaded Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2002
I used ranch dressing rather than italian and used garlic and herb bread crumbs. The chicken tasted wonderful and was very moist and tender--no knife required!
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Sirloin Tips and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2002
We loved this recipe!! I made a few slight modifications, I increased the wine to one cup (I used cabernet) and eliminated the mushrooms completely, as they aren't a favorite around here. Also, I found the sauce to be incredibly runny, so I added a small can of tomato paste to thicken it and it was perfect. I added a splash of olive oil, and I used one cup of Ragu Seven Herb Tomato pasta sauce, and I think the chunks of tomato really added to this recipe! It looked and tasted homemade, and my husband thought I slaved for hours in the kitchen making it! I served it over buttered noodles, as suggested, and with some homemade bread and we drank the remaining cabernet. This was wonderful and we will definitely have this again!!
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Parmesan Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2007
Made some changes that brought this up to a five star rating! One, don't melt the butter, soften it. Then mix the other ingredients {I omitted the rosemary and left out the garlic salt in favor of additional garlic powder} in the with softened butter and spread on the bread. When you have only five minutes of baking time left, add a liberal amount of mozzarella cheese to the top. After five minutes it will be just melted and nice and gooey when you take it out of the oven! Perfect!!!
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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2002
I thought this was very good and it beats the store bought kind by a mile!!! I did think it was slightly too sweet, but that is very easily modified. I will definitely make this again!!
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Supreme Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
Wow, I will never make the boxed scalloped potatoes again!!! I used Yukon Gold potatoes, which I did not shred, but rather sliced. I also changed the chicken soup for cheddar soup and left out the onions completely. I layered the potatoes, sauce mixture, handful of shredded cheddar, until all potatoes were gone. I served this at a dinner party and I had none left..even though I made 5 pounds of potatoes! Everyone went home with the recipe. I will make this over and over again!!
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Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2007
This has an OK taste, but it is not really a daiquiri. You should replace the lemon lime soda with strawberry daiquiri mix and I would definitely add more fresh strawberries in the recipe. The sugar is not necessary for a daiquiri and should be left out completely and the lemon juice should be replaced with orange juice. You may also want a few more ice cubes to get a daiquiri like consistency. Also, this does not make a very large serving, so you may want to double all ingredients.
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Stovetop Yankee Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2006
I made a few changes, but this was wonderful! First, I seasoned the flour with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, parsley, and oregano prior to dredging to give the meat some more flavor. I also added some minced garlic to the oil for a few minutes before putting the meat in. Then, I doubled the amount of broth and used 48 ounces of beef gravy in place of the red wine. I also used red potatoes instead of celery. There was enough liquid in the pot to completely cover the entire meal. It simmered for 2.5 hours and it was delicious! The meat just fell apart and the potatoes and carrots had an amazing flavor! I served it with a side of fresh green beans and french bread and this meal just disappeared! This will be added to my permanent cookbook! 5 stars!!
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Beer Batter Fish Fillets

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2002
We enjoyed this meal, although I did leave out the dill, as I didn't have any, and I cut the amount of beer to slightly less than half a cup, because three quarters seemed to be too much and would have made the batter too thin. These turned out well, were crispy and flavorful, and I'd make them again.
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2002
I have been on the hunt for the perfect peanut butter frosting, and from reading the reviews for this, I thought I had found it. However, my search will continue. I was not impressed with this recipe at all. I needed to add MUCH more milk (I had no cream in the house) than the recipe called for. After the first cup, I added 1/3 cup as stated, but after every half cup, I needed to add a healthy splash of milk to make the frosting spreadable. I used two and a half cups, and found that it did make enough to frost my two layer cake, with some left over, however, I didn't like the taste at all. Too much butter, not enough peanut butter, perhaps milk should not be substituted for the cream? I'm not sure, but like I said, the search will continue.
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Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2007
This was my first time making breadsticks. They were pretty good, but didn't look like the ones in the picture! I used 4 tsp of garlic powder and we couldn't taste the garlic in them at all. I also subbed oregano for the basil, just for personal preference. I did have to add 2 tbsp of water to the dough after the first 5 minutes, it just wasn't coming together very well, but the additional water did the trick. Also, they were done in only 13 minutes, as opposed to the 18-22 the recipe calls for, so you might want to check on them to prevent burning. They had a nice taste, it just wasn't garlic! I'd definitely make them again, but add in more garlic.
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Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
Excellent, but I think Old Bay is missing from the ingredients. I dusted the shrimp with Old Bay, then flour, egg, panko. Just the touch that was needed to take these over the top!
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Texas Ranch Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2003
After some modifications, we really enjoyed this recipe. The first time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly, and we weren't very fond of it. We thought it was rather greasy and the ranch taste was pretty strong. However, I liked the idea of it, thought it was a good blend of flavors, so I decided to attempt it again. The second time, I poured enough ranch dressing into a skillet to coat the bottom, then placed the chicken in the pan and cooked it fully on top of the stove first. Then I put the chicken in an ungreased baking dish and covered it with mozzarella cheese and placed it under the broiler until it melted. This time we had a winner!!!! We really enjoyed the meal and will have it again!!
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Cod au Gratin

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2003
I took a few liberties with this recipe, but the end result was pretty good. I didn't boil the fish, but rather fried it in a pan to start. Since some of the other reviews said it was bland, I used olive oil and garlic to fry it, and added some allspice on the tops during the frying. Also, with the sauce, I added some cheese to give it a better taste, poured that over the fish, and used cheddar and a bit of swiss on the top, then put the whole thing in the broiler until the cheese browned. The results were pretty good, and I think I'd make it again.
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Linguine with Scampi

Reviewed: May 9, 2002
I made it in a skillet instead of the oven and substituted olive oil for some of the butter, and added a splash of white wine--very good!!
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Spicy Salsa

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2002
This was very labor intensive and with the price of tomatoes around here, it cost me around fifteen dollars to make this, and my husband wasn't that enthused about it. I don't eat salsa, so I can only go by what he says. He said it isn't very spicy at all, and I used all four jalepenos, although that's probably just a matter of individual taste. He also claims it is "missing something" although he has no idea what, so he can offer up no suggestions. I think I'll stick with the storebought salsa for now.
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Cheddar Puff Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
These were good, but they definitely need more garlic, as we really couldn't taste it with the amounts called for. I also added oregano and parsley, as well as a bit of salt, but left out the pepper and the onions. In addition, after reading other reviews that they did not puff up, I added 1 tsp of baking powder and they rose nicely. When they came out of the oven, I brushed them with melted butter. Pretty good, but need more garlic, I'll make them again and play with the recipe a bit.
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Bellini Meanie Martini

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2005
MMMM MMMM goood!! This recipe is excellent! I like in in champagne flutes though, it's a little more festive! Also, drop a few raspberries in the bottom of the glass--what a great taste!
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Berry Cornmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2002
I had originally intended to make muffins, as the recipe calls for, however once everything was mixed, the batter was incredibly thick and unusable. I decided to add milk to make a cake like consistency, and baked it for almost an hour in a 9 by 9 glass pan. It turned out tender and moist, and has a nice flavor to it. I used mixed frozen berries, rather than just strawberries and it was pretty good!
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