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Pork Chops with Delicious Gravy

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
I was a little iffy when my boyfriend said he wanted pork chops for Valentine's Day, but I went along with it and dug around for days before finding this recipe. SOOO glad I ignored the negative reviews!!! I made it almost completely according to direction (added fresh minced garlic to the butter), and even after he missed his train and I had to refrigerate and reheat, the chops were excellent. I served with mashed potatoes and sweet corn, and we were beyond happy with our Valentine's meal. In fact, I'm so pleased that I'm making a larger dose for a family dinner tonight!
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Simple Beef Flavored Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2012
This is hands down the best gravy I've ever had. I used it to top leftover Eileen's Meatloaf (also on this site) and mashed potatoes - delicious! I eyeballed the recipe as changing the servings skewed the numbers. I chopped down half an onion and sauteed in butter, roughly 6T, until softened. While that was cooking, I mixed 3 beef bullion cubes in 2 cups of hot water and set aside. I browned about 2 1/2 T flour, stirring constantly, then poured in the bullion water. Switched to a whisk immediately and swirled it the entire time the gravy thickened. I wasn't satisfied with the color so I added a few drops of Gravymasters - oh yes. Heaven. We found ourselves getting more meatloaf just to get the gravy!
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Chef John's Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
Oh my word, these crab cakes are absolutely delicious! I made them almost exactly per the recipe (forgot the salt, but we're not salt people anyway so none of us missed it), and they have to be the best crab cakes I've ever had. This is literally just crab meat and a tiny bit of binder to hold it together, which is why refrigeration is key. The patties hold their shape better when they are cold. Served tonight with corn and sweet potato fries, and they were a huge hit. Next time I may change it up with extra Old Bay and Ritz crackers, but the crab cakes were amazing as is.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
Quick and easy! I started the slow cooker at 7 am and left it on high for an extra 15 minutes -this was an accident- before switching to low. My crock pot wasn't tall enough to accomodate the turkey without tilting it onto its side, though I did right it after 4-5 hours. Absolutely delicious! I think I spent more time thinking about cooking it right (this was my first turkey, in any form, ever) than actually getting it done. I will make this again and again.
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Sweetened Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
I make this all the time. I never use the whole 3T, usually starting with 1 and increasing as I see fit. I have to admit that making it with chilled utensils and stainless steel bowl makes everything go faster, but I've also made without and everything worked fine. I will never, ever pay for store bought again!
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Breaded Chicken Fingers

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
I've given this recipe to so many of my friends! I marinate my chicken overnight in the buttermilk mixture. I added cayenne pepper and garlic powder to the breading mixture (I didn't measure, just added by eye) and they fried beautifully. The chicken was very tender and the seasoning was absolutely mouth-watering.
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Pasta Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
Really, really good! I couldn't find mostaccioli pasta and substituted penne. I forgot an onion and mushrooms so I just worked without them. It was so easy to make this that I felt like I was missing a step. I love melted mozzarella and this made the perfect meal . My toddler demanded seconds! Next time I'll be sure to get the missing ingredients. This was a very welcome change to spaghetti.
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Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2014
Absolutely delicious! The key is 80/20 ground beef or yes, you'll get meatloaf. We have made with both evaporated and regular milk, and didn't notice a difference. Freezes well (raw, with wax paper in between layers). My go-to burger recipe!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
Delicious! I used the recipe to make waffles in my Waring Pro and they turned out great. My fiance took a bite and said "Mmm, these are fluffy." I told him that's just what the recipe was called, and they certainly are!
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Eileen's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2012
Fantastic! My fiance isn't a big meatloaf fan but I refuse to believe that someone cannot like meatloaf - maybe it was just cooked the wrong way ;). This was the second recipe I tried, the first being too ketchupy so I decided to stay away from that. This recipe is amazing. I sauteed 1/2 chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic in butter in place of the onion soup mix, and this is the honestly the first time I've eaten meatloaf with onion and not been aware of the onion. Good tip from a previous reviewer! FI and our boys raved about it. Definitely a keeper!
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Southern-Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into chunks. My chicken marinated overnight, and though the double-dipping was work, it was totally worth it. The chicken was tender, the breading was flavorful and crisp. I didn't bother to measure the cooking oil, but there wasn't much. I think I may make this again tomorrow night!
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
This was an extremely easy and delicious tilapia meal. I followed other reviewers suggestions and sauteed the garlic and parsley in the butter. I used a little more than the recipe called for because I love garlic. I lined up my fillets and poured the lemon juice over them, followed by the butter blend. My fillets took the full half hour, but I made 6 in a 9x13 pan, slightly overlapping. They were absolutely delicious and I will definitely make again. The only thing I may do differently next time would be to mix the lemon juice with the butter mixture, but just to spread the garlic easier.
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
I followed the recipe almost completely, as I swapped in fresh chopped garlic per another reviewer. I also skipped using the mixer as simply mashing made the potatoes smooth enough. The occasional flash of red was a nice variation to the usual mashed potatoes, and they were a perfect compliment to the Honey Glazed Pork recipe on this site.
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Oregon Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
Very good! I used canned salmon but didn't use the juice. I sauteed fresh garlic in olive oil, used whole grain crackers, butter Crisco shortening and dried parsley, and added a little Old Bay seasoning - my whole family loved them, right down to my toddler! I served with baked tater tots and they gobbled it right up. I will definitely make this again.
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Garlic Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
These potatoes were so good! I cut back on the milk a little and added sour cream and butter, and used dried parsley flakes instead of fresh but the potatoes were still very flavorful. Perfection, and I will definitely make again.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
This was my very first ziti, and I couldn't have asked for a better recipe. I started off by browning the meat with seasoning salt, minced garlic and freshly cracked black pepper. I cut out the onion altogether and used low-fat mozzarella and sour cream. Oh, and I simply sprayed my Pyrex with olive oil spray. Our grater disappeared so I very thinly sliced down a 6 oz block of mozzarella. I layered everything as described in the recipe, making sure to spread the mozzarella strips evenly. Based off another review, I covered the dish prior to putting it in the oven. What I pulled out...I didn't expect. Amazing. I sent some down to my boyfriend's father, the first thing I'd ever cooked for him except dessert and he raved about it. So yes, this recipe will definitely stay in my rotation!!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2011
Fantastic, with a few changes! This was my first homemade beef stroganoff and it will definitely not be my last. I followed Jilly's changes: double golden mushroom soup; double meat; double water; added 1/2 packet of onion soup mix, a beef bullion cube, fresh cracked black pepper and garlic powder; added sauteed portabello mushrooms during last half hour; added a good scoop of sour cream as I stirred in the cream cheese; served over wide egg noodles. I ran short on time so I started the slow cooker on high for 2 hours, then turned it down to low for another 2.5 hours. Absolute perfection, and there was not a bite left afterward.
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Easy Baked Tilapia

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
Quick and easy tilapia dish! I didn't use exact measurements; just poured 1/2t garlic salt, sprinkled it over the fillets until I decided there was enough (I don't like a lot of salt and was worried about using in conjunction with the Old Bay). I sprinkled the Old Bay liberally and added a dash of garlic powder (love garlic!). My family of non-fish lovers enjoyed it and I will definitely be making this again.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
This version was very good, though I forgot to use the garlic powder. I also used less than a whole onion, chopped very finely (I don't like obvious chunks of onion in my meatloaf). It took a little longer than an hour for my meatloaf to finish cooking, but my family was fine with that. I will definitely make again, only next time I will cut the brown sugar down to 2 1/2T. I'm not big on sugar but my boyfriend loved it, so shaving off a little should be enough to satisfy us both. My 15 month old cleared his plate!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2011
Love this! I've made it a few times now and have gotten lots of compliments. I've used both Texas Pete and Frank's Red Hot, and both are delicious. I add a little more hot sauce because we like it spicy, and it is so good with wheat crackers. I do use store bought shredded cheese but have never had any problems. I skipped the slow cooker and poured the stove-heated mixture into a 8 in sq baking dish and put into a preheated oven on 350 for 20-25 minutes. Perfection.
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