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Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Barbeque Beef Casserole
This was pretty good, perfect for that crazy Monday night family meal. I (kind of) did a half recipe. Here is what I did: browned 1 lb ground meat (elk, actually) in a 10 inch oven-safe skillet, added 1 diced onion, 1 diced bell pepper (cuz I can't stand half a leftover onion or bell pepper hanging around), probably little more than a cup worth of frozen corn, the whole can of diced tomatoes and little more than half a cup or so of bbq sauce, and let that simmer until it started to thicken. I only had one box of corn bread mix on hand so I mixed that up, spread it on top of the mixture in the skillet (skipping the transfer to a 9x9 and another dish to wash) and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Had I bothered to spread the cornbread batter out more evenly it would have covered the whole casserole just fine. As it was, it was plenty enough. My two-year-old and 9-year old both asked for seconds and my picky four year old ate every bite without too much protest (onions aren't her favorite). I had to put the leftovers away in a hurry to keep from eating too much! Overall, this was simple, fast and delicious. I think I'll make this again, though I might take more liberties with it in the future. Stirring shreds of cheddar into the cornbread batter before baking sounds fun. How about crumbled bacon? Frozen peas? Mmmmm, the possibilities! Well done, themamalion! Thank you!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014
Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes
I am eating the last of my first batch of these pancakes as I type. I made a single batch exactly as directed. Not bad! They are a thin pancake, almost a crepe, but the flavor is wonderful (as is the smell as they cook), served with plain ol' pancake syrup on top and cheesy scrambled eggs on the side. I will probably experiment to fluff them up a little bit next time (less water? more baking powder?), but my husband said there is nothing wrong with a thin pancake and my children all loved them.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Hamburger Soup I
This is pretty good! I needed a soup for a church potluck and wanted to use some of the ground meat in my freezer. I followed the recipe almost exactly. My changes: as another reviewer did, I substituted the basil for marjoram, though I'm sure the basil would be just as delicious. I also used ground elk instead of the beef (I often substitute venison of some variety for beef in recipes; my family and I love it) and Organic Low Sodium Better Than Bouillon Beef Base for the beef bouillon cubes. My children were asking what smelled so good while it simmered. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2013

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