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Beef Barley Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
Three variations--comments. I used stew meat instead of burger. A bit more festive (?). Don't forget the lemon pepper. It just doesn't get enough notice. If you have a question, just shake some into your hand and taste it !! Great!! Finally, use hulled barley instead of pearled. It is more flavoful, more nutritious, and just as available. Lotsa fun!!!
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Southwestern Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2010
This was fine. For my own tastes, I might use a little more salsa and chili flavors, and not so much tomato. I also strongly recommend the sour cream on the side. Very nice "texmex" flavors.
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2010
Made very little change. Added about 2 tbsp brown sugar, one beef bouillon cube (large Knorr) and some additional pepper and garlic powder. Had a late start, so gave the crockpot 10 min. in the microwave for a headstart. After 7 hours on high, all looked good. Took out about 2 cups of liquid to add to the cabbage and cooked it in the microwave on high for 12 min. (Not enough room in the crockpot). The carrots, potatoes and onion were fine, right from the start. This was a DEEElicious corned beef. We just couldn't stop going back. I look forward to having it again as a welcome treat.
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Bacon Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
I limited to 4 stars because I didn't follow exactly:however, I don't know why anyone who followed this recipe found it bad. I used adequate bacon, milk and sour cream instead of half/half, and it turned out great!! Delicious and warming. I also deviated by using Bisquick dumplings, but suggest that their recipe should call for a little more milk, and drop the muffins a bit smaller. I don't expect to do better than this with chicken and dumplings.
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Louisiana Shrimp Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
This is one of those few recipes that I really look forward to using again! This is delicious! The only thing I did differently was to cook regular rice and add two tsp of chicken gravy base powder (Watkins) after cooked. I had a little more than one pound of shrimp, and we enjoyed every one of them. Otherwise I went by the ingredients and times in the recipe with little variation (on purpose) and the resulting casserole was GREAT! Oh, yeah! I did shake in a bit of lemon pepper, which I very much like. The three of us consumed all except one small serving, which the girl in the picture took to work this morning.
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Allana's Excellent Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2010
I followed this recipe closely, in order to evaluate it properly. I did use more ham, so had to use more broth. I had a nearly empty jar of mustard and used it up, so there was more than 1 tbsp---perhaps 2. That left a bit more mustardy flavor than I would have preferred, yet it was delicious, rich, creamy and good. There are many fine recipes for potato soup, but in my experience this is one of the more flavorful and unique. Just stay close to the recommended ratios--or else, write your own. Bring 'em on!
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Beef Cabbage Hash

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2010
Great! I gave only four stars, because, like so many others, I cheated. First, I chopped up six slices of bacon, and cooked with the burger. I did julienne the potatoes, and they cooked quickly. I used a full cup of water with a large beef bouillon cube dissoved. With the bouillon cube, I didn't add any salt. Cooked it down to a nice texture in the 12" skillet--might have been more than ten minutes, but not much. We agreed that it was just awfully GOOD! I certainly expect to use it again, it's so easy.
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Aaahh! Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
One of the best soups I've ever made!! I didn't have au gratins, so followed Cathalain's suggestion and added two extra Yukons and about 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar right into the pot (it dissolved nicely). I used a full quart of water and two big Knorr bouillons, cooked the potatoes until they were nearly soft, then partially mashed them (we like a bit of texture). Meanwhile I added 1 tsp of garlic powder (to taste) and a few dashes of hot sauce. As the soup simmered, I browned a few slices of bacon and two boneless pork chops that needed used up. I had first cut them into 1/2 inch bits, then when browned I added them to the soup pot. (Next time I may use chopped ham or sausage, or even burger.) At this point you may add more water up to the volume or thickness you prefer, and perhaps stir in more cheese. If the soup seems too thin, dissolve one or two tbsp of corn starch in cold water, and stir in while the soup is still simmering. (There is never an excuse for thin soup as long as you have a box of cornstarch on the shelf.) Before serving, I added 1/2 cup of condensed milk and 4 oz of sour cream. This was absolutely one of the most flavorful soups I have ever tasted. It is basically the recipe provided for us, and I am grateful for it.
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Laurie's Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Great. I made this for the first time tonight, and got lots of Kudos!! (A small antarctic coin worth about .035 cents). Kidding aside, I followed the recipe closely and was pleased. It was quick, wholesome and true as presented. I did add a bit of shredded cheddar to the potato crust, and it provide that extra spark.
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Baked Tilapia

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
For me, this was just not a way to use good tilapia filets. I followed the recipe closely, but the onion slices and peppers were scarcely cooked at 15', so I extended to 18'. The slices still were almost raw. Next time, I would saute them first. The tilapia was mostly lost under the tomato paste and onion/pepper cover, and might just as well not have been there, being a mild fish anyway.
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Best-Ever Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
This was quick, easy and very good. There are many variations in meat loaf, and this is a good one. The only thing I did differently was to glaze the top with the extra soup, when the loaf was nearly done, instead of using as in the recipe. I found the meatloaf to be firm, flavorful and very satisfying.
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Hearty Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
I cook the suppers, and the girl in the picture said this was the best casserole I have ever prepared. I guess the corn made the difference. (I'm from Iowa.) The only thing I did differently was to add part of the cheese into the mix, as well as to sprinkle cheese on top. Certainly saving this one.
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Famous Restaurant Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
This turned out very well. I often use condensed milk in lieu of half and half, for I always have it on hand. It worked fine, here. Almost all alfredo recipes include parmesan cheese, so I added about 3 tbsp. That, too, served well. Having been a scientist, I wanted to run a "control", so I bought a jar of Classico alfredo with sundried tomato, to compare (at almost $3.00). I gave the edge to the Classico, but mainly because of the tomato: otherwise, mine was just as good, and much more economical. Very useful recipe.
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Potato Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2009
Good conventional stew. No surprises. I used a left-over carcass (Oh! That sounds gross..) with lots of breast meat as well as some dark. Cooked all of the vegetables together, then added the chicken and stock. It was very hearty and good. Mixed up and added some dumplings as it simmered. I found that a couple of Tbsp of Worcestershire perked it up, and, of course, salt and ground pepper. Good recipe; when it is cooked, take out a cupful and experiment with some spices and condiments to make it exciting. Expect praise.
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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
This one didn't do it for me. In the words of R.M.Nixon, "I'm not blaming anyone!" Mine turned out rather dry and bland after following recipe as offered. I love good Mex food, including tamales, bu this wasn't it.
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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2009
The roast tasted fine, but was disappointingly dry. I followed the recipe very closely. Further, it was a bit of a nuisance to untie, unroll then retied the roast. I would, of course, do it again if I had felt that the result was worth it
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Spicy Red Bell Pepper Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2009
The soup as prepared by recipe was very good--worth the five stars. I had some cooked ham to use up, and after the soup was done, I added nearly a pound of chopped ham and let it all simmer for a while. It was awfully good that way, as well, and I expect it to be even better tomorrow. I recommend about double the cayenne, and a bit more garlic---powder is alright. I also added about 1/2 cup of condensed milk, because I really like the creamy color that it adds. I do that frequently. Keeper recipe! Lotsa fun.
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Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2009
Very good! My peppers were large, so I had to make up ;more filling the first time. Second time, I planned accordingly and just increased everything. They turned out fine. I used about 1/2 barley with the rice (I like barley) and spiced up the burger with a bit of beef bouillon. Didn't baste. Covered with foil during baking, and while the peppers were still a little bit crisp, they were tasty and good--we liked them that way. I topped them under the broiler for a few minutes, after adding a good sprinkle of parmesan. Will make more and freeze, for February (have lots of peppers).
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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2009
This is a very mild chili, not what I expected. Followed the recipe pretty closely. My first taste was that hominy, which I do like, was overwhelming in this case. Tweaked liberally: doubled the chili powder, added two McCormick large beef bouillon cubes (turkey is mild), a good shot of lemon juice, a small tomato paste with water, and thus powered it up close to what I consider chili (personal preference). A hint: The butternut can be partially cooked in the microwave, then seeded and scooped out with a melon-ball cutter. Nice alternative. Canned chilies, expensive, can be replaced with about 1/2 of a pickled or fresh jalapeno. Finally, the sour cream and tostados really made this a nice dish.
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Fabulous Wet Burritos

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2009
I agree entirely with Charlene. My favorite burritos do not have all of these things, but are delightful inclusions on the #17 special at El Rodeo in Raleigh, NC
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