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Shrimp Chowder

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
I didn't find much to like about it other than it was edible. It was bland and I will not be making it again. FYI, no red pepper and substituted half and half were all that I changed. It was not disgusting, but there are much better ways to use shrimp.
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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Truly the BEST blueberry muffin recipe I've tried. I loved the light and fluffy texture with perfect flavor. The batter was a bit thick. This is my new standby. Applause to the creator!
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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2009
Tasted like a very buttery oatmeal cookie with berries. This was an OK recipe. I cut back on the butter and cinnamon , but other than that, I made it by the instructions. It was WAY too buttery. I like the way that it had a crust and a crumb topping. I'll try something else next time or either cut way back on the butter if I do make this again. Adjustments made: 1.25 cups butter instead of 1.5 and 3/4 tsp cinnamon instead of 1 tsp.
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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
Had WAY too much cajun seasoning. I threw my first batch out and made another only using it to season after the cream sauce was made. The recipe does say "to taste" so take that into account. Other than the amount of seasoning, it was an easy and good recipe. I used Tony Chachere's seasoning.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
Needed an easy meal and was short on ingredients and this fit the bill! I doubled the topping and only used about a quarter of the mustard suggested. Really didn't need the extra topping since it ran out into the 9x13 pan and just made a mess and burned (not affecting meatloaf taste). I used seasoned bread crumbs because that's all I had and added a little worcestershire powder to the meat. Not bad at all for a super-easy meatloaf recipe. Would have given 5 stars, but mustard is way too much for my taste and prefer a little worcestershire in the topping and a smidgen of garlic in the meat. Still, worth a solid 4 stars.
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Peanut Butter Balls II

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Almost perfect! These are close to my mom's, who makes them without a recipe. I used a bag and a half of chocolate chips to dip them and cooled them in the freezer to make them slightly firm so dipping was much easier. I added paraffin wax to the chocolate, but didn't add enough because they were still sticky to the touch. That's the only flaw with this recipe. The chocolate needs wax to set it. (Paraffin is not generally edible, but my family has been making candy with it for years.) I might try the Dolci Frutta chocolate dip next time for a good coating without the wax and a lighter chocolate flavor.
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Sausage Balls

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Bottom line... needs more biscuit mix. I made exactly by the recipe using Jimmy Dean hot sausage and sharp cheddar that I grated myself. They were good, but a cup more of biscuit mix would be better. They were too greasy. I have made sausage balls many times and I find that if the mix is dry, just add a little water. This mix was too moist, with all the fat from cheese & sausage. It was really easy to roll the balls, but there wasn't enough dough to them. I made them again with 3 cups biscuit mix and they were perfect.
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Southwestern Style Fifteen Bean Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
Not that great. I was generous with the 3 stars, but since i did deviate a little I thought that would be fair. I used chicken stock instead of water, only about 6 slices of bacon (precooked), added about a half of a cooked chicken and added a can of RoTel tomatoes. It was just O.K. It had a different flavor that is hard to describe, somewhat earthy I would say. My husband wouldn't eat it, but I thought it was O.K.
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Summer Squash Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
This was a decent crust for my BBQ chicken pizza, but it too difficult and much too time consuming to make for just an O.K. taste. I was able to use the squash I grew and I wanted something different, but I can't see making this again. All the parmesan cheese negates the low fat content of the squash so I don't see a real advantage. I made it thin on one pizza and thicker on the other. The thin was MUCH better. It needs to be crispy to be good. I don't think it would be good at all on a traditional italian style pizza, but with the BBQ pizza it was O.K.
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Southwestern Corn Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
I followed this recipe and did not like the results. The cornbread was bland and had a packy texture. I would have given it two stars, but I added a star because of the lower fat content, which I appreciate.
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Turkey Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2008
A wonderful use for the yellow squash I've been harvesting! A great recipe is one that I don't have to change a lot and this is one of those. I did use 3 cups of squash instead of 2. Next time, I think I'll cut back on the butter and not use the oil to cook the turkey to make it lighter. I don't like a lot of onion, so I might cut back a little on that too. I also thought that Ritz crackers might be good on top instead of the saltines. I seasoned the turkey with spices instead of adding them to the liquid. These are all minor adjustments. The recipe really is a 5 star for me. Will definately make again.
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Meatball Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2008
It was much too thick and the taste of the Cream of Mushroom soup overpowered the taste. It would be better served without the added grains and over noodles. I will not cook again, there are better uses for the ingredients than this.
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Garlic Cheese Grits with Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
Awesome recipe! Deserves 5 stars. I have made this dozens of times, varying the ingredients sometimes. But no matter what, it's always fabulous and impressive to guests. I prefer Roma tomatoes and extra garlic.
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Cheesy Beef 'n' Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
It was just O.K. I will probably not make this again. It was a little greasy to me. Husband said he would approve me cooking it again. It was not bad, just mediocre.
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Savory Meat Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
OK, it took me 3 times making this, but it is now a winner. I am almost embarrased to admit this, but in the hopes that it will help someone else, here goes... I had no idea what chili sauce was, and I mistakenly thought this recipe called for hot dog chili sauce - that's what it's called in the chili section, so that's what I bought thinking it was the right "chili sauce." One day I was looking for cocktail sauce by the ketchup and saw Heinz & a generic chili sauce. I had an "aha" moment. I still tweaked this recipe some, but after getting the right chili sauce and with my tweaks, this is now a 4 star recipe as written and a 5 star in my house the way we like it. Instead of mashing the potatoes, I cubed them in to about 1/2" pieces and boiled until soft. I halved the thyme and sage (used 1/4 tsp), only used a 1/2 cup green onions and 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard. I added another clove of fresh minced garlic (2 total) and one more carrot (2 total). Next time, I will probably add another 1/4 cup of chili sauce (for 1/2 cup total) and cut back to 1 tsp of milk on top of the crust. I may add a third carrot, because we like them. All the changing is why I didn't give it 5 stars. Even without adjustment, it's pretty close to 5, but I like it my way better, so I chose 4.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
Cut way back on the cinnamon and batter seemed very thick, so added a little more milk. I also made them into large muffins, which was a mistake for me because I thought that made the topping too thick. My husband gave them the thumbs up, but I thought they were just O.K. I may try them again and make smaller muffins and see if I like them better. They were too crumbly and I like some crunch to the muffin tops, but this was too much. They were also very dense, which I didn't like.
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Blueberry Crisp I

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2008
I halved the sugar in the second half of the recipe and also the water. I thought it was great and will make this again and again.
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Jan's Fresh Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
My mom loved this pie. It wasn't too tangy, and it chilled very well, not too hard, but not runny either. I cut back on the blueberries or it wouldn't have fit in the pie shell. My mom called and got the recipe from me to make it again, so I would recommend this only if you like lemon and have fresh blueberries on hand. I don't really like lemon, so my 5 star rating is based on my mom's opinion of this pie (I made it for her).
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Very Best Blueberry Cobbler!

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
A true 5 STAR recipe (without any variations needed!!!), except for maybe a longer cooking time. I took mine out and then ended up having to put it back in the oven because the middle hadn't cooked enough. It was yummy! I will make this again!
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Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2006
I cut back on the soup. I used only one can of cream of mushroom and left the other can out. It would have been too soupy with it. I also mashed more potatoes than called for, used frozen mixed veggies and added extra cheese on top. I also put extra seasonings. I'd say this was a pretty good recipe.
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