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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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Hobo Beef and Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
I can't give 5 stars because I did make some changes. I used stew meat, celery salt instead of seed, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables instead of canned and a 15 oz can of tomato sauce because we like it more saucy. This was a hit and I will certainly make it again, using the same changes.
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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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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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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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Bacon N Egg Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Used 6 eggs because when I poured the egg mixture, it didn't exactly cover the whole pan. I also used the bagged hash brown with the onions and peppers. Making it in a glass 9x13 was nice because I didn't have to worry about it spilling over. It was AWESOME! Such a hit and easy to make. 5 stars!
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Vegetable Beef Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
This is an easy recipe that tastes awesome and even pleases my husband who dislikes most vegetables. I usually add extra seasonings and sometimes I add extra meat. I can heartily recommend this recipe. I have made it multiple times and each time it turns out great.
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Cherry Poppyseed Twinks

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2011
These are different, but good. My best advice is do not overfill with jam and do not overcook. I took them out when they were barely done and they stayed soft and not too crumbly. Dipping my finger (index) in water and making the indentions was the easiest way for me. I used raspberry seedless jam. The poppy seeds add dimension. I would make these again for a party, because they do look nice and taste decent too.
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Cheese Spaghetti

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
My husband's family loves this. I only use a few dashes of garlic salt and black pepper. Not exactly what I consider a 5 star recipe, but it gets rave reviews with his family even though I consider it a bit bland and starchy myself. It's always a hit when I bring it.
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Angel Lush Cupcakes

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2011
Angel food cupcakes just do not turn out. They were hard to get out of the paper liners. Also, this icing has to be refrigerated, so they can't be made ahead unless you have room to store them in the fridge. The regular cake version of this is much easier and better. Save the cupcakes for "real" cake and icing. I gave two stars because this is good, just not in the cupcake version.
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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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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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Dad's Peach Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This was good, custardy ice cream. The problem I had was that it was too fatty. I felt almost like I was eating flavored cream. The leftovers in the bottom of the bowl were like butter. The peach flavor was mild and the consistency was good, other than being really thick.
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Venison Mostaccioli Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
It was OK. Next time, if I make it again, I'll just mix up the noodles and meat mixture and top it with the cheeses. I don't understand the layering and it just didn't work for me. The flavor is OK. Tastes kind of Italian, which I'm not crazy about.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies IV

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
Oh my yummy, chewy goodness! Wonderful recipe! I cooked exactly as directed and they turned out so good. I took them out of the oven when they barely started browning on the edges. At first I thought I undercooked them, but it turned out that they were perfect. I loved that the oatmeal was not overpowering. I used large chocolate chips because that's what I had. I think minis might be better because there's not a lot of chocolate compared to regular choc chip recipes and it could "spread out" the chocolate flavor better. Are these really low fat? They sure don't taste it. This is my new favorite cookie recipe. I don't think I'll ever make regular choc chip cookies again.
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Shrimp Linguine Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
A very good base recipe that can be seasoned to taste. I use unsalted butter so I have to add sea salt at the end. I added 2 tsp. flour to the sauce to thicken it and added more Half & Half than called for. I reduce the amount of linguine to 10 oz since I prefer a thick sauce and lots of it. Tried it with scallops, and it was good as well. I have made several times. This last time I made with Fat Free Half & Half and it was still very, very good.
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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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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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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2012
I halved the italian seasoning (1/2 Tbsp) and used fresh spinach and mushrooms. Still had way too much italian seasoning. Managed to eat the leftovers, but nobody enjoyed it. I had one that someone else made that was really good and it supposedly came from this recipe. I don't know what they changed, but it was much better. Definately suggest to eat over pasta or egg noodles.
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Okra Patties

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2012
OK, so I didn't mince the okra. It was thin sliced. Maybe that was the problem. It was like okra hushpuppies. Maybe I'll try again and put the okra in the food processor, but it would just be easier to bread and fry.
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