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Breakfast Tortilla

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2003
I guess this isn't the majority opinion here, but I frankly thought this was boring. I hardly even noticed that I was eating something. It would have to be livened up quite a bit before it would be worth me making again. And it wasn't that filling.
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Italian Cookies II

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2003
I'm not much of a cookie person, but these were fabulous. I was trying to use up ricotta cheese and thought I'd chance something strange like putting it in a cookie. The cheese definitely added an interesting flavor, without being overly obvious. None of my family could figure out what was in them. I didn't bother with the frosting because they were good already and I thought that would ruin them.
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Orange Sherbet II

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2003
I agree that there's too much evaporated milk and too little orange flavor. While I had the original orange part out of the freezer beating it, I took a taste of that and it was pretty good, so I had high hopes. I was disappointed with how the evaporated milk changed it so much. I will try experimenting and see if I can work this into something more orangy and less creamy. It was pretty easy, and I love orange, so there's at least a good basis here. UPDATE: A long time later and I decided to do something with this. I didn't want to get too drastic at first, so I increased the orange juice to 1 cup and then added 1 T of concentrate to give it more orange flavor. I had 3 oz. evaporated milk left over from something else, so I just tried the 3 oz. It was definitely much better and closer to sherbet. But it could still use a bit more orange. There's still something off about the consistency and I'm not sure how to fix that. With these changes I might call this a 4. (However, the *recipe* is still a 2.)
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Chicken Newburg

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2003
I left off the avocado as I don't like it. Thought it was very good and a bit different. It had a good flavor and I was pleased to discover it didn't make the toast all soggy. However, I think this is 3 servings at most.
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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2003
This were absolutely fantastic and probably one of the best things I've made for a while. And they're filling. I didn't use the lettuce or tomato or any sauce on the side -- didn't think they needed anything else. Unfortunately kind of fattening, especially with all that cheese, but that's part of what made them good. :-)
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Balsamic Tortellini

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2003
I changed this a bit, like using regular bacon and plain red wine vinegar (OK, that defeats that "balsamic" thing but I didn't have any), and I added a little Italian seasoning. It was very easy, and it's always nice to find recipes using tortellini, and it was a decent little meal, but not the most exciting thing I've made... I agree with other comments that it tends toward bland and I think just adding the It. seasoning helped.
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Chewy Strawberry Oatmeal Cookie Crumble

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2003
Wish I had read the reviews ahead of time, cause I too thought this was WAY too sweet. Also, I disagree about cooking it until it's "browned and edges are crispy." I got the edges crispy, and even though wasn't browned yet was still overdone. Once cooled, the edges were hardened up enough that I couldn't eat it, so I pulled some out of the middle. I used some kind of spice flavored oatmeal as it's what I had. This recipe has potential but needs some work -- I was surprised to see something using instant oatmeal and think it's great that any flavor could be used to fit one's tastes. I prefer this type of low-fat thing over cookies, but not when it's that sweet.
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Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2003
This was pretty good, but perhaps a bit too much of something I couldn't put a finger on. Maybe the garlic, though I usually like lots of garlic. Left out the green pepper. I'm sure I'll make it again, perhaps cutting the garlic a bit. One thing though is that I can't see this being 10 servings, even adding back in the volume of the pepper.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2003
I thought I would like this better cause of the cheese, but it didn't meet expectations. It was all right but nothing spectacular. I think it was too much tomato soup. If I decide to try it again I will definitely cut that back.
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Sour Milk Spice Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2003
This was pretty good. Left out the walnuts and used applesauce for the oil to cut the fat, which worked out pretty well. I might've liked a hair more spice. It was a good way to use up some sour milk.
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Adzimka Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
This was certainly different and interesting. And I liked it just as is, without adding anything. I used red potatoes as that's what I had, so I'm not sure how that would compare to "6" regular potatoes, but I have a feeling that would be too many. A hearty bread. I do know what a pinwheel is, but it didn't really seem to work right, but the attempt at one still made for an interesting looking loaf. Unfortunately quite time consuming, or I'd make it more often.
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Chicken and Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2003
I thought this was extremely bland. There's only so much you can do with 'pepper to taste', so I added some poultry seasoning. That still didn't do it, though improved it. In the end I added a bit of salt to my bowl and that seemed to add just one extra kick it still needed. Considering the blandness I don't see where all that butter added flavor, but a lot of fat, so if I had it to do over, I think I'd also cut the butter back and add some more bouillon. Only reason I didn't rate it lower is cause it's a good basis, but definitely needs some work, and I happen to like how thick it was. Update: Made this again later, adding 3 t. poultry seasoning, a hair of salt, cut the butter in half & added another bouillon cube. This made a pretty good cream soup.
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Authentic Huevos Rancheros

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2003
I was a little leary of making these since the ones I've had in the past have many times been boring but I had some tostada shells I wanted to use up. But these were pretty good. They weren't dry like some are. I've never had them with bacon and that was a really good change. Like Bogey I too microwaved them once assembled because everything does get cold.
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2003
The one good thing about this recipe was that it was very easy to make, and it makes a nice thing to have around to snack on. But I like a bread like this to be really spicy, and despite using Cinnamon & Spice oatmeal it just didn't seem that spicy to me. I think some clove and nutmeg would be good. I too put less of the oatmeal mix on top, more like about 2/3 a pack.
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Breakfast Burritos

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2003
I made these as is and thought they were pretty good. I tried them first with turkey bacon and they were boring, then with real bacon, so that must've given them just enough more kick. I like the idea of cooking everything together in the pan first and perhaps will try that next time, scrambling the eggs. It did take two of them to really fill me.
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Atlantic Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2003
I have to agree this was a bit bland, but really not too bad, warming on a cold day and very easy to make. In the end, I did add some thyme, sage and pepper. For those with the "too thin" problem -- I saw this coming so I only *barely* covered the potatoes to cook them, and I mean to the point that corners of cubes were peeping through, and then stirred them often while cooking. All the water was soaked up this way. As someone else already said, mashing them a bit is good too.
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Swedish Meatballs I

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2003
Made as is and thought this was pretty good. Only cream of wheat I had was brown sugar and had my doubts about that, but couldn't even taste it. Since I'm not much fond of making meatballs, and the sauce was really the good part of this recipe, I'd probably use pre-made ones next time. Used with an 8 oz. pkg of thin egg noodles. Quite filling this way.
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Soy Sauce Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2003
Now *this* was really good!! Except for leaving out the mushrooms, which I hate, I didn't change anything -- it was in fact the tanginess I loved. I agree with Ethurston about cooking it less time. Being sure to let the sauce thicken is a key point, and I added the rice to start cooking a bit before the sauce was done, which perhaps allowed the chicken to get done without drying out. Filling too. I too will probably go ahead and add more rice next time. Thanks, Carolyn. Definitely making again.
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Zesty Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2003
I don't get it. I hate having to give bad reviews, and I quite frankly don't understand some of the high ratings... this is called "zesty"? I thought this was the most boring tuna salad I've ever had. It was extremely dry and completely tasteless.
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Crabmeat Toasts

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2003
I tried this with tuna since I don't like crab. I did note the butter/mayo mixture was quite salty (and I'm a salt-a-holic), but once the tuna was added, put on muffins and toasted, I didn't really notice. Perhaps the stronger flavor of the tuna covered it up, so I'd suggest plain garlic powder. But all in all they were pretty decent, though I thought only enough mixture for 4 (whole) muffins. And easy to make.
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