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Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
I have made similar recipes before, so I just glanced at the recipe before making this. It wasn't until I went to prepare it that I noticed that you are to use the seasoning packet from the ramen. I eliminated that step and made it otherwise to directions and it was delicious. So don't be afraid to leave that icky flavor packet out, just crumble up the ramen raw and put it in the salad.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
If you can't already tell by the rest of the reviews this salad is a HIT! It is better than any salad you have ever had, and I'm not exaggerating on that. I used a smoked bleu cheese as I couldn't find the Roquefort, I left out the avocado out of personal preference - love avocados, love bleu cheese, don't like them together. Quick tip for choosing your pears, you want them sweet but crisp, you want the pears to give a little when you press near the stem but not squash down. I used a whole grain mustard, cause it's sooo good. Next time I will try this with just toasting the pecans and using stevia in place of the sugar in the dressing for a healthier approach. Yummy!
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Frozen Crescent Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Made these for Thanksgiving after trying some dinner roll recipies and not liking any of them. These were very nice. I doubled the salt as recommended by other readers and tried to make sure to keep a fairly sticky dough. I also used 1/2 lard and 1/2 butter for the fat. I would definitely try this again with all butter in the future. I will say that no matter what I did I could not get this dough to be truly smooth and elastic, not sure why. But they were fine after they rose. All the same they came out really nice. Such a lovely presentation. Don't think that these are going to taste like the store brand crescent rolls, they don't - they taste more like a really good dinner roll. I suppose you could even do them round instead of in crescents if you wanted to. The only thing I will do differently on the next batch I bake is I will brush them with melted butter before baking. I love the fact that you get to freeze them and use as needed! Thanks so much for a great recipe!
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Oddly enough my town ran out of Pumpkin two days before Thanksgiving. I couldn't bring myself to buy a pumpkin pie from the store, so I decided to make this. My husband was so bummed that there would be no pumpkin pie BUT when he tried this he was amazed!! It was absolutely delicious. I followed some of the suggestions of others - 1/2 white, 1/2 brown sugar, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a couple of Tbsp of flour. I also added a pinch of salt, some extra spices (more cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of cloves). I microwaved the potato until soft - about 12 minutes total. Put the mix in my stand mixer and put it through a sieve before it went into the pie shell as there were some bits that just weren't smooth. I used the No Fear Pie Crust - it is easy, delicious and I always get so many compliments on it - it almost tastes like a cookie. I will make this again and again. Thanks so much for a great recipie!
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The Best Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
These are great, I've made them twice now. Of course, I adjusted it a bit to my tastes but I still think the original recipe deserves 5 stars. But that aside, here are my changes: I only use beef (we don't eat pork), I cut the recipe in 1/2, I doubled the garlic, I used the Parmesan Blend cheese from Walmart and I didn't measure it so I'm sure I used too much, and I used fresh bread crumbs and left out the water since the bread wasn't dry. I also don't bother adding any oil to fry them, just a quick spray of Pam to keep them from sticking. Oh and I also added a couple of teaspoons of italian seasoning. Man when you write it all down it doesn't sound like I followed the recipe at all LOL. But they are delicous! My husband loved them too and he is P I C K Y.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
Mmmm, even my soup defying husband thought this one was excellent. He didn't even say "you know this would be good with some meat it it" like he usually does when I feed him something without meat. Super soup! I will make again and again.
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Waterzooi (Vaterzoy)

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
This soup is absolutley delicious. It has such a nice flavor to it. I did add some cubed potato as other suggested - I really think it needs it. Also the only thing I will do differently the second time around, is I will take the meat off the bone and shred or cube it before putting it back in the soup - the whole pieces in the soup were very odd for our family.
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Broiled Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
I cut the amount of worchestershire in 1/2, these were great - a very nice change.
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
Next Time I would peel the eggplant, and my veggies took a lot longer to start to brown, which made the time issue a bummer, but it was absolutely delicious! I also used cottage cheese - I like it better in Lasagna.
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2008
Perfect!!! I'm making it with apples tonight - can't wait! I did seem to have too many peaches - Western Colorado peaches are HUGE. So I did the topping x 1.5 and put it in a 9x13 pan. It seemed like too much cinnamon sugar when I was sprinkling it on, but it was actually just right. Delicious! Thanks so much.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
Delicious! Use 4 bananas cause i had four that were going bad - still came out perfect. I did add cinnamon to the batter - just a touch. Took them to work and they disappeared immediately, my assistant didn't even get one. Only thing I would like to say is that some of the other reviewers said to add the crumb topping in the last 5 minutes of baking - so I decided to try it: a) the topping still melted and b)it wouldn't stick to the muffins because they weren't doughy anymore. Not a good idea.
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Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
I was scared when other users said to put in the whole can of pumpkin instead of just one cup, but I did it anyways and these came out perfect!!! I used extra spice cause I really like pumpkin pie spice, these muffins were moist and yummy. I'll make these again and again.
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Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2008
So I did this as recommended on the "Budget Cooking" tab, and put it together then froze for later use. I think it worked out really well! I hate red enchilada sauce, so I used green, and I used about three tablespoons of salsa instead of the green chiles (since I had green sauce). I toasted the tortillas as recommended, but they still came out all soggy, so I'm not sure that was necessary. I used the leftovers of a rotisserie chicken, which worked perfectly. Also the microwave directions say 70% power for 20 minutes, which didn't work at all for us - we are higher altitude, but still, I would say 30 minutes at 80% would have been good. The meal was good though - we really enjoyed it! It could easily feed a family of 4 plus leftovers, so I will freeze the recipe in 2 portions next time. Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!
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Quinoa with Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2008
Okay well the thing is...I love quinoa, but something just isn't quite right with this recipe. I love the flavor of the toasted quinoa, delicious, and it cuts the cooking time quite a bit. The mushrooms were too much for me and my husband and without thickening the broth it is runny - maybe cut the liquid a bit? Also the dish really just ends up tasting like whatever broth you use and mushrooms. I love the idea and will fiddle with it to see if I can find something we like.
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Chicken Pot Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
Really bland overall. I think it would be better to use one can of cream of potato and one of cream of chicken for better flavor. Also, eventhough I used the whole can of cream of celery, it still didn't have enough juice for my hubby, adding a 1/2 cup of milk or so would be good and lastly, if I ever make this again, I would use rotisserie chicken to add additional flavor. Not sure if I will keep this one. It was super easy though.
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Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
LOVE IT!!! I used leftover baked chicken and used 1 can of green chilis and one can of green enchilada sauce that I had sitting in my cupboard. I served it with grated cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. It is awesome. My husband even raved over it - his part of the review is to crumble up the chips into the chili just like crackers. Thanks a bunch!
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
I followed suggestions of other users. Was a bit too much worchestershire - just a bit. Also, I used the frozen veggies, the green beans didn't have time to soften even though we left it in for 40 minutes. I have never liked Shepherd's Pie, but I really did like this. My husband loved it heck it has corn, potatoes, beef and his favorite food group, gravy - what's not for a man to like? Thanks!
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Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
These were not what I expected - however, when I went out and bought some since I didn't care for these, my husband had me do a blind taste test, and I really liked the flavor of these more than the store bought ones, but appearance wise, they are not up to par. I used butter instead of of shortening, and I did not dip them. Not sure if I will make the effort to try again or will just buy them.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
Ok so when this is warm it is delicious, served cold there is something not quite right. Next time I make this, I will use a standard recipe for the apple part, then I will make about 1/2 of this recipe and pour it over the top. The top crust is unbelievably delicious!
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