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Mini Meatloaves

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
This really is a meatloaf that lives up to the hype! It was delicious - and I don't believe I've ever raved about meatloaf before. I was a little worried about the oats though...I did not have 'quick-cooking' oats, only regular ones and after I added those in, along with some x'tra breadcrumbs (it just seemed too wet to stick together w/ just the oats) and popped it in the oven, a friend of mine told me "don't use regular oats"!! So, I was sweating it...thinking I'd ruined the dish by not using the 'quick' oats like the recipe called for. Luckily though, I had followed several other reviewer's suggestions and had soaked my oats in the milk prior to adding my meat mixture (grd. beef and grd. pork). I think the soaking of the oats saved the day. It all turned out in the end - great taste, great texture and the kids ate the heck out of it! Next time I'll be sure to use the correct oats though - just to see if there is a difference.
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Coney Island Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
This was really simple and tasty too! I agree with another reviewer that there wasn't enough liquid in this to simmer it for 35-40 minutes so I just cut that down by about 10 minutes. I love that the ingredients are common ones - I had everything on hand and could whip it up in no time. I also took the suggestion of another reviewer and did throw the browned grd. beef into my food processor for a couple of pulses. Perfect!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2009
I followed the recipe exactly as written and they turned out exactly like the poster said they would! They are chewy and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they did not spread out while baking. These are really good - nice strong peanut butter flavor - and super easy too. Thanks for the recipe!
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Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
I was introduced to this by my in-laws in PA. This is so easy and delicious too! My go-to meal when I have a pkg. of ground beef, little time and want something the kids (and we) will love. This was the first thing I ever taught my teenage son to make. Cooking 101 at it's finest!
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Orange Slice Cookies II

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
I was so happy to have stumbled across this recipe - it was like you peaked into my pantry and made a cookie out of what was in there. I made half of these exactly as written and while they were delicious, they were not as 'puffy' as I like my cookies to be so I added a bit more flour (about 1/2 cup) and the second half were perfection. Great tip by the way about sprinkling the cut up orange slices w/ sugar to keep them from sticking together. Next time I may add some macadamia nuts to these to give them even more of a tropical flavor. Great post!
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Super Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
This is a fantasic recipe! It is so easy and got rave reviews. I doubled the recipe as I was making it for a teacher's appreciation breakfast. I made it the night before and reheated it the next morning in a crockpot. I did increase the black pepper a bit - just personal preference but it would have been perfect as is. I was told I have to make this for every teacher's breakfast from now on!
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White Nacho Cheese Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2008
I recently tried this in an attempt to recreate the white nacho cheese we get from a nearby Mexican restaurant. This was closer than I've ever been but still, no cigar. The consistancy was good but I thought the flavor was just not what I was looking for - kind of bland, even though the cheese was spicy. Also, I could taste the flour in the cheese sauce. Altogether, it wasn't bad but I'll keep looking.
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Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
I have a very picky family - especially when it comes to bbq sauces so I was a little worried but it turned out great! Not too sweet or strong. I did cut the cumin by 1/2 b/c I just don't like the taste and while I could still pick it out (b/c I was looking for it!) the flavor was really quite good. This is a great way to cook some of the tougher cuts of venison.
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Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
With 336 excellent ratings, I probably don't need to add another but I will...This is a great recipe! I never would have thought to add cream of chicken soup to my chicken and dumplings but I will from now on. This was so tasty. I didn't add the carrots and peas b/c I didn't want my kids to turn up their noses before even taking a bite. I'm happy to say that they loved this dish. I wan't sure b/c I served it in bowls and their first thoughts were "I don't like it" because they're not used to soup looking dishes. After the first bite though, they changed their minds! I will be making this again and again.
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Empanadas

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2007
I've made these several times - they're always such a success! They are very delicate though - when you're rolling them in the sugar mix at the end, do so very gently or they'll break. I love making these with apple pie filling - it tastes great w/ the cinn. sugar coating at the end. One of my favorite recipes from this site!
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Crab Spread I

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
This is a nice appetizer recipe, one I've made for some time with only 2 differences. 1st, I always cut my cream cheese with a small amount of sour cream. Not much because you don't want your base runny - just enough to make it easier to spread on crackers and then I form it on a platter. I've shaped it in the past to reflect the theme of the day - like a christmas tree for example. The only other modification is that I also add a can of tiny, drained shrimp (right next to the canned crab in the grocery) - mix the crab and shrimp together in the same bowl used to mix the cream cheese and sour cream (just that small amount of cream cheese that remains on the sides of the bowl mixes with the shrimp and crab and makes it easier to pat onto the outside of the cream cheese base). This is such a cinch to throw together and always goes over well.
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
I've been making potato pancakes (popular with my Polish/Penn Dutch in-laws) for a few years now - with only 2 eggs - plus some chopped onions. They are always so time consuming to make and I have always had a hard time keeping my shredded potatoes from turning brown - until now! I used a bag of those pre-shredded real potatoes that you can find in the dairy section of the grocery store (near the eggs) and it was great! Never again will I stand and shred potatoes. I will be able to make these a lot more often now that I've discovered how to cut my prep time (and mess!) down considerably.
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Pork Chop and Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
This was really tasty and soooo easy to put together! I made exactly as directed with one exception - I just couldn't put cheese on top of a pork chop. It didn't matter though - the pork was tender and the potatoes were cooked perfectly (I used a mandolin to slice them thin). Don't forget to season at every step w/ s&p (on the potatoes when you put them in and on the pork before you brown them). Great recipe - even without the cheese!
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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
This was very quick and simple to make - took almost no time at all actually! It was OK tasting, different and pleasant but I thought it was rather bland - needed some more flavor. Also, although it was OK in it's own right, this isn't at all like the shrimp in lobster sauce from our local Chinese restaurant. I'm going to keep looking. Thanks for the recipe.
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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2007
I have been looking for something like this for some time. Back when I was a working woman, I used to order a fabulous Chicken Bruschetta Quesadilla almost everyday for lunch from a local dining spot. Seriously, try this recipe laid on top of a cheese quesadilla - so good! The bruschetta, quesadilla and warm chicken compliment each other perfectly!
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Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
This were good cookies - but I'm only giving them 4 stars because there wasn't much 'snap' in these gingersnaps. As a ginger cookie though, these were very nice. I did add 1/4 cup more flour to my mixture so they would look puffy - instead of flattening out like my cookies always tend to do! I think the next time I make these, I may add a pinch of cloves to give them a spicier flavor.
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2007
This was really quite good. Rich and creamy but still tasted fairly healthy! I used fresh spinach - I just prefer the appearance of it over canned (canned looks so mushy!). Also, I left out the mushrooms as I was making this for kids. Nice recipe.
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Fresh Fruit with Poppy Seed Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2007
I made this for a PTA luncheon and it disappeared - everyone really loved it. I left out the watermelon because I don't like the way it holds up in fruit salads. I substituted peaches instead because they were on sale. The fruit looked so beautiful in the bowl though, I almost didn't want to add the dressing! The only substitution I made, besides the peaches for the watermelon, was the raspberry vinegar. I couldn't find it in the store so I used raspberry vinegrette instead (salad dressing). Being I used that, I just left out the olive oil and salt (being it was included in the dressing anyway). I also did not add the cayenne - just didn't seem right to me. Nice recipe!
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Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2007
I love salt potatoes. I used to live in Binghamton and would always get them at a local spiedie restaurant. I am not really a potato lover but made like this, they are so yummy. Make sure the potatoes are nice and small - so you can just pop them in your mouth in one bite!
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Fried Pickles

Reviewed: May 24, 2007
The first time I ever saw these on a menu, I thought it was a joke. Then, I ate one. Fried pickles are so delicious and this recipe makes them turn out crisp and yummy. I've always dipped them in plain ranch dressing but the cajun seasoned kick to it is a great touch. Don't be afraid to try these - you'll be hooked!
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