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Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
I'm givinig 4 stars because I feel it does need some changes. Instant rice would never work for this dish. Like other reviewers, I used regular long-grain rice and it was nearly mushy even then. I'm sure it also needs a bit of spice as there is none in the recipe at all. My package of chops had six in it, so I used them all. I dusted the chops with flour before browning, although I didn't need to...that was force of habit, I hadn't realized the recipe didn't call for it and I'm sure it wasn't necessary. I put a bit of salt and pepper on the chops while browning and sprinkled the browned chops with garlic salt in the baking pan. I lightened it up a LOT, used FAT FREE cream of chicken and celery soup, SKIM milk and NO butter. I was a little worried about that, but it came out creamy and rich tasting. I just mixed the soups and milk in a bowl with a wisk - no cooking - added about a teaspoon and a half of ground rosemary, and a small can of mushrooms including liquid. Then I stired the rice in - maybe slightly over 1 cup. I did cook at about 275 or 300 degrees for about 2 hours. It was terrific and will definately be in the regular meal rotation from now on!
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Easy Chicken Bake

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
This is the same as the recipe on the back of the stovetop stuffing box and it's really good. We usually make it with pre-cooked chicken and top it with some swiss cheese. I think it's a tad bland, so I added some onion last time I made it. Easy, yummy, definitely a keeper.
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Rolled Dumplings

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
Since everyone else seems to love this, I mist have done something wrong. They did not puff up at all and I rolled them nice and thin. They turned out kind of tough and pasty. I followed the recipe exactly, but my dough was very stiff, nearly impossible to incorporate all the flour. Maybe I worked it too much, but it wouldn't have stuck together any other way. My husband loves this type of dumpling, so I'll try again and update if it turns out any better. It was edible, but not good.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2011
I thought this was quite good, although I admit to a few changes. I added worchestershire to the beef, onion, broth and ketchup, because we love the kick and it was quite flavorful. Instead of the mashed carrots, I used frozen mixed veggies, thawed, because we like more veggie variety and I used some butter and herb mashed potatoes for the topping. I'll be making this again!
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Mini Sour Cream Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
I don't know how to review these really, because I made a ton of additions. I'm sure they'd be great on their own. I added garlic, rosemary, parsley and oregano to the baking mix before cutting in the butter, and finely shredded cheddar cheese. Made them for a church luncheon. They were wonderful and everyone who tired them loved them.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
I made this exactly as the recipe says and it was terrific. (I did substitute applesauce for half the oil, just to lower the calories a bit.) I made 1 loaf with chocolate chips, for variety. Everyone who tried it loved it! I'll definitely make this one again.
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
I've never tasted cornbread this good, ever! I read the reviews but really wasn't expecting to like it this much, as I'm not normally a cornbread fan, but I've eaten five pieces in two days. It's really sweet, so if you don't like sweet cornbread you might not agree with me, but it's moist and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing.
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Bacon Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I just finished this and it's pretty good, but I feel like it needs something. I did add a clove of garlic and I used skim milk iand some cornstarch thickening, instead of 1/2 and 1/2 both beause I didn't want the calories and I didn't have any. I also had some extra rosemary during the boiling phase, but removed the sprig after. I just feel like it needs some more seasoning, but I'm not sure what. Used a double recipe of bisquick dumplings. My very picky 15 year old son liked it. I tried a bit of it without dumplings and with saltines instead and it was better, so maybe more salt? I'm sure I'll try it again, we'll see what my husband thinks later.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew IV

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
Update: I just had to say, I like this more every time I make it! The only addition I make is some garlic and mushrooms, and more wine than called for. It's the best beef stew I've ever had. Hand's down! Original review: WOW! This was delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly. I used a little less stew meat (round steaks I had in the freezer, chopped up) and onion (2 instead of 3) and more carrots. I added button mushrooms about an hour and a half before the end of the cooking time. I didn't have beef/onion soup mix, just regular onion for dip and such, so I added a teastpoon of instant beef bullion to it and the water. I used Cabernet Sauvignon for the wine as it's what I had. Otherwise, I followed as close as I could. It smelled wonderful cooking and tasted even better. My only regret is I didn't think to bake a loaf of crusty french bread to go with it. This will be my go-to stew recipe from now on!
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Pecan Squares Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Absolutely delicious. I made these for a church luncheon and everyone raved. Several people asked for the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly.
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Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
This turned out very well. I did sub 1 cup brown sugar, cover with foil after 50 min to prevent overbrowning., and add a splash of vanilla. It froze beautifully. **Update** Just made this again and took a loaf (frozen, then thawed) to work. Comments from my co-workers emails to me included: "The pumpking bread is DIVINE!" (She asked for the recipe.) "Your pumpkin bread is amazing!" and my favorite, "That is the tastiest bread-substance I have ever had. And I am not prone to culinary hyperbole. Thank you!" So yeah...this is an awesome recipe! This time around the only thing I did differently, besides subbing 1 cup of brown sugar and covering it after 50 minutes, was pureeing my own pumpkins. Thanks again for this terrific recipe!
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
This was great. I did cream the butter and sugar and used both baking soda and powder, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It froze well too. I had baked it to serve a week later, so stuck in the freezer, but I can't wait to try it warm from the oven!
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Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
This turned out very well. I doubled the recipe and cooked it in two layer pans so that I had two round cakes. It seemed there was too much strusel, but then, is there ever too much strusel? I followed the recipe exactly, except that I thought I'd need more fat, and I use skim milk, so I substituted a little bit of sour cream for part of it. I thought I'd messed up and made the first layer too thick, barely could cover the strusel layer, but turned our fine. I'll make this again!
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
Made this for a bake sale last night. I used 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups white and used 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of egg substitute. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to sift the flour and cocoa (used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa) so I did. Used mini chocolate chips because that was all I had. Baked in a 9 x 13 pan and it turned out quite thick (1 1/2 inches or so) and still more fudgy than cakey. Wonderful brownies! I will definitely make these again!
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2010
Only giving four stars because I did have to change it using the other reviewers suggestions. Boiled the breasts from frozen in bullion and some spices. Then after I removed them from the bullion I dumped the veggies in the hot pot to thaw them, then drained after a few minutes. I added some minced onion. I also used two cans of soup and milk instead of mayo because I didn't have any and used a whole box of stuffing, just mixing everything together. I topped with 1 cup cheese and some italian seasoned bread crumbs. It's quite good and I would call my additions 5 star, but as-is it would not have enough bread to suit us.
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Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
My husband made this today. Extra onion, no celery, 1/4 tsp pepper and used italian tomatoes with green chili. It was wonderful! We'll be making this again no doubt, perhaps with some pasta or barley. Definately a keeper!
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Turkey Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
This is a very good basic recipe, but I'm giving it a 4, because it lacks any spices. Usually I hate people who review with lots of changes, but this one did need spices. I made it with one can broth and the liquid from crock-potting several turkey thighs. I used fresh parsley, thyme, rosemary, three minced garlic cloves, oregano and salt and pepper. I also used 4 cups of turkey and 2 cups water with 2 bullion cubes, so that I ended up with more turkey and noodles and less like soup. I used dried noodles as I didn't have frozen and canned peas for the same reason. As I made it, it was a solid 5, it just needed seasoning.
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Breakfast Casserole III

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
I made this for a church brunch, using regular frozen hash browns for one and O'Brien for another. They were gone in a flash! Having never made it before and wondering how it was, since I didn't get any, I found my 14 year old son and asked him. His response? "MAKE THIS AT HOME!" It was a huge hit!
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Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
Wonderful. They were quick and easy and my son and all the people I made them for at church thought they were awsome.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2009
These were pretty good, but not a 5. I did what others suggested, adding vanilla and I also used 1/2 marg and 1/2 shortning, because I didn't have enough shortning. They were VERY sweet. Sweeter than I generally like. And I'm not so sure about the texture. They also really stick to the pan, even my Pampered Chef that nothing sticks to! I'm not sure what I'd do different, but they need tweeking.
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