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Oregon Salmon Patties

Reviewed: May 14, 2012
This makes great tasting salmon patties. I added a bit of minced garlic to the onions while they were cooking, based on a prior review. The only problem with the recipe was that the patties did not want to hold together well, as the batter seemed to have too much liquid, so next time I will use less of the salmon liquid. I also had to use additional cracker crumbs for breading to hold the patties together. These were a hit with my family and I will definitely use this recipe again.
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2012
While I like getting tips on recipe changes, I'm one of those folks who think ratings should be based on the actual recipe, not someone's altered version, so I made this exactly as shown. This is a good recipe which we will make again. My husband and son went back for seconds. I liked the flavor, but I might want to tweak the seasonings a bit next time, and increase the gravy since we like lots of it - there was just enough to moisten your steaks with a little extra to put over mashed potatoes or rice. Thanks for the recipe!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
I've never been a big fan of guacamole, but my husband had brought home some avocados that needed to be used so I gave this recipe a try. This is outstanding! My 12 year old son, who hates avocado, couldn't stop eating this! I followed the recipe exactly except for using 4 avocados instead of three, since that's what I had on hand. Thanks for the terrific recipe. I'm saving this one to use again!
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
High rating for flavor, but I did have a problem with the filling setting up. This could have been how I prepared it. I made filling for 12 servings on the advice of a reviewer who said there was not enough filling for the pie. I used Pillsbury refrigerator shell, which shrunk during baking, so I baked a second shell. Increasing the recipe actually gave me enough filling to use in both shells, so I made one with meringue and one without. The pie without meringue set up nicely and after cooling I placed it in the frig, adding whipped cream when serving. Having never made meringue, I did an internet search on best methods and it came out beautifully. Based on a review here, I placed it on the pie while hot so it would not weep or shrink. After browning, the pie was beautiful. However, after cooling completely, when serving the pie was somewhat runny. It was impossible to serve a solid piece and we ended up spooning it out. The flavor was great, but it was not the end result I'd hoped for. I think it was a mistake to put the meringue on the pie while the filling was hot, as this was the only difference in the two pies and the other one was nice and firm. My internet search found great tips on making meringue: Let the egg whites come to room temp before whipping. Use only a glass or metal bowl. Use superfine sugar and add very gradually after soft peaks appear. Spread over pie filling completely onto the edge of pie shell. I definitely will try this recipe again
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
This is a wonderful soup. I didn't change a thing except to double the recipe, and I'm so glad I did! The whole family enjoyed this delicious soup and I loved having enough to reheat for another meal.
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Ambrosia Salad II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
Great recipe though I made some changes. I drained the mandarin oranges (wasn't specified in recipe), used pineapple tidbits since I didn't have the crushed on hand, and used only 8 ounces (small container) of whipped topping. This was really great and received many complements. I think 16 ounces of whipped topping would have been too much.
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Squash-Carrot Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2006
I tried this recipe for guests since it had consistently been 5-star rated. I'll admit I'm not the best cook but I usually don't fail this badly on a recipe. First, I was confused on the amount of squash to use. I had about 9 cups uncooked and it cooked down to about 6 1/2. Maybe that was my problem. I also chopped my carrot and onion in a food processor so maybe it was too finely chopped. Beyond this, I followed the recipe exactly. It was way too watery so I baked for 15 more minutes. Still mushy and too late to serve with dinner. I didn't think it tasted very good and the stuffing mix on top was too hard and crunchy. I don't know how I could have messed this up so badly but could use some advice. Also, would suggest better detail on the recipe, particularly on the quantity of squash and how to cook it. I blanched mine. And was I supposed to do something to prepare the stuffing mix prior to sprinkling it on top? I can't imagine that it was supposed to be as hard as little rocks! Sorry to spoil the excellent ratings, but this sure didn't work for me!
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Cheesy Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2002
These were very quick and easy to make. My husband liked them. I thought they were pretty good but were a little mushy for my taste. I will probably make these again but put less filling per tortilla and cook longer since mine were not hot enough when removed from the oven.
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Banana Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2002
These muffins are excellent. I will use the muffin liners next time because it was hard to keep them from coming apart when taking them out of the pan. They still tasted great!
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Chicken With Mushrooms

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2001
My husband really liked this. It has a mild flavor and is very good with brown rice. I added more mushrooms and chicken broth to serve as a gravy over the rice. The chicken is very moist, even when served as a leftover. Thanks for the recipe.
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Best Chicken Salad Ever I

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2001
This recipe is easy and very tasty, too. It's going into my recipe box. Thanks.
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