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Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
This was so simple and yet so delish! The kids (16, 8 and 7) all loved it! The potatoes didn't need any of our normal toppings (butter, sour cream, etc). I doubled the recipe and I think I messed up because it was tooooo peppery. But it was so good we still ate it. Can't wait to make this while camping. Oh, one more thing. I tossed the veggies and meat in the oil. (also the salt n pepper) much easier and no problem with sticking.
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Herbed Batter Rolls

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
I would give it 5 stars, but I just don't feel I am an expert on breads or rolls yet. Here's the scoop. I've recently been the lucky recipient of a beautiful stand mixer (gift from the hubby). We started (desperately trying) to make bread, and no success!! So, I said to my BORED 14 year old son..."why don't you show us how it's done?". I suggested he puts his parents bread making efforts to shame. The first batch (yes he made two batches the same day) he asked me a couple of questions. Do I just crack the egg in the bowl, is this smooth and how long should it rise? He made the first batch 97% on his own. The recipe says to scoop into 8 muffin cups. THEY WERE HUGE! The 3 kids and I chomped them down! But wait, dad didn't get any yet! So my son moved on to a second batch. 100% on his own. It made 11 this time. (I think 10 makes them the perfect size) They are delish to us! The flavor is great. I think mom will try them next time and expirement with a little fresh grated parm cheese & herbs on top. Oh, one more thing, about 1/2 way through cooking we brushed them with melted (real butter) ENJOY!
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Pastitsio III

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2007
Sorry, this wasn't for me. Those that are a fan of the traditional Greek dish may not like that I am only giving 2 stars. After all, I should have known it would have a different taste by the spices. But I had to give it a try. The kids liked it, my picky 6 year old had 4 servings. It takes too much work though. You can read the recipe, but until you've actually made it you don't realize how much work goes into what seems to be a simple dish. I thought to myself, after eating it...that I could make it real good by changing the spices and then adding some cheese on top. But why? There are so many other recipes out there to try. I think I'll just chalk this one up to experience. Thanks for the recipe, but it doesn't suit my tastes.
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Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
I wasn't real impressed. I must admit the sauce tasted and smelled fabulous. But you couldn't taste the sauce in the finished product. I took the reccomendations of others and rubbed the roast with sage and garlic, maybe that helped, maybe not. Either way, I won't be making it again. I think I can make a better pork roast with garlic salt and pepper.
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Candied Garlic Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2007
We liked it. I changed the servings, because I had a 3 lb bag of wings. There were 4 of us (5th was a child who doesn't like chicken, so he doesn't count) and there were still not enough wings! I marinated 20 hrs. I would give it 5 stars, but there is a another recipe here I like better. (Japanese Chicken Wings)
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
Even though I kinda messed up when preparing these, they still turned out fantastic. It was a nice refreshing change to find a chicken enchilada recipe that had red sauce in it and didn't call for cream of chicken soup, as most of them do. My mess up? I mixed the monterey jack & cottage cheese. The recipe calls for mixing the cottage cheese and sour cream. Oh well, my mistake. So, I made the best of it and ended up with a cottage cheese/sour cream/monterey jack mixture. This actually ended up making more enchiladas because of my mistake. That's ok, the leftovers were great too. Because I accidentally put the monterey jack in the mix, I needed another cheese for on top. We topped it with cheddar cheese and sliced olives and everyone loved it. It's hard to believe that you can't tell there is cottage cheese in the mix, but it's true. Everyone loved this one. Will definitely make again.
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Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2007
I didn't like it (and I'll eat almost anything) and neither did the rest of the family. At first it seemed like the brandy taste was way to strong. What the recipe fails to tell you is that you need to reduce the sauce for awhile until it turns to a soft caramel texture. I tasted the sauce after it was reduced and it was good, so I still had hopes the recipe would turn out. But the sauce (in my opinion) it too strong even after reduction.
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Brandied Shrimp with Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2007
OMG this was good. A couple of things, the grocery store near my house didn't have fresh basil, so I was stuck with using 1/8 cup dried. And, I accidentally (habit) crushed the garlic. And, one more thing, the box of fettucine I had was 1/2 way gone (of course I didn't realize this til it was too late) so I ended up with sauce laden pasta and shrimp. But man was it good. Try it, you'll like it.
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King Ranch Chicken Casserole III

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2007
I read many a review about too much liquid/too soupy. I made mine a day in advance, and figured the corn tortillas would soak up liquid. So, I ended up using 1 1/2 cups broth. It was good, but maybe 1 cup would be better. I used double cheese. I 8oz bag medium medium shredded cheddar and 1 8oz bag mexican blend shredded cheddar cheese. I mixed the cheeses in a bowl and tossed in the chili powder and garlic salt, to evenly distribute the flavor (rather than just on top). IT was great. The recipe makes a big batch. Next time, I will split in into two smaller pans. 1 spicier for adults and 1 regular for kids. I forgot bell pepper and it was still good. We served with olives and sour cream with a salad and corn on the side. Bonus, it was even better the next day (Saturday lunch). We'll be making it again. This is the first mexican style casserole my husband has ever liked.
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Pizza Pinwheels

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
They were good when you dipped in the pizza sauce, but without the sauce they had the overwhelmy taste of crescent rolls. I like crescent rolls, but I was looking for something different. This, to me, is a kid friendly appetizer. Nothing I'd make for company.
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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
AWESOME - only change I made was using fresh spinach. I rinsed and dried it, cut the stems off, put in the food processor. Looked just like another herb. Kids and hubby (neither like spinach) never knew there was spinach in it.
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Japanese Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
Awesome!
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Buffalo Chicken Wings I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
Not enough kick.
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Peanut Butter Cookies IV

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
I guess I wanted to give it a 3, but I didn't because everyone has different taste and I don't want to "dog" someones recipe unless it's just not good. These were good, just not my kind of peanut butter cookie. They turned out thin & crispy. I like mine soft, a litte thicker, and a little chewier. Not bad, just not my style.
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Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
I thought it was great. I used "texas toast" style bread. I didn't use the whole loaf (because my loaf had more weight than the recipe called for) but I should have. Next time I'll use the whole loaf minus the end pieces. Good stuff!
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