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Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
I've always wanted to make those old fashion style of mash potatoes, that just look so fluffy and perfect, but had always had mine come out a little chunky (which my husband actually kind of likes), but this recipe was the key to my dream (lol). Its so much easier this way too! The broth just barely covers the potatoes, so the cooking time is split in half. I tried to cut the potatoes into 1/4 " equal sizes to further expediate the cooking process (totally worked, and helped them cook evenly), than put the potatoes in a heat proof bowl, mashed a way as directed, and they came out so easy, tasty, and idealic. A tip I read in one of Jamie Olivers cook books concerning mashed potatoes- and I use this all the time!- is if you need to keep them warm for a little longer because you're still cooking other components of the meal, put them in a heat proof bowl, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then place over a small pot that is gently boiling. Keeps them nice and hot! But you dont want to keep them heated more than 30 minutes; otherwise they loose there fluffyness, and optimum taste.
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French Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
This was the best french bread I ever made! Granted it was only my second attempt at french bread. The first recipe I tried was from the joy of cooking. Compared to the joy of cooking recipe this was far less time consuming, and less complicated in its procedures- even though it came out much fuller, and wonderful. I used them as the buns for phili steack sandwhiches, and it held the filling in very nicely, and broiled to a gorgeous golden brown; it even worked as a good lunch the next day. I took the advice to shorten the flour to 5 cups, which I think was good, as it seemed like anymore would just be too much. Other than that I followed the recipe. I didnt find it bland like a lot of ppl complained about, but then again I used it as sanwhich bread, not as a stand alone.The only mistake I made- which didnt seem to impact it too much, but was just annoyng- was that I tried to brush all of the egg white mixture during the first phase of burshing the bread, when I realized later down the recipe that it was suppose to spread for two sessions of brushing. I guess that could have been avoided by reading the instructions more thoroughly first, but for anyone else who might want a heads up, it might help! :)
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
I didn't try any of the suggestions yet, and I thought it was great! It didn't come out dry like a lot of the reviewers said. The only thing I did a different from the recipe was that I used chicken bouillon instead of chicken broth (which is barely a modification), and cooked it for about 22 minutes instead of 30-35 (that was about the time it looked golden brown and the insides bubbled). Also, a lot of ppl seemed to use frozen pie shells, but I used refridgerated pillsbury 9 inch pie shells. I know there was a lot of success using the frozen variety, but again, I was just trying to point out what I did differently, as I more or less followed the recipe to a "t" and didnt run into the "dry" problem.
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Clam Chowder Canadian Military Style

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
Amazing! I just would have cooked the veggetables a little longer so they were a little less crispy...for some reason the tender crisp worked though...but I still think it would have tasted a little better softer. Also, I added the recommended amount of liquid, but since my husband and I like our chowder uber thick we ended up adding more flour to get it back to the level of thickness we like. So I guess depending on how thick you like it, Id play it by ear.
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
Absolutely amazing! As soon as my husband and I tried it, we were both thinking the same thing: MAKE THIS AGAIN! It was heavenly and packed with flavour, but suprisingly wallet friendly, and easy!
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Blue Cheese Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
They were pretty good, but I did find them a little dry. Normally I add one slice of country bread (crust removed), mashed with 2 tbs of whole milk, to create moisture (like you would with meatballs). The seasoning was good though. Next time, Ill add the bread to create more moisture. As a side though, my husband didnt find them dry, but Im a little more perfectionistic with food.
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
I thought it was fresh and light. I used pecans instead of cashews, and sliced some grapes in addition to the pear and apples. The second time I made it, it turned out much better, because I sliced the apple and pear much thiner, and was more liberal with the swizz, nuts, and dressing (though not soaking, just a healthy amount); it made it much more flavourful, and everything came together wonderfully well. We served it with hambugers; a good pair.
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Classic Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
they were yummy! I tried this because I dont have a bread machine yet. I halfed the recipe, and used a loaf pan. They came out really small, so Id stick to 12 servings next time.
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
Very good! I love how it came out golden brown; very picturesque. It was fall-of the bone delicious. I didnt have a roasting pan, so I used a 9x13 " baking pan instead, but it worked great, and instead of garlic for the cavity I used an apple and sprinkled the inside with some garlic powder. I also made sure I dry rubbed under the skin along with the outside of the skin the night before. It adds more flavour in the end. Easy overall, and will probably not go back to baking my whole chicken!
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Homemade Pizza Supreme

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
I might have done something wrong, but mine came out a little dry...and the dough was uber sticky...even for pizza dough. Not bad overall.
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
Husband loved! He took leftovers to work, and the other Marines in the squadron were jealous when the smell infiltrated the office. hahaha
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Pizza Dough III

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
Easy, and less time consuming than most yeast based doughs. It really tasted just as good too! Added benenfit is its great for just two eaters...My husband and I dont have kids yet!
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
Very good and tasty! I used leftover chicken, instead of uncooked chicken breasts. It made the meal faster to make, and it tastes great, despite the chicken being leftovers! I love any recipe that makes great use of leftovers!
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