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Creamy Turkey Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2004
This was very good, though I used cream of potato instead of cream of mushroom due to my frozen veggies not having potatoes in them. I would probably use less pepper next time, but that's just because my family and I aren't big into pepper. Otherwise, I highly recommend it!
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Cindy's Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2004
I found this when I discovered we didn't have any evaporated milk for the more traditional pumpkin pie. My family loved this pumpkin pie, and said that it was creamier than the more traditional one we usually have and would recommend it to anyone.
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Wild Rice and Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
This recipe was very easy to put together, and a great way to use up leftover ham. I did use quinoa instead of the rice mix as it's what I had on hand, but it turned out well with the quinoa. It had a nice, subtle taste with the cheese and mustard, and the soup, mayo, and mustard made the dish nicely creamy. My family enjoyed this dish quite a bit, and I will definitely keep it around for use with ham leftovers in the future.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
Wonderful recipe for chocolate chocolate chip cookies! The cookies are soft and yet still have a bit of crunch, and they're very tasty. These cookies were a hit with my family and people at my husband's office when I made them for an office party. They were also excellent when I tried them at the holidays with peppermint chips instead of the chocolate chips. (As a side note, I don't use the optional walnuts when I made these.) I would highly recommend this recipe!
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Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
These cookies were very good, nice and chocolatey and fairly easy to make. They were also nicely soft without being too soft. I did add a couple of extra spoonfulls of flour to help made the dough easier to roll into balls, but otherwise made them as the recipe states. For the holidays, instead of confectioner's sugar I rolled them in red and green granulated sugar and stuck peppermint Hershey kisses (the Candy Cane ones) into them sort of like a chocolate/peppermint version of peanut butter blossoms. They worked really well that way too, and were just as enjoyable that way as they were normally!
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
This was a really neat and unique dessert-like item, and was great to take to an office party. I did dissolve the brown sugar in a tablespoon of butter, but other than that made it as the recipe states. After removing it from the fridge, I also stuck it in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes before I rolled it into a ball, which I think helped with shaping it. Otherwise, this was excellent with teddy grahams. It wasn't quite as good with chocolate graham crackers, but I think that may have been due to the graham crackers - they had a tendency to break more easily than the teddy grahams did. I suspect graham sticks, vanilla wafers, chocolate wafers, teddy grahams or anything more solid-like such as those are your best bet for serving with this. Otherwise, it's fairly rich, and really good, and I like how versatile it has the possibility to be! I rolled mine in miniature chocolate chips rather than pecans, for example. I definitely recommend this one though!
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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
I'm giving this three stars simply because this recipe is a good starting point, but needs more. I added a medium onion (chopped), two cloves of garlic (minced), some parsely, a 8 oz. container of sour cream, a bag of frozen mixed veggies, and a shake of Mrs. Dash. I also omitted the bread crumbs. I still think next time I'd like to add something else for a bit more kick (my husband and I are thinking some mustard to give it a bit of tang), but it was still pretty good the way we made it. I also baked it for 20 minutes at 375 instead of 350, which worked out well. If nothing else, it's a good starting point for making a casserole to your liking.
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Chicken and Leek Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
My family really enjoyed this. Like another reviewer suggested, I sauteed the leeks in olive oil with some minced garlic. I did add in some steamed broccoli, shredded carrots, and I ended up using cream of chicken soup as I didn't have condensed vegetable soup. I suspect this would work well with many condensed soups, based on your tastes. (I'm considering trying a different one next time, just to see the variation in taste.) But we will definitely be making this again, as my family really enjoyed it.
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Turkey Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
I found this one while hunting up recipes for ground turkey, and since we tend to have squash in the house, it worked out well. It was really good, and enjoyed quite a bit by my family. Like the previous review, I did make a few changes - I used Ritz crackers instead of Saltines, four tablespoons of butter instead of six, and I used whole milk instead of evaporated as I didn't have any evaporated, but had whole. I also sprinkled some additional mozzarella on top before I put on the crushed crackers just because we're big cheese fans here. It turned out really well, and I will definitely be making this one again!
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Smoky Potato Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
This soup was a hit with my family, and I enjoyed it quite a bit too. I did make a few changes, in that I used whole milk instead of evaporated, added minced garlic while sauteing the onions,used only five potatoes instead of six, and added chopped broccoli to it as well. I also didn't bother to peel the potatoes, and didn't really mash it all that much, since I prefer the potato chunks. It was relatively easy to make though, and I will definitely be making this again when we're in a soup mood.
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2007
Really good recipe, I've made this for two different parties now, and it's been a hit both times. I make these open-faced whenever I make them and use what the package describes as "mild Italian" dressing mix. My stepmother also liked it so much she asked me for the recipe. It's also extremely easy to make, and looks really nice too, which is a plus. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2007
Extremely good muffins! I had a craving for chocolate chip banana muffins, but none of the recipes specifically for that were grabbing me. This one looked good though, so I decided to try it. I added a teaspoon of vanilla, and used half whole wheat flour and half white flour, but otherwise made the recipe as stated. (With the addition of miniature chocolate chips, as implied earlier.) The muffins turned out really well - nice and fluffy with a great flavor. I will definitely be keeping this recipe around to use again!
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Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2007
I made this for my husband's birthday as he was wanting a chocolate chip cake. It's a good cake, but it is rather heavy. I ended up using the Cool Whipped Frosting from this site with it, which worked out well as I think anything else would have made the cake way too rich. It was enjoyed by the whole family, but definitely keep in mind that it's a heavy, rich cake. I think it would probably make good muffins/cupcakes dur to its denseness, but I haven't actually tried it as such yet, so I have no idea how they'd end up baking. I would recommend it as long as you aren't expecting a light, fluffy style cake.
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Cool Whipped Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2007
Very easy, and very good. It was a great light frosting to go with the chocolate chip cake I made for my husband's birthday, and would work well for numerous different things. I will definitely use this recipe again in the future.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
This cake is nicely moist, and very good. It's also extremely easy to make. I made it for my daughter's birthday, and it was enjoyed by the whole family. It does make a very thin batter, but it bakes up beautifully into a very tasty cake. Make sure you grease and flour your cake pans well though, as it has a tendency to try and stick. I did increase the cocoa to one cup, but otherwise followed the directions, and it came out very well. I will definitely be using this recipe again!
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2007
An extremely good chocolate frosting - it's not too sweet, and it's quite easy to make. I did halve the recipe, which gave me more than enough frosting for a 9-inch two-layer cake. In the process of halving it, I only used 4 cups of confectioners sugar instead of 4 and a half, though. It is very chocolatey and rich, but that wasn't a problem for my family and I. I will most definitely be keeping this around for when I need a chocolate frosting.
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2007
This recipe was extremely flavorful, and fairly easy to make. It was enjoyed by my whole family, including my parents who were eating with us at the time. I used fairly thin pork chops and used 9 of them since they were so thin. I also used 1/2 cup of wine and 1/3 cup of milk, instead of the opposite. And I heated the sauce in a pan on the stove before pouring it over the pork chops and baking them a bit longer, just due to the fact that my pork chops didn't need to spend much time in the oven. I did discover that you don't really need as many breadcrumbs as it calls for, so you can probably cut back on that. Otherwise, the wine gives the sauce and pork chops an excellent flavor, and I will definitely be using this recipe again.
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Chocolate French Toast

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
This is really good - my kids enjoyed it quite a bit. It's also not hard to make at all. Though it's probably obvious, I would suggest sifting the powdered sugar onto the toast so you don't end up with lumps of powdered sugar. It is also a bit rich, so this has the possibility of making more than you need depending on the size of your family. (We each didn't eat more than one, even though they were quite good.) I'd definitely recommend this as an occasional special breakfast.
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Pork Chop Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
The potatoes were a smidgeon too salty for my taste, but that may have been because I just sprinkled the seasoned salt onto my pork chops without measuring out a teaspoon. Or it might have been because of the french fried onions (I used slightly more than it called for, due to using half of a large can rather than the smaller can), or both. Keeping that in mind, I suspect next time I wouldn't add the additional salt to the potato mixture, as it seemed unnecessary. I might also try the garlic powder another review mentioned next time instead of the seasoned salt. Otherwise, it was quite good, and the potatoes would be good even without the pork chops. I did use more cheese than it calls for, but my family is big into cheese as well. This was enjoyed by my family, and will definitely be repeated again (just with less salt).
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Ham and Swiss Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
While not bad, my family and I found this casserole to be a bit bland. I did use cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery and added thawed frozen peas, but it just seemed to need something more. I'm not quite sure what it needs off the top of my head, but it just tastes like something is missing.
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