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Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2014
Simply awesome! Used a 5lb chuck roast, no wine, a couple of pinches of cayenne instead of red pepper flakes, and no cream cheese, just a little more sour cream. I only put 1t mustard for the double batch,as we have some real haters, and added about 3/4T soy sauce for the zip. As this week it's the low-dough show, used minced onion n garlic from the shaker and fridge, respectively, and mushrooms from the can. Still awesome! I quick sauteed the onion n garlic in a little butter and put them in a bowl, then browned the beef strips in batches, pouring any broth cooked out into the bowl to fluff up the dried minced onion. Made the roux as directed, then dumped everything but the mushrooms in for the hour simmer. At the end of the hour, I added the 'shrooms, turned it down really low, and let it percolate whilst making elbow noodles and rice for our mini army:) Really, couldn't get any easier! Our picky 10 yr old was dancing around the living room, singing my cooking praises... muahahaha! thanks so much, sanfrancook!
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Apple Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2013
There aren't enough stars for this! Oh my, my, this was simply amazing! The kids n I made a double batch with a scant 1 cup sour cream n extra vanilla, a scant 1 Tablespoon. We lightly dusted the apples as we diced them, and I made them pretty small. other than these changes, followed the recipe to a T. The batter is very goopy but yummy, and cooked up into this dense, moist masterpiece! We used a glass 9x12 pan and it cooked to perfection in 40 minutes. Thank you, mysamba! This will be a family treasure!
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Grandma's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
I didn't particularly enjoy this, but 3 of our 7 LOVED it and demolished a double recipe in 2 days. I am not a sausage-in-the-meatloaf kind of person, though.
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Vegetable Beef Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
Awesome! I used a 2.5lb chunked-up chuck roast, tossed in the pot first while I tended to other things, but not totally browned, per se. I used 1 can of italian stewed tomatoes, 1 can of tomato sauce, and 1 large can of peeled, crushed tomatoes, to appease the non-tom people. I used about 6 cups of water and a healthy blob of beef base to make it more broth than water, and added about 1.5 tablespoons worcestershire sauce + 3/4 tablespoons of soy, that's just a family thing but we like to dance the fine line between a richer beef base vs. a meal of worcestershire- flavored, meat-like substance. Lastly, I let it cook low n slow for 4 hours, adding the potatoes (we upped the potato count, too) at about the 2 hour mark. I can not express how delish the meat chunks were. This soup was excellent! Next time, I'll use a little less liquid, and I'm going to tinker with it to make it a bit beefier vs. tomato-y, but that's the hubs preference. Thank you so much for the recipe! it will be used often!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2013
We've made this recipe more times than I can count, and each time the outcome's the same... outstanding!! My only variation is, more salsa n less tomato sauce, and I make my own chili seasoning mix. Tastes great served in a variety of ways...over noodles,or rice; with crackers, Parmesan or shredded cheese; or as chili cheese fries.....oh, so good, and oh, so easy!
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RamJam Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2013
This was very tasty, even tho I didn't get to actually marinate... I just mixed a double portion up in a glass pan, placed the chicken strips in, and baked at 375 degrees for a half hour. I adjusted the taste to fit my family's preference, in our case more lemon was all we needed (but we are big soy sauce fans.) For my chicken strip dippers, I threw some of the strips into a fry pan and crisped the outsides for just a minute, and accompanied them with tater tots. As for the rest of us, we just served over rice and it was delish! The little bit of leftovers were even more amazing the next day as the rice soaked up the sauce wonderfully. Next time I'll try to marinate n grill, n thicken remaining marinade w/ cornstarch slurry... and there WILL be a next time:)
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2013
Our whole family of 7 loved this! Had scaled it to feed 13 or so. and there's only a small bowl's worth left to put up. Only things done differently were: layering the sauce and using a bag of mixed veg. As we are currently broke as a joke, we made this with powdered milk, dried minced onions (put in w/ sauce) and a really plain, cheap, fully-cooked boiled- type ham. Unbelievable! Put it all in my biggest glass baking dish, upped the temp to 375, and it cooked perfectly in 1 hr. Thanks for the recipe, we will be making this again!
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2012
the steaks themselves were 5 stars, the only thing I added was some more chopped onion, per family taste. the gravy however was 2 stars, edible at best. the steaks themselves were so good I made them again as mini meatloaves and everyone still raved. the gravy, never again.
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Barbeque Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
fantastic! we added our family's favorite seasonings to this (dashes of garlic, onion, paprika n italian) and it was EPIC!
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Ceil's Cucumber Slices

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
This was delish! Used smaller portions of veggies so reduced sugar and vinegar to 3/4 cup each, was perfect. Also omitted celery seed as I didn't have any. Sliced peppers, onions n cukes into salted ice water while cooking the vinegar mixture, then simply strained and mixed. They've been in the fridge 8 hrs now and are sooo good, I can't keep out of them!
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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
made with 2 teaspoons baking powder this was outstanding! the batter seemed a bit goopy and thin in the pan, and took an hour to bake at 375, but the results were a tall, light and moist cake that was absolutely delish!
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Soy Garlic Steak

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
This made for a wonderful meal. My only addition to marinade was 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce. I had less than stellar frozen steaks that needed used, and I was really impressed with how well the meat tasted. I sliced the steaks fairly thin across the grain, marinated for an hour and stir fried with a little oil in the wok. I added some broccoli and touch more marinade, and simmered for about 10 minutes. It was served over rice with cooked down extra marinade for sauce. Simply delish! All 6 people served gave it 5 stars (well, actually 1 gave it 10 to be honest:) Truly a rare occurrence! this is going into the regular rotation. In the future I will double sauce and maybe add some onion and more veggies like carrots. Instant 5 star dinner...so simple and so good! Thanks Grace!
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Streusel Coffee Cake Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
Very yummy, and very quick and easy. I made a batch for home as well and it was gone immediately. The cake batter is very thick, but bakes up fluffy and light. The only thing I will do differently next time is either add choc chips or ribbon in some streusel into the cake itself. Thanks for sharing the recipe, and the cute gift idea!
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Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
This was good the first day, but awesome the next day! I added garlic to onions and cooked broc with potatoes as well. As I didn't have a blender handy, I smashed it up well and added a can of cream o celery soup. My only problem came in the fact that I doubled the recipe and that was a bit too much cheese to melt well. Next time I make this, (and I will make this again!) I'll buy the fancy shredded and add some sharp cheddar. I may add a bit more broc as well. Thanks for sharing Ruth!
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2009
I made this for the first time last winter, and it has become a family tradition! I couldn't even count how many loaves I've made, for family and friends, and as soon as its gone, the kiddos start asking for more! Moist, dense, flavorful, simply scrumptious! The only thing to note is, it does take a little longer to cook in my oven as well. Well, off to bake more of this goodness up:) TYTYTY Cheryl!!
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
This was so excellent! My hubby n I were spoiled by working at a restaurant with great roast beef, and now we can make it at home! I used an herb rub, just a basic combination of season salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, and a little italian seasoning mixed with veg oil kind of thing (a take on the 'herb rubbed sirloin tip roast' recipe from this site.) Also made sure to let roast come to room temp b4 cooking. Holy cow it was AWESOME! Turned into a perfect, moist, medium rare delicacy! A 6 lb roast was gone in an hour! This would get 10 stars if I could! TYTYTY Lyn for the recipe!
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2009
excellent!!! I halved the cayenne (for the kiddos) and used some italian seasoning instead of oregano/thyme (crushing italian seasoning in the palm of my hand before adding, as it releases fresher flavor)We also used veggie oil as hubby detests EVO. I let a 6.5# sirloin roast marinate for about 6 hours in the fridge. Added quartered potatoes, sliced onion and beef broth to pan, put roast on small rack in middle, and foil wrapped the whole thing. then roasted in 325 oven for 2.5 hrs (didn't let meat get fully to room temp b4 roasting, only sat out 30 mins) OMG it was so delicious! It made the best au jus as well! whole family devoured it, and it's rare for everyone to agree on anything! next day we sliced remaining meat thin and warmed up in au jus and it made the greatest sandwiches! tytyty for a great recipe, and tytyty for this allrecipes community for great reviews that let originally clueless cooks like me make masterpieces such as this!
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London Broil I

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
This was wonderful! I've made it twice in 2 weeks the whole family's loved it so. This last time I doubled the marinade for a 2.5 lb london broil. The only changes to the marinade I made was substituting a mixture of worchestershire sauce, san-j meat marinade and balsamic vinegar for the soy sauce. I only marinaded it for 1.5 hrs., then seared the meat on both sides, poured in the marinade and 2 cups of water, covered it and cooked on med-hi heat for about 5-7 mins a side (had to watch the marinade and mix it a bit.) Then I removed the meat, added about 2-3 cups more of water and 2 packets of low-sodium mc cormicks brown gravy to the marinade in the pan to make the most wonderful gravy to pour over the tender, moist meat!! This recipe is now in the regular rotation, thank you sooo much for posting!!
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One Dish Chicken Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
quick, easy and delicious! excellent dish! only change I made was using 1 can cream o celery and 1 can cream o chicken soups for a double sized recipe. the chicken was moist and flavorful. thanks for the post!!!
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Ashley's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
These cookies are awesome!! I have now been dubbed the cookie queen by the neighborhood kids, and my kids couldn't be prouder!! Made some with butterscotch chips for the hubby and he was like a little one, gobbling them down!! thanks for the post!!
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