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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2013
I made this recipe exactly as written (except I didn't have buttermilk so I sub'd whole milk with a Tbsp of cider vinegar). Okay so here's the verdict from my hubby who does NOT eat cornbread: Hubby says I can make this recipe ANY TIME I want! He says it's the best cornbread I've ever made. I guess this one is a keeper! I melted the butter on the stove just as the recipe explains and then added the ingredients into that same pot and mixed well. Then I poured the batter into an 8x8 glass baking dish and baked for 30 min. Cornbread was very soft, moist and deliciously sweet. If you would rather not have a 'sweet' cornbread, omit or decrease sugar. For us it was the right amount of sweetness. AWESOME cornbread!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2013
I took the advice of most others and sliced the potatoes very thin (the lowest setting on my slicer). I also sauteed the chopped onions with pressed garlic in butter before adding to the potatoes. I had three layers of potatoes and added extra shredded cheese and the onion mixture between each layer. I made sure the milk mixture was thick and creamy prior to pouring onto potatoes. (I used 2 cups of cheese instead of 1-1/2.) As I poured the milk mixture, I gently lifted the potato layers so the mixture could seep down between the layers. I still had some bubbling over in the oven but not much. This dish was tasty and went well with the ham I cooked in the slow cooker. This is a good base cream sauce to use in other dishes as well. Make sure you add salt/pepper to your taste otherwise it can be bland.
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Buddy's and Bubba's Homemade Dog Food

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2013
I reviewed this earlier, but just wanted to add that if your dog gets an allergic reaction, omit the oatmeal.
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Roasted Okra

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2012
Very easy recipe! I use butter instead of oil for an extra rich flavor. I melt the butter in a saucepan and add 1 tsp salt and some Indian spices (or any seasoning/spice I feel like). Then I pour the butter mixture over the okra and mix it all together and pour onto baking dish and bake as directed. YUMMY!
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Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2012
My husband made steaks and wanted some creamed spinach, so I decided to try this recipe. It was very good and we will be making it again. I used cheddar cheese since I did not have provolone, and it was quite tasty! It is important to press out as much of the water as you can from the cooked spinach in order for this recipe to be creamier and not too watery.
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Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
Great basic recipe. I put the bowl and beaters in the freezer to chill before whipping. I added about 1/4c of "fine" sugar (I just put the regular sugar in my blender to make it fine). We used this as a topping on our strawberry shortcakes.
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Butterscotch Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
These muffins were very tasty. The only thing we did different (to suit our taste) was to use butter instead of oil. Instead of water we used milk. We added some butterscotch chips to the batter. And we ground up about a 1/2 cup of pecans and added it to the batter. In the future we plan to also use two packs of butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla/butterscotch. My husband also snuck a whole pecan inside some of the muffins after I poured the batter while I wasn't looking (he loves pecans). VERY TASTY!! (I just ate four of 'em with my cup of coffee.)
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Sky High Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
This was delicious! I added a tsp of salt since the original recipe left it out. I cut the recipe in half since it was the two of us eating. My husband kept going back for more. I made this with a prime rib roast that I cooked in the slow cooker. There was plenty of gravy for these Yorkies! Next time I will make this with butter or meat drippings instead of the oil in the muffin tins. I think that will add some more flavor; but it is definitely good the way it is.
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Taco Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
This was a huge hit. I say that because when my husband first saw the recipe in my hand, he immediately began to complain. Of course, I ignored him. When this meal was prepared, it tasted so good. My husband even said (and I quote), "When you set your mind to cook Mexican food, you do an awesome job!" The only changes I made were the same suggested previously. I added a can of olives, Mexican corn, and seasoned diced tomatoes. The green chili’s made it a wee bit spicy, but no one seemed to mind. I took someone's suggestion and baked without the cheese topping for 15 minutes, then added cheese topping (and crumbled tortilla chips) and baked a remaining 10-15 minutes. I used a mixture of sharp cheddar and spicy Monterey jack cheeses. We added sour cream and guacamole on our plates. I served with a lettuce salad with tomatoes and salsa. This recipe will be one of my keepers.
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Fresh Herbed Halibut

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2009
This was very good. The ONLY change I made was to add lots of butter! I also baked it at 400 for 20 min. My husband was all prepared to make his "famous" lemon-butter sauce, but with the butter and lemon juice already cooked with the halibut, he didn't have to. He really enjoyed this dish!
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Salmon Fillets with Creamy Dill

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
I gotta admit I had my doubts about this recipe but I tried it anyway because of all the good reviews. I cut the recipe in half as suggested, and it made a perfect amount. When my husband (the picky eater) tried it, all he said was "OH, WOW!" over and over again. He absolutely LOVED it. I loved it, too and will most definitely keep this recipe and use it again! I did not have any of the fresh herbs, so I used dried and adjusted accordingly. I used dijon mustard. YUMMY!!!
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
This was very tasty. The only thing I did differently was use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar. I had some Asian yams lying around, so I used this recipe and they turned out delicious!
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Garlic Croutons

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
This was very good. I used someone's suggestion about buttering the bread first before cutting. I seasoned with a little salt, but it probably didn't even need it. I also added parmesan cheese just before baking. Made it for a caesar salad tonight.
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Beef Fried Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2008
Very good recipe. The only changes I made were to cook the beef with fresh pressed garlic and sliced onion. I also added more sliced onion to the remaining ingredients and added some chopped zuchinni, sliced mushrooms and frozen peas. I increased the soy sauce to 5 Tbsp. I also scrambled the eggs for simplicity. My family liked this recipe.
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Tomato Bisque II

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2008
I’m still making this recipe after several years. I usually buy two 28-oz cans of diced or stewed tomatoes (seasoned). I just toss the tomatoes into the blender and puree. (Using fresh tomatoes, I still throw them into the blender and puree.) I use half 'n half or cream. I, personally, would not go below half 'n half since it would make the bisque too watery. Like others, I would also recommend adding more sugar, basil, salt & pepper to taste. It can be a bit too bland otherwise. Adding a splash of tabasco sauce to the bowl adds a nice kick. We use a dollop of sour cream on top or sprinkled parmesan cheese.
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2008
This is a keeper for sure! I noted some of the modifications others made, and I made the following changes: increased garlic to 4 cloves of pressed garlic, decreased olive oil to 1 Tbsp plus added 2 Tbsp melted butter, decreased basil to 3/4 tsp, decreased salt & pepper to 1/2 tsp, increased lemon juice to 3 Tbsp lemon juice, and I used 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro instead of the parsley (yes! that was good). I wish I had some dill to add, but I didn't. I had two sm filets and marinated in ziploc bag. I placed the filets (with the marinade) in foil just to minimize cleanup, sealed the foil, then placed them in a pan (I didn't have a glass dish) and baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then broiled uncovered for almost 5 minutes. I served with rice and used the juice to pour over the rice. OH! This was good!!!!!
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Grilled Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2005
My husband needed a Mahi Mahi recipe fast, so we looked online and found this one. We both were so amazed at how wonderful the flavor is! He only had two fillets, and he kept the fillets whole and did not cube them. He used about three cloves of fresh garlic instead of the stuff in a jar. He also used red wine since we didn’t have any white on hand. We also didn’t have any diced tomatoes with the peppers; but we did have a can of diced tomatoes with basil, so he used that and added a bit of his dried red peppers. It was raining, so he put it into the oven and baked it at 450. We had no idea if we’d like this dish; so as soon as it came out of the oven, we both sampled it. It was so delicious that we ate it immediately. (We forgot the cheese.) The fish was very moist. This is a very easy recipe and the flavor was awesome! We both said we would definitely make this again.
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Au Gratin Potatoes II

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
This was very delicious. I took a suggestion posted here and used cream of chicken soup instead of the cream of celery and I added 2 pressed cloves of sautéed garlic. The whole family loved this one. I didn’t get a chance to make the cornflake topping, and it was very good without it.
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Hershey's ® 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
You can't go wrong with this one! It's a deliciously moist cake. The ONLY change I made was to use butter instead of the 1/2 cup oil in the cake (I prefer the taste of butter). I lined the bottom of the pans with parchment paper, so that I don’t have to do all that greasing and flouring. Cakes slide right out of the pans. My hubby loves this receipe, and one evening when I was tired and he wanted cake, he got up and made this cake himself! It's addictive so waistlines beware!
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
My hubby always asks his mom to bake her famous Shepherd's Pie when we go to visit. I have never made it for fear that it would not be as good as hers and he wouldn't want to eat it. This recipe was fantastic, and everyone gobbled three helpings! I followed some of the other suggestions here and cooked potatoes and carrots together in the same pot. I mashed the potatoes with 8oz sour cream and salt/pepper. I used green onion in the mashed potatoes. I sautéed 2 pressed cloves of fresh garlic in butter with the onions to use in the meat mixture. I cooked the meat mixture with 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce and added seasoned salt to taste. I bumped up the ketchup to 1/4 cup, but I think half that (2 tablespoons) would have been fine. I used 1 packet of brown gravy mix with 1 cup water instead of the beef broth as suggested. And I mixed the ground beef with about a cup of frozen mixed veggies (peas and corn). Everyone loved it; it was definitely a huge hit!
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