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Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2007
I used frozen veggies (corn, geeen beans, and carrots) because I think canned veggies are gross. I was pressed for time so I used packaged mashed potatoes (something I NEVER use - Grandma, forgive me) and it came out delicious. My husband was skeptical - he never liked shepherd's pie as a child (neither did I), but my daughter requested it so I figured I'd give it a shot. It was so good - way better than I remember it from my childhood. I think the soup adds a little something extra (I used cream of celery) and makes it nice and creamy. Will definitely make this again!
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Breakfast Casserole III

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2007
I halved this recipe just for me, hubby, and daughter (no one else like eggs) and made a few small changes...I cooked the sausage and then cooked the chopped onion in the grease. I cooked frozen hash browns (loose in the bag, not the little rectangle ones) until they were nice and brown. The egg was a little too dry (and I didn't even cook it the entire 30 minutes) - next time I'll add more egg and cook it a little less time. I think this would be delicious with sauteed green pepper and a creamier cheese added to it. Hubby and daughter loved it. We had soome left over, but not sure how reheated egg would be???
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Chocolate Rum Balls I

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2007
I thought these were just okay - nothing great. I agree with another reviewer who said they taste like balls of cookie dough. Not too rummy, which is good. Probably will not make these again.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2007
This recipe was very easy to make and it tasted really good. I should've read some reviews (I usually do) before I made it, but I was in a hurry. It did seem to be missing something - more salt, for one. Plus, I think extra sharp cheddar plus some garlic powder and maybe seasoned salt would've also helped. I will definitely make this again, with those additions. Overall, very good. Family loved it. Barely any left.
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2007
My whole family LOVES these cookies. My oldest daughter is a sugar cookie fiend! I always double the recipe and freeze half so she can make them whenever she wants. I did add a little extra sugar - I always add extra to recipes because, to me, when things bake, some of the sweetness is lost. I think this is a very good basic recipe that you can add things to according to your taste.
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Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2007
I tweaked the recipe a little bit - I used buttermilk instead of the milk and egg mixture. The coating was too crunchy for us, we like ours more crispy (there's a difference). Next time I'll skip the milk and just season and flour it, like my dad always did. I deep fried breasts, wings, and drums and the flavor of the meat was really good. I took the advice of another reviewer and let the chicken sit in an ice water-n-salt bath before cooking - I still had the icky veins! The "brine" did help season the meat, though. I did make the gravy and it was delicious, but next time I'll skip it. The family liked the chicken more than I did.
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2007
I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong - every banana cream pie I make fails to set up right. It always ends up as banana pudding! I made this (and have made at least two other recipes) EXACTLY as directed. I made this pie the night before so it would have extra time to firm up and it didn't. It looked like it was pretty firm until I cut into it. The taste, however, was absolutely delicious. I made it for a graduation party for two of my daughters and it was gone in a matter of minutes, even though it was soft. People raved about the taste. I made the crust out of nilla wafers. Also, if you dip the banana slices in lemon juice, if keeps them from discoloring (and it's such a small amount that it does NOT give them a lemony taste). If anyone can give me some advice, I'd appreciate it. I really do love the taste of the pie, which is why I gave it four stars. ***UPDATE: I made this pie again, after reading JDMITR98's review. I filled the 1/3c. measuring cup with 1/2 flour, 1/2 cornstarch. I also cooked it a tad longer than the recipe states and DID NOT bake it, as others suggested. It came out PERFECT! If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. Thanks so much, JD!
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Scrumptious Seafood Linguine

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
Pretty good. I used real crabmeat and I used half-n-half instead of heavy cream and the sauce came out a little thinner than I would have liked. I also added scallops, which are watery, so that may have contributed to the thickness also. Next time I'll use heavy cream and crabmeat only. Overall, a good recipe.
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Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Reviewed: May 9, 2007
I tried this today and it was pretty good, except I think the recipe needs a little salt. I doubled the recipe and sauteed the veggies, along with minced garlic, in butter and olive oil. I used two deep-dish crusts instead of crescent rolls and they needed to bake for 45 minutes, then I turned the oven off and left them in for another 15. Could've used more cheese, too. Hubby liked it well enough. Maybe I'll tweak it a little bit next time.
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Stuffed Pork Chops I

Reviewed: May 3, 2007
I made these for dinner tonight. I was tired of the cooking pork chops the same tow ways - fried or bbq'd - so I tried this recipe. They were delicious! I'm not a fan of stuffing, so I made one just with the stuffing on top for myself. For the rest, I butterflied the chops and stuffed them before I browned them. I sauteed the onion and used celery salt because I didn't have any celery. I used a mix of white and wheat bread and added a little of the soup to the stuffing mix. To me, the chops were just a tad dry (I usually brine them before I cook them to keep them moist), but otherwise they were excellent. I will absolutely make these again soon.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
I've made this many times and it is always delicious. I've used it on oven-stuffers and whole wings, as well. The only thing I add is that I soften a little butter and the seasonings to it. Then I loosen the skin around the breast and stuff the butter in there. Absolutely delicious and so moist and flavorful! Tastes just as good (or better) than a restaurant's! LOVE IT!
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Tasty Breakfast Burritos

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
I wanted to do something different for breakfast, so I tried these. They were pretty good, but seemed to be missing a little something - maybe sauteed onions and green peppers would be good. I used the "mexican mix" cheese (all I had) and that gave it a little kick. Also, the sausage gravy my mom makes is a lot tastier than this one. Hubby liked it okay. Alright for basic recipe. Will probably make again, but will tweak a little bit to suit our tastes.
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Chicken Enchiladas V

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
These were delicious! I was looking for something to do with chicken breasts instead of the same-old thing (breading and frying). I seasoned the breasts with olive oil, cumin, garlic pepper, and onion powder and then grilled them. I didn't have enough sour cream (only about 1/3 c.) so I added a little milk. I used the "mexican" cheese mix and sprinkled a little on the chicken mixture before rolling up the tortillas. Only had 5 x-large tortillas (left over from last week's taco night) and no green chiles, but that worked just fine. My husband and picky teenager loved them. I will definitely make these again.
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London Broil I

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2007
Very good. I took the advice of others and added 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar (a good one), onion powder, and garlic powder to the marinade. Only had 6 hours for it to marinade and didn't grill it - cooked it at 350 for 25 minutes (we like ours medium) and it was delicious. Very tender and flavorful. I will make this again, but next time I'll marinate it overnight.
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
I halved this recipe since it was just for me, hubby, and little one this morning. I sauteed a bit of onion and added it (next time will also ad sauteed green pepper). I left out the ham (we had bacon on the side). I think I might try cream of mushroom soup next time, just for variety. Hubby put ketchup on his (yuck!) and gobbled it up. Very good.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
Delicious! Made these for New Year's Eve and everyone loved them. Didn't skewer or toothpick them, just put them seam-down on the foil-lined baking sheet. Needed to put them under the broiler for a while to really crisp up. My family couldn't eat enough! Thanks.
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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
This was very good, but not as creamy as I would have liked. I used a combo of half mayo/half sour cream, as others suggested. I think next time I'll also add in some cream cheese. I used a 6oz. jar of marinated artichoke hearts. I added crushed garlic to the mix also. Served this New Year's Eve, along with other appetizer foods, with whole grain and yellow corn tortilla chips.
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Japanese Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
These were good, but I think next time I will cut down on the sugar (as other reviewers have said) and I will double the sauce. Also, I think I should've fried them longer, as they ended up kind of soggy. Overall, pretty good.
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My Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2007
We loved these. Forgot the green onions and didn't have enough regular bread crumbs, so I added in some panko. I also used a mixture of fresh lump and fresh claw crab. Very good! The crackers in the mix add a nice flavor, I think.
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Garlic Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
Made these for Christmas and while I thought they were very good, next time I will not use so much lemon juice, if any. They also needed to cook for more than 40 minutes - more like an hour total. I also had to sprinkle a little extra salt on them when they were done. It was nice to have a potato dish other than potato salad, for a change.
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