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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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Cornbread Stuffing Southern Style

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
I took the advice of other reviewers and used a cornbread mix that wasn't sweet. Big mistake! More than half of it was left and my hubby commented that it would've been better with a sweet cornbread and without the corn. I have to agree. I will make it again, with a mix like Jiffy instead. I also used sour cream instead of yogurt (I happened to have some already in the fridge) and left out the bell pepper (forgot to get it from the market and it was Christmas Day so the market was closed). I also think it's too much liquid - it was a little mushy.
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
This was the first time I ever tasted or made green bean casserole and it was just okay to me. I gave it four stars though because the people who normally eat it enjoyed the one I made for Christmas.
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Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
I made this for Christmas and everyone loved it! A couple of people, including my mother-in-law, had seconds! I could only find white chocolate pudding that was sugar and fat-free, so I used cheesecake flavor instead. I also couldn't decide on brownies or cake (as other people suggested), so I made brownies, but used the "cake-like" recipe instead of the "fudge-like" recipe. It was very rich, but as long as you don't eat it everyday, who cares???
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2006
I've made this a number of times. My family and I just love it. This was the first time I used sour cream and it really sets the dish off!
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Oxtails with Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2006
I had never tasted oxtails before and wanted to try something different. Maybe I should've trimmed the fat first because they were very fatty. The taste was okay, but tasted too "stewy". I browned the meat first and sauteed the onion and garlic before adding the water. Glad I can say I've had them, but probably won't make again. Sorry!
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