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Potato Pancakes II

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2008
These were really good. Leftover mashed potatoes are always dry and not as tasty when reheated - so this is a great way to use them. I did add a little black pepper, dried sage and about 3 tablespoons of flour to help hold them together. I also increased the cheese to 1/2 cup. Letting them get nice and crispy (over medium heat) before flipping them is the key. Serve with dollops of sour cream.... YUM!
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Italian Confetti Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2008
This was really good - my family liked it a lot. Although, I thought it needed a bit more dressing - it soaks in quite a bit over time and becomes somewhat dry. I also added a pinch of sugar to it. Other than that, it's a great salad - so fresh tasting. Perfect summer dish.
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Neat Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2008
Hmmm... I just didn't care for these very much. I did not like the celery it calls for at all. And, I found the sauce to be on the bland side. As well as being too sweet. Not robust and tangy as it should be. I will continue my search for the perfect sloppy joe. For my family, that is! :)
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Blueberry Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
We love fruit salads around here - and this one is very good and a little "out of the ordinary". It makes a lot, though (and doesn't keep) - so be sure you have a large, hungry crowd. The flavor of the vanilla pudding mixed with Tang is great! I'll be making this again, for sure.
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Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
Excellent! Per other reviewers suggestions, I doubled the ketchup, added a tsp. of minced garlic, chopped up a whole sweet onion (small), used cider vinegar instead of lemon juice, replaced the water with an 8 oz. can of pineapple chunks and their juice and increased the kielbasa to 2 lbs. Prepared this as a meal and served it over mashed potatoes (using the yummy sauce as a gravy). Will make again and again this way - the whole family loved it.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2008
This was a good starting point -but I can only give 3 stars because I had to make so many changes to suit MY taste. I was going for something similar to what I order at my favorite (and very expensive) local Thai restaurant. And, I think I came fairly close. Not that everyone would agree with my changes, but here they are: I added 2" of fresh peeled ginger - minced it and tossed it in with the onion and garlic, I replaced the canned tomatoes with 2 freshly diced tomatoes (because I had them), I added one chopped yellow bell pepper, I chopped the sweet onion into good-sized chunks instead of slices, I made sure to use 'sweetened' coconut milk, I omitted the tomato sauce and added one fresh lime (juiced), I used 1/8 tsp. of black pepper and 2 tsp. of salt added to the end mixture (instead of seasoning the chicken) as well as 1/4 cup of freshly chopped cilantro and 1 tbsp. of cornstarch. It was still quite a thin sauce, but this is also how it is served at the restaurant I love - so I don't think it is supposed to be thick. After all of these additions and subtractions - I thought it had a wonderful flavor. I am questioning whether adding some pineapple chunks would have been good - I might try that next time. Although I love hot and spicy food, I did not experiment with adding additional heat - because I was also feeding this to my two small children. But if it were just for me and hubby, I would have tried adding some red pepper flakes to start. :)
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2008
Excellent. The perfect accompaniment to a Mexican casserole, tacos, fajitas or burritos. Tastes fresh and is chock full of crunchy veggies.
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Enchilada Casserole III

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2008
This was good - and easy enough to prepare for a weekday night. Mild enough for the kiddies. Definitely could have used some sour cream on the side, though. I wasn't jumping up and down over it - but I wouldn't have a problem making it again.
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2008
This was very good with a few changes. I thought that two heads of broccoli was enough with the amount of pasta. Also, there was not enough dressing, in my opinion. I increased the mayonnaise to 1 1/2 cups, the cider vinegar to 3 tablespoons and left the amount of sugar the same. This allowed for an even coating. Other than that - I left it as written and it was a tasty side dish, for sure!
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Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2008
I wasn't crazy about this marinade. It was a little harsh for my taste and I don't think I would ever be inspired to make it again. Not sure what would make it better. Perhaps diluting the soy sauce, or using a "lite/less sodium" version. Could have been a little sweeter as well.
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Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
Very good - and simple to make. Unique flavor, loved the fresh tarragon it calls for. I will definitely be making this again.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
Very good drop biscuits! Easy to make and the whole family enjoyed them. I took the advice of a previous reviewer and served them with creamy french dressing for dipping. Yum!
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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
My family did not care for this at all. It may be that we just don't like "Ambrosia" salads. I was turned off by the texture of the coconut in it. And, I particularly disliked the nutmeg and cinnamon flavor. Sorry!
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Broccoli Rice Casserole

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
I thought this was a lot of work - and we didn't care for it as much as the fast packaged kind. Wasn't worth the effort for me - sorry!
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Strawberry Salad

Reviewed: May 6, 2008
I ended up loving this after making a few changes. I doubled the gelatin and water. Increased the strawberries to a 21 ounce bag (and used sliced instead of whole). I left everything else the same. It made a lot - and did not keep well (probably could serve 10-12). Best if eaten on the day you make it. Really light & luscious!
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Corn Dog Casserole

Reviewed: May 6, 2008
We were not crazy about this casserole. We love corn dogs around here - so it sounded good. But, we thought it was super dry and nothing really special. I ended up squirting mustard all over it to help the flavor. My kids didn't even care for it. Sorry!
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Sugar Snap Peas

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
Too oily. I liked the roasted flavor and the herbs. Found the shallots to be unnecessary, though. Would not make again as written.
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Roasted New Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
hmmmm...just a little boring. Didn't do much for me. I think I prefer new potatoes in more of a buttery herb glaze.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
This was just OK for us. My family didn't think it was great. I disliked the way the flour came off and floated around the sauce in slimy little clumps. And, the sauce was fairly weak and did not really penetrate the chicken. The best part was the mushrooms - they seemed to retain a lot of the flavor from the sauce. I have another chicken skillet recipe that calls for Balsamic vinegar and is more of a glaze. I think it is much better than this one.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
We are not bakers around here - but these are pretty fool-proof. My husband actually made them last night with the help of our bread machine - I only stepped in to assist in rolling them up. He did great! These are delicious - soft, chewy, buttery yeast rolls that are just slightly sweet, I think. Give them a try!
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