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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
Wow this was really good.My whole family loved this.Other than using a bigger roasting pan to bake the apples in I made this as directed. The bigger pan allowed more of the apples to stick out than other people were saying. We really liked it this way. I don't think I would baste the apples while cooking. I meant to baste them as some people suggested but forgot to. The homemade pie crust was very flaky and was sweetened just right with the sugar in the apple center. This was my first time making or eating apple dumplings. I sure have been missing out on a lot. My kids loved helping me make this. They peeled the apples for me while I made the pie crust. It wasn't very pretty but will,I think,improve in looks with practice.
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
It is to thin. Needs tomato paste. Why does everyone feel the need to add sugar to spaghetti. It is not a desert. I have always used crushed fennel seed instead. It tases so much better. This recipe needs more seasoning. I have my own I have been making for 20 years but always like to try others to see if I may like it another way. This recipe is, I am sorry to say, a complete flop. Too many onions to many green peppers. Though that may work well with rice cooked in. Turning it into a tomato and rice soup sounds like just the thing for this particular recipe. I'll have to try that. Thank you
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Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Almost exactly like the baking soda biscuits in my 1937 copy of America's Cookbook the only differences were using sifted flour, 1/4c shortening instead of 1/3c, and 2 1/2tsp baking soda and 1/2tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp of salt. I guess people then didn't use as much salt as we do today. An option at the bottom of the recipe was included for richer biscuits using 1/3c shortening, just like in this recipe. My biscuits rose beautifully were layered like they should be, and for us quite rich enough. A key is to not over handle the dough and not twist your cutter. Although glasses make an adequate cutter they tend to seal the edges more. At least in my experience they do. Good luckk trying. It took me many tries to figure out just how much handling was to much and what was just right. Nothing can substitute for experience and desire to make good biscuits. By the way if your biscuits are not browing properly are you putting the biscuits closer to the top of the oven. This will help them brown in the amount of time given. Thank you
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2010
We loved the recipe. I used my own marinara sauce. I also used mozzarella cheese instead of the jack. I served it over whole wheat rotini noodles. Next time I'll make garlic bread and a salad to go with the meal. Since I already had the crumb mix I made extra chicken and this half I baked for 20 minutes instead of pan frying to lower the fat. I didn't have the breading falling of that I had with the pan fried ones. These extras I'll freeze for a quick dinner on a busy day. Thank you loved the chicken.
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Chili Mac Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
It was good the way it is written but even better with the changes I made. I used Bill Echols taco seasoning from this sight instead of the listed seasonings. This made it much tastier. Due to allergies I left out the onions from both recipes. And because I prefer my chili mac without beans I left those out also and increased the pasta. I also left out the green chilis for my mild children. We all loved it this way. Thank you.
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Pineapple Orange Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I gave this five stars because although I didn't make just like the recipe it helped me make what I was looking for. I wanted a pinacolada like pancake. So I used crushed pineapple and left the juice in. I also added 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut to the mix. I left out the oj and added only enough buttermilk to make it the right consistency. I cooked them at 250 degrees on the griddle. They took 7 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the second side. Only I'm not sure my griddle heats to the right temp. Any way my children loved them. Thank you for the help
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
It was a wonderful stew. I had never heard of Brunswick stew before seeing this on line. I did add garlic to the stew and left out the pork because my husband is allergic to pork. And I also left out the onions also because of allergies. I also added more vegies to the stew. Then I read the review of a sountherner that said real Brunswick stew never has vegies added. So next time I may try it without adding the vegies. Thank you
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
I made it just as written except for two things. First I'm of the old school and I mixed the flour, cornmeal, and salt in a bowl separately before adding it to the liquid. The other change I would not have made, except my oven has gone on the fritz. The repair man said it will take up to two months to repair my oven, possibly sooner. So I cooked the cornbread in a cast iron skillet on the stove for about 30 minutes on low. My children loved it. I was very relieved to see that it turned out. If you do it on the stove make sure it has a lid and butter the pan after it is hot. Thank you grandma for a wonderfull cornbread!!
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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I loved the soup until I pureed it. I hated it when I added the vinegar. Like others I used applecider vinegar instead of the sherry vinegar because this was all I had on hand. If I make it again I will definitely not puree the beens and I will not use the vinegar. I'm afraid I was very disappointed in the soup.
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Chicken Cacciatore and Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
It tasted like bland spaghetti sauce with chicken. It needed something different. I'm not sure what but my recipe in a cookbook I have is pretty simple but with a lot more flavor. Sorry I couldn't like it.
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Hamburger Rice Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
I gave only 4 star because I had to make changes. With the changes it was wonderful. I seasoned the meat with salt and garlic but didn't add any more salt to the soup. I blended the diced tomatoes more from preference. I also used 4 cups of beef broth, 3/4c of dry red wine, and only 1 1/4c of water instead of the six cups of water. Because I didn't have any potatoes and my husband is allergic to onions I added corn and doubled the rice. It smelled wonderful while cooking and tasted even better. However without the broth and wine I don't believe I would have liked it. Thank you
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Rich 'N Thick Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
The wow was when I tasted the mixture of chocolate, water, sugar, and vanilla. I added the vanilla at that time instead of waiting till the end to add it. When I added the milk it wasn't chocolaty enough. I had to double the amount of chocolate I used. Next time I'll make it with more chocolate and of course some cream for part of the milk. Thank you
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I've only tried this in a soup but it flavored the soup very nicely. I did make a few changes. I left out the onion because my husband is allergic to them. I also left out the red pepper flakes because I couldn't find them in my cabinets. Other than that I salted and peppered to taste. I liked being able to leave out what my husband couldn't eat. I have always had to skip recipes that called for taco seasoning packets because of my husbands allergies to onions and MSG. Thank you To update I have now used the seasoning mix in other recipes and truly love the way it tastes.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
Thank you we loved the soup. I made some minor changes. I cooked on the stove top not enough time to wait on the slow cooker. Made my own beans. Used ground turkey instead of chicken and left out the onions my since my husband is allergic to onions. I also used a taco seasoning on this site from Bob.
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Turkey Goulash

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
It was okay. But definitely not goulash more like a very bland spaghetti with the wrong noodles.
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German Sauerkraut Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
Not a wow but still very good. I had to make some changes due to allergies. I didn't use onions and had to sub beef sausage for the ham. I also used chicken broth for some of the water. Because I didn't have the ham I didn't cook for the extended time so I used less added liquid. Thank you
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
Wonderful potato soup. I haven't eaten it yet, because I'm waiting for the bread to finnish baking. But I have tasted the soup. It's even better than the potato soup I've been making. I did have to make some changes due to allergies. I subbed turkey bacon for the pork bacon. Since turkey bacon doesn't have enough fat I just tossed the bacon into the soup at the beginning. This way I could still get some of the flavor in the soup. I also didn't bake the potatoes I just diced them and put them in when I boiled the broth. I also mixed the milk with the flour before adding to the soup. When the soup thickened I then added the cream to the soup. My version of half and half. Thank you
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Barbecued Beef Ribs for Two

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
It was way to greasy/fat. I didn't like them although my husband did. Thank you for trying.
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Poblano Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
It was easy to make. My children loved it and asked me to make it again. I substituted more poblanos for the jalapenos. They are much less spicey. I also skipped the butter in the sauce and whisked the flour into the half and half before heating it. I used precooked chicken instead of the chicken breasts. As for the salt, I salted and peppered the white sauce to taste before layering the casserole. Next time I'm going to make extra sauce so I can add a melting cheese to the extra and serve it over chicken breasts. Thank you
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Real Homemade Tamales

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
Thank you I have been searching for the recipe for the masa for tamales on the internet. I used to make them to sell. But it has been a while and couldn't remember if I used 1/3c of lard or 2/3. By the way I always tripled the amount of salt in the masa. All of my customers said it was better that way.
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