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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
I've tried a few scalloped potatoes recipes on this site and this is by far my favourite. My super picky, never gives a compliment, husband really liked them too. I made these ahead of time (early afternoon) for dinner so the only small change I made was to make extra sauce to make sure my poptatoes were covered so they wouldn't brown while waiting to be cooked. Awesome!!
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Lemon Sorbet

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
I bought a bag of lemons the other day and have been looking for ways to use them. I came across this recipe which sounded light and good and I'm glad I tried it. As per other reviewer's suggestions, I zested the lemon peel. I used club soda for the mineral water - the carbonation really adds a great element to it. Lastly, I used splenda instead of sugar with surprisingly great results. As other peole have said, you basically have to eat it as soon as you make because if you freeze it, it becomes a ball of ice. I actually don't mind that - I just broke it up into small lemon ice chips and it's a great snack with virtually no calories. Try it!
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Awesome Ham Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
I would rename this salad "Pretty good Ham pasta salad". I personally really liked it however there was quite a bit leftover after my luncheon was done. My husband found it quite sweet and didn't really care for it - and per other reviewers suggestions, I had reduced the pickle juice. I'm keeping this recipe, however what I may do in the future is add more salty ingredients to balance out the sweetness, like crispy bacon or olives.
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Bananas Foster II

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2008
So easy yet so fantastic! I used rum extract as I didn't have any rum on hand. I only added a tbsp of extract because I didn't want a fake rum taste to it. I made one other little change and that was to use pecans instead as I am not a big walnut fan. I made this twice and the only suggestion I have is that if you're going to go to the trouble of making this sauce, buy good quality ice cream. The first time I made it, I used just regular, inexpensive ice cream and it was great. The second time I made it, I used premium ice cream and it was out of this world.
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Fried Butterflied Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2008
I usually pay attention to the reviews and adjust the recipe accordingly but somehow I missed the water suggestions. Way too much water, definetely reduce it. If you follow the recipe as stated, you can't double dip. Upon dipping your shrimp the second time around, the liquid mixture just removes the first coat you put on. Just don't coat a second time, it turns out fine. I didn't have any fresh breadcrumbs so I very lightly toasted 6 slices of bread in the oven, then ran them throuh the food processor. I also added salt, pepper and dried parsley to the breadcrumbs. It was excellent.
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Wild Rice Soup III

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2007
I really enjoyed this recipe and it's quite easy to make. The only change I made, based on other reviews, was to a tbsp of chicken bouillon soup base. It added a bit more flavor and salt. I also included quite a bit of salt. It's very hearty, almost a stew so I may add more chicken stock/milk next time. Will definitely make again.
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Salad de Colores

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
I'm trying to incorporate more veggies in my diet so I made this salad thinking I would eat it for it's health benefits and not it's taste. I was pretty surprised when it turns out it tastes good too! I added a bit of green onions and it was fabulous. I didn't know how well it would keep in the fridge over a few days so prepared it minus the pumpkins seeds and the spinach and added those whenever I ate a bowl. It's very pretty as well!
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Pan-Fried Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
Very good, but as other reviewers have stated, the suggested cooking time is too long and your garlic will burn if incorporated at the beginning. On a medium high heat, your asparagus will be ready in about 5 or 6 minutes. I added the minced garlic (from a jar) in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
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Kabobs

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
It's surprising how four ingredients can make such a difference. What really impressed me (and my dinner guests) was that I only marinated them for five hours, which in my experiende is simply not long enough for beef. I can't wait to try again but this time marinating overnight. I may also add a bit of soya sauce for a bit of saltiness, but it's not really necessary.
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Best Yet Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
Great recipe. So simple yet very flavourful. It's one of those recipes where you can add any leftover veggies to clean out your fridge. The only change I made was to add half a can of tomato soup for a little sweetness and I accidentally forgot to add the cinamon.
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Spaghetti Sauce III

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
I really enjoyed this sauce. I added an additional two minced cloves of garlic and a bit of sugar at the end, then topped if off with parmesan cheese. Mmmmmm. My picky husband however, not knowing I had made this from scratch, took a few bites and told me not to buy this brand of spaghetti sauce anymore. The only thing he disliked was that it was very thick, there was hardly any liquid to it. I will make this again but I may follow some other reviewers suggestion and add a second can of tomato paste with some water.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2007
I saw this recipe and decided I wanted to make it for dinner however I had all the ingredients except for fish, so I decided to try it with chicken instead. Excellent, although next time I may decrease the lemon juice by half. I poached my chicken breasts in chicken stock till fully cooked then I topped in off with the sauce and slipped it under the broiler for a few minutes till brown. Very good, will make again.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
Excellent. I used chicken broth instead of water and bouillon cubes. I also added a can of corn. I used my slow cooker and it turned out thick and chunky, like a chowder. Oh, and I only had deli-style shaved ham. It worked surprisingly well. I will absolutely be making this one again.
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs II

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
If you are making these, here's a tip. Do not use apple cider vinegar - it's not the same thing as cider vinegar! It'll completely ruin your sauce. I found that out the hard way, had to throw out the sauce plus my house stunk for days. I tried it again with regular vinegar and it was great - I'm sure cider vinegar would be even better.
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Mexi-Cheesy Chip Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
Excellent! I got tons of compliments and a few requests for the recipe. I used my own homemade chili (with beans). I used Velveeta but I think real cheese would be great as well.
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2006
Really good. I'm not a big fan, but my super picky husband, who loves eggnog, loved it. He's very excited that now I'll be able to make this year round since it's only available in stores during the holidays. It really is better the next day because the day you make it, if you drink it, it's kind of gritty but it mellows out by the following day. Just make sure you mix the container each time you take a glass because the spices go to the bottom after a while.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2006
Fantastic. So fluffy, I initially thought I had used baking soda instead baking powder - it wouldn't be the first time. Plus, I broke the cardinal rule when it comes to pancakes, I used an electric mixer. Everybody knows that the key to a fluffy pancake is to mix as little as possible but when I initially made the batter, it was extremely lumpy - like cottage cheese. I didn't want to eat uncooked flour lumps so I decided to forfeit fluffy for a smooth batter, but they still turned out great. Thank you Verona's grandma!
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Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
I feel really bad because I hate to give bad reviews, and normally I just don't bother but this was really really not good, bland and watery. Maybe it's because I tried to make in the slow cooker. At one point my husband looked at me and asked what smelled so bad. I threw it in the garbage because no amount of doctoring could save it. Sorry.
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Hamburger Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2006
It's pretty good, but the name should be changed from Hamburger Stew to Mexican Hamburger soup. I will probably make this again but throw in some macaroni noodles to thicken it up to a stew consistency. Flavour is good with addition of salt and pepper. Good basic recipe.
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