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My Mother-in-Law's Cheese Sauce...ssshh Don't Tell Her

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2006
I should have taken other reviewer's advice and cut the recipe in half, but since I used only 3 c. of fat-free half & half I thought I would be okay. I reduced the liquid to three c. since others had trouble thickening their sauce. Mine, though it took a little while, got to a nice thickness. I also increased the onion to 1 1/2 tsp., sauteed it in the butter and then lightly toasted the garlic before adding the half & half. At that point, I added about 1/4 tsp. mustard powder (will probably double it next time) and, like stylingmom, added a little worstershire (about 1 tsp). I used about 16 oz. grated sharp cheddar as I didn't have American and the flavor was good but a bit grainy. I'll use American next time and see what the result is. All in all a great recipe but I highly recommend making 1/2 a batch unless your feeding a crowd. Thanks for the recipe, ALISSMOM, and your mother-in-law as well!
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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2006
I used this frosting on Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake for my son's birthday. The cake really didn't need frosting, but my son loves frosting so I chose this recipe. To be honest, I don't normally care for frosting but this recipe is divine! The sour cream is wonderful and I was pleased that the frosting wasn't overly sweet. I only used about 2 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar. Thanks for sharing Mary Beth!
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Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2006
I made this cake for my son's birthday and it was the moistest cake that I have ever had. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was enjoyed by all. Thanks for the recipe Lisa! Also thank you, Dena, for the suggestion of filling the hole in the bundt cake...I filled it with chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum!
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Vegetable Cheese Soup I

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2006
This is a very good base recipe. I took the advice of other viewers and doubled the amount of potatoes and also added additional vegetables (celery and broccoli). I omitted the corn as I don't care for it much and added some chicken. I used sauteed leeks rather than onion and added a bit of garlic. I probably tripled the amount of pepper as we love it. Both husband and son thought the broth could have been thicker but I don't like an overly-thick soup and thought it was the ideal consistensy. All in all, a lovely soup. Thank you Corwynn!
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Honey Mustard Dream Delight Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
YUM! If you don't like a little spice, you won't like this recipe but we LOVED it. I made only one change and substituted pure maple syrup for the honey. Thank you for sharing this one!
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Birthday Bones

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2006
All three of my dogs loved these. Like others, I added a little bit of honey. I also think that I will roll them a little bit thinner next time so they are more crunchy. Thanks Tami!
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Marinade for Steak I

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2006
Great marinade. I thought my steak was a little salty, but my husband and son had only rave reviews. I used 1 tbsp. wasabi in place of the mustard. Next time I will use 2 full tbsp. for more zip. Thanks Kat!
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Fajita Marinade II

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2006
This recipe is pretty good but I altered it a little for our tastes. Added about 1/4 tsp of Liquid Smoke and appx. 1 tsp. Mexican chile powder. My husband really liked it and thought it smelled wonderful even while the steak was marinating. Thanks Juanita!
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American Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
Sorry, but I give this recipe three stars only hesitantly. For starters, even as a "basic" recipe that can be altered to suit individual tastes, salt and pepper should have been necessary ingredients. However, my husband and son had multiple servings, but that was after my addition of salt, pepper, Worstershire sauce, garlic, carrots and corn. I also topped it off with bread crumbs along with the cheese. We also drizzled Louisiana hot sauce on our servings. In the end, my son (my most honest critic) told me that it needed more vegetables, potatoes and cheese, but as it was, I tripled the amount of vegetables, increased the amount of potatoes to 4 cups and increased the cheese up to 1 1/4 cups. I apologize for being negative, but I wasn't terribly impressed. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing Lisa!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2006
We love this recipe and I keep finding new ways to modify it (I feel I have to, since I make it at LEAST once a week)This is how we like it: I use celery seed rather than celery salt and usually have parmesan-romano cheese blend on hand so I use that. I also add 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes. I don't add any lemon juice anymore (I used to just reduce it by half) but now use low-fat mayo that I find to be quite tangy. I also double the amount of pepper and add about 1/2 c. of bread crumbs to the cheese mixture, which creates a nice texture and keeps the topping in place. Seasoning the fish with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, as others have done, really adds to the flavor as well. Thank you for helping us eat fish on a regular basis, Phoebe!
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Yummy Quiche

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2006
I wish that I could give this recipe more than five stars. 'Yummy' is right! I changed it a little for our taste: used chopped deli turkey instead of bacon, Havarti instead of monterey jack, tripled the amount of green chile and added about 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. I didn't have 1/2 and 1/2 so I used 1 c. of cream and 1/2 c. of milk. Also, this recipe made two quiches. Thank you for sharing Pamela!
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Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2006
I'm not much for sweets, and made this for a potluck, but this was very good. Rather than adding 1 tbsp. vanilla, I added 1/2 tbsp. almond extract and 1/2 tbsp. vanilla. I, like others, doubled the pecan mixture. The cooking time for my cake was about 55 minutes. I didn't bother with the foil and the cake came out fine. A co-worker later asked me to make it for her husband's upcoming birthday, so I think that says a lot! Thanks for the recipe!
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Cadillac Pimento Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2006
Scrumptious! I used real cheddar in lieu of processed cheese food and reduced fat cream cheese and mayo. I increased the pimento to 3 oz. and added freshly ground black pepper as well as a dash of worstershire. TIP: try it on bread with juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce.
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Orange Blossom Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2006
The flavor of this recipe is very good, and because of this I regret rating it only at 3 stars, but I had the same problem as Kez. The filling seemed soft so I placed the pie in the freezer and it firmed a little but by the time everyone served themselves (a potluck) and placed their slices on their plates, the slice collapsed into a pool of filling. Maybe someone can suggest a variation?
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Buffalo Chicken Wings I

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2006
I have tried various wing recipes at home but was always disappointed. Not true with this recipe! As some others, I dusted the wings with flour and added about one tbsp. of flour to the butter to thicken it up a bit. I also used 2 cloves of garlic and doubled the butter and pepper sauce because I was concerned there would not be enough sauce to simmer the chicken in...not like chicken wings are low-fat, anyways, right? I was glad I did so, but will definitely increase the amount of pepper sauce next time, but we like our food SPICY! My husband thought that this deserved five stars but my son and I wavered near four stars, though only because we wanted a little more kick. Thanks for sharing this recipe Ginger!
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Chicken Fried Steak III

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
Very likely the best chicken fried steak I have ever made. I added a dash of Tabasco to the egg and omitted the celery salt in the gravy, substituted onion powder for the garlic salt and sprinkled gravy-laden steaks with paprika. Thanks Gail!
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Irene's Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2006
Thanks to Beverly and her mother-in-law. This barbeque sauce was delicious. I used balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, doubled the cayenne and added an extra tablespoon. Once I let the sauce simmer for the recommended time, I strained the onions, pureed them and then put them back in the sauce. It thickened the sauce slightly and maintained the flavor of the sauce while keeping it smooth. Yum!
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: May 14, 2006
I did as several other reviewers did and used wheat flour as well as white flour (1 1/2 cups of each). I was disappointed that mine didn't rise as well as other reviewers did (no football-sized pitas in my oven) but most did expand and they had a wonderful flavor and texture. I think that I over-worked the dough so it's probably an error on my part. Thanks for the recipe Sandy!
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Three Cheese Baked Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2006
Very good. I used green onions (four) and used cheddar rather than American cheese. My husband loved the bread crumb topping but I think that I will reduce the bread crumbs by half. Thanks for the recipe. And yes, it DOES go perfectly with ribs!
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Creamy Dill Dip II

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
This dill dip had a great flavor. I added a dash of worsterhire sauce just because I like worstershire in almost everything. I didn't have cream cheese and used only sour cream and I think it would have turned out much better if I had followed the recipe in that aspect. I will definitly make it again...only next time I will include the cream cheese.
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