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Cream of Mushroom Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2007
This is the best cream of mushroom soup recipe I have tried on this website. My husband LOVED it and he hates mushrooms. Every time I make this for dinner guests they rave about it. This dish is wonderful in that is tastes fancy, but it really isn't...it's very cheap and easy to make. Only thing I changed was I used shallots rather than onion because I think shallots add a richness that is just perfect for soups. I like that this recipe does not call for you to puree the soup. I like my cream of mushroom soup with big chunks of mushrooms.
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Fry Bread Tacos II

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
Oh what an ordeal to make...but boy were they worth it. I think I must have done something wrong in the frying process (I've never really fried anything before). I used a big sauce pot, filled it with oil and heated the oil to the temp the directions told. Only thing is when I fried my bread the whole house filled with smoke. By the time I fried my last piece my fire alarm was going off, then my security system went off, then the fire department came, then all the neighbors came out to see what was going on...and I'm just like 'what...I'm just making fry bread...'. After the smoke cleared we sat down at the dinner table and enjoyed a wonderful and yummy meal of fry bread tacos. Everyone LOVED them. I will for sure make it again, though, next time I will have to figure out a way of doing it without involving the fire department.
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Peanut Butter Cake II

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
Amazing. That's all I can say. Everyone went crazy over this cake...literally. I was making the frosting, look over at my cooling cakes and there is my four year old chowing down on it...about 1/4 of my bottom layer was gone...so you know he loved it. Then I serve it up for my dad and cousin's birthdays and it was seriously a feeding frenzy. My two teenage brothers were actually fighting over who got to have seconds. My husband said it is the best cake he's ever had. I love it because it's a very versatile cake, you can play around with it a lot. I made the cake exactly as the recipe tells because it was my first time making it (other than the frosting...I ended up adding a lot more cream to get the right consistancy), but next time I may play around with it a bit and maybe put a strawberry jelly layer in the middle and have a peanut butter and jelly cake or put chocolate in the middle. There's a lot you can do with it. This is undoubtedly a keeper.
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
My husband absolutely loved this, but I personally just thought it was okay. I had a wonderful chicken salad sandwich at a restaurant years ago that was fabulous and have been looking for a recipe that is just as good...but this wasn't. I have high standards now, I guess, for chicken salad.
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
This was not a hit for us. I followed the instructions and it just came out dry and bland. I thought there was not enough tuna and spices and too much noodle. I like my tuna casserole to be creamy, lots of tuna so I can actually taste the tuna flavor, and a few more spices. If you really look at the majority of reviews on here, a lot of them state they used this as the 'base' of the recipe but added a lot more to it...to me, it's not fair to give a recipe a good review if you do that because you aren't really using the actual recipe...you're making your own. I don't think I will be making this again unless of course I add a lot more to it...but then I wouldn't really be using this specific recipe then would I?
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2006
It's pretty good...but I didn't think it was amazing. I thought this was a banana flavored cake, but no, it’s actually more like banana bread baked in a cake pan. Expecting a real cake from this recipe, I made this for my son’s third birthday. We did a Curious George theme and my son loves banana’s so I figured this would be perfect. It was too dense and rich for an occasion like this. With the cake being super rich and the frosting being super rich it was just a bit too much. I think if I were to make this for a birthday type occasion again, I would make just a simple sugar frosting rather than the rich cream cheese frosting. Also, as many others have mentioned, the cooking time is off in the directions. I had to bake it for about 20 minutes longer than asked for. Overall, I think this is just a so-so cake. In my opinion, it’s nothing extraordinary.
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Hot Apple Cider

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
This is amazing. I made this to drink with our Thanksgiving feast and it was a HUGE hit. I made this in my crock-pot on high heat rather than my stove and it worked really well. I left the spices in much longer than the ten minutes that the recipe says, because after ten minutes it wasn't very flavorful. I ened up leaving the spices in for a couple of hours and it came out tasting amazing. Also, I used a gallon of unfiltered, unsweetened apple juice and I think that really helped with the flavor too.
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Cheese Souffles

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
Bland the first time I made it, but a good base recipe. The second time I made this I made a few modifications. First, I sauteed some shallots and garlic that I added to the egg yolk base. Also, I buttered my dish and coated it with parmisan cheese which helped the souffle get that nice crust around it as it cooked. Lastly, I didn't think the step of returning the ingredients to the pan after the egg yolks were added was neccessary. Most souffle recipes I have tried in the past don't ask to do that, they just simply add the rue and the egg yolks, fold in the whipped egg whites, then cook it in the oven. I cooking the egg yolks, like this recipe suggests, and it turned out more fluffy when I didn't.
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2005
These were such a big hit for our Sunday dinner. The beginning of the recipe is very much your standard way of making breaded pork chops. You season the meat, bread the chops in flour, egg, bread crumbs then fry it in a pan of olive oil. I think the reason a few people complained that the chops were not flavorful is because they didn’t season their meat enough before dipping it in the flour. If you really season it with seasoned-salt a lot, that flour locks in that flavor very well. The second part of the recipe is what makes these pork chops so good. After frying them you bake them in the oven for an hour. I thought this amount of time was a little excessive, but I went ahead and followed the recipe. These were the moistest pork chops I have ever had. The sauce is very easy too. Pop open a can of cream of mushroom soup, then add milk and wine. I actually ended up omitting the wine and added more milk (I didn’t have any wine on hand) and it still turned out plenty flavorful. I added about a teaspoon of thyme to my sauce and that complemented the mushrooms very well. I will be adding the wine the next time I make this because I think that will add an even richer flavor, but it tasted great without it too. I would like to try to make fried chicken or chicken fried steak this way (breading it, frying it, and then baking it). I’m sure it will turn out just as moist and yummy.
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
These go very fast whenever I make them. I follow the recipe exactly and they turn out wonderfully. These are healthy, and great for busy families on the go in the mornings.
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
This was okay. The recipe says to cook the veggies in the clam juice and meanwhile make the cream sauce. The way the recipe was written it makes it sound like the veggies should cook in the amount of time it take to make the cream sauce but they don't; it takes quite a bit longer for the veggies to get soft (I would say about 10-15 mins). Also, I think next time I make it I will use shallots rather than onions because they give cream soups a really nice richness or I will use the onions and add some garlic. Overall, a nice clam chowder recipe, I just need to make some small adjustments the next time I make it.
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Chili I

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
I don't know what I can say about this chili that has not already been said. It is fantastic! Probably like everyone else here, I was quite intrigued yet VERY dubious of the ingredients. Coffee, beer, and cocoa would be the last things I would have ever thought to put in chili but boy did they all work. The chili does not taste like beer or coffee or cocoa though. All the flavors sort of meld together nicely to creat a new unique flavorful chili. Not one of the flavors is overbearing. It's just the right bit of sweetness, just the right bit of savory, and just the right bit of spicy. My husband said it was the best chili he's ever had and my four year-old, who normally isn't a big fan of chili, had four helpings and didn't find it to be too spicy. This is for sure a keeper!
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Seven Minute Frosting I

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
This is an okay frosting but you will want to eat your cake that day because left overs for this frosting are not good. This is easy to spread and has a nice, light, fluffy texture. It almost tastes like marshmellow jet puff to me. This frosting does not keep well in the freezer and does not keep well if left on a cake for more than a day. It gets very crumbly and hard.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
This was just okay. Not the best curry I have ever had. Overall, I thought it was a bit on the bland side, but it does serve as a good base.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
The pie was great, I made my pie in a 9 inch glass pie dish, yet after making my pie filling, it only filled half of the dish so I had to go back and make another batch just so the pie filled up to the top of my pie crust. This recipe does not fill a 9 inch glass pie dish. Because I doubled the filling, I ended up baking it for about 10 - 15 minutes longer than the recipe said to. Since I had so many issues with the recipe, I was very nervous while the pie was baking, but it still turned out very well. I don’t like that jelly-like consistency that corn syrup pecan pies tend to have, and this pie didn’t have that. It had a nice consistency and a wonderful flavor.
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Jewish Apple Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
I followed the recipe exactly, but I think next time I make it I am for sure going to add more apples like others suggested. Also, I realized I ran out of cinnamon while I was in the middle of making this so I subed with all-spice and I think the all-spice worked really well with the apple flavor. I think I'm going to make it with all spice from now on actually. Overall a great recipe. It has a really nice light sweet flavor and it's great for people with dairy allergies because there is no dairy in it.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2007
I made four batches of this for holiday gifts for friends and clients and everyone is asking me for the recipe. It seriously took no time at all to whip up four batches. This is the easiest, yummiest treat ever. Tastes just as good, if not better, than anything you could buy from the store.
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Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2007
This is a dead ringer. I used to work for a certain nameless restaurant that served a soup just like this, and this recipe is spot on to it. This is my favorite soup served at that nameless restaurant so I had to try this recipe. This was a huge hit and so easy to make. I made a few changes...first, I didn't bake sausage links I just bought ground Italian sausage and browned it with the onions, two, I cooked the bacon seperate so I wouldn't have to pick it out of the onions as the recipe suggests, three, I added a whole can of chicken stock, four, I added more cream, five, I added a pinch of thyme and basil (not in the nameless restaurants soup...but I like those flavors so I added it to mine). Really great soup that I will for sure make again.
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Cream Corn Like No Other

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
I brought this to my cousins house today for Thanksgiving dinner and boy was this a hit. Everyone LOVED it! In fact, this side dish got more raves than any other dish. I will for sure be making this again. So easy to make and so flavorful. I followed the recipe exactly and there isn't anything I would change about it.
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Neat Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
These were great! My four year-old and I had two helpings, my husband had four. Everyone loved them. This was such a quick and easy meal to throw together. I can see how some would think they tasted a bit sweet, but I actually really liked them that way. No more Manwich's for us ever again.
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