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Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Cider vinegar works well. I used demara sugar, added a teaspoon of mayo to emulsify it, and lightly toasted the poppy seeds in a skillet for a punchier flavor. This one is a keeper!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2009
I can't imagine why the recipe says to drain the broth from the chicken and vegetables. What a waste! I cooked the chicken and vegetables in about 2 cups of water, then added bouillon to finish flavoring the broth. In a separate pot I added the milk to the flour/butter/onion mixture which created a thick paste, then scooped the whole glob into the chicken/veg/broth and heated it to finish thickening the sauce. Since I only had one pie crust I made a biscuit top crust out of 1 c. self rising flour, 2 T crisco, and enough milk to make a workable dough. I rolled it out to about 1/4 inch thick and sealed it on top of the pie. Worked great!
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Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2009
I made this last night for a youth group gathering. I actually decided to make it an hour before it was served. It was quick, easy, and delicious! I also served another soup and of the two, this one was gone by the end of the night. I love it when people rave about the food I serve! This one's a keeper.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
I threw in an old banana and added lots more zucchini than the recipe called for and it still came out delicious. The crumb topping mentioned in another review was a great idea (brown sugar, flour, butter, oats and a dash of cinnamon). A room full of children devoured three loaves and asked for more. When I told them what the "little green flecks" were in the bread they were thrilled that they had successfully eaten something they thought they hated. Oh, and I added about a cup of chocolate chips to the recipe. They sank to the bottom which made them easily avoided by people who didn't like them. The bread seems to taste better after it has sat for a half day or so. This could be nice with grated carrot added in.
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Bundle of Veggies

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
I made this in my oven while I cooked my meatloaf and it worked great. I noticed the picture included red potatoes...you definitely have a lot of flexibility with this recipe. I used dried mushrooms and they reconstituted with the juice from the other vegetables. Don't be shy with the seasonings. Zucchini is very juicy and the "water" will dilute much of what you use to season this. Easy to make and even easier to clean up. I recommend this recipe!
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Broccoli Casserole II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
I really liked this recipe. It had a little bite to it which was just my taste. Other reviewers warned about the salt so I used a fraction of the amounts called for and it came out fine. I tried topping it with cheez-its (per one reviewer's suggestion) and it was a little too obvious.
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Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
This was exactly what I was hoping for! Thanks for a fantastic recipe! It went perfectly with ham. I tried topping with cheez-its but wouldn't recommend it since they're a little too obvious.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2007
I'm giving this five stars because I think it's a versatile recipe. I have to admit I sabotaged it when I substituted crisco + 1/4 t butter flavoring since I didn't have margarine. Both margarine and crisco are hydrogenated which can give baked goods a lighter texture. I was also out of all purpose flour so I used self-rising instead. All this and the cookies STILL turned out good! In the future I would add a little more spice, and do the OJ substitution for water to give a little more kick. I love recipes I can't ruin!!!
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Southwestern Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
There was something wierd about this recipe. I haven't figured it out yet, but my daughter has required me to promise I'll make this again and again so I guess it was a success. This could be thickened into more of a chili by adding refried beans.
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Beer Brisket

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2007
This was O.K. The three star rating is because two tablespoons of pepper is crazy. I put in two teaspoons and it was still VERY peppery. I messed up and added the starch into the beer mixture. No problem, though. I just let it sit until the starch settled to the bottom and poured off the liquid, reserving the starch sediment for thickening after cooking.
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Creamy Scallop Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
Everyone loved it! The scallops are more tender than clams and make a far better "clam chowder."
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Lemon Square Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
I have made these several times and they always come out good. They're not the typical eggy-tasting lemon bars.
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Autumn Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
If you took a slice of mediocre cheesecake and served it next to a mediocre slice of apple pie you'd have the equivalent of this dessert. It seemed like a good idea but just didn't excite me.
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Ice Cream Cake Roll

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2007
This recipes worked out well and I'm happy to say it didn't fall apart when I filled it with vanilla ice cream. I served it to a group of girls who kept saying the cake tasted like cocoa. I found the cake to be "toothsome." The chocolate sauce was delightful!
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Jo Jo's Favorite Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
A must-have for all cooks. Add whipped cream and serve them as a dessert, keep them for a quick and delicious breakfast, slice them and toast them for tea parties. This recipe always turns out great!
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
I had great expectations for this recipe which has such high reviews. I wasn't impressed with the "synthetic" taste of instant pudding and cool whip. It was too sweet and had a syrupy, filmy mouthfeel. I think it would be worthwhile to use cooked pudding, cooled of course, and real whipped cream which can be prepared simply by beating 1 cup of cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
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Croissants

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2007
Be careful when selecting your flour. Higher protein flours (like bread flour)absorb more water. If you use something with less protein (bleached all-purpose, cake flour...) you'll need to add more flour to keep it from getting soupy. Use cold butter and work fast so it won't get greasy. You want a thin blanket of butter beneath each layer of dough to build the flaky layers. If your butter melts, it will incorporate with the dough and saturate it. Bon appetit!
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Pork Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2007
This was a perfect recipe to salvage a mediocre pork roast. My entire family (even the four kids ages 2-9) LOVED it! This is a keeper.
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Hearty Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
I really wanted to like this recipe because I LOVE casseroles of all kinds but this one just didn't make the grade. I would recommend mixing the cheese in with the sauce and be careful not to over cook the potatoes because they turn to mush when you try to mix in the other ingredients. Also, I used Russet potatoes and the texture was totally wrong. Maybe the creamier red potatoes would have been a better choice.
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Aunt Bert's White Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
I made this recipe exactly as instructed and it was dense and rubbery. I checked the oven temperature with a thermometer and it was accurate. The leavening (baking powder & baking soda) has not expired and works fine in other recipes so I have NO IDEA what went wrong. How anyone can get this recipe to work is a mystery to me. I gave it two stars instead of one because if you pretend it's a vanilla brownie and ignore the strange texture it tastes pretty good.
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