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Vidalia Heaven

Reviewed: May 4, 2007
This was pretty good...though even after an hour in the oven it didn't really carmelize. Was hoping it would be a little sweeter. Will make again sometimes but not one of my favorites. Some of the boillion didn't dissolve.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza I

Reviewed: May 2, 2007
This was pretty good but I think my problem was the sauce was way too sweet. I think a different kind of BBQ sauce would be better for me on a pizza. To counter act the sweetness of the sauce (I didn't add molasses it was enough without) I used pepper jack cheese slices instead which were fantastic. I think I'm going to try a mexican piza next. Still looking for a dough that is easy to work with.
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Creamy Corn Soup

Reviewed: May 1, 2007
Very nice soup...I used whole milk and while you can tell it isn't cream if you put enough flavors in it isn't bad. I also used dried paresley instead of fresh (can't stand the taste of fresh unfortunately).Used frozen white corn instead of canned to cut down on sodium and added my own salt to the mixture. At the end added some cheddar (mild) and melted through because the milkiness alone was not enough flavor for me. I think tabasco, worchestershire, or Old Bay would be nice additions as well. Almost a 5 but not one of the best I've had. EXTREMELY EASY... and anything I don't want to puree is tops with me.
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Tonkatsu - Asian-style Pork Chop

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2007
Very simple...some panko fell off during the second egg dip. Must do both dips in panko only one is not enough. We served with asian noodles which were not very good.
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Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2007
This was pretty good. I added some sugar to the dressing so the vinegar wouldn't be so tart for the BF. That was a good move. HOwever, the potatoes needed to cook longer and were too hard. It was also very time consuming to assemble...probably due to the bacon. Will try again because it seems to be human error mostly.
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Chicken and Red Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2007
We really liked this...I didn't measure the sugar or wine but added a little onion, butter, and garlic powder. Nice and thick sauce...do not cook at suggested time. Chicken cannot cook that long. Mine was perfectly juicy.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Dessert

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
BF did n't think the bananas were strong enough but I thought it was just right. Served more like brownies, had no cream or ice cream. Baked in a 9 x13 and took about 15 min longer. Very moist...will make again.
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Pastitsio IV

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
We made this for the neighbors and served with a salad. Thought it was going to end up dry but really was not as you would think. Maybe could up the bechamel a little if you wanted an obvious sauce but proabably would not be as authentic. Good to esemble ahead of time and bake later
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Carla's Baked Bananas

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
I made these a while ago...very tasty ate with ice cream.
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Country Style Barbecued Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2007
As is was a little too vinegary for the BF...actually he said that the final product was also but he still rated it a 4. Changes I made when I thought it was going to be too tart. Cooked much longer, added honey, a little dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, butter to help carmelized the onions, worchestershire sauce, garlice powder,followed the rest of the recipe. Next time will not add so much vinegar and probably sub onion powder. BF wanted to know what the mushy things in the sauce were.
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Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
This was great. Don't use a pillsbury crust. Chopped the pears instead of slices per other reviews. Added chicken that had been seasoned and very lightly coated in olive oil and balsamic to 2/3 of the pizza and tried part as written in the recipe. One chicken breast is enough for 1 pizza. We liked it much better with the chicken. Forgot completely about the walnuts until just now when I went to rate the recipe. Obviously didn't miss them but probably wouldhave been a nice addition to the section without the chicken for some protein and some toasty flavor. Would like to make again. If worried about the toppings falling off put the cheese on top. Yum two of us at teh whole thing :)
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Feta Eggs

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2007
Tasty...I sauteed the onion in the butter, added a little milk and mayo to the egg with s/p. I though it was much better than just plain. Good for a dinner even.
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Pineapple Gazpacho

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
This is about a 3.5 or so. Tasty. I also pureed all the ingredients as I despise chunky gazapachos. I strained it as well and then then added back about half of the pulp to the liquid portion. Very spicy at first. Chill for best results.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2007
I was extremely dissappointed with this recipe. I have tried two other meatloafs in my lifetime that I thought were delicious. This one sat in a pool of grease. It was moist. I did like the glaze but the actual loaf was just boring and didn't even have a nice beef flavor. Added some garlic powder. I think if I try this again I would add the sugar and ketchup to the inside. I also might sub bread crumbs for the saltines. Probably will just add a similar glaze to my own meatloaf recipe. Will not make again as is. BIG LETDOWN on flavor.
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
These turned out great. I'm a first time biscuit maker. Be sure when you spread out the dough that it really is an inch thick. I only had half an inch and so stacked my half inch circles on top of eachother to get the height you need for a biscuit. Served with Super Sausage Gravy from this site.
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Super Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
This was perfect except needed a little something. I added onion powder but I might change to a spicier sausage next time.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2007
We really liked this. Just like Mom used to make. We wanted more I ham I think. We'll see if I change it any.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2007
This is between a 3 and a 4. I used more noodles, part skim cheese, no green pepper, and whole milk. The meat needed more seasoning so we added so seasoning salt and garlic powder and pepper. We thought it was a tad bland. Though on leftover review it is a little better. I think I'm still looking for a "pizza" casserole. This wasn't much better than my BF's improved version of Hambuger helper. Oh and I used turkey pepperoni. I cut the slices up smaller (good idea)
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Denise's Peanut Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
Not as flavorful as we had hoped. Thought a bunch of cilantro and 2 cups peanuts wouldbe too much. Used dry cilantro, powdereed ginger, and not all the scallions or peanuts. OK but still looking for abetter peanut recipe. Also inculed about 2 tbsp natural peantu butter chunky. Ok now that I have eaten the leftovers I will say that the taste was much better leftover. I think the biggest problem is that you are supposed to almost entirely cook the chicken before adding the sauce and by the time it thickens the chicken is over cooked and flavorless since it didn't cook in much. I would cook the peppers a little longer because peopl e got heartburn. I liked it much better than the BF so probably won't run right out and make anytime soon.
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Seafood Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2007
Ok this was good but even with the adjustments for the curdling the sauce still curdled. We could eat ours it was fine it just was a funny texture. I am thinking the problem was using fat free half and half but I was curious if it would work. I think something other than sour cream should be used. I used dry cilantro instead of parsley (prob should use a little less next time. ) didn't use a whole onion and added spice (cumin, chili powder, cayennne, garlic to the seafood) as well as a can of diced chilis which I further chopped. Ran out of colby because I I added a tad extra to the middle and used some cheddar on the top. Might experiment with other cheeses. A little heavy but we enjoyed it.
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