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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2009
I made just the meatballs because I couldn't find my usual meatball recipe. I substituted a cup of Italian bread crumbs for the fresh, then browned in butter. I think the bread crumbs made for a drier meatball, but still better than frozen!
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Anna's Amazing Easy Pleasy Meatballs over Buttered Noodles

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2009
I thought this was an okay recipe--good for a fairly quick meal. But not great. I used cream of mushroom instead of celery. And I added about 1/2 can of milk to tone down the onion flavor, which was pretty powerful. I can't imagine adding a packet of dry onion soup mix as some reviewers suggested.
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Cola Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
Wow! This was oh-so-good pot roast! I followed the recipe exact, although I did sear the beef beforehand in butter/olive oil & garlic. After it was done cooking I scouped out all of the veggies and added some cold water w/corn starch to make gravy. The roasts I make in my crock pot come out extremely dry so this is now my go-to pot roast recipe!
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Easy Breezy Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2009
This is a good recipe if you want to stretch a dollar. I only had 2 large chicken breasts and had to make a dinner for 4. There was plenty casserole, plus enough for my husband to take lunch tomorrow. I made the following changes: First, I cut the raw chicken into chunks, seasoned with poultry seasoning and garlic salt, then sauteed in butter and olive oil. I used 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayo mixture. Added about a cup of shredded swiss cheese, and two cups of cooked broccoli. And I increased the amount of noodles (I cooked 1 1/2 cup raw). I would definitely recommend adding more noodles, it was my kids favorite part and we could have used more. Finally, I topped with crushed ritz crackers. Not bad...
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
We all LOVED this recipe! I 1 1/2 it for our family of 4 and it was plenty, with some for leftovers. I used American cheese and swiss cheese because I wanted to get rid of some in the fridge. The only change I will make next time is to not over cook it--many of the potatoes broke apart because I had it on the stove too long. But the flavor was still great! (Oh, I also added an extra 1/2 cup of water and milk to get the consistency I wanted.)
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Enchilada Casserole II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
This recipe is a great basic enchilada casserole! I'm only giving it a 4 since I didn't actually follow the recipe! But I hope to try it as-is soon. I had leftover shredded pork and corn tortillas so I used those two main ingredients, then added other ingredients to suite our tastes: rice, Ro-tel, black beans, taco seasoning, and enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce. I actually made two dishes to freeze b/c we were sick of eating pork! Anyway, just cooked one up last night and the family loved it! I was afraid too b/c I'm not usually too good at wingin' it with a recipe!
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Grandma's Chicken Chardon

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2009
We really liked this recipe. I used Italian bread crumbs and made a little bit more of the lemon butter sauce for drizzling over the chicken breasts. I ended up using 4 chicken breasts (Costco-size), pounded flat, and still had to increase the cooking time (an additional 25 min. @ 400)
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
Oh yum! I made this recipe because it had a frosting recipe, which was so rich and delicious. You can't even taste the zucchini; they just make the brownies so moist!
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Fried Zucchini

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
Yummy! Substituted Italian bread crums instead of cornmeal and dipped in egg before breading.
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Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
This hamburger is great... if you like meatloaf! And luckily we do. The only change I made was to sub. 2% for the milk--didn't want to waste a whole can.
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Banana-Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
Yummy! Great way to use up those ripe bananas and zucchini! I added an extra cup of zucchini (I squoze out the water in a paper town so it really turned out to be about a cup and a half). And I threw in an extra banana, just because I had it. I made 4 small loaves and 6 muffins. The muffins cooked for 35 min. and the loaves for 45 min. Definitely do not cut back on the sugar!!! It needed all of it--perhaps because I added the extra zucchini and banana (?). Oh, I also made a crumb topping: 1TB butter cut w/ 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1 TB cinnamon, and 2 TB flour. Definitely a keeper! (Oh, I left out the cranberries and nuts because my family doesn't like them!)
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Allie's Delicious Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
Yumm... the ultimate in comfort food! I made this to go with The Best Meatloaf (so I ommitted the ham) and it was sooo good! My kids loved it!!! I used 5 oz. of jack/cheddar mix shredded, 5 oz. of mozz shredded, and 5 oz of kraft American Cheese slices that I wanted to get rid of. I then topped with about 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs mixed with about 2 TB melted butter. Cooked for about 40 minutes--broiled for the last couple mins to brown the bread crumbs. Oh, used 2 cups skim and 2 cups 2% (warmed in micro for a min) and it was plenty creamy!! A definite keeper!
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The Best Meatloaf

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
I loved this recipe! It's just a good ol' basic meatloaf. I've tried the one with french onions, onion soup mix, ranch mix, and a few others, but this is so far my favorite! I even made a mistake and added all of the steak sauce to the meatloaf (a Heintz 57 no-name brand). It came out great! I left out the green pepper only b/c I didn't have one. And I adjusted the recipe for 2 lbs. of hamburger and cooked 1.5 hours (probably should have cooked for a little less time, but it's hard to tell w/meatloaf). I made a separate glaze for the topping. I didn't want any more of the steak sauce flavor since I added it all to the meat so I made the glaze from 'Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf'. Delicious!!
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
I'm only rating the meatloaf topping for this one. I needed a glaze for 'The Best Meatloaf' and I've have a hard time finding one that was just right. Well, I found it here! Whatever meatloaf I make from here on out will get this one. The perfect blend of sweetness. (I got scared about trying the slow cooker with hamburger--all those little microorganisms having a cozy place to grow... but maybe I'll get brave and try it one day.)
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
We liked this soup. You really can play around with the ingredients and flavors. I added more broth (a box plus a can) and no water. Then more chilis (7 oz. can I think). No hominy. Sub. cumin for oregano. And added sliced corn tortillas. Great recipe for leftover chicken, and I'm glad it freezes well because that's what I intend to do!
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Zucchini Cornbread Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
Decide to give this a try tonight. It's not too bad... kids even liked it. It definitely does not taste like quiche (which I read in one review), but also not a sweet cornbread. An interesting blend of flavor. I did cut back on the onion (added about 1/2 cup) and I'm glad I did. And it only needed to cook for 40 minutes.
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Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
I couldn't find my standard recipe for scaolloped potatoes using velveeta so I decided to try this. I'm glad I did. The flavor was great. I didn't have bacon or green onions which would have made it even better. I did top with a bread crumb/parm. cheese/butter mixture.
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Steak Tip Marinade

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
I didn't care for this marinade. The bbq sauce was over-powering and made the steak really really sweet. I used a no-name bbq sauce so maybe it's better with a more expensive brand. My son who puts bbq on everything enjoying it!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
My family really liked this bread--definitely not too sweet so I wouldn't cut down on the sugar. I did substitute 1/4 brown sugar for white sugar, and used frozen instead of fresh blueberries. Oh, and 3 cups of zucchini instead of 2. I made 4 small loaves and 1 large, cooked for 1 hour.
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Lemon Square Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2009
There were so many suggested changes to this recipe that I decided to just make them as-is and see how they turned out! The only (minor) changes I made were to add the butter cold, and to add some lemon rind to the crust and filling. I thought they turned out great! And no need to double the filling!!
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