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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2014
I expected more, based on the reviews. I made a double batch of this, and added Worcestershire sauce to one of them. It wasn't anything special, but perhaps with some tweaking, it would be pretty good. I did use seasoned bread crumbs. I think if I make this again, I would cut back 1/4-1/2 cup of the breadcrumbs and the milk. It almost gave it a bit of a mushy texture; not firm like meat. If you like it like that, fine; but if you like a firmer consistency, I would lighten those 2 things up. I will also add some seasonings next time, and I think with those few changes, it would be a lot better. Good starting base though. Oh, and the sauce basically just tastes like what you would imagine ketchup and mustard and sugar would taste like mixed together. Not horrible, but nothing special. 2nd time- doubled the batch, except for the crumbs and milk; kept those at 1c each. Added 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1.5 tsp italian seasoning, and 2 good teaspoons of minced garlic. Also takes about 1hr 20-30 min to cook, 2 loaf pans for double batch. Flavor was better this time, texture wasn't mushy, but, it wasn't firm like meatloaf, it fell apart when slicing, but tasted great.When I took it out of the oven, there was liquid about 3/4 way up pan,so I'm glad I didn't double the milk! On 3rd try, I may add more crumbs, or cook a bit longer just for firmness. Taste was much better 2nd time than 1st. also ommited wor.sauce this time.
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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2014
Somewhat average first batch. Second batch, I made a few changes. I added a little more cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, did 1/2 c evaporated milk and 1/2c milk instead of 1c milk. I also added brown sugar, and bam. Way better taste. Sprinkled on some powdered sugar. Cooked these on a buttered electric griddle at 350.
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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
I tried this recipe today in a much smaller amount. If you like mushy, stringy asparagus, this is for you. I was looking more for a firm texture. I cooked it for the minimum it called for, and did not care for it at all. had the texture been better, the flavor would be fine. I added garlic powder too,as reviewers suggested, and skipped the balsamic since it was already so mushy, and as I said, I basically was only using the recipe for the cook time. I will try steaming it next time. Based on what I was hoping for, I wouldn't give this any more than one star.
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Roxie's Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2013
This is a fantastic recipe! The only change I made was I added 3/4 tsp of baking powder, per reviewer recommendation. Oh, and on half the muffins, I put a tiny drizzle of honey on the bottom and on top prior to baking; those ones came out flatter and seemed to burn around the edges a bit, and they are sticky the next day, so I don't think I would do that again. also, this was my 13 year old son's first time baking, he made them while I only helped. so the recipe is quite simple to follow. Oh, don't be alarmed if the bran doesn't absorb all the liquid; it will be fine. Also, one other thing I did; we measured out the bran (Great Value Brand) and put it in a ziplock bag, then crushed it with a rolling pin. I didn't want big chunks of bran. My favorite thing about this recipe is it is healthy, and the taste is wonderful! I don't even need to try another bran muffin recipe, this was perfect! 10 stars! Thanks Lisa!
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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2012
Years ago, I had a neighbor who made these and gave me this recipe. I liked it ok, but haven't made it in years. So when I did it this time, I followed a few suggestions by other reviewers. I used 1/3 c white granulated sugar, 1/3 c light brown sugar, 1/3 c powdered confectioners sugar.I also added 1/8 (aprox) c flour. Rolled them in sugar, pressed down just a bit. Let them cook, added the chocolate the last 3 min. Not sure the cook time bc I forgot to set the timer. But they were very very good! Will definitely make these again, with the changes. (Simply bc I have made the original recipe quite a few times in the past, I knew what it was like and wanted to improve on it, especially texture-wise. The changes did the trick!)5 stars with the changes.
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Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
This is an absolutely fantastic recipe! I didn't have enough ingredients to make crust, so I decided to just have it thicken on the stove top. Then I topped it with potato croquettes, because I wanted to use up the left over potatoes. It was SO good! The whole family loved it! I made a few substitutions, simply based on what I had on hand. For the veggies, I used 2c frozen peas, 2 cups leftover corn, 1 can string beans, 1 can sliced carrots. I also took a reviewers suggestion to saute the celery with the onion. So I only boiled the other veggies about 4 min.Another viewer suggestion I followed: I reduced the butter by half and it was plenty. Also, I thought I didn't have any celery seed (found it later) so I used celery salt. It was wonderful, and so easy! This is one that is going in my cookbook for sure! Your dad must be an awesome cook! Thanks for sharing his recipe! Finally a way to use up leftover turkey that we are not sick of! :)PS- After I added all the veggies and meat as the recipe stated, I did add about another 1/2 c mix of broth and milk, since I used extra veggies.
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Christmas Stars

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
Just did a half batch of this recipe to try it out. I haven't filled them yet, but tried the taste. Taste is good, although I expected it to be a lot softer than it was; I don't really care for crunchy cookies. I cooked 1/4 of the recipe as it said; to another 1/4 I added a couple shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Both were good, but the one that I did as is came out crunchier; they were a little thinner than the others, so that would be why. I think the biggest thing I was disappointed in was how few cookies it made. Considering I have used half the batch for around 6 cookies, I am not overly impressed. And if I rolled them any thinner, they would be like paper! So I'm not sure if this recipe will make it to the cookie swap or not. Had high hopes, but I need to make about 12 dozen cookies, and that is A LOT of ingredients for very few cookies. I would probably make them for home though. They do taste good, but my suggestion would be do not roll so thin, roll into a bigger thickness, maybe like a thumbprint cookie, then fill with the jam, and don't worry about covering it.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
This is a great recipe! Of course, I have my own amazing crust for it, and I tweaked it a bit, but overall gave me a great base recipe. Everybody loves my apple pie; many people including my hubby say it is the best they have ever had! Thanks for sharing!
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