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HOMEMADECOUNTRYLIFE


HOMEMADECOUNTRYLIFE
 
Home Town: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Palmdale, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Dad's Hamburger Gravy
First of all I had high hopes for this dish. My Mom made a similar kind of gravy once a long time ago, but now after making this gravy, I think hers was made of Cream of Mushroom Soup and not from scratch. I am a firm believer that you can make the best food from scratch. That being said I really had to "doctor" this recipe up quite a bit and it is still pretty tasteless. I made it all like the directions said and found it to be so bland that I had to add a little "Country Gravy" packet with some extra milk to add some depth. I also added a Bay Leaf, Garlic Powder, Worchestershire Sauce, Seasoned Salt and Dried Parsley, along with the recipe's Dried Sage. I am really disappointed that even though I added all this, it's still pretty thick and inedible. This gravy was so thick I started to add water so it wouldn't end up tasting & being like glue. But the problem is that when you add water the flavor gets watered down too. So I am really stumped and dissapointed in this recipe to say the least. I am unfortunately going to give this 3 stars. I was hoping to give it more if I could've just been able to fix it up somewhat :(

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2009
Caramel Apple Dip
I made this dip for my MOPS ( Mothers Of Preschoolers )Group. I was really nervous about making this dip. I had never worked with caramels before and I was really doubtful about cooking them in water. But the dip turned out really tastey!!! I only added half the sugar and it still tasted great, just a lighter color of brown/caramel color. One thing I noticed was that the dip was very "soupy" after I'd made it. So I left in my fridge,overnight, to see if it would set up better and it did. It was "spoonable" like yogurt. The dip was a great success at the MOPS meeting. I had a little left over so I brought it home and ate up the rest in one sitting!!! I WILL make this a PERMANENT addition to my recipe box and put it in my favorites recipe folder. Thank you Lori!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2006
Honey Glazed Pea Pods and Carrots
I was excited to try this recipe because I like the simplicity of preparation ,quick cook time and healthy cheap ingredients for my family. But I'm honestly sorry to say that the "wow factor" in the flavor just wasn't there for us. I did not use 3 TBL of butter like the recipe stated. I am watching my cholesterol and frankly it only needed 1 TBL anyway. The flavor is very much there and the corn starch had enough butter to dissolve in to anyway. I did add some black pepper, at the end, only because I felt that the flavor was sorta ok but it really lacked something essencial. I served it stir fry style over white rice. My husband was ho~hummed by the flavor and so was I, Hence only a three star rating.However,once I added a splash or two of Soy Sauce over the veggies and rice, the flavor improved the whole dish immediately. I Loved it! Because I tasted the sweet and saltyness of the veggies and truely it tasted it better. But until we doctored it up, it was missing something and tasted kinda bland.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2006
 
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