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Warm Ham 'n' Swiss Wraps

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
This was delicious! Even the mild mayo-tard (as my family calls it). I don't even like mayonnaise but this even passed my picky palate. I used onion powder since I don't like onion texture and skipped the green pepper. I used a regular sized tortilla so my ingredients really didn't fit in well, but it sure tasted great anyway! This is a definite keeper. Thanks Cheryl!
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Pennsylvania Greek Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
This was pretty good but not quite the greek coney sauce we are looking for. I cut the red pepper down to a quarter of the original amount, and used beef broth instead of water since I had it to use up. I added the broth right from the start along with the beef and this gave the meat the perfect fine crumbled texture. That's my secret way to get the fine texture and works better than a potato masher or food processor. Thanks while this was a good sauce, we are still searching for the perfect greek coney sauce. (If anyone has the Economu's recipe that is the one I wish to duplicate.)
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Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
Good little sandwich. I liked the onion and worcestershire flavors and would have preferred both of these to have been stronger. I didn't care for the cream cheese part though. The sweet hawaiian roll goes well with the savory flavors. I expected the tops to be soggy from the butter/worcestershire spooned over, but they weren't at all! I'll fix this again leaving the cream cheese off or making a super thin layer. I made my own spread with plain cream cheese softened, dried chives and a little onion powder. The cream cheese flavor was fine, the texture was all wrong.
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Italian Beef Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
I loved this, and much to my surprise my meat and potatoes loving husband did not. This was fast and easy and great for a quick weeknight meal. I skipped the green pepper as we really don't care for it. I'll fix this again for myself. Thanks Pat!
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Pittsburgh Style Chipped Ham Barbeque

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2012
Sweet, tangy, barbecuey goodness on a bun. I used mesquite smoked shaved ham (lunchmeat ham) and put this on an onion bun for a wonderful hot meal in minutes. Fast, simple, and delicious, what more could you ask? Thanks Princesscook!
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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2012
Definitely not your mom's grilled cheese sandwich. This is fast, easy, and very delicious. Loved it! I used plain white sandwich bread. I used a slice of pepperjack and some shredded cheddar instead of colby-jack. This is a great idea for using those broken chips in the bottom of the sack too! A sandwich and chips all in one. Thanks BrandyE!
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Peanut Butter French Toast

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2012
Hmmm, different. I used unsalted butter to cook with instead of oil. I had enough batter to dip 8 pieces of bread so this actually ended up making 4 servings not 2 as stated unless you are cooking for a big eater like Hungry Jack or Jethro Bodine. I thought it was okay but I would rather not have it again, but my hubs loves peanut butter and syrup so I am sure this something he would love. The peanut butter kept wanting to sink to the bottom and it really didn't mix it well even though I used a whisk and kept stirring it even between bread dippings. Thanks for the idea Jessiker, I enjoyed making a new fun recipe!
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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
This made great beef taco filling. I used this for a pound of ground beef and used a little more than 3/4 of a cup of chicken broth and let it simmer until the liquid was gone, which was about 15 minutes on med-low. This wasn't spicy, but certainly not bland either and it didn't need anything to make it better. I did use the cayenne and crushed red pepper and used kosher salt instead of sea salt. Great recipe, thanks Kathy!
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Onion Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
This was a mild flavored rice that would be a great side dish with just about anything. I only used a third of a large Texas sweet onion and used a little more oil than called for because as soon as the onion was translucent I added the dry rice in and cooked it until it was starting to turn light golden, then I added a dab of minced garlic stirred it in and cooked for less than a minute and finally added in the broth. I forgot the black pepper but it didn't need it after all. Definitely a wonderful rice recipe and I will be making this again. Thanks Denyse!
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Hot Jam Breakfast Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
Absolutely delicious! This was very sweet and tangy with the apricot. Perfect for summer as it is tropical in flavor. You could leave the coconut out or sub cream cheese if you don't like/want/have it. I sprinkled this with some powdered sugar because it sounded good. Not just for breakfast, this could be a great after school treat, dessert, brunch, or midnight snack. Thanks Gloria, this is a fantastic recipe!
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Raisin Finger Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
Fastest, easiest, and tasty breakfast. This would be a great snack or appetizer too. I love raisin toast with cream cheese and never ever thought to just do this. Great little recipe, great little snacks. Thanks Jeannie!
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Shoyu Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
This was really easy to fix and tasted great. I let this marinate for almost 6 hours and used chicken tenders. I hated not using the marinade though for a sauce so the next time I'm going to try the stovetop method like another reviewer suggested. I used a quarter of the cayenne and crushed red pepper called for. This had barely any heat/spice to it so I will probably do half the next time. I used ginger paste instead of fresh grated. I really liked this, DH wouldn't try since there was soy sauce and ginger involved. Lucky me, that means more leftovers for me! Thanks this was good and I would fix this again.
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Famous Taco Seasoning Mix

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
This is very good. I used it to make a taco soup and it turned out perfect. I don't know how tacos turn out but the soup was 5 stars. Thanks Kel for a great recipe! UPDATE 6-25-12 This made great tacos. I used 2 T flour as called for but it probably could have used less as the submitter suggests in her review. I will make this again.
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Taco Soup III

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
The best ever. Oh my this is delicious! It has a good deal of kick to it without being overly spicy. I only had a third of a Texas sweet onion left and used frozen corn instead of hominy. I added an half can of tomato soup that was in my refrigerator and a can of beef consomme when it needed additional liquid. I used "famous taco seasoning mix" found here, and a half tsp of cocoa powder and a pinch of oregano. You definitely want to add the sour cream and the cheese as it mellows the heat and finishes the dish. Sliced avocado would have been all I needed to make it better. I topped this with some crispy tortilla chips, YUM!.Thanks, I will be making this again and again!
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Grandma's Easy Shells

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
Very kid friendly meal. A bit bland for me though and it really needed something. I added a hefty pinch of cayenne and it was sooo much better after that. There was just barely enough sauce to cover each noodle. This reminded me of the FrancoAmerican canned spaghetti I loved as a child. As an adult I'm not too impressed but it is filling but I'd fix this again for a bare pantry day before payday meal. This has lots of room for personalization and is a good starting off point. Thanks Amy, this was a nice lunch overall and brought back good childhood memories.
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Swabian Meatballs (Fleischkuechle)

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This was filling and it really stretched a pound of meat to several servings. These were very moist inside and had a nice crisp crust on the outside. I thought it was really bland though and it seemed to be screaming out for some type of sauce, or maybe that's just my southern cook thinking. My husband didn't care for this at all. It was okay but it just wasn't something we'd care to serve again here. Thanks though as I enjoyed trying out a new recipe :)
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Hot Ham 'N' Swiss

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
Easy to fix and fast too. This would be great for breakfast and better with bacon instead of ham. It seemed like it needed something for flavor. The ham made the bread beneath it very soggy and I didn't like that at all. Great idea though. Thanks Debbie.
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Grilled Triple-Decker Club

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This was a great idea. It was a lot of sandwich though and I only ate half. The middle was trying to slip out as I was eating so I wouldn't serve it to younger ones who may have trouble with this meal. It seemed like it needed a little something for flavor but I am not sure what maybe Dijon or some onion or horseradish mixed in with the mayo? Cute idea but not too practical and meant for sharing, unless you are feeding a hungry teen.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
Don't completely flatten bread or it will stick to whatever surface you flattened it on. Or use waxed paper or parchment since a paper plate didn't work well. Mine didn't look anything like the picture and were messy to eat with the filling oozing out when you took a bite. Cute idea, but not impressive.
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Beginner Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
This was delicious and easy. I used onion powder and chicken broth instead of bullion cubs ans water and all boneless chicken breasts instead of thighs. I added in a couple of stalks of cut celery instead of fresh onion and tossed in some frozen carrots and peas just before adding the dumplings on top. I wanted the broth creamier so I added another can of soup. Don't turn the dumplings over, I never have in any recipe and they always turn out fine without it. Use a large pan though as the dumplings rise a lot and they need to room to expand. Great recipe!
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