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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
While this soup was really really good, it was WAY too heavy on the basil for us - and we like basil! It just overpowered this soup. (I don't know if I just got a jar of really strong basil or what. It's not like 1 t. is a lot, but I've noticed heavy basil flavor in lots of my dishes... hmmm) I will definitely make it again, but cut the basil at least in half. I added just a pinch of salt and a generous sprinkling of pepper. I used 3 potatoes and it was not enough - I'd do 4 or 5 next time for sure! Also used FF half and half and it was still creamy and delicious. We topped with sharp cheddar, turkey bacon (crumbled), and a small dollop of sour cream, which really gave this some zing.
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Southern Green Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
I thought this was fantastic - I think it was only a 3 or 4 for the hubs though. I used turkey bacon and regular balsamic because I didn't have any white balsamic. Flavor was wonderful. Kids gobbled it up too, but they eat anything they think remotely resembles food, so not sure if that counts for anything!
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Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I grew up on this salad. We called it "Pretzel Jello." I've converted many a skeptic on this dish! Delicious stuff.
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Savory Kale, Cannellini Bean, and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
This soup was good. I didn't find it phenomenal, nor did I find kale to be the star that I expected in this. The kids ate it, but I could tell it wasn't their favorite thing I've ever made, and they're pretty good eaters. I added some chopped cauliflower and ground turkey to bulk this out, and it ended up making a huge pot. After adding liberal amounts of salt and Mrs. Dash, I still found this lacking in something I couldn't quite put my finger on. Cheese came to mind, but since I was making this to be healthy, I resisted. For the same reason I did not add any cream or milk, which also seemed like it might be good. After dinner, I added some chicken bouillon, which granted, added even more salt, but gave this soup the "umph" it needed. All in all, a solid soup, but I will probably look elsewhere next time I'm in the mood for soup. Which I won't be for awhile, because this made enough to feed us for a week! My only other thing with this soup is that, even with the colorful veggies, it doesn't strike me as a "pretty" soup, not very good potluck fare - which is unfortunate because it really is very healthy. However, I would pass this up at a buffet table in favor of other dishes. And I would be missing out on some pretty decent soup, I can see how a little cream and sausage rather than plain ground turkey would have made this a really great soup. Hmm... maybe I will have to give it one more go.
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Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Honestly I am not sure how I feel about this recipe. I, like another reviewer, was a bit turned off by the crunchy texture of the squash. I cooked it an extra 15 minutes and it was still crunchy. I've never had sp. squash before so maybe it's normal? Due to the reviews, though, I think not. Anyways, I couldn't decide whether I liked this or not, but I found myself going back for "test" bites after dinner, although a big part of that was because I love feta cheese! I want to try it again, because it's very healthy, but I will try the microwave method of cooking the squash next time. Other than that, I added finely chopped broccoli and cauliflower to the onion saute, which admittedly did not fit the Mediterranean flair of this dish, but it was very good and didn't overpower the dish in the least. Omitted olives because I don't like them. Overall, I am curious enough about this dish that I am definitely going to try it again. The only other thing is that this just screamed "cold salad" at me, not "warm dinner." But I stuck a bite in the freezer for a few minutes and it was ok, but also good warm, so that's how we ate it (warm). Hmmm, I am definitely going to play around with sp. squash a bit more. Update: Microwave cooking the squash changed nothing, still crunchy. Didn't like it as well the second time around, but added an egg, formed patties, dunked them in cornmeal/breadcrumbs, and pan-fried. This was delicious. Kids ate with ketchup, I ate plain.
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Cheddar Bruschetta

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
We enjoyed this. I wouldn't call it love at first bite, but it was a nice light dinner for us. I too, like someone else suggested, was a little overwhelmed by the mayo here. It tasted good, it was just a bit much. I might cut the mayo in half next time. I pre-toasted my bread in a skillet with a little salted butter, then baked it with the topping. I think this really added something to the "bruschetta-ness" of it, although I am by no means a bruschetta expert. Also, I thought the tomato mix could use a little salt and perhaps a few other spices so next time I will add a few more. All in all, a solid, satisfying evening snack, and I will definitely make it again!
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Squash-Apple Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
Well I know how much people hate it when you change a recipe and then review it, but I have to give this a star rating for it to save. I didn't think I should add all the butter and sugar, because for one, I do try to make things healthier, and two, I wanted my ten month old to be able to eat this too. So, I cut the sugar down to a scant 1/4 c., halved the butter, and then added 2 T. unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 c. orange juice. I used Granny Smith apples and had about 3/4 of a butternut squash leftover from last night's dinner. This was sooo delicious! The tart apple and orange juice perfectly balanced out the sweet squash, and the amount of sugar was perfect. I'd make it like this again and again! My top was really dry too, even with OJ in it, so I wish there was a way around that, but it was still so yummy and I can't wait for my family to try it tonight for dinner! :) I also didn't peel my apples, and they were fine. Update: after the family got tired of eating leftovers of this, I pureed the rest in my blender, intending it as baby food, but it made a really great "apple-squash sauce" that all of us really loved! I would probably make this again JUST to have some more of that delicious tart-sweet apple squash sauce!
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
I have always been so afraid of over-working my pie crust that they turn out dry and over-crumbly. After all, I live in the shadow of the pie-crust queen - Mom. ("Don't over-mix! That's the secret! And ICE water." Can anyone else hear their mother's voice in their head?) This one I was determined to knead enough to get it to stick together, and so I did. It was still flaky, tender, and absolutely delicious! I've never even heard of eggs in pie crust but this recipe is a keeper! I used it for turkey pot pie, and in the future, I will cut sugar down to 2 T for savory pies, but leave it right at 3 for sweet pies. Perfect! The only thing I'd change is to bake my pie a little longer (30 min is what I did, the pot pie recipe called for 20-25) - the bottom was undercooked.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2010
This was ok, not great. I was really looking forward to it, but the flavor was just so-so, and the meat was not near as moist as I would have hoped after being in the crock pot all day. I rubbed onion soup all over, under the skin, everywhere, but it didn't taste especially special - just like plain old turkey breast. Sorry, this just didn't do it for us!
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Angie's Perfect Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2010
Ok I was going to give these four stars because for me the cooking time was WAY off. It took like 20 minutes minimum to get the gooey rolls in the middle cooked (I turned them out to cool, and had to try and stuff the mess back into the pan to cook longer). Also, I had a REALLY hard time fitting all these rolls into a 9x13. I would definitely go with a bigger pan, because they were squashed (this could've caused the cooking time mixup, I think). But when we tasted them, oh man! These are the best rolls I've ever made. Bar none. All other roll recipes are going in the trash, because I will never make another roll except for Angie's!! Soooo good! We ate one pretty much every single time we walked by the cooling rack. Awesome awesome rolls!
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
We really liked these. I didn't want to add any butter to the recipe, so I coated my chicken pieces in plain nonfat yogurt instead. They didn't stay crispy to the second day that way, but the flavor was great! I didn't have any thyme so I skipped that also. Great kid-friendly meal.
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Angel Hair with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
Very delicious. I used mini farfalle pasta, and used the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes rather than olive oil. We hate cilantro, so I used parsley instead, and also added grilled chicken. Everyone gobbled this up! I had to add some chicken broth to the pot because with just the oil my pasta was really dry, but other than that, this was delicious! I served it with homemade french bread and everyone had seconds! :)
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French Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
Let me start by saying that I totally butchered this recipe from the get-go. It wasn't intentional, it was just a momentary lapse into "blonde world" from my ordinary brunette days... First of all, I added all six cups of flour to my mixer, along with the salt and yeast. After I added the 2 c. of water, I kept thinking "hmm this is awfully stiff!" Oops. So I added about 1/2 c. more water. It was still rocking the mixer awfully hard and it just kept looking "not right," but I stuck to it and kneaded it in the mixer for about 8 min. After I pulled the beater out, I realized I'd been trying to knead with the flat beater, not the dough hook. Poor ol' Kitchen Aid. It was TRYING to tell me. Sigh. From there on out, I followed directions. Except for the egg wash. No eggs! I just brushed with butter whenever it said to brush with egg. Despite my day of clumsy mistakes (other recipes suffered too...), this bread turned out light, fluffy, and totally delicious. I'll make again and again!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
This is so delicious I don't even know what to say! I did whole chicken breasts, which I marinaded as directed, then I put them in a dish and poured the marinade over the top. Baked them for 20 minutes at 450 and they were perfect. I made them for the "Pig Burger" recipe from this site, but I'm sitting here eating it before I even have the burgers made! I have never been good at cooking meat, so I know my husband is going to be thrilled with this recipe! :) Thanks!
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Refreshing Limeade

Reviewed: May 20, 2010
Very light and refreshing! I used 1/2 c. bottled lime juice (no fresh limes), and followed everything else exactly. Next time I might ramp up the lime juice or cut back the sugar/splenda -- I like mine tart! :)
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Decadent Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
These are super moist for having no shortening. That alone is enough for five stars in my book! They tasted a little salty to me, but that might've been my fault. I subbed a splenda knockoff for the sugar (I don't usually use it, but I had some lying around to use up), did 2 whole eggs, and then 2 T. flax meal + 6 T. water to sub for the remaining eggs. I skipped the water due to others' suggestions and just used 3 heaping t. pumpkin pie spice plus extra cinnamon in place of the spices. I used one c. of whole wheat flour and threw in the end of a bag of choc. chips. I might tweak this around a bit next time - use some honey instead of sugar, halve the salt, but all in all, a KEEPER, and I think the salty was my fault due to my substitutions. These also stuck to my muffin liners horribly. Next time I might just spray the muffin tin and do without the paper liners.
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
This was so quick and easy I can't believe I ever bought the box. I wish it was just a tad more chocolate-y, but I'm going to try adding some extras next time and see if that works. :) I reduced the milk in this to 1 3/4 c. because I was trying to make it into a chocolate pie filling. We still ended up eating the pie out of bowls but it had good flavor.
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This was very good. We were somewhere in between just liking it and loving it. It wasn't spicy to us at all! I was hesitant about using tomato soup in this, but I actually found this recipe to try and use up some tomato soup, and it was surprisingly good in this soup -- those who are hesitant don't be afraid to try it! I halved the recipe but went ahead and used the whole can of soup. I also used some chicken I'd already cooked and shredded, so I skipped the whole chicken/broth stage and just threw everything in the crockpot. I skipped the corn (hubby doesn't like corn in soup... don't ask me why!), but I added some lentils to thicken/bulk out the soup. We each stirred our own sour cream and some cheese into it at the end. All in all, a very good taco soup. I think on it's own it would be a 3-4 star soup, but with the crushed tortilla chips, some cheese, and sour cream it really is tasty!
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Meat Loaf Pie

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
This was just ok for us. I agree that the meat layer was lacking in flavor, and I more than doubled the ketchup and W. sauce. I also added garlic powder and onion powder, but it wasn't quite enough. For a budget meal though, this was good! I used ground turkey and frozen corn, since we don't like canned. I also did the potato layer half potato, half pureed cauliflower. I mashed my potatoes with buttermilk, and to me that was the saving grace of this meal, because that's where all the flavor was! We might try this again, but play around with the meat layer till we get something tastier! Thanks!
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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
My husband absolutely loved this! I had my mom bring me some orzo on her last trip out here, as we can't find it here, and it was my first time cooking it. Turned out great and now hubby wants more! I'll have to find somewhere to order it online! I also sautéed and added a bag of spinach like one reviewer suggested and that was wonderful. Thank you!
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