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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I made this recipe again for the second time, and made a few changes to the original recipe. I found the meat a little bland so, this time I spiced the meat with garlic powder, some onion powder, fresh cracked pepper and a little Lawry's seasoning salt before breading the meat. I also doubled the sauce by using 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can of cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup, then doubled the amounts of milk and wine. Since I already had a bottle of white Rhine opened in the fridge, this is what I used in the recipe (and, I'm really glad I did, since this wine added a wonderful taste and aroma to the whole dish)! I served this with creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy brocolli, and chunky-style cinnamon applesauce. Yummy!
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
Since I was born and raisied in Michigan, this is the only way I've ever cooked a turkey (was taught to do it this way by both my Grandmother and Mom). The only thing I've done differently, was add a little garlic powder and a dash of black pepper with the seasoning salt. I've also always buttered the outside of the skin (comes out moist and delicious every time), but I never thought to put butter under the skin before. I think this Thanksgiving I will do just that...sounds wonderful, Robin!
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Fast and Easy Hamburger Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
I made this recipe once before, and asked my family to give me their opinions that night. No one said much about it, just that it needed more flavor, like garlic and maybe some pepper, and the biscuits were too soggy on the bottom. This time, I sauteed onions and grated garlic with the ground beef, used c.o. mushroom soup, a bit of Lea & Perrins and milk. I put the biscuits into the oven for about six minutes to get the bottoms crispier, then arranged them on top of the beef, added shredded sharp cheddar cheese over the top and baked them -- it also took 10 minutes longer to get the biscuits browned in the oven, than what the recipe states. I drastically cut down on the cream cheese, because my husband HATES it (he also says he hates mushrooms, but never seems to notice the c.o. mushroom soup in the recipes I use it for!) *sigh* Instead of 8 ounces, I mixed in about 2 ounces instead. My family really liked this version, and I will now put this into my regular meal rotation. Thanks for sharing this recipe, LUCKYSILVER!
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Mixed Vegetable Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
I have made this several times now, including last night to go with our crockpot chicken and mashed potatoes. I am only giving it four stars because when I followed the recipe the first time I made it, I almost gagged from the all the sugar! I also had to throw the whole thing out (and, I get real upset when I have to waste food.) I've found that 1 or 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar is more than enough for this dish (depends on your own taste). All in all, though, it's a very tasty and easy recipe to make, and the real winner is, I can make it up the night before, and just stick it into the fridge. I did this, while preparing the chicken for the crockpot, and peeling and cutting up potatoes to put into a pot of ice cold water, which I then put all into the fridge. It was worth getting 40 minutes less sleep, when I could have a stress-free day at work, and driving home...everything was already done, and waiting for me, the chicken was just about cooked to perfection, and all I had to do was get the potatoes on the stove. I love meals like that! :>D
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French Onion Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
I usually like to make a recipe twice before I review it (once, by following directions exactly, and the second time, with any alterations I've decided would be better for myself and family.) Unfortunately, I was unable to follow it to 't' this time, as I only had about a cup of sliced onions left.) Therefore, I am going to still give it a five, as what we did have for dinner turned out wonderfully! My changes are as follows: 1) I removed two soup cans of tomato juice and stored it in the fridge for another recipe. 2) I then added two cans of French onion soup. 3) I minced up 1 large clove of garlic (and, probably should have added more, but we lovee garlic around here.) That's it; just a few simple changes, and it was some of the most delicious tomato soup I've ever had! I served this soup with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and a salad. Fast, easy, simple and delicious dinner to top off a busy and hectic day. Thank you, Clara...and, next time, I will follow your recipe as is!
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Egg Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
ADDED TIP: In my last review, I forgot to mention that I use round cookie cutters to cook the eggs in. Whether I cook them in a skillet or the microwave (scrambled or just cooked whole, and breaking the yoke), make sure the skillet (or the microwave safe dinner plate is liberally sprayed with butter-flavored Pam, as well as the inside of the cookie cutters. Either way, the eggs cook up pretty quickly, so be careful that the bottoms don't scorch. When one side is cooked, carefully turn the eggs over, remove cookie cuters (they should slide off easily), and finish cooking the other side, if need be. Perfect sized eggs for an English muffin! I bought my cookie cutters at K- Mart about ten years ago, but I'm sure you can still find them there, or maybe at WalMart's.
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Chow Mein Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2009
I've made this recipe twice now, and both times it was delicious! The first time I did exactly as the recipe stated (minus the celery since my husband won't touch the stuff), and he loved it. When I made it again tonight, I used fresh, crushed garlic while browing the ground beef, c.o. mushroom soup, made beefy flavored rice, and had to turn this into cashew chow mein (thought I had almonds in the freezer, but I was wrong.) I added about 3/4 cup of cashew pieces. My family went absolutely crazy over this version, and my daughter want's me to make it for a party she's going to this weekend. Thanks, Cindy, for a great and easy-as-pie recipe!
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
I made these to go with our pork chop dinner tonight, and they were delcious!! Not being a huge fan of either too much oregano or rosemary, I went with a dash of both, used extra virgin olive oil, seasoned salt, and freshly cracked pepper. I cut them smaller, as some viewers suggested, and baked them for about 45 minutes. My daughter (who despises most sweet potato recipes), ate them off of her plate like they were candy! Even my husband had a large helping...the next time, I guess I'll have to double or triple this recipe. Thanks for a great sweet potato recipe!
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Spinach Cheddar Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
Due to other viewers comments, I decided to jazz this recipe up a little right from the beginning. I added garlic powder, a bit of Lea&Perrins, freshly cracked black pepper, and a hint of red pepper flakes. Also, I crumbled up about 3/4 a cup of French's French Fried onions, and sprinkled them over the top of the casserole 15 minutes before the cooking time was over. Delicious! Even my husband liked it (and, my daughter actually asked for seconds.) Just imagine that!! :-D
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Beef Nacho Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
After reading the reviews from this site, I made the following changes. First, I skipped the corn altogether (my husband despises it, and I wasn't in the mood to argue with him!) I used 1/2 cup lite Miracle Whip and 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream; I finely chopped some onion and grated 2 cloves of fresh garlic, then added them to the cooking ground beef; I used a combination of reduced-fat cheeses (I think any types of cheese that you and your family like would work just as well here.) I also crushed 2 cups of Nacho Cheese Doritos for this, but next time, I think I will use barbecued Fritos (if only there were low-fat Doritos and Fritos, we'd have it made!) Even with my attempts to make this dish a lower fat recipe, it was absolutely delicious! My husband had two large helpings, and the rest of the family polished it off! Thank you, Lunch*Lady for submitting such a quick, easy and delish recipe!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2009
Boy, I sure wish I'd had the time to read all of the reviews before I decided to make this recipe -- if I had, then I would have known to double the sauce. The casserole was dry as a desert! Good thing I was the only one eating it last night (everyone had other plans), or my family would have very dissapointed. I've always heard that there were tuna casseroles you could make without the mushroom soup, but if this is any indication of how they all taste, then I will stick to my "Gourmet Tuna Casserole!"
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French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
Oh, BROTHER...was this the best French Dip Sandwich I have ever had, or what?! I followed the recipe almost to the letter...due to some of the reviews I read, I decided to use low-sodium soy sauce and half of the beef bouillon, and it was just fantastic! I also used just a splash of dry red wine to the au jus, and some fresh garlic. My husband doesn't really care for French Dip sandwiches (and, he is the fussiest, pickiest eater I have ever cooked for in my life!) but the smell almost drove him wild as it was cooking, so he decided he would try just 'one'. The man ate four in a row, and almost waddled away from the table! I have put this into my rotation, and will make it again and again.
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Golden Potato Rounds

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
Very good potatoes, although I was afraid they would be too bland for our tastes, as one reader had said, so I gave it a four rating. I added seasoning salt, fresh cracked pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to the crushed corn flakes. Just before putting them into the oven, I sprinkled a little more salt and pepper on the tops. They were delicious, not the least bit tasteless or bland, and both my husband and daughter want me to make them again tomorrow night!
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Potato Chip Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
I would have given this recipe five stars, but because of all of the fat content, I was forced to figure out how to make this healthier. Here is what I came up with: I used low-fat cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup of lite Miracle Whip, ommited the water chestnuts (no one here like's them), added Lay's Baked Potato Chips, some cayenne pepper to give it a zing, a dash of Lea and Perrin's Worcestershire sauce, and low-fat sharp cheddar cheese. It came out amazingly good, and is something I can now prepare on a regular basis, instead of just once every five years!
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Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Franks

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
My husband and I had four friends over for dinner last weekend, and because everyone said not to make anything fancy, I decided to serve this. Instead of hotdogs, I used lots of sliced kielbasa and I tripled the recipe (so people could have leftovers, if they wanted.) I used sharp cheddar cheese, since a couple of people don't like Swiss. I served it with steamed broccoli, salad and garlic toast...everyone raved over it! There was none leftover, and I will be making this again.
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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
YES!! I had these wings years ago at a Detroit restaurant when I visited there and, I wanted this recipe so bad I couldn't stand it (the restaurant owners wouldn't give it to me...family secret and all.) I followed your recipe last night, although I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic (this is a mainstay in my kitchen) and my family just wild for them! Next time, I will have to triple the recipe because they were gone faster than I could sit down and grab a couple for myself! I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic. Any city that can boast such a great chicken wing recipe deserves thanks.....so, GO "RED WINGS"!! :>D
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Best Chicken Ever

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2008
I was interested in trying this recipe but, since my husband and I are trying to drop a few pounds, I decided to omit the sour cream from the recipe. I replaced it with some diet creamy ranch dressing, added a touch of Parmesan cheese and onion soup mix to the corn flake crumbs, fresh cracked pepper, seasoning salt, onion powder, garlic powder and parsley flakes. I baked the chicken for about 50 minutes and served it with baked potatoes and glazed carrots. My family loved it and my daughter couldn't stop eating it, even though she normally dislikes most chicken dishes. Thank you for this recipe -- it was delicious!
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Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2007
I really love these muffins (as did my husband, who happens to dislike most muffin recipes!) Instead of 1/3 cup of white sugar, I added 1/2 cup, as well as 1/4 cup brown sugar, one tablespoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of cinnamon applesause and a combination of raspberries and blueberries. I paid close attention to the other reviews in here and decided to sweeten things up with a crumb mixture of brown sugar, soft butter, finely chopped pecans and flaked coconut. Prepare alot of this crumb mixture and make sure you press it onto the top of the batter so it doesn't come off when you eat them. These came out so moist and delicious that they're almost gone -- and I just made them yesterday! :)
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Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2007
I tried this recipe last weekend and it was simply delicious! I was out of whiskey so, I substituted it for some Jim Beam. I also added more garlic and stirred in about 1/4 cup of bourbon into the barbecue sauce. My husband said they were the best ribs he ever had!
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Absolutely The Best Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2007
This recipe was delicious as is but, I decided to "tweak" it a bit. I added a little sprinkling of seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese to the recipe, as well as extra garlic. I also splashed in some additional white wine and brandy, then served it over linguine. Wonderful!
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