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Banana Nut Bread I

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2005
I made this on a Saturday night for Monday morning's breakfast. I ate one slice immediately and thought it was too bland, three star material. Monday morning rolled around, though and I liked it better. It seemed to have more flavor so I bumped it up to four stars. Here are the alterations I've tried and liked: I only have 8x4 pans and it never rises very high so I'm not sure the 9x5 pan called for in the original recipe is accurate. My whole family liked it better without nuts, though no one complained about the one with nuts. We thought there was also too much sugar and cut it down to two cups. Also, we liked it better with half brown sugar, half white because the brown has a more complex flavor. I tried it with half whole wheat flour, too, and couldn't detect a flavor or texture difference, but there is the obvious health benefit.
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Kielbasa Alfredo

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2005
Upon first reading this recipe, I thought the combination sounded gross, but my kids thought it would be good and I needed something really quick to make. It was certainly quick, and really tasty. Normally I'd make my own alfredo sauce (so much for quick!) but the jarred kind can't be beat for convenience and it is easy to keep in the pantry for emergency dinners. I added a cup of frozen peas to the sauce for color.
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Hobo Dinner

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2005
By itself, this was rather bland. I ended up making it again because we went camping and I thought mountain air would make it taste better. We made the following changes: I mixed a can of mushroom soup with a packet of onion soup mix and put a dollop on top of the beef patties. Then I wrapped the individual servings in heavy-duty foil and cooked them in the campfire coals. We liked it so much that time, I tried it at home and we liked it there, too, at sea level! I'd give it 3 stars as is, but 4 with the changes. Maybe even five, if you've been out hiking all day!
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Caramel Apple Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2005
We were looking for something snacky to do with our surfeit of fall apples when I came across this recipe. It sounded kind of gross: carmel and cream cheese? But the other reviews were so positive that we decided to try it. Wow! What a hit! We will have to get more apples!
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Most Excellent Sandwich

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2005
I liked this, but it needed something, so the next time I spread mayo on the bread first (you have to use whipped cream cheese in that case, though, because the regular, even at room temp, sticks to the knife not the bread) and I spread mashed avocado over the cream cheese. I liked jack cheese better than mozerella and thought it was better with the sprouts added last (after it came out of the oven) because warm sprouts didn't do it for me. Without changes, four stars. With changes, five.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2005
We thought this was okay. It was bland and needed a little kick. I could see using it as a starter soup and then adding other ingredients to jazz it up, but as it is, I don't think I'd want to bother with it again.
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Herman Reunion Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2005
Everyone loved this at our New Years Eve party! I did cut down the hot sauce because I have five children under ten years old. I only used two teaspoons. It still had a little zip but probably the whole tablespoon would have been fine. Make sure you mix thoroughly, because we didn't and had some plain cream cheese spots in ours. The kids liked that effect but I was embarassed. More than one person said "what *makes* this is the nuts!" so I wouldn't leave them off or sub walnuts. YMMV, or course!
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Beef Bourguignon II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2005
We all really liked the flavor of this, but it dried out. Maybe I cooked it too long, I didn't watch that, and maybe my pot lid didn't seal well enough so the steam escaped. I used all the red wine plus a can of beef broth, to make sure it didn't cook dry, so I was surprised when it did. Whatever, we loved the taste and I'd make it again. Next time I'll put foil over the top under the lid to make a good seal and check it more frequently.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2004
We have made lots of pumpkin breads, but this one is our favorite. I sprinkle demerara sugar on top of the batter and it gets crunchy while it bakes. That's the only change we make. This is an autumnal staple at our house, our revolving door of company loves it too!
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Blueberry Brie

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2004
I made this for a party of 21 people and maybe a tablespoon was gone by the end of the night. It was the only appetizer to our meal and they ate dinner like they were starving, so I am pretty sure they just thought the brie was gross. I know I did. It just tasted wrong. I threw it all out at the end of the night, sadly, because brie ain't cheap. Next time I think I'll go with the more plebian cheese ball. At least people *eat* that.
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Hot Spiced Cider

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2004
We make this all the time once the leaves start to change. I don't use a coffee maker, I just dump it all into a crockpot in the morning and we dip into it throughout the afternoon and evening. A very good, basic mulled cider, open to many variations (adding sliced citrus fruit, reducing or increasing the spices, adding ginger-fresh or ground-for a little zing...)
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Upside Down Turkey

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2004
I will never go back. This is the only way to cook a turkey! My guests were very impressed and we fought over the leftovers. I've made it four times and we never have to throw out any leftovers. It all always gets eaten. I've noticed you don't have to use all that much butter: 1/4 cup is fine. I also add veggies to the cavity and the roasting pan. Brining the bird gives the thighs great flavor, so I do that too. Even without those changes, though, this a delicious turkey.
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2004
I make this every year and it is fabulous! It is pretty flexible. I sometimes leave out the liver, or sausage (though in that case you'll need to add salt), sub a more tart apple like Granny Smith, sub dried cherries for cranberries, add pecans, use cornbread or wild rice for part of the bread, etc. The only sub I always make is to use fresh herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme just like the song) because I like the punch of them. If you do that, use a Tablespoon of fresh for every teaspoon dried herb called for. We double it so we'll have enough to eat later in the week and we always finish it.
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Creamy Dill Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2004
My mom has made this dip since before I was born and I love it. If you make it the night before you don't have to rehydrate the onion, just dump it in still dry and hard. It'll soften just fine. You can thin it with milk for salad dressing. For those not in the know, "Beau Monde" is a seasoned salt made by Spice Islands brand. There is a sub for it here on allrecipes but I've never tried it. You might want to if Spice Islands brand isn't available in your area. You could sub a different seasoned salt for it, but it is very strongly flavored so the dip won't be the same (not to say bad, just different).
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Granola Bars III

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2004
We loved these with a few changes. First, 3/4 cup brown sugar made them a little too sweet, more like an oatmeal cookie, so we cut that to about 1/3 cup and kept all the honey. If you use a dark honey, you had better like the flavor a lot because it will be strong. I'd use a light-colored honey so the flavor of the fruit and nuts comes through. Second, I subbed whole wheat flour for the white to make them healthier. Third, I used two eggs because that made them both softer and chewier. We vary the fruits and nuts willy nilly; your favorite combination will be the best of all.
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Owen's Veggie Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2004
The sauce seemed to want something more. I ended up adding some teryaki sauce to liven things up a little. It was fine, but the sauce seems to make or break a stir fry.
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Grandma's Homemade Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2004
The taste and texture were great! I used half brown and half white sugar and subbed commercial buttermilk for sour milk. The texture is moist, but not more than other banana breads I've made/eaten. The only trouble we had was that it made so much batter, that I could have used two pans. I put it on a baking sheet in case it spilled over and I'm glad I did because it would have been a terrible mess if I hadn't. Also a good thing about using the baking sheet under it: the spilled part was just as tasty as the loaf and we needed the extra because my family gobbled it all up! I had to bake it 75 minutes to get it cooked all the way. I'll make it again!
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Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2004
I am giving these four stars with the understanding that you know the only things in it with much flavor are the salsa and the tartar sauce, so the quality of those will determine your outcome. I make my own of each and they are excellent :) Make yours at your own risk. I also added sour cream to the final tacos. Yum.
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Baked Apricot Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2004
This was quite good, but a little sweeter than I like chicken to be. With steamed brown rice to sop up the sweet sauce it is good and we will make it again. It is nice to make on a day when I have a lot of time to let it cook but not a lot of time to fuss with it in the kitchen. The actual "work time" is very quick.
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Cheddar Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2004
I'm not familiar with Red Lobster or their biscuits so I can't speak to whether these are like theirs, but I *can* say that we loved these! I misread the recipe and accidentally used three tablespoons of butter and mixed the garlic salt and the parsley with it. I brushed it all on together and found that three Tbs of butter was perfect, so I will make the same change next time. These were terrific-the highlight of our brunch!
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