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4/29/09 9:20 P

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Tonight I tried Pastrami Pizza Potatoes p.198 and it was VERY good. I did add a little garlic powder and baked it @350° for 30 minutes in the oven instead of cooking it in the microwave as directed, but other than that I made it how it said. It is very filling and did remind us of pizza in flavor. Using my kitchen scale made this a breeze to whip up as I'm terrible at measuring potato shreds and no sautéing anything in this recipe -just mix it together. The flavors of the pastrami and the three cheeses really came through.

By the way, I did find hanging in the cold cut section a 5oz package of Hillshire Farms Pastrami, I know we were looking for it for another recipe, and Hunt's Petite Diced tomatoes are like the Hunt's Chunky tomato sauce JoAnna lists a lot in her recipes.

I served this with a green salad and Angie's Lemon Squares from Baking Healthy with Splenda p.251, which are like what a traditional lemon bar is and are excellent. (if you make the bars, make a higher edge than 1/4 inch around the sides.)

we rated Pastrami Pizza Potatoes 4.5 - 5 stars and the Lemon Squares a 5.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
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4/9/09 7:15 P

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Here's two recipes from this cookbook I have made before.

Tuna skillet Pot Pie - I rated it very good. Also noted I added 1 tabl. of dried onion and baked at 400 degrees for 30 min.

Baked Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce I tried but didn't make any notes. It must have been good.

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4/8/09 2:08 P

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Thanks for the reviews!

I have made the Creamy Baked Tacos, and I LOVE them! I want to make them again.

I'm looking at making the Vegetable-Bean Pasta Salad. Sounds like my favorite salad. I'll make it next week I think.

I wish I would of tried it last week, that way I could know if I should take it to a gathering I am going to on Saturday.

I have also I am pretty sure made other recipes from this book, that weren't cross posted in the search engine. But, the Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches, are VERY close to the Half Time Chicken Sandwiches from a January newsletter, I love them! I would of never tried chicken salad hot before, and I loved it. I need to go through the book, because I swear there's been some others I have tried as well.



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ITSRANDELLA's Photo ITSRANDELLA Posts: 344
4/7/09 11:23 P

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I haven't used this book too much in the past, but now that I've been making them for the cooking club I'm glad I am now! so far, all the recipes I've tried have been very good.

Tonight we had Grande Spaghetti Skillet p.142 and it was sure a good tasting, cheap meal! The corn, beans, ground beef, onions and green peppers, along with the pasta and tomato sauce sure was filling! its seasoned with chili seasoning and pepper, but I always add a little garlic. (thanks Heather for the suggestion!) Even my picky son didn't pick out the peppers or beans. we served this with garlic bread and a green salad. a good solid 4 stars.

I also tried Cozy Turkey Pot Pies p.132, but I used chicken instead of the turkey. These were soo good! Easy to serve because they are baked in individual baking dishes (I used oven safe bowls), and don't make the mistake that I made and not spray the bowls with cooking spray, they took some soaking to wash them up! These were a solid 5.

Heatland Tuna Bake p.106 was very good too. it wasn't all wet and creamy like DH prefers, but it had a certain moistness and was a good change with rice instead of pasta in the recipe. it was very filling and certainly cheap! Very flavorful with the Lemon Herb pepper seasoning. Good tasting tuna, corn, rice, onions, celery and cheddar, and you could really taste the cheddar in this, I still can't figure out why, but the flavor really came through. I gave it a 4-5 and DH gave it a 3, he said it would be a 4 if I had made gravy. (he likes all his casseroles super wet.)

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4/2/09 11:27 P

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Please share your reviews, I'll be back later to share one I have already tried-creamy baked tacos! YUM!



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2/25/09 8:28 P

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Please share any recipes you try in the Penny Pinching Main Dishes, and let us know what you thought!

If you do not have the book, here's a link to several recipes from Penny Pinching Main Dishes Cookbook-

Ruth Bond Site-
home.earthlink.net/~ruthbond/
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hing.html


Penny Pinching Main Dishes Team Index-
tinyurl.com/ak6wow

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