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10/1/09 8:26 P

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I'm not sure why it turned out like that Randella. Mine was a nice consistency, not at all globbish. I'm glad you posted about doubling because I was thinking of doubling it next time. I guess if you double it you would need to put it in a 13X9 pan to bake.

Also I think next time I'll throw in some diced celery.

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10/1/09 12:42 P

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maybe I made the Tuna Krispie Bake incorrectly. Sometimes I double a recipe and I may have gotten it wrong. Remember, JoAnna cautioned us when doubling recipes?

My dish was like a big glop - very wet and sticky, like a can of chicken salad or something close to that, but good flavor. Did anyone else get that texture?

Where is this thread about the Little League Potatoes? Im missing a whole discussion!

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10/1/09 1:50 A

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I made Tuna Krispie Bake p 176 yesterday and really liked it. I went right by the recipe and enjoyed this dish a lot.

I can't wait to try the Little League Meat & Potatoes using Heather's suggestions. My shopper should be here Monday, I need shredded potatoes for the recipe, I have the rest of the items called for in the recipe.

Thanks everyone for all the awesome reviews....great help when deciding what to try.

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9/30/09 9:12 P

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I made Little League Meat & Potatoes tonight with Heather's suggested changes (on another thread) and it was fabulous! I'm writing those changes right into the cookbook and we'll definitely be having this more often. Thanks, Heather.

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9/26/09 12:24 P

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Thanks Randy and Patty!

I forgot I love the Jiffy Potatoes too. I mean honestly, these taste exactly like my fathers full fat, full calorie ones! Next time I think I'll make these for him and see what he thinks!

As for Jo's Lemon Pepper, you are right on, it is sooooooo good. I remember the first time I used it, both my husband and I were amazed at home much better it tasted then we expected, and different, I really didn't think it was going to make that much of a difference. When thinking about the old lemon pepper we always used before, but boy was it different and GOOD! Him and I went on and on that first time about how it made a HUGE difference in how good we thought the finished product came out.

I bet the bow tie pasta makes that dish really cute!

And I've been wondering about the homerun cake for a while, thanks for letting us know. :)



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9/25/09 4:40 P

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That is so cool that we mostly picked different items. I did make the mac and cheese with hot dogs in it. it was very yummy. I did add some onions to the water as I was cooking the pasta. I used noodles instead of macaroni as that is what I had at hand.
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First, I'd like to say that this is an excellent book for all audiences. Kids, husbands, and women, as well as picky kids, picky husbands and picky women, (although we gals arent neccessarily picky per se :) ) Also, perfect for those to "get their feet wet" so to speak, who seem lost in cooking and /or needing to be on a special diet because of health issues. And even if you're not on a restricted diet, these recipes are just fun!

here are my reviews:

Ham and Breakfast Casserole p 79. 4 stars. Very good, the mushrooms make it.

Quick-n-Easy Sticky Rolls p 86. 4 stars. Great sticky bun flavor.

Breakfast Tarts p 90. 5++ stars!! These are sooo good. A must try! I made these for a quick Sunday breakfast for DH and I and not so much for the picky egg son, who wont touch a visible egg for miles. Lets just say there was an argument of who gets the last one and stop hogging the rest! They are quick and easy to make. Main ingredients are just a can of biscuits, diced ham, eggs and cheese. Im convinced it is Jo's Lemon and Herb Pepper seasoning that is the secret here, which compliments wonderfully with eggs and cheese. (recipe below) I make my own, which is extremely close to her seasoning. The seasoning has some basil and oter things you wont get in commercial lemon pepper. Although the snowflake is absent on these tarts, I have made them ahead for quick grab and go breakfast. I store them in the refrigerator and microwave them until they are just hot.

Easy Alphabet Vegetable Soup p 96. 5 stars! Easy and good vegetable soup. I used Ditalini pasta instead of alphabets.

Green Bean au Gratin p 130. 4 stars. Similar to the Campbell's Green Bean Casserole recipe IMO.

Ginger Peachy Salad p 143. 4 stars. easy and good flavors

Hawaiian Fruit Salad p 146. 4 stars. Easy and refreshing - just fruit and more fruit! we use this as a dessert too.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Green Beans p 171. 4 stars. DS ate this and didnt pick out the beans. Sometimes use this as a side dish.

Tuna Krispie Bake p 176. This was just OK.

Quick Turkey and Dressing p 187. 4 stars. Perfect for us as is. I use chicken instead of turkey.

Cheeseburger Milk Gravy Skillet p 190. 4-5 stars. Another fight of who gets the last and quick hogging it entree. What is with these men?!

Lazy Day Lasagna p 193. 5++ stars! One of my "go to" fave make ahead casserole meals. (the other is Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Joyful.) This keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for a least a day ahead of baking it. Even 11 thumbed people can place this in the oven and have it come out great. I use small bowtie pasta for mini lasagna noodles.

Pizza Popover Pie p 195. 5++ stars! Ever since Heather turned me onto this dish, we've repeated this often. A must try!

Cheeseburger Pie p 197. 5 stars! I add some garlic and a tad of worchester sauce. The dill pickle relish is a nice flavor and adds the taste of a cheeseburger. Another fight and quit hogging it meal.

Baked BBQ Pork Tenders p 203. 4-5 stars. Tender and very good. Be easy on the brown sugar twin or splenda it gets a little sweet if you miss your spoon like I sometimes do and over pour.

Baked Pork Cutlets with Rice-Tomato Stuffing p 206. 4 stars. Tender and tomato-y.

Root Beer Float Pudding p 220. very good, but we have to be in the mood for it. a super quick dessert.

Baby Ruthie Delights p 232. 5 stars. it does taste like the candy bar.

Chocolate Express Pie p 246. 5 stars. A super easy, super good chocolate cream pie. The chocolate grahams are hard to find now for me in my area (found some at Winco) but it makes such a pretty topping that reminds and resembles sprinkled sweetened cocoa powder on top.

Pretty-in-Pink Cake p 279. 4 stars. A nice little pretty pink cake.

Little League Meat and Potatoes p 285. 5 stars! Exceptionally good! Comfort food for sure and very filling. Everyone loves this. Easy to make since potato shreads are used.

Home Run Chocolate Birthday Cake p 286. This is my son's all time fave HE cake and I do make it for his birthday. The cake is a more dense brownie like texture but nice. The frosting is almost a "fluff" type and you could probably use it for other cakes as well. Again, the crumb topping makes it look like sweetened cocoa powder and is pretty. I keep this in the refrigerator because the topping is milk based, but I love cold cake.

Peanut Butter Cup Pie p 293. 5 stars. It does look and taste like a peanut butter cup. its very rich tasting to us.

Jiffy Scalloped Potatoes p 298. 5 stars. Need a good scalloped potato side dish? This is it. Easy too.

Magnificent Baked Chicken p 299. 5 stars. A fave repeat at our house. I suggest to prepare the wet coating like it says, then sprinkle the parmesan on then coat in the cornflake crumbs. This works better than what the recipe says.

Kids Business Cavatini p 322 also in, "Ten Years and Still Creating" JoAnna's personal favorites. 5+ stars. We just made this again the other night (another fight and dont hog it all dish). The olives really make it. A cheap and easy dish too. only 1/2 ground beef for the whole dish! A must try!

heres that Lemon Herb Pepper seasoning recipe:

2 tablespoons dried lemon peel
4 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Randella

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9/21/09 7:22 P

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OK, here are the ones that I tried. I enjoyed them all. If I made changes to the recipe, I will post it with the recipe.
Peanut butter cup pie, 293
Sunshine Carrot Salad, 150
Blueberry gelatin salad, 142
cabbage apple salad, 149
fruit glazed carrots, 126
carrot and peanut butter sandwiches, 110
carrot, raisin, marshmallow salad, 151
carrot sunshine salad, 150
chicken cheesy biscuit cups, 181(I make a double recipe of this, and add 1 drained can of mixed veggies) they freeze well
chicken ranch taco salad, 159
Nutcracker snacks, 258
Baby ruthy delites, 232(I put this in a graham cracker shell, top with cool whip, sprinkle coconut on top) yum
rocky road quick cake, 248
frank and corn chowder, 103
Idaho hot dog bake, 210
lemon fruit salad, 144
pineapple cheese muffins, 267, (I make a double batch of these, they are spectacular)

Peanut butterscotch bars, 261 (I usually just use splenda, not the brown sugar kind, also I add choc chips.)(this did not turn out as I had remembered. I made it again last night. dry, crumbly, not sweet. not good. maybe I did something wrong. so try at your own risk. I had remembered it as good. maybe I was thinking of a different recipe)

Pea salad, 152
pecan toffee bars, 263
Rocky road bars, 262
sweetheart silk pie, 241
taco layered salad, 164
tuna rice krispie bake, 176,( this is really good, except I do not like to have extra crispies around, cause I am tempted to make rice crispy squares...lol)
Patty

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This is one I've tried:

Italian Braised Steaks pg 200. I served this over brown rice. I made a note to try the recipe in the slow cooked so the meat isn't quite as tough.

I thought I'd tried more but I guess I didn't mark the index as I usually do.

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9/18/09 5:57 P

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Oh my gosh Heather those sound great! I can't wait to try them...thank you! emoticon

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WOW Thanks, I haven't tried any of those.

Country Chicken and Biscuits, pg. 183. This was pure comfort food! I loved it! I nearly lived on it through my pregnancy. ALL 5 stars!

Pizza Popover Pie, pg. 195. This is absolutely wonderful! EXCELLENT! I will definitely make this again and again. Be sure to have a very deep dish pie plate! But, simply delish. I will never eat greasy pizza again, this will be on my table man times over. 5 stars hands down! Since I wrote this review, I've made it countless times, and even given it to VERY picky children!

Cheeseburger Pie, pg. 197. This was terrific! If you love a Big Mac you are gonna love this! ALL 5 stars!

Nutcracker Snacks, page 258. This was excellent! I loved them. I highly highly recommend them. Also children could easily make these themselves! They were so tasty, though it was hard to stop at three. But, boy were they good. I would suggest some cold milk with them as well! If you like Graham Cracker Deluxe cookies, you will love these! They get all 5 stars!

Peanut Butterscotch Bars, pg. 261. These are really really good, especially if you are a peanut butter fan! I really liked them warm. So if you have left over zap them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. And mmmm. I would also suggest adding a few chocolate chips! However, because they are a little dry they get 4 stars!

Little Princess Chicken Salad Sandwiches, pg. 279. This is DELISH! I will be making this again and again. I used dill instead of parsley, and loved it! I also added more celery, I loved the crunch. The buns being used as the bread made all the difference in it being special! 5 stars!



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9/17/09 11:31 P

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I finally dug my Cooking Healthy With The Kids In Mind cookbook out and here is a list of recipes I have made from this book:

Touchdown dip-page 283- loved it...changed nothing

Bacon Cheeseburger patties-305- 5*'s changed nothing

Scrambled egg Hash- 77- 5*'s just used pepper instead of lemon pepper

Mom's Tuna Salad-157-5*'s changed nothing

BLT Salad-163- 3*'s I found the relish AND 1000 Island dressing really sweet- I would make again but rework the dressing

Quick Turkey and Dressing-187- 5*'s LOVED..comfort food to the max

Sweetheart Strawberry Silk Pie-241- 2*'s Didn't keep well, just not one I would ever make again

Scrumptious White Chocolate Cheesecake- 247- 5*'s Loved it, changed nothing

Green Beans and Potatoes in Mushroom Sauce- 133- 5*'s changed nothing!

I'm anxious to see which ones everyone else has tried.



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9/16/09 3:35 A

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Thank you Heather...I looked but couldn't find the post. Okay I'll get my book out and come back.

Eager to hear everyone's favs from this book!

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I'll come back later and add my favorites from this book.



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Please share any recipes you try in the The Cooking Healthy With Kids In Mind Cookbook here, and let us know what you thought!

If you do not have the book, here's a link to several recipes from Kids In Mind-

Ruth Bond Site-
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My Site-
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Cooking Healthy With Kids in Mind Team Index-
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