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toriimarie

I'm currently a stay at home mother of two girls and I absolutely LOVE trying new recipes! Culinary school is definitely in my future, but until then I have Betty :)
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toriimarie rated and reviewed the recipe Cheesy Sausage and Penne Casserole
Cheesy Sausage and Penne Casserole
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"I still can't believe how simple and delicious this recipe is! I made it last night following the recipe as is except that I used kielbasa instead of the smoked sausage since I prefer it. I will say that I was worried throughout the entire 30 minutes of prep. My husband had to keep reminding me of my own rule to stick to the recipe the first time I make something new and I'm glad he did because so many things seemed to be slightly off... The cheese sauce is extremely thick once you add the shredded cheese and I almost added some milk to thin it out, but didn't. I was also tempted to add extra noodles as well as sausage because it didn't seem like very much when it was in the bowl, but I'm glad I didn't! Everything was perfect and I'll definitely be making this dish again."
Posted on 6/3/2011
toriimarie rated and reviewed the recipe Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef
Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef
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"I was expecting this recipe to turn out like some sort of hamburger helper dish, but instead I ended up with something hamburger helper could only dream about being! The only variation I had was to use a combination of garlic and onion salt instead of regular salt when I seasoned my beef, and I also cut my bread slices with a knife as opposed to tearing them so they were little cubes. I also agree with one of the other reviewers that you DEFINITELY need extra bread toasted for on top, that was my favorite part of the dish!"
Posted on 5/26/2011
toriimarie rated and reviewed the recipe Fresh Blueberry Almond Tart
Fresh Blueberry Almond Tart
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"I made this last weekend and was a bit confused on the directions because it calls for one box of pie crusts, however there are two crusts in the box! I ended up with two tarts and there seemed to be plenty of blueberry filling in both with the amounts the recipe calls for, however I had to double the amount of almonds so there was enough to go on top of both. Delicious!"
Posted on 5/26/2011
toriimarie rated and reviewed the recipe Burger and Veggie Packs
Burger and Veggie Packs
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"This is one of my husband's favorite meals! We skip all the other vegetables and just add frozen corn (off the cob) and a pat of butter on top before wrapping them up. I serve it with some baked beans on the side and it's excellent!"
Posted on 4/16/2011
toriimarie rated and reviewed the recipe Potato-Topped Oven Swiss Steak
Potato-Topped Oven Swiss Steak
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"I made this last night and it was very good! I felt I used too much mashed potato, though I didn't have the bags on hand specified in the recipe so I just made eight servings of instant Idahoan mashed potatoes. Next time I'd probably do four. Also, it was a bit bland for my taste so as an afterthought I added garlic salt but next time I'll definitely add it before it goes in the oven."
Posted on 4/16/2011

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Posted 6/3/2011 8:35:08 AM REPORT ABUSE
Cheesy Sausage and Penne Casserole
Cheesy Sausage and Penne Casserole
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I still can't believe how simple and delicious this recipe is! I made it last night following the recipe as is except that I used kielbasa instead of the smoked sausage since I prefer it. I will say that I was worried throughout the entire 30 minutes of prep. My husband had to keep reminding me of my own rule to stick to the recipe the first time I make something new and I'm glad he did because so many things seemed to be slightly off... The cheese sauce is extremely thick once you add the shredded cheese and I almost added some milk to thin it out, but didn't. I was also tempted to add extra noodles as well as sausage because it didn't seem like very much when it was in the bowl, but I'm glad I didn't! Everything was perfect and I'll definitely be making this dish again.
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Posted 5/26/2011 8:45:58 AM REPORT ABUSE
Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef
Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef
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I was expecting this recipe to turn out like some sort of hamburger helper dish, but instead I ended up with something hamburger helper could only dream about being! The only variation I had was to use a combination of garlic and onion salt instead of regular salt when I seasoned my beef, and I also cut my bread slices with a knife as opposed to tearing them so they were little cubes. I also agree with one of the other reviewers that you DEFINITELY need extra bread toasted for on top, that was my favorite part of the dish!
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Posted 5/26/2011 8:41:22 AM REPORT ABUSE
Fresh Blueberry Almond Tart
Fresh Blueberry Almond Tart
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I made this last weekend and was a bit confused on the directions because it calls for one box of pie crusts, however there are two crusts in the box! I ended up with two tarts and there seemed to be plenty of blueberry filling in both with the amounts the recipe calls for, however I had to double the amount of almonds so there was enough to go on top of both. Delicious!
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Posted 4/16/2011 8:01:22 AM REPORT ABUSE
Burger and Veggie Packs
Burger and Veggie Packs
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This is one of my husband's favorite meals! We skip all the other vegetables and just add frozen corn (off the cob) and a pat of butter on top before wrapping them up. I serve it with some baked beans on the side and it's excellent!
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Posted 4/16/2011 7:59:02 AM REPORT ABUSE
Potato-Topped Oven Swiss Steak
Potato-Topped Oven Swiss Steak
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I made this last night and it was very good! I felt I used too much mashed potato, though I didn't have the bags on hand specified in the recipe so I just made eight servings of instant Idahoan mashed potatoes. Next time I'd probably do four. Also, it was a bit bland for my taste so as an afterthought I added garlic salt but next time I'll definitely add it before it goes in the oven.
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Posted 1/19/2011 6:08:40 PM REPORT ABUSE
Blueberry-Banana Bread
Blueberry-Banana Bread
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The only banana bread recipe I'll ever use again!! I followed this recipe as written, except that I used three bananas instead of two (since that's what I had on hand) and I used regular oats (since I didn't have any quick cooking). They came out perfect! After reading some reviews I almost cut the sugar in half, but I figured I'd do it by the book the first time and make any changes if needed in the future. That being said, I'm glad I didn't! They have just the right amount of sweetness following the original recipe. Also, I made mine into muffins instead of a loaf for the sake of convenience. I baked at 325 (my oven runs hot) for 25 minutes and they were cooked throughout and just a little golden on top. My husband and I love them and I can't wait to have my mother try one when she comes over in the morning!
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