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Favorite Banana Blueberry Quick Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
SO good, if I could rate more than 5 stars, I would. Sub'd applesauce for the shortening, used 1 cup of fresh blueberries, added 1 t vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, sub'd 3/4 cup white & 3/4 cup brown sugar for the 1 cup white, and used 4 small bananas. Baked 4 mini loaves for 40 mins, should have done at least 45, but it didn't change the taste at all -- and the taste is phenomenal! I'm loving this as an afternoon snack for my boys - they like the sweetness of it, and I like they are getting whole oats & fruit & don't realize it. :) ETA/9/27 - Made this again today b/c I had more bananas & couple of apples that I needed to use - it was fantastic w/ apples in place of the blueberries, as well! Definitely a KEEPER!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2011
SO easy, and very good, if a little plain. Easy to remedy, but it definitely needs spicing up. Cooked it on the grill (brush w/ olive oil, cook on one side, flip, add toppings) & it worked perfectly.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2011
EXCELLENT!! I've made this twice now using Himalayan sea salt (it was the only salmon-colored one at Trader Joe's) - the only change I made was to add the banana cut in half length-wise (skin on, removed it first thing in the morning.) Served on small King's Hawaiian savory butter rolls, with Sweet Restaurant Coleslaw from AR. Wish there were leftovers so I could have some for lunch today! ;)
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Russian Tea Cakes I

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2011
I have made these w/ both pecans & walnuts & they are both excellent. Recipe as is, is perfect - no need to change a thing!
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
These were not good. Very thick & not sweet at all. Might have been better w a streusel on top -- but I won't be making them again to find out. So disappointing b/c I only had 1 package of fresh blueberries & was craving blueberry muffins this morning.
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Asian Stir Fry Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
SO GOOD!! Followed other reviewers & 1/2ed the corn starch, 1/2ed the corn syrup, upped the red pepper by about 4x, & added 2 T oyster sauce. Served over wok-veggies (bok choy, carrots, broccoli, celery, tomato, green pepper, & onion, stir-fried in olive oil, sherry & hot oil) & brown rice. Will definitely be making again!
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Golden Brown Ravioli with Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2011
SO GOOD!!! Surprisingly easy & they taste like the ones you'd get at Olive Garden. >>>> One note - the crispier, the better, so definitely let them fry. I took a few out too soon & while they were still good, they weren't as outstanding as the crispy ones. >>> I also didn't use anywhere close to 3 cups of oil -- I used a regular skillet & put about 1/4 inch deep of Canola oil.
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South of the Border Wraps

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
SO good - and fairly healthy, w/ less butter (recommend melting & brushing on w/ pastry brush so you use a lot less) & low-fat cheese. Served w/ brown rice mixed w/ salsa & low-fat sour cream on the side to dip the wrap. Definitely a keeper! ............... also, to fold a wrap, lay it flat, put everything in the middle, fold left & right side into the middle, hold in place w/ your fingers while you use your thumbs to fold in the edge that is closest to you, press & start to roll the wrap away from you, keeping the sides tucked as you roll. You can use a little bit of cheese as "glue" on the edge that folds over (ends up being on the bottom as you roll.) Works best when you cook the side w/ the folds first, otherwise it opens up too easily when you try to flip it.
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Fluffy Seven-Minute Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
This was so good -- and pretty easy, too! I tried another recipe like this one w/ similar ingredients that did not work at all - I think the key is the boiling time of the sugar/syrup mix. I added 2 T white corn syrup directly to the sugar water to keep the frosting from getting icky tomorrow. I also added the syrup mix to the meringue super slowly - like over 3 or 4 mins of whipping w/ a hand mixer - and kept whipping for probably 5 mins after that, just to get a frosting consistency. Definitely worth it - it tastes like fluffy marshmallows but goes on cupcakes like icing!
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
Was so hoping this would work out b/c I need it for a baby shower. It was very, very runny. I followed the recipe, so I am not sure what I did wrong - maybe added the syrup to the egg whites too quickly? I'm not used to a recipe not working, though, and I'm really disappointed that this one didn't. It was really good as a dip for my son's teddy grahams - but definitely would not work as a frosting/icing.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
I've made this several times & it has turned out great every time. I took others' advice & doubled the sauce, also sauteed a couple of cut up potatoes with the onions, and mixed the sauce in w/ the chicken mix before pouring into the pie plate. Perfect comfort food! Update: Doubled the chicken/veggie/potatoes, tripled the sauce for 2 pies, added more spices (garlic powder, poultry seasoning, parsley, s&p) .. SO GOOD.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Awesome cookie recipe! I've never made homemade sugar cookies before & they turned out great! I used other reviewers' suggestions & used powered sugar to roll them out (dough is a little sticky, pwdrd sugar worked perfectly) & rolled them out directly onto parchment paper & then removed the scraps instead of trying to move the cookies. Iced w/ Sugar Cookie Icing from this site & they turned out amazing! Even my husband (who doesn't like sweets) went back for thirds. :o) These turned out professional-looking & so great-tasting that I've signed up to bring them to a Christmas cookie exchange.
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Easy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Great lasagna! Made it for family that was coming in - mainly b/c I figured I could leave it cooking for a little longer if their flight was delayed. Turned out great! One tip when making an Italian dish w/ store-bought sauce: Use a good sauce, not a cheap one. The dish is only as good as the sauce you use. I did add dried onions & garlic to the meat, increased the mozz to 4 cups total in the dish & 1 cup on top, and added dried parsley to the top (mainly for presentation.) Also, used 2 jars of Newman's Own Sockarooni spag sauce (48 oz total.)
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Baked Ziti II

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
Awesome, easy recipe. Added extra sauce since my husband prefers it that way. Great hot out of the oven - and even better reheated the next day for lunch!
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Zesty Porcupine Meatballs

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
These were easy & inexpensive to make, and were very good! I made them because other reviewers stated their toddlers loved them -- mine still wouldn't take more than 1 bite (which is typical!), but my husband & I both enjoyed the meal. UPDATE: Doubled the sauce, added extra worcestershire, baked at 350 for an hour (covered last 20 mins,) served w/ rice & broccoli. Yum!
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2009
Just made this for a quick dinner... Super quick, super easy, and good. I halved the recipe & had more than enough for a package of the pre-made Buitoni pasta.
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KELLOGG'S* RICE KRISPIES* Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Delicious, easy chicken recipe -- and my 11 year old loved it b/c I let him crush the rice krispies w/ a rolling pin in a big baggie!
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Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2009
Served this for company last night over penne pasta w/ broccoli & fresh rolls. EXCELLENT dish! I more than doubled the sauce to have enough for the pasta - 14 oz can of chicken broth, then used the can to put the same amount of white wine in, 2 T cornstarch (mixed w/ cold water first to dissolve), more salt & pepper, and about 2 T of lemon juice.
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Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
SO GOOD! I just made these (the last batch is frying up as I type!) and they are perfect! I fried each batch for a few mins (maybe 3-5) & then drained them on paper towels as I made the next batch -- then did each batch again for about 5 mins to make them super crispy! I will have to keep them warm in the oven until my husband gets home for dinner....if they last that long!
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Restaurant-Style House Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
Awesome, easy recipe! Took it to a dinner party last night & got several compliments & requests for the recipe. I used bagged salad greens, added green olives w/ pimentos, omitted the other pimentos, and added salad peppers -- PERFECT! My husband is a ranch-dressing-only kind of guy, and he just asked me to make this again w/ dinner tonight! GREAT SALAD!!
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