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Spoiled Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
This was soooo easy! I had never used a broiler before. I boiled the ribs as instructed. I didn't have apple cider vinegar so I used KC Masterpiece Original BBQ sauce. I basted the ribs on one side and broiled them for 3 mins. I turned them and basted them again for another 3 mins. After I took them out of the oven I put a little more sauce on them. They came out really yummy. I was quite proud of myself. I wish I had two racks!
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Ground Beef Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
This was an easy slow-cooker. It was the first slow-cooker recipe I'd done. It could use more ground beef, less potatoe, and less tomato-taste. I will definitely cook it again.
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
This resipe came out wonderfully. I read through the reviews and pulled together different parts with the ingredients I had. I didn't use 16 oz of sauerkraut because I didn't have it. I used a much smaller portion. I used regular onions instead of pearl. I used only one apple to line the bottom of the slow cooker, among other things. My husband said they were the tenderest pork chops he'd ever had. They were really good.
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Layered Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2011
This recipe was so good! I used canned peaches because fresh peaches aren't in season. The rest of the recipe followed exactly. I made it the night before for my church's Easter lunch and it was devoured. Thanks for so such a yummy, easy fruit salad.
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Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2012
Very yummy! I took some strawberries out and added raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. I also substituted stevia blend for sugar and used less than called for. I also used orange juice because I didn't have pineapple. Delicious!
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Strawberry Cake and Frosting I

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
This cake was a big success at my daughter's 4th birthday party. The cake part I did exactly what the recipe said. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with the frozen strawberries so I popped in the microwave for about 20 seconds to defrost them a little. Then I threw them in the food processor. I didn't know how else to blend them into the cake batter. I had to cook the cake about 38 mins. That is because I used a larger crown cake tin. The frosting worked a little differently. I did not drain the juices since I used the food processor. I wound up using closer to 7 cups of sugar for the frosting. It was pretty sweet so I added a little less than a 1/2 tsp of salt. The cake was really good. Definitely a keeper and worth sharing with others.
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Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly except I used regular cream cheese and russet potatoes. My husband did not like the potatoes. He said that mashed potatoes shouldn't have cream cheese in them. I thought they tasted decent. The potatoes needed to be boiled longer. I don't know if that is because I used a different type of potato. They weren't soft enough. I also had to dump some of the broth after the prescribed boiling time. I won't make these again since my husband didn't care for them.
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Amish Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
LOVE these cookies. So do the ladies I work with. It was really easy to do and the recipe yields ALOT of cookies. They do seem a little crumby but they melt in your mouth. My husband described them as fluffy. I'll definitely make these again.
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Country Fried Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2011
Today was the first time I had made fried steak. 4 minutes was too long on each side. After the 1st steak, I cooked them closer to 3 minutes. The egg and milk mixture wasn't quite enough for all 4 steaks. They may have been larger than the recipe called for. I also used Chicago steak seasoning b/c it was what I had. However, they came out pretty well and I will definitely use this recipe again.
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Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
Super-delicious! I adjusted the bread crumb and parmesan cheese amount to match the # of chops. I didn't use butter. I used my own dried sage. The lemon was a great idea! I also added 5 minutes to the time. They were really easy. I'll definitely make again.
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Baked Round Steak in Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
The recipe wasn't hard to make. I set the temperature to 350 because my oven doesn't seem to cook right when set to 325. I kept the cooking time the same. The meat came out just fine. If I could change anything I would find a way to make the sauce thicker.
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2010
Holy moly, was that a good brownie! I've never made brownies from scratch before. This recipe is awesome! The only things I did differently were reduce the flour to 1 cup per the recommendation of others and add chocolate chips. I also cooked them for the full 30 mins in a 9X13 glass pan. These might be the best brownies I've ever had.
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Beef and Noodle Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
What I liked about this recipe was how easy it was. However, it needed more flavor. More cheese, some spice. I didn't change anything the first time I make it but I will the next time.
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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
This soup was awesome! The only changes I made were not adding the red pepper and using frozen spinach instead of fresh. I did not thicken up the way some reviewers said but it was still delicious! It's great for leftovers, too. If you're looking for a light meal, this is it. I will definitely make it again!
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Mom's Country Gravy

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2011
I had never made country gravy before today. It was pretty easy. I didn't use as much milk. I think I used between 3 1/4 - 3 1/2. I had to whisk it a whole bunch to make it smooth. But it was pretty tasty!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2011
I made these cupcakes for my family's Easter dinner. I followed the recipe exactly. I used white cake mix and chocolate whipped frosting. I froze the cookie dough for several hours. They came out perfect! Thanks for such a neat idea for cupcakes.
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Chocolate Pound Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I had never made a cake from scratch before. I don't think I watched the cake well enough and cooked it a little long for my oven, though I followed the time on the recipe. The cake looked really pretty. I even took a picture and sent it to my sisters. The glaze was wonderful! I believe if I had paid closer attention to my cake, it would have turned out amazing.
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Fabulous Fajitas

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
This is a really good fajita recipe. I don't use mushrooms because my husband is allergic and I don't use as many peppers. I also use a homemade italian seasoning recipe from thise site. They taste great!
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Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I have never fried anything before. I think for the first try, these came out pretty good. I followed the recipe exact except for the water. I just kept putting water in until the consistency seemed right. The seasoning amount was plenty, though maybe a little too salty. I would suggest taking out either the onion salt or garlic salt and substituting one of the powders and adjusting the amount. Otherwise, not a bad recipe.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
This was really good and really easy to make. The only changes I made were not peeling the potatoes and using buillion cubes instead of powder. I don't think I used enough cubes. I omitted the salt as well. Next time, I will add the salt back. I doubled the recipe so that I could freeze it for a later date. Worth eating again!
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