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Amish Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2006
I've been making this recipe for years. I think the brown sugar in the meat mixture makes the dish. It's plain and simple, yet delicious. I do two things differently. One is add a chopped onion to the ground beef while I'm browning it. Two, I also prefer shredded cheddar cheese to the American cheese. Excellent dish!
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Pretzel Turtles

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
I have been making these for years now and they are always a big hit. I do offer a couple suggestions. I use the round pretzels that are usually available around the holidays. The Rolo fits nicely inside it and makes for the perfect little treat. Also, after these are completely cooled, I melt a cup of white chocolate chips with a little Crisco, place it into a zip lock bag cutting a small hole in the corner. I then drizzle it over the turtles. They turn out beautiful.
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Key Lime Cake II

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I've had a taste for key lime pie all summer, so thought I would try this recipe. I couldn't find key lime juice so I substituted regular lime juice. I don't know what the difference is, but my family all thought it was a lemon cake. It has a very nice texture, almost like a pound cake and it was very delicious. The glaze definitely helps bring out the lime flavor.
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Beef Stew IV

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I don't like beef stew, but my son requested me to make it. I think it turned out delicious but I did make some changes. I used all beef broth for the liquid. I put the spices in the flour and then dredged the beef in it. I used a better quality beef than stew meat and doubled the amount. I also added a can of diced tomatoes with the vegetables along with half a bag of frozen green beans. I doubled the carrots and used red potatoes with skins on. Plus, I quartered some baby mushrooms. The tomatoes give it a little too much tomato flavoring so I added a tablespoon of cocoa which toned it down and gave it a very rich, brown color. It was wonderful. Even I liked it!
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Overnight Berry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
I was skeptical of this coffee cake, but was very plesantly surprised at how it turned out. It was quite delicious. I would change a couple of things. First, double the topping and second, drizzle with the icing when it's cool (if it lasts that long). Otherwise you hardly know the glaze is there. It was delicious!
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Chili Dog Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
This was very disappointing. With all the rave reviews, I thought this would be much better than it was. I used Johnsonville casing weiners because they are so delicious, added some taco cheese with the dog before rolling up in the wheat low carb tortilla, and canned chili. I also topped it with the shredded taco cheese mix. Maybe if I used my own chili recipe it would help. Otherwise I thought these were mediocre. I most likely would not make these again.
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Chicken Breasts with Herb Basting Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
These are easy to prepare and wonderfully moist and delicious. I did change a few things. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I made the sauce up and placed the chicken with the sauce in a ziplock bag and let them marinate in the refrigerator for several hours. I baked them for 30 minutes covered, then took the foil off and turned the broiler on for about 10-15 minutes until they were nicely browned. My family loved them and I will make them again. They would be awesome on the grill.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
This recipe is very good. I did a few things differently. I made up a batch and put it in 7 mini tins and baked for about 35 to 40 minutes. I doubled the spices like some of the readers suggested, but next time I would not double the ground cloves. The flavor was a little overpowering. I sprinkled the tins with cinnamon sugar and they turned out really beautiful.
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
This recipe won't make it to my recipe box unless I change it quite a bit. I followed the recipe, but it was very dry and looked more like a stew. So I started to doctor it up. First, I added a can of stewed, diced tomatoes. Still not juicy. So I added a can of enchilada sauce (it was all I had in the house). I also added 2 tsp. minced garlic. Now the soup was too tomatoey, so I added 2 tablespoons of cocoa. Much better, but the chicken seemed out of place. IF there is a next time, I will follow my suggestions, but use ground beef instead of the chicken. I have a much easier, and better tasting recipe for chicken chili!
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2008
Made this for supper last night and it was a hit. I followed the basic recipe but tried to lighten it up a bit with light sour cream, part skim mozzarella and reduced fat provolone cheese. I also added 2 tsp. of minced garlic and 1# of fresh, sliced mushrooms to the beef and onion mixture as it browned. It was very delicious. Thanks for sharing.
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Cheesecake Supreme

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
This is excellent, my husband can't stop talking about it. I did change a few things as recommended by other readers. I decreased the sugar to 1/4 cup in the crust. I added 2 tsp. vanilla to the batter. I baked as was directed by other reviews at 200 degrees for 3 hours and 10 minutes. However, as beautiful at it turned out, it was not quite set in the middle. The next time I make it, I'll try baking at 215 degrees for about 3 hours and check on it. I served it with sliced fresh strawberries. The taste is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I needn't look any further.
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Penne con Sauccia

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
This was pretty good, but I made a few changes to suit our taste. First, I used a full pound of Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage, browned it on the stovetop and then cut in diagonal slices. I recommend starting with maybe 1 tsp. of the crushed red pepper and adding more if you want more spice. I used 2 heaping tsp. of minced garlic and sauteed it in a pan with olive oil, a whole onion sliced very thin, and 2 cups of fresh sliced mushrooms (after removing the stems). Then I added it to the sauce ingredients and simmered for 45-60 minutes on the stove. I also added 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder to the sauce. It cut the bite out of the tomatoes and made the sauce a deep rich red/brown. I served it with a fresh salad and crusty bread. Yummy.
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Braised Beef Short Ribs

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
I tried these in the crockpot on a very busy day. I did make a few changes, though it wasn't intentional. I always like to try the recipe as is the first time, however, I didn't have a green pepper, so that was omitted. I also didn't have two cans of tomato sauce. So I used the one I had and then a 14 oz. can of diced tomatos. The rest of the recipe I followed exactly. The tomato chunks made a nice addition. I also browned the meat on all sides before placing in the crockpot and then cooked as directed. When the meat was finished, I set it on a platter and added water and corn starch to the liquids to make a sauce. Then I poured a little over the top of the meat and the rest I served on the side with garlic mashed potatoes. My family loved them. Next time I'll try it as listed and add some garlic. Thanks for sharing.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
This casserole turned out delicious with just a few changes. First, I wanted a larger casserole, so I used more sauce and pasta. I omitted the hamburger and pepperoni (no one likes pepperoni). Instead I browned a pound of sweet Italian sausage with the onion and green pepper. I added 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms (sliced) and added that to the meat mixture toward the end of browning, then followed the rest of the recipe. I placed half of the mixture in the dish, put a layer of cheese, then the remainder of the pasta. Last 10 minutes of baking, I added a cup of cheese to the top and returned for baking until melted. It was very good.
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Pistachio Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
I made this cake exactly as written the first time. The cake turns out really dense, which I normally like. However, it was a very wet cake. So, I tried several things to lighten it up and it turned out better. I used sugar-free pudding mix and diet lemon-lime soda. I reduced the oil 1/4 cup and added 1/2 cup of sugarless applesauce. It turned out great! This would make a pretty cake to have at Easter as it is very pale green. Thanks for sharing.
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Garlic Dill New Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
These turned out pretty good. However, I tried a few things differently the second time. I cut the steaming time down so the potatoes are tender crisp. Then placed them in a baking dish and poured butter/garlic/dill mixture on top. Then bake in the oven 15-20 minutes basting with the butter mixture. They turned out wonderful and not as mushy as they did the first time. Thanks for sharing an easy, basic recipe.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2009
I have made these twice. The first time I reduced the pepper to 3/4 tsp. as recommended by others. It was still too much pepper. If you're going to make them with the black pepper, try 1/2 tsp. The second time I omitted the black pepper completely. Instead, I chopped up one small green pepper. These turned out delicious. The sauce is good just as it is, but I did double it and that was plenty. The cabbage rolls were served with baked potatoes a fruit salad and they were a hit with our family and we don't even like cabbage.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
This cake is awesome! I made it exactly as the recipe states. I used regular chocolate chips, not mini ones as someone else suggested and they did not sink to the bottom of the cake at all. In fact, when the cake cooled completely, you get soft chocolate chips with every bit! It was a huge hit with our guests for our daughter's birthday. I made a glaze to top it off, and it was fantastic and didn't add all that much sweetness. If you want the perfect chocolate cake glaze, follow this: 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 3 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp light corn syrup, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Cook in microwave for 1 minute and then stir until nice and smooth. Spoon over cake.
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Cranberry Pecan Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2009
This recipe is rated 4 stars as is. If you make the changes I did, then I would rate it a 5 star. Instead of vanilla, I added 1 tsp of almond extract. I used dried cranberries, and increased it to 1 cup. I added about 2 tsp of orange zest. The muffins were very dry, so next time I'll add 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup milk to the batter. My changes make them awesome! NOTE: I have to update my comments. I made these again with fresh chopped cranberries and they were by far much better than with dried cranberries. Also, add just 1/2 tsp almond extract, a whole tsp is a bit much. And I will add even more orange zest the next time. I also recommend just cutting the cranberries in half and not chop them. This way you get the nice tart taste in each bite. But, use more cranberries, I used 1 cup and will increase that 1 1/2 cups the next time as well.
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Glazed Almond Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
This was a very good cake. It reminded me of some almond thumbprint cookies I make at Christmas. I used the whipped cream cheese frosting from this site. It was a nice combination. I'll make this again. Thanks for sharing.
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