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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2014
Just made this to frost my Chocolate Truffle cake. I gave it 4 stars because it was Really, Really sugary sweet with a harsh edge to the cocoa flavor. Too sugary, said my KIDS, lol, so you know it's pretty sweet! I used cream instead of evaporated milk, and real butter because it's simply the Best flavor out there! Next time I will use a bit less powdered sugar and add a pinch or two of salt to cut the sweetness, and add more vanilla to mellow it out a bit more. Oh, and I doubled the recipe to frost my 13 x 9 cake and it made a LOT - there was more frosting than cake in the pan, lol!
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Easy White Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
(Note: this is very mild - for more pop get more green chilies and layer them in the tortillas with the meat sauce) I made this recipe with the "White Cheese Sauce" from this site and it was AMAZING! My 4 picky kids (10, 9 and 7 yr old twins: who often will boycott dinner if they even THINK they won't like it) loved it and were begging for more. Even my very "sensitive" 10 yr old who cannot tolerate even the slightest bit of spice was snorking down and gulping the water, lol! I doubled it so we could have enough for a second meal(for a family of 6) and wasn't left with enough leftovers to fill a plate, barely. I admit, I am a bad one for tweaking a recipe, based on reviews, and then reviewing the original one based on my changes (the same thing I roll my eyes at other reviewers doing, lol!) BUT, this one I actually did not change, other than using my own previously cooked and frozen chicken meat, and making my own Queso sauce (the aforementioned one from this site) just because I like to use real food with fewer additives when possible. Oh, and I added fresh chopped cilantro in with the meat mixture. (My 7 yr old daughter just informed me that she's taking some of the enchiladas to school with her for lunch tomorrow, even.) Next time I will cut out the meat, and add in tomatoes and black beans, for a wonderfully satisfying meatless meal.
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White Cheese Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
I used this recipe with the one from this site called "Easy White Chicken Enchiladas" and it was DA BOMB! It was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be, and I'm so glad I tried it. As long as you remember that you're pretty much just gently warming up/melting the stuff it will be fine. I'm a bad one for tweaking recipes and rating them based on my changes (same thing I roll my eyes at other reviewers for doing, lol) but I actually followed this one exactly, other than reducing the butter amount to 3/4 c.) and it made enough sauce for a dozen enchiladas. My pretty picky kids were begging to lick out the (still hot!) pot, lol!
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Pat's Baked Oatmeal

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
To me, it was good enough to make again, but I would want to add something... maybe a pinch more salt, and some nutmeg? It just seemed to be missing that "spark", though it definitely has potential. The only changes I made was to use two ripe mashed bananas (we were out of applesauce), an additional cup of fresh blueberries and whole milk. It did taste a lot better with half-and-half on it. 3 of four kids voted "keep, but only if we can have half-and-half on it", otherwise it was also kind of blah.
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Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2013
I am speechless! This recipe is so simple, yet MAGNIFICENT!!! You can just stop your searching - if you love garlic, and fried chicken, you will never need another recipe! The only changes I made (no, there won't be a list of 20 additional ingredients, lol) was to take another reviewers advice and use fresh garlic (2 large cloves, crushed) to one cube of REAL butter (it's totally worth it! Health benefits aside, the flavor it imparts will simply blow. your. mind.) I used it with 5 large chicken thighs, and in retrospect I would have doubled the butter/garlic because I didn't have enough to drizzle over the top for three pieces, and BELIEVE ME, that makes a difference!!!) I had no parsley, and doubled the pepper. PLEASE try this! You will be doing yourself and your family a huge favor. THANK YOU JUDY/AZ!!!!!!
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Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2013
Perfectly wonderful for the chocoholic craving a fix - after a piece with a cold glass of milk, your PMS problems are over!!! Even my hubby agrees; he says "After eating a piece, I can honestly say I don't have PMS." (The weirdo!) Rich, dense, chocolatey - this cake is amazing. Next time I will add a tsp or two of cinnamon - I love what cinnamon does for chocolate!
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Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2013
I whipped this baby up in about 1/2 an hour this afternoon, by creatively combining steps while maintaining the basic ingredients, if not exact proportions. And it turned out FAB-U-LOUS! I hard boiled 8 c of water, 3 TBSP chicken bouillon, 1 1/2 tsp (ish) of pepper, 4 minced cloves of garlic, 1 chopped onion, 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of celery seed, 8 peeled, chopped medium sized spuds and a cube of real butter, til the potatoes were mush. I separated out 1 c of liquid, then used a potato masher to mash up everything else in the pot. I added 3 c of cream to the 1 c of liquid, then slowly added the potato soup mixture to the cream mixture, 1 c at a time, stirring a bit between. I let it set while hubby made french bread garlic cheese toast. It was amazing to see all 4 of my picky kids snork down on it. Won't make it too often because of the high fat content, but it's a lovely treat for a cold, rainy day!
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Cream of Mushroom Soup II

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2013
This was good, as is, but I made some changes to it that in my opinion kicked it up to about 7+ stars. I used chicken broth (didn't have vegetable broth on hand), heavy cream, regular onion (I didn't have green onions), a little more butter, and more fresh thyme than called for. I also added fresh chopped rosemary to the mix as I sauteed it. Very rich!!!!!! But OH so yummy. I used chives when serving it, but didn't really notice a difference.
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Elegant Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
I tripled the recipe, and added a few changes that other reviewers recommended. I added 3 huge cloves of fresh minced garlic and 2 c sliced mushrooms to a whole minced onion and 1/2 c real butter when sauteing. I then made a butter/flour roux, slowly added that into the chicken broth, heated while stirring, then added the ham (about a cup more than needed, to use it all up), carrots, mushrooms/onions and rice. My four picky kids and two guests raved about it! Also, I sliced a fresh loaf of sourdough bread, spread with real butter - that really topped it off right!!! I definitely think the changes made the difference between a 3 star and a 5 star meal.
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Onion-Chicken Stuffing Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
This is pretty close to the recipe on the Stove Top Stuffing box. It's pretty good, enough of my family (7 people) liked it that we'll make it again. I added 1 pkg steamed broccoli and 2 c cooked white rice to the mix to make it stretch farther. My husband liked it because it reminded him of Tuna Casserole, I liked it because it didn't. Go figure! 4 instead of 5 stars because it didn't blow our socks off, but it was a nice change from my usual rotation of recipes. It's a very flexible recipe - you can add or take away as you wish and it would still be good, I think.
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Wheat Bread with Flax Seed

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
I put ground flax in a lot of things I make, so I thought this would be a great way to get more in our diet, but I was wrong. Tripled the amounts, made as directed, with a tad less water and had no gluten. Loaves came out light and springy, but the taste was awful. Gave it two stars instead of one because maybe it's just that my family's personal taste doesn't run towards flax, but it was bitter and a little... off tasting.
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Cranberry Chiffon Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
I used a homemade cranberry sauce from this website, and a graham cracker crust, and followed everything else exactly for this recipe. My pie never set, and was bitter. I added about 2 more cups of whip cream, gradually, while tasting, but could never get it right. I will try a recipe without so much cranberry (sauce, juice AND jello was a bit much) in it next year. No one else liked it.
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Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
Hubby and I made this tonight for dinner. We loved it!!!! So easy and quick, really yummy and soooo satisfying! We added sour cream to ours, and it really made the dish! Wish we could give it more than 5 stars.
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Mashed Potato Hot Dish

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2010
I made this tonight, and it was yummylicious!! A couple changes I made, based on reviews; I mixed in a pkg of Lipton onion soup mix in with a can cream of mushroom soup, minced a clove of garlic in with the meat while it was browning and it was fantastic! I used more than 1/2 c of extra sharp chedder cheese, and I baked it @ 375 for 40 minutes. That gave the top a crispy and lightly browned finish, that made a wonderful contrast to the creamy goodness under it.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2009
My Tongan friend almost cried - said it was JUST like his mom's and he hasn't had any in SOOO long! My Hawaiian husband said it was just like he had growing up - THANKS for this recipe!
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Simply White Bread II

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
You simply Must try this recipe!! I was a little dubious at first, but I would rate this seven starts now, if I could! I used real butter instead of oil, and I increased the servings to 18 to make a 2 lb(?) loaf - I assumed the recipe made enough for a standerd 1.5 lb loaf - and put the crust on the lightest setting. The first loaf was gone in an afternoon, and I'm now making a second one for today!
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Grandma's Cranberry Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
I don't know what went wrong, but I followed the recipe exactly except for subsituting the whipping cream for Cool Whip, yet it was very bitter/sour. The sugar wasn't enough to compensate for the raw sour berries, no one could eat it and we ended up throwing our Christmas dessert out. I might try this again but cook the berries with 1 c water and 1 c sugar first, then freeze and add the rest in and see how it turns out. It sounds like it should be yummy if I could figure out what I did wrong...
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Honey Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2008
Wow - Yum! I don't like bananas so I left those out, but I used fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries, fresh strawberries and a pkg. of thawed blackberries... maybe 3 c of each? I used maybe 10 TBSP of honey and 3 TBSP of reconstituted lemon juice... no poppy seeds as I was out ... It was SO GREAT! I scooped some of the berries in a dish with the sauce, and poured a little heavy cream over it all - my kids (5 yrs, 3 1/2 yrs and 2 yr old twins) all went beserk over this and threw big fits because I wouldn't let them eat the rest of the huge bowl it made, lol!
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Salsafied Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
Of course, this turned out great :o) ... I used a couple of shortcuts to make it even quicker. When I boil chicken for a stew I cook up extra for meals like this. It'll keep in the fridge a good while, and I can throw it in a bowl with some precooked rice (I always make extra when I cook some up, it'll also keep a nice while in the fridge), some fresh salsa, low fat sour cream, pre grated cheese, stir it all up, plop in a casserole dish, top with more grated cheese, pop it in the oven for as long as I feel like (20 - 45 min @ 350 or so) and - voila! We're good to go! Next time I'm going to add in some sliced olives, and double the amount I make (to wrap in tortillas the next day).
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Mother's Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
Yesterday I told my husband that I found a great "Cinnamon-Raisin Muffin" recipe (his favorite kind). Then I made some changes to this recipe, as follows: 1 1/4 c white flour, 1 1/4 c whole wheat, 1 c rolled oats, 1/2 c wheat germ, 1 1/2 c butter with 2 1/2 c applesauce and 1 1/2 c raisins (soaked in hot water to plump them up), 1 c brown sugar, 1/2 c white sugar...everything else I left the same. I topped with a little brown sugar, too. He LOVED it!!!! He usually just picks at the recipes from this site because I'm always trying to make them healthy, so this time I didn't say anything and he has NO idea that he's eating something that is actually somewhat good for him! I'm still giggling over it! ** Next time I will put in 2 c of raisins; even with the extra 1/2 c it didn't seem like there were that many.**
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