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Jumbutt Skillet Scramble

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
I made this 20 years ago using hotdogs in place of sausage. An Italian friend taught me the recipe back then. I was looking for something simple to make for dinner tonight and came across this recipe. I had forgotten all about this dish. I'd never heard it called by this name though. Whatever it's called it's simple and satisfying. Thanks for the reminder.
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My Mom's Swiss Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Very, very good. Meat was tender enough to cut with a fork, and sauce had wonderful taste.
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Quick and Easy Cherry Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
This is a similar recipe to the one my family has been making for years. Our recipe calls for three cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar and an added tsp of almond extract. Other wise the rest of the ingredients are exactly the same. What we've always done is this, we bake it in a jelly roll pan, which is about 10.5 by 15.5 inches, a little larger than a 9x13 pan. Also we don't even try to cover the top of the cherrie pie filling completely, but spread the remaining batter around in a sort of blotchy, swirly pattern so that some cherries are covered and some aren't. The batter spreads even more as the bars bake. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Then we sprinkle on powdered sugar after the cake has cooled. Makes a very pretty and tasty cake dessert.
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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
This pudding was very good. I doubled the recipe and used half and half in place of milk only because the half and half was at it's expiration date and I wanted to use it up. I also cooked it on the stove instead of in the microwave. Next time I'll try the microwave and use milk. This is a wonderful recipe. Rich, thick, and creamy chocolate pudding. Up-date 3/10/09. I made this again last night in the microwave and used 3 cups of 2% milk and one cup of half&half. It was just as good as the first time and so much easier in the microwave. Ten minutes was just the right cooking time. Thanks for a fantastic recipe.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
This is the chocolate cake I've made for at least 20 years and it was at one time called "Hersheys Deep Dark Chocolate Cake". As others have said it's on the back of the Hersheys cocoa can, and is now called, "Perfectly Chocolate, Chocolate Cake". Whatever you call it, its easy, always moist if you don't overbake. I bake mine in a 9x13 pan for 35 minutes @ 350 degrees. I frost it with 'French Silk Frosting' also on this website. Ours usually doesn't last for three days so I can't say if it tastes better then or not. My family who are not that fond of cake, gobble this one right up. I made one last night for my two sons and my birthdays.
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Oven Denver Omelet

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
This was very good. I changed it some to suit our tastes. I cooked up a pound of bacon and crumbled that in, in place of the ham and sauted an onion and a bell pepper diced. Threw that in and doubled the other ingredients. Baked it in a 9 by 13 baking dish and an 8 by 8 baking dish. (Had to make some without the peppers and onion for one picky family member.) The left overs were great heated up in the microwave the next day for breakfast. Tried another recipe using cubed bread instead of hash browns also from this site but the whole family prefers this recipe instead.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
For this recipe I used a five pound Sirloin tip roast that I browned on the stove top first, one can cream of mushroom and one can cream of celery, (that's all I had) 1 cup of red wine and about 1 tsp of Paula Deen's house seasoning, (because I didn't have any onion soup mix.) Cooked in the slow cooker for about 1 hour on high and 7 hours on low. Fantastic! I had lots of gravy which I did have to thicken some so I probably could have made do with 1/2 cup of wine. Today I'm making vegetable soup and adding 1 cup of the gravy to the soup for extra flavor. The gravy really makes a difference in the taste of the soup.
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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
These cookies are fantastic. Nice and chewy. I used 2 cups of dried cranberries instead of adding raisins and somed chopped pecans, but other than that followed the recipe. This is the best recipe for oatmeal cookies I've tried to date.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
I made this today as we had a new pastor installation ceremony to go to at church this afternoon and I wanted something I knew would be ready when we got home. I served it with instant mashed potatoes because we were really late and didn't have time to make noodles. It was fantastic. Next time I'll go with the low-fat version of the soup and cream cheese because it is very high in fat content, but this time I just used what I already had on hand and that was the full fat stuff. Thanks for a great recipe. It was super easy and we'll definitely be having this again. UP-DATE: It's been nearly three years since the first time I made this the first time and to tell the truth I simply forgot about it until a friend suggested a sismilar recipe. So, I'm making it agian only this time I added a can of low fat cream of celery and about 1/3 cup of bottled Italian dressing since I'm out of the dry mix. I also added about 2 & 1/2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables to the crock-pot, skipped the butter and added the cream of chicken soup. Just before I serve it I'll add in the cream cheese and serve with noodles or maybe over biscuits. I'll up-date with the results.
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Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2008
I made these almost exactly as Beth's recipe stated. The only thing I had to change was that I used dark brown sugar as that's what I had in the pantry and I added a tsp. of mayonaise as another reviewer suggested. I added some chocolate and peanut-butter swirl chips besides the semi-sweet chips, just because I had them. I baked them for 8 minutes, then let them cool on the pans for 2 minutes 30 seconds. They came out crunchy on the outside and perfectly soft and chewy on the inside. I'll be using this recipe again. Thanks Beth. I always ended up adding another 1/4 cup of flour or so to the Toll House recipe just to keep the cookies from going flat as they baked. Yours recipe is better.
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No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
I had to change this recipe some because first of all the yellow cake mix I had in my pantry had expired. I did have a box of Butter pecan cake mix so I used that instead. Also I didn't have pumpkin pie spice so I added one and a half tsp. cinnamon, one tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp ground cloves.I maybe could have used a little more spices but was afraid to over do it as I'm not a big spice cake fan. I made 24 cupcakes and baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes instead of the 9x13 cake. I frosted them with cream cheese frosting. They still turned out really great, but would probably have even been better with the yellow cake mix and correct amount of spices. Thanks for the super easy yummy recipe. Edit: My son just tried these and said not to change my changes. He liked the butter pecan mix substitution and the spice amounts just as they were.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
Sometimes we like breakfast for dinner so instead of using a mix, I made these pancakes as I had some buttermilk to use up. They were the best pancakes I'd ever made. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I did let my liquid ingredients come to room temperature first, before mixing in with the dry ingredients, as another reviewer suggested. They were light and fluffy and tasted wonderful. I got about 20 pancakes out of this recipe and refrigerated what we didn't eat between sheets of wax paper. I had two for breakfast this morning, heated in the micro-wave, and they still tasted very good. I'll never use a mix again.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
These are yummy. I doubled the recipe and added a half cup of peanutbutter chips and a half cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I baked them at 325 degrees for 30 minutes as others suggested. As soon as they came out of the oven, while still hot, I covered the brownies with another cup or so of semi-sweet chips. When the chips melted I spread them around the top of the brownies instead of frosting them. Great basic recipe.
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Miracle Baking Powder Pie Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2008
I was sceptical about using this recipe but I live in AZ and I think the dry air here has something to do with the way pie crusts handle. So, I decided to try this recipe and it worked very nicely. I let it chill overnight which was a mistake because it was rock hard when I went to roll it out. Also I used butter instead of shortening. But I had barely any trouble rolling it out compared to other recipes I've tried. I'll be using this recipe again instead of buying those pre-made crusts that are always too small to fit a 9 inch plate and don't taste as good as homemade either. Great recipe, thanks.
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Easy Taco Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2008
This one was a winner with my family. I had to make one change. I have one son who won't eat anything with chunky tomatoes, peppers or onions in it, so I substituted a cup of mild taco sauce for the salsa. I did use taco seasoning, as others suggested, in place of the chili powder. We all liked it a lot and it will become a repeat around here. I'm always looking for a dish we can all enjoy without my having to prepare more than one entree for dinner to satisfy everyone.
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Granny's Cherokee Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2008
I actually changed this recipe quite a bit also. That's why the three stars. I had to use tomato sauce intead of the diced tomatoes as my son doesn't like chunky tomatoes, and I added 1/2 cup of white wine to the sauce for extra liquid. I also threw in 1 cup of frozen corn and 1 cup frozen cut green beans. I reduced the seasoning to 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp oregano, and 1/2 tsp thyme. Then I used Velveeta, which was a big mistake. Next time I'll use real cheese like cheddar or a mexican blend cheese. I topped it off with about 1 cup of french fried onions sprinkled over all. My family liked it except for the velveeta.
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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
This is an excellent recipe for potato salad. I doubled the recipe and left out the relish as I'm not fond of pickles, but it was great anyway.
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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
This was a fantastic recipe for shortcake. No more angel food or pound cake for us. Yummy! I like mine with a little light cream or even half and half poured over it. My Dad ate it like that when Mom made shortcake, only she used sweetened bisquit dough.
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North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2008
This recipe was ok. Fall apart tender, which is why I gave it five stars. The sauce was a little too vinegary for our taste though. I made mine in a slow cooker like another reviewer suggested and poured some of the sauce in while the roast cooked. Maybe that was the problem. It turned out really tender, but next time I'll try a different recipe for the sauce. Guess were just used to midwestern style BBQ sauces.
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Best Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
This was a very good dish. I used less celery and garlic salt than called for though. Two teaspoons of each seemed like too much. I used about one of each. The chicken turned out very moist and tender.
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