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Rhubarb Dream Bars

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
Made this yesterday and even though I cut back the sugar in the filling to 1 and 1/2 cups, it was still plenty sweet. No need for all that sugar. Also I added about 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups of sliced strawberries to the filling. Could be why it didn't need a lot of sugar too I suppose. I think I may reduce the sugar in the crust a little the next time I make this. I had no problem with the filling being runny and didn't add any extra four. Baked it about 45 minutes and it was fine. All in all love this recipe!
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Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2012
Since first trying this recipe, I never buy taco seasoning in the store, ever. You have control over the amount of salt that goes into your food and you can pump up the heat or tame it down to your families liking. I use it for beef chicken and pork. Thanks GVSWFE for a great recipe. 4/11/15 Up-date: I usually double or triple the recipe and then store the mix in a glass jar. It keeps well and is always handy since we all love tacos in our house. Today I'm making it to use with the 'Indian Tacos with Yeast' recipe also on AR. Yummy stuff!
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From the "Grandmas Tomato Soup" original recipe

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2012
pretty good
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Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
I made this yesterday almost exactly to recipe, the only change I made was using 1 cup milk choc. chip and 2 cups semi sweet chips. I also put it in a foil lined 11x7 baking dish to chill instead of the 8x8. And I added more nuts, about 3/4 cup. This was my first attempt at making fudge because I always thought it would be difficult. This stuff turned out awesome and was so easy to do. Now I'm in trouble because I'll want to make it more often. Thanks Kelly and Aunt Teen for a great recipe.
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Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
If you're looking for a traditional corn chowder you will most likely be disappointed with this recipe. That being said, it is pretty tasty for a recipe using canned soup. I think the Picante sauce probably is what makes this recipe. Next time I may try making this with home made cream of celery or cr. of chicken. It is quick and doesn't taste like V8 to me but to each his own. I liked it and will make it again.
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Italian Beef Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2011
I made this recipe tonight and it was awesome. Like others, we moved from Chicago several years ago and the thing we miss the most are the beef sandwiches. No one else knows how to make them right. We finally got a Luke's here in AZ (another Chicago establishment) and theirs are the best anywheres near us. I couldn't get a rump roast as the store was running a B/O G/O sale and was out so I got a 3 Lb. Bottom round. I used a meat thermometer and roasted it just to 125 degrees and then covered and refrigerated it. Today I sharpened the heck out of my carving knife and sliced it as thinly as I could. This is with out a doubt as close to a Chicago beef as you could get at home. The meat was tender and seasoned well, served on crusty rolls with the Au jus, perfectly amazing! Thanks for this recipe Dick, we'll definitely be having this often.
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Chicken a la King I

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
I substituted frozen mixed veg. for the mushrooms, peppers and pimento only because of one family members dislike of the latter. Also I used chicken broth in place of the water as other reviewers suggested and added about 3/4 tsp. of sweet paprika. I had a recipe I used years ago for Chicken a la king that called for paprika. I've since lost that recipe but with the addition of paprika this one comes pretty darn close. This recipe was very good and my son who was skeptical at first suggested I make it often. Thanks for an easy, economical and tasty dish.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
Yummy, made according to recipe, exactly and it is perfect just the way it is. Thanks for sharing.
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Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This pie turned out fantastic. The only change I made was to use granulated Splenda in place of sugar in the filling to lower the carb count and half & half and 2% milk in place of whole milk and heavy cream, only because I didn't want to make a trip to the store. The pie is awesome and both my sons loved it. Thanks for this recipe Jaqueline.
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Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This pie turned out fantastic. The only change I made was to use granulated Splenda in place of sugar in the filling to lower the carb count and half & half and 2% milk in place of whole milk and heavy cream, only because I didn't want to make a trip to the store. The pie is awesome and both my sons loved it. Thanks for this recipe Jaqueline.
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Uglies

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
These were good and so easy to make. I did fill them with something other than Bar-B-Que though. I actually used another recipe from this site for Loose Meat instead and added the cheddar to the filling. They were still very tasty and I've already thought of many other fillings to try with these little mini-pies. Thanks so much for this recipe.
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Buffalo Chicken and Ranch Wraps

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
I'm the one who submitted this recipe, 2 years ago. And nope it's not healthy at all. But that being said there are a few things you can do to make it a little less fat and cholesterol filled. Here is what I've changed since submitting this recipe. First I cook the bacon in the oven, drain in paper towels and then crumble. (How much is up to you.) Then I cook the chicken pieces in a little olive oil and add the sauce (as much or little as you would prefer, it's up to you). As for the dressing you can either use blue cheese or ranch or skip it all together if you'd like. I make homemade ranch because that's what my family likes and I know what ingredients are going in it. Bottled blue cheese always tastes metalic to me and I haven't tried making homemade blue cheese dressing yet. Besides, my family isn't crazy about blue cheese dressing although I do like it myself, but not the bottled stuff. So, there are many ways to make these wraps to your liking by adding, subtracting or changing whatever you wish. Is it healthy? No, but that's why we don't eat it every week. By the way thanks for your comment Belveal and I am happy to see most everyone is enjoying this dish as much as we do.
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Simple Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2012
This was so easy to do and turned out perfectly even though I didn't have any celery in the house and it was storming out, so I didn't want to make a trip to the store just for celery. I increased the carrots (1 lb diced) and onion (about 2 cups) and threw in some celery flakes with the rosemary. I added some peeled and cut up red potatoes around the edges of the beef and cooked as directed. It was awesome but just what I would expect from Chef John. If you haven't tried his version of French Onion soup yet, do so. I'll never use any other recipe than his again. Yummy stuff!
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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
I made this pretty much as the recipe states, only I have to puree all the tomatoes because of one family members dislike of chunky tomatoes. I also pureed the salsa for the same reason.(I started pureeing the tomatoes because of this one person but now I've found I like the texture it gives to the soups, chilis, and stews, etc. less watery and more creamy.) I also added about a half tsp of celery salt and 1 tsp. Mexican Oregano. I't's simmering now and tastes fantastic already even without adding the chicken back in or the sour cream. May just serve the SC on the side this time to see if it add or detracts from the flavors in the soup. Thanks for the recipe.
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Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
These are wonderful tastey cookies and fairly easy to make. If you like an uncomplicated buttery cookie these are for you. Those who said they were bland must like cookies with all kinds of spices in them. The only thing I did differently was to make the dough and refigerate it overnight in a covered bowl. The next day I divided the dough into four portions and rolled each into a log shape using wax paper. Then I rolled the logs in the colored sugar and rolled each log in foil, placed them back in the fridge to firm back up. An hour later they were ready to slice and bake. Thanks DeeDee. This is a keeper!
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Navy Bean Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
This is an excellent and flavor filled recipe. As for the beans not being done beause of the tomatoes, just cover the dried beans with water in a stock pot, bring to a boil for two minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let soak for an hour. Drain off the water and put the beans back in the pot with the recipes ingredients and the beans will be be done in the stated time. I did add carrots and had no celery in the fridge, so I used a handful of dried celery flakes. I used leftover ham and cooked the beans for an hour with the hambone before removing the bone and adding the other ingredients. I also pureed my tomatoes with my immersion blender only because I like the creamier consistency it gives to the broth. Just tasted it and it's yummy. Can't wait for dinner tonight.
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Navy Bean Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2010
This is an excellent and flavor filled recipe. As for the beans not being done beause of the tomatoes, just cover the dried beans with water in a stock pot, bring to a boil for two minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let soak for an hour. Drain off the water and put the beans back in the pot with the recipes ingredients and the beans will be be done in the stated time. I did add carrots and had no celery in the fridge, so I used a handful of dried celery flakes. I used leftover ham and cooked the beans for an hour with the hambone before removing the bone and adding the other ingredients. I also pureed my tomatoes with my immersion blender only because I like the creamier consistency it gives to the broth. Just tasted it and it's yummy. Can't wait for dinner tonight.
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Caramelized Apple Rings

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
I used 1 tablespoon of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend in place of the 1/4 c. brown sugar and a Honey Crisp apple. Yummy!!!!!!
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Caramelized Apple Rings

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
I used 1 tablespoon of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend in place of the 1/4 c. brown sugar and a Honey Crisp apple. Yummy!!!!!!
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