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Country Style Fried Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
These are almost exactly how I make my breakfast potatoes, except I figured it out by trial and error! I like to parboil the potatoes before frying if I have time or use leftover baked potatoes from the day before and slice or dice them up. It makes the potato softer and much quicker to fry in the pan. Instead of shortening I use 1/2 whipped butter and 1/2 vegetable oil. I also use season salt for the salt and red color. I might try the paprika next time with regular salt. Potatoes prepared this way taste just like the ones you get at the restaurants, but they are actually better because they never end up in the deep fryer.
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Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
Great recipe! Make every Christmas now! If left out they will get eaten up quickly. They are very easy to make and I don't buy the ones at the malls anymore. I suggest buying whole pecans from the big wholesale stores as that is cheaper. But, you will also need a food scale to measure out 1 1b. Thanks submitter.
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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2010
These are the best brownies! I do not like boxed brownie mix as they are too sweet in my opinion. This had the perfect balance of sweetness. It has that homemade brownie-cake texture I really like. I also liked the fact that the recipe was made with ingredients I always have on hand. I chose to use the butter which was an option for the recipe instead of the oil. Thanks for the go to recipe for brownies!
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All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2012
This, was a very good smoothie!! The only change I made was using a whole banana because the one I used was kind of small and for the yogurt I had about 1/2 of a 6oz container of Greek vanilla yogurt left so I used that up for the 1/2 cup plain. I like how it incorporated flax seed and protein powder making it more filling. I got about 1.5 servings. TY
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
Good moist pancakes. Nice change from regular pancakes. Ate with apple cinnamon syrup and they were super good. The adults and not just the kids I served them to really liked them. And, they were also good the next day heated in the microwave.
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Chocolate "Lunchbox" Snack Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2012
This is such a quick and easy no fuss cake to make with cubard staples. It is great for a sweet snack or to pack in a lunchbox. The chocolate chips give it a nice light sweetness and making no overly sweet or messy frosting needed. The cake slices freeze well too.
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Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
I really liked this recipe. It was easy to make and did not call for sour cream or lots of other strange ingredients for no reason. Tasted exactly like the restaurant version! After 35 minutes I turned off the stove and just let it set there to keep warm until the rest of the breakfast was finished. Served with coffee, thick sliced bacon, and bakery toasted bread. Made a nice breakfast I had not had in awhile. Will make again. Thanks for submitting!
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Ham with Pineapple

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
Best ham I have ever ate! I have had trouble with the spiral hams because they always turn out dry. This recipe was the most moist ham I have ever made! I bought a 2L bottle of soda and just measured out 12oz on a measuring cup. One note: The presentation is not as elegant as going in as the pineapple, cherries, and skin do blacken some. I just removed any blackened fruit, before moving to a platter. The ham is delicous, so it really doesn't matter. I also just put the cloves in randomn spaces, using about 1/4-1/2 tsp. Anymore, and the ham would taste of nothing but cloves. I have made this ham about 4-5 times and it is always enjoyed.
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Honey Butter

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
Perfect balance of butter to honey. Did cut the recipe back a little as there was only a few of us eating it. Great for a change to regular butter on holiday rolls.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2010
Excellent applesauce! I had some extra apples and found this recipe. Was very quick to make. And, the kids I was babysitting really liked it a lot. Mine tasted and appeared in color closer to the cinnamon applesauce in the store than the one pictured. Although, it very similar to the store cinnamon applesauce it is actually much better in taste and texture. The adults liked this also, that do not normally eat applesauce. Note: Make sure to use a medium pot instead of a small one, as the applesauce will boil over in a smaller pot. And, the recipe will only make about 5 very small servings, so you might want to make more. Taste good the next day after it is refridgerated to. Thank you submitter! Will definitely make again!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2010
This lemonade reminded me of the ones at the county fair. It was a little sweet for my taste with all of the syrup. My husband loved it though. On a really hot day working in the yard it would be great though! But, if I made lemonade all the time I would probably do a less sweet version with a more lemony taste. Either way I doubt there would be anyone that wouldn't love this drink.
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Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2010
Pretty good and turned out well. I have scorched pudding before so I started the burner at 5 and then once the pudding was slightly thickened I turned it to 3 to thicken the rest of the way. I also made sure to stir this pudding the entire to time cooking also to avoid scorching. Whisking the dry ingredients with the milk well also stopped them from settling to the bottom. At first I thought it wasn't thick enough, but after about 6 hours in the fridge it was perfect. Plan to use in a chocolate cream pie. Thanks for submitting!
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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
I don't care for sweetened condensed milk in baked goods or desserts, but I had a coffee at a Cuban restaurant once that had it in it and it was so good. I was looking up coffee recipes and found this iced coffee version with it in it. I couldn't understand why in the pictures the coffee was separate from the sweetened milk when it said to stir? But, mine just looked like regular iced coffee in color that can be bought at a coffee shop or similar place. It tasted exactly like the ones I have made with sugar or no calorie sweeteners, so for the extra sugar grams, I wouldn't make it again. But, if you are just looking for an iced coffee, and that doesn't matter, this will satisfy.
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Peanut Butter Milk Shakes

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
I am trying out milkshake recipes this week and craving peanut butter for some reason. I scaled the recipe to one serving. I used Breyers homemade vanilla ice cream flavor and creamy natural peanut butter. It was like combining the flavor of a peanut butter cup with vanilla ice cream, delicious.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2010
So, very good and easy to make. Make sure to swirl pan around to create a large thin circle as directed. They will not spread enough on their own. Can't wait to try with different meal fillings. Thank you submitter!
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Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
Positively good! I used 2lbs 93% lean ground beef (no draining necessary), Sunbeam dinner rolls, sharp cheddar cheese and the rest of the recipe as is. When finished we topped with hamburger dill chips, ketchup, and yellow mustard. Reminded me alot of White Castle. But, my neice and nephew said no way, these are way better.
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
I never made homemade sloppy joes before. It is pretty easy and affordable to make. I found I like it better as it is not as sweet as the jar or packet products from the store. I used 93 percent lean ground beef, so no draining was necessary. Might need to double recipe to make a decent amount, as some grown men can eat a couple or more, and it reheats well the next day. When I made it I served with chips. Good quick, easy, cheap meal.
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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
I have made quite a few hot chocolate mixes, this week, since buying the ingredients to make one. This one is by far the best! I don't know if it is because it uses powdered sugar instead of regular, or because it has added cinnamon and marshmallows? I also followed the directions and mixed it in milk instead of water. I used the calculate button to change it to 6 servings and it would make 5-6 drinks. I found that mixing the ingredients in a small ziplock bag, was also a lot less messy. Either way, it tastes just like the packets, but even better. When my neice and nephew are around, constantly asking for cocoa, I will make sure to make up a batch of this. Note: Do not mix the marshmallows in the with the dry mix. They will harden up like the packets. If keeping them separate, it is about 5-6 mini marshmallows per cup.
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Homemade Pancake Syrup

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
Tastes just like the syrup out of the bottles. Out of syrup and you have the ingredients in the house no one will know the difference. Also, stores very long in the fridge just like the bottled syrup. Thanks for the subtitute!
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BAKER'S Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
Pretty good cookies. Can't decide whether you want chocolate chip, peanut butter cookies, or oatmeal you can have all three in one. And, they stayed pretty soft the next day. Everyone who tried them seemed to like them.
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