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Schweinebraten Pork Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2014
this was good as others have reviewed it. I adjusted the beer to 1 cup and used 1/2 cup applesauce to mix with the onion and spices to make the rub more pastelike to brush it on. I think this made the roast a little more apple tasting so will reduce to only 1/4 cup and use 1 1/4C beer next time. I can't speak to the gravy bec my drippings ended up burnt to pan before I added more beer. All in all, I would make this again but be sure to check the liquid amount more carefully so the drippings don't burn and leave nothing tasty for gravy.
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Tonya's Terrific Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
Threw this together on the fly tonight after a busy Spring Break weekend before we return to school. Like meatloaf, I love the flexibility of sloppy joe recipes for using up the little bits of things you need to use up. Like other posters, we like our joes wet but not too sloppy so I doubled all the wet ingredients (except vinegar and lemon juice) and added some BBQ sauce I had to use up- came to 1 cup total with ketchup and BBQ sauce together. I added a couple splashes of Louisiana hot sauce and liquid smoke. I kept all dry ingredients the same as recipe and also added some finely chopped carrots to celery and onion. One of my twin teen boys went back for an overfilled second joe. This will be a keeper for us when we need something quick to fix. Thanks for posting!
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Always Juicy Baked Ham

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2014
This was very yummy! I did mine in a roaster. Half the time was face up then turned face down for the rest. I didn't have dijon mustard so used regular yellow mustard and added a little liquid smoke. Was very juicy and tasty. Will definitely do this again!
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Try It You'll Like It Kraut Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2014
I will be making this as our "goto" kraut and pork recipe from now on. Pork was very tender and the counterbalance of the minor sweet ingredients tempered the sourness of the kraut perfectly. My only changes were not draining the kraut so I could retain the liquid in the roaster, layering half the kraut in the bottom of the roaster before placing the browned pork on it, and I removed the browned pork out of the skillet then deglazed the pan using the white cooking wine before adding the other ingredients and rest of kraut to the skillet. I poured everything on top of the browned pork ribs in the roaster then covered to cook for about 2.5 hours. We served this over hash browns (not crispy bec/I was out of potatoes to mash) and my boys each had two helpings. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Ryan's Reverse Popper Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2014
Yum! Only had olive oil on hand and to save time used a jar if jalapeño slices drained then chopped in food processor.
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Sonora Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014
I fell in love with this after having it at Ruby Tuesday's many years ago. I agree with others in that it's not the exact recipe but close to my recollection. I did add more hot sauce and crushed red pepper. We like it with a definite kick!
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Polish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
I didn't realize this was a soup recipe and not just chicken and dumplings, but am glad I made that mistake on this very cold day. I made the recipe for the broth and chicken (using 1/2 tsp. ground allspice I had on hand) and added some paprika as a few reviewers suggested. The dumpling recipe is similar to the one my Mother-in-law gave me for hers that she cooks with Chicken Paprikash, but I did substitute the chicken broth from the pot for the 2 c. water and added some basil and parsley as suggested by some reviewers. I did not add cream of chicken soup or sour cream to broth. Next time I will cut back on the pepper and use vegetable oil instead of olive oil-the pepper and olive oil taste was overpowering the other spices and flavors I felt. I added some fresh diced carrots before dropping the dumplings in. I wish I would have made the full dumpling recipe-I halved it as one reviewer suggested and then had to add a bag of kluski noodles on hand since we aren't big broth people with our soups. I think next time I will stretch this to get two meals: 1) cook chicken breasts in slow cooker with the broth and use some of the broth for gravy to serve breasts with mashed potatoes, then leftover broth and chicken from that meal can be used later in week to make the soup with the dumplings by adding a carton of chicken broth. My husband's reaction: "Awesome!" and "Perfect for a cold day like today"(he said it twice). Thanks for a great recipe!
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S'mores Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
I made these as cookie bars (uploaded a photo) using pouch sugar cookie mix made according to directions, spreadable marshmallow creme, Nestle baking morsels, and crushed graham crackers. I spread the cookie mix in bottom of 9X13 baking dish and cooked in oven (dough should be cooled for a bit in fridge before spreading); spray spatula with non-stick spray for easier spreading. Once cooked sugar cookie base was cooled, I put mallow creme in microwave for about 15 seconds to soften for easier spreading, then sprinkled with chocolate morsels. I put the dish back in oven on WARM to just soften the morsels for spreading, then topped with graham cracker crumbs. Passed the taste test with my twin boys!
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Ultimate Steak Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
this was okay. The mayo is very good, but the round steak was tough even after coking on simmer for 30-40 minutes. May be better in slow cooker.
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Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
Good with customization! Great way to "hide" brown rice and ground turkey for picky eaters. I used 2 boil in bag brown rice, 1.5 lb gr. beef, 2 can cream of tomato soup, 1/3 c. cream cheese (mixed in soup/meat mixture), a little minced garlic, 1/4 c. spanish onion, some cumin and some red pepper powder (didn't have the chili powder), and Velveeta chunk sliced thinly. Received a thumbs up from all in the family from age 12 through 47!
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Fabulous Beef Tenderloin

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Very good! My son who doesn't usually like meat actually said "this is really tender!" The soy is not too salty and I used regular since that's all I had. I wrapped everything in very think foil several times over and cooked on the top rack of our grill, then sliced into partial slices to give two quick turns on grill for a crispness on the outer layer. Yummy! I served it with sauteed mushrooms.
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Indiana's Finest Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
This is ALWAYS a hit at Thanksgiving- even with Grandma Lucy!
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Sausage Party Melts

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
This is a tried and true favorite at our house and for Sunday football afternoons!
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
Outstanding! Didn't change a thing! Served with the triangle shaped Triscuit crackers and Tostitos scoops. It was a hit!
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Texas Jambalaya

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
My family did not like this recipe very much and I even used the spicy kielbasa and some crushed red pepper to jazz it up. They said they like the Zatarain's Jambalaya box mix better, so I won't knock myself out trying to make it from scratch again.
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Kicky Steak Strips with Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
this was easy to make and my family liked it. Would definitely make it again.
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Touchdown Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
This was easy to make, but I think I would omit the vinegar since the beer gives it enough balance against the brown sugar and spices. I would also add 2 cans of kidney beans, 1 dark/1 red. My family did like this even though the vinegar and beer gave it a definite aftertaste.
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Streusel Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
This has quickly become a family favorite on both sides of our family for Thanksgiving and Easter! Even the kids love it!
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