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Mary Anne's Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
I made this for a birthday party a while back and everyone was in love. There wasn't a piece left. I didn't use as much oil and omitted the raisins because some people didn't like them. Made a cream cheese frosting (that ended up like a glaze-I don't know what I did-this is why I rarely bake) but it went perfect with this. I will never enjoy another carrot cake. **Not fluffy like most cakes!** Hands down, the best dessert ever!
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Smoky Bacon Wraps

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2009
I wish I could give these 10 stars! They flew off the plate. I didn't have enough bacon and only made about 30 of these. Next time must have more bacon! Wrapped 1/2 slice and secured with toothpicks. Baked on a broiler pan greased on the rack and the bottom lined with foil for easier clean up. I just dumped brown sugar on didn't measure. Accidentally cooked these for a about 1/2 hr-45 mins. Amazing because the bacon was nice and crisp. Served with the sauce on this site-mixture of brown sugar, mayo and bbq sauce. Some liked with sauce, others without.
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Julia's Easy Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2009
I tried this lazily because I wanted dinner done by the time we got home from work. At lunch I went home to put it together. I used chicken legs seasoned with garlic & herb mrs dash and pepper, added chopped garlic cloves and didn't use potatos. Mixed the onion soup with crm of mushroom before adding the milk and then a can of mushrooms and some more spices. It came out pretty good, I will definatley stick to the recipe next time and use boneless chicken breasts (or thighs) as it would have a better flavor I think. It made a really good gravy thickened with corn starch. (I didn't add starch to the crock pot.) Served with instant potatos and green beans. Great quick and easy meal! After getting home, dinner was on the table in 10 minutes! Leftover chicken and gravy will be made into a casserole with stove top and mashed potatos for another quick and easy weeknight meal. I love it when good meals can be easily made and leftovers used up to make the second night easy as well. Thanks for this this one!
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Pork and Green Chile Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
We really liked this! I would use more cumin and chili powder next time though. And the kids wanted more cheese. Adults added cilantro and jalapeno which really topped it off. Kids added sour cream. We ate this with corn tortillas. I let this sit while I was preparing the rest of the meal (this really is a quick yummy dish!) and the longer it sat before baking in the oven, the more the flavors blended together. This was good eaten with chips as a dip the next day.
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Chicken and Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
I used red potatos instead of noodles, nixed the celery and added more cheese, salt, pepper and onion yum!
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Potato Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
These were very bland. I made them in the oven instead of frying them, maybe frying them would have helped? The recipe doesn't call for enough spice. I won't be trying this recipe again even to try frying. We ended up throwing them out and eating frozen burritos for dinner. Sorry this was just not good.
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Fish in Foil

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
Great recipe and easy way to clean up. I don't use filets but whole fish. Have done this in the oven or the grill. Our favorite way of cooking all the trout the man brings home (and he brings home a lot) is a variation I made of this recipe. I use the flavorwave, one of those infomercial gadgets that cooks with the light-but it can be done in the foil also. I fill the cavity with sliced onion, jarred jalapeno slices and a good handful of cilantro I just grab from the bunch. Then I sprinkle both sides of fish with garlic powder, regular Mrs. Dash and a few sprinkles of lemon juice. In the flavor wave I put some of the juices from the jalapeno jar in the bottom of the glass pan so that the drippings dont stick and is easier to clean, plus the juices prevent the fish from drying out and make it so moist. This is beyond 5 stars!! Try it!
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Potato Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
Ok Im rating this on what I think the original would have been. Maybe it would be a 5 Im not sure but we enjoyed our version so much we will keep doing it that way. Used a bag of french fries instead of potatos. Used spagetti sauce, grated cheddar and milk as the sauce. (Also used a little more sauce than the recipe called for.) Spicy pork sausage instead of hamburger along with chopped pepperoni. (Next time will heat pepperoni in the microwave on paper towels to get some of the grease out though.) Added chopped green pepper and red pepper flakes after the onion. The boyfriend loved it because it didn't have noodles, the french fries turned out great! Had a lasagna/pizza flavor that we loved. Will make it often. ***** this way
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
Wonderful beans! Big hit for everyone. I used a whole jalapeno, more cumin and garlic. Also used chicken broth instead of water. I added a little extra of the juices when mashing because I knew they would dry out. Seemed watery when I was finished but by the time I got to the party I was going, they were perfect. Served with grated cotija cheese and green onions. Oh, I also took the advice of another and froze some with a bit of the juice on top. Works great. It is so much cheaper than buying it canned and can store it in whatever portion size needed. There's only two of us and a whole can is too much so this is wonderful.
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Blackened Green Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2008
I grew up eating this in the summer. It's so fun to sit out on the porch snapping beans. Anyway, you don't have to measure with this-just add to your liking. It's trial and error to figure out how much your family will like but you really can't go wrong with these ingredients. We never make that many beans but just a good sized pot with a whole onion, a couple garlic cloves and about 1/2 pack of sliced bacon and lots of s&p. Even if you forget the garlic it's always a great summer dish! (You may find yourself eating it out of the pot when finished.)
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Garlic Bread Fantastique

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
We really liked this. Had a small dinner so I used a leftover hamburger bun as the bread and basicly just used the idea of this recipe and threw together a good spoonful of mayo, bout a teaspoon of butter, a good pinch of oregano, and a few dashes of garlic powder and parm cheese. Then I nuked it so it would melt a little bit, mixed it up and spread it on before broiling for 5 mins. Yum! I will do it this way next time but add more parm & lots more garlic. And the sage if I restock. Good stuff, will use this one a LOT!
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Cilantro-Lime Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
I am so sorry but I did not care for this recipe. I followed it EXACTLY and it was just not good at all. I even tried to add LOTS more cilantro-still just not right. I had to quickly make another side dish instead as the main course was almost finished. We love cilantro, lime and rice so thought this would be perfect, I guess it's just not the dish for us.
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Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
We absolutley loved this! Always trying to find new ways to make salmon and this is our new favorite. So simple with an amazing flavor. The texture of the fish was outstanding, meatier than normal. Not sure why, Ive grilled salmon before but wow, this is a def keeper!
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Country Quiche

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
I tried this recipe because the boyfriend doesnt really like fluffy quiches, which this def is not. It's more hearty. I like them fluffy, but if I want quiche (which I want it often) I end up making it this way so I can satisfy my craving. I did this twice. The first time I didn't have enough mozzarella but subbed with extra cheddar. No flour. Used a little more milk and an extra 2 eggs because it was a deep dish pie plate. I use the Pillsbury roll-out pie dough. (They come in a 2-pack and are easily frozen/thawed.) Plus they taste so much better than pre-baked shells and save a lot of time. The second time I didn't add the spices and I think I liked it better without. Also, this is great with pepperjack but if we don't have any, I chop up some jalapeno for some kick. Great recipe.
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Broccoli Sausage Breakfast Bake

Reviewed: May 14, 2008
6/20:Ok-I made it with chicken and it was SO much better! 5 stars. I added more broccoli and used a couple more eggs cuz I had small ones, then added a bit more milk and baking mix. It was a creamier consistency and had more moist biscuit-y fluff too. Kind of like a cheesy pot pie with egg. Im going to make it this way from now on. 5/14:In my opinion, I didn't think the flavors went well with this one. I didn't like it with the sausage. Maybe it was the type of sausage I used, I don't know but it was very mild kind and still too much sausage taste. It could have been just me because the boyfriend liked it a lot. This would have been better with chicken for sure, is that wierd to eat a dish with eggs and chicken? haha It would have been good meatless I think and maybe bacon would be good? I will try again with both different meats and even meatless. I would also suggest to add more than a cup of broccoli.
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Beef or Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
Ok, I only used this recipe for the sauce and used my own recipe for the rest. But I imagine it would be good exactly as written-so I gave it 4 stars. With my recipe it was a definate 5 stars. I used corn starch instead of flour to thicken it. After I had everything mixed up, I just spooned some into a small bowl, added the starch and put back in to thicken. I didn't have chiles so I chopped up canned jalapenos, which made this really hot, even for us who love spice. Next time, I may try to do half jalapenos and half chiles. This sauce was absolutley amazing with my chicken enchiladas. You have to try this enchilada recipe at least for the sauce!!! Im so glad I can make my own sauce now.
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Roast Beef Sandwich Spread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
We used to make a sandwich spread like this when I was a kid, every time we made a roast. It's better without ketchup!! We used the old meat grinders you attach to the counter, and tasted until it was right. Quartered onions, whole baby dills and just let it grind up with the meat. Then mixed the mayo, salt and pepper. A few times in later years we ventured out and added chopped peperoncinis. Different, but still no comparison to the original. We ate it on white bread, sometimes with a slice of cheese. Sometimes we spread mayo on the bread because it was easier to add that way and we used less mayo in the spread itself since some liked their sandwiches a bit drier, or healthier.
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Diane's Colcannon

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
This was good, but needed some more spice. I didn't add the butter at the end because it already had all that bacon grease, maybe that would have helped. I put the cabbage and onions in my food processsor before mixing with the potatos. I personally think it would have been better without doing that but others liked that it was all mashed. I will try again for just us leaving as is and add the butter along with more spices. I made a shepherd's pie with the leftovers and added fresh pepper, seasoning salt, paprika and lots of garlic and it was awesome!
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
This was good but not outstanding. I think it was missing something. Boyfriend thought it was great. I guess I just keep comparing it to the szechwan sauce at our local chinese restaurant, which is heavenly. I will make this again, but I will try tweaking it. I think this particular recipe would have been better with chicken. Next time I will add stir fried veggies.
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Sweet and Sour Pork Patties

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
WOW! I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried and only had red pepper flakes so I just guessed on that. My egg was really big so I ended up not adding milk and put more bread crumbs to hold it together. I used the Sweet and Sour Sauce I from this site (with a few tweaks) and was so surprised how well this turned out. I didn't make the patties as small as suggested, next time I will. Before I added the sauce, I drizzled some Thai sweet Chili Sauce over the patties to give it a little kick because after trying a piece of one, I realized I hadn't put enough red pepper in for our tastes. Served over rice, boyfriend had two big helpings. We will definatley be making this again!
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