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Pesto, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomatoes Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2008
This recipe was excellent! I used low fat half and half to cut down on the fat. I also used a little extra goat cheese on the bottom. It was wonderful! Everyone wished I would have made more.
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
These were excellent! I also cooked the onions before mixing them in. I also added a little chedder cheese on top. I used canned spinach for the recipe, because I just decided to make them last minute and had it on hand. They still tasted absolutely wonderful! They have a lot of flavor.
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Quick Caribbean Quesadillas

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2008
These were absolutely FANTASTIC. I made them for a party, and everyone loved them! Make a little extra pineapple preserves/honey mustard dip on the side for dipping. The swiss cheese is amazing!
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Ham and Pineapple Pinwheels

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
This was very good, but I did make a few changes. I used regular cream cheese, and pineapple in heavy syrup, not juice. After reading some of the reviews that the juice makes it too thin. I let the pineapple sit in a strainer for about 5 minutes, then mixed with the cream cheese. It wasn't even slightly runny. It was perfect! Next time i will maybe try to sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of the ham.
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Banana Nut Quesadilla Wedges

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2009
I made these for a family get together, and everyone loved them! Easy and simple, I wouldn't change a thing. They were such a hit!
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Crab Rangoon III

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2009
These were just OK. I really enjoy the "cheesyness" of the rangoons in the restaurant. These had a little too much seasoning, and didn't have that same taste. I used imitation crab meat, and left out the water chestnuts. I also added some green onion. Still, they just didn't taste cheesy enough.
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Quick Pasta Carbonara

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
This pasta was AMAZING! I added shrimp, and used Turkey Bacon to cut down on the fat, but kept everything else the same. TONS of flavor, and everyone loved it!
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Tater Tot Casserole II

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
LOVED this recipe! It was perfect, and very flavorful. The only thing I added was green onion. A new family favorite!
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Nutty Goat Cheese Bites

Reviewed: May 30, 2010
This recipe was very tasty! I followed it exactly, and it had a lot of flavor. I did use "candied" pecans, and they gave it a really nice sweetness. I think it would also be good with some flavored goat cheese, maybe a herb flavor.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
Everyone at my family get togethers LOVES this dish now! Although I think there is one thing that is essential (at least from my experience) that is an absolute dealbreaker here, and that is the texture of the fruit. The first time I made this dish, I sliced up the fruit into small chunks with a knife. Everyone liked it, but it wasn't a huge hit. The second time, I used a blade chopper and chopped the pieces up much finer like actual salsa (in my picture). This time everyone LOVED the dish, and it was completely gone. It seems like the smaller the chunks the better, but without it being soupy. I also used fuji apples, boysenberry preserves, and added a small amount of blueberries!
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Kerri's Holiday Punch

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2012
This punch was FANTASTIC. A few hints: make sure you get the 100 proof Southern Comfort. It's a bit too watered down otherwise. Also freeze the fruit slices a few hours before, they act as ice cubes to keep the punch cold. I followed the recipe exactly (with diet soda to cut some calories) and it was all gone for my Super Bowl party! I was already asked to make it again for the next event!
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Noodle Kugel (Dairy)

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
I thought this recipe was a bit strange. It was a little too sugary for me, half way between a meal and dessert with not a whole lot of flavor other than the sugar (and I LOVE sugar). It was also difficult to get it cooked thouroughly in the center since I doubled the recipe. So I had to cook it for an extra 30 minutes. I definitely plan on making this again, but next time i'm sure it will be great if I cut the sugar in half, and also add something that will compliment the sugar like 1 lb of breakfast sausage.
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Easy Candy Yams

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2012
This was a great recipe, but does not need any butter AT ALL. I cut the butter in half and was still scooping it off the top. I used canned potatoes, chopped them up a bit and then topped it with caramel sauce, butter brown sugar and marshmallows. After the butter sludge was gone, it was FABULOUS! Very easy recipe. Next time I will probably mix the caramel and potatoes more, and add some pecans on top!
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Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2012
This is amazing Mac and cheese, I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing! Dont add any extra noodles! It is perfect exactly how the recipe states, and I suspect the dish would be quite dry with extra noodles. I would suggest however putting it in a roomy dish, mine kind of overflowed and created lots of burnt cheese at the bottom of my oven. Also let it stand about 20 minutes covered after baking so the sauce thickens properly, it will still be extremely hot! Great recipe!!
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2012
This recipe is just like my grandma used to make. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I put the cottage cheese in a food processor to grind out the chunks. I then blended into the cottage cheese 1/2 cup milk and other reviewers suggested to prevent dryness. I also made sure to use REAL shaved parmesean cheese from the deli instead of the crumbled kraft kind. I think this made a huge difference, and the dish had a bit more flavor. If you don't like the "fake" tasting TV dinner mac and cheese, this is for you. Extremely creamy, flavorful and smooth.
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2013
Just LOVED this recipe, made 2 loafs and saved one for the next day, it was even good re-heated for a few minutes in the oven! Perfect as-is.
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Fruit Salad in Seconds

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2013
As the recipe states, it's just OK. The second time I made it, I added blueberries, to the mix. I then topped it with raspberries and candied pecans. PERFECTION after the quick fixes, and lots of compliments on the dish!
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Cheesy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2014
This was the best corn casserole recipe I could find that incorporated cheese, and it was A HIT! I'm sure the recipe would be just fine exactly as is, but I just added an extra egg, doubled the cheese, added about 1/4 cup sugar, and a bit of green onion. I feel the extra cheese was pretty necessary. The sugar make it taste a little bit more like corn cake, which everyone loved. And the green onion just gave it a bit more flavor. Overall EXCELLENT.
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Peachy Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2014
This dish can be made with many different kinds of fruit depending on the season. I had a very hard time finding good peaches, and one time I made this it was a DISASTER of nasty, hard peaches. So since then I have been making it with pineapple, grapes, apple, and banana. Then mixing with apple pie filling and putting candied peacans on top (that is the part everyone LOVES.) This variation is my favorite and the one I will continue to use because the peaches incident scared me. Also, do NOT use canned peaches, I also tried this as a solution and it was downright terrible.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2014
I was actually surprised how much I did not care for this. I followed the recipe exactly other than using cheese tortellini instead of rotini pasta. I did not like the sauce. It tasted exactly the same as if I would have just poured a bottle of ranch dressing on top, which was just strange to me. It tasted more like salad that was missing lettuce. I will definitely make this again using a DIFFERENT kind of sauce base, either a vinegar/balsamic sauce or more of a regular pasta salad/mayo type that is thicker and doesn't have such a strong ranch flavor. And I like ranch dressing.
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