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Summer Squash Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2010
This crust recipe is brilliant!!! My family had NO idea that this was made from squash. Hubby and I are low carbers and this is a keeper in my file!!! Three things make this recipe alot less labor intensive...non stick spray, to keep the dough from sticking to your hands...parchment paper makes flipping the dough a cinch...cheesecloth lets you wring almost every drop of liquid from your squash---the drier your squash is the better your end result will be---this really is the key to success with this recipe. I shredded the squash til it was almost a puree and suspended it over the sink in a cheescloth bag for most of the day, then wrung it nearly dry. I added onion and garlic powders, oregano and pepper to the dough for added flavor. I added an extra egg white for crispness. I agree that thinner is better for this crust and might leave out the mozzarella next time, subbing it for extra parm. This makes a great traditional pie with sauce and pepperoni, but would be great with any variety of toppings. I know I won't be giving away my excess squash from the garden this year! Dawn, thank you for this wonderful guilt-free recipe!
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Tofu Parmigiana

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
This is absolutely wonderful! I did make some changes, but think this recipe would be great just as it is written. My changes were that I sliced the tofu, lightly salted it, and laid it out on a cooling rack to dry out a bit. I then dipped the tofu slices in egg wash, then into seasoned crumbs, to which I had added extra onion and garlic powder. I baked them in a 350 oven for 20 minutes, then layered them with the sauce and cheese. And, since I had a half carton of cottage cheese that needed to be used up, I mixed it with an egg and some seasoning and layered it into the recipe. I think this will reheat nicely and be even better the second day, but didn't get a chance to find out, as we ate the whole thing! Husband and I are eating fewer carbs nowadays, and this is our favorite new lasagna replacement. Thanks so much for this great recipe...it's ones like this keep me coming back to this site!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
The flavor of this is wonderful! I do use ground pork in place of beef, as well as using fresh grated ginger. I have put the mixture in the lettuce leaves as recommended, but have also placed it in in rice wrappers, as well as serving it on a bed of rice noodles. Great recipe, simple too!
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
Wow! Is this good stuff! Amazingly easy, too. I cooked it on high about 3 hours and it was so moist and tender. I added carrots to the crock as well as using a touch less sugar than called for. I left the broth thin, as that's how we prefer it. Later, I added potatoes and chicken stock to the left-overs and turned it into a wonderful soup. I plan to follow this same recipe using chicken in place of pork, and have no doubt that it will be just as much of hit. Wonderful recipe...thanks for sharing! Update...I wanted to do a bean soup in the slowcooker and needed a simple base. I used the ingredients from this recipe, minus the pork. The end result was unbelievably delicious, loaded with flavor! I think this perfect blend of ingredients would be wonderful as a starting point for a great many dishes.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2010
I was very disappointed in this recipe. The filling was dry, crumbly and gritty; eating it was like eating wet sand. Overly sweet without much "nuttiness". Sorry...I really do hate to give a recipe a bad rating/review, but there are corn syrup free pecan pie recipes that are much better.
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London Broil for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2010
I always read other people's reviews to get ideas and clarifications. This a 5 star recipe for sure, especially considering how incredibly easy and affordable it is. It basically cooks itself, tenderizes all on its own, and is a perfect accompaniament to potatoes, rice, noodles, and veg. A very user friendly meal for families, busy and/or budget minded folks. I'll be keeping a London Broil in the freezer...the other items are always in my pantry. Excellent!
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
This is hands down the best coconut cream pie I have ever tasted! The flavor was wonderful and the texture creamy and dreamy! I followed the recipe as written and can't iamgine making it any other way...in fact, why would you? This is sheer perfection! Great recipe, thank you!
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Lemon Snowdrops

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
These are just delightful! A little on the labor intensive side, BUT I made them as a birthday gift for a lemon lover, who I know will really apprciate them. My husband and I tasted the spoils before we shipped them off and were very impressed. The first batch I made had a few of the cookies thin and crumbly around the outside edge, which makes them harder to work with. With the second batch I rolled very small balls, layed them on the sheet, then used my thumb to put a small valley in each one. This made them small enough to be able to pop them into your in one bite, keeping the confectioners sugar off your shirt and in your mouth, LOL. The cookie dough itself is a little crumbly at first, but it warms in your hand as you roll it, so it holds together quite well. For the filling, I juiced 3 lemons and replaced some of the water with it. I also added 3 large pieces of rind to the mix, which added wonderful depth of flavor, fishing them out after the mixture thickened. I also added a bit of California Lemon Peel, and a touch more corn starch than called for, as I like my filling fairly thick. I omitted the food coloring, as you can't see the filling once you roll them in confectioner's sugar. We are having a summer party this year, and these will definitely be on the menu! Served with finger sandwiches, cold salads, lemonade and ice cream, they will not only look very pretty on the table, but will also round out the blend of flavors nicely!
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2009
AMAZING!!! One reviewer remarked that this recipe has alot of "wiggle room"...perfectly put. My amendments were: ground pork in place of sausage, used up the left over spaghetti sauce, added mushrooms, pinto beans, sweet red peppers, diced onions, and whole wheat pasta. We added a sprinkle of parmesan for garnish. We are huge soup fans and will be eating this ALOT. Over 20,000 people have saved this recipe to their recipe box...ALL of them will be glad they did!!!
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Baking Powder Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
These are AWESOME!!! Quick, easy, moist. I made them according to recipe, but think butter flavored shortening would be nice, too. The flavor is delicate and pairs well with just about anything---pasta, chicken, soup. We had ours as an accompaniament to spaghetti and sauce and salad. I made them very large and popped them into the oven right before I poured the pasta into the boiling water. Just as I finished draining the pasta they were ready to come out of the oven. They are yumm-o with honey, a dollop of butter, jam. Wouldn't these be a nice treat for your family at breakfast, paired with eggs, bacon and hot tea?!??!
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Fried Onion Rings

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
I have tried many onion ring recipes on this site and this is by far the best and the easiest! I subbed seltzer for beer. Also added onion and garlic powders as well as paprika to the batter. I cut the slices fairly thick and dredged them in plain flour first to help the batter stick to the onions...worked like a charm. I fried them in safflower oil in my cast iron fry pan. I kept them hot in a slow oven while I made enough for everyone. We had these with cola burgers and slaw. Fabulous with a squeeze of ketchup! Needless to say it was a tremendous hit! Will be sticking to this recipe! Thank you sooooo much!
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
These were soooo good! Extremely easy,as well. I do recommend cutting the salt back. I used boneless chops as they were on sale. I cooked my chops 3 minutes on each side, and simmered them 30 minutes instead of 45. I thickened the sauce with cornstarch and added onion and garlic powders, as well as more sage and black pepper. Wonderful served with rice, egg noodles or garlic potatoes. This was a huge hit with the family and will be added to our regular line up of quick family meals.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2009
This is one of the best recipes I have ever made on allrecipes!!! Absolutely scrumptious and incredibly easy! I too, left out the flour and simply browned the breast. I used bone-in chicken as it was on sale. After pulling out the chicken to thicken the sauce, I used a fork to pull the chicken meat from the bone. I then added the meat back into the thickened sauce. The other alteration was that I used red wine vinegar, owing to not having balsamic. The meat was juicy and tender, which made me so happy- despite all the yummy things I cook, my chicken has a habit of being like shoe leather, and horribly dry. But not anymore!!! The flavor was lovely. The husband and kids LOVED it~~~ Everyone ate 2 bowls, and are asking me to make it again very soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this fabulous recipe!!! We've a new family favorite!
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Extra Easy Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
Wow!!! Beyond easy and so yummy!!! I also added a quick squeeze of lime and some paprika and just the smallest drizzle of honey. I have made this several times now and it's just as enjoyable the last time as it was the first. My husband loves this. In fact, I'm making some tonite! Thanks for this great recipe!
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Dad's Hamburger Gravy

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
I think I have done just about everything there is one can do with ground beef, but one evening it occured to me that I had NEVER made hamburger gravy, one of my most favorite childhood foods. Funny thing is, it was always my dad who made it! This was a very yummy recipe, taking me back to my youth. One that I will make again and again!
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Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2009
Absolutely fabulous!!! My husband and I have been following a food combining diet as of late, and I have been looking for different veggie soups, casseroles and the like. This one really exceeded all of my expectations. I used frozen squash for convenience sake, and added cooked potato chunks and corn. I also added a touch of allspice. Loaded with beta carotene, this is a real easy soup to make and a delight to eat! A treasure!
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Eggplant -- Easy, Good and Tasty

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
As is, this recipe is really good! I made a few changes for a little extra flavor. I added paremsan to the bread crumb mixture, as well as garlic and onion powders, paprika, and ground red pepper. While the (peeled) eggplant was baking in the oven, I made a nice tomato sauce with lots of garlic. I had a bit of bread crumb left over, so I threw it in the sauce. Instead of broiling, I turned the heat in the oven to 425 for about 7 extra minutes. These were fabulous with pasta and sauce and WONDERFUL as a "burger" on a bun, with a slice of provolone and a ladle of tomato sauce. I made up extra, wrapped them (2 in each package) in plastic and froze them for delicious healthy meals in a hurry. This is my favorite eggplant recipe...kudos to the submitter! We love it!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
This is the one and only banana bread for us. I've made a ton of different recipes, looking for that, sweet, rich banana flavor- THIS is it! And soooo moist and dense....I'm glad there's some in the oven right now!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
THIS is my only biscuit recipe now! Tall and fluffy and delicious. No more biscuits from the store for us! These are foolproof and quick. Great with soups and fried in my cast iron for morning coffee. I brought a heaping basket of these warm from the oven, on a tray with homemade jams and jellies, cheeses, fruit and chocolates for guests...they are still talking about it! These bicuits will make a great impression.
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
These are just the best! So yummy...divine with a big glass of cold milk. Very addictive! These are great for gluten sensitive people. We made several batches and gave them in pretty tins for xmas. They freeze and ship well.
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