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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2014
This recipe is awesome!! You will never buy sauce in a jar again. It use to take me all day to make my own sauce and a huge time consuming process. Never again!! Jarred sauce Never Again!!! My partner is extremely picky and prefers jarred and never again. I make this with all organic ingredients. I use fire roasted crushed tomatoes 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and I also throw in about a quarter of a red pepper. Also I highly recommend using fresh herbs. I throw in fresh oregano, basil, sage, thyme and rosemary. You would not believe how much of a huge difference it makes when you use a generous amount of fresh herbs. I do not always have fresh parsley but the other fresh herbs totally makes up for it plus. So much flavor. I use Niagara white wine, which is extremely sweet, and this just takes this sauce over the top with flavor. Everyone that has tried this has raved about it. And it literally takes 20 minutes to make. Don't waste time, money and flavor buying sauce from a jar. And go organic and your body will thank you.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
Please don't get me wrong on my four stars. I did find this recipe to be very good. I do not understand how people on here can give a recipe 5 stars when you made so many changes to the recipe. That make no sense at all. Also, this is not the best ever, mine is, lol. I made this recipe to the t with a few minor exceptions. I used fresh herbs, basil & oregano. I also allowed the sauce to cook for five hours only because I make sauce from scratch and always cook it long. The longer you cook it the better. Then I let it sit over night in fridge. Another thing I did was using 3/4 mozzarella and 1/4 sharp cheddar on each level. Cheddar gives it such a great flavor. My partner saw me making the gravy and said "Why you going through all that? Your lasagna is better anyway. When I make my lasagna I use a good jarred tomato gravy and just beef, no sausage. I also doubled the garlic because we love garlic. So I really only made was, fresh herbs not dried, cook sauce longer, use double garlic and some cheddar cheese. And still it is not the best lasagna and next time I will use the recipe here for the sauce but eliminate the sausage.Oh there was another thing I did because of everyone's suggestions. The box for my noodles said cook ten minutes, so I cooked them for only five. So they where only slightly cooked and came out fine. You should always try a recipe to the t with no changes before you give it a rating of five stars.
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
I had an abundance of peppers and tomatoes from my garden & needed to find something to do with them. So I thought of stuffed peppers which I have not had since my grandmother made them 25 years ago. I'm not really a big fan of peppers or tomatoes but gave this a whirl. So Glad I did. OMG. So Good. I did listen to others comments and was sure to boil peppers first. I cooked the rice first in beef broth and set aside. I added 4 big cloves of garlic, paprika, ground pepper and fresh oregano and basil from my garden. Cooked that together with beef. I also put cheddar cheese in the bottom of each pepper. I used my own tomatoes which were boiled, skinned and de-seeded. I also topped them off with mozzerella cheese, only because I ran out of cheddar. I doubled the Worcestershire and only used one can of tomato soup. I also poured some of the sauce in the pepper, then filled them half way, added more sauce. Then I finished topping them, more sauce and cheese on top. My partner saw me putting in tomatoes and had a fit because he hates them. I told him to get out of the kitchen. Well he came back for seconds as did I. Two people that don't care for peppers or tomatoes loved them. So Good. Next time I will add more garlic, salt, pepper and fresh herbs for a bit more flavor.
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Old-Fashioned Cheese Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
Such a fabulous recipe. I usually make boxed scalloped potatoes but my partner complained when I told him we were having that for dinner with chicken cutlets. He said "You always make them." well I love em so this time I decided to come on all recipes and check my recipe box and came across this. I had all the ingredients. I did change a few things. I only used two cups of milk because I thought it would be too watery. I used a little less flour then the recipe calls for beings I cut back the milk. That was a great change. I also added powdered garlic beings I put garlic in everything. And I used sharp grated cheddar cheese because processed cheese sounded disgusting and we love cheddar. So glad I did that. I used my slicer and sliced potatoes really thin. And I topped it all off with cheddar cheese before putting it in the oven. We were in a rush so I only cooked it for 45 minutes at 400 and that was fine. Never will do boxed again. This was so easy to do and so worth the time and effort. The only thing I will change next time is I will layer it. I will place one level of potatoes with a little sauce, more potatoes and so on. The sauce did not get all the way through the potatoes so thius is why I will level it. Never use processed American, use cheddar if you are a cheddar person like we are. My partner loved these and did not complain one bit about having scalloped potatoes again. He even went back for seconds, Lol. A must try recipe for everyone.
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
So Yummy. Made this for my partner and I and it is the best pork recipe I ever made. I omitted the thyme and clove because I didn't have any and you couldn't tell. I also put in a few dashes of hot sauce and liquid mesquite smoke. I only had a small two and half pound roast beings its just two of us' so I cut the recipe in half. Next time I will find a bigger roast. I also used 4 big cloves of garlic, we love garlic, but could of used more. I had to use red wine vinegar & beef broth beings that is what we had. It did make any difference it was so fabulous. A must have recipe. This is one of those recipes you keep secret, lol. I tried kaiser rolls toaster as per recipe and tried another on a plain hamburger bun and they were both great. This is not as hard as it may look, so easy. Make it in the morning and go about your day and dinner is ready. next time I will try this over white rice. YUMMY! UPDATE: Made this again for the second time. I still could only find a 2.5lb pork roast. Again I omitted the thyme and clove because I don't have it & do not like clove anyway. I use Jack Daniels Original #7 Recipe Barbecue sauce. That is so good. Again I used red wine vinegar & Chicken Broth. This time I did not cut the recipe because I wanted more sauce. Always add 4 cloves garlic, little more Worcestershire. I add a few dashes of hot sauce & Mesquite Liquid Smoke. This brings so much more flavor to the roast. About teaspoon each. Everyone asked me "What is that flavor?" It is those
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Cola Pot Roast II

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2009
I love pot roast but prefer it only when it falls apart and is extremely tender. My mother in law makes a roast and I do not like it at all. To me a good roast should just fall apart when you cut it. This recipe is awesome and my husband/partner loves it. I make it all the time but did make one changes beings we both dislike mushrooms. I simply replaced the condensed cream of mushroom with condensed cream of celery. Still is the best ever. I also add some pepper and garlic powder. Do not add salt or you will be sorry. There is enough salt in the soup, gravy mix and so on. I also cook it a little longer if I can. The longer it cooks the more tender it is. Also my dogs love daddy's pot roast. LOL. They know when I'm cooking it and the puppy does not always eat her food except when I add some of my pot roast. LOL. This is a must make recipe and everyone who has had it when I cooked it said it was the best pot roast they ever ate. ENJOY!
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
Love this. I use pumpkin that I prepare right out of my garden. Makes such a huge difference in flavor when use home grown pumpkin. I cooked the pumpkin using an easy recipe on this site. Followed everything just as is but always add a little more vanilla to all my recipes. My partner & our families love this. The best way to have this is with caramel drizzled on top with cool whip. YUMMY!
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
Great recipe. Like another person wrote. I put 1/4 flour, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp ground pepper in a bag and placed the meat in the bag and shake it until the meat is covered before cooking in oil. I also added 1/2 cup of red cooking wine, added salt and used four teaspoons of corn starch and water for an awesome beef stew.
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole I

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
This is an excellent dish. I'm not at all a fan of mushrooms or cream of mushroom soup. I have to say I was surprised how good the recipe is.
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Pumpkin Layer Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
This is a great recipe. I have never attempted to make a cheesecake or use pumpkin in a recipe before. I even used a pumpkin from my own garden. I cut it up, baked it int the oven. Then I skinned it and put the pumpkin in a food processor. everyone enjoyed the cheesecake and I'm going to make another one tomorrow. A must try recipe.
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