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Individual Beef Wellingtons

Reviewed: May 12, 2014
I made this for Mother's Day, and my family raved about it. My daughter kept saying it tasted like cheese-it's inside (no one else thought so), it was fairly simple. I didn't use Sherry as I didn't have any, I used Chardonnay, it worked well, then I chopped up the mushrooms while they were cooking so they were smaller. I did put an egg wash on them before I put them in the oven. I cooked them for about 30 min and they were perfectly medium rare. I left my husbands in for about 5 minutes longer only because he likes his more well done. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2013
I made this for my kids and myself as my husband hates Mac and Cheese, plus I had pretty much everything on hand. I more or less halved the recipe. I used the rest of the box of Macaroni, 2 tbs of butter (only because that was what was left in the stick), and a block of extra sharp cheddar which I shredded. It did make a TON of sauce, I needed about a cup more noodles. My son who's three said he loved it better than the box, my daughter said that she liked it but liked the box better. I put extra cheese in the box mix as it is so it was similar in taste but creamier. I'll have the leftovers soon so I hope it heats up nicely.
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Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast

Reviewed: May 13, 2013
I only gave this 4 stars because I altered it a tad. I stuffed it according to the recipe and then wrapped it in a piece of bacon. I was doing 8 chicken breasts so I didn't pan fry them I put then in a 350 oven in a deep pan for about an hour and added the juices in later, then to make the sauce I dumped the juice out into a skillet to thicken. I was serving 1 recovering alcholoic so I put his in a seperate pan and used chicken broth in place of the wine for his sauce. He said it was wonderful. I did have extra stuffing which I sauted in the butter before making the sauce, it added to it. I will be making this again. I served it with baked carrots, crash hot potatoes, homemade bread, a tossed salad, and for desert an upside down chocolate cake.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2013
While this did not make a lot I had to make a triple batch for my cookies, it has nice flavor. I piped it on as I was frosting crosses. It did take a lot longer than 20 min to dry although the piping was a little thicker. I will make this again due to the versility in the flavors.
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Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2013
These have a decent flavor and rolled out nicely, however, even though I rolled out the dough (chilled) to 1/2" they broke apart when i took them off the pan. I tried smaller cut outs and large same result. I also tried it with and without a Silpat same result. I'll try others before I come back to this one
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Pepper Jelly Appetizer

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
I've made this with my own homemade pepper jelly. It's so simple. I take it if I suddenly am invited to something with only minutes to spare. I can quickly run into any grocery store pick up a block of cream cheese and a box of crackers. Voila pretty appetizer.
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Barbarella's German Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
I've had these since I was a child. We just call them roll up pancakes, and sprinkle sugar or spread jam in them before rolling them up. YUMMMM!!
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Brownie Delight

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2012
I made this for work and they loved it. I do suggest cutting back on the cream cheese and whipped topping combo, if you use the amount in the recipe it will be to much.
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Pizza Dough III

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
I made this in a pinch, because the one I normally make calls for beer (I was out and it was late). While I still like my original in the bread maker better. This was good. I'm keeping it for a change or if I want to offer a second choice. I also like the fact that it doesn't have beer for when I do make your own pizzas at kids parties. I did let it rise again for 15 minutes on the pan, don't know if it helped. I make two larger individual pizzas and one little one for a five year old.
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Apple Pie Cider

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
My in-laws have made this for years. They make it in the late fall and put it on the porch to cool. I have some in the fridge right now. I might have to go and have some. They can get it in one of the bars where they live in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan.
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Snow Ice Cream II

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2011
We used to do this as a kid as well, but only at the cabin (the snow was cleaner) we would use evaporated milk though, it was riche.
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Hungarian Goulash II

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
Very good and very easy. I served mine over elbow macaroni. Even my 4 yr old liked it.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
I made this for dinner, I think next time I'll add some additional spices. The biscuits were way to much, I'll only use a small package next time as well, and it did take at least 2 hours to cook the "dumplings" I do have a tall slow cooker not an oval one, so that might have made a difference.
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
This was really good and soooo easy. I did take some suggestions and modified it a little bit. I have no idea what kind of apples I used because they were from our tree and they were planted before I moved in. But I used 15 apples, 1 c white sugar 1 c brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice (to lazy to find my ground cloves). I did cook it all night, when I stirred it up in the morning the apple chunks on top got much smaller. I used an electric mixer to smooth it out. I canned it in a hot water bath for 15 minutes (partyly because I'm pregnant and didn't want to worry about what my trees might hold). I got 3 12oz and 3 8oz jars.
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Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
I'd rate this this a 5 except I added about a tsp of cinnamon, and used chocolate/carmel chips instead of raisins. I had thought about using dried cranberries instead of the raisins anyway. I'll try that next time. I love the chocolate flavor in the dough, not just the chips.
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Soda Pop Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
My nephews have been doing this for years with just a plastic cup. I prefer the evap milk and snow myself.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2009
I really really liked this and so did my husband and 3 yr old daughter. The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 was because I didn't have any basil (thought I did) and I took other reviewers suggestions and omitted a lot of the salt and I didn't add sugar. Because there's only 2-1/2 of us, I put it in two 9x9 pans, one was a Glad ovenware. I froze the one in the Glad container. I found by doing this there was enough sauce but I would double the Ricotta there wasn't enough. I used Italian blend shreaded cheese about 12 oz. It turned out good. I didn't add the top cheese to the frozen one, I'll add it when I cook that one. I did have to use about 14 noodles by using the 9x9 pans. No big deal because the normal lasagna box has about 20 noodles. I also just soaked the noodles for 30 minutes like another reviewer suggested. Finally we had to run to Home Depot while the sauce was cooking so I put it on low and it cooked for about 2 hrs total, it was fine.
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Maine Venison Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
OK so I haven't tried this recipe yet but plan on it, however I do frequently make stew in the crockpot with our venison. I've taken recently to adding a package of dried brown gravy mix to the crock pot and it somehow thickens up the liquid nicely.
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Impossible Coconut Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2009
My mom has been making this for years, I call it Mrs McClure's Coconut pie. She was a neighbor a the cabin that gave my mom the recipe. It's fast and easy. I have cravings for it sometimes and it brings back wonderful memories of my childhood.
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Magic Cookie Bars II

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
I have the same recipe from my mother-in-law. It's my old quick make desert, because it takes no time to put together. I tend to only use chocolate chips, and I do use a whole bag, and it turns out wonderful.
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