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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
This was good! After reading all the complaints, I cut down the brown sugar and (reduced sodium) soy sauce to 1/4 c. I got a bit carried away with the fresh ginger... just a bit. I don't like onions too much, so I just used 1/4. With the ease of preparation and that it cooks on LOW for 4 hours, definitely a keeper(:
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
My Mexican husband Loved it! My slow cooker is 4 qt., so I figured it was small enough to where I could cut out the controversial beer/broth substitute all together, and it turned out great(:
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Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
I used everything the recipe called for, straight and unaltered. Definitely too much soup. The flavor was very, very good though. I think I'll drain the tomatoes next time. I'm jealous of all who have instant rice on hand. I made rice separately, and poured this jambalaya over, letting the soup flavor the rice. The picture I posted is from today, day two. I made rice using 2 cups of soup from the leftovers. If I had to guess, I'd say there was about 5 cups of excess soup (for anyone that's thinking of putting rice into it).
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Hominy Beef Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
I used a vegetable chili w/ beans, because it already had a pound of beef in it. I'm allergic to Lay's, so I'm afraid to use Fritos (something about the oil), and decided to skip the corn chips and just served it with brown rice. I did not use any water. The 3 tsp of chili powder was too much, making the flavor dominant. Please cut back when making this. Maybe to 1 tsp. I wish I would've tasted it as I was adding the chili powder. Definitely would be better with cheese.
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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
I used "no boiling required" lasagna noodles, and it still came out juicy. I will cut down on the veg broth next time. I took a reviewer's advice about cutting back on fresh rosemary, and I used about 1 tsp, and it was noticeable, so I'm glad I did not use a tbsp. Other than that, it was pretty tasty. I will make this again, and next time it will be perfect.
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Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2009
The sauce is great. I used apple juice. I omitted the peas and water chestnuts, and added garlic powder and ginger. This was my third time making this. The first time, the cornstarch was like glue. By the time I added the vegetables, there was no sauce to coat them with. The second time I made this, I threw out all of the excess marinade, cooked the beef, made the marinade again, and added it at the end of cooking. For anyone that's not familiar with the power of cornstarch: cook beef, toss in vegetables, take the pan off the stove, add cornstarched marinade (coating everything), then return to the stove and stir till sauce thickens. This time, 3rd time, I cooked everything on medium-low, nice and slow, and it turned out fine, but I liked the way it turned out the second time better.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
Everybody seems to love it, so I tried it, but it wasn't for me. I'm more of a hamburger consistency meatloaf lover (like mama used to make), and this was not it. I mixed just enough to blend the ingredients, but it was smooth, like I over did it... I'm used to BBQ sauce on meatloaf, and I wish I would've gone with my gut and did it, because the brown sugar & ketchup sauce was weak.
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Swedish Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
These were really good. My husband is not a fan of butter, so I made pasta and just poured some gravy over it. On day 3, we only had three meatballs left over, so I quartered them, sauteed onions, celery, and carrots in a soup pot, added the meat and gravy, poured in some more broth, and made a soup out it. The soup was good, too.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
This pie is a "wow". I'm so glad I made it! Now that I've had this, there's no going back to plain ole cheesecake or traditional pumpkin pie! After looking at some of the other reviews, I just doubled the spices and baked it in a water bath. It came out perfect.
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African Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
I tried this recipe because some people from the "Peanut Butter Chili" recipe site said it was like the "African Chicken Stew" recipe. They are nothing alike! This recipe was bland with carrots and celery... the garbanzo beans didn't really go with it. It was like eating generic peanuts. My husband thought it was okay, but he likes "Peanut Butter Chili" better, and we both agree that "Peanut Butter Chicken" was REALLY good!! Seeing other peoples reviews, and the extra ingredients they added, a can of diced tomatoes would've been a good idea. I figured that since "Peanut Butter Chicken" does that, I won't add it in this recipe, but, yeah, this recipe is bland, with fake peanuts...
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
This is a great recipe. I cut it down to 14 servings, and cut them a bit thick and ended up with only 6. The idea of cutting it with a pizza cutter is great. I don't like anise, so I substituted with coconut extract. My husband couldn't wait for me to make coffee, he just started eating one! I had to stop him. Thank You JANDEE, and JANDEE's friend from work!
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Peanut Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
This is really good. My husband and I both liked it. There are peanut butter food recipes where I've found the peanut butter to be overpowering, so I only added half a cup. It was great. The chicken with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes was so pretty that I prayed the peanut butter wouldn't mess it up... it was fine. The mushrooms are great. That is an ingredient you don't want to skip. I diced instead of sliced. 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes wasn't enough to taste them. I added a little cayenne pepper. After each having a plate, I added curry powder, cumin, garam masala, and a wee bit of coconut extract to the rest. That was good, too.
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Peanut Butter Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
Like the name states, the peanut butter flavor was pretty strong. Since I cooked it, and I knew everything that was in it, I found the peanut butter overpowering. I feel like I wasted bay leaves...and garlic cloves. I should've just used a lot of garlic powder. The reason I'm giving this 5 stars is because my peanut butter loving husband loved it. I cook to make him happy, and this chili did it. I'd give it four stars, but the name clearly states "Peanut Butter Chili". So, if you're a big fan of peanut butter, you have to try this. The second day tasted better, more spicy, and we finished it, so the comments about leftovers tasting better are true!
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
Every bread recipe that I had used made hard crusty bread, but this one came out perfect! I've been making it a lot lately. I wrote out the ingredients on a post-it note, and I keep it on my bread maker.
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Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
I used coconut extract instead of vanilla, just because I can't find many uses for it. My Mexican husband said they taste just like the ones they sell in Mexico. I was disappointed with the topping mixture, because it melted, and flowed onto the pan, making the cut square design on top stretch... I'm guessing it was from the liquid in the extract. My husband said sometimes they're deformed like that... Next time I'll try the cinnamon topping.
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Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I didn't have Italian Breadcrumbs, so I used panko and some Italian herbs I had in my cupboard. I only had sharp cheddar cheese, and I coated it with BBQ sauce as someone suggested, and it came out really good. Using carrots and onions sounds like a good idea, but I was being a bit lazy... I'll definitely do it next time.
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Scalloped Corn and Broccoli

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
Just the idea of using cream style corn with flour and eggs instead of white sauce is great. I left out the sugar and salt, added cooked macaroni and chopped sausages to make the plate bigger, and it was great. I used sharp cheddar inside and on top, we loved it! Wow, the corn, flour, and eggs... amazing! I am definitely stocking up on cream corn.
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Coconut Flan

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
I used 2 egg yolks and 4 egg whites, as one reviewer suggested, and used 2 tbsp of coconut extract. The alcohol taste from the coconut extract was a bit strong, but it was still very good. I'm thinking of boiling the extract in the milk next time to get rid of the alcohol.
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