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Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2012
This was the first time I ever made anything like this, never did rice crispy treats etc. Used a double boiler to melt the marshmallows and butter, which never combined. I wasn't sure what the consistency was supposed to be, so I just trusted the recipe. After adding the rest of the ingredients it all came together fine. I think I could have stirred it a bit longer to better incorporate the food coloring, but it was fine. I ended up with 8 big wreaths, I think I was too afraid of it setting up before I was done. I left out the almond and added a bit more vanilla since I was also serving another almond cookie. These looked great and I'm glad I made them.
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Cherry Snowballs

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2012
These were pretty and fun and got rave reviews. Cherry and coconut go so well together. Personally I thought they were too sweet. I will probably use much less sugar in the dough next time, the cherry and sugar glaze have plenty of sweetness. I also probably will only bother with these on special occasions.
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Almond Crescents

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2012
These are flat-out amazing. The dough is crumbly, and so are the finished cookies, but I love the texture. Great idea to roll into a rope, but I had trouble getting it down to 1/4 in, it would break apart. No matter, so what, I had bigger cookies. The cinnamon goes perfectly with the almond flavor and the amount is spot on. I'm not going to wait until Christmas to make these again.
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Oatmeal Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
The batter was not thick enough, had to add more flour. Also needs a bit of salt. I really did like the oatmeal in this, so I'll try again using less milk and adding some standard pancake add-ins (blueberry, walnut, vanilla etc)
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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
Simple and quick to throw together. I never thought of putting pesto and alfredo together, but it works really well! I used jarred alfredo instead of a mix, added some canned artichokes and topped with parmesan instead of romano. This is a very good combination of flavors.
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Crustless Cranberry Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
This is more like a quick bread then pie. I baked it in a 9x9 pan which worked really well. I cut back on the sugar a bit and added more nuts, just my taste. Very quick, easy and delicious.
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White Bean Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
White beans and tuna are a great combination so I wanted to give this one a try. I halved the recipe, but still used 2 cans of tuna since I didn't want more beans than tuna. Left out the sugar. Served on lettuce which worked very well. I think I would like capers in this, but it is already so sharp with the amount of vinegar I would reduce that before adding capers. It really needs to sit awhile before eating to blend the flavors. I liked this a lot as easy, throw together food.
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2011
Wowza! I am not an experienced baker, and rarely eat sweets. Sometimes, though, I really want a Brownie. Previously when that craving hits I bought a box mix at the grocery store. Today I found this recipe and low and behold I had all the ingredients on hand. After reading the reviews about the amount of flour making these too cake like and recommending cutting the flour to 1 cup I decided to compromise. I didn't want too cake-ey or too gooey, so I made a guess and used a very heaping 1 cup of flour. I used way more than 1/2 cup walnuts because I love nuts. Also threw in some chocolate chips (that can never hurt I assume). These are the Best Brownies I Ever Had. Never will I buy a box again, these were just as easy and way way way better.
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Eggplant and Mushrooms with Wild Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2011
Hmm. Well, there are good and bad things here. Mushrooms and wild rice were made for each other. I kept to the recipe other than doubling the rice. It was a nice creamy sauce, I liked that texture after I doubled the amount of wild rice. The seasoning was great. On the other hand the canned soup flavor/stickiness didn't work that well here. I think a homemade bechamel would be a better flavor/texture balance if we are looking for creaminess. The eggplant was completely lost. If I didn't cook it myself I would never know eggplant was even in there. To recreate this better for me I would leave out the soup and make my own thinner, lighter cream sauce. I loved the idea of eggplant with these ingredients so I plan to revisit this with the tweaks I mentioned.
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Coleslaw Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2011
I never made a cooked dressing like this before so I wasn't sure what to expect. When the recipe said "boil until thick" I was confused since it never became what I think of as "thick". I suppose one egg yolk will only do so much thickening. In the end, after reducing by about 1/4 it became what I would call "coat a spoon" consistency. Still very liquid, so I was worried I failed somehow. After dressing a slaw and refrigerating I think the consistency turned out to be just right. I didn't add additional sugar as other reviews suggested since I don't like things too sweet. I like this slaw dressing better then any others I've tried so far.
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Marzetti® Apple Bacon Walnut Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2011
I love this salad. I had apples and blue cheese that I needed to use up and found this recipe. Fantastic combination of flavors. I used "Cole Slaw Dressing" recipe on this site and it all worked very well. The only faults I can find were my own; I used a bit too much caraway and I used prepackaged broccoli slaw that was a bit tough. Those were the only changes I made and if I would have kept to the recipe exactly it would have been better. I think I would like a bit more blue cheese. This is a keeper!
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Quick Chili I

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
This is excellent chili. I did need to adjust the seasonings to my taste, mostly by adding more. Instead of hot pepper sauce I used ground ancho and chipotle peppers. 2 Tbs sugar would be too much in my opinion, I omitted it this time but I usually add a tiny bit with any tomatoey dish. Used two onions. Even with that I thought the balance of beef:tomato:beans was perfect. Even though it is fine after 30 minutes I added extra liquid and let it cook longer to make it even better.
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Amazing Cocktail Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2011
Now THIS is how I like cocktail sauce! It's not too sweet and has a nice kick. Most recipes seem to add a bunch of sugar, but ketchup is already plenty sweet enough for me. My horseradish was not quite sharp enough (different brands are different), I should have added another TBS. Next time I'll double check that. No need to try another recipe, this is it for me!
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Tuna Salad Crescents

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
Well, I think this missed in a couple areas; the amount of filling to roll, and the sweet flavor of the crescent dough with tuna. I was looking for a tuna melt sandwich, and I could see that 1/2 cup of salad was very small so I used a cup. That still turned out to be a very small amount compared to the dough, but you couldn't really fit more filling in a single crescent. Left out the relish since I had pickles in the tuna salad itself and didn't bother with the egg (which is just for aesthetics). I think biscuit dough would work much better, the flavor isn't as sweet, and you could make it more like a sandwich by using more filling and folding over. I almost gave this a 2 star rating, but some might be looking for a roll on the sweet side that has just a hint of tuna. Personally I wont be using this again.
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Barbie's Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
Reduced the mayo to about 4 TBS. I don't care for sweet relish so I simply chopped up a good-ol' dill pickle and added that. The herb collection really works well with tuna, and all the green specks make it look pretty. I'd like to try this with chicken!
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Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
The batter was so tight I thought I must have done something wrong. I reread the ingredients about 10 times after mixing the batter trying to find my mistake. I am not an experienced baker. Luckily some reviews mentioned the same thing and I followed Naples' lead and added a splash of apple cider. That fixed it. Not usually a fan of dried fruit, so I omitted it and used more walnuts. Make sure you do a good job of greasing/flouring the pan, I had some sticking in spots I missed even though I used a nonstick pan. Smelled wonderful while baking. But man! This is so sweet I can barely eat it, even though I reduced the sugar to 3/4. I did love the moist, dense texture and how it is so chock full of apples and nuts. I want to salvage the recipe and try again using half the sugar. Used Baldwin apples from a local orchard. Baked in a pan for 8 mini loaves and baked for 30 min which worked well. Too bad about the exorbitant sweetness.
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Mustard Oil Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
Good! I initially made this to use as a sub sandwich dressing and I liked the musterdy-ness (LOL) of this recipe. Was good on both the sandwich and salads. Not very complex flavors, just an easy quick dressing. If you like mustard this is a good one. I think Id like to use a whole grain dijon next time.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
This was fabulous! Best crisp I've had. Maybe it is the baking powder & soda that makes such a nice topping. I used much less sugar, I tend to like things less sweet than most other people. I used half the amount of apple filling but the full amount of topping. That was a lot of topping, probably too much for most people. I was going to add walnuts but forgot, that's okay since it was great without. I used brown sugar instead of white in the filling and I didn't measure but just sprinkled a small amount over the apples. I also added some nutmeg. Next time I need to be sure to cut the apples into larger pieces, the apples got too soft. Don't think I need to try any other crisp recipes!
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Beef Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
I came upon this recipe from searching for ingredients I needed to use up. Normally I don't like to use canned soups, but I thought I'd give this one a try. I added onion and garlic to the beef and flavored it with Lawry's salt, Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning, black pepper and hot sauce. I microwaved some fresh broccoli and used that instead of the mixed veg bag, but I bet lots of different veggies would be great. I made homemade mashed potatoes but missed the instructions that called for using half the soup can in the meat and the other in the potatoes, so I put all in the meat - glad I did since the meat would have been drier had I followed the instructions. Used an 11 inch square stoneware baking pan and was just the right size. I added some cheddar over the meat/under the potatoes and baked the dish covered. It turned out really well! Real stick-in-the-ribs-meat-n-potato casserole. The cheese really wasn't necessary since the dish is so rich (but I liked it anyway). If this makes 4 servings, they are very large servings!
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