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Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
I normally just boil cauliflower and broccoli until their soft but semi-firm, and mashing the together, with shredded sharp cheddar and salt and pepper to taste. This year, I wanted to try a variation of the broccoli and cauliflower so I went straight to Allrecipes.com and found this one and Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake. I could not make up my mind so I made both - to the recipe. They were both so awesome I could not decide upon a favorite. It was creamy and flavorful and I will definitely make this a Thanksgiving traditon.
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Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to make all the classic foods but a little different than usual. This stuffing sounded really good and the reviews were overwhelmingly positive, so I chose it. I made it exactly as the recipes indicated and it was easy and delicious. All the dinner guests enjoyed it and half the stuffing was ate before the end of the evening, which is pretty good considering I increased the servings to 24. The only thing I might do next time is increase the sausage and decrease the cranberries (the tart/sweet flavor was the only thing some guests did not care for). Other than that, it was PERFECT and a really nice change from the standard Stovetop variety.
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
My sister-in-law is usually the one who brings the green bean casserole but I was a little bored with the standard cream of mushroom soup, fried onion variety so when I ran across this recipe, it sounded good and I just had to try it out for Thanksgiving dinner. It was so good, my sister-in-law didn't even care I took her dish over for the year! I loved it and it was a delicious change. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated and I would not change a thing.
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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I made these for last year's Thanksgiving dinner and they did not last long at all. Everyone LOVED. They were easy to make and DELICIOUS. I made them exactly as the recipe indicated. No need to change a thing. They were creamy and sweet. Did not stick to the paper liners. Plus, the bite size treats made sure everyone received a share, which is not always the case with a traditional cheesecake. I'm thinking about using this approch with pumpkin pie, as well. As the family "chef", I'm always expected to being something a little different and delicious. These little treats did not let me down.
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Breakfast Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
I love this breakfast casserole. I found this recipe two years ago when I was looking for something different (but easy) to make for my family Christmas morning... before presents. That Christmas Eve, I made it (exactly as the recipe indicated) the night before and heated it up Christmas morning. Everyone loved it. Instant family favorite. I did think it needed salt, though. And, for me, pepper. Shortly after, I began getting requests for this casserole on a regular basis. A few times, I used Sage sausage. Excellent flavor. A couple times, I did not have condensed milk, so I just used a little regular milk. Still tasted great. A few times, I have added garlic salt. One time, I used cream of mushroom, with roasted garlic. Hmmm.. and, another time, I used diced potatoes with green and red peppers.. Added some onions to the egg mixture. Nice flavors.. It seems you can use this base recipe and come up with multiple variations, based upon your likes and dislikes.... Next time, I'm thinking of using bacon, rather than sausage, and mixing the cheese throughout the mixture, with just a bit spread across the top.
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Cinnamon Honey Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
This was really good. I was a little tired of having biscuits with butter so I was looking for an easy change, using what I already had on hand. This was definitely a great find. With a full 1/2 cup of honey and confectioner's sugar, it would have been way too sweet for me but I followed the suggestion of another member and halved them both to 1/4 cup each. The honey still had a very strong flavor so next time I will start with 2 tablespoons, taste and go from there.
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Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Peppers and Basil

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2008
I am NEVER, EVER eating a traditional grilled cheese again! These are wonderful. I love the flavor of the peppers and the basil... Mmmmm. Just a note to those who are afraid of the peppers... Don't even worry. I seeded the peppers thoroughly and chopped them, distributing them evenly on the bread, before placing the cheese on top of the bread so it melted in. There was no heat whatsoever. Just flavor. My daughter is so grateful for this find. She likes grilled cheese but was so tired of the same ol same ol. My husband asks for these all the time, as well. My son, who LOVES grilled cheese just the way they were also enjoys these. My two year old, on the other hand, prefers them the way he's used to them so I make his with just cheese! :)
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Honey Baked Chicken II

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I thought this was an easy, delicious recipe. I did not use a whole chicken, though, as I found this recipe when I was looking for a way to cook up some chicken breasts I had. It was the perfect amount of sauce to cover the 5 large chicken breasts in a 9x13 pan. I covered it with aluminum foil and baked it on 375, pulling it out after 40 minutes and flipping the chicken over. I re-foiled it and baked for another 20 minutes. For personal preference, I removed the foil and broiled the breasts for 4 minutes, flipped them over and broiled the other side for 4 minutes. It was perfect. Delicious. Moist. Hmmmmm. My 16 year old son was home and I had him taste it. He loved it. I then had my husban stop working on the yard and taste it. He said it was delicious. My 15 year old (super picky) daughter took a bite, said she did not have enough to really taste it and asked for more... (twice), at which point I knew she liked it. Over all, I was extremely pleased with the chicken. WHEN I make this again, I will definitely omit the salt because I thought it was too salty. That was the only downfall. I will probably use another 1/2 tsp curry since I really like that flavor. I loved the underlying sweet flavor of the sauce and turned it into a gravy by adding some cornstarch and cooking it up in the microwave until it was bubbly (3-4 minutes..) The grease from the chicken rose to the surface and I just carefully tipped my glass measuring cup until it drizzled out into the sink and only
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2008
I followed previous suggestions and made a few changes... but only additions and increasing the servings: 1) Tripled the sauce recipe (Not only because I added Asian stir-fry veggies but because I always have a couple of my teens friends over for dinner and needed for than 4 servings) 2) Added a bag of frozen Asian stir-fry veggies (with water chestnuts, yum). Microwaved them separately, draining completely, and set aside. 3) I used frozen, pre-cooked shrimp, which I defrosted with cool-temp water in a bowl in the sink for about 10 minutess. 4) While shrimp, sauce and veggies were heating up in the wok, I microwaved 5-minute instant rice (6 servings) 5) When rice was done, mixed everything together (to make sure there was an even disbursement of rice, veggies and sauce.. otherwise, I'd have more or less of one or the other) and it was great Of course, everyone commented on the spice, even though I warned them that Szechwan is meant to be spicy and this recipe was not even as spicy as in the restaurant. You can always reduce the heat by reducing the red peppers. They all loved the meal, though, despite the heat. My husband got the sweats (he's a big ol' baby.. but still cleaned his bowl out. The teens all ate it. Loved it. My daughter, the anorexic (I say teasingly because she eats so little) demanded to know why I have to make such good food.. "To make you eat," I remarked back. It was too hot for our two year old but he was happy with cheese hot dogs. I though the sa
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Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Oh my! I love creole style food and always thought of it as fatty, high calorie, indulgent food. This recipe, though, dispells that notion, completely. I can have all the flavor and (almost) none of the calories and fat. Yes!! Diet jitters be gone. I'm ready to lose weight and eat great! I made this exactly as written and my whole family, including their overnight guests, asked for seconds and told me I just had to make this again. My sister-in-law, who was not even there, heard about this meal and asked me for the recipe, based on word of mouth, alone. Yes, it was that good. Thank you so much for this recipe.
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Marinated Spicy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Oh yeah. This was one delicious meal. Everyone loved the recipe. My 17 year old son has since asked me to make it again. The first time I make a recipe , I make it exactly the way the contributer posted it, to the teaspoon. I sometimes incorporate other user's suggestions on the 2nd or 3rd try. With this one, though, I do not think I will change a thing.
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Vegetable Medley I

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Mmmmmmm, good. I'm dieting and I made this as a main dish, doubling the recipe for larger portions. Still low enough ihn calories for my diet and filling enough to hold me over til the next meal. Thanks for the recipe.
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Bow-Tie Pasta With Red Pepper Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I am shocked at how wonderfully tasty and delicious this recipe was. I never would have thought to make a sauce out of bell peppers but this recipe was awesome. What a way to start out my low-call diet! I was afraid I was going to have to eat dull, dry, flavorless food but making this recipe right out of the gate made me more optimistic. I actually made this again but doubled the recipe to make it a main meal and my whole family really enjoyed it, including 2 teens and a toddler, as well as my mother, who was visiting.
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Chrissy's Sweet 'n' Sour Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I love tomatoes and I love onions soi this recipe sparked my interest. I was surprised at how lightly sweet the recipe was. No single flavor overwhelmed the other. I make this on a regular basis now and the only thing I have changed is that I halved the the vinegar, sugar and oil. This has enough juice to coat the tomatoes and onion so we get all the flavor without added calories/fat. My husband, who does not like tomatoes standing out in a recipe, really enjoyed this recipe. My 16 year old, on the other hand loves tomatoes (like her mother) but HATES onions, unless their chopped tiny and cooked into the food. She may not have loved this recipe as much as I or her dad but she liked it and that is a huge ordeal for me. I was shocked.
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Stovetop Pinto Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
This was a refreshingly, different, tasty side dish. I am always looking for ways to dress up standard dishes, like pinto beans, and this receipe did not disappoint. What's even more exciting is that the ingredients are those I nomally already have on hand so I can make it at a whim.
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Misti's Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Delicious! I let my husband taste the chicken before dinner and he could not wait for dinner! At dinner, my 17 and 16 year old were impressed, as well. Excellent marinade recipe. I will DEFINITELY use this recipe again.
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Ginger Pork Over Spaghetti

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I found this recipe because I had various igredients and no idea what to do with them. Ths recipe was in the list of recipes my search produced based upon one or two ingedients. I had no idea what to expect but I was excited to try something different. I've only recently discovered "Ginger" (after it was a main ingredient in a couple other recipes) and I like the flavor. I was not disappointed. This has a unique flavor and I thought it was a very nice dish. I used steak because I did not have pork. I'm not sure if it mad a difference in the flavor but it worked for me. My husband, 16 year old son and 2 year old son all liked it, as well.
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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
This was quick, easy and, as my seventeen year old says, good enough to come from Panda! :) Thank you so much for the recipe. I never realized sweet and sour sauce was made from ingredients I always have on hand...
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Oat Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
I always want to eat healthy muffins for breakfast but have never found a muffin recipe that has enough moisture and flavor for my tastes. I have now!! Even my kids liked them, at 16, 15, 1. Hubby did not like them as much as I did but he sure ate his share.
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
I thought these were really good cookies but they were not "awesomely delicious" cookies. Now, I did make them with vanilla instead of Brandy so I am going to make them again and see if there is a significant difference in flavoring. I would definitely make them again but they would not make it in my top 10 fave cookies list.
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