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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
Overall, this is a nice, pleasant tasting sauce. It is perfect for those of us who don't like hot spicy or vinegary BBQ. The sauce turned out thinner than I prefer so I simmered it on the stove for about 30 minutes. Thank you for sharing.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2014
My family enjoyed this soup. The only complaint I have is that it is more "brothy" than We like. Next time I will either reduce the chicken broth to 4 cups and adjust the spices accordingly or increase the quantity of vegetables.
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2013
My family didn't care for this at all. The spices were too strong, the oats too runny.
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Skillet Apple Brownie

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2013
I don't submit reviews very often because I tend to change recipes a lot when I cook. This time, my changes were fairly minor. I was about 1/4 cup short on apples (Granny Smith), so I added that much applesauce and reduced the melted butter to 1/4 cup. Shaves off a few calories and fat grams while ensuring full the full amount of apples. Yum! This is a terrific recipe! Thanks for sharing. I will probably make it again, substituting a gluten free flour blend and an egg substitute due to loved ones with food restrictions.
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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Mustard Dressing

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
Overall, this is a good spinach salad. However, we found the mustard in the dressing to be overwhelming. It was still reasonably good, but not something I will make again. I think one key to this recipe is to make sure the mustard you use is one that your family really, really likes.
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Broiled Grapefruit Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2012
My family didn't enjoy this recipe. It isn't terrible, but we prefer plain grapefruit
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Cheesy Skillet Dinner

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2012
I have been making this recipe for my now teenage boys for 8-9 years. I leave out the chilis (because we don't like spicy) as well as the mushrooms. The guys scoop it up with tortilla chips. It is quick, easy, satisfying and customizable.
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Meal-In-One Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2012
This is an excellent salad! I have made it many times. It is a great salad to take to a potluck because it stays well and makes a lot. Everywhere I take it, I get requests for the recipe.The only thing that I change every time I make it is to use banana chips in place of fresh bananas. Fresh bananas get mushy when they sit. This salad is also good the next day and even the next.
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Ginger-Cream Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2012
This recipe makes what is essentially a wonderfully complex gingerbread. The cream cheese icing compliments to cake perfectly. I didn't have a 15 X 10 inch pan, so used a 9 X 13 instead. The smaller pan resulted in more a cake, rather than bars. Everyone I shared with loved the cake. I am looking forward to trying again with the correct size pan!
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
I have made this recipe many times. It is one of my son's favorite foods! I make some minor changes- reduced fat cresent rolls and reduced fat cream cheese. They work fine. Rather than mixing the butter with the cinnamon and sugar to dot on top before baking, I find it easier to spread the cinnamon sugar on top of the cheesecake, then melt the butter and drizzle it on top.
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Easy Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
We love this recipe! It is easy, tastes great and makes a lot. It works really well along with the Roast Turkey Michigander Style (this site), because that recipe produces lots of broth. I like to add both mushrooms and sour cream to the gravy
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Tart Cherry Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
We enjoyed this soup very much! It tastes very much like a lovely holiday drink and is actually quite good warm as well as cold. The one problem I had was not the fault of the recipe, rather the cherries themselves. I used a jar of cherries that had multiple pieces of pits still in the cherries due to automated mechanical pitting. I could hear them clinking against the blades of the blender. As a result, I ended up having to strain out most of the pulp to ensure there were no pits still in the soup. I would have preferred to keep the pulp in the soup to give it more body. Regardless, it was still very good and well worth trying.
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Parmesan Tomatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
This dish is wonderful! I used roma tomatos, because they are meaty, chopped them and mixed all the ingredients together. I used fresh mozzarella cheese. After everything was thoroughly mixed, I spread it in a shallow casserole and baked per the directions. Even my tomato hating son liked this! It works well as a topping on a bagel or pita bread.
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Cinnamon Bun Scones

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
I have made these scones many times over the last several years. The only time they didn't turn out well was when I tried to make them as mini scones, freezing them to bake later. However, that is my fault, not the recipes. One note though- several reviewers have referred to these scones as healthy. Look at the nutrition information: Scones are basically sweetened biscuits. If you make 12 scones as the recipe indicates, each contains 292 calories and 12.8 grams of fat. These are wonderful for an occasional treat; they are not health food.
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Cucumber Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2009
The adults all enjoyed this soup; the teenagers didn't like it much. I served it cold and used reduced fat sour cream. In the future, I will make this soup the day before I plan to serve it, because it is even better the next day, with richer flavor. I used about a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to season the soup and that was the right amount for us.
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Beef, Green Chili and Tomato Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
I have made this recipe for my family quite a few times and we always enjoy it. I usually make it with pork, rather than beef and adjust the spiciness to suit our preferences. I have also halved the recipe, which also worked well. It is excellent served with rice. We also like to top it with sour cream.
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Mama Bear's Porridge

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2009
My husband and I basically enjoyed this recipe but were put off somewhat by the flavor of powdered milk. There is really no reason why powdered milk has to be used, so if I make it again I will either use regular (skim) milk or simply use water. It would probably also be easier to beat the eggs into the liquid before heating. Otherwise, if you aren't careful, you could end up with streaks of cooked egg throughtout your cereal.
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Elegant Orzo with Wilted Spinach and Pine Nuts

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2008
I have made this twice. The first time was according to the recipe with the exception of cutting back on the oil and butter. Its quite good but makes a huge quantity. The second time, I made it with 8 oz of mini bow-tie pasta since I was out of orzo 4 oz of feta and reduced the butter and oil to about a tablespoon each. I used toasted pecans in place of the pine nuts. Since my family doesnt like spicy food, I also cut the red pepper to 1/8t. Everything else, I left at the original quantity. This version was quite good as well, even though orzo is nicer in this recipe than the bow-ties. I will probably make it again using parmesean or asiago cheese instead of feta to see how that works. Don't be afraid to try this recipe and tweak it to suit your family's taste preferences.
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Watermelon Gazpacho

Reviewed: May 23, 2007
All the adults who tried this gazpacho enjoyed it very much. The children didn't care for it, but I didn't really expect them to. This is an excellent, refreshing soup. I imagine if it were all pureed, it would also make a nice drink (a la V-8)
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