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Cyclops Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2014
My son made these for a 7th grade FACS (ie HomeEc) class project that had to be done on his own at home. Easy to follow recipe & directions and boy did they turn out great!! Definitely a repeat.
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Maryland Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
Used enough Olive Oil to coat the seeds. I didn't dry the seeds after I rinsed them. I had 2 cups of seeds. Used 2 tbsp of Old Bay and tossed that along with the seeds and Olive Oil in a bowl to coat all of the seeds evenly before spread them evenly on the cookie sheet. Lined the cookie sheet with non-stick Reynold's wrap. Flipped the seeds half way through the cooking time. Great idea on a twist to pumpkin seeds - thank you!
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Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon and Salt

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
Based on other reviews here is what I did to modify the recipe because I do not like to mess around with things while they're in the oven/baking process. I used enough Olive Oil in a bowl just enough to coat the seeds. For this batch I worked with 2 cups. To that I added 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tbsp of sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Turn/flip seeds occasionally through the baking process. Depending on how wet the seeds are will determine how long they need to bake, each oven will change the baking time too. And, how done you like your seeds will determine how long you need to bake them. I personally do not like crunchy/burnt seeds. I think coating your seeds ahead of time with the sugar / cinnamon will make things a lot easier. Decided to cook this at a cooler temp - lowered down to 300 - so as not to burn the seeds - took a little longer but no one here likes the seeds burnt/crispy. Flavor was mild and no hint of the salt so if you're looking for that increase the salt, but otherwise turned out great. Thanks for posting the recipe. Definitely one that the kids will love!
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2012
If anyone is doing WW I put this into the Recipe Builder and it comes out to 3 Points under the new Points Plus system because of the Olive Oil. The only thing I'd like to know is the serving size - yes I know you get 6 servings out of this, but how big? Is it a cup, 1/2 cup? Definitely a nice, easy salad for the summer. Thank you for posting!!
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Creamy Summer Crab Dip

Reviewed: May 21, 2012
Overall I think this is a great recipe. You can't complain about the easiness of it!! I used Hellman's Low Fat mayo and fat free sour cream to cut down on the fat content - kept each to 1 cup. I did not put in 1 cup of the chopped green onions - closer to 1/2 to 3/4 cup. I used 3 cans of the crab meat - 18oz so just over 1lb which helped to make it thicker. I think the KEY to anything with crabs is OLD BAY seasoning. As I as mixing this I kept testing it until it got the right "kick" to it. Definitely multiple tablespoons worth. Thank you for sharing/posting~
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Kerri's Holiday Punch

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
We had our annual Holiday Open House last night. This is a big event for us - 70+ people. We made 3 batches of this - it was a huge hit with men and women. It is not sweet and it goes down really well/quickly. I can see where this would work well at holiday parties as well as in the summer for BBQ's. We did not put the cherries in - those would sink to the bottom. We also did not put in food coloring, but used the juice from jars of cherries instead. Fantastic recipe - super easy to mix up. Definite keeper & a repeat!!!
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
We all love this recipe - kids incluced. So much so that the KIDS have been begging me to make this again. Like others I make slight modifications - add 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the mixture and use whatever zucchini I shred up. I let the batter sit in the pans while I make the topping which for whatever reason I think helps make things come together better. For the topping I use 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup flour, 6 tbsp butter (we now only use Promise in our house), 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Cleaned seeds then boiled in heavily salted water for 20 minutes. Mixed with olive oil, garlic powder & Italian seasoning. My kids love pumpkin seeds & don't want to wait 24 hours so I don't do any of the drying out overngiht that others suggested. Just plan to bake them longer. YUMMMMM!!
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Arlene's Shrimp Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2009
This is good & definitely easy to make! I've made it twice now & have had to add a lot more of the Miracle Whip so that it didn't seem too dry & would spread better. First time I didn't have minced onion & used onion powder. I liked it better the 2nd time with the minced onion, but not a huge difference in taste. Plus this got good reviews from the people at the party. THANK YOU!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2009
Super easy - great recipe!! Couple of changes. As others said, I put the corned beef on the bottom of the crock pot. I've made this a couple of times and found the brisket worked better than the round. Make sure to add more water so that the brisket / round is completely covered. I used baby red potatoes so that I didn't have to peel them; cut the potatoes in half. Chopped the garlic in a mini food chopper vs mincing. Adds more flavor. Used red wine vinegar every time I've made this. And, to make it less fatty or more diet friendly trim any visible fat off before placing in the crockpot (WW trick!). Don't forget to use the Reynolds crockpot bags for easier cleanup too!
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Cocktail Wieners II

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
I use 2 bottles of chili sauce (24oz total) + 1 jar of grape jelly (18oz). Warm in a pot on the stove to blend the 2 together. Pour over the wieners in a crockpot & let them warm together. Longer the better I think. Never have any leftovers. Very easy!
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
Not 5 stars only because I changed the original recipe per the other reviews - fabulous base recipe. We were having a decent number of people over for a Halloween/birthday party (24) so, I doubled the recipe. For the spices I used 3 small onions, 10-12 garlic gloves (chopped in mini food chopper), 3 generous TBSP chili powder, 2 tbsp worcestershire, 2 bay leaves, cumin and 4 cans of flavored diced tomatoes (basil & garlic) with the juice. Also, I put some water (less than 1/4 of a can) in the cans to get all of the juice out & poured that in too. No peppers, beans or corn due to dislikes (mine & husband's). Simmered it for a little bit in a large pot and then transferred to a crock-pot to keep warm, serve at the party. Had bowls of sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese on the side. It was a HIT - we have none left. People were amazed when I told them there was pumpkin in it!! It was not overly spicey which I think worked well given the large number of people with varying likes/dislikes.
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Baked Chicken and Brie

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
Very easy! Since it was just my husband & I, I cooked 2 chicken breasts. And, I used Chardonnay. I sprayed the cooking dish before adding the wine. I liberally covered (ie didn't measure the amounts) the chicken with salt, pepper & oregano. Next time I will remove the outside of the brie to help it melt better, look nicer. This was a hit!!
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
Easy to make and great reviews / suggestions! I followed the microwave suggestions (5 min on high, upside down with 1/2 cup water). And, then transferred to the oven after coating the edges & inside with 1 tbsp of butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and I used 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Since I was cooking something else at 400 that's the temp I used, but didn't go as long. Maybe 10 min. Delicious!
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Caramel Apple Jam

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2007
Putting the apples through a food processor after peeling/coring is definitely a time saver. I have made this twice now - great reviews from everyone, young & old. Nothing like kick starting your morning with an applie pie taste to your toast. :) I get 7 jars of jam from this recipe. THANK YOU for posting this!!
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Apple Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2007
The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because I modified it a little bit. I've read a lot of the reviews that complained about dryness, but I don't think that's fair at all - I've made this probably 4-6 times now and have never had any problems. The modifications I made: 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar (packed down), 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg. If you have a stand mixer I think that will help a lot - plus it's less dishes - I don't mix the sugars, oil, etc in a different bowl - just add them into the mixing bowl after you've mixed the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg. I think that the natural juices from the apples make this really moist. I don't grease the pans until I've added the apples at the end and let the mixer run while I'm doing that.
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New Red Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2007
This recipe is GREAT! It gets great reviews from everyone and I love it for the simplicity. I followed some of the other reviews & added salt when boiling the potatoes and doubled the amount of salt & pepper in the mix. Tastes just as good without the green onions too.
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Garlic Broccoli

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2007
You need to be a garlic lover to enjoy this recipe. I liked being able to use fresh broccoli, but next time I will cut back on the amount of salt and the amount of garlic.
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