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Herbed Dumplings

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
Good with or without the herbs. I use liquid oil in place of the butter to make it easier without problems. Good with any soup or stew!
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Emily's Famous Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: May 9, 2013
These are amazing! So much better than a can of manwich which my kids don't like. But they really loved this and even had seconds. I didn't have a red pepper on hand, so I omitted it. They are usually expensive at our small town store so I don't buy them unless they are on sale. I was short on energy and umph otherwise I would have added some grated carrots which would be a great way to hide a veggy. Green peppers could also be used in place of the red or use both plus the carrots. I often chop carrots in the food processor to tiny bits and then brown them with the onions before adding ground beef. Adds a veggy bulk to the meal..... Anywho we loved this. I didn't measure the spices, just palmed them and it still turned out great! I did make it a tad spicy which we prefer. I did add a bit more water than stated on the recipe as well. I didn't measure as I just added till what I felt was good using HOT water (190` from a water boiler we keep on the counter) not tap cool water. That may have made a difference as it evaporated sooner with the high heat of the pan. But anywho we loved this and I'll be making it again with freshly made buns that I make almost daily for my family.
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Kim's Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
I'll give this recipe 3 stars, but I did alter it some but mostly because of the texture of the finished product. It was very light and fluffy bread and while it was very tasty bread, breadsticks should have a more dense texture. I scaled the recipe down to fit into my bread machine so I used 3 1/2 cups of flour. The dough has a nice texture when it comes out of the bread machine. When I scaled down the recipe I did round the numbers a bit to accomidate. But to the dough, I also added 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to the dough. Then for the butter topping I increased the garlic to 1+ teaspoon of garlic powder. I didn't measure, but just palmed the garlic powder. I think next time I would use 4 tablespoons of butter for the topping because 3 was barely enough to cover the breadsticks a second time after baking. After spreading the garlic butter on top I sprinkled a bit more Parmesan cheese on top. I palmed the Parmesan and sprinkled it on by hand so it's just a light touch of it added. Then baked them. After baking I used the remaining garlic butter on top and sprinkled the tops with a bit of kosher salt while wet so it sticks well. We like a lot of garlic in our house so the garlic amount was just perfect for my family. I think you want them to raise a bit but not as much as you would a bread and an hour was to long. I also used a heating pad for about 15-20 min. I made 15 breadsticks with my scaled down recipe.
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Aunt Sally Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2012
These is a cookie that my dad remembers as a boy, so I make them just for him. They are wonderful, but I do double up on the spices as that's how my dad likes them. Traditionally they are cut out with a spam can, but since I won't buy spam (too processed) my dad has to settle for regular cookie cutter shapes. But that doesn't stop him from nibbling on them every time he walks by them. Awesome recipe!
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Cinnamon Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2012
We LOVE and I mean LOVE this cookie in our house! I just found this recipe but I think it's going to be one that I will make year round. I like that it doesn't use as much butter as other cookie reipces and has the added pumpkin for nutrition. Having said that I did omit the cloves because I can't stand them and increased the cinnamon to three teaspoons. Cinnamon is also really healthy for you. We also like them plain rather than frosted but I think a cream cheese type frosting would be much better than the one used that is posted to this recipe. Others said storage is an issue for these. If put into a zip bag they get moist and stick to each other and the frosting gets soft and icky. I also put colored sugar/sprinkles on the colored frosting and had an ugly mess. The last time I made them I just wrapped them in a dish towel that I use only for covering bread or cinnamon rolls while raising and they were just perfect! So in the future when they are done cooling I'll just put them into a bowl and wrap them with the dish towel . They are a more of a cake like cookie but really YUMMY! Love this one!
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2012
We LOVE and I mean LOVE this cookie in our house! I just found this recipe but I think it's going to be one that I will make year round. I like that it doesn't use as much butter as other cookie reipces and has the added pumpkin for nutrition. Having said that I did omit the cloves because I can't stand them and increased the cinnamon to three teaspoons. Cinnamon is also really healthy for you. We also like them plain rather than frosted but I think a cream cheese type frosting would be much better than the one used that is posted to this recipe. Others said storage is an issue for these. If put into a zip bag they get moist and stick to each other and the frosting gets soft and icky. I also put colored sugar/sprinkles on the colored frosting and had an ugly mess. The last time I made them I just wrapped them in a dish towel that I use only for covering bread or cinnamon rolls while raising and they were just perfect! So in the future when they are done cooling I'll just put them into a bowl and wrap them with the dish towel . They are a more of a cake like cookie but really YUMMY! Love this one!
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Paula's Bread Sticks

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
This is a really good bread stick recipe. They taste awesome and my kids also love them! Okay I love them as well. Perfect to go with a meal or as a snack. I don't add the sesame seeds though, although I do roll them or top them with cinnamon sugar if they are going to be a snack. They are also yummy dipped into a maranara sauce which adds a veggie for a snack. *grins* Although we don't lack fruits and veggies consumption in our house. I do use a scale often in the kitchen so when I make these, I weigh the dough in grams and then divide that number by 18 servings. Then weigh out the dough before forming each bread stick. This way they are uniform in size but they also bake more evenly as well. But I'm not left with an odd amount of dough in the end. A little over the top for this extra step but it's really worth the effort. I highly recommend this recipe, we have made it multiple times and I've promised the kids I'd make it today again.... ~enjoy~
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Easy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Great Recipe. I did use a 16 oz jar of 1% cottage cheese instead of two of them. I also added extra pasta sauce (without meat) to the bottom of the pan instead of wasting the sauce with the meat to the bottom of the pan. I didn't measure the sauce, but instead eyeballed the sauce added to the meat and the rest was added to the bottom of the pan. I used the X-LARGE jar of ragu pasta sauce. It worked out great.
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Classic Minute® Rice Pudding

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
The rice did not cook in 6 minutes, so I cooked longer. It was very dry and was not very good. I'll keep looking.......
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
I didn't make any changes other than add a little more peanut butter. About a heaping cup full. I baked at 350` for 10 minutes as well and they came out perfect.
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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
I read what others wrote about it being dry. So I increased the milk to 1/2 cup and added some non-fat sour cream as well as some low fat ricotta cheese. (needed to use them up) That took care of the dry issue and that was about right. I didn't want to add too much because I wanted to keep the fat grams per serving down. But the biggest thing for me was flavor. It lacked flavor and was beyond bland. It needs something to give it flavor, I'm just not sure what spices & herbs would be the best to add to make it better. I also added 2 cans of tuna packed in water, and 2 cans of salmon packed in water. I did that to increase the protein value per serving.
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Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
This is a favorite at our house. It's simple to make and has lots of flavor.
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Amazing Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
This was really good and the chicken was really moist. I'd make this again. I did add some italian seasoning into the mayo and used PANKO italian bread crumbs.
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Mexican Pizza I

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
This was a huge hit with the kids. I did use flour tortillas instead of corn ones though.
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Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
OH MY !!! This is a must try recipe, we loved it. I like that it uses a cake mix so it's homemade with it's other ingredients yet not. Really easy to make. I used a 9x13 cake pan rather than round cakes and stacking them. Less fuss that way by leaving the cake in the pan to serve. (and to take to other places to serve) Which worked out perfectly. Instead of plain chocolate bars I bought one of those really BIG Symphony bars and chopped that up to put on top. That added an extra touch of flavor. It's pretty, easy to make and good, plus it's chocolate. What more can you ask for.
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Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
We love this one !!! Great flavor and can be used on more than just chicken. We have used it on both steaks and pork chops as well.
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Easy Cheesy Nachos

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
My family really loved this dish. Once in awhile we like to have nacho's for dinner when we rent a movie to watch. Because we used this as a main dish for our movie night I also added 2 lbs of ground beef and 2 packets of taco seasoning mix. Instead of the processed american cheese I cheated and used a jar of cheese wiz. It had really good flavor and was super simple to make.
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Ham and Shell Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2009
My kids really like this salad. I do add a little finely chopped red onion, and if the shredded cheddar cheese is on sale I do use that, (not a big deal to swap out for the cubed cheese) and sometimes to save time I also use a bottled salad dressing. My youngest daughter really likes this with bacon ranch salad dressing!!!
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Scrambled Eggs Done Right

Reviewed: May 6, 2008
i used a bit more mayo, not measuring, but i cooked 8 eggs and added a good size dollop, a bit of milk and a bit of water and some hot sauce. Cooked to perfection, and very moist, not dry just perfect. Guess this is how i'll be making my eggs in the future.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: May 1, 2008
LOVED IT !!! My son is a very fussy eater, and he loves this dish. I've made it several times it's one of the few that he requests. It's got wonderful flavor, it's easy to make, and it's fairly quick with out a lot of fuss. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
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