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Chicken Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
This is an amazing casserole! It turned out great... I omitted the carrot (the flavor seemed off for this recipe) and I instead added a 1/2 cup of chredded cheddar to the mix. The flavor was awesome and the texture was fine- I might add water chestnuts next time for "crunchiness". I otherwise followed the recipe exactly, but it didn't seem to fit in the 2 qt. dish called for- I baked it uncovered in a 9X13 for 45-50 minutes and it turned out perfect. Aside from adding water chestnuts next time, I'll probably cover the casserole with 1 cup of stuffing mix instead of the called for 1/2 cup... It browned nicely on top in the 9X13 and I wish I reserved more of the topping! The "stuffing" flavor would come out either way, but it's better as a crunchy topping.
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Almost Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
This recipe turned out amazing. After I added a TON of seasoning- it was definitely bland without additions. I doubled the beef, added 4 t. minced garlic while cooking the meat, doubled the Italian seasoning, and added a 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. I used green, red, and yellow peppers for extra flavor. I then topped with mozzerella cheese and dumped everything in a 9X13 Pyrex and baked at 350 for about 30 minutes so everything was simmering, melted, and good!
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Bacon Appetizer Crescents

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
Great recipe! Very rich and a bit salty from the bacon, but the flavor is awesome! I did use less onions though- the called for amount seemed too much- especially if you don't sautee the onions first.
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Strawberry Bruschetta

Reviewed: May 4, 2011
This was a welcomed change to "normal" tomato-based bruschetta. It was SO amazing! I cut my strawberries and added the sugar and let it just sit in a covered Pyrex overnight for a brunch I was hosting the next morning. I added fresh basil and fresh mozzarella the day of the brunch(It's not bruschetta without these 2 ingredients!). SO simple yet SO good! Everyone raved about the flavor combo and it was the first thing on the table that disappeared. I will be substituting this for tomato based recipes more often- especially in the Summer! Thanks for a great simple twist on an old idea :)
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Cajun Cabbage with Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
This was a quick and easy dish to prepare and tasted great! The flavor and spice was perfect. I followed the recipe as written. We added sour cream on top and a salad on the side- perfect! The only thing I would suggest is this recipe would almost be better as a side dish or served as a dip as opposed to a main dish casserole. Still a keeper though!
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Slow-Cooked Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2011
This is by far the best chili I've EVER made/had! I followed the recipe exactly. Kindof. I used what I had on hand in the house. Instead of a green pepper, I used an orange pepper. I had 2 cans of diced tomatoes but they had green chilies added to them(they gave GREAT flavor!) and I had i can Bush's kidney beans and 1 can of Bush's chili beans. All I can say is WOW. Really the only thing I actually changed is when I browned the ground beef I cooked it with the 2 cloves garlic AND added 2 more cloves to the pot with the other ingredients. This chili had the BEST flavor, the PERFECT spice, and everyone raved about it. I'm not sure how this is a "basic" chili recipe as other reviewers have stated. I wouldn't add a thing! Chili should be simple. Thanks for the amazing recipe!
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Easy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
I'm not really sure what I did wrong with this recipe but I was somewhat disappointed with the end result. I followed it exactly and probably added a little bit more sauce than called for, and half the noodles were way too hard- definitely not al dente. I assembled the layers evenly and even added the 1/2 cup water to the edges before putting it in the oven, a decision I thought I'd regret thinking it would come out too soggy and mushy. I will definitely use a recipe that calls for precooked noodles in the future. The flavor was good but chewy noodles ruined the whole meal. I've never had a problem cooking noodles thoroughly before LOL. I'm hoping the leftovers will be better reheated :(
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Beef Stew IV

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
I was definitely wary of this recipe as the ingredients and seasonings didn't seem to be extensive. It turned out GREAT! I used the 4 cups of water called for and added 4 beef boullion cubes. I doubled the amount of beef, garlic, potatoes and carrots and added celery and peas as well as the corn (peas and corn thrown in before serving). With the flour used to brown the meat I added 1 tsp. original Mrs. Dash. The leftover seasoned flour I used to thicken the stew at the end of cooking time...The meat was VERY tender and all the flavors tasted awesome together! I will definitely make this again and will most likely never make beef stew in a crock pot again!
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Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Great recioe! I needed to get rid of some fresh cranberries I had and this recipe turned out perfect. I made it as stated but added some candied walnuts and almonds for extra sweetness. They're definitely cake-like in consistency.
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Pecan Pie Bars I

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Great recipe! I made it as stated except I only had 1 cup of light corn syrup, so I used dark corn syrup for the other 1/2 cup. I looked through every pan I had, and I don't know how common a 10X15 inch pan is, but I didn't have one. I used a 11X17 inch cookie sheet and lined it with wax paper. It worked out great! It filled to the brim and had a couple drips in the oven bottom, but the end result looked fantastic! I'll definitely make this again, maybe trying 1/4 cup white and a 1/4 cup brown sugar next time.
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
This is by far THE best banana bread I've ever made/eaten! I made the recipe exactly as statet. I only had 2 bananas so I made 10 servings on the recipe page and hit the calculate button and follwed the recipe as stated. I used a "standard" meatloaf/bread glass loaf dish but had to bake it for 1 hour and 25 minutes. It turned out PERFECT! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Everyone raved that it was the best banana bread they'd ever had! CORRECTION- I just realized I altered the serving size for the recipe I made but still added the full 16 oz.of sour cream! LOL Maybe this is the secret to my amazing-tasting fatty banana bread success! It tastes SO good I think if I ever make the full recipe I'll add more sour cream than recommended ;)
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Pumpkin Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
This recipe turned out AMAZING!I don't see how anyone gave it less than 5 stars... Granted, I also made some minor adjustments like other reviewers. I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white granulated sugar. I used a 15 oz can of pumpkin pie filling(canned puree with spices added) and also added 4 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead of the stated spices in the original recipe. I baked in a preheated oven for 22 minutes and they turned out PERFECT! It made exactly 24 regular sized muffins. Before baking I topped with crystalized sugar- just add some butter to them and a cup of coffee and your morning is set! Yum! I will definitely use this recipe again!
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Pecan Squares Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
Awesome recipe! Super easy to make and tastes just like pecan pie! I used half glazed pecans and half plain pecans.
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Honey Brie Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
You can't go wrong with this recipe. I had company coming over in 30 minutes and whipped this up last minute when I remembered I had meant to make it..... I took an 8 oz wheel of brie, wrapped the crescent rolls around it however it would fit- not leaving any openings so it could ooze out.... dumped the rest of a half-filled honey jar on top and topped with glazed pecans. I baked it as directed and as soon as everyone showed up I pulled it out of the oven and served it with water crackers and fruit. It was awesome!
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Turkey Pot Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
Wow- this recipe is unbelievably easy and the taste is AMAZING! I used condensed cream of potato soup instead and was very happy with the results. I also sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top before I topped the filling with the second pie shell. Yum! Prep time was more like 5 min- which was fine by me! I will definitely use this recipe again and also try subbing chicken too.
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Simple Beef Flavored Gravy

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2009
This was my first beef gravy and it came out awesome! I made it for meatloaf and buttery mashed potatoes, and everything went really well together.....I chopped up 2 decent slices of onion, and that was plenty to give the recipe good flavor. Next time I might try to use 2 teaspoons of boullion instead of 3......I can always add another one if it's not salty enough(I used the boullion cubes, and 3 seemed like it might be a little much)
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Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2009
This recipe WAS super easy, and the flavor was great! I followed directions as specified.....I might take it out an hor earlier next time- I think the 7 hours I had it set on low was too long. It was a tiny bit tough, but still I had zero complaints! :)
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Kielbasa Made Easy

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
This was super easy and allowed me to prepare other dishes while this was in the slow-cooker. I used 3 lb. of skinless kielbasa, and switched up the ingredients a bit, per other viewer's suggestions. I put about 1 cup of grape jelly and 2 -12 oz. bottles of Bennett's chili sauce in the crock pot. I browned the sliced kielbasa nicely and just dropped it in the crock and walked away for 3 hours. It tasted awesome! It served about 100 pieces or so. They went over VERY well for a Christmas eve appetizer :)
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
This recipe was awesome! It's super easy the traditional way, but substituting chili sauce for ketchup was genius! They had great flavor, and everyone at my party said they'd had rumaki before, but mine was the best EVER :) Like other viewers, I cooked the bacon much longer than called for in the recipe- no one wants to eat soggy bacon!
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts I

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
AMAZING party appetizer! I used a tomato-based chili sauce instead of teriyaki, and they came out awesome! I also cooked the bacon for way longer than called for so it was actually crispy. I got MANY comments saying one thing- the people I served have had this appetizer before, but EVERYONE said this was the best recipe so far :)
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