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Pumpkin Squares

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
This one's a keeper. I followed the recipe to the letter except for baking them in a well-greased 10 x 15" (half-sheet) pan for about 25 minutes. I also frosted the cooled bars with a simple cream cheese frosting (8 oz. butter, 8 oz. cream cheese, 2 tsp vanilla and a pound of powdered sugar. Perfect, and extremely well-received.
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Turkey Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2012
Let me say straight away that I modified this recipe quite a bit out of necessity, but the general recipe itself is a good one and we were all very pleased with our pot pie. THe changes I made were: A single crust which served as a topper (no soggy bottom crust!), more carrots and celery and fewer potatoes, one T. fresh +1/2 tsp dried thyme (personal preference over oregano), and 2 tsp. jarred chicken broth base instead of bouillon. Using only one crust simplifies the recipe. Just dump the filling into a shallow dish (mine was an oval but a 10" deep pie plate would be fine) and top it with your rolled out single-crust. I just crimped it around the edge and cut a few slits on top. This is a fine family meal. Four servings if you've got hungry teenagers and a big husband!
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
This is a great salad. Quinoa is so good for you and this is a wonderful way to eat it. I went the vegetarian route, using a can of rinsed garbanzo beans instead of chicken. I also poured the lemon juice on to taste, and ended up using much less - maybe 1/3 to 1/2 a cup. Will definitely make this again. Thank you!
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Authentic Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2012
Delicious. Didn't change the sauce proportions at all but did add half a chopped onion, some stir-fried tofu cubes and a splash of sweet chili sauce. We also used a pound of chicken thighs instead of breasts. My Thai-food loving teenager and husband loved it
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
Delicious! I didn't have avocados but the salad was divine even without them. The nuts were easier than I anticipated. Sometimes caramel is tricky but this came together perfectly in my non-stick 10" skillet. I recommend doubling the nuts - they are that good. I will make this salad again and again.
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Spinach Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2012
My family enjoyed this salad. I had to omit green pepper (didn't have it) and I cut the sugar in half (personal taste). I also buzzed the dressing in my mini food processor. I will definitely make it again.
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Family Favorite Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
I don't have a bread machine so I simply mixed and kneaded these ingredients in my KitchenAid mixer and let the dough rise as usual and then baked it in a loaf pan at 350. It's foolproof. I should also note that I used plain greek yogurt and regular unbleached flour because I didn't have sour cream and bread flour. A nice, easy, tasty bread.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2011
My teenagers loved these. I got thick fluffy pancakes. Didn't make the syrup so I can't comment on that - we used freshly whipped cream.
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Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
These cookies are delicious and easy to make but I'm holding back one star because....AS WRITTEN IT WON'T FIT IN A 1 QT JAR!!!! I bought my jars at Michaels today and measured the inside to be sure. I also packed in the ingredients but still ended up having to remove some chocolate chips. Next time, I'll cut back on (or omit) the pecans. I baked the recipe yesterday (no jar!) to test it and thought they were really good - nice thick cookies. Just don't over bake them - light golden brown on the bottom is good.
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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2011
My family gobbled this up. SInce my turkey comes in 1-1/4 pound packs, I added a little extra of each ingredient. The recipe is very forgiving - like it a little sweeter? Add more catsup. More tangy? Add more vinegar. It's a keeper. Perfect blend of sweet and savory. Will definitely make again.
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Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2011
This is delicious. I halved the recipe because I had one tenderloin. I didn't have Marsala wine so I used white wine. The sauce was fairly acidic this way (Marsala is much sweeter of course) so I threw in about a tablespoon of apricot jam to smooth out the flavors and correct the acidity. Next time I will roast it at a higher temperature (shorter time) to give it more of a brown exterior. I found that it didn't brown so much in my heavy skillet. I guess that's because it's pretty wet with that mustard coating. Still - it's a keeper and I encourage you to try it. Delicious sauce!
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Chocolate Earthquake Cake II

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
I made this tonight because I had a cake mix, a bar of cream cheese and some coconut. It went together easily and I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the recipe directions were inadequate and I acted impulsively, not taking the time to read all of the reviews. Judging from the recipe photo, I assumed one would need to turn this cake out of the pan. Well, the cake bears no resemblance to the photo. The directions do not specify how long to cool the cake, if/when to de-pan it, etc. I made an educated guess (I've been baking for 30+ years) and it was a mistake. I now have a pile of rubble and a mess on my counter. I did taste it and it's rich and delicious but I'm so relieved that I didn't make this for anything important. I'm sure it would be great if we just had explicit instructions. I'll give it another shot if the recipe is amended.
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Thai Chicken Curry with Pineapple

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
This was a nice easy, mild curry. I followed the recipe closely except for the pineapple (was out!). I had a bunch of shredded dark chicken meat so I just tossed that in during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Served over basmati rice, it made for an easy tasty dinner.
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Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
I followed the advice of another reviewer and used these same spice quantities (+ 1/2 tsp dried thyme) with 1.25 pounds of ground turkey. DELICIOUS! I won't buy turkey sausage again.
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2010
Yummy and easy. What more could you ask for? The cake was done in 50 minutes in my convection oven. NOte: the recipe yields a LOT of glaze. I put strips of wax paper around my cake to catch it - so I get a neater presentation. Extra glaze would be divine over ice cream with some chopped pecans on top.
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Buckeye Balls II

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2010
I'm a transplated Ohioan and I love my Buckeyes at Christmas. I've had good luck with this recipe but I do drop the sugar to 3 cups sifted (about 14 oz) and I do add 1/8 tsp. salt to the peanut butter mixture. This takes care of the "too sweet" problem and makes the pb mixture a nice counterpoint to the sweet chocolate (I use milk chocolate) coating. Now, if anyone can offer a good way to get rid of the big toothpick hole in the top I'd be forever grateful!
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
My family loved this one and it couldn't be easier. I multiplied it by 1.5 so I could use a 28 oz. jar of "Great Value" medium salsa from WalMart and the 6 chicken breasts I had in the fridge.. Instead of the mexicorn I used a can or regular corn and added some minced up red bell peppers. Next time I will add a can of tomato sauce because my teenage daughter commented that it was perhaps a little too chunky and she'd prefer it a bit more "saucy". All in all, it's an inexpensive tasty family supper.
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Fragrant Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2010
We really enjoyed this curry. Now I like it better than recipes that start with raw chicken because the meat is so tender when roasted and then stewed in the sauce. I followed it to the letter but then added in some small diced carrots (2 but could have done more) and frozen peas (about 1 cup) to beef up the "vegetable" content of our meal. Delicious!
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Monkey Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
Very tasty. The 2nd time I made it, I decreased the maple syrup to 1/4 cup and I liked it better. With 1/2 cup you end up with a pool of (expensive!) syrup on the plate.
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Yummy Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2010
This cobbler smelled great as it baked and looked delicious....but...it is almost ridiculously sweet. My teenage daughter made it for dinner and after tasting it, I looked at the recipe I saw that it called for more than TWO and a HALF CUPS of sugar for 3 cups of blueberries. No wonder it was cloyingly sweet. (And I do have a sweet tooth!) Sorry to be so negative in a sea of positive reviews but we won't be making this one again.
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