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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2014
This was absolutely delicious! This is my only recipe I use for Corned Beef and Cabbage and comes out great every time! Like another reviewer said... the only liquid you need is about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to cover the corn beef. I always put my carrots and potatoes on the bottom and onion...and then my corn beef on top use spice pack that comes with it and then the water. I cook it all day... the last hour of cooking I add my cabbage... and usually serve with Irish Soda Bread... but any bread will do! Great recipe! Make it and you'll see!
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Easy Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
I am not one to bake cakes with cake mix but this recipe I couldn't resist. My DH wanted something sweet and I needed to use up some cake mixes that I had up in the cupboard (I always keep one or two on hand in case to make cup cakes etc) Anyway I also had some choc chips and the other ingredients on hand so I decided to make this cake. Boy I am glad I did... the cake came out perfect. The only thing I did different was to use 1/2 cup applesauce with 1/4 cup canola oil instead of 3/4 veg oil and added some vanilla extract and did not add the sugar. I thought between the cake mix and choc instant pudding mix there would be plently of sugar.... I was right... I also had some milk choc frosting in can on hand so I frosted part of the cake with this while it was still warm... so it kinda looked like a glaze. This cake is a keeper.... it is delicious and so moist... and really good the next day too... doesn't even taste like a mix cake.... also I used store brand (shoprite) yellow cake mix and store brand choc instant pudding(walmart). and the cake is plenty sweet!I also baked this in a bundt pan. Thanx Prissycat for the easy recipe!
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Coconut Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
This was truly a great pie!!! I was looking for a dessert to bring to Thanksgiving and decided to make this one... cuz it sounded interested. Normally I make coconut custard pie but wanted something different. I pretty much followed the recipe exactly.... except to the two boxes of vanilla pudding I added coconut extract and used evaporated milk because that is what I had on hand..... and baked a regular pie crust first, put the ingredients in as stated. Of all the desserts that were at thanksgiving.... this one went first!! It was awesome!!! Will definetly make again maybe next time I will toast some coconut and put it on the top. I also think this recipe can be used for a Banana Cream pie just replace the pudding with bananna add some sliced banana and viola Banana Cream Pie!! Thanx for sharing this!!!
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Zucchini Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
This is very similar to a recipe someone gave me a few years ago. I needed to use some buttermilk pancake mix (you know the kind u just add water) up and stretched it to make one cup with Bisquick. I shredded my zucchini added only 1/4 veg oil and a combo of sour cream and sour cream onion dip (in the container) for the other 1/4 cup. I used parmasan cheese and chedder in the batter and the last 5 mins or so sprinkled some more shredded chedder cheese on top and let that bake in.... mmm very good and this recipe is very versatile... I am sure you can use yellow squash(which I will try next time) brocolli or any combo of veggies that you want. This is a real keeper. I had a piece for lunch with a cucumber salad... and also another piece with my homemade stuffed pepper dinner,mashed potatoes, and green pepper cucumber, and tomatoe salad.... went so well with dinner and hubby enjoyed it too.... thanx for sharing this recipe.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2011
I followed this recipe right to the t. These meatballs were not good! I make meatballs all the time... and decided to try this recipe.... boy was I disappointed.... I will just go back to my other usual recipes... they are much tastier and better. I think this is the first review I ever posted this low!
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
These were pretty good! I have always been a big Bisquick fan for pancakes ever since I was a child (I'm now in my fifties!!) Have been wanting to try a from scratch recipe for pancakes when I had the chance... since it's a snowy day here in NJ... and I am off and not really planning on going anywhere... decided to make this for breakfast.... Surprisingly these were very easy to make and came out very good despite me using whole wheat flour... I also cut back on salt (just a pinch) and baking powder about two teaspoons... I also had a bananna that needed to be used so I mashed and put right in the batter and saved some to garnish with... also added some vanilla and cinnamon sugar.... These were very good... and I also had some turkey ham with them on the side with maple syrup... yum yum....I no longer will tell my family no pancakes because I am out of Bisquick... I always have flour and the other ingredients on hand... so will probably be making these from now on.. recipe is easy to make changes with too with fruit etc..... thanx for sharing this recipe Dakota!!
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Quick and Easy Cheese Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
This is a great starter recipe...I always pretty much follow recipes as stated when I first make them.... this took minutes to prepare...very easy had all ingredients... the only thing I did different really was use whole wheat flour instead of the all purpose flour.... and I added a little more cheese.. next time I will add garlic and even more cheese... I just made it to go with ham and potatoe soup also from this site... I had a piece with just a tad of butter on it... simply delicious right from the oven... u really should try this recipe.. this one is certainly a keeper for me .. to go with all my homemade soups etc.... and recipe has so many possibilites.... thanx for sharing this recipe......
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Cheese Garlic Biscuits II

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
Since we were snowed in today I decided to make these biscuits along with Cheeseburger Soup also from this site.... these were just delicious!!! I always used to make bisquick drop biscuits but after trying this recipe ( I think this is the 2nd time I made them) I no longer make the mix biscuit mix... anymore! My guys scoffed them up!!! Thanx Marge for sharing such a good and easy recipe!!
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
I just made this pie this weekend...and it was fantastic.... not hard to make....and I would have never thought about heating up the topping and pouring it over the apples.... the pie presented well and it was just delicious and thats coming from my husband who is very particular about his Apple Pie... thanx for sharing this recipe!!
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Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: May 31, 2010
I was craving Red beans and rice so when I saw this recipe and decided to make it ! I didn't have much time... and didn't have any smoked sausage or turkey sausage... and since I had already decided to make tuna fish cakes I thought that I would try this recipe with it as a side. I am glad that I did! This was awesome.... I did tweak it a little bit but not that much.... I used 1 can green chiles and tomatoes instead of just diced.... I also added with the green pepper and onion saute some scallions and a splash of white wine; also when beans and sauce mixture was heating thru I threw some fresh cilantro on it... and when I prepared the rice I added a package of safron. MMM this was good pared with the tuna cakes or even would be delicious on its own with a pan of fresh baked cornbread! Good quick recipe Diane! Thanx for sharing!!!
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Quick Hoppin' John Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2010
I was wondering what I was going to do with the can of black eyed peas that I had in the cupboard and came across this recipe. Since I only had one can I also used one can of Kidney Beans. I decided to use about 3/4 lb of Kielbasa which I had in the frezzer and I needed to use it up, I also added some chopped lunchmeat ham I had in fridge, some bacon which I had cooked this morning,and at the very end I was preparing some Lasasgna and added some of the seasoned ground meat that I was using for the lasagna. I didn't use the seasoned rice I used jasmine (FAMILY FAV) and added two packages of sazon and 1 package of ham seasoning. I used one can of rotel tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes with jalepenos. I added some sofrito and black pepper, garlic powder, and I also sauted onions and celery with the kielbasa and ham, I used chicken broth and a little water only to thin it out a bit. I made cornbread to go with it... and served some freshly grated mozzarella on top.... This was so yummy and everyone enjoyed it! My husband had 3 bowls!!! My son and his friend gobbled it up too! This is a great recipe which can be adapted to almost any beans etc. Thanx for the great recipe!!
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Sausage Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
This was delicious!!A real hit in my house. This is a great basic recipe for spinach alfredo lasagna. I think the next time I make this I may even use chicken for a different kick. I followed the recipe almost to the t... except I sauteed fresh mushrooms and onions and garlic and then added to my jarred Alfredo sauce with fresh spinach not frozen..... I also used two jars of the Alfredo sauce I used ragu parmesan light I think.... I had in the cupboard....I also added a bit of white wine to my sauce and one can diced tomatoes. I used part skim ricotta and mixed with mozzarella and sharp cheese and parmesan cheeses. I also used reg lasagna noodles as I didn't have enough left of the no boil lasagna. I made enough to fill a foil lasagna pan (deep) and I made it yesterday and there is about 2 squares left!!! usually I have a lot more left over when I make my regualar lasgna!! I also used a garlic cheese sausage that I get from my local butcher. This is a keeper and will go in my reg rotation of recipes... thanx Jobarbara for posting!!
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Grandma B's Bean Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2009
This was a great recipe to use for the bag of Bean Soup Mix I had. I am trying to incorporate more beans in our diets to cut back on the red meat in our diets and this was a pleasant change. I pretty much followed the recipe as written but incorporated a few more things that I had on hand.... Instead of diced tomatoes as others had suggested I put in the remaining part of tomatoe sauce that I had in jar in refrigerator. I also added some Sazon, Sofrito, Ham seasoning, I used chicken broth also.. and about 1- 2 cups chopped turkey ham and of course the potatoes. I served with my homemade cornbread and viola dinner! It was a great hit my husband loved it. However I did not cook in crock pot I cooked in a big soup pot all day..... I made Sat and today is MOnday and there isn't even enough left to freeze!!! This is a great recipe for me as I love Soups!! Thanx for Sharing Grandma B!
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Yellow Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2009
This was great! Probably the best squash casserole I have ever had! And my family devoured all in one day!! We always seem to have an over abundance of squash all at once so this was a great recipe to use it up!! I used a mixture of zucchini and yellow squash...I did not change a thing!! It was excellent just the way it states!! Thanx so much for sharing Rosecart!!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
I have been looking for a good easy gnocchi recipe... and this is it!! As a young girl I used to help my mom make these homemade and it seemed like such a project. We made them with potatoe etc. However I work a full time job and wanted to make them for my family... but just never wanted to spend my entire day off with them. This recipe is so... easy and they actually are very delicious.! I doubled the recipe and used part skim ricotta... ( which I am glad I did!) I made my own gravy or sauce as some call it with sausage... Even my husband who never liked the orig potatoe ones loved them and had two helpings and is taking the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!! My teenage son loved them also!! Thanx so much for sharing this recipe.... its good to get back some of my italian authenticity back in my home!
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Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2009
This was my first attempt to make Irish Soda Bread.... I was making my annual St Patty's Day dinner for my family and was going to pick some up from the grocery bakery.... but I saw this recipe and just had to try it!! I thought well I make my corn bread in the cast iron pot so why not this!! This was absolutely delicious!!!! I had everything but the buttermilk but replaced it with evap milk and the bread just came out fine. Like others have stated I added the raisins and a tad of salt and a little extra sugar. It was perfect. It's also a good recipe I think that u could experiment with. Next time I make this I WILL use the buttermilk and maybe more or different fruits. Yes I also agree it tastes the best with butter on it when warm... but u could always warm it up in your microwave. My husband and son enjoyed this. I will make again and probably for next St Patty's day too. PS it made a nice size loaf which we ate over half of it last night with dinner. I just had another piece this morning with a little butter for a snack. Really delish! Thanx so much for sharing this recipe!!!
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Eileen's Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2008
I am giving this 4 stars because I changed it up a bit. I pretty much used the same ingredients except for the dry onion soup mix i used beefy onion soup i also added some french fried onions in with the other ingredients and after baking for about 45-50 mins covered; I took the foil off and put a glaze of brown sugar ketchup and honey barbecue sauce about 1/4 of each on the top and let it bake for about another 15-20 mins. I served this with mash potatoes and steamed corn. My guys tore it up went for seconds, my husband asked for some for his lunch tomorrow... there's only about 2 slices left enough for a good sandwich!!! Thanx for this recipe. Its a good change from my normal meatloaf recipe and very tasty.
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Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
I am going to give this 5 stars. My family gobbled it right up! I wasn't sure because I normally bake my chicken... don't too much frying but this was really good! I served with sauteed potatoe sour cream pierogies with fried onions and steamed brussel sprouts... I made it pretty close to recipe except I added some extra garlic and minced onion and some parmesan cheese in the flour/breadcrumb recipe. Thanx for the recipe... it was a nice treat!!
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Fantastic Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I'm giving this recipe 5 stars. I needed a good recipe for Black bean Chili and I think I finally found it!! I pretty much followed the recipe but I made a few tweaks of my own with this one.... First my husband doesn't like ground turkey so I used 95% lean ground meat. I browned my meat seasoned with cumin chili powder, garlic powder and onions. I also sauted some celery. I put this on the bottom of my crock pot; I added the black beans and 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chili's (14 1/2 oz cans) 1 sm can of tomatoe paste and I also added 1 sm can of diced green chilis a little green pepper diced and I also added one envelope of Old El Paso hot and spicy taco seasoning. I cooked this in my crockpot on high about 3 hrs... then before we left for my son's football game I cut the crockpot on low for another 3 hrs. After we came home from the game the house smelled so great! This chili was delicious and hearty!! I served this with Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread also found on this site. It was the perfect meal especially after being outside in the chill! Great recipe.... thanx for sharing.. I will be putting this in my fall/winter rotation of recipes.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I've been looking for a good cornbread recipe that measures up to my husbands mothers recipe. Well I finally found it with this one! I followed the recipe almost to the T except I followed the advise of another and substituted 1 can of Creamed Corn in place of the buttermilk and I added a bit of evaporated milk and cut down the sugar to about 1/4 cup as my husband doesn't like his cornbread too sweet!! And as always I use a cast iron pot in the oven so I just mixed everything up in a bowl and preheated my cast iron pot with the butter till it got warmed and then poured everything in the pot. I made this before I left for my son's football game and I served this with the Fantastic Black Bean Chili recipe found on this site also!!! The cornbread was so yummy!! It was the perfect meal after being out in the cold at the Football Game!! Oh by the way the Cornbread disappeared! Thanx so much for this recipe.
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