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Baked Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
This recipe was very good. The chicken stayed very moist while still having a crisp outside. My picky teenage son who is a diabetic even loved it!
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Pesto Chicken 'n' Ravioli

Reviewed: May 8, 2008
The taste was very good (my kids age 2 and 3 even ate it) but I would suggest just browning the chicken in Pam olive oil spray or use much less olive oil. The pesto really has enough oil in it for the whole meal. I also sauted up fresh sweet peppers instead of the canned ones. Added mixed colors and healthier.
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3-Cheese Stromboli

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
Loved it. Made it exactly like you said and my kids loved it. I used the same style of roll/cook the next day for a party but used pesto, provolone and shredded, grilled chicken in it. It was amazing. Will sample other ingredients and make this way over and over for many events.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Very good Guacamole recipe. Just like a place that made it fresh for us at the table in Mexico. Yummy. I took the leftovers and added feta cheese. Took it to work the next day with some chips. Everyone loved the twist. :) ENJOY!!
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
So easy! So good! Leftovers were usable as pork tacos (just add spanish rice and cheese) and pulled pork sandwiches (just add bbq sauce and a bun). I did make a 7 1/2 lb roast though so I had plenty of leftovers. Also, I have a 2010 Hamilton Beach slow cooker that tends to cook faster on low. It only took me 9 hours max on low setting for it to be done. We put it on the warm setting until we were ready to eat since we thought we had MANY more hours left until it would be done. Made me regret getting up before the sun to put this in the crock pot. I am thinking that the person who made it and posted it originally has a very OLD crock pot that cooks very slowly. Just keep that in mind when making this. Hate for anyone else to lose valuable sleep needlessly too. Other than that... VERY GOOD! VERY!!!!!
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Cubed Parmesan Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
I really liked this recipe and so did my family. I would absolutely cook it for longer than directed because we had to put it back in the microwave for about 5 minutes longer in order to get the potatoes fully cooked. Once they were cooked they were quite tasty.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
No good, in my opinion. Was greatly disappointed in how quickly they went from underdone to overdone. 6 minutes was raw. 7 was burnt. Also no one suggested that you make the dough balls really small because these spread out.
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Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
Was a Thanksgiving hit. YUM!!
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Buttery Cranberry Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
This was a very good pie and a great use of the extra cranberries I had left over from Thanksgiving. I was a little nervous after reading the reviews that it might be to tart and so I did do a couple of things. I used a little less cranberries (about half of what it called for) and then replaced the remainder with Raspberries. I also left out the lemon juice but would leave it in next time. The pie turned out good. I would make it again. The only other thing I would change is I would add some instant tapioca to the filling. It was a bit runny, even though it was tasty. One other detail... I used a deep dish pie crust. Wanted to be safe. Glad I did because it needed it.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2011
SO GOOD! Definitely worth making. I will be many more times. YUMMY!!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
Very easy and very good. My 5 and 7 year old both loved it. I did not mention that it had mushrooms in it though and so they would not automatically say they don't like it. It worked. They had seconds.
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Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
So yummy. I made them for Easter brunch. They were a HUGE hit and I find myself craving them now. I made them exactly how the recipe suggested except I bought the Oscar Myer real back pieces instead of cooking my own to save time. It worked well. I will try it in the future with bacon I cook when I have a little more time.
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Butternut Squash Supreme

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
Very good. My 4 year old, 6 year old and other half were all first timers to squash and they were sure they were not going to like it. To their surprise they loved it. Everyone had seconds (or thirds). I did everything mostly the same as the recipe with the exception of using italian breadcrumbs on top instead of crackers because that is what I had. Also I followed the suggestion of another person and sauted the onions in a little olive oil before mixing them in. Will make it again. Be warned it can take a little time to make this so it is not a quick fix meal but well worth the time.
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Cola Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
It is really good. It is definitely more mild than standard sauerkraut by adding the cola. My 4 year old ate it even. I would have given it a 5 star actually but only did 4 because someone who LOVES Sauerkraut might miss the standard punch it usually has. If I were rating it for someone who does not like the really sour taste though... would give it a 5 star. Worth trying and seeing what you think. Would use less butter in the future though. Was good but not necessary.
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Awesome Red Wine Pot Roast

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
Very good roast. Tender. I did not have the veggies and so I didn't put the onions on top (can only imagine that would have made it even better). I read the reviews and saw many people used broth. I only used water/wine and the amount called for. The roast was so good that I will make it this way again for sure. Thanks for the posting.
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Baked Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2013
Have made this a few times and a few ways. Always wonderful. I like it best when I mix all the spices they suggest and then add onion powder, paprika but skip the salt. I put the spices on the meat directly sometimes and just in the flour other times. Always good either way. I do let the wings sit in the flour for a few hours and make sure the wings are dry when they go into the flour. When I bake them, I do it on a PAM sprayed rack over a cookie sheet. PAM is VERY important. I don't put the sauce on until they have 10 minutes left or less. Then I pull the wings out and sauce them up. I put them back on the sheet and finish up baking until they are not dripping and the sauce is baked on. So good.
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Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
SO GOOD! Will make these every year now that I tried them. I, also, added a little extra tabasco because I wanted my other half to like them. He stated that HE DOES NOT LIKE PUMPKIN SEEDS to me before I made them. I was determined to prove him wrong. I won!
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Garlic Green Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
Very good. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit with the 4 different families that attended. I wanted to make something fancier than the traditional steamed beans I would have made if it had just been a small group coming. I will continue to make these in the future.
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Butternut Squash Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
This was AMAZING! In my family, I am the only one who does not curl their nose at squash. I did, however, want to try making it in a less traditional way (aka sweet with brown sugar, butter and such). I can't believe how much I liked the squash with the bleu cheese. I am typically not a fan of bleu cheese but I loved it with this meal. I ate it with the Kalua Pork recipe (also amazing, easy and on this website) but think next time I will make it with steak. One last thing... my 5 year old ate it and so did my 40 year old husband. That is a HUGE accomplishment.... they loved it too. (super easy to make this if you use pre cut squash from the super market too).
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Turkey Meatballs in Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
We liked this recipe very much. I did use dried oregano instead of parsley because that is what I had. Also (for the same reason) I used tomato juice instead of V-8 and Italian Bread Crumbs instead of butter flavored crackers. I cooked the sauce a bit longer in order to thicken it up to add on top. It was good that way too. I served it over brown rice and everyone enjoyed it very much. It is very good with squash as the flavors compliment one another.
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