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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2011
This is exactly what it says ‘Juicy Roasted Chicken’. The only thing missing in the title is ‘Awesome’! The one thing I do differently is that I chunky chop onion up instead of using onion powder. The cavity is salted and filled with the onion, celery and margarine. Then I roast it just as written. I always make two chickens for this meal, because not only is it most frequently requested, but we always end up with guests! The gravy made from the roasted chicken is simply superb! It is most often served with a variety of roasted veggies. This is a definite keeper as it turns out perfectly each and every time!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
These are addictive!! These have been made countless times, and there are never any leftovers. The recipe has been exactly as is with one exception – the onions are diced and sautéed in the making of the sauce instead of as a layer of rings. Chopped onion allows serving the potatoes easier. Occasionally a couple cloves of minced garlic is added to the sauce just for a change up, and is quite yummy that way as well. This is an all around great recipe!
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
This is a simply wonderful and satisfying soup! I made this as is a few months ago, and it was well received by all. In subsequent makings of this soup, I did add the stems and all as it does get creamed. As requested by family, I also thickened it more by using 5 tablespoons butter, ½ cup flour in the making of the rue. Then the family wanted to try it as a broccoli cheddar cheese soup. This was easily accomplished by adding 1 ½ to 2 cups of shredded light cheddar cheese once the rue is to the right thickening consistency. It is best to melt the cheese in the rue then add to the soup. So this is a two for one soup for our family and friends who ask for it on a regular basis!
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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
These are absolutely fabulous! Usually I make recipes from here as directed first, and tweak, if necessary, afterward. However, with this one we didn't have pork sausage, but had hot Italian sausage. We also only had 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese left, so we went with that and a 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese. We didn’t have Ranch dressing either, but we did have sour cream. Even with these substitutions they went super fast! My husband wanted to try them with adding minced jalapeno, onion and garlic to the cream cheese mixture, and WOW! We have kept the initial changes along with additions, and now serve them with Pico de Gallo salsa and sour cream. There are never any leftovers, and we always make at least a double batch to serve. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
The first time making these I made them as directed, but forgot the topping! They received rave reviews regardless of the missing topping. After having made these a good number of times, I have made two ingredient alterations - I use 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal instead of 1 1/2 cups flour. Then I use 1/3 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar instead 3/4 cup white sugar. As for the blueberries, I have used fresh and frozen blueberries - with the frozen I dust them in flour first, so they don't all sink to the bottom during baking. For the topping, they are requested more without it than with it or with just coarse sugar sprinkled on top. Lastly, when requested with cinnamon, I just add 1 tsp of it to the dry ingredients. This recipe made as is or with the alterations is a definite keeper, and you will always be asked to make more!
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Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2011
A great way to prepare and serve root vegetables, and just in time for the upcoming holidays! I did two things differently - tossed the veggies in olive oil and added some crushed red pepper flakes. This garlic and rosemary is a traditionally tasty combination, and with this recipe other combinations will also result in a success. Squash is another fine choice to add to the veggie mix. Rutabaga Tips: For those who have had rutabaga taste bitter, it is all in how to select one. Choose rutabaga that is firm/solid and heavy for its size. The skin should be free of major damage/blemishes, but the rigid scars around the top are natural. Smaller rutabagas are generally sweeter and milder. So for those who had a not-so-positive first experience with this veggie, give it another whirl! Also, keep in mind that roasting a rutabaga will bring out/intensify its flavor, whereas boiling/steaming it will dilute it.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
Fantastic recipe! This went over big-time with family and friends. We marinated the chicken separate from the veggies. We also doubled the marinade as recommended by a number of people. Lastly, we took the remaining marinade and cooked it down to a semi-thick sauce on the stove top. Served the kabobs on a bed of rice with extra sauce and everyone was happy. We did happen to have a small amount of leftovers one time, which were added to a grilled pizza - can we say yum?!
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
This frosting is by far ‘the best’ cream cheese frosting ever!! I first made this when making the recipe ‘Frosted Banana Bars’ by deltaj, which was a reviewer recommendation. This works great whenever cream cheese frosting is needed – red velvet cake, carrot cake, spice bars, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bars, etc. As recommended by others DO NOT let the cream cheese get too warm. I only leave mine on the counter for no more than 10 minutes. I also use the whole pint (2 cups) of whipping cream instead of the 1 ½ of which the recipe calls for. I do this simply so I don’t have any leftovers, and I find the ½ cup addition only makes the frosting fluffier. Whether it is made with 1 ½ or 2 cups of whipping cream, you will not be disappointed only addicted!
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
These bars are simply phenomenal! I’ve made these a good number of times since first trying them a few months ago. The two things I did differently was to add chopped walnuts per family requests, and used 3 ripe bananas. Despite the fact that 3 bananas gives more than a cup, it is unnecessary to increase any dry ingredients to compensate for the extra moisture. In fact it works in the bars benenfit both in flavor and moisture. As recommended by another reviewer, I made the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting by Tom. Between the lightness of the bars and the delicate frosting these bars are truly to die for!
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Ratatouille Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
Totally awesome recipe! We hadn't tried eggplant before, and have always wanted to - this was a perfect introduction. No real changes made to the recipe. We had fresh basil and parsley so we used 3 tablespoons of each of those for the conversion from dried to fresh. We also tossed and coated the diced eggplant with salt for a half hour ahead of time, rinsed and dried it on paper towel. This closes the cells of the eggplant, which keeps it from soaking up the olive oil during cooking. Basically it keeps the eggplant from to becoming slimy. Other than using fresh herbs and prepping the eggplant we made it as directed, which resulted in a definitely make me again recipe!
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
Yummy cookies that disappear super fast! These are a soft cookie - like pumpkin cookies. I didn't use any spices, as I wanted a banana tasting cookie. As recommended in other reviews I used three ripened bananas. Increased the walnuts from a 1/2 to 1 cup. Added crasins in one batch, and chocolate chips in the second batch. I used a 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal instead of a 1/2 cup of flour to accommodate for the moisture from the extra banana. Will make the spiced version next. Thanks for the recipe!
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
Oh my goodness! This is absolutely wonderfully awesome bean salad! The only thing I did was added a jalapeno, 2 cloves of garlic instead of one, and used 1 teaspoon of chili powder instead of 1/2 teaspoon. It does make a lot, and it fits well in a 1 gallon ice cream pail - makes for easy transport too!
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Best Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
The ingredients are rather unusual, but very worth trying. The original recipe does have too much salt. I used lite soy sauce and sour cream. Replaced the garlic and celery salts with crushed garlic and celery seed. Increased the lemon a bit for more tang, and used the low sodium stuffing mix. Have the chicken breasts marinate for at least 4 hours. This gets rave reviews by family and friends.
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