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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2005
Although I haven't actually tried this specific recipe, it's very similar to the sweet potato dish my family has always made for the holidays, especially with the pecan topping. Just a couple tips to make it easier-if you boil the sweet potatoes whole until soft, the skin just falls off and then they are very easy to mash. Also, for the topping, our recipe is very similar, except we use 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 stick butter. Melt the butter, and just mix everything together, then spoon over the sweet potatoes. I hope you enjoy this Southern dish (hence all the pecans!) as much as we always have! I much prefer the crunchy pecan topping (a nice contrast to the sweet potatoes) to anything with marshmallows! :)
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2004
As a girl who grew up in Georgia and has lately been living in Colorado, it's so great to have a recipe for this, as you won't find it anywhere outside the South and the only way I can get it is to make it myself! This recipe turned out great, just like it should have tasted! The only modification I made was to use only one can of the creamed corn (not being a huge fan of canned cream corn) and added additional frozen corn kernals. Also, a couple notes-Hot Sauce (like Tobasco) is essential, not so much to make it spicy but to really give it the flavor that makes it brunswick stew. Also, many southerners would never add vegetables (potatoes, green beans, oh the sacrilige!!). So, if you want a true brunswick stew, stick to the basics (onion, etc.) in the recipe. Also, instead of the ground pork it is also good with shredded pork roast. This is especially great when eaten with BBQ on a fall Saturday afternoon watching a football game! Thanks so much for a great recipe!!
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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2004
I loved these! Like previous suggestions, I marinated the chicken in the sauce for several hours, then cooked under the broiler (second best to the grill which I would do in summer, I wanted that "browned" taste), then chopped and simmered in additional sauce. Also, I used fresh cilantro in place of oregano, adding more as the chicken simmered. YUM!! We actually ate on crunchy corn tortillas, reminded me of the chicken tacos you get in "fast-food" Mexican places. Definitely will make again!
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Snickerdoodles I

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2004
I admit I was very skeptical about this recipe and using all shortening. It got such good reviews though that I decided to try it. Then, the finished dough seemed very dry and crumbly-I had a hard time getting it pliable enough to form into balls and I was more skeptical than ever, thought the cookies would be cakey, dry, etc. However, these might be the best snickerdoodles I have ever made!! Eight minutes was right about perfect, and they were the right mixture of crunchy outsides and chewy insides, not too thin (like every other recipe I've tried). Thanks for a great recipe!!
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Seafood Lasagna I

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2002
this is a nice lasagne if you're looking for something elegant. I added a layer of spinach, though, for color. Also, I wouldn't recommend baking the entire 45 min., that was way too long.
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Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Lining

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2002
this pie turned out great, although I made several changes (kind of combining it with another recipe on this site). First, I made a Vanilla Wafer cookie crust rather than graham crackers, and doubled the chocolate layer. Then, after making the filling I mixed in flaked coconut, using vanilla instead of whiskey. I then made a top layer using Cool Whip, and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Before serving, I decorated each serving with chocolate sauce. YUM!!!
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Veggie Lasagna Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2002
As a true meat-lover, I have to say this was wonderful. I made this for a vegetarian friend of mine and we both loved it! This recipe makes a great sauce, and I also used fresh spinach instead of the frozen, and used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. Yummy!
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Chinese Sizzling Rice Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2002
Thanks for this recipe!-it's very similar to our favorite soup at our favorite Chinese restaurant. However, after trying the recipe "as is" and then trying it again, I would recommend the following changes (sorry, Holly!): 1.use snow peas instead of green beens 2.instead of frying the chicken mixture, mix the chicken and shrimp with only one tsp. cornstarch, and 1 tbsp. sherry, let sit 10 min., then add to boiling broth. Let simmer, then add vegetables. 3.leave the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts sliced (do not chop). I used about 1/2 of a can each. 4.For the rice-by not cooking the rice before frying it and adding to the soup, it browns too quickly, and ends up tasting almost burned, and is still really hard. Cook the rice first, as directed on the pkg. (about 2 cups), then spread it in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake for approx. one hour at 300 degrees, turning the rice layer over after 30 min. (you may need to bake a little longer, to get it "crispy") Break rice apart, then fry and add to the soup as directed. (if desired, you can freeze half the prepared rice to use at a later time) Make sure the rice and soup are very hot in order to get that "sizzle". The first time I made this it was pretty good, the second time (with the changes) it was fantastic! Thanks again!
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Best Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2002
These are great, although after making them a few times, I would recommend using canola oil to fry them in. I got a much crispier egg roll using that instead of peanut oil. Also, I added scrambled eggs, and extra cabbage. Beware, this recipe makes a lot of filling!!
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Brownie Mix in a Jar II

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2001
Loved these brownies!! I used chocolate chips instead of nuts, and the brownies were fantastic. I haven't tried layering the ingredients in a jar yet, but plan on using this idea for Christmas gifts!
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2001
These brownies were good, but there are other recipes I've liked better-they were just kind of flat. Also, the frosting is completely unspreadable, especially on the warm soft brownies! Definately need to add milk to thin it out.
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Jamie's Minestrone

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2001
I used a combination of tomatoes and tomato sauce (one large can tomatoes, 1-2 small cans tomato sauce), and used a combination of zucchini and yellow squash instead of just zucchini to give it more color. This is now one our favorite soups!! Perfect on a cold winter day!
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Ziti with Italian Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2001
This is great, but the second time I made it I made modifications: I sauteed the sausage along with the vegetables, and then just added the tomatoes and seasonings. I made extra sauce by using a 28 oz. can tomatoes (ran them through the food processor) and an extra 8 oz. tomato sauce, adding extra seasonings as well. I also used fresh mushrooms, and just sliced them and cooked them in the sauce. Instead of layering everything, I just mixed the cooked pasta together with the sauce and layered that with the cheese (using lots more cheese than called for). I ended up with two layers of sauce/cheese. I was looking for something very saucy and cheesy, and that was pretty much perfect!
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