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Potato Dumplings II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2011
I was looking for something that didn't require actual potatoes because I didn't have any. For the simplicity I didn't expect much, but these are excellent. I actually made them with only 1 egg (didn't read the recipe well) and they turned out just fine. Like other reviewers I had a problem kneading them. I used my dough hook and just kept adding flour but they were still sticky even after adding almost 3/4 C more flour. I pretty much took a spoon and dumped 6 blobs into chicken broth to cook. They weren't pretty, but they taste great. Next time I will make them smaller since I thought they were too big. I agree that on their own they are bland, but I've never eaten dumplings without buttter and salt or gravy of some sort. We will definately have these again. Thank you for sharing.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2014
We have made this more than once and love it. I typically use a pork shoulder. Until just recently I was making this with regular sea salt, but I now have some Hawaiian salt purchased just to make this recipe. I wonder if that will change the taste any? Great for football games, birthday parties and New Year's Eve. You won't be disappointed with this tenderness and flavor of this pork.
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Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
I tried this twice in the slow cooker and just couldn't get it to work. It was still soupy the next morning.
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Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2010
Very good place to start - I was able to use what I had on hand and make something good for dinner. Used shredded cheese and half & half (discovered I was out of milk after I started) and no tomatoes since my kids don't like them. Would add some spices next time to kick it up a bit.
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
The family thought this was very tasty and it was very easy to make. We did take the advice of other reviewers and seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and ground pepper before coating it with Italian seasoned crumbs. I agree with the review(s) that said the chicken should be pounded to the same thickness and I will do that next time. However, I think it is only fair to rate the recipe as it is presented to the community. Definitely a keeper.
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Taffy Apple Salad III

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2012
This was very tasty and well received by children who don't like apples or pineapples. The adults liked it too. The only problem I had was finding raw Spanish peanuts - I just used salted peanuts and it was just fine. I also used one green and one red apple per my children's request. Making it again shortly for an office gathering.
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Spiced Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2008
Yum! This was fantastic. I used pumpkin pie spice because that's what I had on hand, but otherwise made no adjustments. Fabulous!
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Pumpkin Pie Cake II

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2007
I was overall disappointed with this recipe. I felt the brown sugar overwhelmed every other flavor, including the pumpkin. This was good for a non-chocolate dessert choice, but won't be a requested family favorite.
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Potato Pancakes I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
My daughter has been asking for potato pancakes for a while now, so we have tried a few different recipes. She liked this one by far the best. She doesn't like onions, so I did leave out the "real" onion and used a dried minced onion for flavor. I had a little trouble with them falling apart when I flipped them, but since I'm a novice potato pancake maker maybe it was my technique.
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Mexican Corn

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
I made this according to the directions and was overwhelmed by the cream cheese. I might have given it a better rating if I had used 1/2 a block as other suggested, but I like to run through the recipe and rate it as written before I go making changes. In any case, I probably won't make this one again as the family didn't like it much.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2009
We found this average for a casserole. The kids loved the pepperoni and wanted lots more of that, but weren't so fond of the rest of it.
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Red Potato Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
First, I chose this recipe because it was kid friendly to make - they cut the potatoes and poured the dressing. However, we found the results to be less than stellar. The chicken was fair, better with the sauce on top, but the sauce was so oily no one wanted to eat it. It probably would have been better made into a gravy instead of the greasy mess it was (we used creamy italian dressing as suggested). The potatoes would have been better off cut in quarters as only a portion of them were cooked through - I even put it in the oven for an extra 15 minutes but still had some potatoes that weren't done. Overall it's probably not a recipe we'll try again, despite the fact it was easy for the kids to help make.
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Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
These were very tasty and easy to make. My 9 year old liked them a lot. Like others, I microwaved the corn tortillas to make them easier to work with. I found that doing 6 at a time with a damp paper towel made them pliable, then I filled, rolled and fried them immediately. Several of my first attempts "ripped" while waiting to be fried, so I found it easy to work in small batches and fry them right away. We'll make this again, but not too often since they're fried.
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Grilled Pizza Wraps

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
These were easy and great! Next time I'd leave off the butter as it had a tendency to burn, but other than that the kids loved them. Something even my husband can make. Bravo!
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Slow Cooker Dump and Go Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
This was so easy and the kids loved it! The sauce was a little thin so next time I might just leave out the milk entirely. Will definately make this again.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
This was the first time we'd made pumpkin pancakes. These are amazing! I highly recommend these pancakes.
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Tater Tots® Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2015
This only received so-so reviews at the table. I followed the recipe as written without the Montreal Seasoning because we didn't have any. Prep time was quick and easy. I didn't like that the sauce was gray. It just looked unappetizing. I mistakenly mixed the meat and sauce together before putting it in the pan and actually felt it could have used a little more sauce. Overall between the color and the really heavy Worcestershire taste I just wasn't fond if it. My teen son, on the other hand, though it was excellent and finished off the leftovers the next day. I don't think I'll make this version again.
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Vegetable Cheese Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2015
I think this is a decent start for a good soup but it didn't wow us. I have leftovers that haven't been touched. I did not have creamed corn so I added canned corn and I used salsa con queso as another reviewer suggested. I like the combination of corn, potato and carrots and the kick the salsa con queso gave it. At the end of the cooking time I mashed the potatoes and carrots a bit in an attempt to thicken it up a little. The overall taste was ok, but it needed something to liven it up and I'm not a good enough (or experimental) cook to determine what it needed. My daughter didn't like the corn, my son thought it needed meat. I will give this one another chance using less broth, a few spices and adding chicken and we'll see what we get.
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Slow Cooker Chili II

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2012
This was very good. I tripled the recipe (except the meat - only doubled) based on the large cans of tomato puree I bought and made it with ground turkey. Very filling, meaty and tasty. My son and husband aren't fond of beans and this had a lot of them. Son ate them, husband no so much. Overall I would make this again making it spicier (it is very mild in my opinion). Thanks for a great recipe.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2012
I asked for some help peeling potatoes and my 13-year-old son volunteered and then ended up making this soup mostly on his own. This is the most fabulous Potato & Ham soup we have ever had and he was so proud to have made it. I only had turkey ham so that's what we used but we didn't alter a thing beyond that. While the white sauce was thickening, and he was stirring constantly, my son couldn't help but comment on the fabulous smell coming from the cooking potato and ham mix. Very, very tasty soup that will definitely be included in our winter rotation often.
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