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Easy Garlic Green Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2012
I made this tonight for my family, using fresh green beans, and I added some lemon juice as another reviewer suggested. My kid who dislikes all vegetables had thirds and then picked at the dish after dinner was over and we were sitting around the table. Everyone had at least once serving, most people had two. While I was only mildly pleased with it, everyone else at the table thought they were fabulous. So well done!
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Bacon Cheddar Quiche

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
Made this for dinner last night, and four out of five diners loved it. (My husband would have liked more cayenne, and wished that I had not left out the mushrooms, which I did so that the kids would eat it.) Excellent no-crust option! I did leave out the mushrooms, but it was tasty anyway. I didn't get a chance to stir it in the middle of the 6-minute cooking, but it didn't suffer much from the lack (microwave turntables are Good Things). I will make it again, probably sauteing fresh onions while frying the bacon, and maybe dicing the mushrooms extra-fine so the kids don't notice. Thanks for the recipe!
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Apple Cheddar Scones

Reviewed: May 30, 2008
I had trouble with this recipe, which I followed to the letter. The dough was too sticky to pat out, and they took twice as long to bake. While they were still warm, they tasted doughy, although they were better cold. I love scones, but these were disappointing. I'll try again, in case variables like humid weather make a dif, but overall I was sad.
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West African Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
I too was happy to find this recipe. Long-time friends of ours were missionaries in Cameroon (I think), and served African stew to us one Friday evening. My husband loved it! That was many years ago, and he says this version doesn't quite match his memory, but he liked it anyway. Not sure what's different--I remember discovering the peanut butter, but I was more fascinated by the bananas with mayonnaise and chopped peanuts that were served as a side dish. It totally distracted me. Anyway, we love this dish, and I'm taking it tonight to the church potluck, where other former African missionaries and a few African exchange students will be eating. Wish me luck!
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Roasted Vegetable Orzo

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
I tried this because someone gave me zucchini, and because I like fresh asparagus, and because I'm always trying to find ways to get my picky kids to eat more vegetables. I made it as an entree, so they HAD to eat it or fend for themselves. They were all very surprised, and this recipe has become a staple in our menu rotations. We often add grilled chicken breasts, either sliced and mixed in or whole on a bed of orzo and drizzled with chicken gravy.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
WOW! Even without the Hawaiian sea salt (could not find it, so I used Mediterranean) it was fabulous! I've made it twice, and it's been a huge hit with even the most finicky eaters in the house.
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California Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
I tried this recipe originally because I'm allergic to bananas and this one doesn't have any. Now I keep using it because it's GOOD!
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Cider Vinegar Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2010
It smelled good at the end of the baking time, but the vinegar was too strong for everyone in the family.
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Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Butter

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
I made this for a dear friend's birthday supper. I was quite skeptical about the pumpkin butter, but it was a hit! My kids are squabbling about who is taking the leftovers for lunch to work (I hit a sale on pork chops, so I made nine). I could not find pumpkin puree at the grocery (apparently it's seasonal, or else no one cooks with it anymore), so I used pumpkin pie filling, omitted all the spices and sugar, and just used the apple juice. Also, because I wanted the breading to really stick, I dipped the chops in beaten egg. Yum, lots of thumbs up at my house. Thanks for making me look good!
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English Royalty Chocolate Chip Scones

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
Yum! LOVE them! I use self-rising flour usually, so I don't add salt or baking powder, and they taste and rise just fine. I increased the butter to 8 T, and didn't have orange juice so I used milk, and they still taste fabulous. My children, who have never liked scones before, now squabble over these.
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Easy Stovetop Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
We really liked it. Really. I used brown sugar instead of white, because I like the hint of caramel with peaches (and apples too, but if I was using cherries I'd go with white). It turned out splendidly. Even my kid who doesn't think it's dessert unless it's chocolate thought it was delicious. I am working on a way to make it for a cycling group of about forty-five under camping conditions, and I'll let you know how that turns out if I have any success. To those who said it's too dry, check the size of your cake mix. You need to use a single-layer size, not a double-layer. In my part of the country, Jiffy is about the only brand available in that size.
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2008
I decided to try this recipe simply because my husband was bored with the standard tomato-based sauces with ground beef. And one of the few foods my entire family (me, Mrs. Don't Like Change, Mr. Adventure-eater plus three picky teens) agree on is bacon. What a wonderful surprise! Everyone liked it! Picky Teen #3 only *likes* it, but everyone else loves it. Picky Teen #2 chose it as one of the meals she was responsible to cook, this past week, and it was a bit of a dare since there were two kid-friends over for dinner, but it was an even bigger hit than the first time we tried it--no leftovers. We use less than a pound of pasta when we make it because we prefer more sauce and less noodle, but it suffers nothing from the lack.
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Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2014
Made this to go with a turkey dinner, and it was very good. Next time I'll add some white wine, that sounds extra-yummy! We might not have let it go the full ten minutes, and next time I'll make sure to go at least 12, because I like my asparagus less than crunchy.
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Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2014
Really good! I liked doing these on the cooktop, because my oven was busy with Chicken Parmesan Bake (Chef John!), and I needed to use the Brussels Sprouts before I had to throw them away. I did them in cast iron, and I put the garlic in at the same time as the sprouts so I didn't burn it. I used the trick with the water and the lid because the onions were burning and the sprouts weren't cooking very fast, and that evened things out nicely! My daughter's boyfriend had never had them before, and said they were delicious. I thought so too!
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Apple Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
Yum! Took the advice of many reviewers, added lemon peel and orange peel, extra apple, brown sugar in part. The teenagers ate almost all of them before I could get to them. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
My husband recalculated the recipe for 20 people and served it to the teenagers in the youth group of our church. There weren't any leftovers. Yummy recipe!
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Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
I think the apples you use can make or break this recipe. I made it with Jonamacs, and it doesn't seem very flavorful. And the texture is a little mushy. I'm going to try it again in a few weeks with Jazz, if I can still find them. So my pie turned out...nice, pleasant, but forgettable. But I don't think it's the fault of the recipe. I learned my lesson about trusting what the sign at the grocery tells me is a good cooking apple.
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Best Ever Pie Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
I confess I have never made pie crust before. But I make scones, so I understand not overworking the dough, etc. I thought I would try this crust. It seems similar to the one my mother made when I was a kid. I thought it was a lot of shortening, but I used it. I used self-rising flour, so I left out the salt. I did add about 1/4 cup more flour as I worked in the shortening, and I used ice water, only adding as much as it took to hold it all together, which was nearly 1/2 cup. I chilled it 15 min in freezer, then 15 in fridge. The first half was sticky and a little hard to handle. The second half, that extra five minutes in the fridge made it very easy. I made apple pie filling, which would have been excellent with different apples (Jonamac doesn't have enough flavor and the texture is mushy). Bottom line: the crust was the best part of my pie. I had good luck with this recipe. Thanks!
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Lazy Katie's Taco Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
I really liked it--made it when I was craving taco salad, which is hard to find nowadays. My kids thought it was a weird idea, and my husband wasn't interested in salad, but I thought it was delicious. Thanks!
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Penne with Chicken and Pesto

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
Yum! The pesto I had to make first took much more effort than this--it was so easy! I used farfalle because it's what I had, and also had to use evaporated milk because I don't keep cream on hand, but that single substitution makes this a go-to meal--I have all the ingredients on hand all the time! Well done, and thanks for sharing!
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