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Arkansas Green Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
Oh. My. God. So I have to be honest. I picked this recipe over the various others because of the fact that you bake it. This is much easier when making a large Christmas dinner. I was VERY worried how it would taste, the brown sugar part was making everyone make faces. So I took the suggestion of others and halved the brown sugar. As I was worried about the sauce permeating through all the beans, I also added 50% more sauce. Turns out this second part was not needed, but taking the brown sugar down by half was. IT WAS PERFECT. Everyone LOVED it. The only other changes I made was that I did cut the bacon into smaller pieces before microwaving, but I still layed it on top, and used enough to cover the beans. I also used frozen beans, and 4 bags worked well. We will definitely be using this recipe again!
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Corn Casserole III

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
This exact recipe is all over the web. The only variant is in the egg. I added 1 egg. Didn't drain the creamed corn, did drain the regular corn, used low fat sour cream, and my butter was salted. Cooked uncovered at 350 for at least an hour. Came out perfect - just the way my family always makes it.
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Cheesy Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
Giving this a 5 for the simplicity. It was pretty good, just lacking a bit of something. It could be that my taste was a hair different, as I used a different brand/type of chopped spinach and fat free cottage cheese. Will be making again, as the ingredients are so simple, and usually on hand.
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German Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2009
So there was a little confusion with the lasagna noodles, as the box said 12-14 minutes, so I boiled for about 11 total. And the sauerkraut didn't come in a 20 oz can, so I got a 27 oz. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and it was hands down and instant winner. I tried it on my family for a Saturday get together and everyone had been ho-hum about me trying this "weird" dish. But turns out, they ALL LOVED IT! It was completely gone, which is really rare. Thanks so much!
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Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2010
Very good. The only changes I made were for some health substitutions. (Used half whole wheat flour, egg beaters, 1 T melted butter with 1 T applesauce.) I did run out of brown sugar though, so I made it to 1/4C with some sugar substitute. I doubt it made too much of a difference though. The taste was pretty good, my husband loved them to pieces. I wasn't too thrilled with how thick they were (I was just in the mood for regular pancake-thin pancakes) but they were still tasty. I'd probably add some more spices or pumpkin to get more of that flavor out, but not necessary. They were pretty tasty as is.
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Sugar Free Mocha Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2010
Unbelievable! One of the best things I have ever tried on Allrecipes. I used two different chocolate graham cracker crusts, and mocha instant coffee instead of espresso. I wasn't sure about "brown sugar substitute" as the only kind I can find is Splenda Brown Sugar BLEND, which would call for half of the 1C if following the normal rules between Splenda and Splenda BLEND. So I compromised and used 1/2C regular Splenda, and 1/4 C of the brown sugar blend. This equals 1C of sweetness. Anyway, that was all I changed, and it came out AMAZING. I can't understand a one star review at all. YUM.
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Crab Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
I would give it a two, husband said four, so I averaged them. This was just too wierd for me, but I can see where it was a "good" recipe. It just was no my thing, and grossed me out a bit. You'll just have to try it for yourselves...
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Santa Fe Veggie Quesadillas

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2008
I've made many versions of this now and it remains a favorite dinner choice for me and my husband. I like that this recipe is easy to manipulate and that you don't have to be precise. As is is great, but when being "lazy" we just sprinkle on and eyeball cheese, corn and beans. But we've also added ground turkey burger, or turkey lunchmeat cut up to get some protein, and I've been wanting to try some black olives or mushrooms with it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole IV

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
We've made this several times now. We don't change it very much- we aren't exact on chicken, and do 12 oz of broccoli. We add a small can of mushroom stems and pieces. I usually decrease the milk by a hair because of the liquid in the other foods. As written, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper is way too much. We cut in half and still have a very strong pepper flavor. We love this recipe because it is a delicious chicken "slop" that is very healthy and low in calories.
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Turkey Sausage Breakfast

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
I would have given this a three, but my husband said four, and as I see potential, I'll round up. But this was definitely lacking in flavor for me, and we even used real sausage! I didn't make too many changes but here's what I did: used pork sausage as store didn't have ground turkey sausage. Used O'briens shredded hash browns and, as they didn't have a smaller package, had to guess at half to get to the 16oz. I used egg beaters, and added an extra "egg." I used the written amount of cheese and milk. I used 1/2 a regular onion and cooked it with the sausage. I layerd the hashbrown on the bottom and with some salt and pepper, attempted to "crisp" them before topping with the mixture. It was missing something. We agree it needed more hashbrown and more egg. However, the hashbrowns were the lacking flavor part, so we might try tator tots next time. I can't see how mixing them in would help, and enjoyed the layering. (Usually I go the other way with recipes.) It was a good base, and we will probably make again, but differently.
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Berry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2013
I loved these! They're addicting. I ate four on the first day I made them. I made them pretty close to the directions. I did not substitute for butter or use more sugar. I used a blueberry/raspberry/blackberry mix. The only thing I will recommend: do not use frozen fruit. I was in the freezer section looking for frozen cranberries when i realized I would have to switch to this recipe, so I just grabbed the bag mix. Everything turned out okay, but I did drain a lot of liquid after thawing the berries and was concerned with how it would effect the sugar and cornstarch. They still turned out great, I love that berry combo, but I will definitely use fresh next time. I prefer fresh, I was just too lazy to walk all the way to the other side of the store again. Oh, and I did substitute half the sugar for Truvia in both the crust and berries, just to cut down on sugar and calories. Again, they tasted great, so for those of you watching your sugar intake, there is no problem substituting at least some of it.
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Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
Yum-ee. Husband and I both loved this. I couldn't stop going back for "just another half slice." Modifications made: 3 1/4 C strawberries. (One frozen bag of whole strawberries, 2/3 sliced, 1/3 diced.) 1 3/4 C sugar. 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Same amount of oil, but subbed 1/2 C no sugar added applesauce for that much oil. That's it. Really, the changes were so small I doubt they were needed, except for the applesauce for health sake, and the strawberries. Even adding 3 1/4 cup of sliced/diced strawberries wasn't enough to give it a real strong strawberry flavor. May try adding more, but I think it just may be one of those things that you either accept, or the solution is much more crafty than I'm capable of. (Strawberry applesauce was a good idea- but I didn't see any at my store.) I may want more strawberry flavor, but this was pretty fantastic anyway.
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Fast Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2008
I'm writing to update my review since I've made this several times now. Changes: 1) Only use sour cream in place of mayo. 2) 1 can cream of chick, 1 of cream of mushroom. 3) Add about 1/3 cup of milk. I mix everything together, reserving some cheese to top with. I use whatever cheese we are currently stocking. Some times I add the bread crumbs, some times I don't. They really don't add much. But the sour cream makes it. We tried doing half sour cream, half mayo, and the all sour cream was much better.
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Walnut Cookies I

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2008
Tried these when I was out of chocolate chips, but had plenty of walnuts. Pretty good flavor, like the other reviews said, nothing too amazing, just good. I'm not sure, I might have messed up, as I tried halfing the recipe and used 2 eggs, but mine looked nothing like the picture. Will try again, but don't know if they will be a fam favorite.
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
So freaking good. I had to use almond milk instead of half and half, and I followed the suggestion of laying out the spinach, the raw chicken on top, then sauce, and cooking for 25 minutes at 350, adding cheese and going for another 10. Served over rice and it was delicious! Thank you for a great recipe!
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Sugar Free Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Ok, I followed the instruction exactly, and added the 1/4 t baking powder and a splash of vanilla. They taste alright, and will probably go well with some sugar free ice cream. But on their own... eh. They are so thin, I can't even call them pancakes. I would love to know how someone got theres as thick as the ones pictured, cause like I said, I followed all the instruction about beating till fluffy, the order, etc, exactly. I will probably play with this again though, since it is extremely low in calories and no sugar.
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Sugar Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2010
This was pretty good. It definitely doesn't taste "sugar free" but it also isn't very sweet tasting, almost a tad bland for a dessert. Might try adding some spices next time, cause lack of super sweetness is usually a good thing to me. I made this pretty much exactly as written. Used some healthy subs, like egg beaters and 1% milk. Also subbed a cup of flour out for a cup of whole wheat flour. And used splenda blend brown sugar (cut in half as the bag says) for the topping. Came out great. Wouldn't change a thing except for some more spices (more cin, vanilla, nutmeg maybe?).
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I made several changes, but I'm glad I did, because this cheesecake was so good I was told it was Cheesecake Factory worthy. First, added a 3rd package of cream cheese. Increased sugar to 3/4 C. Folded in about 4 ounces of sour cream after adding the eggs. Used a whole can of pumpkin. Doubled, if not more than doubled, the spices with the pumpkin. I was worried that with all the increases, it would not fit my crust, so I bought graham crackers just in case. Let me tell you, when you're standing over the trash can with the pre-made crust laying shattered amongst the rubbish because you were an idiot and tried knocking the crumbs out, and it's 8:00pm on Christmas eve, you are VERY glad you bought that box of graham crackers. I was also very glad when it was so much pie it almost over flowed my springform. So probably could have made two pies using a regular store crust. Used about two cups of the plain cheesecake for the bottom, the rest mixed with the pumpkin and the changes I noted, and cooked for about an hour. Like I said, "Cheesecake Factor worthy." Thanks for the recipe and thanks to all those whose changes I stole!
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O'Brian's Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I pulled this recipe for my mom to make on Christmas. She followed it exactly, except at the end she only used 1/4 cup of butter on the corn flakes. Oh, and we also used cheddar cheese. We all loved it! You really can't go wrong with so much cheese and sour cream. Might add a little bit of pepper next time, but otherwise, perfect!
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PHILLY Creamy Rice, Chicken and Spinach Dinner

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
My husband and I thought this was pretty good, as we like creamy, chicken, and rice dishes. I did think it was a little "thick". We made two changes. We cooked the rice seperately in chicken flavored water and stirred it in to the main pot after the chicken was cooked. (We did not have instant rice.) We also used fat free cream cheese, and I'm sure this is where part of the taste/thickness issue comes from. Everything else was the same. I'm considering using an alfredo or cream based soup along with the cream cheese next time. I also want to use more spinach or other veggies. Pretty good though, just needs a few changes.
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