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Loose Meat on a Bun, Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
My family really enjoyed this. I did double the onions, and it could have used more. My sauce wasn't reducing down much and seemd watery, so I wound up adding about 2 tbsp on flour mixed with water to thicken up the juices just slightly. These were super yummy with lots of pickles and I buttered and toasted our buns. Next time, might even try this on top of rice or noodles instead. We did also add some more seasonings, but this is a great base recipe.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Loved this recipe. I pounded my chicken so it would be even. I did use butter as some had recommended, it tasted great. I also added some seasoning salt to my breading. a very yummy and versatile recip for not much work!
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Instant Pistachio Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
This was a fun dessert to make and eat. I used some of the reserved juice to mix in with the pineapple and pudding mix. I also addes some canned oranges. I used the low fat cool whip. I really liked this, but it did remind of me of something my Mom might have made in the 70's (in a good way!)
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2009
I had this recipe in my recipe box for over a year and kept forgetting about it. I made it one night and my son RAVED about how much he loved it with his noodles. I used the lower fat cream cheese with no problem. I did use a fresh garlic clove instead of the powdered stuff. A great and easy cheese sauce, yum!
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Cream Puff Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
I was very skeptical of this crust, but mine turned out perfect. I made the filling by whipping the cream cheese well first and then alternating the pudding powder and the milk. This was quite a lot of filling, next time I might scale the pudding and milk back for 2 pkgs, instead of 3. I used real whipped cream on top also. This was great and the leftovers were good as well, although not quite as nice as the first day. This would be great for a crowd as there really are 8-12 generous servings. Very yummy and impressive!!
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
excellent bread as written. I did try it with 1 cup of whole wheat as another reviewer suggested and that was WAY too much whole wheat flour, the flavor of the herbs was lost. Last time, I also added a few tsp of vital wheat gluten (some of the recipe exchange members recommended this) and it made for an excellent, tender texture. Very good bread!!
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Dough Ornament Recipe

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
This was a fun and easy project. I halved this recipe and found I needed a touch more water to yield a nice, smooth dough. I mixed mine up in the kitchenaid, so I didn't have to knead by hand. It rolled out nicely with a touch of flour. I made small hearts with my boys and we did some with holes punched with a straw, and some with the paperclips that Cheryl (1st reviewer) suggested. I think I like the clean look of the clip as a hanger. Then just painted then and added 2 coats of mod-podge to seal and get a nice finish. They were fun to do and so cute. We are giving them as necklaces with our valentines cards this year.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 26, 2009
WOW, I loved this dish!! I did as the top reviewer did and baked it in the oven. I did mine at 425 for about 25 min, but I could have pulled them out a few minutes earlier! I skipped the salt and sugar, and decreased the olive oil to suit our families tastes. This was very good and the sauce was great over basmati rice. I will totally make this again! It would be a very quick meal to throw together by preparing the marinade and chicken in the morning, and then just baking at dinner time. Thanks for a great family recipe!!
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2009
this was excellent sandwich bread. I did use 1 1/2 tsp of salk as some reviewers recommended. As soon as it was cool, I sliced the whole loaf and made my son's sandwiches for the week. I got 5 sandwiches out of the loaf, which I froze (PB and J) and he loved them in his lunch. I love when I make that stuff ahead of time!!
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Golden Rum Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
Perfect!!! And I mistakenly used cooked pudding powder. It was still amazing. I did the rest exactly according to recipe. I will make this again and again, very easy and very impressive! Love it!!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
excellent soup. I used much more ham than called for. We enjoyed this and you can add whatever spices you want to customize for your family. We used a little cajun seasoning at the table. Everyone enjoyed it!
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Holiday Cranberry Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2008
I used only about a cup of sugar with my cranberries and it was sweet enough. I also added some halved red grapes and skipped the nuts (allergies). I think the crushed pineapple really adds to this recipe....it was very yummy and decadent!
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
this is awesome stuff!! I used one block regular and one of low fat cream cheese, it was great. Other than that, followed the recipe exactly and served with corn chips. A total keeper!!!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I'm giving this a 5 start rating for the cooking method, the chicken was delish and very moist. I will make again, for sure.....but this spice blend is very salty. I had read some reviews that warned that....but wanted to see for myself. Next time I will half the salt. I made my chicken with bone-in thighs and they were great. *******update****** used only 2 tsp salt this time around and now the seasoning is perfect for me. I baked leg quarters at 275 for just short of four hours. This recipe is very forgiving, simple and a new family favorite!!
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Chocolate Pretzels

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
Like some of the other reviewers, I couldn't find the circle pretzels. I used the square "waffle" kind. They turned out very cute and the kids loved to help. I am sure I will make these a couple times a year, they are really cute with holiday color m&ms. Right now was perfect for halloween mix m&ms, yum!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
Excellent method for brussels sprouts. I also have made green beans and asparagus using this hight-heat roasting technique and it adds sweetness to anything. YUM! I followed others' suggestions and halved most of my sprouts. These were delish.
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Baked Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
We love hot wings at our house, but the deep frying is a giant pain, mess and bad for the hips. This recipe was very good. The wings were crisp and tasty. I did not dip them in the sauce before baking, just did the flour dredging and then refrig before baking. Also, forgot to spray my foil, so they stuck a bit, so I'm sure the non-stick spray is an important step. I tossed my cooked wings in the hot sauce/butter mixture and let it sit for about 10 min before serving. The wings stayed crisp and not soggy. i will make this again (BUT with the cooking spray!!). thanks, I'm sure we will be making these a lot with football season starting! *****Update***** spraying the pan with Pam or other spray is CRITICAL to make sure the wings don't stick. I forgot AGAIN the second time I made these and they really stuck, when I made a try with spray first, then placed the raw wings on, then cooked the first side, then sprayed again....It worked GREAT!
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Easy Ice Cream Sammies

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2009
these were a fun treat to make and eat. I liked that the cookie part was soft (even when frozen) so that the icecream didn't squish out. I copied Trisha's picture and rolled the edges in sprinkles....very cute! A tip that made the cookies more uniform and not too thick......I spooned out the batter onto the cookie sheet and flattened with the back of the spoon into a circle. Then with fingers dampened with water, I was able to smooth out the surface of the cookies (the dough is very sticky, thus the damp fingers!). Without this bit of smoothing out, the cookies were kind of lumpy and bumpy. I will make these again, the kids and grownups both enjoyed them.
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No Bake Cookies III

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2009
this is the same recipe that a friend gave me years back. I followed the advise of many other reviews and boiled the mixture for a full 2 minutes at a rolling boil and they set up very well (better than I had ever made them before!)
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
This was excellent! I did have some red sea salt from Hawaii and used about 3 tsp on my meat (which was cut into large chunks). I sprinkled a small amt of liquid smoke (maybe 1-2 tsp) and used lots of cracked black pepper. No liquid, but it cooked down into it's own juices and the pieces closest to the edges actually got brown and crispy. Great for week night dinners. Love it!
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