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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2012
I made these for a get-together of family members for boating and motor-bike riding one summer day. The kids really liked these. It got a little hot in the boat, and the cookies got a little crumbly, but they ate them anyway and loved them. I used Dove caramel-filled chocolate pieces for the centers, and they worked well. was fun to have the surprise caramel inside. Will probably make these again.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2012
I changed things just a little bit--used tri-color, little cheese-filled pasta--don't remember what they were called. I thought that would be good, but wasn't as good as I thought. Next time would use just the rotini as suggested. The dressing left something to be desired, too. Made it just as recipe said. I added some blue cheese dressing I had on hand, and that improved it some. Just was kind of bland before. Think it could have used a little more tomato. Maybe halved cherry tomatoes would be good, as they wouldn't become kind of mushed-up in the salad. Left out the olives, as that didn't sound good to me. All in all was pretty good, but don't know that I'd make it again.
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Cucumber-Carrot Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2012
Pretty good salad. I sliced the cucumbers and carrots really thin in the food processor, and that had a nice effect. The ginger and seasoned vinegar came through quite well. A nice salad--a little different--for summer. Don't know yet how it tasted the second day yet. I doubled the recipe, and had some left over. Will update. Update: The next day(s) it tasted very good still. Still had a crunch and the flavors really developed a little more. Will make again.
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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I wanted a good, easy way to fix pork spareribs, so tried this. Used 1 cup catsup, 2 cups Baby Ray's sauce, and turned out delicious. Liked that you browned the ribs in the oven before the slow cooking. Allowed to cook about the 6 hours. Don't let it cook too much longer than that, or it gets kind of stringy. Was very good.
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Baked Lemon-Basil Pasta

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
I thought this sounded pretty good, but was kind of disappointed. I added lots more chicken, quite a bit more wine, and more garlic, but you couldn't taste the wine, the sour cream, the garlic. The lemon came through, and was quite nice, but all in all it was kind of bland and not too memorable. If I made it again, I'd increase the wine some more, the basil more, and maybe more salt. The pasta wasn't too dry--pretty good. Just kind of a bland dish that I don't think I'll try again.
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Yellow Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
A very good casserole--made just as the recipe said, except that I increased the cracker mix by about 1 1/2 times. Think that made it a little better, though higher in calories. Would be nice to do it that way for company, but just for daily cooking might not need to do that. Anyway, a really good side dish.
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Sherry Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
These pork chops and apples turned out just OK. I think if I tried them again, I'd put the apples on top of the pork chops so that the juice,of which there was a lot, would help moisten and flavor the chops. You couldn't taste the sherry, which was a little bit of a disappointment to me. I think I might try them again with those changes.
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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I only had 1 lb of turkey and so scaled it back a little. However, I used the 2 eggs, about 1/2 cup bread crumbs and about 1/2 of a package of Lipton's dry onion soup mix. The burgers turned out pretty good. Instead of making them into patties, (the mixture was quite gloppy), I spooned globs into a little olive oil in a fry-pan and flattened and rounded them out to burger shapes. That worked well. Will probably make them again, as it's a good way to use ground turkey, which we like to have every now and then.
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Winter Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2012
We really liked this casserole even without the topping, which I didn't put on because of the extra calories, and I didn't want it to seem like a dessert. You could taste the eggs in it, but I thought that was really delicious. Will definitely make again. To cook the squash, I microwaved large about 8x8 inch unpeeled pieces for 12 minutes and then scraped the cooked squash off the peel. Worked quite well. Update: Made again for company, and they wanted the recipe. Really liked the dish. One of my favorites now.
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Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2012
This was easy to do, took only one bowl to mix up, and was delicious. Would make it again. Not too sweet. Buttermilk flavor is subtle especially a few hours after it's made. Nice accompaniment to dinner.
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Tomato Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2012
This turned out to be quite good. After reading the reviews, I used Roma tomatoes so the crust would be less soggy, I brushed the partially baked crust with egg white also to prevent the crust from becoming soggy. The crust was still a little soggy, even with all those prevention measures. I did everything else as the recipe stated, and it turned out to be a good appetizer for our Super Bowl party.
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Megan's Granola

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
Can't make this anymore, as I just couldn't stop eating it--it is so good!! I 1/2X the recipe, and it made quite a lot. I thought we'd have a hard eating it all, but NOOO. It was delicious.
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A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
I followed the recipe pretty much except that I didn't add the water/chicken stock to the pan until after drippings had browned quite well. That made for a great gravy. I didn't tent the turkey either, and it turned out quite nicely brown. I spread butter slabs under the skin on each side of the turkey. I think an important thing to do is use a meat thermometer, too. I cooked the turkey until it was 180 degrees in the thickest part of the breast meat. It turned out to be the best turkey I've ever made. It was moist and done just right.
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Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
I made this quite a while ago, so only remember that it was more cake-like than most banana breads, but very good.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
Finally made this after having the recipe around for quite a while. Turned out really good--moist and with plenty of banana flavor. Had more bananas in it than most recipes, I think. We ate it pretty fast. Had intended to send some to mother-in-law, but didn't have enough to send her after a couple of days. Would probably use this recipe again. Adding walnuts would be good.
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Mini Crescent Dogs

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
I made these for a Christmas Eve family get-together, and they were very popular! I used 3 cans of the Crescent Rolls and 2 packages of the little smokie sausages, and that made about 75 little appetizers. The kids LOVED them, and the adults scarfed them down too. I put out several kinds of mustards to go with them, but nobody seemed to want to use the mustard. They just popped them plain. They were simple and fun to make. I froze them after making them, let them thaw a couple of hours before the party, then warmed them in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. Then I put them in a large flat corning ware dish on low on the stove. I put several layers of foil in the bottom of the dish. I really don't know if this worked or not, as they disappeared so fast. Would make them again for sure.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Honey

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
These turned out quite good. They didn't caramelize until after the second 20 minute baking time, but were really good anyway. I think I overdid the ginger a little, but still tasted good and different. Didn't have any added fat, so were a low-fat food. I think I'd make them again, as we love sweet potatoes, and this is a nice change from the usual ways of cooking them.
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Crescent Dogs

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
Made these for grand kids one evening, and they liked them even before they tasted them. Our granddaughter said, "Those are my favorite." And I'm pretty sure she'd never had them before. They are fast and fun to make. You have to be sure to bake them long enough for the dough to cook next to the hot dogs--especially if the hot dogs are cold to start with. I didn't bake them quite long enough, and they were borderline doughy. So bake them until they are good and golden brown. Will make again especially for the kids.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
I was disappointed in the way this turned out--probably partly because I made the pie in a larger than normal graham cracker crust, and so the layers were thinner. There was too much crust in relation to the filling, and so not enough of a "cheesecake effect". Also the filling didn't seem sweet enough. It was good but just not really good, as I'd hoped it would be. I didn't even put it out at our Christmas Eve party, as I didn't think it measured up to what I'd hoped it would. I don't think I'd try it again, as there didn't seem to be too much potential for a really great dessert there. If I did try it again, I'd make it in a smaller graham cracker crust and add 1/4 cup sugar to the filling. I might even 1 1/2 time the filling.
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Baked Spaghetti I

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
This turned out very good. Reheated it was delicious too. We had it for dinner several days, as there are only two of us, and it make a large 9x13" dish. Will definitely make again. If you are in a hurry, you could substitute a jar of spaghetti sauce for the sauce here and have a nice dish quickly. I didn't think the mushroom soup mixture on the top was really necessary after making it. I think you could just top the dish with some cheese if you didn't want the extra soup topping.
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