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Orange Cream Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
It is very important to let fruit drain at least 5-6 hours. I used 3/4 cup milk in the dressing and let it sit in the frig while the fruit drained, stirring occasionally, and the consistency of the dressing was very nice. All the different kinds of fruit (added fresh strawberries) were delicious. Have to use the salad in 1-2 days, as the dressing does thin out after a couple of days. I would make this again. It is a different salad suitable for company.
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Bird Seed Energy Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
I tried adding the extra egg, too, and thought they were a little too soft, but still very good. Also couldn't find wheat germ, so used cracked wheat--don't try that--were a little too crunchy! They kept soft nicely and were very good after sitting out for several days in a plastic bag. Very versatile recipe. You can double up or substitute many different things to your liking. I added double sunflower seeds and no sesame seeds, and chocolate chips. The flavors were slightly masked by the crunchiness of the cracked wheat, though. So would definitely try again, but use only the one egg and maybe chopped almonds or walnuts instead of the cracked wheat.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
Wonderful soup! Added some red pepper flakes and doubled the other spices. It worked fine to put the chicken breasts in frozen--they cooked nicely. This is especially good with a large dollop of sour cream plopped in the middle of each bowl.
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Lemon Lover's Pound Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
A delicious recipe. I added one package of instant lemon pudding also. That made it very moist.(my husband wanted a very moist lemon cake for his birthday) It made 3-9" layers, if you want to do it that way. I used cream cheese frosting, and it was great and a beautiful cake.
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
For a family potluck I doubled everything except the cream cheese layer(1 1/2x), and it filled my largest 11"x17" glass dish just right. I was worried I might bring home half of it, because it was huge, but it disappeared, and people were scrambling to get the recipe. There were lots of salads, but one man said it was the best one on the table. It did take some calculations to get the liquid amounts right in the Jello layer. For the double recipe I used 3 cups boiling water, one 16 oz. and one 24 oz. package of frozen strawberries. The total amount of that was 8 cups. The Jello part could have been just a little less stiff, so next time, I think I'd add the full amount of water given in the recipe, OR add some fresh sliced strawberries (the fresh tend to add more liquid). But this was a really good recipe, and I'm waiting now for several e-mails from the people who said they wanted the recipe Thank you for this delicious and fun "salad".
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Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
This is delicious and really easy. No cooking. I mix up Eagle Brand and part of the milk in my blender before pouring into freezer. A wonderful recipe.
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2009
This is a great salad! It has so many nutritious ingredients and is delicious. I tried using half cauliflower with the broccoli the second time I made it, and was even better, we thought. Added 1/4 tsp. salt, too, which seemed to make it even better. One of our favorite salads now. Almost a meal in itself.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2009
I'd looked forward to trying this salad for a while. It was quite good, but could have been better if I'd chosen firmer pears and avacado, I think. As it was, the softer pears and avacado kind of mushed together with the dressing and muted the flavor of the dressing. Think next time I'd leave out the avacado altogether. Did double the dressing and was needed. Didn't candy the pecans for lo-carb appeal and were still good. All in all, was a nice salad and will try again with nice crisp pears to see how good it can be.
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Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2009
I didn't have fresh tomatoes, so used canned diced tomatoes. Also used some red pepper flakes instead of fresh peppers. Didn't want to spend so much for fresh herbs, so left out. Was really good anyway. Imagine it would be wonderful using all fresh ingredients. By the time you buy fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, feta cheese, and shrimp, this really gets expensive, but is very tasty for a special occasion.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2009
This was a good recipe, but not quite a five-star. I liked it the first day better, because the pecans were still crisp, and turned a little soggy by the next day. It could have used a little more flavor in the dressing--a little tang--maybe salt, more curry, maybe using Miracle Whip rather than mayonaise would have given it that lift. It did have lots of nice ingredients and was interesting, but don't think I'd make it again.
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Candy Cane Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2008
I made a double batch of this fudge for a bake sale. Forgot to put in the peppermint flavoring, but the crushed candy canes gave it plenty of peppermint flavor, especially after a few days-the candy canes really came through flavor-wise. Used 24 candy canes (the cheap ones)for the double recipe, and that was way plenty. The day the fudge was made, you could taste the white chocolate and Eagle Brand a little, but after a few days, the peppermint was the only flavor you could detect. I used the toothpick method to drag small drops of red food coloring around on the top before the candy hardened. This seemed to work well, and almost looked like the picture. Don't drop too much food coloring on top, though, or it looks rather traumatized. Just use a couple of drops at a time. I microwaved the white chocolate chips and Eagle Brand for 3 minutes at power 7--just until barely warmed, then stirred till smooth. (1100 watt oven) This worked really well and was much easier than the stove method. A very good recipe and different. Especially good for Christmas holidays.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2008
I tried a traditional, old-fashioned recipe (one in which you use a candy thermometer and stir on the stove), and this one two days apart. From a taste test, I really couldn't say the old-fashioned recipe tasted any better. This recipe is so fast and so much easier. I have an 1100 watt microwave and ended up adding the peanuts after miking 2 minutes, cooked 4 minutes more, added the butter, cooked 4 1/2 minutes more, added the soda and vanilla, and poured out to cool on warmed cookie sheets, which had been buttered and lightly sprinkled with salt, as suggested by another reviewer. This is just a great method, and a wonderful way to make lots for gifts or just for the fun of it.
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Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
Another variation of this recipe is to mix in 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese with the pineapple and pudding. Gives the salad a healthier aspect and is delicious.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2008
Took this to a tail-gating party--was delicious. Left out poppy seeds and sesame seeds and didn't miss them. Used feta cheese-was essential. A few didn't try the salad, I guess because of the unlikely strawberry-spinach combination, so hubby and I had a little to finish after the game. Wouldn't have been too good to keep till next day, anyway. Will be one of our favorites now.
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