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Apple Crisp III

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I agree with people who said it's good if you have just a few ingredients. I used 3 Granny Smith apples, which was 4 cups the way I sliced them, and this still was too flat. The water was way too much--this was too soupy, though I baked it as long as I could before the top would burn. The taste was good, but not the presentation. I'm glad I tried this. I made this for company and was actually embarrassed. I should have made it for myself first to see what it was like. Oh, well. Thanks anyway for the recipe.
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Field Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
Loved it; thanks so much.
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Cranberry Mousse Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
I made the mousse part, didn't put it in a pie shell, and it was wonderful! My only mistake was to not let it chill until thickened; I rushed it at maybe 2 hours, and it was a bit runny, but my guests were none the wiser and raved. Oh, I also didn't use frozen whipped topping b/c of the chemicals in it; I made fresh whipped cream instead. So it probably wasn't as sweet as it otherwise would have been (which is a good thing--there's already a ton of sugar in this). LOVE IT!
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
Loved it. Made separate skewers for chicken, and for veggies. Good marinade for chicken breasts even if you don't make kabobs. Be sure to soak your wood skewers for 20+ mins. so they don't burn on a grill (I charcoal grilled mine). I tripled the sauce; probably could have done with only doubling as others did. I added zucchini chunks and mushrooms. Definitely will make again. Served with "Microwave fried rice" found on this site, and it was a wonderful meal.
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Microwave Fried Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
This was pretty good, even though I used chicken broth instead of water (I had no boulion) and forgot the soy sauce (duh). The main thing is: use white long grain rice, not brown long grain rice, and the cooking instructions are spot on--which I appreciate b/c I can never make rice right. I hate when a recipe says "serves 6" but not what the serving size is. I meant to measure, but I think it's at least 1 cup per serving. It was a ton, whatever it was! This is a good basic rice recipe that you can do other things to. It's a keeper.
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Penne with Chicken and Pesto

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Wonderful! But for me it was time-consuming to assemble. Still, excellent. My mistake was in overcooking it a bit. I didn't check until 40 minutes baking time and by then it was a bit dry inside, and crispy on top. I'll make it again but check after 30 minutes baking time. Wow, was this ever good! Could be b/c I used home made pesto and home made alfredo sauce, so bottled stuff may yield a different result. Maybe better, maybe not....
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Sweet Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
I used orange juice (the not-from-concentrate kind) b/c I didn't have frozen concentrate, and still this was super good! My guests raved. Thanks!
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Easy Alfredo Sauce I

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Wonderful. Chefsingledad's comments were spot on. I'm so glad I made this! No bottled stuff for me anymore. And he's right, it's a base. I added a couple cloves of garlic, and now that I know what this sauce is like, next time I'll add some other fresh seasonings. This is a keeper! Thanks to Kathy Rose.
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Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2011
It would really help if the serving size were given. I need a specific amount of pesto, and this gives me no clue of what I'll end up with! Grrrrr. Ok...now it's a day later and I made this. It made 11 oz for me. So the serving size is 1 oz per person. Recipes ALWAYS need to have the yield; the number of servings alone is meaningless. The taste is ok; next time I'll cut back a bit on the oil, which I find a little overpowering. Or, cut to the chase and buy jarred, which I'm guessing can be even better. Maybe this needs more cheese?
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BLT Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
Wonderful! I made as stated except used bacon ranch as others had. The next day, it was still fine--I didn't have to add more. I used thick-cut bacon. I could find only "small" and "large" and "jumbo" shells, so I got the small, which worked ok. I did add peas as others, mostly b/c the dish needed more color--which is the same reason I added a touch of shredded medium cheddar. I prepared the bacon by baking (400 degrees, put bacon on baking sheet in cold oven, turn on the oven and from that point on, leave it in 17-20 mins., and it's perfect--but line sheet w/foil). I'll make this again and highly recommend it. You might add shrimp or salmon or tuna to this to change it up a bit.
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Creamy Pork with Sour Cream Sauce

Reviewed: May 27, 2011
This was very ok; I'm not a fan of recipes with soup in them, and I'm afraid this didn't help me overcome that opinion. Just very ok; wasn't a rich sauce, and was very much like souped-up soup. I would not go out of my way to buy pork cube steaks just to make this. People who go for this kind of sauce (you know who you are) would like it just as well over cheaper cuts of beef. BTW I ignored the chicken stock addition b/c I didn't think that was a make-or-break ingredient; I did not add water in its place.
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Ham and Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: May 26, 2011
If you like the ingredients, you'll probably like this. We found it bland, and I'm not sure what I'd do to kick it up. I did add peas to the overall mix, and that was nice and probably improved it for us. But still, even with added garlic, something, SOMETHING, is missing here. But if you're a fan of bland, you'll like it. Kids who like ham will like it b/c of it's blandness. If I figure out what it needs (a low priority for me, as other recipes don't require such brainpower), I'll make it again with the revision; otherwise, I'm glad I tried it, but won't do again.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
Pretty good; maybe my expectations were too high after reading the stellar reviews. It was bland; next time I'll add Italian seasoning. I used real Parmesan (not that grated Kraft junk), and that was good; and I had only 2 breasts, both 8 oz., and the cooking time was spot-on. I used the amount of garlic called for, but it got lost; I'll add more next time. I served it along side steamed broccoli and angel hair pasta with some Kraft garlic cooking sauce I'd gotten for free and had to finish up.
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Garlic Carrots

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Wow! Thanks for this recipe. We love it. I'd never thought to put this combination together. I made it exactly as stated; it was perfect. I strongly dislike cooked carrots, and had thought nothing could make me eat them, but I'm eating my words (and Garlic Carrots) now! I'm very grateful. Thanks agin.
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Beef Tips and Noodles

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2010
Wow! We loved it. Served on wide noodles. Like "Sara Ann", I made it in the crock pot. I used a bit less water and milk than she did, and canned (not fresh) mushrooms; and regular Campbells cream of mushroom soup. Next time, I'll use two cans; three was too much. I added carmelized onion strips, and 2 tsp chopped garlic. My top sirloin steak ($2.99/lb.) was 1.82 lbs., and the 3 cans of soup made almost too much "gravy." (Glad I cut down on the other liquids.) But it was delish! For me, four hours in the crockpot (on LOW) was optimum. My husband wants this in our dinner rotation every few weeks. Yum!
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2010
These are outstanding. I used a 16-oz jar of Smucker's Natural Creamy. The cookies didn't spread as much as I'd expected; I could have gotten more on the cookie sheet and didn't need to space them more than maybe 1.5" apart. But wow, these are addictive, and nothing like the store-bought stuff. So easy and fast, too. Thanks so much for this recipe. This is the only peanut butter cookie I will ever make. Perfection!!
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Cranberry Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
I made this exactly as stated. We did not like it at all. The cake base's flavor was terrible. The combination perhaps of cinnamon and ginger is what threw it off, plus it was overly sweet from the add'n of brown sugar. Further, as I think another reviewer said, you really could have used canned whole cranberry sauce for this to save time. I don't think you'd be able to have told the difference. Looks like I learned my lesson: stay with my tried 'n' true cranberry recipes.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
Mine looked nothing like the photo. I used 1/2 c brown sugar + 1/4 c white sugar as another reviewer suggested. Mine came out very crumbly and tasted terrible--overly sweet. I threw them out. The recipe doesn't say what a "serving" is. For me, it was 2 cookies (it made 12) that started out slightly smaller than golf ball size. I not only needed milk after eating a cookie, but I needed to brush and floss. Waste of time and ingredients.
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Grilled Chicken Thighs Tandoori

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
We enjoyed this a lot. I made it exactly as called for, right down to the fresh grated ginger. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs; the recipe wasn't clear. I grilled on a charcoal grill; sounds like others used a gas grill (if they didn't use the oven). I kept the marinade on the meat (couldn't see the point of taking it off). Next time I might double the marinade and save the other half for mixing with accompanying rice, which I served as a side. I guess b/c my thighs were boneless, they cooked up after about 25 minutes (40 and they would have been way dry). Full disclosure: we've never had Indian food, much less something cooked in a Tandoori oven, so I can't attest to the flavor's authenticity. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this dish!
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Kidney Bean Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm so excited. This is just great, and it made my day to have found this and make it. Thanks so much.
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