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Best Chicken Ever

Reviewed: May 18, 2007
A few tips: The cornflakes should be finely crushed, and measure 2 cups AFTER being crushed. (This is close to 6 cups before crushing.) Also, if you put the sour cream on the chicken and refrigerate for at least an hour, the sour cream will stick to the chicken when you add the cornflakes and bake them. You will NOT need 2 cups sour cream! More like 3/4 cup. I added 1/2 pack Ranch dressing seasoning to sour cream. I also seasoned the cornflakes generously with garlic salt, onion salt and seasoned salt. My chicken breasts were large and cooked in 50 minutes. Longer than that, they probably would have been dry. I also left off the margarine and didn't need it. With these few tweaks, this was a delicious way to prepare chicken! My husband says this is his new favorite chicken dish!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2006
This is the best recipe for Pumpkin Bread! I always make a double recipe to give as gifts. Buy the 29 oz. can and double all the other ingredients (using 2 bowls is easiest). I've tried it several different ways and this is my favorite: for a SINGLE recipe, use 2 c white sugar and 1 cup brown, 1/2 cup oil and 1 stick unsalted butter that has been melted and cooled. I tried it with vanilla extract but thought this made it too rich. Also, it will take more than an hour to cook. I rely on the toothpick test rather than time to determine doneness. But toward the end, watch it because the top will start to burn. Everyone loves this! Even my picky 1 year old gobbles it up!
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
This recipe is really good. The second time I made it, I used half the amount of orange juice, and I preferred it this way. The entire amount of oj overpowered the sweet potatoes. You can make this a day ahead and refrigerate. Bring to room temp., heat covered for 30 min., uncover and add marshmallows and cook for 10 more minutes. When reheating leftovers, you also have to add fresh marshmallows. This is really a yummy recipe!
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Baked Swiss Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2007
Everyone in my family, including 2 picky kids and a toddler, really liked this. I changed it to 6 servings, which, by the way, only needed 2 cans of tomatoes. This was the perfect amt. for a large 15x11 in. dish. Because some reviews said this was a little bland, I increased the amount of onion called for and added: a clove of garlic, some bell pepper, and a beef bouillon cube. It turned out really flavorful and not bland at all. It was also very tender and moist. I would suggest to those who said it was dry to make sure dish is covered tightly (I used foil) and make sure meat is covered in the tomato mixture.
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Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
Delicious! And, for the best chicken salad sandwiches ever - leave out the grapes and water chestnuts, then serve with lettuce on 12 grain bread. These are better than any restaurant!
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Neat Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: May 3, 2007
I made this once as written. The celery was a little overpowering. I made it again, but used 1/2 c chopped onion, 1/2 c FINELY chopped green pepper, & 1/2 c FINELY chopped celery. I saved a step by cooking these with my ground beef. My kids enjoy these and don't realize they're getting their veggies! Also, these are even better heated up the next day after the flavors have blended.
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Tortilla Beef Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
After making this several times, I've made a few simple changes that made a big difference! Add chopped onions & bell peppers (about 1/2 cup each) to beef when browning it. Also, for those who don't like the way the chips get soggy on the bottom, you can omit adding them first, and instead add 1 cup cooked rice. Then, just add about 2 cups chips (or enough to completely cover the top) during last 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and refried beans for a complete "Mexican restaurant" style meal!
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Pork Chops in Beer

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
This is a simple and good weeknight dish. Made a few changes the 2nd time: I seasoned the chops good with garlic salt and pepper and then browned them. I used only half the beer, adding 8 oz. of water. I topped each chop with a thin slice of onion and then poured the liquid over the chops. I baked covered with foil for 50 minutes, uncovered them and baked 15 min. more. This made them more tender and juicy. I served over rice, but the next time, I'm going to add one cup of uncooked rice to the dish at the beginning. I think this will absorb some of the extra liquid. My family liked the taste of these pork chops.
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Mushroom Sauce Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2007
Overall, easy and good. I thought 2 large onions would be too much, so I used 1 onion and 1 garlic clove. Also, left out the potatoes because I served with mashed potatoes (great gravy!) While baking, I left the dish covered for an hour; uncovered it and cooked 10 more minutes. Very tender this way!
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Cinnamon Swirl Kuchen

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2009
My daughter made this for German heritage day at school, but my family loved it so much that we make it often now! The key to having a moist cake is to wrap it tightly before it cools completely. I let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from the pan and allow it to cool 25 - 30 minutes longer - and then I wrap it tightly in foil. The next day you will have a moist and delicious cake! I also cooked it 5 minutes less (1 hr., 10 min.) when a long wooden skewer came out clean.
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Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
This is too good to be so simple! My family loved it! I didn't have mushrooms or water chestnuts, and it was great w/o them. I combined the celery with 1 tablespoon margarine and cooked it in the microwave for 1 minute because my family doesn't like the "crunch". They did, however, like the buttered cracker topping. I will be making this again. I can't wait to try it with the mushrooms!
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Piggy Wiggys

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Traditional recipe, cutting each large triangle into 3 smaller ones, making 24 piggies for each can of crescent rolls...great!
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Crispy Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
Excellent! The shortened frying time made this so much easier. My last batch only took 2 minutes per side to brown. I used chicken breasts - on the large side - so I baked for 40 minutes. They were still very juicy. I omitted the oregano and sage (just personal preference) and used extra seasoning salt on the pieces as they came out of the frying pan. I cooked my chicken with the skin on, but next time I will remove it. With the shortened frying time, the skin did not get crispy enough for my taste. I will also drain the chicken well on paper towels prior to putting in the oven next time, as the bottom of the chicken was soggy. I think turning halfway through baking time would also help. All in all, a great fried chicken recipe!
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Old-Fashioned Cheese Potatoes

Reviewed: May 15, 2007
This is a yummy side dish! I used 1 cup velveeta and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar. I didn't want to go to the trouble of boiling the potatoes as some had suggested, so I cooked it for 30 minutes covered with foil. I cooked it uncovered for the remainder of the time, and the potatoes were perfectly done. (I did taste the sauce before pouring over the potatoes and adjusted the seasonings as needed.) Delicious- especially with grilled chicken!
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Roasted Vegetable Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2006
I am giving this 5 stars because of it's simple goodness. This isn't a "fancy" meal, but it is oh so good. It was great to watch my family go back for seconds. Hubby requested that we have it every week! I would suggest seasoning vegetables well and using chicken broth in place of water. I also pricked the whole potatoes with a knife to allow flavors to flow through.
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Bebop Baked Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
Excellent! The only change I made was to add 1/2 cup chopped red onions and sauteed them with the pepper. The next time, I will not drain my pork and beans as they were almost too dry. Other than that, these were perfect!!
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Chocolate Mug Milkshake

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2008
I'm rating it 5 with my changes - 3 cups chocolate icecream, 1 cup vanilla icecream, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon Nesquick, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Delish!!!
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Striker's Potatoes O'Brien

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
Easy & delish! Haven't tried it frozen yet. I cubed my potatoes, added to boiling water and cooked approximately 5 minutes (still firm). Dipped potatoes in ice water to stop cooking, then proceeded with recipe as written.
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Raspberry Pie I

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2007
This was sooo good! My berries were tart, so I added an extra 1/4 cup sugar. Used frozen pie crusts, but it was still so fresh and wonderful tasting. My husband said to throw all other recipes out and only use this one!
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The Best Chocolate Cake You Ever Ate

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
This is the same recipe I had years ago and happy to have it again! As suggested by others, I use 3 sticks butter (omit veg. oil), use only 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and punch holes in cake with handle of small wooden spoon prior to adding the icing. It's much better on day 2...even more moist!!
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