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Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2014
Followed the recipe to the letter and we LOVED it. I was a little worried because I accidentally opened a pretty sweet bottle of wine, but the sweetness was actually a very welcome addition to the spiciness of the peppers (I used hot instead of sweet). I served it with garlic mashed potatoes, which was a nice alternative to pasta. My husband had three helpings! Will definitely be making again.
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Creamy Hot Cocoa

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
I followed the recipe as written, and it was much much too sweet. It would probably be a lot better with less sugar, but that is not the recipe. If you love sweets, you will love this recipe. Otherwise, consider making it using less sugar.
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Hearty Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2012
Oh my goodness, the PEPPER! I used a TEASPOON and they are still extremely peppery. I can't imagine how they would be with a whole tablespoon! Yikes. If I make this recipe again, I will use 1/4-1/2 tsp of pepper.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
I have to say that I am really baffled by the reviewers who say it was too dry. I thought it was perfectly moist, creamy and delicious. The only modification I did, if you can call it that, was to boil the chicken in broth instead of water, then use the broth in making the sauce. Oh, and I skipped the celery seed because DH is not a fan. I will definitely be making this again!
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2011
Absolutely delicious and so easy. Who would have thought just tomato paste and water form the base of the sauce? I skip the anchovy paste and add 1/4 t of salt to account for that. The first time I made this recipe I used the full amount of honey, but now I halve it because it is just too sweet for me otherwise. My hubby likes the sweetness, though. I never have red pepper flakes on hand, so I don't use those, either. I adore this recipe--so easy and it freezes really well!
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Sunday Best Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I love this stuff. Wouldn't change a thing!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2010
I am surprised to read that some reviewers found the sauce too runny. I have made this sauce 3 times in the past couple of weeks (it's THAT good!!) and all 3 times, I had to add more cream after whisking in the cheese because it was just too THICK! I may experiment with using less cheese in the future, but either way, this recipe is AMAZINGLY delicious! **UPDATE** I tried making this thinner by adding less cheese, but it was not flavorful enough. I will just continue to add a little cream as needed after whisking in the cheese. I also add black pepper.
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Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
I love these eggs, but only give 4 stars, because I did make some changes. First, I used pre-cooked bacon crumbles (NOT BACOS, but real bacon). I think this helped with the crunch factor that turned off some other reviewers, plus it saved on time. Second, I added about 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder and a little more mustard than called for. These were a hit with my moms group!
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German Chocolate Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
This was way too sweet for my liking. I followed the recipe as written and was disappointed, it just seemed like something was missing...coconut, maybe? I dunno. The consistency of the bars was off to me, too--the sugar was very grainy/crystallized or something. They would probably be better with homemade caramel, but not worth the effort to make again. Looks like I'm outnumbered, which is a first for me on this site!
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
I did not like this dish at all. Not sure why, it just tasted "off." Sorry.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
This is a very good recipe! I give it only 4 stars because it has too much cumin for my taste, but that is easily changed--I only use 2 tsp instead of 3. Since I don't care for red pepper flakes and didn't have any cayenne on hand, I used Cajun Seasoning. Next time I'm at the store I think I'll pick up some cayenne to see how that works. I have made 4+ batches of this seasoning since finding the recipe and all out of ingredients I already had on hand, how amazing! My husband has told me that he never wants the packet again, and with such an easy and delicious recipe, he'll never need to as long as I'm cooking!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2007
These cookies are fantastic!! I followed other users' advice and added 1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of oatmeal. I also used salted butter instead of margarine and used 1/2 the salt. I rolled the dough into little balls and baked for 13 minutes. They came out amazingly! They were nicely browned and PERFECTLY round and uniform. Everyone kept asking me how I got them so round and uniform. Co-workers even asked if they were store-bought! I will definitely make this recipe again! Ten stars!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
What I loved the most about this recipe was the simplicity! I put whole frozen chicken breasts, a few tablespoons of olive oil (didn't have butter) and about 1/4 cup of white wine in the crock pot before bed and put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, all I had to do was plug it in and leave for work. I cooked it all on low for about 10 hours and the chicken was done perfectly--juicy, moist and tender. I served the stroganoff with brown rice--so yummy!
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Scotcharoos

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2007
This is my most craved indulgence. I make a whole pan of them just to have one serving and then bring the rest to work share with co-workers to avoid the temptation of devouring the whole batch. So quick and easy--15 minutes and you're done!
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2007
I needed a good recipe to use up the bag of apples that my family wouldn't eat (got an off-brand when it as on sale and didn't go over well!). The apples themselves were a little too sweet for all the sugar that was called for, but the crust--WOW. SO good! I want to make this again! I served it with vanilla ice cream and caramel topping.
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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
My mom made these cookies when I was growing up, so I was very excited to find this recipe. To save time, I rolled balls and flatten them with a spoon, leaving a dip in the middle as a space for the cherry. I only used a 1/2 of one cherry on each cookie because that's how mom did it. As others have noted, it saves time to frost the cookies before baking--the frosting can start to harden while you are trying to make it look perfect on already-baked cookies, otherwise. The only reason this recipe gets less than 5 stars is because my husband thought they were too chocolatey (crazy, I know). I will make a double batch next time, though, because these went fast at our Christmas gathering.
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Christmas Sandwich Cremes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
My mom made these cookies when I was growing up, so I was very excited to find this recipe. Didn't have a circular cookie cutter, so I rolled little balls and smooshed them into the sugar, flipped them and pressed the other side into sugar. I forgot to prick about 1/2 of them with a fork and they still turned out well, just didn't all look uniform. For the filling, I would recommend creaming the butter first and then adding the sugar gradually--I made a mess with powdered sugar flying everywhere! I didn't think that it would actually end up all mixing together, but it did. From what I could tell, these cookies were a hit at our Christmas gatherings. Although they were somewhat time consuming, I thought it was worth it for this festive, nostalgic cookie. The only reason they don't get five stars is because they are somewhat less appetizing after knowing what's in them.
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Grandma Minnie's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
This was my first attempt at sugar cookies and OH MY GOODNESS, were they good!! They deserve more than five stars, really. I was short on time so I rolled the dough into balls and smooshed them with a lightly floured glass, as suggested by another reviewer. I topped 1/2 of them with green sugar and the other 1/2 with red sugar and served them at Christmastime. Absolutely gorgeous and delicious--will make again and again!
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Sugar Cookie Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
I must have done something wrong, because my glaze dried with a mottled look to it. It tasted great, though so I will still give it 4 stars. I will try again and hopefully have better results next time in appearance because this glaze tastes great!
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Joe Froggers

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
WAY too much molasses for my taste. The dough was extremely sticky, as others have noted. I probably added another whole CUP of flour as I was rolling out these cookies, just to be able to get them up off the counter. I think I will play around with this recipe, though, because I really liked the texture of the cookie--firm yet chewy. Next time I will use 1/2 the amount of molasses and substitute the other half with light corn syrup. I think I will also skip the cloves and add in cinnamon instead. I may even think about adding more flour to the dough to cut down on the stickiness and help with rolling out. For now, this recipe only gets 2 stars, but I will try again.
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