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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
Do give this recipe a try. As many of us on here I “tweaked” it according to what I had on hand and to what my family likes. It is the basic rue, flour and stock, as in the milk. I used to be a bit nervous making rue but once mastered there is never a need to buy any sauce of any sorts. My only error in this recipe was skipping the salt with the pasta and the 1 tablespoon in the sauce. Add the salt! Just keep adding a mixture of your choice with the milk, half and half and cheese until you see the desired density you enjoy. I added broccoli, mushrooms, chicken and definitely the cheese. A great first basic recipe everyone should learn. Good posting and thanks!
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Oven Fried Chicken IV

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2010
I was disappointed with the outcome and was so let down after the effort. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly on the seasoning level only. I added garlic powder, thyme, sage, chicken seasoning, salt, pepper and chilli powder. Perhaps this is where it fell apart but the cream mixture of sour cream and a splash of half and half cream I was sure would add something different. It didn’t matter one bit, sour cream added nothing but extra fat and cost where water and any seasoning mixture would do.
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Easy Beef Pot Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2010
A great basic but in need of spices and extra flavor since I had no thyme. I made my own pastry pie crust and to that added one generous teaspoon of basil and a few shakes of onion powder. To the mix added salt, pepper, roasted garlic and dried tomatoes. I also added 1/2 can of milk instead of water. I really liked the Worcestershire sauce in the soup, nice flavor. Thanks for the post!
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Never, Never Fail Pie Pastry

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
Perfect each and every time. I add the vanilla when using it for fruit pies and omit when using for, well, the non-fruit pies I guess. I usually end up with more than enough for a double pie recipe. I rewrap and freeze the left over pieces to use for other purposes when needed. Thank you for sharing this,
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Beef-Spinach Lattice Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
If I was to make this item again I would add more sauce to the pie mixture or something moist. The pie was very dry but has some potential. I had to make an alfredo sauce on the side to pour on top of the baked pie to make it enjoyable to edible after all that work.
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Banana Cream Pie IV

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2009
I have never given a two star rating for anything on here and I am sorry to do so. I as well had no luck in getting the pudding mix to set even after reading all suggestions and attempting them. It was soup banana pie. BUT, I did freeze them and the kids ate them anyway! AND, the cinnamon was a really nice addition, so thank you for that. I just purchased more pudding mix and I am going to try this again. Going for four pies as an attempt. I used the electric mixer with and without cold milk and no luck. If you can get this to set, I bet this is a 5 star, for ease, simplicity and taste.
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Raisin Pie III

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
This was my first attempt at pie making and I chose this recipe. I made three in a row with various pastry tweaks and pie pans for quality check! (Plain old aluminum pan worked the best.)Definitely double the base mix, this is necessary. I also reduced the sugar in the last pie and it met my likes very well, I don't like over sweet. I also reduced the raisins by 1/4 cup or more. I also added a cap full of vanilla to the raisin and water pot, I much preferred this taste. I would also recommend to brush an egg wash on the pie before cooking, it looks much better. Be sure to get into the fine little cracks for an even browning. Also put a cookie sheet under pie to catch any messy droppings! Thank you for posting this, as far as taste goes...you can't go wrong with this one. Go ahead and give it a try! Happy baking to you all!
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White Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
I agree with another poster, this is a MUST know, teach your children this one! It is the basic elements and you build on it anyway you like...you will never buy this again from a store!I have added all sorts of yummy spices, seasonings and goodies to it.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2008
This is great but I just don't like the vanilla in my frosting, I usually leave it out.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
You can't go wrong with this and the more you make it you will change and add to it to make it your own. I like my sauce a little thicker than this comes out so go ahead...play around with it. You can't mess it up!
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Simple Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
I needed a dressing in a pinch and used this one. I was hesitant as hubby does not like sweet dressings but had no choice. I made it to spec and than had to play around with it to reduce the sweetness by adding more mayo and vinegar. He loved it and the rest of the family. I will make again but absolutely reduce the sugar and increase the vinegar. In fact, just keep adding the sugar a little at a time until you agree with the level of sweetness. I added this to a basic spinach salad, crumbled bacon, sliced and chopped eggs, thinly sliced red onions, sliced mushrooms, sprinkle of shredded mozza cheese and sprinkled sliced oven baked almonds on top…WOW…thank you for sharing this dressing recipe, it was easy to make and delicious! - I am rating the dressing not the salad...
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: May 15, 2008
Thanks for an excellent treat. I also made the recommended changes: added extra cinnamon, replaced butter with oil, mixed equal brown and white sugar,added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, one teaspoon of vanilla, cook at least 20 minutes longer than recommended - Wonderful after school snacks for the whole family.
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Chocolate Cherry Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
You can't go wrong with this one! I did not change one thing (I usually do) but no need to do so here. Easy, quick, inexpensive to make and yeilds a nice size. Made three times so far! Thank you so much, it will become a family classic, already has.
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
I did not have a mill so I relied on my blender and strainer to blend my soup up. This did require some time to get the end results but I was okay with that. I also made the soup the night before and let it stand in the fridge over night hopefully absorbing all the flavors of herbs added. I reheated the next day and made the necessary adjustments of salt and sugar. The kids were not impressed with it due to the fresh difference of fresh garden tomatoes over the can of cheap soup. The hubby and I love it however and froze gallons of it in single serving portions. This is a great labour of love and looking forward to it come the cold spell. Thanks for sharing.
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Garden Pork Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This was a great, simple and easy recipe as is. We added all the garden goodies we could find and mixed up the sauce. I can't imagine ever buying the packages of stir fry sauce again. This is also a great cost saving tip. Thank you.
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I added all types of extra seasoning and can't imagine them tasty if I hadn't done so. The great thing is you can add your own flavor. Good luck.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This is a good recipe but would suggest that you skim through the million suggestions to find the right recipe you desire. I try to cut sugar as much as possible and with this recipe you can because of the chocolate. Kids love it; it is very moist and tasty. Review all suggestions prior to considering.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
In my attempts to use up all my garden zucchini I may have used too much with this recipe. So either add extra drained zucchini or drain it lightly. It was just okay and this may be my error but I found that this recipe had a million suggestions to consider. I followed along on some with the desire to reduce the sugar content only. I will keep looking or just try it again as specified.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
We have used this recipe to replace our terrible habit of weekend chicken wings for this "bit more" healthier alternative. I tried a few of the suggestions on the reviews and would say you can add or take away the extras to your liking. A few musts are cut the zucchini thin, evenly coat each slice and definitely coat with a Pam before putting them in the oven even after each turn. We have added a bit of Franks Hot Sauce to the egg whites for an extra zing just like our chicken wings. We also add a lot of different spices to the bread crumbs of basically whatever is easy to grab from the cupboard but just go very, very lightly on the salt.
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Pesto Pita Appetizers

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2007
These are absolutely delicious and make a wonderful offering for company served on a nice platter or dish. I made them for a “Girl’s Night In” and we devoured them in a very un-lady like manner. I even got up and made more. (They are best warm but someone will always eat the last few cold.) I have served them several times since because they are easy and delicious. I use flour tortillas cut into wedges and find this better because the bread is thinner than the pita so you can taste more of the flavor rather than bread. Reduce the cooking time if using the thinner bread and watch the oven closely - they can burn fast if not watched. Thank you for sharing.
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