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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2011
I just made this exactly as the recipe reads (well, I used dried cilantro instead of fresh because I don't use a lot of fresh herbs, therefore they go to waste). It is wonderful...fantastic! My husband loves it too! It is quite spicy, so if you are sensitive to spicy things like I am, you may want to halve the cayenne. Who knew 1/4 tsp. would do that?! Well, probably a lot of you ;o) I also only used one can of black beans only because I didn't read the recipe correctly and only had one can. I must say, though that an extra can would have made this more like "black beans with a little quinoa," you don't need more than one can.
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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
I don't have one negative thing to say about this recipe! My 2 kids, hubby and I all loved it. I need to double it for my family of 4, which allows for a few leftovers, but one recipe isn't enough for 4 people. The flour did not mix thoroughly, so the batter is lumpy, but that doesn't affect the outcome :) Thanks for the recipe!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2010
Wow, thanks for this recipe! My husband, 12yr old and 9yr old all gave it a thumbs up (and these are picky kids!). I did do a few modifications after reading reviews, but I'm betting it would be just as good as is :) I had 1 1/4 lbs ground beef, so I lowered the brown sugar just a tad. I did add a tsp of Worcestershire sauce to the brown sugar and ketchup mixture. I don't do meatloaf in a loaf pan, it's not my thing, so I formed a loaf in a casserole dish, mixed the brown sugar, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce together and used it as a glaze on top. I added onion powder and garlic powder to the meat (I don't like onions in meatloaf). I used 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs instead of saltines (just easier). 1/2 c. milk and 1 egg instead of how it's written.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2011
I thought I reviewed this (my recipe box says I did) but I can't find it. I'll do it again since it's been a while. Anyways, these are amazing and I can't seem to keep them around long. I've made them 3 times in the few short weeks since I found the recipe! I've always loved oatmeal raisin cookies, they are my favorite cookies, but these are by far the best! And I know oatmeal raisin cookies! My 15yr old son says he doesn't like oatmeal raisin cookies, yet he loves these. The smell and taste will remind you of fall, but you will want them year round. The raw dough is amazing to eat as well (I'm a raw cookie dough kind of person).
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
I really love these burgers. I freeze them individually in plastic wrap and then put them inside a freezer bag, this way I can take out one at a time. Such a great, go-to meal!
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Playgroup Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
As is, this is a GREAT recipe! After making them many times, I've come up with a version that suits my family the best. I cut the brown sugar down to 1/4 of a cup, 3/4 is overkill along with the honey. I use whole wheat pastry flour in place of all purpose. I also use fewer raisins, 3/4 c. is overkill again. I use 1/4 cup of cinnamon applesauce in place of the egg (so no egg). Then add lots of natural peanut butter. So I've turned this recipe into a very wholesome, nutritious, vegan snack that we all devour. I need to make them twice a week! But I'm serious when I say that the original recipe is great ;o)
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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2011
Where is the 10 star button!? This is fabulous and I'm sharing it with everyone. I honestly didn't change it too much, but I DID read the reviews first and decided to use olive oil instead of the butter because I eat vegan as much as I can. This soup is GREAT either pureed or kept as a hearty, chunky soup. I actually prefer it as a chunky soup and not pureed just because I really love the textures. I used two HUGE sweet potatoes, more carrot than called for, 2 apples and 1 whole cup of the lentils. Simply because I know how I like my soups and that is hearty and chunky and full of vegetables and lentils. I can't rave about it enough!
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Princess Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
These didn't disappoint! I made them pretty small, so I got twice the number indicated in the recipe. 95 little, bite sized cookies! I used fresh lemons and lots of zest and they are just lemony enough. My family and I love lemon, so I really wanted to make sure the flavor came through. They are soft and cakey, not chewy as some have said. I made the glaze for over top as indicated in the description, but also added zest to the glaze. Try them out!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2014
Fantastic! The only change I made was switching out the shortening for butter (used all butter). I don't use shortening, wont allow it in my kitchen, but I find butter always works just as well. I bake a lot and this recipe was up there with the best! The dough tastes amazing as well, my kids and I had a hard time not eating it all before baking them ;) I used a 1" scoop to make easy and even balls of dough. Mixed the cinnamon sugar to my liking. Making 1" balls, they baked to perfection in 7 minutes. The dough does spread a lot more than you'd expect, so leave extra room. Even though they spread a lot, they were still fluffy, not flat at all. They haven't even cooled yet, so I cannot say whether or not they'll be chewy cookies tomorrow, but I sure hope they will. I don't like crunchy cookies.
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Crunchy Walnut Coated Chicken Strips

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2012
Fantastic recipe! I used chicken tenders and didn't change a thing. My kids loved it, my husband and I loved it. We all went for seconds! It's already printed and in my personal "tried and true" recipe binder. Thanks so much :)
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Snickerdoodles III

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2013
I've made these twice now and my entire family loves them. My daughter requested them for her 12th birthday (we aren't cake people in this house, so we put a candle in whatever dessert we choose!). Mine turn out big and puffy every time. I use a 1" scoop for ALL my cookies, works wonderfully. Thanks!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2013
I think this is very good! Creamy, and best of all, NO ICKY CANNED SOUP that is so bad for you. I left out the mushrooms because I don't like them. I didn't use celery or onion because of picky kids who wont eat those. I did, however, add onion powder in it's place. It needs a lot of salt and pepper, next time I'll add more.
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Microwave Popcorn

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2013
I was so amazed by this idea that I had to show everyone in my family when they came home that day, lol. I'd never heard of this before and yet it makes sense! I even had to post it on Facebook, which I rarely do. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2013
Thanks for the know-how on how to cook a whole chicken in the crock-pot! I look at this recipe more as a guideline & how to do it in the crock-pot. The spices and other things can be changed up quite a bit. After reading many of the reviews, I just went at it and created my own meal. First of all, I used a solid FROZEN whole chicken! It was about 4lbs and didn't come with the neck/giblets inside, thankfully. It worked wonderfully, which means I can now always have a whole chicken on hand, in the freezer, whenever I need it. I quartered 2 onions, put 4 whole stalks of celery and 4 whole and peeled carrots in the bottom. I then put in 2 c. of chicken broth and about 1/2 c. red wine. Then sprinkled the entire thing w/ my seasonings of choice (McCormick Grill Mates: Montreal Chicken). I rinsed and patted dry my whole, frozen chicken and smeared it with olive oil and the same seasoning. Since it was frozen, I could not get to the inside of the chicken at all. I then put the chicken on top of the veggies in the crock-pot. Cooked on high for about 5 hours, then low for another 3 hours. The chicken fell apart when I tried lifting it, which was fine. The carrots were delicious to eat, I discarded the celery & onions. I strained the liquid into a sauce pan, added some flour and whisked until smooth and simmered for a bit to make an awesome gravy. My 15yr old boy and 12yr old girl and hubby all RAVED about the meal.
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Pasta with Vegetables

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2013
This tastes great, I think I will be making it often! It was fast and easy. One thing I love is that I always have the ingredients on hand. I always have frozen broccoli florets and frozen chopped peppers in the freezer. I always have carrots and jarred garlic in the fridge. I always have some type of noodles (this time I used egg noodles), the herbs and the red wine vinegar in the pantry. So thankful for a recipe that doesn't require me to run to the store. I imagine that you could use any veggies you like, and any shaped pasta. Thank you!
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
I want to give this 10 stars, but it wont let me ;o) A-May-Zing! It was so good, I had to text my husband, who was on his way home from work, telling him that I made an amazing dinner for him. Don't change a thing, if you can help it.
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Pasta with Peas and Sausage

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2013
This was very good! My young teenage kids liked it and so did my husband, so that itself gives it 5 stars in my book. It fed us for many days. I made exactly as is, but used whatever pasta shape I had on hand at the time.
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
Yay, it worked! This was my first attempt at making Tiramisu, so I was worried about it's outcome. Especially since it was for my husband's birthday and his whole family would be eating it. When I found the recipe, I didn't have time to read through the reviews. Therefore, I didn't make the changes that many recommended. I made this recipe exactly as written....how could that be wrong with a 5 star rating and 617 reviews?! Well, I'm so glad I made it exactly as written. It actually DID have 24 hours in the fridge before we ate it, which according to reviews, is a good thing. I used the crunchy lady fingers, and they turned out perfectly soft by the time we ate it. The coffee/rum was the perfect amount for someone who doesn't like a strong coffee flavor. I can't say enough good things. It got rave reviews from everyone, and we all liked it better than restaurant Tiramisu.
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2010
We all loved this (including my husband and 12 yr old son and 9yr old daughter). This recipe is now printed and in my permanent go-to recipe binder. I used it with a flank steak, yum!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
These were fabulous!!! Moist, enough banana and the crunchy topping....my kids and hubby loved them as well. It's officially in my personal recipe book! Thanks!
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