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White Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2007
This recipe break my cardinal rule of only making recipes with LOTS of 4/5 stars. I needed a simple white sauce recipe that I had all of the ingredient on hand for (ruling out almost all of the others since I didn't have cream or half and half) so I gave this a shot. I have to say it was pretty good. I did not have any butter-flavored granules so I did add a smidge more butter but I didn't feel it was missing anything. I did add a little extra flour than stated since I was having thickening problems but, in the end, with a little bit of salt and pepper, it was a nice, simple white sauce that is very good as is or could be gussied up if being served over more than just pasta. Sometimes risks do pay off.
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Oven Brown Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
I broke my own cardinal rule with this recipe - I was in such a hurry while making it, I didn't read the reviews beforehand. Thankfully, I did read them while it was cooking - hence the high rating. I did give it 5 stars because it was rather tasty, although, after the recommended cooking time, my chicken was ready, my rice was still super watery. I popped it in the microwave for 8 minutes and that seemed to complete the cooking process. I was a bit salty (as others had mentioned) but not horribly so (the only change that I made was that I used Low Sodium Chicken Broth because it was the only thing in the house). In the future, I will allow the extra cooking time and I think that I will reduce the sodium by diluting the broth with water. Was interesting cooking rice in the oven - prior to this, I had only done it stovetop.
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Caper Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2008
Very easy to make and tasty. I did double the sauce but it seemed to make a whole LOT of it so I'm not sure doubling was necessary. Other than doubling the sauce, I made it just as written. My only complaint is that the sauce is a little thin so next time, I'll thicken it up with cornstarch before serving. And I'll add more capers (my own personal preference).
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Maple Glazed Turkey Roast

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
I'm not a brave cook so I tend to go for the recipes that already have 100+ high reviews. Not sure what I was thinking going for a recipe with only 2 previous reviews but it definitely paid off! A friend gave me a huge frozen turkey breast and as it thawed, I was clueless as far as what to do with it. I made this recipe just as written. This was really good and easy peasy to make!
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Mint Juleps

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2007
I'm not sure if I'm fairly rating this recipe because it may well be fantastic considering what it's supposed to be but....wowsa was this strong!!! No matter how much I tried to dilute it, I kept flashing back to my college days. I just couldn't drink this, nor could my husband who has a WAY WAY higher tolerance than me for alcohol. Too strong!!!!!!!!
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Fun Cookie Suckers

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2008
What a fun project with the kids on an unexpected snow day. It took a cookie or so to get the technique down (we were making the "snake" too thin) but even the mistakes have their own character. I added the additional 1/3 cup of sugar as others had suggested and we didn't have a problem with bland cookies. They are sugar cookies though, not super sweet like choco chip, etc. Will definitely make again.
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Incredible Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
This really was pretty darn good (just shy of "incredible"). I did have to up the temp to 425 about 45 minutes into the cooking time because it still looked pretty raw and then continued to cook for another 15 minutes (that may be the fault of my old oven though). For as easy as it was, it deserves the 5 stars.
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Gob Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2007
I'm not sure that I'm entitled to rate this recipe because of the extensive changes that I made. I was originally going for a whoopie pie recipe which led me to gob cakes (a name apparently limited to PA borders since I'm in MD and have never heard it called by that name). This recipe sounded the best of the gob cake/whoopie pie selection. One thing I didn't take into account was that this was a "cake" so after mixing it, it was way too runny to be used for individual whoopie pies. I added an additional 1 - 1 1/2 cups of flour (I didn't measure, I just kept adding until the consistency was right). For the icing, I used a previous reviewers recipe of 3c powdered sugar, 1/3c butter, 1t vanilla, and 1-2T milk just because the butter and shortening in icing sounded too greasy for me. Overall, the whoopie/gob pies were very good and snack time after school for my 3 children was silent (they were too busy devouring the pies to talk).
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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
Worthy of every one of these 5 stars. Due to a lack of cranberries, mine were actually Dates and raisin Hootycreeks (although, like a previous reviewer, I'd like to know what a Hootycreek is as well). Whatever it is, it's yummy!! Other than the cranberry substitution, I also subbed milk chocolate chips for the white choco chips. Rest of recipe was made as listed and it was good. Took a bit longer to bake. Will definitely make again!!
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Marshmallow Treats

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Gotta love a classic! Although, I have to disagree with the suggestion of also being able to use marshmallow creme. Tried that in college and it never hardened up. The marshmallow creme stayed creamy so it made for gooey, drippy, limp marshmallow treats.
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Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
I LOVE mac n' cheese and my husband HATES mac n' cheese. I am only picky in that I don't like it grainy and I don't like it with Velveeta. This recipe was easy to make (minimal mess!!) and it was g-o-o-d. All 4 of our kids at it and loved it (even after the disappointment that it wasn't coming out of a blue box.) The biggest shocker was that my husband raved about it all through dinner - only pausing to take seconds and thirds. Definitely a keeper!!!!!!!
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
I have made this recipe a hundred times yet, only found it on the site today. An oldie but a goody. Even though every kid in Home Ec makes it, it's still worth posting and rating. Cheers for the good ol' standbys. :o)
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Chicken with Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2009
This was pretty good. I didn't have the dijon mustard so, considering it was still good, I can only imagine it would be even better with it.
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Absolutely Sinful Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
I gave this recipe 3 stars even though I do not plan on making it again. It tastes good (very cakey) but it is not a good cookie-jar cookie. What others say is true, it is like a cross between a cookie and a brownie - not necessarily a bad thing but these seemed to take on the brownie softness, retaining the stickiness and slight limpness of a brownie. Even after completely cool, they were still not very firm and perky and stuck to each other when I tried to stack them in the cookie-jar. Again, they are good tasting but they are not going to be pretty as we make our way down the pile in the jar since they are sure to have cookie bits stuck to the slightly sticky tops and be limply falling onto the napkin after the first bite.
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Chicken Casserole Del Sol

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
I have to be honest - I fully expected to dislike this dish and made it because I couldn't think of what else to make. It was actually good!! My 9 year old had 4 helpings. Even my casserole-hating husband was full of compliments. Made it just as written except with 1 can cream of chix and 1 can cream of mush soup. Will definately make again but may try experimenting with a more low cal/fat version.
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Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
This was definitely tasty (with this list of ingredients, it would be hard to go wrong) but I honestly didn't see the spectacular-ness about it. It was well recieved at a football party so that was what counted in the end but it didn't strike me a super-special-stand-above-and-beyond.
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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2007
Jeepy creepies these cookies are good!! Speaking as someone a bit cookie-challenged, it did take a bit for me to get the technique down - using enough dough so the caramel didn't seep out during baking, sticky dough (refridgerating really well is definately the key), but even the "mistakes" are yummy. Next time I make these - and trust me, there WILL be a next time, I will take the advice of a previous reviewer and smush the caramels (I used Rolos) slightly so the fill the cookie a little better - instead of being one yummy surprise right in the middle. Gotta go - all this talk about the cookies is making me want ANOTHER one!!!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
Knowing that husband hates any and all things from the slow cooker, I begrudgingly picked this recipe. I needed something cooking while we were out all day so we could eat at a reasonable hour when we returned. I read the reviews and it sounded non-offensive enough. Like other reviewers, I used 1 can Cream of Chicken and 1 can Cream of Celery. I also used chicken broth (actually boullion) instead of just plain water. Also following another reviewer's advice, I decided to venture out and make my own dumplings (although the refridgerated biscuits didn't sound half bad.) Early this morning, I threw everything, except the dumplings, into the slow cooker, put it on Low, and left. Much later that day, we all returned home and I then added the dumplings (Herbed Dumplings, also from this site), turned it to High, and about 45 minutes later, we all sat down. Shockingly, after much whining from my husband about the impending "disgusting" meal, he actually said that it wasn't all that bad (translation: it must be good considering it was made in a slow cooker!!!). I have to say that even my 3, 5, and 7 year old ate it. Definately falls in the catagory of "comfort food" so next time, I'll save it for a nice, snowy evening - but amazingly, my husband agreed that there would be a "next time"!
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The Best Bean and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
Very good! Loved by all (quite a statement that my 9-year-old-hates-all-food-son even asked for seconds). Made it just as written except for regular chicken broth from the pantry (vs. low sodium). It was a bit salty so using the low sodium would help. I did also add more beans. (If I can sneak 'em into my family - I'll do it!) It was good eats on an unexpectedly snowy winter day.
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Aztec Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
This was very good and definitely worth making again but I only gave it 4 stars because, as written, it seemed a little empty. Next time, I'll follow previous reviewers suggestions of adding black beans, possibly olive, etc. Only change made was to add a can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilis (didn't have just green chilis). Pretty good as is. Really good potential.
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