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Zippy Summer Shrimp

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
The reviews that were most helpful to me were the ones that called this recipe "too subtle" . I love shrimp for the flavor of the shrimp and some sauces overpower them. This is something I will make again and again. The "zippy" was noticeable to me, hub said he would like his more so he will adjust after. Definitely will make these again. We are both on Weight Watchers so shrimp is a "pig out" food. I bought 2, 2 pound bags of the jumbo shrimp and went by count as opposed to the weight. Didn't double the sauce and it was perfect for 60 shrimp. We left some of the sauce in the pan because of the amount of oil so my count of 20 shrimp (3 of us eating this) for 10 points was probably even a little high. Someone mentioned that these were good grilled. I bet they are - yum! Going to try that next time :)
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Vegetarian Kale Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2013
4 WW points per cup!! Was looking for something interesting to create and this popped up on the welcome screen. Told the family that this is what's for dinner. 16 yr old was open to the idea, hub is addicted to meat so he was a harder sell. So quick and easy to make, hardly dirtied anything. Cubed the potatoes really small so some broke up to give it a creamy texture. I used 2 full cans of the cannellini beans so that was about 40 oz and doubled the kale - next time MORE kale :) Ended up with an 18 cup pot (for all you WW out there). Of course this will vary but it won't be much less. Son had 2 bowls, hub said "tasty" and didn't miss the meat :) Will definitely make this again and again an again :)
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Amish Yumazuti

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
I'll be making this again! Doubled the recipe but really didn't need to double the noodles - just could have used a standard 16 oz bag. Also cooked and drained the meat before I added the onions,celery, etc because I didn't want to drain the veggie liquid too and used the liquid from the tomatoes and I was happy with the moistness of it. This will be a perfect meal to make in the morning and have on those nights when my afternoon is full.
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Amish Yumazuti

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
I'll be making this again! Doubled the recipe but really didn't need to double the noodles - just could have used a standard 16 oz bag. Also cooked and drained the meat before I added the onions,celery, etc because I didn't want to drain the veggie liquid too and used the liquid from the tomatoes and I was happy with the moistness of it. This will be a perfect meal to make in the morning and have on those nights when my afternoon is full.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
Had some really brown bananas in the fridge. Whipped this together while my kids were sleeping. Don't know where my loaf pan went so I made it in a bundt pan lol - came out great. Didn't add anything to it since it was my first time (definitely not last) making it
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Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
I doubled the recipe and added in garlic and wostershire (sp) as some suggested. Next time I'll try it with half the butter. I see where some people say to carmelize the onions - not sure how to do that with so much butter. I cooked the onions down and then added my broth & stuff and probably cooked it a good hour after that until the onions were very very mushy. The longer they cook the better the flavor. For a first timer the soup was perfect. Everyone ate it (hub & boys - 18 & 13) and hub went back for seconds :) I also put the bread, sliced, in a warm oven for a couple of hours to crisp it as someone had suggested. I never realized french onion soup was so easy!!
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Juicy Grilled Corn On The Cob

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2010
We don't have boiled corn ever anymore. This is so tasty! we probably grill it alittle more (ok it gets pretty dark :) I can see where it would be over sweet if it isn't grilled for a while but once it hits a certain doneness the flavors enhance the corn. Yum!
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Sweeter Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2010
Added a little vanilla but something was missing. I think they needed to be topped with a sprinkling of sugar just for some texture. I made the double batch and then split it (unevenly) because 3 of us wanted blueberry muffins and one wanted chocolate chip and that worked out well. Will definitely keep this as a basic muffin recipe to add whatever to. I also think the ones they sell in the supermarket are way sweeter than this recipe - these are perfect
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Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
My son wanted aless sweet blueberry pancake and this was perfect! I actually goofed a little and mixed the butter in with the milk and eggs but it didn't seem to matter. Ok and I probably put in a cup and a half of blueberries :) They were yummy! He had them with syrup butI suggested vanilla yogurt for his next plateful and he liked that much better. I snuck a couple and they were moist and just perfect! Will definitely keep this as one of my favorite recipes!
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Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
My son (7th grade) was having a Spanish "picnic" at school and he wanted stuffed jalapenos. I wasn't going to make the fried kind as they would have not been too good after sitting for a while. I found this recipe and it is PERFECT. It took me only an hour (15 peppers) to make, start to finish, the morning of. They do have a slight kick to them but wow are they yummy. Since the recipe says the peppers get milder as they boil I went a few minutes longer since they were being made for kids. SUGGESTION: Softening the cream cheese is all well and good but remember to let the shredded cheddar get to room temp too or it will just re-chill the cream cheese :) Yum!! :)
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London Broil for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
London Broil was on sale so I thought I'd try something new. It was alittle crazy how tender the meat ended up. It was very bland tho - needed something. I was thinking maybe a squueze of lemon, my som was thinking something with alittle more fruit flavor but it did need a zing. Not sure I'll make this again. BTW I cooked about 5 pounds of meat in 2 pieces and it did shrink significantly more then I expected it to
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2010
I thought these were good - alittle bland but the first try is always the basic recipe. An issue I had tho was (and I'm not sure this is a bad thing) the amount of steam/moisture that came from the batter when it was cooking. It made for a yummy crispy waffle but when I was cleaning the waffle pan water literally poured out from it. Maybe about 1/4 cup. I may have used skim milk I'm not completely sure if I did...Remade 6/5/12 - Have a new puppy :) Son helped me watch her when I put the batter together. Since I was in a bit of a time squeeze I didn't heat the milk and it sat in the fridge for a few hours before I actually made the waffles. Like this method much better. Still came out somewhat crispy (I probably could have let them cook longer) and fit into the little bits of time intervals that I had. Used whole milk this time around :)
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Easy Baking Powder Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Mixed bag here in my house. Kids loved them. I thought they were pretty good, hub not so much. I thought with all that butter that I wouldn't need to grease the pan but I should have. First time is always a learning experience. I would make them again. Definitely better than boxed mixes - not salty or fake tasting and just as easy to make
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Churros

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
This was my first time making these. My 12 year old opted out of trick or treating this year for a homemade treat of his choosing and these are what he chose. Yes, it took alittle while to get them to him because I was so paranoid that I wouldn't be able to make them sucessfully! These were so easy to make. The dough came together well. Did take longer to cook then I expected but there's always something to catch up on in the kitchen while you wait! I did have the bright idea to used my Pampered Checf "decorator" because one of the tips was the perfect size. WARNING - DO NOT DO THIS!!! I was chugging along just fine ( I made a double batch) when the entire plastic cylinder popped off and into the oil :( I don't know if the dough just started getting too hard or the heat from being over the oil was not a good idea but I only got about 1/3 of the churros I was hoping for. Told my son I will make them again :) I think I will stick to a churro that is about 1/2 inch in diameter because after the outside browns there is a little bit of cake (?) in the center, not too much to be too much :)
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