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Easy Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2012
I added broccoli to this to make it a complete meal and used whole wheat fettuccine. This dish was okay. I had to toss out leftovers which is unusual in my home. If there had been more of an abundance of sauce, I think it would've gone over much better.
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Quick and Healthy Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2013
This recipe wasn't over the top at all, but it was easy, so that's always a benefit. I have a vegetarian in the house and decided to eliminate the turkey. Instead, I drained an extra can of beans and added it into the mix. I take the whole family's opinion into consideration when reviewing, and when the kids will eat it, it's a winner.
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Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares from Pillsbury

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
I didn't love the recipe as written, but my husband and kids did. Next time, I'll add eggs to it and make more of a breakfast casserole. It just seemed like it needed to be more quiche-like for some odd reason. This was very simple to assemble, and would be great for people who don't have time to cook or consider themselves not to be good cooks. I think it would go over well at pot lucks and brunches.
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Strawberry Daiquiri by Request

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
I made this virgin style, and it was a great treat!
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Easy Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
I felt the nutmeg added a nice flavor to this soup! I used fat free half and half and organic crispy canned corn. I originally thought there might be too much butter and flour, but tried it as is and it turned out great. I have a couple of suggestions regarding this recipe. First, it may be personal preference, but I sauteed the onion and celery until they were soft. Then, I removed the pan from heat while adding flour and whisked it with the butter and vegetables without cooking it for six minutes to avoid any kind of scorching. It really didn't need to be cooked for six more minutes since it developed into a thick paste and was ready to have the broth added. Whisk the broth in slowly and allow the soup to thicken while doing so. Overall, I really loved it!
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Campbell's® Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2012
This recipe is always a winner (soy sauce omitted) with my family. The kids always look forward to it!
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Premium Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2012
As others stated, three eggs are missing from the ingredient list. I had to bake this ten minutes longer than stated because it took longer for it to firm up. My husband loved this, but I felt the maple syrup taste (I used real maple syrup) overpowered the taste of the whole pie. I think I would've liked the more traditional pecan pie and should've opted for the classical pecan pie recipe over this recipe. I love maple syrup, but didn't love it in this.
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Fat-Free Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I thought this was great for a fat free recipe. I did tweak it to reduce calories by substituting the sugar with no calorie sweetener. I used a relish that had Splenda in it. Also, I would recommend using apple cider vinegar (if that's your preference) instead of white vinegar. Another can of kidney beans would be fabulous, and you could easily change this to a more traditional three bean salad by using regular canned green beans and canned waxed beans. Garbanzo beans would be a great addition as well.
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Sour Cream Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
My husband loved this, but both of us agreed the olive oil was overpowering and should be cut down. Also, I used fat free sour cream, and I found it helpful to let it sit and "thicken" and then whisk until the oil mixed in with the sour cream for a creamy dressing. I think this would make a great coleslaw or pasta salad dressing.
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Crunchy Vegetable Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of this salad. I made it with a low fat mayo. The salt was a little much for me, but that's just personal taste. I would recommend starting with a little salt until you are satisfied with the results. I doubled the recipe...it's gone a short time later.
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Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
These were easy to make, but reminded me of biscuits. With that, the kids loved the biscuit taste. I would recommend cutting the salt down to 1/2 tsp as the tortillas were a bit salty.
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Easy Sausage Pizza by Johnsonville®

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
I didn't make this the easy way. I made my own pizza crust and sauce, halved the amount of sausage, and spread it out over two pizzas. Then, I added sliced green and red peppers and onions. The pizza was delicious, and can handle having veggies added to it with ease! It was FABULOUS and didn't last long in our household.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2013
I've made a lot of potato soup in my time, and I have to say that this is definitely deserving of the full five stars. I thought the butter may have been much, but made it as directed with the exception of using 2 tsp. of chicken flavored base instead of bouillon (which wouldn't make much of a difference). I love my pepper mill, so I hit the soup up and didn't need any extra salt. This went well with my own recipe for homemade bread....just enough of everything and absolutely wonderful as is. I used white potatoes due to getting them on sale.
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Chef John's Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2013
Fabulous! I wrote a blog article regarding this recipe on my site - thanks for bringing back some great memories in my life!http://hudsonvalleyhandymom.com/?p=628 I'm thinking about them tonight and wish I had some right now!
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Caramel Corn Treat Bags

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
I wish I had never tried this because I am SO ADDICTED NOW!!! WOW! I made this THREE times in one week because it kept disappearing. VERY easy to make, and the results are fabulous!
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Breakfast Quiches to Go

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
I like more of a quiche lorraine style quiche, so I substituted swiss cheese for the mozzarella. Then, I put a dash of nutmeg in the mix. When I make these again, I may leave out the spinach and add some bacon.
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Cowgirl Stew

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2012
This was so easy to make! Next time, I'm going to try the slow cooker!
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
I've been using a recipe from my husband's family that was passed down for over a century. This was a lot easier with less ingredients, and no one seemed to notice the change. Great taste! If you have a food processor, make your own coleslaw by cutting up the cabbage, shredding carrots, and by chopping up a small green pepper, celery, and onion. You'll get a lot more coleslaw for a lower price. I also made a homemade version of Miracle Whip for this.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
I was amazed and impressed at how well these turned out. The kids loved them, and they disappeared in no time.
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Deconstructed Chicken Kiev

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
The family loved it! I used homemade bread for the breadcrumbs, so it probably turned out a little softer than store bought. The potatoes were perfectly cooked, and the presentation is gorgeous with the array of colors. The cooking times on everything worked fabulously.
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