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Polish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
This is my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe! My mother in law requested it again for dinner tonight. I've made a handful of times and found ****the best way to work the dumplings**** is to put it all into a gallon baggie & cut off the corner. Then, while squeezing it out over the boiling broth, use a butter knife to cut of bits, dipping kninfe into broth when needed to slicken it back up (easiest when I can get my hubby to hold the bag and I work the knife - its really a snap that way). I cook them longer than called for. No cream soup, just thinken with cornstarch/milk mixture. Dumplings also turn out best when I use broth instead of water, vegetable oil (for some reason it tastes better), and add some poultry seasoning and parsley like another reviewer suggested.
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Sugar Cream Pie I

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
Didn't really like this :( I honestly dont know what a sugar cream pie SHOULD taste like, but this had an odd texture and not-too-good taste to it. Followed recipe exactly. Wonder if I did something wrong.
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Grandma's Best Ever Sour Cream Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
This was the best lasagna I've ever made! Very delicious, the whole family enjoyed it. I love that there's no ricotta or cottage cheese. The only changes I made were to use garlic salt in place of salt (and I used less than called for) and all we had was lowfat sour cream (couldn't tell it was lowfat at all!). It was easy to make and came out perfect. Thanks for the recipe!!
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Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
AMAZING! A few small modifications made them bar-like and NOT cakey. I used a 29oz can of pumpkin, just 3 eggs, and halved the baking soda and powder. I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cloves and nutmeg. They came out so good that my hubby "sampled" them til about half gone lol and the rest didn't make it til morning. Thanks for the recipe!
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Sweetened Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
This is great! Scaled it down to two servings to have on ice cream tonight. I eyeballed the ingredients....about 3/4 cup heavy cream, 3/4 tablespoon of powdered sugar, and a pinch of vanilla. Yummy!
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Brownie Crackles

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
Followed recipe exactly and these are FANTASTIC! They were even yummier this morning (made last night) with my coffee, can't stop munching on them! SIZING: had to make 3 pans so I experimented - made 2 pans the size I thought they should be (bigger) and last pan were minis. NOT DONE IN 10 MINUTES. Minis in 11 minutes were THE BEST. Pan at 12 minutes = perfect. 13/14 mins, a bit overdone. But I would recommend making minis (silver dollar size and almost 1 in thick) they are perfect! GREAT RECIPE THANKS!
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
AMAZING dish for the whole family (me, hubby, 4 year old, and 20 months); with a few small tweaks. We buy chicken pieces with bone/skin on to save money (yes, its a bit more work to get skin/bones/fat off for nice chunks, but WELL worth it, never any dryness). I made this twice & the 2nd variation was PERFECT. Sauteed mushroom & onions in butter. Meanwhile I coated chicken w/ flour/paprika/pepper/garlic powder mix - shook in baggie, let sit. Removed mushrooms/onions and added chicken *carefully* to hot oil. Cooked this for a good 5 minutes for some crispiness! (chicken was NOT dry!!). Added back shrooms/onions and A dded sauce - all same BUT used terikayi in place of soy, 1T Franks red hot, and 1/8t only ground ginger (its the equivaltend to almost a T of fresh!). Cooked it for only 4-5 min, got thick just fine. EVERYONE loved it. Thanks for this recipe!!!
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Country Fried Steak and Milk Gravy

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS - worthy of 10-hundred stars!!! My husband and I both LOVED this - I'd go so far as to say its one of the best recipes I've found on this site to date! I used Crisco in place of lard and added some garlic powder & paprika to the flour mixture. Cooked it in a cast iron pan then added a can of mushrooms and some garlic salt to the gravy (sauce was a tad bland but some shakes of garlic salt plus a tab-sized bit of butter made it fantastic). Sauce cooked for about 5 minutes, with constant whisking, instead of 3-4. Everything else was followed exactly. THANK YOU, Likestocook - this will be a nice & low cost addition to our rotation now!!
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Chicken Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
Delicious! Some Nifty Ideas: You can use just 1 can of cream soup (add about 1/4 cup milk - found this out b/c I only had 1 can). Add some shredded mozzarella to the goop (I dunno how much, I just tossed in a handful). I also added fresh minced garlic, garlic salt, pepper, and *paprika*. Toss in additions you like too - the base is fantastic & very versatile - I think any veggies would work! No time for chicken? Try tossing in immitation crab meat or even hotdogs, the kids gobbled it up. LAST TIP: Broil it, watching closely, for about 5 minutes after its done to get a lovely crisp topping
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
As everyone said, the sauce is soooo yummy - we saved the leftover sauce and used it with other dinners. I can only give this 4 stars, however, b/c when cooked as directed, the chicken came out quite dry.....I could have possibly pounded the chicken *too* thin, so I'd suggest sticking to the 1/2" thickness as written.
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
Delicious! I have made this twice, the 1st time w/ half sour cream. We liked it a lot better when made as written (all mayo). The chicken was moist and tender. All I did different was add sauteed mushrooms. Yummy!
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2014
This was good - I halved the recipe and it turned out just fine.
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Traditional White Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
We love this recipe; its our 3rd time making it. Instead of halving it (only have 1 loaf pan) we made 1 huge loaf and baked it for 28 minutes on a cookie sheet. It was AMAZING! The texture was perfect and it looked like one of those big artisan loaves you buy in the bakery. The 6 of us (4 adults, 2 kids) ate all of it and we're going to make it like this again tomorrow. Try making a large loaf with no bread pan, you won't regret it!!!
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
Loved this, was just like the Japanese steakhouses.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
This was amazing!! I added slightly more spices and some pumpkin pie spice. Everyone loved it!! I scaled it down to 2 loaves instead of 3...this made 1 loaf, 2 mini loaves, and 3 muffins. Had no trouble with anything when scaling it down. Thanks for the recipe!!
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
This was great! The consistency was perfect. I've made it a handful of times now for a quick chocolate fix. The first time it was too bitter for my tastes so I added a little less cocoa powder than called for and it came out delicious. Adding a tad of butter was yummy too. IMPORTANT: make sure to use a big bowl even if you half or quarter the recipe (have done both, taste/texture is always perfect either way)....I made the mistake of using a smaller bowl when I made just 1 serving and it exploded everywhere.
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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
We love these brownies. I follow the recipe exactly and they always come out great. Thanks for the recipe!
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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
The consistency was perfect and it was super easy to make. The flavor was too bitter for us, though. I would make again but follow reviews that say to use more sugar than called for.
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Slow-Cooked Country Ribs in Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
I give this 4 stars b/c my kids (1 and 3) and hubby loved them, but I thought this wasn't great. It IS a nice change of pace from bbq sauce, though. After about 7 hours on low, they were sooo tender - my mistake was leaving them in for another 2 hours til dinner time .... in that 2 hours, they toughened up significantly. I also could not get the sauce to thicken, even after almost 1/2 hour. Made as-written (adding only minced garlic) and the sauce was good but not great, flavor-wise (BUT another reviewer who said this too also used garlic - I'd say for sure do NOT add garlic).
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Smooth Sweet Tea

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
So many 5 star reviews - and its worth every single one! Delicious. I do not like very-sweet tea, so I used about 1/2 cup sugar with the same amounts of water/tea and it was PERFECT. Thanks for posting!!
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