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Healthy Living Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
I like this recipe with more cauliflower as others have suggested. I will next time steam the veggies or for sure drain the califlower in a collander to get as much moisture out as I think the end product is a little watery. Thanks for the recipe.
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Cranberry Nut Bars

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
These are really good. I doubled the recipe and when cooled, drizzeled with a glaze made with orange juice instead of milk. Delicious. Had to freeze half of them to save myself from eating the rest. Thanks:)
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Mandarin Pork Roast

Reviewed: May 10, 2011
Followed the recipe except subed Apricot preserves instead of marmalade (don't care for it). It was delish... I will not have to think twice about serving this to my guests, thanks so much. I cooked it to just 160 degrees and let rest for 10 minutes, perfect. Doubled the sauce too.
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Cranberry Nut Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
These are really good. My daughter does not really like cranberries, but I caught her sneaking slivers off and on during the day and when she got home from work. I am just as guilty. They definately are more cakey, but delish. I added a drizzle of glaze on top with just powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Gives it just a little sweetness to cut the tart cranberries. Doubled the recipe and am going to make some for Christmas sweet table. Hope they freeze well, otherwise they won't make it till Christmas. I also cut the cranberries in 1/2. Thanks for the yummy recipe.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
These were good, I made them with 1/2 ww flour and added the vanilla too. I sprinkled with choc chips before flipping. My Grandson said they were better than the ones he makes. That's a BIG compliment, he is 13 :) Thanks for posting recipe, it's a winner.
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Amish Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
I made this for a brunch party. I did add some extra eggs, but will add more next time, because I like the egg dish, not the potatoe dish taste. About 10 minutes before the dish was finished cooking, I added a layer of very thinly sliced tomatoes and sprinkled a light layer of shredded cheese over that. This gave it a nice presentation and a little bit of a fresh taste. Thanks, going to make it for my Christmas morning with my kids breakfast.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2009
My family liked this soup a lot. I did follow other recommendations. More carrots, more celery and I used chicken broth instead of water. I rinsed the lentils and cooked them in the chicken stock right away while I chopped the veggies and sauteed in just a little olive oil. When they were starting to get soft, added a little water, then spices were put in and cooked about three more minutes. Added to already cooking lentils with the tomatoes. This saved about 1/2 hour cooking time. Followed other suggestions and pureed about half of the soup and added it back in for thickness. My previous recipe for lentil soup called for puree all of the soup, but I like the idea of just half. I forgot the vinegar and will put in next time. Was delish with a dollop of sour cream on top.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
I made this for a party that I needed something to share. Have not made caramel corn for a LONG time and lost my recipe. I made two different recipes. Actually they were pretty much the same ingredients, just different quantity with the amount of popcorn. I used three bags of micro popcorn for the amount of sauce. I turned out very well. One thing for sure is to cook it for the whole hour even though it seems the corn is covered very well with the caramel unless you want softer caramel corn. I like mine crunchy. I did not have any problem with cooking the sauce. I used a stainless pot which worked out very well and really easy to clean as others suggested to rinse with HOT water right away. I also used a LARGE foil roaster I had gotten when I bought fried chix from my local grocer. It is heavy and has tall sides, perfect. I happen to have two and I used the second one to cool the cooked popcorn. I did keep stirring while it cooled because I like the single kernels. Also, if you are to add nuts or cranberries, they MUST be added before pouring the sauce over the popcorn, otherwise the sauce will not stick to any of the nuts or fruit. Thanks, I got comments from everyone that it is too good, can't stop eating. Will be making it again for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, I did cheat on one batch and used purchased already poped corn. BOY, does that make it super easy. The warehouse clubs have a huge bag for about three dollars :)
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That Addicting Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2009
My family loves this recipe. As another reviewer mentioned, it originally came from a MN restaurant. They served it tableside just adding the dressing before serving. The dressing definately must be refrigerated to blend the flavors which in the original recipe included 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar. I do add 1/2 cup shredded parmesan and some shredded colby-monteray jack blend to the veggie mix. I think that REAL bacon makes a difference too as my recipe calls for 1 pound crumbled. This is not a low cal, low fat recipe, but for low carb fans, it does fit if you use Splenda instead of sugar (a little less, as Splenda seems sweeter). I also do chop the brocolli and calif. somewhat small and keep the lettuce just chopped. I'm bringing this tonite to our neighborhood party, hope they like it!!!
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No Crust Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
This recipe appeared in my local grocery flyer. We made it once and then lost the recipe. It was not a crustless pie, but had the same ingredients. We used a prepared graham cracker pie baked in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. The strawberries are hulled and sliced, which makes it more like a pie. The jello and pudding mixture is cooked, then refrigerated until partially set, then strawberries are added to mixture and spread in the cooled pie crust. Refrigerate till fully set. Serve with whip cream. This version can be made and ready to eat in about three hours. Thanks for posting your recipe.
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Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
The original Nestle recipe from the bag called for shortening, not butter. I always make my chocolate chip cookes with shortening. They turn out less flat. The cookie sheet makes a lot of difference. I prefer a flat aluminum sheet, not the layered sheets. I made these at Thanksgiving and had some leftover cranberries. Threw them in with the chips and nuts. Everyone raved over them. If you like cranberries, try it. My grandaughter said, "yuk" before she tried them. Afte she tried it, she said, "how come you didn't put them in all the cookies?"
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Whole Wheat Bread III

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
I have made this recipe twice using the dough cycle and baking in oven. I did not change anything the first time and it turned out too sweet and did not rise very well. The second time, I omitted the sugar. That was the only change. I got a nice light fluffy loaf of 100% whole wheat bread. I did not add gluten flour to either loaves. I have been making whole wheat bread for my Granddaughter for two years and it's the only bread she likes. I feel that adding half white flour or one cup of white flour defeats the purpose of making whole wheat bread. With two and 1/2 teaspoons of yeast in this recipe, it should rise very well. Those that add gluten have an even better chance to get a light fluffy loaf without adding white flour. It is my understanding that white flour turns to sugar in your body, who wants that? Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
Applesauce can be substituted in so many recipes for butter or oil, it only makes sense to make your own. This also can be made easily in the microwave in a covered micro safe dish. I peel my apples and then grate them from the whole apple till I get to the core. I don't add any water if the apples are very juicy and check for sweetness before adding any sugar. Cinnamon is a must for good flavor. Some apples don't lend themselves very well to applesauce because they don't break down very well. Haralson are such crisp apples, I have a hard time making applesauce using them. My favorite is Cortland, Macintosh, Granny Smith and Washington. Mix them up for a treat. Sometimes my Grandaughter only takes one bite out of an apple. I cut out the bite and put them in a ziplock bag and refrigerate until I get enough for some applesauce. No waste anymore... Thanks for posting such an easy recipe.
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Banana Prune Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
Thanks for the recipe, my 2-1/2 year old grandaughter REALLY NEEDS prunes in her diet and we made these together. I had some really ripe pears that needed to be eaten, so I used one cup of them instead of bananas. We made mini muffins so they are easy for her to eat. She loves them and so do I. Mom and Grandpa also had their share. Did substitute 1/2 cup WW flour for more fiber, still moist and delish. Thanks again.
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Pretzel Turtles®

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
These are amazing. In five minutes you can make about 24. I tried putting the whole thing together with the pecan, but they fell over in the oven. It is just as easy to add the pecans later, that way you can push the caramel more to the center of the pretzel. I will be making these for Easter and Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are wonderful, only problem, can't stop eating. I did add a drizzle of white chocolate for presentation. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Good 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
The first time I made this in my bread machine, it came out small and very dense. I tried it again using the whole wheat dough cycle. I kneeded it some when it came out and put it in a bread pan, let it rise till double in size. Forgot about it and it rose a LOT above the pan. Still came out very good, but way too tall to fit in the toaster!!! All my family loved it. I did add the 1/4 cup gluten flour also. I am going to try to make hamburger buns next. If you are going to eat bread, it must be 100% whole wheat or from what the nutritionists say, you are eating a slice of sugar. Thanks for the recipe. 6/11/07 I have been making this bread almost every day now. When I have all the ingred. out, I make bread baggies with all the dry ingredients in each baggies except for the flour. Now I only have to put the water in the bread machine, add the 3 cups flour, pour in my baggie of dry ingred., add butter, pop in the bread machine, set for ww dough and in two hours I can plop it in a bread pan, let it rise for about 45 min and bake at 350 for about 25--30 minutes. This is the only bread my 1-1/2 year old grandaughter wants to eat :) Gotta go make bread, thanks... p.s. If you want to use honey, just don't add the sugar to the bread baggies and add it when you add butter:)
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Barbeque Pork Two Ways

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
I have made this recipe several times and it has been awesome both times. I put it on a hamburger bun with some mustard and fresh tomato. I think you could sell this on the street corner and make a LOT of money...
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French Toast I

Reviewed: May 11, 2006
It's so simple it's scary. Now, all you need is to butter them and top it with some freshly sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Yum
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Cappuccino Mousse in Chocolate Cups

Reviewed: May 11, 2006
For my daughter's baby shower, I just made the chocolate cups. I then filled them with a purchased box of Chocolate Raspberry Mousse. Very elegant and everyone thought I bought them. I am making them again for my Mother's Day Brunch. May squirt a little Redi Whip on top... Very EASY
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Egg and Cheese Puffs

Reviewed: May 11, 2006
Was looking for something different for my annual Mother's day brunch. I tried them a few times ahead and liked them so much I went out and bought the silicone 12 muffin pan which make sticking NO problem. I did change the recipe somewhat because they seemed a little dry. I sprinkled cooked crumbled sausage on the bottom, then added the egg mixture with some 1/2 and 1/2 milk added for fluffiness, a dash of hot pepper sauce and left out the butter because I added more cheese. They were awesome. So many options to add (asparagus, green pepper, onions, etc.). Now, can't wait to see how my 14 guests will like them. Thanks
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