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Lamb Barley Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
I get a lamb from a local farmer each year, so have lots of bones to make soup with. I didn't use the ground lamb but used a lot of meaty bones and a leftover leg bone that I had frozen from a prior dinner. I used the same basic spices and this turned out great. What I did with the bones was to cover with water and simmer for a few hours with a large diced onion and an envelope of onion soup mix and a few bay leaves. (I didn't have the beef consomme or even an oxo cube so thought this would add the necessary salt and flavour). I then strained the whole thing, picked any meat off the bones and added the diced tomatoes, can of tomato soup and chili powder and doubled the barely called for. Turned on a very low simmer for a few more hours, got home from shopping and added a couple of handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables and some fresh celery and in about a half hour sat down to a very lovely soup for lunch. I also got several containers for the freezer. Thanks for the great ideas. Wouldn't have thought to mix the chili powder in this soup. I think it made for a nice little added zing.
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Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
This is one of the few slow cooker recipes that I have ever tried that did not produce tasty and tender meat. To be fair, I did use a pork loin roast as it was what was on sale at the grocers. I cooked it on low for about 8 hours. The meat was hard and dry. Not nice at all and the sauce was very salty. I used Kikkoman teriyaki marinade sauce. Measured everything carefully and followed the recipe to the letter. I will not use this one again.
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Pumpkin Bread I

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
This is a good way to use up leftover pumpkin puree at Halloween time. The recipe says that the nuts are optional but this bread definately needs them in there for the crunch factor.
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Beef Bulgogi

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
Excellent spice mixture. I cooked this a bit differently and it turned out well. Used an inside round roast and cut it up into stewing beef cubes instead of using flank steak. Froze the entire thing in a ziplock bag to use in my crock pot at a later date. I'm always looking for recipes that can be adapted to the freezer and then crock pot for those busy week nights. Served over rice or noodles. Yummy!
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Roasted Rosemary Cauliflower

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
I have never roasted cauliflower before but I love rosemary and I love cauliflower. Not sure if this is the recipe for me though. You really do have to be near the stove while this one is cooking. Very easy to create charcoaled rosemary cauliflower!
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Chocolate Chip Cookies V

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
Very, very good chocolate chip cookie. Because of the sugar in the pudding, I reduced the white and brown by about 1/3 and reduced the salt by 1/2 at suggestions of other reviewers. I would also grease the cookie sheets with a thin layer of spray. My cookies stuck about after cooling for the allotted time. Cookies were definately a success though. Chocolatey, soft in the middle and a little bit crispy on the outside. A keeper!
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Sasser Family Oven Stew

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
What caught my eye about this recipe was the minimal ingredients and total ease of preparation. Well, we all know that what is worth keeping, is worth working for. Ground beef has no place in a stew and no amount of pepper, chili sauce or spices can save this dish. I'm sorry, but we did not care for this.
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Lime Glazed Leg of Lamb

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
This recipe was just okay. Leg of lamb is expensive in my part of the world so when I cook it, I want a surefire showstopper type of recipe. This wasn't it.
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Beer Butt Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Loved the flavour of this chicken and it was soooo moist. I recommend buying the actual "beer butt" metal stand that you can get at kitchen stores though. My chicken kept falling over on the pan and made quite a mess. Hopefully the stand will prevent this from happening.
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
I've made this twice over the holidays. Once to try it out and the next time for guests as part of a holiday brunch. Very tasty and ideal for my vegetarian friends. The quantities here will definately make 2 full 9 inch pies.
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Butterscotch Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
My oatmeal hating son loved this. Very creamy. I did what others suggested and used only 1/4 c brown sugar. It was plenty sweet and could even use less. Did everythingelse as written. I like to get a protein into the kids at breakfast. Never would have thought to add an egg to oatmeal. Great!
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Double Chocolate Biscotti

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
This is over the top good!!!!! I'm always trying to cut down on the sugar and I was able to use about 1/3 less with good results. I did the whole thing in my kitchenaid mixer without a problem, although the batter is thick. I used parchment paper instead of greasing the pans and it worked very well.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
These are by far the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever made. Don't substitute milk and vinegar for the buttermilk. Using the real thing makes all the difference.
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Overnight French Toast

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2010
This is a great recipe. I did exactly as stated the first time I made them and they turned out well. I will try with just plain low fat milk next time. I think the trick to not getting gooey in the middle toast is to use bread that is not overly thick and maybe cook a little longer. I froze several pyrex dishes full and this is a super, quick easy breakfast for those hectic mornings. I've cooked them from frozen and thawed. Both work but should probably thaw first to avoid cracking the pyrex glass. I was lucky. I haven't had time to try the praline syrup. We use real Canadian Maple Syrup on all of our pancakes and french toasts. I like just yogurt or salsa sauce on mine which my family thinks is just weird!
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Slow Cooker Marmalade Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
I had to leave the skinless, boneless chicken breasts in the cooker for almost 10 hours due to work. Chicken was super moist and very flavourful, it just wasn't a flavour that my family enjoyed. Way too sweet. I did the recipe just as stated. Perhaps using coconut milk and thickening up the sauce would help. Not a keeper for us.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2012
This is definately not a "good for you" kind of cake but I love it. It keeps well, freezes well and holds together. Great for kid's lunches. (my kids are skinny and need the fat!) The almond flavouring is a really nice and different flavour here. I make this as 2 bread loaf sized cakes with the one recipe.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
The sauce was quite salty and I used an already "Lite" soya sauce. Not sure what can be done to make it less salty.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Tender and spicy and just right for rolls. I used Tony Roma's wing sauce which comes in a 17.5 oz bottle. I used only about 1/3-1/2 of the bottle as it is really spicy for my taste and then added about 1/2 a cup of water or so to ensure enough liquid. I used 1/2 a package of Uncle Dan's ranch dressing mix. I've said this before but I think it is worth repeating....please, if a sauce or mix is being used, specifiy the brand that you are using. We all have to make do with what we can get in our area, however, changing the brand can really change the character of the dish and I would like to try recipes for the first time with what the original recipe contributor suggests.
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Herbed Green Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Just what I was looking for. An easy side dish with a little more than just the plain steamed veg that I usually do.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
This recipe is easy and all of my family loved it. Definately for those that appreciate stronger flavours. If you don't like balsamic vinegar, go for one of the sweeter pork marinades. This site has an abundance of them.
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