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Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
Once a year, my brother, sister, and I get together for a reunion. Each time we have a "cooking adventure". This year we made these egg rolls. They were fantastic! We substituted fresh shiitake mushrooms because we couldn't find wood ear mushrooms, but everything else was as per the recipe. I have been looking for a recipe like this for years. We served them with duck sauce and sweet and sour sauce. When my married son found out about it, he insisted he and I get together to make a batch for him! I froze some for future dinners, and they froze very well. They didn't last long though! Thank you Mendy Ling!
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Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2011
I mostly cook from fresh ingredients, even for soup, so I didn't think I would like this. But, I was looking for a quick, easy meal that I could make from stored food, so I tried it. It is delicious! I thought the vegetables would be mushy but they were fine. I didn't have canned potatoes so I cut up fresh and it was fine. The flavor was great, and the meat tender. I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cooked it on high for 6 hours, but turned it off after 5 hours because I came home from work and wanted to eat! I served it with nice crusty rolls and both hubby and I enjoyed it very much! It is a keeper.
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Swirled Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2013
I made these exactly as the recipe stated and they came out perfect. I baked them for 33 minutes. I made them for my son-in-law when his family was visiting for the 4th of July. They got eaten so fast he barely got one! So I made another pan the next day so he could enjoy. If you are a chocolate peanut butter lover this is the recipe for you!
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Sweet and Sour Pork III

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2013
This recipe is very delicious. I made it as stated. Next time I think I will take one reviewers suggestion to cook pork in a wok instead of deep frying to see if it is easier and less time consuming. Still, it is worth the effort to make this wonderful dish!
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Classic Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
Fabulous! I made 2 batches because we couldn't stop eating it. The first time I made it as stated but felt the caramel should have covered the popcorn more. So I made extra caramel for the second batch which covered it completely, but it did not taste better! Next time I will decrease the popcorn to maybe 3 or 3 1/2 quarts instead of 4. Still, this is THE recipe, and better than any others on this site that I have tried.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This is great! I had never made potato soup before and this was very satisfying and didn't take very long to make. Tastes even better the next day. I used my hand blender to crush the potatoes somewhat. Great comfort food.
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Old Settlers' Baked Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
These beans are wonderful. They were a little too sweet, so reducing the sugar is possible without compromising taste. I didn't have bacon so I reluctantly used a handful of imitation bacon bits, and it came out very good. I think using real bacon would have been much better, and will do so next time. I used them as a side dish, but I think in a pinch it could serve as a main course.
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Aussie Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
This is sensational! It tastes wonderful and looks great on the plate. It wasn't hard to make at all. I made half the recipe as it was just the 2 of us. I didn't have dried onion flakes so I used one-half teaspoon of onion powder. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Hubby loved it and so did I. It would be great as a meal for company.
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
Oh my goodness, this is out of this world! I can't believe how delicious this is and how quick and easy it is to make! I made half a recipe using reduced fat crescent rolls, real butter, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar, and diet lemon lime soda. It is fantastic! I don't want to know how many calories there are in it because I am going to eat another one later, I don't care. You must try this. You won't be disappointed. Very company worthy and they look beautiful.
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Down Home Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
I brought this dish to my daughter's for me to eat for lunch because her household (except her husband) is on a special diet. Her mother in law and husband were there so I offered them some. They loved it and so did I. Definitely not a low calorie dish with the bacon fat, but I think it is actually very healthy with all the veggies. I added the potatoes and onions to the skillet after the bacon was cooked and cooked them for about 10 minutes until they were just barely done before adding the rest of the veggies. I did wind up adding about one third cup of water to help the broccoli and carrots along. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. What a great meal! It is not fancy, just good food served right! I am making it for dinner tonight after a busy day to serve to my husband for the first time.
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
Very delicious and easy but time consuming. Worth it for special people. My granddaughters said they were awesome, and their dad couldn't keep out of them!
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Sunshine Ice Cream Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
Made this for a summer family gathering. Perfect ending for a cookout. What is not to like?
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Pineapple Pork Chop Suey

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
Thank you for this delicious recipe! I made the recipe as stated and it is great!
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Chow Mein with Chicken and Vegetables

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2013
To all those who say this meal doesn't have very much flavor, I want to remind you that chow mien is a mild dish with subtle flavors. It is not a heavily spiced or spicy dish. I prepared this dish exactly as written being very careful with accuracy in measuring. I followed the preparation as written. The chicken was very flavorful and moist. I did salt it slightly after browning it in the pan. The veggies added the right amount of crunch and sweetness. The flavor was subtle but I thought it was very flavorful. I cooked the noodles 5 minutes, and after assembling all the ingredients together, I brought the broth to a boil, then turned off the burner and let the noodle mixture sit for about 5 minutes. This let them absorb most of the liquid, which made them just the right consistency and the sauce thicker. This is the best chow mein recipe I have ever tasted. Thanks
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Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2009
My staff sergeant son requested peanut butter fudge to share with his team for Christmas. I had never made it before so I tried this recipe. After reading the reviews, I didn't stir it once it started to boil and I got a big burned mess. So I tried it again stirring all the time and just following the directions exactly and it turned out great. I cooked it to 234 degrees F. checking it with my instant read thermometer. It is creamy and tastes great. I was thinking it should have a stronger peanut butter flavor, but I am having a hard time staying out of it so it must be that it is fine the way it is! The soldiers will enjoy it.
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Haddock Marinara

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
This dish is great! I didn't have time to thaw, so I used frozen haddock fillets. I followed the recipe as written using my own from scratch pasta sauce. I baked it in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, then added one half of a 6-oz. can of tomato paste as it got quite juicy, and the mozzarella cheese, and baked another 15 minutes. I served it over whole wheat linguini. It was restaurant quality and a great way to get fish into your diet!
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Ratatouille

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
This is a very delicious dish! I also sauted the onions before adding them to the baking dish, used red pepper instead of green. It was very flavorful. I will make this again.
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Pork Fried Quinoa

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
I enjoyed this dish very much, but my husband didn't like it. It was our first time trying quinoa in a main dish and that was the part he didn't like. I found it very flavorful, easy to fix, and healthful. I'll just have to make it for me to eat for lunches.
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
This is a great recipe! I have sent it to my family and friends. I mix it in a cruet with red wine vinegar and olive oil. I didn't have celery salt so I used celery seed, and I used half garlic powder and half garlic salt. I have used it mixed this way on salads, and as a marinade for meat and grilled vegetables. Its great for all these things.
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Chicken Chimichangas

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2013
This recipe is great. To speed things up I mixed all the filling ingredients, except the refried beans, together and that made it easier to fill the tortillas. The refried beans I smeared on the tortilla before adding the rest of the filling. I thought the filling tasted bland at first, but after putting the whole meal together it was perfect. I did make the guacamole and served a generous dollop of it on a bed of shredded lettuce with a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of salsa next to it. Like other reviewers, I rubbed olive oil on the chimichangas and baked them in the oven at 375 degrees until they were hot and golden. Then I placed them on the bed of lettuce. Any extra enchilada sauce got poured on them before baking. This recipe is a keeper!
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