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Luscious Lima Bean Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2013
I am giving this recipe 5 stars, HOWEVER, I DID MAKE CHANGES. I didn't use leek or shallots because I only used what I had on hand. I used 1 large onion and 2 cloves of garlic, minced. I added a can of petite diced tomatoes, used chicken stock instead of bouillon, then added fresh thyme (2 tsp) and fresh chopped spinach (3/4 cup) last 15 minutes of cook time. Seasoned with fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt.
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Cranberry Nut Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
Made this recipe for Christmas and it was perfect. I love the color it gives the bread and it's not overly sweet. Since the recipe didn't specify I squeezed oranges for the juice, thinking that processed OJ would make it way too sweet. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Never-Never Ever-Ever Fail Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
I am giving this recipe 4 stars because it is great tasting fudge. However, I would have given it 5 stars if it had better instructions. The mixture has to be boiled for exactly 5 minutes, stirring with a wisk constantly, and then QUICKLY combined with additional ingredients. Honestly, if my husband hadn't been here to take over the stirring at the last stage, I would have thrown a globby mess in the trash, just like some of the other reviewers. The trick is to get it stirred together quickly and completely before it begins to set. It takes a strong arm!
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Pumpkin Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
After reading the other reviews I decided to cut the sugar in half. Most of the recipes on here that call for sugar are way too sweet for us, so I thought this would be true of this recipe as well. While I did like this, it could have used a little more sugar than I put in it, but definitely not the full amount the recipe calls for.
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Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I don't make pancakes very often anymore, so the mix sits in the pantry until it needs to be thrown out. We recently wanted pancakes for a Sunday morning breakfast, so rather than buy another mix that would eventually end up in the garbage, I looked and found this recipe. I now wonder why I ever thought I needed a mix! So easy and so good!
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Lentil and Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2012
This soup is great! I did not have Italian sausage on hand, so I used ground turkey burger and added seasonings used to make sausage. I added 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/8 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper, and 1/8 tsp cayenne to the turkey meat and browned. I also used 3 chopped carrots instead of shredded, and I didn't have fresh parsley on hand, so I used dry. I only had half the amount of tomatoes and lentils on hand, so that is what I used. I did not have celery on hand either, but we were very pleased with the outcome! I do think that I will continue to make it with the turkey burger though as a healthier option. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Healthier Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2012
The amount of butter this recipe calls for was probably twice what it needs to be. The butter melted and dripped down onto the veggies, which were already coated with oil. The result was soggy veggies swimming in fat. It also needs seasonings to boost the flavor. It was edible and can be modified to suit personal preferences.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2012
I thought this meatloaf was very flavorful, even though I did not include the ginger (didn't have any on hand). I substituted rolled oats for the crackers because I think it's a better choice for anyone who needs extra fiber. I took the advice of others and put two slices of bread in the bottom of the pan to obsorb the grease and found that this worked well. I also mixed the ketchup and brown sugar together and poured over the top half way through the baking time. It was moist without being greasy. Even my picky husband, who has always turned his nose up at the mere mention of meatloaf, thought it was great. With the changes I made I would give it 5 stars.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: May 27, 2012
I made this last night and it was delicious! I followed the recipe with two exceptions. First, I grilled the chicken on the bbq then cut it up and added it to the sauce, and secondly, I used fresh rosemary. I served it on a bed of rice with a side of green beans. This is so simple to make, but does not sacrifice flavor! I should also add that I only used three chicken breasts as it was only for two of us. However, I didn't change the quantity of any other ingredients because I wanted a sauce for the rice.
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Tuscan Style Bean Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2012
We loved this soup! I didn't use canned beans because cooking dry beans taste so much better, imo. I also let it simmer for 40 minutes instead of 20. Will be making it many more times.
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Tuscan Smoked Turkey-Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
I am hestitant to try recipes that have few reviews, but this one sounded very good to me and I am so glad that I took the chance. My husband and I both loved this soup! Since I wanted to make it right away I didn't soak the beans overnight. Instead I rinsed the beans and covered with water and brought to a boil. I let them boil for 2 minutes and then turned off the heat and left them covered for 1 hr. I then strained the beans and added fresh water. I couldn't find "smoked" turkey legs, so I bought the fresh legs that were available. I made a sauce out of Lea & Perrins white wine sauce for Chicken, a few drops of liquid smoke, and a pinch of Italian seasoning. We grilled the turkey legs on the bbq coated with the sauce first. After a about 20 minutes I added the legs to the beans. I also added one can of chicken broth and didn't use as much water. Will make this soup many times!
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Smokin' Scovilles Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
This is by far my favorite recipe for chili. I have trouble with heartburn, so I used a jalepeno pepper instead of habanero. I had NO heartburn, and more importantly, the chili did not lack flavor or a kick. I also cooked dry kidney beans instead of using canned. That is only because I have been cooking beans for so many years that it has turned me into a bit of a bean snob. :-) For me, canned beans just don't have the same flavor, but I do understand some people don't have the time to cook them. I also used Mexican oregano instead of Mediterranean. Will be making this many times!
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This recipe is the best! No need to change anything!!! It is perfect! Everyone always raves about it, and it is now a staple at Thanksgiving.
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Orange Glazed Carrots

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This is a good base recipe, but changes are needed. I cooked the carrots in a separate pot from the other ingredients. I cut the sugar to 2 Tbs and it was still plenty sweet for us. I also added a pinch of cinnamon and whisked in 2 tsp of cornstarch. I brought it to a boil and poured it over the carrots. Making these changes I would rate it 4 stars.
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
These cookies were so moist and easy to make. Everyone loved them!
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
I love this recipe! I did boil dry kidney beans instead of using canned, and I substituted sauce for tomato juice. I also added diced tomatoes. That is not what I would call "changing the recipe," it is just our personal preferences. All the seasonings are original to the recipe...none added, none omitted. This is the best chili recipe!!!
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Purple Monstrosity Fruit Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
The recipe is easy and very versatile.
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
I made A VERY POPULAR BBQ SAUCE from this site to go with this pulled pork. It was very easy and tasted great. It will be perfect for our small group meetings. Thanks for sharing!
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A Very Popular BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
This is the best bbq sauce ever! I took the advice of others and brought the ingredients to a slow boil for 5 minutes AFTER I put them in the blender. This way the vinegar was well mixed and blended with other flavors. I will never buy bbq sauce again!
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15-Minute Marinated Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2011
My husband and I both loved this recipe! I didn't have dried tarragon, so I substituted Italian seasoning. I only had 3 chicken breasts, so I used a little less mustard and it was perfect. It has great flavor without overpowering the palate.
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