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Pretzel Smoochies

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2012
I give this recipe a 5-star by experience.... I have made these treats for years..... but let me give you a tip or 2 to make it easier: 1. Use chocolate WAFERS, not Kisses. Wafers are chocolate discs, sold in a bag specifically for making candy - no need to unwrap! You can buy them from craft stores like AC Moore (in many different colors!) or from grocery stores that sell bulk foods. 2. Spread out the pretzels, a wafer balanced on top of each one, on a cookie sheet so they are not touching - no need for aluminum foil. 3. I put mine in a 250 oven for 10 minutes.... a little longer & cooler than written here, but it's really important to make the chocolate SOFT, but NOT melted! 4. Press the M&M down enough to make the softened choc. wafter hug the pretzel... then let it cool COMPLETELY! (If it doesn't, the chocolate will fall off when you move it.) I like to make several cookie trays full right before bed, then leave them sit out on the counter overnight & put away in the am. *They are wonderful holiday treats! I have made red & green ones at Christmas, ones in school colors for a graduation party, and at Easter: use pretzel snaps (looks like a basket weave), green wafers (like Easter grass), & egg-shaped M&M's on top. ALWAYS A HIT!!
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Pineapple Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2012
I give this 4 stars, more for its potential.... although I think I figured out the problem! Previous reviewers seemed to either rave about this bread, or say WOW! too much baking powder. Baking powder reacts differently depending on the acidity of the fruit it is used with. Pineapple is an acidic fruit; FRESH pineapple is much more acidic than CANNED pineapple. I'm going to guess that those who thought the recipe is great as written used FRESH pineapple. My experience is with CANNED pineapple, and I DEFINITELY had to use LESS baking powder!! After 2 tries, I discovered that 1 tsp. baking powder was the perfect amount. I also like more fruit & texture to my bread, so I used a 20oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice (1 cup crushed pineapple + 1 cup pineapple juice did not add enough flavor), and 1 cup coconut. Also followed another reviewer's suggestion to sprinkle 2-3 tbsp. brown sugar on top of bread before baking. Delicious this way!
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Slow Cooker Dump and Go Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
This has become a Crock Pot staple in our house! Even my picky-eater kids like it, because it is so cheesy! 2 notes: (1)I like to cut the chicken breasts up into smaller chunks - maybe 4 to 6 chunks per breast, of varying sizes. This makes it easy at the table, because everyone can choose a serving size that suits them. More importantly, the chicken cooks very MOIST when cut into smaller pieces (in large pieces, the center can be dry). (2)This recipe is written for salt to be added "to taste". While I am not a huge salt fan, I have found it very important in this recipe for the salt and garlic to be BALANCED. Either use Garlic Salt in place of plain garlic in the recipe, or simply measure equal parts of each.
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Vanilla Berry Parfaits

Reviewed: May 23, 2011
I knew I would enjoy this, but it was better than expected! I served it for dessert when a friend came over who is diabetic, and it worked perfectly for him. I did NOT use the nutmeg, or cinnamon -- instead I took inspiration from a picture and made the middle layer using Mixed Berry yogurt. This, in combination with the granola and fresh blueberries; sliced strawberries; and raspberries on top, was the perfect amount of flavor, and a beautiful dessert!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
This recipe gets high marks for being EASY, and for my picky kids actually enjoying it! My husband was the only one who gave it an "OK" rating..... I think he would've liked it spicier. I made two modifications, as suggested by others: I mixed in chicken broth, not water, to give it more flavor; and I only used 1 package of Pillsbury Grands biscuits on top. One package was more than enough for a family of 5, and made 2 layers of torn biscuit dough in a standard, round crock pot. I wouldn't use 2 packages unless you have an extra large crock pot. I also added chunks of potatoes to the pot, which turned out very well, and will probably try adding carrots next time. Thanks for a good recipe!
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Chip Chicken Lollipops

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2011
The CONCEPT of this recipe is great... My 8-year-old son loved helping to make them, and all 3 kids couldn't wait to try them, as they were made with potato chips.... But all greatness stops there. All the flavor from the potato chips completely bakes out. (I even tried 2 different flavors of chips, to see which we liked better, but we could not taste the difference in the final product.) They were bland, but we ate them just dipping them in sauces. I tried to serve the left-overs later, but they dried out too much on reheating. Fun idea, but using corn flakes for breading then adding your own spices works MUCH better!
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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2011
This lasagna surprised me with how good it tasted! The noodles really do cook very well, even though they are put in dry into the slow cooker. Because this is a "tall" and "deep" lasagna that you need to scoop out with a spoon, it doesn't end up mattering at all that you have to break up the noodles so much to make them cover the round shape of the crock pot. Final assessment: this makes lasagna easily accessible for a family dinner, but the presentation is not "pretty" enough for a dinner with company, the way a traditional lasagna in a 13x9 pan is.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
This recipe was wonderful! I made it exactly as written; I love that it's such a simple, 5-ingredient recipe, not much to fuss about for a busy day. It's not a "pizzazz" recipe, but a great comfort meal. And 2 of 3 picky-eater kids + hubby all loved it... that's a miracle in itself!
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Grapes and Rice Stir Fry

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
This recipe was VERY simple to make, fast, and quite yummy. Best of all, it was enjoyed by the complete spectrum of tastes in my family, from my husband (who loves his meat), to my picky-eater son (whose main food group is fruit). NO LEFTOVERS! The only change I made was to add more grapes. If you are one who likes to add grapes to your chicken salad for sandwiches, then you will like this warmed-up version!
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2010
I have made this recipe twice now, and it is excellent! Only 2 tweaks I made: first, for 2.5 lbs. pork, I doubled the sauce. Also, I cooked the pork alone for the first 2-3 hours (when cooking on low)... this allowed me to dump out most of the greasy juices before adding the sauce. This made the dish a little healthier (less grease), and the sauce thicker.
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Savory Slow Cooker Squash and Apple Dish

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2014
This dish earns its stars for flavor..... as long as you leave OUT the onion! (The dish has a sweet and fruity flavor, so I'm not sure how onion helps that??) The trick to success is to ONLY ADD THE APPLE DURING THE LAST HOUR of cooking! Butternut squash takes much longer to cook than apples..... thus by adding them in the last hour, they both have good consistency -- NO mushy apples! .....Everyone has their own preference for spices. My family likes this: 1/2 cup honey, 1 T. cinnamon, 1/8 t. nutmeg. After this is loaded into the crock pot with the squash and craisins, pour in 1 cup apple cider to add liquid to the recipe. The flavors work GREAT together!
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Stir-Fried Chicken With Pineapple and Peppers

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2012
I liked it...... but unfortunately I was the only one in my family that did. Other reviewers reported great success with picky eaters, which is partly why I chose this recipe..... but no dice with my crew. A few tips for others who want to try it: (1)carrots work well with the pineapple in this stir fry, and add nice color; just slice them fairly thin. (2)Someone was confused about what to do with the pineapple juice, and got soggy veggies as a result. I stirred all the juice from the pineapple can into the sauce, therefore adding it in the very last step, separate from the pineapple itself. This worked very well; the finished sauce was a good thickness.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
It sounds better than it tastes. I soaked the meat in double the marinade, and still I felt like it was not as moist or as flavorful as I would have liked. Hubby and I thought it was alright, and I might have worked to tweak it, but my picky-eater kids did not like it at all. Bummer.
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CheddarWurst® and Apple Kabob

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2013
I made this relatively plain, with only cheddarwurst pieces and apples. It went over well, even with my picky-eater children! 7 cheddarwurst & 2 apples made 6 skewers. To make it again, I would like to find & try some alternate veggies..... Maybe zucchini?
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