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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
Great base recipe! I used Pork Loin Roast since that's what I had in the freezer, low fat and came out great, with a few changes. Even before reading other's comments I about choked when I saw this called for 1 cup of vinegar. Since I'm not pickling the meat or myself, I did look at my other pulled pork recipes to see that only 3T, + 1-3T if making own sauce like here (vs bottled bbq sauce), is just right for us, considering the vinegar already in the mustard & ketchup. I did not use oil with the spices to make a paste, just 'dry rub' it onto the meat and dumped leftover spice into sauce ingredients. I did decrease the Allspice a bit for our personal taste otherwise hubby & I thought it was a tasty combo! I used Red Wine vinegar in place of apple cider vinegar, also Dijon mustard instead of Yellow; both more to our liking. With using the low fat roast, not very juicy, did not need thickening. When meat done, shredded it & returned to crockpot & sauce, left on low until serving. Very tasty, will be making again.
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Veggie Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 26, 2013
I liked the addition of the tomato sauce here, great way to change up the flavor on my typical pasta salad with vinegar dressing recipe. With what I had on hand, I used Red, Yellow, Orange & Green Bell peppers, Red onion, tomatoes with the dressing recipe as written but less salt and added dried cilantro. Also, I didn't want open up a can of tomato sauce to use such a little bit so I used v-8 that I had on hand instead, flavorful!
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Herbed Potato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
Very good, esp the day after. I sauted celery and onions in the butter. Also added chopped ham. Topped the serving bowls with Cheddar cheese. Yum!!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
This is almost exactly like the Pumpkin Bread our family has made for years! We use 2/3c shortening in place of the vegetable oil and I've been cutting the sugar back to 1 1/2- 1 2/3 cup rather than 2 1/2 or 3 cups. Also we about a cup each of chopped dates and chopped walnuts. Yum! We use the smaller bread pans to make more loaves to freeze or to give away to teachers, neighbors, friends, kids off to college and others.
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Zucchini Bread II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
The Brown Sugar drew me to this recipe. I've been making a similar one for years but thought it was time to change it up, see how others were making it. I really like this one tho made some changes based on preferences (and habit). I used applesauce in place of oil, only 1 cup of brown sugar (to cut back on sweetness), increased Vanilla to 1 T (not that it made much diff), & added a teaspoon of Nutmeg. I used 1 cup of chopped pecans instead of walnuts/raisins since that's what I had on hand. I made 3 smaller loaves and froze 2 to enjoy later. It was different from my usual and very good, not too sweet either : )
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Mushroom Sauce Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
I thought this was good! After reading prior reviews for ideas I did the following: Sliced potatoes thin on mandolin, layered in prepared dish, & microwaved for 6min on 70%, stirring after every 3 min, to help start them cooking. While they were cooking I prepared boneless pork chops, trimming all fat possible, cut in half (were 1.5-2" thick), rubbed garlic powder, black pepper & rubbed (or ground) sage on both sides (no salt) before browning. I used Cr of Mushroom w/ Roasted Garlic Soup (extra flavor!) & only about 2/3-3/4 soup can of milk for the sauce. I cooked the dish 30min covered & 15min uncovered before testing the meat & potatoes. Since they were now thin chops & boneless I was leery of the cook times noted. The dish was done, potatoes were great, sauce yummy (not watery or oily), but chops were a tad overcooked. Will try again with maybe 20min covered & 15min uncovered then work up from there if need be.
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WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: May 14, 2009
Different but good! I took others' suggestions, 2.5-3T of dark molasses, 1.5-2T Lt Corn syrup, 1t each of Cinnamon & Grnd Cloves. I also added 1c chopped Walnuts and only 1/2c sugar. It wasn't very sweet but just right for those like my hubby who don't like things sweet. This can be a good yet bad thing, we ate more of them in one sitting than most cookies we eat :)
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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Yum!! I was attracted by the rave reviews by males (husbands, fiances) :) My husband likes spice and it wasn't too sweet for him like other sweet potatoe dishes. I took the suggestions to add a teaspoon of Cinnamon and a tablespoon of Brown Sugar. I only used 1 teaspoon of Paprika rather than 1 1/2 Tablespoons (?) and also left out the poultry seasoning. I used Olive Oil, adding only enough to cover the amount of potatoes I had so not quite 3T. I also oiled the glass dish I cooked them in so altogether, there was plenty of oil to not burn to the dish yet not too much. I look forward to making this again and using some of the other tips to create different flavors, like using fajita seasoning or steak seasoning instead of poultry seasoning. This recipe has opened my mind to the options of flavors (not to mention healthier dishes)for Sweet Potatoes, other than the typical super sweet, marshmallows, maple syrup, etc.
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Ham and Rice Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
Good with a few flavorful additions! Followed other's ideas, using Cr. of Mushroom Soup and thawed frozen broccoli. Also added chopped onions, green pepper and red pepper. Mixed in some Thyme and garlic powder. Topped with French Fried Onions the last few minutes of baking. Served with fresh ground pepper available for those who wanted alittle more flavor. Yum!!
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Chocolate Chip Cookies VI

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2003
Different but good. Light, cakey but definitly needed more chocolate to add flavor, I used 1.5-2 cups of Milk Chocolate Chips. (Chocolate makes almost anything good :) ) I added 1 cup of chopped Walnuts. My husband thought they were ok but suggested I try raisins next time instead of Chocolate. (He's not a big chocolate fan) Not a bad idea! I will try this again!
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Bobbie's Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2002
Good! My husband agrees! I also reduced each sugar measurement by 1/4. 2 1/4-1/2 cups of oatmeal worked for me. I increased the chopped nuts to 1+ cup and omitted the chocolate chips. They baked 12 minutes at 365 degrees and did not spread! I also can't believe I made exaclty 36 cookies. Definitly a recipe I would use again and with a variety of add-ins.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2001
Thank you to the reviewer who recommended adding 2 eggs. I wondered about their absence from the recipe. Wonderful, moist, chocolate brownies even with out the frosting. My family didn't even notice there was zucchini in them till I told them.
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Zucchini Nut Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2001
Light, fluffy texture. Cakey, different, but flavorful; good way to use up that extra cup of grated zucchini. 15-16 min at 350 degrees worked for me.
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