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Whipped Cauliflower, Low-Carb

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2014
My son & husband reaaly liked this recipe. In fact my son (25 yrs old) thought they were potatoes...lol. It was pretty easy to make and satisfying. The only drawback is it only yields 2 cups, which means no second helpings or leftovers :/ Note: I skipped the milk, it seemed fine w/o it. Thanks for the recipe, Deb! It is a keeper for sure :)
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Easy Platz (Coffee Cake)

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2014
I was in the mood for coffee cake but all the recipes called for vanilla and I am out :( I'm glad I didn't give up searching because I wouldn't have found this recipe :) Blackberries are my most favorite berry, but I didn't have those either. What I had was fresh cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups. I decided to simmer them in water for a few minutes so they would be tender like the blackberry. I strained them and set them aside to cool. I substituted sugar with Fructevia and followed the remainder of the recipe as written. My pan size was 8 x 11. It came out very nice, not too sweet. When there was about 5 minutes left of bake time, I realized I had not sprinkled the top with the flour mixture that had been set aside. I contemplated finishing without it, but said ''what the heck'' and quickly sprinkled. In that short time the edges browned, but the rest did not. The taste did not suffer, but I'm sure the topping would be that much better, with a toastiness (sp?) to it. I am looking forward to making this with the blackberries & intended topping in the near future. That's when I will add a photo :o) Thanks for your recipe!
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Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2014
I LOVE chile verde and thought I would give this easy recipe a try. It was a bit late in the day to use the crock pot, so I used my dutch oven on the stove top. I let it simmer for a few hours to ensure the meat was tender. The flavor was great! Next time I will allow more cooking time so the meat can get to the tenderness I was looking for. Hey! I know...maybe I'll use the crock pot ;) Thank you for the recipe!
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Baked Omelet Squares

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2014
I had limited resources without a trip to the store this morning. I contemplated using the Black Forest Ham we have for sandwiches, but went with diced crisp bacon. I had green onions, diced pickled jalapeno and Tillamook medium cheddar, a teaspoon or so of minced garlic and a little salt & pepper. It came out beautiful & tasted great. Next time I will add some chopped kale or try it as written. Thanks for the inspiration! I forget eggs can be baked, and not just on the stove top :o)
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Very Simple Spelt Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
I made this almost as written, except that I sprinkled the sesame seeds on top and let it become a seeded crust. It baked perfectly and sliced just as well. Love it! Thank you for this excellent EASY bread recipe :)
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Beer Butt Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2012
EXCELLENT!! period =)
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The Best Marinade Around

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
Yum!
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Herb Roasted Pork Loin and Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Made this exactly as called for & it came out moist & yummy. Served a simple green salad in addition. Even the grandkids (4 & 8) loved it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe :0)
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Lemony Quinoa

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
This is the 1st time I prepared quinoa, and it was important that my husband didn't feel it was bland. The only thing I did different was left out the parsley only because I didn't have any on hand. Other than that it was to the 'T'. We both enjoyed it and I will make it again. There will be one adjustment; only 1/2 the lemon juice will be used. It was just too strong for our taste. Thanks so much for the recipe. Happy cooking!
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Stracciatella II

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
I was looking for a recipe that uses spinach, and came across this. As I didn't have a whole chicken, I used the legs & thighs I had in the freezer. I am watching fat intake, so I removed the skin and proceeded as the recipe instructs. It made a wonderful stock, a beautiful glisten, even w/o the skin on. At any rate, I followed the directions as written and came out with a beautiful hearty soup. When my husband came back later for a second bowl, it was then that he realized he didn't get any chicken in the first bowl. He was surprised that he didn't miss it. He added, "That's how good this soup is, I didn't miss the chicken." I served it with biscuits from a recipe I got from this site called, "Cheese Garlic Biscuits II". In this recipe though, I use 1 full tsp. of baking powder, instead of 1/2 and I add 3 minced cloves of garlic to the mix and omitted the brushing of butter once cooked. There is more than enough fat in this recipe, you'll see it on the cookie sheet. They were warm & crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Right out of the oven to the table. A great pairing with the Stracciatella. Mangia! :)
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Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
We decided to make a ham for a today's Super Bowl get together at my son's house. I had an 11lb. shank, bone-in Cook's ham. I figured it would take a good 5 hours to cook, so I got up early to make sure it would be finished in time to get to my son's house before the game began. After reviewing a few recipes. I decided to use an "oven bag" ("turkey sized"). I had never used these, but know people that have...for beef roasts & turkey, but never ham. I chose this recipe because, like the author, I had most of the ingredients. I made only a couple variations. I had 'light' brown sugar, my orange wasn't in the best of shape, so I forewent the zest. Finally I adjusted the cloves to 1/8 tsp. for personal tastes. For the pineapple juice, I opened a can of pineapple, which I buy the 'light' or the 'in it's own juice' versions, so it was a great stand-in. Once the ingredients were all combined & the ham was placed in the bag, I poured the glaze over every inch of the ham. I twisted the end of the bag as tight as I could & used the zip tie included. I did not make the slits in the top of the bag as directed on the box (mostly because I was half asleep, lol) VERY EASY PREP-about 10 mins :) Once in the oven, it took only 2.5 hours! Exactly what the box that the bag came in stated...haha! Again, it is probably best, especially w/ a new recipe & method, to be wide awake :) It was bulging w/ moisture, & juices ran as soon as the knife touched it. Sliced thin,succulent & tasty! GO Saints!
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2010
Great banana bread recipe! Beautifully dense and moist. It did not cause heartburn, which I always have dealt with afterward. I recommend this recipe highly...especially with black walnuts! mmm mmm good!
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French Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
Very good, and pretty easy! I didn't have any egg for the crust, so I just brushed lightly with olive oil. It came out nicely. Thanks for the recipe!
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
When I told my husband that our 3.5 lb. Eye of Round roast would only bake for 24 minutes...you should have seen the "are you crazy?" look he gave me...lol. We began by making slits in the roast and stuffed it with sliced garlic cloves, about 4 cloves total, salted all over and left fat side up. Another reviewer suggested the oven be pre-heated well, about 20 minutes before placing the roast in it. Once in, after 24 minutes @ 500, I turned it off (without peeking of course!) and let it sit for about 2 hours & 15 mins. Now, we were both very curious of the outcome and decided we would check it with a meat thermometer before serving...just to be safe. The thing is, it's not an accurate reading because the meat is cooled down after sitting in the oven for that long. That hadn't occurred to me. So, we cut into it and found the most juicy beautifully cooked medium rare Eye of Round we had ever seen! Man,oh man it was so good we were salivating while slicing it. The juices it creates in the pan was excellent over the meat on our plates. This method will be THE method for this cut of meat forever in our house. No more dry Eye ;) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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Cheese Garlic Biscuits II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
These were VERY simple & tasty!
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Fluff Dip for Fruit

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
This was a great dip for my fruit tray, and soooo simple to make :) I chose to forego the liquer, but instead flavored half of the recipe with some unsweetened cocoa powder. We had vanilla & chocolate to choose from. It was very yummy, thanks for sharing this recipe!
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Gingerbread Pear Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
This cake was very simple to make and was a hit! A dollop of cool whip is the perfect finish. The only thing I did differently was to use the juice from the can (*lite pears = pear JUICE, not syrup) as part of the water called for in the cake mix. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it's been saved to my recipe box :o)
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Cucidati II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
This italian yummy does take time, but is NOT difficult, but it is worth ithe time if you ask me. This was my first attempt and I'd say it came out fairly well :) By the picture I posted, you can see I chose to forego the icing, the first time, and use powdered sugar instead. I also was in a hurry & didn't read that they should be sealed edges. This seemed to only affect the appearance. ONE VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: like others, I too had to double the dough recipe. The filling would have been 2 inches thick, if not ;) Very yummy cookie, thanks for sharing!
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
I don't usually alter recipes too much, I like to try them as they are written so I can get a feel for the cook that has shared it and also so I can give a fair review. However, our family prefers brown breads, so I used 1 cup whole wheat flour & 2 cups white. I didn't go all wheat because I am a novice bread maker and not comfortable yet with making too many changes. Bottom line; who wants to ruin a loaf of bread, right? I added ingreadients in the exact order listed and let it cook! It was really yummy with a very crispy crust, but not dry and that was on the medium crust setting for my machine. We used it for our after Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. Winner! Very delish! For anyone new to this, I suggest waiting for it cool before slicing. We were so excited we sliced it just a few minutes out of the machine! It was great, but difficult to slice hot. I think I will give it an hour of cooling time before attempting slicing the loaf that is cooking now. I will also try this recipe in a loaf pan, in the oven as well. Oh, and I added 3 Tbsp of roasted flax seeds this time, also. Thanks for such a great recipe, easy & taste's great :)
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Country Seed Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
Entered in error...sorry.
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