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Catalina Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
I can't bring myself to use Catalina dressing anymore because it has High Fructose Corn Syup. But, it was great with a nice vinaigrette!
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Oven Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
This may be the most delicious thing I have ever put in my mouth! I had a 7 bone roast (which WAS too fatty but worked fine), added seasoned salt and garlic powder (per previous reviews), deglazed the pan with white wine, tossed the whole thing in the oven and came back 3 hours later to the tenderest, most flavorful pot roast I have ever eaten....much less cooked myself! Thank you! This is going to become a regular at our house.
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2010
Yummy and easy. I had chicken fajita mix with precut onions and bell peppers but the family was in the mood for soup. I cooked up the chicken and vegetables, cut up the cooked chicken and added it all to the pot. I didn't have any beans and I didn't drain the tomatoes (mine were Italian). Delicious!
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
Seeing yummy looking Zucchini cakes in the deli at my local grocery store for $1 apiece sent me in search of a recipe to protect my limited budget. This one does the trick and leaves lots of room for future adjustments. Given how much we love zucchini, these are likely to be a favorite at our house all summer long.
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My Favorite Pork Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 18, 2008
While wandering through the 99 cent store the other day, I happened upon a chub of ground turkey and one of pork sausage. How shocked I was to find a recipe that used both. I printed out the recipe and handled it to my DH who prepared it. He used green bell pepper instead of red and wasn't reading well, so we ended up with some honey in the meatloaf, too. Delicious! Using a baking pan instead of a loaf pan make it crispy and yummy. Thanks for a great recipe and something very different from our average meatloaf. My only change, because it is just the two of us, would have been to make 2 loaves instead of one. I can hardly wait to figure out what I am going to do with the leftovers.
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Almond French Toast

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2005
I had so much fun with this recipe. I used day old hawaiian bread that I cut in half and then into sticks (ala fast food restaurants) the night before. In the morning (midweek)I toasted SLICED almonds while I made up the egg mixture (as I am a fan of almonds but not almond extract and to go with the hawaiian bread, I substituted coconut flavoring), dipped about half of the precut bread and put in a pan in the refrigerator while I went and did my hair and makeup, came back pressed the almonds into the sticks and layed them all at the same time on my new electric family-sized griddle, cooked them about 15 mins @ 300 degrees, dusted them with powdered sugar, handed each family member an individual cup of syrup (available at my local 99 cent store) and off we all went! Delicious, fun and easy. Leftovers heated for 20 seconds in the microwave were terrific the next day, too. Next time, I'm going to try it with toasted coconut! Thanks. This one is a keeper!
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2005
We love this with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. Our local supermarket deli makes it with cashews and mandarin oranges. Yummy a variety of ways.
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Gourmet Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
I love this recipe and have made it many times. We particularly like it served on extra Sourdough bread, but have enjoyed it on a bed of lettuce for a light and cool summer dinner. Since I am not a person who loves tuna (but know I should eat some fish now and then) all these tasty ingredients effectively mask the fishy-ness that keeps me from eating tuna. Thanks for giving me a tuna salad recipe that I can really enjoy.
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Austrian Jam Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2004
My grandmother made a cookie just like this when I was a child only she rolled them in chopped walnuts, so I did the same. After reading about other people's trouble with the dough, I was apprehensive. But, if you really cream the butter and sugar and egg until it becomes light and you add the flour mixture slowly, maybe 13 cup at a time waiting until it is integrated, the dough comes out much smoother and easier to work with. Thanks for the memories.
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Rice with Goodies

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2004
I cooked the turkey that was taking up so much space in my freezer, but my family got pretty sick of leftovers when the gravy ran out. Dinner tonight HAD to contain turkey but I was longing for something different. This recipe is REALLY different and all of us loved it. It was such a nice break from the standard casserole recipes for leftover turkey. I didn't have peas so I left them out and I substituted walnuts for almonds (because that is what I had). After eating it this time, I think I will add pineapple another time. I am always trying to increase my family's fiber intake and I was thrilled to see the numbers. By using pre-cooked bacon, there was also no added fat. The ideas are endless and I was plesantly surprised by this recipe. Healthy and yummy! Thanks Doreen
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Spaghetti Sauce II

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2003
Oh, was I popular with this one! This sauce is thick and delicious and practically cooks itself. I let this cook all afternoon while I was out in the garden. I used italian style stewed tomatoes (which made the job even easier). I threw in some baked meatballs (to avoid the addition of unnecessary fat) during the last 10 minutes of cooking. With split french rolls and some mozzarella cheese, this made the most incredible meatball sandwiches ever! The next day, even after the meatballs were gone, they were still fighting over the leftover sauce. I'll make this again and again. Thanks!
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Cola Pot Roast I

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2002
I never have known how to make a decent pot roast in the crock pot although I have tried for years. Thanks for the help. It was terrific and SOOO easy.
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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2002
Yummy! One might consider chilling it before one serves it.... mmmmmm!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
I'd never made scones before but was having a tea party at my house and they were way too expensive to buy. I wanted to make them ahead of time so I used a 3" cookie cutter to cut them and froze them uncooked on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. About an hour later I packaged them into ziplock bags separated by wax paper. For fresh scones anytime, put the desired amount of frozen scones (which look an awful lot like a hockey puck) on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. I added lemon zest and poppy seeds to one recipe, dried cranberries to another and left one plain. I now keep them in my freezer year-round so I can have fresh scones whenever I want. Don't freeze for more that 2-3 months but they probably won't last that long.
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Lemon Yummies

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
I made these for a tea party and they were all that was left. Too soft, too cake-y and boring flavor. You might as well spoon lemon cake mix onto a cookie sheet and bake. It would be a lot easier and taste just the same. I'm deleting this from my recipe box so I make sure not to make it again.
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
I subsituted raisins (grapes sound good, too) for the cranberries, left out the bell pepper and served it on raisin bread like a local restaurant does. We loved it!
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Carnation® Quiche Lorraine

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
Very yummy, very easy, very fast. Now that I know the basic recipe I can't wait to see how many variations of quiche I can create.
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Asparagus Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
I made this for a tea party for teenage girls. I was concerned that it might not be well received, but it was gone quickly and we were successful at getting them to eat what can often be an unpopular vegetable. This was my first experience with making quiche and I was thrilled to see how easy it was. I have now made this recipe 4 times and my family loves it. In fact, we've discovered that it's also quite tasty served cold on a hot summer day.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
This was a fun one!! And this California family didn't find it hot at all. Even our fussy teenager agreed. I followed the suggestion of others and used one can of refried beans and one can of black beans. I also added a can of whole kernel corn for a little crunch. I used cake-type pans the same size as the tortillas and it made 3 very full pans. Enough for us, guests and for a family in our church who recently had twins. I couldn't imagine refried beans stirred in and started out pretty skeptical but I was very pleased. We'll have this again but we'll make sure we invite plenty of friends to help us eat it.
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Spanish Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
I was so confused about how I was supposed to make this because, to me, when you say slow cooker I think crock pot. Obviously, in order to begin with it boiling I just went ahead and did it on top of the stove. I didn't have chili sauce so I used a package of dry taco seasoning and it was fine. But 6 hours of simmering boneless chicken on top of the stove (or in the crock pot) is WAY too long. I used bone-in thighs and after about 3 hours I had tasty, tender chicken. The ingredients are great and the flavors good, but the directions here cannot be trusted.
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