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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2014
So, this was my first time ever making any kind of bread, and it came out perfectly! Huge shout-out to SaraLady19. I used her suggestions on the adjusted baking time and added that dash of nutmeg. I also halved the recipe, used 2 eggs, and omitted the milk. (Okay, I forgot the milk.) Everybody in this house rolled their eyes when they ate it.
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Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2013
So awesome! Two of my favorites: cilantro and lime. I tried to be cute and measure out the ingredients, but why bother; this recipe is fool proof. I omitted the chili sauce, and added some grated carrot. Oh! I also used the "juice" from a jar of pickled jalapenos in place of the rice vinegar and served the jalapenos on the side. I just served it with some fried pork chops this time, but I bet this would be AWESOME on a pulled pork sandwich. :-) Thanks for posting!
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Easy Corn Chowder I

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2013
This turned out pretty awesome. I doubled the all of the ingredients except the milk and the onions. I used ham (left over from Easter) instead of bacon, and I added 1 clove of garlic. I was SUPER paranoid about scalding the milk, so I parboiled the potatoes whole before cutting them into cubes. While that was going on, I sautéed the ham, onions, and garlic. When the potatoes were just soft enough to cut, discarded the water and cubed the potatoes. I added the potatoes, onion mixture, and ham to the pot; mixed in the milk and potatoes; brought the soup up to a boil, then turned off the fire, covered the pot, and let the residual heat warm the soup through and finish the potatoes. Super easy and super yummy. :-)
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Ono Butter Mochi

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
Holy moley!! I don't know what those of you who didn't like it were doing, but... I think these came out GREAT. I did follow one reviewers advice and used coconut milk and evaporated milk in place of the whole milk. But, I use a whole (12 oz.) can of coconut milk, and only 1/2 cup of evaporated milk. I thought 2 1/2 cups of sugar would've been too much, but it really isn't; this butter mochi is not too sweet at all!! I probably could've baked it a little longer, but I think that's just a personal preference.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
I had been craving this for weeks, and this recipe did not disappoint. I completely omitted the rice. I was going to omit the hoisin, too, but it happened to be on sale. I'm glad I didn't! This recipe would've been lacking a lot of oomph without it. It wasn't the neatest meal in the world to eat, but it tasted so good. Maybe nest time I'll eat it like a salad... Perhaps, fry up some won ton chips and eat it like a Chinese Taco Salad? Or, just use a more forgiving lettuce. In either case, I WILL be making these again.
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Kimmy's Favorite Sweet and Sour Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
My family and I enjoyed this a lot. Thankfully, I read the reviews before I made it, so I was able to make the modifications that I felt were appropriate. I added 2 tbsps. of ginger to the marinade. I also used equal parts sugar and vinegar, and added all the juice from a 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks. (I only used half the can of pineapples, though. The rest are sitting in the fridge for a healthy midnight snack later.) I completely omitted the tomato soup and carrots as my family is not a fan of either ingredient. Next time I make it (and there will DFEINITELY be a next time) I am going to dredge the chicken pieces, and add the bell pepper with the chicken and pineapples. I love when the recipes I find here actually work!!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2013
I'm going to be honest. I had to change the recipe up A LOT because I have more than 1 family member with a sensitive tummy. I completely omitted the pepper flakes, hot sauce (which I just put on my own meatballs after cooking) and cheese, and I subbed soy milk for the skim milk. Also, I was out of Italian Seasoning, so I subbed Poultry Seasoning (which is basically Italian Seasoning with black pepper and nutmeg). I used 1 tablespoon of the Poultry Seasoning because my bread crumbs were not seasoned which was my bad. Next time I will do as another reviewer suggested and just add more oregano. Still, this recipe yielded the moistest meatballs I have ever eaten. I ate the leftovers last night, and they were still pretty moist ofter being nuked in the microwave. Thank you for sharing, LTH!
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Decorator Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
3 stars says it all. It was just okay. It was better before I put in the vanilla extract. 1 teaspoon is too much; I would suggest starting with 1/2 a teaspoon and adding more if you think it's needed. I don't TOTALLY hate it, but I would be very surprise if I ever made this particular frosting again.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup II

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
I'm not sure how the ORIGINAL recipe tastes, but with the modifications I made, this soup was pretty dang good. This is what I did differently: ADDED 1 stalk of celery, 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce, and 1 can corn. SUBSTITUTED 1 (4 oz.) can jalapenos for cayenne (because I had forgotten that I ran out of cayenne). REDUCED oil from 6 tablespoons to 2 tablespoons, tortillas from 6 to 3 (you need it to thicken the soup), cumin (from 2 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon), and chili powder from 1 tablespoon to 1.5 teaspoons. GARNISHED with crispy tortilla strips and sour cream. I also kept the soup boiling (stirring frequently to avoid burning) for the 30 minutes it was supposed to be simmering to cook out some of the liquid. Next time I make it, I will either use fresh jalapenos or a teaspoon of pepper flakes, add the cilantro with the chicken, the whole tablespoon of chili powder, and I won't forget the lime. I love lime...
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Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2012
I have used this recipe 2 years in a row. Like one reviewer said, it is FALL OFF THE BONE tender. This year I kept it under cover for an additonal hour because it took FOREVER to brown last year, and it literally fell off the bone. I don't really care because the turkey gets carved before my guests arrive, and I'd rather have a moist bird than a pretty one. Also, I'm not a fan of olive oil, so this year I used butter. I also stuffed my bird with celery, onion, and apple. Depending on how my family feels about it this year, this may be my go to Turkey recipe for life.
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Best Ever Onion Rings

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
I would like to hug whoever MIDNIGHT_ANGEL is! These onion rings were exactly what I was craving. There was only one thing I did differently. I didn't have any onion salt on hand, so I used garlic salt instead. Talk about accidental genius! I will make this again and again and again. :)
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2012
I don't know if I've already reviewed this recipe, but I just had to say, these pancakes are awesome! Usually when I get a new recipe, I have to modify it to my family's taste, but this one I followed to a T and the pancakes came out so moist and sweeet we didn't even need syrup. The only problem I had was that I had to use fresh bananas (because bananas disappear FAST in this house), but if you microwave your bananas for about 35-40 seconds before you mash them, that makes the bananas easier to work with.
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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
I have never had an Oatmeal Carmelita before. I was under the impression that these were supposed to be soft and gooey, but mines came out kinda crunchy. Personally, I don't mind the crunch, but no one else in my family could really eat them because of it. This is what I did: I doubled up the recipe of the crust. I used macadamia nuts instead of walnuts, and I used chocolate covered raisins instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I thought that with my modifications, this was going to be cloyingly sweet, but it really wasn't. In fact, I probably could've used more sugar. I'm really not sure if I'm going to make these again.
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken with Bok Choy

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2012
I thought this was going to be to sour because I had read other reviews, but it really wasn't. The vinegar taste was very subtle. I did use 10 pieces of chicken instead of 8. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. But the chicken literally fell off the bone, and the bok choy was so awesome. Served it with brown rice. Will DEFINITELY make this again and again and again.
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Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
If you love the corner pieces of regular brownies you might actually enjoy these cookies.I used way more than 1/4 cup of flour, but I couldn't tell you how much I ended up using; I just kept adding flour until I got the cookie dough consistency I was looking for. Because I did THAT, the first batch of cookies was a little bland. I added 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the rest of the batter and that seemed to help. These are not the BEST cookies I have ever made, but I will definitely try again.
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Seafood Au Gratin

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
What I did right:I used fresh mushrooms that I sauteed with butter and garlic before adding them to the sauce. I also completely omitted the wine and used the shells from the shrimp to make a stock that I used in place of the chicken broth. Oh, I also used Mozzerella cheese instead of Provolone. What I did wrong: I used canned crab meat. NEVER again will I make THAT mistake. I also did not properly drain the scallops or shimp before cooking, so the cassrole came out kinda watery. I think if I make those adjustments next time, I can give this recipe a 5 star rating.
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Accidental Fish

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
This was awesome. I switched it up a little, though. I used 2 Roma tomatoes, and lime instead of lemon. Also, there seems to be a mahi mahi shortage right now, so I used tilapia instead. It worked out GREAT.
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies VI

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2011
I made these last night. Instead of honey, I used maple syrup, and I added a teaspoon of salt because the first batch I made tasted... healthy. My family seems to like them, so I'll probably make them again.
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Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2011
This is a pretty decent version of stuffed peppers. Just to be different, I substituted salsa for the tomato sauce. Also, cooking the rice with chicken broth added a depth of flavor. I've made this twice, and both times it was a hit.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2011
This is very easy to make as well as delicious. Instead of using celery, I used a potato. And I made it thicker by reducing the amount of chocken broth by 1 cup. I just made it last night, and my family is already asking me to make it again!
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