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Pumpkin Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2014
For all the low carbers out there coconut sugar is a great alternative in this recipe. We only used 1 cup and it still tasted great plus it is full of nutrients. My kids eat it with whole grain crackers but I think apples or dehydrated fruit would be good too. I have made this for myself and make parfaits out of it using a homemade granola out of nuts instead of grains and whipped coconut fat from a can for a lowfat alternative. This could easily be turned into a paleo diet by substituting the cream cheese. Who says healthy has to be boring?
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014
I was looking through the pictures and noticed that some breads looked more dense than others and others were lighter and fluffier. I believe this is a quick bread recipe and meant to be thick (which us how we prefer it)however if you prefer a more coffee cake like consistency then pull out your old mixer and beat your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. It will add air to your batter giving it a cake like texture. Also, use coconut oil to prepare your pans. It will keep your bread from getting too dark on the sides and the bonus is its healthier. Thanks for the recipe!
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Easy Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2014
I never get gravy right so I never make it HOWEVER my hubby begged me to try again. So I did. and it was lumpy. as always. So this time instead of throwing it out I put it in the blender and then it turned out foamy. YUCK! So I then put it back on the stove determined not to waste food and when it heated thru it turned back into a gravy like consistency and was fantastic! I cooked the Roast Sticky Chicken Rotissere Style from this site and used its drippings/broth to make the gravy. No seasonings needed with that recipe, very savory already. Thanks for sharing.
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Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2014
We loved this recipe! Great variation of a cauliflower side dish. We omitted the green pepper and doubled the red pepper for added sweetness. And instead of corn flakes used French fried onions for added flavor. If someone else hasn't already done this I would be surprised. This dish is just begging for french fried onions. No need for that tsp of salt however in an already salty dish. Fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Tacos in Pasta Shells

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2013
My family really enjoyed this recipe. I needed to use up my jumbo shells I made from earlier in the week. Just a tip: the cold dry shells were much easier to stuff this time around. I will be cooking my shells in advance and refrigderating them beforehand from now on. It didn't seem to affect the cooking time by much. Just a few minor changes: used a little more cream cheese than called for, used enchilada sauce instead, taco seasoning packet and omitted the chips. We will def make again. Thanks!
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Chicken Stuffed Shells

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2013
I don't really understand the bad reviews on this recipe. We thought it was fantastic and tasted like a quick version of Thanksgiving dinner. Paired well with other Thanksgiving like dishes too. It was a nice change from our usual. Did as another reviewer suggested and used only 1 can broth and replaced cream of celery for sour cream. Will be keeping this recipe! Thanks!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2013
Fantastic! I take my girls apple picking every year and by day 4 they are tired of eating apples so we use them in other ways. This is a great recipe to use for applesauce cake, pancakes, muffins and as an oil substitute for baking. Thanks for sharing!
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2013
Just a tip for all you moms out there always looking for a way to add nutrition, instead of replacing the oil with applesauce I used an applesauce/pumpkin/cranberry fruit and veggie puree pouch that I give to my toddlers. I do this a lot with breads, muffins, pancakes, etc. With such a small amount you can't taste it plus it makes things super moist! Just be aware that adding puree will change the texture of your baked goods making them more dense.
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
I agree with others in that this recipe "needed something" to make it complete, otherwise it would have just been a chocolate cool whip treat with a little brownie on top. Of course I didn't have the fancy ingredients that other reviewers had recommended but also I am always accommodating the needs of a little one that has peanut allergies so instead I made a quick fix and it was good. Fix #1 - I only mixed half of the cool whip called for into the pudding mixture to cut down on the fluffiness; Fix #2 - I layered as follows Brownie, pudding mixture, brownie, pudding mixture and cool whip on top. I would have added a third layer of a rich fudgy syrup over the brownie but we had to serve it on the side again to accommodate food allergies. This way it tasted more like a rich gooey brownie treat with a little cool whip on top. The contrast between the cool whip and brownie wasn't as harsh this way. Yes, I know, not true to original recipe but this worked for us.
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Easy Creamy Peppercorn Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2013
We liked the flavor of this recipe but the layering of the cream of mush and peppercorn gravy made the dish look unpresentable leaving a yellowish hardened dried layer on top. Even after mixing it the gravy was lumpy. Next time will just mix the 2 together as well as mix often during baking. We also sautéed the onions AND mushrooms in butter and sherry as another reviewer mentioned and I highly recommend doing this, it added another dimension of flavor. Sprinkle a little lemon pepper on top before serving and its ready! Will definitely be making this again.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2013
I only had frozen blueberries so i defrosted them and then poored them into a sugar/flour like mixture in a ziplock back before folding in. Next time I will add a little cinnamon to batter too.
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: May 2, 2013
We make muffins out of this recipe for a great take along snack for my toddlers. I use applesauce instead of oil and leave off the frosting. I'm always looking for ways to get in veggies during snack time instead of being limited to fruit and cracker like meals. Short breads such as zucchini bread, pumpkin bread etc is great for this. We will be adding this recipe to our muffin rotation. Your cake recipe not only tastes fantastic it is chock full of nutrients. My picky little eaters love it! Thanks for sharing your grandfathers recipe!
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Taco Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2012
I use reduced fat crescent rolls, ground sirloin or turkey, plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream and low fat cheeses. I don't put chips on mine and don't really miss it. I also top my with all kinds of veggies (ex: green & red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.) This dish is a great way to provide your kids with the nutrients they need. (Also important ;))
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Cream Cheese Squares

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
I know these would have been fantastic by itself but I really like the taste of fruit with cream cheese so I made Blueberry Breakfast Sauce from this site to pour on top of the cream cheese. WAY too sweet. Next time I will cut the sugar down to 1/4 Cup in the cream cheese and down to about half in the blueberry sauce when I make these together. Also I will omit the butter alltogether as it made the top a little on the soggy side. Thanks for sharing!
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Kielbasa with Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
This pasta dish is a nice change of pace. I always try to cut calories where I can without altering the taste too much so I didn't use oil when sauteing because the kielbasa has enough fat in it to "oil" the pan without burning. (Would you ever put oil in a frying pan before frying bacon?) I also omitted the butter because I wanted the sauce to stick to my pasta. The other change I made was I added a little white sugar to the tomatoes before pouring in with the meat & veggies. If your like me and prefer sweeter tomato based dishes (chili, spaghetti sauce, etc.) then add some sugar to yours too. Oh yeah, and I also added some garlic powder and onion powder for a stronger flavor. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
I did not attempt to make this recipes as written based on all the negative reviews so I simply used it as a base making it my goal to achieve a sweet & spicey peanutty flavor. I somewhat doubled the sauce and came up with the following recipe: 1/2 C. peanut butter, 1/2 C. Soy Sauce & 1/2 C. Water (I didn't have low sodium soy), 1/2 C. lemon juice (I didn't want the tang from the lemon I only wanted it to tenderize the chicken), 3 TBLS Brown Sugar for added sweetness, I left out the curry in favor of my kids and used 4 fresh garlic cloves plus a few shakes of garlic powder. I also added a few shakes of red pepper flakes. Believe me this did not smell great when i made the marinade but the end result was great and a nice change of pace for chicken. I served with rice and broccoli. YUM!
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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2011
This is a great creamy white sauce! Probably one of my favorites! I slow cooked 4 pieces of chicken in chicken broth in the crockpot and later used the same broth for the sauce. I sauteed some green onions in with the red bell peppers and red pepper flakes and garlic. I also sauteed fresh spinach and layered on top of the pasta before adding the sauce and chicken. Fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2011
This was a great recipe but WAY TOO salty and I like salty foods. Between the butter, bacon, cream of mush, cheese and parm something could be changed without compromising on the flavor too much. Next time I think I will use olive oil and omit the bacon. For me this is a great start to a dinner staple with slight modifications. Thanks for sharing.
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Yummy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
Marinade over night (I also added a touch of lemon juice to tenderize) Cooked in 9x13 casserole dish over onions and green pepper (covered of course) basting occasionally. Great marinade and tender but most importantly easy if easy is what your looking for.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
I made this recipe with the ingredients listed and just layered according to others suggestions. I only put 1 jar spaghetti sauce in with the meat and put half sauce of the other jar in with the pasta. I layered the noddles, additional sauce from jar, meat mixture and the rest as listed and then repeated. I also was careful not to overflow my baking dish so had a little extra that I just saved for leftovers. Very Good! And def use sour cream! It is what seperates this recipe from others.
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