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Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
Good riddance, store-bought bread! Couldn't be happier with how this turned out! There's a similar recipe on this site called "Honey Whole Wheat Bread" that calls for basically the same ingredients, except 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour. I was happy to find this one with all whole wheat flour (bread flour is not whole grain, whereas whole wheat flour is). Anyway, it turned out wonderfully! Soft, moist, whole grainy goodness with just a hint of sweet. Also, I substituted vegetable oil for the shortening. I'd like to try e.v. olive oil next time and see how it does. One note - a lot of people complained about it not rising, etc. - I had no problems at all with my Breadman bread machine. Don't know why they did? My guess is they may have not layered the ingredients into the machine in the order they should have. Make sure to put the wet ingredients into the maker first (including the salt). Then, on top of the wet ingredients add the flour. Make a fairly shallow little indentation in the top of the flour (maybe 1/2" deep) with your finger and pour the yeast into that little groove. This keeps the yeast away from the salt and water until it's ready to be mixed in. Once you've layered the ingredients properly, shut the lid, choose the setting (1.5 lb whole wheat loaf), and press start! Voila!
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Mocha Cooler

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
*** Update 6/17/11: In case anyone's wondering - this does not work with regular coffee grounds. It has to be instant coffee. *** I have personally tested three different McDonald's Mocha Frappe copycat recipes. This is the closest I've found. If you want it to be more like McDonalds', substitute water for the 1/2 cup milk when blending the drink. After studying the ingredients in McDonalds' mix (they use a pre-made liquid mix and simply blend it with crushed ice), I think the main differences between this recipe and their mix is that McD's mix uses real cream instead of dried creamer and coffee extract instead of instant coffee. (Coffee extract meaning the concentrated liquid extract, similar to vanilla extract -- however, much harder to find). I think without using the real cream and coffee extract this is about as close to McDs' as I'm gonna get! And to be honest, it's really good. After testing it out, I'm gonna make up a big batch and keep it on hand. Just wanted to let those McD's Mocha Frappe addicts like me know how this one stacks up! In other news, I've drank three whole frappes tonight testing this stuff out and I'll be lucky if I see any sleep tonight. Haha! Good thing tomorrow is a holiday! :)
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Cabbage and Dumplings

Reviewed: May 26, 2011
Can't say I'm a big fan of this one. Just made it and it's.... missing something. I added Hoisin sauce to the cabbage while it cooked. The dumplings are terribly bland. I don't know how to make this recipe better, but it's not great on its own, I gotta say.
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Oatmeal Crispies I

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
Deliciously thin, crispy oatmeal goodness! I didn't have shortening so I used all butter and they were still crispy and delicious! I've made this recipe twice now and I'm in love with it. I will say the cookies need to cool to become completely crisp, if you're using all butter. I added some chocolate chips and omitted the nuts and they were fabulous. You won't be disappointed with this yummy recipe! By the way, I cut the recipe to only 9 servings (1/4 of the recipe) and it yielded about 14 cookies. Perfect smaller batch size...
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Jen's Heavenly Egg Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
I modified it a bit - I don't like dijon mustard so I substituted a little over 1 tsp regular yellow mustard. Didn't have any green onions, so left them out. Otherwise followed the recipe. Very, very good. Just the right proportions. Thanks for a yummy recipe!
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
Super easy to make. I made 1 1/2 times the recipe, and it made three 9" round casserole tins. Everyone loved it! I used medium taco sauce and it had a perfect little kick. I recommend mild taco sauce for kids and/or those who prefer less heat. I did, like other reviewers suggested, add taco seasoning to the meat mixture and spread the tortillas with beans instead of adding them to the meat. Served with some fruit and a nice salad. Yum! Will do this one again.
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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2011
As some others have mentioned, it's a bit bland. I don't know if I would make again, kind of ambivalent about this recipe. I did omit the tomato soup and instead use the sauce the # 1 reviewer suggested. It was still was missing something, not sure what. ****UPDATE**** I had some leftovers last night and it was WAY better than the night I cooked it. Keeping it in the fridge for a day really made a difference, therefore I'm changing from 3 stars to 4. It was really quite good as leftovers.
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Chicken Enchilada Soup I

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
This soup is absolutely fantastic. It *does* taste pretty much exactly like Chili's! I made this for a dinner party and everyone raved and asked for the recipe. I followed the recipe to the T, except: I doubled the recipe and after reading the reviews decided to only use 11 tortillas for the whole double recipe. If I had to do it over again I think I would have used more tortillas, maybe 15 or 16. It came out a bit thinner than I had intended. One more note - I bought medium green enchilada sauce and medium red enchilada sauce, and with the spice of those two and the cumin it was PERFECTLY spicy. It had a wonderful kick. I couldn't imagine topping it with jalapeno, it would have been too spicy. Instead I topped it with tomato, shredded cheese and some thin tortilla strips I had fried up. Everyone mentioned that the crunchy tortilla strips really made the soup, so I highly recommend that. It was nice to have something to crunch.
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French Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
This is a fool-proof recipe! Gorgeous, delicious, crusty French bread. I put the ingredients into the bread maker, turned on the dough cycle (which says it lasts for 1 hour 30 mins), but took the dough out after 30 minutes, it looked sufficiently kneaded to me. Split it into two loaves, then let it rise for about 20-25 minutes. Baked it for 25 mins and voila! Gorgeous, fresh bread! I served it with ham & potato soup - it was a real hit! By the way, I didn't have cornmeal so I skipped that, and didn't choose to add sesame seed. It's all fine without it... Enjoy this delicious bread! I've now made it three times - six loaves... it's fantastic!
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Breakfast Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2011
I made these for a breakfast gathering at work and they were a hit! I made them with a dozen eggs instead of the egg substitute. I must admit they are a tad bland, but I whipped up a dipping sauce that made them spectacular. Mix one cup ketchup, 1 tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp A1 sauce, 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce. Serve dipping sauce cold. The ketchup-y sauce goes really well with the eggs. Also, instead of brushing the rolls with butter, I coated my hands in vegetable oil and subsequently picked up each egg roll and coated them with the oil before I baked them. They turned out golden and crispy!
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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2011
Absolutely amazing. This is an incredibly tasty soup - serve with some crusty bread to dip in the soup and a small salad and you have yourself a really delicious and filling meal. I made an Italian caprese salad - fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Also had some store-bought ciabatta bread with it. I'm honestly going to be sad when my leftovers run out, this soup is uh-may-zing. I'm not even kidding. Also, I made it with the kale, not spinach - makes all the difference. I would not make with spinach. Try this recipe - you will NOT be disappointed.
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
I must have "browned" the rice too long because a) I had to cook the rice way longer than 20 minutes and b) I still ended up with grains that were crunchy. Other than that, I really enjoyed the flavor of the dish. As others mentioned, I had to add an additional 1/2 cup of water after the 20 minutes, as there was not enough liquid left to keep cooking the rice the additional time it needed. I added some cooked shredded chicken at the end and made a meal of it. I will make this again, but I will not "brown" the rice at all. Also, this may have made a difference in how much I liked this: I added a bit of cayenne and cumin at the end - it added the perfect amount of zip. I give three stars because of the directions to brown the rice and the not-enough-liquid.
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Yummy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
I don't like dijon, so I made it without, and it tastes EXACTLY like the REALLY GOOD honey mustard sauce you get at restaurants. No more bottled honey mustard for me! I could never find one that tasted like a restaurants' anyway. This is SO good!! You won't be disappointed! P.S. I never refrigerate overnight, still is outstanding.
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Campbell's® Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2012
I gotta be honest, I was expecting this to be good, but not THIS good! Holy cow - this is perfectly seasoned, fall-apart-with-the-touch-of-the-fork yummy porkness. I purchased a Boston butt roast because all the shoulder roasts were way too big, and it turned out amazing. I would highly recommend this recipe, and it was SO easy! I made some coleslaw (pkg of coleslaw mix, some mayo, cider vinegar and sugar) to go on the sandwiches as well, and it was the perfect complement. You will not be disappointed with this recipe, as written. Oh, and I also cooked mine at high for about 6 hours.
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