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Broccoli Chicken Delight

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
This was awesome! The only variations were, I used 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of chicken. I also only used 12 oz of fresh broccoli instead of 16 oz. The dish looked so full after just the 12oz bag so I stopped there. It was perfect! This was a keeper for sure!
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Brown Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2011
This was delicious....with quite a few variations. I decided to go with a southwestern theme by using yellow peppers and corn instead of zucchin-mushrooms/carrots. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil (olive oil becomes a carcinogen when cooked), doubled the rice, doubled the onion, added a large clove of garlic, cut up 2 fresh serrano chiles instead of the canned chiles, and used a jack/chedder combo instead of swiss. I didn't measure the cheese, but I'm sure I used more than 2 cups. But hey, I added more rice, so I had too.
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Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
I loved these! I've made these before with a different recipe (cornmeal) and I hated them! But I was determined the batter was to blame. So I'm glad I searched until I found this one. Yummy!
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German Chocolate Cake Frosting II

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
I followed the instructions exactly but it did come out very runny. I'm giving it 4 stars because the taste was great and I think it has potential. Next time, I think I will allow the liquids to come to a boil for a bit allowing it to thicken, like others suggested. Then I will probably also wait for it to cool before frosting (so that it's warm, but not still hot). Also, my brother ate it and suggested grounding the nuts finer and using less nuts and more coconut. I think this would make it easier to spread.
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Black Magic Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
All I could say after the first bite was WOW!!!! The only thing I did differently is I used coconut instead of vegetable oil (I always do this. It's healthy oil). And I also made it as a bundt and topped it with homemade German chocolate frosting from this website. Soooo moist and just to die for. I can't stop eating it!
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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
My picky husband and I loved this! I was shocked. It was perfect. The only thing I did differently is I didn't have Italian seasoning so I made my own by mixing basil, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper flakes (1/2 tsp ea but that was for 3 breasts). It gave the chicken the PERFECT seasoning. Also, I only used 3 breasts, but that was plenty for us. I will make it again for sure!
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Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
Excellent!!!! The flavor is so rich and wonderful. I too felt the need to double the sauce the second time I made it (hubby liked it but said it needed more sauce). Meaning, I doubled the butter to 6 TBS and added a couple of fresh minced garlic cloves. The heavy whipping cream was increased to 8oz. I also deglazed with 1/4 cup white wine. Thickening took quite a bit longer than 2 minutes. Lastly, I squeezed half of fresh lemon juice. Served with rice!
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Restaurant-Style Potato Skins

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2012
These were incredible!! My only complaint was they were a bit greasy. Perhaps they are they are supposed to be like that. But I think next time I will fry them for less time. Anyway, I took them to a superbowl party and they went fast!!
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Simple Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2012
Wow!!! I've never been a big fan of sloppy joes, but my hubby asked me to make them so I found this recipe and I LOVE it!! The hint of sweetness really does it for me. Slight alterations - I used ground turkey thigh meat instead of beef. And I sauteed the onions and garlic in coconut oil before throwing the meat in. Served on onion buns. Delicious!!!
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Penne Pasta with Veggies

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2012
I also thought this has a great flavor, but it was too greasy/ oily. And i didnt even use any olive oil. I did not drain the sun dried tomatoes because the instructions did not say to do so. So I had to mention this as a caution to others. I would also use less butter next time. Lastly I didnt have time to bake it, but I also didnt find it necessary because all my ingrdients were still hot when I mixed them together.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2012
This is the best meatloaf I have ever had or made. The brown sugar is what does it! I ran out of ketcup so I ended up using half BBQ sauce/half ketchup and it was fantastic. I may just do that on purpose next time! For those reviewers who didn't like the idea of the sauce on the bottom, you are mistaken! The sauce on the bottom marinates the meat almost thoroughly because its melds with grease (necessary for juicy meatloaf) and keeps the meat moist and flavorful. Putting the sauce on top only allows the oven heat to dry it out. Trust me. Don't change anything about this recipe! I will never use another meatloaf recipe again. Oh and one last thing, I always serve with mashed potatoes!
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2012
We LOVED these. They are simply delectable! A couple tips - Freeze the mini peanut butter cups before using them so they don't fall apart. Also, let these cool long enough before taking them out of the pan. If you're in a hurry, put them in the garage or freezer to cool faster.
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Double Chocolate Brownie Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
I made this cake after searching for a "brownie cake" at the request of my sister for her birthday.The whole family devoured it and raved about how it was the best cake they have ever had. And get this, I didnt have time to make an icing, so I simple topped it with cool whip before serving. Its that good! I did NOT have a priblem with choc chips sinking, so just follow the directions as listed and you shouldnt either. Its simply divine! I promise! Oh and the only modification was I used coconut oil in place of veg oil. Better tasting and much healthier.
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Angel Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
Loved this!! The flavorful sauce reminded me of something I would order in a fancy Italian restaurant! I will surely make again! Thanks for sharing!! PS. It was just as good with whole wheat spaghetti (hubby doesn't like angel hair). I would however like to know how to get the cream cheese to melt down completely. I had it at room temp when I added it, but still left with chunks.
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Sauce Rosee

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2013
I think the recipe has great potential with a few tweaks. I agreed with other reviewers that the wine needs to be boiled for awhile to reduce the strong alcohol taste. I also agree that the thyme flavor was overpowering. And lastly the sauce was a bit thin. Perhaps less thyme and less wine? I served with chicken and motzarella ravioli.
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Slow Cooker Oats

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2013
This is simply delicious! in my version, I cut out the sugar because it just doesnt need it with all the other goodies in there. The apple is just a genius idea! I also used coconut oil instead of butter. Oh and last but not least, I made this in my RICE COOKER!!!! My slow cooker is much too large to put a single or double serving of oatmeal, so my husband suggested the rice cooker. I threw everything in when I woke up and it was ready to eat after my shower. Ive made it the last 2 days, always making enough for my mid morning snack as well. I am just so incredibly happy to have found a way to make steelcut oatmeal so easily!
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Mostaccioli

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2013
This was a huge hit with my family! Everyone was asking how I made the sauce. My slight variations: I put the peppers and onions into the food processor to make a smoother sauce. I used spicy sausage and I also used much more cheese. Finally, I put the whole pasta mixture in a baking dish, topped with more cheese and baked it at 325f for 20 minutes.
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Easy Beer and Ketchup Meatballs

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2013
This recipe was awful.To start off, I had used chili sauce instead of ketchup, thinking it would add extra zip. THEN, I read the bad reviews after I had already started making this and applied some of the suggested changes. I added salt in pepper to the meatballs (altough atfter I had already rolled the balls) and then added BBQ sauce to the sauce. But they still came out with an OVERWHELMING beer taste. That's all we could taste. It was a huge disappointment to bring these to our superbowl party.
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Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
These were absolutely FANTASTIC! My picky hubby described them as "crack" and asked for more once they were gone. It was my super tasty on the go breakfast and mid morning snack for the week. The only thing I changed was I used coconut oil instead of veg oil, which I always do for health reasons. Plus it tastes a lot better too. Next time I will try it with whole wheat flour. With all this flavor, I doubt it will make much difference in taste.
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Springtime Spaghetti

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
This was really good. Even though I used a full cup of cream, I found the sauce was a bit thick so I added about a half cup of milk to thin it out, which also made more of the sauce. So I also ended up adding about 1/4 cup more Parmesan. Like other reviewers, I added salt and some lemon pepper. Lastly, like another reviewer suggested, I fried up some chopped bacon and added that to the sauce, making it an entree. As an entree, it only served 2 of us.
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