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Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2005
Fabulous dish, perfect to feed overnight guests in the morning. Next time we're going to add pre-cooked bacon or cubed ham. I think it would also be delicous with chopped tomato and green onion, although my husband asked that I leave that out of his half. We gorged ourselves on this until we were sick from overeating.
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Cooking Light magazine's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2005
To die for zucchini bread! This is what I give to new neighbors as a housewarming gift and what I'll give to the trainers at my gym for Christmas. I typically make one loaf with nuts, one without. Scrumptious!
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Lemon Almond Tea

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2005
What a waste of a perfectly good batch of iced tea. The only thing I'm taking away from this recipe is the idea of adding almond extract to a pitcher of tea in the future (might as well since I now have the extract). The addition of lemon-lime soda ruined it, but for us, the recipe was headed down the wrong path with so much lemon.
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Steaks With Roquefort Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2005
Delicious sauce but far too rich for our taste to pour directly over the steak. We served it in small dipping bowls on the side and that was perfect. Not a sauce I'd want to use every time, but delicious for a change of pace.
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Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
The perfect salad to accompany a dinner for guests. I added more avocado than indicated, but that's my preference. Also, I candied the walnuts. Perfect!
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Honey Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
Absolutely amazing. I didn't and wouldn't change a thing.
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Butterscotch Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2005
My seven year old and I made THREE of these this weekend and I am NOT a baker, even with simple mixes. Cooking yes, baking no. Anyways, I thought I'd point out for others who don't know, the sugar and the chips won't completely melt, they will carmalize, so don't think you've done something wrong. Also, if you pour all this into a 13 x 9 cake pan it will take about 30 - 35 min. in a 350 degree oven. Everyone who tried this cake loved it. Someone suggested using chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips. Now *there's* death by chocolate! Enjoy!
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BBQ Chicken Pizza II

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
Excellent! We're not big fans of bell pepper so we omitted it, but otherwise this simple yet delicious pizza was a hit in our household where two of our family members work for a pizza parlor. If they'll eat it after working at the parlor all day then it must be good!
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
Easy to make and absolutely delicious - especially on a cold Saturday after cleaning house all day. I like to add half a bag of frozen sweet corn and serve with super-sour dough bread. Thanks for the recipe!
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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
Amazing! I made my angel food from a box recipe, but a pre-made store bought cake would've been just as good, I think. I only coated half of the strawberries with the glaze for those of my guests who would prefer to not have the glaze. Also, I used a very small fraction of the glaze - just enough to coat the remaining strawberries. Oh, and btw, the glaze can be found in the produce dept., in a refrigerator case. It was a pain to find. The only downside to this is that it doesn't make a pretty presentation on the plate when served (just a gloppy mess), but no one seemed to mind once they took a bite! Thanks for this keeper!
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Smothered Green Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
Delicious addition to our Christmas dinner without doing the same ol' Green Bean Casserole.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
I've been hoping to find a recipe that uses butternut squash and this one was perfect! I omitted the sweet potato and just added more another Yukon Gold instead. MMMMMmmmmm... oh and the delicious aroma while it's cooking!
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Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
With just my husband and me for Christmas dinner this year we opted for a non-traditional menu. This pork chop recipe could not have been a better choice! We made it in the oven at 425 and just kept an eye on it, turning it once while cooking. I don't care for parsely, so we used only a pinch of dried. To accompany the main dish, we made Roasted Vegetables http://christmas.allrecipes.com/AZ/RoastedVegetables.asp and Smothered Green Beans http://sidedish.allrecipes.com/AZ/SmthrdGrnBns.asp.. Perfect dinner!
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The Best Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2004
It was a good recipe, but seemed like A LOT of additional calories that didn't pay off in the flavor. It was alright, but I don't know that I would waste the cream cheese and parmesan again *just* for mashed potatoes
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Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2004
I had planned on making this for Father's Day, but after marinading just the chicken in the morning and letting it set all day in the fridge, we decided it was just too hot to bbq that evening. We thought we'd make it for dinner then the next night, but again, it was too hot. I didn't want the chicken to go bad, so I cut the bacon slices into 4ths & fried it up (the whole 1# pkg.) and began sauteeing the the chicken mixture in a huge skillet. After the chicken was no longer pink, I added the vegetables which I'd only marinaded in a separate bowl 1 hr before starting dinner. (I followed others' advice and changed the pineapple to a lg can, tripled the mushrooms, and added cherry tomatoes.) Toward the end of the cooking, I added the bacon and stirred it together. I served this over sticky white rice. I'm definitely adding this to my personal recipe book and calling it "Stir Fried Shish Kabobs".
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2004
This salad made my Easter dinner absolutely perfect! I chose to make it with apple cider vinegar and I'm so glad I did. There were NO leftovers for the next day so I used the excess dressing on a new bowl of salad that I took to work and shared with my co-workers who all wanted the recipe.
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Easy Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2003
We had a "dip party" at work today, so yesterday I scanned this site for fruit dip recipes. I made this recipe, one that is exactly the same, but with orange juice instead of cherry juice, and one with sweetened condensed milk instead of the marshmallow creme and with lemon juice. By far, the cherry was the most flavorful and most attractive. The orange was a nice alternative, but the lemon left a lot to be desired. In the future, I will use the cream cheese and marshmallow creme as a base and simply try different juices. I used the actual fruits (cherries, an orange slice, and a lemon slice) to adorn the dip so that the party-goers knew what flavor they were dipping their fruits into. This is also a great recipe to have one's children help make. Oh, and warming the cream cheese and the marshmallow creme before mixing made all the difference. Enjoy!
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Turkey Tetrazzini II

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2002
The basic recipe is a good one, but it took the suggests in other people's reviews to perfect it. For my small family, half of the recipe was plenty. I added sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes then only cooked it for 40 minutes. It was *almost* too dry and I knew it would be more so the next day as leftovers, so when I heated them up the following night I added a few heaping tablespoons of sour cream and mixed well. This was a perfect addition that I will do the first night next time, right before serving. Thanks to the original cook for the recipe.
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Turkey Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2002
Very delicious recipe. When preparing the crust I use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the vents then lay the cutouts on top of the crust, brush it all with egg white then sprinkly cracked pepper across the top for a beautiful golden brown crust. Martha Stewart would be proud.
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Ham, Potato, and Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2002
My husband and I enjoyed this for three nights - and that was after taking other people's recommendation to cut the recipe in half. I served it in bread bowls and used 3/4 of the Velveeta and one 8 oz pkg of cream cheese. With the use of leftover Thanksgiving honey-baked ham this was an awesome recipe. Thanks so much!
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