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Crispy Turnip 'Fries'

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2011
These have potential, but I followed the recipe almost exactly and my fries were no where near crispy. The only change I made was to use olive oil in place of vegetable oil. The flavor was a bit mild and seemed to be missing something. I may fiddle with this again in the future.
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Super Simple Salmon

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2010
Ok, I did not have all the ingredients on hand so I had to make some changes. First, I used just under 1/2 tsp of sea salt instead of regular salt, plus I added a bit of white pepper. I only had fresh basil on hand so I added that to the butter and let it simmer for a short time before adding the salmon. I also added a bit of lemon juice to the butter since I did not have fresh lemons on hand to serve with the finished meal. It was a very easy dish to make and went over well with the entire family (2 adults, 4 kids aged 2-9 years). In fact, all of the kids asked for seconds and have asked me to make it again soon.
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Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
This is the first recipe that I have not altered and it received rave reviews from everybody. I first made it for a fundraiser cake auction and it sold for $50. I then made another one for the house since the first one smelled so good and the leftover glaze was so tasty. It is a moist, and delicious cake with the perfect amount of lemon flavor. The cake has a more mild lemon taste and the glaze is especially tangy, so they complement each other very well. This has been added to our permanent recipe box and will be made again and again exactly how it is written.
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Winter Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
This is a high-fat, high-calorie dish, but it tastes SOOOO wonderful. I had to substitute pecans for almonds since that was what I had on hand and my butter was a bit too soft so I had to plop, not crumble on the topping. Cook time in my oven was also closer to 60 minutes, but this recipe was well worth it.
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WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2005
As written, I have to give this 4 stars (actually 4 and 1/2) because I found the cookies a bit too salty, but otherwise perfect. I also added about 1 teaspoon of Pampered CHef's cinnamon plus (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice). I used butter flavored Crisco and chopped walnuts (no raisins). My daughter helped chop the walnuts and ended up pulverizing half of them, so I actually had something more like walnut flour. I cooked the first batch for 12 minutes and the following batches for 10 minutes (since they went onto a hot stone they required less baking time). The cookies are pleasantly crisp on the outside and amazingly soft and chewy on the inside. Next time, I am going to try to reduce the salt to 3/4 teaspoon and see if that helps.
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Fresh Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: May 30, 2005
My husband, who claims to HATE rhubarb pie, loved this. It is very easy and tastes great, especially warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Lower Fat Banana Bread I

Reviewed: May 27, 2005
We enjoyed this recipe very much, but it lacked strong banana flavor. I used 3 bananas and otherwise follewed recipe to a tee. I will try it in the future substituting applesauce.
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Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Reviewed: May 8, 2005
My husband and I really enjoyed this soup, but my broccoli-loving daughters did not. I added 4 cloves of garlic to the onions for extra flavor. This was especially good the next day.
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Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken

Reviewed: May 2, 2005
We have tried a lot of fried chicken recipes, but this one is the best. The coating is wonderful and very tasty. I did soak the chicken (I used split breasts) in salt water for about 1 hour to make the chicken moist and to put some flavor into the chicken. Definitely make sure you use garlic powder and not garlic salt, as it would definitely make the chicken too salty as a previous reviewer discovered.
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General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2005
This recipe is phenomenal. We absolutely loved it, but be warned it does not reheat well. i also omitted the MSG and only used 2Tbsp cornstarch in the sauce. I also cut the sugar in half. I substituted red wine vinegar since I did not have white wine vinegar.
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Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2005
My husband and I loved this recipe, even though we both do not care for brussel sprouts. This recipe gets rid of most of the funky taste of the brussels sprouts. My kids ate them too (2 and 4 years old), but had to coaxed to eat them. This is an excellent recipe for those trying to find new ways to eat their veggies. I did have to make a couple of alterations out of necessity. I substituted toasted almonds for the cashews and had to substitute honey for half of the maple syrup. While still good, I can't wait to try again with all the original ingredients.
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Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
My family absolutely loved this recipe. I halved the sugar, substituted onion powder for minced onion because I was out, and substituted red wine vinegar for the cider vinegar.
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Pollo Encebollado

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2005
The chicken was moist, but lacked flavor. I followed the recipe exactly, but next time might add some garlic or other seasonings. It tasted like boiled chicken with onions.
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Broccoli with Mandarin Oranges

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2005
I am not sure why, but ours had a bitter taste to it and no one would eat it. Aside from the bitterness, the flavors blended together well.
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Banana Fritters

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2004
I added 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp maple flavor, and substituted 1/2 tsp cinnamon blend for the cinnamon and nutmeg. These were delicious and disappeared quickly. I also used a cinnamon/ sugar blend instead powdered sugar on some of the fritters.
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Good Dog Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2004
This is a super easy recipe and a great one for kids to help with. We (my 2 and 3-year old daughters and I) made them as gifts for my mom and sisters' dogs so I am not yet sure how much they like them. I did not have any bone shaped cookie cutters and 2 of the dogs are VERY small, so I cut a few cookies freehand into hearts and bones, but ended up just cutting the rest into small squares. Due to the small size this made many more than 1 dozen, probably closer to 4-5 dozen.
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2004
I really liked this recipe, but I would definitely reduce the amount of sugar unless you like your popcorn coated in it. I also added a litlle salt at the end for that salty/sweet combo. I am about to make up a few more batches adding food coloring to two of them (1 red, 1 green), and then mixing them together and then bagging them up into individual gift bags for Christmas gifts.
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Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2004
My first batch failed miserably, but that was probably my fault. The second batch was wonderful and tasted great. I loved the mild honey flavor. I did use one cup of white flour and did not use milk since I did not have any.
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Whole Wheat Banana Strawberry Loaf

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2004
This was a tasty bread, but nothing spectacular. The strawberries don't add much flavor so if you want that flavor I would suggest adding more and probably mashing them up or pureeing them.
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2004
With modification this recipe is excellent, but alone, not so great. I halved the butter and the sugar. I used part margarine as I only had 1 Tbsp butter left. I added about 1/3 cup peanut butter and slightly increased the milk until it was the right consistency. I used it to top peanut butter chip brownies.
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