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Grilled Pork Loin Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2015
The whole family loved this but I did make a couple of changes due to dietary restrictions and preferences. I only used about 1/2 of each sweetener (which was plenty), used low sodium soy and Worcestershire, and only used a sprinkle of cinnamon and cayenne. We can't wait to make pork fried rice with the leftovers and try this marinade with other meats ASAP. I doubled the recipe for about 2.5# of meat but wished I would have tripled it and used 1/3 to marinate and 2/3 to reduce as we would have liked a little more sauce. (Incidentally, I don't know why you can't boil the marinade too - wouldn't it kill any lurking bad stuff during the reduction process?)
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Banana Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2014
This is a very versatile recipe. While I know that not everyone appreciates reviews of recipes when changes are made, I felt I should let everyone know that this one is a good base. After promising my kids that we'd make muffins, I realized we were short on ingredients. I scrapped the original recipe, found this, made some substitutions and it worked great! We made half a batch and got 24 mini-muffins (took about 12 minutes to bake). We used softened butter for the shortening, brown sugar for the white sugar, no vanilla (I was out), no milk (how'd I miss that?!), pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon (heaping), pumpkin for the banana, and chopped apple for the raisins (about double the amount - I'm sure this moisture made up for the missing milk). So we ended up with Autumn Muffins (per my 7 year old) and they are very good. I can't wait to try the recipe the way the original chef intended it...then again, it's fun to experiment too :D
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2012
We LOVE this recipe and use it on pork roast cut into large nuggets all the time! I never have any nuggets left over (using about 2# roast). I do, however, usually have some breading left so keep a portion separate so it doesn't get contaminated and then keep it in a baggie in the fridge for next time. There WILL be a next time.
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Christmas Casserole Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
Made these in 2010 and they are top of my list for 2011! Love them!!! A bit messy to make - but worth it! I believe I followed the recipe as written last year and plan to do the same again this year. My preference was for smaller balls - maybe the size of a large shooter marble.
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Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2011
Ok, I admit - I really dislike when people rate a recipe and say "but I made all these changes..." Well, I'm doing that exact thing today! I guess it proves this recipe is really versitile...kinda like a kitchen sink muffin LOL. Let's see...I used 3/4 c white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, used 3/4 banana that the baby didn't eat and 1 individual un-sweetened applesauce which equaled 3/4 cup, subbed melted butter for the oil (I was out of oil), didn't quite have 2 cups carrots so added one diced pear to make up the difference, and used pecans instead of walnuts. My DH really liked the addition of the pear and the banana added just a hint of flavor. I think that pumpkin in place of or for part of some applesauce would be good too. And zucchini would also fit in nicely (for some of the carrot?). Works well in mini muffin tins and mini loaf tins as my regular muffin pan is MIA. The coconut doesn't seem to add any flavor (maybe tomorrow after they've blended?) but does add to the texture. I used a very finely shredded and dried unsweetened coconut. My apple was not a tart variety, I think it was a Fuji or Gala. So don't be afraid...get creative and enjoy!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
Made as-in with the exception of using a bit more zucchini and slightly less blueberries (because of what was on hand). Maybe my mini-loaf pans are smaller than the OP but I got 3 mini-loaves plus 6 shaped muffins. The flavor was much better once completely cooled and even better the next day. Took 2 loaves to a picnic and they were gone in a flash! Everyone loved it!
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Pancakes I

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
A very good, basic pancake recipe. We were looking for something quick to throw together and this recipe completely fit the need. Nothing fancy but perfect for tasty, quick, basic pancakes. I followed the recipe exactly except I added a dash of vanilla. These are not thick, fluffy, restaurant style pancakes so keep looking if that is what you are seeking.
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Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
I had never had pork tacos but had a roast that I didn't know what to do with it so I thought I'd give this recipe a try. We loved this and it will make it onto our regular menu - however, I will be trying a few things to see about intensifying the flavor (ie. letting the pork sit with the rub in the fridge for several hours, cutting the roast into sections so the flavors distribute more evenly, and/or adding more seasoning). I omitted the oregano (didn't seem like it would fit with Mexican seasonings) and subbed cumin. I also used granulated garlic in place of fresh garlic. I cooked it in the crock pot all day on high and it was juicy and tender (for some reason my crock pots don't cook well on low). We shredded it and mixed the cooking juices in with the shredded meat (which did not make it saucy but helped to add flavor) and used it for burrito filling with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and taco/green chili sauce. It is a very versatile filling. I look forward to freezing the leftovers for a quick-grab dinner when the baby comes!
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
I am rating the recipe as written 4-stars - but with a few minor changes it quickly becomes a 5-star recipe! I made the following changes: 1 tsp granulated garlic instead of 2 cloves (non in the house), chicken broth instead of veggie, 2 tsp cumin, only 1 can of black beans, plus added 1 can of corn (drained) and 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (undrained). My husband loved it and has asked that it be added to our menu on a regular basis. We used it as a burrito filling, a quesadilla filling, and a stand-alone dish. I also added extra chicken broth to some of the leftovers and made it into soup. The mixture would also be good on top of nachos or combined with chicken and cheese to make a casserole. Cheese and/or sour cream are good compliments. Next time, I will lower the cayenne to 1/8 tsp (the Rotel adds enough heat for my taste) and use 2 cans of beans (black, pinto, and kidney would all work well in this dish).
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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
My family and our guests loved it! I added an additional 2 cans of beans (for a total of 4: dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney and pinto - all drained and rinsed). Also, I used approximately 46 oz of diced tomatoes (undrained) in place of the tomato juice and one 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce plus one 14.5 oz can of spaghetti sauce for the 29 oz of tomato sauce (using what was in my pantry). Because of using the spaghetti sauce, I omitted the sugar and oregano. I browned and drained the beef then combined all the ingredients in my crock pot and cooked on high for about 3-4 hours. The chili was delicious as made and also over elbow noodles for chili-mac. When I make it again, I will continue to use the diced tomatoes in place of the juice as we were very happy with the consistency with my alterations. Next time, I may add one more can of beans (for a total of 5) as there was plenty of room in the beef/tomato/bean ratio and it helps to stretch the budget! Looking forward to freezing the left-overs for a fast dinner when the baby comes!
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Robbi's M&M's® Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
This is very similar to the recipe my mom has always used for M&M cookies - except hers uses 2 tsp vanilla and only 2 1/4 cup flour. The cookie is typically flat, crispy, and chewy - not at all cakey - just the way I like them! The full tsp of salt can be a bit overwhelming in the batter - but mellows once cooked and helps to balance the sweetness of the M&Ms. I have made this with shortening (with mom growing up) and with butter (today - on my own with no shortening in the house)...and they are great both ways! Looking forward to introducing this Christmas tradition to my 3-year-old son this year!
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Creamy Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2010
Not sure why but this pudding didn't thicken up for me. Followed the recipe except to temper the egg mixture. I guess I needed to cook it longer and not adhere to the 1 minute directions. I'm not a fan of warm pudding so I put it in small dishes and placed in the fridge (as per other similar recipes). It has been in the fridge for over an hour and it's still very runny. The flavor is good - guess we'll drink it! Will try again - cooking it longer and maybe increasing the cornstarch.
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Pumpkin-Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
These were good - tho my husband liked them more than I did. The pumpkin flavor doesn't really come through as much as I'd hoped. For the last batch, I added some chocolate chips to the batter (my preference, I love pumpkin and chocolate chips...DH doesn't) and, of course, I enjoyed them more than the recipe as written. Overall, a nice cake-y cookie.
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Spiced Caramel Pear Jam

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
This dark caramel-colored jam thickens easily and sets up without much effort. By far one of the easiest jams I have made. Although I am unaware of the originator of this recipe, I am very thankful for it and hope that they are honored to share it with the chefs of allrecipes. I used 4 different types of pears for my puree in an effort to create a deep and complex medley of flavors which proved to be a great success! I can't wait for others to try it and share their experiences too!
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Butterscotch Cream Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
I was hoping that this would be like my grandma's recipe - and it was similar, but not the same. Overall, the recipe is good - the texture is nice. It is not overly sweet - in fact if I were to make it again, I would probably add 1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar as I like my Butterscotch Pie really sweet. I followed the ingredients exactly and only changed the process (I did not use a double boiler - just used a pot and stirred the whole time - tempering the eggs and adding them at the appropriate time.) I took the pie to a party and everyone liked it. My custard did weep a bit, and the meringue shrunk and wept (although it was touching all around) so it was not pretty - but tasted good!
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
This recipe helped me re-invent some left-overs! I used left-over pot roast in place of the chicken...it was fabulous. I can't wait to try this as-written, with chicken. I was also short on time so I layered the items like a lasagna...and it worked out fine.
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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2008
Although I'm not a big fan of pork, I liked this recipe and DH and friends couldn't get enough. I grilled it - yummy! Will be repeating again SOON!
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
My new favorite salad - and the dressing is wonderful for other salads too! I followed the ingredient list and amounts as written but put it together a bit differently. I used my vita-mix (blender) and put the sugar, worchestershire (sp???), paprika, onion, and vinegar in the container - then slowly streamed in the oil (I used a canola blend cause it's all I had) with the blender on medium. Then I transfered it to a small container and stirred in the poppy and sesame seeds. This really incorporated the ingredients and the dressing takes days to separate (and even then it's only a little bit). I also used a head of leaf (Romaine the second time I made it) lettuce with the spinach and used a whole container of strawberries and eyeballed the almonds (probably used way more than called for - but was yummy). I did not tear/cut the spinach but left "as is" from the bag. It was a hit at the picnic I took it to. We had to travel several hours to get there so I kept the cleaned, dried, and torn lettuce in a zip top bag. I cleaned and cut the strawberries and kept separate. Then I was able to put everything in the cooler and assemble the salad just before serving. The leftovers did not keep - got very wilty very fast!
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Good for You Greek Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
What a WONDERFUL way to enjoy summer veggies - took me back to my summer in greece! I used grape tomatoes (my favorite), sweet onion (only a little - not a big fan), and did not peel the cucumber (cut into thick slices then quartered). I also ommitted the olives. The dressing is great - I made it ahead and kept it separate until ready to serve. Left-overs aren't the best because the cucumber tends to get mushy. I made it for a party last weekend and plan to make it again this weekend - just for us! I can't wait until my "home grown" tomatoes are ready!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2008
Yummy! My friend made these a couple weeks ago and shared. I made them today and used about 1 1/4c - 1 1/2 c blueberries...which made them even better! The topping is a lot and makes a hard "shell" if totally covering the muffin (a tasty shell - don't get me wrong) but next time I'll probably use 1/2 the amount of topping and maybe put the other half right in the muffins to keep the flavor. This is a great basic recipe and will work well for additons/substitutions with spices and fruits.
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