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Bran Muffins II

Reviewed: May 21, 2010
This is a good recipe, although the muffins are better warm than cool. It was a good way to use up a box of plain bran cereal that no one was eating the usual way. I will try it again with some of the raisin/pineapple/apple additions suggested by other reviewers.
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Vanilla Ice Cream VIII

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2010
I read several of the reviews, so I knew this had the possibility of being too icy. And then, after we had it all hooked up and spinning in the ice cream maker, I realized that I didn't have enough ice to fill the bucket like I should have! So I was thrilled that it came out so yummy. Of course, it isn't as creamy as other ice creams; there isn't as much cream when you use regular milk instead of whipping cream. But this was easy easy easy, everyone in the family loved it, and we will definitely do it again very soon!
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
Wow, this was really easy and really good. I was a little loose with the recipe: not enough lemon juice in the house, so I finished the 1/4 cup with OJ; regular white vinegar instead of rice vinegar; regular onion instead of green onion; white sugar instead of brown; a little more fresh ginger than it called for. Usually I like to try a recipe exactly as it is, but I had to use what was in the house. Also, a previous reviewer mentioned using slices of orange peel instead of just the zest, so I did that and it came out great. This is a keeper, and next time I would like to add broccoli, as suggested by another reviewer, or maybe bamboo shoots, steamed carrots, or the baby corn.
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Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
This is a good start, but it does not work as-is. First, if your crock pot is large like mine, there is not enough liquid and your meat will dry out. So add at least 1/4-1/2 cup water. I also should have added the honey suggested by a previous reviewer (maybe 1/4 cup) and cut the ginger in half or used fresh ginger, as that was pretty much all I tasted in the end product. Maybe the worcestershire sauce would have helped. Everyone liked it (served over rice) but by that I mean that everyone ate it without complaining. So I might try it again with much doctoring ... or I will more likely just keep looking for a good slow cooker boneless pork chop recipe.
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
Excellent. Based on previous reviews, I added a bit extra Tabasco (maybe 4 shakes instead of one) and used apple cider vinegar because I didn't have the red wine vinegar. Our guests showed up early, so I didn't have time to make the gravy everyone raved about, but I will next time. I served it with mashed potatoes and the maple-dill carrots on this same site.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
Just like KFC! Instead of the bagged mix, I just chopped up two heads of cabbage (minus the cores) and a large carrot as fine as I could and then doubled the sauce part. Went very well with BBQ pork sandwiches (from the crock pot).
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Fried Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
I just made these as part of "breakfast for dinner" and it was so easy but so good. I baked three large potatoes in the microwave earlier in the day so they would be cool and ready to work with at dinner time. Also, in addition to salt and pepper, I added a bit of my favorite seasoning mix. I will do this again.
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Donna's Famous Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
This was a major hit. In Romania, I haven't been able to find heavy cream or whipping cream, so it was pretty hard to find a good cheesecake recipe. But this is it. I used crushed Belgian ginger cookies for the crust. This is a very easy recipe, too. A big hit at the potluck!
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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
If you like the cakey kind of cookies, these are OK. This batter was so gooey that I couldn't roll it into balls like the recipe said, and the only substitution I made was using crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. Maybe that did it, but I still prefer the more traditional version of PB cookies.
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Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
This is now my yellow cake recipe. I have substituted butter for shortening, and it works fine either way. Perfect for cupcakes!
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Garlic Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
I have made this several times now, and it always comes out great. The only thing I change is that I usually make it with regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes because I don't think the sweet potatoes add anything. The garlic and onion pretty much overpower them. And I try to make it with the biggest pork roast my crock pot can handle because we shred the leftovers and make BBQ sandwiches the next night. You've gotta love such a simple, easy, delicious recipe.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Why do I keep trying alternatives to pumpkin pie when nothing is really as good as the real thing? This recipe is just fine, but mainly it just made me want to make a plain cheesecake and a pumpkin pie separately and have a slice of each. If I did make this again, I would follow the previous reviewer's suggestion of adding an extra block of cream cheese and cutting the topping in half or skipping it altogether.
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Buttery Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Perhaps the main problem is that I don't have a bread machine, so I just mixed with my hands for 6-8 minutes. Or maybe 70 degrees for the milk is not warm enough. Either way, these didn't rise as much as I thought they would, and then they took a lot longer to cook than the recipe says. They weren't bad, just more trouble than I had anticipated, and not spectacular as far as the taste goes. They did just fine for the Thanksgiving rolls, but I am still looking for an easy, yeasty sweet roll. So I won't be trying this one again, unless maybe I get a bread machine.
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Apple Oatmeal Cookies II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2007
This is a good recipe, but not a sweet tooth's favorite. I took previous reviewers' advice and added some brown sugar, some raisins, a bit extra cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, and another quarter cup of oats. Then for lack of time, I baked them in a 9x13 pan as bars. They were definitely tasty, and were perfect for my situation because they were so quick and easy to make, with simple ingredients I had on hand. But this goes in the "in a pinch" category, not in the "all-time favorites, everyone-asks-for-the-recipe" category.
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to adapt. I didn't have the canned soup, so I just made a thick white sauce and spiced it with my favorite spice blend. I also took a previous reviewer's advice and doubled the tuna, but for the sake of my small children, next time I will probably double the tuna but increase the other ingredients because it was a bit of tuna overload for them and took much coaxing (i.e., offering more of the onions from the can) to get them to finish every bite. I will be making this again!
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Luscious Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
Nice and simple!
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Polenta

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
In Romania, this is not cooked quite as long as this recipe says, and it is called mamaliga. We serve it with sour cream and/or feta-style salty cheese on top. It really is this simple, and it is a nice (and quicker) alternative to mashed potatoes.
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Minestrone Soup I

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
I made a few adjustments based on what I had: 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, a few handfuls of frozen green beans, only one zucchini (it was huge), star-shaped pasta, only 1 onion, and dried spices instead of fresh. I also added a pound of browned ground beef to satisfy my hubby. But basically, it was the same combination as this recipe, and it was really good. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a good, traditional minestrone.
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Cheesy Zucchini Casserole I

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2007
As I put it in the oven, I thought, "This doesn't have enough spices in it. It's going to be bland." But it wasn't! It was a really nice side dish, tasty without overpowering. I used a Monterrey Jack type cheese, and only about 1.5 cups (all I had). I also used day-old bakery bread, toasted in the toaster oven, but the 4 slices of that looked like too much bread, so I added another half-cup of zucchini. Oh, and at that point, it looked too dry, so I added a second egg. But even with all those adjustments, it came out very yummy. I also used an 11x17 pan, based on another reviewer's suggestion. I highly recommend this! It was an excellent compliment to a simple marinated, grilled chicken breast.
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