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Rice Mess

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2005
Thanks to previous reviewers, I knew ahead of time that this recipe needed some doctoring. So I skipped the butter and browned the ground beef with onions, twice the garlic, and some chopped green pepper. I didn't have mushrooms, so I added corn instead, plus a healthy amount of oregano, salt, and pepper. I covered the skillet with cheddar right before serving, and it came out great. Even my three-year-old ate it without any complaints. We will definitely be doing this again.
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Sicilian Lemon Chicken with Raisin-Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2006
I was really impressed with the flavor of this recipe. I only made two changes (due to a lack of ingredients on hand): I left out the olives (don't like them anyway) and substituted chopped cashews for the pine nuts. My husband thought it was too sweet and suggested that next time we use double the tomatoes and half the raisins. I really like the sweetness of the raisins, though, so I guess it depends on how sweet you like your sauce. I also cut the chicken into strips before I cooked it, just because the pieces I had were really large, and it came out just fine. I will do this again, with some sort of compromise between the raisins and tomatoes so that my husband doesn't have a little pile of raisins on the side of his plate by the time dinner is over. This would be a great dish to serve for a dinner party, and you could easily make the sauce in advance, even the night before, which is what I think I'll do next time.
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Wonton Wrappers

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
Wow, this was a lot of work. I did it because they don't sell wonton wrappers where I live, but in addition to making the stuffing for the wontons and fried rice to go with it, it took a long time. This is a Saturday project if I ever do it again.
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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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Lemon Chewy Crisps

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
This is the perfect lemon cookie - everything the previous reviewers promised: crunchy and chewy. The only thing I'll do differently next time is double the recipe. I didn't notice until after I had mixed the batter that it is on the small side, so I found myself rationing the cookies instead of having plenty.
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Classic Thanksgiving Dressing With Parsley, Sage and Thyme

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2006
Excellent recipe! This was the first dish to disappear at Thanksgiving last year. I was so happy to find a stuffing recipe without sausage, and now I am even happier. This year, I doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers.
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Old Fashioned Apple Cream Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
This is really good, but you have to know that the cream part is quite lemony. I took a previous reviewer's advice and added some cinnamon, but probably should have added more. Also, I used more apples than it called for, and that worked out well. I made a plain regular pie crust, but next time, I would use something that added more flavor and crunch, like a crust made from vanilla wafers or graham crackers. If you don't like lemon, just skip the zest. You might consider using a little almond extract if you wanted a different flavor in the cream part, or possibly some apple pie spice if you wanted a stronger flavor from the apples. I will make this again, but I'll call it "Apple-Lemon Cream Pie" just so people aren't wondering why it tastes more like lemon than apples.
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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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German Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
Yes, without a doubt you will have to add more liquid. Aside from that, I am also thinking that next time I will leave out the caraway seeds (if you're not a big fan, you just are not a big fan) and maybe add a bit more Worcestershire. I also like my lentils a bit saltier, so I salted my own bowl, but again, that's a personal preference, and I would rather under-salt so each person can add if they like. I'll keep this one and mark the caraway seeds as "optional".
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2006
My husband, who only raves about desserts that include chocolate and/or peanut butter, really liked these. They are cakey, not cruchy. Although I did eat some without the icing, it is the icing that makes these so fantastic. The two flavors together are a perfect complement, and they come out pretty, too. I didn't see any need to flatten the dough before baking, but I don't suppose it would hurt them, either. This one is already on a card in my recipe box so we'll do it again. Great for bake sales and gifts.
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The Best Bean and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
Excellent - and even better the next day! We served it over jasmine rice. Delicious!
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
Fabulous! This got many rave reviews at our faculty Christmas party last night. I left out the rum entirely and didn't have whole cloves, so I followed a previous reviewer's advice and substituted 1/2 tsp ground cloves. I had no curdling problems at all - just whisked in the hot mixture 1/2 cup at a time. I will definitely make this again!
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Pumpkin Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
This is easier than I could have imagined, and was a great way to use up extra pumpkin. I like ginger, and it is still a little too much for me, so next time I will half it as a previous reviewer suggested. But I did use closer to 1 cup of apple juice and half white and half brown sugar. It's delicious! And what a neat and easy gift!
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Leftover Chicken Croquettes

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
Finally, a successful leftover recipe that didn't require a trip to the store for extra ingredients! I had to use three eggs, and next time I would probably follow a previous reviewer's suggestion and add some chicken broth, too. I didn't have seasoned bread crumbs, so I used the regular ones and doubled the parsley. This was a great recipe for the last of the Thanksgiving turkey (when we were all really quite tired of leftovers)! I also want to try some of the other recommendations like cheese and marinara sauce. For the kids, it was good with ketchup, too, so I can see this being a versatile recipe.
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2005
WOW! This was great! I have tasted several versions of tiramisu, but this was the first time I made it myself, and this was easy and delicious. I don't like the taste of alcohol in desserts, so instead I made 2 cups of double-strength coffee (next time I would make a little more). I followed several previous reviews' suggestion and dipped the ladyfingers in the coffee instead of brushing it on. (A mini loaf pan was the perfect size, and I just dipped them in for a few seconds on each side.) The only problem I had was that my trifle bowl (or maybe the way I arranged the cookies) made it so that there was about 1.5 inches of ladyfinger sticking out above the top layer of filling. So I used the whipped cream recipe on this site (1 cup whipping cream, 1 tspn vanilla, 1 Tbspn powdered sugar) and added that on top to sort of fill up the bowl. It turned out fabulous! My husband (the artistic one) made this neat little cut-out, and we laid it on top before we topped it off with the cocoa so there was a nice design. I don't think I have ever made anything that looked so pretty like something you'd buy in a store! And everyone raved, even those who said they didn't like coffee. So overall, you have GOT to try this. I will be making it any time I want to impress. :)
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Apple Butter Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2013
This is a keeper! I used bran flakes for the cereal and chopped almonds instead of pecans (what I had in the house). This is perfect to make for office gatherings, too.
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2012
Good recipe, wrong cooking lengths. Pork chops dry out when overcooked, even if they are sitting in sauce. I made my own cream of mushroom soup base and added a can of golden mushroom soup, plus I doubled the wine. I would repeat, but the cooking time is about half or less in every instance.
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Peach Pie

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
Perfect! I did use half brown and half white sugar, plus about a Tablespoon of corn starch. I baked it at 350 the full 45 minutes, then turned off the oven and let the pie sit in there for another half hour (as suggested by previous reviewers). Great!
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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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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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