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Hearty Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
This is a good base recipe that you can add a bit too to suit your tastes. Rethink if you don't much care for things made with oh the horror cans of soup, etc. Not for you. But if you are like most common yet good folk you will appreciate the guilty pleasure of it all. Used pennne pasta and healthy request cream of mushroom soup since I don't want my toddler eating msg - then added poultry seasoning, a bit more ground pepper garlic and onion. Also topped witht saltine and a drizzle of olive oil. Good stuff.
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Popovers

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
Triple five star. Will try to upload a photo but these popovers looked like they were on steroids! Haven'tt read the other reviews but I imagine maybe the extra egg helps? Yes they are a bit "eggier" than usual but not enough to make them taste bad. Really quite good and the extra butter sure helps with the flavor. Don't skip it. Live a little.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2009
Simple and easy made as is - I don't know what adding the baking soda to the hot water does (would like to understand the chemistry or purpose behind it) but it does work well. I'd chill the dough first like most cookie dough recipes.
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Chewy Coconut Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2009
Does need double the salt and vanilla. But good overall. If too sweet for you try using unsweetened coconut (try the health food section of your grocery store - my Fred Meyer (Kroger) sells it in bulk and in the Bob's Red Mill section.) Much less sweet and just keep the sugar the same. I too used butter flavored crisco. Won't be chewy if you use just plain butter. Toasting the nuts and coconut really helps the flavor too.
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2009
Not quite as easy as the box but pretty close and ten times better. Halved it and made in a 9x9 glass pan so baked at 325 for about 40 minutes. I don't think using a toothpick to test for doneness is the best way with brownies - looking for them to crack a bit on top and to not jiggle in the middle has always worked for me. Great!
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2009
This is good and easy and pretty adaptable to what you have on hand. For those that thought the 3 cups of crushed tortilla chips was too much I think you measure them BEFORE you crush them.
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
I think the method here is the key to how juicy this bird comes out. I have a convection roast option on my oven so I think that also helped make a juicy bird with a crisp skin. Generally convection cookingn means you reduce the heat by about 25 degrees but mine adjusts automatically. I also roasted breast side down and the last 15 minutes roasted breast up let sit for 15 minutes then ate. I also did a brine - a really important step I think in getting a juicy bird. I read the article about roasting chicken on allrecipes and it also said to let the bird soak for at the most 6 hours no more and no less than an hour - also let it air dry in your fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
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Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2009
Simple easy - used fresh blueberries and skipped the nuts. Didn't change a thing and the cooking time was perfect.
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Torta Rustica

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2009
How can you go wrong? I'll tell you how - my skimping on ingredients and not going with fresh herbs. Top notch ingredients and fresh herbs a must. So good.
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Buttermilk Pancakes I

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2009
Good and basic. Added fresh blueberries so had to lower the heat a bit on my stove to allow for longer cooking time. Otherwise would have burnt.
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Best Ever Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
I am not much for giving five stars to recipes that you have to change. I did think 1 cup sugar was plenty. Any more and that is all you would taste. I was looking for a recipe that uses buttermilk I have on hand but I did have to make too many changes to give this five stars. 1/2 cup buttermilk, 3/4 cup oil, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. vanilla and a bit of cinnamon make it good. I am not much for making things healthier either anymore. Just eat less of the real thing. Applesauce in place of oil just has never done it for me. Also, keep in mind if you do sub brown sugar that type of sugar has more moisture so you will get a different texture.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
So good. Good advice to put on toothpicks soaked in water. I used dark brown sugar too. I put them in a bag to create the sugar syrup like other suggested. I did convection on my oven which I think crisped them up better and faster. The suggested dipping sauce of chili sauce, mayo, and brown sugar was good.
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Applesauce Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
Good bread and easy to make. My toddler liked it so the lower spice level is good but yes, if you like it spicier I would double the spice. Also, if it turns out too sweet don't use sweetened applesauce. That makes a big difference in sweetness. You can only cut the regular sugar so much before you start to hurt the texture.
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Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
This really is good. I could only find slightly larger cans of artichokes and pasta sauce so I increased the garlic and cheese a bit too to compensate. But otherwise remained the same. Easy and good. My toddler even liked it!
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Pork-n-Beans Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
I disagree w/the reviewer that said the point of this bread isour health. the point is for it to taste good and give pleasure. If you make it as written it will do just that and when you reveal to people what is actually in it you get to giggle at their surprised looks.
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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
Great. Simple and didn't change a thing.
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Campbell's Kitchen Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
I likea more traditional enchilada recipe but my husband and toddler loved it. So very kid (big and small) friendly. I used canned chicken too and didn't have the picante sauce so used medium salsa by pace and just left out the chili powder. I did use the healthy request chicken soup because I don't want my toddler eating MSG if I can avoid it. Still turned out tasty. My mom made it exactly as stated and it was good too. Well liked by all.
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Peanut Butter Balls VIII

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Loved these. I made these with instant oats. My toddler loved them. I have a hard time getting him to eat anything so consequently he is underweight. These are nutrient dense and tasty. You could play around with adding chocolate too. Important to note they do need to be refridgerated since there is dry milk in them.
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Needs a bit of salt and pepper but go easy on the salt - cheeses, etc. are already salty. But still could use a bit. All the flavors work well but I would cut back on the bread crumbs.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
Very good. I used dark brown sugar and enjoyed the deeper flavor that sugar brings. Didn't use raisins since I wanted my toddler to eat these too. Good snack for him - I also used "white whole wheat" flour from King Arthur flours. Really tasty. If you don't use part crisco don't be surprised if they taste and texture is different. Crisco esp. lends a different texture to cookies than butter.
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