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Hamburger Soup I

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2014
MMMMMMMMM!!!!!!! Like so many others, I changed it in order to use what I had on hand. I started by browning a lb. of ground beef, drained that, then added 2 cubed potatoes (peeled russetts), one onion (yellow) and a couple of carrots that I peeled and thinly sliced. Threw those veggies in there and cooked them till they were beginning to become soft. Then I added the kernels from 4 cobs of corn (fresh). I added water until it about covered all the veggies and meat and then added about 3 TB ketchup and 2 tsp basil along with half a small container (6 oz.?) tomato paste, 1 TB kosher salt, 1 and 1/2 tsp. celery seed and probably like 8 beef bouillon cubes. As this was coming to a boil, I added about 4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced and probably like 12 fresh roma tomatoes diced (not peeled or seeded). I let it cook till the flavors married and now I am going to go eat my second bowl.
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Elena's Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2014
These are pretty awesome. I melted the butter and just mixed the wet and dry ingredients and combined the two. Then I spread the batter on a cookie sheet and cut into bars with a pizza cutter when cooled. I reduced the sugar to just 3/4 cup and only used brown. They freeze really well so I just leave out six bars at a time and when those are gone I pull six more bars from the freezer till it is all used up.
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West African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2013
This was awesome. I was super skeptical but I had a lot of natural peanut butter to use up and I'm so glad I made this. I used a homemade lamb stock instead of vegetable stock, added chunks of beef stew meat, and a little kosher salt at the end. I love this soup!
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Grandma's Russian Tea

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2013
Made this. Used Trader Joe's White Pomegranate tea, it gave it a lovely red color. Followed the recipe exactly except that I did not have a family sized tea bag so I just used four single-serve tea bags per family bag.
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Apple Butter Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2013
I've made this twice. The first time with apple butter (homemade) and according the the recipe. It was delicious. The second time with pear butter and a tsp. of orange extract. It was exquisite! I also changed the technique and did it Sarah Jo's way because I was tired and in a hurry and and it worked just as well. I recommend experimenting with different fruit butters and extracts!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2013
Made this pretty much exactly as written. This chili did me good.
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Mormon Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2013
I altered the recipe so that I could make these a day ahead. First I peeled the potatoes (10 of them),then I put them through the food processor and sliced them into 1/8 inch thick slices. Then I sautéed them in butter (ended up using 3 pans so as not to overcrowd the potatoes each pan had a quarter cup of butter) and I sprinkled them with a little kosher salt. Sauteed them for about 10 minutes until just tender,then I drained the butter out of each pan into a large bowl. To this I added the cream of chicken and the sour cream. Then I folded in 1 bunch of sliced chives and 2 cups shredded cheddar and 1 cup shredded emmenthaler. Then I layered three layers of potatoes,starting with the sauce on the bottom and ending with the sauce on top. I stuck it in the fridge till the next day. Next day melted the 1/4 cup butter and put 3 cups corn flakes in a gallon ziplock bag and crushed them with a marble rolling pin. Poured the melted butter in the bag once the butter cooled a little and mixed it up in the bag. Poured the mixture onto the potatoes. Baked at 350 for 45 min. Half of the time it was covered in foil and the other half of the time it was uncovered. I wish I had put some white pepper in this but I forgot. This was super good but should have cooked even longer since a few of the potatoes were a little underdone. It made a lot of dirty dishes for one side dish but it was very decadent and special and it helped to make it a day ahead.
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Bran Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
I now make this with flaxseed meal instead of the eggs. Four TBS flaxseed meal mixed with 3/4 cup water. Let it sit for about 3 minutes then add in place of the eggs. Yummy!
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Low 'N Slow Mushroom Barley Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2012
This was good. I added more barley. It would have benefitted from the addition of beef stew meat.
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Corn Flake-Crusted Halibut

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
Made exactly according to recipe. Delicious. I served it to a guest and felt that it was guest-worthy.
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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2012
This was really good and easy and pretty. I took it took a gathering and it was very well received. One tip though, it can be made even more simply by replacing the sugar and cream cheese with a 15 ounce container of fruit dip.
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Grandma's Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2012
I was skeptical about this but I have a lot of tofu and peanut butter so I decided to give it a shot. It turned out yummy! I even used less than stellar ingredients (name brand peanut butter and a store bought oreo crust) so I imagine that if good peanut butter were used along with a decent homemade cookie crust it would be even better! It was more trouble to make than I thought it would be but that was because my blender is not very good and all the peanut butter was too heavy for it and I had to keep stopping to mix the filling by hand. I ended up putting in 400 grams of peanut butter and adding about a 1/3 cup confectioners sugar in addition to the honey. I also put a bit more salt and topped it with chocolate sprinkles. The texture is a little strange when it comes out of the blender but it freezes up nicely. edit. my husband had some of this and loved it! He said it was as though it were from a restaurant!
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Pepperoncini Beef

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
Awesome. Simple. I cooked pretty much as is (added way more garlic!). It was delicious. My husband loved it. Shredded the leftovers for tacos and nachos.
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Strawberry Dream Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2012
This cake was no dream. A bit more like a nightmare, at least as far as prep is concerned. It looked deceptively simple, just white cake mix, frozen strawberries and cream cheese and with a really high rating from a lot of people. After reading all of the reviews I made a ton of changes and I hope it works out but if it doesn’t that is o.k. as I have another cake recipe lined up just in case. Here are the changes I made. I added 1/8 teaspoon red food dye to make sure it was nice and pink. I also added 1 tsp strawberry extract to make sure it tasted really strawberry-y. I did not add an extra egg (in this case egg white). I also used strawberry cream cheese instead of regular. So I basically put all the wet ingredients in the blender, I can’t quite be sure how much frozen strawberries I had, (I used my own in the freezer) because it wouldn’t blend for me to measure it but I would guestimate about 1 1/2 cups, to these I added 2 TBS sugar. I also put in 1/3 cup water. Then the oil, the egg whites then the cream cheese and extract. Then I just followed the box directions and basically mixed the dry and the wet with a hand mixer and added the food coloring at that time. Everything turned out good. It wasn’t the best cake in the world but it was pink and it definitely had a good strawberry flavor. The texture was good, kind of spongy and moist but not so moist as I like it but not dry either.
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Tofu Sandwich Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
This recipe is off the chain! I already had frozen tofu so I used that and put celery seed instead of celery cause that's what I had on hand. Additionally I put white onion instead of green and white wine vinegar with a little frozen lemon zest instead of lemon juice. I also added a bit of curry. So good! I don't even really like tofu, but I have a bunch from WIC - what a great way to use it up!
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Hot Cranberry Tea

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2011
Mmmmm. I put the berries and water in my crockpot on low the night before - then added the rest the last hour and cut the sugar in half. Next time I might try adding some white tea leaves as well.
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E-Z Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2011
Yay! So easy! So yummy! I took out the cream of tartar and the sugar, I added parmesan cheese and pepper. I poured it over a hot pot pie filling and cooked it as the crust. It took way longer for the middle to cook - more like 30 minutes. But it was so worth it. I think I like this better than regular crust! And it's so much easier!
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Summer Squash Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
Yay! I was trying to get rid of some summer squash in my fridge that was limp and on it's last leg. I cut the sugar in half, cut the oil in half, and cut the nutmeg in half after reading the reviews. I also used whole wheat pastry flour and added two apples that I turned into applesauce using the "Sarah's applesauce' recipe on this site. I did have to cook it an extra 7 minutes but it turned out great! Thank you!
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Nectarine Sunshine Smoothie

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Really yummy. I didn't have an orange so I just omitted that. I didn't have vanilla yogurt so I just put plain with about 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. I also put less honey, about a teaspoon. It was good. My husband loved it. I would've liked it colder. Maybe next time I'll put it in the fridge for a bit before drinking it.
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Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2011
This turned out wonderful. I ended up using 3 lbs. of berries, a blend of strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, and three cups of sugar, and about 1/3 cup of lime juice. I wonder if this freezes well? Also, it never came up to 220 degrees! It got really thick though so I ended up using the freezer test even though I had a thermometer.
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