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Super Hot Cereal Mix

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2002
I love this recipe! Really you can put in any type of fruit and/or seasoning you want. I have a dehydrator so I dehydrated strawberries and put them in. My kids are too young to know the difference between this and the store bought stuff. Be forewarned, the texture of this oatmeal compared to store bought oatmeal is VERY different, heavier. But much cheaper and you control what goes in...
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2002
I used a whole chicken once, VERY oily feeling. I have used skinless/boneless chicken breast and prefer it that way. I guess I could try skinning the chicken because I like to use the bones for broth... For the record a 4+ lb chicken only gave 2 lbs meat! I added the brown sugar 1/2c but honestly don't think it made a difference! I think the soy sauce is perfect. Didn't have a problem with the smell either. USE WHITE VINEGAR!!! Great for toddlers because it's been slow cooked the meat is VERY tender. Easy for them to tear apart and chew. I have a one year old and a two year old and they loved this. Used 2 1/2 c of the juice from this with 1 1/2 rice with big onion chunks (I like to remove mine when done kids won't eat them!), bring to a boil then simmer 20 min with lid on. Add about 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley and you've got a wonderful rice pilaf to accompany your chicken!!! PERFECT!
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Linnie's Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2002
This was awsome! It was easy! And even my one year old gobbled it down like he hadn't eaten in a month! This is definently a keeper that I will make over and over again.
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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2002
I cheated and cooked it for three hours on high and one hour on low heat. It turned out fantastic! My 2 year old gobbled this up! I will definently be making this again and again. Thanks so much for this recipe!! Be careful, it will boil out the top if your crock isn't big enough.
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Easy Baklava

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2002
This is my husband's favorite desert and he said it was better than the gourmet stuff we usually buy. I thought I could have used a little less of the syrup and more phyllo (it was VERY nutty) but it's still very good. Great to eat alone or on vanilla ice cream! I used pecans as the nuts and they definently added to the overall flavor.
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Creamy Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2002
I used Cream of Mushroom soup to give it a little more taste. It wasn't nearly as creamy as I thought it would be but my children (18 mths and 2 1/2 years) pigged out on it. This made a very large portion so there were a lot of leftovers but my children gobbled it down then too! I didn't like it much but it will definently be made over and over again for the kiddos!
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Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake IV

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2002
I did a few things differently with this one. I took out the raisins and instead put a can of sliced peaces (in natural juices, drained) on the bottom of the pan. I also added a dash of allspice. Did this in the microwave for 12 minutes on high. It turned out great! It was the perfect breakfast treat when I was out of eggs and out of ideas. It was a little dry but I'm wondering if that's because I took out the raisins and it wasn't anything that hot chocolate or coffee/tea couldn't fix. I will definently be making this one again! My 1 year old and 2 year old both loved this and it is cut back on fat for me.
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Cheesy Skillet Dinner

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2002
I love this, it really hit my pregnant craving spot! LOL But my children hated it... Oh well. I don't know that I will be making this again when I'm the only one who eats it...
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2002
My kids unfortanately hated this. I thought it was ok with some tuna I added to mine. It could have been better though. Won't make this again.
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Vegetable Cheese Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2002
This soup was wonderful!!! I didn't have the processed cheese so I just used cubed sharp cheddar and colby jack. Did add a little more potatoes and some broccolli. Didn't have vegie broth so I used four chicken boullion cubes with package directions for broth. Had on hi for four hours bacause I started kind late. People who don't like soup liked this! Goes perfect with the "Italian Soup Bowls" also on this site. Enjoy!
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Italian Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2002
I tried the tip of having the dough rise the second time in bowls but it still kinda flattened out. Just a little though, they were still round enough to use, just not a HUGE bowl. Great for kids. I'm proud of my first try with yeast bread, and will definently be making these again. They were golden the first time I pulled them out for the egg wash so the second time I only had them bake for about five to ten minutes. That was more than enough...
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5 Minute - Candy Bar Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2002
This recipe was very good, but on the rich side. People either loved it or hated it. MY husband who likes chocolate more than I do raved about it. Definently will make this again.
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Cheesy Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2002
I halved this recipe. It turned out really good, but my kids wouldn't eat it (all they wanted were cookies, go figure). I like it and I will make it for myself again. A really nice comfort food.
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
This turned out perfect! My husband can even do this one by himself. We found we liked it a little more if we let it rise for about half an hour before baking (already rolled out onto the pizza stone). Not so great for breadsticks in my opinion but the rest of my family found them fabulous. Definently give this one a try for homemade pizza.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
These taste great. Be careful not to overmix the topping, every time I did it my children "helped" and it was syrupy. Put it on anyway, made the top sink in. Still tasted great though. These went fast at neighborhood potluck!
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Chicken Enchiladas I

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2003
These didn't turn out well for me. They were soggy and didn't taste at all like enchiladas. I think it would have been better if the chicken were shredded instead of cubed, otherwise you end up with some bites with no meat and they don't roll well. You can shred chicken easily by boiling it instead of pan frying it and puling it apart with a fork. It's much quicker too, especially if you use frozen chicken.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2003
Wow, this is definently going to be a favorite in my family. The kids love to eat them AND they are easy enough for them to participate in making them. I followed the suggestion with the vanilla and cinnamon, though I didn't really taste much of them. Could also add nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips. Great recipe!
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Jacky's Fruit and Yogurt Muffins

Reviewed: May 27, 2003
This recipe is awesome! I made these in a mini-muffin pan and found that I could turn the oven down 250F and cook for 16 min and they'd be done. It makes two pans. Don't fill the cup too full or it will have a flat top instead of puffing up nucely.
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Mexican Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2004
This recipe is awesome! I used one can of stewed tomatos mexican recipe instead of the spices cumin, chili powder, and the jalepeno. It has those things already and cut down on the time I had to spend (and the chances of rubbing jalepeno juice in my eyes!). Great for kids because of mild taste but if you want more heat you can use the can AND the original items called for. ENJOY!
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Zucchini Oven Frittata

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2004
My kids weren't a fan of this but they're all under the age of five so I'm not really expecting them to. However, my husband and I thought this was fantastic! I followed it to the letter except I used eight eggs, ommited the onions (I am allergic), and used a small can of sliced mushrooms instead of fresh (fresh ones go bad so quickly becuase of the heat and humidity and it's JANUARY!). I also used three types of cheese for the topping: mozzerella, monterey jack, and mild chedder. It was a hit! As soon as my kids learn to like it it'll be a five star recipe in my book.
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