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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Perfect way to get in veggies!!! I used 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon soy sauce and browned the butter. WORD OF ADVICE--eat as soon as its done otherwise the asparagus soaks up the sauce and it gets soggy.
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
This is great when you add an extra 14,5 oz can of diced tomatoes. I use canned tomatoes/past that all have basil garlic and oregano so I dont have to add that stuff. I also recommend using a 16 oz container of ricotta cheese and a 16 oz container of small curd cottage cheese instead of what the recipe calls for. I also use a lot less onion(personal preferance). I cook it on 375-400 covered w/foil for over 40 minutes, and I use no boil lasagna noodles too.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
This was amazing, but the freshness of the basil/tomatoes definately made this what it was! I used 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar(due to high sulfates and Im pregnant)instead of what was called for, and I didnt have sun-dried tomatoes so I used fresh organic cherry tomatoes with organic roma tomatoes and a little extra olive oil(just a tad). I also reduced the garlic to 1 clove(not a big garlic fan), and added about 1/4 Cup of finely diced bell peppers maybe a little less. I used sea salt and added parsley. This was great and I couldnt find baguetts so I just used toasted wheat bread and it was great. i will try a thicker bread next time, cuz it did make my bread soggy, but it was still great. My husband even loved it and he is not a fan of store bought tomatoes at all.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
Surprisingly good, I made the mistake of adding more cashews cuz we love them, but it actually took away from the flavor, and became too much w/ broccoli. I made it again the right way and it was the perfect amount of everything. A new favorite in our home.
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2012
This was great! I think next time though I might cut the sour cream a little and try just 2 cubes. I liked it but I can definately taste the sour cream and Im not a big fan of that. We even enjoyed it the next day made into patties.
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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
Loved it sooo much! I used finely diced bell peppers instead of celery and added about a teaspoon of parsley, w/ just a tad bit more mayonnaise and lemon juice, I also used sea salt. It was phenomenol! This is my new favorite sandwich.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2013
I rated this 4 but these were so unbelievably amazing the way I made them. We ended up making 3 batches! I used 2 1/2 cups of ap flour, 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 2 tsp of cinnamon, no cloves, 1/2 cup brown sugar INSTEAD of molasses, 1 TB vanilla INSTEAD of water, and a lot more ginger like 4 tsp of ground ginger and OVER a TB of grated fresh ginger root. I dropped the balls into brown sugar and flattened slightly I also used parchment paper for no fuss removal and easy cleanup and I sprayed my hands w/ cooking spray before rolling so I didn't have to put the dough in the fridge. My family was eating them faster than I could bake them, I should have just doubled the recipe to begin w/. This is my new go-to cookie and I will always make these everytime I go anywhere and need to bring food. Ginger is so beneficial I doubt we will get it any other way than this. I just hate how I cant stop!:)
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Beef Tips and Noodles

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2012
its better to add a small can of cream of mushroom along w/ the large can, as for the water i used the one large can and the small can and filled them w/ water once to be sure I got all the cream of mushroom soup out. I also precooked the meat in oil and flour and when it was brown all around then I put it into a slow cooker w/ the soup and water and onion soup mix. I omitted the mushrooms. You can use it w/ any pasta or mashed potatoes or rice or whatever. this is the only way I fix cubed steak or deer cubed steak its so good, and it falls apart w/ a spoon. I cook it in a slow cooker for 4 hrs or more on low or high it doesnt matter buts so good this way and so much easier.
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Grilled Venison Backstrap

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
This was pretty good for deer meat. I dont like deer meat but this is the only way I will eat it now if I have to eat it.
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Easy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2012
I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and chill the dough for 30-60 minutes so its easy to roll(about 1/4"-1/2" thick) and sprinkle powdered sugar on parchment paper out and roll the dough out ontop of it. Bake at 350 about 7 minutes. ------That way is a great base recipe you can use it for almost any kind of sugar cookie w/ added ingredients. I made these and added 2Tablespoons of mint and 2Tablespoons of lemon extract and they were great mint~lemon cookies. These sugar cookies are now my go to recipe for sweets and I will stop buying junk food from the stores and make these, I have 4 daughters and they all love cooking, so we will keep this around. ---I love this recipe after my changes above.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
These were very delicious when I allowed to cook for only 12 minutes, added more vanilla, a dash of ginger, 1 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of brown sugar, and loads more cinnamon(we love cinnamon)oh and I added cinnamon to the icing. I made drops of teaspoon size and tried to flatten. They came out perfectly like a muffin top! I drizzled the icing up and down and then side to side instead of just pouring it on. It was a great recipe and I will make it again, only I will add chopped pecans next time. Thanks
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
I loved it! This was so delicious and when using parchment paper its no mess. I used sweetened coconut and it was so good, I think maybe next time I might add some lime juice for a twist. Its been awhile since I made this but I think I did 325 for just 16 minutes and it was perfect, but I cant recall Ill try it again and revise this but I know it was really good and I ate almost all by myself--which is why I haven't made anymore in awhile:)
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Grilled Salmon I

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
The best recipe by far for fish!!!! I use 1/3 C lemon juice and black pepper to taste along w/ sea salt and garlic powder. I also wrap it in a foil packet and bake for about 20 mns on 450 and then broil it for about 6 more mns. It is so good this is the only way I will cook fish and all my kids (7,5,3, and 1) and my husband LOVE IT!!!! It is so good w/ the balsamic asparagus and crock pot mashed potatoes recipes from this site.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2012
This is great but I browned my meat on both sides before putting it in crockpot.
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Bake Sale Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2012
The first time I made this,I did not like this at all! However I tried a second time using most helpful ratings and then it was great---there needs to be another recipe instead of this one written. I doubled the lemon mixture part except the white sugar. used 350 setting baked crust only 15mns, used 3/4cup of lemon juice and 1T of lemon extract in my crust mixture. I also added lavender to my lemon mixture after pouring it on the crust. I will make it this way again.
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
Awesome! I have been looking for a recipe that needs no cocoa and from now on Im making this. Thanks! The only change I made was add extra vanilla (Im addicted to vanilla). I make this all the time now using organic sugar and organic peanut butter, organic milk, and 1/4 C of organic finely shredded coconut, extra vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon They are always gone within a day!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
I love this but I add extra vanilla and cinnamon. I make this instead of the boxed stuff now too, I even tried it with organic sugar and its great.
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Easy Kielbasa Skillet Dinner

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2013
This is good but when I added a pack of ranch seasoning mix it was awesome!!! I even baked it that way and then added shredded sharp cheese on top, one or two packs of ranch seasoning, either way is amazing.
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Tofu Sandwich Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2013
Well, to be honest, I have never tried tofu before and quite frankly, the thought of it used to induce nausea.However, that being said, I was given 3 packs of extra firm tofu(we are poor and I guess it was cheaper for that person than buying meat, but beggars cant be choosers)so I had no choice but to figure out how to fix this stuff and feed my kids and actually make it taste edible.I found this recipe and tried it out.IM SURPRISED, it was actually good.I forgot however, to use the soy sauce until the end so when I did finally add it I didn't even measure it since half was already gone.If I had to guess, I'd say I used less than a TB but as stated most the tofu was gone already.I found the spread to be crumbly, I guess is the word, but I had extra firm and it wasn't that bad, it was not soggy at all anyway.I also had no celery so I added a little celery seed, and some dill weed too, and I did put in a dash of cayenne pepper to give it more kick but not too much my kids don't like spicy.I also added sunflower seeds for a crunch.I was going to add finely diced bell pepper but I was out of that too(again any food is a blessing).I didn't add onion either.I did freeze my tofu first though and allowed it to thaw and etc...made the difference I believe. We ate this rolled up in tortillas since we had no bread and I added cooked black beans atop and sprinkled cheese on, its good.I saved the rest and put it in the fridge and we ate it on crackers the next day it was still good.
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A Very Popular BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2013
this was awesome, but I omitted the hot pepper sauce, good recipe
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