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Sour Cream Broccoli Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
Found this recipe while browsing for something to cook for dinner. It was a real hit at my house! I did add a bit more sour cream after reading previous reviews. I had a bit of leftover rice which I put under the chicken, so it made it more of a "one dish meal.". I used "garlic and herb" seasoned bread crumbs. This one's a keeper for a quick and easy dinner. Recipe does need some corrections in specifying "chicken breasts" and to "cover" for first 30 minutes.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
This is a big improvement over my previous attempts at macaroni salad. I followed the suggestions to cut back on the sugar and I'm glad I did. I used red onion, but cut back on the quantity. The salad did absorb the dressing while it chilled, so next time I plan to only put part of the dressing on, chill, then add the rest of the dressing just before serving. This one's a keeper!
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Ham and Lima Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
I really liked this recipe! The chicken broth keeps it from tasting so "beany," and the jalapeno adds a nice flavor. I used large limas as that is what I had on hand, but I used a full pound, keeping the other ingredients the same. I did do this in the crockpot and it worked great. I soaked the beans overnight, cooked them about 3 hours on high, drained the water and added the rest of the ingredients, cooking about 6 hours. I'll be making this again!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2009
YUM! These are wonderful. Had several people say they were the best cinnamon roll they have ever eaten. Next time I might turn the oven down to 375 degrees and bake just a little longer. The center ones were a little doughy, but, hey, some people like them that way! These are worth it!
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Cranberry Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
This is a pretty salad to add to the Christmas dinner table. I made it exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. My cranberries were from the freezer and I chopped them with my Pampered Chef food chopper while they were still frozen--worked really well! We ate up the leftover salad today; still good, but is best on the day it is made. You can mix up the cranberries and sugar and refrigerate overnight, if desired, then add remaining ingredients just before serving. This one's a keeper!
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Steff's Shepherd Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
This is the first time I have made a shepherd's pie and I had a good result. Easy, satisfing comfort food! I did add the onion with the beef so it cooked up before adding the other ingredients. I added a can of green beans and a can of corn, which makes a good combo. I also added a bit of garlic, which I think enhanced the flavor. I agree, it could use a larger portion of mashed potatoes. I cooked up my potatoes fresh, and ended up with about 3 1/2-4 cups of mashed potatoes...just right, in my book. I know this will grace our dining table again and again! Thanks for the recipe!
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Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2011
Thank you Sarah-May for this recipe! The step by step photos were a big help in making it. I made half a recipe to "road test" the recipe and the family really enjoyed the bread. My dough did make a circle a bit larger than 12 inches, which made it a bit harder to fit all the "petels" into place. Next time I will trim off dough if I need to. At the time I made this, I didn't have a lemon on hand, so used a bit of lemon extract in the dough---next time I will wait until I have the lemon, as the lemon zest is a must!! I used a seedless, black raspberry jam, but will experiment with other jams or a cream cheese type filling. Thanks Sarah-May for a wonderful recipe.
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
This was tasty and an sauce to put together. I used pieces of chicken breast, which turned out well. Next time I will divide the sauce after cooking (I made this in the microwave), so that we can use some of the sauce over rice and not have to dump out sauce that was brushed on raw chicken. The family liked it and says I can make this anytime.
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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
Easy to make, old-fashioned comfort food. I made this in the microwave because it's so easy to scorch on the stove--no matter the burner temperature or the constant stirring. You still have to watch it cafefully so it doesn't boil over in the microwave.
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Oh ya, these are good!! Be sure and read some of the reviews for some great tips/ideas to make the process easier. I used a cherry chip cake mix with chocolate frosting--good combo! I did freeze the cake balls before dipping. The recipe calls for 3 oz. of coating?? I used about half of a 24 oz. block of coating (almond bark)...3 oz. isn't going to do the job! I did have some trouble with some of them cracking or "oozing" cake mixture after being dipped...next time I might try doing some of them without freezing them to see if that makes a difference.
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Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Yep, this makes perfect eggs! No more gray-ish yolks for me! Wish I would have know this method 30+ years ago! Thanks for the instructions.
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Savory Biscuit Bites

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
These were OK, but I didn't think they were anything to write home about. I made some using the onion, parsley and Parmesan as called for, and some using garlic powder and Italian seasoning. We preferred the garlic and Italian seasoning.
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Swedish Kringles

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
Enjoyed this and expect to make it again! Next time I will add almond extract to the bottom crust, too. I did "up" the extract in the puffy layer--it just needed more! If you are not going to serve this right away, I suggest not frosting it until shortly before serving--my frosting sort of soaked in overnight and I had to refrost, but it was still great!
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Danish Kringle

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
It takes some time (it is not hard), but it's worth it! Served this to guests along with the Swedish Kringle on this site. Both were very good, but they only shared the Kringle name--very different pastries. The guests gave the Dane's the biggest thumbs up! I went with the Swed's...
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Breakfast Supreme

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
I made this for Christmas brunch. I'd never had a breakfast casserole that I really cared for--now I do! This was WONDERFUL! I admit, I thought that 2 pounds of meat was overkill. I only used the sausage--it was plenty of meat and still made a good size dish. I didn't have cream on hand (did it really need anymore fat??), so just used 1% milk and it was fine. The combination of onions, peppers and mushrooms was heavenly, although next time I will add more mushrooms since they shrink so much. This one's a keeper!!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
I made this for a family gathering on New Years Eve. I wouldn't have believed you could make scalloped potatoes without milk! Everyone really liked it. They were surprised when I told them it didn't have milk in it. Definitely will make this again!
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Potato Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
I made these to take to a Christmas dinner we were invited to. I love potato rolls and these didn't disappoint. They were easy to make and were very soft, fluffy & moist. I recommend oiling your fingers when you start to shape the rolls, as the dough can be a bit sticky. I did use butter in place of the shortening. I put them into cake pans--a dozen in one pan, and a bakers dozen in the other pan. Everyone raved about the rolls, so this one is a keeper!
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Stovetop Granola

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2013
So easy on the stovetop!! Just make sure to cook it long enough so it won't be sticky when it cools. I added 3 different kinds of nuts, cranberries and cinnamon...and more oats! Great recipe!
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Baked Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2013
I've made these several times and we always enjoy them! The first time I made them, I didn't have anything to dip them in, so I mixed equal portions of ketchup and 'apricot-pineapple perserves' and it was a huge hit. These shrimp are so yummy--even my husand loves them and he'd not eaten much shrimp before. I like the bit of cayenne pepper to give them just the right amount of zip!
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My Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2013
This is the 2nd time I've made this chili and while it is basic, it is very good! I've always struggled to get the right mix of spices when I made chili--sometimes it was good and sometimes, just OK. I never would have thought to put oregano in chili, but I have never cared much for cumin, so this recipe works for me. While we don't like really spicy food, I do put in a few shakes of red pepper flakes in--just enough to give it a little kick. I used my own crockpot cooked pinto beans, so very economical. I definitely used more than one can's worth, though!! Thanks for the recipe, Michelle!
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