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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2006
I would have given 5 stars if the recipe included 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg and one more banana. I made the recipe as-is the first time and it was definitely lacking something. The extra banana is really necessary to get a nice moist muffin and the spices are common and found in every kitchen so it is foolish to not include something! My version made 12 med size muffins which I baked 25 mins to perfection. And, I always use paper liners since it makes cleanup a snap!
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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies I

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2005
Ok, this is a very good cookie, but it isn't the PERFECT oatmeal cookie recipe I have been searching for. I've eaten the perfect cookie only once and it is at Paradise Bakery in Portland, Oregon. They have a oatmeal raisin coconut cookie that is to die for! Anyway, I made this recipe as it was except that I added 1 cup of golden raisins. I like my cookies a little crispier and almost had to double the time so they weren't soggy inside. I also added 1 tsp of cinammon. Still...the cookie wasn't that flavorful. I guess my search is still on. However, this is probably the best recipe I've found so far....if that helps anyone! Plus, my picky husband who hates coconut enjoyed the cookie. (That is what pushed me to 4 stars instead of 3!)
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Tuscan Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2004
I was more than happy with this recipe. I rarely give 5 stars. But, there isn't anything I can think of to make this recipe better. I made it as-is...no changes. Delightful on a winter night!
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Apricot/Cranberry Chutney

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2003
What a great idea and change from the traditional cranberry sauce. I followed this recipe exactly except I added more apricots since the standard package size is 6oz which is more than 1/4 cup. I tossed in the whole package because I didn't think I'd use them in the near future for anything else! I think it made it all the better. Now, if only I could think of a way to use this recipe other than on Thanksgiving.
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2003
I followed this recipe exactly. It turned out nice but a little dry. I'd say it is definitely better than Betty Crocker's version but nowhere near Cinnabon. I don't think I'll try this again. But, if you're looking for a VERY traditional version this is quite adequate.
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French Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2003
A decent recipe but I'm still looking for that perfect one. I think the key to getting the bread closer to perfection is to use one of those perforated bread pans. Although, I haven't tried it yet.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2003
Hate to say it...but, this is the worst rating I've given on this site so far. The recipe was WAYYYYY too sweet and we love sweet stuff. There was also too much sauce and it is hard to pair up a sweet meat with other side dishes. After trying this recipe, I don't think it is a good idea to make meatloaf sweet at all...so, I wouldn't even waste your time by cutting the brown sugar in half.
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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2003
Excellent and quick recipe!! I made this to bribe 2 buff male friends to move a new treadmill into my basement and it worked like a charm! They raved about it and ate it up! I did follow one reviewers suggestion of microwaving the frosting - excellent idea! I wouldn't have had the patience to do it otherwise. I microwaved on High for 30 seconds and it was perfect for pouring over the graham crackers. Make sure you use a sharp knife to cut thru the crackers!
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2003
I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but I must agree with a few of the other reviewers - the sour cream just doesn't fit the dish perfectly. I love sour cream, but I think the sour cream and provolone cheese would best be replaced by ricotta cheese. If you do that, and add in a little spinach, this becomes a very easy lasagna like dish. WARNING! This recipe fills a HEAPING 9x13 pan...so don't add anything unless you subtract something or it will not fit!! You could easily 1/2 this recipe and still generously feed a family of 4 and still have leftovers. Great staple to use in your regular menu rotation! Thanks!
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
Excellent recipe! Past reviewers that complain the dish is soggy possibly don't understand that the breading is INTENDED to soften up. I think the breading is just for a little color and flavor. It was not intended to stay crunchy while being baked in a lot of sauce. Anyway, I served this with mashed potatoes and asparagus and it was delightful. Only things I would clarify are that I used Lawry's brand seasoning salt, Chardonnay for the wine, and I only used 4 pork chops with the same amount of gravy in the recipe. The perfect amount was left to drizzle over the potatoes. Maybe a little more wine could be added next time. Thanks again!!
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Yummy Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2002
This recipe contains the MAIN ingredient that all other similar artichoke dip recipes fail to include - CREAM CHEESE! This is the secret key ingredient for the creamy taste and texture. The only thing I would add to this recipe is a few jalapenos in addition to the green chilies to spice it up a bit. And, I would suggest topping off the dip with about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and broiling it for 5 minutes to give it a nice golden top. Everyone always begs me for this recipe so enjoy!!!
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2002
I usually like more simple foods so the cranberries and pecans almost made me decide against trying this recipe - but, I'm THRILLED I tried it. It is FABULOUS! I didn't have seasoning salt so I omitted that as well as the black pepper. I don't think it needs either since it was YUMMY without it. I definitely think this should be refrigerated for more than 1 hour as suggested. Overnight would be best. I served mine with a few salad greens in pita pockets - what a beautiful meal. Thanks!!!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2002
This was yummy! My boyfriend wouldn't stop complimenting this dish. The meat was very tender and juicy! I don't have a slow cooker, so I just tossed it in a covered roasting pan with several potatoes and carrots and baked it for 3 hours at 325 degrees. Then, I added some fresh green (string) beans, flipped over the roast and baked it another hour. It was fantastic! And, I don't even like mushrooms!! To cut down on the fat content I used 1 can of regular crm of mushroom soup and 1 can of the 99% fat free variety. I will definitely add this to my regular rotation! Thanks!!!
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Bow Tie Tuna Florentine

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2002
This is a great recipe to add to your regular routine! Only thing I would change is to cut the tuna down a bit and to use only albacore (all white) tuna. Otherwise, the natural pink color and slight bitterness of regular tuna subtracts from the dish. Also, I hate mushrooms - so those were omitted. And, I couldn't find a 1.2oz pesto mix so I used 2 (.50oz) packets and it tasted fine. This dish is FAST and HEALTHY! Definitely a keeper!
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American-Italian Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2002
Good pasta salad to eat during the heat of summer. Make the night before and enjoy for dinner the next day. I didn't change a thing in this recipe. But, I would suggest using tri-colored pasta noodles just to add some color to this mostly green dish. Thanks!
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African Curry

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2002
I took other reviewer's advice and doubled the curry. Good idea! It turned out marvelous! And, just like any good curry with coconut milk, it tastes MUCH better the next day as leftovers. Thanks!
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2001
This recipe ROCKS! I'm ADDICTED! I've served it to many friends and relatives and everybody loves it. We're all picky eaters too! Anyway, the only thing I would clarify is that I made it with LONG grain white rice and La Victoria chunky salsa. If you use low-sodium chicken broth you may have to add salt for flavor. VERY EASY and TASTY!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: May 24, 2001
I loved this sauce. It's not too sweet and not too soy. My EXTREMELY picky boyfriend said it didn't taste like normal teriyaki but he scraped his plate clean! In the future, I would probably add a little more cornstarch for a thicker sauce and a dash of lemon juice. Otherwise, it was simple and tasty!
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