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Best Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2013
This was very good. I used ham off the bone instead of deli ham which is in each of the pictures. I took a frozen ham bone that had a lot of meat on it and tossed it in the slow cooker for a few hours without additional liquid to defrost it and soften the meat. I used shredded extra sharp cheddar because that's what I had. It tasted so good I added the other half of the package. I used a vidalia onion rather than dried because, well, as long as you've got it, why not use fresh? And I used pickle juice rather than white wine vinegar because I was getting ready to throw out the jar. If I hadn't used pickle juice, I'd probably chop up a couple of pickles to toss in there too. Tastes...just like a ham and cheese sandwich. A good one at that.
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
I grilled about 2 lbs. of chicken breast, diced it, and tossed it in Frank's Hot Sauce before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I didn't measure anything, but the rest of the proportions in the recipe seem about right. I don't like bell peppers so I skipped them. If I had celery, I would have substituted that as at least one other reviewer did because it just goes with buffalo chicken, doesn't it? This is a VERY good recipe. A little tangy, a little hot. I'd bet if I would have sauteed the chicken in butter it would have really been a Buffalo chicken experience.
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Chocolate Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2012
This is a very good, fuss-free chocolate cheesecake. I plugged in what ingredients I had on hand and voila, this is what the site told me I could make. If you use a steam bath and your cheesecake still cracks, that is either where you cut it or where the whipped cream, chocolate curls, chocolate topping, or berries go, right? Don't listen to reviews from people who change or don't follow the recipe (like putting whole chocolate chips in) and then don't like it.
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Easy Meatball Parm Hero

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2012
If you are going to use frozen meatballs, you might as well just buy sub rolls and make a sub. If you want a meatball parmigiano hero, you need to use real, crusty Italian bread and make the meatballs.
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Cheater Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2012
It is baked ziti, though I wouldn't call it Baked Ziti. It was surprisingly tasty for something so simple and quick. I have to give it 5 stars for ease of preparation and economics as well. Clean up? Minimal. I boiled the sausage before slicing and adding to the pasta because it was frozen. The casserole dish I lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.
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Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
It doesn't get any easier than this. Two minutes in the microwave, some stirring, and i put it in my toaster oven tray, lined with plastic wrap and sprayed with cooking spray and chilled.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
The recipe is delicious. I skip the flour altogether and use mealy potatoes, such as Idaho. The potatoes break down during cooking to thicken the gravy. I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I just make stew the way my mom did.
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
I made this in the middle of the night to avoid heating the kitchen during the hottest part of a Florida day. I rubbed the roast with Montreal Steak Seasoning and followed the recipe exactly, except for removing the roast from the oven two hours after turning it off. I was too tired to wait longer. And what a great idea it was to refrigerate it until the next day! the fat layer on top of the pan juices came off in one piece. I sliced the roast and heated the slices through au jus. Perfection! Thank you!
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Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
Love the taste for anything from hamburger buns to sandwiches to dinner rolls. I'd skip the melted butter on top and brush them with an egg wash before baking for a nice gloss. Sesame seeds, available in the spice aisle, make a nice addition to the top, too.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2011
Excellent roast and oh so simple. My seven year old came in while it was cooking and asked what smelled so good. She not only devoured her meal, she pretended to be a dog so she could lick the plate. I would say to marinate this overnight as I did; I don't think the marinade would lend enough flavor after just a few hours.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
I love bruschetta! I halved the baguette lengthwise and crosswise to better hold all the goodness in the toppings. I didn't have any fresh or regular sun-dried tomatoes, but I had smoked sun-dried tomatoes so I used them. I also used fresh buffalo mozzarella and Locatelli romano cheeses. The romano has a sweet nuttiness that holds up to the vinegar well. The only thing I wish I did differently was not having white balsamic vinegar. The aged Modena balsamic vinegar was a tad strong. Oh, and I made the garlic bread in one of those microwave/convection combo ovens at 450°. Thanks for the idea of sun-dried tomatoes! I never thought of them on bruschetta.
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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
Very good. I was able to make these even with slim pickins in the fridge and pantry. I, too, threw in some extra cheddar cheese. I used minced garlic in the batter as that's what I had. I added some parsley even before I read all the others' suggestions. I used reconstituted non-fat dry milk because that's what we had, and skipped the butter because that's one of the things we didn't have. This is an excellent breakfast for non-pay weeks, lol.
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White and Gold Pizza

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
This was excellent. Pre-baking the crust made it very crispy. i took it a little further by adding some odds and ends from the fridge. I had about 1.5 oz of dried mushrooms I reconstituted, diced, and sauteed with the onions along with some minced garlic a a small amount of spinach. I also added a small amount smoked dried tomatoes that were julienned. The shredded cheese I had was a mixture of mozzarella, provolone, romano, parmesan and asiago.
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
Excellent proportions for flavor. When I add the additional 7 cups of water, I take a tray of ice or two and measure the water on top of it. Since most of it melted, think I'll use frozen raspberries as "ice" that won't dilute it further.
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Spinach and Feta Mini-Calzones

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2010
The recipe is good the way it is; I happen to like some extra feta. Like one other reviewer, I had enough filling for both sheets of dough, but I was using a big bunch of fresh spinach and it would be tough to tell the volume of filling until after it cooked down. I would suggest that the authors of the recipe may call it anything they like. Sure, it could be spanakopita had they chosen to use phyllo dough. The one thing I would never suggest is using crescent dough. Reviewing a recipe makes absolutely no sense if you are rating your own changes.
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Tomato, Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
Some parmesan curls would make this salad manna from heaven.
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Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
I tasted this going into the oven and it's delicious. I used 2 cups of a white/sharp/mild cheddar blend and 2 cups of a 5 cheese Mexican cheese blend queso quesadilla, asadero, queso gallego, manchego, and anejo enchilado) because that's what was on hand. I also substituted a 12 oz. can of evaporated milk for half-and-half because that's all I had. One thing I added was buttered bread crumbs to the top, because that's my favorite part. I was searching for a baked mac 'n cheese recipe that didn't include onions like the traditional recipes on the boxes of pasta. My daughter just doesn't go for onions. I'm glad I found this nice middle-of-the-road recipe that pleases all.
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Texas Ranch Potato Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
I loved it. I used a small yellow onion as that was all I had on hand. I would sprinkle the bacon on top to keep it crisp.
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Maple Oat Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
This bread has an excellent texture and flavor. I didn't bother to process the oats, like one other reviewer I thought it would be more interesting this way. After the oat/water mixture cooled off, I put the maple syrup, yeast, salt, and oil right in there. Since I didn't use any additional water, I upped the moisture content a little by adding 1/2 cup of maple syrup rather than 1/3. It just seemed silly to save a teeny bit in the bottle I had. Anyway, I dumped the whole thing in a bread machine and ending up adding only 3 cups of flour (to make up for the 1/3 cup of water I skipped.) I set the machine for a 1 lb. loaf of white bread and light crust. I skipped the topping because I didn't want to lift the bread machine top and cause moisture or heat to escape. It turned out excellently! I got the end piece while it was still hot and put a slice of Swiss cheese on it to melt into it. Nice, mildly nutty flavor. I made sandwiches for the family with a Hormel Cure 81 boneless brown sugar quarter sliced ham, Now there's a sandwich even the kids will like and not even know there's oatmeal in it.
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Camp Cornbread

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
This was pretty good! I'll admit to preferring savory foods, but I opted for this recipe because it's kid-friendly. Corn happens top be the only vegetable my daughter likes. While this recipe is sweet, it sure is a healthier alternative for an after school snack than some of our other choices. I opted to make this recipe in a cast iron skillet. I used the whole 14.5 oz can of creamed corn; the corbread was very moist on the inside and nice and crispy on the bottom and sides from the pan. I'm not sure how long I baked it, maybe 20-25 minutes; my oven is nor calibrated correctly so I usually just eye stuff for doneness.
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