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Simple Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2013
I made this as a crustless pumpkin pie....just put the filling in a casserole dish and baked it. Topped it with whipped cream while still warm....quick, easy and tasty!
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
This was five stars as written...but went to 5 million stars when I added some sesame seed oil and juice of a naval orange into the dressing. The dressing is very good on rice pilaf....that I served with chicken cordon bleu.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
Very good. Pounded breasts in 1 gallon Ziploc freezer bag..used Black Forest Ham.....did not have dry wine just Moscato but sauce was still good...stirred in some fresh tarragon. Did use Panko crumbs and fried in my electric skillet, finished in oven and made sauce on stove.
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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
The cheesecake tastes like chocolate mousse. I have never made a cheesecake or even used a spring form pan before. I am the world's worst baker and was surprised this turned out. The only problem was when I undid the spring form, the sides of the cake stuck to the pan causing a huge rip in the cake by pulling it apart. Not sure what I did wrong? Directions did not say to grease the pan or flour it? UPDATE: I have since learned it helps to lightly grease it before putting the cookie crust and filling inside the pan. Also, to run a knife around the inside of the springform pan/baked cake before releasing it from the pan. I took this to work and people raved over it....only complaint was it was really rich....which didn't stop my Sergeant from eating two slices!!
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2012
I made a carbonara on this site last night and the family did not like it....I didn't want to throw it out since ingredients were expensive. So, made the easy alfredo sauce and OMG.....it is delicious on its own but did the miracle of making the left over carbonara into a dish the hubby wanted seconds...Thanks Dawn!
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2012
Update: Used Dawns Quick and Easy Alfredo sauce over this leftover carbonara from last night and it brought a 3 star dish to a 4.5 star.//////////////////////////It was okay and good...we never have eaten carbonara before....I had no issues of not having enough sauce........It is extremely filling, a half of serving is all my hubby and I could eat so we have tons left over. Does this freeze well? We both agreed it would be better as a side dish to grilled steak and a green veggie and maybe not as a meal. I give recipes 5 stars if I want to go get the ingredients immediately to make again; 4 stars if I am told to put this in menu rotation; So, I give it 3 stars since no one wanted seconds but ate it.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2012
Yay! I am brand new bread maker. I did not use a bread machine. I was able to get 4 hoagie rolls. They may not have been shaped perfect but they were really good! I will never have to buy rolls again! They had lots of air pockets giving a crisp outside and just the right amount of chewiness in the middle. Next time I will use the tip to put pan of water on oven bottom rack to make crispy crust. I used egg white on top of loaves. If you are brand new like me....go to YouTube to look at what yeast proofing and dough rising should look like. My husband thinks they taste like the chain, Jimmy Johns Sub french rolls.
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2012
These are great! 4 oz of saltine crackers is 1 sleeve; 1 cup of butter is 2 sticks; 2 cups of chocolate chips is the whole regular size bag. Hope this helps because I misunderstood some of the directions but made a save by making a double batch. Also, make sure these bake in the center of the oven....my one cookie sheet was too close to the oven wall and burned about a 1/4" in. Put in refrigerator 2 hrs to chill/harden very well. Will be a regular cookie I will make for bake sales and holidays!!! Oh....almost forgot....I topped my chocolate/nuts with tiny sprinkling of Sea Salt which complimented the cookies very well.
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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2012
Very good....I used regular old white sandwich bread...I did add nutmeg because I love nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of butter flavoring. I did not have AP flour so used self rising flour which made it more crispy over fluffy which is what we prefer. I got 13 servings instead of 12 maybe because my bread was thinner??? I will never make French Toast any other way. We are going to a remote cabin this weekend with friends and I am going to pre-make the batter to take with us.
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Elbows and Ground Beef

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
Very good...memories from childhood...my Grammie called it Wash Day supper because it is easy and all in one pot. DO NOT USE SPAGHETTI SAUCE! Do not pre-cook the macaroni....just put it in the pot dry to soak up and cook in the tomato, pepper and beef juices. I used 1 can beef broth, 1 can tomato sauce and a can of condensed tomato soup, can of Rotel, jar of canned garden tomatoes from last year, garlic and a little Italian seasoning (1 tsp). Delicious and cheap meal. Used a potato masher to break up the ground beef.
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Funnel Cakes I

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2012
I was craving a doughnut but had no yeast so I thought...mmmm, funnel cake! The batter was too thick to go through my funnel so I used the ziploc bag tip. My first batch burned. These cook real fast! I did better with the second one which satisfied my sweet craving. It was good but I will need practice cooking them because mine didn't get as crispy as the ones at the fair. Thanks for recipe!
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Green Grape Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
YUM.... My hubby could not get enough of this salad. I didn't weigh/measure the grapes. I just bought a bag of red and a bag of green grapes that are already in the plastic zipper bags from the grocery store. I am going to make another batch later in the week to take into work....the guys are going to love it.
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Taco Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2012
I have made this dip for years. I like putting 1 bell pepper and 1 tomato both chopped and pushed down into the beans, then add the other layers....it gives the dip a freshness and additional crunch. Do Not skip the step of mixing the taco seasoning with the sour cream....that is the main point/secret to this wonderful dip.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
Just made this...quick and easy. Made the dressing while macaroni was cooking. Tastes great! Completely forgot the mustard and now the salad is all in Tuperware chillin in the fridge and the mixing bowl is already in the dishwasher so I will have to add it next time because THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME! UPDATE: Used this dressing w/ only 1/4th cup of sugar to make CHICKEN SALAD...OMG...so freakin good!!
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Butterscotch Monkey Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
YAY! I lost this recipe years ago and have been looking for it ever since....this is one of my favorites too!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
This recipe was good. Hubby enjoyed the recipe more than me. I give it 4 stars and hubby gives it 5 stars.
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Southern Dill Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Very good. Did not have eggs so used Hormel Bacon Pieces. Very good!
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Pasta Salad a la Honeybear

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
I have made a similar pasta salad for years but never added the peppers and artichoke hearts. It was very good. Did add 4T of McCormick Salad Supreme and a little bit of French dressing. But it is 5 star as written!
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Loose Meat on a Bun, Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
I love LOOSE MEAT! I did brown the meat in butter with onion, add some mustard and served in hot dog rolls (all I had) which kept the meat in & less messy. I put white American cheese on and baked until cheese melted and rolls became slightly toasty! I used a POTATO MASHER to help break up the meat!! If your meat is too soupy....boil a little longer until it evaporates.
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Loosemeat Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
THESE are great! My husband does not like dill pickles so put hot pepper hoagie relish on his. I put the pepper relish and pickles on mine. I did brown the meat in butter with onion, used chicken broth instead of water and served in hot dog rolls (all I had) which kept the meat in & less messy. I put white American cheese on and baked in foil for 10 min. Tastes like a poor man's Philly Cheese Steak.....this will be a regular lunch item in our house. Next time I might try a little bit of pizza sauce on the roll before baking. USE A POTATO MASHER to help break up the meat!!
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