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Simple Country Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2001
Very flavorful!
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Old Bay® Lady Liberty Seafood Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2001
Easy, attractive, flavorful and a salad I'll make again. I used medium-sized shells and white wine vinaigrette instead of the italian dressing.
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Chicken Cashew Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2001
Delicious! Definitely toast the cashews.
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2002
This is a delicious and stick-to-your-ribs dish that my family really liked. I used a can of tomatoes with mild green chilis and lots more cheddar cheese on top. Leftovers tasted even better the next day.
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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2002
This was easy and delicious summer-time dessert! My ice cream sandwiches must have been a bit smaller since I easily used 12 in each layer. I'll definitely make this again (and again).
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Baby Food Cake Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2004
This is a wonderful recipe we've enjoyed for years, though I've never added the cinnamon. I cut back on the oil a bit(to 1 1/4 cups), bake it in a jellyroll pan, and top it with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. It's more cake-like than bar-like - delicious!
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Chocolate Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2004
Very moist, fudgy and delicious! I used smaller pans for tea bread size slices and mini chocolate chips for better distribution of chocolate. I've made this several times - each with perfect results. Elegant!
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2004
These really are very good! I halved the recipe the first time I made them with no problem. I used 2 sticks of Land O Lakes Baking Butter, "white chocolate" flavored pudding, added 1/2 teaspoon of salt (definitely needed) and 1 teaspoon baking powder, as suggested by others. I also flattened them slightly before baking (350 for 13 minutes on parchment)and they turned out nicely shaped, having spread only slightly. These are crispy/chewy/yummy and NOT too many chocolate chips!
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Beef Stew with Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2004
This was pretty easy and fast to put together. I did add 2 teaspoons of beef soup base to the water for a little added flavor. All in all - a hot and satisfying meal on this COLD January day.
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Sara Jane's Oatmeal Cake

Reviewed: May 1, 2004
This IS yummy. I cut way back on the sugar, though, - 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown. And I added cinnamon to the batter and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan for about 45 minutes. Some chopped nuts added to the topping were the finishing touch. Mmmm.
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Bread and Butter Pickles II

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2004
These are really good and I can't keep my hands off of them! I made half a batch (smaller volume much easier to handle), left out the garlic, and poured the boiling brine over the cucumber mixture (instead of visa versa). Yummy!
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2004
My husband really liked this one. As suggested by others, I used 3 tablespoons cornstarch and 6 tablespoons soy sauce. I skipped the browning step and the salt and added just 1 green pepper toward the end of the cooking time. To avoid mushy meat, do not overcook! In fact, I found this doesn't even need the length of cooking stated in the recipe. Smells wonderful as it cooks and, served over rice, is delicious comfort food.
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Mushroom Turnovers

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2004
These make wonderful appetizers! Though they're a little putzy to make, they're worth it. I brush the edges with some beaten egg for a better seal and also brush some on the tops. I bake them in a slightly hotter oven (400 degrees), too. Delicious!
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2004
I've made this several times now, always in a 9 x 13 pan that bakes in 35 to 40 minutes. I sometimes substitute the nuts for 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, and I usually top it with a fluffy and buttery fudge frosting. Wonderful!
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Cucumbers with Sour Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2005
This is really delicious with almost any sandwich, burgers, brats, etc. I used sour cream, as I assume was intended. I mixed the cucumber slices with close to a teaspoon of salt and let them drain for about an hour before adding the other ingredients. I also used white wine vinegar and about 1/2 teaspoon dried dill. Be sure to chill well. Almost addictive!
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Chrissy's Sweet 'n' Sour Tomato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2005
This is really refreshing and good; not too sweet! Distilled white vinegar is certainly appropriate for this salad, despite the post to the contrary, however I used white wine vinegar and will experiment with other vinegars, too. I used half vegetable oil and half olive oil, and I used half halved grape tomatoes and "Snow White" cherry tomatoes. Not being an onion fan, peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber was substituted. A very pretty presentation and sooo delicious.
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Spicy Bean Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2007
This is delicious. Based on other comments, I dressed this with about 1/2 cup of a white wine vinaigrette that I made plus about 2 tablespoons of lime juice. I added some cumin to a portion of this, as a comparison, which gave it more of the flavor commonly expected from salsa, though I liked it equally without. Very refreshing and I'll make this again.
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Italian Restaurant-Style Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2007
This is really good and is pretty close to what I've been looking for. I've made it three times now and find that it separates to some extent whether or not the oil is processed first, though doing that does seem to make it a little less prone to. Either way, the separating is not a problem at all to me. I cut back the water to 2 tablespoons the last time to keep the flavor less diluted. And omitting the cheese makes it a very nice white wine vinaigrette, which I use to marinate warm potatoes for potato salad. This is so quick and easy to make - I'll always keep some on hand.
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Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
This is delicious but then I am a big fan of the orange/chocolate combination. I omitted the spices for this reason, too. I used 12 ounces (3 cups) of grated zucchini, combined it with 2 tablespoons of the sugar and let it sit and drain for a half hour or so to prevent it from being too "wet" and heavy. Next time I will try the glaze and will definitely use mini chips instead of regular ones for less sinking and better chocolate distibution. A wondeful change from traditional zucchini bread.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
I've been making this delicious recipe for years - many batches at Christmas time. I usually use 1 cup of raw spanish peanuts, though, and add 1/4 teaspoon salt. It's very easy but definitely have the pan and all of the ingredients ready before you start.
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