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Chicken with Roasted Red Peppers

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
We really enjoyed this; it was easy to make as well with common ingredients. I used the Italian Dressing Mix recipe by Debby from this site. I only had shredded mozzerella on hand, so that is what I used. I would suggest using sliced, but the shredded worked in a pinch, it just wasn't as "thick" as I would have liked it. Thanks Darla for a new chicken recipe that I will definitely make again (perhaps on the grill come summertime)!
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Crystal's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2009
These are really good; the whole family loved them. I thought I'd try cream cheese frosting on them but they were MUCH better left alone!!! I followed the suggestions of pounding the baking sheet on the counter to flatten them a bit 1st and then baked mine for 16 min. @ 350. They turned out soft, moist and delicious!
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
My family really enjoyed these cookies! My husband loves oatmeal cookies and I wasn't sure how he would like peanut butter/oat combo but he really, really liked it (said they were one of the best he's had)! I used butter (just don't use shortening) and all natural peanut butter. My son wanted me to add raisins per suggested by other reviewers and I was happy with that addition. I think they would be great without too. No one had any idea that these have whole wheat flour :) I made the dough; baked one dozen and individually froze the other 2 dozen. I have since pulled out a dozen to bake when needed and they turned out well! Great way to resist eating too many in one sitting!
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
I did make some changes per other reviewer's recommendations including use of oil & applesauce vs. margarine, subbed part of the flour for whole wheat pastry flour and I upped the instant coffee & water. I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips. I melted about 1/4 of them with the coffee & water mixture and used the remaining chips in the batter as the recipe states. My whole family loved these, even the kids! I do like the way you can make your personal preferences to the recipe to make it your own. Thank you, I will use this recipe again.
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Applesauce Oat Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
This a review for the cake...(I used Cream Cheese II frosting + 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice to frost). This was a very good cake, easy and moist! I did add 3/4 cup of raisins (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes 1st and then drained), but this cake is great without; I will definitely make this again! I like that it is a "small" cake so we don't have so much sitting around waiting to be eaten up :)
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
Absolutely delicious! The texture was perfect! I used this dough for the Chicken Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Asparagus by Mealtime.org on this site. I took the advice of putting the crust in by itself for 5 minutes, then add the toppings and put it back in the oven to finish it. I was glad I did as the very center was a touch doughy. Next time I may pull it off of the pan and put directly on the rack for a few minutes...but the pizza I was making was pretty thick with all of the toppings so this is not the fault of the recipe, more what I chose to do with it :) Oh, and I inadvertently used bread flour but that worked for me. Thanks for a great bread machine dough!
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Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
We made these yesterday in a WI blizzard. Wow and Yum! We like g.bread though while it's not usually our 1st choice, we had enough time to make a batch and these were disappearing while we were decorating. I didn't have any problem with them being crunchy, in fact, they were nice and moist. Not too spicy, a mellow flavor but the spice could be upped if you like it that way.
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Fruity Sweet and Sour Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2009
This was easy and it makes a good amount. It was a little heavy on the cherry flavor (for us) so I may decrease this next time as well as decreasing the sugar a bit. It is sweet but as good as you'd get in a restaurant.
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Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2010
These were really good. Made per the recipe but saved the nuts to put on top for those that wanted them. In addition to the nuts, we served these with real whipping cream and real maple syrup. It was a great way to use up some of the pumpkin I had left in the freezer. Thanks!
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Perfect St. Patrick's Day Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Wow, this was great! We preferred ours the next day after it sat in the refrigerator overnight. I did double the frosting since I planned to make 2 cakes instead of one cake with 2 layers but then I had leftovers (not necessarily a bad thing). I would recommend 1 1/2 recipes; this would be enough to easily cover both cakes but not have a lot left over. The cake was very moist and absolutely delicious! I will be making this again!
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Jalapeno Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
Very, very good! My batch gave me 9 jars from the recipe so you may want to plan to have an extra jar, lid & ring ready just in case. The strawberries I used were sweet, so I only ended up using 6 cups sugar and I was hoping this wouldn't result in a set failure; it did not (whew!). Even with less sugar, it resulted in a "mild" pepper jam. I can't wait to give a jar to my brother; he will love this!
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Awesome Egg Salad with a Kick

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
If you LOVE horseradish, this is for you. My hubby does and he enjoyed this; in fact, he said it was probably the best egg salad he's had. BUT, I only added 1/2 of the horseradish and I could hardly eat it, it was too strong for me. After a day or two it mellowed out and then I too could eat it and enjoy it. I can't imagine eating it right away with the full amount, nor could my hubby. So, I would recommend either making this ahead and/or reducing the horseradish. We enoyed the bacon addition! This makes a lot so you may want to 1/2 the recipe if you aren't feeding a family.
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Pumpkin Flax Quickbread

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
This was really good! It had a different texture then other pumpkin quickbreads but I guessed that it might. It was good right away but great the next day, in fact we thought it just kept getting better! Because it is more dense, it was hard to tell if it was done. I baked the loaf for 65 minutes and my tester came out clean but the top of the center pieces were a bit doughy so next time I will bake longer. I doubled the recipe and made 1/2 into muffins and used the other half for a loaf. I used a lg. can of pumpkin puree and reduced the sugar per other reviews. Thank you for the recipe!
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Chicken Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Asparagus

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
Wow, what fun, something different! I thoroughly enjoyed making and eating this pizza. The kids thought I was weird for making this until they tried it, then they too loved it. Used boneless chicken breast since I didn't have canned and put it all on top of the Bread Machine Pizza Dough by Kim on this site (added garlic powder and dried basil to it). I did add some pizza sauce to the pesto so the kids would think it more like "regular" pizza. I think it would be good without it, but that's what I decided to do this time.
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Sausage Sandwich with Sauteed Apple Slices

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
Very good and easy. I will make this again; the whole family enjoyed it. 1) I'd like to try it with cinn. raisin bread. 2)As another variation I'll try it with chicken & blueberry sausages that we get from time to time. Yum!
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
Although I will eat roasted pumpkin seeds, I am not usually a big enough fan that I go to the effort of making them as easy as they are (especially when my chickens enjoy them as they are). Well, I decided to try these with my family and then make them with them with the preschoolers I teach if they turned out well. I am glad I did; these were terrific! They reminded me of kettle corn with pumpkin spice and it worked very well! I am now a big fan of toasted pumpkin seeds and I know several others that now are too. I will make these each year when making my pie pumpkins and/or when carving pumpkins. I too used less sugar (cut down by 2 TBLS.) and it was plenty. Thank you for a great recipe!
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Cookie Dough Hummus

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
This was fun to try; something different. I was really hoping my kids would love it as I like to give them variety in their lunch boxes. It was alright but probably not something they would be bragging to their friends about having; tho' the name alone might fool them :). We preferred it the most on a wrap with banana slices.
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Vegetable Dill Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
This review is for the "base" as I didn't have the specific seasoning. I did divide the rest of the ingredients and added 1 of 4 seasoning blends I had on hand in each. This was to answer my own question of which I preferred. I used Penzey's 4/S, Pampered Chef Seasoning Salt, Morton's Seasoning Salt and Old Bay (reduced sodium). I couldn't pick one, they all tasted awesome. The kids devoured their raw carrots with the dip and asked to take the combo in their school lunch. I did reduce the mayo a bit; I usually prefer a higher sour cream to mayo ratio. Simple with natural ingredients, just the way I like it!
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Stuffed Shells I

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
Unanimous, 5 stars from the whole crew! I added fresh spinach (as is without cooking 1st) in the filling, which worked fine. To stuff the shells, I used a cookie scoop so I didn't need to toss a plastic bag. This worked well. Was it still a bit messy? Sure, but it really helped. I ran out of filling which may have been my fault as I filled them quite full. Next time I will stick with 1 box of shells which is 12 oz. instead of using 16 oz.. I did as another reviewer suggested and cooked the pasta for 2 1/2 minutes less than the directions. Great idea! The shells held up well during stuffing and were just right when it came time to eat them. I used Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce from this site, which I highly recommend especially for those of you missing meat in the dish, as it is in the sauce. My husband suggested I make this the next time we have company over; now that's a good sign!
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
This was very good! I only had red pepper so I used that and added some chopped carrots too. Per another reviewer, I did not add the sugar but added a bit of baking soda and I added 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, which we thought was the perfect amount. I don't see a need for the sugar. Using canned tomatoes from last year's garden, I did add a small can of tomato paste (as they seem to be more "watery" than the canned ones in the store). I used this sauce for Stuffed Shells I on this site...wow, great combination!
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