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Waldorf Salad I

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Very easy recipe. I used gala apples. I also added more walnuts and grapes. I had quite a bit of leftover dressing, so I omited about a 1/4 cup of it. Chilled it for about an hour before serving, and my husband loved it. This is certainly a keeper.
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Pizzelles II

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
Ah, pizzelles... how do I love thee! This recipe is very good and pretty standard for pizzelles. Definitely use butter instead of margarine, and sift the flour. I've modified this recipe by substituting almond extract for the anise and adding 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds. Also, for chocolate pizzelles, substitute vanilla extract for the anise and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 1/4 cup of the flour. So yummy!
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
This recipe is very good. I used leftover turkey instead of chicken. I also sauteed the carrots with the onions and celery, and I substituted olive oil for the butter. Very easy and yummy!
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Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
This recipe is excellent and very easy. I used a whole chicken and removed the meat from the bones while I was cooking my noodles (I cheated and used dried egg noodles). It really didn't take much longer to do it this way, and it's cheaper too. I also added peas per another review, as well as an extra carrot. Next time I will reduce the number of onions and maybe add a bay leaf to the crockpot. Otherwise, this recipe is spot on. My husband loved it!
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Orange Beef and Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
I really enjoyed this recipe. The orange flavor is refreshing and not overpowering. I substituted snap peas for the green beans cause that's what I had on hand, and served it with brown rice. Yum!
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Awesome Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
These egg rolls were so yummy. I followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased. I got 18, but I filled some of them very full.
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
This was so easy. I took some other people's advice and made the caramel in the microwave. I had popped some popcorn already and put it in a paper grocery bag. I used three bags of standard microwave popcorn. Then I poured the caramel over the popcorn and shook up the bag. Then microwaved for 30 seconds and shook some more (and repeated this process 3-4 times). Then I poured it out onto aluminum foil to fully set. I thought the amount of popcorn I used was about right, but you could use less popcorn to get a heavier coating. It was so delicious. My husband doesn't particularly like popcorn (like the movie theater kind), but he gobbled this up. I will definitely make this again!
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Lisa's Favorite Carne Asada Marinade

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
I loved this marinade recipe. Made it exactly as written, and served it as burritos. My husband and sister loved it. I think I'll serve it on its own next time (maybe with some black beans and rice). It made good burritos, but the flavor of the meat wasn't as pronounced.
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Garlic-Lemon Mahi Filets

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2013
This marinade gave a really nice flavor to the mahi mahi. I served it with a mango salsa and it tasted even better.
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Very simple and tasty. I made as stated except I omited the beer. And I cooked on low for about 10 hours total (to accommodate my schedule). The meat was excellent and veggies were very good. The red potatoes I used were fairly large, but I still only quartered them. And I used baby carrots (uncut). The vegtables weren't too mushy at all.
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
The flavors in this recipe are excellent. I made no changes, but I did cook on low for just under 10 hours. I could barely remove the roast without it falling apart. I shredded the meat and returned it back into the slow cooker while I toasted the buns and made some coleslaw. Very easy and a perfect busy day meal.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2010
This recipe is awesome with some minor changes. I used 2 FROZEN chicken breasts (just 2 of us), only 1 package of the biscuit dough, and only 1/2 of a chopped onion. I added: 1 can of mixed veggies (potatoes, carrots, etc.), some chopped fresh garlic (2 cloves), approximately 1/2 cup white wine, salt and pepper to taste, and about 1T fresh chopped parsley (towards the end). I cooked on low all day. Before adding the biscuits, I mixed some flour and water and added it to the slow cooker. I added the biscuits (rolled out thin) and turned the slow cooker to high about an hour before serving. It came out more like a soup, but it was soooo good.
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Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2010
I was really happy with how this recipe turned out. I halved the recipe and made it in the crockpot. I added Navy beans per another review and added a little more pasta (personal preference). I also substituted ground turkey for the ground beef, and I couldn’t tell the difference. My husband LOVED this, and I will definitely be making it again.
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Banana Cake Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
I modified this recipe slightly. I used ground cinnamon instead of cloves and walnuts instead of pecans (just what I had on hand). These cookies came out so fluffy and yummy. Also, for the icing, I cut the ingredients in half. Then I piped lines across the cookies after they had cooled. The result is a nice sweet topping that isn't too much to overpower the cookie. I got a lot of good feedback from people I gave these to, so this recipe is definitely a keeper.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast

Reviewed: May 12, 2014
This recipe was pretty tasty. I love slow cooker recipes with minimal prep, and this one is very easy and has only a few ingredients. I especially liked the gravy/sauce. The cranberry sauce is subtle and compliments the onion soup mix well.
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Slow Cooker Chili II

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2014
Very tasty. Made the recipe exactly as stated. Think next time I will add more ground beef, but overall it was very good and very easy.
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Molasses Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2013
I didn't have ground ginger, so I had to use some nutmeg instead. Still tasted really good. I really like this recipe. I think the shortening helps to keep the cookies soft. I baked mine until they just started cracking on top.
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Very easy and yummy! I substituted half the sugar for brown sugar (just a personal preference) and added some additional blueberries. I also topped some with a crumb topping and some with sanding sugar. Everybody loved them!
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
Very yummy recipe. I enjoyed the texture and flavors so much. The only changes I made was I only marinated the meat for 30 minutes, and I cooked the chicken in sesame oil instead of olive oil. My guests loved it and there were no leftovers.
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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly, and it was excellent! For next time I think I will cut the onion in half. The onions were very mild tasting, but there just seemed to be an excess amount. I served this with penne pasta (1/2 pound) and sliced chicken breasts. I mixed everything together and then served. This allowed the chicken and pasta to absorb some of the moisture and taste of the sauce. I also thought the amount of sauce was just right with the pasta and chicken (I don't like pastas slathered in tons of sauce), but think it serves closer to 4 people.
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