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Oven-Ready Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Bechamel

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2014
My kids enjoyed this dish but my husband and I weren't as impressed. The bechamel sauce was great - I plan on incorporating that into our regular lasagna recipe in the future. But the rest reminded us too much of the pre-made lasagna you purchase from the store. I added some cooked ground beef to this (per reviews here) and I'm glad I did, else I'm not sure we'd have liked it at all. For the baking dish size, I couldn't quit fit in 5 layers (I'm chalking that up to the meat.) The dish seemed like it needed a lot more tomato sauce as well in comparison to how much bechamel sauce there was. I also had to cook it for an additional 20 minutes and believe another 10 wouldn't have hurt it.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2014
Great recipe for rice pudding. I omitted the raisins as no one here eats them. I also used Mexican Vanilla extract and cinnamon to try to achieve the flavor of rice pudding I had before. This was my first attempt and we really enjoyed it, as did my boys. The only reason I omitted a star is it doesn't specify which type of rice. I only had long grain and while it was OK, I really think medium grain rice would be a much better choice. I slowly stirred in the egg and had no issues with it cooking too quickly.
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Three Cheese Tortellini with Traditional Sauce and Parmigiano Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2014
Good, quick late night meal idea. Nothing extraordinary but tasty. We enjoyed the pasta, first time we've had it. I found the butter unnecessary and would omit it next time. I prepared the kids' portions with mozzarella and actually liked that better than the Parmesan.
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Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2014
I used this as a base recipe for our recent mac and cheese dish and it turned out great. I used regular elbow macaroni and pepperjack cheese instead of a cheese packet. Followed the rest of the recipe and everyone loved it. Thanks!
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2014
My all time favorite recipe for pulled pork. I always rub the meat down (a pork butt or pork ribs) with salt, pepper, garlic powder and minced onion for extra flavor. I place it in the slow cooker with the beef broth and cook as instructed. After shredding with the two forks, I throw it right back in the slow cooker (after draining the liquid out) with a mustard based barbecue sauce. Perfect every time!
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The Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2014
For our recent cookout, we prepared half of our burgers with this method and half without the beer. They all turned out good but neither were juicier than the other. I also had trouble tasting the beer in it. Next time I think we'll just omit the beer and add some cheese instead.
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German Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed this (and I'm no fan of German Chocolate cake.) This didn't taste like the GCCs I've had in the past but had a great flavor and took a fraction of the time to prepare. My husband and sons all asked for seconds!
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JIF® Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2014
A classic recipe that's quick, easy and perfect for any peanut butter lover. I grew up with this recipe and now my kids will as well.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2014
We really enjoyed these. Very cake-like in texture. I took the advice of others and cooked them at 365 degrees for 12 minutes, added some pumpkin spice and omitted the nuts. I wasn't sure if we'd like chocolate and pumpkin but it was pretty good! My husband said he could put cream cheese icing on these (which was another nod that they are more cake-ish than cookie.)
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Banana Bread from Mott's®

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2014
First off, the loaf pan it calls for is way too small. My batter overflowed all into the bottom of my oven. I'm not sure what I did wrong as I followed the recipe to a T. After about an hour of baking, the top was dark brown but still raw in the very middle. I popped it back in there to finish which made it darker and the outside rubbery (we peeled it off and ate the middle.) It definitely needs more spice and adding in some walnuts wouldn't hurt. I originally rated it at a 2 but after letting it sit, my sons and husband really enjoyed it. I like substituting oil for applesauce - I would just alter some of the other parts of this recipe next time.
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Double Fudge Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
Great, quick recipe for cookies. These were a beast to mix, you could definitely tell you were using brownie batter. But the taste was very good. We used half chocolate chips and half peanut butter chips. I also used some Mexican Vanilla in place of the regular Vanilla (and doubled what it called for per other ratings on this.) We'll definitely make these again and experience with various extracts and chips :D
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Simple Chicken Slop

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
This was a great 'wipe out the pantry' recipe (I found it by looking up ingredients I had on hand!) We added some tortilla chips to the top, served it with egg noodles and added in some parsley as well. Loved it!
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Microwave Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
This was a wonderful recipe! I omitted the zest (like others mentioned, I don't like any bits in it) and it turned out perfect. My first attempt at any type of curd, this recipe is a keeper.
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Tomato and Bacon Creamed Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2014
This was a great side tonight with our pork chops. I started it earlier today and left it alone until time for supper. We really enjoyed the flavor and texture of this dish. I omitted the basil altogether (no one here really cares for it) and gave the kids the option of Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese. I also laid the tomato and bacon out in bowls so that everyone could pick and choose their toppings. I think it all went great together but the rest of the household liked it minus the tomatoes. Great dish and perfect for cooking with the slow cooker liners :)
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Poor Man's Beer Batter Fish

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2014
These were so good! We saw this in a recent AR magazine & had to try it during 'beer batter' night. Delicious! We used Bud Light Lime & it was a hit with everyone.
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Baked Spaghetti

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2014
This recipe was a hit here at our house! I made two changes to it, based on reviews and personal preference. I subbed the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese and the ground beef with Johnsonville Mild Italian Ground Sausage. This tasted great! The only complaint I have is the recipe calls for too much pasta in my opinion. I'd use maybe half of what it calls for next time.
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Baked Smoked Sausage Spaghetti Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2014
We enjoyed this but like LagunaLala, I would suggest adding some more seasoning. Also, if I made it again, I'd omit the 3/4 cup of water as I prefer a thicker sauce. My husband and the boys cleaned their plates, we rarely use crushed tomatoes but they were really good in this!
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2014
I absolutely loved pulled pork. So I was very excited to try this recipe. I have to admit, it wasn't what I expected. I prepared it exactly as written with the exception of not using wheat buns (we do not eat those) and have to rate it at three stars for a few reasons. First, the flavor. I of course expected it to be somewhat sweet with the honey added in. It was TOO sweet. Also, the amount of barbeque sauce it calls for wasn't nearly enough. My meat definitely wasn't saturated in sauce like the photo provided. I added more directly to my sandwich. Second, the slaw. I love slaw, as does my kids. But this one was just not good. The honey, jalapeno and lime killed the flavor of the cabbage entirely (I like being able to taste the veggies too!) We ended up eating our sandwiches without it after all of us tried the slaw on a test sandwich. Another thing I noticed - the ingredients say 1 teaspoon cumin, divided. However, in the directions, it calls for 2 teaspoons cumin total. I ended up splitting the teaspoon as I rarely ever cook with cumin and didn't want to overdo it (I couldn't taste it so maybe its supposed to be 2 teaspoons.) Lastly, a note for people who don't normally cook pulled pork in a slow cooker. There will be a good bit of liquid in the bottom when you pull out the meat. The recipe doesn't state what to do with the liquid. I removed it as it would have been too soupy otherwise. We all finished our sandwiches, it wasn't horrible, I just wouldn't fix it again.
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Chicken and Dumplings I

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2014
Good base recipe, however, it needed a few tweaks after the initial try. For this much broth, I used 3 cups flour. I also omitted the egg. Turned out perfect that time, very similar to another recipe I recently discovered which is what turned me off of using the egg this time around.
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Basic Corn Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2014
Great basic recipe! Love adding in green onions and corn when we're in the mood. But when we're in a rush, this alone will do! Not too dry for us at all.
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