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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
I have made this many time....it is my go to recipe. Easy and delicious. My husband and sons love it-even the picky son. I usually make it exactly as written and it is perfect. You can add raisins, dried cranberries or diced pineaplle if you want to change it up. Thanks for the recipe!
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Apple Strudel Muffins

Reviewed: May 26, 2014
This was good. I followed recommendations and added 2 apples (one shredded and one chopped) and 1tsp cinnamon to batter. I needed to make them dairy free for one son so I added a small cup of apple sauce and 1 Tbsp of canola oil; the apple sauce may have been enough, though, with the extra shredded apple. I also subbed the butter in the tooping with canola oil and it worked fine. I also used 1/2 white and brown sugar. I think I may try cutting back to 2/3 cup of sugar total as the extra apples/sauce gave extra sweetness. Would be good with nuts, too. My husband and boys loved these. Thanks!
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Strawberry Pineapple Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2014
Very good and easy to whip up. My boys loved it. I have a son who can't have dairy so I liked that there was none but still great flavor. The nread was very moist. I subbed some applesauce for the oil(I often do this with quick breads) and added one chopped banana that I had to use up). Was too lazy to chop the nuts but will try next time. I may try cutting the sugar a bit...to 1/2 cups. Will definitely make again. Thanks!!
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2014
Easy, yummy....wish I had some whipped cream!
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Skillet Pork Chops with Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2014
Very good. Made as written except subbed white wine for the lemon juice and used all purpose potatoes. Very tender and yummy chops with a bit of gravy. Hubby loves anything with gravy and was pleased with this dinner. My only change for next time would be to saute the onions first in olive oil or butter to give them better flavor and season them with salt, pepper and maybe a bit of thyme. The bouillion that I use is the powdered salt free kind so the salt wouldn't be overkill if added to the onion.
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E-Z Cream Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2014
Super easy. I had some SR flour to use up. I made a half recipe and used LF milk. Got 6 drop biscuits (heaping TBSP size). I'm sure the cream would add even more.
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
Delicious! So I was a bit lazy. I melted about a TBSP of butter and added a bit of olive oil. I didn't feel like measuring so sprinkled the salt, pepper and sage on one side of the chops. I also sprinkled a bit of rosemary, too. I put the cops seasoned side down in the frying pan and sprinled the seasonings on the other side. I browned in the pan on both sides and took out the chops. I then added bouillion concentrate, a few splashed of white wine and a little bit of water (didn't measure). Stirred it up and returned the chops and simmered on low turning a few times. It was really good and chops were very tender. I covered when simmering.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2014
I used 4 thick cut pork chops and made 4x the sauce (but not the oil). I seasoned the chops with a bit of lemon pepper, made the sauce with an added small onion, finely chopped, put the chops in the pan with 1/2 the sauce over it. Covered with foil, cooked 30 minutes, uncovered and then flipped the chops, added the other half of the sauce and cooked 30 minutes uncovered....yummm. Served over noodles. Hubby, who is not picky but doesn't give the "very good" comment much gave this a "very good". The only change I may make would be to try a TBSP of corn starch in the sauce to thicken a bit so it will stick to the chops and noodles a bit more. This was very easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
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Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
Had some Trader Joe's butternut squash raviolis to use up and wanted a non-tomatoe sauce to use. This was perfect. I mixed the sauce with the raviolies and then liberally grated some parmesan on....yummm. Served with Italian Breaded Pork Chops from AR. Thanks!!
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
Great recipe. Hubby and son love these. I tend to use pork cutlets. I only used one egg and scaled back the crumbs and still had some left over. This time I used garlic powder instead of fresh ut fresh is better. Cooks up quickly but is yummy! Thanks.
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Blueberry Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
These were very, very good-a nice surprise! I had some bananas and blueberries to use up so searched and came across this recipe. Made them into muffins. Got 12 good sized muffins....filled them pretty much to the top of the paper liners. Baked for 23 minutes. They rose a bit and were nicely golden. Used 3 small very ripe bananas, added 1/2 tsp. baking powder to have a bit of a rise and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon as I like it with both bananas and blueberry in baking. It was subtle and not overpowering. The other flavors shone through. They were tender and yummy. I will definitely make them again. Hubby will love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe! UPDATE:I have made these again and made them dairy free for son with intolerance. For a DOUBLE BATCH/RECIPE I used 1/2 cup of canola oil and 1/2 cup of apple sauce instead of butter, used 5 bananas, added 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp of cinnamon. The 23 minute time is perfect. They were still delicious and moist....family love them and so do I!!
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Sour Cream Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
Great bread! Very moist, tasty and a great texture. I haven't had luck finding a corn bread to settle on but this will qualify. Made exactly as written (except for a half recipe in an 8x8 pan-same cooking time). Now that I've tried it I can try the yogurt, decreased sugar variations to make less calories but this was quite fine as is. Hubby ate a bunch and he is not a big corn bread fan. Served with Ellie11's "Delicious Ham and Potatoe Soup" form AR-a good pairing! Thanks for the recipe!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
Delicious. I added a carrot that I had to use and substituted some vegetable bouillion for the chicken as I ran out. I was kind of skeptical of the reviews as it seemed so simple to make but had ham to use up so I gave it a try. It was A+. Hubby (who can be a bit picky) took a taste and declared "this isn't soup, it's chowda" and promptly ate 2 big bowls. Served with mogujoy's sour cream cornbread from AR. A perfect Sunday night supper on a cold night. Thanks, Ellie11.
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2014
Super Yummy!! I made one substitution and one addition. I also doubled the gravy and made 1 1/2 meat patties (made 7). It was a day where I had to run out to do an errand late afternoon so I cooked the onions slowly in olive oil and threw in 8 oz. of sliced mushrooms that I had near the end (the addition). I made the patties while this cooked and put them in the fridge while I let the onion mix cool and ran out. I then took the onions out of the pan, browned the patties, took them out and rhen deglazed the pan with white wine (the substitution-no sherry). I think red wine would work, too. I put the onion mix back in and followed the gravy instructions. I returned the patties as directed. I served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. The gravy was DELICIOUS. Hubby said very little during dinner-he was eating up!
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2013
Yummy! I stumbled across this recipe while searching for another. It was easy, healthy and delicious. I wasn't sure about the vinegar but took a chance and so glad that I did. I subbed 2 cloves of minced garlic for the garlic salt (not a fan of garlic salt) and used chicken breast tenders. The sauce was exactly as written. I thought we'd have leftovers but hubby had 2 big servings and proceded to pack the leftovers for lunch with just a bit left over. I served it with rice and a wedge salad. I think this would be great with pork tenderloin or chops, too. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
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Super Summer Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2013
Delicious! I made this to take to a party. It was so easy, too. I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and this was plenty (the rice vinegar is kind of sweet, I think) added a can of petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos (drained), a bunch of chopped cilantro and about a 1/2 TBSP of olive oil. (I was going to add a chopped avacado but it wasn't quite ripe). It was devoured. The bones of this recipe are really great and you can add to suit your personal tastes and guests. I am going to try it with other vinegars to see how it is. Thanks for this recipe!
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2013
This was very good! (I must confess that I am not a huge pasta fan but my husband loves it.) To make it a bit more healthy I used whole wheat penne, fat free half and half, Italian chicken sausage and stirred about 9 ounces of baby spinach into the sauce. The sauce was really good. I liked the spiciness but my husband thought it a bit hot so I will decrease the red paper flakes next time. I will definitely make again. Would be good with any added veggies, too, like mushrooms or zucchini. Thanks.
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Molly's Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
I'd like to say that I kind of messed up. I purposefully cut up a vidalia onion and a bunch of carrots to put under the chicken. It was hot today and I didn't want to deal with the stove or grill. I placed the chicken (2 pounds of skinless thighs) on top of the veggies and decided to double the sauce to serve over egg noodles. By mistake I opened a can of diced Italian tomatoes instead of the sauce. I put those in the sauce and then also put an 8 oz can of tomatoe sauce, too. I thought it was very good, particularly for the ease of the recipe. Picky son ate it up. Te chicken was very tasty and tender! I think next time I will add some cornstarch to thicken the sauce and I will cut back a bit on the soy sauce. I think this would be equally good with stew beef or pork. Thanks, Molly.
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Chef John's Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: May 14, 2013
Delicious!! My son came home from college tonight and I made these to welcome him home. I wasn't sure how good they could be with such a simple bunch of ingrediants but they were great. I had them simmering and ready to go while I waited for him to arrive. I popped the buns into the oven to toast while the car was unpacked and served it with a ceasar salad. Voila...he was as happy as a clam and wolfed them down with lots of yumms and comments about not eating caf food. Hubby had 2! There is chocolate cake to complete the night. I made as written but subbed red pepper for green (personal preference) and just one cup of water. This will be my go to recipe. I liked all the ingrediants. Thanks, Chef John. Added: I have made this with ground beef, turkey and chicken. Made it with and without the peppers. Made it scaled with 1, 1 1/2 or 2 lbs of meat. It always comes out great! Serve with toasted buns, a salad or roasted veggies....delicious.
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Flank Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
This was very good...husband loved it. A few comments: I am not familiar with flank steak. The recipe said 1 flank steak. The one at the meat market was 2 lbs. Not sure if this is typical but thought maybe it could have used more sauce. Also, shallots are expensive and next time I will try regular onion. The beef broth was very tasty, but also not cheap. I may try to replicate it with bouillion and soy sauce with a bit of worcesteshirer. Will make again.
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