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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
Love this! I only wish it made more. I used Velveeta cheese because it's what I had on hand, and, at the recommendation of a friend, I topped mine with chopped green onions. I think I will double this recipe next time!
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Pumpkin Spice Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
I made this last year and am looking forward to making it again this year. Sooo moisy and just the right blend of spices. I halved the oil and used 1/2 cup applesauce. Instead of making 2 big loaves, I made mini loaves and added raisins to some and pecans to others.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
Mmmm...who doesn't love pizza casserole?! I follow this recipe pretty closely except I always add more cheese. You can never have too much cheese! :) Sometimes I add mushrooms or black olives or whatever else I have on hand that sounds good at the time. I also like to use ground sausage instead of ground beef.
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
This salad has become a staple in my family. We love it! I don't use a whole cup of sunflower seeds (more like 1/2 cup) and I usually tweak the white wine vinegar and sugar amounts until it tastes just right...not too sweet and not too tart.
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Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
This turned out super tender and was really good. I cooked it in the crock pot for 8 hours. I was initially going to try to slice it, but it was just way too tender so I ended up shredding it. I didn't have any beer on hand so I just used beef broth. Next time I'll try it with beer to see if it makes a difference.
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Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
This is so so good. I wanted to eat it by the spoonful. I made it for a potluck party last night and out of all the food there, everyone kept commenting this dip was the best item! I just used minced garlic and mixed it in with all the other ingredients. I also used the whole bar of cream cheese as others suggested. These are the only two changes I made. This one's a keeper!
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Quick Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2009
I'm sitting on my couch eating this right now and it is soooo good. I was hungry for something with black beans, rice and onion and this is the recipe I found. I used white rice because I didn't have any brown rice, and although I had stewed tomatoes, I chose to use diced tomatoes. I also used about a tsp of minced garlic along with the called for garlic powder. (I like garlic!) Finally, I added about 1/3 tsp cumin. This is so healthy and really hits the spot. I think I could eat the whole pan!
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
Very very good. I think I will skip the bread crumb topping next time. It was a little too rich...but the actual mac 'n cheese was fantastic!
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Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
LOVE THIS! I used Mediterranean/Greek salad dressing because I happened to have it on hand and thought it would work well. This makes a lot, and I was worried that the leftovers would get soggy, but I think it was even better the next day after all the flavors had time to soak through.
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
This was really really good and super easy. Plus, I love the fact that it's so low in calories. (good for us dieters) I doubled the sauce so we would have extra for the rice and broccoli I served. At the suggestion of others, I doubled all of the ingredients except the ketchup. I only used 3 Tbsp instead of 4. I'll make it the exact same way next time, only I won't double the red pepper. It wasn't so spicy that we didn't enjoy it, but we'd prefer just a little less kick.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2008
I thought this was fabulous. Word of warning, though: it is definitely very "vinegary". If you don't like vinegar (the smell or the taste) you might want to stay away from this one. That being said, I love vinegar and loved this chicken. I served mine with broccoli and a baked potato, but next time I would like to serve with mashed potatoes.
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Holiday Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2008
Absolutely love this chicken salad! I have never personally made it, but a friend of mine makes it and I beg her for it. I could (and have) sit and eat a whole bowl of it...not even using it on a sandwich.
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Green Beans Amandine

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2009
This was very good and makes a classy side dish. I served it with Chicken Breasts with Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar from this site and also a roasted new potatoes recipe from this site. The only thing I will change next time is that I'll cut back on the butter.
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Rump Roast Au Jus

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
This was pretty good. I halved the recipe b/c I only used a 2 pound roast and then I only cooked it on low for 5 1/2 hours. I tasted the juice halway through cooking and it was a little spicy for my tastes so I added some beef broth and that helped a lot. I will make this again.
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Rocky Road Squares

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
These are super rich but good. I made them for a cookie swap at work and everyone seemed to really enjoy them. I followed the advice of others and put the pan in the refrigerator before slicing into squares. I had a little trouble with some of the crust sticking in the pan, and it was a bit frustrating. It didn't affect the taste, just made them look a little sloppy.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
This was SUPER easy. I used 3 1/2 pounds of boneless pork rib roast and it worked just fine. I also added a few seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder) before placing the meat in the crock pot. I only gave it 4 stars, though, instead of 5 because there were a few bites where I could faintly taste a hint of sweet root beer. (I used diet root beer.) I think I will make this again, but I might try diet Coke next time.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
This is really easy to make and has a good flavor. I've made it about 5 times now, though, and each time I make it, the consistency is different. Many times it is too runny but sometimes I get it just right.
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Sarah's Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
This was my first time making salsa. I took it to a tailgate party and everyone really liked it. I did make a few changes, though, which I think made a positive difference. I replaced 1 can diced tomatoes with 1 can whole, peeled tomatoes, used lime juice instead of lemon, doubled the jalepenos, added more hot sauce, and threw in a bit of cumin (based on other reviews). I also did not blend it until smooth, because I like my salsa chunky. With these small changes, the recipe is very good and will be what I use from now on.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
Mmmm...very very good! I'm a sucker for cake though. It's my favorite food! You just have to be very very careful not to overbake these or the cookie dough center will not turn out right. I baked mine for about 18 minutes and will probably bake them even less next time.
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Roasted New Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
These potatoes were good. My boyfriend raved over them, and I almost felt guilty because of how easy they were. I also seasoned mine with garlic powder and onion powder. Very basic - just your run of the mill roasted red potato - and very easy.
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