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Pear Honey Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
This was AWESOME! I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. My brother and his wife RAVED about it. They don't generally like cranberry sauce, but they both had seconds. My wife and kids liked it as well. I did follow the suggestions of others to cook in orange juice instead of water, I also cooked the berries first and let them "pop" in the orange juice and sugar. I simmered them for about 10-15 minutes before adding the pears. The pears and the honey go VERY nicely with this sauce. Also, my wife really wanted some oranges in the sauce, so I chopped up an orange and added it when I added the pears. This was VERY YUMMY. I mixed up another batch for Christmas dinner, too!
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Candy Cane Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2009
These are the same that my mom has been making for 40 + years! The complaints on here are the same ones I've been hearing from her for at least 35 years (LOL). I agree, the size of egg AND shortening make a HUGE difference in how the dough comes out. The dough tends to be a bit on the dry side -- use extra large or large eggs and the dough will be easier work and shouldn't crack so much. I moved to Ohio 10 years ago and mom has tried shipping them to me (they don't withstand the postal service too well), a few years back she just started rolling the dough out and cutting it like a sugar cookie -- they are much more durable and still taste GREAT!
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I needed something quick and easy for a breakfast we throw for the Graduates in our Student Ministry at my church. I made a double-batch of this and it was DEMOLISHED! Everyone raved about it. So simple and super good! This will be a staple for our annual breakfast. Also - I accidentally bough 2 kinds of hashbrowns, shredded and cubed. I think the cubed came out MUCH nicer than the shredded as far as consistency goes -- both tasted great. YUM! Thanks so much!
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One Skillet Corned Beef Hash

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
This was a good recipe. I was looking for a quick, easy corned beef hash recipe -- this was it! I actually made it a little EASIER. I had some leftover boiled red potatoes from my St. Patrick's Day corned beef. I figured why not dice them up (along with a few more that I quickly boiled in the pot after that meal was over) and see if I can do this a little more quickly and not have to really cook anything but the onions! My children were very suspicious about this "hash stuff" -- but once they took a bite, they were hooked! I did cut back on the vinegar (per other user's suggestions) and used my leftover corned beef (not canned). I also found that one big onion was sufficient. Overall, a very tasty meal to make with my leftovers! HURRAY!
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Sugared Toasted Almond Salad Topping

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2013
Thanks, lovestohost, for the review! I really only put the recipe for myself. GREAT idea about cutting the sugar in half -- I'm definitely going to try that! I like the toasted almond flavor more than the carmelized sugar flavor. I can't keep out of them as they cool, either! They are DELICIOUS on salads - especially paired with my sweet sour salad dressing. I'm in the midwest and we have a restaurant called Max & Erma's that has an AMAZING house salad. It's served with bacon, red onion, sweet sour dressing and toasted almonds. I posted the almond and sweet sour salad dressing recipes so I could easily find them!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
This is very good - but I'd make a few changes next time I make it. I would used dried, minced onion instead of the onion powder, double the cumin and substitute a pinch of cayenne for the pepper flakes. Also, I like how the packaged kind thickens up a bit, so I added a tsp or so of cornstarch to the mixture. I LOVE that it is all natural and NO MSG!!!
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Creamy Potato Leek Soup II

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2015
So simple, so delicious! We've made this multiple times and it is requested often by my children, as well as guests we've had over for soup meals
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Hot Mexican Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2014
I made this for a party and got rave reviews! I, too, made a couple changes, but only because we try to do things from scratch in my home. First - we NEVER use canned refried beans (especially since in an hour and a half they can go from dried beans to finished refrieds - pressure cooker). I subbed 4c fresh for 2 cans. Also - we make our own taco seasoning found on this site - I put 3-4 tablespoons of it in. And, I used cheddar and pepper jack. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. It was delicious and we came back from the party with an empty dish! Kudos Linda!
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