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Bread Maker Doughnuts

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2014
My first attempt at doughnuts - baked or fried - and my second time to use our deep fryer in about a decade. That being said, I thought the finished product was a little heavy, but this could have been part of me trying to rise the doughnuts in a slightly warm oven with a cup of water inside. However, once the glaze was on, my crew took the doughnuts down quickly. I did double the recipe since I did not see how many the recipe made (16) until a little late. To cut my holes, I used a tea kettle whistle. In my Presto Fry Daddy, three minutes would have burnt the doughnuts as another reviewer stated. I found 30 seconds on each side was about right. I also fried the remaining holes, using my metal slotted spoons to keep the bundle under the oil most of the time for a more even finish. I made a chocolate glaze using the chocolate frosting recipe on the side of the Hershey's Cocoa box, adding more milk for a glaze consistency. I halved the recipe, but it could easily be quartered if you are making a single recipe. Even with a double recipe of doughnuts, I still have glaze left over. For the "plain" doughnuts and holes, I made a basic glaze of 4 tbsps butter, ~3/4 cup powdered sugar, and ~2tbsps fat free milk. My kids and husband enjoyed these, and the oldest child (5) thinks we should open a doughnut shop. We made this as part of our homeschool curriculum after reading the doughnut story in Robert McCloskey's "Homer Price."
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2014
I used this recipe as a "base" to clean out some pantry items. Great results for my first try at tortilla soup! It made me think of Boston Market's tortilla soup, which I haven't had in years. I used can corn instead of frozen. I did not have canned tomatoes on hand, but subbed in three fresh, peeled tomatoes. I "made" enchilada sauce out of a can of mild Rotel tomatoes, red pepper flakes, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and canola oil, which I blended down in a 2 cup measuring cup using an immersion blender. I added the suggested can of black beans mentioned by other reviewers (another pantry item utilized!). Also, I did not want to use 1/2 of a 32 ounce container of broth, so I used the whole container to boil my chicken breasts, pouring all of the liquid into the slow cooker and omitting the 2 cups water. We served it with tortilla chips from Costco that we had on hand. And, I didn't have a bay leaf or cilantro, but it still came out great. It really helped me knock out a few extras I had laying around with tremendous results.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
My whole family enjoyed the rich, tangy flavor created with the vinegar and butter. Even though I can cook lots of things with ease, pancakes have often been a sticking point with me. I made this recipe, exactly as stated with incredible results. If you are looking for a good, go-to, basic pancake recipe - This is IT! I look forward to serving it to overnight guests and trying some add-ins (i.e. chocolate chips and blueberries).
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Baked Oatmeal II

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2014
This is my second try with baked oatmeal, and I like this recipe a lot. My three year old and one year old thought it was great too. It is helpful that they can eat it like a cookie. I did back off on the backing time to about 30 to 35 minutes. Hot out of the oven it, it is delicious with some whole milk poured on top. I did sub applesauce for the butter and reduced the sugar some. If you only have regular sugar, it still tastes yummy. I may add some overripe mashed banana and switch chocolate chips for raisins in the future. If we didn't have a nut allergy in the house, I would add finely chopped pecans to those changes.
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2014
This was a great "base" recipe for me to use. I had some of the ingredients on hand and subbed in the rest (new kitchen not fully stocked). Fresh lemon for lime, chili powder for cayenne, and no oregano. I also used a little less salt since lemon can be a salt replacement. Since we like a lot of flavor, I tripled the seasoning and doubled the butter. We loved the flavor combination of garlic/citrus/heat. I also served baked sweet potatoes plain that we seasoned with some of the pan drippings. My husband said even though he doesn't normally like baked sweet potatoes, he really like them with this seasoning. Based on our experience and the other reviews, this is a great recipe to customize to your personal taste while giving you some general guidelines.
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Microwave Blueberry Dutch Baby

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2013
Glad for a quick new recipe for the mornings! The texture was a bit rubbery in comparison to a traditional Dutch baby, so I'm not sure if we will have it again. The center/bottom part, where the fruit tends to congregate as good. It was just the sides that didn't do too much for me.
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Roasted Okra

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
Great, easy recipe! Used another reviewer's suggestion and replaced salt and pepper with seasoning salt to taste.
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BUSH'S® Tuscan Garbanzo and Sun-dried Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
This was delicious! Switched rosemary and bay leaf for 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning and used canned carrots. Came out fantastic and hubby really loved.
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Banana Royale

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2012
Tried these out with Easter candy. We baked ours at 350; I think campfire (as directed) or grill would give better results.
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Catfish Tuscany

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2012
It was okay, but I am not the biggest catfish fan. My husband did enjoy it. I would definitely recommend adding the sundried tomatoes at the VERY end, as I burned mine.
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Marian's Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2011
Very good soup. Followed other recommendations and reduced broth to 2 cups, increased cream to 1 can evaporated milk, and doubled peanut butter to 2 tbsp. Also switched a can of pumpkin for 2 1/2 pounds listed.
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Cheesy Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2010
So good and so fattening. Used unsalted butter and added a 1/2 tsp of salt. Also added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder at another reviewer's suggestion. Not quite as fluffy as Red Lobster's garlic cheese biscuits, but these definitely hit the spot.
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Ground Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2010
At the suggestions of other reviewers, I reduced the mayo to 1/4 cup, increased the sour cream to 3/4 cup, added a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a can of cream of mushroom soup, salt and pepper to taste, and cooked the noodles in water with beef bouillon added. My picky 2 year old and husband loved it. It made enough for at least two meals. I also added some Tony Chachere seasoning to my personal serving, which was great!
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Impossible Buttermilk Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
Used a Gluten/Wheat Free baking mix (Arrowhead Mills), and this still came out great! My husband was very excited. I did notice that it was maybe a little grainy in texture after a day of refrigeration. My husband thought it was fine, but I think it is best fresh out of the oven when subbing the gluten/wheat free baking mix.
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Simply Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
Great recipe! This also works with Parmesan and seasoning only if you need a gluten free version. I cooked mine both ways, and everyone loved it.
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Easy Pilaf

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
Great basic recipe to modify to your tastes! I paired mine with baked chicken. Instead of using 2 cups of broth only, I used the drippings/marinade from the baked chicken and added broth to equal the two cups of liquid needed. I also added a small can of mushrooms. I omitted the onion and salt due to the presence of both in the marinade. I did brown the rice in the butter.
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Banana-Chip Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
Fantastic!! I made the recipe exactly as listed. Friends and family loved the muffins, and I didn't feel bad letting my toddler eat one.
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Busy Mom Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2010
This recipe is great, and it was much easier to make than I anticipated.
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Meat Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
I found this recipe via ingredient search. Then I did not have the ingredients I thought I did. It still turned out great using the basic recipe, and I will make it again. Our whole family (14 month included) enjoyed it. My recipe is as follows: 1 cup frozen green peas, 1lb ground turkey, 1 clove chopped garlic, 2/3 cup chopped onion, 1/4 cup water with 1 tsp beef bullion added, 1 tsp mustard powder, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp salt (but I will use 3/4 in future), 1 tbsp butter, 1/3 cup potato flakes. After baking, I let it set for 10 minutes before cutting.
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2009
Great recipe, and a wonderful alternative to banana bread for overripe bananas, especially since it did not require a lot of eggs, a stick of butter/margarine, and or nuts. My husband enjoyed his with maple syrup, and I ate mine with peanut butter and honey drizzled on top.
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