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Fudge Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
These brownies are superb, but truly more like fudge. I made the recipe exactly as stated. I mixed by hand all of the ingredients into the same pot that I melted the butter, so it was extremely simple and not messy! Do beat the eggs separately first. The frosting is wonderful, but I did have to add about 1 tablespoon of milk because of the large amount of dry ingredients. If you like cake-like brownies, this is not at all for you...but if you want a deliciously rich, fudgy, moist brownie, this will be your new go-to. I will definately line the pan with aluminum foil next time, though, so that I can remove the aluminum foil to cut and remove the brownies - they were nearly impossible to remove from the pan because of how moist they are. I recommend cutting them while they are still warm, but leaving them in place until they are cooled.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
These brownies are superb, but truly more like fudge. I made the recipe exactly as stated. I mixed by hand all of the ingredients into the same pot that I melted the butter, so it was extremely simple and not messy! Do beat the eggs separately first. The frosting is wonderful, but I did have to add about 1 tablespoon of milk because of the large amount of dry ingredients. If you like cake-like brownies, this is not at all for you...but if you want a deliciously rich, fudgy, moist brownie, this will be your new go-to. I will definately line the pan with aluminum foil next time, though, so that I can remove the aluminum foil to cut and remove the brownies - they were nearly impossible to remove from the pan because of how moist they are. I recommend cutting them while they are still warm, but leaving them in place until they are cooled.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
Just love these cookies!!! I will say I made them exactly as the recipe said and they were VERY thin!! I pressed the first bath down with a fork and baked for 8 minutes, and they turned out underdone and incredibly delicate because of how thin they were. Don't worry about pressing them down!! They spread a lot! I may use margarine or shortening next time, as they have higher melting points. I will probably add in some raisins, too, but the flavor of these without anything added is superb!! I went with a 9 minute baking time. I like my chocolate chip cookies a bit underdone and soft, but you can't do that with these - it just doesn't work the same. They need to be cooked until they are pretty brown. Overall a wonderful recipe and a definite keeper!!
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
I love this recipe and use it all the time!! I always add just a bit of garlic powder. Delicious!
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Mushroom Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
This recipe was good, but just short of five stars to me. I took the advice of other reviewers and added 1/2 can of milk (skim) for every can of soup. I used 10 pork chops and 3 cans of soup (increasing the other ingredients accordingly). I did the oven method in a 9x13 inch pan. Didn't brown the chops or sautee the mushrooms in a pan first, both of which I will do next time. Put all of the ingredients in the pan, covered with aluminum foil and baked at 350F for about an hour and 15 minutes. The taste was very good, but just not overwhelming. I will definately make this again, though, as the family did very much enjoy it, but just probably not for company.
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Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
Incredibly simple, and so flavorful!! I used seasoned bread crumbs and added an additional teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the bread crumb mixture. After placing the breasts in the dish, I sprinkled them with garlic powder and baked for about 35 minutes. They are so moist and delicious! That said, I did not taste much of a garlic flavor. I used 5 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of garlic for five breasts, but I will increase the garlic next time. Nevertheless, the flavor was amazing as is. Wonderful paired with brown rice, corn, and a side salad. I'm keeping this one around for company!!
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Taco Pie

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
The nutritional facts are devastating for this dish...until you realize you can use all reduced calorie ingredients without sacrificing any flavor!!! My family has been making this for years, and it is absolutely one of my favorites! Use reduced fat crescent rolls and cheese, ground turkey, light sour cream, add veggies (my favorites are grape tomatoes, lettuce, onion, and green pepper), and top with any of the variety of reduced-calorie tortilla chips that are available at grocery stores these days! In minutes, you've got a lower-calorie, delicious meal! Love it!!
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Crab Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2010
I dumbed this recipe down quite a bit, and it was still superb! Things I did differently: used fully cooked leftover imitation crabmeat, fat-free cream cheese, light mayonnaise, added in some chopped green bell pepper, and completely ignored the baking component and served this as a cold dip. It got several compliments from everyone!! I served this with Hawaiian rolls and crescent rolls, and it went over splendidly as an appetizer. And I literally threw it together with in 10 minutes. Just wonderful!!
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
This is so delicious!! It was the first pound cake I have ever made, and I will say I need to hone my pound cake skills. I baked this just as directed in a bundt pan, but mine did not bake all the way in the center. That really worried me, but it ended up setting up by the next day when I served it. The taste was absolutely wonderful. No vanilla needed (and pound cakes aren't really supposed to have vanilla in them anyway)!! I will definately try this recipe again!!
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
Phenomenal!! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla into the dough, which is a must!! And you just have to have this with ice cream! Can't ask for an easier dessert!!
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
This is absolutely wonderful and ridiculously easy! I've always thought of shrimp scampi as one of those "special occassion" dishes, but this definately makes it perfect for any night of the week! I used frozen shrimp that I thawed under cold running water for about five minutes, and it was just great!! Served with rice. Definately a very "heavy" dish, so I wouldn't serve much else except rice and a veggie side. Certainly a keeper!!
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Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
These were so wonderful!! Just as great if not better than anything I'd get in a restaurant. I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and the taste was still exquisite. Next time I will either make a lot more mushrooms and use less of the cream cheese mixture in each or scale back the cream cheese because it had a very strong cream cheese flavor. These are super delicious, but rich! I served them as a side dish with shrimp scampi, and I would not do that again! Definately should be served 30 minutes or so before a meal as an appetizer! I added about 1/2 cup of chopped crab, which was fabulous! Also took other reviewers' advice and dipped them mushroom caps in a butter and Italian breadcrumb mixture before baking. Sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese just before going into the oven. Baked in mini muffin cups, which was perfect. The cayenne adds a wonderful "zip"! Definately will be making these again!
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
This is an amazing salad!! I have never, until having served this dish, seen people go back for seconds on salad. I halved the recipe my second time making it, not wanting any leftovers, and ended up running around in the kitchen because people were begging for more. I do think this serves more like 12 people. I served this for Thanksgiving and at a Christmas party, following the recipe exactly the first time and the second time leaving out the sesame seeds because I didn't have an- they were not missed. This is a very hard dish to mess up. It is super simple! You can really play with this. I added a large can of mandarin oranges. Highly recommended!! I'll make this again and again!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
This is so wonderfully delicious! I substituted Splenda for the sugar and you could not tell at all. This is such an easy, tasty way to get such a healthy treat in your diet. It tastes just like baked apples when it is hot, but this is wonderful hot or cold. I will never buy applesauce again!
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Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
My family has been making this spinach dip since I can remember, and it is just wonderful!! I look forward to it for every holiday! We use 1 cup each of sour cream and mayonnaise and 1/4 tsp of grated onion. I will have to try it with the green onion. Recipes don't get simpler than this!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
After rejecting sloppy Joes for ten years having convinced myself that they were absolutely disgusting, I decided to try my hand at homemade ones rather than the canned Manwich...and man, am I glad I did!!! This is quite possibly my new favorite dish. I topped with a slice of American cheese and served with some homemade oven baked potato wedges, and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time! I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
This chicken dish is well worth the wait! I used skinless, boneless chicken breast halves and they worked just wonderfully, and actually did not really need to cook the full hour. This dish is so simple, and it gives you a nice, strong teriyaki flavor. I definately suggest serving with a slice or two of pineapple on top!
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
This is definately what the recipe says - your basic traditional mashed potatoes. Very delicious. I used only 3 potatoes but the written amount of milk, salt, and butter. I think you really need to double the amount of butter and milk to get them nice and creamy. I served these with sour cream, bacon bits, and cheese, and they made for some wonderful loaded mashed potatoes!
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Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
These are simple, fast, and delicious!! I loved them! I didn't have any onion powder, but they still were great. I was hungry, so I also took them out about 6 minutes early, and they were plenty done and crispy by then. I paired these with sloppy Joe's, and it was perfect! The flavor was a little strong by themselves for me, but dipped in ketchup, I could eat these for days!
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Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
These are wonderful!! I made a simple no-bake strawberry cheesecake filling to put between two cookies and put them in the freezer. You have to try that!! These are great by themselves, too. They taste very close to my favorite graham cracker crust from this site that has cinnamon in it, too. That's what I was going for. Just great!
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