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Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
I followed the advice of many and basically doubled the sauce but instead of doubling the soy sauce, I added honey. So my ratio was: 1/4 c brown sugar, a couple pinches of ginger, 1/2 c soy, 1/2 c honey, 1/2 c ketchup, 4 tsp Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic (equiv of 4 cloves), no salt or pepper. The sauce was really good, big hit with every one. As for the length of time, I had REALLY thick boneless pork chops (almost 2" thick) and they were just a touch overdone at 4 hours so watch the doneness carefully. 6 hours is way too long. I'm giving this a 4 because the sauce was great, esp with everyone's suggestions.
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Dad's Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
Not the healthiest meal, but it is well worth it to have this as an occasional treat. SOOOOOO yummy! I made it for my bacon-loving stepson for his birthday (along with bacon-cheddar mashed potatoes for a bacon-themed meal, he was in heaven!) and it was a big hit with all. I made it exactly as listed, as it was perfect as is.
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Walnut Sandwich Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
Really good cookies - I loved, loved, loved the shortbread cookies, and the filling is very good. The orange flavor was a little strong as I wanted the walnut flavor to be the dominant taste, but I'll play with the filling.
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Chicken Pasta II

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
This was really good, I'll definitely make it again. Even my picky little guys ate it up. I used crumbled bacon, adding it after cooking the chicken. I also added 1 small chopped onion and 1 minced clove of garlic with the chicken pieces to give them more flavor since I didn't have the bacon grease.
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Bacon Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2012
These brownies were a big hit with my bacon-loving, chocolate-loving boys (big and little). The bacon adds a nice salty depth to the chocolate, and the brownie recipe itself is very good. I'll definitely be making this again! As the 17-year-old in the house said, all it needs is peanut butter to really hit the trifecta! :-)
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Fresh Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2010
Really good dressing, not too sweet, tart or overpowering! I used a non-fat vanilla yogurt, and it was great - a big hit my dad's birthday party. I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (Dad's favorite!), red grapes, peaches and bananas.
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Strawberry Cake and Frosting I

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
This rating is just for the frosting. My boys wanted chocolate cake with strawberry frosting, so I thought I'd give this one a try. Based on some of the other feedback, I thawed the strawberries in a strainer and then used a potato masher (the kids loved helping with that part!). I did use a tiny bit of the liquid, but I'm definitely glad I drained them as it came out just right!
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Quick Couscous with Raisins and Carrots

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
I made a couple modifications - I used 1 Tbsp olive oil instead of the butter and I used 2 c. lower sodium chicken broth instead of the broth and water. And based on someone's suggestion below, I added the raisins with the broth so they were plump. With these modifications, the dish was a big hit, even with my 5-year olds. I may add more raisins next time (and use golden raisins if I remember to get them).
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Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2010
I made this for the second time and made some modifications based on my previous review. If you want the maple to be more dominant than the mustard, for a 5lb ham, I'd recommend cutting the dry and dijon mustard portions in half and for the maple syrup, reduce a 1/2 cup to about 1/4 cup. Also, I definitely recommend using bourbon instead of the vinegar (I added it as I was finishing the maple reduction). The mustard was still present with these modifications, but it tasted more like a maple glaze than a mustard glaze, which was what I was looking for. This was a really big hit with everyone at Easter this year!
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Peppermint Ice Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
This ice cream is soooo good and easy to make! I followed the suggestions to replace 2 tsp of the vanilla with 2 tsp of peppermint extract, and I'm really glad I did. I also added a couple drops of red food coloring to make it just a little more pink. I will definitely make this again.
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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
This is my go-to recipe for chili. I use it in place of the packaged stuff in a family chili recipe, and it is absolutely wonderful, such great flavor. I do make some adjustments based on my family's taste - I swap 2 tsp of the chili powder with ground ancho chili powder and only use 1/2-1 tsp of crushed red pepper to tame it for the little guys, but then have the red pepper on the table for the heat-lovers. Also, I usually make that chili in a crockpot (original recipe was for stove top), so I add the flour in about the last 30 min of the cook time.
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Tomato Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2011
My family *loved* this recipe so much they fought over who got the seconds... looks like I'll be making 2 next time! I followed the feedback of many of the reviews and 1) prebaked the crust and 2) used tomatoes similar to Romas (but bigger and a little less juicy) and then salted/drained them for about 20 min, patting them dry. I could have drained them a little longer but the bottom crust was in pretty good shape. I also used mozzarella (string cheese in a food processor) since I thought it would go better with the Italian herbs. I served it with grilled Italian herb chicken - a great meal! Will absolutely be making this again!
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Rosemary Chicken with Orange-Maple Glaze

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
The chicken came out a bit dry, so next time I'll saute it for a shorter length of time so it doesn't overcook when simmering, but the sauce was very good. I used dried rosemary but softened it in water so it wasn't too crunchy. I also added a bit of cornstarch at the end to thicken the glaze after simmering with the chicken.
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Bacon Risotto

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
Loved, loved, loved this! This is a relatively simple risotto, but it still had great flavor. We made it as a side for our Christmas duck, replacing a more complicated risotto we've made in the past, and it was wonderful. It was so good, I'll make it other times during the year as well.
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Mexican Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2012
This recipe has been a really big hit each time we've made it, a good base recipe that you can tailor to your liking and is easy to make. We used the layer of refried beans on the bottom layer like some suggested. I used fresh tomatoes this time, although my husband noted it was drier than the first time when I used the canned tomatoes, so I'll probably used the canned next time. I used lots of cheese - the 2% milk shredded Mexican blend.
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Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2011
Loved the idea of the jack 'o peppers - it was a huge hit with my family! I think this is our new Halloween night dish. :-) I didn't make the stuffing exactly as written, as I didn't have the chili sauce on hand and decided to go with more Italian flavors - Italian seasoned bread crumbs, a drained can of diced tomatoes, some red pepper flakes for spice, a little parm. cheese. We added ketchup after cutting them up. The peppers I had on hand weren't too good at standing on their own (wrong shape for that), so I made little stands for them out of tin foil to prop them up - worked really well.
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Grilled Chicken with Herbs

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
I made the recipe exactly as listed, although I used some dried herbs instead of fresh because it was what we had. I marinated it for about 2 hours and it game out great. Fantastic and very easy. We'll definitely make this again!
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Rubbed and Grilled Pork Loin

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
What a fantastic rub! I used it for a grilled tenderloin, and everyone loved it. I was out of coriander, so I added a bit of curry powder instead. I will definitely make this again.
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Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
This was really good. I'm giving this a 4 because I think it does needs something with a little extra crunch and color (might try the asparagus as someone suggested) because the sweet potatoes and mango are so soft. I'll probably try roasting the sweet potatoes too. I toned down the spice a lot for my little guys, less than 1 Tbsp in the sauce and no pepper flakes, and then my husband and I added the spice at the table which worked well. I used cayenne pepper sauce (Franks) because I figured sriracha would be too hot but I do think the sriracha would be perfect. I used regular soy since that's what I had on hand, and I served it with couscous. It was a big hit!
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Melanie's Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
This was a nice, simple recipe - which is just what I was looking for. I followed made the double batch with the pinto and kidney beans, which was nice. I did think there was too much liquid (I cooked it down a bit before serving) and a bit too "tomato-y", so I might try it with just one can of tomato sauce next time. I left the cayenne out because my little guys can't handle spice yet and my husband and I added some Frank's RedHot to our bowls to add it back in - all of us were happy. :) I'll make this again - I love that it was so quick to make!
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