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Pear Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
I found this recipe when searching for an alternative to the Golden Rum Cake on this site because I didn't have a vanilla pudding mix. I'm so glad I DID, what a great recipe! My husband and sons loved it! I made the recipe "as is" with the exeception of using a 29 oz can of pears in heavy syrup (what I had on hand). I used 15 oz of the pears and juice in the cake mix as directed. The other half of the pears I chopped and put in the bottom of the bundt pan that was sprayed with butter flavored cooking spray (I skipped dusting it with flour). I sprinkled the chopped pears in the bottom of the bundt pan with brown sugar and then poured on the cake batter and baked as directed. IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!
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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2013
I was psyched by all the rave reviews on this recipe. The beginning seemed fairly labor intensive for cooking in the crockpot (I usually stick to the "just dump everything in" kind of recipes) but figured if it helped me make a decent pot roast, it would be well worth it. Unfortunately, my labors did NOT pay off. I followed the recipe EXACTLY with the exception of using dried herbs vs. Fresh. My pot roast came out very dry, and when I say very dry I mean we could hardly eat it.
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Oven Brown Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
Followed recipe exactly. Took over 90 minutes to cook it uncovered. The rest of dinner had to sit and wait. 730 dinner time was blown out of the water. Will try it again, but cook it COVERED and allow for the extra time.
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Oven Baked Garlic and Parmesan Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
I followed the recipe exactly, hoping for a knock em dead french fry recipe that would blow my socks off. After reading all the reviews I was so psyched to try these. Call me lazy, but they were an awful lot of work for a less than spectacular result. I'll stick with my regular roasted potato recipes that are a LOT less labor intensive -all that chopping, turning, recoating... jeesh
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Rainbow Pasta Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
Great recipe! Only changes I made were to use frozen broccoli florets blanched in the pasta cooking water for about the last 60 seconds of cooking (I didn't have any fresh and I HATE chopping!). Also, instead of all mozzarella I did 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 shredded parmesan just out of personal preference. Hubby couldn't get enough. A DEFINITE keeper!! Went very well with grilled brats and was a refreshing change from the same old potato salad!!
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Hot 'n' Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2009
We loved this. I used a bagged lettuce mix from the grocery store instead of chopping the lettuce. I also didn't have any bleu cheese so I just mixed 1/2 ranch dressing and 1/2 bleu cheese dressing for the salad dressing. This was sooooo easy to make and was on the table in about 15 minutes flat. DEFINITELY A KEEPER!
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Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2011
Made this dish instead of my old potato casserole standby for a dinner with the neighbors. Everyone loved it! I followed other reviewers' suggestion to cut the butter by 1/2. I also sauteed 1/2 an onion and a tsp of minced garlic in the butter, mixed in the spices (I used Montreal steak seasoning in lieu of the salt and pepper) and then poured it over the potatoes in the buttered dish. Came out perfectly. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Rich Mexican Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Made this for dinner tonight. Used 1 1/2 bags of frozen corn (24 oz instead of 16) heavy cream instead of milk, 1 tbs Tony C's seasoning and 4 oz can of green chiles instead of the jalapenos. I was a little worried because it looked a slightly runny, but it was absolutely delicious. The "sauce" did "firm up" a little after standing for about 10 minutes. Rave reviews from EVERYONE! Will DEFINITELY be making this again.
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Fruity Fun Skewers

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
Loved this idea. Did a trial run with my immed family before trying this out at our annual 4th of July bash. Made it with Cantaloupe, black grapes and strawberries because that is what I had on hand. My kids (both boys, 17 and 12) loved them. Evnthough there was nothing special about the fruit (we have fresh fruit salad all the time) the novelty of the skewers made it fun for them. WILL definitely make this for the upcoming 4th of July bash to accompany the Fruit Dip II recipe from this site. THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA!
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Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2013
My family really enjoyed this. I've made it 4 times before reviewing. The only alteration I've done is to follow the advice of another reviewer of using aluminum foil to cover the top of the ham and seal it in before putting the lid on. Is soooo nice not to have to tie up my oven to bake the ham for large gatherings. Will definitely be making this for many years to come.
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Easy Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
Made this for dinner tonight. Was absolutely delicious. Had to make some changes due to personal preferences and what I had on hand. 1) Added taco seasoning per other reviewers, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 1/2 chopped onion and 1 tbs minced garlic to the meat as it was browning. 2) Stirred in 1/2 cup salsa, 1 can drained black beans and 1 can diced tomatoes into the meat mixture to simmer 3) Skipped the tomatoes and onions on the top, just put meat mixture on top of the crushed tortilla chips (I used enough to cover the bottom of the pan - didn't measure), covered that with sour cream and tossed on the olives. Sprinkled cheese over top and then sprinkled the cheese liberally with chili powder. Everyone went back for seconds! Will definitely be making this again.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
As written, this is a four star recipe. It's very good and all of it will get eaten. However, if you want a five star recipe, use 2 fresh boneless skinless chicken breast instead of the canned. It makes a big difference. My favorite method of cooking the chicken for this dip is to poach it in chicken broth, then shred with two forks. Also, keep in mind if you are using the slow cooker to make this, the longer it cooks, the hotter it gets. The amount of hot sauce called for is great for the crock pot method. If you are baking this in the oven (I've done it both ways) I always add more hot sauce for extra kick. Our favorite dippers are toasted baguette slices or bagel chips.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
Husband and I are big salad eaters. I was excited to try this recipe after seeing all the rave reviews. I made the recipe as written (it's one of my pet peeves for reviewers to change the recipe and rate their changes...grrr!). I thought the salad was OK, but nothing spectacular. Husband did not like it at all. He didn't even try to finish it out of "politeness". :(
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
ABSOLUTELY loved this recipe!! I had to adapt it for a gluten free diet and made the following changes : Lined the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan with Udi's whole grain GF bread. Mixed 4 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/3 cup sugar. Pour over the bread. I let it sit for about 30 minutes then flipped the bread over. I used canned apples slices (I sliced them a little to make them thinner and to make them go farther), and placed them on the bread. I sprinkled with coarsely chopped pecans and brown sugar. I refrigerated over night. In the morning I put the glass pan in a COLD oven at 400 degrees. I baked for 40 minutes. It REALLY crisped up nicely! I warmed up some store bought caramel sausce and drizzled over each piece when serving. This was so amzingly good!!!
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Easy Peach Crisp I

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2013
This turned out awesome. I did make some changes based on other reviews. I used 7 fresh peaches cut into chunks as we never use canned peaches. I sprinkled them with 1/2 cup white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. I added 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon with the 1/2 cup butter to the cake mix. I used a fork to cut in the butter until the mixture formed pea size "crumbs". I sprinkled this evenly over the top and baked at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
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The Best Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
Absolutely LOVED this. I did leave out the eggs (forgot all about them until it was too late) and celery seed (didn't have any) and it was still great. I was wary about putting in the chopped olives and pepperoncini (I'm from Georgia and we are VERY picky about our potato salad) as these ingredients seemed unusual but they were perfect. The recipe makes a pretty large bowl of tater salad and it was gone in two days, which is saying alot since two out of my family of five "don't like potato salad", I caught them both eating HUGE portions! Definitely a keeper and will make again and again!
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Holly's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Reviewed: May 20, 2012
This dip was really easy to throw together and had a nice flavor. We followed another reviewer's suggestion and served it with (gluten free) pretzels. The saltiness and crunchiness of the pretzels was a good contrast to the richness and creaminess of the dip. It should be said (and has been said before by other reviewers) that the consistency is NOT like that of chocolate chip cookie DOUGH and the flavor is rich and slightly cheescake-y. If you want chocolate chip cookie DOUGH (and not dip) then make a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and substitute a flaxseed / water mixture for the eggs which would make it safe to eat raw. If you want a lovely dessert DIP to serve with crackers (or pretzels) at a party, then serve this.
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Bacon Cheese Frittata

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2012
We really enjoyed this recipe. Used 6 extra large eggs and 1 cup milk. Subbed ham for the bacon and minced onion for the green onion since it's what I had on hand. Used extra cheese. Filled the 11x7 inch dish perfectly. My only complaint was that I had to cook it for 40 minutes to get it to set. The 11x7 was a perfect size for 4 hearty eaters to enjoy the dish for dinner along with biscuits and a fresh fruiit salad. Will definitely be making this again. UPDATE: Made this again as above but added sauteed mushrooms and chopped fresh tomato. The tomato made the bottom watery so DEFINITELY will NOT add those again!
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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
My family loves these cookie bars. They are SOOO easy to make and DELICIOUS! We only make them around the holidays though because we have a tendency to over indulge!!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I would give this 10 stars if I could. It was soooo good!! I used 1 1/2 envelops onion soup mix to rub the turkey breast all over (under the skin, in the cavity, etc), I also drizzled it will olive oil after putting it in the crockpot. I cooked it on high for an hour and then added 1/2 can chicken broth to the bottom of the crockpot because I wanted enough "Drippings" to be able to make gravy. I used a meat thermometer to tell me when the turkey was done. Mine was done after 6 hours total cooking time (1 hour on high and 5 hours on low). My turkey turned out very flavorful and juicy and my gravy was DIVINE!! Will definitely be making this again!!!
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