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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2014
Soaking the oats in chocolate milk and adding 1 tsp vanilla added some extra yummy-ness. I used mini chocolate chips, left out the nuts (step kids won't eat them) and added more chocolate chips. I also left off the brown sugar topping as I felt it would be way too sweet. Family loved them!
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Tomato and Bacon Jam

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
Delicious! I was looking for something to take to a party and stumbled upon this. it sounded so good, I made a double batch to make sure I'd have some leftover...and so glad I did because it was gone quickly at the party. I cut the salt back just a little (although I think it would have been fine at the suggested amount) and forgot to add the optional hot sauce. I simply served it with pieces of crusty bread and it was very yummy. The next day, I had some on a bagel with cream cheese and it was super good.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2012
I like chicken cordon bleu and I love comfort food, but this was not at all what I expected. I was really looking forward to it, from all the good reviews, but I will not be making it again. To save some calories, I did not bread and fry the chicken, simply sauted it in a pan with a small amount of olive oil. Kept everything else the same, although I did add a bit of fresh thyme. Overall, this is way too salty and lacking in flavor. In some weird twist, my uber picky 13 year old stepson, who would try to live off plain white rice and dry ham sandwiches if we let him, actually liked this....although he was the only one out of five.
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Little Meat Loaves

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2012
Delicious! I used 20oz ground turkey and 2 cloves of minced garlic, as those were the ingredients I had available. Baked for 60 minutes and they were done perfectly. (They started on the top shelf, with a tray of cut up potatoes roasting on the bottom shelf. I rotated them about 20-25 minutes into the cooking process so the potatoes could brown up nicely.) Great the next day for a meat loaf sandwich, too.
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Salmon Chowder

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2012
Yum! I've made this a few times and it's always a crowd pleaser. I make mine in the crock pot and use the packets of salmon rather than cans because my husband thinks canned salmon is "gross"...but I love it.
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Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2012
My husband let out a little groan when I told him I was making pork chops for dinner...but then he tasted these and was pleasantly surprised. Even our 14 month old loved them! Pork chops are usually so dry and tough, but these were moist, tender and flavorful. Like some other reviewers, I used "Better than Bouillon", left out the salt and increased the amount of sage. I also thickened the sauce with a mixture of 1Tbsp corn starch and 1Tbsp cold water.
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Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
Yummy! Just what I was looking for! I didn't make the croutons and had to sub half-and-half for the whipping cream as I didn't have any, but kept everything else the same. Delicious! Ate with a piece of roasted garlic bread (roasted garlic cloves baked into the bread)...so good!
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Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
As with other reviewers, I doubled the spices (although left salt the same) and added some garlic (about 4-5 small cloves).
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Wonderful bread! I reduced the sugar to 2 cups and used half white sugar, half brown sugar, but kept everything else the same. As a variant, I've also made Pumpkin Banana bread by subbing out half of the pumpkin with banana...which got rave reviews as well.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Made this as the dessert for Christmas dinner. One of my guests was allergic to nuts, so just used extra cookie crumbs which was fine for the initial serving...but got a little soggy for leftovers. I also adjusted the spices to taste. I used 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon of both ginger and cloves. Very yummy!
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Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
Substituted some sliced kalamata olives in place of plain old black olives to give it a more Mediterranean flavor. Also used Balsamic dressing as I did not have any Italian on hand. More cheese please! I used the whole package (3.5oz) of feta. One ounce just wouldn't have been sufficient.
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Spinach Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
I found this recipe while looking for a low carb, high protein option for a diabetic, vegetarian, new mom. High calcium and high iron are also important for new moms. It sounded so yummy to my meat-eating self and husband that I made a double batch to have one for us and it was yummy. (His picky kids, however, did not care for it very much.) Similar to previous reviewers, I added (for each batch) one 15oz can of black beans and one 7oz can green chiles.
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Orange Pork

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Really good, with similar modifications as others. Made it as a stir fry: doubled and sliced the meat; tripled the sauce, adding diced ginger and garlic; substituted brown sugar for white; added broccoli, carrots, and zucchini. Close enough to Chinese for the picky 10 and 12 year olds at my table.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
Yummy! Made just as written and they turned out great! (Although I did add a few blueberries for color and fun.)
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Crab Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
Really yummy, although I added several dashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce (could have used a few more) and some grated parmesan cheese (maybe about a 1/3 cup or so...I didn't measure, just cut off a chunk and grated it directly into the mixing bowl). I also substituted one large clove of garlic, minced, for the garlic powder...although I think next time I'll use more garlic. I served with garlic parmesan thin crisp Triscuits and it was delicious.
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
I made a half batch and used two 9x5 in loaf pans. 300 degrees seemed a little low to me, so I upped the temperature to 350 for 60 minutes and they came out perfectly done. I used 2 eggs, about 1/8 cup additional flour and half white sugar, half brown sugar. Overall, I thought it was alright, but my husband (the big banana bread enthusiast of the family) didn't care for it much. He prefers the Extreme Banana Nut Bread recipe also from allrecipes so I'll be going back to it next time. There's really nothing wrong with this recipe and I would make it again if the rest of the family liked it better, but I think I'll have to find a different way to use up leftover sour cream.
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
I usually leave out the sugar, but otherwise this is a great base recipe.
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Blueberry Quick Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
Delicious and beautiful! Took a full 75 minutes. Substituted blackberries as that's what I had.
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Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
5 stars, with modifications. I used a large jellyroll pan (11x17), tripled the crust and doubled the filling and the topping. To be more like a traditional shortbread, I substituted an equal amount of salt for vanilla. I think I could have gotten away with just a doubled crust, but some reviewers felt they didn't have enough crust so I went with a tripled batch. I added a total of about 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the doubled filling. I think it could use a little more, but it's all I had. Didn't have pecans so left them out. As with other reviewers, I cut the flour in the topping down to just 1/3cup and added 1/3cup brown sugar. Then doubled the whole thing. After baking the crust, I forgot to turn my oven down to 350F but it ended up baking just fine at 400F for 25 minutes.
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Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
I've made this several times and it always turns out great. The first time, I made it as written and it was yummy. Now, I usually add a tsp of each baking powder and vanilla, about 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and probably extra banana as I never measure the banana...just use what I have. Sometimes, for a special treat, I'll toss in a cup of chocolate chips for fun.
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