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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2009
Great Slaw! I made as directed except using celery seed instead of poppy seed, as I didn't have poppy seed and read other reviewers substitution. Have made this a couple of times and it is excellent.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
Excellent Recipe! I did adjust a little based upon personal preference after the first batch, but did enjoy as written as well. My 2nd batch I used equal 1/2 cup measures of Mayo, Sour Cream and Buttermilk to make it a little thinner, and less dill weed (1/4 teaspoon) and more garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon) and added a teaspoon of Johnny’s Garlic Bread Seasoning (mostly more garlic and parmesan). My taste preference is more garlicky and a little less dill. This was a great home made alternative to the yucky bottled stuff or the expensive seasoning packets (Hidden Valley, etc.) that have stuff like MSG, and other chemical, preservative, fillers, etc. I won’t be buying store bought / premade seasoning ranch dressing again.
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Vegetable Quiche Cups to Go

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
I have mixed feelings on this recipe, as the result with modifications was at least a 4 star, but as written it is more like a 2 star. I am glad I read the reviews and comments on recipes before trying them for some variation ideas and tips. As others have said, make sure the spinach is as moisture free as you can get it after microwaving. I emptied it onto a strong paper towel, wrapped and twisted out the moisture. Yes, I am sure I was loosing some of the healthy juices in the spinach, but didn’t want a soggy, mushy mess and the directions only state to drain the excess liquid. Also, I found the recipe as written to be too heavy on the spinach, so I doubled everything but the spinach, and not quite double on the cheese, maybe a cup to a cup and a quarter. I still used 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups sprayed with cooking spray. The cups were almost full to the top. I cooked for 30 minutes, since I was making bigger cups. The modified version came out great. Two of these are a good size for an easy breakfast meal. The kids and I both enjoyed them. I will add a little seasoning to the mix before cooking next time, as I think it could have used a little pepper, garlic, etc.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
Excellent Recipe. I didn't change a thing and it was 5 stars. I did include all the veggies and options, like the pimentos. The kids and I both really enjoyed it and I will make it again. I now have a "go to" recipe for Macaroni Salad. I will try some variations in the future to see how they turn out. While eating it I was thinking it would be good with some hard cooked egg in it and maybe some small cheese cubes.
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Waldorf Salad II

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
Recipe was a great start. I made according to the directions including added raisins. I didn’t peel the apples, but used an apple core / wedge doohickey I have and then chopped the apples and tossed in lemon juice. After tasting the finished product, I decided it needed something more. I added about a 1/2 chopped orange, a handful each of quartered seedless red and green grapes, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds. The added flavor of the orange and grapes did the trick for me. I like it with both fresh grapes and raisins together, and think other review suggestions of craisins (cranberry raisins) would be good too. I don't care for the consistency of the chopped orange in the salad, and having now read other reviews I see one that mentioned using some frozen orange juice concentrate. Next time I will try mixing some frozen OJ concentrate in with the mayo for the flavor of the orange and skip the fresh chopped orange.
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Frank's Famous Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
Great Recipe. I had to customize though. My changes were to double the garlic, as I do with about any recipe, add quite a bit more than a pinch of basil and oregano, along with some thyme and rosemary, I also added about a tablespoon of brown sugar, and a splash of balsamic vinegar and a little red wine. The result was so good I could have ate the sauce straight without waiting to cook pasta to put it on!
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