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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2012
This was fantastic, with a few changes. I used chicken broth instead of water, and cooked the biscuits for about 90 minutes. I hate uncooked dough (yuck!) so I wanted to make sure they were done. I pressed them down into the juice as well, to make sure they soaked it up! I used about 2T poultry seasoning, and cooked for 4.5 hours. I think more would have resulted in that weird crock pot chicken texture. There were a LOT of biscuits - I used Pillsbury Grands Southern Style - I might do one can next time. It fed the three of us with six servings left over. Everyone loved it, fantastic!
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Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
This is a favorite family recipe, just wonderful! It really does need to set for it to taste best, although I have made it last minute and lightly sprayed the graham crackers in each layer with a water bottle. It helped them to get soft, like they're supposed to be!
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Swiss Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
This recipe is fabulous!!! I did change it a bit, and will probably change it more the next time I make it. I added 4oz cream cheese, nuked it to make it soft, then added the cream, salt and pepper. I also added spinach to the chicken mixture. Next time I will add additional veggies to the chicken mixture - this is a ton of calories, so I need to disguise some veggies for my family! Maybe some corn, bell pepper, and tomatoes. I used regular salsa (Kroger Premium Selection Restaurant Style - my FAVE!) and 2 4oz cans of green chiles, and used a rotisserie chicken bought at the grocery store, cut up. (I was not about to cook chicken when I had worked all day!) I used flour tortillas because I don't care for corn, and didn't fry them - I loved the texture of the flour tortillas, it was soft but where the cheese melted was crispy and bubbly! I also used 8oz of Jack cheese, who needs a little bit left over, it goes bad! ;) Overall this is fabulous, definitely the best enchiladas I've had! Thank you for sharing, it will definitely be used again!
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
Yum!!! Dangerous, strong, but oh so good - you can't even taste the beer. I used Dos Equis because my husband will drink the rest... and I HATE beer. These are soooo good!
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
Yummy! I opened my sour cream to find it molded, so I used 8oz cream cheese instead. It turned out wonderfully, definitely something to make again!
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Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
I don't use pepper, and don't really measure... but I just splash a little vinegar on strawberries and add some sugar. I love to add nectarines too, SO good!
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
Absolutely wonderful! I made this for brownies, so it made a lot more than I needed, but it's in the fridge for when I need something sweet. Graham crackers dipped in it... yum!! I prepared this exactly as the recipe says, which is rare because I almost always alter things. The consistency was perfect with 4 cups of powdered sugar, although if you're in a pinch, you could get away with as little as 2 cups. Very, very yummy!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
SO freakin' yummy! I used 1 1/4 cup sugar because previous reviews said it was too sweet, and I was about 1/4 cup short in lemon juice, so I used lime juice. (I was trying to use some lemons before they went bad!) It turned out WONDERFULLY and will definitely go in my family cookbook! Thanks for sharing!
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2009
Absolutely wonderful! I made a few changes, 1 1/4 cup oil, and 1 cup brown sugar, 2 1/2 cups white sugar. It probably could have done with even less sugar if you really wanted to save calories. I had two storebought cans of pumpkin, so it was a little more than 3 cups. This was SO good and made a ton!!
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Asian Sugar Snap Pea Appetizer

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
I didn't want to heat the house, so I cooked these in a stirfry pan on the stove, and they were excellent! You definitely have to be careful not to overcook them though or they will be mushy, but that's standard for any veggie.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
I didn't want to heat up the house, so I made this salmon by cooking it in a skillet with the sauce. The sauce is absolutely fabulous, although with the skillet, I would probably cook the salmon a bit before adding the sauce because the sauce got reallllly sticky! But the recipe is great!
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Super Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This was very, very good! Next time I might want it a little more saucy though, there was a TON of sausage in the actual gravy. Good flavor though, great recipe!
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Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® Original

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
Such a classic, and you can use so many different types of cereals! A friend of mine used the fruity krispies (Sorry I don't remember the name) and they were so good, although a tad sweet. Experiment!
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Bacon Broccoli & Raisin Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
Very, very yummy!! I don't know how much 2.1 ounces of bacon is, because we always just put about 8 slices of bacon in, but this is a very yummy salad. It needs to be eaten quickly though, and isn't as good the next day because the bacon starts to absorb the dressing and gets mushy. Cooking the bacon until crispy, without being burnt, is definitely the best - it adds to the crunch of the salad, and takes a bit longer to mushify. (Is that a word?) ;)
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2009
These were awesome! They spread more than I thought they would, so I had some stuck together. But the flavor was awesome, I had several people tell me they loved them because they were spicier. I used brown sugar instead of white sugar, and used ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, because it was all I had on hand. I frosted them with my buttercream frosting, but not covering the entire cookie. (They were footballs, so the laces and sides were white.) They were fabulous!
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
WOW yummy! I used a smaller pan (7x10ish I think) so increased the cooking time a bit accordingly, and used the juice from 3 lemons instead of 2. Everything else I did as written, and these are absolutely wonderful! I put them in the fridge to harden a little faster because I wanted to try them! Absolutely wonderful!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2008
This was absolutely wonderful, although I made a ton of adjustments to make it low calorie. 1/4 cup oil, 3/4 cup applesauce. 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar. I also had a pear that was going to go bad so I used that in the apples too. I realized after mixing the first few ingredients together that I was out of flour - so I used 2 cups whole wheat flour. I used 3t cinnamon, and 1t pumpkin pie spice for a bit more spice. The adjustments were purely for calories' sake - not because anything tasted bad. This was SO good by itself! But then I thought about a glaze for it and couldn't help myself. Now THAT wasn't so healthy... 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2T milk melted together in a saucepan. OMG yum!!! Drizzle a little on top and it's fabulous. I'm glad that I cut the sugar in half in the cake though for sure!
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
Very, very, very yummy! I followed the recipe almost exactly, but I didn't have allspice, so I used a little bit of pumpkin pie spice. My only complaint would be that the spices weren't strong enough. I would definitely double them, at LEAST next time. Although I like things with lots of flavor... :) Fabulous recipe, thanks for sharing!
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Hershey's ® Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
This is yummy! I've never had Chocolate Mousse before, so I don't really have a basis for comparison, but it was rich and thick. I would NEVER whip this by hand, it would take forever! I topped it with a dollop of peanut butter frosting (also on this site) and sprinkled with sugar sprinkles for Valentine's Day. Very good!
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Polish Reuben Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2006
This was very yummy! Could definitely use a little more spice... not sure with what though. I used rye bread crumbs and didn't have any onions, but it was very good - definitely a keeper. And it's even better left over!! (Doesn't look quite as nice, but tastes so good!!)
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