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Green Slime Smoothie

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
This is a good and nutritious smoothie, but it definitely did have a little spinach-y aftertaste. (And I didn't use quite as much spinach as it called for.) For me, I didn't mind at all, but I had to add in some extra banana and some strawberry yogurt for my husband. The color was a little off-putting for him, but I thought it was yummy and will make this again. Definitely needs a little liquid in order to blend well if, like me, you don't have a top of the line blender. I used a little strawberry banana juice which was a nice addition.
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
These muffins are so good! I followed some other reviewers' advice and used about 2.5 T of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, instead of 1 T. I didn't have enough raspberries so used half raspberries and half blueberries. Sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar, which baked into a nice, sweet little crust. My husband, who is not a baked goods fan ate a bunch. These were so flavorful and so good. Will definitely make again, using the same changes.
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Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2010
I am reviewing the sauce only because I was in a major time crunch and had to use frozen turkey meatballs. (I know, I know...) I took them directly out of the freezer, browned them for maybe 5 minutes, and then added them to the sauce, simmering for 20 minutes just like the recipe states. I did make about 1/3 more sauce than called for and it was much better sauce ratio, especially if serving over rice like I did. This was easy and delicious. Even my toddler shoveled it down. I look forward to making the meatballs the next time I make this, and there definitely will be a next time!
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Easy Roasted Pork

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2010
This pork wes sooo good and so dang easy! I didn't have cinnamon applesauce, so I used plain applesauce and added a few dashes of cinnamon until it tasted right. Instead of using an oven bag, I cooked the roast in a covered Corningware dish and it turned out perfectly. My recommendation is to definitely put extra sauce on the roast, because the sweet gravy it makes is delicious on the meat and on potatoes. I was glad I had extra. Definitely a keeper recipe!
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Blonde Brownies I

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
These were quite good. They are VERY rich and sweet. I made half with chocolate chips and half without (my husband's not a huge chocolate fan) and both tasted good. I prefer things a tad bit more on the "done" side, so next time I will add a few minutes to the baking time, as these were very chewy and soft. These are great with vanilla ice cream, since they taste very cookie-like. Overall, yummy!
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Christmas Wreaths

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
These were good and pretty easy to make. I used Rice Krispies cereal because that's what I had and it worked fine. I followed the advice from another reviewer and wet my fingers with water instead of oil or butter, and it worked perfectly. I had no problems with the mixture cooling too quickly and was able to make cute little wreaths without much trouble. Instead of red hots, I sprinkled the warm wreaths with cinnamon-flavored red sugar crystals and they looked and tasted great. It gave it just a hint of cinnamon without the spiciness of biting into a red hot candy. The only thing I didn't love was that the food coloring did turn my teeth and tongue a little green, even though I used a little less than the recipe called for. Otherwise, a cute, colorful addition to my Christmas goodie plates.
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Molasses Cookies II

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2009
These cookies were really good. I used dark molasses instead of light, because I like a richer flavor, and they turned out great. The recipe says that it yields 18 cookies, but I rolled them into about 1" balls (which made very normal-sized cookies) and I ended up with 2 dozen. Rolled them before baking in raw sugar mixed with red & green colored sugar (for the holidays) and they turned out beautiful, with all the right crinkles. Baked for exactly 10 min. and they were nice and chewy. After resting for a day, I think they taste even better the next day. Also, I am a big believer that butter generally tastes better than shortening in cookies, but I tried the shortening, and they were perfect!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
This was my first attempt at chicken pot pie. (My husband claimed to not be a fan, so I had never made it.) I used a pre-made refrigerated pie crust and baked the bottom shell for about 7 minutes before adding the filling. Following others advice, I made about 1.5 times the amount of sauce and added garlic powder and a little seasoning salt. I also chopped some parsley and stirred it into the chicken mixture before baking. I baked at 375 for about 40 minutes and it turned out quite good. I think the reheated leftovers tasted even better than the first night. Best part of all was when my husband, who complained when he heard what was for dinner, ate it all and said it was "pretty good." From him, that's a great review!
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2009
I marinated the chicken and then forgot that we had dinner plans, so they marinated for over 24 hours. I thought it turned out really tasty and I'll marinate them for at least overnight again. It gave the chicken really good flavor. Definitely using this recipe again.
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Mexican Tinga

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
I have a friend who used to make tinga and I always loved it. I made this recipe the other day and it was really good. I used just under half of the can of chipotles and adobo sauce and it was spicy but not unbearable. I would probably use even less if I made this for guests. I just boiled and shredded a few frozen chicken breasts and added them when called for in the recipe. This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes and it is really easy!
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Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans

Reviewed: May 1, 2009
This was really good. I love the flavor of sesame, so I was excited to try the dish. I didn't have the apricots so I left those out and I added some carrots and Chinese snow peas. I also added just a tiny bit of hoisin sauce at the end, because I like that flavor. Overall, it was easy to make and really good. The vegetables all came out cooked but not at all mushy -- perfect!
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2009
I have made this recipe a few times now. It is very easy to assemble and tastes so good! I did follow some suggestions and use only 1/4 cup of water, which has worked well every time. I also substituted 1/2 cup of brown sugar for half of the white sugar. I have used Granny Smith apples every time and wouldn't use another variety. The tartness is perfect with the sweet sugar and crumble. I can't stop eating this once it's out of the oven!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread II

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
This banana bread was really good! I had a bunch of very ripe bananas and was looking for a good banana bread that used a lot of bananas. I substituted brown sugar in place of some of the white sugar and I cooked this in a fancy bundt pan. It turned out great!
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