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Habanero Pepper Jelly

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
Excellent pepper jelly but mine turned out way too thick. This was my first jelly attempt so i need to do some research on how to fix that. I only used 12 habeneros instead of all 15 and it is plenty hot for me. Gloves are a must and I think I will use a nose/mouth mask as well as some eye gear, I was hurtin' while seedin' those things! Definitely will try again for the perfect consistency.
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Anna's Amazing Easy Pleasy Meatballs over Buttered Noodles

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I thought this dish was very good. I used an 18oz can of french onion soup as opposed to the two cans the recipe called for in an effort to avoid the over-powering onion taste others complained of. I also used organic sour cream, a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and skipped the butter on the noodles. The dish is yummy and a good winter treat.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
I followed some of the suggestions below when I made this. I bought fresh chicken but ended up freezing it. I used organic chicken broth instead of water and organic frzn peas, corn, and carrots. I added two dashes of cumin a little chili powder and salt and pepper. I used the recommended type and portion of the cream of chx soup but was disappointed that the broth did not turn out thicker. All in all, this tasted very good. I used two cans of biscuits but found that it was way too much and that the ones on top (that could not be fully submerged) did not cook and had to be scraped off and tossed. I would recommend using only one can of biscuits and cutting them with a pizza cutter did seem to help.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2010
This was very good. I cooked it on high for 5 hours and included the onion soup mixture and beef bouillon as others did. I doubled everything so I would have more to eat on over the week and it turned out to be a good portion. Idid not add the onion because of the soup mix and added no extra mushrooms because I don't dig them. I would recommend cutting the cream cheese up if you are going to use it, it helps it to melt more evenly in the stew. Great winter meal and I picked the perfect day since it is about 15 degrees here today.
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Macaroni and Cheese V

Reviewed: May 3, 2009
I was not too impressed with the way this turned out. Very bland and I agree with others that the bread crumbs were not a good addition to the dish and seemed to add to the blandness. I even added about 1/4 cup extra milk and an extra cup of cheese (used both sharp cheddar and mozzarella) in an effort to make the dish more moist and to make the sauce more a part of the dish as opposed to just flavoring. Alas, it didn't work. If I were to use this recipe again I think I would leave out the bread crumbs and add some tomatoes or ham.
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Orange Sherbet Salad I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2009
This was very good and easy to make too. I was not able to use all of the sherbet because the mixture became too cool before I was done. I am not sure how you could use the whole pint without reheating the mixture. I used a can of crushed pineapple, one can of mandarin oranges, and two small bananas and it was just the right amount of fruit. I will definitely try this using other flavors.
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Cream Cheese Penguins

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2009
These were ok but I don't much care for black olives. It was pretty difficult to get the cream cheese into the jumbo olives but the end result was cute and unique. I don't know if there is even such a thing as jumbo green olives but I might try those instead.
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Cheesecake Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
This recipe is just what I was looking for and it worked out great. For the 8x8 inch pan I used I ended up with a lot of cream cheese mixture left over. I would probably use only about 5-6oz of crm chz for that size pan again. Very Good. Thank you!
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Quick Yeast Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2009
I thought these rolls were ok. I, like others, do not care for shortening in much of anything I bake or cook but I had some that I needed to get rid of so I used it. I felt the flavor of the rolls was pretty bland. I think I prefer a more simple and healthy yeast roll that does not require butter or shortening. I think I am in the minortiy in this thinking though so don't take my word for it.
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2008
Good recipe and very easy. There is no way however that I could fit 10 cups of water and all of those vegetables in my 6qt slow cooker. I ended up using 8 cups of water and added an extra bouillon cube for more flavor. I used Kielbasa for my sausage and I feel like it lost a lot of it's flavor through the process. Next time I may try a spicy sausage.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
These were good and tasty but I bet they can put a hurtin' on your heart if you eat them too much. I used a lean pork bacon with beef smokies. If I make these again I may try to find turkey or chicken smokies and wrap them in turkey bacon. The brown sugar was a nice touch, everyone liked them!
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Cocktail Meatballs III

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
I thought these meatballs were ok but my friends seemed to like them. I made them a little to big I think and was dissapointed that the onion soup mix made them lumpy and coarse. I think if I make these again I will try for a smother (and smaller) meatball by using seperate ingreditents as opposed to the onion soup mixture. The sauce tasted good, it was a little sweet but I think that is what cocktail meatballs are meant to taste like. I think with the sauce I might try adding a little viengar too.
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Light Wheat Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
I revised this recipe a little to my own liking and based on other recipes I have read recently. I added a tsp of baking soda and a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and substituted 1/4 cup of organic honey for the sugar. Also I used a total of 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and used only the amount of white flour needed to get the dough firm. The rolls were great, very hardy!
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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2008
These cookies looked so good, they were perfect for Halloween. Like others have said, a lot of my friends looked at them hesitantly because they looked so real. I also agree with some others that the taste was a little off. I found my batch to be just a tad too salty. If I make these again I will take others suggestions to add granulated sugar or will use my own family recipe for Christmas cookies which is similar but a little sweeter. Hands down these should be colored green, the red looks even more grotesque. I used red food gel for the blood, maybe the red jams others used would have balanced out the flavor?
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2008
This was good. I omitted the lettuce and green pepper and used a black bean/corn salsa. The thought of canned olives is unappealing to me so I used green olives from a jar instead. Mixing the sour cream and cream cheese together formed this odd lumpy mixture so I might recommend making sure the cream cheese is at room temperature or maybe not mixing them together at all and adding them as seperate layers. These ingredients made A Lot of food. Everyone liked it so i'd say it was a hit.
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Tomato and Basil Quiche

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
Very good quiche and pretty easy too. I too used fresh basil like others have and also added cubed pieces of roasted chicken which was good. Searing the tomatoes with flour and basil was something fun i've never had the chance to do before. This dish could easily work for breakfast, lunch, or supper.
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Buckeye Balls II

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
Wow, what a difference trying these again made. I broke down and bought a non-natural peanut butter this time(Peter Pan-reduced fat) and followed another user's step by adding two tablespoons of water to the peanut butter mixture to aid in forming balls. The water additon made all the difference and I was able to use every single bit of the mixture with no crumbs left over. I only used about 3 1/2 cups of the sugar and added it cup by cup (except the last cup which i sprinkled in until I felt it was enough), mixing in thoroughly each time. Also, I made sure my butter was just softened so that it was the same texture and consistency as the peanut butter.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
Sometimes there is nothing better than a fresh guacamole. This was wonderful and got rave reviews from friends. I used extra cilantro because I worship it and a little less salt than called for. This was great and it makes me realize how much i'm going to miss summer.
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Rocky Road Popcorn Truffles

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
This is a very easy treat. The most challenging part of the dish is chopping a pound of chocolate though I think it is worth it to use chocoalte blocks as opposed to chips for quality. I made these for a picnic and they had softened by the time people ate them. They were messy but tasty. I would like to have tried them when the chocolate was still hardened by the cooling. Almost too rich for me with the amount of chocolate on each need to help hold the items together. I wonder if making a marshmallow paste of sorts to hold the ingredients together would be a good idea so you can then drizzle the chocolate sparingly over each "truffle". I may try that next time. Also, I think dried cranberries may be a good addition to this recipe.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2008
This is a good recipe. Very easy and quick and the muffins baked very nicely for me. I had quite a bit of topping left over and was worried about the batter because it was so thick but everything was fine when they came out of the oven. My batch made 12 average sized muffins perfectly. I look forward to seeing my friends' reactions when they taste these.
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