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Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2011
WOW!! Really REALLY really BIG hit at my house. Between my 11 yr old son and I, we finished one loaf within the sm hour it came out of the oven! Perfect recipe! I did take advice of reviewers and added another half tsp baking soda. Since I didn't have two full sticks of butter, I used one and 3/4 sticks and about 3/4 cup of applesauce that I had on hand. Also used half/half white and brown sugar, a tsp of cinnamon and vanilla. Except for the fact that I (used bigger loaf pans than recipe called for) over baked them to a very browned crisp, we still can't stop eatting it up! Wonderful banana bread recipe! Running back to the store now for more butter so I can get it right.
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Minestrone Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
Great flavor! I substituted ketchup for tomatoe paste, used lt red kidney instead of cannellini, added zucchini and spinach, left out the celery (only cause husband doesn't like it), used fresh parsley, a bay leaf, and Italian Seasoning. I like lemon pepper so I used plenty, and the short macaroni instead of elbow. My 10 yr old son whose usually pretty picky, loved it. His only request was more potatoes and beans next time. I was just happy he ate healthy!
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Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2010
Easy and delicious recipe! Although leave it to me to screw it up. I picked up the wrong (salty) butter so I had to use the spread I had on hand. Since I used fresh peaches (6) I should've tossed more sugar into them but they just seemed sweet enough naturally. Once cooked, their natural sweetness was mostly gone. The cakey crust around the peaches would have been perfect except I believe the spread had something to do with the soggy center. I used a 2 qt deep glass dish, which was a perfect fit for the 6 peaches but 5 would've worked too. Another important note I'll add is that it's definitely better eatten once cooled; more solid, more sweet, more syruppy, more yummy. Determined to get it right, gonna try again tommorow, also might try adding cherries to the mix.
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Beef Bourguignon I

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
Just because I liked the movie Julie and Julia, I had to know what this tasted like. Really good and easier than I thought! Although my husbands initial reaction was that it tasted like beef stew without all the veggies, he ate it all up and complimented to no end, even the second day! I took lots of shortcuts but stuck to the same basic idea. I used Red Truck Red Wine, didn't have brandy, pearl onions instead of regular, and pepper instead of peppercorns. I used the cheapest meat package I could find (as usual) prechopped for beef stew, and baby carrots chopped. I only marinated 2 hrs, and cooked in the oven at 300 for 3.5 hrs. I checked on it at 2 hrs and was afraid the meat wasn't going to be spiced enough. But after the 3 hrs I added the sauteed mushrooms stirred it all up and tasted it....WOW! The flavor was rich! I'd even go as far as calling it fancy restaraunt quality. Served it over left over garlic mashed potatoes, and next day seconds served over egg noodles. Along side Green Peas Supreme and fresh french bread. And it was just as delicious next day! Will make again!
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Easy Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2009
Used to make a similar recipe as a kid but since then I had forgotten how...made this recipe for fathers day, and my husband nearly finished it all by himself. It's exactly how I remembered it! Perfect moisture and holds together well. Will keep this recipe for all of my fruity cakes. Trying it out on a strawberry cake today. Should be scrumptous!
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Eggplant Supper Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2009
I followed the recipe almost exact, but I used ground turkey instead of beef and the smallest tubes of macaroni I could find, also added yellow squash. I'd have to say it was lacking in spices. Overall it tasted like a bland but tomatoey vegetable soup. Mostly, it really lacked that spicy hint of flavorful seasonings that I look for in a recipe. It was still good but nothing special.
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Creole Chicken I

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
Pretty good recipe, quick and easy too! I didn't have time to use the crock pot earlier in the day so I cooked in a medium soup pot, covered, on low for three hours. First I lightly seasoned and browned the chicken (cajon seasoning, garlic salt and lemon pepper) then added ingredients. The chicken was falling apart by the time the sausage was cooked. What I did differently was, I added more than a few dashes of hot sauce, 2 cloves of minced garlic, a bay leaf, and only 3/4 of the can of tomatoe paste. Also threw in a half a bag of frozen sweet corn. I used 2 spicy italian sausage links (removed casings and cut into smaller bites), threw them in the last half hour. I will say that I wouldn't use Johnsonville Italian Hot sausage again. It was good but made the sauce greasy. I also cooked the rice separately in garlic, butter and knorr chicken boullion. I'm sure it would've been too dry if I'd added it. I served ontop of my rice. My husband and I really liked this dish, and would make again, especially when it's cooler out.
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Slow Cooker Latin Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2009
I am so glad I gave this recipe a try! I tried to stick to the recipe as much as possible, but I did skimp since I only had one can of black beans and one yam, plus I used only about 1 1/2 lbs of bnlss, sknlss thighs. Even so, it came out so delicious! It probably was soupier than it should've been but I served it on top of red rice and it was awesome! I made my red rice with frozen mixed veggies and I used diced tomatoes (didn't have tomatoe sauce) so the combo of everything together made for a very hearty and filling but yummy dinner! Can't wait to make it again!
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Oven-Barbecued Spareribs

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
As I was making this, I wasn't sure it was gonna be saucey enough to cover my ribs since it made such a small amount. In fact, it generously covered just the top of each peice of meat. Next time I'll definitely double it so I could spread it thick from top to bottom. It was so good I found myself dipping my mashed potatoes in it. It's tangy with a nice onion/celery crunch. From now on I wont be making my ribs any other way. Thanx!
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Banana Coconut Loaf

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
WOW!! Way better than the same old banana nut loaf! I didn't have cherries but that's the only ingredient I left out. I also used half butter, and half apple sauce. I cut the almond ext. to 1/4 tsp plus I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and vanilla too. Baking time was almost exactly 50 min, and totally moist on the inside (which is exactly what I was looking for in a banana nut recipe). I couldn't wait the ten minutes cooling time before I had to dig in. The smell from the oven brought everyone to the kitchen. AWESOME RECIPE!!! This is now the only recipe I will use for banana nut bread. I might even try to use slightly less sugar next time. It's a big hit in our house! Thanx!
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Chocolate Billionaires

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
At my first attempt, I cut the recipe in half just to try it out, and it's a good thing I did! Mistake #1, I used wax paper to set the hot caramel onto. (trying to save space in my fridge) And the caramel was barely salvagable since I had to saw it off the paper. Which was my fault, I should have paid more attn to the directions. Mistake #2, was when I melted the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over low heat. I hate my electric stove for this reason. I never can tell how low, the low setting really is. I burned the chocolate in less than a minute. I learned how quickly you can make smooth chocolate look like fudge and there was no turning back. So, the next time I attempted this recipe everything went perfectly! I used a pam sprayed cookie sheet to set the hot caramel in the fridge. I then placed a small pyrex mixing bowl over a medium pot of heated water (on the lowest setting). The chocolate stayed smooth until I was done dipping. The dipping is the tricky part. I used my fingers more than anything, and the chocolate was hot! I had tried tooth picks but that was too tricky. Some other things I'd mention is that once cold, the caramel can be tough to remove from the baking sheet, but a butter knife and some pressure works fine. Oh, and I used cocoa crispies since it was what I had on hand, and pulsed my pecan pcs in my small food processor just to make finer chunks and a nuttier taste in every bite. Since I was giving these out with other baked goods, I individually
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Szechuan Spicy Eggplant

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2008
Really tasty dish. Has all the right ingredients for bold flavor yet I'm a tough critic when it comes to spicy. I'm sure I used the wrong chili sauce, but Thai Sweet red chili sauce was all the store had in the asian section. So I added about 3 T of chili paste and a few heavy dashes of red pepper flakes and it was perfect. Because my husband says I love salt more than the avg person, I used low sodium soy sauce and reduced to 3T (mistake) and low sodium chicken broth. Next time I'll use 5 T low sod. soy sauce, and 1/2 C broth, since sauce wasn't as thick or salty as I'd like. I used 1/2 lb ground pork, and left out the shrimp. It was a satisfying portion of meat I thought. I would have used tofu but it was passed it's best buy date(darn). I also thought it could have been better with a crunch to it. I might try a bell pepper or cashews next time. I served it over Maifun rice sticks but next time I'm going with sticky rice. I love anything spicy and eggplant is my new favorite veggie, I'm anxious to make this again.
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Chicken, Spinach, and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2008
A great comfort food and perfect for a rainy day. I love soups anyway, but this one was quick, easy and fairly inexpensive to make. I liked that it was easy on the stomach and YUMMY too!
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