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Early Morning Oven Roasted New Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
Really good! Loved them, they were gobbled up in one sitting. I added red onion, one clove of garlic to the butter. I also sauteed the potatoes for 5ish minutes before putting into the oven. I also used parsley instead of rosemary. One way to keep them crispy is to heat up the cookie sheet in the oven before putting the potatoes on it and in the oven. Ate them with ketchup.
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2009
Okay, so I changed it up a bit, but still felt the need to review it. I doubled the recipe to make 2 deep dish pies. I made it with 1/2 pumpkin puree and 1/2 sweet potato puree. I also doubled the spices (plus a little bit extra), added 1 tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp. cloves. Put into pre-made deep dish pie crusts. Cover edges with foil or they'll burn! Very good pie.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2013
10 stars. I added raisins and some pumpkin pie spice.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
SO good! I actually made these twice, the second time forgot to add the oil; I was worried they wouldn't be eatable, but they were amazing. I liked them *a lot* better without the oil and everyone in my family agreed. They were light and fluffy and moist.
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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
Wonderful. My two year old gobbled them up. I refrigerated what was left and ate them the next day, cold. I didn't have dry milk powder, so I omitted that. I used 2 bananas, and added pumpkin pie spice to the mixture. SO good!!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
Love. The only thing I add is some sauteed onion (about 2 Tbsp.) and a tiny tad of sesame oil. This is delicious with Soba noodles. So easy to make (about 5 min.) Kid friendly, adult friendly, you can't go wrong. Sometimes I add some toasted sesame seeds too. I plan to play around with it and try making it with soy butter for a play group where peanuts are not allowed. I'll update when I try that. Addition: I added sesame tahini along with the peanut butter tonight and it was to die for!!
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Taco Bake

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
Wow. I seriously did not think this would be as good as it was. This was SO SO good, I kid you not. Changes I made for personal preference and to enhance flavor: I added a little bit of frozen minced garlic to the onion when sauteeing. I also used a jar of Classico Four Cheese Sauce in place of the tomato sauce. I used muenster cheese, because that's what I had on hand, I added a handful or two of chopped grape tomatoes, I left out the green chilies (didn't have any), and I used whole wheat pasta. I baked for 15 minutes, then added the rest of the cheese and crunched up taco shells, and baked another 15 minutes. Ate with home made guacamole. AMAZING! Will be making this again and again. Even my pickiest 3 year old, who was skeptical and didn't want to try it, ate it and loved it. Make this, you'll love it!
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African Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2010
Wow. Honestly, half way through making this, I was convinced I wasn't going to like it, I couldn't imagine all of those flavors together, but it was SO SO good! Of course, I tweaked. I used chicken broth in place of water. I added one can of stewed tomatoes. I added carrots and an extra potato, also some frozen spinach. I also just sauteed the onions & garlic together, then just added everything into that pot and let it simmer for an hour & 1/2. I also omitted the red pepper flakes, since I was serving it to small children. Served it over brown rice and corn bread on the side. AMAZING! Seriously one of the best meals I've ever made. I can't wait to have left overs tomorrow!
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Jumbo Breakfast Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Total score! These are great! I subbed 1/2 whole wheat flour, used rice krispies in place of cheerios (they don't get as hard after baking), and threw in a handful of dried cranberries with the raisins. I also used 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar. SO good! Next time, I'm going to try using 1/2 butter and 1/2 apple sauce, just so I don't feel so guilty eating them. But my little boys love them. They are perfectly healthy for kids, sure there's sugar, but these are healthier than many pancakes, especially if you sub whole wheat flour. I'll be making these again and again. One tip: don't make them too small, and don't flatten them too much, just a little. They stay thicker and moister this way. Store them in plastic baggies too with a tiny piece of bread in the bag, it keeps the cookies moist.
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Spanish Rice II

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
Very pleased. I changed it up a bit just for personal preference. I used broth in place of water. I added a can of pinto beans to the rice for added protein.I just cooked with the rest of it, and used brown rice, because it's healthier. I also added two packets of sazon, which I think made the entire dish taste amazing! Added Parmesan cheese after cooking. My little picky eaters loved it, I loved it for two days after, too. VERY good. Will make again.
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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
AMAZING! This bread is heaven on earth. I have some suggestions, read below! I added a couple of dashes of pumpkin pie spice to the dough, doubled the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture to put inside, and I also added another cup of raisins on top of the cinnamon mixture/rolled out dough. If you don't want the bread to fall apart around the swirls do this: beat up an egg, and before adding the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture to the rolled out dough, brush the dough with the beaten egg. then add brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Your bread will not fall apart. A few tips: Use FRESH bread flour. If it's been sitting in your cupboards for a while, it'll taste stale and will make a big difference between fresh flour. Use FRESH yeast (check the date!) Check the temperature of your water for the dough. If you don't have a thermometer, just know that the water should be about body temperature. If it's even a few degrees too hot or too cold, it'll effect the texture of the bread. If you've ever felt a warm baby, the water should be about that temperature. Heat up the milk you're adding. If the milk is cold, it'll cool off the warm water, and negatively effect the yeast. Just nuke it for about 15-20 seconds until it's warm. If the milk is too hot, let it sit out for a minute before adding to the water. Don't bake for more than 30 minutes!
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Beefy Baked Ravioli

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
If I could give 10 stars, I would- and I've never written that on this site before. This was DELICIOUS! My extremely picky 3 year old loved it, and he doesn't eat meat, cheese, or anything that looks "strange". He gobbled this up, so did my 1 year old and a 4 yr old that was visiting. I 1st sauteed onions/garlic/red pepper in some olive oil, added the hamburg to that. I used a jar of Classico Four Cheese Sauce & a can of stewed tomatoes (not drained). That was not enough sauce, so I added a bit more sauce from another can of sauce. I used a mix of mozzerella and munster cheese, about 3 c. total. I used an entire bag of ravioli & did NOT cook the ravioli first, there's no need to do that. I did have it out on the counter while I cooked up the burger though. I cooked at 400 for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Took foil off, turned off oven, and left it in for another 5-7 minutes. Sprinkled generously with parmasan cheese and wallah! I liked this better than lasagna, it was SO easy, inexpensive, and super good. (I got the frozen cheese ravioli at Aldi for a couple of bucks, at the most). Thanks for the best recipe I've ever tried on this site - and I've tried a lot. I will definitely be making this again and again. Next time will also add some spinach to the mix to get some greens in the kids. UPDATE: This time, I shredded a zucchini, two carrots, and added fresh spinach to the hamburg/onion/garlic mixture. Used Classico Four Cheese sauce again. It's SO good, and healthier!
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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
I've been making these for 3 years. I tried every other cookie recipe on this site and always come back to these, these are just the best cookies. EVER. Today, I realized as I was about to make them that I didn't have any butter and tried using coconut oil in place of butter. This put these cookies OVER THE TOP into the beyond outstanding category. Hands down, the best cookies I've ever had in my life, and I will never make them with butter again. Coconut oil (unrefined) is the best oil on the planet for you, and this just made them taste out of this world. WOW!
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Monkey Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
Three words will sum it up: TO DIE FOR!
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Apple Carrot Muffins

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
I didn't have raisin bran on hand, so I used honey bunches of oats cereal. I also added shredded zucchini with the carrots for added nutrition. I used half whole wheat flour and I pretty much doubled the carrots/zucchini/apples. These are moist, fruity, sweet and really kid-friendly! Love them!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Very good. I added some zucchini too. Used 1/2 applesauce and added crushed pineapple. Used 1/2 brown sugar, upped the vanilla. Next time, I would use a little less sugar, it's really pretty sweet, especially with the frosting. I'd make this again. We can't stop eating it. Made them into little mini cupcakes. Yum.
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
Do yourself a favor and make a double batch of these right off the bat. AMAZING! I doubled the apples and omitted the nuts. Next time, I might add some oats, just to crisp them up a bit, because although mighty tasty, they fell apart very easily. These are a keeper. You'll agree, I promise.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2011
Hands down, the absolute best apple pie I've ever had - EVER. This is AMAZING. The only slight change I made was to mix the syrupy stuff in with the apples and then i just drizzled a tablespoon or so on top of the crust. WOW! I will never use another apple pie recipe again. (update 10/12) This is still the best apple pie in the world. note to self: add a little apple pie spice! Amazing pie!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
i don't normally love peanut butter cookies, i'll pass one up any day. but these are really amazing. i kid you not. i used half dark brown sugar, half light, (the dark adds a lot of depth), added some vanilla extract, doubled the oats, used butter (shorting and margerine are scary), and also added 2 or 3 Tbs. of Trader Joes cookie butter. These are irresistible. Next time, I'd like to try subbing half the butter with coconut oil and adding some cinnamon, I think that would take these over the top, and they're pretty darn close already.
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Amazing. SOOOO good!!!
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