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Cranberry Walnut Relish I

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
Always looking for ways to “cheat” with a microwave to save on energy costs, and this one worked! only had 6 oz cranberries, microwaved for 1 minute and 20 seconds and they did fine. Toasted the nuts in the toaster oven. Added some pineapple to bulk it up. Results: awesome. Its like a dessert. Thanks for the recipe!
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Banana Prune Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
I have three nuggets of advice: If that box of avoided prunes in your pantry are hard as rocks- don't fret. Before adding to this recipe, cover with water in a sauce pan, bring to boil, allow to sit and plump, then drain (but save the juice- it'll be good for something). They will add up to more than 1 C after plumping, but that didn't mess up the recipe for me. I just added some extra wheat germ and flax seed and it was perfectly moist (added plus of extra nutrients). SECOND: If- like me- you didn't read the label when you bought your prunes they have pits, don't fret. Its easy. Using either a knife, or a clean thumb, slip it down along the pit and squish it out. THIRD: I know this is good as-is, :) but, being a chocolate lover, I added 1 T coco powder, and pressed in 3 chocolate chips on the top of each one. MMM. Try it!!
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Libby's® Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
Never baked with fresh cranberries before (blush) but it was so good!! I cut down the sugar, b/c I accidentally dumped in pumpkin pie filling, which has sugar in it. Baked it in 4 mini loaf pans for aboooout 45 mins. Result was A+
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
GREAT! I'm so happy to have this recipe. It worked perfectly and now we'll be making this often!
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Sunrise Squares

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
SOGGY! Here's what happened: I made this the night before (which was great)and followed the recipe pretty close except I added Natures seasoning and used drained hot italian sausage (it was on sale) and peppers I had pre-chopped in my freezer & added one more slice of cubed bread b/c my pan was big and I figured the peppers would be watery too. I let it set out an hr prior to cooking. After 30 mins it wasn't done, but the bottom was beginning to get brown (may be my pan's fault) and the cheese was getting done so I covered it w/ foil and waited as long as I could. In total it was about an hour, and if it hadn't been for the bottom browning I would have left it longer b/c it was so soggy!! But, that said, other people seem to have had good results with this so its probably something I did. LOL- so just don't do what I did...
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Southern Turkey Cornbread Pot Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
maybe it was because I used jiffy mix and poured it over top. It WAS pretty, golden brown, and SO easy (plus I had all the ingredients) so I had high hopes, but, I have to share this for those who are looking at this recipe and maybe sitting on the fence about it (like I did)- we did not care for it. but thats just one opinion.
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KELLOGG'S* RICE KRISPIES* Salmon Patties with Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2009
I made this b/c I had a giant box of RK, and after discovering that the fam doesn't care for RK treats (:()... salmon patties it was! (thank you ingredient search tool). For anyone worried about binding- I didn't have any prob... with the following changes! ;) Pour liquid egg whites equal to 3 eggs (or 3 scrambled egg) over your RK, let em sit for a bit, and then stir everything together and sit again till they get nice and mushy and easily "pressable" into patties. I also grated my onion, and omitted celery (used celery seed instead). And for extra flavor, lemon pepper, garlic salt, and tabasco sauce! They stayed together nicely with those changes. Keep in mind fish/crab cakes are always delicate and must be flipped and handled with care. I really liked the "dressing" and I actually just chopped up the green onion and tomato INTO the dressing. twas very fancy looking- DH liked it. Tasted good with a side of spinach wilted in garlic and olive oil with lemon juice and salt. Overall- four stars for a creative, budget friendly idea
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Katie Lee's Spiced Nuts 'n Chex® Mix

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
:( sad story: I made this tasty recipe, and (surprise) added garlic powder, dried minced onion, pretzels and more cayenne. Microwaved it 2 mins. Stirred. Microwaved 2 mins again… and it burned!!! Watch your stuff- follow the directions. Make sure to stop when it “just begins to turn brown.” Thankfully I only made a half recipe, so I didn’t waste too much, and I was able to salvage some b/c the top was still okay. Still sad though b/c it tasted really good. Will try it again, this time making the full amount and stirring often.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
Thank you for these! They were so soft. All I had was vanilla yoghurt so to compensate I cut out most of the sugar (all but a few tablespoons) and figured the bananas and choco chips would be sweet enough. They turned out good. Tasted nice & healthy too :) which always makes me feel better. esp if I'm using it for breakfast!
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BUSH'S® Nacho Average Nachos

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2009
Believe it or not my husband and I thought this might be good with shrimp... hah. But we like this chicken/blackbean version a lot and will make it again. I didn't have avocado (oh how I wish they had good ones here!!) but I know it would put this over the top. We also did not add stock- the "bean juice" was enough liquid. This made it nice and chunky and I served it like regular nachos.. spread chips on cookie sheet, pile high with stuff, then warm in oven. Good food. Oh PS- you might want to add more spices. I added cumin, chili powder, garlic salt... typical taco flavors. But it really could go a lot of directions. But thats why I gave it four stars b/c it def needs "a little something"
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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2009
I tried to bake them... but peeking in the oven a few minutes in I realized, NO, I'VE GOTTA HAVE THEM FRIED IN FAT. They just would not be the same. So I did and they were delicious. I agree with another reviewer that they were a little on the bland side. I think garlic powder or garlic salt mixed into the cream cheese would do the trick. One more thing, I did blanch my peppers first and for me they were just PERFECTLY spicy. But my husband requires more. He said fill it with jalapeno cheese. hah. I might try that with half of them next time :) Thanks for this recipe! I was so proud to serve these to my husband who adores jalapenos.
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Best Cranberry Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
My whole family gave this a thumbs up. I used all the same ingredients, but changed the methods. Using bone-in thighs, I removed the skin, trimmed the fat, and seasoned it with garlic salt and pepper. Then, I just mixed all the other ingredients (minus butter because I didn't cook the onions beforehand) and poured it over the top and baked it at 360 for about an hour (just until the internal temperature reached 170). Cranberries were WONDERFUL in this, and the meat was so tender and flavorful just like it was slow-cooked. went with steamed rice. DELISH! Update: passed this recipe on to my friend who is a beginner cook and she said "it was a hit" with her family. Thanks again for posting this. I now keep whole cranberry sauce as a "regular" stock item in my pantry!
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Power Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2009
Nice flavor. Very "nougaty" when you add nuts and things to it. At first I thought this was "goopy" and waay to sticky, but after it cooled completely and I individually wrapped each bar in saran-wrap, I stuck it in the refrigerator... perfect. Not to hard not to soft. Make sure the bars are thin enough to bite easily! And spread that goop on wax paper sprayed with pam for easy handling and clean-up. Thanks for the recipe. And thank you reviewers for all the fun suggestions for add-ins.
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
WOOHOO! I'm so thrilled I found such a fantastic recipe (haha, like it was me who did something). Seriously CindyAnn, this is awesome. Usually I can't get away with using low-fat cream cheese b/c it doesn't set up right when you cook it. But with the white chocolate chips in there it does pretty good!! I used a block of "Neufchatel" cheese and a block of regular (didn't need the third b/c my store bought crust was small. It remained slightly more creamy than regular cheesecake b/c of the Neufchatel, but my family loved it anyway! I'm all for "quick" things, so I just used a pre-made oreo crust with great result. :) Thanks again- this is the best. What a special treat!
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Kellogg's® Chocolate Scotcheroos

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
Wow that was SWEET. I'm not sure how to "tone that down" but perhaps using natural peanutbutter would help (those main brands have a lot of sugar in em)... and cutting out some of that sugar... and using peanutbutter chips in place of butterscotch?? Just a thought. My husband and I liked them... but they were REALLY RICH and super sweet. Would be a child's delight. :)
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Rockin' Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
Taste is fantastic. family wondered why in the world I was spending 10 hrs on my feet to make something we can get at walmart for a few dollars. Cause it's ROCKIN! They agreed- it turned out great and we ate a lot fresh. This was a fun way to use up extra produce from the garden. I'm completely new to canning but it wasn't hard. Instead of cooking off the water I ladled it out carefully so as not to pick up the chunks. Worked like a charm. But (I'm very frugal) I saved the juice and made "taco soup" with it later. To the salsa I also added chopped fresh oregano & parsley from the garden, and more cumin b/c we like that flavor. Tomato paste is essential- makes it thick and rich. I had no idea what "6 lbs" of tomatoes was b/c we had no scale... I "guesstemated" But later discovered this to be a dangerous thing in canning. Tomatoes provide the acid that kills Clostridium botulinum (the little anaerobic buggers that make the tasteless toxin responsible for deadly Botulism) thus having the right proportion to the low-acid onions and peppers is ESSENTIAL. Learning after the fact, I had a mild freak-out b/c I had added extra onions (we grew A LOT) & extra peppers to my batch. I ended up throwing out all my hard work which, as a frugal woman was EXTREMELY painful. But...this was NOT the recipes fault, this was MY fault. I had to write this in the review to save my fellow newbies from a similar mistake. FOLLOW THE RECIPE! Or use a pressure canner.
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Waistline-Friendly Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
Loved it- thanks kate!
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Ramen Noodle Frittata

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
I give it 5 stars b/c for such a SIMPLE recipe it tastes pretty good. But... I think I attribute that to the Ramen seasoning packet. You can't go wrong with that taste. When I told hubby I was making "fra-ta-ta" he said "rich people food?" I said "nope, its poor people food in disguise." I added lots of garden peppers, hot peppers, onion, fat-free cheese and sprinkled paprika on top to give it that nice presentation (it makes a difference for me- food has to look good too). Five stars for simplicity and "fastness". Thanks for the recipe!
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Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
LOVED IT! Used "rapid rise" yeast and mine took a few hours to rise. Added garlic powder, garlic salt to the dough. Brushed tops with egg and sprinkled sesame seeds & poppy seeds as well. beautiful, soft and delish. added a very special touch to the meal. THANK YOU so much for the recipe!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
This was fun and easy. I cut back on the spices and topped it with pepperjack cheese and a heaping spoon-full of salsa instead. It was good- gave me a little bit of a stomach ache, but I attribute that to "too many" beans all at once. Still- liked it a lot. I think if it hadn't been for the cheese and salsa it would have been pretty dry. Other minor notes: I used matzo meal instead of breadcrumbs b/c its what I had. Works just as well. I don't have a food processor but a good fine chopping was all mine needed- it held together just fine. I think the key to that is (as other reviewers have said) removing moisture from the beans. I did that by pressing the lid of the can down as hard as I could to let the juices come out before spooning them into the bowl for mashing. (if you do this make sure you washed the can beforehand).
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