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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2010
I tried this with great success after reading the reviews and making the following changes: 1 1/3 cups of milk, 1/3 C butter, 1 clove of garlic, minced. I added oregano and a couple grates of nutmeg at the very end. Make sure you add the milk in small increments and whisk it as you go. Great recipe, Dawn! Thanks!
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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
We LOVED this recipe, and it will go into our rotation. I read reviews and made the following changes to the original recipe: Used OJ in place of water for the sauce. Changed quantities to: 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest, 1 tsp minced fresh ginger root, 1 tsp minced garlic, 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes. I used OJ with the cornstarch instead of water, and browned the chicken completely on both sides in equal amounts of vegetable oil and sesame oil. I placed the cooked chicken in a glass baking dish in a 250 degree oven while cooking the rest of the chicken. I cooked the sauce, but did not add the chicken back to the pan. Instead, I drizzled the sauce over the chicken and then gently mixed it and immediately served it over some fluffy basmati rice. We can't wait for the leftovers! Delish!
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I made this tonight and followed the recipe exactly. Marinated about 5 hours and my husband grilled it... to perfection. The trick is to remove it as soon as it's done and then cover it with foil and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, so it's nice and juicy. Great flavor! A keeper!
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Eggplant Parmesan II

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
This was great! I followed suggestions of other reviewers and sweated the eggplant using sea salt for 30 minutes, and then rinsing and patting dry. I only used one very large eggplant. I also upped the oven temp to 400 degrees, and baked it for 5 minutes per side. Then, because of time, I asslembled it as instructed and then microwaved it for 12 minutes on high, turning halfway through. Served it with pasta and it was a huge hit!
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
GREAT recipe! I followed it exactly for Thanksgiving Day, and everyone loved it. I made two pies and followed the advice of another reviewer, and switched the pies to the other oven shelf halfway through the cooking process so they would cook evenly. I made them a day ahead and then just warmed them in the oven while we ate our main meal. Everyone raved about them.
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Portuguese Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
These were delicious, easy, and extremely popular. Just an idea, but next time I would bake them on a baking rack on a foil lined cookie sheet. That way, any bacon grease will drip down rather than cook into the food and clean-up will be easier. These we so good and they went fast. Those who asked for the recipe were suprised at how simple they were to make. These will be regulars when I serve appetizers. Thanks!
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
I have made this several times, several different ways, and gotten rave reviews. The original recipe as-is is very sweet and rich. It is time consuming to sift the sugar/cocoa mixture, but well worth it if you have the time. Also, be sure to fully whip the butter before adding the sugar/cocoa mixture, and then mix until smooth in order to get a creamy frosting that isn't 'grainy'. I have also made this recipe with about half the butter and without sifting the sugar/cocoa, and with 2% milk rather than the evaporated milk. It was still very good and I don't think the taste suffered at all. With either recipe, you may have to add a little more of the milk (in small increments) to reach the right consistency. Next time I am going to try using coffee in place of milk for a mocha flavor. This is a recipe you can do a lot with and you can't go wrong!
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2009
So far, this recipe is the closest I have found to a good restaurant-quality Caesar salad. The first round, I followed the recipe as written. My family found it to be a touch too garlicky and anchovy-ish, so the next time I used 2 large heads of garlic and 3 anchovies. Perfection! I grated fresh parm on top of the salads and served them on chilled plates with lemon wedges. The whole family loved it. Just play around with the garlic and anchovy quantities until you find your liking. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks!
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
A huge hit. I wasn't sure if the recipe called for the shredded or cubed hash browns, and I had the shredded on hand so that's what I used. Followed the recipe exactly, except for the addition of a little black pepper and reducing the amount of grated Parm on top. My husband and sons LOVED this and it's going into the rotation. Good served with a green salad and some fruit.
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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
A good recipe. I used crushed graham crackers for the crust, as that's all I had on hand. It made the bottom very crumbly and a tad messy, so next time I think I'll try another reviewer's suggestion of using a whole Nilla wafer/cookie on the bottom. I used the cherry pie filling for some and then for a little variety I topped some with RediWhip and then topped that with mini chocolate chips. A huge hit with kids and adults.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2012
This is a no-fail, tasty meatloaf recipe. A staple on our monthly menu!
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Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2012
Folkeat their lwed the recipe exactly, and my family loved this! I didn't peel the potatoes, and used the jalapeno despite my apprehension about it being too 'hot'. I'm glad I didn't alter the recipe. It had great flavor with the skins, garlic, butter, and veggies. It's a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. A keeper! Thanks, Steve!
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
This was great! My only changes: yellow onion instead of green onions; fresh mushrooms instead of canned, marinated the beef in red wine and omitted from additional wine to recipe, and added 1/3 c of cream cheese. Everyone loved it! Thanks, Donna!
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Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
The first time I made this I liked it, but the spices didn't dissolve. The next time I made this I doubled the spices and added it to the beans in the grinder portion of my coffee maker. If you don't have a grinder, you could add the spices to the grounds when brewing the coffee. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T. Great recipe!
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After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
My family LOVED this recipe! I followed it exactly, except for the following changes: only 2 onions (all I had), added about 1/4 lb chopped baby bella mushrooms when sauteeing vegetables, and added fresh thyme. A nice creamy and hearty soup. A keeper!
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
This was restaurant-quality. I followed the recipe exactly as written and we loved it. In the future I might try with fresh spinach and/or cannellini beans, NOT that it needs and sprucing-up.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
This recipe is a keeper! I'm anxious to try it again using all of the ingredients listed in the recipe. I made this on the fly and had to improvise with what I had on hand. I also made some changes based on the reviews. My whole family loved this - even my youngest who adamantly HATES alfredo. I was expecting to give him leftover meatloaf, but everyone else was raving about the alfredo so he took a small taste and then filled up his plate! Here are my changes: added 2 cloves of minced garlic, only used pecorino romano as I had no parmesan, used half-and-half in place of heavy cream. I let the half-an-half and cheese cook a while so it would thicken as it was very thin, then spooned some of that into the egg so the egg would not cook. I also added some fresh chopped parsley. The sauce thickened very nicely, so I would hesitate to use heavy cream due to the added calories. We loved this!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
Loved it! From the reviews I made the following changes: Formed into a loaf and cooked in a casserole dish on top of sliced bread to soak up the grease, put glaze on top of loaf, included: garlic and dry mustard in meat mixture which consisted of 2 parts ground beef to 1 part ground pork. I also added 1 1/2 tsp of worchestershire sauce to the glaze. Very tasty! UPDATE: This is now in the monthly family rotation. In addition to the above changes, I also use 1/2 a package of onion soup mix in place of the onion. I also use 1/2 C milk instead of 3/4 C. A potato masher works well to mix everything together and save your hands from the mess. Another good glaze: ketchup, honey and worchestershire Enjoy! You can't go wrong with this recipe. Thanks, tangastar!
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Jamie's Minestrone

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
Best minestrone recipe I've found! I've made this many, many times and my family is always happy when they find out it's on the menu. I play around with ingredients, depending on what I happen to have on hand. Canned italian green beans work in a pinch, and I use arugula rather than spinach. It's key to cook your pasta separately and only add as you dish it out. When storing leftovers, don't add the pasta to the soup - it lets the pasta break down and then you have mush. Also, if I add beans, I always add them near the last 20-30 minutes so they don't get mushy.
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
My family LOVES this soup. It has become a cold weather favorite. I tweaked the recipe according to some of the reviews and use porcini mushrooms for added flavor. You can't go wrong with this recipe, and you can play around with it to tailor it to your family's liking. I make a large batch and freeze half. It freezes well and leftovers always taste great.
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