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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2014
I love zucchini bread. Give it a try adding about 3/4 cup - 1 cup of small chocolate chips. Very good!
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Cream Cheese Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2014
These are what we in Texas call Mexican cheesecake. (I have no idea where, how or why the name originated. Possibly because of the cinnamon???)
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Egg Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2014
It needs a couple of shakes of seasoned salt.
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Oven Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2014
Delicious with the addition of a half teaspoon of real vanilla. I can't imagine it being as good without the vanilla, but then, I'm not a real fan of egg flavor. Since I did alter the recipe I gave it what I think it would have been without the vanilla, since it wasn't a part of the recipe. Thanks for the recipe JHERCIK!
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Tangy (Not Sweet) Tartar Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
Dill is the only tartar sauce I've ever eaten, also. I can't imagine anything sweet on fish. Thanks for the recipe, now I won't have to buy it in a jar.
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
I've always made pineapple upside down cake using the pineapple juice for the liquid, like CANDIEB. I had no idea anyone else did it this way. As they say, great minds think alike, but I've never seen a pineapple upside down cake made with white cake. It is usually yellow cake, but pineapple cake mix is the best! Yummers!
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The Best Banana Pudding

Reviewed: May 17, 2014
Sorry, I think I will stick to my recipe.
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Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2014
Very good, but think it could be a little better with some seasoning salt on it.
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Mexican Lasagna Lite

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
If you had trouble spreading the refried beans, try heating them a bit before spreading. That should soften them enough to make them spreadable.
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Pickle Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2014
My mother-in-law gave me this recipe many, many years ago. I use the kosher dills which are sliced in quarters lengthwise. Even though the recipe photo shows they used this type, the recipe doesn't state it. I always dry the pickles with a paper towel before using them, otherwise the moisture with the cream cheese gets messy. (The recipe also neglects to state which flavor of pickle to use.) Since the recipe doesn't specify which type of ham to use, I always use a good brand of sandwich ham because it is sliced thinly enough to make the rolling easy.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2014
This is basically the same recipe I've been using for the last 50 years. I HATE creamed soup in the majority of recipes and tuna, in my opinion, is not an ingredient which can fight the chicken or mushroom soup taste and win out! A good cream sauce is neutral enough that it lets the tuna flavor shine. I also leave out the veggies and serve them on the side. Spraying the pan with cooking spray is ok, but butter tastes better and for this it works just as well to prevent sticking. Also, one should let the flour/butter mixture simmer for a few seconds stirring constantly, before adding milk, to get rid of the raw flour taste. I add the cheese to the cream sauce and stir until it melts, stir in the tuna and then pour everything over the noodles and stir. Then put in the prepared baking dish.
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Pumpkin Roll II

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2013
I've been making it for years. This year I've made three (so far). I added the walnuts to the batter of one of them instead of putting them on top. I made a second one with mini chocolate chips in the batter, and a third one with both mini chips and walnuts in the batter. I haven't tasted any of them, but I can't imagine that good stuff added to good stuff wouldn't come out to really good stuff. Now on to making a chocolate cake roll with coffee liqueur which is on Allrecipes. (Made one last year with the little homemade "mushroom" candies and it was wonderful!) Update - The one with the mini chocolate chips was the best of the bunch! Everyone loved it.
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Confetti Rice with Carrot, Celery, and Almonds

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Loved it! It tasted good as well as being easy to make. I chopped the veggies the night before and put them into separate small zipper type bags. The next day I put it all together. Easy! I liked baking it rather than having to cook it on the stove top. I can't imagine it turning out any more perfect than it did. I wish I'd thought to take a photo of it. Will be making it again for sure!
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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
The cute factor put these over the top. I liked the taste of the cookies, but I have a recipe that I actually like better that I think I will use next time. That said, the final product was REALLY cute! I put a drop of green food coloring (everyone knows witches have a green pallor to their skin), and used the red jel under the "fingernail" and on the "severed" end of the fingers. Everyone was a bit taken aback at first and then they laughed. No one refused to eat them. Great for a party!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Made these with homemade cream cheese frosting. Dipped them in chocolate confectioners coating. They were delicious!
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Halloween Eye of Newt

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
I made these and everyone liked them. This was my first time to make sweet pickle eggs, and everyone liked them. Very cute also!
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Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
I fixed these for company for dinner Sunday night and thought I'd do Halloween because they won't be here on the day. The "rats" were very good. Although, either the cook time or the temperature, at least for this altitude, was bit off. Also, I think there was a bit too much sugar, maybe 3/4 instead of full cup, and I think next time I'll use brown sugar rather than white.
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Sharon’s Egg and Ham Scramble

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2013
I'm the author of the recipe and I decided to post it because I really am not a fan of eggs, but I thought this was really tasty.
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2013
Made these last night. Excellent! I did make a couple of alterations. I added the juice of half a lime to the marinade and used chunks of green bell pepper and onions on the skewer with the chicken and pineapple. While it was cooking outside, even our dog was freaking out because it smelled so good! Later my husband asked me where I wanted to eat out Friday night. He said that it didn't matter to him because it wouldn't taste as good as what I cooked last night! Huge compliment! Huge!
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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2013
Very good. The only thing I changed was cutting the recipe down to two servings. Just the hubs and I, and both of us really liked it. It was a nice change from the other breakfast casserole that I make.
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