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Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2015
I wanted to make ham and bean soup with a left over bone from a spiral cut ham. Last year my husband said the recipe I made was too salty, so I tried this recipe. After reading the reviews, I decided to leave out the salt. I didn't have mustard powder so I substituted 1 Tbsp. of prepared mustard. I followed the rest of the recipe to the letter. My soup was thick. My husband said it needed salt (go figure). I would rather add salt than have too much. So I added extra water to each individual serving so the beans wouldn't soak up the water in the pot. My husband added salt to his and said it tasted good but thought it was a little bland.
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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2015
I read many of the reviews about the texture of this batter. It almost scared me away from this recipe. I am so glad it didn't. There is no need to add applesauce to the batter. Here are my recommendations: Make sure the butter is soft. Beat it first, then add the sugar and beat until incorporated. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Add the vanilla. Add flour mixture 1/3 at a time and alternate with sour cream. The batter will be thick but not unmanageable. I folded in 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter. I spread half of the batter into the pan. I sprinkled half the cinnamon sugar on top. I repeated with the remaining batter and topped it with 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and the remaining cinnamon sugar. The cake was done in 25 minutes. Everyone loved it! I will definitely make this again.
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Awesome Baked Sea Scallops

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2014
I chose this recipe because it was very easy. I never made scallops before. My family and I did not care for the bread crumbs. It masked the taste of the scallops. I agree, the 11-14 minutes did not brown them enough, I will try a different recipe next time.
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Summer Tomato Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014
I made a mistake and made this in a deep dish frozen pie crust. As a result, the filling did not reach the top of the crust. UGH! Changes: I used 1 tsp. of salt and thought it was a little too salty. Next time, I will use 1/2 tsp. and peel the tomatoes. I used 1 garlic clove split between the 2 layers, that was just right. I layered as instructed and added a couple shakes of oregano and couple shakes of crushed red pepper on each layer. My husband didn't like the cheddar cheese. I thought it was very good. It tasted like a pizza in a pie form. I will definitely make this again in a regular size pie crust.
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Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
I loved this recipe! It was so easy and so good! I didn't read the reviews about the chicken until after I finished cooking it. Next time, I will cook the tomatoes for 10 minutes before adding the chicken. I didn't add the reserved oil to my pasta. It wasn't necessary, there was plenty of flavor with the chicken and tomatoes. I will use the leftover oil to make more tomatoes tomorrow. Excellent recipe. I highly recommend.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2014
My family loved it! I read the reviews and followed some of the recommended changes. I cooked the chicken and veggies in chicken stock instead of water. I used Pillsbury ready made pie crusts and baked the bottom crust for 7 minutes. (Next time, I will bake if for 5 minutes). For the gravy, I eliminated the celery seed and added 1/4 tsp marjoram and 1/4 tsp sage. I used the amounts of salt and pepper called for in the recipe. Next time I will increase the salt to 3/4 tsp. I baked at 375 for 20 minutes until the crust was golden brown and the filling was bubbly. It was soooo good!
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Just Like Wendy's® Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2014
I love Wendy's Chili so I was anxious to try to this recipe! For years I have made the Chili Con Carne recipe in the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. While that chili is good, it is not Wendy's Chili :( I halved this recipe, however as another reviewer said, that leaves you with half used cans. I solved that problem by rounding the ingredients. I eliminated the oil, I used 1 pound of 93/7 ground beef. It produced very little fat so no need to drain it. I used 1) 14 oz can stewed tomatoes, 1) 10 oz can RoTel diced tomatoes with green chiles, 1) 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, and 1) 1.25 package of McCormick's. I used the entire 14 oz cans of kidney and pinto beans, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar. This smelled and tasted like Wendy"s! It had more of a bite to it. I think that was due to the stewed tomato / RoTel ratio. I think the secret to this recipe is the McCormick's. It takes the guess work out of the spice measurements. This is my new chili recipe! I loved it!
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Cherry Crunch

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
This was very good. I added 2 Tbs. of butter to the 1/2 cup called for in the recipe. I also added 1/2 tsp. almond extract to the cherries. The bottom crust was too soft to be cut into bars. I am refrigerating overnight in hopes of firming them up. Next time, I will bake the bottom crust for 10 minutes before topping with the cherries and topping. I will definitely make these again. I may try the unsweetened canned cherries as these were a little too sweet with the regular canned cherries.
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Taco Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2014
Very good, followed suggestions from others and a few of my own. I drained the ground meat and onion mixture after browning. I added the taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water to the meat and onion mixture. I substituted a 16 oz jar of mild salsa for the diced tomatoes. I used 1 3/4 cup ditalini pasta. I didn't have elbow macaroni. I mixed it all together, placed it in a 9x13 baking dish, and topped it with 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese. I baked it for 15 minutes. I added broken pita chips to each serving. They gave it a nice crunch on top. It tasted like a taco! I will make this again.
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Ham Bone Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
I made this after Christmas to use up the leftover ham. It was so easy! The house smelled so good! I followed the directions exactly. My husband liked it but said it was too salty! If there is a way to avoid the saltiness, I would like to try and make it again.
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Pasta Pomodoro

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
I followed the recipe exactly however, I used low sodium and fat free chicken broth. I won't do that again. I agree with some of the other reviewers, next time I will reduce the amount of pasta and increase the amount of garlic. Also, I will use thin spaghetti instead of angel hair. I cooked the angel hair "al dente" but because it gets added into and simmered with the sauce, it got mushy. The flavor was great and the house smelled like an Italian restaurant. I will definitely make this again.
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BLT Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2013
I cut the recipe in half because we only have 3 people in my household. I made a skinny version by using Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise and Skim milk. I also used grape tomatoes, cut in half. I eliminated the salt and the croutons. This was so good! It was like eating a BLT without the bread and the added calories! I didn't use all of the dressing or bacon so I will be having another salad tomorrow :)
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Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
I made this as directed however my spice cake mix was 15.25 oz. So I used 1 3/4 cups of canned pumpkin from a 29 oz. can I don't know what all of the fuss is about. I mixed the cake mix and pumpkin by hand. It was thick but not unmanageable. I used a well-greased Bundt pan. I smoothed the top with a spoon to make it even. I baked it for 30 min. I cooled it in the pan for 10 minutes. It came right out. True, it did not rise like a regular cake mix does. It's more like a pumpkin ring. The texture is good and it smells and tastes great. I will top it with the simple glaze that someone else suggested. I have also made this recipe into jumbo muffins. Everyone loved them! I love these easy recipes!
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2013
I followed the recipe to the letter. I agree with others, it was a little bland. Next time I will mix the broccoli and chicken with the soup before putting it in the baking dish.
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Roasted Garlic Zucchini and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2012
This was so good! I used 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and left out the Parmesan cheese to make it more Weight Watcher friendly. My family loved it! I am going to use the leftovers as a topping for a Boboli pizza. I can't wait!
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Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2012
I agree with some of the other reviews, this took a long time to bake. I don't know if it's because I baked mine at 325 (I used a dark tube pan). I changed a couple of things...I used a vanilla cake mix and sugar-free vanilla instant pudding. I used 5 large Gala apples. I read they are sweeter than Granny Smiths so I sliced them and mixed them with 1 TBL of lemon juice and half a cup of white sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. I layered the apples as directed and poured the juice from the apples on the top layer. I had no problem getting the cake out of the pan and it didn't break when I flipped it over. The true test will be when I cut the cake. It smells so good, I can't wait to eat it!
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