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Lazy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2006
First off, this is a wonderful dish but implying that it's Lasagna is misleading. I wish it was called something else so some people wouldn't be disappointed when making it!!! ************************************** Important Note: Instead of adding another jar of sauce like some of the other readers suggested, I just added 1/2 jar of water to the sauce and then simmered it for 20 minutes. The reason that this recipe probably didn't have enough sauce when it finished baking was more than likely due to the fact that raviolis soak up water while they're cooking. The addition of the extra water gives the raviolis the water to plump up, instead of using the water from the sauce. This keeps the consistancy of the sauce like it should be, instead of drying out. Another bonus is that you don't have to use an extra jar of sauce, which only increases the expense of this dish unnecessarily. This dish came out GREAT.. hope this tip helps :)
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Pumpkin Pie Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
Okay... I don't know what the heck happened with this recipe but it did not work for me! Sprinkling the yellow cake mix and covering with butter DID NOT do anything to make the DRY CAKE MIX anything but cooked DRY CAKE MIX.
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Almond Maple Granola

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
I have been making this granola for a few years now. My kids LOVE it. I ALWAYS halve the amount of flaked coconut. TIP #1: If you don't happen to have sunflower seeds or wheatgerm on hand (I never seem to), don't freak out because seriously...it's great without it. PLUS it simpler to make and cheaper that way too. I always double the recipe & put a mixture of corsely chopped almonds (& sometimes hazelnuts) to "my half" (since my kids don't like nuts). ***TIP #2: I NEVER finger clump the mixture before baking...it doesn't really work that well anyway. I INSTEAD just press the mixture down in the pan with my nands so the whole thing is clumped together!! During the time when you're supposed to turn the mixture over (during baking half-time) I take a spatula & just flip over the "sheet of granola" in sections. It breaks up on it's own pretty easily and even if there are large chunks at the end of the baking process, oh well...they are easily broken up into smaller pieces if desired ;-) EVEN BETTER: Store in one of those tupperware-type cereal containers and the big pieces will just break up on their own eventually when you shake out the granola. **SIDE NOTE: My friend goes on & on about flax seeds and how good they are for you. She stayed with me & left a container. I put some in my coffee grinder & used a 1/4 cup in my DOUBLE batch instead of the wheat germ (that I never have anyway!!!!)I can't tell a difference in the taste. So if you're into flax...... :-) Enjoy
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Hard Maple Candy

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2010
First time I've ever made candy. Wow, I never knew it was so easy and tasted so terrific!! I didn't have any light corn syrup or maple extract, but I did have EXACTLY one cup of brown sugar corn syrup and 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup in my pantry so I used those as substitues. Will make again as recipe states next time, but my substituted way tastes like a clear & hard caramel-tasting candy.
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Yellow Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2006
I had purchased some frozen squash and needed a good QUICK recipe to make with the time saving frozen squash.. AND that my SQUASH HATING sons would eat too ;) They actually ate some of this... it was REALLY good. I added 1 teaspoon of honey to the egg mixture so it would be a little sweet, like they make this casserole at "The Black-Eyed Pea" and "Cracker Barrel" restaurants. I used the garlic/butter variety of ritz crackers.. not sure if that helped in making this taste even yummier.. it's all I had ;) I didn't use the last amount of butter (for fat/caloric reasons) either and it was still perfect and still very rich & creamy.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2012
Excellent recipe. Extreamly moist. Used 3 cups of zucchini, substituted in 1/2 cup w. wheat flour, substituted in lemon zest & juice from 1 lemon in place of 1/4 cup of the vegetable oil (since lemon & blueberries are a good combo). Used 2 cups FROZEN blueberries instead of fresh. I folded them in quickly from the freezer, first coating them with some flour so they don't "bleed" while the loaves are cooking. I also used the crumb topping from most helpful review from "cookiequeen". That topping was crispy and crumbly without too much sweetness.
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Shrimp and Feta Cheese Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
A little bit too bland for my liking
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2009
OMG.. I was skeptical before I made these that I wouldn't taste "real" (I used to live in Israel), but they ARE!! I've been so dissatisfied with the regular pita bread I find in the grocery store. These are even EASIER if you use the quick rise yeast! I don't have a bread machine, but who cares because it's even quicker with the quick rise yeast because you only need to prepare with 120 degree water and to let it rise COVERED in a bowl for only 10 minutes before shaping into balls! I did wait the recommended 30 minutes after rolling them & covering on the counter, but that was only because I made a few mini pizzas first with a few of them (which BTW were AWESOME!!!). I'm not sure if I would have had to wait the entire 30 minutes though because it's quick-rise yeast. I will make more another time & report back if just an additional 10 minutes covered on the counter worked instead of needing to wait the 30 minutes. I haven't been this excited about a recipe in YEARS!!!!!!
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Cooking Light magazine's Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2006
I really loved this recipe. Even though I have made chicken parmesan before and it was just as good, the fact that you only cook with one pan makes the meal faster with less clean up afterwards!!! Make sure you brown the chicken well so it will not get soggy (mine turned out perfect) and use a high quality and delicious sauce. I doctored up a cheap can of Del Monte and it was great!! Final note: I omitted the mozzarella because I didn't have any AND to less the total calorie content & it was still excellent!!!
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Pastitsio II

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
This is both of my kid's FAVORITE FOOD. They would rather eat this than go out to eat :)
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Southern Living Magazine's Chicken-Fried Steak

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2005
This is the BEST chicken fried steak that my kids and I have ever had. No Texas restaurant that I've ever been to has even come CLOSE. It was a little messy, but I knew that before I even started. It's just par for the course.
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
Wow!!! I am always looking for HEALTHY things that my teenage son can prepare for himself when I work late sometimes. He loves corn on the cob and he doesn't have to use a stove or oven (which I discourage) and doesn't have to eat veggies from a can!! Also, since the corn is not boiled, it retains more nutrients... sounds like a winner to me!
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Aimee's Quick Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2003
This was a big hit for most of my family. My preteen son didn't care much for it, but everyone else (including my picky 7 year old) loved it!! VERY fast to prepare (simple and I already had all of the ingredients!!!!) AND not a lot of clean up (place on foil covered pan before baking)
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
These were great. Not too sweet, not too soft or hard, plus not too flat and just fluffy enough. I did as the other reviewers said and added in an extra 1/2 cup of flour & 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy).
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2012
Tasted pretty good but I felt that the topping was a little too rich for such a mild fish. Next time I think I will just use a a sprinkling of the parmesan cheese instead
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
This recipe is DA BOMB!!! Both my teenage boys are vegetarians and I think it is ridiculous to spend $5.99 for 4 veggie patties. I found this recipe and used other reviewers suggestions: drying out the beans, using ritz crackers instead of breadcrumbs and adding 1/2 cup of rice. Get this, I even had sushi rice sitting around that I never used, and since it's supposed to be STICKY I thought... how perfect! It was!! Also, I never came across this suggestion in the reviews but I added a 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke. It was such a perfect addition.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
I couldn't believe how great these came out. I took a chance I did the baked version first and I promise you, if you love wings but don't love the calories go for this version. You will not be disappointed. Just make sure you wait the 90 minutes (at least) in the fridge. I baked mine in my small B&D convection oven using the rectangular pan & insertable grill rack so the fat from the skin would drip off of them even. I only baked them for 35 minutes on 400 degrees (flipping once in between)using the CONVECTION setting so they would be evenly browned. I took the advice of another reveiwer and used less butter in the sauce, making it spicier & less fattening. I'm in heaven now :)
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Fasoliyyeh Bi Z-Zayt (Syrian Green Beans with Olive Oil)

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2006
I think that I overcooked the green beans or that something went wrong, because the green beans were too "toasty" for my liking and they didn't come out as great as everyone else said that they did.
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Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
This was a BIG hit when my 14 year old son's friend came over to spend the night. Everyone at the table said they were THE BEST hamburgers!!
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The Best Meatballs You'll Ever Have

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2005
These were excellent, but I should have read the reviews first because I think that baking them would have made them turn out better. They would also be less greasy. I didn't have any red pepper flakes, but that was okay because as I thought the cajun spices (Tony Cachere's)by itself was delicious, although I added an extra 1/2 tablespoon to the recipe. Also, I didn't think that there was enough bread crumbs, so I think next time I will add 1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs instead. I think that it will make them better!
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