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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2012
This was ok...the meat was very tender. I followed a few suggestions from previous reviews. I cut the roast into larger chunks and doubled the spices except for the cinnamon. I also shredded the meat and cooked it in the oven to "crisp" it up. Next time I make this I would NOT use the cinnamon. I like cinnamon, but it just didn't work for me. Also, I don't think I would crisp the meat next time. This left the meat almost too crispy and it lost some of the tender juiciness created from the long slow cooking. Giving it four stars because without the cinnamon flavors it would have been great and the "crisping" idea came from other reviews.
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Creamy Potato Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
I really wanted to love this, but it was only ok. I think the jarred Alfredo sauce is what made it have an "off" taste. I think the brand I usd was maybe too salty with the combination of salty ham. I would make it again, but maybe a homemade Alfredo sauce. The Swiss cheese is really a good flavor to add!
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Pumpkin Roll Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
This was really tasty and surprisingly easy to make! Light spongy cake with a creamy filling. Batter was very liquidy and I thought I did something wrong, but it baked up nicely. Be sure to roll it up in towel while still hot or it won't roll up properly.
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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
I have made this cake twice now and each time it has been a big hit with my family. It is definitely a different kind of cake, but soooooo yummy. The only changes that I made to the recipe were that I only added 1/3 cup of sugar to the heavy cream. I would also say that it is better if you can let it sit overnight. Still very good when made a few hours before serving, but better when left overnight.
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Gingered Pork Chops in Orange Juice

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2009
This was a tasty flavor profile. I did make some of the suggested changes to the recipe and the chops turned out moist and flavorful. I used boneless chops so I only cooked it for 30 mins and that was plenty. I added garlic powder & paprika to flour mixture. I cooked the onions in the pan and added only 1 cup of OJ to the onions as they cooked to deglaze pan and about 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and about 1 tbsp cornstarch to thicken sauce. Served this up with some mashed potatoes and veggie and everyone loved it!
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2009
This was really good. I didn't have the minced onion so I added a 1/2 of a yellow onion finely chopped. Very easy to prepare. I wouldn't wait until 15 minutes left to put the sauce on next time. I might even go ahead and put it for the last hour to really get it nice and cooked down.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
this was good. It wasn't AMAZING like I thought it would be from all the reviews. I doubled the recipe and made two lasagnas. I think it needed more ricotta to make it a little creamier. The sauce was good, but I did add double the spices and I should have added more salt too. The sauce would make a great simple meat sauce over pasta.
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Ham with Pineapple

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
Best ham ever!!! I used a precooked ham butt. Not a spiral sliced because they dry out too much, but it was already pre-cooked. I used the juice from two cans of pineapple and about 1/2 cup more sprite. I also omitted the cherries. 12 lb ham cooked for 2.5 hours at 350. People literally said it was the "Best Ham they had ever had" Thanks for such a simple and traditional recipe!
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Home-Style Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
These were awesome!!! I did make a couple of changes...I used more onion than what the recipe called for. I used two yellow onions and rather than chopping them I cut them in half and sliced them. I also used half and half for the sauce instead of milk. When I baked it I thought that the sauce was going to be too thick because of the half and half, but it was delicious. I did need to increase the cooking time and temp. After 45 minutes of cooking at 350 the potatoes were not nearly ready. I cranked the heat to 375 and let it cook another half hour...perfect. Make sure you cook it on a cookie sheet...lots of bubbling over. Rave reviews from all my easter dinner guests :)
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Hungarian Goulash II

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
This is a great recipe for a cold day. I made a double batch of this for a big family dinner and everyone really loved it. Be sure to get stew beef - the cheaper the meat the better it tastes after it has been cooking for a long time. I usually serve this with egg noodles tossed with butter, garlic salt and fresh parsley and a side salad. Almost everyone went for seconds - good thing I made a double batch!
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Strawberry Cheese Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
I loved this recipe. Instead of using the crust that the recipe called for I made a shortbread cookie crust. With the shortbread cookie crust this pie tasted just like strawberry shortcake. I cut the strawberries in half and then covered the pie with them in a circular pattern and then brushed on the currant jelly. I am not sure if my strawberries were too watery or if I used too much jelly, but the top was kind of watery (which didn't stop my family from eating the whole thing!!!). Next time I think I might either slice the strawberries thinly and use less jelly or just do a circle of strawberries around the edge. I also garnished the top of the pie with some more chopped almonds so people would know what to expect! DELISH!
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Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
This dressing was really easy to make and very tasty. It is also a great way to get rid of any left over fresh basil you might have. It has a really sweet flavor so if you don't like that than this isn't for you. This recipe made a lot of dressing so I put the remaining dressing in my own bottle and it has kept great in the fridge - it just needs a little shake up after the oil and vinegar have seperated.
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Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2006
This is a very rich and creamy pasta recipe that was almost sinful! I tried to simplify the recipe as a few other reviewers have done and only use one sautee pan. First, I pounded out my chicken breasts to make them all even thickness then I dipped them in seasoned flour (smoked paprika, salt and pepper)and cooked them in a mixture of olive oil and butter until cooked through (about five minutes a side). I removed the chicken and added the garlic and about 1 1/2 cups chicken broth to deglaze the pan. I then added my chopped up sundried tomatoes and let them cook until tender. Then I added 2 cups of cream and about 1 cup of freshly grated parm cheese. I let this cook for about 8 mins and then added my chicken which I had sliced into three pieces each and let the chicken heat back up in the sauce and added the basil. This was soooo good - like a meal at a restaurant!
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2006
Great recipe! I have made this about four times now and have come up with my own variation. First off - I poach the chicken in chicken broth then shred it and add it to my crockpot along with a big jar of salsa, two cans of mexican corn, two cans of drained black beans and the seasonings. Mix it up and let it cook away in the crockpot for about four hours on low to let all the flavors blend together. I haven't had a problem with my black beans getting mushy or anything and I have let it cook for up to six hours. I serve this with crushed up tortilla chips, sour cream, mexican shredded cheese and green onion. The whole family (even my picky eater) love this. Make double the recipe and save it for later on in the week for a taco or burrito filler!
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Veronica's Apple Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2006
These were really tasty! I made them for Sunday morning breakfast for my kids along with Orange Smoothies (also found on allrecipes)and they just loved it. I also used my food processor to grate the appples - what a timesaver. The pancakes are very dense and the apples really give this recipe that extra something special.
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Orange Smoothie

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2006
This was really yummy - it tasted like a creamsicle. The whole family loved it. I used 1 cup of orange juice concentrate because I couldn't find any 6oz packages. I served it with our Sunday morning breakfast of apple pancakes and sausages
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Marylou's Chicken El Toro

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2006
The whole family liked this recipe, howeveer, I did make a few changes. When I cooked the chicken, I cooked it in chicken broth instead of water. I also followed the advice of some of the previous reviews and added garlic and fresh chopped jalapeno to my onions. I added the chicken and the picante sauce and spiced it up with some ground cumin and salt and I added a can of black beans (YUM). When I served this I put it into a big bowl and added fresh chopped cilantro for flavor and garnish. I served it with warm flour tortillas and spanish rice. I think that next time I will try this with a jar of taco sauce instead of the picante sauce and add my own green and red peppers.
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Daddy's Fried Corn and Onions

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
We totally love this recipe! I have been asked for the recipe numerous times as it is perfect for a bring along to a BBQ or a picnic. I cook the corn on the cob for about five minutes in boiling water - shock it in ice water - then cut the corn off the cob. This makes it easier to cut the corn off the cob and it doesn't take as long to cook. I really only make this in the summer because there is just no substitute for fresh corn on the cob. This recipe is also very versatile as it is great served hot, warm and cold!
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Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
I have been using this quiche recipe quite a bit lateley! The basic ingredients are the perfect base for almost any add-ins. Our favorite is to sautee ham, asparagus and onion and put that right on top of the swiss cheese. Another favorite is to use one package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry from all it's water and spread out on top of the swiss cheese. The recipe recommends freezing this and cooking it later, but I have been making it and then baking it right away. 350 for one hour seems to be the best cooking time and temp! I have never added the pimento or parsley for garnish. Also, I probably add a little bit more than 1 1/2 cups swiss cheese and I always use cream instead of milk! I have actually been told by more than one person that this is the best quiche that they have ever had - how is that for a compliment :)
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2006
This recipe was really great! I was so surprised that it really does taste just like a beef and bean burrito and the tortilla layers were not soggy at all! I didn't have a 4 quart casserole pan so instead I used a 9 x 12 pan and had a few less layers (probably about 3 layers in all) but I surely got the desired effect. I also used about two cups mexican style shredded cheese rather than the 9 oz of colby. I omitted the black olives - not a big fan - and in the end I had a really delicious dinner! My husband picked out this recipe from allrecipes and was the first one to make it and now I am adding it to my own recipe box. As everyone else said, lots of leftovers that taste even better the next day! Thanks Kathi!
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