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Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
You know it's a good recipe when your husband goes back for seconds, thirds and even a small fourth helping! I admit I changed up this recipe slightly to fit my needs this evening. I used a bake-in-the-bag Asian Ginger pork loin. While that was baking, I chopped and sauteed all my veggies (a small onion, a red pepper, a green pepper, some shredded carrots and a half head of regular cabbage). I used udon noodles because that's what I had. I sauteed all my veggies together with the spices suggested in the recipe, but used my own measurements. Once the pork was done and slightly cooled, I shredded it due to personal preference and then tossed the udon noodles with the sweet chili sauce (which was surprisingly spicier than anticipated!), teriyaki sauce (didn't have soy) and garlic powder. I then added the noodles directly to the pork/veggie mixture so I could combine it all together. Since it was spicier than anticipated, I added a 1/2 cup water mixed with a little chicken base since it would tone down the spice factor a bit and add the saltiness I felt it needed. It was the perfect amount of sauce and my husband and I LOVED it! I just rinsed some of the noodles and pork for my 4 year-old DD since it was still too spicy for her tastebuds. DH spiced up his portions with Slap Yo Mama hot sauce, while I used a scant bit of Sriracha on mine. Yummy!! Will defnitely make again!
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Smooth Sweet Tea

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
Having made this countless times, it always turns out perfectly. The winning ratio for my family is 6 family-sized tea bags, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/3 c Splenda. My husband loves this tea, so I make it A LOT! I use this method for any home-brewed tea. I especially love iced green tea. Always a winner!
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
First made these little beauties a couple years back for a holiday cookie tray for the neighbors. They were well-received then, and a few days ago, they were again, well-received at my work Christmas party. With baking, I find it's more of an "exact science" so I followed this recipe to the letter. I do freeze the PB cups and wait a few minutes after removing the tray from the oven to press the cups in; just waiting until the middles start to slightly sink. This year, I sprinkled red & green colored sugar on the tops when they were still hot. Sometimes I pop the entire tray in the fridge; sometimes I don't. Either way, they're fine. I just make sure I roll the balls fairly big so they puff up enough, otherwise you'll get a short little cookie with the PB cup just sitting on top.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
After a bout with a 24-hour stomach bug yesterday, my 4 1/2 year-old DD needed something bland today, so realizing I was out of jarred applesauce, I made this. I used 4 med/lg Granny Smiths, eyeballed a few pinches of both white/brown sugar and just a pinch of cinnamon. I used 1/4 c apple juice instead of water. At the end of 20 minutes, the apples were perfectly soft, however, I did need to add water in order for my immersion blender to blend to the consistency I wanted, so next time, I would use the recommended amount of water per recipe directions. I enjoyed this (moreso than still-sickly daughter). I would love to simmer this in a crockpot with some extra cinnamon and cloves next time!
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Hash Brown Casserole II

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
Having made this countless times, I can tell you that this recipe is definitely open to variations and substitions based on your preferences and what you happen to have on hand. IMHO, 2 cups of cheese isn't enough, so I double it, generally using a combo of cheddar & jack or colby, or even parmesan. Instead of the cream of chicken, sometimes I'll sub out cheddar cheese soup, which is my favorite. I also like to sautee my onions and add a small can of diced chilies. That's a flavor combo I LOVE! The cornflake topping is classic (no need to sautee the flakes; simply melt the butter in a saucepan, add the cornflakes, stir, and add to the top of the casserole). French fried onions are great as well; I set my oven to broil and add them 2-3 minutes before done baking. Over the years, I've added sauteed green (or red) peppers as well. I've also used this as a breakfast casserole and added some maple breakfast sausage. The add-ins/possibilities are endless! Use whatever you like - holds up well to changes.
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Zesty Porcupine Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2012
Growing up in the 70's/early 80's, this dinner brought me down memory lane. A quick scan of the ingredients told me I'd need to spruce up the seasonings in the dish, which is always an easy fix for those of us who like spices. I "spiced up" both the hamburger mixture as well as the soup mixture with eyeballed amounts of onion/garlic powders, black pepper, and Lawry's (in the hamburger mix only), as well as 1/4 c breadcrumbs. I subbed out an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce since I only had 1 can of tomato soup (I used Campbell's Tomato Bisque), but I'd prefer using only the tomato soup next time. I also used the entire 1/4 c of worchestershire since I love it, and added a few pinches of brown sugar to my tomato mixture. Served over white rice, along with a quick green pepper & onion stir-fry. A tad more time-consuming than I'd like for a busy weeknight, but a delicious change-up for weekend meals. Thanks for the throwback meal memories!
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Skillet Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
Good comfort food! I diced my potatoes with a splash of canola oil and spices to taste and baked them instead, just out of personal preference. I added them to the cooked cabbage mixture, which made dinner on the table in less than 25 minutes. I call that a success for a weeknight! I didn't have smoked ham this time, but would defintely use that next time to amp up the flavor a bit. I'd love to experiment with this and try bacon, smoked turkey sausage or even flavored chicken sausage. This is definitely going on the fall/winter dinner rotation!
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Absolute Best Pancake Syrup

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
Given all the rave reviews, this recipe was a HUGE letdown. My issue wasn't with the foamy baking soda, but rather, the watery consistency of this syrup. Not even cornstarch could save this. I just prefer THICK syrup. Guess I'll stick with the store-bought stuff, sorry!
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
I too, mixed my eggs with the parmesan cheese and added some fresh cracked pepper and pinches of sea salt, nutmeg, and basil. I'd run out of parmesan, so I also tossed in another 1/4 c of an Italian 5-cheese blend, which included smoked provolone. If it weren't for the smoky taste the cheese provided, I would've rated this dish much lower since I found the final outcome rather bland. My husband, who is the true pasta fanatic in the house, LOVED this, hence the compromised 4-star rating. I was a little nervous tossing raw eggs over the pasta since I was also serving this to my 4 year-old, so I set the entire pan back over low heat as I was tossing the pasta, so I wouldn't scramble the eggs. I added in some steamed green peas to my plate (hubby hates peas) and used turkey bacon. Not a keeper in my book, but I'd make it again if the hubby requests it.
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Baybreeze Cocktail

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
Needing a break from all the prepwork the eve before Thanksgiving, I made this cocktail. It was decent, but would've been better with flavored vodka, or better yet, Malibu rum! Defintely use a cocktail shaker and add a squeeze of lime.
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Strawberry Fluff

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
I'd first tried this last Thanksgiving when my sister-in-law served it. I really liked it then, as did my daughter, so I decided to try this as dessert for Thanksgiving this year, since we aren't fans of pumpkin pie. I agree with the previous reviewer who stated that the gelatin doesn't fully dissolve. While it's still very good and I'll probably attempt again, as it's a healthier dessert option, the presentation could've been slightly better in my opinion. No sacrifice on taste however; if you don't mind the red flecks of gelatin.
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Perfect Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
Quick, easy, and delicious! My pan drippings made this even better. Wonderful reheated and non-lumpy gravy, this one will remain on the Turkey Day rotation.
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
My original review disappeared, so I'll try this again. This was FANTASTIC! Easily my favorite dish of Thanksgiving this year! Scanning through MANY reviews, I made mine using only 1 egg, 1 can creamed corn and measured out frozen petite white corn (it's sweeter), added 3/4 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt, black pepper, onion powder and chives, sauteed 1/2 c vidalia onion along with a 4 oz. can green chilies. Mine fit perfectly in an 8x8" dish! I baked closer to an hour, reducing the heat to 325 the last 20 minutes. Perfectly golden color and slightly crispy edges, this will remain on the Turkey Day rotation for many years to come. I also foresee this side dish on the menu alot! This also makes great leftovers, even for breakfast, when warmed and drizzed with honey. Thank you for this "awesome" recipe!
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
Not sure what happened to my original review, but I'll attempt another one. Instead of diced, I chunked my potatoes, which resulted in a longer boiling time. It worked out well since I was busy with other things on Thanksgiving Day. I admit, I used this recipe loosely as a guide, adding seasonings to taste rather than following the recipe measurements. I omitted the sugar per other reviewers and added chives for color. Easy, tasty, and rustic, these potatoes were a treat for garlic lovers, and made for a fantastic accompaniment to the Thanksgiving Day turkey.
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Turkey with Sausage Cabbage Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
I'd saved this recipe mainly because the sausage cabbage stuffing intrigued me, so the review is only for the stuffing. I made it nearly to the letter, except for substituting Jimmy Dean pork (sage- flavored) sausage for the Italian, and using half Mrs. Cubbison's seasoned bread cubes and half French bread cubes I'd dried out the night before Thanksgiving. My husband still prefers the boxed stuff, but I'll attempt this one again even though I'm not a stuffing lover. It's got great potential! I upped the broth to 2 cups and could've used a tad more. I think the called-for amount in the recipe would've resulted in an extremely DRY pan of stuffing. I baked 45 minutes total at 325.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
After trimming the outer leaves, cutting the bottoms off and slicing them in half, I soaked my sprouts in a bowl of salted water for an hour (I'd heard this is helpful removing some of the bitterness associated with brussels sprouts). I then parboiled them for a couple minutes, strained the water out and made sure they were dry. Tossed in a few splashes of garlic-infused olive oil, sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, these were great! I roasted them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cut sides down, so the outer leaves would get crispy and carmelized. I popped them in along with my stuffing that was already baking at 325. The leaves still browned and crisped up nicely after 20 minutes. I'll continue roasting my sprouts instead of any other method of preparation.
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Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
I'm not one for chocolate anything, but I made it for my chocolate-loving hubby and daughter as a fudge topping for vanilla ice cream tonight. They liked it, but didn't LOVE it. I halved the recipe, using only 1 cup sugar and subbing out half & half instead. I didn't want to use the blender, so tried whisking it the whole time, but I found the recipe and reviewers are correct: the blending DOES indeed, make a difference in the final outcome. The immersion blender right in the saucepan did the trick as far as producing a silky smooth, thick sauce.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
I started with a 1/2 packet of the Good Seasonings garlic & herb mix and added as I went along, eventually using the entire packet. I used 1 can cream of chicken, 1 can cream of mushroom and after adding the cream cheese, I thinned it out with a combination of half & half and water. I also tossed in some dried chives and parsley for a little color and about half an onion, diced and sauteed in 1 Tbsp butter and a little of the Good Seasonings mix. About 15 minutes before serving, I added about 8 oz of sour cream to tone down the cream cheese flavor a tad and it worked perfectly. My crockpot is a beast, so even at low, I had this on the table exactly 2.5 hours after I threw in the raw, cubed chicken. Served over a bed of egg noodles, it was pretty good. I would make it again with the addition of fresh, sauteed mushrooms thrown in at the end, as well as half the cream cheese and adding sour cream to taste. Next time, I'd like to try serving over a bed of garlicky, red mashed potatoes.
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Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
The purists will hate this review, but because so many people tweak recipes which I generally find VERY helpful, I'm going to do it with this review. I love the ingredients and the "guts" of the recipe, however, after making this many times, I alter it to make it a little healthier and to cut down on the prep time. I dice up my potatoes, toss them with a little canola oil, spices to taste, and bake on parchment paper for 20-22 minutes. While they're baking, I brown my sausage (smoked turkey sausage) and then sautee my onions and peppers in the measly drippings the low-fat turkey sausage provides. When the potatoes are done, I combine them with the sausage, onions, and peppers and sprinkle with a little cheese (usually mozz or parm), then toss back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Voila! Served with a simple green salad, this is a family favorite that's quick for a busy weeknight dinner, or anytime some good, old-fashioned comfort food is desired.
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Stef's Super Cheesy Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2012
Holy cow....heavy on the tummy, but gooey, cheesy and garlicky is the best way to enjoy garlic bread! Next time, I'll just eyeball all the ingredients, as I don't think flavor will be sacrificed at all by drastically reducing the butter and mayo, and I love butter and mayo! I used some minced garlic as well as a healthy sprinkling of garlic and onion powders. Didn't have green onions, so I used dried chives, which I'd do again. Also, I didn't have a loaf of french bread, so out of sheer desperation, I used a package of King's Hawaiian rolls sliced lengthwise. I slathered up both sides and forged on with the recipe. Not bad in a pinch, but I'll make sure to have a loaf of french bread on hand next time I make this! Served with AR's Hearty Minestrone soup, this sinfully delicious garlic bread was thoroughly enjoyed by myself, hubby, and 4 year-old daughter. An occasional splurge for sure, I'll hold on to this recipe.
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