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Chicken Enchilada Soup III

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2014
I found this recipe today, and made it tonight. On it's own, it was good, but somewhat boring if you really love the Mexican favors.. After I made it, according to the recipe, I added some ingredients, and took other reviewers advice. I did use corn tortillas to thicken it, and add that special flavor. Black beans, pinto beans, and some whole kernel corn added to the body of the soup. I had no canned enchilada sauce, so used 1 1/2 pkg.'s of dry mix. I added some sliced jalapeños and cilantro. Hot sauce, fresh cilantro, fresh limes, corn chips, and cheddar cheese, were served on the side. We're having this again tomorrow, and I'll add sliced avacados as another side. I've never made enchilada soup before, and this was a great recipe to start with. Thank you for sharing.
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Best Buckwheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
I made this recipe today after browsing the web looking for a buckwheat pancake like my Dad used to make us when we were young. I thought this was it, but it sure wasn't. I'm not going to rate with the stars. Like another poster said, all I could taste was baking soda. I took others advice and added more sugar, and let it set before cooking. They were fluffy, but that's it. I'm wondering about using a tried and true recipe for buttermilk pancakes (which uses baking powder and a little soda), and subsituting buckwheat instead of APF. I found that I could not submit the review w/o stars, so chose only two. I'll try it again, and hate to rate a recipe so low.
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Scandinavian Almond Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I just made this recipe today. I followed the recipe exactly, including the icing. The cookies are good, but the icing was too runny, so I added a little more confectioners sugar. Still too runny, but because I have never made them before, decided to go for it. The icing sunk into the cookies and disappeared. I don't know if they are going to make the cookies soggy; I'll have to wait and see. Next time I will also double the almond extract as suggested.
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
I made five batches of these cookies this Christmas season, and every one of them came out terrific! I used my marionberry jam, and my hot jalapeno jam that I made last summer. The jalapeno was by far the best! The buttery cookie with that hot jam were made to go together! I ran a jar of the jam through my food mill to remove seeds and flesh, added more green food coloring, and they were as pretty as they were yummy! Thank you for posting this great recipe!
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Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
Wonderfully creamy and cheesy! Grand kid's loved it! So did we! I do add onions, and finely chopped red peppers. Thank you for posting!
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Bacon Mushroom Swiss Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2011
I loved this recipe! I have had a tough time finding a good meatloaf recipe, and this one was great with a few changes. I cooked 5 pieces of thin sliced bacon and added it to the recipe. I layed 4-5 raw pieces on the loaf when I baked it, and poured off the grease as it cooked. I used sour cream instead of the milk, and used about a half cup. I have always done that because the loaf stays more moist. I used some good Italian bread instead of the cracker crumbs, and I chunked up the swiss cheese as others had suggested. I didn't use any spices except pepper. I know it sounds like I made a lot of changes, but really I didn't. As with all recipes, there is usually room for changes according to your tastes. We loved this, and I will be making this again! I shared the recipe with a co-worker today too!
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Herbed Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
The flavor of these were great. However, they were mushy. I flollowed the directions exactly, so I am not sure what happened. They were fluffy, but soggy. I was expecting a dryer center in them. I may try them again. I'm not sure.
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Colette's Smoked Sausage Fritatta

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
This recipe came in my daily recipe e-mail today, just as I was thinking about making something for breakfast, so I decided to try it, and am so glad I did! I added chopped jalapenos, red pepper, onions, and green onions, along with the smoked beef sausage. I didn't use all of the cheese that it called for because we are trying to cut down on that, but it was wonderful without it. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! It's going in my recipe box!
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Colette's Smoked Sausage Fritatta

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
This recipe came in my daily recipe e-mail today, just as I was thinking about making something for breakfast, so I decided to try it, and am so glad I did! I added chopped jalapenos, red pepper, onions, and green onions, along with the smoked beef sausage. I didn't use all of the cheese that it called for because we are trying to cut down on that, but it was wonderful without it. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! It's going in my recipe box!
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The Best Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2009
Absolutely the best marinade I have ever used! The sirloin (London Broil) was the most tender and best tasting we have ever had! I sliced it very thin and used it for hot beef sandwiches. Wonderful! Be sure to save some of the marinade, heat it and mix with the steak juices for an au jus if you make sandwiches.
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Jalapeno Jelly

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
My sister and I made 4 batches of this recipe. We started out using the 12 jalapenos with seeds and membranes, and with each batch, reduced that amount. But, after all was said and done, the first batch was the best, and everybody raves about it. We made the jam, not the jelly, so we got 6 half pint jars with every batch. I wouldn't do one thing different! This jam/jelly is wonderful!
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Catherine's Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
Fantastic! MidnightMary had a bad piece of meat. If cooked according to directions, and you have a good roast, you can't go wrong with this recipe!
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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
I have made these for years. They are so good and easy, and very rich, so they go a long way. I love these bars!
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Best Wild Rice Soup Ever

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2008
I don't make a lot of soup with rice, but this recipe is so good! I had some ham to use up, plus some half and half, so it was perfect. The only thing that I did different was add some cayenne pepper just before serving, and used a wild rice mix, as that is all I had. We like most things with a little "kick". We had it with salad and crusty french bread, and it was wonderful! Thank you for posting. It will be on our special soup list from now on.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
These were fantastic! Tender, light, and some of the best I have ever eaten! We had these with creamed eggs. Just one though, as we both had to try them with syrup and jam. There are just the two of us, but I made the whole recipe so that I could freeze some. I will toast them, re-heat them and take them to work, or just have them for dinner sometime soon. These would be great with sausage gravy!! That is what my Dad used to make for us in the mornings when we were little. Pancakes and gravy! Ahh... so good! Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe! It's a keeper, and I won't use any other, ever again.
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Zucchini Patties

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
These were fantastic! What a great way to help use up some of the zucchini in the garden. I took the recipe to work with me, and everybody there wanted a copy of it. I did add garlic to them, and I had a little bit of grated co-jack cheese from the night before that I threw in. We loved them...even my dear BF ate them, and he does not like zucchini at all! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2007
This bread was fantastic! I took it to work, and it was gone in two days, where only 5 people work! Of course, I took the recipe with me, and everybody took a copy of it home. I made it just as posted, but I think I will add a dash of vanilla extract to it, and maybe a few walnuts the next time I make it.
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
This recipe was pretty good. The sprouts seemed somewhat dry though. Next time I make this I will use some vegetable broth to moisten them a little. I used slivered almonds instead of the pine nuts because I can't eat them. Thanks for posting this recipe!
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Lobster de Jonghe

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
Oh Boy! This was SO good! I rarely get a chance to eat lobster because it's so expensive here (in Oregon). I searched a number of recipe sites today trying to find a way to fix these two little lobster tails (6oz. each) so that we could really, really enjoy them. I picked the right recipe, that's for sure! I think that the next time I make this recipe though, I will have extra lemon to add if we want it. I also added garlic powder to the crumb topping as other reviewers suggested. Other than that, I followed the recipe other than changing it to two servings. I want to move to Maine so I can eat this a whole lot more than I can here! Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
We really enjoyed this recipe! We have been eating asparagus every day since it appeared in the grocery store in March! I am always looking for new ways to fix it, and this one was good! I did as some other reviewers said, and changed the amount of soy sauce vs. balsamic vinegar, making the vinegar 1T. and the soy sauce 1t. I did add some garlic powder to it, and we really liked that, though I should have used fresh garlic, and added it towards the end of the sauce cooking time, as it got a little bitter. I will save this recipe, and use it often. Thank you for posting it!
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