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Pasta Sauce - Vegan

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2014
My picky teenage son and I are in the middle of a 21-day Daniel Fast, which limits our diet to fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It's tough to find recipes that meet these criteria while satisfying my husband and two youngest children. I'm so glad I found this recipe! I started with crushed tomatoes, as good fresh tomatoes are hard to come by this time of year. I omitted the red wine and corn starch, but otherwise followed the recipe. I was concerned about making a tomato sauce without sugar; I've never done it any other way. However, my fears were unfounded. I have never before tasted such a flavorful pasta sauce! I didn't have to puree the sauce due to the crushed tomatoes, and my finicky kids all gobbled it up all of the chunky vegetable goodness. I served it over whole wheat spaghetti, with sauteed zucchini for me and meatballs for the non-fasters. My son thought it tasted so good that he was worried that it wasn't allowed on the fast. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
I've tried numerous roll recipes over the years. This recipe is the best, by far. My family loves sweet rolls, and these were perfect. I wouldn't change a thing! I do not own a bread machine, but these were easy enough to make by hand. I dissolved the yeast in warm water. Meanwhile, I scalded the milk, melted the butter in the hot milk, and let the mixture cool. I whisked in the egg when the milk was cool enough not to scramble it. I mixed the dry ingredients and added to the wet ingredients, a little at a time. I kneaded the dough for 6 to 8 minutes, placed it in a greased bowl to rise, and covered it with a cloth. After about an hour in my warm kitchen, I punched the dough down and shaped it into 20 rolls, which fit nicely into a greased 13x9 pan. At last! The perfect roll recipe for my family
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Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
My daughter made these for Thanksgiving dinner. I hate peeling raw sweet potatoes because they are so hard. I didn't have room in the oven to bake them, so we boiled them whole and in the peels. When they were done, we sliced off each end and cut a slit down the middle. The potatoes slipped right out of the peels. There wasn't enough topping to cover the 13x9 inch dish. Rather than make more, we filled in the gaps with mini marshmallows after baking. We returned the dish to the oven long enough to brown the marshmallows. Next time, we'll double the marshmallows. Great holiday recipe!
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Tasty Buns

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I'd never tried my hand at homemade sandwich buns before, but this recipe seemed to simple to pass up. When I saw that there was no kneading and only a single rise, I was intrigued. When I pulled these gorgeous, fluffy buns from the oven, I was sold! They tasted great and held up well to saucy barbecued pork. I followed the recipe as written. This would be a great recipe for the first-time bread maker. High recommend!
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Easy Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
This was a quick an easy weekend breakfast. I used cooked and crumbled bacon rather than bacon bits, but followed the rest of the recipe closely. The quiche was light, fluffy, and just creamy enough. Perfect!
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Homemade Tomato Sauce II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
This sauce is a snap to prepare and tastes great. I added a little sugar and oregano. I simmered it for about an hour, but would have cooked it even longer if I hadn't been so hungry. The recipe made plenty of sauce for my family of five. I'm sure it will be even better tomorrow! I used it to top Three Cheese Manicotti.
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Three Cheese Manicotti II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
I'd been craving the manicotti from a local Italian eatery, but didn't feel like eating out after a long work week. So, I thought this homemade version might do the trick. Of course, I didn't expect it to taste nearly as good as the dish offered by my favorite restaurant. Much to my surprise, this dish was even better! I am thrilled to have found this recipe. Now I can enjoy the great taste that I love for a fraction of the cost. This was my first attempt at making manicotti, and it was much easier than I expected. I followed the suggestions to soak the noodles in hot water for 10-15 minutes rather than cooking them completely prior to stuffing them. To prepare the filling, I measured the ingredients into a gallon-sized plastic storage bag and squished it together to mix. I snipped off the corner of the bag and piped it into the partially cooked shells. I only had 2 cups of mozzarella, so I used 1-1/2 cups for the filling and 1/2 cup for the topping. I made Homemade Tomato Sauce II from this site for the sauce. I'm so glad that I gave this a try!
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Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
My cupboards were practically bare, but I needed a quick breakfast on a busy Saturday morning. I didn't have eggs or milk, but I remembered hearing about a simple muffin recipe. A quick search on allrecipes.com, and I was all set to make these delicious little muffins. I used a butter recipe yellow cake mix and followed the directions exactly. The result? A moist and tasty treat that the whole family enjoyed. Sure, you can add extras. Streusel topping? Go for it. Chocolate chips or cream cheese filling? Sounds good to me. But, if you're short on time, ingredients, or both, give this recipe a try as written. You won't be disappointed!
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I doubled the recipe in order to make two pies for my hungry family. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but did let the dough rest for more than 5 minutes after mixing. My pepperoni and cheese pizza turned out perfect. My kids were certainly impressed. The "supreme" pizza with lots of added veggies was a little soggy, so I will bake the crust halfway before adding the toppings next time around. Not the best pizza crust I've ever made, but definitely the easiest!
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French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2012
Great starter recipe. This is a perfect canvas for a little culinary creativity. Make this recipe your own with the addition of pecans, raisins, berries, chocolate chips, bananas, or anything else your heart desires. Since I wanted to rate the actual recipe, I added only a pinch of nutmeg this time around. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13x9 inch foil pan. A one-pound loaf of sturdy French bread yielded just the right amount of bread cubes. Cube the bread the night before to save time. This is a great use for stale bread. Thumbs up from all three hungry kids!
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
I needed an amazing chili recipe for a family gathering, and I knew that over a thousand reviews couldn't be wrong. I followed the recipe closely and added only a small can of diced jalapenos for a touch of heat. The chili was a big hit! It was just spicy enough for everyone to enjoy without having to gulp down cold drinks to cool the tastebuds. I received lots of compliments, which was especially nice because I rarely make chili from scratch. I made it a day ahead in order to allow the flavors to blend and heated it in a crockpot for the party. Several guests used the chili to top baked potatoes. I'll definitely save this recipe for future gatherings!
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Gourmet Chicken Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
A simple recipe, though some may find it a bit bland. I topped my sandwiches with sauteed sweet onions and Swiss cheese. The addition of rosemary to the mayo/mustard spread is genius! I was disappointed that my purchased focaccia was moldy, so I had to serve the sandwiches on hamburger buns that I had on hand. I had planned to grill the chicken, but a thunderstorm forced me to saute them on the stovetop. I sprinkled the chicken lightly with Greek seasoning prior to cooking. A quick and easy weeknight recipe!
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
So good! My family loved this. It was a great alternative to an expensive visit to the local Mexican restaurant, and was quick enough to prepare after an afternoon of soccer practice. I added a packet of burrito seasoning to the ground beef and followed the suggestion to spread the refried beans on the tortillas rather than adding them into the beef mixture. I used fat free refried beans. For the tortilla layers, I placed one layer of bean-coated tortillas, bean side down, and topped with a second layer of plain tortillas. I placed the sliced olives on top of half of the casserole and omitted the olives from the other half (picky kids). Everyone seemed to enjoy this topped with fat free sour cream. Great recipe!
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
Very good, simple recipe. I had a craving for the baked ziti at a local restaurant, but this was a tight budget week. I decided to try this out at home. If I were preparing this dinner for only myself, I'd omit the ground beef. I included it to suit the taste of the rest of the family. I don't think I changed a thing. I used fat free sour cream, which worked very well. I"ll probably make this again.
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
Entirely too sweet, but sooooo good! I never thought of dissolving the sugar into a simple syrup prior to mixing with the lemon juice and remaining water, but it's a great idea! I'll never make lemonade or limeade any other way. Next time, I'll reduce the sugar to 1-1/2 or 1 -3/4 cups.
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Grilled Broccoli

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
The flavor was great, but I ran into a few problems. I needed more liquid to coat the broccoli, so I drizzled on a little extra olive oil. Most of the parmesan fell off and burned on the grill, and the broccoli was dry. That may have been my fault, though. I'll probably give it another try.
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Pretty Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
My 11-year-old daughter made this marinade while I was at work, and we poured it over the chicken breast before we left for soccer practice. Two and a half hours later, it was ready for the grill. This was so easy and yielded tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken. The spices were just right. I didn't use the liquid smoke. This is one for the recipe box!
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
I wouldn't change a thing. This is a tender and flaky classic pie crust. The trick is to avoid handling it too much. Stir in the icy cold water just until the flour is moistened enough to stick together and you'll get a perfect crust every time. TO BAKE EMPTY PIE SHELL: Prick bottom of crust thoroughly with fork (40 to 50 times). Bake in lower third of over at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes,.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
This was my first "from scratch" lemon pie, and I can't believe how easy it was! My 9-year-old niece and I made this for my father. It turned out great. We added 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar to the meringue, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Dad couldn't wait for it to cool, but thought it was great, even warm. I'll make this again. Maybe even tomorrow! My kids will be thrilled to have one of their own.
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Crispy Rice Candy

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
So easy and soooo good! I was short on time, so I decided to make this quick treat for a chairty dessert raffle at work. They were so simple to make and looked fantastic in cellophane treat bags. The creamy combination of peanut butter and white chocolate is addictive, but the crispy cereal, salty peanuts, and chewy marshmallows put them over the top. These little candies are definitely going to make an appearance on my holiday cookie trays.
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