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Tomato and Pepper Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2013
I JUST made this – it hasn’t ‘aged’ yet – but even NOW it is SO GOOD!! Here are my changes, some from reading others reviews and also my picky husband (anyone out there have one of those?) First – no celery, Lawry’s Garlic salt (to taste), ½ teaspoon sugar, small amount really made a difference right away, ½ teaspoon honey. My husband does like ‘sweet’ way too much so, but I have noticed honey has worked on him and a little stevia, but even with small amount of ‘sweeteners’ used in my adjustment – I didn’t see a need for added stevia, but might later – to get him to eat salad. Fresh oregano, from our garden – oregano is a takeover plant – so I clip more than I use and I used a lot! Green onion, red onion, fresh lime juice (husband does NO vinegar . . . when it is ‘easy’ to recognize!). I was glad to find this recipe when tomatoes were only 99¢ a pound. Soon tomatoes and cucumbers will come from THE GARDEN – so this will be great produce use salad! Thanks STACYLYNN130
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Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
I have made these now three times in a 9x13 pan. The first two times followed ingredients accept the filling, I was short on brown sugar – so used half brown and half white. The second time I attempted to make smaller and ‘more’ individual buns so there would be more to go around. These disappear FAST in our small group at church. The attempt making smaller ones – they sort of went wild when baking in their dish. The third time making these I substituted ¼ c oat bran ¼ c of oat flour for a half cup of flour. I did not have regular milk – had buttermilk on hand – so used it. The third time – they definitely tasted ‘healthy’ not as light and fluffy. Still good but next time I’ll see if ½ c oat flour would be less heavy than oat bran. One of the young recent college graduates who got her first job far away – one of the things she wanted before leaving was this recipe, “The best cinnamon buns I ever ate” she said with glee! So this has been a really five star recipe!
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: May 4, 2013
Doubling the recipe – I forgot to increase the baking time. (Duh!) They were too soft – I figured – often brownies firm up as they cool – so I frosted them . . . they did not firm up. Sticking them in the oven for a little longer – I think maybe had I not frosted them they might have firmed up. The edges were fine – the way too soft middles – I used ‘mushy middle’ making a parfait layering whip cream banana pudding and gooey brownies. When dessert time – topped with ice-cream – and the firm brownies – it was OH SO GOOD- redirecting to a parfait was – well – very fancy – big hit. The brownie and frosting are quite the five star – I’ll be making again very soon.
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Herbed Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2013
I did this MOSTLY to recipe directions. Yummy! Looking for ‘dipping sauces’ an Allrecipe recipe called Sesame Chicken Strips with Sweet Sauce one of the reviews a woman added dill to the sweet sauce – OMG – dill in that sauce is totally addictive, also added a little almond milk. I had oat bran instead of wheat germ (none on hand) then 1/3 cup sesame seeds to breading. Asian grocery stores carry very nutritious sesame seeds inexpensively. Next time I make I’ll do the review ‘nkki_dw’ – she doubled breading, 1st marinated chicken in Italian dressing then dipped in bread crumbs, then egg dipped then another round in the bread crumbs. Some of the reviews said the time in cooking was off. 10 minutes worked on our oven, browning the crust. I also made a hot sauce that my husband liked better than the sweet sauce. This is a real keeper.
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Broccoli Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
Following some of the other reviews I steamed the broccoli then cooked cut up chicken in garlic powder, poultry seasoning and roasted garlic seasoning (what I had on hand). I didn’t have any cream soups available – so made rue, added chicken billion powder, made a gravy with milk and almond milk – added a little sharp cheddar cheese too. Then combined chicken and broccoli to the sauce – put in a baking dish – topped with shredded cheddar and bread crumbs (did not add butter to bread crumbs – we don’t need extra calories!) baked at 350 for 10 minutes – this took a little less than an hour from beginning to end. My picky husband had two platefuls!
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Broccoli Beef I

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
I looked up several of this recipe on this site and others; this was the best basic recipe. Mike T's review I followed many of his suggestions. I also used about 2 T oyster sauce, some sesame oil and corn starch instead of flour, stevia extract instead of sugar. I marinated the cut beef strips in sauce a few minutes took beef out with slotted spoon, cooked a few minutes, and then took beef out of pan. Sauce in the pan I added remaining marinade, then added corn starch, cooked and stirred till it was gravy/sauce consistency. Cut onion slices added to broccoli. Returned beef to gravy/sauce, then broccoli and onions, cooked a few minutes so vegetables were heated but still a little crisp, served on rice. Turned out great.
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Candied Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2013
This was a big hit. Reading reviews I chose not to fry briefly. Save time save clean up. I used a mix of regular bread crumbs and panko. I cut breasts into strips as one person said in her review. Strips made serving a lot easier, as some wanted a lot, others wanted smaller portions. Strips also made more servings. For the sauce (oh so good) I used about 1/3 c. honey with ½ a tablespoon of brown sugar (I had a small amount of honey I wanted to use up). Next time I will make a lot more sauce, and use more onions. The sauce was so good – plates were totally cleaned. I will add some extra sauce and mix into the rice next time. I don’t think you can overdo serving this sauce!
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Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
I started making cake balls a while ago. I liked especially with this recipe – cream cheese instead of massive cake frosting – THEN cookies over baking a cake – SO MUCH EASIER. I took the cream filling out of half – just to cut down on the sugar, and added a little Hershey’s cocoa powder just to bump up chocolate. I added Kahlua to those for adults! These were great fun. The white coating I used half of the candy coating with half Ghirardelli white chocolate . . . rich and so good, but the big pay pack with these balls over so many other balls – EASY and fast.
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Chocolate Pretzels

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
Oh –these are easy – fast – fun and yummy. I used dark Hershey kisses – noticed someone used candy corn and I had peppermint candy corn, which was great using around Christmas. I ate . . . way too many.
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Garlic Butter

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2013
One more note on this garlic butter - I used the garlic butter to make a fast shrimp scampi with already cooked shrimp then put on pasta - OH SO GOOD - I will be making a pile of this garlic butter to use in more applications (I could not figure out how to add/edit the first review - so now there are two reviews!) Hope this is an 'edit' - making a lot I froze some for future use. It looked a little funky - but when whipping it a little with a fork - it became visually pleasing again - and the taste is still wonderful
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Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2012
I made these cookies a few times. Reading reviews one person chopped cranberries– 1st time I put cranberries through a slicer-didn’t like result. Next time followed recipe totally – cranberries were SO GOOD whole and fresh - next time used 2 ½ cups of cranberries. I used a 1½ inch scoop for cookie size. Small number of cranberries leftover- I simply stuck on cookies – then used sliced almonds topping cookie dough and press the cookies a little wider, and baked at 375 for 18 minutes. The cookies do not spread at all – so they can be close together on cookie sheet for baking. One review used milk and powdered sugar frosting after cookies cooled. First few times I used normal consistency for powdered sugar frosting. This photo I used a thin frosting (enough milk the frosting was a runny consistency) using pastry brush covered cookies lightly. The cake like cookies with the crunchy almonds – oh – what an improvement, I simply used the almonds because they were ‘on hand’ (I’d over purchased sliced almonds for another cookie use!)
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2012
Great recipe, it was a little heavy on salt - will reduce salt in next batch. I used this in ground beef for Mexican Lasagna. Much better than store bought taco seasoning. The recipe for Seven Layer Taco Dip in the bean layer. I'll make a LOT more of this and package some as gifts.
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Cinnamon Belgian Waffles

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
What set this recipe apart from others were separating eggs, whipping the whites until stiff and using buttermilk. I had buttermilk that needed to be used – so that factored into my choice! Researching other waffle recipes – I used ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup oat flour added ½ cup of ground flax seed. I also used 2½ teaspoons baking powder (there’s a recipe using a lot of b. powder, figured with heavy ingredients more b. powder would lighten results). As cinnamon fans I used 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract (Silver Cloud Estates brand) and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. When folding beaten stiff egg whites in – leaven of the baking powder and soda – it was clear these waffles would be fluffy.
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE - look forward to making more. I made Garlic Cheddar Chicken with what I had on hand- Italian store brand bread crumbs, Kraft plain old Parmesan cheese and sharp cheddar, and some white cheddar cheese powder I got from My Spice Sage. I couldn't get the mix to ‘stick’ to the breasts very well so with 10 minutes left baking left I sprinkled the reaming on the breasts. What spilled over made crunchy melted pieces that – TASTED great on their own – and these chicken breasts were OMG – wonderful. Look forward to trying again with fancy ‘panko’ bread crumbs!! I looked at the video AFTER making this – I did not pound the breasts thin – that missed action I will make sure I do next time.
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
I had a pound of ground beef and a little left over rice – researching Allrecipes ‘ground beef and rice’ this stuffed pepper was one of the recipes coming up. Also on hand was left over Ragu spaghetti sauce. I pretty much used the Ragu instead of opening up another can of anything tomato. Also – so I cooked a little more rice in water and made 1/3 of the liquid Ragu with Italian spice (read a pile of reviews, did rice separately) cooked ground beef, drained fat, then cooked onions and garlic (another review suggestion) added maybe two tablespoons of Worchester and put all ingredients together - less the cheese. Tasting it – I can see why another reviewer used catsup – about 2 tablespoons did the job. Added cheese to what I’d be using tonight and put some cheese in the bottom of to be stuffed green pepper – another reviewer suggestion (I love this sight for great reviewers!) anyway – this turned out pretty good. I have enough ‘stuffing’ to do this again. I only added cheese to what I used today.
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Orange Curried Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2015
Whoa – GOOD – sort of followed recipe – no salt . . . I added enough water (hot) to clean out one of my almost empty marmalade jars! Added a little powdered cayenne and chopped up a slightly hydrated ancho chili, read a lot of reviews, maybe a teaspoon of corn starch - WHOA - OH - SO - GOOOOOOD! Chiles add some texture. I chopped up boneless skinless chicken breast into bite size pieces – cooked in casserole, every 10 minutes stirred so chicken would be saturated with the sauce and cooked evenly. Made a rice / quinoa half and half (quinoa -sneak something healthy on my husband )– SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
My husband started making something similar to this a while ago from a recipe coming with a brand of Mexican food. My husband also does not like ‘beans’ - most any kind of beans. I also have vegetarian friends. I make ‘Spanish Rice’ which is basically rice made with tomatoes or salsa substituting half water called for making regular rice. I use Spanish rice instead of refried beans for my husband. For those who do not eat beef – I use the rice again as a layer with beans. Another thing I also do just for the variety of color, with my refried beans I add some black beans. I add taco seasoning to ground beef after it has been drained of fat, and add a little salsa or tomatoes. I have never used more than one layer of tortilla shell – but will the next time to see how it works. I have used low calorie whole wheat tortilla shells that have held up very well. Depending on what I have on hand – I layer onions, sweet peppers, poblanos and other mild peppers – use smaller amounts of hotter peppers – accept for those who like hot – (husband DOES like hot!)
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2012
Sweetheart Cookies for Sweethearts - My son requested my 'cinnamon' sugar cookies for his wedding reception. This frosting was VERY sweet and the cookies were a hit.
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Jorge's Pasta-less Eggplant Lasagna

Reviewed: May 31, 2013
Eggplant instead of pasta –then adding spinach in the ricotta – what a way to eat your vegetables! This photo is the second day - microwave heated, tasted better with age. I'd heard about using eggplant instead of pasta to 'enhance' health component and shave a few calories. What a great deal eggplant turns out to be - this summer I'm growing a couple of eggplants in our garden after using eggplant on this! I did 'mostly' this recipe, it was a great hit. Reading review I passed on the ketchup. The leftovers were even better than the first day - and the second day it held together – totally. This is wonderful- so good. :)
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2013
I've made this a few times - 4 layers for my husband's birthday - will make one today also! Followed many reviewers suggestions - ESPECIALLY use a lot of instant coffee. When making it when no driving is involved - I use enough Kahlua - it would not be safe driving!! I've used the inexpensive substitute for mascarpone and used mascarpone . . . both are good - simply different. Not able to say which one is best . . . I like them both equally. Eventually I adapted the frosting with the Whipped Cream Mousse Frosting recipe on this site for a take to a picnic ability frosting . . . really good.
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