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Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2007
Everyone seemed to be a little disappointed about how "cake-like" this recipe turned out, so I made a few adjustments: I used 3 eggs instead of 4, brown sugar instead of white, 1/2 tsp of baking soda instead of 1 tsp, and added a few shakes of ground cloves and nutmeg (I couldn't resist!!). I baked for 28 mins in a 9x13 pan. They are just now cooling on my counter and I took a smidgen from the corner - VERY moist, dense, and SOOOO tasty. I can't WAIT to put the cream cheese icing on top!!
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole III

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
After reading others' advice, I ended up leaving out the curry and cooking the pasta separately to serve the casserole on top of. I also substituted cream of mushroom soup since others mentioned liking mushrooms in it. I wish I had used frozen broccoli - the fresh broccoli did not cook in 30 minutes. I ended up having to cook it for another 20 minutes covered. Overall, it's a really tasty recipe!
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Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
This is a REALLY great side dish - I served them with chicken enchiladas and spanish rice. Based on some of the reviews, I did the following: *after scooping insides, I salted the tomato boat and turned upside down (salt draws the liquid out and helps give flavor at the same time!). *I mixed the corn with tomato insides, eliminated the butter, and added salt, pepper, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. The spices worked SO great with the dish - and helped tie it in with enchiladas. *When spooning into the tomato boats, I kept mashing it down and draining allowing the excess liquid to come out. If you let the mixture sit for a little while with the salt added, it will help draw out the liquid. These were flavorful, healthy, and really colorful! I will definitely make again.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
This recipe really is great - I always try to add fiber and other nutrients to my recipes, so I put 2 cups of white flour and 2 1/2 cups of spelt flour. I also used butter instead of margerine...and I didn't have any cream cheese on hand, but a regular powdered sugar frosting was still great!!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2006
This recipe would get five stars, but it was really all the reviewers who made it excellent! I combined ideas and added a little cooking wine in the crockpot (about 1/4 cup). I was worried that the chicken would be in for too long without much liquid, but it turned out SOOO good (even after 9 hours, since I work full time). The only other change I made was to cut the cream cheese in half - I'm VERY glad I did because it was really creamy and I think it would have been overkill to add more than the 4 oz. of cream cheese. Thanks to all the reviewers for the suggestions!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
5 stars with the following changes: omit the onion, add a layer of black beans (1 can is enough), and top with cheddar cheese. A lot of people said the sauce was too runny - those are usually the same people who substitute shredded cheese for the velveeta. I used velveeta and it was the perfect consistency. My suggestion is if you're going to substitute shredded cheese, omit the chicken broth and drain the can of tomatoes.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 29, 2008
I used this recipe and changed NOTHING and they were awesome. SO easy to throw together - it inspired me to make breakfast at home more often.
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Cheesy Beef Macaroni

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
This is a great recipe - very kid friendly. I was looking for a way to make hamburger helper without the box and this is pretty close. I used cream of mushroom soup because that's what I had on hand. I also served corn on the side instead of mixing it in - I'm glad I did. I think next time I'll use a little less cheese and add some beef broth to make it a little more saucy. Overall, very tasty!
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Yakisoba Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2007
this is a really great "starter" recipe - you can add any veggies you want, omit anything you want, etc. I didn't have chili paste, but thought it was fine without it. The major change I made was the noodles - my grocery store didn't carry soba noodles, but they did have rice noodles which I found to be very yummy.
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Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2007
I made this for a dinner party and it was a hit! I used shredded chicken breasts instead of a whole roasted chicken - just stick the breasts in your crockpot that morning and it's easier to shred when you start dinner!
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Sesame Noodles

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
This is a great recipe for authentic asian noodles. I know some people said they didn't like the flavor combination, but this is the flavor combination Asian noodles SHOULD have! I do agree that the recipe could get away with less safflower oil - I would say 4 tlbs would be plenty...all it really needs to do is help coat the noodles. I served this on the side with the Asian Lettuce Wraps. Thanks!
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
I followed this recipe almost exactly and it came out wonderfully! I used 9 fresh peaches (they were small peaches). My husband, who is a born southerner, says that this was the best peach cobbler he'd ever tasted.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
Excellent recipe - very moist and tasty. I used 2 9" round pans and made a layer cake (baked in about 30 minutes) - turned out great!! This will be the recipe I use for carrot cake from now on.
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The Ultimate Brownie

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2004
great recipe, but misleading on the size...I put mine in a 9x13 pan and it cooked within 35 mintues.
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Indian Chicken Curry II

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
I've made this twice now - the first time was terrible. I listened to one reviewer who said to add 8 tbsp of curry and that was a huge mistake. It was SO bitter. Tonight, I tried it again and used 2 tbsp of curry powder and 2 tbsp of marsala seasoning (a mix of curry, cinnamon, and other spices). I did roast it in the pan before adding the onions as suggested by others. I wasn't sure about the sugar, but didn't regret using it. Towards the end I added a couple of tsp of flour to help thicken the sauce up a little. I served over rice with cucumber-mint yogurt. VERY yummy - my husband couldn't believe it was the same dish.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
I used apple sauce instead of oil, and 1 tsp of pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon. They turned out fluffy, soft, and SOOO yummy!
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Chewy Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2007
wow, these are amazing. USE BUTTER! It's healthier and they just taste better with real butter...
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Husband's Delight

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2006
I followed the reviewers' suggestions and put the pasta at the bottom and cooked the onions with the beef and added more tomato sauce. The casserole came out just fine - the taste was okay. I really didn't like how much cream cheese there was - a little too strong for me. Next time, I'll try reducing the cream cheese and adding even more tomato sauce to the beef.
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Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2006
Really great recipe. I accidently doubled the butter, but it was still excellent. I used whole wheat spaghetti to add a little more color and for the extra nutrients. My husband had seconds - which is very rare. It also reheats well the next day.
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Apple Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
Excellent recipe - very moist, but not too dense. My husband loves it for breakfast, I love it for dessert!
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