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Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2008
Oh, this was good. Really easy, too! As another person recommended, I cut the sugar and the cream cheese approximately in half. It is very rich.
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Carrot Cake VIII

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2004
We thought this cake was fabulous. I made these alterations: I used two cups all purpose flour and one cup whole wheat flour, and this seemed to make the cake more dense--something I really liked. Also, I used low-fat cream cheese for the icing. Since this made the icing rather thin, I refrigerated the cake after frosting it, and it was fine.
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Pumpkin Roll Supreme

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2004
My whole family loved this! I greased my pan with cooling spray, and the cake stuck a bit. So next time I'll know to grease the pan with shortening. I baked it for 15 minutes at 325--but I think 300 might have been better because it was still almost overdone on the edges. All in all, it was wonderful!
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Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2004
Oooh, this is good! Since I had no dill pickle relish, I added chutney, and since I had no green onions, I chopped up regular onion instead. I cut the chicken into one inch pieces, which was really too big, I think. Smaller pieces of chicken can take in the flavor of the salad more readily.
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Brunch Casserole

Reviewed: May 21, 2004
I liked this one a lot. I used brown rice, cooking it about 40 minutes. Also, the chilis are a must, I think, for this recipe. Without them it might be a bit bland. It only took about 30 minutes in the oven, not an hour, as the "cook time" says.
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Ham Skroodle Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2004
This was very good. I did make some changes, though. I used almost three times the amount of pasta called for, and it was not too much. Also, I used only about half the dressing. I used white onion, too. Very good flavor.
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Good Chocolate Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2005
Great pie!! It reminded me a lot of the other recipe I have that uses sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened chocolate. But THIS pie is way cheaper and it's so easy to make! A great find!
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Easy and Delicious Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2004
I finally found a truly easy, truly tasty chicken dish!! My whole family liked it. I made these changes: I cut the breast halves in thirds, put them with the salad dressing in the crock pot and cooked on HI for about five hours. Also, I did not shred the chicken. I used hot chicken broth, and I added the cream cheese mixture to the crock pot and left it on high for only about thirty minutes. It was great and so, so easy!
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Broccoli Cheese Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
My whole family loved this. I used about 2/3 the amount of butter called for, and it still tasted nice and rich. I think I'll double the recipe every time I make it so we can have plenty of leftovers!
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Summer Squash Casserole with Nuts

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2005
Very good. I thought it seemed like a small amount for 8-10 servings, but it is very rich so it goes a long way.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2003
Gosh, I must be terribly picky. I was disappointed with these scones. They were too cake-like for my taste. A scone with less sugar would be better if you plan to use jam or clotted cream with them.
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Scottish Oat Scones

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2003
These were good. I think mine would have been better if I had used quick-cooking oats instead of the old fashioned kind.
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Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2014
I didn't have enough tomatillos or cilantro to make this as the recipe directed. I used half tomatillos and half green tomatoes (as suggested on several websites) and I had to use more than a cup of papalo to add to the cilantro I had. Next time I'll make sure I have all the right ingredients, and I bet it will be a five-star dish!
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Mary's Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2013
I did not have a pan big enough to do a water bath, so I braved it without one. Alas, my cheesecake cracked, but when the pieces were cut, who could tell? It was delicious, and I received many compliments on it!
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Spaghetti With Marinara Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
I loved this. I did increase the sugar since I like a sweeter sauce, and I increased the oregano and basil a lot. I make this in huge batches and keep it in the refrigerator for spaghetti, pizza, and on heavily toasted, thick slices of homemade whole wheat bread, with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top--that's our favorite.
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Strawberries and Cream Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2008
This cake was pretty good. A very pretty color. When I saw no salt on the list of ingredients, I assumed that something in the gelatin took care of that. But after tasting the cake, I think it would benefit from a little added salt.
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Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
This was wonderful. I did make a couple of changes, though. I used asian chili sauce instead of chili paste, and I used two teaspoons of it since I didn't know how hot it would be. I left out the crushed red pepper. Also, I cooked the broccoli in less water and for a shorter time than the recipe directs, and it was perfect. I'll be making this often!
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Barbecued Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2004
I didn't have a roast, but I did have about 4 pounds of ground beef. So I browned the meat, drained it, and put it in the refrigerator until the next morning. Then I combined the meat with the rest of the ingredients and left it all (plus about 1/2 cup water) in the crockpot on HI for about five hours. It could have gone for 4 hours, probably. It made wonderful Sloppy Joes for lunch after church. It's going to be a staple around my house from now on!
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Chocolate Cream Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2013
The best pudding I've ever tasted! You do need to be careful in adding the egg yolks, which the recipe does not tell you, by adding a little bit of the hot pudding at a time (stirring vigorously) to the egg yolks until the eggs yolk/pudding mixture is warm, then adding it all to the hot pudding. I used two parts half and half and one part skim milk for milk it called for. Also, I added high quality vanilla from the Dominican Republic, which gave it a slight coconutty flavor. It was unbelievably good.
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Delicious Grilled Hamburgers

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
The meat mixture smelled incredibly good, and it filled the kitchen with a wondrous aroma. But the burgers tasted little different than the ones I just season with salt and pepper. They were very moist, though, and that part was good.
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