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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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Tex-Mex Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2004
My husband, who loves Mexican food, went on and on about this soup. He couldn't get enough of it! I, who like Mexican food, thought it was very good, though just a tad too hot for my taste.
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Bean and Bacon Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
Mmmm! Wonderful! I only had half the bacon called for, but it was still great. Next time I think I might add more cabbage; there's plenty of dressing for it.
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Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: May 19, 2004
An easy five stars!! This frosting tastes wonderful, and it is really easy to make, too!
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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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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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Chocolate Pound Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2005
If I could give this cake SIX stars, I would! It is wonderful. The texture reminds me of chocolate cheesecake. It is easy to make, and it's inexpensive, too.
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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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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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Hot Cross Buns I

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2013
I added about a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and I substituted semisweet chocolate chips for the raisins. They were great!!
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Modenese Pork Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2013
I found that the cooking time was too long, so I would advise using a meat thermometer and check the temperature five or ten minutes after adding the wine and other ingredients. (Pork should be about 145 degrees, I think.) I didn't have wine, so I used 1/4 cup white wine vinegar with 1/4 cup water instead. Also, I added a couple of three-inch pieces of fresh rosemary instead of ground. Wonderful recipe!
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Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2013
Really good! I used spinach since I had no kale, and it worked well. Also, I had no garlic salt, so I used 1 teaspoon minced garlic and a little more than 3/4 teaspoon salt. Next time, maybe I'll have the mushrooms and can add them!
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Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2014
The half and half with plenty of chicken broth flavor (plus enough black pepper) made this soup great. Mmmmmm.
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Three Cheese Baked Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2014
I did not have provolone, so I used what I had--sharp cheddar. Also, I had no meat on hand, so I left it out. Even with these changes, the dish was still very good! And EASY!!! And quick!! Sour cream makes it!
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Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
Moist and delicious! I used six breast halves instead of four. Also, I served the chicken with slices of avocado and rice--very good!
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2014
I was shocked at how good this was! I don't much like kale--unless it's hidden in something and I can't really taste it. This was great!
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Squash-Carrot Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
So good! I didn't have enough squash, so I used about half squash and half ROMA TOMATOES. It was a great idea! Instead of the soup, I made my own "soup" from butter, flour, chicken broth, and milk. Great recipe!
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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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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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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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