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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Pear Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2014
How wonderful that a few simple ingredients can produce something so wonderful! I used brown sugar because I was out of white...probably white would have been better. And I didn't have the lemon zest or juice, so I just left it out. But with those variations, it was still great!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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