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Chocolate Snaps Sugar Cookie

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2004
I agree with reviewer "martinmom" completely with the revisions made. I made the recipe as is, but I would make it next time with those changes. First of all, when you melt 3 tbsp. margarine and mix in 1/2 cup baking cocoa powder, it turns into chocolate "glop". I let it cool, and tried to incorporate it into the other ingredients by stirring, but I finally used the mixer. I will just sift the cocoa in with the dry ingredients next time. Also, the dough was VERY sticky, even though I left it in the fridge overnight. I had to frequently rinse my hands as they became sticky while rolling the cookies. Also, make sure to put the dough in the fridge inbetween batches or it will "melt". The granulated sugar on the outside was...well...grainy... I tried powdered sugar for the next batch and it was much better. Finally, these are good cookies, inbetween a chocolate cookie and a sugar cookie. Not overly chocolatey tasting, but not overly sugar cookie tasting either.
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Easy Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2004
This tasted great! My husband, daughter and I all really enjoyed it. I would definitely double the rice next time though. I used smoked sausage, and made the recipe exactly as written, except for a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes for a "kick".
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Easy Beef Strogonoff

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2004
To make this a better stroganoff, spice up the ground beef with your favorites, use 8 ounces (1 cup) of sour cream, add a bit of worcestershire sauce and a couple tablespoons of ketchup before adding the sourcream. A simple stroganoff doesn't taste the same to me without ketchup.
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Broccoli Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2003
This was a very good casserole that I brought to Thanksgiving dinner at the relatives. I did not cook the brocolli first, because chopped brocolli cooks very quickly. I read a few other reviews about how the casserole lacked "pizazz". It's brocolli, I don't expect it to have pizazz, but I like it to be cheesy :) I added shredded cheddar cheese to the top in the last 10 minutes of cooking, and it was wonderfully, deliciously cheesy. Everyone ate it and liked it, so I'm assuming it was a hit!
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Creamy Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2003
My family loves anything with potatoes, and this recipe did not disappoint! The only thing I changed was using cream of chicken soup instead of the cream of potato. It was a good, flavorful casserole that I'm going to use at a Christmas brunch.
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2003
I didn't change a thing about this recipe. This was the best stew I have ever tasted! My husband and picky daughter loved it! The meat literally melts in your mouth. My 5 year old daughter is not crazy about meat, unless it's chicken tenders, and the first thing she said was, "Good meat mom!" That was enough for me to add this to our permanent recipe file. It's also delicious left over.
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Pot Roast in Foil

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2003
I had never made pot roast in the oven, so I wanted to try this recipe. I have made almost this same recipe in the crock pot, and prefer it that way. The only difference with the crock pot, is to increase the water to 1/2 cup and cook on low 8 hours, or high 4 hours. The gravy is thicker in the crock pot and is all contained, rather than all over. I will make it this in the oven on a cold winter day to warm up the house though.
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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2003
Everyone agreed that this was just okay. Don't compare it to the a "real" Monte Cristo. I did make the batter the other reviewer suggested- which was very gloppy and took awhile to brown. I think it was better than the egg dip would have been though. I served the sandwiches with powdered sugar and strawberry jelly, which is the only thing that even made it ok. I won't make this again.
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Tina's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2003
This is a delicious, crisp, buttery, chocolately cookie! I used salted butter because that is what I had. I didn't have any nuts, so I didn't use them either. Despite these changes the cookies were still wonderful! The cookies looked raw after baking them 25 minutes, but I took them out anyway and put them on the cooling rack. After about 15 minutes, they were crisp and still warm. My husband brought some to his friends at work and they loved them! I plan on doubling the recipe next time :)
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2003
I made this for my husband, daughter and sister and we all LOVED it! I did sort the suggestions by most helpful. After reading the suggestions, I mixed the pasta with the sauce and added generous minced garlic while browning the ground beef. I loosely covered the dish with foil during cooking, except for the last 10 min. Other than that, no changes. My husband and daughter asked that I make this regularly, and I will.
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Jo Ann's Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2003
I made this to frost on Hershey's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake. I didn't have enough baking cocoa to make their frosting. I only had 1/2 cup shortening for this recipe, so I used butter for the other 1/2 cup. Other than that, no changes. The shortening taste in this frosting was very evident to the point of being sickening. I think I will try this again with only butter. Meanwhile, I will scrape it off the cake and serve the cake with ice cream.
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Hot Chicken Salad III

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2003
This recipe really tastes just like chicken salad. The family liked it. I cooked the chicken in extra light olive oil and Morton's Nature Seasons. I didn't change anything about the recipe except the mushrooms. I mean 16oz has to be an error?? I used a 4 oz can of sliced mushrooms and that was plenty. I used wheat bread because that is what we had. It tastes like toast on top of hot chicken salad. I'll make it again.
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Grandma's Homemade Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2003
I LOVE this banana bread! I normally use a betty crocker recipe, but decided to try a new one. Another recipe I tried on this site that had hundreds of reviews, did not taste good at all to me or my family- and I used a lot of bananas for that recipe! I only had two overripe bananas, but decided to try this easy recipe, rather than throwing them away. With less banana than called for, it tastes like a sweet bread with a taste of banana. The texture is really wonderful in this bread- not too heavy, and not too dry or too moist. Perfect :)
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Pizza Salad I

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2003
This salad was so delicious! My husband and daughter really liked it, too! He had two bowls! My husband doesn't like black olives, so I omitted those, but otherwise didn't change a thing. I really loved the dressing the best. I was thinking it would somehow taste tomato-ey and not very good, but I was very pleasantly surprised! It had a wonderful flavor without even a hint of the tomato sauce flavor. I could see making this salad with romaine lettuce or spinach leaves to add to the vitamin content :) I also plan on using the dressing recipe for other salads I make.
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2003
My husband was VERY skeptical about trying a pizza with no tomato sauce and chicken instead of pepperoni...He and my 4 year old are very picky eaters, but they tried this and ended up loving it! I didn't change much about the recipe, except I used 2 prebaked pizza shells, since I don't care for the refrigerated dough, and doubled the recipe for leftovers. I cooked the chicken with some Morton's Nature Seasons and a couple cloves of minced garlic. This pizza was filling and delicious!
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Light & Tasty Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2003
Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! Husband and picky 4 yr old approved! I used all of the ingredients called for, but not the low-fat or low-salt versions- and broth in the place of white wine. This will be my regular stroganoff recipe! I'm looking forward to trying this with beef also :)
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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2003
I didn't change a thing about this recipe and it was DELICIOUS! I seasoned boneless chicken breast and cooked in a little oil for this recipe. Like others, I didn't know where to find "american" shredded cheese, so I used cheddar, which was so good, but I will also experiment with other cheeses in the future. I had never had tetrazzini before, but my husband was craving this comfort food he had during his growing up years. I really didn't know what recipe to use, but I must have picked the right one, because he said this one was better than the one he grew up with! I didn't add any milk, and we had no problems with the dryness that others experienced and it was still moist the next day for leftovers. Definitely a keeper!
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Hot Sausage Links and Beans Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2003
I will not make this again, sorry. After cooking for 45 minutes in the oven, the beans were mushy, the potatoes were mushy and the cheese was a bit crusty. What made it worse was the work and mess involved. From now on I will do it my old way- mix beans, bbq sauce and sliced sausage links in a dish, pop in the oven for 20 minutes along with a pan of cornbread and enjoy.
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Husband's Delight

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2003
I had to change a lot of things with this recipe, but it was worth it! All of the revisions came from other reviewer suggestions :) I made taco seasoned ground beef, then added the tomatoes and since the meat was seasoned I added no salt and just a pinch of sugar. I changed the layers, as suggested, and put the noodles on the bottom,hamburger next, cream mixture next (an ounce more cream cheese, 1/2 c more sour cream), then cheddar cheese. I covered with foil for first half the cooking time and removed it for the second half. It was truly DELICIOUS once it was made with the CHANGES. I have a picky husband & 4 year old and they both gobbled it up and had seconds! It was just as good rewarmed the next day!
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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 30, 2003
I know there are already a lot of reviews, but I'll add mine :) This cake and frosting recipe is the absolute BEST!!!! I have never had luck with frosting- past recipes have come out grainy or the sugar overpowers the flavor. This frosting turned out so delicious~! I didn't have any problem it being runny- I just added a little bit of milk at a time assuming that I might not need it all. I did end up using all the milk and my frosting had a "whipped" effect. It wasn't the least bit runny. I don't think I can ever eat a cake mix or canned frosting again without thinking of this recipe!
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