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Honey Wheat Bread I

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
Although I love to cook and bake this was the first time I ever made homemade bread, other than in a breadmaker. I followed the recipe exactly, and my whole family loved it both fresh from the oven and a few days later. It was truly delicious. Considering the health benefits I don't know why anyone would make white bread from scratch when you could make whole wheat that tastes like this. My only other comment would be that going by the times suggested in the recipe, my bread didn't rise quite as much as it should have, and I did use rapid rise yeast. It may have been because my house is very cold! Next time I'll leave more time for rising.
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Chicken Soup I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
This was easy and very good. I went out on a limb and used a whole bunch of turnips! This was a great way to get them by (into?) my kids - they thought this was "regular" chicken soup. Balance the bitterness of your turnips with carrots and a teaspoon of sugar. I don't like dill in chicken soup so I skipped that. My kids also liked not having celery in there - it was there but they didn't know because everything except some carrots and the chicken had been pureed.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
Don't read this if you don't like it when people make tons of substitutions! I use dry onion soup mix in place of the beef boullion, 3 T flour instead of cornstarch, 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes instead of canned (yum!), and instead of the soy sauce I do 2 T each of red wine, teriyaki, and worcestershire. Skip the salt & sugar. 5 1/2 hours on low.
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Chicken Teriyaki with Asparagus

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
The chicken was very moist, which was great. My husband liked this a lot. I wished the chicken had just a little more flavor, but overall it was good; also quick and easy to prepare.
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Sour Cream Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
Not only were the pork chops dry and flavorless, but the appearance of the sauce was awful. The sour cream had separated... I won't even tell you what it looked like.
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Summer Corn Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2007
This is great. You can vary the proportion of corn to tomatoes however you like and it still tastes great. I would recommend balsamic vinegar rather than plain.
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Mulberry Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2007
We picked a lot of mulberries at a friend's house, but none of us really liked them too much. I thought putting them in a pie with something else would help, so I tried this. It is outstanding! It tastes like neither mulberries or rhubarb, and we loved it. Dicing the rhubarb is a great improvement over cutting it in big chunks the way people seem to do with strawberry rhubarb pie. I did cut the sugar back to 3/4 c because 1 1/2 c seemed like too much for four cups of fruit. I also added a few dashes of salt. Be prepared to spend a long time removing stems from your mulberries! I wasn't sure if it would be worthwhile, but this is probably the best pie I have ever made.
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Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2007
This is the original contributor of the recipe (although my handle has changed). I had not used this recipe in years and decided to see if it was still here. I have to say I was rather shocked at the amount of butter myself! I took a reviewer's suggestion and substituted chicken broth for half of it, and that was great. Maybe you could even do 3/4 broth. My kids love this kind of chicken and its easy to leave the sauce off for picky ones. Enjoy!
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Stir Fried Kale

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
There is something not quite right with the way you cook the kale in this recipe. How can it cook properly with no steam and no oil (the oil is all absorbed by the bread crumbs before you add the kale.) Well, it did eventually get cooked by contact with the heat on the bottom of the pan and constant stirring, but my children commented that you had to chew the stuff forever. But I did like the flavor of the breadcrumb mixture, it was a good addition. Next time I would cook it separately though while steaming the kale.
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New Red Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2006
I was attracted to this recipe because I love green onions and prefer red potatoes to others. I took some suggestions from the Summer Potato Salad recipe on this site: I replaced the vinegar in this recipe with lemon juice, and the salt with seasoned salt. To cut down on the mayo I used 1/3 plain yogurt instead. I don't think the yogurt made a difference in the taste. But I thought it needed more flavor when I tried it so I did add a few tablespoons of dijon mustard, a lot of fresh parsley, and some salt. It turned out well.
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Simple Caesar Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
I thought this dressing was too thin. I did add some oil and leave out some of the vinegar. I am looking for a really lemony caesar dressing with a good garlic taste, too, but this was not it! I did not enjoy my salad!
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Trillionaire Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2005
Maybe I did something wrong. The caramel sauce I used (made for ice cream) seemed overly sweet. There seemed to be too many pecans also, but that is just my preference. The worst problem was that after a day the ritz crackers took up moisture from the caramel sauce (which never hardened and was always gooey), so they were no longer nice and crisp. My friend made these a few years ago and I thought they were great. She must have used different ingredients!
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Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2005
I thought this was very good and 3 out of 4 of my kids did, too. I doubled the strawberries as another reviewer suggested, and used walnut meal instead of pecans (my kids don't like to notice the nuts). The cinnamon flavor was very pronounced. Next time I might cut that back a bit to emphasize the strawberry flavor.
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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: May 26, 2005
I don't see how the last review could substitute applesauce for butter in a shortcake recipe and then be surprised at a poor result! I think this recipe is wonderful. I have always used the no cream of tartar version. Sometimes I use whole wheat flour (or half white and half ww) to improve the nutrition, and it is still great.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: May 3, 2004
Soft, chewy and delicious! These are wonderfully yummy! (And, have no trans fats!) I followed the recipe almost exactly- just added 2 more tablespoons of flour and another 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt. Also instead of mixing in mini chips, I added three regular-sized chocolate chips to the center of each pb cookie after baking. For the crumbling problem- baking longer is not the answer!! I would recommend using insulated baking sheets and a good, thin, metal pancake turner to remove the cookies. Be sure to allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2004
There were so many suggestions for changes to this recipe, but I think it is wonderful as is. Try it this way first before you add chocolate, if you are a true peanut butter lover. But, use a homemade graham cracker crust. Store bought ones generally have the flavor and consistency of sawdust.
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Homemade Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2004
I loved this recipe, with a few changes. Based on previous reviews I made a little more sauce, used 1/8 cup minced carrots instead of sugar, and reduced the salt. I think cottage cheese is a wonderful replacement for the traditional ricotta, and (to really freak out you traditionalists), I use swiss cheese instead of mozzarella- a trick I picked up from my mother-in-law. It gives a major flavor boost.
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Salsa De Tomatillo

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2003
This is a great fresh salsa. Those who want to mellow the pepper taste could blanch the peppers with the tomatillos. I would recommend letting it sit for several hours at room temperature before eating. Also, it freezes quite well. YUM!
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