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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Raisins and Pecans

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
I made this dish for Thanksgiving dinner this year instead of my usual sweet potato casserole and really enjoyed it so much more. I was growing tired of my sweet potato dish tasting more like a dessert, and really just wanted to enjoy the sweet potatoes by themselves without all the fluff. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. It is sweet enough, but you are able to appreciate the sweet potatoes for what they are. It does only take 3 large sweet potatoes to cover bottom of dish in a single layer. I cut the potatoes in half rounds instead of cubes, as I think it makes for a nicer presentation. I sprinkled a little bit of cinnamon over the potatoes b/f adding liquid. I also used pure maple syrup, which I think is key. Incredibly easy and delicious.
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Banana Nut Bread III

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
This banana nut bread was moist and delicious. I increased the amount of banana to 1 3/4 cup(about 5 sm/med bananas)and added 1/2 tsp.cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp.nutmeg and used one loaf pan. I tented with foil after loaf had lightly browned and baked a total of 60 min. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Kalamata Olive, Tomato, and Cheese Melt

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2008
This is one of our favorite recipes we have found on this site. I omit the jalapeno peppers, use a mexican blend cheese instead of the cheddar and add diced chicken. I toss everything together in a lasagna pan and bake it. The red wine and kalamata olives really make this recipe delicious.
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Balsamic Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2008
I thought these were delicious pretty much as is, except I put 1T salt. They had plenty of flavor for me, without too strong of a vinegar taste. I did drizzle the balsamic right out of the bottle over the potatoes, estimating the amount. Didn't feel good about dumping 1/4 cup over them even with tossing. Excellent side dish.
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Easy Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
I made this dessert for Thanksgiving this year and it was yummy. I made it according to the directions, but added a layer of pumpkin spice pudding. So I layered the cake, pumpkin spice pudding, then the cream cheese layer. It made for a gorgeous presentation and I think that pumpkin layer is what the recipe was missing. Everyone loved this dessert!
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Slow Cooker Escalloped Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
This meal reminded me of Thanksgiving! It was delicious. I used 4 large frozen chicken breasts and placed them into the bottom of the crock pot. Cubed some french bread and placed on top of chicken. Then made the soup mixture using 2 cups of chicken broth for liquid. I cut the butter to 3/4 cup, but would do 1/2 cup next time. The stuffing came out a little too wet, but it was wonderful over mashed potatoes! After refridgerating and reheating it was firmed up and the perfect consistency. It is even better the next day!
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
Loved this frosting on the Sugar Cookie Cutouts from this website. It makes a ton, so I halfed the amount and had enough to ice 3 dozen cookies. I also used half vanilla and half almond extract as a personal preference.
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2004
These were great. Will add this recipe to my recipe box. Thanks for the recipe!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
Loved this icing! I used it last year to make some beautiful blue snowflake cookies and they looked like something from an upscale bakery. If you are looking to do detailed cookie decorating this is a great recipe. I tried frosting our Christmas cookies this year for a change and while they tasted good and were quite classic, they were not as pretty as the ones with this icing.
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
We enjoyed this BBQ! I omitted the brown sugar b/c I bought honey BBQ sauce. I used 4 large chicken breasts and cooked them for 4 hrs on low, then left on warm while I prepared my sides. I took the chicken out and shredded it with two forks and then put it back in the sauce in the crockpot. Served with baked potatoes and coleslaw and it was a super quick and easy meal.
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Spaghetti Sauce II

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
This was a 5 star sauce with some modifications. I only used 1 tsp each of the dried herbs b/c I have heard that dried herbs are much more intense in flavor. I added another tsp of sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt and used Marsala wine, which I think helped counterbalance the acidity. I did have to thin out the sauce a few times as it simmered. I'm guessing it was around 3 cups of extra liquid over the 3 hrs of cook time and it was the perfect consistency. Just add as you go until you get the sauce where you want it. I used a can of chicken broth to add flavor and another cup of water. I substituted ground sirloin for the sausage and the meat was very tender. This is a delicious sauce! Ty!
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2012
Delicious cake-like cookies. I found that if you refridgerate the dough in between batches it is a little less sticky and easier to work with. I also dipped the back of a spoon in flour to flatten the cookies.
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
I was thrilled to find an easy and delicious scratch coconut pie! 5 stars with these changes: I used the microwave method that others recommended and it's true it works like a charm, so go ahead and try it. I used 1/4 C of flour and 1/4 C cornstarch, but I would recommend only using cornstarch bc it dissolves and mixes in more easily without any lumps imo. Other tips: I used 1/2 coconut milk 1/2 whole milk, coconut extract, 2 eggs and 1 yolk. My coconut took longer to brown-13 mins, but take the time to toast it, bc it really brings out the coconut flavor and it's a pretty presentation. If you make the whipped topping recommended by others here, it makes way too much for one pie. I would half it:( 1/2 carton of heavy whipping cream, I preferred 3 T of the confectioners sugar instead of 2, 1 tsp vanilla). I piped mine on and it looked amazing. I also used a 9 inch deep dish pie crust and it was filled with only a little left over, which we used for sampling. ;) I made this pie the day bf Thanksgiving so it had a long time to set up, so I can't vouch for the time it takes to set. I made the whipped topping the day I was serving it. Loved this pie!!! Thanks OP!
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
This casserole was delicious. I baked 4 large sweet potatoes at 375 degrees for 1 1/2hrs. Slipped right out of the skins. Mixed this by hand bc I like the little lumps and didn't want it totally smooth. Thought the amount of sugar was perfect, not too sweet. My husband and I both agreed it did not taste like a dessert compared to others we've had in the past. Used canned evap milk. Doubled the vanilla and added some cinnamon. Baked at 350 degrees with another small casserole and that was fine, but did have to leave in a few extra minutes to get the topping done. Thank you OP! Loved it!
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2013
You can trust to leave this recipe as is, which is rare! It's delicious. It's so nice to have a go to recipe that calls for everything you already have in your spice rack. The only thing I have to usually buy is the limes.
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Spaghetti Pie II

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2011
Very good, as is. If you're using spaghetti sauce from a jar in place of the original ingredients you're missing out. It really doesn't take that much longer to open and dump the cans of tomato paste and tomatoes and throw in the spices. SO much better than a jarred sauce imo. Also no issues here with the eggs scrambling. Just strain your pasta, add butter in first and stir, then parmesan and stir, then gradually add the eggs in a little at a time stirring, quickly. I think all the stirring with each addition cools the pasta enough to temper ok. Such a nice baked spaghetti. Thanks OP!
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French Coconut Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2004
We enjoyed this recipe very much. The filling is smooth and delicious. Thanks for sharing!
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Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2014
It is fantastic
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Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2004
This was incredible!My husband said this was his favorite. I did make a few changes based on other's opinions. Hopefully this will be of some help: I used 8 chicken tenders, boiled and seasoned with garlic salt and italian seasoning. Chopped these in the mini-food processor. Sauteed minced onion and garlic in olive oil and added 3/4C of italian bread crumbs with salt and italian seasoning. Mixed beaten egg, 15oz ricotta cheese,1/2C mozz and 1/4C grated parmesan,stuffing mixture and chopped chicken. Stuff shells,pour 1C spaghetti sauce on bottom of dish,then place shells in dish,next top with more sauce(32oz total)then top with mozz and grated parmesan. They melted in your mouth! Beware, this dish takes about 2hrs to prepare start to finish, but it's well worth it. Thanks Echo!
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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2014
Very good! Have made it twice and the second time I used a can of pumpkin pie filling that already has the sugar and spices and it was just as good if not better. Just omit the sugar and spices.
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