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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2008
I love all types of sweet popcorn, but this was just okay. We ate some and after a few days threw the rest away. I cooked the caramel glaze as instructed, but my resulting caramel corn didn't have the smooth, shiny coating I expected. While I love butter and sweets, the mixture of butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar is just TOO much, even if you pour it over a large quantity of popcorn. If you like Cracker Jacks, this recipe is probably right up your alley. I personally prefer kettle corn with it's subtle sweet/salty taste.
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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2008
This recipe gets a 4 because it's an inspiration for an improved customized version. I made three changes: I used ground turkey instead of beef and I omitted the olives. I also did not mix the refried beans in with the meat, but instead used them as a separate layer. I cut this recipe in half since we are a household of 2 and it made more than enough for dinner and lunch the following day. This is a great starter recipe, but I will make changes in the future. First, it was not spicy enough for my taste. Second, the use of taco sauce and diced tomatoes made the casserole taste suspciously like lasagna, not what I want in a Mexican-inspired dish. I will use enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, and fresh jalapenos in the future to avoid that tomato-y Italian flavor. On the positive side, the texture is beautiful, it slices easily, and the refried beans are really great in this dish. The consistency reminds me of a bean burrito. The only thing I didn't like about the presentation of this dish is that the cheese never bubbled and shined. Overall, this is a good family recipe that needs more spice and less tomato-y flavor.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2008
This recipe is extremely easy, so I'm giving it a 4 for the taste, considering how easy it was to prepare. My changes (per other's suggestions) included: substituting 1 can cream of celery for 1 of the cream of chicken soups, adding additional seasonings to the chicken (Lawry's seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper), and using less biscuits (15) rolled thin and cut into strips. I layered the ingredients (put the chicken in frozen) in my oval Crock Pot and covered them with water. Cooked on low for 10 hours, added the rolled biscuits after 8.5 hours. The house smelled fantastic (like chicken pot pie) and the seasonings were perfect (with my adjustments). The dumplings were flat and slippery, just the way we like them. For those who have never had chicken and dumplings, the dumplings are not supposed to "brown", they are supposed to be soft and noodle-like in this recipe. Not the same as the old-fashioned, but a great fake out. Doesn't look as appetizing on the second day (mushy and muddled) and I suggest using bone-in chicken for more authentic flavor.
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Sangria! Sangria!

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2008
This is my "go-to" sangria recipe. I don't add sugar or seltzer water. Caution: this is a strong drink. Sip it slowly over ice and enjoy eating the alcohol-infused fruit. You won't be disappointed!
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Cinnamon Honey Butter

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2008
I love butter, so I knew I'd love this recipe! I decreased the sugar and honey to about 1/4 cup each. I served it with freshly baked bread and it's really, really yummy! I'd definitely try this spread on the typical toast and bagels and I also think it would be great in oatmeal.
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Apple Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I really wanted to like this recipe. It looked so good. I took the advice of most reviewers and reduced the amount of sugar. The cake didn't rise the way my other bundt cakes always do and I found it to be dry. All that fruit and this cake was still on the crumbly side. I consider myself to be an experienced baker and I was not impressed by this recipe.
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Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2007
I had tasted a banana cake made by a coworker a few years back and the taste and texture of these cupcakes reminded me of that cake. Very yummy! I chose to serve mine with a basic cream cheese icing and they were delicious! Would be great with nuts, too!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
I followed the directions exactly (well, I added a bit extra onion... I love onion). I used Yukon Gold potatoes and 1% milk. The soup was delicious, simliar to the baked potato soup at restaurants. I appreciate that this recipe uses common ingredients. I didn't need to make a special trip to the grocery store for ingredients that I may only use once. I look forward to trying this recipe with turkey kielbasa or bacon instead of ham. (I don't always have fresh ham sitting around the house.) My only criticism is that the soup was a little too thin for my taste, so next time I'll reduce the water by 1/2 cup. Also, I can already see that the leftover soup is thickening, so it will be the perfect consistency for my lunch tomorrow. My husband doesn't like crunchy vegetables (especially onions), so in the future I'll chop the onions and celery in a food processor to get them extra fine so there are no noticeable chunks in soup. Overall, a great recipe. Took me longer to chop the ingredients than to actually assemble and cook the soup! Try this, you won't be disappointed.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
Fabuloso! I had a ton of bone-in chicken breast in the freezer and this recipe had great reviews and it did not let me down. My changes/additions: I added 1 chopped jalapeno pepper (sauteed it with the onion and garlic), 1 t. cumin, 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (chopped), and instead of regular corn I used a whole bag Hanover Latino Mix Corn (frozen food section). The Latino mix has corn, green peppers, onions, and black beans. As a result of my changes the soup was spicy, but still bearable (we love spice in this house). My husband doesn't like fresh cilantro, but I added it anyway and he says it gives the soup a fresh taste. This soup is quick, easy, and affordable. It's also pretty healthy and can be made with mostly pantry ingredients. I'm serving ours with cornbread... the soup was so good that I had to write a review before the cornbread got out of the oven. Can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch at work!
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Marshmallow Treats

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
Yes, this is a classic, basic recipe, but I love it so much. I've loved it since I was a kid and to this day I could eat an entire batch of these in one sitting (if I allowed myself to do so)!
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2006
I took the suggestion of other reviewers and used 3 eggs (instead of 4) and sprinkled about 1/2 c. brown sugar over top before baking. I chose to bake mine with wheat bread (it's all I had), but I think it would be better with white. I'm going to tweak the recipe a bit on my own, but I can work with this one.
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Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
Easy recipe. I followed it exactly and I'm happy with the results. This recipe produces a basic blueberry muffin that is not too sweet. You can definitely tell these are homemade because they don't have that greasy, oily taste that is common in storebought muffins. I enjoyed eating mine warm with a little butter... butter makes everything better! I baked mine for 20 mins and they came out perfectly golden. Recipe met my expectations, in the future I may add a brown sugar/cinnamon/streusel-type topping.
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Smothered Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
I read every review prior to making this dish, so I knew to go easy on the salt and garlic and to add my own seasonings to the pork prior to cooking. This was an easy recipe that looks appealing, however there is way too much garlic. I only used a half an onion (pureed in the food processor so my husband would eat it) and one clove of garlic and the garlic flavor was still overwhelming. I also made the "mistake" of using garlic flavored chicken broth (I thought it would give the flavor more depth). In the end my husband ate two of the chops, along with some white rice. I ate one chop and gave the rest to our dog (he loved it). This recipe could work, but I'd omit the garlic all together.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2003
Great recipe! It mixed up in no time and smelled great while it was baking. I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the dry ingredients. The finshed product is moist, aromatic, and full of bananas. This isn't super-sweet bread, but I like it that way. You can really taste the bananas. Will definitely make again!
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2002
These are some great holiday cookies! I mixed up the batter and decided that it looked a little plain, so I added one cup of raisins. They came out moist and soft and the whole house smelled like they holidays.
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Ginger Snaps II

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2002
I'll never buy store-made ginger snaps again! These cookies are easy and they taste better! Try rolling the tops of the cookies in red or green colored sugar before baking to make a great holiday presentation. Makes a great homemade gift!
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2002
I'm an avid baker and this one is a keeper! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other time you want a moist, spiced cake that smells heavenly. I used fresh sweet potatoes and everyone was so impressed with the taste. I think I'll add raisins to the mix next time to see how it comes out.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2002
Easy to make! Try it with your Kitchen Aid mixer using the dough hook attachment. It's so easy and only takes two minutes to knead. If you use a pizza stone you'll get superior results that remind me of a brick-oven pizzeria. This is a soft, thick, bread-like crust with a crunchy exterior and chewy interior. Tastes similar to DiGiorno's frozen pizza, but better (and cheaper!). I recommend spicing up the crust with garlic powder, oregano, rosemary, or anything else you want to add. This is definitely a keeper!
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