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Apricot Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2001
Taste-wise, these are great. But they are very messy to make. I needed far more coconut than the recipe called for; I ran out and had to throw away about 1/3 of the apricot mix. Perhaps less condensed milk would make these easier.
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Mandarin Orange Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2002
Wonderful cake - my husband's favorite! Instead of baking in a 13x9, I made 9" rounds, then sliced the cooled cake in half so you ended up with 4 layers. Admittedly the frosting is a bit thin, but the taste is so good I got over that!!
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Bierock Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2002
A big hit in our house! Reminds me of the pasties that you find in Northern Minnesota. I followed other's advice and added a can of cream of mushroom soup; also added garlic & celery salt & some hungarian paprika for spice. I put the cheese on the inside which worked well. Finally, I baked this in a 13 x 9 pyrex and the dough came out perfect, though others have mentioned some probs with doughy-ness. I think this would also be good with carrot & potato chunks mixed in with the meat.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2002
No, no noooo..brown sugar did not agree with me! I couldn't stand the sweet flavor, though my husband thought it wasn't too bad. The meat mixture itself was okay, but the sauce ruined it in my book. Never again.
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Pumpkin Bread II

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2003
Yup, this is the ONE! Very moist - excellent in every way. I baked mine at 315 degrees and one hour was just perfect.
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Rosemary Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2003
Fantastic! We'll be making this often going forward. I did add more oil, and I also added a little (~ 2 tbsp) balsamic vinegar. I mixed it all up in a baggie so I could cover it easily. I also sauteed the onions in advance. I'm sure this would even be better if it marinated a bit. Anyway, great recipe - you can't go wrong as long as you like rosemary.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2004
Sorry, I won't be making these again. These are more like a type of pumpkin bar (not really cookie texture) with some choc chips - what I was looking for was a choc chip cookie with background pumpkin flavor.
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Orange Crunch Cake

Reviewed: May 1, 2005
Big hit here! The crunch layer in this cake really makes it special. My only recommendation is to make this in a 13 X 9 pan rather than 2 layer cakes. I probably rushed the cooling, but the top layer cracked so it wasn't as pretty as it should have been - but the taste is fantastic.
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: May 29, 2005
Based on taste, this recipe is 5 stars - but it is labor-intensive! I did the 1 cup mayo & 1 cup sour cream mix, and I also used green onions vs. a regular white one. Put in a little dill, celery salt and white pepper as well. The taste is really fantastic, and will likely be the only recipe I'll ever use in the future. Thanks for such a good recipe!
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Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-and-Roasted Garlic Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
This is the best! I have always gotten great reviews when I serve this. The garlic / horseradish combination is awesome. The only thing I would say is to make a bit more so you can lay in on heavier on the tenderloin (if you are a garlic fan!)
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Beautiful Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2006
Very nice salad, and pretty presentation. I used raspberry vinigarette the first time, which was good but I'm not crazy about how sweet it was. I would recommend blue cheese crumbles and balsamic vinegarette dressing to go more 'tangy' than sweet. I'll be making this a bunch.
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Southern Living magazine's Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2006
Pretty good, but not great. I don't think I cared for the italian sausage so much. I served this at a church brunch and this was one of the last of the egg dishes to go.
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Taco Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2006
No thanks. I was okay, but turned out a little dry and just wasn't my family's thing.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2007
My kids and I loved this recipe. We added a tad more milk at another reviewer's suggestion as well as a touch of cinnamon extract. My husband didn't really care for these, but he doesn't like fluffy pancakes so we don't even try to keep him happy ;-)
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Spinach Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
Love this recipe, esp since you can shape the Christmas tree or wreath like other reviewers noted. I added green onions as well, and the Knorr vegetable soup mix packet. Thanks for sharing this one!!
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Taco Pie

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
My girls (age 5 & 7) said this was the best ever and went back for seconds. My husband and I liked it alot too - this will go into regular rotation for us. I left off the sour cream, and I only put about a 3rd of a bag of crushed chips on top. I baked it in a 11x9 casserole dish. The only thing that keeps from from 5 stars on this is that it is really fattening (but then that's what makes things so good, right?)
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Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2008
Loved this and it was a big hit at the bunco party I took it to. The shrimp cookedd within a couple of hours in the lime juice so it was fine. Next time, I will leave the cucumber in big chunks, just a personal preference, and I'm thinking of adding avocado chunks. The flavors though as is in this recipe are fantastic. Thanks to Javi for making me look good ;-)
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Savory Green Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
Just fantastic. I'll never use any other recipe but this from now on.
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Cheater Pot Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2009
Just fantastic, and so simple to make. I did use a deep dish pie crust for the bottom, but used Grand biscuits for the top (separated in half so they weren't too thick on top - they were just right). Used a rotissieri chicken, and put in chunky cooked fresh carrots, celery, onion, and peas (the peas were previously frozen). Used 2 cans healthy choice cream of chicken soup and skim milk. Garlic and poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. My whole gang loved it.
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
Great soup - you should definitely double or triple the recipe. I recommend cutting the apple into fairly big chunks (about 3/4 inch). I didn't use 1/4 cup butter - just a ~ tbsp of olive oil is fine. Also, I don't see the need for the cream - this is great and so much healthier without it. I did try mine with some fat free half and half the first time, which is good, but you're fine if you don't put any in. I cannot get enough of this soup!
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