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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2013
My first thought upon tasting this was YUM! I can't believe I just made this! I used skim milk and it still thickened very nicely. I would not substitute chicken broth in place of the bouillon as the flavor is perfect as is. My only alterations were to double the ham because I had lots to use up and add extra potatoes. This is my new go to left over ham recipe!
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Cardamom Braids

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2012
I made this bread for Easter last year and plan on making again this weekend. The flavor was good, but a little too weak on the cardamon for me (thus 4 stars and not 5), so I plan to probably double the cardamom & also add some to the sugar sprinkled on top like another suggested. My one mistake was that I let the bread rise too much. (Didn't really know you could do this). It mostly lost it's pretty braid shape and got kind of round & blobby looking - but it still tasted very good! If you want something a little different, or it starts getting a little stale before you can eat it all, it makes EXCELLENT toast. Easter eggs + cardamom toast = yummy after Easter breakfast!
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Fluffy Biscuits

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
Sorry, but we didn't like these at all. They were the blandest, most tasteless biscuits I've ever had. We ended up throwing most of them away.
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
My mom made acorn squash just like this when I was a kid. It's the only kind of squash I'll eat, and the only way I'll eat it. The only difference I think is she cooked it upside down till soft, turned them over & put the butter/brown sugar in each half and put them back in the oven just to melt the butter/sugar mixture. Great, simple recipe.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
DELISH!! Everyone who tried it loved it, even hubby who usually won't eat much fruit. Now for the inevitable changes: I replaced the kiwi with diced frozen peaches because my kids won't eat kiwi. (frozen because it was the middle of winter) I also added blueberries. Don't be afraid to use frozen fruit it you can't get fresh. Mine was great even with frozen peaches & berries. My only other recommendation is to cut back on the sugar. If you use full-sugar preserves the additional sugar makes it VERY sweet. As for the cinnamon chips, I used the suggestion of others to shake the tortillas in a bag to coat. I sprayed both sides of the tortillas, cut them into 8 wedges with a pizza cutter and shook the triangles in a bag of cinn-sugar. Worked great except that after baking and cooling on the sheet they tended to stick pretty good because of the sugar on the bottom of the chips. The second time I only coated 1 side w/spray, still shook them in the bag, and the side w/out the spray didn't pick up as much sugar mixture. This worked better, but they still stuck a little bit, so I 'loosened' them w/a spatula right away and then let them cool on the sheet. Use your own technique and make sure they are baked long enough or they won't be crispy.
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Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
Sorry, but this recipe did nothing for me or my family. Even though I poked the roast with a fork numerous times, the flavor didn't penetrate at all. It was just a big piece of pork that tasted just that - plain old pork.
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