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Spanish Rice II

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2004
This rice is great! I used 1 cup of salsa in place of the tomatoes because that is what I had on hand. I also added a packet of goya sazon to the water. Also I sauteed some cumin and the chili powder with the rice, peppers, and onions for the last 2 minutes. I will be making this all the time!
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Black Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2004
Really good cake! I made this cake for my birthday. I used 2/3 cup canola oil in place of the shortening. Also I used 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of cinnamon for a little spice. I took the advise of other reviewers and used 2 cups of brewed coffee instead of water. The coffee was a great touch but perhaps that gave the cake a little to much caffeine and I dont drink decaf so I didnt have any on hand. Will be making this cake again but maybe just use water next time. Very easy!
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Carnation® Swedish Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2004
I made these with ground chicken and they were really good. I had to add extra bread crumbs because the ground chicken was very moist. I also did not have dry milk so I added 2 tbls of evaporated milk to the bread crumbs and cut back on the water(used 1/4 cup). Im not a fan of garlic salt so I used kosher salt instead. Also I added a few shakes of worcestershire sauce to the mixture (approx 1 tsp). As for the gravy I used 1 can of low sodium beef broth and cut back on the flour only used 3 tbls. I aslo added worcestershire to the gravy about 1 tsp and that seemed to give it a nice flavor. I will make these again they are very good I bet they are great with the ground beef as wll.
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Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
This is so good. I sauted an 8 oz package of fresh mushrooms that I quartered. I also added a 9 oz package of frozen spinich (defrosted and drained), and skipped the basil. I seasoned with kosher salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg(goes great with spinach). Last but not least I made garlic croutons to go with the fresh parmesan for the topping and it came out perfect. What a great way to prepare spaghetti squash as with the previos reviewer I also had one sitting on my counter waiting to be used.
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Garlic Croutons

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
I was not a big fan of croutons until now. I made mine with sesame wheat bread, and 1 tbls of unsalted butter 3 tbls of olive oil, a clove of garlic , a little bit of parsley (for color), and fresh ground black pepper and just a dash of kosher salt. I brushed the oil and butter onto the bread cubes that way there I got the garlic flavor but not all the minced pieces which could burn in the oven and produce that burnt garlic flavor.Also I shook the baking sheet a few times and I broiled mine the last 2 minutes (give or take). Well they sure are great and very rustic!
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Ham Salad II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
WORD TO THE WISE: I would skip the 2 tsp of salt altogether(ham is salty in itself)! This is a good base recipe that you can easily adapt to your own tastes. I as noted above skipped the salt as well as the green pepper(did not have one). I used light miracle whip to reduce the amount of fat. I love ham with pineapple so I added some pineapple which gave it a nice flavor. Next time I make this I will mix it up in my food processor to make it more of a spread. So all in all this was good.
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Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
What a great sweet potato dish. The only things I did different was I used 2 apples, and instead of just white sugar I used 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar and a few tsp of white sugar. As for the spices I did the tsp of cinnamon with 1/8 tsp of nutmeg and 1/8 tsp of allspice. I used my hand mixer to mash the potatoes and apples. I am so glad I decided to give this dish a try. Perfect for this time of year!
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New England Bean Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2004
I grew up eating this dip it is one of my favorite dips. I have always known it as Boston Bean Dip but this is pretty much the same. The recipe I use calls for fresh garlic (2 small cloves) minced, and no horseradish but the next time I make it I will add some horseradish because it sounds good. I love this dip served with triscuits. So easy to make yourself no need to buy it at the deli.
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Pinwheel Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2004
I really enjoyed this meatloaf. I used a 1/2 of an onion soup packet in the meat mixture and left out the salt. I also added more worcestershire sauce (about 1 tbls) and I added a little ketchup (about 1/4 cup). I did not add an egg to the spinach and mushrooms because I only had 1 egg and I put that egg in the meat, I doubt that it even made a difference the end result still held together just fine. As noted by a previous review this does work well cooked on sheet pan so it does not swim in greece. I also added kethcup and worcestershire to the top of the loaf and that kept the top from drying out. Tasty and pretty!
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Wisconsin Bratwurst

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2004
I just love these!! I used Kayem fresh Original Boston Brats (which you can get here in New England)-they are the best! I only use 5 brats as there are only 2 of us. I saute a large sweet onion (cut into wedges) in 3-4 tbls of butter till just golden, then add 2 cans of beer and transfer this to my crockpot. I put in the brats and simmer for 2-3 hours on low ( I DO NOT POKE HOLES IN THEM)! Then we grill them in our kettle grill till they are browned this takes about 5-7 minutes (charcoal-medium to high heat) be prepared for flare-ups they must constantly be moved so they don't burn. You can also make a fresh beer and onion holding bath to put them in after they have been grilled. I serve them on sub rolls with dijon mustard and onions from the fresh holding bath. I am making these this Sunday for the Pats game.
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Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2004
This is almost the exact same recipe as Quaker oats vanishing oatmeal cookies. I used 2 sticks of unsalted butter, skipped the walnuts and used apple pie spice instead of pumpkin pie spice. These cookies are so tasty and soft it really is hard to stop eating them! One more thing I do not grind up the raisins I don't think that is necessary. If you love oatmeal cookies you will love these.
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Cranberry Pork Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2004
I made this recipe over the weekend and it turned out great. I seared my roast on all sides prior to putting in the crock pot. Also I ommited the mustard and cloves I used a 1/4 tsp of apple pie spice instead. I grated 1 tsp of orange rind into the cranberry sauce and cran juice and simmered the sauce till smooth prior to pouring over the roast then into the crock pot for 6 hours. This comes out tender and has a great flavor. Makes great sandwiches as well.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2004
Very good muffins. I made mine with cinnamon chips instead of chocolate chips. The nice thing about these is they come out nice and fluffy compared to most pumpkin muffins which I find a bit dence. I also added 1 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice in place of the seperate spices. These will be wonderful on a chilly Autumn day with a cup of hot mulled cider!
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Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2004
This is good but I think I will stick to grilling my pork tenderloin. The breading does not stick to the tenderloin very well. The flavor was good but a bit bland.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2004
This is a great cookie. I cant wait to make them during the holidays (although they are great any time of year). I used 1/2 cup of light brown sugar and 1/2 a cup of white sugar, and I used unsalted butter in place of the margarine. Instead of the cinnamon and cloves I used 1 tsp of apple pie spice (that is what I had on hand). These cookies taste even better the next day.
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Chicken Salad Al La Barbara

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
What a great chicken salad. I made a few changes due to my own preferences. I skipped the oranges, and the pasta, instead of adding the Tbls of sugar I added 2 Tbls of the pineapple juice. I used 1/2 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of miracle whip added a few green onions, cut down the celery to 2 stalks, and grilled four chicken breasts. I served the chicken salad in warm soft pitas. I know I changed mine alot but this recipe gave me the foundation for what I was looking for.
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Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
This cookie recipe is exactly what I was looking for! They are soooo good! I read the reviews before making them and per one reviewers suggestion I added a small box of pudding (I only had cheesecake flavor but you can't even taste it), also i chilled the dough in the freezer for a 1/2 hour before spooning onto the cookie sheet. The result was chewy moist wonderful cookies. I made my cookies big I guess because I only got 2 1/2 dozen not the 5 dozen the recipe calls for.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2004
This is a really good coleslaw, however it does not taste like it is from a restaurant. Still taste great I recomend giving it a try. I did not have any buttermilk so I substituted a 1/4 cup of sour cream. Next time I will make with the buttermilk perhaps that is what gives it that restaurant taste.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2004
I used butternut squash instead of the pumpkin I happened to have a small one in the house. I peeled and cubed it then boiled till tender(did not want to put the oven on). I used 2 cups of jiffy baking mix instead of the flour, baking soda, powder and the oil. These came out pretty good and due to boiling the squash my batter was not to thick at all.
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Easy Pizza Sauce I

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2004
I sauteed the garlic in the oil because I don't like the taste of raw garlic. This sauce is just ok. I will not make it again.
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