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German Style Kielbasa

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
I was looking for something like a comfort food for the winter and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. After reading some of the other reviews, I improvised and put in a lot of additional stuff but the kitchen sink, including ground mustard, celery seed, caraway seeds, some cut up carrots, potatoes, apple cider vinegar & homemade raspberry vinegar. I didn't have any apples so I used homemade applesauce. Seasoned to taste with seasoned salt & pepper, and turned out to be what I wanted.
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Stewed Cabbage

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
I was looking for something like a comfort food for the winter and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. After reading some of the other reviews, I improvised and put in a lot of additional stuff but the kitchen sink, including ground mustard, celery seed, caraway seeds, some cut up carrots, potatoes, apple cider vinegar & homemade raspberry vinegar. Seasoned to taste with seasoned salt & pepper, and turned out to be what I wanted.
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Kielbasa and Cabbage II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
I was looking for something like a comfort food for the winter and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. After reading some of the other reviews, I improvised and put in a lot of additional stuff but the kitchen sink, including ground mustard, celery seed, caraway seeds, some cut up carrots, potatoes, apple cider vinegar & homemade raspberry vinegar. Seasoned to taste with seasoned salt & pepper, and turned out to be what I wanted.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2012
You will love this quick & easy to make dough for your pizza. I added the cornmeal on the bottom of the pizza pan as well as some with some herbs around the outside of the dough. Very tasty. You can tell however, that it didn't have that real 'yeasty' taste that in the dough that we have made from scratch in the past. But for a quick dough, it was great.
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Cabbage Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2012
These were A+. Turned out great. Loved the tomato soup sauce. The secret is in the sauce. Don't skimp on the savoy cabbage; so much easier to use for cabbage rolls & get big ones. I got a small and fixed half the recipe and wished I would have gotten a big one. Fixed mine with rice on the side. Great recipe.
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2012
These muffins were awsome! I made mine with blueberries & blueberry yogurt instead of the raspberries. I had blueberries on hand. They turned out great. I made these to go with my leek/potato soup. You will love these.
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Tomato Zucchini Squash Skillet

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
My husband made this tonight & it turned out well. He used the zucchini & tomatoes from our garden. I added a little salt & pepper on top. He made me dinner tonight and made the meatloaf that doesn't crumble, beer batter bread and mashed red skinned potatoes. It was nice having him cook and wash dishes afterwards as well. :)
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Meatloaf that Doesn't Crumble

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
My husband made this tonight especially because he loves meatloaf sandwiches, but I must say it was good. Little extra effort than I like to go thru but it was really nice not having to cook myself. :)
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Christmas Fruitcake

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
I made this cake last night for the holidays. The cake came out fine, however, I did not have a 6 x 3 pan & I wanted to be able to put it in a holiday tin, so I baked it in a larger pan and it came out really thin. The only recommendation I can give you is to buy the smaller pan, one that will fit the tin, or line a tin with foil and use that for the pan. I wish I would have doubled the recipe or used a loaf pan, but I was concerned about how I was going to let it sit for 10 weeks if I used a loaf pan. The recipe itself, as I said turned out great, and I am planning on looking for a 3 x 6 pan for my next cake & I will make more as soon as I get the proper size. I not only wrapped mine with cheesecloth which I had on hand because I do a lot of canning, and parchment paper, but I also wrapped it with foil after the parchment paper to keep it moist & fresh. I will use this recipe again using a 'fruitcake mix' that I purchase in the store just because it is easier than measuring out each of the fruit ingredients individulally. I love drinking coffee with it. I also made the other "Fruitcake" w 52 reviews at 'All recipes' as well last year and it 'flopped' for me, however, I am going to give both of these fruitcakes another try asap. If you compare the ingredients you will see the other fruitcake had a lot more flour, and I noticed the difference and how small this one was in comparison FYI. The other was the size of a 'standard' fruitcake, whereas this one was not.
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Fruitcake Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
I made these cookies, only making half the recipe and still got the amount stated. I put these in a tin and they were good for a long time. I ate only a couple each morning with my coffee. So good. They will be everything you wanted. Make sure you follow the steps as described.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
Great meatloaf recipe. this is basically how I make mine, however, you can also cook in the microwave. I put a hole or a well in the middle like a angle food cake pan and I put the sauce over the meatloaf & cook with a lid on it in the microwave for 20-30 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 20 minutes. Then let it sit for 10 minutes or so after you take it out and it should be done. Keeps the house from heating up. My daughter is the 'microwave queen'. I taught her from an early age how to cook in the microwave to avoid her getting into trouble by cooking on the stovetop. She learned well, and this recipe can be cooked in the microwave as well. Still turns out pretty good if you need to use the microwave instead of a regular oven.
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
Very good. Made per recipe; only thing I can say, is that if you are not into 'hot', you may want to back off on cutting both the peppers in this recipe in half. I made with Bavarian Potato Dumplings & Buttercup Squash. I also made a gravy and added water to cut the heat out a little in the 'pepper' department.
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Italian Confetti Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2012
I liked the recipe, adding a few of my own things in order to make the required vegetable additions. The only thing negative I can say is watch out for the red wine vinegar. Mine was a little salty and I had to add some sugar to the salad to make up for it.
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Cranberry Orange Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
Tasted great. Made as instructed, make sure you dust the pan as ordered. I used a 'baking stone' (4) small loaf pan, and I used Pam spray only and they stuck to the pan (my fault) I should have done as instructed, however, if it would have been a metal pan, I still don't think it would stick. I make a Betty Crocker Zuchinni Bread and only use pam spray in the metal pan and wait 10 minutes before inverting it and it never sticks, so good luck. I had some frozen cranberries that I had bought over the holidays and I used them, & it tasted great with the fresh cranberries. I also had some dried cranberries, but chose not to use them. I love the cranberry & orange combination. Now all I need to do is make some cranberry/orange biscotti with some pistachio nuts & almond flavoring and an almond flavored frosting, and I'll really be in business. :) Love that combination as well.
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Peach Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
I made this as instructed, however, I felt the filling was a little too runny. Otherwise, it was good. The second time I made it, I doubled up on the flour. That did the trick. My husband and I were also fighting over whether we should have a peach pie or a peach 'crumble' the 2nd time around, so I negotiated the pie with the crumble on top. The crumble I made consisted of 1/2 c flour, 1/4 c packed brown sugar, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 1/4 c of butter (softened). It turned out great and was just what we needed the 2nd go round since I only had 1 crust. We both got what we wanted. I got my crumbles & my husband got his pie. :)
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Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
This was a great recipe. Only thing I could add is if you want variety in the basting sauce, try some plum sauce (jelly) or another jelly sauce of your choice. I cann and sometimes when I make jelly, it doesn't quiet get to where I want it to be in consistancy. Rather than redoing the jars again or discarding, what I do is I use these for basting roasted chicken, ham, fish, cornish hens, and yes pork tenderloins and roasts as well. They always turn out great.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
The only thing I could add to make this recipe better would be some 'orange peel'. I love the combination of orange & cranberries, and with the pistachios (my favorite all time nut, if you know what I mean) this would be HEAVENLY. Another thing is if you drizzle some frosting over add the combination of almond extract and orange juice into the frosting drizzle. HEAVENLY. I mean if you are going to have a sweet, why not go all out and do it RIGHT?
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
I made these and they turned out great. I put dried cranberries in place of the raisins and made a cranberry sauce to go on top. It was great.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
I thought these turned out great. I am not a good bread maker, but my husband loves homemade bread. I am still working on perfecting my skills. I took half of the recipe and made them into cinnamon rolls as it is just me and my husband. I gave some to neighbors as well.
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Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
This recipe was great. Loved it. Cann as recommended & you will not be disappointed. I am finishing my jar off right now. I made these and a batch of canned ones that I can use in the future as well. I know this sounds bad but I love drinking the pickle juice. I don't know if you have ever tried it, but it works with me as an appitite suppressant. Maybe the next 'diet' recommendation?
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