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Delicious Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
This is pretty good, and my family really enjoys it. I've made it several times because it gets rave reviews. However, I gave it four stars instead of five because I made a few changes. I only use two to three chicken breasts and don't make my own homemade broth. I also use two cups of rice (brown rice, which I cooked in store-bought chicken broth instead of adding broth to the mixture), one can of cream of chicken and one of cream of celery, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion instead of the onion powder, and I added about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of chopped broccoli. I also mixed a cup of sharp cheddar in with the rest of the ingredients and then topped the whole thing with another cup of cheddar and the crushed crackers. I skipped adding the butter to the crackers. It turned out pretty darn good, and my whole family enjoyed it. It was also pretty easy to make, and is fairly easy to adjust to suit your tastes so I'd definitely recommend it.
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Almond Crescents

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
These are extremely good almond crescents. Like another reviewer, I also added 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, but otherwise made them as is (using real butter as the recipe calls for). It makes a lovely buttery, almond-y cookie, and these got rave reviews. They are a bit delicate, so be careful when covering them in powdered sugar, but then, most almond crescents are. I also found that greasing the cookie sheets isn't really necessary - I had one sheet I forgot to grease before putting cookies onto it, and they turned out just as nice as the ones on the greased sheets. You may want to let them cool a bit longer than two minutes before doing the powdered sugar as well. They're more likely to crumble if they're too warm when you're putting the powdered sugar on. I found letting them sit for four to five minutes worked better, as they were still warm enough, but much less likely to crumble. I will definitely be saving this recipe to make again!
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Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
These are really, really good. I would almost be tempted to use more butterscotch chips, but then, I really like butterscotch. But they are extremely good when made as is. I did bake them for 25 minutes instead of 20, but next time I may try the 20 first just to see how they turn out when done at that time instead. They do tend to stick to the pan, so I'd suggest making sure your pan is greased really, really well. But they're definitely worth making!
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Fast Creamy Tomato Penne

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
This was pretty good, though I did make a few minor changes. I added 3 cloves of garlic (minced) which I sauteed with the onion and pepper, and I added a bit of Italian seasoning to the sauce. After mixing everything together as in step 3, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top, and put it in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. It was greatly enjoyed by my family, and was very easy to make.
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Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2007
I made this for my husband's birthday as he was wanting a chocolate chip cake. It's a good cake, but it is rather heavy. I ended up using the Cool Whipped Frosting from this site with it, which worked out well as I think anything else would have made the cake way too rich. It was enjoyed by the whole family, but definitely keep in mind that it's a heavy, rich cake. I think it would probably make good muffins/cupcakes dur to its denseness, but I haven't actually tried it as such yet, so I have no idea how they'd end up baking. I would recommend it as long as you aren't expecting a light, fluffy style cake.
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2007
Really good recipe, I've made this for two different parties now, and it's been a hit both times. I make these open-faced whenever I make them and use what the package describes as "mild Italian" dressing mix. My stepmother also liked it so much she asked me for the recipe. It's also extremely easy to make, and looks really nice too, which is a plus. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Brown Sugar Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2008
Very good - I doubled the recipe (other than the salt - that I kept as 1/2 tsp, and I didn't use the walnuts), and baked these in a 9x13 pan for 25 minutes. I also added 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips, but would be tempted to add more next time. They turned out very nicely - soft, sweet, and just oh so good! I like the fact that you could add almost any bits you wanted - nuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, whatever. I think you could also frost these if you wanted, or go without. It's a very good, very versatile recipe that I will definitely be keeping around to use again and again!
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Creamed Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2008
While I'm not sure I would call this a creamed spinach, it is a very good casserole. I made a double recipe, but cut back on the amount of butter it calls for due to what other reviewers had said. I cut back by two tablespoons (what would have been one tablespoon had I not doubled the recipe), but that was still a too much butter. So while I would definitely make this again, I would cut back on the butter even further. I also added a bit of garlic powder to the mixture. I do agree with the one reviewer that this is even better if you let it sit for a few minutes after it comes out of the oven - the flavor is just better if it isn't piping hot. And finally, I cooked mine in a 9x13 dish, which caused me to have to add about 15 minutes to the baking time for it to come out correctly. Otherwise, I will definitely be making this one again.
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Cherry Bliss Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
These are quite good, and extremely easy to make. I gave it four stars because I couldn't take away just a half star, and even though they're good, they do taste much like they were made with canned pie filling, which they obviously are. Now, that being said, these are better (and less canned pie filling flavored) the day after they are made - it gives the flavors more time to blend together and they're just better tasting. The brownies also get fudgier at that point as well. The entire family enjoyed these, and I will definitely make them again at some point. Next time I'll just make them the day before I want to serve them to give the flavors time to meld.
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Pork Chop Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
The potatoes were a smidgeon too salty for my taste, but that may have been because I just sprinkled the seasoned salt onto my pork chops without measuring out a teaspoon. Or it might have been because of the french fried onions (I used slightly more than it called for, due to using half of a large can rather than the smaller can), or both. Keeping that in mind, I suspect next time I wouldn't add the additional salt to the potato mixture, as it seemed unnecessary. I might also try the garlic powder another review mentioned next time instead of the seasoned salt. Otherwise, it was quite good, and the potatoes would be good even without the pork chops. I did use more cheese than it calls for, but my family is big into cheese as well. This was enjoyed by my family, and will definitely be repeated again (just with less salt).
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Smoky Potato Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
This soup was a hit with my family, and I enjoyed it quite a bit too. I did make a few changes, in that I used whole milk instead of evaporated, added minced garlic while sauteing the onions,used only five potatoes instead of six, and added chopped broccoli to it as well. I also didn't bother to peel the potatoes, and didn't really mash it all that much, since I prefer the potato chunks. It was relatively easy to make though, and I will definitely be making this again when we're in a soup mood.
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Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
These cookies were very good, nice and chocolatey and fairly easy to make. They were also nicely soft without being too soft. I did add a couple of extra spoonfulls of flour to help made the dough easier to roll into balls, but otherwise made them as the recipe states. For the holidays, instead of confectioner's sugar I rolled them in red and green granulated sugar and stuck peppermint Hershey kisses (the Candy Cane ones) into them sort of like a chocolate/peppermint version of peanut butter blossoms. They worked really well that way too, and were just as enjoyable that way as they were normally!
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Turkey Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2007
I found this one while hunting up recipes for ground turkey, and since we tend to have squash in the house, it worked out well. It was really good, and enjoyed quite a bit by my family. Like the previous review, I did make a few changes - I used Ritz crackers instead of Saltines, four tablespoons of butter instead of six, and I used whole milk instead of evaporated as I didn't have any evaporated, but had whole. I also sprinkled some additional mozzarella on top before I put on the crushed crackers just because we're big cheese fans here. It turned out really well, and I will definitely be making this one again!
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Chicken and Leek Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
My family really enjoyed this. Like another reviewer suggested, I sauteed the leeks in olive oil with some minced garlic. I did add in some steamed broccoli, shredded carrots, and I ended up using cream of chicken soup as I didn't have condensed vegetable soup. I suspect this would work well with many condensed soups, based on your tastes. (I'm considering trying a different one next time, just to see the variation in taste.) But we will definitely be making this again, as my family really enjoyed it.
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
This was a really neat and unique dessert-like item, and was great to take to an office party. I did dissolve the brown sugar in a tablespoon of butter, but other than that made it as the recipe states. After removing it from the fridge, I also stuck it in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes before I rolled it into a ball, which I think helped with shaping it. Otherwise, this was excellent with teddy grahams. It wasn't quite as good with chocolate graham crackers, but I think that may have been due to the graham crackers - they had a tendency to break more easily than the teddy grahams did. I suspect graham sticks, vanilla wafers, chocolate wafers, teddy grahams or anything more solid-like such as those are your best bet for serving with this. Otherwise, it's fairly rich, and really good, and I like how versatile it has the possibility to be! I rolled mine in miniature chocolate chips rather than pecans, for example. I definitely recommend this one though!
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Forgotten Party Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
These are really good, and pretty darn easy to make. I was able to double the recipe despite what the notes said, but I do also have a fairly large oven and used a metal cooling rack to help expand the shelf space in there. I made them as stated, and added miniature chocolate chips, which is the way my family has always made these cookies. The beauty of these is how easy the are to make and alter to suit your tastes!
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Cream Cheese Won Tons

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2008
These are quite good. I did use shredded chicken instead of clams, but otherwise my ingredients were the same. I also followed another reviewer's suggestion and baked them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350. I did make the filling a night ahead, so I don't know if that allowed the flavors to blend more or not, but these were enjoyed by all at our party the next day, even baked.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
At first, I was a bit disappointed with these cookies. We tried them the day I made them and while the frosting was really good, the cookies were a bit tasteless. However, the next day these cookies were excellent. I made the cookies as stated, except that I replaced the butter-flavored shortening with butter. I only got 30 cookies out of the dough which meant I only needed 15 marshmallows instead of 18. As for the frosting, I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa since it wasn't chocolately enough for me in the first place. The extra tablespoon helped make it more chocolately and not so overpoweringly sugary. I had more than enough frosting for my cookies, even putting it on the cookies rather generously, though not quite so much extra that it felt like a waste. Otherwise, these cookies are better if eaten the day after they're made - at that point they seem to have had time for the flavors to meld together and make a nicely sweet, chocolately cookie with some gooey marshmallow in it. Definitely recommend these, just not for same day consumption.
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Chocolate French Toast

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
This is really good - my kids enjoyed it quite a bit. It's also not hard to make at all. Though it's probably obvious, I would suggest sifting the powdered sugar onto the toast so you don't end up with lumps of powdered sugar. It is also a bit rich, so this has the possibility of making more than you need depending on the size of your family. (We each didn't eat more than one, even though they were quite good.) I'd definitely recommend this as an occasional special breakfast.
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Wild Rice and Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
This recipe was very easy to put together, and a great way to use up leftover ham. I did use quinoa instead of the rice mix as it's what I had on hand, but it turned out well with the quinoa. It had a nice, subtle taste with the cheese and mustard, and the soup, mayo, and mustard made the dish nicely creamy. My family enjoyed this dish quite a bit, and I will definitely keep it around for use with ham leftovers in the future.
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