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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2004
EXCELLENT! Mine didn't run at all - I didn't melt the stick butter, just slightly softened it. Then in between each pan, I put the mixture in the frige. Cookies turned out perfect - I love them!! :)
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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
took advice from previous reviewers - added 1 cup milk, used one cream of chicken & one cream of mushroom soup. Added cheddar & parm. cheeses to top and sprinkled with crushed ritz crackers. Also added in some frozen mixed veggies. Very good casserole! Can't imagine it without the extra milk - would not be saucy enough!
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Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
AWESOME!!!! Followed recipe to a T, except I didn't have peas & carrots. So I used frozen veggie mix (corn, peas, carrots, green beans, etc). I also used "Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust" from this site. Pie was perfectly seasoned, perfectly thick filling, everything was perfect. I ate 3 pieces... lol Next time I will make 2, as recipe is written (I halfed everything this time). And I'll stick the 2nd pie in the freezer. There WILL be a next time. I'm thinking as soon as next week... :)
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Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
This was my frist try at quiche and WOW. it was great! I made the recipe just as stated. I read previous reviewers about being sure the broccoli was dry - I thawed it in the microwave, in a colander. And let it dry on paper towels for about 20 minutes. I was worried the microwave would cook the broccoli and the oven would then over cook it, but it was just right!! Next time I may use only 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, but I'm not a big pepper fan. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was perfect as it was.
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Sausage Potato Bake

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
So easy - and so good. I'm not a big fan of sausage, but my husband is. He LOVED this, and even I liked it. Leftovers kept great for lunch the next day. I did as previous posters suggested - used onion soup instead of vegetable beef soup. The only kind I had on hand was a packet of dry mix - so I made the soupo and boiled it down to be thicker (guess I could have just used less water). . Also - I added some frozen veggies, too. Next time I'll try some fresh carrots along with the frozen veggies. There will definitely be many "next time"s!
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This was my first attempt ever at a pie crust. And what a success it was!! It made enough for 2 1/2 crusts for me... but I latticed the top of my apple pie... so if I hadn't of done that, I probably would have had enough for 3 crusts. I will definitely use this again! I did take other reviewer's suggestions to use ICE water and chill the shortning, too. And I brushed egg white on the bottom crust before filling the pie, to help ensure it didn't get mushy from fruit filling. Thanks for an easy recipe that even I could do, that tasted great, too
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
I was nervous after reading reviews about it being too salty. It wasn't, it was awesome!!! I cubed frozen chicken and put it in the crockpot. Followed the rest of the recipe exactly. There were patches - very few - that were salty. I must not have mixed it as well. But aside from those 2-3 bites, it was perfection. My kids ate it. My anti-chicken-hubby had seconds. Next time I'll add some frozen mixed veggies near the end, too.
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
best banana bread I've ever had!!! I love the edges so much - I'm not normally a crust-loving-person, but it's so good, I'm going to try them as cupcakes next time, to get more edge!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
very easy to make. I'm not a chili fan, but hubby says it tastes great. He suggested adding some green peppers next time for "filler" - although it's already a thick chili, there's a LOT of meat in it.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
very easy to make, came together so well and came out of pan cleanly. Hubby keeps stealing pieces when I'm not looking, so I think it's a hit ;-)
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops II

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
My 4 year old had 4 helpings!! My husband thanked me 3-4 time more than he normally does. He didn't add anything to his plate (usually he adds some kind of spice). I started with frozen pork chops, cooked it on high for 4 hours in the sauce. I was worried that not doing it on low for 8-10 hours would make for tougher meat. But it was soooooooo tender, fell right off our forks. I used garlic salt instead of garlic powder and ommitted the additional salt & pepper. I also used Mesquite chicken seasoning, cause it was all I had on hand. And I used 2 cups of homemade chicken stock. I served it with rice & green beans. The sauce went great with both sides - I wish it had been a bit thicker, but the rice soaked it right up. I WILL make this again. VERY easy and was a hit with everyone!
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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2014
very good, but no where near enough sauce. I had to make a 2nd batch of sauce. Next time I will triple the sauce. And make it a bit differently... melt 3T butter with 1/4 cup minced garlic and add shrimp. Cook 1 minute, remove shrimp, add 3 T flour. SLOWLY whisk in 3 cups half & half, waiting for it to bubble and thicken before each new addition. Sauce thickens MUCH faster this way! Add 1 cup cheese and 3T parsley. Then pour over shrimp & noodles. I also added 3/4 a head of fresh broccoli florets that I first steamed in microwave. Next time I'll add the whole head.
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Mushroom Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2005
Divine! I LOVED this! I wanted to lick the plate clean! Tender, and just awesome! Watch out for the mushrooms, they do stick to the pan easy and burn. But even so, its AWESOME! A new favorite. Going to try it later this week with chicken :)
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
time consuming... but well well well worth it!!!! I did strawberry supreme cake with buttercream icing. Then I dipped in a variety of dark, milk & white chocolate. Milk chocolate was definitely the best - but all were great!
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Yummy Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2013
I listened to other reviewers and cut the sugar, used 3/4C for each part. The recipe says the batter will be thin.... um... not sure what I did wrong, but I've made it twice now, and it's NOT thin. And that's using half the sugar! But that's ok, it still turned out great! Needed more like 55 minutes to bake.
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Stouffers Copy Cat Chicken & Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
almost just like Stouffers! As close as any recipe will ever get. Freezes well, and leftovers are almost better on day 2!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
Very good, but not what I expected. My husband thought the sauce was a stroganoff sauce... it wasn't all that good at all. But the chicken was excellent, and easy! I should have made more :)
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Three Cheese Manicotti II

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
very good! I was worried there wouldn't be enough stuffing, since I tend to be generous with the stuffing. But in the end, I still had enough left over to fill one more shell than I had. My family of 2 adults & 2 kidss ate half this - the kids had seconds (which is rare!), leaving the rest for leftovers. I added some spicy sausage to some of the shells to please hubby. I give it only 4 stars, cause even though it was very good, and I will make it again, I feel it still needs something... I may try adding some cooked spinach to the cheese mixture next time.
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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies II

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
I agree with previous posts... they're more like a cookie/brownie than a cookie or cake. definitely NOT a whoopie pie. But mine were a lot flatter than the photo makes them appear. Although now that I look at other photos, maybe I just expected the unrealistic. They're fine flat - soft and chewy. I halved the size of the cookies, made 1'' or smaller balls, and baked them for 6 minutes. I tried baking some in a shaped cookie pan - hearts for valentines day. But they didn't work well... the centers sink. So I ended up with heart shaped mini cookie bowls... I gave up on the shapes and made the rest round - they're great :)
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Good amount of apple filling - I was worried about fitting 8 apples in there, but I fit all but 1/2 of one, mounded it up pretty high. It baked down to a perfect slight mound. And it was easy enough to make, but lacking something in flavor. Next time I will take other reviewers' suggestions for adding cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cloves.
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