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Easy Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2006
I made this one for a birthday and it got rave reviews. I used a fork to poke lots of holes in the cake before covering w/ glaze. Followed another reviewers recommendation and added a dab of butter to the glaze, along with some freshly grated lemon rind. Fresh squeezed lemon juice made it all the more tasty. I think this one is even better the next day, moist and more lemony. Next time, I will make it the day before serving. Good & easy!
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Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
Was looking for something fast & easy to do with tilapia and this fit the bill. Substituted 1/2 t dried tarragon for the fresh. Fish was a tad overcooked, maybe 3 minutes would have done it? Overall, the recipe worked but we just didn't care for the taste. The cider vinegar seemed to overpower the dish. Maybe this should be left off entirely? It's easy, but this one won't be a do-over at our house.
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Quick Chicken with Asparagus and Provolone

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2006
I added a bit of parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs - yum! Seems like 1/2 can of chix broth would be plenty for next time. Very easy and elegant - will be a great company dish.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2012
Cut this recipe in 1/2 and used 8x8" pan, worked great! Very easy and tasty but oh so rich. Will enjoy this recipe again and again.
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Creamy Dill Dressing

Reviewed: May 5, 2012
I was looking for a dill dressing to go with a green salad, used leftovers for veggie dip (perfect w/ celery & carrots) and quite by accident found it makes wonderful sauce for salmon. Loved this recipe! Only change I made was to substitute Splenda for the sugar to make it even more low carb. I dumped everything into my Tupperware shaker bottle and mixed it up, one container and no stirring required. What a tasty find. Will use this one again and again.
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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2013
Tried this for potluck at work and it came out great! Used Jackie's alterations with one can each cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup, along with 4 cans of green beans (drained) - just the right amount of sauce w/o being too soupy. I also added about 1 t soy sauce and a dash of garlic to the recipe. Freshly grated parmesan added a nice flavor. Cooked on LOW about 5 hours. This dish was a real hit and so easy. I will definitely be making this one again and again. Thanks Hollus2!
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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2005
We thought the salad combination was quite good and very pretty. I'd add a sliced boiled egg next time. Not so wild about the dressing. Found it to be a little too lemony for my taste. Next time I think I'd make my own oil & vinegar combo.
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Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2012
Made recipe as directed but substituted a 3# pork roast for the tenderloins. Cooked on LOW for 8+ hours and it was fall-apart tender. Made plenty of sauce, easily thickened with a bit of cornstarch at the end. Would have been nice w/ mashed potatoes or rice. Only change I would make is reduce onion or simply quarter them, they turned into mush - maybe because I cooked so long. Taste overall was very good, don't skip the white wine because I think that helps make this recipe.
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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
Yum! This was delicious and so easy! Made a slight substitution based on what I had - 1/2 C half-&-half, 1/4 C chicken broth, 1/4 C white wine. 1/2 lb fettuccini was plenty for this recipe. Reminded me of a favorite dish from Shell's seafood restaurant.
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Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
Have used this recipe for the last few years in our New Year's celebrations. This recipe is perfectly seasoned, no changes needed and it's so easy! I think the jalapeno makes the dish. The crockpot is a perfect way to cook this recipe, no pre-soak needed on the peas and 6-8 hours cooking is about right. Used up leftover holiday ham and subsititute salt pork for bacon. We like it served with white rice.
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Spinach-Gorganzola Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2005
This sounded so yummy, BUT my husband and 2 guests didn't love it. Made according to directions except cut back to 1/2 lb. bacon (still too much). Overload on calories and time-consuming, I don't think I'll make this recipe again. With some overhaul, I think the recipe has potential - using the same basic ingredients, cutting down on the measurements and lightening up on the dressing (2/3 C of olive oil is excessive).
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2013
I had lots of dried pinto beans and was looking for a recipe without all the fat. This one fit the need just perfectly. I was a little skeptical about not chopping the onion but I followed as directed and found it cooked up nicely and also mashed perfectly with the potato masher at the end. I used 1/2 jalapeno as directed but think it could easily have handled a whole pepper w/o overpowering. Did not add any salt until the end and then just used about 2-1/2 t which seemed to be plenty for our taste. Cooked in my slow cooker as directed, never needed any additional liquid - drained a lot off when they were done. They reheated nicely the next day too. This recipe will be used again and again at my house.
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Easy Sausage Strata

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
Just the recipe base I was looking for. Perfect for some stale wheat sandwich bread I found in the freezer. Cut bread into cubes while frozen makes it very easy. I used link sausage (removed from casings) because that's what I had on hand. This dish was a big hit at work, baked in a foil 11x7 pan and no clean-up. I can see all kinds of possibilities for variations in the future, but you really can't go wrong with the basic recipe either.
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
I think this recipe has potential but needs some tweaking. 1 C of butter is just way too much, result was greasy oatmeal. Will try again with more brown sugar, less butter and bringing to a boil before adding vanilla and oats. Microwave works great for melting chips and peanut butter together.
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Sweet Potato Souffle III

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
Excellent recipe, just cut the sugar in half. Way too sweet otherwise. Hard to call it a side dish when it tastes like desert. Don't scrimp on the topping. Yum!
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Layered Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2006
I followed the recipe except I used a bag of salad mix (iceberg & carrots mostly) in place of the lettuce. Used only 1/2 small onion (green onions would be good too). Don't leave the water chestnuts out - they make that extra "crunch" you need. Took this one to a ladies gathering and got rave reviews and requests for the recipe - it was soooo easy. This goes into my permanent file. Thanks for sharing!
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Roast

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2005
I made this pretty much to the recipe directions except reduced cranberries to 1 C (looked like more than enough to me) and used 8oz. can of crushed pineapple and 8oz. can of chunk pineapple because that's what I had on hand. About 2 hours before serving, I mixed in cornstarch/water to thicken the sauce a bit, thinking it might make a nice glaze and gravy for rice. This worked well. I really wanted to love this recipe but it was just so-so, not too inspiring. I won't be making this one again, but if I did, I'd make sure to add more salt.
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Skillet Pork Chops with Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2013
I had to make a few changes based on what I had on hand. Dredged the pork chops in the flour mixture with parm cheese, garlic salt and pepper, then browned as directed. Removed them and added onions and sprinkled with the leftover flour/cheese mixture. Added pork chops back to the skillet and poured in the beef broth w/ lemon juice (reduced to 1 cube after reading other reviewers comments). Very tasty -and the extra flour made a nice saucy gravy. I can't wait to try it with potatoes next time.
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Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2013
I was looking for a rice side dish to go w/ an enchilada casserole. This recipe was just right and sooo easy! I followed recipe just as directed and it came out perfectly. I think the secret is to use a good chunky salsa. The one I used was med spice w/ garlic. No additional salt needed. This recipe is a keeper for my family.
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Eggplant Delight

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
This was super easy and amazingly good. Even more surprising is that the leftovers were as good or better than the first night. What fun to find to find a low carb recipe that is so tasty and simple. Thanks!
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