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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2003
I felt bad that I don't love traditional pumpkin pie, so I decided to try this recipe and I'm SO glad I did! This is the best! It tastes so great! I used the Keebler Shortbread pre-made crust and everyone LOVED it!
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Shortbread Supreme

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2003
This is very easy to make, however, I wasn't too pleased with the flavor. It was sort of plain. It rolled out easily and baked up nicely, but just didn't have that shortbread flavor I was looking for.
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Easy Bake Fish

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2005
This recipe has got to be one of the BEST I've ever used when preparing salmon! The only variation we use is substituting Dijon mustard with Dijonnaise. We did this because we had no Dijon mustard in the fridge and it turned out SO great! I can't brag enough about how insanely delicious this meal is! We serve it with salad and Lipton Sweet and Sour noodles. I have to agree with the earlier post regarding using fillets instead of steaks. We buy the fillets at Sam's/Costco and cut them into small portions and that works just fine for us. Just make sure you lightly coat the dish with Pam to keep the scales from sticking.
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Bunyaculta

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2005
This is actually called bagna calda. It means 'hot bath'. This was a quick and easy recipe and I liked the idea of serving it w/ chinese cabbage. I'd never tried that before. We usually just have raw veggies and crusty bread or foccacia with it.
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French Toast Souffle

Reviewed: May 5, 2005
Followed recipe to the letter and it was very bland and soggy. For those of you who rave about this recipe, what makes it so great? I don't get it. This was a flavorless mess.
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Chicken Divan

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2005
I've been making this recipe for 3 years now and it's ALWAYS a hit! It was even requested as an addition to Christmas dinner one year! I have, in a pinch, substituted the grated cheese with Kraft processed cheese slices and it has come out just as delicious! I add extra lemon juice and curry powder for extra tang and I also add torn up pieces of white bread on top for a crunchy addition. What a winner!!!
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Cathy's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2006
I've made this recipe several times and have varied it each time to see what kind of different results I could get. Here's what I've learned: First, grease (don't flour) a 9x13...second, increase the amount of bananas to about 3 ripe bananas and a HEAPING cup of sour cream...third, use brown sugar instead of white and fourth, don't allow to cool completely before placing in a Ziploc bag. I usually cut the cake in half and freeze half while the other half sits in a sealed container on the counter. It really retains its moisture when stored this way, however, you need to eat it rather quickly (like w/in 4 days..which is REALLY easy to do!) This also makes a good "cake" if you mash half of the banana and leave half in chunks. Then, sprinkle powdered sugar on top or frost w/ a cream cheese based frosting (or a tub of that flavored cream cheese)...it's a hit! 3 Years Later...I'm still being asked to make this bread, but I've made several modifications since my first attempt in 2006. Here are my favorites. I use wheat flour now...it's just a healthier choice. I use light sour cream now. I add a handful of golden raisins to the mix as well as about 1/2 cup of sliced almonds (if I'm feeling really creative, I brown them first). Lastly, in an effort to get more fiber into my diet, I add about 4 tbsp. of Fibersure or Benefiber to the mix.
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Ranch Burgers

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2009
These burgers are, BY FAR, the easiest and most juicy burgers I've ever had! I've added different things to the mix depending on what I'm in the mood for (minced garlic, crumbled bacon, red pepper flakes) and every time, they have come out perfectly! The great thing about these is that you can make 3 lbs. worth, form them into patties and freeze them. Just make sure you freeze them on a cookie sheet and then bag them up. If they're frozen individually, all you have to do is take one out and fry it up for lunch or dinner. Great for those folks who only need to cook for one or two.
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Baked Chicken with Peaches

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
While this recipe is fairly easy, it was also fairly bland. I really felt like something was missing! My kids weren't big fans either, but I think with a bit of tweaking, this could be very tasty! My quick fix for the night was to use Bangkok Padang Thai Peanut Sauce as a dipping sauce. Actually tasted pretty good after that! Chicken was tender and I like the sweetness of the peaches. I did cut back on the brown sugar by about 1/3 as well. That seems to get rid of the overpowering sweetness other reviewers have mentioned.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
Wow! This recipe is perfect comfort food and has been added into our Winter rotation. I added extra ham, potatoes, celery and also chopped up about 2 cups of broccoli and added it to the soup. My kids sprinkled bacon bits and cheese on theirs! Leftovers were not an issue...guess we need to make more next time!
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Rock Candy

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
The sugar to water ratio is absolutely WRONG!
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Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
These are so delicious! I agree that you can't scrimp on the cranberries. They must be fresh! I added cloves and nutmeg as well as the cinnamon for a more 'holiday' flavor. I omitted the nuts as we have allergies in the family. Also drizzled a simple icing on top and that was a HIT! These are definitely going into the Christmas rotation! EDITED to add that I recently made these in mini muffin tins and they are SO cute and a perfect addition to the holiday dessert table!
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I used almonds instead of walnuts as we have a walnut allergy in the family. I didn't have buttermilk on hand, so I followed another reviewer's suggestion of mixing milk and lemon juice. I made a basic cream cheese frosting, adding a little lemon juice to cut the sweetness. Everyone RAVED about this cake. Now, I didn't have any the first night, but brought the leftovers home and stuck them in the fridge. This is what I SHOULD have done before I served it. Two days in the fridge and this cake turned into a masterpiece! I didn't think it was possible to improve on perfection, but it happened! This recipe deserves more than 5 stars!
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Oven Fried Chicken II

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
This is such an easy and mess-free way to make chicken legs for my kids! They love cold, leftover fried chicken in their lunch bags and when I added this they went WILD! I added a few dollops of Country Crock to the bottom of the pan instead of the oil. I also used half bread crumbs and half panko crumbs. The chicken was done in an hour, it was crunchy, flavorful and SO delicious! This one is definitely going into our rotation!
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Black Bean Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
While the kids loved it, I (and a few other adults) were able to taste the beans and felt that the texture was a bit strange.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
I've make this recipe every Christmas for the past 25 years and now I'm being asked to make it for dessert auctions at school. It's a hit! I make it in a deeper dish (Pyrex) and use a food processor to crush the graham crackers and then to mix in the peanut butter, etc. I also create little 'gutters' in the bottom mixture. This gives each piece an interesting look when cut. Lastly, the freezer is where I store these before serving. Delish!
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