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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2014
I followed recipe as written but used 2 tsp dried basil over fresh and 6 tomatoes instead all due to what I had on hand. Recipe didn't wow me and I do not feel minor changes impacted rating. I used Olive Garden's light Italian dressing. This is basically a pasta salad with different pasta shape choice if served cold. I may add diced cooked chicken next time and make some personal preference changes.
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Chayote Squash Side Dish

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
I'm just not a fan of this veggie. It was ok, but not a keeper in our family. I may try it again if I find it for a good price in store, otherwise, I'll probably not make it again.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
We are in the middle of a move & I can't find my original recipe so I used this one. We lost an extended family member who always made zucchini bread. To honor her, I made a meal for her adult children & spouses and included this recipe as zucchini muffins. I made recipe almost exactly as stated even after reading reviews. My only changes were excluding the nuts & using 3 (not 2) cups zucchini, otherwise all ingredients & measurements were the same. The family RAVED about this & the 3 batches of muffins I made were gone before nights end I was told. That is evidence enough for me that this recipe was worth keeping around. I do remember my old recipe having brown sugar/white sugar ratio and I personally favor that blend but I did not alter sugars in this recipe and I did find it to be good. My husband made himself sick eating almost an entire batch of these muffins as he couldn't stop. My young son couldn't get enough either, as he was always trying to sneak one (without permission). Thanks for sharing recipe!
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Calico Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2013
I have tried calico beans at a cookout before & loved them. This Independence Day I decided I'd make one after running across this recipe. I made it the night before as recipe stated but instead of baking in oven, I made stove top. Before I set it in fridge I tried it. It was good, but I felt as if it was missing something... I'm not sure what flavor could be missing and that is why I only rated a 4*. It's good, but not the best I've tried. I agree with others, it can be a meal in itself. It can even be served over rice or baked potato if you have leftovers.**REVISED**I learned the reason for the difference of taste is that I am used to a recipe that has 1/2 beef, 1/2 pork sausage meat blend. I did have people tell me they enjoyed this bean recipe. I will try the sausage/beef blend next.
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Surprise Apple Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
Another super easy & great recipe! Always a hit with my friends/family. I enjoy watching those who are trying it for the first time guess what candy bar is inside. I'm going to start playing with candy bar creations. I'm going to try a butterfinger next, maybe rolo's or payday too.
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
I love this recipe and I'm not a coleslaw fan. Everyone who I have introduced this to has loved it too. Makes a simple & great side dish to any cookout meal.
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Roasted Okra

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
I made this recipe a couple times in an attempt to introduce fruits & veggies that our household does not typically eat. I have found a few must haves by doing this but sadly, this will not be one of those foods/recipes for us. I read reviews about fresh okra being slimy so I followed some reviewers suggestions to minimize the slime. I'm not sure it worked. I found the longer I baked them & turned them, the less slimy the okra was. In the end I enjoyed the flavor "in small doses" but not sure I'll go thru the work of making again. I did introduce this to friends & their kids who were reluctant to try it. Ultimately they gave it a try & they too, were not crazy about it. (I was careful to not let them see the slime as I knew they would never try it). One did say it tasted just like fried okra, even though I baked it and did not bread it like you find in stores. ...To each his own. It was worth trying anyway! I suppose if you grew up eating okra & loving it this will be a fantastic recipe. It's just not for our household.
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Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
Super Easy dessert & my crowd LOVED this!! Doubled the recipe & came home with empty bowl for a small crowd. I ran across this recipe looking for a last minute option. I didn't want to heat kitchen due to it being so hot outside so instead of baking the pretzel crust, I ultimately mixed all ingredients together, but did so in order directions stated. I chose to sprinkle crushed pretzels over top of dessert just before serving to keep the crunch. Because I was not making a pretzel crust for pie/bar type dessert, I omitted butter from recipe. Great decision as bowl was empty and everyone expressed their love for this dessert, many requesting recipe. Thanks for sharing recipe! Don't be afraid to make any recipe your own! I receive many of my recipes from this site. My friends & family always tell me I'm such a good cook/baker. I really owe it to this website as this is where I get all the great recipes from! I even want to say that a few initially turned their noses up at this dessert because of it having pineapple in it, but after hearing people rave about it they gave it a try & expressed their love for it as well.
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Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2013
I've baked many varieties of cookies thru the years as gifts for Christmas. This year I tried this recipe as 1 of my 8 I baked. I'd never attempted shortbread before. These are EXTREMELY TENDER cookies. I stored them in an airtight plastic container after baking, layered between wax paper. When I opened container to start packaging cookies separately as gifts next day I noticed most cookies had broken apart (I used cookie press to make them pretty). Very disappointed, these cookies were not durable. I felt the flavor was ok, better after they sat a day (3-4 star rating). Gave this a 1 star because the cookies I made crumbled, wasting time, money, and resulted in few cookies to gift. In the few I was able to gift, I only heard one person enjoyed this cookie. I won't attempt this recipe again.
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Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
Please note, this review is for my notes until I am able to taste test & probably then not considered true to recipe at which time I will remove my review. As per another reviewer suggestion--I used about 8 eggs, 1/4 c sugar, 3/4 c white vinegar, 1/2 c water, and sliced 2 small onions. This was the closest recipe I could find so far that seems most similar to how my mom used to make them, hers were more tart, less sweet. Recipe as written might be sweeter than I prefer which is why I went with less sugar. I also added 1 clove garlic, but only because i use garlic in nearly everything. I too did not have enough liquid so I added a small amount (equal parts) vinegar/water to fill container to top off eggs. I'm hoping for the best...
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Carrot Parsnip Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2012
This is only the 2nd recipe I've ever tried making with parsnips as a way to introduce unfamiliar veggies to my 5 yr old. The dish looks colorful, but I have been unsuccessful at getting my son to try it & both my husband and I think it's just ok. Maybe you have to love carrots & parsnips to appreciate the recipe. It is worth giving a try, especially since it's out of the ordinary for veggie side dishes... at least, it is in our household. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Adrienne's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
I only needed to make a small salad with using 1 lg cucumber for our family. I reduced the amounts as one person suggested and it turned out great. Note to self (as I will be making again): 1 cucumber, 1 small onion, 1/2 c vinegar, 1/4 c water, 1/4 c sugar (but try reducing to 2 T next time), & 1/2 t dried dill. I salted cucumbers after slicing, Otherwise followed directions. Prepared in morning, served for dinner.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage I

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
This really couldn't be any easier or tastier as my taste buds are thanking me for this recipe choice! I made the recipe as called for and I can say that broth or beer does NOT need to be added as some suggest. This creates a good broth/flavor all by itself. It's worth trying as the recipe states 1st, before altering--this coming from someone who alters recipes quite often. I was a bit worried with what the flavor would be as I didn't care for the way the spice packet smelled once the corned beef began to boil. And in reading other's reviews I knew NOT to add salt either. This recipe reminds me of my days i spent in Ireland. Thanks so much for sharing such a simple and flavorful recipe!! I served this with an irish soda bread recipe that is made stovetop. Great St. Patty's Day meal!! Think I'll make some irish colcannon with leftover corned beef for dinner tomorrow.
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Real Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
This is what I was looking for and remember from my days of visiting Ireland. It's very basic as that's how much of Ireland's food was for so many years. Like another reviewer, I was reluctant to make this bread stovetop, as I have never made bread that way. I was pleasantly surprised with both batches I made--the 1st I had forgotten to add the baking soda due to being distracted by my young son. No worries though, all have enjoyed in our home. I topped them with a little irish imported butter this time, but I think I'll try them with jam or apple butter or something else I find yummy to go with. Super simple and really doesn't take long. Made this to go with the "corned beef & cabbage I" from this site to celebrate St Patty's day. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!
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Artichokes

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2012
Maybe I did something wrong. I made sure not to run out of water when boiling. I snipped all the edges with scissors. I steamed them for about 45 min, as that's how long it seems most people have said it took them. I used butter and instead of slicing the garlic I minced it. The flavor was fine I suppose. My biggest complaint is the artichoke itself. Seems like a LOT of work for such little reward. My artichokes were small in size but nicely round. However, very little "meat" to the leaves. Our home picks out a new veggie to try each week hoping to find a new love. Unfortunately, this will not make it into our meal rotation. Thank you for offering the recipe though. Just a thought though if I should ever change my mind about trying them again... might have a good flavor adding parmesian & seasoned bread crumbs too instead of just butter and garlic.
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Campbell's® Slow Cooker Hearty Beef and Bean Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
I have been making this recipe for awhile now but I cook it stovetop instead of in the crock pot--usually takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. After making endless chili recipes this one became my go-to recipe. We are not a household who likes terribly spicy chili, so this is perfect for us--and you can always add more spice if you prefer. On a side note: I have made with and without beans, less and more beef (ground turkey or chicken), with and without diced tomatoes. I've even made it with black beans when i wanted beans and didn't have others on hand, and I've added macaroni to make it a chili mac... It's been a good recipe regardless of what I've done to it. When I have all ingredients on hand, I make recipe as stated. It's a heartier chili, not a soupy chili. But...Campbell's tomato soup gives a better flavor to the chili than the generic brands do I have learned, so I wouldn't use a generic brand soup with this recipe. Enjoy!!
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
These are great, I've made them for christmas and party functions. I find using a small cookie scoop rather than rolling them by hand works best. I have also skipped the cookie crumbs on top and glazed white chocolate over top or used crushed candy canes, sugar sprinkles, and crushed nuts over top. Having several different tops make them look that much more special when they are displayed at parties. They really are pretty easy to make and worth it as compliments will soon follow!! They make great gifts too!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Lemon Thyme Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
I made this as recipe calls except I reduced dried thyme to 1 tsp instead, as I knew a Tbsp would be too much. Flavor was good enough to try again but I think I'll add a little garlic next time as that is a staple to most recipes in my house. I'll also try adding a little more lemon so that it can be tasted. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Sausage Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2012
This egg/sausage casserole was very good and filling! I served it for several overnight guests and everyone commented how good it was. My preschooler even liked it. I tried keeping to the recipe as much as I could, but I used what I had on hand. I believe the main ingredients in this recipe make it good, regardless of what you add to it. I used an entire 1ib pkg mild sausage. I used 1 small onion, I didn't have mushrooms but did have a red bell pepper on hand so I added that. I only had mild cheddar so I threw that in with a little mozzarella I had left. I didn't have peppers, but wouldn't had added anyway. I did add a little salt & pepper, though I doubt salt was needed as sausage gave it a good flavor. I used a pastry blender for the flour mixture. I baked it 40 min with my pampered chef 9x13 and let it stand the 10 min, came right out. Don't be afraid to make the recipe your own! Thank you for sharing the recipe!! Will make it again.
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Eggplant Croquettes

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2012
I have never tried eggplant before. My young son & I pick out a new fruit &/or vegetable to try each week. This week was eggplant. Having said that, I ran across this recipe and thought it sounded like a good one to try. I halved the recipe as I only had one eggplant. I should not have done this as the flavor was a bit on the bland side with only the strong eggplant flavor. Apparently I am not a fan of eggplant so I will tweak this recipe to my liking next time. In future (for my notes), if halved again, I will add 2-3 garlic cloves, a touch more onion &/or onion powder, and a bit more salt, possibly use more bread crumbs too. I didn't bake them as others have but would like to try them that way also. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Even though I feel the recipe needs tweaked for my liking, my young son said they were yummy!! Which is why I rated a 4 instead of a 3.
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