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Toasted Breadcrumbs

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
I found a full loaf of bread that we had ignored and I didn't want to waste it. Once again, Allrecipes does not disappoint. Found this recipe and it is great. The only difference in technique is that I placed the bread on a cookie sheet rather than directly on the rack. The timing was perfect. Made a great meatloaft with oat nut breadcrumbs the next day.
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Mexican Wedding Cakes II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
We were looking for something to bring to dessert to follow a Mexican dinner at a friend's house and this recipe was the one. I had misplaced my pastelitos de boda recipe from years ago and was glad to find it. We used pecans chopped up in the food processor instead of walnuts; first batch some of the cookies broke when removing from cookie sheet. Probably letting them cool a bit would prevent that. Make sure the butter is not too soft; if you melt the butter too much, it makes the dough too sticky to form balls easily. Don't form the balls too big. The cookies are really muy ricas; delicate and reminiscent of a shortbread. The cupcake liners for serving really amp up the elegance in presentation; our friends were delighted to receive them; you can put them in the liners on a "silver" platter from a dollar store or a tray or plate lined with gift wrap, covered with colored or clear plastic wrap.
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Green Chili Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This will be come a staple in our house. Gracias, Lynn. I made it mostly as submitted here, just added a piece of pepper bacon to simmer with the stew and I doubled the amount of cumin and included some mild red chile powder along with a pinch of Mexican oregano. I scrubbed the potatoes well and left the skins on before cubing them. This is a great recipe because not only does it taste really good and is easy to prepare, but you could add extra to it, dress it up with grated cheese on top, serve with tortillas, cornbread etc.; it's just great to be able to make a satisfying dish with all needed ingredients on hand.
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Cherry Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This is one of our favorites; if you decide to use pineapple (as other versions of this recipe include), be sure to use pineapple tidbits because you can drain them easily. Using crushed pineapple will dilute the whipped topping and make the salad soupy. Pecans work well with this but the recipe stands on its own: creamy, fruity, sweet good stuff. If you make it and serve immediately, it will be creamy and fluffy; if you wait a few hours, it will be firmer but still smooth; just depends on your preference, we like it both ways.
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Mississippi Tea Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
I was looking for something easy to make to go with hot chocolate and this was it. These were really, really good. "Perfect amount of crispy edge with a nice tender, flavorful middle," says my wife. I will be making these again. TIP: For novice cookie bakers, put no more than a large marble-sized amount on a spoon and drop onto cookie sheet; these are hard to roll into a ball so I didn't even try. (Also, I didn't know the rule about getting the cookies off the cookie sheet after five minutes before putting on rack to cool, so some broke on me for that reason.)
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Best Ever Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
My wife said this was "a piece of heaven!" when I first served it to her; she went on and on and said it was better than hers, which is no small feat. I doubled the recipe and used five bananas and a lunch-sized container of applesauce. I also substituted demerara sugar, which is a coarser and browner than regular sugar and made a delightfully textured topping, and added some freshly grated nutmeg. I was worried at first because the batter was thinner than I expected and it only filled a large loaf pan and one small one. Plus the length of time and temperature were different than I'd seen before. Weeelll, safe to say, there was no problem.
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Quick Creamy Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2009
Had to substitute 1 can of soup with cream of mushroom, cooked potatoes in chicken broth, also added a little Asian hot sauce just to add a touch of spice. Delicious stuff, easy, and of course, leftovers are even better.
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Shortbread Supreme

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Wow, this is good. I followed other reviewers hints and added a teaspoon of vanilla and a couple tablespoons more of sugar; pressed dough out in a metal pan, scored with a pizza cutter. A hit.
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Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2010
Followed this to the letter; delicious roast, will make again. Simple and tasty.
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Macaroni and Cheese V

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
This is it! This was the recipe I was looking for. Left out the onion because I wasn't in the mood to chop one, but will try it next time; no dry mustard, used a squirt or two of dijon mustard. Delicious! Wife went on and on about how good it is. Will make it again for sure. Baked it in a 9X13 glass pan.
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Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
I saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine several years ago and have made it ever since. People love my coconut pie when I take it to family gatherings or groups. My secret is I use mostly evaporated milk with a little water. It gives the pie a great creamy texture. I also use Mexican vanilla, which really makes a difference.
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Quick and Easy Home Fries

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
This is one of those recipes with simple ingredients where apparently technique makes the difference. Followed directions to the letter and also a reviewer's hint to dry cubed potatoes before frying. Used a combination of oil and bacon grease instead of butter with great results (in a black iron skillet, of course,using medium-medium high setting on burner). Sometimes I've had trouble burning fried potatoes, this time no problem).
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Schlotsky's Bread

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
Wonderful bread and to me it is like Schlotsky's. I'm a novice baker, so it was somewhat annoying to use a thermometer so the yeast was just right, but I took the time for the water and milk. I followed the recipe pretty much as is, adding a little more salt and using three cake pans instead of pie plates. Made wonderful sandwiches with provolone cheese, lunchmeat, and olive salad (toast bread brushed with olive oil). This toasts beautifully. Try it, you will love it.
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
Used a white cake mix, substituted brown sugar for white, used a heaping teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Delicious! Moist, tasty, easy to make. Wife made a cream cheese frosting for it. Outstanding.
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Dorm Room Chili Mac

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2013
This was excellent, but I did use vermicelli (16 oz.) and two cans of chili, one with beans and one without. Topped this with the grated cheese and chopped white onion after stirring in a couple tablespoons of butter and two teaspoons of Greek seasoning into the well-drained pasta. Very satisfying and the leftovers were great. Convenient and tasty.
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Quick Chili Mac

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2013
This was excellent, but I did use vermicelli (16 oz.) and two cans of chili, one with beans and one without. Topped this with the grated cheese and chopped white onion after stirring in a couple tablespoons of butter and two teaspoons of Greek seasoning into the well-drained pasta. Very satisfying and the leftovers were great. Convenient and tasty.
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Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2013
I used a deep-dish pie crust, blind-baked it for 10 minutes as another reviewer suggested, and added some crumbled bacon. I sauteed the onion in some butter and added 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and I also mixed everything together in a big bowl. Great recipe to have on hand for a simple supper.
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Tasty Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
Good; wife says it's the best. I substituted a cup of evaporated milk and used a blend of sharp Cheddar, Mexican, and freshly grated Parmesan cheeses. I also used onion powder because I didn't want to bother with sauteing an onion. I also added a little ham to the bacon. The mild green chiles add to the mix of flavors but don't bop you on the nose. The quiche baked perfectly on time; good thing I used the glass pie plate because it did spill over a bit from my deep dish frozen pie crust. I plan to make this again and probably won't change a thing. I had all the ingredients available and it's tasty and simple to do.
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Johnsonville Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
Made as written except I used panko breadcrumbs. Flavorful and delicious; I used the Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage. The wife said some of the best meatballs she's ever tasted, even beating my Spanish albóndigas.
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Easy Sausage Pizza by Johnsonville®

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2013
Definitely making again, followed recipe exactly except I made my own pizza crust from the quick and easy pizza crust recipe on this site. Delicious and easy to make. Cost about $10. Every bit as good as pizza from a delivery restaurant, except better because it is homemade.
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