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Pioneer Potato Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I have no idea why another reviewer said it wasn't good. Mine came out perfect. I followed the recipe for the dough exactly the way it is printed. It does liquify at first but by the end of adding all the sugar it is a nice dough. One suggestions would be to microwave or bake the potato instead of boiling them. It keeps the potato drier so you don't have to add extra sugar. Also I started with 8 oz of chocolate and figured if I need more I could add it as I went, but that was enough for me. I rolled them into balls and dunked the bottom half in chocolate. It was easier and less messy that way. Then I rolled them in crushed peanuts, mini chips, coconut, and crushed pepperment. Then I set them white side down on wax paper. The toppings you can use is endless. We liked the peanuts the best. Also instead of using vanilla you could add any flavor of extract you like or some rum or brandy. I will be making this again.
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Silver's Savory Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2006
The best casserole that I have made from this site. I was afaid we wouldn't like it, since we like very spicy foods with lots of flavor, but this was great & very simple. After reading the reviews I made a few changes. I used fesh broccoli, we don't like frozen (to many stems) & used swiss & cheddar. Instead of layering the ingred., I mixed them all together w/ 8oz grated swiss cheese. Then I doubled the sauce & poured it over the top, finishing w/ the grated cheddar. Wow. I love to cook & try different things so we rarely eat the same thing twice even when its really good, but this is definetly something I will make regularly.
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2006
I made this a few weeks ago and before posting my review I looked at the posted reviews again. How ironic that Constance did the exact thing I did. We like things very spicy and with lots of flavor, so I cut my chicken breasts in strips and doubled the seasoning. It was wonderful. A great change from my usaual Tony Chachere's sprinkled on chicken. I am going to make a big batch of the seasoning mixture to keep on hand for quick seasoning. Thanks for the recipe.
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Fried Cabbage Texas Style

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
I'm from Texas & my grandmother used to make foods like this when I was growing up. I made this with pork chops and cornbread. I don't really eat foods like this anymore, so the bacon grease was a little overwhelming for me, but the guys in my house absolutely loved it. They both had seconds. I usally have to beg to get them to eat even one serving of veges. The only thing I changed was adding more japs, we like things very hot& spicy. I will definetly be making this for them again & again.
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Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
This was really good. To keep the meat from getting to wet drain the tomatoes first. I used hot bar-b-que sauce because we like things very spicy. I made the meat into six 4x2 loaves instead of one big loaf, they cook in about 25-30 minutes and each person gets their own. Also I made a well in the top of each one and filled with a mixture of sour cream and picante sauce and then topped with cheese during the last 5 minutes of cooking. The people in my house gave it a thumbs up.
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Caper Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
This is really good. Very simple to make on a busy night. We love capers so added extra. I added this recipe to my personal cookbook. If you like capers there is another recipe for fish on this site called "Tilapia with White Wine Caper Sauce". It is very simple to.
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Vegetable Whip

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2006
These were so good. The only thing I changes was using evaporated milk instead of plain. One of my guys that I cook for won't eat mashed potaoes, but he loved these. Thanks for the recipe.
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Celery Wine Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2006
This was really good and easy. I love white wine so I usally like any thing cooked with it. The only thing I changed was adding onions. I will be making this again.
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
I doubled the recipe, but cut the brown sugar in half as others suggested. Cooked in the crock pot for a couple of hours without the lid so it wouldn't be so watery. I took them to a party so the crock pot was nice to keep them warm and easy to seve from. Everybody said they were great.
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Betsy's Poppy Seed Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2006
This was really good and easy. I used the garlic cream of mushroom soup for the regular and added some chopped onions to the soup mixture. Since it is hard to get the boys in my house to eat vegetables, I add them to casseroles. So I added fresh broccolli to the bottom of my dish and then poured eveything on top. I also used garlic flavored Ritz crackers. My guys ate the whole thing and asked me to make it again.
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Dill and Butter Squash

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
This is really good, quick and simple. I cut the butter in half and added some butter flavored cooking spray. I love dill so it was not to much for me. This will be a regular at my house.
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Crystal's Chicken Saltimbocca

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2005
This was incredible. So far it is the best thing I have made from this site. I made 4 breasts and suffed them with the amounts I like of each ingredient, like extra spinach. I used extra wine in the skillet so that I could make a wine sauce after I took the chicken out. It was great toghether.
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Tilapia with White Wine Caper Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
Really, really good and easy. Only thing changed was adding more capers. I live 20 feet from the water and have fresh fish all the time, right off the hook. So I use whatever the fish of the day is. It taste great every time. Also if you like capers there is another great recipe on the site called "Caper Baked Chicken" it is quick and easy like this recipe.
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The Mighty Chicken Stuff

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
The guys in my household really, really liked this. They each had multipule, mounded servings. I liked it too. I changed the mushroom soup to garlic cream of mushroom soup and added some chopped onion to it. I was afraid there wasn't gong to be enough spices but the flavoring on the chips really came through and they stayed crunchy. I had never bought frozen broccolli before and did not care for it, to many stems. I prefer the crowns, so next time I wil steam some fresh. This was very easy to make and it made alot. Great leftovers. I used a big dutch oven pot instead of the 9x13 so I would have a lid to put on the leftovers. This casserole will be a regular in my house.
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Potunas

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2006
If you are tired of tuna sandwiches or tuna caserole, this is a great change for canned tuna. I used a little bit more mayo, I think it depends on the size of the potatoes, and added Tony Chazery's for some spice. Very good.
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Tara's Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2006
We don't really care for spaghetti sauce. We maybe eat it once a year if that, but this was really good. I have never bought jarred sauce before so picking one was a challegene. We like hot & spicy foods so we used hot picante sauce. I used spaghetti noodles insted of rice and shredded grilled chicken on top, instead of cooking it in the sauce. Now that I have this recipe maybe we will eat spaghetti more often. Enjoy.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2005
These were great. Quick, easy and low calorie. I also add garlic powder to breadcrumbs. To make them crispy spray tops with cooking spray before putting in the oven. After you turn them over spray the tops again. They will be crispy on both sides.
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Yummy Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2006
Very good & tender. I did change the way I cooked them. I don't have a skillet large enough to cook 6 pork chops at one time so I baked them in the oven at 350 for about an hour. Before putting the chops in the baking dish I sliced a big onion & laid the rings on the bottom of the dish, put chops on top & pour the sauce over all of it. When it was done I took the chops out, poured the onions & sauce into a pot & reduced it by half. The chops topped with the onions was so good. My picky boys even ate the onions. Thanks for the recipe.
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Feta-Stuffed Hamburgers

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
We love feta cheese so this was wonderful. We grilled the burgers and they were flavorful and juicy.
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Serious Herb Cheese Spread

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
This is good stuff. I am not sure where I originaly found this recipe, but i have been making it for a long time. Since it is "seriously herby" I use it to stuff veges. Like hollowed out cherry tomatoes and radishes, celery, snow peas, and cucumber rounds. Every time I make them people ask me for the recipe.
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