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Spaghetti Sauce II

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
The end result with this recipe is always really great, but I only gave it four stars because I made some changes that I feel make a difference. I cut the herbs in half (made it once as written and we were all picking basil out of our teeth). I also use just one can of paste, and a can of tomato sauce. Diced tomatoes instead of whole, and ground beef instead of sausage (Hubby prefers). Overall, I love this recipe!
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Mild Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
As written, I think this recipe is about 3 stars, maybe 3.5. After the initial try, I made it again with changes (some from other reviewers, some of my own) and it is now my DH's favorite. Here is what I did...Cooked 2 chicken breasts in about 2c chicken broth in slow cooker for about 5 hours, removed from liquid then shredded. Put shredded chicken in pan, added one packet of taco seasoning and required water, and cooked until no liquid remained. I then followed the recipe and blended the chicken, 3/4c cheddar, 1/2c sour cream, and added 1/4c cottage cheese. I used wheat tortillas, and filled them generously and still got 9 instead of 8. I used one can of enchilada sauce to pour over enchiladas, then topped with just shredded cheddar and tomatoes. Cooked as suggested, but covered for the last 7-8 minutes, let sit for about 10 minutes and served topped with sour cream. My husband gave my version 5 stars (but he has to be nice if he wants me to keep making him dinner ;-) ) I think that the cubed chicken, and the lack of enchilada sauce were my biggest turn-offs about the original recipe. In my version, the chicken is juicy, and the enchiladas are not dry at all. I'm glad that I found the recipe - the filling is great (with shredded chicken).
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Awesome Turkey Sandwich

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2008
I thought this was so good - I put the sandwich together as written, but divided the stuff between the two slices of bread, with the cheese on top and then broiled it open-faced. I put the halves back together before serving. Yum! My husband didn't want me to 'waste' time broiling it (because he was starving - aren't they always?), but couldn't stop saying 'Oh my God, this is so good!' while he was eating it. That's a good sign, I think ;-) I have also done this on a croissant - awsome! I'm making this again tonight for dinner, and I will continue to broil before eating. Thanks for the great post!
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Pasta With Shrimp, Oysters, and Crabmeat

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2008
Even though I made a few changes, the recipe rates 5 stars just for the versatility. I used angel hair pasta instead of bow tie, and only crab for the seafood. Because of this, I skipped the second part, and just used the 'sauce' section of the recipe. After I made the sauce, I threw in fresh spinach, chopped sundried tomatoes, the crabmeat and then tossed with the cooked pasta - topped with grated parm. I will try this with no seafood for my 'no seafood' husband, but what a great base to play with - simple, quick and tastes great. This is worth a try - Thanks for the recipe!!
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Cake Pops

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2011
My husband (who will eat just about anything that resembles cake) was really excited to make these to take to work as a Holiday treat. He made four ahead of time as an after dinner treat for our daughter, and decided not to make the rest - his exact words were "The doughnut holes make them gross, they don't taste anything like cake pops."
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Savannah's Best Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2009
I have to say, I really enjoyed the flavor of this. I cooked as directed, except I used my favorite red drinking wine instead of cooking wine (a bit less than called for) because I had it on hand. Then, after it was cooked, I made 'burgers' by putting the mushrooms on toasted whole grain burger buns and topped with bleu cheese and spring mix salad greens (instead of lettuce). It was great and I didn't even need any other condiments because the mushrooms came out very juicy! I will say that they do shrink up quite a bit during cooking, and I could have eaten two easily. Next time I would add something to the menu to make it more of a meal. My last little tip - toasting the buns will keep them from getting too soggy. Thanks for sharing your great recipe!
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Bread Machine Rolls

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
This roll recipe is super easy and tastes great! I ended up making these with a fussy 6 wk old baby in one hand while I measured out the ingredients into the bread machine with the other, and I still didn't manage to mess them up!! ;-) I made changes based on other reviews as follows: fresh milk, not powdered, so added an additional 1/4c flour, subbed 1/2c wheat flour for reg. Brushed with butter out of the oven instead of egg wash. I didn't find them too sweet, so I wouldn't decrease the sugar. To serve these with something like roast, in the future I will make 18 smaller rolls. Due to the previously mentioned fussy baby, I made 12, 6 lovely round rolls, and 6 odd shaped rolls that were the product of cutting the 2nd half of dough into 6 'equal' pieces and throwing them on the pan to rise. Again, they all turned out soft on the inside and brown on the outside. Given my experience with this tonight, I would call this recipe fool proof for sure!
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Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
I made these for Thanksgiving dinner, and they were really great. I made them same-day as others had suggested, and let them heat in the crockpot on 'warm' until dinner. I think that is the way to go,as they were already drying out by the time we packed up the leftovers, but still great reheated the next day. I did make a few changes. I added extra cream cheese, 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup of water from the pot they were boiled in (I read about that in another recipe)during the mashing process. I mashed them in the crockpot, thinking I was saving myself time (I ended up making a big mess, I wouldn't do it that way again). I also added butter on top while they warmed, and stirred it all in at the last minute before serving. I also skipped the onion powder because one reviewer stated that they tasted like sour cream and onion chips, and that didn't seem appropriate for thanksgiving dinner. I will definitely make these again, next time I will make the recipe as is, just not for a big dinner until I know what it tastes like. I will also continue to tweak them for my family's taste, but all in all, a really good recipe and I'm glad that I tried it for my first attempt at Thanksgiving mashed potatoes!
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Inger's Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: May 19, 2007
Great sauce recipe! I must admit that I haven't ever made it with all of the veggies (husband isn't a veggie guy...) but whenever I just can't stand the thought of sauce from a jar, this is the recipe that I always go to, and that rates it 5 stars in my book. It just has that 'authentic' taste. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Yummy Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
I did not care for this recipe. 2/3 of a 28 oz jar is not nearly enough sauce to make a 9x13" dish of lasagna. Also, the instructions say to place 3-4 noodles across the dish overlapping, but 3 noodles not overlapping is barely half the dish width. If you were to overlap the noodles, you need more like 5-6 for a 9 x 13" baking dish. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to make a recipe and finding that you don't have enough sauce. I added 15 oz of plain tomato sauce plus italian spices as well as red wine to my 28 oz jar of sauce, and this was still the driest lasagna that I have ever made. There was barely enough sauce to cover the last layer of noodles thinly spread, definitely not enough to 'pour' over the top. A cooking novice would be extremely frustrated with this highly rated recipe.
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Swiss Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
MmmMmmmMmmm - these were REALLY good! I made a partial recipe (3 mushrooms) because that is all I had leftover from another recipe (and my husband hates mushrooms,so they were just for me) so I think some of the amounts were off (too much butter) and they were STILL awsome! The one thing I would change is the salt and pepper - I felt it wasn't needed at all (but I'm not a salt person). I also used half and half because I had no cream, and it seemed to thicken just fine, but it was a very small batch. I can't wait to make the full recipe. Very easy to make, too!
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Angel Food Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
This was a really great, simple recipe. I have always thought I couldn't make an angel food cake, but we enjoyed this! I didn't use the cream of tartar (didn't have it) and it still came out nice. Thanks for the recipe!
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Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: May 7, 2008
Ok, to be fair, I gave the recipe 4 stars because I made some changes, but I wanted to give it a review because my opinion was different than the others. I though the overall taste was a lot like Hamburger Helper in a green pepper (and that's not a good thing). It didn't taste bad, but really not what I expected. I added rice (as others suggested), diced mushrooms, and fresh spinach. I was glad to see the recipe without the usual ingredients, but something just didn't do it for me. I will try this again, exactly as written, and update my review then. But, I have to say that if it still tastes like it did tonight, I'll change the stars to 3...
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Linguine with Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 3, 2008
I'm not sure how the 'sauce' as written could possibly serve 8 - increase the liquid and herbs for sure if you intend to serve that many!(that's why I gave it 3 stars). I just made 2 servings and kept all the measurements as written (except the EVOO - cut that in half to save fat) and next time I will probably use a bit more. So the sauce as written is more likely to serve 2. I also used dried herbs, and I will try fresh next time, because I think it will be better. Used Balsamic vinegar because I like the taste better. Topped with parm. Don't forget the salt and pepper either - it needs it. Overall, not bad and I will keep playing with it until it suits my taste.
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Beef Marinade I

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
I gave this 3 stars, because it wasn't awful, but my husband did ask me to delete it from my recipe box ;-( Based on the great reviews, I was pretty excited to make this, and it just didn't live up. I left out the cloves, not sorry I did. The oil flavor was too strong (and they were greasy). I marinated for just over 24 hours, and the meat had an odd texture. I also left out the lemon juice, and it wasn't missed at all. Just not sure what everybody else sees in this recipe. We usually use the 'Kabobs' recipe, which is a teriyaki marinade, and it is REALLY awsome. Maybe that's just the flavor that we prefer. I think we'll stick with that recipe from now on - I feel like we wasted good beef on this one.
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Cinnamon Rolls III

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2014
This is a really great, simple recipe. I too have been a fan of the 'Clone' recipe from this site, but after the first few times making those and loving them, I can't get them to come out right anymore. I have tried a few other recipes, wanting to get a nice moist cinnamon roll (not necessarily a clone of the mall cinnamon rolls) and this recipe DELIVERED! I used the whole package of pudding mix (why try to measure out half?) Used cheesecake flavored because I didn't know I was out of vanilla, had to add a little melted butter because of the extra pudding. For the filling, I followed other reviews and creamed the softened butter, cinnamon and brown sugar (with a dash of nutmeg) with the mixer and then spread it with a spatula - having made cinnamon rolls many times before, I think this is the only way to do the filling! I baked them as suggested and pulled them right after the tops started to brown. We skipped the frosting because why add the extra fat and calories? 3 days later the last roll was still pretty darn moist (the 'Clone' buns are hard as a rock a few hours after making them). This is my new keeper recipe. Yay!
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Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
I was looking for a Broccoli Cheese soup recipe that doesn't call for 'processed cheese food' and they don't seem to exist. A few reviewers have done this soup with cheddar, so I gave it a try - there is NO REASON to use PCF in this recipe! I made it as written, using chicken bouillon as the broth, 2 cups 2% milk, and 2 cups half and half, and about 3/4 lb grated extra sharp cheddar cheese. I only used about 1/4 of an onion because my husband doesn't like them. While I personally would have liked more onion, I DO think that 4x as much would be too much, so you may want to scale back the onion a bit. I also added a bit of fresh garlic to the onion/butter mix. Prepared the soup as instructed. My 6 year old and my 2 year old both had 2 servings. Even my husband who wasn't going to eat it (because of the above mentioned onion) had 2 huge bowls! For my 2 year old, I used a blender to chop up the veggies so she wouldn't notice them. After her first bite, she atarted clapping and saying 'Yay!' - now that's a good review!Next time I make this, I think I will blend half of the soup just to eliminate some of the chunks of broccoli. I can't wait to make this with chicken, crab, smoked cheddar... the possibilities are endless! I went ahead and gave this 5 stars, because even though I don't think the recipe is perfect, you SHOULD try it if you are looking for a great Broccoli Cheese soup, and add what your family loves to make it perfect for you :-)
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Sister Schubert's® Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
Very good recipe - we'll be using this from now on. I usually buy BBQ sauce for my Sloppy Joes, but I had already browned the beef when I realized that we were out. I left out all the veggies, and just used this for the 'sauce' portion of the recipe. I used the called for amount of prepared mustard instead of dry, and it worked out fine. I don't think I'll be buying BBQ sauce for Joes again! Cut the recipes to 4 servings, and I mixed everything for the sauce in a bowl and then pour it over the browned meat.
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Dragon Dippers

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2007
these were very tastey and easy to make! out of everyone who tried these, my 2 year old was actually the biggest fan. i even made her some with cinnamon sugar topping instead of the chili powder mix, but she liked the chili ones better (go figure!). i'll be making these again, and have passed the recipe on to friends and family.
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
This recipe is quick and easy to put together. I used a can of beef broth and 1c of red wine instead of water. Don't skimp on the slow cooking by cooking on high - I've been doing that for the last year when making roast, and we really haven't been enjoying it. I decided to give it the full 8 hours on low today, and it was melt-in-your-mouth tender! I won't try to rush the cooking any more. Great recipe, thanks!
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