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Garlic Bread Fantastique

Reviewed: May 19, 2007
Really great garlic bread - don't let the mayo scare you off. Great flavor, I can't wait to try it with all different kinds of cheese on top! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
These were great, and really easy if you use frozen bread loaf from the groccery store. I read other reviews before I started, and used the following hints: mix the butter and cinnamon/sugar to make a spread. It gets pretty soft, and I cut them thin (store loaf makes 9 thin, not 12 huge), so I used a spatula to transfer them to the pan. I planned to flip them onto a sheet pan after they cooked, so I used the hint to put a thin layer of melted butter in the bottom of the pan and then greased the sides. Grease the corners WELL - that's the only place they stuck once flipped. Let the pan sit on top to let all of the goo run for a few minutes! I let mine rise in a pre-warmed, shut OFF oven (200 degrees) oven with the pan of water, and it still took an hour. I also lowered the cooking temp. to 350 and added 5+ min. so they weren't as 'crusty'. For the frosting, I used 1/2 cup less confectioners sugar, as I am not a frosting person, and it was nice and cream-cheesy, not as sweet. I put a little on top of each, and then set out the rest so people could frost them to suit their own taste. The changes I followed only affected the cooking/presentation, not the flavor, and these were truely awsome. If you skip the dough-making, these are SUPER easy, with BIG, BIG taste for surprisingly little effort! Thanks for the great recipe - my mom is already planning the next batch for Easter Brunch!!
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Quick Greek Pasta Salad with Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
This was really great - I used leftover steak, and skipped the initial cooking step for that reason, but otherwise followed the recipe. I didn't have pesto, so I used the pesto with arugula recipe on this website, and added sundried tomatoes to it. This made a great dinner and two great lunches! I also think this will be a recipe that I can play with as far as ingredients. I will make this many times this summer for sure.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
We really enjoy this recipe! I found this while looking for something that might make my husband eat fish once in a while, and this did it. Just last night he said he'll keep eating it, if I keep making this recipe - works for me! His comment was that Tilapia (and most other fish) tastes too 'fishy', but that with this parmesan topping, it tasted great. Thanks for the recipe!
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
This bread was really great! My 4 mo old daughter has a dairy sensitivity, and so I am having to prepare my own everything, and this bread hit the spot. I subbed olive oil for vegetable oil, and added 1/2 tsp salt based on other reviews. I then baked in the oven instead of the bread machine (because I have never made a good loaf cooked in the machine). The taste is wonderful, it will make perfect sandwiches and toast. I am planning to make a cinnamon loaf today, by adding cinnamon sugar at the end of the dough cycle when you normally add nuts and things. I am so happy to have a dairy free bread that is SO easy to make! Thank you for the great recipe!
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Pretty Chicken Marinade

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2007
My husband and I both loved this - even my picky 2 year old ate it without hesitation. We can't wait to try this for steak nachos - the flavor will be perfect. We are not salt people, but used reg. soy sauce because it was all that we had (just used a little less), and we didn't think it was too salty... Thanks for the easy, flavorful recipe! UPDATE: This is still our go-to recipe for marinade!Last night, we didn't have time to defrost the chicken and marinate it. So, I put 1/2 recipe together in the crockpot, put in 2 frozen chicken breasts and cooked on HI for two hours (turning them over at about an hour). We finished off the chicken on the indoor grill - it was awsome!
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The Best Meatballs You'll Ever Have

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2006
These were really great! Super moist and full of flavor. I didn't add the crushed red pepper because I just don't like it, and I was out of croutons, so I did a mix of Italian style bread crumbs, crushed veggie Ritz crackers and veggie chips that I got in a Christmas basket. Other than that, I followed the recipe pretty closely, including the sautee. After I browned them to the point of crispy, I turned the temp down to Lo, covered and let them finish their time, and then they went right into the sauce for about 4-5 hours. My husband used them for a Meatball sub the next day! Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making these again today to put in the freezer, so we can get at them any time we want!
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2010
I was able to make these dairy free, and they still tasted great, and that is a 5 star in my book! I used vanilla almond milk and non-dairy, soy free 'butter', and half wheat flour. They came out a little dense, but that was probably my fault as I was making these while juggling a 4 month old and a sick 5 year old. I will do these again, but proof the yeast first in the bread machine and see if I can get them fluffy. Even if I can't, I will keep making them because the flavor was great. and with a little 'butter' melted on them... yum!
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Antojitos Minis

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
WOW! I gave this recipe 5 stars for both flavor and versatility. I just made these for lunch today (trying to use up some leftover steak, red peppers, beans...) for myself and my 3 year old, and she said 'MmmMmmMmm' the whole time we were eating them (so did I, actually ;-). These would be perfect to make WITH your little one, and she will be happily helping me next time. I have metal measuring cups - used the 1c,turned upside down, pressed really hard on the warmed tortillas, and popped out the circles (I used 2 tortillas for the two of us). Next time, I will simply prep the ingredients ahead of time to make it easier and let her help me stuff them. After they were cooked, I let them sit for about 5 mins to cool, covered with sour cream, salsa - YUM! I did not precook the cups before filling them (some others suggested to do so), and they were not soggy at all. Really, really perfect for the little hands to pick up and eat. These would be great appetizers, and my family is sure to see them at get-togethers, but I will make them more often as a little meal for my daughter! I can't say 'Yum' enough - thanks for the great post and great idea!
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2005
LOVE THIS! Easy and oh so tasty, I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could! Anyone who doesn't like this recipe did something wrong when they prepared it. I have made this dozens of times, and loved it every time. I have also passed it on to many people and gotten BIG thank-you's the next day! Great served with a big salad, veggies on the side, or simply with garlic bread. I will make this recipe over and over again, and I will continue to pass it on to my friends!
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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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Mushrooms with a Soy Sauce Glaze

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
One word - Awesome! Made this tonight, and I am done looking for a sauteed mushroom recipe. Next time, I'll add onions just for fun. So good!
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Ten Minute Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
Mmmmm... this was really excellent! I made this recipe because I accidentally bought 'medium' enchilada sauce at the store, and DH can't stand spicy food. I made a few changes based on what I had to work with, and it was really wonderful. I used olive oil (don't keep veg. in the house), less chili powder (about 3/4 of what recipe called for - family preference), and I made tom. sauce by heating 8 oz of water, and adding tomato paste a bit at a time until it had the right flavor/consistency (about 3/4 of a 6oz can)I let that simmer while I made the rest of the recipe. Also, added chicken bouillon to 1c water called for and heated before adding to recipe. I didn't add salt because of the bouillon. At the very end, I threw in 5 hershey kisses dark chocolate because I had 5 left... The end result was something I will continue to make. My husband loved the addition of the chocolate - it added a bit a sweetness and depth to the flavor. The sauce was nice and thick, and had beautiful color. This was fun and easy to make, even with the changes - Thank you for the great recipe!
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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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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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Cake Doughnuts

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2013
So easy and delicious! You absolutely don't need a fry cooker to make these at home. I used 3/4c milk as suggested by others, and forgot the vanilla, and I think these are PERFECT. I grabbed a handful of dough, rolled it out on a floured surface to about the same thickness that I would for sugar cookies. I used a mason jar lid to cut out the donuts, a children's Tylenol measuring cup for the centers (see how fancy I am?) and about 1-1.5" of oil in a small saucepan. The donuts took about 1 min or less per side. Cooked the centers also and they made perfect donut holes. Dusted with powdered sugar. These turned out just like the mini donuts that we love at the local coffee shop. We will make these again and again!
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Mini Cheesecakes from PHILADELPHIA®

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2015
This recipe is SO easy to make. I have made it both as written and with 'healthy' modifications and it came out perfect both times! The changes I made cut the calories in half, reduced the fat by 14g PER SERVING and increased the protein by 1g of fat. I had a few friends taste test the mods and they agreed it was out of this world! My husband didn't even realize that they weren't 'real' cheesecake until I told him :-) The modifications as written are for the recipe cut in HALF (we didn't need 18 for the two of us) Make the crust as written for 1/2 recipe. Replace the 1.5 blocks of cream cheese with 1 8oz block of GREEK cream cheese (lower in fat and cal and higher in protein) and 1 5.3oz container of your favorite flavored Greek yogurt (I used Yoplait cinnamon roll, but vanilla would work too). Because of the sweetness of the yogurt and the slight sweetness of the cream cheese, I cut the sugar to 1/4c. I also decreased the egg to 1 egg since the yogurt adds liquid to the mixture. I mixed all ingredients per the recipe, and divided into 10 servings instead of 9, and worked the 'crust' up the sides of the cups a bit. Cooked for 25 min, and while they were cracked when they came out of the oven, they dropped and filled in the cracks as they cooled. Skipped the frou-frou toppings, you don't need them, and they just add fat and calories. If you use silicone muffin cups you can pop them right out and put them on a serving tray, perfect finger food! :-)
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Broiled Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2009
These had good flavor (I only added garlic powder) but there is no way that 1-2 min in the microwave would have worked. I do have an older model, but mine needed 4 min, and I could have done 5. After I put them in the pan to broil, I used a spoon and drizzled the butter mix from the bottom of the bowl on the potatoes. This will be a great base to work with and play with flavors, and would indeed be a great side to an egg breakfast as some others have said.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2009
These muffins were really easy to make and tasted really good! I added 1tsp vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon based on other reviews, and cinnamon apple sauce because I only had 2 bananas. Also sprinkled brown sugar on top (only because my 4yo really wanted to put green apple sprinkles on them and I needed a fast alternative!) but we really liked it. I will definitely use the brown sugar on top in the future. Thanks for the great, simple recipe!
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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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