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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2008
I actually had this in the oven before I saw the low rating on this..hoped for good results but was disappointed. I had the ingredients on hand, that's why I went this recipe but I won't make them again - there was very little flavor, and they almost stuck to the roof of my mouth with dryness. Even warming them in the microwave and buttering them didn't help much. Sorry...
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
I've made this a few times with the same modifications - I cook about 1/2 lb. of chopped smoked sausage with the vegetables, omit the bay leaf (I never have any), use red lentils, 28 oz of crushed tomatoes, and use half water and half chicken stock. I chop the spinach and put it raw in the bottom of the bowl (so it is optional) and pour the soup over top - it doesn't take long to wilt it. Instead of adding the vinegar, I drizzle Balsamic vinegar over each serving - delish!! We love this soup when the temperature dips outside, and we need a hearty soup.
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Kitty Litter Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
I made this for my 10 year old son's birthday party. The reaction to the cake is fantastic. This is definitely a great Halloween cake, but next time I will go with the "idea" of the cake, but not the assembly. It didn't have a great deal of taste, so I'll probably put a cake in the litter pan with some brown/tan icing, then sprinkle cookie crumbs and top with the terds. I will do this again for sure, with modifications for flavor.
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Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I came across this recipe by accident, and was intrigued so I made it immediately after reading the reviews. I agree with molle888, pesto goes better with feta so that's what I did. Butter in the pan, 2 eggs, feta, pepper (no salt required), and about 2 tsp of pesto. I gave 5 stars for my version, I loved it!
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
Used a 12 lb.turkey and it was done in 3 hours - should have cooked it at 325* like I usually do - that's why it got 4 stars..it ended up a little dry. I do like the idea of cooking it in the broth, though, and will probably do this again at a lower temp and inject the bird with butter. I also used homemade garlic butter for extra flavor. Lots of broth made for lots of gravy, so that was a definite bonus. Definitely a recipe worth revisiting
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Tater Tot Casserole I

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
I would have given this a *** but it was very easy to make and my husband and son loved it. I thought it was lacking in flavor. I added minced chives, salt and pepper, and extra cheddar ontop as per other reviews, and it still didn't wow me. If I try this again, I will probably go for a more savory sausage meat, and add more seasonings. It was very easy to prepare last night and throw in the oven for an easy Christmas breakfast, though.
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White Chocolate Gorp

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2007
As per other reviews, I used 7c.crispix, 4 c.cheerios, 4 c.pretzel twists and 4 c.nuts (a mountain mix of almonds, peanuts, raisins and smarties), with 2 full lbs. of choc. I melted the chocolate in the microwave at 1/2 power, stirring every minute. After mixing it all and turning it onto wax paper, I sprinkled it with red and green mini M&M's. It turned out awesome, and will make great gifts for neighbors and teachers in fancy clear bags with Christmas tags.
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Caramel Apple Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
Tasted like a 5 but gave it a 4 because of modifications - used 20 caramels and half the sugar as recommended. Also used cream instead of water for richer flavor. To avoid lumps (like yvetteski), make sure you soften cream cheese (20 seconds in the microwave is good), then whip it with the sugar and a sturdy whisk. Kids loved it, me too!
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Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
I give it a five but I made a couple simple modifications - I used presliced sourdough bread. For the garlic butter, I used fresh minced garlic, a bit of salt and Italian seasoning. I also used sliced mozza, and a meaty sauce for dipping. We all loved it, and my son wants it all the time now. Great recipe!
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Apple Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
"Whaddaya mean, you didn't make dessert?" That was my husband...so 15 minutes before company arrived, I found this on the site, threw it together with a French Vanilla cake mix, and no nuts (didn't have any), and dessert was made. It was super quick and easy, smelled great baking, and tasted delicious served with whipped cream. Didn't even miss the nuts. I will always have these ingredients in the pantry...just in case!
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Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2007
I had a craving for peach crisp so I bought the peaches before I had a recipe. This recipe sounded interesting because of the cinnamon. I didn't think the peaches yielded enough (although I never measured), so I added 2 sliced pluot plums. The crust is more of a biscuit topping than what I know as a crisp, but it was good. The plums made a tasty addition.
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No Bake Cookies V

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2007
To say these cookies have "some nutritional value" is a stretch, as they are pretty much candy. I used smooth peanut butter (personal preference), but otherwise followed recipe exactly as is. Very easy, and very delicious. Will definitely be making these again!
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Luscious Slush Punch

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2007
This was a huge hit with my girlfriends at a group gathering. I used raspberry jello, reduced the sugar to half as suggested, and divided the recipe into two tupperware containers to freeze. One container served the eight of us with leftovers, and the second batch was used at a party 2 weeks later. This will be my new GO-TO recipe for punch!
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Apple Pizza Pie

Reviewed: May 8, 2007
I just made a similar pizza today with the exact same crust so I have some advice for the people saying to double the crust - it's not necessary!! Don't sift the flour for starters -you get too much air in it. Mix the ingredients thoroughly - it can be done with a spatula - but not to form a ball. It will be crumbly, and that's okay. Lightly spread the crumbs on your pan, then pack it down with your hand, shaping the edge as you go. If it is a little sticky, cover it with plastic wrap, then smooth it with your hand - less messy. (the 5 star rating is for the crust only - I haven't made the pizza this way)
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Spicy Vegetarian Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
We made this at a cooking circle with a couple changes. We didn't measure the diced peppers, just used one of each, and I roasted the peppers and onion in a 425* oven with the oil with the pepper, oregano, and added garlic, until they were slightly carmelized. We used cottage cheese (couldn't get ricotta). I added maybe 1/2 the water called for and it wasn't needed - it had way too much liquid in the pan after cooking. I will omit it altogether next time. (it may be needed if you don't precook the noodles and use the oven ready kind).
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Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
We made this at a cooking circle yesterday. We used chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lbs) and a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes. I added a tsp of sugar to cut the acidity, and a little extra garlic salt, chili powder and cumin. I also had it with shredded cheddar over top. It was great, and I will probably make it again.
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Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2007
This soup is very easy to make, and even though we halved the recipe there was lots. The long simmering time makes it unnecessary to blend it to make it creamy like most broccoli soups. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I think it needs more seasoning. The addition of an onion would help. I will definitely make it again.
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Glazed Meatloaf I

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2007
My husband says this is the best meatloaf recipe I've ever made, so it is the only one I use now. I didn't divide the lemon juice (same as ericak, misread the recipe first time), so I put it all in the sauce mix. I also cheat by using a package of onion soup mix instead of chopped onion and beef granules (saves on time and prep), and I substitute 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs for the slices of bread (I don't like the occasional lump of bread that inevitably ends up in the loaf). The glaze is nice and tangy/sweet. Highly recommend trying it!!
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Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2006
I used Jack Daniels for this recipe. I have to admit, the whiskey, onions and garlic simmering smelled awful, but because of the expense, I kept going. As soon as the rest of the ingredients hit the pot, especially the liquid smoke, it smelled great! I added this sauce to shredded Kahlua Pork in a Slow Cooker (from this site), and simmered for an hour. It was really good, and I will probably make it again. Not the best BBQ sauce, but one worth revisiting.
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Poisoned Apple

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
Love these! I'd been looking for a recipe that used green apple sourpuss and this filled the bill! Beware, it is easy to get carried away!!
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