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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2006
used a little less butter and a little more of the spices. very good...moist.
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Caramel Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2006
OOEY-GOOEY YUMMY!!! I decided at the last minute to have a sweet treat for after dinner. I had 45 minutes before our guests arrived and in that time these were baked and cooling. I did cheat and had to use a jarred caramel topping since I had no time to go get, unwrap and melt caramels. But it worked out just fine. I doubled the recipe and it fit perfectly in the 9x11 pan making 24 squares(really do not see how the recipe as stated would fit). I do think I may have used too much caramel because mine looked nothing like the pictures, the caramel and chocolate were oozing out when cut (still delish though). Also, when doubled, it calls for 1.5 cups of butter...WOW! I used it, and they were great, but ohhhh...the guilt!! I think next time I will cut back to 1.25 cups of butter and use the recommended caramel sauce and see how that works. A definite must try!!!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2006
WOW!!! I have tried several recipes lately with phenomenal reviews and ended up slightly disappointed with good meals but not exceptional. Well, this one lives up to all the wonderful reviews. My husband stated that if this were on a menu at a restaurant, he would order it. This is the highest compliment b/c when we go out to dinner he is a steak and potato guy.
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2006
Reminds me of mom. She used to make this for us and we loved it. She always served it with french fries smothered in the gravy. And that's how I served it last night. Crispy oven fries with a rich gravy...yummmm. Only 4 stars because mom's is still better.
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Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2006
I love this recipe. I first made it last year around the holidays and then lost the recipe so I tried making by memory and got pretty close. I also only use the soft inside of the brownies and leave the crusty edge in the pan. I scoop mine with my cookie scoop and they turn out round on top with a flat bottom to sit on. I use a double boiler method for melting the chocolate mixture. I used toothpicks to hold the balls while dipping into the chocolate. They keep for a few days in the refrigerator, but are best served at room temperature.
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
Well, these were....okay. The consistency wasn't as creamy and smooth as I had hoped for. My husband can't eat them b/c he is low-carbing it right now. I had one for dinner and will have one for lunch today. I froze the other two for a quick lunch or snack later on. They seem to freeze well. I followed the recipe with only one change and that was I used less green onions than called for...about half. I think next time I will add a couple tablespoons of cream cheese to the mix and see if that gives it the consistency that I want. UPDATE: 9/16/2006; I tried again and added 2 Tbsp of reduced fat cream cheese and this made it much, much better.
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Egg and Cheese Puffs

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
YUM-YUM!!! I used a silicone muffin pan and had no sticking at all...push up from the bottom and they popped right out. I made these because my husband has decided to try going low carb for a while to see how it works. I made a half recipe. I didn't use cottage cheese because we didn't have any, instead I added some sour cream. I reduced the amount of flour (carbs) to just about a tablespoon. Next time I will also reduce some of the butter. My husband says they taste great and the convenience is a definite plus. Just pop a few in the microwave and then he is out the door. Great Recipe!!!
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Tortilla Rollups II

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
After reading many of the reviews, I was suprisingly disappointed in this recipe. The rollups didn't taste bad, they just weren't jawdropping awesome like I expected. They really were kind of bland tasting like cream cheese mixed with salsa. I even added in a litte taco seasoning for extra flavor. After mixing it up, I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to blend the flavors. I heated my tortillas for about 30 seconds in the microwave...if you do this it helps you to get a tighter rollup, which prevents the hole in the middle once they are cut. I regrigerated them overnight and then sliced. As I said, they were good, but they didn't quite meet my expectations. The only way I would make again is if I need a last minute appetizer as I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Otherwise, I'll go with a different recipe.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
I LOVE THESE MUFFINS!! They came out very moist and not mushy as others stated, although due to differences in ovens, I did have to cook mine for an extra 8 minutes. I used my silicone muffin pan, and I had no problem with my muffins coming right out. I followed the recipe using 3 large bananas and tossed in about a 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I also had about a half a palmful of choc. chips, so I threw those in there as well. I did find that the crumb topping was more of a really good sweet crust instead of crumb. I like the idea of adding oats to the topping, I will try that next time. I did double the topping so I could completely cover my muffins with the mixture. My batter also made 12 muffins filled to the rim so that when I baked them they overflowed into large muffins which I love. I made these yesterday and they were fabulous. I also ate 2 this morning for breakfast and they were still good. The consistency on the topping changed a little overnight, but still great muffins (I'm trying to remind myself I'm full and I should not have a 3rd muffin--they're that good!)
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2006
Fantastic Cookies!!! Made as the recipe directed scaling it down by half.
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Minnesota Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2006
These are the best pork chops we've had in a while. I didn't use the chicken bouillon b/c I used the seasonings that came with the rice and mixed it with the water. I then poured a can of cream of mushroom soup over the rice and cooked it for 30 minutes before adding the chops since they were not very thick. I covered the chops with another can of soup and cooked them for an hour. They were soooooo tender and moist. Loved, loved, loved them!!!!
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Penne with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2006
I had to make some changes to due to the ingredients that I had on hand. I only had 2 portobella mushroom caps, so I sliced and cut them into bite size pieces. And I didn't have any canned tomatos so I chopped 2 small ones and put it in the food processor. Had I had the correct ingredients, this would have been little time consuming to make. I also used only 1/4 cup olive oil and half & half in an attempt to reduce calories. Because I didn't use heavy cream it didn't get as thick as it was supposed to, but the fresh veggies really stood out. It could still use a little tweaking to make it an awesome dish, but it definitely has the potential.
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Seared Tuna with Wasabi-Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2006
Good...will reduce butter next time.
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Stuffed Strawberries

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2006
Mmmmmmm......Very good. Try with some chocolate flakes added to the mix.
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2006
I work in a school and so I bring my lunch every day and wanted to try something other than the usual turkey sandwich or slim-fast. So, I threw this together, literally..it is a quick dish to prepare when you take shortcuts. First, I bought the bagged fresh broccoli florets and used the hormel real bacon instead of frying some. Trying to do what I can to be health conscience, I used less cheese than called for and mixed 1/2 regular mayo and 1/2 lite mayo. After making the dressing I sampled it and my first thought was OH NO. But after reading the reviews, I ignored that,poured on the dressing and stuck it in the fridge. So now I have eaten my broccoli salad for lunch and am very pleased with the results. This will be something I have i my lunch bag often. HAPPY EATS!!!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2006
okay...while browsing through this website i kept seeing this recipe. It never really interested me because I have never had a scone before so I passed it over. But as I would search different lists and the recently reviewed lists I kept seeing this recipe. So, I decided to give it a try and whoa...am I glad I did. Again, I have never had a scone before so I have nothing to compare it too but this was fantastic. I followed the recipe exactly with 2 exceptions...light sour cream and instead of raising, white choc. and cranberries. I already know what my home-made Christmas gifts will be this year. If you're looking at this recipe wondering...should I? The answer is yes. It's easy and delicious. VERY HAPPY EATS!!!
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Mushroom Orzo

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
My first time to try orzo and I had no idea it would be so hard to find it in a grocery store. I went to 4 stores before I found it. The dish was good, but I don't know that it was worthy of me running all over town in search of orzo. I probably will make it again though now that I know where to find it, but I will either cut the wine by half or use a VERY mild white. Also, I don't like pearl onions and all I had on hand were shallots, so I diced one and used it instead and I too used chicken broth in place of the water.
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Cheesy Breads

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
simple yet extremely delicious. I am soon hosting a baby shower and wanted to try out a few possible recipes. I cut this recipe down by 2/3 to make samples and it still made quite a lot. Since the mom to be doesn't like olives, I left them out and instead added Hormel real bacon pieces and topped some of them with half a grape tomato. These have definitely made it into the shower menu.
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Overnight Bubble Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
This really is one of the easiest recipes you can make...and OH MY!!! IS IT GOOD!!! I was going to half the recipe because there is only my husband and myself, but the yeast rolls I bought were already risen, so I managed to sqeeze 5 into my round baking pan (good thing because I would have eaten them until they were gone). I sprinkled just about a teaspoon of the pudding on each roll and then poured the sugar/butter mixture over them by the tablespoon. I made sure that all of the pudding was covered with the butter mix so I wouldn't have any dry/clumpy pudding on them. They have a slight taste resemblence to donuts...just a little. You definitely should try these. Even small kids could do it if the sugar/butter were done in the microwave. Just remember to invert them onto a platter when they first come out of the oven to prevent sticking. HAPPY EATS!!!
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Warm Fiesta Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2006
I thought it was great; my husband...not so much. He said it was okay for something different but he would rather have a more traditional chicken salad.
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