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Blueberry Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2013
Great smoothie! I was looking for a smoothie recipe that didn't call for bananas or orange juice so this was a nice change. I only had vanilla yogurt on hand so I used that and I also used honey in place of the sugar. Nutmeg seemed like an odd ingredient, so I swapped it out with cinnamon instead, which pairs really well with blueberries. Since lemon juice also goes well with blueberries, I added in a splash of that as well. Delicious!
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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
These were absolutely delicious! I love asparagus just plain steamed, but this really added something to it. In fact, my mom was here for dinner when I made this and she is not an asparagus fan. At least she wasn't until she tried this recipe... she even went back for seconds!
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Lemon Pie Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
These were good, I really loved the lemon flavor! I took the advice of other reviewers and made 1.5 times the filling. Even with the extra filling, I thought there was still a lot of crust compared to the filling. Next time I will either double the filling or half the crust recipe. I didn't have fresh lemons, so I used bottled organic lemon juice and an equal substitution of lemon extract for the lemon zest... perfect sweet/tart lemon taste!
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2013
This is a great way to change up my usual steamed asparagus! I drizzled the asparagus with a little olive oil instead of cooking spray, and I also took some of the reviewer's suggestions and reversed the amounts of balsamic and soy sauce, delicious! I think it would taste good either way though, I like both soy sauce and balsamic, can't go wrong with this one.
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Whole Egg Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2013
I really was excited to try this recipe. We are trying to cut out processed foods and I was anxious to ditch the store-bought stuff. I followed this recipe exactly and, while the texture was PERFECT, the taste was not - all I could taste was oil, and my oil was fresh. It definitely needed more salt and some more tang... the flavor, for me, was almost non-existent. I made the recipe again only added in some lemon juice, but it still wasn't right. This is my first attempt at homemade mayo and I have no idea how to achieve the store-bought flavor I'm used to. Maybe a good base recipe to play around with, but I haven't found what I'm looking for yet.
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Parmesan Garlic Orzo

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
This is a well-liked recipe in my home, even my two picky eaters (who've told me it tastes like mac & cheese) love this dish. I've made this recipe with both the 1/4 cup of butter, and with only 2 Tablespoons. Both are equally delicious, we just add more milk (1/4 cup up to 1/3 cup) if using less butter so that it doesn't stick together so much. Like another reviewer mentioned, I also add in more Parmesan (about 1/3 cup) because we love cheese! Be sure to use fresh Parmesan for this, the stuff that comes in a can just isn't the same quality! (And just a little time-saving tip - after buying a big wedge of Parmesan cheese, I bring it home and grate it all up and then freeze it. It won't freeze together, so you can just scoop out what you need. This way, you have fresh good-quality Parmesan with the convenience of canned.) While I definitely prefer the fresh ingredients, if I find myself in a time-crunch I will substitute 1/2 teaspoon of granulated garlic and 1 teaspoon of dried parsley with great results. Oh, and I also leave out most of the pepper, my girls wouldn't eat it otherwise! Great recipe, makes for a quick and delicious side dish!
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Shirley Temple

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2013
Great recipe - simple and tastes exactly how I remember it, brings back good memories! I like it with the lemon-lime soda, but ginger ale is my favorite!
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Donut Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2013
In a word, DELICIOUS!! These tasted very much like the mini donuts you get at the fair, only no frying with these. They are SO EASY to put together. In under an hour I had the batter mixed up, the mini muffins baked & cooled and coated with the butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture... it could not have been faster! I thought the nutmeg seemed perfect, but next time I may add a little cinnamon to the batter as well. I am also curious to try adding a glaze to them. Such a simple recipe with so many possibilities, thanks Dianne! UPDATE 7/16/14 - Because my family loves cinnamon so much, I now use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and only 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. I also add 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon to the dipping mixture, instead of just 1 teaspoon. Perfect for us! I also started adding about 1/8 teaspoon of salt to the batter - gotta have some salt to bring out the sweet!
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Crostini D'Emily

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2013
These were wonderful! I melted the butter, mixed it together with the oil and garlic (I used 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic), and then spread it on the baguettes with a pastry brush. Very easy to make up and delicious. I will definitely be making these again! UPDATE 7/31/13 - I have made these several times, I love keeping them on hand! I have found that these are also great croutons for salads!! I just break a few slices into little bits and sprinkle them over my salad... delicious!!
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Mimosa

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
A perfect ratio between the champagne and the orange juice. I also made a non-alcoholic version for my kids using ginger ale and orange juice, which was just as delicious!
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Chex® Muddy Buddies®

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
Great recipe! The only change I make is to use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet (family preference!) and they turn out perfect - very addicting! Chocolatey, crunchy, sweet - can't go wrong! If you want a real treat, store them in the freezer (we store in them in snack-size bags for quick snacks). They taste even better straight from the freezer! Especially in the summer :)
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Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
Love this dressing - it will be replacing the bottled stuff I normally buy! So easy to put together and it is delicious! The only things I did differently were to omit the chives since I never have them on hand, and I used dried dill and dried parsley (just use 1/3 of the amount called for though, dried spices are more potent). I thought the consistency of this dressing was perfect, even if you're using it for a dip... but if you want something a little thicker (or thinner), then I recommend mixing up the sour cream, mayo & spices first and THEN adding buttermilk until it reaches the consistency you're looking for. Great recipe - thanks! UPDATE 2/14/14: I make this recipe WEEKLY... I don't even remember what the bottled stuff used to taste like and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now mix up all of the dried spices (multiplied) and store them in a mason jar in my cupboard. When I go to make dressing, I just measure out the needed amount and mix with the mayo and sour cream. I also never have buttermilk on hand anymore, so I just use lemon juice and milk instead. Use 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice for every cup of milk you use and you won't miss the buttermilk at all! My husband doesn't even like ranch dressing, but he loves this recipe!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
The taste of this sauce is outstanding! My only complaint was that it seemed a bit runny to me, but that is easily fixed by either simmering the butter & cream longer or by mixing in a little flour with the butter before adding the cream, which is what I plan on doing next time. My usual go-to recipe for alfredo has cream cheese in it, but I don't always have cream cheese on hand and this recipe is much simpler - and just as tasty, if not better! I also add in a touch of salt and pepper and with any white sauce, I add in a little freshly grated nutmeg. I love the simplicity of this recipe and that you can really customize it to fit your own personal taste!
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JELL-O Magic Mousse

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
This is a fast and delicious treat to make... very simple! I cut the recipe in half since I only had an 8-oz container of Cool Whip and then poured it into 5 small mason jars. The kids loved it, and so did the adults. I would definitely make this again!
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Mock Champagne

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
Yum! This was a good-tasting punch. If you like sparkling white grape juice, then you will like this recipe, because that's exactly what it tasted like to me. I like that it's a simple punch, you don't have to freeze anything beforehand (unless you want an ice ring). I would make this again.
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Oatmeal Scotchies from Nestle® Toll House®

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2012
These cookies are delicious, but they turned out nothing like the Nestle picture for this recipe. Not sure how Nestle got them to look so thick & chewy, these are definitely a very flat cookie if you follow the recipe exactly. The first batch I made I followed the directions exactly, and they spread out like crazy!! When they were done cooling, you could lift a cookie up and see holes throughout (kind of reminded me of parmesan crisps!) Not what I was looking for as far as texture. My next batch, I used a medium cookie scoop to scoop up the dough and then I rolled it into a ball and set them on the cookie sheets (8 per sheet) and baked for about 10 minutes. The cookies turned out much better doing it this way - I could actually lift them off the cookie sheets and onto a cooling rack without them falling completely apart like the first batch. While these cookies are delicious, next time I make these, I plan on decreasing the butter to 3/4 cup (hoping to reduce how much they spread) and adding a little less butterscotch chips (maybe 1 1/2 cups). Also, if you're really looking to detect the cinnamon in this recipe, I definitely recommend doubling the amount called for.
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Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
This is absolutely the BEST lasagna I have ever eaten! Followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful. I can hardly wait to eat leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Even my picky 4-year-old loved it.
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Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2012
Definitely a great "base" recipe for egg salad! I know what I like in an egg salad, but needed some general measurements for the base ingredients like mayo and mustard and this recipe was perfect. I ended up adding in some chopped dill pickle with a little bit of pickle juice added in as well, onion powder instead of green onions (I didn't have any) and a little bit of garlic powder. Loved the paprika in this too!
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Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
Love the flavor! I knew they were going to be delicious when I could smell them baking in the oven, YUM. I had 3 cups of pumpkin seeds so I doubled the rest of the ingredients, using garlic powder instead of garlic salt and I baked them for 1 hour and 45 minutes... perfect!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
Best. Zucchini Bread. Ever. This bread is moist and very flavorful! I double the recipe and divide it into 3 9x5 pans and bake them for 80 minutes. We eat one loaf fresh and I wrap the other two up and freeze them for another time...which by the way, are even more amazing after they've been frozen and then defrosted! I've made this many times and have followed the recipe exactly (except for the walnuts, not a fan), but this last time I made them, I used half brown sugar and half white... I highly recommend it! Pure deliciousness.
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