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Amazing Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
This was OK as is, but you have to add seasonings because otherwise it was very bland. To trim some fat and calories I used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, reduced fat mozzarella cheese and dehydrated sun dried tomatoes which I soaked in warm water to soften them prior to adding to sauce. The seasonings I added in addition to salt and pepper were minced garlic, basil and parsley. I skipped the pine nuts as I didn't have any on hand. The recipe as I modified it actually tasted better over the course of the next few days.
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
Great base recipe, but totally awesome if you make the following additions: 1 10oz can fat free cream of chicken condensed soup, seasonings to your own taste preference - chopped fresh cilanto, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder. Served with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, chopped green onions and a dollop of sour cream and it was fabulous!!
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Elisa's Famous Fudge

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
Very nice recipe and easy to modify based on types of chips you use. Taste was a little too butterscotch for me, so next time I would use more chocolate and less butterscotch. This fudge was very, very soft and creamy and if you like your fudge that way then you'll love this recipe. I like my fudge creamy, but a little firmer so I would suggest increasing the amount of chips you use to 2 cups. Will make this again, but next time will try using Nestle milk chocolate/caramel chip swirls and semi-sweet chips to make a "turtle" fudge.
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Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
This did not turn out well for me at all. Everything went fine until I added the chips and then it got dry and crumbly. Adding the vanilla helped a little, but it didn't "pour" into the pan at all. I had to press it into the pan and although it set up quickly and was creamy and not grainy, the top was not smooth and it had a ton of grease pooling on top. I even reduced the amount of butter I used by half as suggested by other reviews, so I don't know why it did that. After it set I started to cut it and decided that since it looked so bad I would try to salvage it by just rolling it into balls to serve as truffles instead. I rolled the balls into cinnamon and powdered sugar and even dipped some in white chocolate with toasted chopped pecan sprinkles on top and this saved the whole pan. The fudge did taste good, but I have used other recipes that don't require a candy thermometer and they have turned out much better than this one.
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Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2006
Makes a truly fabulous, sweet and chewy cookie! Almost exactly like a recipe my family has been using for 40 years. You will not be dissapointed with these.
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Spinach Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2006
This was very tasty, but a little difficult to assemble and cut. I took others advice and substituted cream cheese in place of 1/2 of the mayo called for in the recipe and my mixture was still too soft when I went to cut the rolls. Although it was a little messy to make the flavor was very yummy and made up for it, so I would probably make it again. I changed the recipe a little too and added a smidge of garlic salt to pep up the flavor, 2 tbsp of chopped water chestnuts for a little extra crunch and used Knorr vegetable soup/dip mix instead of Ranch.
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2006
Excellent! This was super easy to make and tasted fabulous as my boyfriend said over and over again. I myself thought it was really good too, but it was a little to sweet for me. I used Sweet Baby Ray's original, so I think next time I will try using another bbq sauce that is less sweet. I took others advice and added chopped onion, green pepper and a little minced garlic to the broth before adding the pork loin roast. I cooked everything on high for 5 hours and removed the meat and the veggies and drained the liquid off before shredding. I added the meat and cooked onion/green peppers back to the crock pot and mixed in the bbq sauce and cooked this on low for another hour before serving on wheat buns. I was told that this is a definite keeper, so I'll be making this again.
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2006
Very, very sweet cookie, but really tasty! Used club crakcers because that's all I had on hand and they turned out to have a nice salty/sweet flavor. Super easy to make.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
Excellent! I modified this recipe by omitting the apple and grapes and using craisins in place of raisins and chunk chicken in a can to save time and it tasted great. The tasted of curry in this really makes this salad and you definitely need to make sure to let the flavors "marinate" for a few hours before serving as the taste is much better then. I have eaten this stuffed into a pita pocket and also rolled into a wheat tortilla wrap with a green salad on the side for lunch.
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Baked Honey Nut Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
This is a very good recipe, but if you are looking for a "crispy" coating this is not the recipe for it. I used thin cut boneless chicken breasts, but forgot to cut down on the cooking time and the chicken was a little dry. Next time I will use regular breasts, so the chicken will remain juicy. The combination of honey and pecans imparts a slightly sweet flavor, but it's not overly so. I served this with baked sweet potatoes and a spinach souffle found on this site and the combination of color and flavors went beautifully together. Good family, weeknight meal.
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Easy Spinach Souffle

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
This was pretty good, but you do have to modify this a little to make it better and more flavorful. Definitely "double the sauce" as other reviewers have said and for me that meant using the original 5 serving recipe and just cutting the spinach to 1 10 ounce package beacuse I was only making this to serve 2. I also added a bit more garlic and 1/3 cup of shredded mozarella to jazz it up a little. This recipe isn't really souffle like, but more a casserole. As a side dish and a different, lighter way to serve spinach it was tasty with the modifications I made and I will make it again.
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Make Ahead French Toast

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2006
Very, very good! I made this for Christmas morning brunch and boy was it a hit! I followed the advice of other reviewers and reduced the milk by 1/2 cup as I don't like soggy bread and it turned out wonderful. The pecans really added a nice, nutty flavor that complimented the overall dish so much that you'd really be missing out if you didn't include them.
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Brie Pecan Rollups with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2006
This was very tasty and the presentation was impressive. I will make this recipe again because it tasted and looked so good even though the prep was a little messy and I had a difficult time with the cheese mixture staying inside the chicken when I rolled it up. To make this a little lighter I did make a few changes - I substituted 1/2 of the finely chopped pecans with seasoned breadcrumbs (put both in food processor to mix to desired consistency) and baked at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes instead of cooking in olive oil on stove top.
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Chicken In Basil Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
I made this for my boyfriend a few nights ago and he can't stop talking about how good it was. This is definitely a keeper for my collection!! I made the recipe as directed except I omitted the pimentos completely, used seasoned bread crumbs, added a little garlic pepper and salt to the cream mixture for added taste, and addded additonal parmesan cheese to make the sauce thicker. I served the chicken over angel hair pasta and topped with the cream sauce and it looked as beautiful as it tasted and smelled, however, next time I will double the sauce so there is plenty to go with the pasta. Add a nice green salad on the side and some garlic bread for a complete meal.
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Jazzy Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
Fantastic! I made this for Thanksgiving dinner to take to my boyfriends parents house and everyone loved it. His mother, sister and my mother all asked for the recipe, which is a high compliment coming from them. I made the recipe exactly as instructed except I added a little more minced onion in the mix for added flavor and used garlic salt and garlic pepper instead of regular salt, pepper, and garlic powder as that was what I had on hand. It is a great recipe and the corn really made it tasty and different than others. This is now my official green bean casserole recipe!
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Beef Tips

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2005
Wonderful! The meat was very tender and the sauce had an amazing flavor even though it was a little too salty for my boyfriend and me. I'm not salt shy and neither is he, but to be honest the salt content was still a little too much even after I took the advice of the other reviewers and tried to lower it by using lower sodium soy sauce. I will definitely make this again but next time I will add no additonal salt, use low sodium soy sauce, and lower sodium dry brown gravy mix. I also found that cutting the amount of pepper it calls for was good also, since otherwise it would have overpowered the flavor.
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