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Ultimate Spicy Spud Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
This deserves a 5+. It is exactly like the Olive Garden soup that makes their soup, salad, and breadsticks my husband's favorite meal eating out. When I was looking for the perfect soup for the rainy week of weather we were getting I found this. It probably saved his co-workers alot of grouchiness. I used Johnsonville brats as they are his favorite. I also left half the skins on the potatoes to give it some depth and contrast. The garlic and onions were crushed and minced instead of processed to keep the cellular walls intact to preserve the flavor(over processing can break the cell membrane and chenge the flavors). Served with a crusty bread and garden salad its easier than waiting in line for 30mins at Olive Garden and just as fulfilling.
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4-H Corn Special

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
My husband loved it and can't wait to take it in his lunch Monday as leftovers. I found it a bit bland and will probably double the seasoning next time. Definitely a good dish.
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Divine Summertime Chicken Sandwich

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2007
I ha to cheat and tell my husband what was in these after he tried them, but they were great. We cheated and used whole grain sub rolls which we toasted on the flat grill. It was a perfect summer day out and this worked great with a glass of sweet tea. The leftovers were great as well. What a treat. You'd never guess it was cream cheese spread.
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Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
This is the soda bread I remember making as a little girl. Perfect as is or with rasins. Not too moist or dry.
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Valentine Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
These were amazing. Normally my meatballs turn out okay, but these finally got a thumbs up from my husband. I added a jar of baby food beef for moisture, just like the Ground Round does. Simply perfect.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
I think something is missing from this recipe, or maybe just some extra advice is needed. I tried it twice and both came out badly. The first looked set when I removed it but was drippy in the middle when served. The second was left in longer and even after my husband (who makes superb pecan pies) determined it "set" did the same. I was really dissappointed with this and it was a letdown at Thanksgiving when I tried to match the one my Opa used to make.
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Maple Apple Cream Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
A very pleasing alternative to the normal apple pie. I had to check my syrup before starting as many pancake syrups contain no maple flavor or syrup at all. The first one was a bit light on maple so when I made another for Thanksgiving at my parents we added a bit of maple flavoring and it was perfect. My mom loved it and can't wait to impress the ladies at church at the next potluck. I used a mix of golden delicious and granny smith to give the filling more variety.
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Cornbread Stuffed Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
When you read this recipe you wonder how it could possibly be any good. And then you taste it. Wow! Unusual stuffing is moist and flavorful, potatoes are delicious, and the chicken makes a great comliment to finish off the meal. When I told my husband we needed ricotta for stuffing he thought I was nuts. He doesn't think that any more.
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Bratwurst Potato Skillet

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2007
I was a little iffy on the combination of brats and asiany sauce, but it turned out like a dream. We used half oil and half dripping from the brats. This is definitely getting added to our summer menu.
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Shemakes Instant Chai Tea

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
Chai is my preferred drink, even over coffee which I have quite a palate for. I was so excited to find a good instant mix recipe to give a go. I was unable to find vanilla powder so I switched out the powdered milk for french vanilla creamer, omitted the cardamon after seeing the price ($15 a 2oz jar) and added some black pepper (which is the trademark of a good chai). This will be going as gifts this hliday season. And once my husband tries it there will probably be a BIG jar going to work. He hates most drinks, but adores chai as well. Working in security he doesn't usually get to steep his tea and drink it hot, but this will fix that problem and have enough kick to keep him happy.
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Spiced Pumpkin Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
I have been buying pumpkin fudge at the fryeburg fair for the past decade, but this is the first time I have tried to make it myself (since the people there won't give me the recipe). Its not as dark in color or as pumpkiny or moist but its not bad. It was pretty easy to cook to the right temperature with a candy thermometer. Spread in the pan easy. I think it sugared a bit on me, but its still edible enough. Gonna have to remake a batch for work though, tinker with the pumpkin levels and maybe dark brown sugar.
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Easy and Fun Peanut Butter Balls

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2007
Finally a recipe with the name peanut butter balls thats the real thing. I lost my recipe box at Christmas a couple years ago and needed to check the proportions on this recipe before I made them again. Wheat germ and coconut are definitely the things we rolled them in back in the 80's when I was a kid. They are great frozen as well. If freezing make them a bit bigger and server before solid throughout. Chunky peanut butter adds texture as well. Love them.
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Down Home Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
Far superior to the fried chicken recipes I tried before. I substituted boneless skinless chicken breasts since we buy them frozen in 3lb bags and always have them on hand. Added a bit more cayenne since my husband usually complains the fried chicken recipes are "bland" and it came out nicely. cut them into stips to make chicken "fingers" and served with french fries.
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Teriyaki Finger Steaks

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
Irrisistable taste and flavor. I made enough for three and there was none left after my husband and I finished dinner. Perfect with rice and veggies.
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Almond Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
I forgot the mustard which made it "too sweet with an unanticipated aftershock of spice" for my husband. I think it was a nice subtle sweet/spicy flavor. Mine thickened up nicely in about 5-7 minutes. I'm thinking about using it as a barbeque recipe without the cream, perhaps over a salad.
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Cappuccino in a Jar

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
I think I've finally found the answer to over-spending on fancy mixes at the store. For the cost of a little can I can now make a big jar. I used Ovaltine for the chocolate drink mix as it was on sale in a big jar. I used half powdered sugar and half granulated to help keep the powder light so it wouldn't settle out the heavier ingredients. These are going out as gifts this year and I plan to make an "extra-dark" mix for my father with extra coffee as he likes cappuccino but thinks its too sweet and creamy. This is a perfect recipe to replace the store brands.
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Best Ever Cheese Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
I first found this recipe published in the Farmer's Almanac. It seemed like the best thing in the world. Fudge for taste and cheese. The one I have calls for less of everything and can be made in a large pyrex mixing bowl in the microwave. I make it every year and it never fails to impress people. I have added nuts, candy cane pieces, dried fruit and sprinkles to make it fancy. As mentioned it can need more sugar, but once you get used to the recipe you won't be able to mess it up. Pretty foolproof and you shouldn't be able to taste the cheese.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2011
This was a bit dry, but close to what I was looking for. I omitted everything except the sugar sprinkled on top (used decorative sugar for texture). That fact alone gets it a 5. Swapped out some of the plain white flour for wheat as well. Served with homemade jams/jellies and faux clotted cream and tea.
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Pecan Pie Tarts

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
I was looking for something to add to a potluck at work and decided personal pecan pies would be fun. I cut the recipe in half and had enough to fill 6 regular sized muffins. I did fill them more than half full but it didn't bubble out. Tops are perfectly browned and the crust is amazing. I did add a dash of salt to the crust and filling, just a pinch for flavor really. I will be making more of these as they are a wonderful way to control portions and skip the hassle of cutting and serving a real pie. Pipe the top with whipped cream or cool whip, sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon sugar add a whole pecan half (candied is nice) and its perfect.
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Easiest Focaccia Recipe

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
I hate yeasted bread recipes since I have no bread machine and no stand mixer. This was perfect and came out alot thicker than I anticipated. Even being in Maine with the house being a tad chilly this rose nicely (with some help from the warm mist humidifier) and came out beautifully. I added Italian herbs to the dough and sprinkled the top with the same, sea salt and some freshly shredded Parmesean/Asiago/Romano cheese. Perfection.
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