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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
I followed Corinnes suggestions and this came out fantastic! The flavor and cosistency were wonderful, and just as good the next day. So you dont have to search for it, here is her suggestion: 1. Increase flour to 1/3 cup and substitute seasoned salt for regular salt. Put flour mixture into gallon-sized, zippered bag. Shake beef in bag to coat. Sauté coated beef in 1-2 tablespoons olive oil until browned. Add chopped onion to beef to sauté and soften. Transfer to slow cooker. 2. Mix beef broth with 1 TABLEspoon Worcestershire and ½ cup red wine. Pour into hot skillet to deglaze, then pour over beef and onions in cooker. 3. Add remaining ingredients with these additions: increase garlic to 2 cloves minced, 2 bay leaves; add 1 packet McCormick's Beef Stew Seasoning.
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2006
I halved this recipe and made it last night for my boyfriend and I. It turned out wonderful!!! The chicken was so moist inside and very flavorful. I used italian bread crumbs since thats what I had on hand, and parmesan/romano cheese mix (Kraft). SOOOO yummy. I sprinkled a little extra cheddar on right at the very end. My boyfriend who isnt a big chicken eater normally, took the leftovers home with him! Will make again for sure!
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Soft Pineapple Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2005
I made these tonight, and I have a few comments... first, my fault, I should have drained the crushed pineapple better I guess because my batter/dough, while light and fluffy, was very wet. So the first cookie sheet I baked the full 10 minutes and took out becuase I was afraid the bottoms would burn. Well I shouldnt have worried - they were so underdone I had to toss them. The next batch I baked longer, and increased the oven temp slightly - these turned out much better. The cookie doesnt spread hardly at all, so if your "rounded spoonfuls" are not perfectly smooth, the cookies will be rather odd shaped, needing icing or something to pretty them up. All of that aside, the cookie is just boring. I was looking forward to trying a new flavor/ingredient in my cookie baking, but I am disappointed. The cakelike texture is fine with me, as is the level of sweetness. But it's missing something. Maybe follow the suggestion of another reviewer to add walnuts or coconut. I probably wont make these again unless someone new reviews the recipe and has some suggestions on improving it.
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Brandy or Rum Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2008
These came out good. I did chill the mixture for a few minutes before attempting to roll, otherwise it would have been too messy. I also think the next time I will mix some of the chopped nuts IN to the chocolate and nilla wafer mixture - they just didnt stick that well to the out side of the balls.
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Seafood Lasagna II

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2007
This was delicious. I cut back on the scallops and added more shrimp since we arent big scallop eaters. I didnt add all the mushrooms because I thought it was too much, but next time I will add what the recipe calls for because I barely noticed them. I added a few spoonfuls of chopped sundried tomatos (packed in water or oil) just because I thought the dish needed some color (and I dont eat spinach). Was a little runny when it first came out of oven, but was better the next day. I'll make again, but not that often since its rich and makes a ton!
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2006
I made this cake this past weekend for some visitors from out of town. The cake was good, but not great. For as quick and easy as the recipe is, it turned out well. The name "pound cake" really isnt true because this came out too light and fluffy (just like a regular yellow cake would). I used fresh blueberries as recommended. The batter is awfully thick and I was a little skeptical when putting it in the bundt pan, but it turned out much better than I thought. I might make this again if I need something quick, but otherwise I will be looking for a recipe that really is more of a pound cake texture.
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Golden Rum Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2007
I made this when my boyfriends parents came in to town. I used the Meyers dark rum and followed the recipe as written. i loved the cake, but my boyfriend and his parents all htought the rum was too strong (I guess I'm a lush!) I'll admit it was strong in the glaze since you add the rum AFTER you've cooked it, so the alcohol doesnt really evaporate. The next time I make it I might add the rum and let the glaze cook a little bit longer after that. I was definitely a help to take the cake out, pour half the glaze in the pan, and then put the cake back in. Nice and moist!
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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
simple and delicious! Made the whole house smell wonderful too.
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
I am constantly asked to make these bars for family get togethers and anytime my husband spies bananas on the counter that have black spots he asks if i will make these! So delicious. I do them in a 9X13 pan, so the baking time is a bit longer. I also use at least 2, often 3, large bananas. Wish they werent so good, or that they were less calories! So hard not too eat a lot at once.
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Banana Bread Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2007
I used 2 medium bananas since thats what i was trying to use up. I followed the cookie recipe exactly other than that. They came out wonderful!! So soft - just like little hand-held banana bread slices. I didnt bother with the icing, I thought they were good plain. I brought them into work and they disappeared in minutes and had 2 ladies ask for the recipe. So easy and so yummy!
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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2006
i made these at christmas and my cousins all begged for the recipe. They were gone in a flash! The dough definitely needs to be cold when wrapping it around the chocolates, but not TOO cold. I made my dough the night before, and baked them off the next day. Well the first cookies came out like little mountains because I had used caramel kisses and the dough was too cold to spread right (I hadnt let it warm up at all before baking). After that though, they came out great.
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Elaine's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2005
These came out great!!! I followed the suggestions of using 3 eggs, but I only had 1 cup of regular peanutbutter (which I used). The next jar I had was the Honey Peanutbutter (JIF), so I only added a 1/4 cup of that not knowing how the honey would affect the cookie. The cookies taste great - add I am sure they would be even better with some chocolate chips. Love the soft texture too! I used the double pudding Classic Butter cake mix from betty crocker.
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Cheese Cake Cups

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
These were just ok. Nothing special, wont be making them again. I also had the same problem as many other reviewers with the centers caving in. And the nilla wafers seemed too soggy.
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Amaretto Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
Got rave reviews from my family over christmas. Followed the directions exactly - made it a couple days before xmas. Right before we served it I made a little thicker glaze from more pwdered sugar and amaretto so it didnt look so plain. Definitely a keeper.
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Three Cheese Baked Pasta

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2006
I followed the recipe exactly, just scaled down since there was only two of us. I still have plenty of leftovers because its very filling. BUT SOOOOO yummy! I used a fire roasted tomato and garlic jarred sauce and sea shell pasta. The sour cream really does add a great flavor. I really liked this because most baked pasta recipes have ricotta cheese, which i cant stand. Will definitely make this again. Was very easy too!
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Gary's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2006
I am with the previous reviewer - the recipe must mean HUGE mushrooms if they only used 12!!! I had so much of the mixture left over that I now have 2 tupperware containers in the freezer. Other than that, the flavor was good. I used half butter and half chicken broth for the liquid in the pan. My boyfriend (picky eater) ate at least 8 of them!
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Champagne Shrimp and Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2006
This was so tasty! I added just a little garlic, and a couple turns of the pepper grinder. I made this for my parents this weekend and Mom asked for the recipe.
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Orange Cranberry Drops

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2005
I always double the recipe because it doesnt make enough cookies unless you do. Whenever I make these they are gone with in a day or two. Really wonderful for the holidays.
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Scarlett's Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2005
I normally prefer a soft or chewy sugar cookie, but these cookies are great. My office loved them and the whole batch was gone before I knew it. I tend to "grind" my pecans more than chop because I dont like big chunks of nuts. Comes out great.
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Easy Lemon Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2005
I followed the directions exactly and they came out wonderful! I used the Pillsbury supermoist lemon cake mix. The only thing that was a pain was rolling it in the powdered sugar - the dough is very sticky and the step got kind of messy for me. But they are nice and light and lemony! A keeper for sure!
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