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Real Homemade Tamales

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
Thank you I have been searching for the recipe for the masa for tamales on the internet. I used to make them to sell. But it has been a while and couldn't remember if I used 1/3c of lard or 2/3. By the way I always tripled the amount of salt in the masa. All of my customers said it was better that way.
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Chicken Cacciatore and Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
It tasted like bland spaghetti sauce with chicken. It needed something different. I'm not sure what but my recipe in a cookbook I have is pretty simple but with a lot more flavor. Sorry I couldn't like it.
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Hot Apple Cider

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2009
A great recipe. I leave out the maple syrup and the orange and lemon peels. My son thought it had sweetening in it when he drank it. I can't imagine how sweet it must be with the syrup. But all of the recipes I have found so far have sweetening of one kind or another. Thank you for a wonderful fall favorite in my family. It goes well with pumpkin pie.
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Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2013
I made the dumplings in this recipe. After reading the reviews and reading the recipe it looks like a step was left out. The recipe does not say how much flour to reserve. Based on other recipes I would say 1/2 cup for the broth and 1 cup for the dumplings. Those that are saying it is crumbly likely used the whole 1 1/2 cups of flour. If you cut the flour in the dumplings they should not be crumbly or dry. For the poster who said boiling chicken results in dry chicken. Dry chicken is a result of over cooking not the method of cooking. Roasting a chicken can result in a dry chicken if you roast it too long. I know because I have done that in the past. Now for the recipe. Basically I am only reviewing the dumplings as I already have my own chicken stew recipe. I gave the recipe 4 stars primarily because one step is left out making the recipe confusing. I did make a change as my son has dairy allergies. I used chicken broth instead of milk. As my son can tolerate butter I used that. Next time I plan on using solid chicken from making broth. I will have to remember to save it though.
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Spinach Artichoke Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers

Reviewed: May 21, 2012
I doubled this recipe and made around 14 cups of hummus. I cooked my own garbanzo beans with garlic. So instead of adding garlic later I just used the cooked garlic. Instead of the water I used the liquid the beans were cooked in. I also used tahini instead of the toasted sesame seeds. I also used frozen instead of fresh spinach because of the already high costs of the ingredients. I can get 10oz frozen spinach for $1 at the local grocery store. I dumped all of the ingredients into the blender and blended until smooth. My children and I love it.
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Pineapple Orange Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I gave this five stars because although I didn't make just like the recipe it helped me make what I was looking for. I wanted a pinacolada like pancake. So I used crushed pineapple and left the juice in. I also added 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut to the mix. I left out the oj and added only enough buttermilk to make it the right consistency. I cooked them at 250 degrees on the griddle. They took 7 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the second side. Only I'm not sure my griddle heats to the right temp. Any way my children loved them. Thank you for the help
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Hamburger Rice Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2010
I gave only 4 star because I had to make changes. With the changes it was wonderful. I seasoned the meat with salt and garlic but didn't add any more salt to the soup. I blended the diced tomatoes more from preference. I also used 4 cups of beef broth, 3/4c of dry red wine, and only 1 1/4c of water instead of the six cups of water. Because I didn't have any potatoes and my husband is allergic to onions I added corn and doubled the rice. It smelled wonderful while cooking and tasted even better. However without the broth and wine I don't believe I would have liked it. Thank you
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Turkey Goulash

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
It was okay. But definitely not goulash more like a very bland spaghetti with the wrong noodles.
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Pumpkin Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
I loved the stew. I added 1/2 cup of wine to the stew. I also used beef broth instead of the water and bouillion cubes. Instead of the celery and onions I added green beans. I used a different pumpkin I used the one called peanut pumpkin. I also thickened it with flour. It turned out wonderful. Thank you.
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Baking Powder Biscuits

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2012
My family loved the biscuits with sausage gravy. We were even able to make them dairy free. My son has dietary restrictions so we were really happy to be able to make this for him using almond milk instead of regular cows milk. Now he won't be missing out when every one gets biscuits and gravy.
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Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
NASTY the only reason I gave this a 2 star was my children liked it. There is no accounting for taste.
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
I added vanilla and cinnamon as suggested in another review. I added 1/4 c more milk for a thinner pancake. I also left out the blueberries as I didn't want my sons face stained blue before Sunday bible study. I gave four stars. They were light and fluffy. But I think they would have been lacking in flavor without the vanilla.
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Chicken-Parmesan Bundles

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
Thank you for the great recipe and the boost to my confidence. I have never tried a recipe that called for rolled stuffed chicken. I have also never cooked with spinach before. It turned out great. It tasted wonderful and looked great. I did however use an alfredo type sauce instead of a red sauce. I served it along side of a quinoa pilaf. After such great success with this recipe I am now going to try chicken cordon bleu. I have always been to intimidated to make it before. I will also make more use of spinach a much neglected food in my house. Thank you so much.
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German Sauerkraut Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
Not a wow but still very good. I had to make some changes due to allergies. I didn't use onions and had to sub beef sausage for the ham. I also used chicken broth for some of the water. Because I didn't have the ham I didn't cook for the extended time so I used less added liquid. Thank you
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Pumpkin Oatmeal

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2009
Apparently I can no longer make changes to my review. I forgot to add I put in 1/2 a cup of pumpkin to the malt-o-meal.
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
I've made this severl times now. It is one of the best tortellini soups I've had. I am now getting ready to make it again. This time I am going to use whole wheat tortellini for more fiber to make a soup that keeps you full longer. I have used frozen and dried tortellini both have turned out great. I use turkey sausage and leave out the onion because my husband is allergic to these. As a result the soup is lower in fat. Thank you for a great recipe.
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No Beans About It - Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
Great recipe we really loved it. Although I really love chili I have never managed to make one that I like. That is until now. Even better my son liked it and didn't once complain it was to spicy. I love spice and have a hard time figuring out what is not spicy for him. I forgot to add the hot sauce to the chili and it was just right for my children. I can always add some to my own bowl. We do like beans in our chili. I ran out of time to put some beans on to cook and didn't have time to run to the store for some canned beans. So this was perfect for us. The only problem was it didn't make very big serving sizes. Next time I will have to double or triple the recipe so we have enough and maybe enough to take to work the next day. Wonderful recipe. Thank you!!!
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2014
I made this today. It wasn't runny at all. Even though I added in 1/2 can of Solo apricot filling it wasn't runny. I did do as one poster mentioned and used my butter and cream cheese right out of the refrigerator. Maybe that is the difference between perfect frosting and runny frosting. It isn't cloyingly sweet either. Usually I scrape off the frosting and then eat he cake with a minimum of frosting. No need to do that with this frosting. Other than the apricot filling I didn't make any changes to this recipe.
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Chicken In Coconut Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2013
Loved this recipe. I was looking for a creamy sauce I could serve my son. He cannot have dairy. This was perfect. I had the ingredient on hand so didn't have to run out for anything. I did add a bit of chipotle powder but just a bit as I didn't want to make it to spice for my toddler. I think that was all I changed. We used the meat and sauce to make a chicken wrap. We filled the wrap with sweet peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. My kids were both asking for more.
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Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2011
I know some people don't like it when others review recipes they have adjusted. But since I feel a truly good recipe can be adjusted to accommodate many different preferences here is my review. I LOVE this pancake recipe. I have tried many different whole wheat pancakes I have liked but this one I love. I did add 2tsp of cinnamon and vanilla. I also increased the sugar for my kids from 1/3c to 1/2 c. I subbed applesauce for the oil and used only buttermilk. I also left out the nuts because my son doesn't like them. Although I would love them so maybe next time I will add them. I forgot to add I never grind the oatmeal to much to bother with. This has never presented a problem in this recipe or any other breads I have made using oatmeal. Update my son has developed a problem with digesting dairy. We were able to make these pancakes by making the following changes. I used 1 Tbsp of baking powder instead of the 2 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of baking powder and used almond milk in place of cows milk and buttermilk. We still loved them just as much. It did however take a bit longer to cook. Because I was able to adjust the recipe to accomodate our dietary needs and still remain tasty I feel the recipe deserves 10 stars.
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