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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
Wonderful potato soup. I haven't eaten it yet, because I'm waiting for the bread to finnish baking. But I have tasted the soup. It's even better than the potato soup I've been making. I did have to make some changes due to allergies. I subbed turkey bacon for the pork bacon. Since turkey bacon doesn't have enough fat I just tossed the bacon into the soup at the beginning. This way I could still get some of the flavor in the soup. I also didn't bake the potatoes I just diced them and put them in when I boiled the broth. I also mixed the milk with the flour before adding to the soup. When the soup thickened I then added the cream to the soup. My version of half and half. Thank you
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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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Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2013
Loved the recipe. It is very similar to an old potato soup recipe I made when first married. Yes as a previous reviewer stated the nutmeg isn't for a nutmeg flavor. It is to enhance the other ingredients. I makes a world of difference in the final outcome of the whole recipe. I did make changes to the recipe for 2 different reasons. 1 is allergies. The other is available ingredients. I skipped the onions because my husband is allergic to them. I also skipped the broth. That was because I didn't have any on hand. Because of that I increased the amount of broccoli by 4 ounces to make sure of plenty of flavor.
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
I loved the chili. I especially like that I can use frozen pureed pumpkin. The pureed pumpkin made the chili very thick which I really like. I left out the onions and peppers my husband is allergic to onions and doesn't like peppers. I then added an equal amount of corn instead. I also added 1tsp of cumin and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. I don't know if canned pumpkin has salt added to it but since I do know the pumpkin I cut up and cooked down doesn't have any salt I chose to add salt to the chili. I didn't measure the pumpkin I used. I just cut up enough pumpkin to fill up the pot I was using and then cooked it down untill it was to the desired consistency. This way I just used one pot for the whole process. I also used leftover turkey instead of the ground turkey. Thank you for a wonderful recipe I will use many times.
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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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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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Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
LOVED it. I made this on the stove top. I left out the celery and chicken broth because I didn't have either. I also didn't have the shrimp. I also thickened it up a bit with some flour. I can't comment on authenticity as I have never had jambalaya before.
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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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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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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
Thank you we loved the soup. I made some minor changes. I cooked on the stove top not enough time to wait on the slow cooker. Made my own beans. Used ground turkey instead of chicken and left out the onions my since my husband is allergic to onions. I also used a taco seasoning on this site from Bob.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I've only tried this in a soup but it flavored the soup very nicely. I did make a few changes. I left out the onion because my husband is allergic to them. I also left out the red pepper flakes because I couldn't find them in my cabinets. Other than that I salted and peppered to taste. I liked being able to leave out what my husband couldn't eat. I have always had to skip recipes that called for taco seasoning packets because of my husbands allergies to onions and MSG. Thank you To update I have now used the seasoning mix in other recipes and truly love the way it tastes.
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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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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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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
Wow this was really good.My whole family loved this.Other than using a bigger roasting pan to bake the apples in I made this as directed. The bigger pan allowed more of the apples to stick out than other people were saying. We really liked it this way. I don't think I would baste the apples while cooking. I meant to baste them as some people suggested but forgot to. The homemade pie crust was very flaky and was sweetened just right with the sugar in the apple center. This was my first time making or eating apple dumplings. I sure have been missing out on a lot. My kids loved helping me make this. They peeled the apples for me while I made the pie crust. It wasn't very pretty but will,I think,improve in looks with practice.
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
It was a wonderful stew. I had never heard of Brunswick stew before seeing this on line. I did add garlic to the stew and left out the pork because my husband is allergic to pork. And I also left out the onions also because of allergies. I also added more vegies to the stew. Then I read the review of a sountherner that said real Brunswick stew never has vegies added. So next time I may try it without adding the vegies. Thank you
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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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Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
Thank you for a wonderful cookie recipe. I substituted reeses pieces for the chocolate chips because my husband is allergic to chocolate. He loved them and asked for more. To prevent them from spreading to much I let them firm up in the refrigerater and then put them directly into the oven. I made them again after reading something on line. They turned out even better than before. All my chocolate chip cookies were spreading to much. Now I don't cream the butter so much and also refrigerate the dough. My cookies finally came out just like they should and not flat.
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Cheeseburger Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
Wonderful, fast, easy recipe. Although I did swapp out the veggies for ones I had on hand and used ground turkey. Instead of diced potatoes I used whole new potatoes. They were small enough I didn't have to dice or peel them saving me a lot of work. The better grocery stores sell them already washed so they are a quick and easy addition to a meal.Next time I would like to try thickening it with potato flakes like a previous reviewer did. I just didn't have any on hand and didn't have time to go to the store. Thank you for a different and tasty recipe that is easily adjusted to different dietary needs and likes.
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Chicken Noodle Casserole II

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2009
Great recipe. I did have to do some changes. I didn't have any milk so I used whipping cream. I made my own chicken soup. I skipped the onions because my husband is allergic to them. Unfortunately we didn't have any cheese. I also didn't have any bread crumbs. It tasted great without the cheese and bread crumbs. But next time I think it would taste even better with it.
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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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