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Simple Baked Apples

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2009
very nice, very nice, just what the family ordered. Added some more spice, cooked longer and slower, very good, amd simple at that. Thanks for reminding me of a similar recipe that I forgot most of. I love this site!!
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Byrdhouse Easy Ginger Beef Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Outstanding. Another great recipe from another one of the allrecipe people I love to follow. I like mine light with the celery. Kinda like the photo... thanks
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Chicken Cacciatore Skillet

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2008
Wow... I was looking for a recipe at least similar to the 1 my mother made like 40 yrs ago or so for all 8 of us kids and Dad. This is it. And ohhh so simple. I did add crushed red pepper flakes maybe 1/2 tsp. Not enough to make it hot but enough to give it flavor! I used twice as much onion and still feel I could have used more although I did carmalize the onions first... MMM Good! Also I put a lot more chicken chunks and chopped the mushrooms in small peices so my daughter didn't notice mushrooms in the sauce. I honestly do not think rice is what should be part of the sauce. I served it over some spaghetti that my son brought me from Italy. But the time I made this last time I used linguini. That was what this was made for. Linguini! Perfect! I also used probably twice the chicken broth and simmered it a lot longer than the recipe called for. Of course I had to add some italian seasoning to make up for the bulk of the increases in sauce and broth. I also used about 3 cups of "traditional spaghetti sauce instead of 1 because I simmered it much longer than the recipe called for. My changes really didn't change the recipe but the quantity. This is an outstanding recipe for Chicken Cacciatore as I remember it from decades ago. A family favorite then.. and now! Thanks Mom "Rest In Peace" 1933-1980 And of course thanks to the recipe contributor that made it all possible for me to taste a favorite food all 8 of us kids just loved! I think others will find that the flavor
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
Absolutely wonderful recipe. I followed all the directions exact. Except I did not have fennel seeds. So I did not add them. Ohh Just wonderful Recipe. A Major Keeper. Thanks for sharing this "Great One"
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Three Cheese Manicotti

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2009
After making this like the recipe called for. I made it a second time to make some changes that I'd like. I halved the recipe except the sauce. I added raw zuccini slices on the bottom and around the sides. I used small curd cottage cheese (less fat) Added some shredded chicken breast and mixed in well with filling. Cooked the manicotti al dente to make it more workable while stuffing it with filling. I used a freezer bag with tip cut out to fill each pasta piece. I used fresh grated parmaggiano reggiano cheese. I cooked the same amt of time as the recipe covered but put the cheese on before baking then added extra on top and cooked about 7 minutes longer uncovered. To add a little bit to the bland taste that I usually experience with cheese stuffed manicotti I added a tsp of crushed red pepper flakes to the filling. You may want to add even a little bit more. Next time I may put a little bit of the zuccini chopped up in the filling and more whole slices in the surrounding sauce. A very good base recipe. Thanks for reminding me of a recipe I hadn't made in a long time. Reminds me of Mom... :-)
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BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2008
Another sauce to add to my collection of BBQ Sauce Recipes. It's a good base recipe. You can go anywhere with this recipe. Tweek here and there. I made double batch. Added some onion flakes and a little bit of minced garlic, a little worsteshire. I also simmered it a little while to thicken up just a bit. Yum!
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Chipotle Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Short (recipe) but perfect just like it is. Especially to whip up real fast. And when you can't eat tacos or burritos without it again. You'll like how fast it is to make and ohhh so simple. Thanks!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Good recipe. I like my guacamole kind of chunky so I used half the tomato. I only had juice in plastic squeeze bottle in the fridge but like the idea of fresh squeazed. Also I put a blob of sour cream on top and a sprinkle of sliced black olives and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese on top but the actual guacamole recipe is perfect. Thanks!
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Southern Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Very Good. I like this recipe. Of course as most cooks like to do is adjust a tad bit to what sounds good to themselves. I had to put some minced garlic, use a little less liquid smoke and just had to have BBQ sauce. But it's a nice recipe that most will like I'm sure. The meat comes out nice if done like this recipe suggests. One other thing is I like to shred the pork and then let it sit in the slow cooker juices for about a half hour or so to absorb more flavor of whatever you put in it.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
Yum.. Very good. Only thing I did different was slicing the onion and peppers added some fresh minced garlic. thanks for the good recipe. Please send more:-)
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Seattle Cream Cheese Dogs

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Nice... I'm like thinking... "Why didn't I think of that?" Thanks for sharing. What a great combo on this simple american fun food. This may sound odd to some but I'd love to try a little avocado with this recipe. Ha Ha! But just as the recipe calls for is XLNT
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Sausage Gravy III

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
A good sausage gravy recipe. I tried to make as posted but made minor changes. I prefer using real butter instead of margarine for most everything, but of course you'll probably live longer than me if you don't. Ha Ha! And I like using Wondra flower for gravy's (it's a finely sifted flour to help blend gravies with less lumps.) That's all I did different. It was great! Thanks!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken III

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I loved how this turned out. I didn't have any ground ginger so I left it out. Also didn't have any carrots but added a couple splashes of sesame seed oil and it was real good. Also added some green onion. Even the 10 yr old picky eater liked it. I might add that I put it on a bed of white rice.
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Mexican Style Shredded Pork

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
Outstanding recipe. As I sometimes do I tried to make exactly as the recipe calls for so a fair review can be done. I only put in beer instead of water and a little less cilantro. I was very pleased with this recipe.
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
Sheesh I've been cooking for over 20 years and finally found the ultimate recipe. Thank God for allrecipes.com. I just made a few changes of course. Instead of peanut butter I used sliced turkey breast. And instead of jelly I subsituted with cheddar cheese. But I wanted to stay with the original recipe so I spread the outside pieces with some butter and grilled it in a pan. When I took them off the pan and took a bite, I knew I had to thank the brilliant cook who sent this wonderful recipe. Thank goodness you are a contributor to allrecipes. My family loved it and I'll be making this at least once a week.
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America's Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
Absolutely the best grilled cheese recipe I have ever cooked. But I did make just a few changes. First off I was thinking cheese was not all it is cracked up to be. I used tuna. I toasted the bread and added the tuna. Then I added cheese on top. I grilled it and it was perfect, Thanks allrecipes. I never would have mastered this recipe without you.!
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Hamburger Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2007
Loved it! Good stick to your ribs food. 10 yr old loved it too. I splashed a little tobasco in it. Not enough to make it hot but enough to ad some flavour. I also put in green beans and corn. and some garli, black pepper, a little italian seasoning, 2 cloves of garlic. Best with home made mash potatoes.
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Shepherd's Pie Complete

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2007
This was a real good down home filling recipe. I made half the amount because only 2 of us to eat it. Only had 1 can of gravy so made 1 cup beef broth. Added some garlic. Used real mashed potatoes and shredded sharp cheddar. used peas and corn. It did seem a bit soupy so I simmered a bit and added some wondra gravy flour and it was fine. I couldn't imagine using instant potatoes. Or american cheese but that's just us.. I'll be making this one again soon!
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
Absolutely Delicious Recipe! I was able to put four 7.5 oz buttermilk biscuit tubes worth of cut biscuit pieces in my 10 inch Bundt pan. That filled it 3/4 full. It rose just a tad bit above the top with no spillover. The recipe was PERFECT! I am so pleased with this. The only thing I did different is used butter instead of margarine. I just don't like margarine or trans fat or the flavor. 35 minutes at 350 was perfect. I sprayed the inside of the pan with original Pam and it slid right out after cooling about 8 or 9 minutes. Thank you soo much for this recipe. It's recipes like this that makes this old single dad quite popular amongst my daughter's friends. I'll post a picture!
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Remoulade Sauce a la New Orleans

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
Outstanding. Used every ingredient. I used with shrimp and crab one night and made some more a few nights later and was xlnt with crab cakes. Worth every minute of preperation. Even just for a sauce. Glad I found this one. Some may want to adjust the hot sauce but to me it was great. I also want to make it as a crab and shrimp louie type salad. Great texture. What else can I say. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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