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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2013
I made this today with leftover ham and mashed potatoes, and it was GREAT. I didn't peel the potatoes because I'm currently living with my in-laws, and they don't have a veggie peeler, and I don't think the peels affect the soup at all, or if they do, it's in a positive way. I also added some shredded carrots for fun, as well as the leftover mashed potatoes. This was really easy to make and had a delicious flavor. I think that the mashed potatoes add another dimension of creaminess and really elevate the soup.
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Peanut Noodles

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
These were very one-dimensional, with the peanut butter being overpowering. The sauce was very thick and coated the noodles to the point of being overpowering in texture. I thinned this with a little pasta water and still found it to be too thick.
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Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2011
This was great! I used chicken sausage (less fat), fire roasted tomatoes, whole milk instead of cream, and a diced green pepper instead of a sliced orange pepper. I also added salt, pepper, and thyme. I will definitely make this again!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2011
I love this recipe. I made a bunch of the seasoning mix, and have used it to make chicken 5-6 times now. Every time it turns out perfectly. The meat is tender and juicy and the skin is SOO good it's difficult to resist. We then have chicken to eat for several more meals before making some sort of soup, all for less than $10. This is a winner!
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Uncooked Banana Pudding

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
I made this for my students (high school seniors) and the response was a unilateral thumbs-up! Even the girl who doesn't like bananas liked it! I made it just as written, although I ended up not using as many bananas or nilla wafers as called for, this was likely due to the size of the dishes I had used. I will definitely make this again!
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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
I liked this but my family didn't, and I'm not really sure why. I did as other reviewers suggested and added the veggies halfway through the cooking time and even so, they more or less disappeared into the final dish. I probably won't make this again since I'm not usually inclined to fuss with crockpot recipes. I like crockpot recipes that can cook all day without any special input. If I need to babysit I may as well make something on the stove.
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Beef Tips

Reviewed: May 1, 2011
My family loved this. My 6 year old son had THIRDS and ate all of his veggies to get a second helping. I added some sliced mushrooms and replaced the garlic powder with minced garlic. I cooked this for 1.5 hours and the meat was perfectly tender. My husband makes homemade egg noodles, so we added those at the end. I did not add the salt based on other reviews and thought that the level of salt was perfect. No need to add, but not overly salty, either. Because we added the noodles to the dish, we did add the full 1 cup of water with the gravy mix and the thickness of the gravy was perfect. The noodles soaked up some of the liquid and the flour thickened the gravy without needing to add any additional corn starch or flour. I'm pretty sure there will be a mutiny at my house if I do NOT make this again!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
I made these for my son's birthday and they were gobbled up! We used devil's food cake mix and vanilla frosting, and the visual of the cookie dough against the chocolate cake was nice. I froze the cookie dough overnight and baked the cupcakes for 16 minutes. I will definitely make these again!
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Crispy Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
These smelled amazing while cooking and were very easy to prepare. Following the advice of other reviewers, I cut the potatoes into 8 wedges, which was a good size. I used garlic salt instead of garlic powder and increased the amount and still think I could have added more. I baked at 400 degrees because I was also baking salmon and checked them after 15 minutes, then another 10 minutes, and finally 10 more minutes. This was perfect. I will definitely make these again, but I think I will be a little more adventurous with the spices.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
This was really great! It was easy to prepare and tasted great. Based on other reviews, I marinated this in foil and baked it in foil, opening the foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking time. I agree with other reviewers who say to pay attention to the thickness of the salmon. My husband and son are not very familiar with salmon and they both ate it, which is high praise from picky eaters. I will make this again.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2010
Very good. This isn't as sweet as the stuff you buy at the store and the peanut taste really shines. It's helpful to have an extra pair of hands to help move this from the frying pan to the dish, and putting the baking dish in a warm oven makes it easier to spread the brittle.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
This was so easy to make and very tasty! The outside was slightly sweet and the meat was moist. Definitely do baste the meat while cooking, it makes a difference. I will be making this again.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
This was delicious! So easy to make, although my husband said that he would make real dumplings for this next time (I don't think he understands the "easy" part). I added a bag of mixed frozen veggies. I left the chicken breasts whole until serving and then shredded the meat.
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Spicy Oil and Vinegar Bread Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
This was easy to make and tasty, but there is more vinegar taste than I prefer so I would add about 1/3 more oil if I were to make this again.
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Cowboy Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
This was very good and incredibly filling. The biscuits soak up a lot of liquid so I think that if I made this again I would add more liquid so that the leftovers wouldn't be so dry. The only change I made was to tear the biscuits into smaller pieces and to finish it in the oven.
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Kielbasa with Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
This was really good! My whole family liked it,even my non-sausage loving husband, and we are all currently stressed and exhausted! I made minimal changes, but I did use frozen pepper and onion blend, used a garlic salt seasoning instead of garlic, and added in some leftover tomato-basil-mozzerella salad with the tomatoes. This was fast, easy, and filling, and I would definitely make it again.
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
This was yummy! I prepped the meat and veggies the night before and put the dry ingredients in the crock pot. In the morning I added the stuff from the fridge, tomato paste (instead of sauce), and water (I used chicken broth base instead of chicken broth). I only used 3/4 cup lentils because I didn't want the soup to be too thick (based on previous reviews). I also added cinnamon because I like it in lentil soups. I don't know how much my men liked it, but they ate it without complaint (although not enthusiastically). I thought it was awesome and would definitely make it again.
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Finger Lickin' Onion Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
This is really good! I am having a "chip and dip" bar at my wedding, and I wanted an onion dip that was fancier than what you usually see. This fit the bill perfectly! I made it to take to a wine party and it was well received! My friends were dipping EVERYTHING in this, including sausage! I didn't have basil so I omitted it. I diced the onions because I figured people wouldn't want big pieces of onions when dipping and it was the perfect consistency. I tried the onions after caramelizing them, and they were fabulous! You could use just the onions to top steaks or veggies or whatever you wanted to put onions on/add onions to! The goat cheese gave a good, creamy consistency but since I will be making this for a lot of people, I think I am going to sub cream cheese for the goat cheese and use a mixer to briefly blend the sour cream and cream cheese.
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Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2010
This is awesome! I used bread crumbs (panko) and seasoned them with all purpose seasoning and some extra pepper. I imagine the stuffing would be great and then you wouldn't need to season. I did need to cook longer than stated here since I had really thick pork chops (Maybe 30-35 minutes?) but the breading did not burn and the chops were very moist.
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Sweet and Sour Pepper Pork

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
This recipe tastes better than what you would get at a restaurant, is healthier, and is fast to make! I followed substitutions already listed here: added a can of chunk pineapple, subbed pineapple juice for the water, subbed chicken broth for the wine, and subbed brown sugar for white. I also added two matchsticked carrots and served over brown rice with chopped peanuts and green onions. My fiance, who is wary of new things, loved this! I will make it again!
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