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Bacon Ranch Pea Salad

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
It is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
These are great! I usually use less sugar, and sometimes butter instea of oil. I just do them in one step. throw all the ingredients together, spread them out on foil in a pan, and roast. when they come out of the oven, I let them cool for a few minutes and then break them up.
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Homemade Chicken Cacciatore, Sicilian-Style

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
This is excellent! I cooked it as directed, but in hindsight, I should have followed some of the suggestions in the reviews. Specifically, I will remove the skin on at least 1/2 of the chicken peices OR I will brown them first to get rid of some of the excess fat they generate. I just found that leaving the skin on, when all was said and done, there was a good 1/4 inch of fat sitting on top of the dish. But otherwise, the flavors in this are simply delicious.
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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
When putting the ingredients in the blender, add the milk first, then the banana, then peanut butter then honey. I made the mistake of putting the PB and honey in first, and they sort of glommed up on the bottom and were hard to get to mix in. I added a TBSP wheat germ, which went unnoticed by my 9 year old son. Ice cubes make it nice and frosty and add a little more texture. I also used 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup milk rather than using 1/2 cup milk only.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2008
Wow! I'm shocked at how good this is! Following advice of others, I used whole cranberry sauce and browned the meat first. I cooked on high 4 hours, and left to warm for 2 more. I used a pork loin roast, and it was fantastic. No issues with meat falling apart, but it was OH SO TENDER!
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Delicata Creamy Squash Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
This is a nice soup, and while one might think all squashes are alike, it was a nice alternative to the butternut squash soup I usually make. The delicata squash was a little sweeter and a little nuttier than butternut, so it really stands on its own with so few other ingredients/spices.
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Pineapple Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
I made a few mods - used 1 cup butter instead of oil; used wheat flour; used 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I thought 2 cups of sugar on top of the pineapple would be too much. This is the best banana bread I have ever made. Hands down.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
The taste of these cookies is fantastic. Only caution is baking time. They have more butter than other choc chip cookie recipes I've used in the past. Don't know if that is the reason, but they went from DONE to BURNED in about 10 seconds. The second pan came out great because I watched them much more closely and actually took them out before I would have thought they were done.
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Pumpkin Roll with Toffee Cream Filling and Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
I love this cake! It's a family favorite. Easy to make, yet VERY impressive! The most recent time I made it, we were making caramel ice cream to complement an apple, pie so I decided to substitute the ice cream rather than use the caramel sauce. It was a terrific substitute. The first time I made this, I was intimidated by the whole rolling part, but it's not an issue at all. Just remove the cake from the pan almost immediately upong removing from the oven. It slips right out of the pan.
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My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
This is a good cake. I used whole wheat flour and unsweetened applesauce and brown sugar. It could have used a little more spice. It cooked in about 30 minutes - nowhere near the time specified. I had the oven on the right temp, and I bake often, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the thermostat in m oven. My advice - just check it early.
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Pear Bread II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
I liked the flavor a lot, but I found it to be a bit too oily. I made one loaf of bread and some muffins, and the bottoms of both really leave your hands messy. Next time, I will puree another 1/2 cup or so of pears and substitute for some of the oil. I used half whole wheat flour, and could not even taste that flavor that sometimes comes with using whole wheat flour. Next time I will use all (or almost all) whole wheat.
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Slow Cooker Rosemary and Red Pepper Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
This was a good recipe - my family enjoyed it, but it probably won't make it into the weekly rotation. Between the chicken and sausage, it was a TON of food for 2 adults/3 children, even though I halved the recipe. But I'll probably put it on my list of things to make every couple months since it was easy enough and a new way to make chicken (and get some good red peppers into everyone's tummy!)
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Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
Flavors are good, but needs too much tweaking to give more stars. Butter does not make a marinade, it makes a flavored butter. I melted it to blend, but it hardens upon being placed on the cold chicken. Next time, I will use olive oil and maybe just a little butter for that flavor. Also, for the same reason, grilling doesn't work well with the butter. However, it can be roasted in a very small pan so the chicken is packed tightly, so the butter can melt, but can't run very far from the chicken. But flavor is good.
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Boston Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
We make lots of baked beans in our house because my son takes them for lunch at school every day. We decided to try a new recipe, and found this one to be a bit on the tangy side. If you like a sweet baked bean, you may need to add some extra sugar or even some maple syrup. The nice thing is that you can taste the sauce after a few hours of cooking and adjust as you see fit. They DO carmelize nicely towards the end, though, so don't go overboard with the sugar midway through the cooking.
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Thai Peanut Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2012
This is good. Kids devoured it, and I will happily have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. But I would probably tweak it a bit more or try a different recipe next time. Following the advice of others, I doubled the sauce so there was some for the rice (but there still wasn't that much). It was really peanutty - if I make it again, I will scale back a slight bit on the peanut butter and probably add a little chicken broth just to keep the amount of sauce. i don't think you can put in much more soy sauce, or it will be really salty.
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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
As with all vinaigrette dressings, the end result varies entirely based on the oil and vinegar used. I used olive oil for this. Personally, I felt like the oil to vinegar ratio is off, but it could just be my vinegar. But it was VERY watery and too acidic. One can mask the acid with sugar, but I prefer to start with just less vinegar and taste as I go. The sugar should complement the dressing, not mask the flavor of the vinegar.
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General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
While the taste of this is fine there is just WAY TOO much cornstarch in it. I put about 1/2 what was called for when I coated the chicken, and it was plenty. As for the sauce, it was so thick we had to add about 5 times the amount of water called for to thin it down at the end. And we were so desperately trying to get it to thin down before it hardened into concrete that we really didn't have time to think about WHAT we were thinning it with, so it was totally watery, and then we had to add back in some soy sauce, vinegar, and broth and sugar to get back to having some flavor. It was a big hit when all was said and done, but I have to believe the 1/2 "cup" cornstarch is a mistake. About 2 Tablespoons would have been more than enough, especially since the chicken is coated with it as well, which also helps thicken the sauce. Anyway, there are a lot of other Gen. Tso's chicken recipes out there - all more or less the same basic ingredients and procedure - and I would recommend trying a different one.
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