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Easy Pork and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
I found that the sauerkraut tasted a bit too "apple-y" for me (I like my kraut with a bit of tang). It could be due to the beer/cider that I'd used (Angry Orchard original), so I may attempt this with a different type of beer. The pork chops were great, however; nice and tender. I would probably recommend a light beer as opposed to a dark ale-type.
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Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
This soup was actually quite good! However, I would definitely add and improve to this, as the flavor on its own is a little bland for my taste. I had to substitute some items, however. Instead of white button mushrooms, I used portobella caps and I think it made the soup a lot heartier than it would have been. I also omitted the tomato and celery, added a generous helping of rice vinegar (about 1/2 cup), and used a LOT MORE soy sauce than what it called for (about 1/4 cup or so). (I like my soup salty and sour!) This was really good and filling. For those on Weight Watchers: as made, 1 serving equals 4 PlusPoints. Delicious. Thanks, Kathleen!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2009
This is very good banana bread! I made it exactly as written - the only substitution I had to make was that I didn't have whole eggs, only egg whites in the carton - but it worked just as well. I was careful not to overmix the batter. It worked out very well for me - lots of banana flavor. Wonderful!
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Fresh Strawberry Pie I

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Not bad. I had to use powdered sugar instead of the normal granulated kind because I didn't have enough.. but I don't think it made a difference in taste. The filling was a bit thick, so I might decrease the cornstarch some the next time. The taste, however, is divine. This will be an excellent choice if you're looking for something light and not too sweet. Note: the glaze portion will NOT make two pies as written, it's not possible. One deep dish pie, however, most definitely. A keeper.
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Delicious Healthy Strawberry Shake

Reviewed: May 3, 2009
Was delicious as stated. No need to add any sugar here. Not like a takeout shake, but that's not what I was aiming for. I've also made this with rice milk and almond extract for a different taste. Good recipe.
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Sweetened Popcorn

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Oh, my, wasn't this just delicious. Very few ingredients needed, I made it just as stated and it turned out terrifically. I'll definitely add vanilla and brown sugar next time as previous reviewers have suggested. But it's great made just as it is. Mmm-MMM. Thanks for the recipe. :D
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Orange Snowman

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
Hrm. This was 'okay'. It's a little too orange-juice tasting for me, even with the other ingredients. I may try it with condensed milk, though, that sounds incredibly good (if too sweet). Good for a quick pick-me-up, in any case. I'll experiment a bit.
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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2008
The first thing that I noticed about this recipe is that the dough, after mixing all together, was too "pasty" to knead properly with hands and/or fingers. I attempted and just got a sticky mess, so I decided to take a shortcut and do this "drop cookie style", right on the sheet (I did pregrease it, since the 'kneading' instructions were off - once the results go 180 on me, I'll do it "my way", heh). I added much more cinnamon and raisins than were called for, as well as a little more sugar (I didn't do this with the glaze, I don't like my biscuits frosted), and substituted straight margarine for the shortening (which is more or less the same thing anyway). They're not too bad, certainly an interesting experiment. I'll probably make them again.
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Easy Mexican Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2008
Sigh. I really, really WANTED to like this. It was just a big ball of tomato-flavored mush, and leftovers were even worse. No one in my household wanted more than a few bites. And it definitely made too much, to boot. I won't be making this again. Sorry.
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Pumpkin Cream Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
I definitely agree with the previous reviews stating that the pie was a little soft in the middle - I had extreme difficulty serving this to my guests, though it caused huge laughs, always a good thing! The flavor was wonderful, however, and it got rave reviews. It is a bit richer than I had anticipated, but certainly a worthy dessert to serve during the holidays. If we could get it firm enough so that we don't have to spoon it out, though.. :)
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Sausage Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Sigh. Way, way, way too salty as made. Not enough moisture, had to add chicken stock in order to get it to proper consistency. I don't think all of the poultry seasoning is needed, whether you stuff your bird or not (I did). Sausage made it a little too greasy for my liking, as well. Will stick with my old recipe, sorry.
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Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
This was pretty good, I will say. The olive oil made the difference here, the meat was very juicy and tender (especially on the leg joints, it just fell off the bone). I didn't pour the oil mixture on, but used my hands and rubbed it in all over the bird, making sure to pay attention to the breast meat in particular. Slight alteration - I used minced garlic and garlic salt instead of regular salt and garlic powder - I don't think it made too much of a difference. Great tasting meat. Thanks for the recipe.
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Baked Shells in Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
Great base recipe. I like the idea of using tofu here. It's bland as is, but as the submitter stated, ït's a good start. I'm a garlic lover, so I throw in about 4 cloves of garlic (yes...I know), as well as green pepper, lots of mushrooms, lots of onions, some scallions, and huge amounts of pepper. My mouth was burning... but I loved every minute! =)
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Ice Pops

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
Fabulous substitute for ice cream. My pops had a creamy consistency. I used black cherry KoolAid and cherry sugar free Jello. Terrific for dieters. =) Thanks for the recipe!
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Cider Vinegar Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2006
OhmiGAWD. This recipe was a complete shock (a positive one!). After reading the reviews, I didn't expect this to turn out so well, but the taste of the sauce...wow, mindblowing. I LOVED this dish, and I will definitely be making this again and again. The sauce is fantastic over potatoes.
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Spicy Italian Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2005
Not bad. I added about double the amount of Italian dressing, though, as the filling just didn't seem to have the "kick" that I was looking for. The good thing about deviled egg filling is that you can tweak the ingredients to suit your particular taste - in this case I added more dressing, pepper and sprinkled some red pepper in there as well. I don't know if I'd call this recipe "spicy" if it's made as stated. The Italian dressing did perk it up some, however. A worthwhile try. Thanks for the submission.
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Allie's Delicious Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2005
This wasn't too bad as far as homemade mac and cheese goes. I did not add the mozzarella, because I knew that if I did it would end up *very* grainy in texture - instead I used a package of yellow cheddar, a package of extra-sharp white cheddar, and M. Jack. The dish seems to do fine without the mozzarella, so I'll probably keep the change. The taste was very good - if you're looking for "creamy" mac and cheese, though, you'll be sorely disappointed. I happen to prefer mac and cheese a little firm, so this recipe worked out well for me. My partner, however, *devoured* this dish. And I do mean DEVOURED it. He's been snacking on it all week!!!
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Kalter Hund

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2005
Wow, the alcohol content in this dessert was unbelievable. This is definitely not something you want to give children. With that said, this was quite worth the time and the ingredients to make - it turned out extremely rich and flavorful. I did not use "standard" American butter cookies for this dish, however, as the holes in the center wouldn't have allowed them to lay properly in the pan. You will need European style cookies for this - they are square. I used a brand called LU Petit Beurre - it can be found in any large-scale supermarket. The rest of the recipe I did "as normal", and it worked perfectly fine. Very rich and delicious, indeed. It's well worth trying. Just watch the booze!!!!
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Hawaiian Millionaire Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2005
Quite a recipe, indeed. I couldn't find any maraschino cherries, so I substituted canned "real cherries", and I think that it made the difference, honestly. The maraschino type would have made this pie extremely sweet - and it was already sweet enough without them. Some liked it, some did not - I enjoyed it immensely, as did my partner, so that's enough for me to give it a 5 star rating. One note: this pie was extremely messy, so if you're looking to give to company, I wouldn't recommend *this* particular one. However, no one will care once it's in their mouths =)
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Rock Candy

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2005
This was the first thing that I'd ever "cooked" by myself - it was done as one of my first science projects in the late 70's. It works just as well 30 years later. =) Flavoring oils really do enhance the experience now, though. I *love* this in orange and vanilla flavors... definitely use a light cloth over the top of the jar, cheesecloth works best. A very fond memory revisited. Thanks for the reminder. =)
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