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Wild Rice Casserole I

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2006
New Twist for the LEFTOVERS..read on! This recipe is Delicious and very easy to make. I doubled recipe for a crowd, and thanks to the other reviews I only put in half of the seasoning packets (would have been way too salty otherwise). Here's a new twist...I had quite a bit left over so put whole crock into fridge, next day I added 2 cartons of Campbell's chicken stock and a bit of leftover turkey- slowcooked for about 3 hrs on high and got RAVE reviews on the soup! Next time I will purposely make too much so we can have the soup again. Try it, you won't be dissappointed!
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Sweet Potato Casserole VI

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
This was a big hit at Thanksgiving! The only thing I changed was to add 2 tsp of cinnamon to the topping. The crunchy topping is awesome, reminded me a bit of apple crisp. This was so good my kids wanted more for dessert instead of pumpkin pie. Will definitely make again.
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
Best chocoalate frosting EVER!!! Like some others, I cut the recipe in half for a 2 layer 9" round cake. I only substituted homogenized evaporated milk, used 10 Tbsp added 1 at a time as I was mixing in the sugar, and used salted butter. To the reviewer who said all her husband wanted for his birthday was a bowl of this frosting...I have to agree with him.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
This basic recipe works in other flavors as well! Try lemon cake mix with lemon pudding and white choc chips, white cake with vanilla pudding and chips, endless possibilities. Chocolate fudge cake mix with choclate fudge pudding and dark chocolate chips is superb! This recipe is almost exactly the same as one from the Kraft site, I usually cut the oil to 3/4 cup. I decorate cakes and I always use this recipe because it is easy to do in 2 round pans, 9x13, tube pan (increase cooking time), or cupcakes. It is nice and moist but still on the heavy side so it's easy to frost and holds together well when layered and sliced, doesn't crumble like some scratch cakes do. Freezes well, I have several in my freezer waiting to be decorated...
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Super Grilled Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
Awesome! Even my fish-phobic kids like this, they'll eat anything if there's "gravy". I have made this 3 times now, have found that 1/2 cup of soya sauce is enough, I use 1 tsp lemmon pepper, and although marinating overnight is best, if you don't have time 2-3 hours will do just fine. It is best grilled on a cedar plank, but if you can't you can bake in the oven on parchment paper @ 400F for 10 min per inch of thickness measured at biggest part of fillet. You MUST MUST MUST make the sauce. This recipe makes just over a cup of "gravy", so if you have a lot of salmon you may want to double the recipe, but it is quite rich and a little goes a long way. For the reviewer who used water instead of wine and didn't like it, it's because you didn't follow the recipe!!! I always use Shiraz because that's what I like to drink anyway, but I think a Merlot or Cabernet would work too. Definitely a keeper, good enough for company! I like this served with a wild rice pilaf and grilled asparagus or peppers with olive oil, lemon pepper and sea salt. This marinade was good on rainbow trout too.
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Oven Fried Chicken III

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
YUM! I used skinless drumsticks, put in a plastic bag with light mayo and marinated them for a couple of hours. I squeezed alot of the mayo off as I pulled them out of the bag, before coating them with the seasoned breadcrumbs. I used seasoned salt and pepper instead of plain, and added a bit of onion powder too. I put them on a parchment paper lined sheet and they came out crispy, not soggy at all like I was expecting. Chicken is crispy outside(even without the skin)and moist inside, and the best thing is NO OIL and NO MESS! Family loved these, definitely will make again! No more Shake 'N Bake for us!
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Chocolate Cream Pie II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
Delicious! I used 4 Tbsp cornstarch as suggested by several reviewers, it was already quite thick while still in the pot before cooling. This recipe makes 4 cups, enough to fill 24 3" tart shells with enough left over for 3 dessert cups. I could barely stop myself from eating it directly out of the pot, this is so good! I'm never buying box chocolate pudding again.
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Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2006
Delicious! and easy! I'm going to make this for company. Tastes like hot fresh gooey cinnamon buns with alot less work. Didn't have light corn syrup so I used regular Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and it works just fine. Next time I will use whole wheat bread and cube it rather than layering slices (the top slices crusts got rather crunchy and were kind of hard to slice through), and I think a layer of cream cheese in the middle would be really good too. Caution...very sweet and way too tempting if you are on a diet!
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Easy Manicotti Florentine

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2007
Very tasty! Made this with some of the add-ins suggested: garlic, basil, oregano etc, plus used Prego original spaghetti sauce. Stuffing these is very easy if you put mixture into a plastic bag and snip off the end, then you just squeeze it into the pasta (couldn't be easier!) I also did not pre-cook the manicotti, just added a bit of water to the sauce and let it sit for a bit before I baked it (thanks to another reviewer) A great dish to pre-make. I think I'll try to freeze-ahead some for unexpected company.
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Big Guy Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
YUMMY! I love the crust and will try it with other recipes. I just sprayed the bottom of the glass pie plate and had no trouble with sticking or sides sliding down. I found the syrup sweet enough, and I used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 splenda. Will definitely make again!
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2006
Easy and delicious! Great on the grill too.
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Fresh Pear Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
Most awesome cake! Made this with some overripe pears I had, used 5 pears. I was a little worried that the batter was VERY stiff, almost dry...but I resisted the urge to add more liquid and stuck to the recipe as posted. It turned out perfectly moist and delicious. I only let the pears sit in the sugar for the time it took me to assemble the other ingredients, perhaps that is why it semed dry, but it still resulted in a perfect cake. I had to increase the cooking time by 10 minutes for the knife to come out clean from a bundt pan. Definitely a keeper!
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Bucket of Margaritas

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
I made these and froze them in sandwich size ziplock bags and added a lime wedge to each, threw them in the camper freezer. Individual drink in a bag - just squeeze into a glass and enjoy! Perfect for summer evenings camping, you don't need to drag the blender along and this way doesn't take up all the room in your camper fridge. A great recipe!
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Grilled 'Fusion' Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2006
Wasn't too sure of the combo with pork, but the chops were delicious! The marinade kept them moist and tender (tip: buy the thickest chops you can find...mine were over an inch) Must try, a nice flavor different from the usual BBQ or baked pork chops. Will make these again, for company!
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Naan

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
Just like from Indian restaurant! Followed recipe exactly. Used my "George Foreman" style grill and it was quick and easy to grill 2 at a time. My kids raved about it. This is a keeper.
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Spaghetti Ham Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2009
Followed recipe except left out olives and onions (family preference) and added 1 c peas. Easy to make and the family loved it. I loved that I have another one in the freezer for a busy day. Yummy!
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Meatloaf Cordon Bleu

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2009
This was easy to prepare and tasty, I would give it 5 stars except I took the advice of some other reviewers and added a mix of bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard and brown sugar poured on top before putting it in the oven. It would have been very bland otherwise. I covered it for the first 60 min, then uncovered it for 20 min, it turned out perfect, not dry at all. Here is a no fail tip for meatloaf...put 2 or 3 slices of dry bread in the pan under the meatloaf, it will soak up all of the grease so the meat isn't saturated with it. Then just throw away the yucky bread.
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Quinoa Porridge

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2010
This recipe has way too much liquid, maybe that's why several people thought theirs wasn't cooked in the time specified. If you're expecting this recipe to soak up all the liquid like oatmeal does, you'll be disappointed. The quinoa I bought (Costco) is pre-rinsed, and the cooking instructions on it are to use 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid, brown it in butter or oil, then add liquid, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 min. I have substituted several different liquids, and it always turns out perfect and fluffy like rice. So, I still gave this 3 stars, because after I altered the liquid amounts to 1/2 c water and 1/2 c almond milk, it did turn out quite nice. I like it with chopped almonds and dried cranberries mixed in at the end for breakfast.
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Hillbilly Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I made this because I had all the ingredients on hand, we found it bland. My kids didn't like it, and they usually like anything with noodles. They said it tasted wierd. I found it too "soupy tasting", I think the tomato soup in it made it taste funny. I think it would have been better with sour cream instead, I'll keep looking for a creamy noodle casserole recipe.
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