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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
I never buy mix anymore. I don't add flour and I up the chili powder and cumin a little and decrease the pepper flakes a tad. I've been using this recipe for a couple years now. These changes were made after making the recipe as stated and tweaking over time to suit my family. I used the tweaked version of this in a chili cook off and won second place. First place was a white chili. :) This is good stuff! (i'm cookinmama a previous reviewer but had to sign up under a new name) I still use the amounts I reviewed in that review. This is the bomb!
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Pan Sauce Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2005
This was pretty tasty. I did the chicken up my style (pounded thin) seasoned lightly with pepper and salt, quickly cooked it in a little olive oil and minced garlic. Pounded thin, it cooked in about 6 minutes. I removed the chicken and followed as recipe indicated. Then added the chicken back as recipe indicated, but only simmered for just a few minutes. I cut my cooking time in half by pounding the breads to about 1/2 inch thickness and we found it quite tasty. Nice sauce, easy to make and ingredients are always handy!
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Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
I would give this 6 if I could. That good. I have never needed to deviate from the original recipe. Except maybe to add extra chips- seriously perfect recipe. I have been baking this recipe for several years. It's my go to.
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Soft Sugar Cookies V

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2010
This was fabulous! Soft, perfectly sweet sugar cookie. I made as directed but made sure that I made the butter and sugar mix really fluffy and then once I added the egg and sour cream - made sure it was very fluffy. I didn't put it in the fridge overnight but rolled it out and cut it into cookies. After the first batch came out a little firm with the recommended time- I decreased bake time to 6 minutes at 375 and let them cool on the pan for a good 5 minutes. Perfect. Soft, not brown on the bottom at all, no crispy edges- just soft and sweet. Fantastic recipe! The next time I make them I will make them thicker (getting only 2 doz or so), add a couple minutes to the bake time and ice them. They have the soft bakery feel and taste. Mmm!
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Grilled Fillet, Mushroom and Brown Rice Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2005
This was really delicious. And unbelievably easy to make. I stayed as close to the recipe as possible. I did have to sub in mostly portabellos (about 12 oz) and a couple ounces oyster mushrooms (what I had on hand). With some fresh biscuits and a side salad, it was a very filling but not too heavy meal. My husband, not a soup fan, really enjoyed this soup! It makes 4 really big bowls or 6 to 8 small bowls to accompany a meal. Def going in my recipe box!
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Orange Coconut Salmon

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2005
I did not like this with salmon. I will try it again with halibut or other wild, mild tasting fish. With the salmon I found the flavors orange and coconut competed with the natural (and delicious) flavor of the salmon.
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Curried Quinoa

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
This was insanely good. My 'weird' grain cautious husband loved it. I made 2 changes (I try not to do that but I didn't have ancho chile anything in the house). I left out the ancho and I was running low on curry powder so I used about 2 tsp of curry (all I had left) and I added about 2 tsp of garam masala. We ate more of this quinoa than we did the entree or veggies. I am sure it is really good with the just the curry but adding the garam masala added a depth and complexity that just tasted amazing. We are looking forward to adding this to our dinner rotation.
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Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
Honestly I have nothing negative to say about these. They are delicious. I've successfully added dried fruit (especially dried blueberries chopped up in the processor) and nuts. This is a keeper and huge family hit. We've had a lot of pancake recipes. I can stop here.
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Naan

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
Very good! I followed the recipe to a T in my bread machine. I cooked them in a large well seasoned cast iron skillet- no oil worked best for me. These are soft (be careful not to overcook) and delicious. We eat them any time of day. Breakfast, snack, with supper- they are just that good. New staple in the house. (if you brush lightly with butter and then sprinkle with salt fresh from the pan they taste like soft pretzels- oh yum!)
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins (mod)

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
I just realized I did not state when to add the applesauce- I add it with the pumpkin. Sorry about that (than you to gitrdun for calling attention to that). This is a family favorite and no one notices that it's 'healthy'. :D
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
I'd give it 6 if I could. I've been making this pie for a couple years. Some recipes try to complicate something that simply doesn't need complicating. This IS American Apple Pie- if you want to add a pinch of cinnamon and allspice- so be it. But really- don't complicate it more than that. It's rustic, authentic and something I'd pay to eat in a restaurant that made high quality American style food. It's good. Real good. Regarding what crust recipe to use: my side note for whatever it's worth- I've tried several pie crust recipes over the years too and THIS particular apple pie recipe (the only recipe I use now) tastes exceptional paired with a simple lard based crust (not butter or shortening)- it makes it to die for flaky and I always add a pinch of salt&sugar (to the flour mix) and vinegar (to the ice water) to the crust recipe. Gives it a slight tang that just goes well with the apple filling and flaky pie crust. Enjoy!
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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2005
This was absolutely delicious! I made it for a big family dinner, it was a hit. My husband LOVED this too! The asiago is yummy (my preference), but for those who are not keen on a cheese that tastes that strong, opt for mozzarella instead or just an even mix of the two. It makes a LOT, so scale down if you are making it for less than 6 people. We had some leftover and enjoyed eating for dinner the following day...along with a salad and some breadsticks. Thanks Dayna, this is going in my lil recipe box!
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Becca's Custom Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: May 23, 2012
It was good. Not great. I made as directed but nixed the green beans and left skins on my potatoes. I think my main complaint would be that it was really dry. I think I will make this again but I will actually add a little broth or something (I didn't have anything to drain since my ground turkey was almost fat free) to make it a bit saucy. And cook the zucchini a bit because I didn't really like crunching them. It's a really good start but for us- needs a few tweaks. I did use a whole wheat pie crust but I made it myself. I actually think I'd prefer a white one here.
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Potato Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
These were really good. Despite not being sure my kids (4 of them- ages from 10 to 3) would eat it- they absolutely gobbled them up.
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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
I never buy mix anymore. I don't add flour and I up the chili powder and cumin a little and decrease the pepper flakes a tad. I've been using this recipe for a couple years now. These changes were made after making the recipe as stated and tweaking over time to suit my family. I used the tweaked version of this in a chili cook off and won second place. First place was a white chili. :) This is good stuff! (i'm cookinmama a previous reviewer but had to sign up under a new name) I still use the amounts I reviewed in that review. This is the bomb!
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2010
Absolutely fabulous. I have tried TONS of recipes in the past 10 years and this is hands down the best one that does not use buttermilk. I changed nothing except to double it. I am constantly changing recipes but this one is perfect. From the ingredients to the directions. Perfect fluffy pancakes.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
4.5 stars (allrecipes needs to let us rate with half stars too) It's a good solid recipe. I used all brown sugar and 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour and 1 cup white flour (my choco chip cookies seem more flavorful and chewy with the wheat and all brown sugar). I do not add hot water. Rises just fine. I also skip nuts (not nut fans here) and add an extra cup of chips to replace the nuts. I also underbake by about a minute for nice soft cookies. Cool on the pan and then remove when they are almost cooled. Also it needs more salt if you are using unsalted butter. 1 tsp- otherwise there is not a good balance of sweet and salt and they taste a little flat. I use this recipe over the Tollhouse one because the additional flour causes less spreading of the cooking yet it is still moist if you slightly underbake. Would give it 5 but the low salt amt really affects the flavor if you use unsalted butter. You wouldn't think so but it really does help balance it all out.
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