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Tomato Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
This was really very fabulous. I LOVE my slow cooker, so I tried it in there and it worked really well. I threw the chicken breasts in whole (raw AND frozen), added in my onion, and the rest of ingredients I doubled, because I knew I'd like extra sauce. As per other reviews (and personal taste), I added cumin, and used extra curry (to taste). I also used one can of tomato soup and one can of diced tomatoes instead of two cans of soup. When it was almost done I tried the sauce and it definitely needed salt, so I added to taste. Right before we ate I took out the chicken and chopped it, added it back to the sauce, and we served it all over rice. It was pretty good but the sauce was really runny and I felt like SOMETHING was missing. The next day, I melted an 8-oz block of cream cheese in my big skillet, dumped in the leftovers (there was quite a bit), and it was PERFECT. I made my husband try it again for dinner (he's not a huge fan of indian food even) and he commented on how much the cream cheese improved it, and he asked if he could take the rest for lunch the next day. I will never make it again w/o the cream cheese. Soooooooo good.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2011
This was so delicious and even better: SUPER EASY! This will be in our regular rotation, and even though I just made it yesterday, I can't wait to have it again. YUM!
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Peasant Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
This bread is actually perfection! Sooooo good! And sooo super easy too. I do not have a bread machine so here is how to make it without one: First mix the yeast, sugar, and water and let that proof for about 10 minutes. Then, mix in the flour and salt and knead until smooth (okay, so I DO have a KitchenAid Mixer, which helps immensely), about 5-7 minutes with the dough hook in the KitchenAid. Place in a greased bowl (make it a BIG bowl, this rises sooo much) and cover with greased plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled (about an hour). Then punch down and knead another two minutes or so on a lightly floured surface, flatten slightly (maybe an inch thick) and roll once into an oval shaped loaf (be sure to pinch the seal closed). Make three diagonal slices on top of bread, place on greased cookie sheet, cover and let rise another hour. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom. Oh, also, I used an extra 1/2 cup of flour, but my house must be extra humid because I always have to add extra flour to my bread recipes. You are looking for the dough to pull completely away from the edge and bottom of the bowl when you are doing your first knead. This bread is soooo good it is really a must try!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2010
This recipe really is to die for. Really. It is so perfect, especially on a chilly fall day with some warm bread. Mmmmm. I always throw in whatever extra veggies are residing in my crisper at the time (I especially LOVE broccoli), and I add lots of shredded cheddar at the end. Next time I am going to try this as just a broccoli/cheddar soup.
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Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
I can't attest to this actual recipe as I use my mom's pumpkin roll recipe, but I just wanted to drop a "rolling" hint. We always just line the baking sheet with a large piece of aluminum foil before pouring in the batter. Bake and when done, cool a few minutes in pan, then remove cake and foil from pan, using the foil ends as handles. When cool (cools quickly), frost and roll by peeling foil off as you go. I've never needed to grease the foil, it always peels off fine.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2012
The first "most helpful" reviewer drives me batty. She basically gives you a whole different recipe to try saying it's better than this. Apples to oranges... Anyway, after making this, I'm pretty sure I'll never make lasagna again. This is so easy and DELICIOUS! The sour cream mixed with the provolone is to die for. Love this recipe!
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Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2005
My husband is an apple pie FANATIC, and I have been looking for a yummy and easy Dutch Apple Pie recipe, and I have found it! I made a few changes; no lemon zest (don't like it), added a bit extra flour (per previous reviews), and I ground the oatmeal to a fine powder in my coffee grinder (didn't want whole oats in there). I've made it three times and gotten it almost perfect! I say almost because I can't seem to get the apples tender enough. I've added to the cooking time by about 15-20 minutes and experimented w/ different apple types (tried Jonathan and Jonagold), and still a little too chewy. No complaints though that I will have to keep on experimenting! My husband says it's the best he's had!!
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2006
I'm not sure what went wrong with the last posters, but these are the ONLY "from scratch" brownies I've ever made that I liked. And to my surprise and pleasure, I didn't just like them, I loved them. They are so moist and yummy, with or without the frosting. We love them at our house, and they are a late summer staple. I will be freezing a bunch of zucchini this year just for this recipe. I tried it last year, and the frozen zucchini works just as well. Just don't drain it once it thaws (you need the moisture)!!!
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Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2007
SOOO Yummalish! I am somehow unable to make homemade cookies that are actually edible, and these were perfect! I even impressed myself! Thanks for the esteem boost Stephanie!
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
I currently have another batch in the oven because I told my husband I was making them today, and as it stands now, there won't be any left when he gets home! These are unbelievable!
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Quick Elephant Ears

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
I was very skeptical, but these were really ALOT like the elephant ears you'd get from the fair. All the other recipes on this site called for yeast and tons of ingredients and required rising time and I'd doubt if the slight difference in taste would be worth all the trouble. A really great recipe!!!
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
This surprised me with how EASY and YUMMY it was. I ended up cooking it for a minute too long, so once I cooled it it was very thick. This was easily solved by adding some half and half to reach the right consistency. Then I took about 1/3 of it and mixed it with some Cool Whip, and layered it into a sinfully delish pudding parfait. I started with the full chocolate pudding, then the cool whip mixture, then more chocolate pudding, then topped it with Cool Whip. Wow. Not only was it soooo yummy, it was really pretty too.
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Wake-Up Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
I made this on the evening of Christmas Eve, refrigerated it overnight, and threw it in the oven on Christmas morning to cook while the kids were unwrapping gifts. It was sooo good!!! I made the following changes: I only used about 2.5 to 3 cups of cheese (4 cups seems like SO much); I cooked the frozen hash browns in the toaster oven before putting them in the baking dish; I warmed up a can of corned beef hash to use in place of the cubed ham (we don't really like ham). This was soooo good, and I think the hash was a really good change, but that may just be my personal preference. Overall, this was a really good dish, made a ton, and I'm sure I'll make it again before next Christmas.
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Easy Biscuit Mixture

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2008
I was basically trying to find something to replace my normal Jiffy mix, and this blows it away! The pancakes are sooo fluffy and the biscuits rise so high. What an excellent recipe!
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
Wow, these are really good. I made these to go with the Smoky Chipotle Hummus on this site, and what a delicious lunch!!! I would definitely use a previous reviewers suggestion of cooking on the stovetop in a non-stick skillet as opposed to baking in the oven. I tried it both ways and the stovetop is much better (softer and chewier). LOVE these!!!
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Honey Wheat Bread I

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
This is the first time I've ever made yeast bread. It turned out wonderful. WONDERFUL. I absolutely could not wait until it cooled to try it (in fact, it is STILL warm), and wow, is it ever delicious with butter. And apple butter. Or even plain. Followed the recipe with a few differences: Added 1/2 cup ground flax seed with the white flour and I used my KitchenAid to knead it w/ a bread hook on speed two for six or seven minutes. I let the bread rise in a warm oven (I set it for 350 and once it reached that, I turned it off about 30 minutes before I put the dough in to rise) and for the initial rise I let it rise for about an hour, and the second rise for about 40 minutes. It was the perfect height, color, taste, everything. Light and airy, this bread is my new fave.
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California Chicken Spaghetti

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2007
The flavor of this recipe is really phenomenal, but it was really too dry (not any sauce to speak of). I think next time I will try it with canned tomatoes instead of the romas, and maybe half of the angel hair. It tastes so good though, I can't wait to experiment with it again!
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2009
This is good and pretty easy. I think I will mix a bunch of the spices together as mentioned by a previous reviewer and just mix with the other ingredients everytime I make a pizza. The only thing I will change is to use tomato sauce instead of paste and water (it tastes watery to me) and maybe cut the honey a bit. All in all, pretty good though.
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Peppermint Charlotte

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
For me, this was not worth the trouble. And boy, was it ever trouble. Took all day to make, and the directions say to let the gelatin sit in the fridge for 30 minutes, which is not correct. I let it sit for an hour, and realized after putting the whole thing together that I should have let it sit for at least another hour. The gelatin didn't really set up prior to mixing in the whipped cream, so the mixture was really soupy, causing it to leak all over the place. The final product was not fluffy like described, more like, um, bouncy. The taste was all right, if you can get past the texture. My husband and I each had a small piece, and then threw the rest of it away. In my opinion, far too much prep time and effort for what you get in the end.
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Kona Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
This was really not good. I would actually say horrible. I'm pretty upset about the waste of chicken. I made it exactly as stated, and when I tried it at the end, I couldn't believe how bad the sauce was, so I dumped in some crushed pineapple I had and let it go another hour. It helped a little, but all in all, a really bad dinner. Oh, how I hate throwing food away, but looks like that's where this one's headed. Oh bother.
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