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Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2011
This was a great surprise. I think I decided to try this recipe because I liked the picture, it had a good rating and looked quick and easy. Still, I had my doubts about a tomato soup based chili and worried throughout the day about whether my crockpot was going to scorch the whole batch. I cooked the chili on low for eight hours per the instructions and not only did it not scorch at all, it was delicious. I might cut back on the red pepper flakes a bit next time, as it has quite a bite, but cheese and sour cream helped turn the heat down a little. My husband loved it.
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Mexican Zucchini Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2005
My family loved this recipe served with tortilla chips. I was disappointed to discover how high the sodium content is for this recipe. I will serve this again if I can figure out substitutions to bring the sodium down.
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Baked Beans, Texas Ranger

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2010
I made these beans for the first time to take to a potluck, so took some the of the negative reviews into consideration and proceeded cautiously. Some said it turns out too soupy: I used 2 28 oz. cans pork & beans and drained some of the liquid from the cans. Still turned out on the soupy side. Will drain completely next time. Too spicy: Used same amounts of spices as recipe calls for when using only one can of beans. Too vinegary: Used 2 Tbs vinegar instead of 4. Used apple cider vinegar. I used VanKamp Pork & Beans. With the added can of beans, the only other increases I made in the recipe were, to use a LARGE onion (sweet), a LARGE bell pepper, and added an extra 1/4 brown sugar and 1 additional sausage. I sauteed the onion, bell pepper and sausage before mixing everything together, and cooked on high in a crock pot for 3 hours. Everyone loved the beans. As a side dish it served 8 with a little left over.
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Mint Tea Punch

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This was really yummy! I will definitely use again. The mint sprigs I found at the store, didn't look so great, so I used four bags of Stash Moroccan Mint Green Tea and one bag of Twinings English Breakfast Tea instead of the tea/fresh mint combo. Also, to cut back on sugar, I used a half and half sugar/stevia blend. It turned out slightly high on the sweet side, so could be turned down a little next time, but we all still enjoyed it.
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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2008
After 167 other stellar reviews, I should not be surprised that this soup was the hit that it was. Despite my fourteen year old's objections to finding mushrooms in the soup (go figure), the mushrooms were consumed along with the rest of the soup, rather than picked out as I had anticipated. With that in mind, next time I may chop the mushrooms into smaller, less distinguishable bits, instead of just slicing them. I might also add a couple extra potatoes and a carrot or two for a little more texture. The only changes I made to the recipe this first time around were to use rice flour rather than wheat (due to gluten intolerance), and to add a quarter cup of lite sour cream. My family agreed that this soup tasted like something we would find at one of out favorite restaurants. This recipe is a keeper!
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Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This was super easy AND I actually enjoyed it. I'm not a big fan of salmon, but cook it now and then because of the health benefits and my husband does like salmon. This is the first salmon recipe that I've liked well enough, that I plan to use it again. I think I might try mixing a little honey with the mustard next time - just for fun.
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Oklahoma Brisket

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
This brisket was wonderful. I prepared it for a family get-together, and everyone loved it. We had leftovers that were every bit as moist and tender the next day as they had been the first. I had noticed that one review reported that their brisket came out dry so I was very careful to follow the instructions exactly. We even accidently charred one cut a little, but it still turned out great. I would highly recommend this recipe.
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Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
Wasn't crazy about this. Added some red onion, red pepper, and a little extra broccoli and it still seemed a little bland. Might try again with feta, as some of the other reviews have suggested, and maybe some cumin and/or red wine vinegar.
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Chocolate Cream Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
I've made this pudding a few times now. I hardly ever have unsweetened chocolate on hand, so I substitute 6 Tbs of cocoa + 2 Tbs canola oil. I also use two whole eggs, and have substituted tapioca starch for the cornstarch. It's turned out great each time with only slight flavor variations depending on the brand/type of cocoa. I also find it simpler to combine all the ingredients except the vanilla and butter (beating eggs first) in a large microwave safe bowl, and cooking on high for 1 - 2 minute intervals, stirring in between, until the pudding thickens up well. I then add the butter and vanilla and pour into serving dishes. Delicious!
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Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2005
My husband is gluten intolerant so can't have flour, toast, or traditional noodles. I left out the flour and mixed cornstarch with the milk instead, then served over rice. I added some onion and garlic for a little more flavor. I think I might throw in some mushrooms next time. A hit with my family and very easy, this is a keeper.
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Mint Tea Punch

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This was really yummy! I will definitely use again. The mint sprigs I found at the store, didn't look so great, so I used four bags of Stash Moroccan Mint Green Tea and one bag of Twinings English Breakfast Tea instead of the tea/fresh mint combo. Also, to cut back on sugar, I used a half and half sugar/stevia blend. It turned out slightly high on the sweet side, so could be turned down a little next time, but we all still enjoyed it.
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Texas Ranger BBQ Beans, Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2011
I made these beans for the first time to take to a potluck, so took some the of the negative reviews into consideration and proceeded cautiously. Some said it turns out too soupy: I used 2 28 oz. cans pork & beans and drained some of the liquid from the cans. Still turned out on the soupy side. Will drain completely next time. Too spicy: Used same amounts of spices as recipe calls for when using only one can of beans. Too vinegary: Used 2 Tbs vinegar instead of 4. Used apple cider vinegar. I used VanKamp Pork & Beans. With the added can of beans, the only other increases I made in the recipe were, to use a LARGE onion (sweet), a LARGE bell pepper, and added an extra 1/4 brown sugar and 1 additional sausage. I sauteed the onion, bell pepper and sausage before mixing everything together, and cooked on high in a crock pot for 3 hours. Everyone loved the beans. As a side dish it served 8 with a little left over.
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2005
What a great crock pot meal to find ready to serve after a day at work! I was short on time so did not brown meat and the roast was still delicious. I drained off some of the broth and used milk and cornstarch to make a quick gravy.
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