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Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2014
Very good, and hubs even liked it despite the mustard part of this. I used spicy brown mustard and thinned it a bit to get it out of the container (it was the last of it) and subbed a bit of Karo syrup for the honey, which I ran out of at about 1/2 cup. I added corn starch to the mix as someone had mentioned the sauce is thin; because I'd thinned it out with water already, it wasn't all that thick after baking but was still pretty good. I topped with Boursin cheese to use it up and used bacon pieces instead of bacon, then baked at 400 for another 15 minutes. Went over well for dinner. We have one piece left, but only because I can't do two pieces of chicken at dinner most of the time. Thanks for the recipe!
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Orange Oatmeal Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2014
Pretty good. Hubs commented it wasn't sweet enough; I thought it was fine, but I'm not a huge sweet fan and he likes things sweeter than I do. I did add frozen blueberries to this, which could have decreased the sweetness. This doesn't remind me of a regular dessert cake but more of a coffee cake; the oatmeal makes it heartier and I think it would be good for breakfast. All in all, very easy and I baked it in a Bundt pan since hubs had stolen my 9x13 to defrost chicken in the fridge. I just baked for an hour and it worked perfectly well. Thanks for the recipe!
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Lazy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2014
Not bad, but after trying this compared to other traditional baked mac and cheese dishes, I think we prefer the more traditional ones. This isn't as macaroni dense as a regular macaroni and cheese would be. Other reviewers comments about this being like a custard are spot on. It's good, just not the mac and cheese hubs likes the best. I'm not the biggest fan of mac and cheese in general, but I prefer traditional as well. That being said, this is uber easy to pop in the oven and let bake, so I'm a huge fan of the method. I did decide to add some protein to make it more of a meal so fried up a couple of Boca burgers with onions, garlic, and Montreal steak seasoning then chopped to make more like hamburger. Tossed it in with everything and baked it. Since I had to preheat the oven anyway, I tossed the greased baking dish with the margarine in the oven while it was preheating then pulled it out when the margarine had melted and mixed in the pasta. As others have commented, it was easier to mix everything together in another bowl, so I did that. Topped with American cheese slices, baked covered for 45, uncovered for 15 minutes and it was completely cooked and not runny with that adjustment. Thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2014
Very good, but hubs wanted to know if they should be spicier. I wouldn't know; not sure I've ever had carnitas. If that's what he wants though, I'll add a bit of cayenne and maybe a tad of red pepper flakes next time to jack up the heat. I used 8 pork chops instead of pork roast--we don't have pork roast right now, and I think that might have helped with the flavor permeating the meat. I doubled the spices except the salt (only did 1 1/2 tspns) and cinnamon (kept that to 1/4 tspn) because I didn't want either to overpower--and hubs can be squirrelly about "weird" flavors in his meat. I probably would've been fine with doubling both though, as there was no odd flavor or saltiness he remarked upon. I didn't double the liquid and hubs wanted rice on his tacos that we made, so I used the 2 cups of liquid from the meat to make him a batch of rice. Very good, and this results in a good amount of meat that we can make into pulled pork sandwiches or whatever. I love that this is a slow cooker recipe and it seems pretty versatile. The pork just falls apart--I broke it up with a fork and knife while still in the slow cooker and let it soak up some juice before turning it completely off. One note: new slow cookers (which I have since I broke my old one--boo!) tend to heat faster and run hot, so I didn't need anywhere near 10 hours. I think it was in the slow cooker for about 6, but it likely could've been in there longer since this recipe has plenty of liquid for moisture.
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Karin's Veggie Calzones

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2014
Very good. I didn't have all the veggies so I improvised, and I totally forgot to add the cheese. Still pretty tasty, and I had leftover filling even though I didn't have all the veggies (not sure how that happened) so I topped a regular pizza with the rest. Yum! thanks for the recipe!
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Essence of Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2014
Decent bread and very easy. Needed more liquid, so I added about a tablespoon of oil to the mix first, then added enough liquid for it to come together. Bakes up large loafs, but they aren't all that grainy--a good thing with my husband, who is pretty picky. Pretty tasty overall. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2014
Hubs tried these and gave me a thumbs up, then got pouty when I said I was taking them to work. So I reworked my container and set aside for more for him. I got 18 out of this recipe, but I guess I have smaller muffin pans because that is pretty typical for me. I thought they were okay--too chocolate-y and not enough blueberry for me--but hubs liked them. I made these a tad more scone-like because I was going to use milk in place of the cream but ran out of that, so I used plain Greek yogurt instead. That worked perfectly well but made them more dense than the recipe submitter likely intended them to be. All in all, decent muffins with chocolate and blueberry if you like that combo. Thanks for the recipe!
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Easy Ham and Swiss Pie Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
This is pretty good, and pretty easy, but I have to agree with the comments that there is a bit too little liquid. I adjusted this to make it more like a quiche because I didn't have all the meat and cheese called for--just had crumbled bacon and American Cheese, so I wouldn't have had enough to do this as written with the mix poured on top. However, having said that, I think it would work well with sliced cooked bacon lining the dish as well--I might try that next time, as that is something I'm more likely to have in the house as opposed to all those meats and cheeses. I added another egg and about a 1/2 cup water, then mixed everything together. I did add frozen chopped spinach to the mixture and it baked up well--needed about 10 extra minutes to cook totally. It was eaten at a breakfast I brought it to, but it did take longer to disappear than the other casserole I brought. To be fair, we did have a lot of other food and maybe I scared people with the spinach. ;) Thanks for the recipe!
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Egg and Sausage Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
Yummy! And very easy. I didn't add any milk, but did add some water and another egg. I used an 8x8 pan instead of a 9x13 and it took about an hour to cook, and the crescent rolls got pretty dark. Still, it was still pretty tasty. I didn't have the cheeses called for so placed slices of American cheese on top of the crescent rolls, then topped with bacon (no sausage around either). For the cheese in the egg mixture, I used crumbled Boursin cheese. I took this to a work function and it was gobbled up before 10:30 am; the other casserole I made took a bit longer to be eaten. We still had some crescent rolls in the fridge so I made this for breakfast this morning but used 5 eggs and just the American cheese since it's just the two of us. Still delicious, didn't miss the extra cheese, and it needed cooked about 40 minutes until done. I can see using biscuits, or maybe pie crust and getting a similar result. I did pre-bake the crust for about 5 minutes each time, and I wouldn't recommend that with the 8x8 pan full recipe, but it seemed okay, if still somewhat dark, with the 5 egg casserole. Eggs did get under the crust the second time I made it, probably because I didn't press the seams together as well as I could, but it was still tasty and came out of the pan easily. Thanks for the recipe!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
I could've sworn I've made these before but I have no photographic or reviewer proof, so maybe not. I recently used this recipe to make the frosting only (had another recipe for rolls) and the frosting is totally easy and quick--although it helps to think ahead and soften! Makes a good amount, is sweet, and a perfect topping for cinnamon rolls without too much fuss--all in all, a great recipe. I will try to make the rolls another time. Thanks for the recipe!
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Cinnamon Swirl Bread for the Bread Machine

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
Very good. I always roll out way too much with cinnamon bread and tend to get more loaves out of the recipes I try. This time it worked perfectly since I got 2 loaves and a batch of cinnamon rolls--perfect because I was making this at the request of a coworker who asked for one or the other--and I gave her both! She loved both, and I topped the cinnamon rolls with the frosting recipe from Clone of a Cinnabon--easy, quick (just remember to soften everything first!), and without milk (very important since I had no milk in the house). I did use the normal amount of yeast I use for similar ratios as I bake all the time, so I used 2 1/4 teaspoons, and I needed more flour (about 1/2 a cup) to get the dough to the correct consistency. That, of course, can vary due to humidity but a good reminder to check during the cycle if you are using a bread machine. I gave one loaf to my coworker early (it was for her goodbye breakfast) and she ate half before noon. I'd say she loved it. :) thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2014
I probably had this on low for about 8 hours or so . . .I put it together with frozen chicken breasts the night before, kept it all in the crock in the fridge, and had my husband put it in the slow cooker this morning, then switched it to warm and shredded the chicken in the crock when I got home. I tasted it and thought it needed something, but figured I'd wait for the bbq lover (AKA my husband) to taste it and see if he thought it needed anything. He thought it was good as is, so I left it alone. While mixing the sauce, I did double the sauce itself, halve the maple syrup, and added garlic powder and liquid smoke (probably about 3 tablespoons of the liquid smoke--no, I didn't mean to add that much, but it seems to have worked). I served it on Hawaiian rolls with cheese and hubs enjoyed it. This did have what seemed to me a lot of leftovers, but I'm giving some to a friend to try and we'll put the rest over baked potatoes sometime this week. I liked that this didn't use bottled bbq sauce as well--a great recipe when I'm out of it in the house and don't feel like picking up any. I also think cooking in the slow cooker makes the sauce a bit runny, but after shredding the chicken I thought it mixed together just fine. Thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2014
Pretty good. Yes, a tad dry even on low for 4 hours and starting with frozen chicken breasts. Still rather tasty. I wasn't a fan of how little the sauce covered when I put it in (although I did use canned chopped tomatoes--don't have crushed) so I added a full can of paste, some olives and mushrooms. I think the olives jacked up the flavor--which if you like olives is a good thing. If you don't like olives, not so much. My husband complained it tasted like olive brine--he's not an olive fan, so I guess I have to add those just to my portion if I make this again. I did cut down the balsamic vinegar a bit since there were complaints it was sweet. However, I don't think it was very sweet, just tangy. It was rather liquidy so I added about 1/2 a package of dry pasta when the chicken was cooked and mixed it in. It was cooked and ready to serve within an hour and soaked up all of the juices. All in all, not bad, but maybe a few more adjustments would make some people happier, and unfortunately I don't think this is a good recipe if you are away from home more than a couple of hours at a time, as it does appear to need someone to keep watch on it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Apricot Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2014
This is okay. Not my favorite, but I didn't hate it. Just didn't really love it. I didn't have apricot jam but did have dried apricots, so I used the method from Apricot Bars II on here to get an apricot jam type thing. That worked pretty well. I had to bake an extra twenty minutes. thanks for the recipe.
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Gina's Pound Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2014
This is a decent pound cake, but nothing all that special--at least in my opinion, but I will admit I'm difficult to impress when it comes to pound cakes. I made this for a work party and received numerous compliments. Not sure about the baking time on this--it's a little off for my oven. I think I'll just bake a bit extra (about 15 minutes) instead next time. I did add another half teaspoon of orange extract to make it more orange-y per request. thanks for the recipe!
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2014
Very nice. And easy. My family is visiting and my sister in law mentioned she likes waffles, so I thought I'd make her some this morning. I didn't try any but everyone who did said they were very good. Thanks for the recipe!
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Summer Sausage

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2014
I adjusted this recipe to make breakfast sausage. I only had ground pork sausage so I just used less of all the ingredients. Didn't have onion salt so I added my own salt in the form of kosher salt and added Italian seasoning and fennel (my favorite part of sausage, hands down), then fried up for breakfast. I didn't let it sit for 4 days since I determined I wanted sausage this morning so I'll try that next time, but this was good and very easy. Thanks for the recipe!
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Broccoli Chicken Roli

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
So easy once you've figured out the wreath--looking at the pictures helped me. According to hubs, I don't stuff things as much as I should, and I ended up with two wreaths and a braided bread. So either this makes too much or hubs is right. I have no idea; it's a toss up to me. He was a bit put off by the mustard in this but still gobbled up several servings at one sitting. I like mustard so I thought it was good. This is very similar to the Chicken and Broccoli Braid on here, just a wreath instead. I subbed Ranch Dressing for mayo since that's what I had. Next time I'll put the oven down to 350; this browned very quickly and can use a lower oven temp. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
Very easy, but a tad bland. I modified it because I don't have cream of anything soup in the house. So, I just made a roux with butter, flour, and milk, then added broccoli florets, chopped cooked potatoes, and the rest of the ingredients from there. Hubs had two huge helpings. I didn't like it as much, but he's much more interested in creamy casseroles than I am. It was pretty successful from his standpoint, and we have lots of leftovers I can send with him to work this week, so that works. Thanks for the recipe!
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Buttery Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
I made half of these into rolls and half into a braid for a chicken and broccoli filling from the Broccoli Chicken Roli recipe on here. Very easy; only sub I made was oil for butter since I didn't have butter. Worked just as well. Since I was making a chicken casserole at 350, I just baked the rolls at 350 for 20 minutes and they turned out perfectly. Hubs loved these; he loves any soft, white bread and this fit the bill. Thanks for the recipe.
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