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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. 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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Quick Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
Extremely easy to make, and very quick--name says it all. I made this for a breakfast meeting and it was gone by the time the meeting was over. I didn't have shredded Swiss so greased my quiche pan very well and laid out slices of Swiss cheese then went from there. I didn't really adjust otherwise, but I did broil for about 2 minutes after baking according to suggestions, and it did make it brown a little better. An easy way to make quiche when I don't have a lot of time. Thanks for the recipe!
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Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Blueberry Cobblerette

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2014
Very nice, but don't eat this warm from the oven if you prefer it firm. It firms up as it cools. I doubled the topping and might just halve the filling next time. I liked it but it made for a lot, and it overflowed my pan. I'm glad I put it on top of the pizza stone, which caught all the juices, but I'm thinking either my pan wasn't the correct size or this just bubbles up and over a lot. Either way, there's still a lot of filling to the doubled topping and I like my cobbler a bit more balanced between topping and filling. Delicious combo, though, and a great use of the rhubarb we got from hubs' parents. Thanks for the recipe!
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Mr. Bill's New Mexico Buffalo Chili

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2014
Not bad, but pretty spicy and I cut back on the spicy ingredients. I cut the cayenne way down and only used jalapenos. I suppose it might've been cut more by the beer, but I didn't add the beer to this. I also didn't add all the meats--just used bacon and pork--because I didn't have all of it. Did use the rub on the pork, and instead of chopping it up (I used pork chops) I put the rub on, seared it, and plopped in the slow cooker as is. Once cooked and falling apart, I just mashed at them with a spoon to get chunks of meat. Worked perfectly and helped me be lazy. I didn't add in the salsa as I thought all the other tomato based ingredients were plenty. Hubs and I prefer beans in our chili, and although that may not be a purist preference for New Mexico chili (I haven't the slightest idea--I'm from Oregon) I'll add some next time. All in all, adjust for spice if you are weird about it like I am, and it works pretty well with adjustments to taste. Thanks for the recipe!
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Freezer Pie Filling

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2014
I didn't freeze this at all and didn't use cherries because what I had was a bunch of overripe fruit I wanted to make into something . . .and this recipe looked like a good bet. So, I chopped up a mango, peach, and apriums (Apparently a cross between apricots and plums--don't worry if you've never heard of them as neither had I until hubs brought them home)and proceeded with the recipe minus the freezing. I didn't really know what the recipe submitter was talking about with the ascorbic acid and was too lazy to find out, so I made this without it. Hubs really liked the result and kept asking me what fruits were in it. While warm, the filling was rather runny, but the cooled filling thickened right up, and was the perfect amount for a single pie. Thanks for the recipe!
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Honey Dijon Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2014
Pretty good, very easy. I think perhaps a gravy from the drippings would be lovely. Hubs isn't the biggest fan of mustard but was able to tolerate this--the honey does cut the mustard flavor pretty well. I served with potatoes and was going to do salad as well, but we were stuffed with just the meat and potatoes. thanks for the recipe!
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Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Secret Family Recipe

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2014
I don't have hard white whole wheat flour and didn't know what it was, so I looked it up. According to Bob's Red Mill, it is flour ground from whole grain hard white wheat berries. And now we know! No clue if I can get it at my local grocery store, but I'll check the next time I'm in that aisle. Since I don't have the flour, I used half whole wheat flour and half white for this and it turned out well. I baked at 425 for about 25-30 minutes with toppings and hubs and I enjoyed it for dinner. thanks for the recipe!
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Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2014
I wanted more lemon in this so I added lemon juice and lemon zest. But then I accidentally dumped in way more coconut than called for . . .so ended up with much more coconut-y cupcakes than planned. Guess that's what happens when I use the bag to measure instead of a cup. Oh, well. Took them to work and they were gobbled up. I didn't make the frosting--have frosting I was trying to get rid of, but the cupcakes were decent with the added lemon. I may try these again without so much coconut, but they still were pretty good. Thanks for the recipe!
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Texas Lime in the Coconut Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
Pretty good. I had none of the special oils, so I just used regular old vegetable oil, and it worked just fine. I've been on a mission to use up some of the coconut I have had in the cupboard for what seems like forever. It's still good, but I wanted to make sure it stays that way, so I thought these would be a good thing to try, especially as I also have flaxseed meal to use up. These are a hearty, somewhat limey muffin. This makes 24 regular muffins, so bear that in mind if you are looking to make a small batch. You will only get a small batch if you make large muffins. With smaller muffins, I baked for about 25 minutes, which worked well. Thanks for the recipe!
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Buttery Cupcakes with Coconut Topping

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2014
Very good. I adjusted a bit because I wanted to use more coconut in the cupcakes themselves, and I didn't really have the time to make the frosting--plus, I already had leftover frosting in the fridge. So, I used the cup of coconut in the cupcakes, frosted with whipped cream cheese frosting, and then topped with chocolate sprinkles and some coconut. Husband loved them, as did coworkers. Thanks for the recipe!
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Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2014
Not bad. Something to remember: Mahi Mahi is a very mild white fish that has almost no flavoring whatsoever (in my opinion, at least), so it's going to turn out flavorless unless there is seasoning that is strong. I didn't think there was even close to enough lemon pepper seasoning in this recipe to help it along, so I added about a tablespoon of that and increased the lemon juice to closer to 2 lemons worth, and sprinkled Parmesan cheese on the fillets before baking. I also marinated for about 24 hours, turning occasionally to make sure it was coated. Something I also tend to forget when I'm making thicker fillets: fish can cook better at higher temps, so when 350 wasn't cutting it after a half hour, I jacked up the heat to 425 for 20 minutes and it was cooked. This turned out relatively well, but for a flavor that our household liked, it needed some zing. If you have a household that isn't so sold on flavor (they salt things to death, use ketchup no matter what it is . . .), the original recipe will work just fine. It just needed a bit more for us, but all in all a decent starting point. Thanks for the recipe!
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