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Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
Well, I didn't use this on lamb--used it on pork chops. I like lamb, but hubs hates it, so I've learned to just sub . . .and this worked out incredibly well. I tend not to make huge amounts of meat, so I just scaled it down and used enough for four pork chops. Nice taste, if I could, I'd use lamb, but it works well on pork. Would also work well on chicken. I added garlic and fried on the stove top. Thanks for the recipe!
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Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
Turned out incredibly well despite the fact that I ran out of eggs so just added the equivalent in sour cream (I only had 5 eggs, which I didn't realize until it came time to put them in). I also baked this at 350, not 300--no way it'd have worked in my oven on that temp. It still took a good 115 minutes to bake. Hubs stated he thought it could be sweeter, but I completely disagree and thought it was too sweet. However, he didn't think it needed the glaze. Thanks for the recipe!
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Lemon Thyme Rice

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2013
I actually really liked this, but I made it in the rice cooker--just turned it on cook to melt the butter, and I used 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme . . .I thought that is what it had said, and I just kept trimming the thyme. Doesn't really matter, as I have loads of it! Hubs wasn't even turned off by the lemon flavor, and he's very picky when it comes down to lemon flavor in food. Thanks for the recipe!
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Moist Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2013
Yum! I really like this, as does hubs, and I'm not a cheesecake fan at all. Hubs pointed out this doesn't taste much like cheesecake, though; he says it tastes more like pudding bars or something similar. Whatever you call it, though, it gets 5 stars from us, and it's super easy to make. I baked the crust at 350 for 10 minutes just because I'm used to doing that, but don't really know if it makes a difference or not. The crust didn't fall apart, at any rate. I did modify the flavors based on what I had available and per hubs' preferences and request. I made it a bit richer, I guess, by using chocolate graham crackers, strawberry jello (what hubs wanted and didn't have lemon anyway) and blueberry pie filling (again, what I had). So, it turned out pink--not sure I am thrilled with the color, but oh well--and my pic looks different than as directed. Still, it set up easily in the fridge and was easily served. I'll make this again since we like it so much, and it would be a great dessert to take to a pot luck since it's light and very easy. Thanks for the recipe!
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Kristen's Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2013
Very good and very easy. I didn't bother mixing in a bowl but mixed in the pan I popped in the oven and it worked perfectly. Cut way down on the salt and pepper since that's something that is easy enough to adjust up but so hard to adjust down. I like the ease and the flavor of this. Hardest part is chopping potatoes! Thanks for the recipe!
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2013
I was in a huge hurry when I made these, and I'm just now realizing they were supposed to be fried, then baked, so I'm rolling my eyes at myself. I fried them completely on the stove top, but I'd have preferred to just bake them. That being said, these were okay as fried pork chops, but not my favorite. Perhaps because of the crackers I used (no Saltines in the house but plenty of Ritz), they were okay flavor wise but not that impressive. I did taste more of the Ritz than anything else on the breading, and they were a tad too oily for my taste. The breading also comes off pretty easily in the pan as well. Not bad, but I'd prefer to completely bake next time. Next time I'll try to remember to read the recipe more closely! Thanks for the recipe.
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Apple Pear Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2013
Very nice. I wasn't sure whether the apples and pears needed peeled, but I did peel them. Maybe next time I'll try without and see. I can be an extremely lazy cook and while I wanted to make applesauce with pears to use up the pears I had, I really didn't feel like cooking it last night, so I put it in the crock pot overnight. I eyeballed ingredients, mixed it up, and left it on low all night. Woke up to a wonderful smelling house. I chose not to puree this but just mashed it with a potato masher in the crock pot so I'd get a chunky applesauce. It worked perfectly, and this is very tasty. I used rather tart apples so was worried I'd need sugar immediately, but it is definitely sweet enough warm not to worry about it. Very nice for breakfast with a side of toast! Thanks for the recipe!
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Tuna Pita Melt

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2013
Not bad. I didn't have pockets in my pita, so I just made it an open faced sandwich and toasted it all at the end since I prefer not to melt cheese in the microwave. Since the recipe is just for one and I decided I wanted tuna salad for later, I basically quadrupled this recipe. I like the addition of rosemary but am on the fence about the olive oil--not sure I'm a fan, but I'm glad I tried it as is. I have never tried tuna salad with olive oil. Thanks for the recipe!
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Caraway Rye Bread (for the bread machine)

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2013
Nice! I have some milk to use up that's edging toward spoiled, so I left out the milk powder, added a bit more flour, and used 1 cup of the milk and 1/4 cup water. Used the dough setting on the bread machine, then let it rise in a pan and baked at 350 for 40 minutes. Turned out flavorful and soft, and pretty. :) I like the seeds in here, but I know some people don't like seeded bread--I am sure you could grind them if you don't like seeds in your teeth. Thanks for the recipe!
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Best Ever Pumpernickel Loaf

Reviewed: May 30, 2013
Very nice. I kept thinking this was a rye bread until I came back to review and realized, nope, not rye, but pumpernickel. Oh well! Shared with my coworkers, who loved it. This makes 2 loaves if you are okay with a small loaf size; I am, so 2 it is for me. If you prefer a larger loaf, though, it would work in large loaf pans or free form as previous reviewer did. Nice, basic pumpernickel loaf that was great with cheese and dijon mustard but equally delicious with just some honey. Proportions worked perfectly for me as well. Thanks for the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: May 30, 2013
I didn't really think I'd like these potatoes, but I wanted to try anyway, and I surprised myself--I really like them! You do not get the crust I like from baking, but I thought they were pretty decent, easy potatoes. I left off the foil and used some smaller red potatoes, cooked on high for about 2 hours with the crock pot half full, and ended up with nicely steamed, perfectly cooked red potatoes. Great if I'm out of room in the oven or just feel like steamed potatoes. Thanks for the recipe!
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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: May 27, 2013
Very nice lemonade. This is the first time I've made lemonade from scratch, so I took the time to read the reviews. I used less sugar (3/4 cup total) and zested the lemons instead of cutting up the rinds, and I'm glad I did. This lemonade turned out very lemony, with a tart taste that gets better as you sip. I followed the advice to not mix the sugar with the lemon; really, not sure what that did, but it worked out perfectly fine. My only problem was juicing the lemons; if I start making more lemonade I'm getting something to juice them with; a little hard by hand! Thanks for the recipe!
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Confetti Bean Salad

Reviewed: May 21, 2013
Pretty good! I left out the corn and black beans and added green beans (going by hubs' recent requests for 3 bean salad) and used red wine vinegar instead of the balsamic (hubs is very picky about vinegar and I thought the balsamic would be too strong for him). I was a bit worried he'd think it wasn't sweet enough, but he thought it was fine and commented that the only difference with this salad versus another I'd recently made was the "tomatoes". I pointed out they were peppers and he still said it tasted the same. LOL! This makes a decent amount of salad, but not a huge amount and hubs seems to like it. I thought it was a decent salad too. Thanks for the recipe!
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President Andrew Jackson's Favorite Blackberry Jam Cake

Reviewed: May 21, 2013
This recipe results in a very dense, thick cake that reminds me of gingerbread, actually. I think it's a bit too sweet, so if I made it again I'd cut back on the sugar to 1 cup. I also didn't use as much jam as noted for the cake--I did use the amount indicated for the batter itself, but I only had a pint jar, which is 2 cups, so I used the last 1/2 cup for the filling and it was plenty. Hubs seems to like it, and I definitely think this is a cake that needs the cream cheese frosting to complement the flavor, but it definitely makes a lot, so be aware. Thanks for the recipe!
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Chicken Cilantro

Reviewed: May 18, 2013
Not bad, but I do think it might be better making the rice separately. Not sure if I didn't use enough cilantro (I don't really know what a "bunch" means, and I was picking out of my deck garden, so I might not have used enough), but the cilantro taste wasn't really there for me--I think I might add fresh at the end if I made it again. Hubs liked it, and it's a relatively easy and quick meal, but I think I'd like some tweaks to try it again. Thanks for the recipe!
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Beefaroni

Reviewed: May 18, 2013
Not bad--just a basic casserole here, but easy and relatively quick. The only macaroni I had in the house was a box of old macaroni and cheese, so I decided why not and made the mac and cheese, then mixed it up with everything else in the recipe. I did brown the meat with onions and garlic. Hubs commented that this is basically Hamburger Helper, but that didn't stop him from eating almost all of it in less than a day. We have one serving left already, and I think it makes a lot of food! Thanks for the recipe.
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Cheesy Pizza Dough

Reviewed: May 17, 2013
This is a crust that is definitely not for hefty pizzas with lots of toppings--while it worked with D's Taco Pizza, a thicker crust would've been lots better--so I suggest you try it with basic toppings like cheese and pepperoni. I paid attention to Christina's review and cut down on the pepper and added more cheese, but the crust is rather different than a regular dough crust. Perhaps due to the ratio of beer to flour (I was surprised at the low amount of flour actually), this ends up to be a rather flat, much less doughy crust than I prefer. The texture almost reminds me of a flat cornbread, and that's not really a hit for me, so I'll keep looking. Thanks for the recipe!
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D's Taco Pizza

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
Pretty good taco pizza. I left off the olives more bc they are what I like, and hubs doesn't, plus the only thing of olives we have right now are a huge Costco can of them and I wasn't sure I wanted to add that to the fridge today. I used the Italian Pizza Dough recipe on here for the crust, and that worked well--I parbaked it at 425 for 10 minutes, then put the toppings on. I don't know that I would make the tomato salsa mixture again--there was enough for 2 pizzas, and we didn't really use it for dipping. I liked it, don't get me wrong, but it made a lot. Perhaps I'll make another taco pizza with it later this week, or use it as picante sauce in something. All in all, this was a pretty decent taco pizza and we enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Italian Pizza Dough

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
Pretty good and easy dough. The instructions, however, are missing a step--there's an egg in this recipe but it's not clear when to add it. After trying this, I've now realized it goes into the dough--you need 1 1/4 cups of liquid, and the egg is the 1/4 cup. I made this in the bread machine--more out of laziness and wanting to multitask than anything else--and forgot to check it until it was done. That's when I realized it needed more liquid. No big; I just added in liquid (put in water bc I wasn't thinking) and let it go again. This made for a light, quick pizza dough that is perfect for a regular thick crust. If you like thin crust, you'd probably want to make two crusts out of it. Made it for D's Taco Pizza recipe and it worked well. thanks for the recipe!
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Three Bean Salad I

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
Pretty good . . .I cut back on the oil (used 1/2 c) and the sugar (also used 1/2 c) and didn't have wax or black beans, so I just doubled the green beans and the kidney beans. I put this in the fridge yesterday afternoon and just stirred whenever I opened the fridge for anything else; left it in overnight and we tried it for lunch. Not bad, but we both felt it was missing something--maybe salt? I added about a teaspoon of kosher salt to the mix and we will try it again after it has had some time to sit. It was a tad sweet for me, but it's also not too vinegary for hubs, so this is a pretty nice recipe. I'll see if the salt helps. Thanks for the recipe!
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