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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2014
Very good! It made 11 generous sized muffins. I was worried that there was too much topping, but it melted into the muffins well. I made it as directed and will definitely make again.
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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
This was very yummy and my husband said it was just like his mom used to make. I used the entire 16oz box of macaroni and added 1/2 teaspoon of pepper to the cheese mixture. I also upped the breadcrumbs to 3/4 cup as we both like the crunchy topping. I think next time I'll add more cheese to the top and maybe some garlic salt.
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Candied Carrots

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
These are delicious and have become a staple at our holiday dinner table. I usually cook them longer than the 3-5 minutes as stated in the recipe. Cooking them longer really helps the flavor to set in. Yum!
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2014
DELICIOUS SOUP! I made this with a cup of left over ham from Easter. And lets just say I should have doubled the recipe. My husband had 2 big bowls for dinner, and he rarely has seconds of anything. I also added a cup of diced carrots and only used 1 tablespoon of bouillon. I omitted the salt but next time I'll add it. I think this would even be good with chicken or adapted for the crockpot. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe and I can't wait to make it again. And for people who had issues with the milk mixture, you need to make it slowly over low to medium-low heat.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2014
Very good! I made this because I didn't have much in the house but I did have about 1 1/4lb of ground beef...so meatloaf it is. Only changes I made was that I sautéed the onion with some garlic, I got that idea from Ina Garten. I really liked the topping so next time I think I'd double that. Some reviews said it was too sweet but I thought it complimented the meat nicely. I served it with mashed potatoes, of course. I'm looking forward to the leftovers tonight! This will probably become my go to recipe! Thanks! Update: I make this recipe all the time. But recently tried it as meatloaf muffins, and it was great. Just placed the ingredients in a muffin pan, to make individual servings. 450 degrees for 20 mins and Perfect.
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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2014
This recipe is ok. I did up the milk to 1 cup and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. As for the 3 tablespoons sugar & 2 tablespoons brown sugar - I think that's way too much topping for 12 muffins. I only used about 1/3 of it. I think 1 & 1 would be a better ratio. Next time I will add the extra 2 tablespoons sugar to the batter. After eating these I also agree with some of the other people, there is "something" missing from these muffins. I can't quite put my finger on it but I'm thinking a mashed up banana in the batter would be good. It would provide some extra sweetness. And as for the dryness, it wasn't as bad as others have suggested, but next time I will use yogurt instead of oil. That usually helps a lot. All in all, good. But would be better with a few changes next time. (Oh and, 19 minutes was perfect.)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
This is a delicious and easy recipe! I left out the chili beans, beer, and tomato sauce because I didn't have any, I added a cup of chicken broth. I also used frozen chicken breasts. I was worried there wouldn't be enough broth but it turned out perfect. Both my husband and I weren't sure if it was soup or chili, but it was hearty and spicy...perfect for a cold winter day. I loved the Bill Echols taco spice blend, hot and simple to make. I served this with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and crackers. I will definitely make again!
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Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfast Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
I made this over the weekend and will definitely make again. I had a hard time making a round pizza so I made a square (only make one pizza). I omitted the potatoes because I didn't have any and omitted the Parmesan too. It turned out delicious and my husband loved it. The next day I heated the leftovers in the oven and it was a great breakfast again.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2014
Made this tonight and it was delicious! I think this will be my go to chicken soup recipe! Only changes I made was I omitted the veggie broth and celery, but only because I didn't have any and i didn't want to make a trip to the store. I served it with Jos Rosemary Bread from this site and it was a fabulous dinner for this cold, windy and snowy night.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2014
Made this this evening in my bread maker and did it exactly as written. (I noticed in the reviews many just put it in the oven.) It turned out great and my picky husband loved it too. Very soft and flavorful! I put it in my bread maker at the 1 1/2 lb loaf with a medium crust. PERFECT! And I will definitely make again!
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Delicious and easy! Only thing I did differently was omit the sugar, only used garlic powder, and I used 2% milk. I think the key to this recipe is the steak seasoning. I used a very good quality that was made locally in Chicago, I probably used close to a teaspoon. It was so delicious!
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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Reviewed: May 14, 2013
Thought this was the base for a very good sauce. I used tomato sauce instead of tomatoes since all the reviews stated that the chunks were gross. Omitted the sugar and oregano, I think the basil added enough sweetness. I also added 2 small cooked diced chicken breasts and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper although more could have been added. I poured it over rigatoni. Delicious! I know I altered the recipe quite a bit, but it's a good starting point to an even better sauce. I also think a few tablespoons vodka (making a vodka sauce) would be delicious! And use fat free half and half or regular whipping cream, heavy cream has way too much fat.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 8, 2013
I have used this recipe many many times. And it's the BEST. If you're looking for a truly homemade yummy pancake this is the one. Sometime I add a little more milk or add blueberries, but otherwise it's perfect as written. One time I made it and realized I didn't have any eggs so I substituted 1 1/2 mashed bananas. It turned out yummy and the banana added a delicious sweetness. This recipe will be a classic in this house for a very long time. Yum!
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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2013
This was delicious! We love Indian especially Tikka Masala but in Chicago our favorite restaurant is soooo expensive. I think this will be our new go to when we are craving Indian. The only changes I made was that I used 2 tablespoons of butter instead of ghee, light cream instead of whipping cream (to cut the fat content), upped the cayenne to 1 1/2 teaspoons for more of a kick, 1/4 teaspoon sugar (next time I will omit completely), added 3 small cubed potatoes towards the end of simmering (I cooked them in the microwave first). My husband loves Vindaloo, that's where I got the idea for the potatoes and they were delicious in the sauce. I served it over organic brown basamati rice. My husband was impressed I can cook such delicious Indian food! Quick, easy, and I will definitely make again! We are having the leftovers tonight for dinner, I can't wait!
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
Delicious! Very moist, airy and tasty. I was skeptical since most breads require yeast. I did make a few small changes. I omitted the buttermilk and used 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup 2% milk. (Many reviews stated the bread was dry, and I think mine wasn't because of the yogurt.) I also let it sit for about 15 mins before baking to let the ingredients rest (think that's why mine was airy and not too dense). I baked it at 350 for 55 mins. Came out perfect! Next time I might even used less sugar. (I was nicely sweet but would be good less sweet too.)
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2013
I made this as written except substituted boullion for broth and corn for the peas. It was good, my husband said he could eat it everyday. But my only thing is that I think baking it all together is pointless. I think the sauce could just be made on the stove, then biscuits in the oven and then sauce just poured over the biscuits. It would save the step of putting it all in a baking dish and baking it. I hate washing those big casserole dishes.
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread II

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
Very good but came out HUGE. I think it's due to the yeast, next time i will reduce it to just 2 teaspoons. I also soaked the raisins in a teaspoon vanilla extract and a drop of water and i doubled the cinnamon. Its a Very tasty bread. But I was looking for more of a moist dense bread, this is not it.
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Creamed Chicken for Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2013
I made is for my husband who's mother always made chicken and biscuits. He really liked it and said he'd love for me to make it again. I used 2% milk for the cream and boullion instead of broth. It came out very tasty, although I had to add a little extra salt and pepper. I served it over Bisquick biscuits. Will definitely make again.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
Just a side note: I used this recipe as muffins and it made just over 2 dozen. I baked them at 350 for about 27 minutes. Perfect!!!
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Classic Goulash

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2013
Very good goulash! I only changed a few details and I decided to half the recipe. I omitted the salt since others said it was too salty; I used 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce instead of soy sauce; and upped the macaroni to 1 1/2 cups. It came out great and my husband said "Goulash....Good!", which is quite a compliment.
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