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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2013
Made these following the recipe exactly but these did not go over well with my family. Reheating the mashed potatoes in the slow cooker was a great idea but the recipe itself really did nothing for us. For my tastes it was too rich but at the same time very bland. Will use the slow cooker technique in the future but will stick with my own basic mashed potatoes.
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Slow Cooker Pernil Pork

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
I've made this several times already, following the recipe almost exactly (substituted regular chili powder for ground ancho chile pepper) and everyone loves it! I slice the pork into chops and shred after cooking. I usually serve this with mashed or roasted potatoes and a green vegetable. Highly recommend!
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Ellen's Lemon Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2012
Excellent bread with strong lemon flavor! I used 1 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup white sugar and fresh lemon juice instead of extract. Loved the sugar finish on the loaves. Next time will substitute most/all oil with applesauce to lighten it up a bit. My kids loved it - definitely a keeper!
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Coconut Pecan Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
I just made a half batch of these to try them out - YUM! Perfectly soft, sweet squares with a bit of crunchy pecan. Will definitely make these again!
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Coconut Cake IV

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
I found this cake to be pretty tasty but I had the same problem some others noted in that the cake did not rise. I think my baking powder was pretty old so that may have been the problem. The cake was very dense but good anyway. I made the same changes suggested by others - reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup, used only 4 eggs and put the coconut in the food processor before adding to the batter. I also substituted coconut oil for the butter, which helped boost the flavor. Will probably try it again - with a new can of baking powder this time!
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Thai Chicken Cabbage Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
Really loved this soup! Made as described except I left out the noodles altogether (may add them later). The soup seemed pretty bland and I was surprised that no spices were called for but once the chile sauce was in (I used a green thai chile paste that was in the fridge) all the flavors came together and the result was wonderful! I used savoy cabbage - my favorite at the moment. The real test will be when I try it out on the kids, but I loved it and will make more just for me if they won't eat it!
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Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
This recipe really performed as stated - not too sweet and held up well, even 2 days later! I used this for the "sea" on my kids' pirate cake and only wished I'd added cocoa and used it for the chocolate "ship" too! Will experiment with a chocolate version next time and also plan to try it with extra cream cheese for a sturdier, less sweet cream cheese frosting for carrot cake. Excellent frosting - definitely a keeper!
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Spinach Dip I

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2009
Made this a few weeks ago when I needed a last-minute appetizer - it was great! I used cream cheese instead of sour cream and onion soup mix instead of vegetable based on what I had available and it turned out really nice. I served it with a variety of crackers and veggies. Thanks!
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Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies and Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
I made this recipe for a "girls day" my 7 year old had. I made a batch and a half and there was plenty of dough for the 6 kids to roll out. I added 2 medium eggs to the batter, as noted by other reviewers. The dough was tasty and easy to work with and the cookies have stayed nice and soft. I skipped the frosting (too many hands in the kitchen this time around) so no comment on that. I made the dough a day in advance, rolled it out on 5 sheets and left it in the freezer till we were ready to use it - worked great!
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Easy Bake Fish

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
This was definitely easy to make but I wasn't too keen on the flavor. I'm not sure what about it is causing all the rave reviews. As per other reviewers I marinated the fish in the sauce for an hour before cooking. I baked mine (trout) at 400 for about 15-20 minutes (was cooking french fries at the same time so needed a hotter oven) and it came out flaky and moist, but the flavor just didn't do anything for me.
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Apple Breakfast Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
This bread got rave reviews from all my kids! It's been hard to get them to eat their breakfast and now that school's in session we've got a morning time crunch so I wanted to find something they would be happy to eat - this recipe fills the bill! Like other reviewers I grated rather than chopped my apples and used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar, then I upped the spices, adding nutmeg and ginger to the mix as well. I also used 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and may use a full cup next time. This is definitely a keeper!
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Sausage Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
This was just what I was looking for as far as a "clean out the fridge" recipe and everyone liked it. I made it the first time in the oven as per the recipe and it was fine, but some of the rice on top ended up uncooked and crispy as noted in another rewiew (couldn't stir it as it cooked as I was out at swim lessons with the kids). The second time I did the "stovetop" version and it came out just fine. Overall a great mix of flavors and very easy to make.
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Sea Bass Cuban Style

Reviewed: May 7, 2008
We all enjoyed this recipe. I used trout and canned tomatoes because that's what I had on hand, skipped the capers (don't like them) but otherwise held to the recipe. It was really nice and the kids loved the olives.
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Totally Groovy Chocolate Fondue

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2008
I was looking for a chocolate fondue recipe for a kids sleepover party and this was just great. Easy to make, great flavor and all the kids had fun dipping. I halved the recipe and still had a cup left over - it's rich!
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Eggplant, Zucchini and Sweet Red Pepper Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
This dish had nice flavor and was very easy to make. As per other reviewers I sauteed my onions and garlic first, then added the eggplant. After adding the other ingredients I discovered I only had organic rice in the house, which extended the cooking time a bit but otherwise worked just fine. I think I skipped the Marsala (feeding to kids) but we certainly didn't miss it. Thanks for a keeper!
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Chalau

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
I'm giving this only 4 stars because I used the recipe only as a base, adding variations suggested by other reviewers. I used leftover grilled lamb kebabs from Easter, which were already well spiced with cumin and coriander. To that base I added canned tomato and chickpeas, as suggested by others, plus the rest of the recipe ingredients. It made a great stew that was wonderful over the basmati rice and was not too spicy for the kids (I added harisa to mine to pump up the heat!). Thanks for a good recipe and thanks to the other reviewers for making it great!
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White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
This was okay and I will make it again but I think it needs some tweaking to make it really good. Next time, I will use a straight bechamel, using all milk and no chicken broth. I will probably use just parmesan cheese and skip the mozzarella, too. I think part of the reason I found this recipe so bland was that there was no nutmeg in the white sauce - for me nutmeg is a must, both for the bechamel AND for the spinach! Besides all the issues I had with the sauce, I made a couple changes to the "structure" of the lasagna - first putting sauce in the pan, then noodles, chicken with sauce, noodles, spinach with ricotta (I substituted cottage cheese), noodles, then the chicken mixture again, noodles, then the spinach mixture again, more noodles, finishing with plain sauce topped with more parmesan cheese. I used no-boil soft lasagna noodles throughout. I like to make lasagna on "swim lesson night" because I can make it ahead and have it bake and set before we get home, and my daughter doesn't like tomato-based lasagna so I will definitely make chicken and spinach lasagna again, but next time I'll do it "my way"...
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Bobbie's Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
Really a great cookie! I substituted butterscotch chips for chocolate (not a chocolate fan) but otherwise followed the recipe and they turned out great. I will definitely make these again, perhaps eliminating the chips altogether and increasing the pecans...
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Zucchini and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
This recipe is so simple and soooo good! Hard to believe you can get such a lovely flavor from so few ingredients. I've made this several times now and really enjoy it - the kids, too! I cut the veggies a bit smaller and spread them out to roast in a jelly roll pan, stirring occasionally - you can reduce the cooking time to 30-40 minutes with smaller pieces. I've served this dish with fish, meat, chicken, whatever - it can't miss!
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Coconut Poke Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
I didn't have coconut cream so I used one can ffsc milk plus one small can of coconut milk. It was really wonderful although I did have a couple "dry spots" in the cake. Next time I will use more coconut milk and be more careful poking my holes! I added coconut extract to the cake mix and some flake coconut on top of the whipped cream as well for a super coconut flavor. Everyone enjoyed this - thanks!
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