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Cake Mix Cookies IV

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
I have made this recipe several times with my kids because it is so very simple. For the cookie to have flavor, you need to buy a mix with flavor. Chocolate is our favorite but we have also enjoyed lemon, orange, funfetti, and strawberry. If you are using a white or yellow cake mix, those don't have any flavor as a cake and therefore won't have any as a cookie. If I don't have a flavorful mix on hand, I will add lemon juice, or peppermint extract, or some other flavor agent so that the cookie will not be bland. I have also noticed that some of the cheaper mixes don't make as nice of a cookie compared to some of the more expensive mixes, particularly where taste is concerned. Once I make the dough I sometimes roll it into a log and refrigerate for an hour or so. Once the roll is cold it is easy to slice in even 1/4 inch circles for baking. . Sometimes I will roll in sugar, nuts, or coconut for added flavor and texture before baking. You need to watch while baking as these seem to brown quickly at the end and can be easily overcooked.
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Ambrosia Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
My husband loves this salad. It is easy to make and always a hit at potlucks.
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Applesauce Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2005
My husband and 5 yr old son LOVE this barbeque sauce! It is the first bbq sauce I have made or bought they would eat. It is sweet, but that is alright by us. I did reduce the amount of brown sugar by 1/2 cup (but only because I ran out) and used all natural unsweetened applesauce because that is all I buy. After making it, I put it in the frig overnight then added to shredded pork in the crock pot. The smell was wonderful, great smooth texture, and family pleasing taste. Add easy to prepare and this is a winner for me.
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Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
Wonderful! loved by all family members. Took the advice of others and made slight modifications - 1/3 c soy sauce, 1/3 cup lemon juice (from concentrate here), and 1 tbsp curry, extra garlic. Used red curry paste instead of powder. Doubled the marinade and peanut butter. Peanut butter was the kind with honey (accidental purchase) but it gave an extra sweetness. Marinade was thick and rich so I left it on the chicken as I skewered it. Only marinated 30 min, broiled in oven 5min each side, still wonderful. Made extra marinade for veggie dip and kids couldn't eat enough raw carrots, celery, broccoli. Will definately make over and over.
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Country-Style Steak

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
I can't say anything bad! So very easy to assemble and cook. I did make 2x the gravy for potatoes and it was all eaten as well. The meat was fork cutting tender and very flavorful. After the first hour I had to leave home. I turned off the oven and let it sit there until I came back about 1.5 hrs later. Absolutely wonderful! My son asked me to make it again tomorrow!
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Dog Treats II

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2005
I helped my 4 yr old make this for our friends dogs. We rolled it out and cut with cookie cutters. My son loved making it and our friends all asked for the recipe saying their dogs loved the treats!
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Noodles Romanoff

Reviewed: May 14, 2004
I used the 2/3 cup sour cream as mentioned earlier and used fresh garden green onions instead of chives. This was easy, fast, and my family loved it. We ate it as a compliment to a veggie meal that included corn, green beans, and carrots. I will be making it again.
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Easy Fried Eggplant

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Easy recipe. Since the eggplant soaks oil up like crazy I made my second batch with spray oils instead and reapplied with each pan full. The flavor was just as good and the eggplant was not as oily. My family preferred it with italian seasoning in the bread crumbs rather than with plain ones.
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Baked Pork Chops II

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
Even my son who hates pork chops loves this recipe! Tender, saucy, easy - and cooked just like it was written.
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German Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
I prepared this in small batches to keep the potatos from turning brown before cooking. Wonderful taste but time consumming if you are like me and don't own a food processor.
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Garlicky Beet Delight

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
I liked them ok (although not a beet lover) but my family didn't like them at all. My husband found them too oily. So I made them a second time with less oil and then they were too garlicky.
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Grandma's Cherry Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
Easiest salad I have ever made! It is always a hit at potluck dinners as well. I now keep the ingredients on hand for a fast dessert. Sometimes I will use one larger can of cherry pie filling (or one with more cherries) with 2 cans of fruit cocktail.
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Red Cabbage Salad II

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
I made it as written the first time and the vinegar was just way too much for my family. The vinegar seemed to get stronger as each day passed - and I love red wine vinegar, just not here. The next time I made it I cut back the vinegar a great deal, and made other adjustments as suggested by others reducing the oil as well and adding carrots. Lovely colors but the family still gives it a thumbs down.
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Dr. Pepper Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Very easy to make but it is very sweet and rich. My 10yo son made this and entered it into our county fair. He won first place so we think it is a winning recipe. Next time we will either use less sugar or leave out the marshmallows.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Very easy to make in a short amount of time which is a bonus for this busy mom of a toddler. The first time I made it just as the recipe said and it was wonderful. The second time I added Italian seasoning and garlic powder and it was a huge hit with the rest of the family. We found it so much more filling than store bought doughs. Even reheated the next day the dough was tender and tasty. We will definately be using this recipe on a regular basis.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
Fair winner! My 9yo son made these as written and entered them in the county fair. He won best chocolate chip cookie, and was a finalist for best of show out of all children's cooking entries received. We lvoed eating the left overs later. Plus, since he only had to enter 6 cookies per recipe, we froze half of the dough. It thawed and cooked just fine weeks later.
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Extra Easy Hummus

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2005
Wonderfully easy! Even my 5 yr old could help. I made this with 2 tsp cumin (we like the flavor), doubled the garlic, and added paprika and lemon juice as suggested by others. I liked it blander as written but my family liked it spicier. Wonderful flavor either way depending on your tates. I do recommend you taste it after mixing it as listed to see what you would like. Also, Add bean liquids carefully. One can I used had so many beans that it took all of the remaining liquid to get the consistency I wanted. The next can of the same brand had fewer beans I guess. I added all the liquid at once and the consistency was much thinner. Even better the next day after being refrigerated.
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Franks and Corn Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
Not exactly what I crave but good nonetheless. We will make this more often as it was cheap and a crowd pleaser. I cut the hot dogs into coins, added onion powder and garlic powder to taste, and a couple tablespoons of molasses for a deeper taste. Minced onions would have added flavor and texture as well but of course I was out.
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Whole Egg Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
Absolutely wonderful! I ran out of store bought mayo and didn't have the time or money to purchase more. Following this recipe I made a substitution so great that we will probably never buy more form the store again. I used a blender and slowly added oil until it stopped blending it in. It was about 1 1/4 cups oil used. The mayo was thick, rich, creamy, and wonderful tasting. I look forward to adding other flavors in as suggested by others
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Corn Dog Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
Easy enough but not well liked by the family.
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