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Easy Baklava

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2007
This is delicious!!! I made a couple of changes, I increased honey to 3/4 cup and added 1/8 teaspoon cloves. Next time I will use 8 layers of dough before adding the first layer of nuts, with only 2 layers of phyllo the bottom is very mushy. Mine was done in 43 minutes. thanks for your recipe!
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Reviewed: May 19, 2007
I made these cookies using splenda and I am just thrilled with the results! They held together well and tasted great. They were a little dry but that is probably because of using splenda instead of sugar. But that's ok, when it comes to sugar free and low carb foods, you can't expect perfection. I figured this out to be approximately 2.5 carbs per cookie and if you use all natural peanut butter it has 0 sugar content! I used a cheap off brand peanut butter and they had a perfect shape! So this is a great low carb cookie as well as perfect for the diabetic! THANK YOU!!! God bless you for sharing this, I know that my Pastor will be thrilled when he gets these sugar free cookies (he's diabetic).
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Chocolate Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
I took a shortcut and used two 9 inch ready made crusts and the filling was enough to fill both crusts to the very top. I added 1/4 cup coffee liquor and topped with a chocolate cream sauce. This is really good, but I won't serve this after a large meal like Thanksgiving dinner again, people just aren't in the mood for a rich heavy dessert like this after eating themselves sick. Even though it was delicious, I ended up throwing half of it out.
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Spicy Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2004
I made this recipe exactly as directed and thought it was just "okay". So I added about a cup and a half of cubed velveeta with a little milk, melted it in the microwave and added it along with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and about 1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper flakes. It was great and I will continue to make it this way, it was delicious.
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Sweet Maple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2005
I gave this 5 stars because it had a very nice flavor but it was a big mess, the oatmeal wouldn't stay on during cooking, there was more in the skillet than on the chops. Next time I am going to try putting the oatmeal in the blender first to make a powder out of it, then dip the chops in it. Also, I see no need to use a whole quart of oil, next time I will use a small amount in the skillet, I think that the oats will stick to the chops better that way. I don't see why all that cream is necessary, seems like you would only need a cup to dip the chops in. But it does have a nice flavor and is worth trying again, and hopefully I'll get better results
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Funnel Cakes

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2009
One of the reviewers of this recipe was really mean, if you don't like a recipe just say so, you don't have to insult the submitter. I added 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla to the batter. Tastes exactly like the Fair funnel cakes, which means, this recipe does exactly what it's supposed to. Thanks for sharing!!
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Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2006
I really blew my diet with this one! You can't eat just one, they are addictive. These are so quick and easy to make but I strongly suggest you buy a quality brand of butterscotch chips to avoid problems with melting. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I really enjoyed these!
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Salmon Patties III

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2006
This is my favorite salmon patty recipe. Sometimes if I'm in a hurry, I will skip the potato and just throw in some dry instant mashed potato flakes. thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Caramel Pecan Delight

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
I made this in a 10" springform pan for a prettier presentation. But because a 10" pan is smaller, I reduced the amount of crust by 25%, I didn't want to have an inch thick crust, but I kept the amount of filling the same. When I first made the filling, I tasted it and I didn't really like it and I was worried. But the taste all comes together in the end, the crust, the filling, the sauce and pecans all come together beautifully. Everyone at our church dinner loved it, and I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing you recipe : )
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Poor Man's Hamburger Steaks

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
I thought this was really good! My changes were, omitting the milk (I forgot it, and I'm not sure how it helps the dish anyway) and to the mushroom soup I added worchestershire, a teaspoon of onion powder, beef bouillion and a few pepper flakes. It was very flavorful and I think I liked it better than some of the salisbury steak recipes from this site. Thanks!
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Stewed Tomatoes (Gobbledygook)

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
I wanted to see if stewed tomatoes are still as discusting as when my mother would force me to eat them as a child. To my surprise, I enjoyed this dish! my mother always used white bread, but I only had 12 grain bread on hand. I halved this recipe, and used only 1 tablespoon sugar. I really liked the 12 grain bread in this, I think I will always use it to make it a tad healthier. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Apple Butter Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2007
I used an 8" pie plate and I'm glad I did, otherwise it would have made a thin pie. I've made several of these and I think that the main concern with this pie is cooking time. If you slightly over cook it, the texture is more dense, like a pumpkin pie, but if you pull it out of the oven at just the right moment, the texture is more of a custard. The flavor is BY FAR BETTER when it has a custard like consistency. Makes a HUGE difference. I'd never had an apple butter pie before and was surprized this tasted this good. I used 3/4 cup of homemade apple butter and I accidently dumped a LOT of cinnamon on the top and as it turns out, I'm glad that accident happened because it gave the pie a "pretty" look and it tasted divine. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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Spicy South of the Border Spinach Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
I have made this dip exactly as directed and it's a little bland but still very good. I now skip the can of green chili's but use Rotel and add garlic, chili powder, cumin and a jalepeno if I have one. I have used mont. jack and have used cheddar. I think I like it with cheddar better. I cut the spinach in half and it is plenty. I love this dip, I make it more than any other and it always gets gobbled up!
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Easy Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2008
With the following changes, I was able to make this in 10 min. flat, which is a good thing, otherwise I would have been late for church! I used a store bought crust, 12 oz's of cream cheese, and a full 8 oz container of cool whip instead of taking the time to whip the cream. I used splenda instead of sugar and I only used 2/3 cup since the cool whip is already sweetened. It was such a nice refreshing dessert to have right after church! And no one guessed it was reduced calorie dessert!
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Authentic Cincinnati Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
I'm from the Cincinnati area and this is dead-on! The only changes I made was instead of allspice berries, used 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice, and instead of whole cloves, used 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves, and used 2 teaspoons of garlic powder instead of the garlic cloves. Loved it, we had it over spaghetti noodles with finely shredded cheddar cheese. Yum, this is going to be a regular menu item. Thanks for sharing
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Pineapple Pie III

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
This pie was quick, easy, and inexpensive to make. Didn't change a thing. I used an 8" pie plate, I just don't see how this amount of filling is enough for a 9" pie. Even with using an 8", it wasn't overly full. Also, had to reduce oven temp. to 400, it browned very quickly, and it was done to perfection in 31 minutes. It was really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe : )
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Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2006
We really enjoyed this. It does need seasoned, I added cayenne pepper and cajun seasonings. Yummy!
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One-Pan Taco Dinner

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
I rated it 5 stars because I hate when someone changes a recipe and then gives it a low rating. I changed this recipe, so the 5 star rating is because it is a good "starting" point, and this recipe can be changed to taste. I added two packs of taco seasoning, I doubled the cheese and added it after I cooked the beef and rice. I also added a full can of corn, a 16 oz can of refried beans and a 16 oz can of diced tomatoes. It tastes just like Taco Bell's Southwest bowl, and you could also make this using shredded chicken breast. My husband had this mixture rolled up inside a burrito shell, and I topped mine with lettuce, sour cream and more cheddar. It made a TON, and I will freeze the leftovers so we can have quick burritos in a few weeks. We really enjoyed this. : )
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Hearty Meatball Soup II

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
I didn't change anything and thought this recipe was OK. I think next time, I will add less vege's but throw in some celery and add V8 to the broth for flavor. It is very thick, more like a stew.
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2005
This is pretty good but I like the "Southern Comfort" brand eggnog much better.
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