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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
Great flavor combo! I did tweak things, based on other reviews and the first batch we did. Ultimately the fave was using butter for the oil, and only one T. of sugar in the pan. I also melted the butter/sugar before adding in the seeds...stirred them enough to make sure they were coated, then put them in the dry sugar mixture. And for that, doubled the pumpkin pie spice as well as the salt. I love savory pumpkin seeds, but this might be the family's new fave!
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Weeknight Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
Loved this! I didn't have strawberry, so used a mango butter we had from Trader Joes, and Dijon instead of regular mustard. Modified the way I cooked them just a bit: seasoned the chops, browned on both sides, then removed and sauteed some minced garlic in the remaining oil, added the chops back in, poured the sauce over top (double the recipe) and simmered for about 30 min. Super tender, and MAN was the sauce great! Ended up removing the chops again at the end and adding a bit of cornstarch/water mix to thicken the sauce. YUM!!!! Will try with other jams/jellies/preserves too...great recipe and the family loved it, thanks!
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Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
Made this with a wonderful sharp white cheddar, and added an additional cup of it than the recipe called for (I like my m&c cheeeesey!). I was out of dijon so added a bit of dry ground mustard and a few shakes of Worcestershire. Took it for a potluck and received lots of love for it! Highly recommend using italian-style breadcrumbs (either that or add a bit of garlic powder/salt to the recipe). I think this is a great base recipe that you can have a lot of fun with. Thanks for sharing!
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Diane's German Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
This is a FABULOUS 'cheater' recipe! I've made several homemade versions over the years (it's hubby's yearly birthday request), and this by far has gotten the best reviews. This last time around I made just a few changes, and it was incredibly moist and got huge raves: used the larger box of pudding, almost doubled the cocoa, subbed 1 1/2 cups of sour cream for the buttermilk and subbed melted butter for the oil. It made for a really thick batter, so just makes sure to spread the batter around the pans evenly (otherwise you'll end up with lopsided cakes!). Also a big fan of making this in a bundt pan and pouring the icing over top. Thanks for sharing, it's definitely a keeper for us!
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German Chocolate Cake Frosting II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2010
Best I've made! Only changes I made was brown sugar instead of white, butter instead of margarine. I'd also recommend using unsweetened flaked coconut, as it's plenty sweet already. YUMMY!
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Danny's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
As other reviewers mentioned, this is not a traditional, creamy mac 'n cheese. Though you could probably make it that way by adding in some cream cheese, etc. Anyway, after reading the other reviews, I added another 4 oz. of cheese (I used 2%, sharp cheddar), the italian style stewed toms, and also threw in a few dashes of garlic salt. YUM! Not gourmet, but cheap, yummy, quick and easy. And definitely family friendly...my 6 year old and 18 mos. old both loved it. Only other tips I would add is make sure to keep and include the juice from the stewed toms (will help with moistness/flavor), and I covered it with foil for the 30 minutes then boosted the heat and took off the foil for an additional five. Turned out wonderfully moist, and just a bit crispy in places on top. Thanks for the easy recipe...definitely a keeper for us! And something fun for the kids to make on their own someday.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2005
This is one terrific sauce. I didn't have fresh parsley on hand so had to use dried (halved the amount), and it still turned out super! I did double (ok, almost triple) the amount of garlic, doubled the onion, and added sweet basil and a bit of sugar. But don't leave out the wine...it's part of what makes this sauce taste so great! And even with the paste, it's still not what I would consider a thick sauce (if you want thicker I would drain the tomatoes). I can't wait to try this on lasagna! And as for kid-friendly...my 2-year-old son ate TWO helpings of this over penne =). Definitely a new staple for us!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2005
You truly need look no further for a chocolate chip cookie recipe! I've tried several over the years, and this is the only one that received several comments of "OMG, I think this is the best cookie I've ever had!" After reading through a bunch of the reviews, I made these modifications: refridgerate overnight, then let come to almost room temperature before baking (this makes a HUGE difference...I'd made my first batch the night before our big Christmas Cookie Baking soiree, and after we tried them the next day realized we needed to make more, and though still good, they weren't the same...soft, but not chewy)); cut the brown sugar to 3/4 c. and the white sugar to 1/4 cup. I also baked these on parchment paper, dropped them by the spoonful for smaller cookies (baking them for 13-15 minutes), and cut down the chips a bit. I also did a batch of half chips and half pistachios...fabulous!!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Elizabeth! Definitely one to keep in the family!
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Fried Spinach

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2004
Great idea! I didn't have the bacon bits on hand, but can't wait to try it with them next time. I used frozen spinach, added a bit of worchestire and balsamic vinegar, and in the egg mixture added some onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper. I also sauteed some minced garlic for a few seconds prior to adding the spinach. Quick and easy, and love the texture!
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