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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
This recipe is awesome! I seasoned the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (no flour) before browning. I used "better than bouillon" instead of granules. I let it simmer two hours before I added the potatoes. Waited another 30 minutes before adding the carrots and celery; I like them crispier, not soft. I doubled the cornstarch but it was still brothy like soup, which is just fine with me. My almost vegetarian daughter had a bowl of broth, carrots and celery and loved it. The real test will be my hubby; he does not like soups or stews as a rule. (He will be trying it tomorrow for lunch.) This is now in my rotation of comfort food. Perfect for these 15 degree days.UPDATE: finally figured out how to thicken the stew. mixed together 2 to 1 ratio of cornstarch to water and added when the stew was finished. Stew thickened up in less than 5 minutes.
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Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
My husband devours this every time I make it.
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
This is amazing lemonade. My kids ask for this year round!
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Italian Dressing Mix

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
This is way better than any store bought mix. I use white wine vinegar and either olive or canola oil. I've tried it with balsamic vinegar, but it wasn't as good.
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Fast Chicken Soup Base

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
Simple and delicious. I let the broth/bones simmer 90 minutes.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
I was very skeptical of this dish because there so few ingredients. I followed directions to the letter and I have to admit it was the best chicken I have had in a long time. I use better than buoillon chicken to make some broth and use it with the pan juices to make a gravy. super yummy.
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2012
This is the best stroganoff recipe I have ever made. I followed other reviewers' advice and marinated the meat in red wine 2 hours before cooking. I browned the meat in a butter/olive oil mixture and removed the meat from the pan. I cooked the onions with some fresh garlic, then added the flour to coat the mixture. I blended in beef broth and the sauce was very thick. I added a touch extra of beef broth instead of wine. I added the meat back in and simmered for a little bit. I used sirloin steak this time. Next time, I will simmer for awhile longer to make the meat more tender.
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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
This makes a lot of yummy soup. I like my soup thick so I add 2x the potatoe and mash some up. I also add corn at the very end. I omit the pepper sauce; just a personal perference. I also use better than buiollon. I bake my potatoes in the oven, which gives them a better flavor although it's a time hog. Definitely a good comfort food.
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Cut-Out Cookies in a Flower Pot

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Easy and delicious. Made half the recipe and still had tons of cookies. The dough was very easy to work and the cookies held their shape. To make rolling out easier, I found it best to let the dough rest overnight in the fridge and then roll out a bit at a time.
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Caprese on a Stick

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
I love caprese salad, and love how handy this is for parties. I slice the grape tomatoes in half, ditto for small balls of mozarella, then add olive oil, s&p, torn basil (the pieces stick to the tomatoe and mozarella) and balsamic viniegar. I can't do caprese without any vinegar! I thread regular toothpicks with the tomato and mozarella. At parties, there is never any left!!
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
This is soooo good! Now I have to go out and buy a crockpot; I borrowed my neighbor's to make this both times. I followed other reviews and used a 3 lb roast along with low sodium beef broth. The roast fell apart beautifully at 4 hours in the crockpot. The first time I made it I used sweet baby rays, and it was good. However, we are partial to nc bbq (vinegar based sauce) and sweet baby rays just didn't fit the bill. The second time I used bone suckin sauce, and it turned out fantastic. I will be making this often.
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Berry Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
My daughter has been after me to make a smoothie without yogurt. I made this recipe with a berry medley and my daughter loves it!!! She is a very picky 7 yr old and I'm thrilled to have something new in her rotation.
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Green Beans with Almonds and Caramelized Shallots

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
I love this dish. The carmelized shallots are sweet and blend well with the beans.
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Turkey Pot Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
My husband gives this a 5, I give it a 4. Easy and yummy recipe. I prefer a saucier pot pie, hence my four stars. My husband, who doesn't like pot pie, gobbled it up and wants me to make it again. For the first time in my life, I used a premade pie crust. Never again. The flavor and flakiness of a real pie crust outshines the fake one and will add dimension to the recipe.
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Pumpkin Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2005
Excellent recipe and easy to make. Best made the day before and well chilled.
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
Awesome!! Scaled the recipe down, using only 2 potatoes, but still made plenty. You really need a large pan for this so you can spread the poatoes out so they cook evenly. Cooked in about 40 minutes. Used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar. Used another reviewer's suggestion and stirred the sugar into the melted butter before I added the potatoes; resulted in a great sauce. And don't forget the vanilla; it makes the dish pop.
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Grandpa Hubbard's Oatmeal

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2004
Something my daughter will eat!! I used milk instead of creamer as well.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2004
My husband is a ziti snob and LOVED this recipe. Even my 1 yr old devoured it. Will make again!
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Chicken Scampi II

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2004
Fast, easy and delicious. The first time I used frozen chicken tenderloins; no need to defrost! The second time I used shrimp - will be good recipe for company.
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2004
Excellent side dish. My whole family loved them. Didn't have nutmeg so used allspice instead. If you like soft potatoes like us, slice thin.
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