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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
This has been my goto recipe for using overripe bananas for over 10 years now. I never actually measure my bananas but find that 3 bananas is a perfect amount. My kids love it, and it freezes wonderfully. Try baking it in muffin tins and freezing the muffins. Warm individually in the microwave for about 30 seconds for a quick breakfast or snack.
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Unstuffed Cabbage Dinner

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2012
YUM! Though I might cut back on the black pepper next time. I decided to double the recipe at the last minute since we have 6 people in our family (totally unnecessary as it makes A LOT!), and used a can of tomato soup concentrate + enough water to make the total volume as a substitute for the can of tomato juice. Will be making this again.
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Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
This is a gorgeous stew!! We have small children, so I omitted the pepper, but my husband and I added sriracha to ours and agreed that it needed the heat.
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
Delicious! I was a bit skeptical because of the low number of ingredients and also because I wasn't sure how easy it would be to "cook" the eggs onto the pasta, but it came out really good and was quite a bit easier than I had imagined. I used turkey bacon because it was what I had on hand, but I can't wait to try it again with the real stuff :)
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Brandied Orange and Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
This is really good! Just be absolutely sure you don't use the pith! (the white part). I did use about half the amount of zest as others recommended, and I also added a stick of cinnamon to step two and removed it at the end. Oh, and DON'T THROW AWAY THE ORANGE WATER that you worked so hard to make!! Substitute it for water in whatever recipe might taste better with a hint of orange, or add an equal amount of sugar to it, heat to dissolve and you have a wonderful orange simple syrup. You can use it to make recipes, or even mix with your leftover brandy to make some really good cocktails (I added mine to our batch of sangria we make every year and it came out extra delicious :)
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Shieldzini

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This was really good, went well with the asian lettuce wraps I served. The soy and sesame were nice additions. I used sesame oil instead of the vegetable oil and won't use quite so much next time, the sesame flavor was a bit strong. So either half and half or leave the sesame oil out all together.
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Creamy Buttered Cucumbers

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
Like others, I was a bit hesitant about this recipe. But it was delicious! A nice change from the typical vinegar/cucumber salads. Will definitely be making this again.
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Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
YUM! Like many other reviewers, I did not have maple sugar. So, to compensate, I use all white sugar with a tiny bit of maple syrup mixed in. If you add a small enough amount (about 1 tsp to a full cup of sugar) and mix it thoroughly, you can end up with a crumbly sugar mixture that has the maple taste, but is still powdery enough to roll the cookies into.
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BBQ Chicken Calzones

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
Quick and simple. It was a great way to use up leftover poultry. We didn't add any fresh cilantro since we didn't have any on hand, and it wasn't missed.
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White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
Delicious!! We made this using left over turkey and used fresh spinach that I sauteed instead of the frozen. It came out wonderfully!
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Yam Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
This recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Everyone mentioned that it tasted more like a desert than a side. But it was delicious and the leftovers were just as good. I did microwave them, but just stirred it up so the topping "disappeared" into the dish. The nuts give it a nice crunch that lasts. I think next time though, I might cut out the white sugar or use just standard corn flakes to save on some calories and future dentist bills ;)
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Mama's Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
This is very good, but I agree with other reviewers that it needed a little something. I added a couple tablespoons of sugar and it really rounded it out nicely. I would imagine using sweet pickle relish instead of the dill pickles would have a similar effect.
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
I highly altered this recipe, but it was a great starting point :) Changes I made: - Used homemade Challah instead of french bread - Replaced the milk with half and half and only used 1 1/3 C. - Added about 3/4 C dried sweetened cranberries and the 2/3 C orange juice I reconstituted them in (cooked the lot on the stove for about 10 min). - Left out the nutmeg (didn't have any) and the pecans. Served it with a simple caramel sauce: - 1/2 C each of butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cream - cooked together on the stove for a few minutes until hot and well combined. Next time I plan on reducing the sugar a bit since the challah, sweetened cranberries, and orange juice added plenty on their own.
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Braised Celery

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
I was nervous about this recipe since the ingredients seemed to be lacking flavor, but it came out really well. My husband even liked it, which is amazing since it's green. :) I'd pass on the salt next time though, or substitute stock for the bouillon.
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Farfalle with Ham and Peas

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
Not bad for such a quick and easy recipe. I made a few preparation changes. Instead of adding the ham and peas and milk to the pasta, I heated the milk in a seperate pan then melted the cheese in. Then I stirred in my peas, ham and pasta. The sauce was a bit bland for my tastes so I'll try jazzing it up a bit. Also the pasta was somewhat dry, even with using a 12 oz package instead of a 16. Needs a bit more sauce.
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Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
This was soo good! We made it last night for dinner and I'm polishing off the leftovers now. The sauce came out just a little bit loose at first, but give it a few minutes and it tightens right up. One tip is don't rinse your pasta when you drain it. Rinsing it only rinses away the starch which helps thicken up the sauce, but also adds extra water, which could make it too soupy. Definately something we will make again!
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Cheese Frenchy Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2007
I love this! Like a previous reviewer, I didn't bother to freeze it at all. I also just used my deep fryer instead of the oil in a pan. Quite delicious!
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Key Lime Pie V

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
My father was adamant that TRUE key lime pie had three very distinct qualities, it was made with KEY lime juice, and not just lime juice, it was NOT green colored (sign of food coloring or geletin), and it wasn't smothered in whipped cream. This recipe is exactly how I remember this pie from his kitchen and from our trips to the keys. Delicious!
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Caramel Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2007
Ok, so the icing was the best, tho really rich. I think in the future I will probably make up the caramel icing like the directions say, but instead of just beating it, I'll fold it into some whipped cream of already prepared butter cream frosting to lighten it up. The cake wasn't bad, mine fell, so I'd reduce the amount of powder. In the future though, to avoid the trouble, I think I'd rather use a boxed caramel cake.
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Flan II

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2007
I loved this recipe! My finished product still had some crystalized sugar left in the bottom of my custard cups, but it might be the way I melted my sugar. Next time, I do think I will add a bit of water to the "caramel" and a little vanilla extract to the custard to give it a bit more richness.
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