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Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2009
Excellent! Since the point of making turkey anything is to cut fat and calories I made some changes. Used ground turkey BREAST, eggs, 2% Kraft cheese crumbles, extra skim milk, sauteed onion, garlic clove and celery, fresh bread crumbs, and a packet of low sodium onion soup mix. Eliminated the salt and used some Mrs. Dash and dry parsley. Covered the roasting pan and baked at 375° until the internal temp reached 165°. It was moist and flavorful with a lower calorie and fat count. Thank you for a great recipe! I noticed some people had problems with spillovers in the oven. I used one of those deep speckled enamel roasting pans with a cover, sprayed it with Pam and it was perfect. Easy clean-up with no oven mess.
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Buttermilk Pancakes I

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
Wonderful, fluffy pancakes that you can be proud to serve to guests! I added a splash of vanilla and cooked them in a lightly oiled pan. It took me two attempts with this recipe to not burn them. I found the secret for me is to heat the pan/oil on medium and then turn it down a notch when I pour the in batter. I also turn the cakes when a bit sooner than normal - I don't wait for the entire top to bubble as I do with box mix pancakes. My brother-in-law is huge fan of cast iron cookware and he said pancakes turn out much better in them. I didn't have my unused cast iron pan seasoned yet so I will try that next time and see if there is a difference. Thanks for this great recipe!
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
This is very good but of course, I made it my own. I browned cubed bacon ends and set those aside. I sauteed the carrots, celery and onions along with pressed garlic in a bit of olive oil. 2 cups of potatoes didn't seem like much so I used 4 cups. I used the clam juice from the cans along with the bottle of clam juice and it covered the vegetables nicely. I used 2 cups of half-and-half and 2 cups of 2% milk and it was fine. I also only used 6 tablespoons of butter. Gotta cut calories somewhere! I added the bacon pieces along with the clams at the end. Also used a pinch of cayenne and Old Bay. I forgot the red wine vinegar which I think would add another layer of flavor. As other reviewers mentioned, I also found the taste to be quite "flour-y" and a tad unpleasant. Next time I will try the cornstarch. But my husband and mother loved it so it could be just me.
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BACARDI® Rum Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
This is one of my signature baked goods that everyone in the family requests even when it's not Christmas time. I use Bacardi Select dark rum and add a splash or two of vanilla extract to the batter. For even more rum flavor and potency, sometimes I replace the 1/2 cup cold water with rum. But beware, it packs quite a punch! The men in the family love the all rum version, of course. It is best to make this cake a day ahead to allow the glaze to absorb and make it extra moist. As another reviewer said, don't use a cheap rum as the flavor won't be optimal. Bacardi is the best liquor for this recipe.
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Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I followed recipe exactly except I used dried buttermilk powder and Miracle Whip instead of mayo. This is a really delicious recipe for vegetable dip. I also added milk to thin it down for salad dressing. Excellent recipe!
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Pizza Crust for the Bread Machine II

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2009
This is a fabulous pizza crust. It is very similar to a hand-kneaded recipe I've used in the past but this one is even better. The bread machine makes the crust much lighter and airy, if that makes sense. I added some onion and garlic powder, ground rosemary and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Also, I only had powdered buttermilk on hand and used that instead. It has a slight tang so I eliminated the lemon juice. The dough does come out slightly sticky but it's nothing a gentle dusting of flour won't fix. I bake my pizza in an electric oven at 425° for about 12-14 minutes which is perfect. Nice and brown on the bottom, soft, chewy and delicious. This is the only pizza crust that I will eat the whole piece including the edges. Thank you very much for this excellent recipe - it's a keeper!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2009
Delightful cookies! I used white chocolate chips and added a 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. They came out perfectly puffy and chewy. It's great to join as a supporting All Recipes member because you can customize the recipes. Since the original directions are confusing, I rearranged the ingredients in the correct order - first, cream the butter and sugars with the vanilla. Add eggs and mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture while mixing. The final step is folding in the chips. These are delicious cookies you will be proud to serve!
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Pizza Crust for the Bread Machine II - My Version

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2009
This is a fabulous pizza crust. It is very similar to a hand-kneaded recipe I've used in the past but this one is even better. The bread machine makes the crust much lighter and airy, if that makes sense. I added some onion and garlic powder, ground rosemary and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Also, I only had powdered buttermilk on hand and used that instead. It has a slight tang so I eliminated the lemon juice. The dough does come out slightly sticky but it's nothing a gentle dusting of flour won't fix. I bake my pizza in an electric oven at 425° for about 12-14 minutes which is perfect. Nice and brown on the bottom, soft, chewy and delicious. This is the only pizza crust that I will eat the whole piece including the edges. Thank you very much for this excellent recipe - it's a keeper!
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Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
Excellent frosting - not too sweet. Recipe works as written. I added a teaspoon or two of vanilla. I made sure to soften the butter and Jif Natural peanut butter and creamed them together. I didn't measure the half-n-half, just added a bit at a time until I liked the consistency. It spread beautifully. If you like very generous frosting on your 9 x 13 cake, I would scale this recipe to 1-1/2 times (24 servings).
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Very good recipe. I cut the butter down to 1/4 cup, sauteed the onions along with red pepper and mushrooms. I also added more baby spinach which I sauteed in olive oil and then drained on paper towels. That eliminated the excess moisture. I read one reviewer who said she did not put the salt in. Don't do that since that made it bland (I had to sprinkle garlic salt on top to compensate). I added pepper and Penzey's Arizona Dreaming spice. I used whole milk. Baked it for 35 minutes in a glass dish and it was perfect. After it cooled, I cut it into two-bite pieces for a Halloween party. It was a hit because we have many vegetarians in our circle of friends and family. Next time, I'm going to make it with Swiss and Gruyere - I think it will be fabulous.
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Simple Hamburger Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
Delicious! I made 10 oz. of noodles, used 4 oz. light cream cheese, 4 oz. light sour cream, 1 can of soup and used over 1 cup of milk to thin it down because it was pretty thick. Sauteed onions with the hamburger and added frozen peas for extra nutrition. This made plenty and son and hubby ate it up!
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
Really delicious Indian dish. Here are the small changes I made: 1. One pound chicken breast cut into bite size pieces. 2. Added powdered ginger (instead of fresh), fenugreek and cardamon to the spice mix. Used only 1/4 tsp. turmeric due to the strong taste. Sauteed all the spices in the oil together (including garam masala) along with 1 TBS. vindaloo paste. 2. Used only 1/2 teaspoon of salt in entire recipe to reduce sodium. 3. Did not add the 1/2 cup of water. 4. Used 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 cup half-n-half. 5. Did not use cilantro because I didn't have it. 6. Added 3 TBS of honey to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Served this frarant dish with basmati rice and naan. We enjoyed this so much - thanks for the recipe!
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Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
This is really simple yet wonderfully delicious. I doubled the sauce ingredients but quadrupled the orange juice (used Passion Orange Guava). Didn't have a fresh orange so I left out the zest. I've made this twice - once with chicken and once with shrimp. Both were super yummy. This recipe would be great with pork as well. Served over steamed basmati rice and asian vegetable medley - it was better than take-out!
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Garlic Lover's Pizza Crust for the Bread Machine

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
I love this recipe! The crust is so light and tasty especially if I use 1 cup bread flour and 1 cup type "00" flour which seems to give it that airy texture. I definitely reduce the water by a few tablespoons or so to prevent the dough from being sticky. If I have the time, I roast the garlic ahead because I don't like the idea of raw garlic otherwise I leave it out. I also add some garlic and onion powder for extra flavor. I've yet to be disappointed making pizza with this recipe.
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Easy Shake and Bake Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
This is sooooo good! I use 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I also add additional spices such as onion/garlic powder, extra paprika, cayenne and some Penzey's Northwoods seasoning. The family devoured it - thank you for posting this recipe!
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Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice by Marilyn

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
This is really simple yet wonderfully delicious. I doubled the sauce ingredients but quadrupled the orange juice (used Passion Orange Guava). Didn't have a fresh orange so I left out the zest. I've made this twice - once with chicken and once with shrimp. Both were super yummy. This recipe would be great with pork as well. Served over steamed basmati rice and asian vegetable medley - it was better than take-out!
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Buttery Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2012
Stellar recipe. These delicious rolls are soft and tender. Easy to make and they bake beautifully. I used a bit less butter and sugar and they were still wonderful. My family thoroughly enjoyed them with homemade chicken soup.
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Cream Soup Base

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
This is quite thick which is what I wanted for my mini chicken pot pie filling. I made half a recipe which is pretty much equal to one can of cream of "whatever" soup. I kept the ratio of butter to flour equal. I added finely diced celery and onion to the butter. Then I added the flour seasoned with garlic powder and poultry seasoning. After I made the roux, I thinned it out to the consistency I was going for. For those complaining about the thickness, this recipe is exactly what the author intended it to be - a soup base. You can add more milk, seasonings, meat, vegetables or herbs to make it to your liking. It is outstanding!
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
This is one delicious cake! It's moist, rich and flavorful. The only change I made was to add some vanilla. For Valentine's Day, I made half the recipe in an 8 X 8 glass pan because I didn't want too much cake around to destroy my diet. It wasn't a high cake - it only rose to about halfway up. But man, topped with chocolate buttercream frosting, was it to-die-for!
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Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy

Reviewed: May 20, 2007
This is really tasty although I made a few changes. I didn't like the appearance of the creamy gravy so instead of bouillon cubes and milk, I used 3 cups of boiling water to 3 teaspoons of beef soup base. I also added dry mustard and worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture. I do not use canned mushrooms so I sauteed 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms. And I used fresh bread crumbs because I didn't have the crackers on hand. Delicious comfort food!
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