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Pop's Dill Pickles

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2014
Oh, my WORD, these are so good!! I used fresh dill heads from my garden and a clove of garlic per pint, 2 cloves per quart. I put up 7 quarts and 12 pints of spears, and I'm still not sure I made enough, lol!
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2013
OK, so I made this last-minute - didn't let the ingredients come entirely up to room temp, and probably overbeat because of it. The top cracked a little bit. But who cares? This cheesecake is the BOMB. And it is super-easy, too. The hardest thing about this (well two things) is remembering to take all the ingredients out of the fridge long enough to make it to room temperature, and not opening the oven while it's cooling. Seriously, I turned on the oven light and peeked through the glass at one hour, and it looked slumped in the middle. I kept the faith and turned off the oven. When I looked through the glass at three hours, the cake had risen over the pan. When I opened up the oven and pulled it out after eight hours, it was PERFECT. Oh, and don't forget the water bath - I couldn't find my 12X18 cake pan, so I used a very large skillet, heated some water in my teapot, and poured it about halfway up the side of the pan (wrapped in foil, of course). I also added a little bit of lemon and orange zest to the batter, and it tastes SO GOOD. This will be my new go-to cheesecake recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
Yummo! Used a white/wild rice blend, 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup flour (I had eight cups of chicken broth), used some white wine in place of sherry, no dry mustard, added a bit of thyme and poultry seasoning - basically made the soup with what I had on hand. This is DEFINITELY a keeper - very delicious! Thank you for sharing!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
Delicious! And for pennies on the dollar, I will never purchase a packet of taco seasoning again! One reviewer commented that the mix is very spicy as is, and he/she is correct. I think next time I would reduce the red pepper flakes. I think next time I am going to try making two pounds of taco meat, using 6 tablespoons of taco seasoning (reduce the red pepper flakes), and throw in a can of Ro-Tel with green chiles, blended, in place of some of the water. I don't mind the chunks of tomatoes, but the DH probably would. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's a keeper!
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Easy Corn and Crab Chowder

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
Very tasty, perfect for a cold night! I did thin it down with some half-and-half, but it's still plenty thick and creamy. I had to adjust the seasonings quite a bit, but that's just my personal taste. Thanks very much for sharing!
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Crispy Fish Fillets

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2012
These were delicious! The only thing I changed up a bit was to dip the fillets in flavored mashed potato flakes first (Idahoan four-cheese blend, in a small package), then the egg, then the big potato flakes. I could have eaten it all myself. Thanks for sharing!
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
This is my go-to slaw recipe - it tastes so much better than anything store-bought! I think next time I make it, I am going to try some of the reviewers' suggestions - salt the cabbage and carrots to let some of the water out, and keeping the dressing and slaw mix separate and mixing only as much as needed at a time. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
Oh, my goodness, these are THE BOMB. Followed one suggestion and used 3/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar, used semi-sweet mini-chips and two large bananas because that's all I had on hand, and they still turned out fantastic - and very much DH approved. He asked me to make them again soon so that he can take them to work for his co-workers, and I don't remember him ever asking me that. Thanks for sharing!
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2011
Love these! For some extra flavor, gently heat the half and half with a garlic clove or two before mixing with the potatoes. I have also used part buttermilk and half and half. These also freeze quite well - they are watery once thawed, but the moisture is absorbed well and they fluff right back up when heated. Thanks!
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Creamy Italian Chicken and Orzo Skillet

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
I fixed this for my parents. My dad was extremely skeptical at first. His reaction? First bite: "mmmm, mmMMMM, MMMMM, wow! Oh, my GOD, that's fantastic!" LOL! Guess that means it's a keeper for sure. I sauteed the zucchini separately with a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper for some extra flavor, and just for one-two minutes so they were still firm. Cut up the tomato while the chicken was cooking, added some fresh broccoli that I'd micro-steamed just until crisp-tender, then threw everything together in one skillet after the chicken was done. Seriously, this took less than 10 minutes to make and the flavor was fabulous! I'll definitely make it again, but maybe try some different veggies, which you can definitely do with this recipe. Very versatile and very delish!
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
Wow, VERY yummy! I used Hellman's Light Mayo and reduced-fat sour cream, but otherwise I made it as the recipe instructed. I used it to make twice-baked broccoli cheese potatoes - I had two leftover baked potatoes, so I scooped them out, used half the ranch recipe to mix with the potato, steamed some broccoli, threw in some fat-free cheese and mixed it all, then stuffed the shells and sprinkled a bit more cheese on top. Baked them at 400 for about 20 minutes, and they were REALLY tasty. I've been craving broccoli baked potatoes, and the addition of the ranch dressing was perfect. Can't wait to make it again with some of the suggestions, especially subbing in some buttermilk. Thanks for sharing!
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Lemon Lush

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
I remember my grandmother making this when I was a child. It was a favorite among everyone in the family and all of the church suppers she took it to. The ingredients are just slightly different (powdered sugar in place of white sugar, sprinkle with chopped pecans), but the taste is the same. You can also make this using chocolate pudding - sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate shavings to finish. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful childhood memories!
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German Sweet Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
Oh, my - this is the REAL DEAL. Fairly easy, and absolutely delicious. For some reason, the cake tastes even better after sitting for a few days - if it lasts that long at your house. I don't know why. Maybe the flavors had a chance to blend and mellow out. Whatever the reason, I will DEFINITELY be making this again. Thanks for sharing!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
Wow, yum! So easy, and so good! We use regular breakfast sausage - don't care for the maple flavor - and we usually have enough left over for another meal. I've used skim milk and half and half, and it never fails. Thanks, Bill, for sharing!
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Pecan Sandies

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
I LOVE pecan sandies, and these are fabulous! For folks who have trouble with the soft dough, I used a small cookie scoop (Pampered Chef, but you could probably find it at a kitchen store) and scooped the dough onto wax-paper lined cookie sheets. I stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes before rolling in sugar. Hope this helps!
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2009
I actually have this recipe from Taste Of Home, and it's a regular at our house. I usually substitute whole wheat flour for the regular flour, and I've used regular milk when I don't have buttermilk. I've thrown in different kinds of fruit, and they always turn out great.
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Cincinnati Chili I

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
I have a recipe that's very similar to this that calls for boiling the ground beef. It's as close to Cincy Chili as you can get without going directly to Skyline. I wanted to suggest that, if you have a stick blender, you can actually blend the chili before adding other ingredients to make a smoother consistency.
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Fugi Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
I've had a recipe very similar to this for several years, and everyone loves it. I usually throw in a can of mandarin oranges and use a small amount of the orange juice in the dressing. I also use sunflower seeds in place of the sesame seeds, which I don't care for all that much.
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Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
Oh, my. One word: DEADLY! It went together really easily and baked up perfectly. My husband, who is a butterscotch fiend, absolutely loved it. It was a bit too sweet for me, as I'm not the butterscotch fan that he is, but I'd probably replace the chips with some sliced apples or pears, or a combination of both, and maybe some cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. YUM! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2008
Wow. Fabulous. Even though I goofed a little - forgot the tomato paste at first, didn't marinate for the entire time - these still came out wonderfully. I'll be making these as my budget permits. Thanks for sharing!
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