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Kendra's Maid-Rite Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
FABULOUS! I made only one change: apple cider vinegar rather than distilled white vinegar. Midwesterners love this regional specialty, and this is the best-tasting "Maid-Rite" I've ever had! TIP: Make a huge pot of this stuff and freeze it in family-sized portions for a quick, delicious meal and a night off for the cook.
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Curried Hummus

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
FANTASTIC! (My tip @ end) My family loves hummus, and this recipe is the tastiest, easiest ever! I pressure canned garbanzo beans (chick peas) tonight, and had left-over beans, so searched AllRecipes for hummus. Love curry, love hummus, so this was the recipe I chose to try tonight. SO GLAD I did! Here's my tip: If you love pressure canning, make up this recipe and then put the heated hummus in pint or 8-oz. canning jars and pressure-can it. Then you will have inexpensive, DELICIOUS hummus on your pantry shelves whenever you wish. My hubby is always complaining that we have "ingredients" but no "food", but with this on the shelves, I am using my food storage and he can find something ready to eat on the pantry shelves!
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Christmas Morning Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2009
GOOD IDEA, BUT RESCUE THIS RECIPE LIKE SO: The idea for this recipe was almost certainly gleaned from a bed & breakfast cookbook, the idea being that B&B owners are very busy in the morning, so they do as much prep the night before as they can. You can still accomplish the convenience, however, without the awful (think wallpaper paste) texture of crock-pot cooked oatmeal, and still avoid having much to do or clean up in the morning. Here's how: THE NIGHT BEFORE: toss together the following, and store in an airtight bowl in the fridge: sugar, spices, salt, cut up butter, cut up apples, cranberries (I substituted raisins), and nuts (I used slivered almonds). IN THE MORNING: put 2 1/2 cups water and the bowl full of sugar/fruit into a large pot and bring to a boil. Forget all that juice--too sweet! Notice that the total liquids is significantly reduced from the original recipe, because it's not sitting all night in a crock pot, getting "pasty". When it just begins to boil, add 2 cups regular rolled oats and cook 5 minutes. Done! All you had to do in the morning was combine pre-prepared ingredients and cook 5 minutes. You get delicious gourmet oatmeal without the "yucky" texture, and your kitchen is still clean in the morning because you did all the prep and clean-up the night before. One more tip, for those looking for home-made breakfasts without the chaos and mess (and time!) in the mornings: You can make pretty much anything the night before and just bake, cook,
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Pina Colada Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
I wanted to serve bananas with dinner, and was looking for inspiration, so searched this website under "salads" with banana as an ingredient. Found this one, but didn't have the yogurt or the coconut milk on hand. I just sliced the bananas into ramekins, put crushed pineapple with some juice on top, and sprinkled liberally with coconut. DELICIOUS, FAST, and EASY!
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Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2008
Even all the kids loved this!!! I didn't have red onion, so substituted 1/4 cup heirloom white onion. Also used brown sugar rather than white, and one zucchini for one of the cucumbers. Didn't have fresh dill, so sprinkled with dried dill. DELICIOUS only 10 minutes after making! Imagine that if it had lasted a day it would have tasted even better tomorrow. :)
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Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
Delicious! If you read the other reviews that said this didn't "set" then they probably made one or both of these mistakes: The blender you use to make the mayonnaise must be COMPLETELY, UTTERLY DRY. Only make this recipe if you haven't used your blender for at least a day and it's totally air-dried. Also, you must add the oil to the blender at a very, very slow drizzle to get the mayonnaise to set up properly. Do these two things and your mayonnaise will come out perfect every time!
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Fast Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
Yuck! I make all kinds of home-made puddings, and this just doesn't taste "home-made". Even adding raisins and a little fresh ground nutmeg couldn't save it. If you like pudding from the local all-you-can-eat restaurant dessert bar, then you might like the flavor in this very commercial-tasting pudding. Too sweet, too sticky, and not delecate in flavor at all. I'll stick to my more labor-intensive, but much better tasting recipes.
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Whole Egg Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Feb. 29, 2008
TWO SECRETS: To make mayonnaise come out with the right consistency, (and thus creamy taste), you MUST start with a very, very dry blender, and you must pour the oil in excruciatingly slowly. Do these two things, and you will never, ever buy store-bought mayonnaise again! "Miracle Whip", add 1 to 2 Tbsp. sugar. (I don't do this, as I make my own mayonnaise for health reasons, as follows...) HEART HEALTHY VERSION: use extra-virgin olive oil (organic if you can find it), and organic, free-range eggs.
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Pork-n-Beans Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
5 STARS, BUT ONLY WITH THESE ALTERATIONS: The point of bean cake is our health, so I made the following changes. Reduce sugar from 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups. Substute most of the oil for applesauce, (I used 1/4 cup oil and 3/4 cup applesauce). To eliminate even more sugar (and the fat from the pork), I used a 16 oz. jar of home-canned black beans in place of the baked beans with pork. To hide the beans, I substituted 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder for the 1 teaspoon cinnamon. I also have a wheat grinder, so I ground fresh whole wheat flour and substituted it for the white flour. I left out the raisins. With these changes, you can transform this recipe into a DELICIOUS, HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BLACK BEAN CAKE. Yum!
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Puppy Chow

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
CHANGE TIPS: To make the "goo" easier to toss, and for a bit of extra flavor, add 1/4 cup butter. Use a very large pot, (large enough to hold all the cereal in and toss), and melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the chips and peanut butter until melted. (I've made this with combinations of semi-sweet, milk chocolate, and butterscotch chips. Doesn't matter what proportions of which, as it's all delicious!) Stir the cereal into the melted mixture in the pot. Let cool in pot until pot is room temperature. Put pot in fridge for 5-10 minutes to firm the coating. Then put mixture into a 2-gallon ziploc bag that contains the sugar and shake until evenly coated. Store in refrigerator. Delicious! It goes fast, but do not double this recipe as it will be too difficult to stir it all together without spilling and making a mess. Just make two consecutive batches.
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Southwest Chicken Salad II

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
NOTE CHANGES: I wanted to serve this as a cold salad, so I used home-canned chicken and black beans. I also didn't have any greens, so substituted bamboo shoots and water chestnuts for crunch. I also added a packet of taco seasoning mix. This recipe is a great springboard for swapping around ingredients, so don't get too hung up on the quantities or substitutions, and just make it with what you have on hand and save a trip to the grocery store.
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Homemade Cream-Style Soup Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
SUPER HINT: Start an "un-shopping" list and add to it all the things you used to buy but that you've found ways to make yourself so you never buy them again. You can make this mix and add to your un-shopping list "canned cream soups". Thanks for submitting this recipe! I had run out of my co-op powdered cream soup mix, and wanted to come up with my own recipe. Decided to check AllRecipes first and found this mix. I wouldn't have thought to add the potato flakes, so thanks for that! Didn't have dried vegetable flakes or chicken boullion granules, so I just used what I had: Seitenbacher brand instant, all natural vegetable broth mix. Tasted just fine! So don't worry if you need to make substitutions...cream soup is cream soup. Just go for it!
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Bran Muffins I

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
BEST TIP: Put muffins under a glass cake saver on your kitchen counter. Family will see the "pretty muffins" and choose a visible, easy-to-grab, healthy snack over other junk foods. Also freeze well, so bake all, freeze extras, and put note on freezer door to remind family to microwave a muffin. Yum! I can't leave any recipe alone, so made the following changes: For a healthier version, skip the raisin bran (too much sugar) and just use all bran flakes. Substituted fresh-ground whole wheat flour for the white flour. (Can substitute up to 1/3 other flours, such as oat, soy, etc., for the wheat flour. Can also substitute a cup of slow-cook oats for the flour as well.) Substitute molasses for up to 1/3 of the sugar, and also just plain reduce sugar by 1/3, (They're still plenty sweet). Substitute applesauce or pureed beans for the shortening. Substitute 1/3 of the baking soda for baking powder. Reduce salt. VARIATIONS: Spices to add: pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Fruits & vegetables to add: apples, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, raisins, craisins, grated carrots or zucchini. Other fun add-ins: jelly in the middle, chocolate chips, nuts.
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
Absolutely delicious! I made this great grilled cheese sandwich with fresh, home-made whole wheat bread that I had just finished baking, which adds a lot of flavor and a nutritional boost. I did grill it with a thin spreading of butter rather than spraying the pan with cooking spray, however. Will definitely keep this recipe and make often for a quick supper when we're looking for something "different" and will try it on our company when they bring their little ones. Thanks!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2007
This recipe is absolutely fabulous-tasting! It bakes up very tall and light. I did make several slight alterations, as follows: The recipe says to combine sugar and corn starch in a saucepan, then to add fruit, bring to boil, and boil 2 minutes. Well, there is no juice in freshly-sliced rhubarb and strawberries, so I added 1/2 cup water to melt the sugar mixture, then cooked that. I also used freshly ground whole white wheat flour, to add a nutritional and taste boost. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again!
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Bry's Chocolate Lamb Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
This is a FABULOUS spice mix! I've made this recipe a half dozen times, so finally made up a pint jar with the spices (multiplied the spices by 10, combined, and stored in labeled mason jar). I rewrote this recipe to be called "Any Meat, Lotsa Beans, Chocolate Chili" and have been handing it out with ziploc baggies of spices all over town, to rave reviews! I throw in whatever meat, beans, and veggies I please, and the chili comes out delicious every time. BEST THING ABOUT THIS RECIPE is that you can use left-over, cooked meat, canned beans, and just throw the spices in there and the whole thing is delicious IN ONLY 15 MINUTES! I also use whatever tomato product I have on hand, and must add some sort of corn, either fresh, frozen, or canned. Enjoy this recipe... You'll be making it often!
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Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
Tasted good, if you like eating the batter. I baked this for 15 minutes longer than the recipe called for, and still, it was no where near set and turned out of the pan into a pile of mush. Don't know what went wrong, but I don't think I'll try this one again.
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Surprise Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
I was very excited to finally see a recipe for "bean fudge" in the database. (I had searched about a year ago to no avail.) Unfortunately, this recipe did not turn out well for me. With the recommended amount of powdered sugar, the recipe still didn't "set," and my husband suggested that perhaps I should use it as icing. The family also agreed that it was too sweet, so adding more sugar to stiffen it wouldn't have worked either. Don't know how I would rescue this recipe, but as it is, it's not a keeper.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
You could halve the sauce and it would be enough. Absolutely fabulous-tasting, and sooo easy! I used to make this for hubby when we were first married, as we couldn't afford to eat out, and this is an "eat out" recipe. Now we have four kids and still can't afford to eat out. Hadn't made it since before children, and I must say, even the kids LOVED this!
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Cheesy Zucchini Casserole II

Reviewed: May 20, 2006
Made some significant changes, which turned this recipe into a keeper. NINE zucchini??? I used two medium zucchini. Do not peel them, (that's where all the nutrition and color are), but just slice. Use 1/4 cup butter instead of 1/2 cup, and stir-fry the veggies in the butter rather than boil them, (again, to retain flavor, color, and nutrition). Four eggs instead of three. Rather than the cracker topping, I used my own whole wheat bread crumbs, with a bit of Italian seasoning added to them. Delicious! Oh yes...only bake 35 minutes. Left-overs are fabulous. I think this would also work well if you wanted to make double and freeze one to bake at a future time.
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