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Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Reviewed: May 30, 2014
I didn't mix the ingredients together in a bowl (to save a dish), just poured them on top of the chicken breasts and mixed them around with the chicken breasts as they cooked. I used two enormous frozen chicken breasts and they were done in less than six hours, so I don't think the cooking time is accurate. As for the problem with the sauce being watery, I noticed that and solved it by cracking the lid on the crock pot (about 1" or so) for the last hr. they cooked, turning them once, so the sauce could reduce and carmelize a bit. They were delicious, but next time I think I'll add more chicken, because there was a lot of sauce. Served it with garlic butter rice and corn, and it was a big hit with the kids! I just hope my crock pot comes clean after soaking all day and night.
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Cream Cheese Penguins

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2013
I can only rate this recipe on the look and preparation, since I hate black olives, carrots and pimentos! I just have a couple of ideas for making them easier to assemble. I cut a skinny wedge out of the front, as others have suggested, rather than a slit. Make sure your olives are intact, with no weak spots or tears before using. Use a sharp paring knife to cut, making sure that you don't cut any further than one side. It was easiest for me to use my finger to stuff the cream cheese and clean up the outside. I just grabbed a glob of softened cream cheese on my fingertip and stuffed it in. Then ran my finger under warm water and used my wet finger to clean off any cream cheese on the olive. They look cuter if you slightly overstuff them, giving them a more rounded chest. And you can use your moistened finger to smooth it out. The biggest problem I had was trying to make scarves out of pimentos. My slices were all mushy and I had quite a time finding one long enough to use, or to make them stick.
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Ham Pinwheels

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2013
I made these for a quick summer dinner tonight. I didn't have bacon or Emeril's seasoning, but substituted by sprinkling them liberally with some smoked Spanish paprika I had on hand. I made them with the smaller flour tortillas so we could eat them as roll-up sandwiches. I also added some chopped up green onions. Delicious!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2013
I made this recipe when I was having a sleep-over for my son and his friends, along with his brother and my grandson. When my son announced that that they wanted pancakes for a late breakfast, at first I was worried because I knew I didn't have enough pancake mix to make enough to feed all those boys! Allrecipes to the rescue! This was a delicious recipe, using using ingredients that were simple pantry staples. I double the recipe, the boys devoured them with only one pancake left - which I ate. :) This is so much better than any box mix, and quick and simple to make. The milk/vinegar has 5" to sit while you assemble the dry ingredients and melt the butter. I'm sure I'll be making this again soon!
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Cornbread Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
I made this recipe for a Christmas party at work. Turned out pretty good, and got some nice comments on it. I did want to mention that it is very labor-intensive, what with cooking the cornbread and bacon, chopping all the vegetables and layering in the pan. There is NO WAY the prep time could be 20 minutes!!! That's really misleading. A couple tips to save on time and the amount of dishes and pans used....I combined the mayo, sour cream and ranch mix in a 2 cup glass measuring cup to save on bowls and measuring cups. I chopped the bacon into pieces before I fried it, which eliminated laying it out in the pan and crumbing it afterward. Also added some chopped fresh cilantro to the cornbread, because I like it and it was marked down. Not sure if I would make this again, since it didn't seem amazing enough to justify all the time spent chopping, measuring, cooking and washing dishes.
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2012
I thought this recipe might be a bit on the sweet side, so I added some chili powder and garlic powder to try to make it more savory. It didn't work. This actually reminded me more of a sloppy joe recipe I use that's on this site. If I made this again, I'd probably eliminate the chile sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire, and add more chili powder and garlic powder. I didn't have any fresh cilantro on hand, so I added some dried cilantro to the ingredients before it simmered. Without the addition of the chili powder, there really would have been no spiciness at all to this recipe.
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St. Patrick's Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
I made this yesterday for our church fish fry, and have to say that I won't make it again. As someone else said, mine also fell in the middle as it cooled. Taste wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, either. The ingredients are very expensive, probably costing at least $20. I did have to make a couple modifications, as my grocery store didn't carry some of the ingredients. No dark chocolate and mint chips, so I used chopped Andes candies for the topping and sprinkles afterward. Also didn't have the Wilton's creme de menthe flavoring, so used peppermint extract. Otherwise, I made this exactly according to the recipe, including the brands and flavors of cake mix and frosting that was specified.
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Polynesian Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
It was just "okay". Quite bland, was missing something, but not sure what. Maybe some green pepper and/or vinegar? I actually don't think that would have been enough to perk this up. I was expecting more of a sweet-n-sour flavor, but it didn't have it.
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Corned Beef Hash

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Made this for dinner tonight! As it was the day before Easter and I was pressed for time, it was a quick, easy dinner. I used about a pound of leftover corned beef and instead of using fresh potatoes, I used the frozen Southern style hash browns, that are diced into cubes. This was VERY quick and easy! I did nearly double the beef broth and added extra onion (we love onions). I used most of the 32 oz. bag of potatoes, but you could use more or less, according to preference. Because they were frozen, it took a bit longer to come to a boil, but were done in 30". Even my picky kids, who don't like casseroles, ate it! I'm looking forward to having the leftovers with a fried egg on Monday.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
I believe this is the same recipe I used to use that was in my old Betty Crocker cookbook. The taste was very good, but I did have to make a change to the temp. of the recipe. I baked the first batch at 400 for 8 minutes, and took them out when it smelled like they were starting to burn. They were slightly overcooked on the bottoms and had spread out too much. In subsequent batches, I turned it down to 375 for 8 min., and they were perfect - no burning, sticking or spreading. My oven is only 3 years old and is usually right on for most recipes, so maybe someone else might find this helpful.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
This was delicious! As suggested. I didn't put the ketchup/brown sugar on the bottom, but on the top so it could cook into the meatloaf. I skipped the salt, as I figured it probably had enough sodium in the recipe from the saltines and ketchup. I did add a hearty shake of garlic powder (granulated garlic), because I love garlic and really couldn't imagine a meatloaf recipe without it!
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Sour Cream Enchiladas

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
This was a delicious and quick recipe that I will definitely make again! I was looking for a recipe using chicken breasts and sour cream, and found I had everything to make this - except the green chiles. I substituted about half cup of salsa and a couple teaspoons of green hot sauce when I made the sauce, which made it tasty but not actually spicy. It does make for a slightly pink topping, but that disappears after it cooks. Was also a great way to use up leftover flour tortillas that had gotten a bit hard around the edges. Soaking and cooking in the sauce softened them right up. Delicious!
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Hamburger Hash

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
I was looking for something quick and easy to do with a pound of hamburger, so gave this a shot. I used a couple leftover half-bags of hash browns (Southern, diced style) and Campbells beef broth in the soup size can. I also added some garlic (from the jar), some cornstarch to the broth, and a bit of Worchestershire. And found that it was still utterly bland! I think I might add some shredded carrots to it for tomorrow and put it in a crust to make pasties. Top it with ketchup and I think it'll be pretty tasty! Sorry, this sounded pretty good and I didn't want to grade it too harshly because I did make a couple of substitutions/additions. On the other hand, the Southern-style hash browns were perfect for this and didn't get mushy. I put them in frozen. Just wondering if the person who used hash browns that turned to mush either used shredded potatoes, or thawed them first?
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Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2008
This recipe is pretty near perfect! I did modify it based on what I had on had and our personal tastes. And it still turned out great! I used a canned chicken breast from Costco (12.5 oz.) instead of the tenderloins, spaghetti sauce with meat, Red Gold canned tomatoes with green chiles, no jalapenos, no olives (yuck), no onion powder, using a leftover half cup of chopped onions instead. I had about half can of black beans leftover, so I threw those in. And I used regular thin spaghetti, as I didn't have any angelhair. It was a quick and easy recipe to make, and my picky eater even liked it! Had just the right amount of spicyness for the kids. Thanks for the recipe!
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2008
Very tasty banana bread - great for a snowy February day! I'd never had or made banana bread with cinnamon, so wasn't sure how that would taste. Different, but good! For Sanetha D....... You probably chose to decrease the amount of the recipe by half, which is why 3 Cups of sugar is referred to in the directions and 1.5 Cups sugar is in the ingredient list. I've noticed that only the ingredients are affected when you change the serving size of recipes, not the amounts in the directions.
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Oven Fried Chicken III

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2008
Sorry, but I really didn't find this recipe very tasty. I made it with skin-on chicken thighs. The coating wasn't crispy, rather mushy. And there was an odd sweet taste - perhaps from the thyme? Having eaten plenty of real fried chicken and even Shake-n-Bake when I was a kid, this recipe is nowhere near comparable. While I did save the leftovers, I should probably just throw them out since I don't think they'd get eaten.
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Company Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2008
Yummy!! I made this for dinner tonight and although I wasn't sure how the ingredients would taste together, I soon found out that everything melded perfectly. I did have to make a few modifications, based on the ingredients I had on hand. I used the breasts and thighs from a pre-cooked roasted chicken I picked up on special last night. I didn't use any ham, since I didn't have any. Also used a 6 oz. jar of mushrooms, and a half bag of leftover BroccoSlaw in place of the broccoli. I'm thinking that this actually might be a good way of disguising the broccoli, especially for kids. Also made brown rice instead of the wild rice, cooking up a cup of rice with two cups of water. And even with all those changes, it still tasted great!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2008
I found this recipe a few years ago, but have been wanting to say how good it is! Tastes just like the sloppy joes we had when I was growing up in the '60s. Yumm! I was beginning to think that I'd lost my taste for sloppy joes until I tried this recipe. The only addition I make is adding a few shots of Worchestershire sauce. If it gets dry while simmering, I just add more ketchup. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
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Baked Pork Chops I

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2000
Yummy!! My husband and I both loved it, and I will definitely be making it again. I did have to use a lot of dishes for the various dippings of the chops, but it was well worth it. And the bake time wasn't as long as the recipe said.....although the author may have used much thicker chops. Mine were about a 1/2" thick, and I only baked for 40 minutes and then 25 minutes. I forgot I'd reviewed this some years ago, but am back to say it's just as good as ever! My kids loved it! I added some fresh sliced mushrooms I had on hand, added the garlic powder and seasoned salt right to the breadcrumbs rather than rubbing them on. I didn't have white wine, so used white wine vinegar, which was delicious!!
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