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Chili Mac, Mexican Style

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2013
Made this for dinner tonight with a couple of changes. Fist I used extra lean ground beef in place of the chorizo due to personal taste and the high fat content in the chorizo. I also did not have poblano peppers so I used a can of chopped green chili's and a can of chopped jalepenos instead. Lastly I added 1 T chili powder and 1t ground cumin to add flavor since I didn't use the chorizo. It turned out pretty good. The hubby have it the thumbs up. I will make this again. .
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2013
Wow...I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe thinking that there might be one here that was better than my old stand by recipe, which I have been making since the 80's and love dearly. I picked this one due to it having such rave reviews and being a staff pick. Wasn't I surprised to find that it is indeed the SAME recipe that I have and have been making for years! I cut it out of a womans magazine in the early 80's. LOL! Guess I will stick to my tried and true and try the frosting recipe that accompanies this recipe. BTW it was a recipe featured in a Hershey's cocoa advertisement, but I have had luck using any unsweetened cocoa powder.
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Oven Omelet

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
Great recipe! I used low fat cheese and added extra ham (personal preferance) and green onions. I also used southern style hash browns, which are diced rather than shredded and browned them prior to adding them. Very good and verey easy. A keeper! I look foward to trying this with different types of meats, cheeses and veggies. The possibilities are endless!Maybe next time I will try it with green chilis and pepperjack cheese...yum!
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Texas-Style Baked Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2012
Yummy! These beans are the bomb! I was wanting a spicy baked bean recipe and stumbled upon this one. I loved that the recipe went in the crock pot so I didn't have to heat up my kitchen. A definate plus when you live in Texas and it is summer! I used plain canned pinto beans rather than the baked beans and omited the meat altogether. I did not want meat in it, as I was serving it as a side dish and having meat as an entree. I used hot barbrque sauce as it was what I had on hand. We absolutely loved these beans! Perfect amount of heat for us and the flavor was great! A definate keeper...thanks scrubbie1!
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Cracked Sugar Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
My 11 yr old grandaughter is learning to bake and wanted to make sugar cookies. I chose this recipe because it was simple and I had the ingredients on hand. They were perfect! Simple and delicious. Buttery tasting, crispy around the edges and soft and chewy in the center. A great recipe! We rolled some in colored sugar and left some plain, both were great. They could also be rolled in sugar and cinnamon or iced. A good sugar cookie without having to chill the dough or roll and cut them out. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Jamie's Minestrone

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2012
YUM! Just made this soup for lunch. I have been craving some good soup for days, but haven't had the energy to make it as I have not been feeling well. What is it about being sick that makes us crave soup? Comfort that's what and the canned stuff just doesn't do it for me. Anyhow, I decided that my craving for soup outweighed my not feeling well and got up and made it. It wasn't alot of work at all, totaly worth it! I cut the recipe in half as other reviewers went on about how much it makes. Glad I did as there is just my hubby and myself. I followed the recipe almost exactly. The only things I changed was to add a can of diced tomatoes with liquid, used half zuchinni and half yellow squash, used frozen italian green beans, and I added 1/2 t of ceyenne pepper to open up my stuffy head. I also used pam instead of olive oil to cut the fat. This soup is wonderful, thick hearty and brimming with fresh veggies. The ceyenne was a nice touch and did open up my head. My picky hubby even liked it despite the fact that he doesn't like spinach or squash ;) Would be great served with salad and crusty bread too!
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Creamiest Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2012
This is a good base recipe that can be ajusted according to personal taste and or dietary needs. I used non fat milk and splenda so that this fit my eating plan. I am not an experienced pudding maker myself, so this has been a learning experience. For me, the third time has been the charm. I used the crockpot method and cooked it on high. The first batch I made came out overcooked and like paste...my bad. I went by other reviewers advise and cooked it for 2 hrs and another 20 after adding the egg mixture...too long. The second batch I cooked for 1 hr 45 min and turned it off after adding the egg mixture. I also added more splenda and some nutmeg and raisins and substituted a cinnamon stick in the milk mixture rather than sprinkling ground cinnamon on top. Much better, but still a bit overcooked for me. The third batch has been the best so far. I again bumped up the splenda slightly and cooked it 1 hr and 30 min and turned it off after the egg mixture was added. This batch was the creamiest and the best tasting so far. Let me just say that contradictory to other reviewers advise,the mixture definitely does thicken up after the egg mixture has been added and even more after it chills and sets up. So, cook it untill it is almost, but not quite as thick as you want it before adding the egg mixture and avoid the paste experience...lol! Also do temper the egg mixture before adding it to the hot pudding so your eggs dont scramble. the nutmeg and raisins are a great addition!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
Made these for Christmas using chocolate and mint chips...YUMMY! Pure cookie heaven! A keeper for sure.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Chewy

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
Ok so I'm reviewing late. Made these cookies for Christmas and they were wonderful! I used white chocolate chips as I was already making chocolate chip cookies, and as I already said, they were wonderful. Would definitely make them again. Maybe next time I will use chocolate chips...or maybe butterscotch? The possibilities are endless...lol!
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Apple Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
This bread is very good, but mine was a tad dry for my taste. I added applesauce instead of oil, maybe that's why. Next time I will add 1 C of applesauce rather than 1/2 C, and add an additional 1 C of apples. I didn't add the walnuts, as I didn't have any.I used half white and half brown sugar and 1 1/2 t cinnamon and 1 t of apple pie spice as suggested by other reviewers. The flavor was good, just needed more moisture. I also added a crunchy topping from another recipe. The topping was super! I used 1/4 C of low fat granola, 1/4 C chopped pecans, 1 T brown sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon and 1 T melted butter. I will update my review after making the changes. I have high hopes for this one! Hopefully the changes will bring it up to 5 stars.
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Hearty Ham Omelet

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
Delicious! I used 6 eggs, used pam instead of the butter and omitted the bacon to make this fit my diet plan. It was great. I also bumped up the cheese to 1/2 C as we love cheese. A keeper for sure!
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
This was first attempt at making lentil soup. Actualy, my first time even eating lentil soup. I had heard from many people that lentil soup was good, so I decided to give it a try. I picked this recipe because of the ratings and because it looked to be both healthy, inexpensive, and easy to make. I did make a few changes. I ommited the oil altogether and cooked my veggies in pam to cut the fat. I also added knorr chicken boulion to the water and 1 small (8 oz) can of tomato sauce, keeping the liquid to 8 C. I used lemon juice rather than vinegar and used frozen spinach. (aprox 1 C) I had to add a little more water about halfway through the simmering time as the lentils seemed to be soaking up all of the liquid. All in all, this was very good soup. Very filling! Hubby liked it as well, so I will be making this one again. I am on the the Slimming World program and this soup, minus the oil, counts as a free food, which is great! I can eat as much as I like with no guit. Fabulous!
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Porcupines

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
Pretty good recipe. I pre cooked my rice and omited the water. I added 1 egg as the mixture seemed a bit dry. I tweaked the sauce as it was very plain, even with the addition of worcestishire sauce as suggested by another reviewer. I did not brown the meatballs, just placed them in the sauce and baked for about 1 hour covered and 15 uncovered. The meatballs were good, just a tad bland for my taste. Next time i will up the seasoning a bit to suit my taste and try a different sauce recipe. I will make this again using my changes.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2010
Yummy! Followed recipe exactly as written. Easy to make....go's together in a snap.Fabulous corn bread! We absolutely loved it!
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Jif® Peanut Butter Blossoms

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
I used butter instead of crisco and added 3/4 C of peanut butter. Turned out great. YUM!
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
YUM! Just made this for Christmas dinner and we loved it. It was simple and delicious. I added 1/4 t of cinnamon to my syrup, otherwise followed as written. A keeper! I love that it is for two as it is just hubby and I and most recipes make way too much for two. Thanks!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
This is a great icing recipe. Easy to make and work with. I did have to add a bit more milk and corn syrup though as my icing was way to thick with the stated amount. Not even icing really, more of a paste. Anyway, with the extra liquid it turned out great. Dried nice and hard so cookies were easy to stack for storage. I used the "soft christmas cookies" recipe from this site and was happy with both recipes. They work well together as the cookie wasn't that sweet and the icing was sweet. A good balance. I will use this recipe again.
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Soft Christmas Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
First just let me say that I do not make cut out cookies often at all. That said, I was pretty much flying by the seat of my pants, looking for a recipe that both tasted good and wasn't too difficult. I couldn't have been happier with this recipe. It was easy to put together and the dough was easy to work with after chlling. The cookie itself was not overly sweet, which was a good thing considering that they were going to be decorated with icing. I used the "sugar cookie icing" recipe from this site, which I loved. The cookies turned out soft and delicious. A great recipe!
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Russian Tea Cakes I

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
This was a very easy recipe. Basic ingredients that are always on hand, and goes together in a snap. I did not have any problem with crumbly dough like some reviewers. The cookies turned out fine.. A good cookie to have with coffee or tea. The cookie itself is not overly sweet which works out well with the powered sugar coating. A perfect balance. Looks great on the holiday table too.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
This was quick, easy and delicious! I have another pasta sauce recipe from this site that I love, however, it is a meat sauce and requires more cooking time. I wanted a meatless sauce to use for chicken parmesan and for the pasta I serve along side. I made some changes based on personal taste and what I had on hand. I used 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (did not have stewed) and italian style tomato paste. 1T dried parsley, 1t dried basil, 2 t dried italian seasoning, 1 T brown sugar to cut the acidity, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1 bay leaf, water rather than wine ( did not have any wine) and cut the olive oil in half as 6 T seemed excessive to me. Using the crushed tomatoes eliminated the need for a food processor and worked out fine. I made my sauce the night before, which allowed the spices to really set in. My chicken parmesan was wonderful! I will be using this recipe again for ease of preperation as well as taste. I have grandchildren who love pasta, but prefer a meatless sauce, so this is definitely a keeper. Thanks Jackie...a real winner!
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