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Italian Beef in a Bucket

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2014
Very good. Tried some on a tortilla with coleslaw, makes a yummy wrap.
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Tamale Pie Pronto

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2012
Very tasty. Made it in large muffin tins and it came out great. (just be sure not to overfill as biscuit on bottom will expand) Note to self: Use 2 teaspoons cumin instead of chili powder, 2 lb ground beef, one pack of sazon to season meat while cooking, sofrito (about 4 Tbs.) instead of ketchup and rotel in place of diced tomatoes.
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Easy Lemon Bars

Reviewed: May 20, 2012
Made changes as suggested by others and these were AWESOME!! This is one of those things that tastes and looks so good you will find it hard to believe you made it yourself. Notes for next time: Used 12 oz cream cheese and a bit less than 1/2 cup sugar. Used the zest from one lemon and 1/4 c. lemon juice (from 1 1/2 lemons), put 1/3 of the zest and a Tablespoon of juice in with the cake mix and the rest of the zest and juice in the cream cheese filling. Cooked as directed but with the extra liquid it needed about 25 minutes for the second stay in the oven instead of 15. Dusted with powdered sugar once it was cool. Soooooo yummy!!
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Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

Reviewed: May 8, 2012
This is my first try at clam chowder and this stuff is Delicious with a capital D! Hard to believe something this simple could taste this good!! Note to self: Drain away about a third of the bacon grease after removing bacon, salt potatoes very lightly, no carrots, and use low fat half and half.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2012
Doubled marinade for 4 chops but used only 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. cider vinegar in place of lemon juice and added 1 tsp stone ground mustard with horseradish. Marinated a couple of hours. Drained and reserved juices (to serve over rice) at 30 minutes before coating with remaining sauce, cooked remaining time uncovered. Very good. Cook less time if chops are less than one 3/4-1 inch thick.
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Frogmore Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
We all LOVE this! Made it for my neice's rehearsal dinner/picnic and it was a big hit. The seafood and sausage will disappear long before the potatoes and corn when other side dishes are offered, so if there are a few other potato/pasta/veggie offerings it would be best to cut the potatoes and corn by 1/3 to 1/2 to avoid lots of leftovers. Also, this allows more space for some crab legs, which make a deicious addition. Note to self: use smoked beef sausage and replace part of the water with 2 beers.
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Classic Goulash

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2011
This was very good and it is easy to cut the recipe in half. Note to self: use only half the Italian seasoning called for and add a bit of oregano, add beef boullion in place of 2/3 of the salt. If using Bowtie pasta, double the number of cups needed. Additionally, a little extra garlic (2 cloves for half a batch) doesn't hurt.
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Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
Very good! Due to what was on hand and personal preference I used a mixture of dk. and lt. brown sugar, 1/3 c. prepared orange juice, regular mustard and no cloves. Put pineapples and cherries on with first application of glaze and basted them with glaze for 2 more applications and one additional basting with pan drippiings/glaze mixture, which was also delicious served on the side as is. I did tent the ham after first hour and cooked 2 1/2 hours total prior to adding glaze. Much enjoyed by all.
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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Very good! Note to self: Omit the milk to make them a bit stiffer. When scaled down to 3 servings (which is more like 6 for a side dish on a holiday) use 3 small sweet potatoes, 1 1/2 pears simmered in a tablespoon of water and 3/4 tsp vanilla until tender, a tablespoon of butter and a little less than 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
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Marzetti® Ultimate Roasted Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2011
The cooking time is way off. People thinking this will be done in 22 minutes will end up with an undercooked dish. Listen to the first reviewer expect to double the cooking time.
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Bread Machine Challah I

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
Used the dough setting, braided it, sat in warm oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs and then baked. (350 for 30-40 minutes until knocking on it sounds hollow) Perfect for french toast! note to self: Spray with water and cover with plastic before putting in warm oven to rise.
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
This is very tasty as is, I made it as written the first time. This time, as per suggestions, I made it in the slow cooker with two chicken breasts. (1 hour on high, 2 on low, removed and shredded chicken then returned it and cooked for 2 hours more on low. Note to self: Added a tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp of chili powder and a can of low sodium cream of chicken as per other suggestions and 2 Tbsp of goya cilantro base, which all together made it absolutely amazing!! Be sure to use low sodium broth, 2 cans is equal to most of a carton. Fat free sour cream works well with this.
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Chocolate Fudge Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
More like a moist, fudgy brownie than a chocolate pound cake, but who cares about the name when it tastes this good?!? I added nuts (about a cup) and it came out perfectly. I almost took some out for cupcakes since others had problems with overflowing, but now I think their bundt pans may have been too small; even with a cup of nuts added, this came out great. I would not add more than one cup of additions or even the 10 inch might overflow. Came back to get the recipe, I am going to try Lemon Supreme cake with Lemon Supreme icing. Update: The lemon came out much more like pound cake than the chocolate and was just as delicious. I replace half the oil with unsweetened applesauce when I have it, and it tastes equally as yummy and is healthier.
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Italian Pasta Salad I

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
Tastes better the next day. I use about 3/4 the dressing when mixing and then add more as needed before serving and usually add chopped pepperoni. Spring onions are a wonderful substitute for the red onion.
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Sizzling Chicken Skewers

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
Perfect as written. These were devoured!
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Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2010
These are very tasty. Also good when leftovers are used in dishes calling for cooked ground beef like tacos, burritos or casseroles. Note to self- add 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke and serve with a slice of cheddar on top and horsey sauce on the side.
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Pig Pickin' Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
If you let the cake cool, the icing will not fall off.
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2010
Very good, even without the cream.
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Chili Cheese Snacks

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
These were a hit. Did as suggested and put in the fridge for a few hours before slicing with a serated knife. I used extra chiles, omitted the olives, and added 7/8 dashes of hot sauce.
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Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
If you don't like it sweet, cut sugar to 1/2 cup. We really enjoy this. Didn't have allspice so I used pumkin pie spice and it was amazing. Easy to make half a recipe with 1/4 cup sugar in a loaf pan. For halved recipe I used two med. sweet potatoes and two granny smith apples. Perfect when your aim is to impress. I sprayed with a little butter after the original 30 minutes and cooked 15 minutes longer.
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