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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2013
Fantastic recipe! After reading the reviews, I made the following mods: used chicken tenderloins chopped up instead of breast, doubled the sauce ingredients, dusted the chicken in flour prior to sauteing and added a couple of cups of chopped fresh broccoli. Also, as others said, the sauce was still runny after cooking with the chicken for 8 min so I added 2TBS cornstarch mixed in with 1/4 C water into the sauce and it thickened up immediately. Will be making this again!
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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
I followed the recipe exactly as written and put ingredients in the bread machine as manual directed but the bread did not rise as it should have and turned out really tough. Not as much flavor as I'd hoped. I am assuming that the recipe should include in the directions to heat the orange juice (fresh squeezed or from a carton??) up a bit or to proof the yeast beforehand. I added about 2 TBS of sugar hoping to avoid this problem but it still did not rise like it should have. Please note if you are looking for a very sweet bread this is NOT very sweet at all.
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Super Easy Rosemary Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly and it did not rise much so I was worried it would be dense and flat. To my delight, it came out soft and fluffy in the middle with a nice, lightly crunchy crust. All three picky kids loved it. Note to those using a large bread machine (mine is a Zojirushi): this recipe will cook a very small loaf as written. To get the larger loaf, the recipe will need to be doubled. I will try that next time.
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly and agree with other reviewers about there being too much cinnamon and broth. It turns out to be more like a soup. I would reduce the cinnamon amount by half atleast and reduce the broth amount down to 4 or even 3 cups. Otherwise, it tasted really good!
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
This recipe was just ok. I followed the directions exactly as written using a 12 oz. bag frozen berries. The batter was the problem. When it was being mixed, it just appeared too watery and runny. Sure enough, when it finished baking, the batter baked up to be very thin, rubbery and tasteless. I did use fat-free milk (maybe that was the problem?) and if I were to repeat the recipe I would use whole milk and maybe add an egg. Pretty disappointed as I had hoped this would be really good. :(
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Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
This recipe was really good as written but seemed to be missing something. Next time I may add a few chunks of Velveeta or Cheese Whiz to make it cheesier. Not sure what the sugar was for as the recipe didn't say (I added it after adding the tomatoes). I used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and it was perfect. We really like tomatoes so it wouldn't hurt to add an extra can to this recipe. Also note that with the 2 cups of uncooked noodles I used a large casserole dish (13x9) and it was the perfect size. Anything smaller would have overflowed!
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Rolled Dumplings

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
After kneading this a dough a bit by hand and dusting it well with extra flour, these dumplings rolled out perfectly! Cooked to perfection in 10-20 minutes in the chicken broth at a medium boil and tasted like my Mamaw's. Be sure to roll them out thin for good results, otherwise they could be too doughy.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2007
Absolutely lovely chocolate cake recipe! I substituted hot coffee for the boiling water and it turned out perfectly. Also added about 5 minutes to the cooking time.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2007
This recipe was delicious and would rate 5 stars if it weren't so salty! Reduce the salt and you will have it just about right.
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Buttermilk Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2007
I did not rate this recipe as highly because it was not even slightly sweet as a scone should be. Try adding some Splenda to make it more appealing. Also, the texture was a bit dry. Maybe a little applesauce wouldn't be amiss?
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Oatmeal Cake II

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2007
This is an excellent basic recipe using oatmeal. I made it into muffins. I think it would be more interesting if it contained fresh berries instead of raisins. Adding a little wheat germ or flax seed would make it healthier and the sugar could be reduced or substituted. Overall, it made a great breakfast cake/muffin and could benefit from individual variations on the recipe.
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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2006
I made this cake this morning and it turned out perfectly! I didn't have vanilla so I used a half tsp of almond extract. Tasted great! This cake is very sweet, so one could easily cut back on the sugar to 1.5 cups. I used frozen blueberries, but before adding them to the batter, I ran cool water over them and let them set for 10-15 minutes. This thawing made them taste like fresh in the finished cake. I may try lemon extract next time, just to experiment.
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Meatloaf with Fried Onions and Ranch Seasoning

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2006
THis recipe is very versatile and forgiving if you don't use specific ingredients. I used Stovetop cornbread dressing crumbs and a whole package of Ranch seasoning and scaled this one up to 2 lbs. of meat. I even mixed some of the french fried onions into the meat. Top it off with some ketchup for a glaze and you have a great meatloaf. My 30 month old, who hates almost everything, LOVES this! You can also easily sneak in a handful of veggies (chopped green pepper, onion, fresh spinach, shredded carrot) to trick picky toddlers into eating veggies!
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