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Home-Style Yeast Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2008
Beginning bakers beware! This recipe skips some important steps! The final product, once you throw out the first batch because of the missing steps, is not too bad. But you have to learn about those missing steps, like proofing the yeast. To convert this into a good recipe, read the article on working with yeast breads elsewhere on this site before you attempt this.
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Oven-Barbecued Spareribs

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
When I've made ribs in the oven before, they become overdone, braised in barbecue sauce. But this worked quite well, I thought. Even though I used 3 lbs. of ribs, the basic recipe for the sauce held true without adding a lot to it. Also, the timing was pretty close. I used bottled barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, green bell pepper instead of celery, but it still came out good. The sauce was subtle instead of overpowering and it created a nice bark on the meat like you would get on a grill.
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Sausage Egg Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2009
This was a hard dish to rate. If I could, I would give it a 3-1/2 stars. It's low in fat even with a double serving. But I'm very glad I added extra spices to the mixture or it would have been unreasonably bland, as so many recipes here are. I was concerned about having everything mixed together, but it worked out pretty good. I did layer the ingredients somewhat: sausage, onion and green pepper mix first, cottage and cheddar cheeses, then a mixture of the egg substitute, baking mix, milk and spices over the rest. For spices, I added oregano, basil, pepper, garlic powder and dried parsley. I'm not exactly sure what could have made this better, but I think it can be.
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Campbell's® Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
This is better than a lot of slow-cooker chicken & dumplings recipes I've tried, but it still doesn't capture the taste I remember growing up with. This might be a good start, 'though.
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Posse Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
I was a little surprised at how good this came out. It is a bit cowboy-like, but it tasted very good and is low fat. I did make a few minor modifications, but I think the dish without alterations would be good. First I sauteed the onion with some garlic and chopped green pepper before adding the meat to brown. I don't know what ranch-style beans are, so I used black beans. Following some reviewers comments, I added a can of creamed corn. And I put the whole thing in the slowcooker. Throughout the week, I served this in different ways and it always was delicious, especially with some homemade southern style cornbread. I'll certainly make this again.
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Spicy Bean with Bacon Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2010
This could have worked well, but all those peppers was way too much for me. One, maybe even a half of one, would have been enough. Needs work.
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Dietetic Banana Nut Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
They were dry and tasteless. There are better recipes out there that can be adapted to sugar-free, low fat versions. First of all, the applesauce, banana and egg are not enough moisture. Maybe a splash of milk would help. And as other reviewers have pointed out, where are the nuts! I'm sorry, but I don't believe diabetics have to give up flavor to have sugar-free baked goods. Try something else.
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Bacon, Potato, and Egg Taco Ole

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2009
This didn't turn out quite like how I had pictured, but it did taste pretty good. It didn't knock my socks off. The problem is the recipe doesn't specify thickness of potatoes, which made a big difference in how it turns out. Too thick and they're underdone, too thin and they fall apart before you get the eggs in. I also think it would benefit from a little garlic and finely chopped green pepper. Also, I added some shredded cheddar cheese inside the tortilla. Final verdict: it's okay but not that special.
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Belle's Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2011
Next time I'll use my tried and true bread recipe. I'm not quite sure where things went wrong. Wet mixture was at 110ºF, the usual lukewarm temp for water for yeast. But the dough was reluctant to rise.
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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2011
I didn't have Cajun seasoning, but I came up with my own spice rub that worked just fine. I don't care for pepperoncini, but a little vinegar and red pepper flakes did just as well. Nor did I have adobo sauce, but sraraccha made a good substitute since I don't like things too spicy. I also left out the cilantro. But this still came out wonderful, succulent and juicy. The fat mostly melted away. The connective tissue gelatinized beautifully. I used this for soft tacos and sandwiches. It was great, a recipe I will pass along and keep in my collection.
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Souper Baked Chicken

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
A solid recipe that's fine all but itself. However, I couldn't resist kicking it up a notch. First I browned the chicken in a cast iron skillet, then topped it with 4 potatoes cut into chunks and coated in extra virgin olive oil and a few spices. I added about half a medium onion cut into slices and put the whole thing in the oven. In addition to the soup (I used cream of mushroom) I added a 4 oz. can of sliced mushrooms. It turned out great.
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2010
Comes out great. I took the liquid in the bottom to make a nice gravy by transferring it to the same pan I used to brown the meat and then reduced it and added a few herbs and a tablespoon of flour. I think you could add some more vegetables to it to make it even better and healthier.
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Applesauce-Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2010
I don't think I did anything wrong, but these didn't turn out well at all. They were rubbery and stuck to the papers too much. Back to the drawing board on this one, folks.
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Baked Paprika-Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
I used chicken thighs and it worked pretty good. Not a bad recipe, a nice variation on baked chicken.
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Campbell's® Slow Cooker Hearty Beef and Bean Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2010
Nothing special. There are better recipes out there.
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Aegean Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
The great thing about this is not just that it doesn't use mayo, but that it has an interesting taste. It's not bland but it still goes anywhere the usual chicken salad goes. Thanks, Kelly!
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Crunchy Catfish Nuggets

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
Better than I thought it would be and a lot better than I remember as a kid. I'm not a big catfish fan, but sometimes the budget means going for something cheap. The advise of earlier reviewers to let the nuggets sit a bit before frying really helped. Also, I added a little corn meal to the breading. I may have to try this again.
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Mexican Baked Fish

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
Quick and easy and especially good for often bland or watery frozen fish.
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Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Ham don't fit. Trimming is silly, you lose the whole point of having a ham that's not already cut into sliced. Glaze needs less sweet, more tang. I supposed if you have a two-person ham it might be okay if you add some mustard to the glaze, but that's not the recipe.
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Quick Breakfast in a Pita

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2008
Not bad, a little dry. Much improved by topping with chunky salsa.
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