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Parmesan Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
This soup was absolutely amazing! I love a really good potato soup, and this was totally out of this world. The boyfriend loved it too! I did make a few changes though: didn't have seasoning salt, onion or celery salt - instead used celery seed and sea salt (just adjust the amount of salt to your liking); used about 2 tbsp's of butter insted of the 1/2 cup. Also I found you only needed about 3 cups of milk, and even then it was a bit too runny for my liking so I mixed up some flour and water to help thicken it. I only had 3 slices of bacon on hand, so I cooked them up to crispy and put them in, with a small amount of Hormel Real bacon bits I also had on hand. Oh! I also added a whole grated carrot and 2 chopped up pieces of celery to the onion for flavour and colour. I added one chopped green onion also at the end to the soup. I will DEFINATELY make this again! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!!
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Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2009
Awesome! I used a mix of ground pork and venison instead of beef, and added about 1/2 c parmesean cheese to the meat mixture. I only had one jar of pasta sauce on hand (Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato sauce) and I used a can of Aylmer Accents - Diced Tomatoes with Olive Oil. I also followed the advice of others and decreased the amount of bread crumbs. They were absolutely amazing! I will NEVER buy store bought meatballs again EVER. Thanks for the recipe! :)
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Mexican Rice III

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2009
Delish! Made this a few weeks ago with salsa baked chicken breasts and again tonight with tacos. I made a couple of changes: no jalapeno pepper or the crumbled boullion cube, and instead of a chopped tomato I used half a can of Aylmer Accents - Diced Tomatoes with Spicy Red Pepper. It added just enough heat to it, absolutely delicious! I will be making this every time we have mexican food, which is going to be more often so I can make this rice a alot! Thanks for the new staple rice recipe. :)
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Orange Pumpkin Loaf

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2009
AMAZING! Giving it 5 stars because it was so tasty, I used fresh pumpkin puree that I had on hand in the freezer for this, delicious! The only thing I might possibly change is cutting it down to a half of an orange. as the taste of the orange was a little overpowering. Maybe I would not include the entire peel and rind of it, just the orange slices themselves. I used sunflower seeds instead of nuts, mmmm mmmmmmmm good! Thanks for the great recipe. :)
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
OH MY GOD. This pie was amazing. I did what other reviewers suggested and did 1.5 c of coconut milk and 1.5 c of half & half cream. Kept everything else the same. I agree with making your own whipped cream if you are going to make this pie; if you're going to do something homemade like this, you gotta go all the way and make your own whipped cream. Made it for my dad's birthday, and he said that I have a job now every year until he dies - cooking these pies for his birthday! LOL Seriously, it was absolutely RIDICULOUS how good it was. It made too much filling, so I had a nice little cup of filling and whipped cream for desert an hour or so after I made the pie. Yum yum! :D Thanks for this sweet recipe! ----------------- Update - just made this with no dairy since I have developed a lactose issue - made with 1 cup of canned coconut milk and 2 cups of coconut milk in the carton (So Delicious brand) and it's turned out delicious! Going to make whipped cream from canned coconut milk, can't wait to eat this when it's ready! Gonna be very coconutty, but yum! Love coconut!
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Shortbread Cookies II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
Amazing cookies! I halved the recipe, and it still made quite a few cookies. I don't have a cookie press, so just rolled them into little balls and pushed them down on the sheet with a spoon. I baked them for 12 minutes and they turned out fantastic! Also, after reading many of the reviews, I added a little bit of orange zest to some of the dough and these ones turned out AMAZING. Just a little hint of orange flavour, they are awesome! Going to definately make these again, and experiment with different ingredients and flavours. Thanks for the awesome recipe! :)
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Honey Mustard Dressing I

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
OMG you MUST use this for BBQ chicken! BF made this to use as a marinade/sauce for BBQ chicken breasts a few weeks ago. Absolutely delicious! I'm making it tonight again to baste my chicken breasts with it....haven't tried it as a salad dressing yet, but I'm sure it would be yummy.
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Baked Pork Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2012
These were delicious! My only mistake was I think I cooked a full pound of ground pork and they were very meaty. Today I am going to make them again trying to use the right amount of pork this time. One of my friends said they were better than the ones served at the sushi place in our city!! I did add some crushed garlic, soya sauce, ginger and sesame oil to the meat while frying it. And left out the chile, but I will be adding it today to try it. Overall, these were so delicious! OH! I also used RICE PAPER WRAPS instead of spring rolls wrappers (the won ton kind) and they were soooooooo yummy!!
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Fresh Asparagus Soup

Reviewed: May 13, 2009
Delicious! Followed it exactly, and it turned out so yummy. Instead of just using the tops for garnish, I chopped them in thirds and threw them into the soup. It needed to be thickened up a bit at the end, so I added some cornstarch and water. I will DEFINATELY make this soup again and again. :)
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Strawberry Trifle

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
Made this for Mother's Day for my mom, she loved it! I used only strawberries (by request from her) and real whipped cream. I made my own angel food cake 3 days before to let it sit for a couple of days (it turns out much better if the cake isn't fresh, it doesn't go soggy when in the trifle!) then made the trifle the day of. Was delish! My parents requested that I make this now for every occasion. Thanks for the great recipe! :)
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Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
Delicious! Craving a beef barley soup today and came across this recipe, sooooo glad I tried it! I followed the recipe almost exactly, just changing a few things to make it a bit easier. Didn't have the time to cook a whole roast, so used stewing beef instead, which I browned with the onions and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Used beef broth and water with bouillion powder, a clove of crushed garlic and 3 small potatoes diced. Instead of stewing tomatoes used diced ones. Also used 1 full cup of barley since I love it! I kept everything else the same (minus celery cause the hubby HATES celery in anything!) and it was amazing! Simmered it on the stove for 2 hours instead of crock potting it since I started it way late in the afternoon. Will DEFINATELY make this a staple soup recipe in our house from now on. Oh Ya! I also put a few splashes of Maggi seasoning into it as well. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!! Cheers! :)
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Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2009
This turned out awesome! I took other member reviews into consideration when making this and here are the changes I made: cut up a whole onion and placed it inside the chicken, as well as one of the lemons after I used the juice, 4 cloves of fresh garlic. I covered the chicken with a lid for about 1 1/2 hr of the cooking time, than took it off for the last 30 mins (it took 2 hours to cook the chicken) so the skin ended up crispy. I also rubbed the mixture under the skin and added dried rosemary to it as well before cooking. I basted the chicken every 30 mins or so. Had it with scalloped potatoes from this site as well, AMAZING dinner! Thanks for the sweet sweet chicken recipe, I am making it again this Sunday! :D
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Baked French Fries II

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2009
Made these a few times now, and decided I should finally review them! These were really good! Made them again yesterday, but didn't have any cooking spray on hand, so I tossed them extra virgin olive oil instead. Tried them with Italian Seasoning this time instead, and fresh grated parmesan cheese - tossed them all together in a bowl then baked them. Turned out fantastic! Thanks for the no fail recipe. Will make these again and again. :)
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Barbecue Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
This sauce was AMAZING. I used about 10 drumsticks instead of wings, and baked them in the oven for abut 35 minutes. I put some sauce in the bottom of my slow cooker, than put the drumsticks in, pouring the remaining sauce over them. Cooked on high for about 2.5 hours...then on low for about 4 hours...the meat just fell right off the bone! They were soooo tasty! Boyfriend liked the sauce alot, and suggested I try making meatballs with that sauce. Also, if you want a little more kick, I added a little more curry powder and hot sauce to mine. Overall, absolutely amazing and delicious recipe! Will definately make it again.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2013
I am on a dairy free and gluten free diet, so these are awesome for me! I am making them again for the 3rd time, and just added a tsp of vanilla and used crunchy peanut butter. Taking them with me to a wedding tonight since I doubt there will be a gluten/dairy free dessert for me there! Thanks for the great recipe, they taste like fudge!
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
Awesome cookies! (if you love coconut) The only thing I changed was adding a little bit more vanilla extract, and adding a splash of coconut extract. These were yummy cookies, I will definately make them again! Thanks for the great recipe. :D *****Update: made these today; pressed my thumb in the middle of them and put raspberry jam in it before baking! Kind of gooey on the bottom of the cookies, but sooooooooooo good!! Try it, just don't put too much jam or it doesn't bake that well.*****
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Glazed Meatloaf II

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2009
Mmmmmmm....this was the BEST meatloaf I have ever had. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, here's the changes I made to mine: followed other reviewers and split the amount of lemon juice with balsamic vinegar, added a lot of garlic powder to the meat mixture (we really love garlic at our house), a splash of Worcestershire sauce, diced up some red peppers for colour and flavour, dried parsley and a little bit of chili sauce (the sweet kind). I also doubled the sauce because I like my meatloaf saucy! This was amazing, and I will be making it my staple meatloaf recipe from now on. Thanks for the awesome recipe! :D
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Slow-Cooked Pork Barbecue

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This was my first time making pulled pork, and it was amazing! Made it for NYE, and everyone that tried some commented on how good it was! I was even told it was comparable to restaurants! My boyfriend's dad was shocked that I made it, he thought I bought it, it was so good! :) I used a steak spice that I sprinkled all over the roast, and dried onions - I also used about half a package of onion soup mix poured in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cooked it on low for 6 hours, then took out the pork and shredded it, put it back in on low with a bottle of Canadian Club Honey Smoke BBQ Sauce (it's awesome, made with Canadian Club Whisky!) and cooked on low for another hour. The guests LOVED this, and I will definately make this again because it was such a hit! **Note** Today I made this recipe using a venison shoulder roast and my boyfriend's father LOVED it. He told me that I am now the designated one to cook pulled pork and pulled venison. LOL It was delicious, and I am not a huge fan of venison.
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Emily's Famous Apple Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
This was my first time baking a homemade pie, and it turned out pretty darn good! I followed the directions pretty closely, but also made a few changes that other reviewers recommended: I rinsed the sliced apples with water to make them wet, then tossed them in the dry mixture which turned into a gooey,soft mixture; added 1/4 tsp. of vanilla extract to the filling; did the 1/3 c. of brown and 1/3 c. white sugar mix; 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg instead of the cloves; added a little bit more sugar and cinnamon because I like my pies sweet. I used the Pilsbury crusts because I was scared to make my own since I am pretty new at baking LOL Also brushed the top of the pie with an egg wash....it turned out pretty amazing, my bf loved it! The filling was a little thick, but I think it's because I had a slight accident with the flour. LOL Definately will make again, thanks for the awesome, easy recipe!
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Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
These were pretty good. I followed the modifications made by "canuwrite", and they turned out great! One apple was definately enough, and the crumble mix for on top was yummy with less butter.It made 9 regular sized muffins for me. I think next time I make them I will add more cinnamon and use apple sauce instead of oil for less fat. Thanks for the good basic recipe, you really can tweak it to what you like. They are yum! *****UPDATE**** Made these again last night, but substituted half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. This reduces the amount of fat in the muffins, and they seemed to be more moist and fluffy. Delicious!!
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