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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2014
Yum! Great flavor. I doubled the recipe, cutting the salt in half, and omitting the topping, to make 5 mini-loaves of bread instead of muffins. This is now our blueberry muffin bread recipe. I tested a lemon glaze on one loaf- 1/8 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp lemon juice. It was probably enough glaze for 2 mini loaves. I drizzled it over the hot loaf so that it soaked in. The lemon flavor was very mild, but it was excellent!
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Best Baked French Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2014
Perfect! This is now our standard "fry" recipe. We often make these with salt as the only seasoning because our son prefers that. But these are very good when made following the recipe exactly. The fries are crunchy outside, soft inside, and delicious all through! I use a towel to dry the potatoes after draining. We also use whatever variety of potato we have on hand, including red and blue! Depending on the oven and age/variety of potatoes, cooking time can vary. We usually end up cooking longer to get the type of crunch we prefer.
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Oat Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2014
I've made this three times since January, and it's a winner! My entire family loves the bread, which also makes incredibly delicious toast. This is a very hearty, heavy, filling bread. I increased the oats to 1 cup, and decreased to the whole wheat flour to 2 cups, just because I love oats in bread. I followed all of twistedsisterl's suggestions (see most helpful comment)- she submitted the recipe, and she's right. This is definitely 1 loaf of bread, and putting the oats in the food processor for a few seconds results in a great texture in the baked bread.
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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2014
I found this recipe searching for Baked Pork Chops because our grill is still buried in snow, and it's cold! I wanted something interesting to eat and fun to make, and this fit the bill. I had never breaded a pork chop before. Strangely, I'm not sure I'd even eaten one before. Following suggestions from several reviewers, I used only 2 eggs and 1 cup bread crumbs. We had 6 small chops, and there was plenty of egg mixture and breading. We didn't have seasoned bread crumbs (we always process and toast the ends of bread loaves and keep them in the freezer), so I added the equivalent of 2 tsp Italian Seasoning and 1 tsp garlic powder. I had expected a bit more flavor, but the result was very good. Next time, I'll put pressed garlic into the breading mixture instead of browning it in the oil. The flavor in the oil just didn't seem to come through. I will also add some salt to the breading, probably 1/2 tsp. Our teenager actually ate 3 of the pork chops; that's huge praise! We will definitely be making this again.
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Naan

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2013
UPDATED 1/1/2014: This recipe has replaced our other naan recipe in our Family Favorites cookbook! I use an additional 1 tsp yeast (3-1/4 tsp yeast total), yogurt in place of the milk, add 1/2 tsp baking soda, and use 4 cups flour- all in the bread machine. Let yeast, water, and sugar proof about 10 minutes before adding remaining ingredients. We roll out and let rise for at least 10 minutes before cooking. We love the flavor, the texture with the changes we made, and the ease of preparing such a large quantity. With these changes, increasing to 5 stars! Thanks Mic for posting, and other reviewers for sharing your tips! ORIGINAL: I tried this after realizing I didn't have yogurt to use in our usual naan recipe. I mixed it in the bread machine, using buttermilk, 4 cups flour, and adding 1/2 tsp baking soda. We didn't use the garlic this time, but it sounds great. I cooked them in an iron skillet. The first naan I cooked was more pancake-like and tough. I rolled all the other pieces out and let them rest before cooking, and they had a better texture. In future, I will roll them all out for the final rise before cooking. My family said they liked this texture much better than our usual recipe- it's thinner and less bread-y. We'll definitely be making this our go-to naan recipe from now on. The bread machine does most of the work, it makes a nice quantity, and it tasted good. I will be tweaking it to try to get a more tender texture, and will update later.
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Zucchini and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2013
Everyone in my family ate this- and that's a miracle! I was concerned about cooking time and seasoning after reading other reviews, but the recipe worked well. I used 2 garlic cloves (we love garlic), 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1/8 tsp pepper. We would have liked it as well with 3/4 tsp salt, but it was definitely not bland. Our zucchini were all small (the last of the season, right before a freeze), so there weren't many seeds- all of the chunks were fairly firm; because they were small, I used 4 or 5 instead of 2 medium. When we make this next year with larger zucchini, I'll do as another reviewer suggested and cut the seeds out of the center before chunk-ing. I cut the potatoes fairly small, the zucchini about twice that size. Other than adding an extra clove of garlic, I followed the recipe exactly. The bread crumbs gave this dish a great texture- not exactly crunchy, but not soggy, either- just nice and toothsome :) This is also a beautiful dish. I enjoyed making it, eating it, and reheating it the next day. We'll definitely be making this again next summer.
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Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

Reviewed: May 9, 2013
My family liked this sauce for spaghetti. It's so much quicker to make than our other favorite (which takes half a day to make). I usually omit the green pepper so that all of my kids will eat it. Also, cooking the ground beef with the onion in it makes the onion texture almost undetectable in the final sauce -great for kids who think they don't like onions. If we have mushrooms on hand, I'll mince those and throw them in as well... Just a good, simple recipe that does well with tweaking based on the ingredients we have on hand. I do add some brown sugar (to almost anything cooked with tomatoes)- the amount depends on your tomatoes. Most store-bought tomatoes are much less acidic than they used to be, so they don't need as much sugar. Our home-grown varieties tend to be much more acidic, and require a bit more sugar. Add the brown sugar a little at a time to keep from making a sweet sauce. I hate it when I do that!
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Southern Butter Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2013
I made these for the first time today, and the whole family loved them! I used the bread machine dough cycle- warmed the water and added yeast and sugar to the pan first, letting it sit a few minutes. Then I added the remaining ingredients, melting the butter (which I used for the shortening). The dough almost rose over the pan, so be cautious of that. The dough itself worked so nicely. I baked them on a cookie sheet- I think they would cook nicely in a 9x13 as well (to make them a little taller, and soft around the bottom half of the roll instead of crusty). I brushed a little butter over the tops of the rolls as soon as they came out of the oven. The result was a nice, soft, tasty dinner roll. Following another reviewer's tip, I baked 1/2 of the rolls today and froze the other 1/2 for another night (thaw 2 to 2-1/2 hours, shape, let rise 45 minutes, bake). We can't wait to eat them again!
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2013
Soft and delicious! My whole family loved it. I used regular yeast, then shaped and allowed to rise another 30 minutes or so after the dough cycle finished on our machine, then baked at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes. We're looking forward to trying variations of this substituting wheat and/or rye for some of the flour. Thanks!!!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2012
These turned out perfectly light, fluffy, and tall! The whole family loved them. Other recipes I've tried for baking power biscuits have always turned out just ok- not very fluffy but not too flat. I was so pleased with how this recipe turned out- not so much shortening that we felt sick after eating, but definitely enough to make a great biscuit. I made the recipe exactly as listed. We'll definitely be making these again! Thanks for sharing the recipe, J.P.
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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
This is becoming a lunchtime staple at our house. Love the dill in this! I use about half the lemon juice and add a couple extra teaspoons of mayo. Works great cooking dried chickpeas to use to make this even more economical. I use a potato masher while the chickpeas are still warm. I've only tried this with pitas, so far, but would be great on thinly sliced toast, too.
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Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
Tasty vegetarian option- the lime sour cream is a must! I was surprised by the sweetness the sweet potato added, but the flavor (with the jalapenos and spices) was good. I made the cakes smaller than recommended and broiled them. I might try frying in a bit of oil next time to get a crispier cake.
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Tomato Alfredo

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
Another quick and easy dish to make. It was rather bland. The few extra minutes to use butter/flour/cream instead of sour cream are probably worth it. Also, needed much more seasoning of any kind. My Alfredo-fan children didn't like it.
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Frozen Greek Yogurt

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
While quick and easy to make, this was not sweet enough for our tastes. The bites that contained the honey/mint mixture were good, but they were few and far between. Most of the bites were plain Greek yogurt- the lemon flavor was hardly noticeable.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
My husband gives this recipe 10 stars out of 5! The cookies are a little crisp on the outside, soft and chewy inside. Delicious with or without nuts. I omitted the salt (I rarely add it to desserts). Following the suggestions of others, I use 1 tsp baking soda, 1-1/2 cups flour, chilled a bit before baking, and baked at 335. I baked my first tray for 13 minutes, but 12 makes an even better texture- leaving the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes finishes the cooking nicely.
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Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
I followed the recipe exactly the first time I made this, and it was an instant family favorite. If we don't have a pepper on hand, I often make it without and it's still excellent. It's a perfect one-dish comfort food for cold winter meals; it's a perfect one-dish meal for hot summer days.
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Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
I made these for breakfast night a few weeks ago. Took more than 90 minutes, for sure, but worth every second! I'm making them again for Christmas breakfast, but plan to put them in the pan and refrigerate overnight as other reviewers have mentioned.
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Squash-Apple Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
This is the first time I've cooked or eaten buttercup squash. Even the kids ate it! The squash we grew were small this year, but the recipe is easily adapted to the smaller portion. I used Red delicious apples, but the cooked consistency didn't complement the softer squash texture; I'll use a better cooking apple next time.
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Tomato Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
Made this to use up some tomatoes and fresh basil; now I want to rush out and buy more! Definitely need to make sure the bacon is crisp before layering in the pie. This was good the night I baked it, but FAR better the next day for lunch. Next time, I'll try baking it ahead of time to let the flavors "meld".
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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
I made this per the recipe, and we all loved it. Great flavor, moist, and EASY to make! My family would prefer the flavor of the gravy without the wine. Definitely will make this again.
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