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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
These are delicious cookies and a nice change from all the traditional cookies. I have give the jarred mix as gifts, and I have made them for work and friends. They are always well received. **A couple of pointers: either use unsalted butter or omit the salt from the recipe. I might even decrease the salt just a tad. I prefer these cookies to be golden brown around the edges and on top. They taste better when slightly crunchy. In my oven, it takes 13 minutes on 350 to get them perfect. Also, they don't spread very much so you can space them about an inch apart. I highly recommend these cookies :)
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Easy Cheese Ball II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
This is easy, but so is Hamburger Helper. It tastes very artificial, no freshness whatsoever, and even after sitting overnight in the fridge, it is still way too salty. The flavor combination is very boring. There is too much cheddar cheese. Overall, not good. There are way too many cheese ball recipes out there to try to "fix" this one with adjustments.
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Pillsbury Crescents Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
I really like the idea of it, but the cranberry sauce causes everything to slide around, so you can't really roll it up nicely in order to slice it into pinwheels. What was salvaged was just kind of blah for flavor.
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Chicken Meatball Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
I loved this soup! I used ground turkey rather than chicken for an even lighter meal and skipped the baking of the meatballs. It's unnecessary. You can just drop the meatballs into the boiling soup. I served it over egg noodles. Delicious, flavorful, and comforting.
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Thick Chocolate Shake

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
Very good milkshake. Powered egg whites were $11/can at my local Kroger, plus $3 for the Nesquick, and $3 for the ice cream. That equals a pretty expensive milkshake. I hope I can find something else to do with those egg whites. If you're trying to save money and don't already have the egg whites in your pantry, skip them. I think the shake would be just as tasty.
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
These were really good and got lots of compliments. They were fairly easy to make as well. Just not 5-star, but definitely a solid 4-star.
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Eggnog I

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2007
Awesome, perfect, delicious, and incredible!!! Every neighbor in my complex is drooling over this eggnog! Thanks a million for a simple, great eggnog!
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Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
Thankfully, I read the reviews prior to making this, so I changed the recipe to make more moist, dense bars. I used (2) 15 oz. cans of packed pumpkin, half the amount of baking soda and baking powder, and added 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. So far, everyone LOVES them. My neighbors are practically drooling over them. Lol.
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Candied Garlic Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
Good starter recipe, but needs some changes to be 4 or 5 star. I added 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger and 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes. I would not make these again without adding the red pepper. I will add more next time. Also, I would recommend using really meaty wings, as my small-normal sized wings shrunk significantly and nearly dried out, even after reducing the baking time by 10 minutes. I served the wings on plain white rice and tossed some steamed broccoli in the remaining sauce for a tasty, Asian-inspired meal. Hubby enjoyed it as well.
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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2007
Wow! What a great dessert! This is one of the most delicious, rich, and decadent desserts I have ever eaten!!! That said, next time I will NOT add the cinnamon. I only used half the amount the recipe called for, but it still was too obvious and clashed with the flavors of the cheesecake. Also, when adding the sour cream mixture to the top of the cheesecake, be careful not to pour it directly into the center, as I did. This results in a big gob of sour cream mixture sinking into the cheesecake. Despite this, it still turned out magnificent. The chocolate top layer covers up any imperfections, and it truly is bakery/restaurant quality.
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Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2007
I thought these were a great side dish. I used 1/2 tbsp. of dried dill, since I didn't have fresh. I used a fresh lemon, as the recipe calls for, and I did not find the lemon flavor overpowering as others have. I thought it was just right. Also, I steamed rather than boiled them for 8-10 minutes to retain flavor and nutrients.
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Green Bean and Mushroom Medley

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
This was a great, healthy side dish. My husband, who claims not to like carrots, green beans, or mushrooms, ate this for two days. He did pick out the mushrooms, but he raved about the carrots and beans. I too loved it. I doubled the green beans.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
Very good recipe, but I felt like it needed something...maybe some heat. Next time, I will add a chopped jalapeno. This is my first time making and eating couscous. I really enjoyed it, as did my husband. I served this with spicy grilled chicken.
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Jalapeno Hummus

Reviewed: May 14, 2007
This is my first experience with hummus. I had no idea it was made out of garbanzo beans. For some reason, the word "hummus" made me think of animal intestines. Well, it is far better than any animal intestines could ever be. I did not have any tahini, so I blended sesame seeds with olive oil instead. I also used the whole can of garbanzos. I would not add more canned jalapenos, as the flavor would overpower everything else. My husband, a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, said, "Yum! What is that?!!! He looked appalled when I replied, "Hummus," but he wanted some more anyway. This would be a great appetizer for any crowd.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: May 10, 2007
Great recipe! Super easy to adapt to your personal taste. I added 2 snack cups of applesauce with cinnamon, used butter instead of vegetable oil, added 1/2 c. chopped walnuts, used 3 small bananas (barely a cup), and added 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. I could eat these until I died! Wow!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Reviewed: May 4, 2007
Great recipe, but I feel it can be improved. I added the zest of one lemon and the juice of two lemons (I decreased the amount of milk to make up for the extra liquid) and doubled the amount of poppy seeds. The natural lemon flavor, in my opinion, makes a better bread than the extract alone. I also used the lemon and vanilla extract called for in the recipe and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. Also, definitely use confectioner's sugar rather than granulated sugar in the glaze and heat the OJ up in the microwave to assist with melting the sugar. I used a bundt pan sprayed with cooking spray w/flour on 325 for exactly one hour, and the bread was perfectly done. My oven is a little hotter than most, so 340 would probably work in a normal oven. I let the bread sit in the pan for 10 minutes then dumped it onto a cooling rack and glazed it. After it cooled, I wrapped the bread in plastic wrap and let it sit out at room temp. overnight. It is incredible this morning!!!
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Restaurant-Style Chicken Scampi

Reviewed: May 3, 2007
Great starter recipe. I used roasted garlic oil to saute everything, so I added no garlic. I added onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper to the flour, and I added chopped fresh basil and asparagus to the veggies. I boiled my pasta in chicken broth, then tossed the drained pasta with the roasted garlic oil and omitted the alfredo sauce.
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Chicken Wing Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
This is really good, but it can be a little odd, depending on your taste preference. When I first tried it, I thought it was really strange, but I got used to it, and now I really enjoy it. I do prefer a great bleu cheese dressing in place of the ranch though. Also, you can sub with low-fat cream cheese and reduce lots of calories and fat. Notice that there are over 200 calories per serving with 16 servings in the recipe. Wow! Add tortilla chips to that, and you've really gone overboard. You could use light tortilla chips, celery, or pretzel sticks instead of regular tortilla chips.
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Ham Salad Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
The best ham salad spread I've had. My husband liked it a lot too, and he doesn't even like ham salad!
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My Mom's Sausage and Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2007
My mamaw used to make this for me all the time growing up. It was one of my favorite meals, and I am so happy to have it now. This recipe is five stars with changes, four stars without. First and foremost, for adult tastes, this is far better with hot sausage. Also, once you have all your ingredients together on the stovetop, bring it to a boil and continue boiling for about three minutes, stirring frequently. This reduces the baking time. Next, pour everything into a 9x13 pan and bake uncovered on 350 for about 30 minutes. My rice was tender, and all the liquid was absorbed after 30 minutes at 350. If there are any leftovers, you'll find that this casserole is even better the second day! Thank you so much.
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