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Down Home Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2005
So good! I used about 3 tbsp. of Italian Style Breadcrumbs and threw just a dash of onion powder into the cheese mix. Also, I didn't measure the amount of macaroni I used, but it was probably more like 3 cups. I made this in two loaf pans, so I could refrigerate one for leftovers, which is what I'm eating right now!
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Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2005
*****I changed so much in this recipe, I didn't feel it was right to rate it. But after my alterations, I really enjoyed it. Neither my husband nor I like sweet cornbread, so I omitted the sugar completely. I used the whole 4 oz. of green chilies and added a seeded, chopped serrano pepper. It still didn't turn out hot at all, so next time, I may use 2-3 serranos or one habanero. Also, I only used 3/4 c. butter instead of 1 c. 1/2 c. butter would be alright too. I think next time, I will add 2 cans of cream-style corn to make it more moist. I served this with homemade chili, and I'm thinking of making Green Chile Chicken Stew from this site to serve with the cornbread as well.
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Broccoli Cheese Soup V

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2005
I halved the recipe, and it turned out very good. It was too much for me to eat alone (my husband doesn't like the soup by itself), so I made lightly seasoned chicken and rice and poured the soup over top. Very good also. I also poured this over a baked potato, and it was EXCELLENT!
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Chipotle Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
I really enjoyed this chicken. It was just a little spicy, but not too hot. It was very easy to make and the end result looked like something you would order at a Mexican restaurant. I did use corn instead of spinach as suggested, and it was very good that way. My husband just gave this 3 1/2 stars. I'm not sure why. He just wasn't thrilled with it. I think I will marinate longer next time for more flavor in the chicken; I only did two hours this time. *****My husband likes it better as leftovers. It is a bit hotter now too.
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Mexican Rice III

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
I've made this a couple of times now and find it is best if I chop the veggies and let them marinate 30 minutes in oil with all the spices, adding about a teaspon of chili powder, 2 tbsp. of my favorite salsa, and using dried cilantro (fresh cilantro overpowers everything in this dish). I saute the rice with this mixture before cooking it all down together in the chicken broth. It's a five-star recipe this way (for me)!
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2005
DAY 2: This is awesome! After the flavors blend, it is incredible. Also, I have now tried it on a bed of salad greens & with tortilla chips. Both ways are excellent! Great recipe. DAY 1: I think 4 1/2 stars is about right. The appearance is beautiful, the recipe directions are clear, it is healthy and it makes a good amount, but I think it is a bit too tangy for me. I'll try the leftovers and see if the flavors have come together any more.
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Rainbow Pasta Salad I

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
I love pasta salad, and this one is very good. The chunks of pepperoni are an excellent addition. I do prefer a homemade salad dressing, but this is good and faster than preparing it yourself.
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
Very good recipe. I used three ripe bananas and my own cream cheese frosting (8 oz. cream cheese, 4 tbsp. butter, 1 1/2 c. confec. sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract). Wow! They are incredible and VERY moist. This is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. I think this would make a good banana bread loaf as well.
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Spicy Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
This recipe sounds so weird, but it is so GOOD! I used cilantro instead of basil (on hand) and ground ginger instead of ginger root (same reason). I took it to a get-together where what wasn't eaten was scooped away by the hostess and put in her refrigerator for tomorrow! I also made cinnamon chips from this site to serve with it, and everyone LOVED those as well.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
I'm not rating this, because I only made the cinnamon chips, but they were incredible! I brushed them with melted butter and baked on 400 degrees for 4 minutes. I served with Mango Salsa from this site. Delicious!
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
This was incredible! I only made enough for two people. I didn't have any cream of mushroom, so I used an alfredo sauce from this site instead. I served it with angel hair and garlic breadsticks. Also, my husband doesn't eat spinach, so I just layered it on one side of the casserole dish. I also used frozen, thoroughly drained spinach.
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Cheese Lover's Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2005
I changed so much that I probably shouldn't rate this recipe, but it was delicious so I had to. I have made tuna casserole once before from a different recipe, but didn't care for it. When I saw this one, it seemed more suited to my tastes. I used twice as much macaroni, same amount of tuna and cream of mushroom soup, 3/4 lb. Velveeta instead of cheddar put directly into the mixture and topped it with shredded cheddar then put crushed Ritz crackers in butter on top. It was rich and fattening, but so very good. Unlike the recipe I used before, the tuna did not overpower everything else. I loved it and am looking forward to leftovers tonight!
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Simple Texas Salsa

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2005
Excellent salsa! I used only one can of stewed tomatoes & three small ripe tomatoes, because I like the taste of fresh, uncooked tomatoes. I also forgot the cilantro, which is usually my favorite ingredient in salsa, but it turned out terrific anyway! I used 1/4 of a sweet onion for the chives, because I didn't have any on hand. Also used jalepenos instead of serrano for the same reason. It wasn't as hot this way, so I add a couple of shakes of tobasco to it to fire it up a notch!
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Annie's Turkey Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2005
I'm not sure why this is so good, but it is. My husband & I love turkey, but with just the two of us, we get tired of the leftovers long before they're gone. This is a delicious & easy way to use up the leftovers. I've made soup out of leftover turkey before, but I like this much better. I put it on fresh croisants with lettuce, tomato & a little tobasco. Yummy! Also, I don't like sweet pickles normally, but in this they are the perfect complement. I used Dijonaisse (sp?) for the mayo mustard blend. Excellent recipe. Thank you.
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Chewy Chocolate Cookies I

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2005
Very good cookies. I used half peanut butter morsels and half milk chocolate morsels, and they turned out very good. I did make the mistake of thinking they were not done after 9 minutes because they were very moist so I baked them an additional 90 seconds. They turned out a little crispier than I like, but still very good. I think they would have been perfect if I had taken them out at 9 minutes and just let them cool.
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Irresistible Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
I made this pie for Thanksgiving and took it to my in-law's and to my mom's. It was well-received at both places. I only rated 4 stars, because I think it calls for too many pecans. I like it better with just the pecans on top. It would probably be okay with a layer on the bottom as well, but I think crushing them and putting them in the filling is just going overboard. To make it easier, I used a refrigerated pie crust. Also, I messed up with the butter. I wasn't paying attention and put the 1/2 c. of butter that was supposed to go in the pie crust into the filling instead of the 3 tbsp. of melted butter! It was a little difficult to stir up, but it didn't hurt a thing (except maybe add some more fat grams).
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
I am NEVER making these cookies again! I just made them 3 hours ago, and I've already eaten four...or is it five... I'm going to gain 20 pounds from these cookies! Anyway, these have the best taste ever, and I don't really like cookies all that much! One thing that did bother me when making the cookies was trying to mix the dry ingredients into the butter, sugar and egg. I found this a bit difficult and ending up using my hands to get it all to come together, but, hey, it worked!
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
I LOVE artichokes. I love spinach. I love garlic. I love cheese. I LOVE flavor. Why didn't I ever make this before!?!?! This is the best Spinach Artichoke dip I have ever had. It beats every restaurant dish I've ever tried...hands down! I did not have any Romano cheese on hand, so I subbed with mozzarella. This was an excellent idea, because as I pulled my nacho out of the dip, beautiful cheese stretched from the chip to the plate. It was fantastic! Also, I broiled it for the last minute to give the top mozzarella a pretty golden brown color. You can't beat this recipe!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
I didn't rate this recipe because I didn't follow it by directions. I only had 1/2 c. of brown sugar so I substituted white sugar for the remaining 1/2 c., and I think that because of this, the cookies were not as sweet as they should have been. I would still give them 4 stars though with this change. I also added 1 c. of semi-sweet ch.chips which was a good addition. My husbands coworkers (a bunch of young, hungry construction workers) ate them all in one day! They LOVED them!
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Pumpkin Roll III

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2004
I gave 4 instead of 5 stars, because I like a strong pumpkin and spice flavor, so I had to use more than the recipe called for (1 cup pumkin, 2.5 tsp. cinnamon, and a heaping tsp. of ginger) to keep the cream cheese mixture from overwhelming the roll, but it was excellent this way.
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