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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2014
This dough is super easy. It says you dont need to let it rise. I've used it both ways, unrisen and after letting it rise. Still a great dough! I usually bloom the yeast, water, and sugar separately, letting it foam for a few minutes. I'll add it to the flour, salt, and oil and then knead for a few minutes. Then comes the debate - To rise or to use. :) Sometimes, depending on what type of pizza I'm making, I add herbs to the flour. Rosemary. Thyme. Oregano. Whatever you like! This recipe makes A LOT of dough! When you only have 2.5 people to feed, you can easily cut the dough in half and freeze the unused half for a later time. My cooking/baking tip - If you have a cast iron griddle, use that to bake on. Spread a little cornmeal on the griddle and then spread your dough out. Add toppings and bake!
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Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

Reviewed: May 7, 2014
This recipe was super easy to make last minute! I modified it just a tad, because I didnt have all of the ingredients that the recipe called for (I was missing the fresh ginger or cilantro, so I used powdered and dried. And I didnt have garam masala. So i found a recipe on here and used that to make my own.) I served over basmati rice. DH and my 2 year old LOVED it! :)
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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2014
Made this last week for the first time and I'm making it again for dinner tonight! Followed the recipe almost to a T - Only addition was salt and pepper to the fish. I used 3 large cloves, 3-4 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoon lemon juice. Browned the garlic in the butter and added the lemon juice the final minute of making my sauce. Spooned over the fish (had about 5 fillets) and baked for 30 minutes @ 400 degrees. Hubby isnt a fishy guy, but he LOVED this recipe! :)
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2014
Made this last night for the family. Like most of the "most helpful" reviews suggested, I doubled the sauce (using a combo of brown and white sugar). Hubs said when I had his taste the sauce, "YEP, that's Teriyaki sauce!". I think next time I'll cut back on the sugar (in the double sauce version) using 1/4 c of white and 1/4 cup of brown. I think I'll also cook down the sauce even more next time. Once my chicken/sauce done baking (400deg for 30 minutes), I added the contents to a sautee pan, 1 bag of stir fry veg, and stir fried up some rice noodles. Delish!
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2013
I made our household traditional yukon gold mashed potatoes (boiled/drained diced yg potatoes, butter, cream, salt, and pepper) and used the crockpot as a warming vessel. Was extremely helpful in allowing me to make the mashed potatoes early thanksgiving morning and not last minute! :)
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Blue Ribbon Overnight Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2013
Followed this recipe almost to a T (only thing I did differently was..I couldnt find my rolling pin...so I had to roll them into traditional rolls). I'm sure this is the reason why it had an almost biscut like texture and wasnt fluffy. They were still good though and the family almost polished all of them off at Thanksgiving. Will make again and roll them into the traditional Butterhorn shape (which is what this recipe is..Butterhorn rolls!) :)
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2013
This recipe was seriously awesome!!! I followed the recipe almost to a T, except the ginger. I only had dried/powdered ginger. So I used just a tsp of that. Figuring that the dried would be much stronger than fresh. I dredged the chicken in flour, salt, and pepper and pan fried in the oil. I also added 1 diced red bell pepper (sautéed). Hot sauce I used was sirracha (red rooster). Even the leftovers were awesome! Will definitely make this again!!!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2012
This turned out really well!! Only thing omitted was the bay leaf and paprika (I was out of both). Hubby filled his bread bowl up twice!! Did I mention it was super easy? Well, it was! :) Hubby has already requested I make this again in week after next.
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Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
I made this with my mom's help (I went to her house and she watched the baby while I made these) this past saturday. Super easy. I didnt break out my mom's food processor, but with a rolling pin and a ziplock bag, I didnt need one. One suggestion though if you're crushing the cookies by hand, scrape off the cream filling and sit it aside. I did do this the first time around and what a mess inside the ziplock bag did it make. Second time, I scraped the cream filling off each cookie. After my cookies were crushed, I added the filling AND the cream cheese to the crumbs. Then just mixed everything together by hand. Easy Peasy! The bark I used came in its own tray to melt it in the microwave. Had just enough melted bark leftover to cover some pretzels with! These were so tasty, I had to take the container away from my mom, or else she would have made off with an entire batch! They are that Tasty! :D Saving this in my holiday treat file!
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Pretzel Turtles

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
This recipe is SUPER EASY!! Love that! After reading reviews, I decided to use Dove chocolate covered caramels. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper, then put down my pretzels with a chocolate and then my pecan. The first batch I baked for 3 minutes on 350, and the caramel started leaking out onto my cookie sheet after I gently pushed the pecan down into the chocolate. With the second batch, I baked then at 350 for 2 minutes. Turned out perfect. Everyone that has tried them, love it!! This recipe is going into my file for easy/fast holiday treats! Re-review with new method - So I made this this morning for a Post Superbowl treat contest here at work. I didnt have time to make them in advance, and after reading a few of the reviews - I saw that a few had used the microwave. If you're going to use this method, only microwave the pretzle and chocolate for 10-15 seconds TOPS. I put it in for 30 and there was caramel everywhere on the plate. Maybe its cause I used Dove chocolate caramels instead of Rolos (and the Rolos have a thicker chocolate coating).
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2012
I use a low sodium taco seasoning mix and add it to the cream cheese/sour cream instead of the beans. I also buy vegetarian refried beans. Omit the green bell pepper and black olives...since I can't digest the bell pepper and neither my husband or I like olives. Use a 5x7 pyrex dish. Turns out great and I come home with a clean dish every time!!
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Easy Chicken Enchilada Crescent Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
These were okay. But not a second request kinda meal..to quote my husband. I try to have no expectations going into recipes, that way I will not be disappointed. I had tried the chicken (used a store bought/baked chicken) with (used green sauce instead as we prefer it over red) sauce prior to rolling and I'm glad I did. Very underseasoned. So I added the following - Ancho chili powder, red pepper flakes, sour cream, cumin, and regular chili powder. Despite everything I added, they still seemed underseasoned and the Crescent Roll wrap gave it a weird texture (somewhat like a tamale, but not as good). Not a keeper. 0 stars for flavor and 3 stars for ease to make. Star Average - 2
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Canfield Cottage Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2011
Hubby LOVES IT!!
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Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
Changes I made - which were very few. I did not bake this. I instead put it in my crockpot. Used Bertolli alfredo pasta sauce. Used a generic brand of frozen chopped spinach. Dont use marinated artichokes. Drained and rinsed the artichokes very well (chopping them with a slap/chop type thing). Used the Costco/Kirkland minced garlic, about 2 TBS. Used a generic 2cup package cheese blend, mozzerella/parmesan. Used the whole 8oz package of cream cheese. I mixed everything together the night before in the crock and let it sit in the fridge until this morning. High for 1hr, switching down to low for another 3hrs. Giving it a good stir every 30 minutes or so. Brought it in for a surprise baby shower and everyone raved about it! And I'm going home with a clean crockpot! :)
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
I had made yesterday to take to the family 4th of July bbq/pool party. Its summery, right?! I didn't feel like pulling out the cast iron skillet and made them in 2 9" round tins. Worked like a charm! I ended up using the Dunkin Heinz Butter cake mix and it turned out wonderful. The few tweaks made - 9" round cake tins, rubbed with a little butter. Layered as follows: brown sugar, pineapple rings, cherry in each pineapple ring, 1/8 - 1/4 cup coconut flakes (divided between the 2 tins). I was planning on using the pineapple juice in place of the water for the cake mix, but I spaced on it. I did add a few tablespoons to the mix afterwards anyway. I think it helped the cake turn out extra moist, but not soggy. Plus, it gave it that extra punch of pineapple flavor. Baked per the cake mix directions, adding about 5-10 extra minutes on the cook time. When done baking, I let it cool for a few minutes and then turned it out onto a clear glass serving platter. Looked perfect and tasted fantastic!! I'll be making another set this weekend for another pool party bbq! :)
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Sweet Grilled Corn

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2011
My DH's best friend introduced us to this corn recipe years ago. LOVE IT!!!! When I make it though, I leave out the Macademia Oil. You don't need it. :)
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Sauteed Apples

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
Made these for Easter to go with the Ham. Changed it to serve 30 instead of 8. Used Granny Smith apples. Very Tasty. The family went back for seconds and thirds, eating these instead of the dessert that was brought!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2011
So I goofed and cooked the quinoa in water instead of broth. No Harm...No Foul though! Everyone enjoyed it. My modifications (what I had on hand) - 1 cup chopped green onion, 2 TBS of minced garlic, 1 C quinoa, 2 cups water, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, 1 can corn, 1 can of black beans (2 would have been too much), 2/3 cup chopped tomato, and lemon and lime juice. :)
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Dump Cake I

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
I made this last night for the first time (to take on a camping trip we're leaving for. I didnt have enough time to find the materials I needed to build an oven for the fire, and didnt think those toss-away metal tart cups would withstand the hot coals) and was a little skeptical after putting it into the Toaster Oven. How tart would it be? How would the cake/crumb turn out? I'll tell you...Not too shabby!! We had to sneak a taste before we leave! I added an additional can of Cherry pie filling (I used the lite version..and for some reason while I was at the store, I thought it called for 2 cans, not 1. Glad I added the 2nd can though!!) and mixed it together with the pineapple. Topped with the cake mix and chopped hazelnuts (grabbed the wrong item at the store. DOH!). Used 1/2 a stick of butter (1/4 cup), unmelted and cut into chunks. Since I was using Convection, I turned down the temp to 325. Let it bake for 40 minutes. Turned out wonderful!! Topped with some ice cream, beautiful! :)
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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2010
Since I deviated from the recipe, I can only give it 3 stars. I tried a similar recipe a friend had made a few weeks ago. LOVE IT! I got the recipe and between this recipe and her's, I came up with something awesome! A squeeze of lime juice makes the dish POP! :)
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