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Stove Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
I've been making my roast like this for quite some time. I like to coat the roast with flour along with the salt and pepper before searing. I then remove the roast and cook the onion and carrots for a minute or two to get them slightly browned. I didn't use the garlic. Tossed in some fresh thyme along with the rosemary - the fresh herbs make all the difference. I like to thicken the pan juices into a gravy to serve over the potatoes.
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No-Cook Eggnog Ice Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2012
When I saw this recipe I couldn't wait to try it because you can't get much simpler than a 4-ingredient no cook ice cream, right? I don't care much for sweetened condensed milk because I think it leaves a major aftertaste so I was a little worried that this ice cream would have that issue. It was absolutely scrumptious and oh so easy. If you are looking for a consistency of a shake then it's good to go right out of the ice cream freezer but if you are looking for an ice cream to scoop into dishes I recommend following the tip to freeze in an airtight container for a few hours or overnight.
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White Chip Orange Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2012
There's just one word for these cookies - Excellent! This is my new favorite. My husband has always been a fan of regular chocolate chip cookies and nothing else will usually do but he really liked these also. They would be great with macadamia nuts added. I can't wait to try them with lemon zest also. Yummo!
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Jumbo Dark Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2012
I really liked these. Warm out of the oven these reminded me of a brownie. They do make rather large cookies. If I make these again I will make them into regular sized cookies so I won't feel quite so guilty eating one. ;)
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2012
This recipe has a really good chocolate flavor. I had Craisins on hand so I used those instead of the cherries. If I make this again I would use the cherries. The texture wasn't as creamy as I like my fudge to be, but we tend to like a fudge made without marshmallow products. As far as fudge goes, it didn't wow me but it's worth making again.
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Creepy Mini Pizzas

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
This dough was very easy to work with and I loved it! Even though it seemed like a great recipe for kids to decorate, my husband and I had fun with it. I plan on making some to toss in the freezer for a quick easy dinner.
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Garlic and White Wine Chicken Scaloppine

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
I loved the ease of this and that dinner was done in 35 minutes. I used chicken tenders, trimmed, because they were on sale and I love them. I think the spice mix added a bit of "store bought" taste to this recipe, however it would not stop me from using a spice mix like this again.
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Salted Peanut Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
These are absolutely delicious. I you're looking for an easy yummy bar dessert this is the one! I didn't change a thing and they went over well at our Halloween outing. Yummy!
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Shrimp Linguine

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
This got mixed reviews in my house. Since it's October, my garden is done for the year and I had no fresh basil or parsley so I had to substitute dried. I also used 1/2 heavy cream and 1/2 low fat milk and it was plenty creamy for me. This was simple and easy and I thought it was delicious topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. However, my husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and told me he would have preferred the shrimp in one pile and the pasta in another so his review doesn't count ;) He wasn't a fan. Geez! I loved it!
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Caramel Corn Treat Bags

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
There's just one word for this popcorn - YUM! I've made this three times within a week and can't get enough of it. I'm sure the phase will pass (or should I say I hope it does) but for now I'm enjoying myself! A lot of people like to use microwave popcorn but I popped my own on the stove and measured it in a wide mouth quart jar. The first time I made it I packed the jars pretty tight and there didn't seem to be enough caramel to cover it all well. My second batch was 4 quarts loosely packed and it was better but not quite covered like I would have liked it. So on my third batch I lightly packed it and used three quarts and I thought it was perfect. During the baking process I stirred it every 15 minutes and baked as directed but it was harder than I would have liked. I only baked the 3rd batch for right around 30 minutes. Using only three quarts of popcorn allowed the caramel to coat every piece. The last batch was my favorite, nicely coated and a didn't seem to be as hard as the other batches - a little easier on my teeth. I used a foil roasting pan and it worked out perfectly - clean up was a breeze so be sure to spray your foil/pan with cooking spray. Be sure when you stir it to keep the popcorn separated as best as you can and as flat as possible in your pan. It will make breaking it apart much easier. When it was done baking I kept stirring and breaking large clumps apart while it was cooling. This recipe is a keeper!
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Easy Crescent Taco Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
I would recommend using the crescent sheets instead of the crescent rolls so you don't have to worry about pinching seams together to form the crust. I made the recipe as stated but substituted taco sauce for the salsa (picky husband). This recipe was just ok. I would prefer to use flour tortillas or just made regular tacos because they would be faster and easier. The crescent crust didn't wow us - plus it tends to be too much on the sweet side for savory dishes. Watch it carefully once in the oven - mine got a little too brown so I think the time may vary according to your oven. I don't think I would make this one again.
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Chicken & Noodle Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2012
I had some leftover turkey to use up and this recipe caught my eye. I cooked some fresh carrots along with the celery and tossed in some peas to boost the nutritional value some. I only had 1/2% milk in the house and thought that would make the sauce a little runny so I substituted 1/2 cup of the milk for some heavy cream I needed to use up. Two tablespoons of water wasn't quite enough for the crust to make it rollable without cracking - I used an additional tablespoon and it was perfect. I think the amount of sage in the sauce was just right but the amount in the crust was a little too much for my taste, but my husband liked it. I think I would cut that back to 1/2 teaspoon in the future. The crust didn't brown up like I thought it would have after the 20 minutes so I baked an additional 10 minutes, but it didn't make a difference. My husband, who tends to be a little on the picky side, enjoyed this potpie. Overall, this was a very tasty recipe.
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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2012
I don't normally cook with refrigerator packaged baking products but I got the crescent rolls on sale and this was quick and easy. Using pre-cooked bacon heated until crispy in the microwave made this recipe a whip to put together. I love bacon, egg and cheese so I had to try this one. I would suggest to slightly under cook the eggs since they will also be baked but fully cooked eggs did work out fine. This would be a good one to try if you are looking for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch option. Not gourmet by any means but tasty nonetheless.
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Cornbread Stuffing with al fresco® Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I probably wouldn't have tried it had I not had a coupon for the sausage. It was bursting with flavor and I like a recipe with flavor. I probably wouldn't make it again only because no one else would help me eat it.
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Creamy Basil Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
The sauce was quite runny on this. I think the sauce needs to be thickened. I also thought this needed more seasoning since it was quite bland. Wasn't a fan of this one.
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Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
Not being a macaroni and cheese fan and definitely not a fan of processed canned foods I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I was gifted some Progresso Recipe Starter cooking sauces to try and decided on this recipe. The cooking sauce seems a little runny but once baked it is perfect. Be sure to use good quality bacon. I made the mistake of buying cheap bacon and the flavor was awful. I baked this in smaller individual baking dishes and left the bacon out on some and I am glad I did. That isn't the fault of the recipe though. Overall, a pretty good recipe.
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Smoky Andouille Mini Hot Bites

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
Challenged to create a recipe using AlFresco Chicken Sausage I came up with this tasty treat. Worried the tomatoes would water down the batter, I placed the drained tomatoes on a paper towel to absorb any extra moisture. This is how I buttered my mini muffin pan - I cut 2 tbs of cold butter into six even slices and then cut each slice into quarters (you will have 24 small pieces). I then placed a piece into each empty mini muffin cup. I placed the pan into the oven for about 30 seconds or until the butter melted. Then, using a silicone pastry brush, I brushed the butter up the sides of the empty muffins - worked like a charm. They also slipped right out of the pan without a problem. These can also be baked in a 9 x 13 pan for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden. They are best warm and are pretty tasty - I couldn't stay out of them.
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Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2012
Before baking, this gives you the illusion that it will become creamy cheesy goodness. If you're looking for a creamy mac and cheese then this isn't for you. I didn't have sharp cheddar so I used the medium that I had on hand and I also used deli sliced American cheese. I would stick with the sharp as the recipe calls - it needs that extra zip. This recipe definitely didn't wow me, it was just ok. On my quest for the perfect mac and cheese recipe this just did not fit the bill. I don't think the recipe is at fault though - I think I've decided that I just don't care for mac and cheese.
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Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2012
I hadn't had corn fritters since I was a kid so when I had a few extra ears of corn from the garden I found this recipe and couldn't wait to fry them up. I cut the recipe in 1/2 for just my husband and I and it was plenty. I didn't have heavy whipping cream but I didn't let that stop me - I used 1/2% milk, which I had on hand. I am more of a savory type of gal and didn't use the cane syrup but instead sprinkled the fritters with salt. These turned out nice and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The corn lent the perfect amount of sweetness for us to this recipe. They are best right out of the pan - if they sit they will soften fairly quickly but will still be tasty. Three ears of corn measures 1-1/2 cups of kernels.
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Summer Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes and Prosciutto

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2012
I followed the submitters advice and started with the tomato mixture and made the pasta last. To avoid the possibility of tough skins, I peeled my garden tomatoes by scalding for 30 seconds and then placing in cold water - the skins slipped right off. I was a little leary of adding the full amount of oil called for even though olive oil is the healthy oil but I did as the directions stated and didn't regret it. The tomato mixture made enough of its own juice that the addition of the pasta water was not necessary for me. I didn't have shallots so I diced up some onion instead. Followed the rest of the instructions as indicated and topped with Parmesan cheese. I had never had prosciutto before and although I didn't care for the proscuitto on its own, it was a good addition to this recipe. I loved the simplicity of this recipe and the light fresh flavor. What could be better than fresh tomatoes and basil in the summertime? Thanks for the tasty recipe Laurie!
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