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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
I just made this recipe! It was great. Based on the prior reviews, I made a few changes: *used a pack of taco seasoning to flavor ground beer (no onion/garlic) *Mixed chunky salsa, corn, and diced green chilis in w/seasoned beef (I would prefer jalaps, but dh is a little wimpy when it comes to hot stuff) *used a round casserole dish to layer, starting w/salsa, tortilla, meat, cheese, tortilla spread w/refried beans, etc *halved the recipe and it fit perfectly in the casserole....could feed 4-8 depending on hunger and sides *served w/sour cream I'm always trying to eat healthier, so I used 97% lean ground beef, fat free refried beans, 2% cheese, and fat free sour cream and it was still very tasty!
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Dill Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
This dressing is FABULOUS! I followed the recipe fairly closely, subbing EVOO for veggie oil and leaving out the black pepper (I detest black pepper). I'm not quite sure how to describe this, other than YUMMY! It's got a subtle light flavor that still allows the flavor of your salad shine through. This makes only enough for 1 large salad, w/a slight bit left over, though, so keep that in mind when looking to make in larger quantities. I was too lazy to get out (really to clean after) our blender, so I just mixed it w/a spoon right in my measuring cup. I can't wait to taste it on tomorrow's lunch salad after the flavors have melded. THANKS for a great recipe!
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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
This is a great buttercream icing recipe. I followed it fairly closely, thought I did add extra vanilla, which then necessitated adding some extra 10X sugar to make up for the extra liquid. It does not make all that much, so I will prob double it when decorating a cake. It made enough for me to not-over-generously ice 18 cupcakes. Great taste and consistency. GO BULLDOGS! ;) TY for a great recipe!
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
What a great fall recipe! These would make a great Turkey Day b-fast. I made a few changes: I don't like ginger and didn't have AllSpice, so I doubled the cinnamon and added a dash of Nutmeg (next time, I'll do just straight cin, no nutmeg). I used Splenda brown sugar blend and whole wheat flour. I also added an extra slash of milk because the batter looked really really thick. I used canned pumpkin. I thought these had a delightfully nice slightly stronger than subtle pumpkin flavor. I served w/"Cinnamon Cream Syrup" from here (per prior reviews) and it was a pancake/syrup match made in heaven. Thanks for a great recipe.
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Honey Nut Granola

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2008
So, I've never made granola or even eaten granola (except in the form of granola bars) so I wasn't quite sure what to expect w/this, but it "looked" healthy and included lots of things I like, so I thought I'd give it a try. I did NOT use pecans (personal preference) and I decreased cin to 1 tsp and added 1 tsp of almond extract (I love almond!). I also added about double the vanilla because I used cheap imitation extract as opposed to the good stuff. This recipe was a bit ambiguous for me, thought it could just be that I'm a moron (I wasn't sure when/how to combine the wet & dry...I ended up mixing both sep and then combining before baking). Per an earlier review, I spread in 2 parchment lined cake pans for easier stirring. I stirred regularly, though I question whether I really needed to. I started at 275 for first 15 min, then upped to 300 for the remaining 25. Both my husband and I have snatched bites from the pans and like it; he'll probably eat w/milk as cereal and I'll prob just eat dry for a snack. UPDATE: It's the next day and I'm really enjoying this dry as a snack...the almond extract is really what's making it work for me!
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Spicy Bean Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2008
This was very good; I'd really probably rate it a "4", but I can't take stars away from a recipe I altered so much (and others really enjoyed it). I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes (1 w/sweet onion, 1 fire-roasted garlic), 1 can of black beans, 1 can of Mexi-corn, and 1 can of diced jalapenos. To that mix, I added 3 TBLS EVOO and the same of lime juice. I also added a dash of red wine vinegar, a dash of garlic powder, and a dash of cayenne pepper. It was really good, but missing a little something (the obvious would be cilantro, but I don't like it so I was trying to find another way to pep it up). I really couldn't imagine using Italian dressing, but I can't knock it until I try it. Next time I will set aside a small bowl to combine w/the Italian dressing and see what I think. What a great "go to" when I need something quick, healthy, & easy.
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The Popcorn Cake

Reviewed: May 11, 2015
This was a Mother's Day hit! Our family has already requested it at Christmas. The only changes I made were to use real butter and I used mini baking M&Ms in place of the chocolate chips. My M&Ms melted a bit, so I can only imagine how much uncoated chocolate chips would melt. This came together in no time. The hardest part of making this was finding a bowl large enough to mix it all in. THANKS, for the recipe!
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Quick Chicken and Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2014
When Mr. LTH woke up sick, this became a last minute Sunday afternoon lunch. I always keep pre grilled/shredded BLSL chicken in our freezer, so I used that in place of the raw chicken. I also added a T of butter, just because I love the richness a bit of butter adds to soup. I always use chicken stock, so I did here, as well. We only had 1% milk, but I'd have used skim if we had it. The only "white" beans we had were blackeyed peas, so that's what I used, though I'm sure that's not what I was supposed to use (they worked, though!). I added well more than a 1/2 tsp salt, probably closer to 1-2 tsp, but I like "salty" soup. This was an excellent soup that came together in a short amount of time, just as the title suggests. I'd absolutely make this again. The red pepper (and I used some I'd previously frozen w/no noticeable impact) and corn (white, frozen) added a nice bit of sweetness to the soup. THANKS for the recipe!
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Mississippi Six

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2013
This is a keeper! The name is odd and doesn't convey what guests may be eating, but it tastes great! I prepped it ahead of time and kept the "guts" in the frig until party time. Then, I added to the bowl, wrapped, and baked. Delicious! THANKS for the recipe!
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Sweet and Sour Borscht Shooters

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2013
Delicious! These will be a dinner party soup course staple at the LTH house. I love that they are makeaheadable and delicious, to boot. I enjoy the shooter presentation and am looking forward to trying the next round w/a little vodka. THANKS for the recipe, Lillian Julow!
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Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
These were a great camping side dish! I prepped in the microwave, then Mr. LTH finished them on an grate over the open fire for a delicious smoky flavor. I rubbed them w/EVOO and then sprinkled w/seasoned salt. These will be a camping go to in the LTH world! Thanks for the recipe, sylistmama!
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Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2012
I don't often hard boil eggs, so I don't have a *system* down (I end up calling my mom and having her walk me through it). I read this recipes rave reviews and figured it was worth a shot. I made 6 eggs, 2 of which cracked because I wasn't gentle enough (note to self: slotted spoon). I had no problem removing the shells and ended up w/gorgeous pickled eggs as my end result. Thanks for the recipe, Ken!
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Not Your Usual Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2012
I have to admit, this recipe's title is what initially stirred my interest. Then, I continued to be intriguing when I discovered it indeed WASN'T some variation of an italian dressing pasta salad. I realized I had a little less than a cup of light mayo left, so mine wasn't as dressed as it should be. Per personal taste, I subbed yellow mustard for Dijon and left out the celery and black olives, while I added some carrot. I belatedly realized I'd left out the eggs, but next time (and yes, there WILL be a next time) I'll use pickled eggs! Oh yeah, I'm also lazy, so I subbed "real bacon bits" for bacon. THANK YOU for a great *different* pasta salad, KB COUNTRYGIRL! EDIT: I made this again and added chopped pickled eggs and that was a nice *pop*, both in flavor and color. I also made using green onions, as opposed to red, since I was making it for a crowd ad green tend to be a bit milder and I really missed the crunch, and bite, of the red onion.
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Grilled Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage with Tomato Cream Sauce Over Linguine

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
Even I, a self proclaimed sausage hater (it's a black pepper/fennel thing), thoroughly enjoyed this. I also enjoyed that it was super quick and easy to prepare since we'd already pre-grilled the sausage earlier in the week. The only change I made was to add a dash of Italian Seasoning since I belatedly realized my diced tomatoes were sans seasoning. I used a Cupcake Merlot for my "dry red". This recipe is def worth a try! THANKS, Al Fresco!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
While this was a bit bland for my tastes, Mr. LTH really enjoyed these and I appreciate how customizable these are. Next time, I will double the filling to freeze for future (even) easier quesadillas! THANKS, EFasse!
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Amish Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
Good hearty homey breakfast! I elected to use ham in lieu of bacon because I'm lazy and also added some diced green and red peppers to add some veg. I mixed everything and tossed it in (TWO) 9X13 pans the night before for an even easier breakfast in the morning. This will be a company breakfast staple at the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe, Beth Notaro!
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2010
I've seen HW (Happywife) rec these time and time again on the RE. However, I've never used a recipe for twice bakeds...I just dice/chop/plop and mash...a pinch here, a dash there-you get the picture. My FIL requested these for his bday dinner and I decided to give this recipe a whirl. I'm so glad I did! We all LOVED them. I think the green onion really makes them pop. I followed the recipe, though I did have to nuke the potatoes a bit as they weren't done after an hour and a half in the oven. I made them the night before and refrigerated them before the second bake the next day. I was using the oven at 425, so I baked them for about 15 min at that temp, covered for the first 10. THANKS for a great recipe, PONYGIRL!
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Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
I loved this sauce! I followed the recipe, though I did sub diced tomatoes for sauce for a little more texture. I'm also lazy, so I threw everything in the crock pot for a few hours so I didn't have to pay attention to it on the stove top. I added some shaker parm at the end, too. Fantastic basic sauce that froze well and is easily adaptable for personal tastes. This is currently my go to red sauce. TY, Mel's Nanny, for a great recipe!
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
WOW! This was fantastic. I halved the recipe and used equal parts green chilis and jalaps. I did not use parm, because that didn't seem very "poppery" to me. Instead, I mixed in some odds and ends of 2% shredded cheeses I had: sharp cheddar, co-jack, and a mexican mix. I also used 1/2 C light mayo and 1/2 C sour cream because I prefer sour cream to mayo (and per earlier suggestions). I baked in the oven and served w/fresh french bread. I covered the top w/bread crumbs (and sprayed w/PAM to "crisp") prior to baking. Yum, yum!
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Cajun Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
We really enjoyed this chicken! I subbed EVOO for veggie oil and left out the lemon pepper, per personal preference. Mr. LTH grilled it to perfection and we ate on top of fresh veggie salads. Delectable. We will be enjoying these on a regular basis. TY for a great recipe!
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