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Chicken 'N Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2013
the family thought this was tasty for the quick fix of needing a super fast throw together recipe. This is a recipe to go to, if you want pasta with quick convenience right out of the freezer. Even though I love fresh veggies, it's a great sub for when you need dinner on the run. With shorter steps of a jar alfredo sauce, frozen veggies and you could totally add the convenience of pre-cooked chicken to boot to make it faster and skip the step of slicing and cooking your chicken (for time constraints)...however, the family enjoyed and was together in no time to fuss over.
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HERDEZ® Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2013
this was taste wise....spot on! Perfect with it being gluten-free. Hubby isn't much of a spicy corn bread person (a rather sweet cornbread eater).... I found it quite nice. I did find that the cornbread was held nicely around the edges but did crumble towards the center cut pieces. Possibly needing an egg as a binder. However, the flavor and moistness was great. Next time I'll mix in 2 eggs and see if I can get clean cuts all the way from pan to plate. I will make again. It's a keeper.
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Toasted Quinoa Granola

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2013
I like quinoa but didn't care for this one to much. Even though it was easy to put together, I had problems with picking the tiny seeds out of my teeth and it didn't make it enjoyable to eat and the flavor wasn't that great. I felt it was too small for granola the way it was and personally, we weren't crazy about it. Sorry, won't make again.
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Vegan Granola

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2013
The recipe was quite good, my SIL was so thankful when I gave her the batch I made. My husband and I just loved the flavor. And will make again. Super easy recipe and very quick to throw together and bake. I'm trying the next batch with agave. TY
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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2013
This turned out FAB-ulous!!! by far awesome. I have to thank some members on the forum for help with locating some recipes for my vegan/vegetarian SIL and celiac MIL. I prepped this recipe for a road trip vacation with the family...so it was easy to assemble, easy to follow. And totally easy to make. This was a total hit with myself, my inlaws and one of my kiddo's....the flavor just popped, the fruit just tantalized the taste buds, it needed just a tad bit of sugar in my bowl, but no butter was needed, and used a coconut milk non-dairy based yogurt to top with the pecans.....It's going to be a staple. It was just raving good! I can't say much more on how excellent it is and turned out. TY TY!!!
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Southern Grits Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2013
Didn't change anything in this recipe. Was a test run for a huge family gathering coming up and my sister makes a version of this. However, her eggs are scrambled but added to the mixture raw and then baked. We liked the recipe very much and even when it got cold. The only thing negative I might add, is that I could have reduced the butter on the last step to half the amount it suggested. Because it was slightly oily. I used an 8x10 baking pan but could easily used an 11x13 because the ingredients were to the brim of the baking pan. It was nice to fix on the whim and was a great dinner when I didn't want to have anything traditional ;-) It's keeper.
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Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
OMGosh!!! this was the best summertime drink this season ;-) I had soo much leftover watermelon from the 4th of July, that I didn't want not one piece to go to waste!! Froze up a cup to a cup & a 1/4th in individual baggies and waited ;-) Had to make my own drink mix with unsweetened drink mix and sugar and followed the recipe like stated. I ended up adding a TBSP more because I believe the pre-made stuff is more concentrated then mine...but however, it took all of a couple of minutes to pull things to one stop and whip in a matter of seconds...TY TY TY this was the best, now I can make it with a moments notice on the fly! YUM!!!!!
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Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
This recipe will be a remake & a tweaked. Easy recipe to follow, quick to put together. However, after I mixed everything, the blueberries looked like there wasn't enough in the recipe. So I added 1/4th cup more. Then when I baked them, the oatmeal looked like it was swallowed up by the cookie. The flavor was very nice, slightly chewy on the bottom but still tasted like a blueberry muffin, in a form of a cake-like cookie. This is something I will make again, with some adjustments to make it more...chunky.
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Perfect Cranberry Cashew Fudge

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
Very good recipe. Simple to do, but watch the scorching of the marshmallow crème mixture before removing it from the stove top...very very important. Keep that whisk going to insure proper whisking. I had to turn my heating element down some in the process. However I couldn't find whole cashews, so I just used what I could find at the store. I could have done with more cranberries though. Everyone that tried it liked it a lot. Will make again ;-) but decreasing the vanilla just a tad.
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Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2013
I had every ingredient available for this recipe, it wasn't to my liking. I could not taste anything passed the Cardamom. The bar was sticky thick but baked through. The instructions for the recipe were pretty simple but not being able to taste any other ingredient. I feel the cardamom could have been left out. Please note, that you need to be very liberal with the non-stick cooking spray for this recipe, brown sugar tends to stick harder then a cake when baked in a pan and you will find that a recipe like this won't come out of a pan as easy. Recommend spraying with non-stick spray and lining the bottom with parchment paper or wax paper for easy removal of the baked item.
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HERDEZ® Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
Okay....Valerie, I'm a wuss ;-) I forgot how spicy the HERDEZ cooking sauces are. And no one could eat it as written. However, I loved the flavor it was just to darn hot. But because I was serving it to my kids, I needed to adjust the heat in it. I basically had to increase the avocado & Greek yogurt by 4 times what the original recipe stated but left the cooking sauce and cilantro the as is. Still had a great amount of heat without hurting my little ones and everyone enjoyed it but hubby. He wouldn't try it because of the avocados, but for me, making it the way I did, will be a keeper. And it still had it's creamy texture. I'm just glad this recipe is soo easy when it comes to evening the heat without losing the flavor. So it's a win win for the whimpiest heat seekers to the atomic bomb dropping eaters
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Caraway Rye Bread (for the bread machine)

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
one of the best bread machine recipes, I've come across in a long time. I've never used caraway seeds and so I was a bit cautious. I of course made this recipe in the middle of the night to occupy my time. And when I woke up, wah-la it was done and cooled. The loaf was super airy, sturdy yet soft and nearly store bakery quality. Using an electric bread knife to cut even slices, turned out just beautifully. I was rather impressed. I was worried about the flavorful but it was very nice as well. I will try this recipe with other seeds or herbs and without as well. Very good, very good...a wonderful keeper for sure!!!
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Wedding Gift Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
wow, this is delish. I saw Allison's photos and when I told hubby I was making this. He asked me to make it chunkier with meat because that's how he likes it. So I added about 3/4th of a pound more hamburger. It was thick and hearty just like my hubby likes it. I will make again. The aromatics in the house smelled amazing and wouldn't change a thing other then keeping the amount of meat in it, that I did. Miss you Dog Fish ;-) and thank you for sharing your recipe here for others to try. I will keep this one close to my heart and always in my recipe box!
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Wedding Gift Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2013
wow, this is delish. I saw Allison's photos and when I told hubby I was making this. He asked me to make it chunkier with meat because that's how he likes it. So I added about 3/4th of a pound more hamburger. It was thick and hearty just like my hubby likes it. I will make again. The aromatics in the house smelled amazing and wouldn't change a thing other then keeping the amount of meat in it, that I did. Miss you Dog Fish ;-) and thank you for sharing your recipe here for others to try. I will keep this one close to my heart and always in my recipe box!
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Skewered Cantaloupe

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2013
This was an interesting way to serve cantaloupe. My girls were the 1st to hit this and were the last ones to walk away from it...must eat them warm to enjoy the full affect. The honey butter sauce was really great, I used things from local...local blackberry honey from a farm in town and apple mint I am growing in my garden. It was lip smacking delish! I could totally use the sauce on other fruit whether they are grill, fried or fresh. It really is something that makes things shine.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2013
The recipe was fabulous....I used my indoor grill and this recipe was on the flavor train! Soo so good! My family totally enjoyed the flavor that this recipe had. The way I cubed my 5 huge chicken breasts, I made 18 skewers and they were completely gone at the end of the meal. Everyone said I out did myself and I didn't and won't change a thing with the recipe, at all. TY so much.
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Grilled Squash and Zucchini

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2013
What a momma does to do for her squash loving kiddo ;-) Recipe was easy to follow, I didn't try myself because of allergies, so I'm basing this off the 4 girls that would eat it. I did doubled the squash and zucchini and left everything else the same because I saw the amount of cayenne. While the older 2 girls said "love it love it" with the spice, the 2 younger girls said HOT!! and grabbed for drinks. Will make again for them but will totally cut the cayenne down by half.
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Milk Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2013
The recipe was really super easy. Made it as is. But ended up making a 2nd batch because the 1st batch was gone with in 10 minutes after I removed from the bread maker. It was so delish. It really was impressive. I'll be making again and again. The 1st time. I didn't pay attention to the recipe's loaf size. That truly is important when setting your machine. I put on the light white bread setting on the 2nd batch and it came out darn near perfect! Will have to make another batch in the next few days. TY is was fabulous!
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Southern Ham and Brown Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2013
My family enjoyed this. I had a package of chunked ham shank meat and I used it in place of the ham hock. I also doubled the batch but noticed...to much liquids, which diluted the overall spices, so I ended up boiling longer then expected to decrease the amount of water I added and had to had increase the spices by a 3rd more to compensate. However, had I stuck to a single batch...no compromising with the recipe as is. It filled our bellies and all was happy. SO thank you.
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Pap Walters' Cornbread

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2013
This was so so for my family. The outside darkened more then I cared for and the cottage cheese made it super moist, that the outside was done a lot quicker then the inside but sorry to say, it's not something I'd make again, just because of my family's preferences. It just didn't taste the way we all expected.
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