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Sweet and Salty Toll House® Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2013
I wasn't expecting to like this cookie as much as I did. Because I didn't want big chunks, I probably broke the chips and pretzels into smaller pieces than most other people. These cookies even froze very well.
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5 Cup Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
What a blast from the past! I love ambrosia and decided to make this for dessert using reduced fat sour cream and fruit packed in their own juices. Delicious!
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Super Easy Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
This fruit dip was certainly "super easy," but it did not have enough flavor for me. It was a weak flavored dip, and I even used twice the amount of yogurt called for.
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Not YOUR mom's mac & cheese

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
I prefer creamy mac and cheese, so I didn't cook it. We love sharp cheddar, but I think the worcestershire sauce may have made it a little stronger than we prefer.
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Easy Cheese Ball II

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2012
I made this for Christmas and shaped it like a snowman. I added some of the white cheddar cheese to the mix but also rolled it in the grated cheese to make it look like snow. I used chocolate chips to make eyes and buttons and mini chocolate chips to make the mouth. I used a piece of candy corn for the nose, but it bled after being put in the refrigerator for a few hours. I forgot the snowman's scarf, which I was going to make out of a carrot using a potato peeler to slice off a long sliver. The hat was a sociable cracker with a Rolo on top.
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Milk Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
This is a good base recipe to tweak to one's choosing. You could use frozen bananas and change the type and amount of sweetener. One packet of Splenda was plenty for me.
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Chicken a la Fire Station

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2012
This is a dish fit for company. I put fresh spinach leaves inside the chicken breasts before rolling them up. I also cut the sherry down by half just because I was afraid it would be too strong for my personal taste. I served it over egg noodles. Delicious! (The butter puddles on top, but if you stir up the sauce, it's all good. The butter could probably be omitted.)
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2012
I am not a fudge person at all, but this fudge has several things going for it. It doesn't require being cooked to a soft ball stage (which I can't do), so it is very easy to make. It is creamy and is NOT dry and crumbly. And it has a nice added flavor with the addition of the dried cherries. In fact, I think it could actually use more cherries in it. A nice addition to the Christmas dessert tray.
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Hidden Valley Ranch Oyster Crackers

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2012
I make these every Christmas. The family loves them!
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Breakfast Pizza

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
I own a pizza stone and a pizza pan with holes in the bottom, neither of which is appropriate for this dish. So I decided to use an oblong casserole dish and it worked very well. I even got mixed up with the layering and it still turned out well. A delicious breakfast casserole which I had for dinner.
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Slow Cooker White Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2012
This is a really good white chili, albeit very different. I really liked the cilantro and lime flavors. Since fresh tomatoes looked terrible, I used a can of diced tomatoes, drained, instead. It's easy, quick, and quite tasty.
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White Chip Orange Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2012
I love the fresh orange zest in these. It's the perfect amount for my taste. This is a great cookie for a Christmas tray or even a ladies tea. It's delicate and not heavy on the chocolate.
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Cappuccino Muffins with Chocolate and Cranberries

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2012
Wow, there is so much going on in these muffins! They are a lighter, cake-like muffin. The orange and chocolate flavors are predominant with only slight undertones of the cranberries and coffee. Personally, I would prefer these for an after dinner sweet rather than breakfast. I made the entire recipe and got 22 muffins. I hope they freeze well. **Update - Oddly enough, the next day after having sat under a cake dome, these muffins were not cake-like at all. They had more of a muffin texture.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2012
I cut this recipe in half. I dropped them in small 2-3 bite sizes and still had 31 of them! This cookie is similar to the no-bake kind with peanut butter in them, but I like them precisely because they aren't made with peanut butter. The coconut flavor really shines in this easy, easy cookie.
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S.O.P.P.

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2012
I've been wanting to try this recipe for quite some time. Tonight, I needed a quick and easy recipe, and this was certainly it. I used some thawed, left-over chicken sausage I'd had in the freezer and threw this together in less than 30 minutes.
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Butterscotch Haystacks

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
I cut this recipe in half and amazingly had exactly 3 dozen pieces! While this isn't my favorite, it is extremely quick and easy to put together. It makes a great last minute sweet to carry somewhere or give as a hostess gift.
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Sweet Potato and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
This smoothie makes me feel as though I'm eating healthy and getting my veggies in for breakfast! I froze the banana and used skim milk. I felt it needed a sweetener of some kind, so I added Splenda to mine.
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Ham and Hash Brown Quiche

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2012
This was delicious! I served it for dinner with a salad and fruit, but it would also be great for a ladies luncheon or tea.
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Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2012
I liked this enough to try it again, only next time, I want to try regular vinegar instead of cider vinegar. The cider made it entirely too tart and tangy for me.
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Quick Gingerbread Latte

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2012
Instant coffee isn't my preference, but it does work in a pinch. This recipe is one where you can easily change any of the ingredients to suit what you like.
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