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Asian Orange Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
AWESOME! Followed the directions and the ingredients exactly, (except I omitted the red pepper flakes) and it was perfect. Oh yeah and I didn't stir in the chicken into the sauce at the end, instead I served the chicken separate with the sauce on the side (kids are picky like that). It was hit. Next time I might add just a tad bit more brown sugar (kids liked it but thought it was a bit too tangy for their taste). However hubby and I thought it was better than Chinese Restaurant style could ever be! Thanks a bunch!
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
It's perfect. This is not a real exciting recipe, however everything turns out great, every time I make it, there's never any left overs. Sometimes I crumble potato chips over the top and sometimes I use french's fried onions.
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Easy Barbecued Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2012
Giving this 5 stars: Easy, fast, taste great and family of 4 approved. I chopped veggies before I started browning chops. I used a red bell pepper instead of green since that's what I had. I also minimized the chili powder (afraid of it being spicy and only used 1/8 tsp). I had read that in another review and (which is why I thought to try this recipe) that this is more sweet 'n' sour like, less BBQ. My kids aren't big fans of most BBQ sauces, so this was a nice change. Also look fwd to making this for a quick night of sweet' n 'sour chicken as well.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
This was awesome! I made it to the recipe, minus a few mushrooms (my kids and I aren't big fans of them, but husband likes them, so I only put in a couple of them in, and instead of just slicing them, I diced them). Other than that, the chicken and the sauce turned out perfect!! I served Angel Hair pasta on the side with fresh steamed Broccoli. For picky eaters (my kids and I), all four of us gave this two thumbs up! A keeper!!
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: May 7, 2012
I give this 4 stars, simply because I changed a couple of ingredients to suit my family's taste preferences. My casserole results, I'd give it 4 stars. What I did was substituted 1 can low sodium black beans for ranch style beans (no one likes ranch style beans here). I used regular Petite diced tomatoes (skin on - I wasn't sure why the tomatoes needed to be peeled?), and instead of 2 Tbsp of chili powder, I used about 2/3 of a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning (I think I added about half a packet, stirred well, tasted it, needed a bit more, but I didn't add the rest of the packet, just a little more, and have some left over, so 2/3 or 3/4 of a packet? tasted again and it was just enough). I also put a layer of shredded cheese in the middle of the casserole in addition to on top. Three out of my family of four liked this casserole and wants me to make it again. I kept thinking it's quite chewy. I wonder if it would work well with layered tortilla chips? Will try that next time. :) **UPDATE** 7/7/12 I completely forgot that I added taco bell taco seasoning to this the last time I made this, which was the first time - also which was the time I put up the review... so tonight, I'm in the kitchen and hmmm. it's missing something, so yah, I added TB taco seasoning to it. lol silly me! I did remember about not wanting to add tortillas, but tortilla chips, so this time, I put the chips on top, covered w/Cheese and baked uncovered for about 20 minutes. NOW it's 5 STARS!!
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Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Simply Perfect! Made it exactly the way it says, with the exact ingredients/measurements, and all I can say is, that it's perfect. If you need a coffee cake and don't already have a great recipe and aren't sure which recipe to pick, PICK THIS ONE! You won't be sorry! :) The cake itself was moist, the top was crunchy, but not too crunchy. And it was so delicious! I made this for the first time for a going away brunch, for a friend. It was my first time ever making a coffee cake, everyone loved it, I loved it, and so will you!
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Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Absolutely perfect. Even the kiddo's love these! Come out juicy and tender every time! The only thing I suggest is to cover when baking in the oven until done.
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Chicken Puffs

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
PERFECT JUST THE WAY IT IS! LOVE IT!!!!
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Angel Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
This was amazingly superb! Even my picky eater kids ate it. I was a little worried about the different flavors of the Italian dressing mix, mixing with the white wine and the cream cheese and the soup all mixing together... and tasting good, but it did!! I didn't have cream cheese with chives, just regular cream cheese and it turned out fabulous! First time I 'baked' chicken breast that did NOT turn out dry!! Will be making this again and again!! :D
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Traditional White Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
Made this with substituting unsalted butter for the lard, and pure raw honey for the sugar. Turned out FANTASTIC! Will be keeping this as my all-time white bread recipe.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
Simply put: added more ham, mixed a little water/corn starch and added it to the soup at the end of cooking time to thicken. made with homemade biscuits. And it's my husbands new favorite request. :D I'm not a big fan of Ham... by itself, but even I was impressed with how easy this was to make and that I could make something SO superb! Jan 7,2011 UPDATE: I honestly just can't say enough good things about this soup! We all love it, and I even have picky eaters. I can honestly say that you don't need to melt the butter with the flour/then slowly add milk. I usually add the butter in with the ham and veggies, save about a cup of water and mix in the flour with it, then pour into pot, and add milk when potatoes are tender. Like I said before, if it needs thickening, just add 1/4 cup of water and a Tbsp of cornstarch together, mix until smooth, then add to soup, bring to boil for a min or two, then simmer down again. be patient with it... it will thicken, if not add more water/corn starch, boil again and simmer.
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Peanut Butter Popcorn

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2010
This is wonderful! I used two bags of Natural Popcorn, one helpful hint: remove the un-popped kernels before setting the popped popcorn aside, in two separate bowls (easier to stir two bowls than ONE big bowl). :) Also I threw in a couple of handfuls of Cocktail Peanuts into the 2 bowls of popcorn. Poured only half of the topping over each bowl of popcorn at a time and only baked each bowl one at a time, at 250 for 15 minutes, stirring every 5. (don't forget to spray cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray) Also used a Whisk to stir the marshmallow topping mix, every minute while it melted, helped break up the marshmallows easier than the wooden spoon I was using at first. Hope this helps!
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Oaty Cereal Bars

Reviewed: May 22, 2012
THESE ARE THE BOMB!! No bake, takes like no time at all to whip up, takes a bit to cool, but then dig in!! The first time I made them, I thought they were more honey than peanut butter tasting, so the second time I made them I halved the honey and sugar, but then they were too gooey, not sticky enough, so I had to quickly make another 1/2 batch of honey and sugar mix to pour over top of cereal, peanuts and peanut butter... then quickly mixed while keeping everything over low heat. Next time I might trying to do half honey half corn syrup to ease the honey flavor just a tad and bring out the peanut butter flavor a bit more. Otherwise these are still very exceptional. I just have one daughter who's not very big on the taste of honey and would prefer more PB tastes. I love how easy these are to make, and serve!!
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2012
I give this 4 stars, simply because I changed a couple of ingredients to suit my family's taste preferences. My casserole results, I'd give it 4 stars. What I did was substituted 1 can low sodium black beans for ranch style beans (no one likes ranch style beans here). I used regular Petite diced tomatoes (skin on - I wasn't sure why the tomatoes needed to be peeled?), and instead of 2 Tbsp of chili powder, I used about 2/3 of a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning (I think I added about half a packet, stirred well, tasted it, needed a bit more, but I didn't add the rest of the packet, just a little more, and have some left over, so 2/3 or 3/4 of a packet? tasted again and it was just enough). I also put a layer of shredded cheese in the middle of the casserole in addition to on top. Three out of my family of four liked this casserole and wants me to make it again. I kept thinking it's quite chewy. I wonder if it would work well with layered tortilla chips? Will try that next time. :) **UPDATE** 7/7/12 I completely forgot that I added taco bell taco seasoning to this the last time I made this, which was the first time - also which was the time I put up the review... so tonight, I'm in the kitchen and hmmm. it's missing something, so yah, I added TB taco seasoning to it. lol silly me! I did remember about not wanting to add tortillas, but tortilla chips, so this time, I put the chips on top, covered w/Cheese and baked uncovered for about 20 minutes. NOW it's 5 STARS!!
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Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
Perfect. Only, may need to add a bit more powdered sugar if you prefer a sweet whipped cream.
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All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
Fantastic! Even though I made a few slight changes, overall I followed the ingredients to the T. My youngest daughter loves it, as well as my husband and I. My oldest daughter hasn't tried it yet. I used 2% milk, vanilla yogurt, and I bought already ground flax seed. I bought frozen whole strawberries (1 prior to chopping) and 1/2 frozen banana like suggested. ***TIP*** If this is you first attempt at freezing bananas just for this recipe, peel the bananas first, then wrap in foil.***
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Green Onion Dip I

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
AWESOME! Couldn't ask for anything better!! Followed the recipe exactly. What's not to love?
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
LOVE THIS! The only thing I did differently: I took the advice of others, and sautéed onion, garlic carrots and celery in olive oil, then added it into the soup. Also, instead of adding in the seasoning packet from the rice/mix box, I used 1 TBSP of salt-free Mrs. Dash Herb & Garlic seasoning. I try to avoid the MSG and preservatives and extra sodium in those seasoning packets. Turned out just fine!!! I'll be making this again and again! Oh and for those who might want to know, I bought a generic brand 6.6 oz box of rice/mix. Checked on the back of the box instructions to make sure it called for 2 cups of water to cook the rice in. :) Enjoy!!
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Cinnamon-Apple Chex® Mix

Reviewed: May 22, 2012
Yep that's right, another 5 ***** STARS! I followed other suggestions: made apple chips: very thinly sliced apples, (I used red delicious), sprinkled lightly with cinnamon and sugar, baked at 200 for 2 hours; and also substituted Cinnamon Chex for Wheat Chex; used Whole Natural Almonds, not salted. Also prepared over stove top, all in one large pot. So addicting, with a family of four, this was gone within 24 hours. :o
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All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
Fantastic! Even though I made a few slight changes, overall I followed the ingredients to the T. My youngest daughter loves it, as well as my husband and I. My oldest daughter hasn't tried it yet. I used 2% milk, vanilla yogurt, and I bought already ground flax seed. I bought frozen whole strawberries (1 prior to chopping) and 1/2 frozen banana like suggested. ***TIP*** If this is you first attempt at freezing bananas just for this recipe, peel the bananas first, then wrap in foil.***
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