Sara

Banana Banana Bread
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Made this last night. I used baking powder, as I discovered I was out of baking soda mid prep, and added 1c. frozen blueberries. Very moist, dense, and delicious this way. Will definitely make again, with other berries ad well, and maybe add a pinch of cinnamon, or nuts.

Cranberry Pecan Scones
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I added cinnamon and used brown sugar instead of white. I also added flaxseed, ground up, in place of 1/2 c flour. Delicious!

Beef Stroganoff
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Oh my this was soooo good! Super rich. Maybe could use less butter but I liked it with all of it. We ate every bit. I made with filet and mmmmmm so decadent! Served over a wild rice and brown basmati rice mix. Perfect!!! A family fav.

Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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I did make a change in that I used a small amt of heavy cream and fresh mushrooms instead of cream of mushroom soup, and I used a spicy cheese and a fresh diced jalapeno on top. The quinoa was a tri colored mix. I loved this and everyone had seconds!! Glad I made a double batch.

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The Real Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dough
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Very soft after baking! Added Italian herbs to the dough (small amt). Simple to follow. Would make again for sure. Will be my pizza crust go-to! It was a thinner crust when I made it (big pan) so I didn't pre-bake and it was fine. :-) (I had sauce, extra cheese, and meat on it.) However, if I were making deep dish, I would.

Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice
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I am not a fan of orange chicken but made this for my husband. I made it with lo mein noodles instead of rice. He LOVED it! The sauce is just the right thickness, and it makes plenty of it (hubby loves sauce). I used rice vinegar instead of regular vinegar but otherwise didn't deviate from the recipe. It is perfect! I even ate some :-)

I totally didn't make this in the slow cooker due to time constraints, but overall, this was a winner! I like that the recipe does not call for sugar, so you can tailor if you want any sugar added to how you like, or put in honey if you like. It is not needed, though, if you use a sweeter apple. Thank you for posting this; I have been looking for a good sugar free applesauce recipe!! Homemade is the best!!

Molasses Sugar Cookies
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I made with butter, a touch of vanilla, and didnt chill the dough. Soft, crinkled, amazing! Smells and tastes great!

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Traditional White Bread
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I used butter. Tastes just like I remembered bread tasting like as a kid. Never buying store bread again. I didn’t knead it that long - maybe 3 mins max. Perfect air to dough ratio.

Baked Pancakes
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I have had some that are thicker. I like it, because it is a cross between custard and a crepe, in other recipes I have tried. We always called it Pannukakku or a Finnish oven-baked pancake. In a pinch, you can put fruit preserves on it also. I like this one a lot. It is fun to put it in little individual custard bowls and baked it split into personal sized versions, with a dollop of freshly whipped cream on it and some fresh strawberries. Noms!!

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glaze
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This was delicious!!! I had to add a lot of flour on the counter as I kneaded it to get it not a gooey mess, but the texture was super smooth doing it that way as opposed to just adding more flour to the mix. They are delicious! I did add a dash of cinnamon because I am a cinnamon junkie. haha! The centers I cut out were perfect donut holes too. My first attempt at frying donuts (or anything, really), and it turned out PERFECTLY. Thanks for the recipe!

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