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Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic
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We really wish we hadn't wasted shrimp and scallops in this recipe :( We enjoy spicy, but the heat of the red pepper flakes was all you could sense, and that's with using a scant teaspoon! Unfortunately, we couldn't taste the garlic, the dry sherry, the seafood, or anything else.

Camper's Potatoes
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Tasty! I added the onion soup mix to the melted butter, then tossed with veggies.

Slow-Cooked White Chili
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Made this recipe as written but for subbing grated Vidalia onion for dried, not precooking the chicken, and cooked it on high for 5 hrs. Topped with jack cheese and sour cream. Very flavorful! Don't cut back on the beans! We loved it and will make again. Thanks for sharing, SKW!

Southwest Baked Chili Dip
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Delicious as written, I'm sure, but made 3 changes based on ingredients on hand: Used half cheddar, half pepper jack. Subbed mild green chilis for jalapenos. Left out hot pepper sauce. This was the first appetizer finished, and there were many recipe requests. Many thanks, Ingrid!

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Vernita's Broccoli Casserole
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Very good; will make again. Used instant brown rice, and because I was rushed used dried minced onion and added a bit of freeze dried garlic. Leftovers were just as yummy. Leftover chicken would be a nice addition. Update: I've made this many times; it's good comfort food on chilly days. Adding fresh mushrooms makes this recipe even better. I melt the butter in a small glass bowl, then add the crushed crackers; that saves some cleanup. Adding your choice of dried herbs to the cracker mix is nice, too. When I make this the morning of or the night before, I don't bother thawing the broccoli. Leftovers freeze well, and it's always nice to have a ready-made side dish on hand.

Oma's Rhubarb Cake
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Everyone loved this, even the little ones; I'll definitely make it again. I started mixing the dry ingredients together before discovering that DH had hard boiled all the fresh eggs, but I did have a carton of egg whites. For the 2 eggs, I subbed 4T egg whites plus 2 tsp canola oil. I added some cinnamon to the topping, as well as sprinkled some on the batter and over the topping. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

My Favorite Thousand Island Dressing
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Hubby loves Thousand Island dressing and this is his new favorite; mine, too. I added about a teaspoon of sugar, rather than the artificial sweetener. I'm not sure it really needs the sugar. I used my two-cup glass measuring cup to save on cleanup. This recipe couldn't be simpler. Thanks, Francesca!

Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta
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We made this for the two of us, so reduced the shrimp to 8 oz., but left the other ingredients as written. To make up for less shrimp, we spiraled a zucchini and added it with the spinach - tasted fresh and delicious! We also used less mozzarella. The leftovers were yummy; the shrimp and mozz were gone, but still yummy. Next time, I'll exchange the mozz for either Parm Reg or Asiago to save on calories. Thanks for the recipe!

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