Archive for My Reviews

Review: The Best Banana Bread Muffins Ever


What’s not to love! No mess muffins. My son loves mushing the bananas in the ziploc bag. These are super easy and arguably the best tasting I’ve ever had. I highly recommend giving these a try.

I used 3/4 cup of sugar rather than the full cup because we don’t like things as sweet. I also didn’t add a sugar glaze. These were magnificent served split with some cream cheese in the middle.

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Review: Chicken Tater Bake


This is a wonderful tasting, easy-to-make casserole. The recipe makes two casseroles, one to eat and one to freeze, which is a great idea. Tonight I only made half the recipe. This would be a great freezer meal for an expectant mother.

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Review: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Today my son and I tried these cookies. I can’t give a full review because I didn’t have the amount of oatmeal called for. The cookies stuck to the pan, which is probably due to having disproportionate sugar to grains. They taste wonderful, so I will definitely have to give this another go when I have enough oatmeal.

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Review: Date Nut Bread

I’m posting this as a review because this is not my recipe, but I don’t have a link for it because it has evidently been deleted. I will post the recipe in full here since a link is not available.

We were wanting to make appetizers with date nut bread, cream cheese and green olives. Years ago, we could buy date nut bread in a can at the grocery store, but it is no longer available. This recipe made a nice replacement.

1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the dates, water and butter; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, walnuts, baking soda and salt. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and date mixture just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if top browns to quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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Review: Mustard and Whiskey Glaze

My husband wanted ham for Christmas. It was just going to be for our little family and I didn’t want tons of leftovers, so I found this little ham nugget. But my husband didn’t miss out on a thing. I scored and cloved the little nugget and dressed it with thisĀ Mustard and Whiskey Glaze. He heartily approved of the results.

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Review: Spanish Rice and Johnsonville Chicken Sausage

This Spanish Rice recipe from was easy and delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

I served it as a side to Johnsonville Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage stir fried with red and green peppers, yellow onions and a little olive oil. I’ve tried all the Johnsonville Chicken Sausages and they are all wonderful.

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Review: Pumpkin Pie

This is a very basic recipe, but works and is delicious.

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Review: Angel Hair with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Typical of my extent of following recipes, my version of this is barely recognizable, but for me, it is actually pretty close to the spirit of the original.

I wanted to have this as a main course, so added a package of Al Fresco Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage sliced up. Since the sausage had sundried tomato, I didn’t add the extra called for.

I used fettuchini instead of angel hair, and I didn’t add the parmesian mostly to limit the saltiness.

So you can be the judge if I was close enough to the recipe to pass judgement on it, but I will say that the results were very delicious and I would certainly make this again.

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Review: Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

This is Sweet Potato Chicken Stew from Spark Recipes. I stumbled upon this once while searching for something to make with ingredients I had on hand. I now make it every couple of weeks.


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