• Hillbilly Breakfast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Oh my goodness, this was bananas. I used fresh red peppers, onions and a mess of garlic instead of using frozen and I used Chipotle Tabasco. I served this with bacon and fruit salad. Thumbs up f ... Read full review
  • Super Easy Egg Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had some leftover philly cheesesteak filling that I added to this egg bake. That negated the green onion or red pepper. Because I am doing a Pantry Challenge, I happened to be out of "fresh" b ... Read full review
  • I used half ground beef/half ground sausage and a homemade marinara and I omitted the additional salt. I was able to put this together fairly quickly (and fairly cheaply as well because all of t ... Read full review
  • For me, this recipe was part of a "Pantry Challenge". I basically plugged a few ingredients in that I had on hand and this was one of the first recipes that popped up. I did scale this recipe ba ... Read full review
  • Thanksgiving Stuffing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the onion back to one big one and added a half cup or so of chopped carrot, used chicken broth instead of water and a mess of fresh garlic. I also went easy on the salt. Everyone in our ho ... Read full review
  • Whipped Pumpkin Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    For this recipe, I used Extra Creamy Cool Whip and I omitted the nutmeg and increased the pumpkin pie spice to a full teaspoon. The kids thought this pie was fantastic........the grownups wouldn ... Read full review
  • Quick Spanish Rice

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I omitted the celery (for some reason, I didn't have any on hand this week and didn't want to spend extra money at the store), increased the garlic and went a little easy with the chili powder. ... Read full review
  • I made a few small changes. I eliminated the can of cream of chicken and added a half cup of milk or so to make a thinner sauce. I did not add the seasoning salt because the cream of mushroom so ... Read full review
  • I flip-flopped the baking powder/baking soda amounts and added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. After mixing this batter up, I let it sit for about ten minutes (maybe more) before ladling it ... Read full review
  • Steve's Fall Pear Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only made one change, I omitted the cinnamon. I threw all my ingredients into my smaller crockpot and let it go all day while I was at work. Once I got home, all I had to do was mush it a bit ... Read full review
  • I did not add the water called for in this recipe. I actually added about a half cup or so of evaporated milk I had leftover in my fridge from another recipe. I also added a good amount black pe ... Read full review
  • Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Butter

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Absolutely wonderful. ... Read full review
  • PBJ French Toast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have challah bread, I used whole wheat bread instead. I also did not have raspberry liqueur, I just omitted it and increased the vanilla extract. I cooked this on my non-stick griddle. ... Read full review
  • I did not need the sugar as my banana was VERY ripe. I also used regular cow's milk. I made no other changes. Very good. I would increase the blueberries next time but that's really just a perso ... Read full review
  • Hard Lemonade

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    A little work.......BUT ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. This is outstanding. ... Read full review
  • I eliminated all of the spices (We prefer none in our banana bread--family preferance), I cut the butter back by half and used unsweetened homemade applesauce in it's place and I cut the sugars ... Read full review
  • Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm sorry, I followed the recipe exact. After I covered the salad with plastic wrap and let it sit, I came back and the bowl was filled with liquid. The salt had continued to pull liquid from th ... Read full review
  • I took the recipe submitter's suggestion and used 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt and a half cup of naturally sweetened grapefruit juice. I kept the chia seeds but omitted the coconut butter. Very ... Read full review
  • Spicy Ranch Dressing II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm sorry, as is this wasn't very good. Once I added some homemade dry ranch seasoning, it was much better. ... Read full review
  • I melted a tiny amount of butter (couple tbsps) and added the seasonings to the butter. I also increased the garlic and onion powder. Delicious and most definetly addictive. Next time, I will do ... Read full review
  • Garlic Bread Popcorn

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of garlic salt, I used garlic powder and a light dusting of salt. I also used parsley and omitted the rosemary, as it was optional. Delicious! ... Read full review
  • Creamy Herbed Pork Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    If this isn't comfort food, I don't know what is. I poured the "sauce" over mashed potatoes. NO leftovers. My kids and husband actually asked why didn't I just double this recipe so they could h ... Read full review
  • Nogtini

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Oh, man. This is one of the most decadent drinks I think I have ever had. LOVELOVELOVED it. ... Read full review
  • Barbie Shot

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled the vodka. DELICIOUS. Just what I needed after a LONG day of work...........and then I made another one. ... Read full review
  • Willis Farm Applesauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Incredibly simple. I used Granny Smith apples. I actually threw everything in the crockpot right before bed, set it on low and it was ready to go in the morning. All I had to do is run the potat ... Read full review
  • Grandad's Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    The first time I made this recipe, the batter was way too wet and the pancakes were too sweet. Second time I made it, I cut the milk by a scant quarter cup and I cut the sugar back by half. Good ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Pie Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I only made one change--instead of water, I used evaporated milk. I got twelve big muffins out of one recipe. Baked at 350*, they were done in 22 minutes. Excellent pu ... Read full review
  • Homestyle Hot Cocoa

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact, only omitting the cinnamon. Delicious hot chocolate recipe but it could use a little more chocolate, in my opinion. Very creamy. ... Read full review
  • I tossed the apples with a tablespoon of lemon juice (to prevent browning and to give it a little tartness) and added a quarter cup brown sugar to this recipe. I also used a combination of apple ... Read full review
  • V's Apple Bran Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a teaspoon of homemade apple pie spice. I made no other changes. These were just okay. VERY dry. This was one of the few times my kids did not finish a whole muffin and they will usually ... Read full review
  • Quick Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I work for Starbucks and do not like our pumpkin spice sauce. This was world's better. I did cut back the pumpkin spice back by half only because a full teaspoon for one serving seemed like a lo ... Read full review
  • Easy Pumpkin Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this for my kids for a "dippable" breakfast, paired with sliced Granny Smith apples and homemade waffle sticks. I did use a quality pure maple syrup in this recipe. My kids ate every bite ... Read full review
  • I used soured milk and a homemade white-whole wheat all purpose mix in this recipe. I chose not to fold the bananas or chocolate chips in, instead I sprinkled a little over each pancake mound on ... Read full review
  • Poor Man's Stroganoff

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did add one large onion and a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce. This was a little thick, I did add a little canned milk to thin it out just a touch. Very rich, very good. NO LEFTOVERS. This ... Read full review
  • I used a homemade chili seasoning and sauteed a little onion/garlic in with the ground turkey. I did not try this myself, I prepped the chili ahead of time for my husband to rewarm when he got h ... Read full review
  • Easy Marinara Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one sweet onion that I ran through the food processor with the garlic for a finer texture. I omitted the green pepper only because I did not have any and I went easy on the salt. I only h ... Read full review
  • I used regular instant CHEESECAKE pudding, pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon and instead of chocolate chips, I used Hershey's cinnamon chips. Because I didn't want to dirty two muffin t ... Read full review
  • I used evaporated milk in this recipe, plain ol' Jif (I don't keep natural peanut butter on hand) and folded in a half cup of chopped salted peanuts. I did not try this myself but my kids told m ... Read full review
  • One of the best cocktails I have ever had. ... Read full review
  • Alfredo Chicken

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut back on the garlic powder a bit, used Newman's alfredo sauce, folded in a good amount parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper and one package Steamfresh cooked/drained frozen broccoli. Eve ... Read full review
  • Tex-Mex Migas

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one whole tomato and I sauteed a little fresh minced onion and garlic in the butter before adding the green chilies. Oh my goodness. This was SO good. The kids really enjoyed it, too. NO ... Read full review
  • Re:Bar Re:Vive Shake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade no-sugar granola in this recipe. Absolutely delicious. One of the best smoothies I have had in a LONG time. ... Read full review
  • Liquid Vampire

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Oh my goodness. This is so freaking good. It's almost like a wine cooler, only without the bubbles. ... Read full review
  • Bulk making waffle day--I doubled the recipe. I only made one change, I used half whole wheat/half AP flour. After all the dry ingredients were folded into the wet, I noticed that the batter see ... Read full review
  • 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have buttermilk on hand, I soured whole milk with a couple tablespoons lemon juice. I made no other changes. I have made whole wheat pancakes before and know that it takes a bit for th ... Read full review
  • I did my best to cut this down to one serving--a few times I eyeballed measurements. I only made one change and that was using real bacon instead of canadian bacon and I crumbled it into the egg ... Read full review
  • Creamy Broccoli Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I omitted the sugar and instead used one packet of Truvia. I did add a few spices to the dressing to jazz it up a bit (dill weed, dried chives, onion/garlic powder, celery salt, little hot sauce ... Read full review
  • Mock Caprese Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used "lite" cottage cheese, not fat free. I did not measure my balsamic, I just drizzled a little over the top. Absolutely delicious. I almost licked the bowl. I seriously ate both servings. ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe. I threw in two raw eggs and used Truvia sweetener instead of brown sugar. One of the best smoothies I have had in a long time--the kids really liked it, too. VERY filling. ... Read full review
  • I cut the italian seasoning back to a half teaspoon and added in one more egg. I also used one package of Laughing Cow cheese because I did not have Boursin. I liked this more than the kids did. ... Read full review
  • Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my No Guilt Ranch dressing as a base for this instead of a bottled/packaged dressing. This took my recipe to a whole new level. I made a veggie platter for dinner and I swear we ate over ... Read full review
  • Applesauce for the Freezer

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This also works out well in the crockpot. Just throw everything in the crockpot leave it for most of the day and by the time you go to fish out the cinnamon sticks/lemon peel, it pretty much is ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I did not have coconut water, I used equal amounts coconut milk. I also used honey instead of agave nectar. Very good--my kids and I really enjoyed it. ... Read full review
  • All-Fruit Smoothies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a half cup of vanilla greek yogurt and made these into freezer pops. We all loved them. ... Read full review
  • Easy Mango Banana Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe back by half and used vanilla greek yogurt. My oldest and I liked it alright but the youngest REALLY liked it. ... Read full review
  • Instead of using prepared ranch dressing, I increased the amount of sour cream and used a homemade dry ranch dressing mix. I did not try this myself but my boys RAVED about it. It lasted about 1 ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Banana Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Four and a half stars. I used homemade vanilla greek frozen yogurt and cut the milk back for a thicker milkshake. This was a little on the sweet side, I think because my banana was really quite ... Read full review
  • Cold-Brewed Coffee

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Excellent. NOTE: I used Starbucks' Guatemala Antigua coffee for this recipe. ... Read full review
  • This was just okay. VERY salty, at least for us it was. ... Read full review
  • I cut the milk back by a quarter cup and soured the milk with a little lemon juice. I also cut the baking powder back to a teaspoon and a half (I did not want the prominent flavor of these panca ... Read full review
  • I skipped the ice and used frozen raspberries and a frozen banana. I also used vanilla greek yogurt. One of the best smoothies I have ever had--my kids absolutely second this. ... Read full review
  • Unbelievably simple......seriously. And boy, was it good. Even with a jigger of vodka. ;) ... Read full review
  • Andre's Easy Fruit Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my family's most favorite fruit dip recipes. TIP: The flavor of this dip can be changed by using any kind of favor extract in place of the vanilla. My family really likes it when I use pu ... Read full review
  • Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I substituted coconut MILK for the water and skipped the mint. My banana was also frozen. VERY tasty. ... Read full review
  • I had to play with the servings a bit to get the end result of muffins I was looking for. I ended on seven servings which gave me 12 medium sized muffins. BE AWARE THE SERVING AMOUNT ON THIS REC ... Read full review
  • This recipe made a usually dry boxed cornbread moister and more flavorful. It was a tad too sweet for us, I would make this again but cut out the additional sugar. ... Read full review
  • I added a little fresh ground pepper to this recipe--I made no other changes. This glaze was AWESOME. Very good. ... Read full review
  • Chocolate-y Iced Mocha

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I use regular milk in this recipe. I like to throw the ingredients for this into a small Ball jar, slap a lid on it and shake until the ingredients are well combined. My kids especially like thi ... Read full review
  • Baked Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of cranberries, I used raisins. I also increased the amount to a heaping half cup as we REALLY like raisins. This is seriously decadent--like eating dessert for breakfast. EXTREMELY rich ... Read full review
  • Pop Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a yellow cake mix and orange Jello. The "frosting" only needed one cup of milk--two would have made it too runny. I topped the cake with drained mandarin oranges. Not for adults--psh. Thi ... Read full review
  • Cauliflower Au Gratin

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my favorite ways to make cauliflower. I omit the nutmeg and add a dash of Frank's Hot Sauce and a little dijon mustard. There's never any leftovers--we usually eat the whole casserole dis ... Read full review
  • Peach Surprise Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I read through the review's carefully before I made this pie. I did choose to make a graham crust for this pie instead of using a pastry pie crust. Though the filling was nice, I think it was a ... Read full review
  • Kid Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of soaking the raisins in plain hot water, I soaked them in hot unsweetened chai. I did not have coconut oil, I used all butter. I also used regular flour as I did not have bread flour. ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Tzatziki Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this exact, only substituting almost a full tablespoon of dried dill weed for the fresh and I omitted the mint only because I didn't have any. I made this early in the morning so it could ... Read full review
  • This is how I always cook my bacon now. It's absolutely foolproof and I get perfect bacon every time. NOTE: After I pull the bacon off, I use a spatula to help scrape the grease into a jar to sa ... Read full review
  • I had exactly a half cup of pumpkin left over from making muffins this morning--this recipe was PERFECT. Because I do not keep heavy cream on hand, I did use cold evaporated milk instead. I made ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Ranch Dressing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had to use dry spices in this recipe, I adjusted accordingly. I did increase the dill weed, onion powder and garlic powder--besides that, I made no other changes. This was the dressing for ton ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half for 12 muffins. I followed the recipe closely, only increasing both the baking powder and baking soda. I did not sprinkle the additional sugar over each muffin. Baked a ... Read full review
  • Southern-Style Meat Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I am trying really hard to cook out of my freezer/pantry for the next two weeks to save money. I did make a one substitution in this recipe to reflect that--I used half ground beef/half ground s ... Read full review
  • Ryan's Reverse Popper Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two small changes--I used a good amount of homemade roasted sweet onion and one four ounce can of diced mild green chilies instead of the fresh diced jalapeno peppers. (My apologies to th ... Read full review
  • Lettuce Leaf Tacos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground chicken instead of ground beef, red pepper instead of green pepper and homemade taco seasoning. To fill the meal out a bit, I served it with my Take-Out Fake-Out Mexican Rice and h ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact, only leaving out the thyme. My whole family INHALED these. Seriously. They were gone in ten minutes. All six of them. Next time, I will know to double the recipe and ... Read full review
  • Natasha's Chicken Burgers

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a heaping teaspoon of Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning (the recipe is also on this site) to the burger mixture. I also let the mixture rest for a few minutes burger mix before forming into p ... Read full review
  • Nancy's Spaghetti Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite summer salads. To vary it up, sometimes I will substitute pepperoni in place of the chicken and use half prepared ranch dressing for half of the italian dressing. This ... Read full review
  • I used melted butter instead of shortening and I threw in a half cup or so of mini chocolate chips. I made muffins out of this instead of one big loaf--I got 12 medium sized muffins out of one r ... Read full review
  • I made one change--when I made the topping, I used 1/4 cup brown sugar, four tablespoons flour, four tablespoons butter and a quarter cup pecans. I sprinkled the topping over each individual "ca ... Read full review
  • Mexican Pot Roast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two minor changes--I did not have fresh diced green chilies on hand but I did have one 4 ounce can of diced mild green chilies that I used instead. I also used half of a small bottle of F ... Read full review
  • Raspberry Iced Tea

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of making the tea as the recipe stated, I made Sun Tea (ten tea bags, full gallon sun tea pitcher). Near the end of the afternoon, I then added the raspberries (I used equal amounts froz ... Read full review
  • Ham Bone Chowder

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of cumin, I threw in different spices (chives, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, celery salt, fresh ground pepper, a little hot sauce) and I threw in about a cup and a half of dice ... Read full review
  • Quick and Easy Hush Puppies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did take another reviewer's suggestion and add a little flour to thicken the batter (I didn't measure, I just added until it was the consistancy I was looking for)--it was quite wet without th ... Read full review
  • Gramma Momo's WW Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact, only cutting the brown sugar back by half. The pancakes turned out a little flat but they were delicious. I served them with homemade Maple-Vanilla Syrup on top. I w ... Read full review
  • Mocha Coffee Cooler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Truvia sweetener instead of sugar and omitted both the vegetable oil and non-stick spray. This was okay. Three quarters of a cup of non-dairy creamer was overkill, way too much for just o ... Read full review
  • I don't keep Miracle Whip in the house, I used Hellman's mayonnaise instead. I had half of one red onion to use up, I ended up throwing in the whole thing. To add a little more crunch, I threw i ... Read full review
  • Pico De Gallo de Alicia

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Roma tomatoes in this recipe. After I diced them up, the amount looked quite small before I even folded in the other ingredients. I diced up four more and that looked right to me. I did n ... Read full review
  • I cut the cranberry juice by half for a thicker smoothie consistancy. I also used vanilla greek yogurt. I really loved this smoothie, so much so that I've made it two mornings in a row. For me, ... Read full review
  • No Bake Granola Bars

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have almonds on hand, I had peanuts so I made a quick switch out. I did run the peanuts through my mini food processor for a rough chop before folding it into the other ingredients. I ... Read full review
  • Gourmet Egg Salad Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this back as best I could for one serving. I used real bacon bits instead of freshly cooked bacon and made this an open faced sandwich using one piece of whole wheat bread instead of sourd ... Read full review
  • Screwdriver Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my most favorite cocktails. I like to use Whipped Cream flavored vodka to make this taste like a Creamsicle/Dreamsicle. ... Read full review
  • Madras Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of stirring in the glass, I shook all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Very good. ... Read full review
  • Vegetable Quiche Cups To Go

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have egg substitute on hand, I used three extra large eggs instead. I also used regular sharp cheddar. This was okay--edible but bland. If I were to make it again, I would play around ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe closely, only cutting back on the salt a bit and omitting the ginger. I threw in a few seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning) to give it a little more ... Read full review
  • Easy Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is exactly how my father in law made eggs. He always told me that the key to good eggs is wisking the egg-milk mixture until it's frothy. He didn't cook his in olive oil, it was either a hu ... Read full review
  • Mock Moxie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was different. Not sure that I liked the combination of whiskey and root beer, but it was nice to give it a shot. (Ha, shot. Pun completely intended.) ... Read full review
  • Teddy Bear Juice

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is the exact drink I make for my kids when they are sick. It's a great way to get fluids down as well as soothing a raging sore throat. ... Read full review
  • Hearty Breakfast Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Before using the oats in this recipe, I ran them through the food processor to get a finer consistancy. I also did not have dried cherries, I substituted Craisins. I got twelve biggish muffins o ... Read full review
  • Instead of white rice, I used wild rice. I did not have fresh chile peppers, I used one 4 oz. can of mild diced green chilies. I also upped the garlic powder to a full teaspoon. After tasting it ... Read full review
  • Raspberry Lime Rickey

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Seriously refreshing. I gave it a kick with a jigger of vodka. VERY tasty. ... Read full review
  • Sausage and Sauerkraut

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this exactly according to recipe, cooking this in my cast iron skillet so it could go from stovetop to oven easily. I used Uncle Charley's sausage in this recipe and I served this with Me ... Read full review
  • Nutella® Hazelnut Cookies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one generous cup mini chocolate chips and an additional generous cup of dark chocolate chips in this recipe. Baked at 350*, these were perfectly done at ten minutes. I let them cool on th ... Read full review
  • Making this the first time, the batter was really too liquidy. I had to start over. The second time, I cut out two eggs and threw the remaining egg in my blender with the milk, vegetable oil and ... Read full review
  • I did not have pina colada yogurt, I used equal amounts vanilla greek yogurt. The kids and I thought this was really tasty. The coconut, pineapple, raisins and yogurt give it just enough sweetne ... Read full review
  • Breakfast Enchiladas

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made half the amount home fries just for this recipe (instead of using packaged frozen hashbrowns) and threw in a few scrambled eggs in place of some of the home fries. I also used corn tortil ... Read full review
  • I used vanilla greek yogurt and threw in a tad more raisins. The boys LOVED this salad. They ate their portion and asked for the rest. ... Read full review
  • I only made one small change--I cut the amount of brown sugar in half. I also used homemade spiced applesauce in this recipe. I got 12 really big muffins out of one recipe. Baked at 350*, these ... Read full review
  • The BEST strawberry milkshake we've ever had. Take the time to make your own whipped cream for this recipe--it's really the only way to go. Excellent recipe. ... Read full review
  • Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I make this recipe only I use wheat germ instead of almond flour. I also like to use buttermilk or "soured" milk. This is one of our favorite pancake recipes--it always turns out fluffy with a ... Read full review
  • Easy, No-Bake Nutella® Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this exactly according to recipe EXCEPT I made a chocolate-cookie crust instead of a graham crust. Holy moley--this is off the charts amazing. So much for dieting.......what the kids didn ... Read full review
  • Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of sauteing the onion in vegetable oil, I used butter. The recipe didn't specify which kind of onion I should use, I used four large green onions. I threw in a clove of fresh minced garl ... Read full review
  • Opal's Cherry Delight

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had a coworker years ago who would make this "cheesecake" for all work functions. I make this myself during summer now, it's a light and fluffy dessert that is also delicious frozen. The amoun ... Read full review
  • Lemon Lime Float

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Fresca soda. Absolutely delicious. All four of us fell in love with it. ... Read full review
  • Coconut Cream Pie Martini

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Smirnoff's Whipped Vodka instead of vanilla schnapps and cut the cream back by half. Delicious! ... Read full review
  • I cut the recipe in half and made the whole shebang in one morning. I had to use actual oats that I pulsed in the food processor until they were the consistancy of oat flour. I made these into c ... Read full review
  • I used Granny Smith apples in this recipe, honey instead of agave nectar (I didn't have agave nectar on hand) and I omitted the pepper. I actually cooked this in my slow cooker all morning, then ... Read full review
  • Chicken Verde Sandwiches

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted to keep the theme of "mexican" so I swapped out pizza sauce for enchilada sauce. I served these sandwiches with shredded lettuce. chopped tomato and the shredded cheese. The boys though ... Read full review
  • Indiana Martini

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Fresca soda in this recipe. Delicious! ... Read full review
  • I changed this up just a touch. I used regular cream of chicken soup because that was all I had and I added some fresh ground pepper to the "sauce". I mixed the egg noodles, ham, chicken, swiss ... Read full review
  • Steph's Tuna Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This works with just about any cream-of soup you have on hand. I like to double the amount of tuna and use two cans and add a little more milk than asked for. Using canned milk gives it a creame ... Read full review
  • I made this a lighter banana milkshake by using Truvia instead of sugar. I used a frozen banana and omitted the ice. Delicious! ... Read full review
  • Greek Seasoning

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I flip-flopped the basil/thyme amounts. I used this whole recipe in a greek pasta salad recipe. Fantastic. Was the perfect blend of spices in the perfect amount. LOVED IT. ... Read full review
  • Best Buttermilk Biscuits

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I brushed each biscuit with melted butter before baking them in the oven. One of the BEST biscuits I've ever made. Light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. We ate every single one of them. ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I did throw in double the amount of sharp cheddar cheese (16 ounces for a doubled recipe). Other than that, I made no other changes. The macaroni and cheese was VERY cream ... Read full review
  • I did not have gorgonzola cheese, I substituted equal amounts bleu cheese. I used chopped chicken thigh meat (discounted meat sale) added a little more chopped green onion and some fresh ground ... Read full review
  • Big Game Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My husband and two boys' favorite dip. I usually don't bother adding the additional jalapeno peppers. One full recipe will fit up to the top of my small Lil' Dipper crockpot. If I throw all the ... Read full review
  • Pizza Moons

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like to make this with halved string cheese sticks (one half inside each crescent "moon") instead of shredded cheese. I usually double the recipe and serve it with homemade pizza sauce to dip. ... Read full review
  • Diane's Beef Stroganoff

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a little garlic powder/onion powder to the flour before tossing it with the meat. I used fresh baby bella mushrooms instead of canned and red wine instead of white (that was what I had o ... Read full review
  • Moist Chocolate Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the sugar back by half and I used homemade unsweetened applesauce for half of the yogurt and half of the oil called for in this recipe. I also used mini chocolate chips. Baked at 350*, the ... Read full review
  • Breakfast-to-Go Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Flavor was okay but quite chunky. I would have liked it to have more fruit. I might try this again and double the fruit, then see how I like it. ... Read full review
  • Quick Pumpkin Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is seriously one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. I made this on the stove instead of in the microwave, used half fat free evaporated milk/half regular 2% milk and I poured a l ... Read full review
  • Mexican-Style Fajitas

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    The marinade made the meat nice and tender. This didn't seem to have the flavor we look for in fajitas, though. ... Read full review
  • I used a teaspoon of dried dill weed and I did not have Lawry's garlic salt with parsley so I used four pinches of each. Delicious. My husband and I split this between us for lunch and ate the w ... Read full review
  • Simple Spanish Rice

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I don't keep instant rice in the house, I used regular long grain rice in place of the instant. It just took a little longer to cook. I also used a red bell pepper instead of green and lime juic ... Read full review
  • Wendy's Zucchini Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half down to 16 servings. Instead of using 1 1/2 eggs, I used two full eggs. I did have to add a little more oil than what was asked for because using half wheat flour made ... Read full review
  • Easy Peanut Butter Bars

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my favorite dessert recipes. I like to cook this in a pie plate and once it cools, I cut it into wedges and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is also good with peanut butter ... Read full review
  • Hot Banana Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I don't know if the recipe submitter had an issue blending hot liquid in his/her blender but I did. Even half full, it tried to spew all over my kitchen. What I was able to salvage was tasty. Di ... Read full review
  • Christine's Meat Loaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this recipe EXACTLY according to recipe only subbing an additional pound of sausage in place of the ground turkey and running the soup through the blender to make the soup smooth. I did h ... Read full review
  • Good Morning Egg Bake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was actually quite good, it surprized me. I really had my doubts using the condensed soup but it really worked. I did add a few spices to the egg mixture (fresh ground pepper, garlic powder ... Read full review
  • Lemon Asparagus

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I tossed the asparagus with extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil before roasting and I also went a little lighter on the lemon juice, salt and black pepper in the second coating. Very ... Read full review
  • Barbeque Bacon Chicken Bake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like to use Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce for this recipe. I serve it with mashed potatoes or buttered pasta as the boys like to have something on the side to sop up the sauce on the plate. ... Read full review
  • Chewy Brownie Cookies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed this recipe exact, only using mini chocolate chips instead of the full sized ones. I baked them at 350* for nine minutes, letting them cool slightly on the pan before pulling them off ... Read full review
  • Linda's Cranberry Cookies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I flipflopped the white sugar/brown sugar amounts and used instant CHEESECAKE pudding. I also used four ounces dried cranberries, a little less than the amount of white chocolate chips I put in. ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Banana Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade greek frozen yogurt in this recipe instead of vanilla ice cream. I also cut back on the milk a bit. Surprizingly good! ... Read full review
  • Chai Tea Latte

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like a stronger flavored chai so I went easy on the milk, just enough to give it a milky flavor without diluting it. I also used one packet Splenda instead of granulated sugar. Very good. ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted to make this into a Pumpkin Spice Mocha--what I did was use coffee in place of the whipping cream. I also topped it with Cool Whip. Good but could use more pumpkin flavor. I'll try this ... Read full review
  • Eggnog Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I flip-flopped the amount of flour and eggnog and added a teaspoon of rum extract and a sprinkle of nutmeg. I served them with homemade maple-vanilla syrup. Very tasty pancakes but flat. Next ti ... Read full review
  • I did not have smoked turkey legs but I did have some frozen turkey leftover from Thanksgiving that I used in this recipe. Instead of water and bouillion cubes, I used eight cups of chicken brot ... Read full review
  • Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe. I only made one change, I used equal amounts chopped garlic dills only because I don't keep sweet relish on hand (noone in our house will eat it). Very wet tuna salad but ... Read full review
  • Hot Mocha

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Splenda instead of Sweet N Low only because that's the sweetener I had on hand. I made no other changes. Not bad--I'd make it again. ... Read full review
  • No cream of mushroom soup on hand, instead I used a can of cream of chicken. I added some fresh ground pepper to the soup mix. Not a bad recipe, very simple and fast to make. I would make this a ... Read full review
  • Nana's Beef Stroganoff

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm on a budget so instead of beef sirloin, I used beef STEW MEAT. I made sure that the recipe simmered for a while before I used the stew meat as the simmering helps tenderize the tougher cuts ... Read full review
  • I increased the baking powder/baking soda to a full teaspoon each, used pure maple syrup and because I did not have quick cooking oats on hand, I ran equal amounts old fashioned oats down throug ... Read full review
  • Santa's Little Helper

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Smirnoff's Whipped Vodka instead of grapefruit vodka which made it taste creamy. Very, very tasty. ... Read full review
  • I used regular lowfat milk instead of soy and I added a touch of brown sugar and pure vanilla extract. I was surprized, this was actually quite good and the kids liked it, too. ... Read full review
  • Mini Quiches (Crustless)

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground turkey that I spiced up to fake breakfast sausage. I did cut the cheeses back by half and I used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream only because I don't keep heavy cream on han ... Read full review
  • Great quick biscuit to make for breakfast. This literally came together in five minutes. I used my own homemade biscuit mix and I increased the garlic powder to a half teaspoon. The family LOVED ... Read full review
  • Peppermint Martini

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my favorite holiday cocktails. This can also be made with Godiva chocolate liqueur instead of the white creme de cacoa for those who like the peppermint bark that is layered. ... Read full review
  • World's Best Oreo® Fudge

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my most favorite holiday fudge recipes. I do flip flop the oreo amounts and fold one cup of crushed oreos into the fudge and sprinkle the half cup of oreos on top. This is also fa ... Read full review
  • I did not use half-n-half. I used warmed evaporated milk only because that was what I had on hand. I also did not use the full amount, I added the milk slowly until the potatoes were the consist ... Read full review
  • I use salted butter in this recipe, pecans instead of walnuts and I add a half teaspoon of salt. One of THE best brownies I've ever had. Wanna really make this decadent? Frost these babies with ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Pumpkin Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    The PERFECT pumpkin pie. Delicately spiced, lightly sweetened with absolutely NO CRACKS. VERY good. NOTE: I did cover the pie halfway through with foil to keep the crust from burning. ... Read full review
  • Simple Pumpkin Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is also the same recipe as Signature Pumpkin Pie which is also on this site. My youngest son and I made this pie together. Because I'm low on time and energy, I used a refrigerated pie crus ... Read full review
  • Tomato Basil Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite soups to make for "comfort food" meals. I do increase the basil quite a bit (I throw in a HUGE bunch) and I usually do not use the full amount of milk. I add just enou ... Read full review
  • Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my favorite frostings EVER. I like to use pure vanilla extract in this recipe and add a pinch of salt only because Grandma always taught me to add a little salt when making frosting. It's ... Read full review
  • The Original Fantasy Fudge

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used butter instead of margerine, chopped pecans instead of walnuts and pure vanilla extract. We LOVE this fudge. Out of the whole pan that I sliced, only four pieces remain. Very simple fudge ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe by half. I "soured" the milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice and I did increase the blueberries by another half cup. Even reduced by half, I did get 12 muffins that were a bit o ... Read full review
  • Cordon Bleu Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added in a cup of halved cherry tomatoes. When I made the dressing, I threw all the ingredients for the dressing into the blender except the olive oil. I ran the blender adding the olive oil a ... Read full review
  • Candy-Bar Fudge

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have full candy bars--I used 12 "fun size" Snickers bars that were filched out of the kids' Halloween baskets. I did throw in a half cup of chopped salted peanuts. I kept to the recipe ... Read full review
  • 5 Cup Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    So delicious. Using sweetened coconut is key in this recipe as it adds just enough sweetness when combined with the fruit to offset the sour cream. The longer this sits, the better it gets...... ... Read full review
  • Cheesy Breakfast Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    When I made this pizza, I chose to use homemade home fries instead of frozen hashbrown potatoes. This is to prevent any soggy texture on the pizza and to not only get the hashbrowns nice and bro ... Read full review
  • Dutch Apple Berry Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a little more sliced apples to the filling and added 1/3 cup oats to the crumb topping which meant I had to increase the butter in the topping just a touch. Baked at 350*, my pie was don ... Read full review
  • When I make this, I like to use garlic powder instead of garlic salt as canned condensed soups can be quite salty on their own. I don't usually add the two tablespoons of water, I'll add a table ... Read full review
  • Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    To make this stretch a little farther, I threw in a half cup of halved cherry tomatoes and a few chopped ribs of celery. I used Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce in this recipe. This is good, a little t ... Read full review
  • Holiday Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two small changes--I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil and I tripled the food coloring. I made these green and passed them off as "Hulk Waffles". Food coloring amount aside, my ... Read full review
  • Night Before Scrambled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    To give this egg pie a little creamier texture, I used fat free evaporated milk instead of regular milk. I did add a few spices (fresh ground black pepper, little Frank's Hot Sauce, garlic powde ... Read full review
  • Buttery Garlic Green Beans

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my most favorite ways to make green beans. I like to add a little finely minced onion to the skillet with the garlic as well. I usually double this recipe because my family inhale ... Read full review
  • I made this as a quick breakfast "sandwich" for my husband and two boys. I used sliced sharp cheddar instead of American cheese. They seemed to like them, enough to where there were no leftovers ... Read full review
  • Candy Cane Drinks

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I scaled it down to one, using a jigger each of the peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao and a splash of half-n-half and grenadine. Delicious! ... Read full review
  • Whole Wheat Oat Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have oat flour, what I did was use equal amounts oats that I "ground" down in my blender to a fine consistancy (think whole wheat flour). Other than that, I kept to the recipe exact. T ... Read full review
  • Turkey Breakfast Sausage

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is exactly how I make my breakfast sausage from ground turkey only I do go a little lighter on the salt/pepper. My whole family loves this. NOTE: This can be used in just about any recipe t ... Read full review
  • Orange Drink

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We didn't bother with the oranges and the cherries. We loved the combination of the orange juice and ginger ale. Great breakfast drink! ... Read full review
  • Mexicali Pasta Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of an italian dressing, I used a homemade Dorothy Lynch Style Salad dressing that I found on this site. I made no other changes. I made this the night before and portioned it out for lun ... Read full review
  • Eggless Nog

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This also works with cold fat free evaporated milk and sugar free french vanilla pudding. To give it a hint of alcohol flavor without adding the brandy, I added a good measure of rum extract. EX ... Read full review
  • Chunky Pumpkin Apple Butter

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade unsweetened applesauce (made from Jonathan apples) in this recipe. Once I was able to get the pumpkin grated, this was quite simple and this turned out wonderfully. I will make t ... Read full review
  • Peach Bellini

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used (cheap) white spumanti in this recipe and doubled it to make two servings, one each for my husband and I. We loved it. Don't feel like you have to go all out and buy the expensive stuff i ... Read full review
  • This is a great quick breakfast, especially for families with husband's who can't sit and eat breakfast on a regular basis. To make this ahead of time, I like to cook the eggs in well-greased mu ... Read full review
  • Reuben Mac and Cheese

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled the amount of corned beef and cut back on the egg noodles just a touch to compensate. I also added more butter to the crumb topping because when I added the three tablespoons of butter ... Read full review
  • Soft Gingersnaps

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    When I made these cookies, I beat together the shortening and the sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the eggs and molasses and added the dry ingredients. I did add a half teaspoon of salt ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact only using a homemade cajun seasoning which had paprika so I omitted the additional paprika. I turned these every 10 minutes to make sure they did not burn. My seeds ... Read full review
  • Addictive Texas Trash

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe back by half. I had to make two small substitutions--I used all Rice Chex only because that was what I had on hand. Also I did not have sesame sticks but I did have pretzel sti ... Read full review
  • Tomato and Mushroom Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like to use Baby Bella mushrooms in this recipe. Kraft makes a bottled balsamic italian dressing that I like to use in this recipe. I usually don't use the whole 8 ounces of dressing only bec ... Read full review
  • Roasted Red Potato Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my most favorite ways to make potato salad. I like to double the amount of bacon and add a few spices to the mayonnaise. Also, when I roast the potatoes, I also sprinkle them with ... Read full review
  • Orange Mocha

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used orange juice concentrate for more orange flavor. Interesting mocha. I don't think I would use cocoa powder if I made it again, I would use cocoa mix or chocolate syrup. ... Read full review
  • Quick Peach Cobbler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I do not keep ready-made self rising flour on hand, I made some with AP flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Right before baking, I did sprinkle the top with sugar. Very good peach cobbler, ... Read full review
  • Blended Mocha Drink

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used lowfat milk, fat free sweetened condensed milk and homemade sugar free chocolate syrup. For me, there was a little too much milk but the consistancy was perfect. I will make this again bu ... Read full review
  • Oh. My Goodness. This is seriously like the Holy Grail of potatoes. My whole family INHALED these, then asked for seconds. So very delicious. ... Read full review
  • Iced Mocha Cola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not mix this drink by adding the coffee granules to the ice--what I did was mix the coffee into the half in half and stirred until the instant coffee dissolved, then poured it over the ice ... Read full review
  • Tembleque Latte

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have espresso but I do have a Keurig. I warmed the milk with the coconut syrup and the cinnamon and added it to my coffee cup, then brewed the coffee from my Keurig into the coffee cup ... Read full review
  • Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because I'm watching my calorie intake, I used fat free evaporated milk (for the same creamy texture but with half the fat) and Truvia sweetener. This was pretty good. NOTE: I have a Keurig mach ... Read full review
  • I had to make two changes only because I am limited on ingredients. I did not have heavy whipping cream, I used equal amounts evaporated milk. I also did not have chervil, I useda little dried p ... Read full review
  • Lemon Honey Glazed Carrots

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I threw in a clove of fresh minced garlic in with the butter and sauteed it a bit before adding the honey, lemon juice and ginger. I made no other changes. These were out of this world......even ... Read full review
  • I did make my own bread crumbs for this recipe. After cooking, I served it with a homemade jalapeno-cilantro ranch dressing. The grownups were lukewarm about it but the kids inhaled it. I'd make ... Read full review
  • I could not find a package of chicken necks and backs, I did have a 3-ish pound package of chicken parts that I used instead. I did add a good amount of dried parsley and fresh ground pepper. Th ... Read full review
  • Classic Daiquiri

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Captain Morgan's Tattoo Rum and fresh lime juice in this recipe. DELICIOUS. ... Read full review
  • Instead of vanilla ice cream, I used homemade vanilla frozen yogurt. I also used super chunk peanut butter only because that was all I had. I did not try this myself but the kids loved it. They ... Read full review
  • Awesome Blueberry Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted to cut back on the fat just a touch, I substituted 1/4 cup of homemade applesauce for half of the oil called for in this recipe. Before baking, I sprinkled a little sugar over each muff ... Read full review
  • Doug's Easy Applesauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this in my small crockpot--just cooked it on a low temperature all day. After it had cooked down, I cooled it a bit and ran it through the blender for a fine consistancy. Perfect applesau ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this into an adult cocktail by adding a healthy jigger of Smirnoff Whipped Vodka. Very good. ... Read full review
  • I made a copycat Lofthouse cookie recipe that I found on another website and used this recipe to frost them. I did not have natural shortening, I used Crisco. This is simple to make recipe that ... Read full review
  • Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of garlic powder, I used half a bulb of homemade roasted garlic. This was off the charts delicious. NO leftovers, we ate the whole thing. ... Read full review
  • Best Marinara

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I increased the oil a touch and use EVOO instead of vegetable oil. I didn't want to measure out the onion, I used one medium sweet onion. After tasting the sauce once it had time to simmer, I di ... Read full review
  • Gramma Brown's Corn Chowder

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used butter in this recipe instead of margerine and I also used homemade chicken broth and evaporated milk instead of regular milk (the reason for using canned milk in this recipe is it doesn' ... Read full review
  • Starlit Summer Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I froze the grapes and omitted the ice. I also used one packet of Truvia in place of the granulated sugar. This was okay. Drinkable but not my favorite. ... Read full review
  • Healthier Sloppy Joes II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I ran the onion, red pepper, carrots and garlic through the food processor to get a fine chop before sauteing it. I wanted a little smokier flavor, I used half ketchup/half barbecue sauce. This ... Read full review
  • Orange Fizz

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this into an adult cocktail by adding three fingers of Smirnoff Whipped Vodka. VERY good. ... Read full review
  • Black Bean and Tomato Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade chicken stock and I chose not to add the yogurt as it was optional. Because I do NOT care for Ro-Tel, I used a can of petite diced tomatoes and one 4 ounce can diced mild green c ... Read full review
  • Blackberry Jam

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had to use Walmart brand FROZEN unsweetened blackberries only because I haven't been able to find fresh blackberry bushes here. I just let them partially thaw out before using them. Other than ... Read full review
  • I used Granny Smith apples in this apple crisp recipe. I actually made this apple crisp in my cast iron skillet instead of a 9-inch square baking dish. While the oven was preheating, I melted a ... Read full review
  • Tex'n Melt'm

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade salsa in this dip and pepperjack cheese only because that was all I had on hand. My husband and kids INHALED this dip. They absolutely loved it. NOTE: I baked my dip for about 20 ... Read full review
  • Superb Sauteed Mushrooms

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used sliced baby bella mushrooms and insteaf of using garlic salt, I used Penzey's Shallot Salt. These mushrooms were to die for. I know it's bad to say so but........I ate the whole thing mys ... Read full review
  • Instead of using water, I substituted homemade turkey broth. I also threw in a healthy amount of fresh cilantro when I folded the rice in to the remaining ingredients. One of the best rice dishe ... Read full review
  • This is even better with Smirnoff Whipped Vodka. This is one of my most favorite cocktails. NOTE: If you do not have orange juice, equal amounts orange soda will work well in a pinch. ... Read full review
  • Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled all the spices for this recipe and I used homemade taco seasoning and a California ground chili powder which has half the amount of heat that normal chili powder has but still packs th ... Read full review
  • Black Forest Dump Cake II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I mixed the cherry pie filling together with the pitted sweet cherries (yes, I kept the liquid.....it's like when you make a regular dump cake with the cherry pie filling and whole can of crushe ... Read full review
  • Deep Fried French Toast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted my egg "wash" to be a little thicker so I cut the milk back to a cup and a half. That makes it 1/4 cup per egg. I also added two teaspoons of vanilla and a good amount ground cinnamon-- ... Read full review
  • Northern Italian Beef Stew

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used two and a half pounds of stew meat because honestly, I can't afford top round. I also used sliced baby bella mushrooms instead of crimini. I did not have time to make this in a dutch oven ... Read full review
  • I used one very large red bell pepper instead of green, lowfat mayonnaise and chopped garlic dills instead of sweet pickle relish. I wanted to make this an all-in-one salad, so I threw in two dr ... Read full review
  • This is also good if you use crushed Ritz crackers. I like to use a homemade dry ranch dressing mix instead of pre-packaged so that I can control the salt. I like to serve this with alfredo past ... Read full review
  • Rich Pumpkin Dessert

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    During the winter months, I make this quite a bit. It's almost like a pumpkin dump cake crossed with Impossible Pumpkin Pie. This is also really good if you use spice cake mix instead of yellow ... Read full review
  • I had to substitute homemade turkey broth and turkey meat for the chicken broth/chicken meat in this casserole only because that's what I had on hand. I did use equal amounts fresh sliced baby b ... Read full review
  • Potato Cheese Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe. Instead of cooking this on the stove, I threw the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion into the crockpot and covered them with organic chicken broth (instead of cooking the ... Read full review
  • Smoked Turkey Broth

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm a little low on ingredients--the only substitute I made was using two sweet onions instead of one red/one Spanish onion. I also used a whole bulb of homemade roasted garlic. I actually made ... Read full review
  • Quick Black Bean Salsa

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I rinsed/drained my black beans and corn before I used them in this recipe. I did add some diced onion and fresh minced garlic, I really think that helped to add a little more flavor. This was a ... Read full review
  • Mexican Taco Quiche

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I played with this recipe a bit to help it to fit into one pie crust. I cut the milk back by almost half and I used about a half pound of seasoned taco meat instead of a full pound. I did use sa ... Read full review
  • I used eight red potatoes in this recipe instead of your basic baked potato. I also used homemade roasted garlic in this recipe and I increased the EVOO just a touch. I did bake mine at 400* for ... Read full review
  • Mom's Hot Mexican Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have a pound and a half of ground meat, I used one pound of ground turkey. I also used a red bell pepper instead of green. My family liked this okay, we weren't in love with this but w ... Read full review
  • Deluxe Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I subtracted a teaspoon of milk and added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Other than that, I kept to the recipe. These waffles were crisp on the outside but soft on the inside--very fluffy. ... Read full review
  • Tzatziki VII

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade roasted garlic and I doubled the dill weed because I used dried instead of fresh. This is INCREDIBLE. I cannot stop eating it. NOTE: For homemade roasted garlic, what I do is pee ... Read full review
  • Raspberry Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used frozen raspberries in this recipe and Truvia sweetener (six packets of Truvia is equal to 1/4 cup granulated sugar). I didn't bother to puree this sauce as I wanted a chunkier sauce to sp ... Read full review
  • Rich Yogurt Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I happen to be out of Crisco, I substituted vegetable oil in equal amounts. For me, the batter was a bit thinner than what I'm used to but the waffles were passable. We liked the flavor that the ... Read full review
  • Peach Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    For this recipe, I used Snapple Peach Tea and no-sugar-added frozen peaches. I did take a little under half of the peaches and a bit of the liquid and puree it, then added it back to the pan to ... Read full review
  • This is one of my most favorite breakfasts to make for my family. I like to use turkey meat that I spiced up to taste like pork sausage ((rubbed sage, marjoram, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic ... Read full review
  • Cream Cheese and Ham Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a package of light "whipped" cream cheese for this recipe and I added a teaspoon of garlic powder. The kids and I ate this with homemade pita chips and rippled carrot "chips"--we really l ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a teaspoon of dried lemon zest, other than that I stuck to the recipe. Right before baking, I sprinkled a little sugar over each muffin mound. I did get 12 BIG muffins out of one recipe ... Read full review
  • Turkey and Grape Wraps

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a lowfat mayonnaise in this recipe and I did add a little more than asked for in the recipe only because I think my turkey was a little drier than it should have been. I made no other cha ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe and used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. This is a good base recipe--I did add more chopped veggies and some additional spices. GREAT for a house full of people ... Read full review
  • Krispy Brownie Delights

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a name-brand marshmallow fluff and chunky peanut butter, other than that I kept to the recipe. Oh, wait. I did bake these in an 8x8 glass baking dish, not a 9x13. My brownies were done at ... Read full review
  • Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half to ten servings. I had to make a couple substitutions only because I was limited in ingredients. I used pecans instead of walnuts, light brown sugar and instead of coco ... Read full review
  • I do make this dish in the crockpot, I just layer the ingredients in the bottom of my crockpot and cover it with beef stock and let it cook all day. Sometimes, I throw in some dried basil/oregan ... Read full review
  • Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half to ten servings. I had to make a couple substitutions only because I was limited in ingredients. I used pecans instead of walnuts, light brown sugar and instead of coco ... Read full review
  • Tzatziki Sauce I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    To make this a true tzatziki sauce, I did add one very large deseeded cucumber. I also used greek yogurt. VERY good. I seriously ate myself sick on this with a bag of sea salt pita chips. NOTE: ... Read full review
  • Better Butter Beer

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade vanilla frozen yogurt instead of vanilla ice cream. My kids thought this was the best drink ever. ... Read full review
  • Ham Salad Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of sweet pickle relish, I used two large garlic dill pickles. I ran my chunked ham and pickles through my food processor for the coarse chop I was looking for. The mayonnaise/mustard was ... Read full review
  • Three Can Shrimp Chowder

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only made one substitution--instead of half-n-half, I used one can evaporated milk. I also added a touch of Frank's Hot Sauce. I was surprized by this soup, it wasn't bad. I think this would m ... Read full review
  • I made this today in my Lil' Dipper Crockpot. I used homemade salsa, homemade taco seasoning and california ground chili powder. Even cooked in the crockpot it turned out juicy and flavorful--pe ... Read full review
  • Momma's McBiscuits

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    In this house, we call these mini quiches. As long as you keep the eggs/milk the same, you can use whatever add-in's you like. My family loves this made with homemade turkey sausage and pepperja ... Read full review
  • Because I did not have a can of Progresso Creamy Three-Cheese Cooking Sauce, I used one can of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup and upped the milk to a full "can". I also used fresh minced garlic ... Read full review
  • This works well in the cast iron skillet though I do use quite a bit more butter than what's called for in the recipe. My kids also like this with marshmallow creme. ... Read full review
  • Firecracker Crackers

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of using saltines, I used three packages of oyster crackers. I also used a homemade dry ranch seasoning mix. I chose to bake my crackers at 250* for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes on ... Read full review
  • Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    As the other reviewers did, I followed the directions on the box and used 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water and two eggs for a fudgy brownie. I used three packages of the mini Reese's in this ... Read full review
  • Sea Breeze Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I squeezed my lime wedge into my drink instead of garnishing. I LOVED the tartness of this drink. ... Read full review
  • Reduced Fat French Toast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have egg substitute, I used one full egg and two egg whites. I also used whole wheat bread. My only issue with this recipe was that it wasn't enough to cover six pieces--it was just en ... Read full review
  • Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, Cool Ranch Doritoes, organic black beans and I doubled the amount of tomato. The pickled jalapeno peppers I used were homemade. The dressing was very ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat sour cream. I did also add a good amount of fresh snipped chives. I served these with salisbury steak--the family ate almost the whole thing in on ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Oat Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did mix the ingredients up a little differently. After the orange juice and oatmeal had a chance to sit for 10 minutes, I stirred in the white sugar, vegetable oil and egg. Once those were com ... Read full review
  • Frozen Daiquiri Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of using white sugar, I used one packet Truvia. I also used fresh lime juice. I didn't have crushed ice on hand but a quick run through the blender using the "ice crushing" button fixed ... Read full review
  • Zippy Egg Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade turkey breakfast sausage, Texas Toast croutons and one can evaporated milk (I don't keep half-n-half on hand). I added a teaspoon garlic powder and a touch Frank's Hot Sauce to t ... Read full review
  • Pre-Packaged Smoothies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I was doing something like this before but I would freeze the whole container of yogurt and then scoop it out into the blender and add my frozen fruit. The muffin tin idea is money. That will ma ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe back to 10 servings. I did change the egg amount--it was asking for an egg and a half, what I did was omit the half and up the applesauce to an additional quarter cup. Everythi ... Read full review
  • Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite ways to eat Brussels Sprouts. I do add a pinch of crushed red pepper when I add the parmesan cheese to give it a little kick but other than that, I keep to the recipe. ... Read full review
  • Garlic Butter

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not use the whole tablespoon of garlic salt--what I did was use a teaspoon of garlic salt and added in two teaspoons of garlic powder (three teaspoons equal one tablespoon). Other than tha ... Read full review
  • Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I sauteed the onion and carrot (plus a mess of fresh minced garlic) in a little butter before adding the tomatoes and chicken broth. I did go light on the sea salt. After it cooked, I ran the so ... Read full review
  • Easy Cajun Grilled Veggies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade cajun seasoning in this recipe and went light on the salt. I did use one large sweet onion instead of a white onion but I kept everything else the same. I seriously gorged myse ... Read full review
  • Cranberry Mousse Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had to adjust this pie slightly because I had a hard time finding cranberry Jello (probably because it's not the holiday season). I used cran-raspberry juice, sugar-free raspberry Jello and "l ... Read full review
  • EZ Meatloaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    As is, this wasn't for us. I think this recipe has potential with some tweaking. On the plus side, it is a sturdy meat loaf. No falling apart here. ... Read full review
  • El Rancho Beer Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade dry ranch dressing mix and reduced fat cream cheese/reduced fat mayonnaise. I served this with kettle chips. This is an.......interesting dip. It's not bad but I don't know if ... Read full review
  • This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have), I used ... Read full review
  • Quick Oatmeal Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used TWO maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal packets in this recipe as I seem to be out of plain instant oats in my pantry right now. I also used lowfat buttermilk. I've made pancakes with o ... Read full review
  • Waffles II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I liked that this recipe omitted sugar. I'm one who usually omits sugar from waffles if I can get away with it. I followed the recipe exact. This recipe turned out a nice waffle, crisp on the ou ... Read full review
  • Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used sliced Baby Bella mushrooms, chopped red bell peppers instead of green and I used what I call "a mess" of fresh garlic (and what I mean is instead of measuring out a tablespoon, I just ch ... Read full review
  • Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two small changes in this recipe--I cut the sugar back to a cup and I halved the vegetable oil and used one half cup homemade applesauce. Baked at 350, mine were done at 20 minutes. Mine ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have vanilla flavored soy milk. What I did instead was use regular low-fat milk and I had frozen a container of Yoplait Light Very Vanilla yogurt to use instead of ice cream. Even with ... Read full review
  • Yummy Summer Picnic Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two small changes--I used chopped red bell pepper instead of green and I omitted the additional salt. I did use reduced fat mayonnaise. This did need a little more dressing, I did have to ... Read full review
  • Pico de Tuna

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have a raw jalapeno pepper on hand. I ended up chopping a few homemade pickled jalapeno rings and throwing it in. I did squeeze a little fresh lime juice over the ingredients before mi ... Read full review
  • Orange Sherbet Salad II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used sugar free orange gelatin and reduced fat sour cream. I actually made these into freezer pops using dixie cups and popsicle sticks. HOLY FRIJOLES, was this SO. FREAKING. GOOD. All of us w ... Read full review
  • Dill Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the mayonnaise and sour cream in half BUT I kept the seasonings the same. I also used reduced fat mayonnaise/sour cream. This dip was good but not our favorite. This would make a great bas ... Read full review
  • Ranch Style Oyster Crackers

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my own homemade dry ranch seasoning mix in this recipe and added a half teaspoon of cayenne powder. I after checking them at 15 minutes, I did bake them an additional 15 minutes because t ... Read full review
  • Festive Bean Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade refried beans, homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious. ... Read full review
  • I used dark soy sauce and added in some chopped green onion. I chose not to add the additional salt only because soy sauce is plenty salty on it's own. I did marinate these chops overnight and m ... Read full review
  • Chip Truck Fries

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I use Johnny's Seasoning Salt in this recipe and add a little fresh ground pepper. This is one of our favorite ways (and my go-to recipe) for jo-jo potatoes. There's never any leftovers. ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat sour cream and homemade dry ranch dressing mix. I ran this dip through my food processor to get a uniform consistancy. My family thought this dip was delicious. We ate it all ... Read full review
  • Peach Cooler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I froze fresh sliced peaches, diet Sierra Mist soda and one 8 ounce container of nonfat plain yogurt to use in place of the ice cream. I did not use the ice as my peaches were frozen. VERY good, ... Read full review
  • I added a little fresh ground pepper and a dash of Frank's Hot Sauce. My husband took half of this to work with him for lunch and my kids ate the rest. One kid like it, one didn't and my husband ... Read full review
  • Caprese Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this for lunch today. Heaven in a bowl. NOTE: Honestly, I ate half as is and half with a small amount of quality balsamic drizzled over the top. Even more delicious. ... Read full review
  • I loved this cocktail with the peach schnapps in it. I did not just pour the shots over ice. I wanted it really cold, what I did was pour the shots over ice in my cocktail shaker and shook the c ... Read full review
  • I followed this recipe exact. I used half of the spaghetti sauce last night to make a Hamburger Helper-kind of skillet meal (I really just cooked elbow macaroni, drained it and folded it into th ... Read full review
  • I've made muffins with oats before--what I did was mix the buttermilk with the oats together and let it sit for 10 minutes before adding in the rest of the wet ingredients. THEN, I folded in the ... Read full review
  • Chewy Brownies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the salt back to a half teaspoon and I used chopped pecans instead of walnuts. I made no other changes or substitutions. I baked this in my Perfect Brownie Pan, baked at 350* this was done ... Read full review
  • I added in some fresh minced garlic when I threw in the onion and I used Johnny's Seasoning Salt in place of real salt. As I made the soft tacos, I spread a mix of sour cream/salsa on the tortil ... Read full review
  • This is the salad I grew up with my Grandma making with fresh tomatoes/cucumbers/onion out of her garden. Any onion is good, I like it best with red onion. Sometimes, she'd throw in some of her ... Read full review
  • BC Cherry Jam

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This jam was incredibly easy. I followed the instructions--they were very precise which was a relief for me......I'm not a canning rockstar. This jam was not only beautiful in the jar, it was de ... Read full review
  • I don't have creamy salad dressing on hand (aka Miracle Whip), I used Hellman's mayonnaise. This was exactly what I needed--it worked perfectly in my egg salad sandwich recipe. Next time, I'll p ... Read full review
  • Meyer Lemon Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest to the filling. After the pie had cooled, I spread Cool Whip over the top. I swear, I could eat a vat of this lemon pie filling. It's like a mixture of lem ... Read full review
  • Easy Cranberry Granola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only made one change in the recipe's ingredients--I used chopped pecans in place of the walnuts. I mixed everything together BUT the cranberries. I baked my granola at 250 for an hour, stirrin ... Read full review
  • This is SO SO SO very good. I used a reduced fat mayonnaise and added a touch more dijon mustard. My kids and I ate every bite of this. They had theirs spread on whole wheat bread, I spread mine ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact. I did bake my muffins at 350*, they were done in 20 minutes. I loved that this recipe used a minimal amount of sugar especially since my bananas were quite ripe and ... Read full review
  • Quick Zesty Green Beans

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used EVOO instead of canola oil only because that was all I had on hand. I did not have Old Bay on hand but I did have homemade cajun seasoning that I used in equal amounts. We LOVED these gre ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe pretty close with the exception of the chopped red chile pepper, which I did not have. I used a couple teaspoons of red chile paste and that added enough heat for us. This ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact, only using reduced fat Hellman's mayonnaise as we don't use Miracle Whip. I also didn't have Tabasco, I used a good dash of Frank's Hot Sauce. We ate up every little ... Read full review
  • Scrambled Egg Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added in one large minced fresh red pepper and a little Frank's Hot Sauce. This was quick, easy and filling. I served these with homemade home fries and whole wheat toast. The great thing abou ... Read full review
  • Slow Cooker Cheese Steaks

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a Swiss-American cheese slices on top of these sandwiches as that's what my favorite cheese steak food stand guy tells me to use. I also spread some garlic-butter on the rolls and toasted ... Read full review
  • Oreo® Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This shake is also just as good with vanilla frozen yogurt! ... Read full review
  • Egg Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had very little time this morning to make breakfast for the kids. This worked out great as my oldest boy could do this pretty much by the directions. I had one of those microwave omelette pans ... Read full review
  • Quick Taco Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade taco seasoning mix and V-8 instead of water in the taco meat and homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream for the salad. This was great for us because each of us could make ou ... Read full review
  • Oreo® Vanilla Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This shake is also great with vanilla frozen yogurt! ... Read full review
  • Instant Pistachio Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Back when I first met my husband, my mother in law made this for Christmas dinner. I'd never had it before I met her and I fell in love with it on the spot. It's one of my favorite "fluffy salad ... Read full review
  • Monday Morning Breakfast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    With a 1/4 cup of reduced fat mayonnaise and a touch dijon mustard, this makes a quick and tasty egg salad sandwich! ... Read full review
  • Brunch Egg Bake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used fresh mushrooms in this recipe that I sauteed with the onion, red bell pepper and a little fresh minced garlic before adding it to the other ingredients. I did add a little Frank's Hot Sa ... Read full review
  • I followed this recipe exact, only adding a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and using mini-chocolate chips. I made muffins out of this recipe instead of one big loaf. I did not get 12 muffins, ... Read full review
  • I used one large frozen banana and skipped the ice. Good but a really runny smoothie. I would make this again but I would drain the pineapple first. ... Read full review
  • Simple Strawberry Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Simple and delicious strawberry sauce. I cut this back to six servings. I threw this together to spoon over buttermilk pancakes. This is EXACTLY the same strawberry topping my Grandma always mad ... Read full review
  • Lemonade

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Truvia instead of sugar. I made no other changes. GREAT recipe to make with younger cooks--my son enjoyed juicing each lemon. NOTE: For those looking for an easier way to juice lemons, Gr ... Read full review
  • Pittsburgh Ham Barbecues

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used half ketchup/half barbeque sauce, added in some fresh minced garlic and I spread garlic butter on the kaiser rolls THEN I toasted them. My family LOVED these sandwiches. Simple and delic ... Read full review
  • Pap Walters' Cornbread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    After googling, I made my own self-rising cormeal mix (I don't keep that on hand, just regular cornmeal). The only thing this recipe was missing was sugar, my family likes their cornbread sweet ... Read full review
  • Gloomy Day Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have vanilla nonfat yogurt, I used nonfat greek yogurt and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Delicious. Absolutely delicious. ... Read full review
  • I did not have Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies), what I did was use one can petite diced tomatoes and one 4 ounce can diced mild green chilies. I also used my own homemade taco seasonin ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat cream cheese and added a touch of pure vanilla extract. EXCELLENT spread. ... Read full review
  • Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used chopped garlic dills and the juice from the garlic dill pickle jar instead of sweet pickles/sweet pickle juice. It's really just a personal preferance. I slightly mashed the potatoes to h ... Read full review
  • Apple Carrot Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used pecans instead of walnuts and I added a heaping quarter cup of organic raisins. I did bake my muffins at 350* for 20 minutes instead of 400*. Chewy, dense and packed with a great mix of a ... Read full review
  • Smiling Caprese Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This salad is freaking IN-sane. I had to hurry up and cover the leftovers as I almost ate the whole darn bowl on my own. Uh, YUM. ... Read full review
  • Pasta Pascal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made the recipe as is but after tasting it, I added a little more EVOO, a half teaspoon more of oregano and basil and a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake. I liked that this was a quick ... Read full review
  • Cherry Cheese Pie II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My oldest son and I made this pie together. I made the graham cracker crust from scratch and we used reduced fat cream cheese in the filling. Though it looked pretty and set up perfectly, it was ... Read full review
  • I used fat free half-n-half and I increased the garlic powder to a full teaspoon. These mashed potatoes were fluffy and delicious--they remind me of the potatoes Grandma used to make. ... Read full review
  • Starr's Savory Meatballs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Out of dry bread crumbs at the moment, I used crushed garlic croutons instead. I made no other changes. GREAT meatballs. Excellent for meatball sandwiches. ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half, just in case it wasn't a hit with the kids. I followed the recipe exact. I made each kid a bowl this morning, using 1/4 cup of water and microwaving it for a minute an ... Read full review
  • Easy Homemade Chili

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I decided to make chili dogs at the last minute for National Hot Dog Day, I needed something fast. This fit the bill perfectly. I increased the chili powder and garlic powder and added a few mor ... Read full review
  • I make these a lot during the summer only I use orange juice instead of Blueberry juice because it's easier to find where I live. This doubles well. NOTE: If you do not have popsicle molds, you ... Read full review
  • I used two tablespoons pecans instead of walnuts and almonds because that was what I had on hand. I refrigerated this overnight to have for breakfast this morning. I did sprinkle a little cinnam ... Read full review
  • Dad's Kentucky Home Fries

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go a ... Read full review
  • Cool Cucumber Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My Grandma taught me to make this when I was a little kid, using the cucumbers and dill she grew in her own garden. Now when I make this, I use reduced fat sour cream in this salad. One of my fa ... Read full review
  • Onion-Roasted Potatoes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite ways to oven-roast potatoes. I use my own homemade onion soup mix and sometimes I like to throw in either fresh minced garlic or garlic powder and a little fresh groun ... Read full review
  • I cannot afford beef chuck roast right now, I used beef stew meat instead. I also did not have creme fraiche, I used sour cream instead. You could not tell that I used beef stew meat, the meat t ... Read full review
  • Corn Tortilla Quiche

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had a half pound of chorizo sausage to use, I used that instead of plain pork sausage. I also did not have ricotta, I used "trim" cottage cheese instead. This was great--using corn tortillas a ... Read full review
  • Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a good local beer in this cocktail, Appalachian Ginger Beer. One of the best goshdarn cocktails I've had in a LONG time. This might just be my new favorite drinks. ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat mayonnaise and Truvia instead of sugar for a little lighter salad. I also used fresh dill weed. Very good. ... Read full review
  • Tortilla Chorizo Scramble

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this to make four servings. I made this whole dish in my cast iron skillet--very simple, quite tasty. I served it with homemade salsa and a little reduced fat sour cream. My family LOV ... Read full review
  • Peanut Butter Cream Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My oldest son and I made this peanut butter pie together. We made our own graham cracker crust from scratch. After spreading the filling into the graham cracker crust, I drizzled a little chocol ... Read full review
  • Smiley Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My kids had a good time with this tonight and *I* liked it because they were giggling and enjoying themselves so much. The hardest thing about it was getting the kids to eat the faces. Next time ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Sloppy Joes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only made one switch out--one red bell pepper instead of green bell pepper because my family prefers the red over green. I topped each "joe" with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. My husband an ... Read full review
  • Rosy Rhubarb Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have vanilla yogurt on hand, I used a half cup nonfat greek yogurt and added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. I also did not add the food coloring. One of the best smoothies I've ha ... Read full review
  • I did not have dill pickle relish but I did have garlic dills, I used four full garlic dill pickles in this recipe. I also added a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. I made no other change ... Read full review
  • Beef and Swiss Wrap

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had reduced fat cream cheese that I'd whipped into a spread using spices and my electric mixer--I used that instead of plain neufachatel cheese. I did add a little more inside the wrap to help ... Read full review
  • I followed this recipe exact only using reduced fat mayonnaise/sour cream--I made no other changes. I mixed this up this morning as I wanted it to have time to sit in the fridge until dinner. I ... Read full review
  • Instead of using garlic powder, I used fresh minced garlic. I sauteed the onion and garlic in a little butter before adding the remaining ingredients. This was a nice sauce but it seems to be mi ... Read full review
  • Dan's Meat Wrap

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe to make two wraps. One kid asked for no olives, so I omitted them from one wrap. I was concerned using the italian-style dressing only because I didn't want it to leak out ... Read full review
  • Amber's Sesame Chicken

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one full red pepper in place of the green pepper and based on the previous reviews, I quadrupled the "sauce". To make quick work of the sauce and to cut down on overmixing (and by overmix ... Read full review
  • Perfect Peach Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe to make two smoothies. I don't keep soy milk on hand, I used lactose free milk instead. The kids LOVED this smoothie--my oldest boy said it reminds him of Orange Julius. ... Read full review
  • Saucy Summer Fruit Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used nectarines in place of the peaches only because they were on sale this week. I also used nonfat plain greek yogurt in this recipe. My kids and I loved this fruit salad--it was simple and ... Read full review
  • Uncle Jesse's French Toast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a good amount of vanilla extract to the egg wash. That was the only change I made. Both of my kids said this was the best french toast they've ever had. They loved the confectioners suga ... Read full review
  • I made this recipe exact, only using lactose free milk. I served this with my Buttery Maple Syrup. Both of my kids ate all six pieces though my oldest boy thought it was a little too "eggy". Not ... Read full review
  • Light Spaghetti Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of our favorite summer salads. This really works well with whatever pasta you have on hand. I like to make my own italian salad dressing mix and I do not add the additional salt. Som ... Read full review
  • I used lactose free milk and pecans instead of walnuts. I made no other changes. This zucchini bread is FANTASTIC. The texture of these muffins is like the lightest, fluffiest cupcake you've eve ... Read full review
  • My husband was talking about how he wanted an ice cream sandwich in the worst way. No money until payday but in searching this site for a comparable recipe, I came across this. I made this light ... Read full review
  • I cut the flour back to 2 1/2 cups and added an additional 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to make up the difference. I also increased the baking powder to a full teaspoon and used pecans instead of wal ... Read full review
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I increased this recipe to use 1 1/2 pounds ground beef. I made this meat loaf with my youngest son. We followed this recipe closely only using dijon mustard and adding a good amount of Stacey's ... Read full review
  • I used one can diced tomatoes instead of whole peeled and I used more chicken broth in place of the water. Very quick to prepare. We topped this soup with a little shredded cheddar cheese, reduc ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I had to adjust this just a touch to reflect what I had on hand. I used lactose-free milk but I did add a touch of almond flavoring to the smoothie ingredients. I did not ... Read full review
  • I didn't have unsweetened coconut, I used the regular sweetened I had on hand. I also used a packet of Truvia instead of brown sugar and lowfat milk. This was absolutely delicious. Very filling ... Read full review
  • Taco Pasta Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning in this pasta salad. I chose not to toss the corn chips into the whole bowl of pasta salad. As I served it, I sprinkled Chili-Cheese Fritos over ... Read full review
  • I made this as a quick dinner for the kids. I used garlic dills instead of sweet, a red pepper instead of green and Hellman's mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip--that's really just a personal fa ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe for two servings. I used frozen strawberries because I wanted to omit the ice as well as lactose-free whole milk. My kids both liked this, though my oldest thought it needs ... Read full review
  • I used all minced red pepper and omitted the green only because my family does not care for green peppers. I also used reduced fat sour cream/mayonnaise and I increased the garlic powder to a ha ... Read full review
  • No Cook Applesauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This recipe came in handy for me today as I ran out of homemade applesauce and it's been too hot to cook new applesauce. I cut all the ingredients in this recipe in half EXCEPT the cinnamon. It ... Read full review
  • Cappuccino Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a chocolate graham cracker crust in this pie. I did make this a little lighter using sugar free pudding mix, cold fat free evaporated milk and "light" whipped topping. Noone noticed I use ... Read full review
  • I used melted margerine and "soured" lactose-free whole milk in this recipe. Substituting those ingredients in this recipe made no difference--they turned out absolutely fabulous. Lightly sweet, ... Read full review
  • Spanish Rice

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a can of petite diced tomatoes in this recipe. I made no other changes. Though it's a nice start for spanish rice, for us it was quite bland. That being said, my youngest had two big help ... Read full review
  • Sweet and Salty Granola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Splenda brown sugar blend in this recipe and pecans instead of walnuts. Once I took it out of the oven, I let it cool and then tossed in a heaping cup of organic raisins. Nice granola rec ... Read full review
  • Key Lime Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    For me, using Smirnoff Whipped Vodka is really the way to go. It gives it that creamy texture I think this drink is missing. ... Read full review
  • Spicy Sausage Ragu

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    No dutch oven, just a plain ol' cast iron skillet. I made one small change. I don't normally keep parsley on hand (and I forgot to pick it up this week during the grocery shopping) so instead of ... Read full review
  • Easy Dorito® Taco Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my absolute favorite ways to make taco salad. When I make it, I use ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning. Though I've made it with ranch dressing or even catalina dressing, m ... Read full review
  • Easy Slow Cooker Squash

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a few cloves of minced garlic when I layered the ingredients and sprinkled the top with fresh ground pepper. My whole family loved this, especially my youngest kid. I bet this would be g ... Read full review
  • Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used red bell pepper instead of green, reduced fat mayonnaise and homemade dry ranch seasoning mix. My husband and kids liked it but it was unanimous that it needs double the bacon, for us at ... Read full review
  • I used Sweet Baby Ray's barbeque sauce in this recipe. I used onion powder instead of onion salt and brown sugar instead of white/granulated. I made no other changes. This turned out well--the s ... Read full review
  • Simple Deviled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I tripled this recipe. I used reduced fat mayonnaise, dijon mustard and white WINE vinegar in this recipe. My whole family loved these, especially my husband. He said they reminded him of his mo ... Read full review
  • Great summer party cocktail. I like using dixie cups for these because the cups can be torn at the seam for easy eating. If you can find it in your local store, try this with Pina Colada jello m ... Read full review
  • Pina Colada Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I did not have fresh pineapple, I used one large can DRAINED pineapple chunks. I also used nonfat greek yogurt and added a tsp. of vanilla to makeshift vanilla-flavore ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact, only using super chunk peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. They turned out absolutely beautiful, just like peanut butter cookies are supposed to look. ... Read full review
  • I used whole wheat bread and reduced fat mayonnaise for this sandwich recipe. The sandwich itself was good but the kids and I didn't really care for the sandwich cooked in the microwave. Next ti ... Read full review
  • Mom's Yeast Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half to get 18 rolls. I used my Kitchen Aid to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast in the mixer bowl with the sugar and warm water for ten minutes until the yeast "bloomed ... Read full review
  • The Arnold Palmer

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe to make two drinks. I made homemade lemonade specifically for this recipe using fresh lemons, Truvia and cold water. My husband didn't even miss the sugar, he actually aske ... Read full review
  • Melted Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of this brand's "butter spread", I used melted margerine. I also used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I made muffins from this recipe, I got 9 muffins that were a little on the bigger s ... Read full review
  • Smoky Scrambled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used reduced fat mayonnaise and fat free evaporate milk. Though the kids didn't like it, I sure did. What they didn't eat, I finished. The mayonnaise and the evaporated milk made these eggs wo ... Read full review
  • Lighter Chocolate Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one packet Truvia instead of the agave syrup only because I don't have that on hand. I also used a frozen banana instead of using ice in this "shake". Dude. This was SO good. I definitely ... Read full review
  • Omelet in a Mug

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made three of these this morning, as I wanted to have a fun breakfast that I could make with my two kids and have them participate. I don't keep green bell pepper on hand, I used red instead. ... Read full review
  • 4th of July Blast Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a large frozen banana because I wanted to skip the ice. The sugar was optional, I left it out. I used Trop 50 orange juice. One of the best smoothies I've ever had. I loved the combinatio ... Read full review
  • Lorraine's Club Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Quick dinner tonight--I doubled this to make two sandwiches. I made this exact, using reduced fat mayonnaise and whole wheat bread. I paired this with homemade chunky tomato soup. Kids thought t ... Read full review
  • Gingerade

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Diet Ginger Ale and I made homemade lemonade using a recipe from this site that used Truvia instead of sugar. I did NOT add the additional sugar. My kids enjoyed this as is but my husband ... Read full review
  • Deb's Cloverleaf Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half to get 12 rolls. I used my Kitchen Aid to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast in the mixer bowl with the sugar and warm water for ten minutes until the yeast "bloomed ... Read full review
  • Pepper-Parmesan Dressing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used reduced fat sour cream in this salad dressing. When I made this dressing, I added the white wine vinegar a little at a time, tasting after each tablespoon--two tablespoons was just enough ... Read full review
  • I used homemade frozen vanilla GREEK yogurt in this recipe and I cut the milk back by half. This was good, but I think it could be great with the addition of more strawberries. ... Read full review
  • Creamy Deviled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a tablespoon of my own homemade dry ranch seasoning mix (combined with a couple tablespoons each of reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream), reduced fat cream cheese and I adde ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I did not have garlic scapes, I used two cloves fresh minced garlic. I also used lactose-free milk. I cooked this in my cast iron skillet, using a little bacon grease in w ... Read full review
  • This is one of my favorite ways to eat asparagus. I do add one clove of minced garlic to the mix before I roast the asparagus. This is also just as good cold. ... Read full review
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I make this in the crockpot about once a month. I use organic chicken broth and homemade taco seasoning. This can be easily made to stretch by throwing in a drained/rinsed can of corn and a drai ... Read full review
  • Mahogany Pork Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was one of the first ways I ever cooked pork. The teriyaki sauce and the molasses work perfectly together. The longer you marinate the pork, the better it will taste. I like to serve this w ... Read full review
  • Chorizo Queso Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I went out and bought chorizo specifically for this dip. I don't keep Ro-Tel on hand--I substituted one can petite diced tomatoes and one 4 oz. can mild green chilies. My husband and kids INHALE ... Read full review
  • Shaggy's Canadian Driver

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Trop 50 orange juice in this cocktail. Not bad. I didn't think I'd like orange juice and whiskey but it took me by surprize. ... Read full review
  • Mexican Corn

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made two small changes--I used reduced fat cream cheese and one 4 ounce can of mild green chilies. I did not use fresh jalapenos because I was feeding two little ones and I didn't want it to b ... Read full review
  • Horsey Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Other than adding a little salt/pepper, I made no changes. I really enjoyed these--this was great for me because I'm eating low carb. Horseradish adds great flavor with NO carbs. I have to admit ... Read full review
  • Sunshine Morning Muesli

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have oat bran on hand, I used wheat germ in it's place. I also folded in three packets of Truvia with the other ingredients and used pecans instead of walnuts. This is tasty though it ... Read full review
  • I did not have the garlic cooking creme, just the original plain cooking creme. I did fold in two cloves fresh minced garlic as well as a handful of fresh chives and a little fresh ground pepper ... Read full review
  • Super Easy Salmon Cakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    All I did to this recipe was add a heaping teaspoon of Old Bay and a little garlic powder. I changed nothing else. I followed the directions EXACT. These salmon cakes were VERY hard to keep toge ... Read full review
  • Popped Cherry

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Smirnoff Whipped Vodka in this cocktail only because that was all I had on hand. This is DELICIOUS--the measurements are perfect. I made two last night and literally had to stop myself fr ... Read full review
  • Honey Spiced Granola Bars

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact, only using dried cranberries instead of raisins and I omitted the cocoa powder. I don't keep parchment paper on hand, I just sprayed my pan with a little non-stick c ... Read full review
  • Because I did not have vine-riped tomatoes, I used half a pint of halved cherry tomatoes. This is wonderful--simple and delicious. Honestly, I ate the whole bowl by myself! No guilt here......it ... Read full review
  • Cold Cocoa Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was kind of a disaster. I think if I were to play with the recipe, it could be good but as is.......noone liked it. ... Read full review
  • This is one of my favorite summer salads. The best thing about it is it's adaptable to whatever vinegar you have on hand. I've also made it with white wine vinegar and balsamic and it always tur ... Read full review
  • Bacon Cheese Frittata

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this in my cast iron skillet. After I cooked the bacon, I saved some of the bacon drippings to cook the egg ingredients in. I did use lactose free milk and I cut the cheese back to a half ... Read full review
  • This is delicious! I loved that this dip already used reduced fat counterparts. I added some fresh ground pepper and a couple dashes of Frank's Hot Sauce but other than that, I followed the reci ... Read full review
  • Pink Panther

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this recipe exact, only using Smirnoff Whipped Vodka only because that was what I had on hand. I didn't bother garnishing my drink only because......we'll, I didn't. I was surprized how m ... Read full review
  • Purple Cow Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this for the boys, using Sunkist grape soda and Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream. I did not need the additional milk. The boys liked it okay. Both said they didn't like the ice cubes in ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact, only using lactose-free milk. I did not need the additional vegetable oil because I cooked the pancakes on my non-stick griddle. These were fluffy and perfect. I ser ... Read full review
  • Salsafied Chicken and Rice

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made Salsa Chicken in the crockpot today (homemade salsa, chicken breasts, homemade taco seasoning--cook on low all day) in order to make this dish. I just folded in the chopped Salsa Chicken ... Read full review
  • Spicy Black Bean Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used organic black beans and organic canned corn that I rinsed and drained really well before using in this recipe. I cut way back on the cilantro because I had homemade salsa that already had ... Read full review
  • Alice's Easy Blueberry Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I chose to make muffins out of this recipe instead of one big cake. I used "soured" lactose-free milk and I added two teaspoons of dried lemon zest--I made no other changes. I got exactly 16 med ... Read full review
  • Michigan Fizz

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have ginger ale, I used Diet 7-UP instead. Very good. ... Read full review
  • I did not add the prepared blue cheese dressing only because I don't normally have that kind of dressing on hand. I did up the fresh parmesan to 1/4 cup and I also used reduced fat mayonnaise. I ... Read full review
  • Macaroni Caesar Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used whole wheat elbow macaroni, homemade Caesar dressing, double the bacon and only one cup of homemade croutons. I also threw in a good handful of fresh parmesan cheese. We enjoyed this--it' ... Read full review
  • Cherry Vodka Sour

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted to make something like a Cherry Limeade out of this recipe, so I added the drink ingredients to a cup of diet lemon-lime soda. Very, VERY good. This may be my new favorite drink! ... Read full review
  • I used whole wheat elbow macaroni, threw in a half cup or so of halved cherry tomatoes, used leftover "mexican" shredded chicken instead of canned and homemade dry ranch dressing mix. Between th ... Read full review
  • Fresco Salsa

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a a few cloves of fresh minced garlic, half teaspoon of ground cumin and a good amount fresh ground pepper. Because I like my salsa a little "wetter", I threw half of the diced tomatoes ... Read full review
  • Baked Pancake Squares

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I adjusted just a couple ingredients to reflect what I had on hand--I used "soured" lactose-free milk, melted margerine instead of butter and a full egg instead of egg substitute. This baked up ... Read full review
  • Chili Macaroni Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only had one pound of ground beef to work with. What I did was throw in some chopped veggies to fill it out a bit--chopped fresh onion, chopped fresh minced garlic, chopped fresh red pepper an ... Read full review
  • I actually used leftover shredded "mexican" chicken in this recipe and reduced fat mayonnaise. I wanted a little more kick so I tossed in some chopped pickled jalapenos. I made a wrap out of thi ... Read full review
  • I used half butter, half butter flavored shortening and because I did not have any walnuts, I omitted them. 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips wasn't near enough it seemed, I threw in the rest of the ba ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I had half of an onion to use, I just chopped it up and threw that in instead of measuring out two tablespoons. I also added four cloves of fresh minced garlic and was a l ... Read full review
  • Breakfast In A Glass

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used both a frozen banana and frozen strawberries. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract. The consistancy was just right and for me, this was perfectly sweet BUT I will say that my banana ... Read full review
  • Old-Fashioned Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used lactose-free milk which I soured with two tablespoons of vinegar and I also used melted margerine instead of butter. The reason I made those substitutions was because I have a son with a ... Read full review
  • Melon Lime Cooler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added a jigger or so of Whipped Vodka to this to make it a Melon Lime Cooler Cocktail. My husband and I shared this drink between us. Oh. My. Goodness. This was very, VERY tasty. We're so maki ... Read full review
  • Chicken Taco Filling

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this in the smaller crockpot yesterday for me. I used homemade taco seasoning and organic chicken broth. It was just what I needed. I portioned out the chicken for my chicken salad lunche ... Read full review
  • Pasta Salad a la Honeybear

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Um, YUM!!! I did not have salami, I used turkey pepperoni instead (I know, I know.....pepperoni is NOT salami but hey, you go with what you have on hand, right?). I also doubled the italian seas ... Read full review
  • Cheese Garlic Biscuits II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled the baking powder and I used lactose-free whole milk and margerine instead of butter because I have a child who struggles with a slight lactose intolerance. I shredded half of the chee ... Read full review
  • Marinara Sauce III

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I sauteed the vegetables in 1/4 cup of the olive oil before adding to the other ingredients. I ended up throwing all the ingredients in my small slow cooker and letting it cook on LOW for most o ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Shortcake Drink

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used homemade frozen vanilla yogurt and Smirnoff Whipped Vodka. I skipped the ice. This is off the HOOK. For me, I think that it could use double the vodka and a couple more strawberries but a ... Read full review
  • Thousand Island Dressing I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I increased this recipe to six servings. I used lactose free whole Vitamin D milk and reduced fat mayonnaise in this recipe. Instead of using 1 1/2 of a dill pickle SPEAR (that's what I got when ... Read full review
  • Ginny's Cheezy Macaroni

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is EXACTLY how Mom made her Macaroni and Cheese only she used shredded gov'ment cheese. I get the same result now if I use half Velveeta, half sharp cheddar cheese. Comfort food at it's bes ... Read full review
  • I ran a small sweet onion (it turned out a little more than a half cup, but not by much) and the garlic clove through the mini-food processor before adding it to this potato salad. I also used d ... Read full review
  • Triple Berry Sorbet

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made one switch out--I used Truvia in place of the sugar (Using Google and quick math, I came up with 42 packets). I used RW Knudsen Tart Cherry Juice in this recipe and fresh lime juice. This ... Read full review
  • Hot Mexican Bean Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This dip is a favorite of my husband and two boys. I usually don't keep fresh jalapeno on hand, I usually use one small can diced mild green chilies in place of the jalapenos. I also use homemad ... Read full review
  • I used frozen chunked bananas so that I would not have to use ice. I also used lactose-free milk and added a teaspoon of vanilla. The grownups would not drink this but we really wouldn't have ne ... Read full review
  • Ultimate French Toast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added two tablespoons more milk (I did use lactose-free milk, as my youngest boy has a milk allergy), upped the cinnamon to a half teaspoon and I added a splash of vanilla extract. I chose to ... Read full review
  • I upped both the butter and olive oil to tablespoons. I did saute these a little longer than the recipe asked for, only because mine were not quite ready after 45 seconds. Though my family was l ... Read full review
  • Real Strawberry Frosting

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I really wanted that strawberry flavor to shine--what I did was add one teaspoon of strawberry extract and add an additional teaspoon of confectioners' sugar to make up for the additional liquid ... Read full review
  • I chose to use boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of dark meat. Because I did not have fresh jalepeno peppers on hand, I used one can mild diced green chilies in it's place. I also increa ... Read full review
  • Cosmopolitan Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used fresh lime juice and "diet" cranberry juice. This is delicious. I tripled it only because I wanted a bigger drink. My husband keeps sneaking sips. ... Read full review
  • Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Seagrams Seven Dark Honey whiskey and diet Sierra Mist soda. I made no other changes. VERY good. Lynchburg Lemonade is one of my favorite cocktails--the honey whiskey made it even better! ... Read full review
  • Chiliville Chili

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not add the celery. I also used regular diced tomatoes as I didn't have tomatoes with green peppers and onions. I browned the meat with the onion and garlic, then I threw it in the crockpo ... Read full review
  • 3-Minute Mochaccino

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one packet of Starbucks VIA coffee, Truvia instead of sugar and homemade sugar free chocolate syrup. I threw everything in a pint Ball jar and shook until all the ingredients were combine ... Read full review
  • I did not measure the hot sauce in this dish--I just added a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. I did not add the nutmeg (my husband does not care for it) and I doubled the mozzerella chee ... Read full review
  • I bought one jalapeno pepper specifically for this salsa recipe. I took Marianne's suggestion and used a red jalapeno as the recipe did not specify which kind to use. I also added a couple clove ... Read full review
  • Easy Black Bean Taco Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this as a quick lunch today. I used ground turkey instead of beef, homemade taco seasoning and V-8 in place of the water. I also used homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream. Because I' ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Shepherd's Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have any frozen vegetables in my freezer--I improvized. I threw in some chopped onion, chopped fresh zucchini, chopped fresh red pepper, and chopped fresh broccoli to take the place of ... Read full review
  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did make a few substitutions in this recipe due to milk allergies/dietary restrictions/using what I had on hand. I used lactose-free milk, chopped pecans instead of cashews, I increased the cr ... Read full review
  • Scrambled Eggs and Tomatoes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Noone liked these. That's the best thing I could say about this recipe. ... Read full review
  • Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not bother messing with the steam step. I just layered the asparagus on the baking sheet and followed the rest of the instructions as listed. I did add a sprinkling of salt. I did bake min ... Read full review
  • Orzo Tomato Artichoke Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had a pint of grape tomatoes that I used instead of large tomatoes and I chose to cut my artichoke hearts into smaller bits. I did add a little salt and fresh ground pepper. This is a fabulous ... Read full review
  • Grilled Turkey Reubens

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Bagel Thins in place of the rye bread and homemade roasted onion mayonnaise. I was careful to drain and squeeze as much of the liquid out of the sauerkraut as to prevent soggy or wet sand ... Read full review
  • I made two small changes--I only used one pint of grape tomatoes and I used fresh spinach leaves instead of romaine lettuce leaves. For a quick throw-together pasta salad, this turned out very n ... Read full review
  • I reviewed this recipe back when it was a personal recipe. I used Yoplait Lemon Burst yogurt and cinnamon grahams. My whole family LOVES this parfait. It's absolutely wonderful, especially in th ... Read full review
  • I cut and froze my mango and banana the night before specifically for this smoothie. I used homemade frozen vanilla yogurt last night instead of ice cream and Truvia instead of sugar. Honestly, ... Read full review
  • Pickled jalapeno rings are one of my most favorite things. I've always wanted to learn how to make them--this recipe made it possible. I added some crushed red pepper, that was the only change I ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat cream cheese and chilled fat free evaporated milk. This makes a smaller sized cheesecake. I liked that this particular recipe had a very thin crust which is a dream for someon ... Read full review
  • Ham Pan Sandwiches

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    A trick I learned after too many sandwiches turning out raw in the middle? Make your "french toast" first. Cook it until the bread is very lightly browned and remove from skillet. Cool it a litt ... Read full review
  • Chef John's Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I increased the vanilla to a full teaspoon, used pecans instead of walnuts and mini chocolate chips. I made muffins out of this recipe--I actually got 12 really big muffins out of one recipe. I ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Lemon Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used lactose-free milk and I omitted the additional brown sugar. I was worried about not having enough liquid for these muffins because I've baked with whole wheat flour and it tends to soak u ... Read full review
  • I followed the directions exact. I did use two cans of evaporated milk (the reason why I did this is because canned milk has always turned out a better outcome in the crockpot over "fresh" milk- ... Read full review
  • Raspberry Party Shots

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I've always been a fan of Jello Shots. I make mine every Christmas/New Years without fail. Want to make this even better? Try this with Whipped Vodka. It's freaking IN-SANE. ... Read full review
  • Chicken Caesar Pasta

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Two large chicken breasts was plenty for this recipe. I did lightly season the chicken with Johnny's Caesar Garlic Spread before browning it in the butter. I did have to add a little EVOO with t ... Read full review
  • I only had salted butter on hand so I used that. I ran my oats through the food processor for a finer consistancy. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. My cookies were done at just over ten mi ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Spice Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I wanted this to be more pumpkin than apple--what I did was used two cups of pumpkin puree and one cup of applesauce. I did sprinkle a little brown sugar over each muffin before baking. My muffi ... Read full review
  • Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did my best to cut this recipe in half. I did end up adding in more cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. I used a homemade dressing for this salad which had garlic in it, so I did not add the garl ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Oat Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this recipe with my oldest son. We used lactose-free milk that we "soured" with lemon juice. I taught him to mix the buttermilk with the oats and let it "sit" for 15-20 minutes before add ... Read full review
  • Super Nachos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like to make this using ground turkey or ground chicken and I like to use either tomato juice or tomato sauce instead of water when I combine the taco seasoning with the browned ground meat. I ... Read full review
  • Honey-Mango Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I peeled and cut my mango last night, then stuck it in the freezer so that I could use it in this smoothie and omit the ice. I used one packet Truvia sweetener instead of sugar. I'm sorry, this ... Read full review
  • Pizzaghetti

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My husband and kids absolutely love this dish. It can really bend to whatever kind of "pizza" you want, really. My family's favorite is a combination of turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni, olives, ... Read full review
  • Simple Beef Pot Roast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added just a touch of beef broth to the bottom of the pan only because I was afraid of the vegetables burning on the bottom of the pan. I do not have a dutch oven, just a regular glass baking ... Read full review
  • My potatoes were a little small--I used a couple more. I also used reduced fat sour cream. I served this with pot roast and it was a perfect combination. My husband and kids thought these potato ... Read full review
  • This really is the simplest and tastiest way to make mashed potatoes. I like to use warmed evaporated milk instead of whole milk. This recipe makes the fluffiest potatoes. NOTE: This is also goo ... Read full review
  • Coffee Delight

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Cutting this back to one helping was tricky. I used one heaping scoop homemade frozen vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup nonfat milk and one Starbucks VIA packet. Honestly, I think I'd like this better wit ... Read full review
  • I threw in a half teaspoon each of garlic and onion powders into the cream cheese. I used reduced fat cream cheese and because I did not have pickle relish, I used one large garlic dill that I r ... Read full review
  • To make a better outcome of roasted potatoes, I took some of the olive oil that was set to saute the vegetables in and I drizzled it over the cubed potatoes and seasoned them with salt/pepper be ... Read full review
  • I made this recipe a couple weeks back when I saw it on Pinterest. It really does taste like a pineapple upside down cake! This also works with Whipped Vodka as well. NOTE: If you haven't had a ... Read full review
  • Soft Spread Butter

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this back to 12 servings. The reason why I made this is because I wanted a soft spread that I could add minced garlic and chopped parsley to for homemade garlic bread. This was exactly wha ... Read full review
  • Roasted Roma Vinaigrette

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe back by half. This was my first time ever roasting my own roma tomatoes. The directions were simple to follow which I really appreciated. I did use a quality balsamic vinegar a ... Read full review
  • I reviewed this recipe back when it was still a personal recipe. "We make these, too! Sometimes, if I have the inclination I'll add pepperoni in the middle and serve it with hot marinara. My ki ... Read full review
  • Movie night snack! I cut the recipe back for two. I only made one substitution and that was using vegetable oil instead of canola oil because that was what I had on hand. The kids thought they w ... Read full review
  • Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a very large frozen banana, nonfat plain greek yogurt and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. My son and I split this smoothie. VERY good. We loved it's creamy texture and my banana was quit ... Read full review
  • This sandwich was dinner for the kids with homemade tomato soup. I followed the recipe closely, only scaling the recipe back to two sandwiches, I used whole wheat bread and I cooked the sandwich ... Read full review
  • Per other reviewers, I cut back the pepper to 1/2 teaspoon. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of rubbed sage. I made no other changes or substitutions. I used my 1/4 dry measuring cup to make uniform sized ... Read full review
  • I tripled this recipe to feed three. I ended up using small cherry tomatoes and Kraft parmesan cheese (that was all I had) in this recipe. We all enjoyed this new scrambled egg recipe. Very nice ... Read full review
  • Sue's Taco Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My review for this recipe disappeared! This is one of our favorite meals in this house. Any kind of ground meat will work (I usually use ground turkey or chicken), I make my own taco seasoning/r ... Read full review
  • Homemade Deviled Ham Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I was able to get ham "ends" at my local grocery deli--I just cubed up enough to make 1 1/2 cups. (I made a ham spread a couple years back that called for the ham ends and I think that gives you ... Read full review
  • Portobello Bellybuttons

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took SweetJam's suggestion and doubled the butter. I also added in more minced garlic. My family really liked this--NO leftovers. The sauce for this was incredible. Not something for every day ... Read full review
  • Fruity Cream Cheese Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used reduced fat cream cheese. I whipped the cream cheese before folding in the crushed pineapple and diced strawberries. I spread this inside two pieces of bread and made stuffed french toast ... Read full review
  • Ham Cake-ettes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I actually ran the ham and the green onions together through my food processor to get the fine consistancy that I was looking for. I actually fried these in my cast iron skillet in a mixture of ... Read full review
  • Taco Stew

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning in this recipe. After I browned the meat, I was able to throw all the ingredients in my West Bend Slow Cooker in the morning and let it go until ... Read full review
  • I made Chef John's meatloaf a week or so ago and it was quite tasty which made me excited to try his meatball recipe. The bread crumbs I used in this recipe were made from homemade garlic-butter ... Read full review
  • Honestly, these really didn't work for me. They turned out crumbly and dry. I think if I added another half cup of peanut butter, I might have had a whole different outcome. I won't be trying th ... Read full review
  • Summer Pepper Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of green bell pepper, I used another red bell pepper. My cucumber was on the larger side. I took bellydancer's suggestion and added a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar for a little tartness ... Read full review
  • Warm Mushroom Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    CRAZY GOOD. One of the best salads I've had in a long time. The recipe didn't specify which kind of mushrooms to use, I used baby bellas which have a "beefy" taste which was really outstanding w ... Read full review
  • Nippy Pork Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I don't keep Miracle Whip in the house, I used reduced fat mayonnaise instead. I also added some fresh ground pepper. This was tasty! I made four sandwiches for the husband and boys' lunch on wh ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half. How I did it was bake it in a 8x8 square pan and just use half the crescent roll dough on the bottom and the other half on the top. I made my own turkey sausage using ... Read full review
  • I made "wedge" salads last night and made this dressing to go with. I did use reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream but other than that I made no other adjustments. Quite good--the k ... Read full review
  • Texas Yum Yum

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made the graham cracker crust. I chose to use lighter ingredients like sugar free pudding, 1% milk, reduced fat cream cheese and "lite" whipped topping. I thought that my pie pan was a deep di ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Pie for Dieters

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I like to use fat free evaporated milk and sugar free CHEESECAKE pudding. For low carbers like me, this can be served in dessert dishes like mousse. I just spoon the mix into a large ziploc bag, ... Read full review
  • I made three small changes. I did not use the whole amount of salt (just enough to flavor it without going overboard), I added some fresh ground pepper and because I wanted to skip the cornstarc ... Read full review
  • Instead of turbanado sugar, I used honey in it's place. I also used old fashioned oats only because that was what I had on hand. I shared this with my oldest son--we both thought this was very g ... Read full review
  • This was my review when it was still a personal recipe: I really appreciated this recipe because we wanted a cool treat today but we're quite low on money. My grandma made something like this fo ... Read full review
  • Creamy Broccoli Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I am watching my carb intake so I omitted the flour completely and cut back on the milk quite a bit. The milk I used was fat free evaporated milk which made it creamy and thickened it up on it's ... Read full review
  • Creamy Cauliflower Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this a little lighter by using a third cup of reduced fat mayonnaise, reduced fat sour cream and nonfat greek yogurt. I did add some fresh ground pepper. This is a great salad but I think ... Read full review
  • Classic Meatloaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I increased the italian herbs (I assumed that to mean italian seasoning--I used my own homemade italian seasoning) to two teaspoons and I used homemade croutons (day old bread, brushed with EVOO ... Read full review
  • I made this as a quick lunch for the boys. I used swiss only because that was what I had on hand. My crescent rolls were also reduced fat. I made a homemade honey-mustard dressing to go with. Th ... Read full review
  • I used a frozen banana which eliminated the need for ice. This was delicious! NOTE: I'll use this recipe for a summer yogurt pop, just add a cup or so of greek yogurt. I bet that would be really ... Read full review
  • Mocha Cola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Diet Coke and added a small splash of fat free half-n-half. Good but very sweet. When I made a second one, I doubled the amount of Diet Coke. The half-n-half helped cut the sweetness. ... Read full review
  • Banana Berry Smoothie II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a frozen banana in this smoothie and instead of vanilla yogurt, which I did not have, I used nonfat greek yogurt and added some vanilla extract. This was good, though next time I think I' ... Read full review
  • Tacos De Matamoros

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a red bell pepper instead of green and I increased both the amounts of the bell pepper and the onion to whole instead of half. I also did NOT use the full amount of salt, just enough to t ... Read full review
  • Left Over Spaghetti Lasagna

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a homemade meat marinara to go in this casserole. Instead of fat free sour cream, I used reduced fat. The family thought this was great--they ate every bite. NO LEFTOVERS. This was perfec ... Read full review
  • I used my own homemade taco seasoning and I upped the cilantro. I had some red peppers I needed to use so I sauteed those with some sliced onion and fresh minced garlic and threw all that in the ... Read full review
  • Almond Crunch Granola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was incredible. After I baked it, I threw in a heaping half cup of organic raisins. The kids and I thought this was like eating oatmeal cookies in a bowl. VERY good. ... Read full review
  • Joe's Shamrock Shake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added half the amount of milk called for--we wanted a thicker shake. The kids and I shared this between us. We thought this was very good, I'll make this again. NOTE: I used Turkey Hill vanill ... Read full review
  • Wisconsin Slow Cooker Brats

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I make this a lot during the summer. HUGE hit with the boys. I like to serve it with homemade coleslaw to slop on top and homemade jo-jo's. ... Read full review
  • Skillet Chili

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made chili tacos last night, as requested by my oldest son. I made this whole recipe in my cast iron skillet. I used red pepper in place of the green bell pepper and I added a mess of fresh mi ... Read full review
  • Simple Summer Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I didn't bother to add ice (the berries were frozen which eliminated the need for ice) and I did not add the honey. My banana was plenty ripe which made the smoothie naturally sweet without havi ... Read full review
  • I cut the sugar back by half and I used mini chocolate chips. Right after serving, I floated a little milk on the top. The kids thought this was awesome. My oldest asked me next time if we could ... Read full review
  • Jimmbo's Garlic Knots

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not have refrigerated bread dough but I did have refrigerated crescent rolls. I used that instead. I used just a pinch of salt. I took the top reviewer's suggestion and brushed the rolls w ... Read full review
  • Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    When I made this recipe, I used "soured" milk (lemon juice added to milk to make it seem like I used buttermilk) and I used all butter instead of butter/olive oil. These turned out so beautifull ... Read full review
  • Terri's Sloppy Joes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Very simple sloppy joe sauce. I did add in some fresh minced garlic--that was the only addition I made. I actually did NOT use this as sloppy joe sauce, I used this as a quick hot dog sauce. The ... Read full review
  • I only made one change and that was using chopped pecans in the bread only because we don't care for walnuts. I did up the pecans to a full cup because I wanted to sprinkle some chopped nuts on ... Read full review
  • Carol's Cinnamon Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used "soured" milk in this recipe--that was the only change I made. One of the best waffle recipes I've ever used, cooking-wise, and one of the best waffle recipes we as a family ever have eat ... Read full review
  • D's Taco Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of our family's favorite pizzas. I like to use my own homemade taco seasoning, homemade salsa and homemade refried beans. If I don't have time for a homemade pizza crust, I use two ... Read full review
  • Awesome Red Wine Pot Roast

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had a five pound beef roast--I adjusted the serving counter to reflect that FOR THE ROAST ALONE. I added fresh ground pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the flour before sprinkling it o ... Read full review
  • Tangy Egg Salad Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of garlic salt, I used garlic powder. I didn't want this to be too salty. For us, this had WAY too much mayonnaise and mustard and not enough spices. If I cut back a bit on the condiment ... Read full review
  • I added fresh minced garlic with the other vegetables and I skipped the parchment paper step only because I didn't have any. I also used fat free evaporated milk because I don't usually keep whi ... Read full review
  • I cut this back using ONE box of couscous mix. Because I could not find garlic and herb couscous mix, I added in some homemade greek seasoning and fresh minced garlic. I cut everything else back ... Read full review
  • Cherry Crunch

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is DELICIOUS. Because I don't ever buy canned pie filling, I made my own from frozen cherries and a mixture of water, a little lemon juice, vanilla extract, sugar and cornstarch. I served t ... Read full review
  • I used all red peppers and I used one large can crushed tomatoes and one large DRAINED can of diced tomatoes. This was good but both my husband and I thought the thyme was overpowering everythin ... Read full review
  • Sausage Stuffing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I added in fresh minced garlic and I used butter instead of stuffing. I also threw in some fresh minced carrots. This needed a little more moisture, I added in a littl ... Read full review
  • Sherry Apple Pork Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I threw the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and sherry in the cast iron skillet AFTER I browned the chops to grab those little bits in the bottom of the pan. The sauce seemed thin to me, so I thre ... Read full review
  • This is one of my favorite frostings to use on summer cakes, like Poke Cake. It's easy to make and frosts like a dream. Sometimes, I'll even throw in some food coloring for a colored frosting or ... Read full review
  • I had some sausage that I bought on sale that I used in this recipe instead of diced ham. I also used evaporated milk instead of whipping cream because I don't usually have whipping cream on han ... Read full review
  • Vanilla Milkshake I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I make this "lighter" now using vanilla frozen yogurt and lowfat milk. I do cut the milk back just a touch to make it a little thicker. ... Read full review
  • Lite Italian Salad Dressing

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Basic dressing. I did not use the corn oil only because I did not have any. I ended up using this as a base recipe once I tried it and added more spices and some fresh minced garlic. This would ... Read full review
  • Quick soup. I did add some chopped onion and fresh minced garlic as well as a bay leaf, fresh ground pepper and chopped parsley. Good for using leftover chicken. I'd make this again when I need ... Read full review
  • I took other reviewer's suggestions and upped the tea bags to six. Other than that, I made no other changes. I made this early this morning and let it set until lunch--there's not more than one ... Read full review
  • Ham Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I threw a couple tablespoons of homemade dry ranch dressing into a bowl with the cream cheese and whipped it. I needed less than half the cream cheese mixture for five pieces of ham. The kids an ... Read full review
  • Simple Coffee Drink

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    If you throw the ingredients in a blender with a little ice, you have a cheap homemade coffee Frap that costs a fraction of what you'd pay at Starbucks. It's quite bendable to make more personal ... Read full review
  • Reuben Rollups

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    YUM! I made my own thousand island dressing from scratch and instead of prepared coleslaw, I used a cup of drained sauerkraut. Both my husband and I really liked these. Very good--great way to u ... Read full review
  • This was absolutely delicious--I served this as a "bean dip" with a little sour cream on top and tortilla rounds on the side. We loved it. NO leftovers. This recipe's a keeper! NOTE: This served ... Read full review
  • This was simple, used on hand ingredients and didn't cost much to make. This is a nice base soup but if I make this again, I'll play with the recipe a bit to goose it up. ... Read full review
  • Apple Brickle Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was delicious--we all just scarfed it up. For me, it was a little sweet but next time, I could just cut back on the brown sugar just a touch. The kids especially liked this, they asked me t ... Read full review
  • My husband and kids absolutely loved this new way of eating nachos. I used my own homemade pizza sauce. They swarmed over the nachos and inhaled--I didn't even get to try one! I guess I'm gonna ... Read full review
  • Tasty. I did add some onion powder, that was all. This smelled SO good while it was cooking. Very simple. I'd use this again. ... Read full review
  • This is also good if you roast your baby carrots. Just toss with a little melted butter or EVOO, bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, then toss with grated parmesan. It's one of our favorite side dish ... Read full review
  • Creole Coffee

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I didn't have chicory coffee, I used a dark blend coffee. I also added a little more milk, only because I like it that way. I know it's not the same but even so, I enjoyed this very much. This r ... Read full review
  • Tuna Fish Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I didn't have fresh parsley, I used dried instead. I also didn't add any extra salt as tuna fish is pretty salty on it's own. This made two sandwiches. I didn't have any myself but the kids seem ... Read full review
  • Martha's Clam Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My oldest son and I made this together and after we finished, we decided that it needed more clams. He added one more can without juice. We did use reduced fat cream cheese. We snacked on this a ... Read full review
  • Detroit Hot Honey Wings

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My husband made these last night on his own. He cooked them in the oven, 425* for almost 45 minutes. This recipe is one of the best wing recipes we've ever had. Absolutely delicious! ... Read full review
  • This. Is. AWESOME. My husband and I absolutely adored this drink. I used my own homemade irish cream liqueur and I think that really took it over the top. Incredible nightcap drink. Very decaden ... Read full review
  • Cauliflower With a Kick

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite low-carb recipes to use in place of mashed potatoes. Instead of milk, I use half-n-half or heavy cream. My family really likes this, especially my husband who claims t ... Read full review
  • Tasty Breakfast Burritos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the ingredients for the filling in half but kept the gravy the same amounts. I did spice up the gravy with onion powder, garlic powder, a little hot sauce, and some fresh ground pepper. I ... Read full review
  • BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. Because I used chicken breasts (two cut in half), I was able to use my small crockpot to make this. This turned out well but it seemed to be missing something. Half a ... Read full review
  • Ozarks Potato Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I needed something simple--this fit me well for both time and money. I cut this recipe in half. Because I don't use Miracle Whip, I substituted in Hellman's mayonnaise. Besides a few seasonings ... Read full review
  • I did NOT watch the video for this recipe. This was pretty good--it helped flavor-wise that I made my own chunky vegetable marinara. Four really big chicken breasts were enough for me. We all li ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Lemon Quick Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this recipe with my oldest son. I didn't bother flouring the blueberries, we just tossed them in when we added the flour. We did make these a little different than the recipe asks--we com ... Read full review
  • Ham Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Very simple way to make ham spread. I will usually make this after Easter or Christmas with the leftover odds and ends of the holiday ham. I don't usually keep dill pickle relish on hand, I'll t ... Read full review
  • Steak Fajita Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe to make enough for three people and one portion for lunch the next day. I made my own fajita seasoning. We didn't use the whole amount of onion called for. In the Southwest ... Read full review
  • Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I "ground" my oats down in my mini-food processor before soaking them in "soured" milk, which is used in place of the buttermilk. I added one teaspoon of vanilla extra ... Read full review
  • Buttermilk Bread II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half and used my Kitchen Aid to make this dough. I proofed the yeast in my mixer bowl with the warm water and sugar for ten minutes until it looked creamy, then added the "s ... Read full review
  • Peanut Butter Haystacks

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We love these snacks. Sometimes, I vary this up and use Reese's peanut butter chips or either dark or semi sweet chips in place of the butterscotch chips. It's all a matter of what you like or h ... Read full review
  • I had some pork stew meat that I bought on clearance that I used in this recipe instead of a pork tenderloin (I am a mom on a very tight budget!). I did double the meat in this recipe only becau ... Read full review
  • Apple Strudel Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This recipe looked okay on paper but really didn't work out for me. At all. The muffin batter was very dry and that was after I only put in a cup and a half of flour. The reason I only put a cup ... Read full review
  • I used a cheap cut of meat and half the amount called for (beef stew meat--hey, on a tight food budget!) and only a pound which meant a) I had to simmer my meat just a little longer and b) I dou ... Read full review
  • Hot Chicken Wing Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my own dry ranch dressing mix that I made into ranch dressing using reduced fat sour cream and buttermilk. Other than that, I made no other changes. My three men loved this dip BUT my hus ... Read full review
  • I do NOT have a bread machine but I do have a Kitchen Aid, so I adapted this recipe to reflect that. My oldest boy and I made this recipe together. We proofed the yeast with the warm milk, warm ... Read full review
  • Christmas Cranberry Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my favorite Christmas churck/"fluffy" salads--actually one of the first cold salads I made for my first family gathering with my husband's family. Having made this for many years, ... Read full review
  • Baked Potato Dip II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my own homemade dry ranch dressing mix and upped the onions. I also splurged and used real bacon, a half pound that I cooked to a crisp and crumbled. The cheese I used was sharp cheddar. ... Read full review
  • Orange Pumpkin Loaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a large Clementine in this recipe. I made muffins out of this recipe as well. I only made two small changes in this recipe and that was using 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice instead of ... Read full review
  • I made one change and that was using a whole bag of chocolate chips IN ADDITION to the 2/3 of a cup that was melted. I did not bake these in 1/4 cup mounds, I used my cookie dough scoop (overfil ... Read full review
  • Teriyaki Marinade III

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I added some chopped green onion. I let my meat (beef) marinade for almost 24 hours before cooking it. This was good but I think it's missing something. Maybe rice vinegar? I'm not sure. ... Read full review
  • I made a few small changes due to what I had on hand. I increased the garlic, I did not add the full amount of salt (just enough for flavor) and I drained off the liquid in the tomatoes and repl ... Read full review
  • I made this for the boys before I went to work last night. I did not try this myself but based on the message I got at my break--they absolutely loved it. To be honest, there were no leftovers f ... Read full review
  • Mom's Best Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I bulk made waffles last weekend so I had an idea of how the batter was supposed to look before I made it into actual waffles. I added 1/2 cup more flour and a touch of vanilla. I made no other ... Read full review
  • Apple Butter Spice Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made muffins out of this recipe. I used APPLE CIDER apple butter and I cut the sugar in the actual bread recipe in half. For muffins, there was a little too much topping (and imo, I think the ... Read full review
  • Cinnamon Honey Butter

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half and took another reviewer's suggestion and used pumpkin pie spice instead of ground cinnamon. I spread this over homemade "freezer" waffles. Holy frijoles, is this GOOD ... Read full review
  • Peach-a-Berry Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My oldest son and I made this pie together. We used the Butter Flaky Pie Crust, which is also from this site. Instead of sprinkling the top crust with sugar, we used an egg wash. We didn't have ... Read full review
  • Raspberry Oat Bars

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My oldest boy and I made this together (mostly him, I supervised). I added my own touch (one heaping teaspoon of dried lemon peel to the "crust"). We didn't need the whole jar of raspberry prese ... Read full review
  • Southern Butter Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast with the warm water (I didn't use cold water, yeast works better with warm water) and sugar for ten minutes, then I added the ... Read full review
  • Green Chile Beef Tacos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    WE LOVE THESE. No, really. I thought we were the only family who made them this way. It comes out like carnitas. I use my own homemade taco seasoning and Campbell's beef broth. Always a hit. NOT ... Read full review
  • Chex® Lemon Buddies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took mmcl's advice and baked this in a 250* oven for a half hour, stirring every ten minutes. I made no other changes. Absolutely amazing. My boys and I had this whole darn batch gone in less ... Read full review
  • Sara's Pumpkin Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My two sons and I made this dessert together tonight. Because I'm low on white sugar, we used half white and half brown sugars. We made no other changes. This pie took almost double what the ins ... Read full review
  • Festive Cracker Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    The cheese I used was extra sharp white cheddar and I used red bell pepper instead of green (we don't care for green pepper). I added a teaspoon of garlic powder as well as a shake of Frank's Ho ... Read full review
  • Sara's Pumpkin Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My two sons and I made this dessert together tonight. Because I'm low on white sugar, we used half white and half brown sugars. We made no other changes. This pie took almost double what the ins ... Read full review
  • For the syrup, I used grape juice instead of red wine. For the stuffed french toast, I used reduced fat cream cheese and I added a bit of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla to the egg wash. The ... Read full review
  • This definitely is a five star recipe. We absolutely love this pie. No changes are necessary--it's perfect as is. With that said, I usually make my own pie crust for this recipe. The Butter Flak ... Read full review
  • Toddler Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We absolutely loved these muffins. So flavorful and moist! I made two small changes; I added one teaspoon of baking powder and added 1/2 cup of raisins that I "plumped up" in some unsweetened, h ... Read full review
  • Quick and Easy Goulash

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We're on a super tight budget this week so I made this and bent it to stretch to feed the four of us at least for two dinners (feedng one hungry husband, two hungry growing boys and one mother) ... Read full review
  • Cornbread Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is absolutely one of my favorite corn bread recipes. Only thing I do different is I do NOT save the liquid from the corn and I add one 4 ounce can of mild green chilies. Very moist, very VE ... Read full review
  • Oat Bran Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made only two changes; I used light brown sugar because that was all I had and I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil only because I'm low on oil right now. The applesauce I used was my ... Read full review
  • This is a favorite to make with my two boys. Any baking bits will do, if you don't care for Heath bars. It's super simple and never fails to disappear. ... Read full review
  • Perfect Pita Chips

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used whole wheat pita pockets I grabbed off the clearance rack. This did need a little more oil and I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt, only because I didn't want them too salty. I on ... Read full review
  • My cuke was really big. I cut it in half and scooped out all the innards before chunking it up. I took another reviewer's suggestion and added a tablespoon of lemon juice and a good handful of a ... Read full review
  • This was part of our "dippable dinner" night. I used whole wheat bread instead of white. I also let this meatball mixture sit for 20 minutes before forming it into the meatballs. We really liked ... Read full review
  • Spicy Mexican Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    To add more protein, I added a half pound of cooked ground beef that I seasoned with homemade taco seasoning. I ate mine sans corn chips and I made my own dressing from salsa and sour cream (low ... Read full review
  • Ten Clove Garlic Marinade

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe because I made a double batch so I could have cold chicken to eat the next day (I'm back to eating low carb--so having ready made protein on hand is helpful for me so I don ... Read full review
  • Apples by the Fire

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe and I used homemade apple pie spice instead of cinnamon. I didn't make mine in the "fire", I wrapped my apples in foil and stuck them in the cast iron skillet and baked it ... Read full review
  • This was breakfast this morning. I cut this in half and it still made plenty for my two sons and I. I did add some more chopped green onion (I had some to use up, so I just threw it in), fresh g ... Read full review
  • Cola Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My husband and kids really like this dish. I do make it a little different and that's browning the chops in the hot skillet first, then sauteeing a little chopped onion and minced garlic in a li ... Read full review
  • Crackers a la Yvette

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a large bag of oyster crackers instead of saltines and my own homemade dry ranch seasoning mix. I've always baked these only because I like that oil to really get into the crackers. 250* ... Read full review
  • Yia Yia's Tzatziki Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used fat free Greek yogurt and reduced fat sour cream and added a teaspoon of lemon juice and a little dried oregano (a teaspoon or so, I didn't measure). I didn't have english cucumbers--just ... Read full review
  • These turned out absolutely perfect. I made this with my two boys this morning so we could bring a random act of kindness to their babysitter. We only made one change and that was upping the van ... Read full review
  • Raisin Loaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made muffins out of this recipe. I used melted butter instead of margerine and buttermilk instead of regular milk. This was good but I think it could use some spices--cinnamon and a little nut ... Read full review
  • Key Lime Cream Pie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this pie with my oldest son. We made a homemade graham cracker crust, other than that we made no other changes. This turned out pretty good but I think that I like key lime pies made with ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This absolutely is a favorite dessert of our family. I use my own homemade pumpkin pie spice, add a pinch of salt instead of a whole teaspoon and butter instead of margerine. Excellent as is but ... Read full review
  • Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm really sick so I needed a quick dinner I could throw together with as little effort as possible. I added a little more cajun seasoning, used all red pepper (we don't care for green peppers), ... Read full review
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used three mashed bananas, I didn't measure out a cupful. I just opened three and mashed those. I also used part of a leftover can of fat free evaporated milk and mini chocolate chips instead ... Read full review
  • Fried Egg Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I fried my eggs in bacon grease and used cheddar cheese instead of American. My kids wanted their sandwiches with ketchup and mayo so I made theirs according to the recipe. I did not, I just sho ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half BUT I cut the sugar in half again to 3/4 cup for 12 muffins or a half recipe. I only used 1 1/2 cups flour because for 12 muffins, that's usually what I use and I was a ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe down to 10 servings and made muffins from the batter. I cut the sugar back by half again (3/4 cup) and instead of using 1 1/2 eggs and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, I just ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Chip Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a half recipe of this. Instead of vegetable oil, I used melted butter. I didn't want to use a whole 3/4 cup of melted butter so I cut the amount in half again and used more pumpkin. I cut ... Read full review
  • The Best Meatloaf

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is the meatloaf I was raised on. Only thing Mom did differently was omit the salt. This is a solid meatloaf that won't fall apart when you go to cut it and it makes great meatloaf sandwiche ... Read full review
  • Santa Fe Veggie Quesadillas

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was our lunch today--just using random leftovers in the fridge. The corn I used was Mexi-corn and I used pepper jack cheese. We did need more cheese. We liked these. I served ours with a mi ... Read full review
  • Grilled Pizza Wraps

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Good quick dinner. I didn't use the margerine (my pan was a non stick) and I made my own pizza sauce. Inside my own pizza "quesadilla", I added pickled jalapenos. Kids especially liked this. ... Read full review
  • Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a half recipe of this but I only halved the cauliflower, if that makes sense. To give it a little more flavor, I added onion/garlic powder and Frank's Hot Sauce. We all loved this, though ... Read full review
  • I don't use "creamy salad dressing" so I just used a mix of mayonnaise and sour cream. To make it a little more hearty, I threw in some halved cherry tomatoes and one large cucumber that I cut i ... Read full review
  • Master Pizza Dough

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    No complaints here. I made this recipe in my Kitchen Aid, using the bread hook to knead the dough. I did not use the cornmeal, only because I forgot. I spread half the dough out onto my cookie b ... Read full review
  • Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    So, I adjusted this recipe just a touch, just so I could cook the majority of this in my crockpot and make it a little heartier/ make it really stretch. I doubled this recipe so that we could ha ... Read full review
  • Light Wheat Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe down to 12 servings. I made two small changes; I used milk instead of water and I doubled the yeast, using two envelopes fora halved recipe. (The reason I did this was because ... Read full review
  • Hot Fudge Sauce II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Absolutely perfect. Mine thickened up nicely. I followed the directions exact EXCEPT using semi-sweet chocolate because that was all I had. We used this fudge sauce to make homemade peanut buste ... Read full review
  • Miller's Marinara

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is simmering now. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of canola oil (I don't keep canola oil on hand) and I sauteed what my husband calls "a boatload" of garlic in with the onion instead ... Read full review
  • Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took this one step further and stirred a little garlic powder into the butter and spread that on the bread. I also used Sargento deli sliced sharp cheddar cheese. We loved this. My oldest boy ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe back to 12 servings and made muffins out of the batter. Instead of vegetable oil, I used melted butter. I cut the melted butter by half and substituted homemade applesauce for ... Read full review
  • Zadi's Potato Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a half recipe of this and I used my Kitchen Aid to make these rolls. I only made one change and that was using two packets of yeast instead of one for a double recipe. I proofed my yeast ... Read full review
  • Burgundy Stroganoff

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a mixture of butter and EVOO to brown the meat in and I used beef stew meat instead of round steak only because it was cheaper. Because I used stew meat, I simmered this longer than the r ... Read full review
  • This was just......okay. I got this into the crockpot a little late today (around noon) which worked out well for me as the newer model I now have is a much faster cooker than my last early 70's ... Read full review
  • Mindy's Macaroni Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact, using Hellman's mayonnaise instead of salad dressing (which I assume means Miracle Whip, which none of us like) and I added fresh ground pepper to taste. I was the o ... Read full review
  • Crescent Dogs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I make these when I need a quick dinner and I'm low on time. I like to use CheddarWurst dogs, deli cheddar cheese instead of American cheese and I serve this with a broccoli salad. Always quick ... Read full review
  • Pumpkin Latte Mix

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    No pumpkin spice creamer on our shelves yet but I really wanted a really flavorful pumpkin spice latte. SO, I used a sugar free dry french vanilla creamer and added two heaping tablespoons of ho ... Read full review
  • Cinnamon Spice Drop Cookies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half and I also made a few small substitutions to make up for what I didn't have on hand. I don't have shortening on hand so I used butter in it's place. I don't normally ke ... Read full review
  • I used a good quality salsa, double-batch of homemade taco seasoning and double the cilantro. I made the end result into fajitas with sauteed red pepper, sweet onion and minced garlic. As always ... Read full review
  • Banana Nut Bread III

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this recipe with my oldest son so he did most of the cooking on his own. We made one half recipe--which came down to 10 servings. We made a few small changes--we cut the sugar back to jus ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Lemon Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I chose to make muffins out of this recipe, instead of baking it in loaf form. I followed the recipe exact only I did not make the glaze. I just sprinkled each muffin lightly with sugar before p ... Read full review
  • Taco Soup II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I adjusted this recipe to suit our favorite ingredients and to make it a little lower in salt. I did not add the additional salt, I used three cans of organic black beans that I rinsed and drain ... Read full review
  • I bumped up the flavor in my breading by adding more oregano, basil and onion powder. I didn't need a full two cups of oil to fry my chicken pieces in, just enough to cover the bottom of the pa ... Read full review
  • Here's the thing--I made this recipe with my youngest boy and we lost a little flour in the process of measuring it and getting it to the mixer bowl, we lost a little egg during the egg-cracking ... Read full review
  • Homemade Cereal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This turned out wonderfully! Because I did not have dates, I omitted them. My granola took almost an hour to bake. I let it cool in the baking pan, then added a cup of freeze-dried blueberries. ... Read full review
  • No hoagies so I used a quality whole wheat bread. I kept everything else the same. I did have to increase the mayonnaise and mustard but that's always purely up to the taste of whoever's making ... Read full review
  • Creamy Vegan Hot Cocoa

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I found a can of coconut milk in my pantry and went searching for a recipe this morning and came up with this one. I made four servings of this recipe. I didn't make mine in the mug, I actually ... Read full review
  • Sticky Monkey Brains

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed SunnyByrd's review suggestions and I used 1 1/2 cans of "flaky" whomp biscuits and I made a recipe and a half of the "sticky" part. I also used a full sized Bundt pan. 35 minutes at 3 ... Read full review
  • Toasted Party Mix

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    As I've made snack mixes before, I've had a little trial and error to go on before I made this particular snack mix. Because I didn't want the margerine to "turn" on this mix, I used vegetable o ... Read full review
  • Yummy Watermelon Pops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of the best frozen "pops" I've ever made. No, really. We could not stop eating them last night. Granted, it was 92 degrees yesterday but still......awesome recipe! I made no changes or subst ... Read full review
  • Mommy's Summer Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Great quick throw together salad when the weather gets too hot. I did not use canned peas, I used frozen. To make it a little more hearty, I threw in some chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber and r ... Read full review
  • Eggy Doodle Sandwiches

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Original review--Sep. 3, 2011: My family thought this was great! I used whole wheat bread, sliced deli cheddar cheese and sausage patties because that was what I had on hand. You CAN have breakf ... Read full review
  • Baked Hot Dog Sandwiches

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was lunch today. I used Bar S Angus Beef hot dogs which I think made it even better. Great way to use hot dogs you've couponed (that have accumulated in your freezer), cheap marked down hot ... Read full review
  • Condiment Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact. Noone liked this but my youngest and he inhaled it, which is odd because that kid is one of the pickiest kids around. I gave this a shot. I'm sorry but I won't be ma ... Read full review
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cheated and used two bags of Homestyle microwave popcorn. I took other reviewer's advice and cooked the butter low and with the sugar while wisking it constantly until it thickened, then took ... Read full review
  • Mojito Fruit Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Stunning salad. I knew my family loved it when we were fighting over the leftovers. Absolutely wonderful. Simple and just luscious. I wouldn't change a thing. ... Read full review
  • Tasty Maple Trail Mix

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took MagicPam's advice and added another cup and a half of the rolled oats. I did not add the raisins or cranberries until after the rest of the mixture had baked because I didn't want them to ... Read full review
  • Pasta/Pizza Sauce

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I upped the serving amount to six and I threw in more minced garlic and one minced sweet onion. I also used brown sugar instead of white. After taste testing it, I added additional oregano and b ... Read full review
  • Dirty Martini Cheese Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I was trying to come up with an equal counterpart to Robert Rothschild's jarred Dirty Martini Dip as I haven't been able to find it at my local Hallmark store. I have to agree with the other rev ... Read full review
  • Camp Trail Mix

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Pretty good. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of carob. Very simple--good quick snack for long car rides. I plan on making this to pack in school lunches this next school year, too. I t ... Read full review
  • Croque-Monsieur

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Authentic or not, still mighty tasty sandwich. I don't keep white bread in the house, so I used wheat. I did not use vegetable oil to fry them in, instead I used a little butter in the hot pan. ... Read full review
  • Marinara Sauce I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is a great base recipe to bend and make more personal. I sauteed fresh minced onion in with the garlic and I added a good amount of basil and oregano as well as red pepper flake and a pinch ... Read full review
  • Beef, Burgundy Style

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used double-strength beef broth which meant I could omit the demi glaze and stew meat instead of beef round. With all the simmering, you really couldn't tell I used a cheaper cut of meat. This ... Read full review
  • I threw in some fresh blueberries. This was HEAVEN. We absolutely loved it. NO leftovers. ... Read full review
  • Cornish Hen Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I bent this recipe a bit to suit my needs and to make a little tastier end product. For a little more flavor, I added more vegetables (little more celery, REALLY BIG onion, some chopped turnip) ... Read full review
  • Kielbasa Pasta Casserole

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was easy and VERY budget friendly but not really a hit with this family. We didn't really care for it. My husband will usually eat what's leftover (by having seconds or sometimes even third ... Read full review
  • Seminary Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    When I make muffins with oatmeal (or oatmeal and nuts combined) I try to use half the amount, let it sit for five minutes or so after the batter's been mixed so that the oats have a chance to so ... Read full review
  • Emmi's Banana Wraps

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of my oldest boy's favorite treats. It's not only good for breakfast, but as a quick lunch or snack and it's an excellent way to use up ripe bananas when your child is all "ew--bruis ... Read full review
  • Killer Bacon-Cheese Dogs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is really bendable to what you like the most on your dog. My husband likes american cheese but my kids and I are all about the sharp cheddar. They like barbeque sauce on their dogs but I li ... Read full review
  • Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Granola

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took larkspur's tip and used Trader Joe's pumpkin puree instead of applesauce. I did not use dried cranberries because I do not have any. This was so simple to make and it turned out fantastic ... Read full review
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This recipe was very simple. After I topped the oatmeal with the pecan mixture in our bowls, we just poured a little cold fat free evaporated milk over the top and ate it like that, instead of y ... Read full review
  • I made three small changes: I used a teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, melted butter instead of vegetable oil and I used buttermilk instead of regular milk. My applesauce was homem ... Read full review
  • Orange Glorious II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used the rest of the fat free evaporated milk I had this morning to make this drink. I did not add the extra sugar. Instead of ice, I used two frozen bananas. My husband is a Orange Julius fan ... Read full review
  • Banana Ice Cream Shake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut back the milk by half, at least. I was really aiming for a thicker shake. I also added a good shake of nutmeg. I don't know why the added egg whites, other than maybe as a thickener? This ... Read full review
  • Banana Royale

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I've been making this since I learned how to do it as a small child at daycare! Now my kids and I make this together and they love it as much as I do. This is good with Reese's peanut butter cup ... Read full review
  • Orange Cream Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    YUM! I didn't use the whole half cup of milk, just a tad and I added a half teaspoon of vanilla extract. Just like a Creamsicle. NOTE: I used Turkey Hill ice cream. ... Read full review
  • Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cheated and used canned salmon, about a half cup of chopped green onion instead of red and I added another stalk of celery. I added the mayonnaise 1/4 cup at a time until it was the right cons ... Read full review
  • Italian Style Sausage

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    To make this a little lighter (and maybe a little more cost effective, depending on how great your shopping skills are), you can substitute ground chicken or turkey for the ground pork and still ... Read full review
  • Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I changed this just a bit, to add more flavor. I sauteed the red bell pepper with the garlic (which I added more of) and some chopped onion in a little evoo/butter before adding the condensed so ... Read full review
  • Sloppy Dogs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Last minute dinner last night. I don't keep Manwich on hand so I just made my own sloppy joe sauce (variation on Ruby Drive Sloppy Joe recipe which is also on this site). The boys thought this w ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half and used day-old ciabatta loaves that I bought off the clearance rack. I thought this might not work......I was kind of iffy about the ingredients and how good they wou ... Read full review
  • Banana Cream Supreme

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used light whipped topping, sugar free CHEESECAKE pudding mix and reduced fat sour cream. This turned out so good! So simple and just really good. We loved it. ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Kiwi Milkshakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I scaled this down to a cup of everything. Good, though very wet. Next time, I'd cut the milk by half. I used Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream. ... Read full review
  • I actually made my vegetables in a skillet instead of on my griddle. I used fresh mushrooms, red pepper and I added some fresh minced garlic and sauteed it with a little butter. I used Johnny's ... Read full review
  • I made one change and that was using lemon-lime soda instead of water. I made no other changes. I used dixie cups to make ice pops instead of popsicle molds. I just set the cups on a flat baking ... Read full review
  • I cut the honey by half. For me, that was just right. This is lovely. I think this would be just as good with any tea you'd want to use. Next time, I'll try this with chai tea bags. VERY refresh ... Read full review
  • Peach Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. Because I didn't want to use half of an egg, I used both eggs and cut out the extra two tablespoons of vegetable oil. As with all muffin recipes I make, I used a teasp ... Read full review
  • I cut this recipe in half. I used a teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder and I also used melted butter instead of vegetable oil. I made muffins out of this recipe--I got 12 muffins out ... Read full review
  • Teriyaki Marinade

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used reduced sodium soy sauce and I used sliced green onion as the onion in this recipe. I also increased the garlic to what my husband calls a "crapton". I marinated my pork in this overnight ... Read full review
  • For the reviewers who are concerned about this recipe being "healthy", this is a LOW CARB recipe. Most cream-based salads aren't usually made for the mindset of eating healthy and if eaten in mo ... Read full review
  • Busy Mom Peach Cobbler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is the same recipe that my Grandma makes for peach cobbler, and the one I still use. Grandma always used a cast iron skillet, her own peaches that she canned herself and she would wisk a ta ... Read full review
  • I made this recipe exactly according to recipe, only cooking the pancake in my cast iron skillet. Instead of greasing the skillet, I plopped some butter in the skillet and set it in the oven to ... Read full review
  • I made this according to recipe first (minus the salt) but after I got it all assembled I thought it could use a little more mayonnaise, a little more garlic powder, and because I had it, I thre ... Read full review
  • I grated one half of an onion instead of mincing it and I made 1 inch meatballs instead of patties. I made no other changes. I made a homemade cream sauce to go over it (think Swedish Meatballs) ... Read full review
  • I used CoffeeMate's White Chocolate Caramel creamer, melted butter instead of vegetable oil and half/half AP flour and whole wheat flour. I made muffins out of this recipe so baking time was 20 ... Read full review
  • A nice way to dress up bottled dressing but for us, it was a little too sweet. I used Newman's dressing. Next time, I'll cut back on the sugar and maybe add a little fresh grated Parmesan cheese ... Read full review
  • Pickled Green Beans

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This filled two large Ball Jars. I did double the garlic (four cloves in each jar), added 1/4 sliced onion to the bottom of each jar and 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper as well. So far, they sm ... Read full review
  • Garlic Pita Bread Bites

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    YUM. I did quadruple the garlic as we REALLY like garlic. Mine didn't come out crispy either but we didn't care anyway. We ate these with Garlic Cucumber Dip and really went to town. I always se ... Read full review
  • Garlic Cucumber Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a whole large cucumber and quadrupled the garlic. Because I had a little to use, I used chopped green onion as the onion in this recipe. This was good with the Garlic Pita Bread Bites, th ... Read full review
  • Frosted Grapes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took this one step further and froze these after I rolled them in Jello--AMAZING. And I'll tell you, I've got the worst sore throat and these felt so good going down. We loved these! ... Read full review
  • Cherry Fizz

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We loved this, especially me who's struggling with quite the sore throat today. Very good! ... Read full review
  • Easy Cold Pasta Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a quarter of a red onion, I used whole wheat rotini, Newman's italian dressing and I added a half cup of Frigo parmesan cheese. This is sitting in the fridge, all ready for dinner. REALLY ... Read full review
  • I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil. That was the only change I made. I dropped these into greased muffin tins instead of messing with cutting them so they wouldn't have a chance to tu ... Read full review
  • This is incredible. I made this early this morning so it would have time to set before dinner. I did increase the garlic but that's really a matter of personal taste. I think this would be reall ... Read full review
  • Pina Colada Fruit Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We loved this. I made this early this morning so it would have time to sit until dinner. I made one small change and sprinkled the top of each serving with toasted coconut. No leftovers. We ate ... Read full review
  • Potato Salad Deviled Eggs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because I do not keep pickle relish or Miracle Whip on hand, I used a few finely diced garlic pickles and mayonnaise. I did add in a half teaspoon each of onion/garlic powder. We really enjoyed ... Read full review
  • No habenero pepper so I omitted it. I have two kids I fed this sauce to, so I wanted to be a little cautious. I did add one teaspoon of Liquid Smoke. I made no other changes or substitutions. I ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Buzz Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    A little too watered down for me. Not enough espresso and it wasn't very thick. Next time I make this, I'll double the espresso and cut back on the milk. Maybe add just a little more ice cream. ... Read full review
  • Oh yum! I don't have an ice cream maker so I improvised. I whirred all the ingredients in my blender (with about a tablespoon of grenadine), leaving out the cherries. I covered it and stuck it i ... Read full review
  • Cherry Pie Filling

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is exactly how Grandma taught me how to make pie filling, only sometimes she'd add a tablespoon of lemon juice if the cherries turned out too sweet. This is a great recipe to take advantage ... Read full review
  • Okay, so I'll admit that I totally forgot to marinate this overnight. I didn't get it in the marinade until late in the morning so it didn't sit as long as I would have liked. Even so, this turn ... Read full review
  • Quite interesting. I made this early this morning so it would have time to set before I used it for salad dressing. I did add one teaspoon of onion powder. I don't know if this was really a dres ... Read full review
  • Best Black Beans

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I always use organic black beans and rinse them really well before using them in any recipe. I've made these a couple times now--I make them a little more "me" by sauteing the onion and garlic i ... Read full review
  • Because I did not have instant banana pudding on hand, I used instant chocolate pudding. I wanted a richer flavor so I used a can of evaporated milk and just added 2% milk up to the two cup mark ... Read full review
  • I made small changes only for my tastes, not because the recipe needed to be changed. I used all organic canned products when I could, I added one can organic drained/rinsed black beans, and one ... Read full review
  • Summer Fruit Salad II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Very yummy. I doubled the whipped topping, only because we REALLY like whipped topping. I also toasted my coconut and sprinkled it over each bowl of salad. We loved this. Quite refreshing. ... Read full review
  • I followed this recipe exact only my assembly of the muffins was different. I wisked together the dry ingredients in small bowl with the chocolate chips (tossing the chocolate chips in with the ... Read full review
  • American Turkey Tacos

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Very simple but sometimes the most simple ingredients combined together turn out the best foods. I made my own pico de gallo. I ate my dinner early because I had to work and I really enjoyed it. ... Read full review
  • Cheater Pancake Syrup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This recipe was a lifesaver this morning as I realized at the last minute that I was out of syrup for my kids' pancakes. This made enough to fill just over half of a plastic syrup bottle. To get ... Read full review
  • Oatmeal Sourdough Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my Kitchen Aid to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast (I used one whole "packet" of active yeast) in the mixer bowl with the honey and warm water for ten minutes until the yeast "bloome ... Read full review
  • Cold Spaghetti Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I used Paul Newman's italian dressing, fresh sliced Baby Bella mushrooms instead of canned, black olives instead of green (that's what I had on hand) and I used DC Gir ... Read full review
  • PHILLY Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Husband thought this was good, but could use some spices. I used reduced fat cream cheese, my own chicken breast meat and Frank's Hot Sauce. Very simple. Next time, I'll try this with ranch dres ... Read full review
  • Old Fashioned Potato Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I really enjoyed reading through the reviews to see other reviewers personal touches they put on their own potato salad. I can tell you I never was a fan of potato salad until I started making m ... Read full review
  • Dad's Breakfast Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of our favorite breakfasts. I like it because it's so simple and the family likes it because they get bacon and eggs on a pizza. This works with pretty much anything you want to thro ... Read full review
  • Crisp Pickled Green Beans

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This recipe was cake. No, really. Even *I* was able to make it and not mess it up. And under a half hour, nonetheless. I made only one change and that was adding 1/2 sliced onion, divided, to bo ... Read full review
  • Peach Tea

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Peaches are on sale this week so this was an excellent way to use a couple in a new way. Instead of stevia powder, I used a half cup of sugar. That was the only change I made. I'm not much of a ... Read full review
  • Christmas Morning Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My first recipe choice this morning didn't pan out so this was my second start at a hot breakfast for the family. I did not make this in a slow cooker, I didn't have time for that. I actually m ... Read full review
  • For the meatballs, I used day-old whole wheat bread and omitted the Maggi seasoning (only because I didn't have it). For the "gravy", I didn't have bouillion granules so I used Campbell's beef b ... Read full review
  • Loaded Baby Reds

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled the amount of potatoes called for (one pound of potatoes was not near enough to feed the four of us, let alone ten), cut the amount of cream cheese by a third and added a little milk t ... Read full review
  • Spiced Hot Chocolate

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was our Saturday morning early breakfast treat. I made the recipe exact, warmed it through while wisking, then taste-testing. I didn't think it had enough cocoa powder so I added another th ... Read full review
  • Simple and delicious, just what I needed. I used organic reds, reduced fat sour cream, homemade dry ranch dressing mix and New York sharp cheddar cheese. This was very easy to make which I appre ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact. I made it early this morning and let it sit for a couple hours before I tasted it, as I was afraid it might be a little......bland. And I was right. I think it's oka ... Read full review
  • Surprizingly good--I really was taken aback. I followed the recipe exact, only using sugar free cheesecake pudding and fat free evaporated milk. This recipe was just right for what I had on hand ... Read full review
  • Absolutely fabulous. Best sweet italian sausage I've ever had! I made only one change and that was using just a pinch of salt, instead of a whole tablespoon. Thank you so much for sharing your r ... Read full review
  • Dee's Health Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did cut this recipe in half. I used my Kitchen Aid from beginning to end instead of making this bread by hand. I proofed my yeast with the ALL of thw warm water and sugar in my mixer bowl. Aft ... Read full review
  • HUGE hit with all of us. We absolutely loved this. I don't keep challah bread on hand so I used the whole wheat I had at home. Also, because I did not have heavy cream, I used fat free evaporate ... Read full review
  • Cantaloupe Berry Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I was worried about the cantaloupe being a little too sweet so I made the recipe without the sugar, then taste-tasted it. The cantaloupe I used was sweet enough so I didn't need the additional s ... Read full review
  • Chicken Fiesta Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of our favorite summer meals. I use my own fajita seasoning, organic black beans and my own homemade salsa. This is also good with avocado. I like to mix the salsa with a tablespoon ... Read full review
  • I added one sliced onion and I also used fresh mushrooms. This was easy enough to make but we didn't really care for it. It really was inedible. In my opinion, there was too much sherry. Maybe c ... Read full review
  • We really like this with cinnamon grahams and light whipped topping. To really make the light frozen whipped topping even more decadent (and to make it stretch a little further), wisk together a ... Read full review
  • Cafe Latte Milkshake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream and I not only used leftover cold coffee, but I also added a shot of the extra concentrated coffee for an extra kick. This was quite the treat on a wick ... Read full review
  • Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. I used organic red potatoes and instead of bottled ranch dressing, I used my own homemade out of scratch dry ranch dressing mix mixed with a third cup each of lowfat m ... Read full review
  • Just what we needed today. We're getting close to payday and running out of almost everything so we've got to use what we've got. We did add a little more mayonnaise, I used green onion (four "s ... Read full review
  • Greg's Taco Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is one of our favorite summer meals. To make it a little lighter (and to save a little money), I use ground chicken or turkey, I make my own taco seasoning and I use tomato juice instead of ... Read full review
  • I like to make this broccoli when I'm making an "asian" themed dinner. You can make this lighter and lower in salt by eliminating all the extra salt called for in this recipe as the light soy sa ... Read full review
  • Southern Dill Potato Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I took the recipe submitter's advice and made this potato salad the night before so it would have time to set until dinner the following evening. My two sons helped me make this salad from start ... Read full review
  • Winter Squash Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut this recipe in half. Because I did not have winter squash on hand, I used Trader Joe's organic canned pumpkin. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast with the ... Read full review
  • Reese Cup Pie I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made my own pie shell from crushed oreos and a little butter and pressed it into a pie dish, baked it for 8 minutes and cooled it. I used chunky peanut butter and for a richer pie, I used cold ... Read full review
  • Healthy Coconut Oatmeal

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used regular milk that I added a teaspoon of vanilla. I cooked the oatmeal in my rice cooker, adding in the maple syrup, raisins, and cranberries and letting it cook with the milk and oats. Th ... Read full review
  • I doubled this recipe. I threw my potatoes in the crockpot with the onion and garlic and covered it with chicken broth instead of milk. I did not need the butter. When the potatoes were done, I ... Read full review
  • My Aunt's Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I'm sorry, this did not turn out for me. I think the problem was that there was too much flour and not enough liquid. I didn't pay attention nor read the other two reviews. If I had, I would hav ... Read full review
  • Quick Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Very easy. I used my own homemade whole wheat baking mix instead of packaged. To make it a little lighter/healthier, I cut the sugar back by half (my bananas were VERY ripe) and instead of a thi ... Read full review
  • Cranana Jam

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Good starter recipe. As is, way too sweet but it's easily bendable to cut the sugar back, if you so choose. Which I did. That's really the only issue I had was just too much sugar. Very simple, ... Read full review
  • One Bowl Chocolate Cake I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used buttermilk instead of regular milk and melted butter in place of the vegetable oil. Other than that, I followed the recipe exact. I used a large 9x13 pan and when I checked my cake at exa ... Read full review
  • Jim Kaczmarek's Chili

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled the garlic, used a dark lager and only used a pinch of salt. I didn't have pinto beans but I did have organic black beans so I used those. This was tasty--very beefy. This was quite ea ... Read full review
  • THE best breakfast I've had in a long time. I only made two small changes and that's using one whole sliced banana and 1/4 cup fat free evaporated milk. Everything else I kept the same. Very, VE ... Read full review
  • Ultimate Steak Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I did not try this myself but my two boys and husband thought this was quite tasty. My husband thought it was perfect, actually and he loved the Not difficult at all and fed my three boys quite ... Read full review
  • Monkey Tails

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Huge fun for my youngest boy and I to have today while everyone else was out. I used organic bananas, extra-dark chocolate chips and we used both chopped salted peanuts and toasted coconut to ro ... Read full review
  • I used crushed oatmeal cookies instead of gingersnaps and lowfat vanilla yogurt instead of lemon. HUGE hit with the fam. This can easily bend to fit whatever cookie/fruit/yogurt you have on hand ... Read full review
  • Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Absolutely wonderful! I made no changes or substitutions. I did use organic fruit and green seedless grapes. We ate every bite of this fruit salad. I think this would be great with cubed melon a ... Read full review
  • Oh, dear. This is DANGEROUS. I made a half recipe of this using marked down hoagie rolls--nothing remained. I had a couple bites of one and had to restrain myself. No leftovers. ... Read full review
  • Mom's Baked Egg Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because I did not want to use maple syrup, I just doubled the butter. I made no other changes. This was so easy--my oldest boy was able to help me make this with no issues. To make the bread eas ... Read full review
  • Um, wow! No, really......wow! Cottage cheese as a base in tuna salad? Never would have thought of that. I did run my cottage cheese through my tiny food processor before adding it to the mix onl ... Read full review
  • This is one of my favorite ways to make potato salad and really my husband's favorite way to eat potato salad. I like to add a tablespoon or two of dijon mustard, some chopped green or red onion ... Read full review
  • Caramel-Apple Crisp

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Original review April '11: Great quick dessert. Mine took a little longer because I made my own caramel sauce but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. I like to use Granny Smith's in my ... Read full review
  • Baked Potato Soup III

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe and adapted it for the crockpot. I just peeled and quartered my potatoes, rinsed them and threw them in the crockpot and covered them with organic chicken broth. Once they ... Read full review
  • Molasses Raisin Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    For me, these turned out really.......wet. I mean, they were moist, but it wasn't as firm as most muffin recipes I make. They kind of fell apart, really. I followed the recipe closely and made n ... Read full review
  • We had half of a ginormous package of boneless pre-fried wings in the freeze that we have to use before our big move and this was a great recipe to use some of them in. I had some crisp bacon le ... Read full review
  • Sausage Egg Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a half recipe of this (a little over a quarter of a pound) and used ground turkey that I spiced up to taste like ground pork breakfast sausage (sage, paprika, little red pepper flake, bro ... Read full review
  • Berry Fruit Salad

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my favorite fruit salads. To really add a touch of class, drizzle a quality balsamic over the sugar and berries and toss well. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Spoon that over vanilla bean i ... Read full review
  • Cherry Almond Pound Cake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I needed a quick dessert today using a random box cherry chip cake mix I had in my pantry. I made my own cherry pie filling from two cans of dark cherries I had in my pantry (bought cheap last w ... Read full review
  • Taco Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    If you want a quick shortcut pizza, the toppings for this pizza taste just as good on either refrigerated canned pizza dough or refrigerated canned crescent dough. I like to use homemade taco se ... Read full review
  • Cinnamon Bran Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Great use of a wealth of bran cereal I was gifted. I bought a bunch of bags of Hershey's cinnamon chips right around Christmas and stuck what I didn't use in the deep freeze so I was able to mak ... Read full review
  • Jumbutt Skillet Scramble

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used ground pork (cheaper by the pound than buying pre-seasoned "rolls of pork sausage or sausage links) that I seasoned using a seperate recipe for italian sausage. I used two red bell pepper ... Read full review
  • Salad Dressing Cupcakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Perfect for what I needed today. These were quite easy for my newly five year old son and I could make together for a family birthday celebration and I loved that these only made twelve instead ... Read full review
  • I took the submitter's suggestion for smoother flavor and used a quality balsamic and reduced the water as suggested. I had time to make this dressing early this morning while cleaning up the br ... Read full review
  • I took this recipe and made it a little healthier/lighter. Just by looking at the recipe before I made it, four cups liquid would not be enough for five pounds of potatoes. I used organic red po ... Read full review
  • Summer Pasta Toss I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I only used a cup of chopped turkey pepperoni (trying to stretch what I had on hand) and instead of green pepper, I used 2 red peppers.I did add one large chopped zucchini and for the dressing, ... Read full review
  • Mocha Cooler

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I found a container of instant coffee in the back of my pantry and thanks to the Ingredient Search on this website, I was able to find a use for it! This recipe also called for non-dairy creamer ... Read full review
  • School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Just what I needed today to round out a lunch of Taco Soup. I cut this one sandwich in half to share with my husband. I used an Everything Bagel and I added a couple slices fresh tomato and I ma ... Read full review
  • Taco Soup I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I had to make this stretch for lunches next week plus use what I had on hand. I used ground turkey, two medium yellow onions, organic canned tomatoes, organic canned kidney beans, and organic to ... Read full review
  • Banana Bran Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I was gifted a ginomous amount of raisin bran that I was kind of scratching my head about how we were going to use it as we're not huge cereal eaters. (I know it's not wheat bran but with us bei ... Read full review
  • Black and Tan

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    One of my most favorite bar drinks! I never knew how to make this at home so for me it was always one of those "order when I'm out" kind of drinks. Now, I know how. You're a rockstar! Thanks, Ch ... Read full review
  • Classic Goulash

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because we're on a super tight budget this week, I used only one pound ground meat (half ground beef, half ground pork) and threw in chopped veggies for the rest of the meat (red pepper, zucchin ... Read full review
  • Instead of ice, I used frozen strawberries and one whole frozen banana. The boys and I thought this was very tasty. Not too sweet and just the right combination of flavors. Great way to use up l ... Read full review
  • Brownie Frosting

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Appropriate recipe re-naming? Chocolate Brownie CRAAAAAAACK. Awesome. Really awesome. And not only is this recipe awesome, it's really easy. Not that you could make a great brownie better but th ... Read full review
  • Boyfriend Brownies

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Absolutely wonderful! I made three small changes; I used double-strength coffee instead of water and after I stirred the eggs in, I used extra dark chocolate chips and omitted the nuts only beca ... Read full review
  • Basic Corn Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I followed the recipe exact only cooking it in my cast iron skillet. I did add a couple tablespoons of butter to the skillet and melted it in the hot oven before pouring the batter in. This came ... Read full review
  • I tripled this recipe and used frozen bananas and my strawberries and blueberries were also frozen which meant I didn't need the ice. This was good, I liked the double dose of vanilla but I thin ... Read full review
  • This was quite simple and very tasty. I did use fresh chopped green onion instead of onion powder and I added fresh minced garlic. We all liked this and it was very simple for me to make on a ve ... Read full review
  • Greg's Southern Biscuits

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because I don't have lard, I used vegetable shortening (Crisco). I saw the submitter's suggestion to add two teaspoons of baking powder which is good because if I hadn't seen that, I don't think ... Read full review
  • Banana-Orange Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe. My bananas were frozen and because I didn't have soy milk, I used lowfat milk and a half teaspoon of vanilla. I threw in a quarter cup of wheat germ. A doubled recipe was ... Read full review
  • Taco Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    The husband and kids inhaled this. I cut this recipe in half and made one extra layer with last night's taco meat (gets rid of leftovers and makes a yummy dip for the boys--win/win!) and I used ... Read full review
  • These turned out so pretty and fluffy! I used whole wheat white flour and buttermilk. I didn't bother to lighten the recipe this time because just by looking at them, I knew they'd be good and.. ... Read full review
  • Baked Yam Fries with Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a homemade cajun seasoning salt and I tripled the "dip" as my boys are dip hogs. My kids and I loved these though my husband was just not a fan (too bad for him). but the spice really doe ... Read full review
  • Homemade Maple Syrup

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This is excellent. The same exact recipe Mom made for syrup when I was a kid. For those who use Splenda instead of sugar, you can substitute Splenda and Splenda brown sugar blend for both the wh ... Read full review
  • Double Chili Cheese Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I threw all the ingredients for this into my little crockpot and let it go all morning. I used reduced fat cream cheese, Nalley chili (Washington reppin'!), a full can of the mild diced green ch ... Read full review
  • Banana Fruit Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used doubled this and used frozen bananas which eliminated the need for ice. Doubling this recipe made just enough for my two kids and I. We thought this was very tasty--the combination of pin ... Read full review
  • GREAT recipe that I could slightly bend to my needs and adjust in small ways to not only use what I had on hand but to make a little healthier and a tiny bit less spicy for little mouths. I made ... Read full review
  • Mexican Style Cornbread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used butter instead of corn oil and I used a couple tablespoons of mild chilies from the can only because I don't keep jalapeno peppers on hand and I really didn't want it to be too spicy for ... Read full review
  • Creamy Mango Smoothie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Mango is on sale here this week so I bought quite a bit and we're in danger of losing them. I used buttermilk (use or lose kind of situation--I tried buttermilk in another smoothie recipe and we ... Read full review
  • Coffee Whirl

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Good starter recipe. I used frozen yogurt and increased the coffee and cocoa powder. Next time, I will increase the ingredients (as one serving here is like....really small--I like my coffee bee ... Read full review
  • Colcannon Bake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    My potatoes were kind of small (organic reds) so I used a few more. I didn't have bouillion cubes but I did have chicken Better than bouillion so I used a couple teaspoons of that. Because I alw ... Read full review
  • Brown Sugar Banana Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I lightened this bread up just a touch--not by much. I got 12 large muffins and 8 mini-muffins. 350 for 20 minutes for the large muffins and 10 minutes for the mini-muffins. Very moist and light ... Read full review
  • This was really fun to make! I used a raisin nut bread I bought on markdown and I really sprayed the crud out of my wafflemaker. I don't know about you, but mine really tends to get cranky and l ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe only adding 6 cloves of minced garlic. I used homemade chicken broth/vegetable broth and I used the "No Yolks" egg noodles. After tasting it, I did increase the basil and o ... Read full review
  • Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    WinCo had bacon on sale this week so this was a fun new way for me to use it in something homemade. These turned out absolutely perfect. i used whole wheat white flour but other than that, I mad ... Read full review
  • I got the thumbs up from mis7up to make small changes to make it a little lighter. I used reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat sour cream in place of the mayo (I'm low on mayonnaise until we go ... Read full review
  • Delicious Pineapple Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this a little healthier by using whole wheat white flour and organic ingredients. I did not bother saving the pinapple to spoon over the top, I folded the pineapple in the muffin batter w ... Read full review
  • I followed the recipe exact only using granulated sugar and Hershey's cinnamon chips. The nuts were optional and I didn't have any so I didn't add them. Dude. These cookies were SO naughty. Thes ... Read full review
  • I made this as is this morning and let it sit in the fridge for most of the morning to combine flavors. After trying it, I did add a little more of the dried chives and onion powder. This was gr ... Read full review
  • Stuffing for Slow Cooker

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I buttered the bejeez out of my crockpot before adding in the stuffing ingredients. I used fresh mushrooms (only one 8 oz. package because that was all I had) and I used a cup each of chopped ce ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Flax Pancakes

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made a double batch of this. I used my own homemade whole wheat pancake mix, lowfat buttermilk, organic eggs and last summer's frozen blueberries. These came out fluffy and we just loved them! ... Read full review
  • Skillet Apple Brownie

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I doubled this recipe because my cast iron skillet is GINORMOUS. I might not do that next time, only because I'm an impatient baker. (It's not a reflection of the recipe. If you want to double i ... Read full review
  • This is one of my most favorite comfort foods from childhood. Grandma used to make this with Canadian bologna (there's nothing like Canadian bologna, I've never found anything like it here in th ... Read full review
  • Trisha's Game Day Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a can of Swanson canned chunk chicken that was in the WAY back of my pantry, reduced fat cream cheese, I used Frank's Hot Sauce and homemade ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese (that's ... Read full review
  • High Rise Dinner Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast with the warm water, buttermilk (that I warmed with the water) and sugar for ten minutes, melted butter, egg and all the dry ... Read full review
  • Chili Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    HUGE hit with my boys. I used reduced fat cream cheese, chili with beans (because that was all I had on hand), fire roasted tomatoes and a can of green chilies only because I don't keep Rotel on ... Read full review
  • Garlic Bread Spread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was great! My husband loves the store-made garlic spread that you can buy in most grocery store bakery departments. This was absolutely the one. He was beyond thrilled. I did use day-old ba ... Read full review
  • Taco Salad I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Great fill-in dinner when my original plan didn't work out. I made my own taco seasoning and my own French dressing. I did not water down the dressing. My kids and husband ate their taco salad w ... Read full review
  • This IS the World's Greatest Vegetable Broth. Totally saved my behind this week as I'm low on cash and can't afford boxed/canned organic broth. I did cheat a bit and used two week's worth of tri ... Read full review
  • This was a huge hit. I used homemade bread crumbs, homemade MSG-free onion soup mix, and I added a teaspoon of homemade italian seasoning and half of one chopped yellow onion. We all liked this ... Read full review
  • Bacon Clapshot

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used organic red potatoes, lowfat buttermilk, instead of plain milk, turkey bacon and instead of nutmeg, I added a teaspoon or so of chopped chives and a little garlic powder. We all liked th ... Read full review
  • Pizza Dip

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used reduced fat cream cheese, homemade marinara sauce I'd defrosted from my freezer (The Best Marinara Sauce, which is also from this site), I doubled the pepperoni and I used Tillamook's ita ... Read full review
  • Pittsburgh Style Sandwich

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was freaking awesome to have on a Sunday night dinner for my three men. They loved having a sandwich they saw on "Diners, Drive-in's and Dives" sandwich and I get to clean out my freezer. I ... Read full review
  • Taco Slaw

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was a great base recipe for what I needed for a Take-Out Fake-Out Mexican Dinner. I tossed this with my own "Fiesta For Your Greens" dressing and we used this to make mission burritoes. Gre ... Read full review
  • Inside Out Ravioli I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was perfect for me to clean out my freezer and use on hand ingredients to keep my budget down this week. I cut the pasta down to a cup and a half, I used ground turkey, and I increased the ... Read full review
  • Roasted Garlic Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    We're on a tight budget this week so I only roasted one bulb of garlic with olive oil and I used two large hoagie rolls that I had in the freezer that I needed to use. I did increase the parmes ... Read full review
  • Big Cheeseburger Pizza

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used two canisters of reduced fat crescent rolls that I baked and cooled. I used ground turkey that I spiced up with Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning (which is also from this site), made my own sp ... Read full review
  • I made a few adjustments so that I could cook this soup mostly in my crockpot. I doubled the recipe and threw the potatoes in the crockpot with the organic chicken broth, and additonal sauteed o ... Read full review
  • Garbage Quiche

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I cut the recipe in half, used leftover Christmas ham instead of bacon, kept the green onions and tomatoes at the same amount and I used three large eggs. Because I was out of fat free half-n-ha ... Read full review
  • Unbelievable Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Unbelieveable? Yes, ma'am! I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast (two packages, for those who wonder how much yeast to actually use) with the warm water and sugar ... Read full review
  • I added the zest of one orange to the muffin part of this recipe and I used thawed orange juice concentrate to really bump up the flavor of orange in this recipe. (I read through the reviews bef ... Read full review
  • Creamy Eggnog Fudge

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was absolutely perfect. I did not add any nuts because I wanted just the eggnog flavor. I did use half vanilla, half rum extracts. This was just what I was looking for. ... Read full review
  • Cowboy Stew I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made this soup when I first moved out on my own, only I used regular canned corn and I added a packet of taco seasoning. It was great because I could buy all the ingredients for less than five ... Read full review
  • Stained Glass Candy II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I really loved making this with my boys. I remember making this at Church Bible School when I was.....seven or eight and just having a blast, as did my little boys. I did use pecans instead of w ... Read full review
  • I used reduced fat cream cheese/mayonnaise and doubled the artichoke hearts. At the last minute, I threw in fresh ground pepper and onion/garlic powder. Huge hit at the christmas party I attende ... Read full review
  • Bar Stool Pretzels

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of butter, I used 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (so there's less of a chance of it going rancid before we eat it and to cut back on the fat just a bit) and I used my own homemade MSG-free/red ... Read full review
  • Absolutely wonderful. I only made one change and that's using all fat free evaporated milk. The combination of these cheeses was just wonderful. My boys ate it all and the little I had was just. ... Read full review
  • Cranberry Banana Oat Bread

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    i used whole wheat white flour, added just a touch of vanilla extract and used almost all organic ingredients. I took a previous reviewers advice and added in about a half cup (maybe more) of ch ... Read full review
  • Cocoa Sleigh Ride

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    As a new couponer, I have several boxes of cocoa that I got for free that I needed to use up. This is great for that.....and the kids are super happy. Really, all it takes is a little whipped cr ... Read full review
  • Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Holy frijoles.....this makes a BIG cinnamon roll. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to work with this recipe. I proofed the yeast with the warm water and an additional quarter cup of sugar (personal c ... Read full review
  • I made this according to recipe, only using all red pepper because none of us care for green bell pepper. I agree with other reviewers that the dressing really should be doubled if you plan on c ... Read full review
  • Herb Oyster Crackers

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used one full batch of Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix and half the amount of oil called for. I baked them for about 45 minutes at 250*, stirring every ten minutes or so so I wouldn't have so ... Read full review
  • This was a great way to use up leftovers in my fridge in a new way. This was quick for me to throw together and the kids thought this was great. Like, best mom ever great. I didn't have any ham ... Read full review
  • Root Beer Pork Chops

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Because it's unbelieveably cold out, I can't grill these like I would have liked. So....what I did was combine all the ingredients (with a couple tablespoons of cornstarch wisked in), braised my ... Read full review
  • Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I read through the reviews before I made this recipe, this way I'd know where to make changes and not risk wasting ingredients. I used a quarter of the butter called for in this recipe and added ... Read full review
  • French Breakfast Puffs

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Instead of shortening, I used butter. I also used whole wheat white flour and buttermilk. When dropping them into the mini muffin tins, I used my small cookie scoop not only to make uniform size ... Read full review
  • Monkey Bread II

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used my Kitchen Aid mixer for the dough part of this recipe. Instead of all water, I used part milk and I warmed it to the proper temperature so I could proof my yeast, as I do not have a brea ... Read full review
  • I used my own whole wheat baking mix, lowfat butter milk and I added a half teaspoon of nutmeg. (When I make this next time, I might use apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon and nutmeg. I mi ... Read full review
  • Oh. My. Goodness. Did everyone's "old man" make this after every Thanksgiving? Mine didn't but I learned from my father in law how to make this. He always boiled down the turkey carcass and used ... Read full review
  • Skillet Strawberry Pancake

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I used a mixture of strawberries and raspberries because I only had about a half cup of each. I used whole wheat white flour and buttermilk instead of whole milk. I used a round cake pan instead ... Read full review
  • Rated G Mexican Coffee

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    Ohkay, so I don't have cheesecloth but I do have a 4 cup coffeemaker so I cut the recipe down to work that way (brewed like Starbucks, two tablespoons per cup--I used Caffe Verona blend) and I a ... Read full review
  • Molasses Spice Muffins

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    I made three small changes. Instead of plain water, I used a half cup brewed unsweetened honey vanilla white chai and I added about a half teaspoon of dried lemon peel and a half teaspoon nutmeg ... Read full review
  • Goldenrod Egg

    Sarah Jo's rating:
    This was dinner tonight. Simple and quick for a Mom who's worn out from Thanksgiving and good for a family who needed a change from turkey food. This is a great way to use up the last of your eg ... Read full review