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Marinated Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2009
REALLLLLLY awesome, i've been looking for the perfect pork chop marinade and this is definitely it!! BUT DEFINITELY CUT THE OIL DOWN....next time I am going to half the oil. I'M MAKING THIS AGAIN TONIGHT!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2009
SUPER YUM! I will post a picture as soon as I figure that out. But I was excited to bake these and then review so here goes...I am a cupcake FANATIC!! These are decadent, but I made my own variation. I used triple chocolate fudge cake mix, and i followed the directions on the box, not the directions in this recipe (i read reviews that said it was too dry, so i followed the recipe on the box for the cake bc it called for more oil, which i think was why mine came out so perfect), then made dough by betty crocker bag cookie dough mix - i think its called DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP. then used WHIPPED chocolate topping, so this cupcake was ALLLLLL CHOCOLATE! The dough doesnt get very hard even in the freezer overnight for some reason. but thats ok, just plop them in there anyways, and bake for only 14-15 minutes, let sit in pan for 10 min, then remove. no need to put upside down. it wasnt "DOUGHY" in the middle, just nice and chewy...it was aboslutely perfect. if I had baked it any longer it wouldnt have been as good. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!!!! THIS IS A KEEPER!!!
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Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2009
instead of black pepper in these kinds of salads, i always use WHITE pepper. gives it a different taste and really appealing! i omited the sugar...
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Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
EXCELLENT! I kept everything the same except I didnt have american cheese, so I put in a mexican blend of cheese's instead, and it was AWESOME! I will do that again in the future, why mess with a good thing? I also omitted the bread crumb topping (personal preference), and I added some garlic salt at the end. For those of you who think the macaroni vs cheese ratio is off and think its too soupy, I feared this as well, but when you blend it all up and throw it in your dish, and bake, it all gets sucked up by the pasta and to me and everyone who ate it, it was the perfect consistency - not "soupy" in the least bit, just perfectly cheezy! This is now our staple Mac & Cheese recipe!
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Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2008
MOST AMAZING POTATO SOUP EVER! Both my husband and I ("I" being the biggest critic out of the two) agreed this is the best potato soup we've ever had. I love putting extra work into my cooking, I'm not one for the "easy" recipes. If you don't do the steps the way it asks, I think it would disappoint you. I followed it exactly, and even added the taragon and cilantro bc although smelling the two on my chopping board didn't seem "right", it ended up being perfect - neither herb had any remote overpowering taste in the soup, very faint at that, but was just right, you could barely notice it really. I like my soups thick but this wasn't super thick or thin, it was really just right, and this was the PERFECT consistency. I have to be fair though and say that I did 2 things differently: 1, I didnt do the puree step. The reason being that when the whole soup was brought to a boil and that step came up, I tasted the soup, looked at the soup, and well, was just really happy with the way it was. 2, I added about a half cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and a tablespoon of black pepper. I LOVED this soup this way - but would be willing to give it a shot with the puree'd version and also omitting the cheese, just to see what happens. I am not even a cheese lover, but to me, I felt it would put this soup just right over the top in flavor, and it sure did. KUDO'S TO THIS RECIPE - FINALLY, POTATO SOUP DONE RIGHT! WOOHOO! ***DEFINITELY WORTH ALL THE EXTRA WORK*** Oh, and in regards to the
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2008
I used a 3lb pork butt roast with bone in (bc it was on sale at the store), put it in the crock pot all day, turning it over halfway through the day so it would cook properly, and it was very easy to pull out and shred with a fork, removing the bone and fat. Then transferred all the shredded pork to a oven-safe glass casserole dish poured the bbq sauce allover, covered with foil and baked. My husband RAVED about it!!!
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
FANTASTIC!! I always made out homemade pizza with jar sauce (not so homemade then, huh?!)...this sauce was beautiful!!!! I OMITTED THE HONEY and didn't replace it with sugar, and I didnt think it needed it, but I dont like sweet sauces. If you like it sweet, I would suggest a teaspoon of sugar. I WILL NEVER USE ANOTHER PIZZA SAUCE AGAIN!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
I am an idiot when it comes to bread and pizza dough. Somehow, even with store bought dough, I always have a problem with the dough being soft in the middle, and the cheese burning away LOL. I don't think I did this recipe correctly, and I promise to try it again next week with an update. It definitely has potential and if this many people are raving about it, it has to be me! I used a stand mixer, and when I had used all the 3 1/2 cups, it was still way to sticky to touch, so much that I had to plop it out from the mixing bowl to my oiled bowl, and after an hour or so I had to pour 1/4 cup flour on top of it and all over my hands and knead it through to roll it out. I used 2/3 of it on my 12" pan. I put it in at 325 degrees for 10 minutes, then removed it, topped it, and put it on the lower level for another 17 minutes at 425 degrees as someone else had suggested. To me, it was dryer than I would have liked, but I am guessing it is bc of that extra flour and because of how I baked it. I did add oregano and garlic salt to the dough, and I even put EVOO and garlic butter sprinkle glazed all over the crust, still dry. This DEFINITELY deserves a second shot, and I'll be happy to post the results bc next time I"m just going to do it EXACTLY as the recipe says even if my intuition says to add more flour or bake it differently. I'll be back!!
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
POSSIBLY THE BEST SALSA EVER! I followed the recipe except for a few modifications (but i would feel confident using the original recipe, this is just what i had on hand)...instead of 2 cans stewed tomatoes, i had one can of stewed tomatoes with celery, onion, green peppers already in it, and for the second can i used diced tomatoes with green chili's in it - therefor I omited the green chili's in the recipe. I think I may have added just about double what it called for cilantro, bc I have an affair with cilantro, but when I make this again for friends who are not big cilantro fans, I will follow the recipe exactly. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS SALSA YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! And YES, it DOES taste fresh even though you use canned tomatoes - don't know how, but its FANTASTIC!!!
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Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
SO SIMPLE AND SO PLEASING! I am allll about flavor, and this dish has it. I took others advice and used EVOO for half of what it called for the butter. I added more garlic bc I have a garlic addiction, dash of salt bc I used unsalted butter...but all in all, this is a FANTASTIC way to make asparagus!!!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
I am rating this 5 stars bc it is the juiciest roasted chicken! I would like to add that while it was really really juicy, I was craving more "flavor"...and thats only bc I am crazy about flavor. My husband is a meat and potato's kind of guy, and he LOVED this chicken. Next time, I would like to add thyme, rosemary, and/or garlic, and rub that into half a stick of butter and take that and rub it all around underneath the skin. This recipe will now be my staple and I'll just add to it each time to get different flavors!
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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2008
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! I cut back on the amount of corn and added more cheese and a little more cumin. I used eggroll wrappers, then after freezing them I put a few in the oven and a few to deep fry to figure out which I liked better. I'm SO sorry to report that deep frying is SO much tastier, doesnt even compare! I plan on making more and keeping them in my freezer, I've never done that before as I like everything fresh, but this is one of those that you need to keep frozen and you are going to be craving alllll the time!!! easy snack filled with healthy stuff (ok so the deep frying isnt healthy i know i know!)...10 STARS ALL THE WAY!!
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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2008
This pasta salad has an amazing flavor to it and it's so versatile! I didn't have the cheeses that it called for on hand, so I grated my block of parmeggiano reggiano, and it came out great! I also had scallions on hand and chopped those up too for a nice onion kick, and I would feel comfortable adding any other fun things to this recipe: diced cooked potato's or carrots just for fun. Also, my friend makes this with tortellini pasta and it is a great filling salad! I think what gave this recipe the flavor that I liked was the package of dry italian dressing - what an amazing idea!
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
EXCELLENT! Going in my recipe box as a keeper. Used it on Too Much Chocolate Cake, also from this site...BEST COMBINATION AND NOT TOO RICH AT ALL! Other reviewers suggest that it hardened quickly but for me that was not that case. I put it in the microwave for 45 seconds, stirred it, then popped it in another 15 seconds, then beat again and just spread it on. Really beautiful application!
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT! Made this for my husbands birthday tonight, he is a huge chocolate fan and usually wants ice cream cake, but after he had this he was hooked, and we've coined this "birthday cake" now! I took others suggestions and used "satiny chocolate glaze" recipe from this site, and its the PERFECT match. I followed the recipe exactly, used the full cup of oil and didn't see the need to cut back. Next time I will try making cupcakes out of this with that glaze...YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS RECIPE! Also important to note: taste of chocolate is awesome, and its not too rich, you can go back for seconds without salivating for a drink!
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Southwest-Style Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
Great recipe, did add a few things to give it some pizzazz: 1 teaspoon chili powder, dash of cayenne pepper if you like, and I used the mexican blend of cheeses from the grocery store instead of just monterey jack...it consists of mont jack but also 3 other mexican cheeses for extra punch. Also threw in finely minced 1/4 cup red bell pepper. I rolled in eggroll wrappers sprayed with pam in the oven for healthier version but still crispy. WOW this is a KEEPER!
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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
FULFILLED MY SUGAR COOKIE CRAVINGS! 12 weeks pregnant, and suddenly craving those sugar cookies with icing that you see around the holidays, I set out to find a recipe that would satisfy my hungers. THIS IS IT! Better than the store bought stuff, and absolutely the most perfect consistency you could imagine let alone TASTE, this is the best sugar cookie I've ever had...I used the recipe "Sugar Cookie Icing" also posted on this website, and together, they are a match made in heaven (just make sure to use vanilla extract instead of almond if you do that icing). I'M GOING TO MAKE ANOTHER 3 DOZEN TOMORROW!!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
FIRST TIME REVIEWER AND FIRST TIME FOLLOWING A RECIPE EXACTLY!! This was OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!! Wish there was 100 stars to give it. I have tried every chili recipe under the sun and finally my hunt is over...there is not ONE thing to change with this recipe. It is the best tasting chili I have ever tried and so says my husband! I cut the recipe in half, it fed the two of us with seconds for dinner, and equal portion saved for tomorrow! I did "enhance" the diced tomatoes...I bought the authentic spanish ones from the international section of the grocery store, with the green chili's already in it. Follow the recipe to the last drop, and you've got yourself AN AWARD WINNING CHILI!!
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Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2008
First time meatloafer - this was great! I had a generic store brand buttery rounds and they worked fine. I also used a meatloaf meat mix - ground beef, veal, and pork. MUCH more flavor I would imagine than just beef. True meatloaf is made with that combo anyways. Also, I used the cheese from a pizza shred mix from the store - mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan. Worked out great. I dont think it was too salty at all, I used 3/4 of the package of onion mix instead of the full and that did the trick. I think you need the flavor from the powder so I dont suggest removing it unless you're on a low sodium diet.
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