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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
This is a good recipe, but it is not specific enough. Making peanut brittle can be tricky and the recipe leaves out some important information. Peanuts are listed as an ingredient, but the type of peanuts to use, whether raw or roasted is not specified. Since the recipe indicates that the peanuts should be added once the sugar is dissolved, it assumes raw peanuts will be used. However, if roasted peanuts are used at this point, they will burn since they’ve already been cooked. Other peanut brittle recipes recommend using raw Spanish peanuts. I used roasted unsalted peanuts and added them with the butter and baking soda. Since the nuts were already cooked, they just needed to be mixed in with the sugar mixture. Also, some reviews indicate that the sugar mixture doesn’t need to be stirred constantly, but in my experience it pretty much does. I once made this and didn’t stir continually and the sugar mixture burned. The third and best time I made this, I lightly stirred very frequently, almost constantly. I’ve also used different combinations of sugar types (all white vs. half white/half brown) and I prefer the color of the brittle when I use half brown/half white. Spreading the brittle works best on a pan that’s been kept warm in the oven.
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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2009
In place of the tomato juice I substituted one 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano; 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onions; and about 1/2 of a 14.5 oz. can of fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic. I added approximately 1/2 c. diced celery, two or three green onions, three jalapeno slices, and some minced garlic. I also used brown sugar instead of white and doubled the oregano, pepper, cumin, and cayenne. This chili was great. The only thing I might do differently next time would be to add another round of seasonings a few minutes before the chili’s finished cooking—just to add a little extra flavor. Fabulous with sour cream and shredded cheese—most definitely a keeper.
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Strawberry Pie II

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
This was one of two pies I made for my dad’s b-day; it disappeared so quickly that he didn’t even get a piece! I used ¾ c. sugar and mashed ¼ of the strawberries, but next time I may mash the recommended amount. I make all my crusts from scratch, but this was my first time making a pie where the actual pie filling didn’t need to be baked but the crust still did. Baking a pie crust w/o the filling inside is called pre-baking or blind baking. I did some research on this: when pre-baking a crust, it will need to be weighted so that the edges of the crust don’t fall down while baking. To pre-bake an unfilled pie crust place the crust in the pie pan, grease one side of a large piece of aluminum foil, and place the foil into the pan with the greased side down. Make sure the foil is large enough so that several inches of overhang are left around the pan edges; leave enough so that the foil can be grabbed and pulled out of the pan later. Next, weight the crust by filling the foil-lined pan with dry beans or rice, making sure to fill the pan all the way up. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes until the crust has firmed up, then remove the foil and beans or rice. To completely bake a pie crust whose filling will spend no time in the oven, continue baking the unweighted crust for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until golden brown. To just pre-bake a crust that will go back in the oven later, bake the weighted crust as above, remove the foil and beans or rice, and only bake 5 minutes more.
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Easy Olive Martini Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
This tasted great. I sauteed onions and mushrooms along with the garlic and added them to the mix. I served this over pasta, but there wasn't enough sauce even though I doubled the liquid. Next time I will triple or quadruple the liquid. Too much sauce is better than too little; the extra can always be sopped up with some bread!
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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
For those of you worried about the safety of brining a turkey in a non-food grade bucket or trash bag, a brining bag may be a better alternative. I was unaware of brining bags until I stumbled upon them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. The bags I found were safe, inexpensive, spill-proof, and worked great. When brining, I used half apple juice and half chicken broth, and fresh herbs. I placed the turkey in the brining bag which I then placed in one of my refrigerator vegetable drawers and left for twelve hours. I cooked the turkey using the Rosemary Roasted Turkey recipe from this site. I’ve never brined a turkey before (or cooked one for that matter), but I think I always will from now on! :)
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Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
My dog and another dog I was babysitting gave this recipe two paws up. I used whole wheat flour instead of spelt, but left everything the same otherwise. One thing I really like about this recipe is that it doesn’t contain milk or cheese which can be difficult for dogs to digest.
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Hot Banana Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
What flavor! Having said that, I will say that both my fiancé and I felt that the habanero pepper overpowered the wonderful flavor of the salsa. I LOVE spicy food, but even this was a bit much. It was edible, but not as enjoyable as it could have been. Maybe I added too much pepper. Who knows? Next time though, I will use jalapeno peppers or some red pepper flakes just to be on the safe side. The combined flavors of the salsa were absolutely incredible. I served it atop a bed of rice and with Jay’s Jerk Chicken as the main dish. Definitely try this recipe, but pepper it to your liking.
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
Really good recipe. I added a lot of garlic, garlic powder, and onion powder. The ingredients are a little expensive, so this recipe probably won't be a too-often occurrence in my house, but it was still delicious.
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Rainbow Clown Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2010
These were SO fun to make and eat!! I’m not a fan of using boxed cake mix, so I used the Heavenly White Cake recipe from this site in place of the boxed cake mix. I will absolutely make these again!
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Chicken and Herbs

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2010
I used boneless skinless chicken seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, and browned in a pan. I placed the chicken in a baking dish, poured a little olive oil over it, and rubbed the dry ingredients into the chicken. I also added some cut up potatoes around the chicken, poured olive oil over the potatoes, and sprinkled the remaining dry seasoning over them. This was a quick and delicious meal---good for a busy work night or suitable when having company over.
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15-Minute Marinated Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
I put the marinade ingredients in with the frozen chicken while it thawed. I substituted marjoram for tarragon and added some parsley and a few dashes of cayenne pepper. I cooked it in the oven at 375° for 30 minutes. This had a good, unique taste and came out very moist.
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Amazing Pork Chops in Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
Tasty and fancy-looking recipe with little time commitment involved—great for busy weeknights. The sauce makes for a tasty dipping sauce for dinner rolls, too! My changes per reviews: doubled the sauce and added the mushrooms with the white wine to allow them to absorb some of the wine’s flavor; added 1 t. parsley, 1 t. thyme, 1 t. basil, ½ t. garlic powder, and ½ t. onion powder to the wine mixture; thickened the sauce by adding flour after removing the chops.
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Sicilian Meat Roll

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
The meat mixture in this recipe was amazing. I added additional garlic, used Italian bread crumbs, tomato sauce thinned with sauce water (no tomato juice), and salami instead of ham since it seemed more Italian and therefore a better choice. It was a good recipe and the salami wasn’t bad, but I found its taste to be a bit overpowering. I’d use salami again, but use less next time. In retrospect, I don’t think ham would be bad after all since it has a nice mild flavor to it. Maybe that was why it was in the recipe in the first place? :) By the way, this was really easy to make!
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Lemon-Pepper Salmon II

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
This was so easy and so full of flavor. You really get a lot of bang for your buck with this recipe: short time commitment, but great results. Delicious!
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Catfish Tuscany

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2009
Although some people may be hesitant to try this dish, please do try it! It’s very good. I made it exactly as stated, except I used canned diced tomatoes since I didn’t have any Roma. I also used light mayo and sprinkled a little parsley on top after broiling for added color. This recipe is a nice change from the regular cornmeal/flour coated catfish dish. However, if you’re looking for a more traditional “fishy” catfish meal, this might not be for you; it’s wonderful, but all the ingredients mask most of the fishy taste (but that’s not always a bad thing!).
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Grilled Salmon with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
This is a good, easy recipe. I used low-fat mayo, non-fat yogurt, and added dill. I didn't have tarragon, so I substituted 3/4 t. thyme and 1/4 t. fennel. I would make this again.
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Jay's Jerk Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
I loved the flavor of this dish. It was my first time making anything Jamaican and it turned out great and full of flavor. I used extra jalapeno for added spiciness, but may add more next time or use a habanero pepper instead. I marinated the chicken overnight and cooked it at 350° for 30 minutes.
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My Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2007
I enjoyed this dish. I did some additional seasoning with basil, oregano, and garlic salt. I also used canned green beans and diced tomatoes since that was what I had on hand. It still turned out great though!
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Barbequed Steelhead Trout

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Barbequed trout certainly sounds interesting, but this was great!! Full of just the right amount of flavor. The only change I made was adding garlic powder. Delicious!
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
This is a good base recipe, but I found it to be a little bland overall. It definitely could use more seasoning and perhaps a variation on the liquids added. I'd definitely try it again (super easy recipe), but I'd modify it a bit more.
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