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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
Really moist and fudgy, with a crisp top layer, these were easy to make and fabulous the next day. I think I will abandon my old tried and true one I've been making for years.
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Kerri's Holiday Punch

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
I'm not much of a drinker, so a little went a long way for me. Served this at a holiday party and everyone enjoyed it. I did mistakenly use gingerale instead of lemon-lime soda, but folloed the recipe otherwise.
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Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
I used jumbo butterflied shrimp and did add a little onion powder, because lately I seem to add it to everything, but otherwise followed the recipe. Very crispy, mildly seasoned shrimp that were delicious with homemade cocktail sauce. I'd like to use similar breading for coconut shrimp with a sweet pineapple sauce.
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This was quick, easy, and enjoyed by all. I served it over angel hair with a Caesar salad and crusty bread. It was enjoyed by all. Great for a party dish - it could be prepared in advance and slipped in the oven just before serving time.
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Honey Mustard Dressing II

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2011
Perfect dip for my crispy fried chicken "balls" - tenders cut into 3 or 4 pieces coated in egg wash and seasoned flour. I used dijon mustard. Really tasty.
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Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2011
Although nothing quite beats ribs hot off of a charcoal grill, this oven method produces a tender, flavorful, perfectly sauced result. I do wish I had chopped rather than sliced the onions to avoid stringiness and removed them from the oven about 5 minutes sooner, because some areas were slightly over-caramelized. My unsolicited advice is to watch and smell carefully during the last 15 minutes for perfection. *Update* I have used this recipe quite a few times, and on one occasion I tried to "cheat" on the frequent basting like others who have posted reviews. The ribs certainly were good without basting at 20 minute intervals, but much better with the extra "attention". The frequent basting does something magical to the sauce and improves the way it clings to the ribs. If you can possibly swing basting at 20 minute intervals, I strongly suggest doing so. The only change I've made to this recipe is to dice rather than slice the onions, because I felt the long, stringy onions detracted from the experience of savoring these delicious, tender, sweet, tangy, perfectly sauced ribs.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
This is the path to brussel sprout love for those who haven't tried them or don't like them. I'm quite sure that it is equally good as written, but I did sub pine nuts for the almonds. Next time, I'm adding a minced shallot with the garlic and tossing in dry roasted pine nuts with the bacon.
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The Best Chocolate Cake You Ever Ate

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2011
For me, this was an unusual method that produced a really good result. The icing is very much a like a layer of creamy homemade fudge, and the cake is tender and moist. THe touch of cinnamon is pleasant, but I might reduce the amount slightly next time, and there will be a next time. I made two - one without the pecans - and both were delicious. I had to bake mine 30 minutes; the center was still liquid at 20. Updating my review because I have made this cake 3 times in the past 2 weeks for different people, and everyone loves it. It is going to work tomorrow for a pot luck. Oh how I love to find an easy to make crowd-pleaser that turns out great every time! Ok - second update - I forgot to mention that this cake is even better the second day, if you can manage to have some stay around that long!
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Jiffy is my usual "recipe" for cornbread, and this was just about as easy. I baked this in my cast iron skillet with good results. I may abandon the little blue box!
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Glazed Corned Beef

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2013
My rating is strictly for the glaze. I prepared my corned beef, carrots, cabbage, potatoes and onions the old-fashioned way on the stove top. Before adding the vegetables, I removed the brisket, placed it fat side up on a baking pan and smothered it in this glaze. While the vegetables were cooking in the liquid on the stove, the brisket baked in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. Seriously tasty. I'm hoping for some leftovers, because I'm sure the beef would make a great sandwich.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2011
As the daughter of a woman who made excellent sweet potato pie by feel - no recipe, no measuring - I made this with the following reviewer suggestions: I pre-baked the crust, but wish I hadn't - it was a little too crispy, I subbed brown sugar for half the white - glad I did, but could have reduced total sugar by 1/4, added a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of cloves and I used evaporated milk. A tad bit sweet, but a darn good pie. After years of trying, I gave up trying to replicate my mother's pie and followed the Libby's pumpkin can recipe, using fresh sweet potatoes. This pie is better. Also - I always rice my sweet potatoes so that they are smooth and virtually string-free. The Libby's uses no butter and makes a very thin batter. **UPDATED REVIEW - my initial comments were made after only briefly cooling the pie. Once it had cooled and set overnight, the sweetness was magically perfect!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
Nice consistency. Flavorful, a little hot, maybe too much for the faint of heart. If spicy doesn't suit you, I'd leave out the red pepper flakes.
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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2011
These turned out beautifully - no cheese leakage! I did not have time to let them dry very long in between breading steps, but they still were great. I made a raspberry dipping sauce that not everyone liked, but I loved. The next time I make these I will try placing a cut strip of crispy bacon over the cheese mixture instead of mixing in the bacon bits, and I may blanch the peppers first. My jalapenos were quite large and remained crunchy after cooking, which I really liked, but others prefer a softer pepper.
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Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2011
Crispy, tasty - a little messy, but well worth the clean up effort.
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Cloverleaf Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
Very good rolls. The bottoms were a little darker than I would have liked, so I may reduce the oven temp a bit next time.
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Busy Day Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
My 14 year old loves this, so I gave it 5 stars. Also because it is quick and easy for a week night supper. I've made this several times and have at times added more liquid and rice because my son is a rice fiend. Me, not so crazy about canned soup recipes in general, but this one really is pretty good.
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My Mother-in-Law's Plum Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2012
Quick, easy and delicious way to use up the plums my son wouldn't eat because they had softened. I, like others had to sub sour cream for the yogurt, because I didn't have any. I will make this again, possibly to "use up" other fruits that are past their prime. I wish I hadn't thrown away those golden cherries last week. Those, with a little almond extract would probably have been good.
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Cream Filled Cupcakes

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Please note that my rating and review is for the "cream filling" only. I used it to pipe into my own chocolate cupcakes, and it was divine. Smooth, creamy, and not overly sweet.
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Aunt Kate's Green Beans in Tomatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
This was an easy dish for a buffet style meal. Next time I'm trying fresh tomato and basil.
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Chocolate Cream Pudding

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
This is really delicious warm. So delicious infact, that I may not get to taste it cold! Quick and easy keeper!
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