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Nutmeg Logs

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2006
Nice delicate flavor - almost like a shortbread texture, but with a nice nutmeggy taste. I got about 40 cookies from this recipe. One thing I wished I had done - I made them for Christmas cookies, and I wish I had rolled them in colored sugar for a festive touch!
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Cranberry Drop Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2006
These cookies are pretty good - nice and colorful with the bits of cranberry. I found 375 to be too hot, and the first batch burnt - 325 degrees for about 15 minutes worked much better. I think if I make them again, I'll add a but of ginger, cloves, or nutmeg - they need a bit more zing!
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Almond Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2006
A nice, cakey cookie - the flavor is wonderful! I added some slivered, blanched almonds for some crunch.
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Simply Traditional Lasagna

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2007
Had to cook this without the olives due to some picky eaters in the bunch I was feeding. I think it is probably a TON better with them. Used regular old lasagna noodles (without cooking them) and added a little extra water to make sure they cooked. This turned out lovely - I will definitely make it again. Plus it seems like a great recipe for playing with - add spinach to the marinara sauce, using different meats and cheeses, adding onions, etc.
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Mom's Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
Flavor was great with this recipe, although I found the whole cup of water used at the end of the recipe left my apples swimming in the bottom of the dish. I think next time I will use less water. I also loooove cooking spices, so I added ginger and nutmeg to the crisp topping, and it was yummy!!!
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2007
This was yummy! I added ginger to the marinade, too, to add a little more flavor to it, and it turned out great! This was one of my first tries cooking fish, and it was easy and really very tasty! I will definitely make this again :)
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Famous Chicken Adobo

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
I don't know, I wasn't crazy about this. Mine turned out pretty salty (and I used the low-sodium soy sauce, too) and I felt like it didn't have much flavor, even with the garlic and pepper. Just seemed like it needed something else, although I don't know what. Turned out well enough that I will eat the leftovers, but I won't make it again.
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Apple Loaf

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
Tasty, but not spectacular. Like other reviewers, I love my baking spices so I added more cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Just didn't have the emphasis on the apples that I was looking for. This recipe doubled well.
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
Mmmmmmm yummy! I had just gone apple-picking and had tons of apples to use up; this recipe was a great way to do that! Just set it in the Crockpot before going to bed and finished it in the morning - so easy! Cooked down nicely, although mine needed an extra hour or 2 in the cooker to get rid of some excess liquid in the mixture. Took a whisk to it when it was all done because some of the apples looked a little chunky and it came out wonderfully! Planning to use these for stocking stuffers at Christmas :)
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Spicy Beef Filet in Oyster Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
Hard to pinpoint why I wasn't crazy about this recipe - I think I wanted more of an oyster sauce flavor but the pepper in it was pretty overwhelming. I know that's why the person who submitted the recipe likes it so much, but I would tone down the pepper next time (and I like spicy). Served it with some nice steamed veggies over brown rice and it made a very nice meal.
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Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
This was SO YUMMY! I made it exactly according to the recipe, and although I loooove my food spicy and thought this had a lovely kick to it, I will probably cut down the red pepper next time I make it for my family members who do not like spicy food. Had leftovers for lunch today and it is even better after sitting for a day - the flavors are just great. At least as good as my local Italian restaurant, if not better!
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Steak Tip Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
First time I ever tried marinating sirloin tips and this was super yummy! My family really loved it and I was impressed myself. I followed the recipe exactly and let the tips sit for about 36 hours before cooking. Great flavor and so good!
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Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
This is so easy and so yummy! No leeks at my local market, so I used a Spanish onion instead, and added some sauteed carrot and celery after I mashed up the soup - no blender so I used a potato masher before adding extra veggies. I can imagine this would be amazing with some bacon or smoked sausage, as the contributor suggested. A little cheddar cheese on top is great, too!
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Wings In Cola

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
These didn't come out for me the way the pictures looked, but they are still pretty yummy. Not quite sure what I did - my sauce came out a little soupier than stickier. But the wings were still yummy and sweet. Worth another try for me.
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Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
These are very yummy - I took the advice of some of the reviewers and, in an effort to make these even better for you, subbed 1 cup of pumpkin puree for the up of oil. The flavor is great, but I find the muffin papers tend to stick to the muffin. So whatever you do try to do with these, make sure not to cut the oil out entirely :)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
The chicken was dry, the sauce was runny, and there wasn't very much flavor to it, even when I added some of my favorite spices and extra garlic. We didn't even finish the leftovers. It smells amazing, but just falls flat with taste. Won't make this again.
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Mushroom Lentil Barley Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
This has many good reviews, so maybe this recipe is just not to my taste... I made a whole pot, had a few bites, and decided that this was just not for me. I love muchrooms, but something about this is just too mushroom-y and earthy. And I agree with other reviewers - way too much pepper! I would recommend cutting the black pepper in half. Most of the broth boiled off or was absorbed by the barley and lentils, leaving a very thick, hearty stew. But this is not for me - I won't be making this again.
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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Just OK for me. I made these for a party and was looking for an appetizer I could use the crockpot for to get them done early. By the time my guests showed up (about 5 hours on low) the wings were cooked and flavorful - the sauce was thin, but the wings had absorbed the flavor and were pretty yummy. By the end of the party, though (10 hours or so on low) the wings were overcooked and the meat had fallen off the bones. If I made these again I would take them out before they overcooked, and then maybe bake them in the oven a little so they aren't quite so mushy. And maybe add a little honey for sweetness, and more hot sauce. And definitely buy wingettes if you can find them. Worst thing about this recipe is hacking up the whole chicken wings! Blech!
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
This recipe makes a TON of dip. But in the end - it's seven layer dip. You can pretty much do whatever you want to it and people will like it. Great for tailgating or football games.
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Chicken Wing Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
MmmmmmmmmmmMMmmmmmmm. Easy to go overboard and eat way too much of this! Used bleu cheese (Ranch is NOT what goes with buffalo wings for me.) and it was super super SUPER yummy. Needs to be warmed up for me. Served it with celery sticks. SO GOOD!
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