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Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp with Chipotle Vinaigrette and Cilantro Oil

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2007
I was looking for the main attraction for a 4 course Mother's Day brunch and stumbled on this recipe. WOW!!! These were a hit. I made them again the very next weekend they were so great! The only change I made (on accident) was instead of making the cilantro oil and then the chipotle vinaigrette seperatly, I made it all together (so it was Chipotle Cilantro Vinaigrette). It tasted great and I didn't see a reason to keep them seperate if you're going to pour both on the shrimp. Just be sure to grill the shrimp long enough. I was concerned I would over do it and pulled the first batch off the grill a little early. Make sure the pancetta (Italian bacon) is nice and done and the shrimp will be perfect.
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Chai Tea Mix

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
OH...MY...GOSH! I'm sipping it right now and this is AMAZING! Better than anything I've bought in a grocery store. And the only reason it's not better than Starbucks is becase I made this one with water. Will try mixing with milk tomorrow morning for that extra creaminess. Yum! (my food processor worked great - don't bother with the coffee grinder) Changes: I'm trying to cut calories so I used all non-fat creamers (probably also why mine isn't quite as creamy). I also used Splenda instead of sugar. Can't tell the difference! I cut back to 2 cups of Splenda so I could use some honey without it being too sweet. It's perfect! Also added the white pepper and nutmeg. LOVE IT! I will make this as gifts for Christmas it's SO great. UPDATE: I made this with milk this morning for a Chai Tea Latte - it's great! Nextime I will cut the sugar even further to 1.5 cups - a little sweet when made with milk.
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Dawn's Candied Walnuts

Reviewed: May 9, 2008
I had a bunch of walnuts in my freezer but needed candied walnuts for a recipe and I stumbled on this recipe. Wow! These are great. And they're actually really easy to make. I was worried about whether or not I'd be able to get to "soft ball" stage without a candy thermometer, but the water test actually worked great (my first time using that!). I used half the cinnamon and added 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper because I'm using these in a salad and I was afraid the cinnamon might be overpowering. They came out great, but I would do the full 2 tsp of cinnamon if I were making these just to eat. HINT: Make sure you roast your walnuts long enough. I took mine out a little too early and my walnuts don't have that nice crunch I was going for, but it doesn't affect the taste. This is a keeper - way cheaper than buying candied walnuts!! Thanks for posting this!
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
This sauce is simmering on my stove right now and I must say, I'm really REALLY impressed. My family does an annual rib cook-off and I've never entered before despite the fact that I love to cook. BBQ has always been for the boys. :) Not this year! I LOVE this sauce and it hasn't even sat overnight yet. When you first taste it, it's a little sweet but then the spices kick in and it balances out really well. It's not "hot," but there's the tiniest bit of a kick (TINY), however, if you have kids or really just don't like anything at all tangy, cut back on the various peppers. I did NOT add the butter because I wasn't sure how well it would keep, but may add a bit before serving. It's delicious without, so why bother!? I'll try to remember to update this review tomorrow when we have this on ribs for dinner to see if it keeps the same balance. (My family is southern and there's no such thing as BBQ sauce without mustard in it, but I resisted the temptation to add it. Try the recipe as-is first. I think you'll find the interesting blend of spices and the vinegar take care of the impulse to add mustard.) ENJOY!
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
LOVE this sauce. The tacos overall are wonderful, but it's the sauce that puts them over the top. Would be great on any fish. This is a keeper!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
Delicious! Simply put, and simply made. This is a keeper. I've made two years in a row for a formal Mother's Day brunch and they are always a hit.
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Chile Relleno Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
I think I did something wrong, though I can't imagine what. It was bland and VERY greasy. Probably won't try this again - I'll look for another recipe for something similar. To me it really wasn't even worth tweaking.
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Banana Pudding IV

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
I can't say enough about this recipe. My family is southern (Texas & South Carolina) so I grew up on the occasional banana pudding. No one in my family had ever tasted anything remotely good as this. This has been added to my list of "you must make this at every family gathering" recipes. I used the extra-creamy cool whip and didn't notice a hint of "fakeness" as others mentioned, but I can see how you might get that with regular or even low fat. When I make this, I make it all the way!
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Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
My family has been making twice baked potatoes every Christmas for as long as I can remember and usually a few other times a year as well - no one can beat these! Both my grandfather and my dad are amazing cooks, but this beats them both by FAR. Be careful not to put too much pepper as that can quickly overpower the recipe, but as long as you follow the recipe it's fine. I ran into trouble when I was using way more potatoes and started eye-balling things. Try to use the scaling feature to get the approximate number of potatoes you have. I'm usually not a strict recipe girl, and for the most part that's okay, but watch the pepper. But these are GOOOOD!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2008
All I can say is, "Wow, wow, WOW!" My dad and grandpa both make a great pot roast - this is even better. In fact, the best I've ever had. I have to say, I was really skeptical that a recipe this simple would really be that good, but it's amazing! I did make a few minor changes: - Substituted beef broth for the water and added extra: enough, when mixed with the soup, to cover about half the roast. - Added fresh mushrooms because I had a pack in the fridge that was about to go bad - Sliced about 3 good-size cloves of garlic and mixed the large slices into the soup mix. Now I have a recipe that tops grandpa's and I can cook for him!
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2009
This is a great recipe, but if you use more peaches than called for to make a bigger batch, you may want to double the topping recipe. No need to double the sugar on the fruit - it's still delicious! This was a hit, and very easy to do!
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
I've made this quite a few times and it is wonderful! So easy and cheap to make, and just as good, no-better, than anything you can buy or get in a restaurant. I often add extra vegetables too, depending on what I have in the house - frozen okra, fresh zucchini, canned black beans... whatever. It's all great in this recipe! This is now a staple in our house. I make an extra large batch and put a bunch in the freezer for those days when we don't want to cook.
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Spiced Plum Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
This was wonderful - a great mix of flavors! I didn't have just pineapple juice but I did have a can of crushed pineapple so I got as much juice from that as I could and then just used enough crushed pineapple to make 3/4 cup. Worked great! This would be a wonderful recipe for a pork roast, pork chops, etc. I was worried there would not be enough liquid, but the plums cooked down quickly and it was just fine for 3-4 pork chops. If I made this again with a larger cut of meat like a roast, I would probably have to add more liquid - maybe apple juice? We had leftovers so I shredded up the rest of the pork chops and then mixed a bunch of the plummy sauce into it - AMAZING. Better than the pork chops alone. Can't wait for plummy pork sandwiches tomorrow!
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
Super easy and way cheaper than buying pre-made shredded pork. This recipe is great as-is, but could also be a great base to add other things/flavors.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2009
LOVE these scones - these are way better than anything I can buy from any coffee shop or grocery store. Great mix of sweetness, but not too cakey like so many store-bought scones are. This recipe is a staple in my kitchen - cranberry orange is one of my favorites, but blueberry is great, and so is lemon poppyseed. I usually make a large batch so I can grate the frozen butter using the grating blade in my food processor - then I either freeze the extra scones, or more often share them with coworkers or friends. They are always a bit hit.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Fantastic recipe! I made one batch with vanilla and one without and I prefer NO vanilla. It tastes more like traditional peanut brittle. And I did one batch with 1 cup peanuts and one with about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups, and I preferred just 1 cup of peanuts. It's plenty and they didn't overpower the candy part, which I happen to like. Great recipe! This will become a staple for holidays and gifts!!
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2009
WOW! This is amazing and incredibly rich. It is SOO rich I could only eat a few small pieces. Perhaps the extra richness comes from butter in equal amounts as sugar, where as a lot of recipes have a less butter? So if you don't want super duper yummy rich toffee, either find another recipe or cut back on the butter, but if you want divine goodness, this is it!
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2009
Great taste, but not thick at all. I left out the rum and let people add their own so I can't speak to whether o not 2 1/2 cups was too much or not. Also, I kept the egg whites and beat them until meringue-like and then folded it in to increase thickness. You could do the same with the cream if you don't want to add raw egg whites.
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Authentic French Meringues

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
Very good, but would have been better with some type of flavoring - cocoa powder or almond extract or something. I will make these again the next time I have a recipe that just calls for the yolks.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
Fantastic! Sometimes I even make a double recipe of the topping and put it on the bottom like a crust. Yummy!!!! Way easier than apple pie and tastier too.
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