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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
This recipe is quick to make and makes delicious potatoes during the week. They taste very similar to the mashed potatoes that are served at really nice steak restaurants. I have tried different potatoes and skin on and off, and with light butter or regular, and they are always a success.
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
I made this today to put on some chocolate baked doughnuts. I just melted it all on the stove on (low) or 3 on my burner and it was fine. I never use a double boiler unless I am making large quantities of melted chocolate. It tasted like a thin ganache. At first I thought it might be to thin for a doughnut, but better to drizzle on a pound cake. But, after it sat until the doughnuts were done it thickened enough to dip the tops of them in. And, it worked perfect, thanks!
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Mexican Restaurant "Yellow" Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
I thought this tasted just like rice from a Mexican restaurant. I always wondered how they got that orange/yellow color to the rice. I had never thought to bake rice either, but it worked. I couldn't find the jalapeno, I bought, so I added 1/4 c. of mild taco sauce with jalapenos to the tomato and onion mixture. I used my hand emulsion blender, so it needed the liquid anyway. I used 33% reduced sodium broth. I think canned broth is salty, either way, so I cut the salt back 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp. I also defrosted the vegetables some in some water before adding, as it didn't indicate. It was relatively quick to make using the canned broth and pre-minced garlic. I would have never been able to figure out the combination of Mexican restaurant rice without the recipe. TY maridele
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Hermano Roberto's Simple Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2012
This is fabulous salsa. I do not care for pepper black or white and I do not like hot foods, ironically I loved this. I was so tempting to reduce spices or use some fresh garlic. Don't change the spices. I used 1.5 cups of fresh garden tomatoes peeled and chopped and then added a can of petite diced tomatoes to make the 28 oz size. For the jalepenos I used about a 1/2 can drained 4oz size of diced jalepenos. They are already prepared. The salsa was kind of like the restaurant salsa, they serve with chips, if it was completely fresh. I have made a lot of salsas and this one is really good. I put it in my Vitamix on about speed 7 or 8 for 7 seconds. Thanks, Roberto.
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Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2011
This recipe was very good. It was quick to make and the chicken was so tender with a nice lite coating. So much better than the frozen chicken with the thick batter like coating from the store. I only had 3 chicken breasts and just did a half a recipe no problem. I followed the recipe exactly except only did a light sprinkle of pepper as I don't care for it. If you have large chicken breasts I suggest doing a butterfly type cut on them to thin them out some so they cook evenly and the cracker coating doesn't get burnt before the center is done. I also really liked that this was not cooked in a stick of butter like many similar recipes. I thought this tasted best just made, so I would make what will be eaten that evening. This was a tasty dinner tonight, ty.
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Chocolate Strawberries

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
These are delicious! I used to make them at a restaurant I worked at. I would use semi-sweet chocolate. I never actually measured it out. It can burn in the microwave so keep an eye on it. Stirring every 30 seconds is usually best to avoid that. My microwave can melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in about 1 minute. If the chocolate is too thick I add a little bit of veg. oil and stir. After the chocolate hardens melting some white chocolate and drizzling it with a fork on the hardened chocolate is also pretty. Or, another one we did was a tuxedo pattern with the chocolate. Look it up! :)
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Orange Dream Punch

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
I was asked to make an orange punch for Christmas and found this recipe. I thought it was going to be a little creamier than it was, so I would mix the ice cream in well with the orange juice first. I had to double the recipe to get it to fit in my large glass spout container. Everyone liked it. Thank you!
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Turkey Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Yum! This was really good. I used the calculate button to make just 2 roll ups. I used whipped cream cheese and mayo with olive oil. I used all the seasoning but the dill because I do not care for the flavor. For the onion I used red onion chopped small. For the lettuce I used a couple of piece of leaf lettuce and just left it whole and rolled it. I probably added a little more cream cheese than mayo and added the onion just to taste. This really made for a rather tasty yet quick sandwich. Would be great to take in a lunch.
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Easy Roasted Peppers

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
These are delicious! I didn't do as many peppers. I cut them in half and removed the stem, membrains, and seeds. I baked them on an ungreased tray lined with foil. They stuck a tad, but I was afraid of the pan spray smoking. I stuck them in a small paper bag when done. However, I found out on the recipe buzz a piece of foil works over the top, of the cooling pan, or a piece of plastic wrap over a bowl to steam and cool for peeling. The downside of the recipe, is it takes so long! I was surprised that it took 30 minutes to roast the peppers. That means I would have to plan in advance. I am going to try it again under the broiler on low, to see if I get the same results. This is a great alternative to freezing those extra peppers. Thank you.
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Homemade Biscuit Mix

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2011
"To anyone confused. This is not a recipe for southern style biscuits. It is a subtitute for Bisquick type baking mixes at the store." Either way, this worked pretty good. I liked that it was made with vegetable oil instead of vegetable shortening like the commercial variety. I used the calculate button and made 12 servings. It made about 2 1/2 cups and I needed 2 cups of baking mix for a recipe. The mix is like a crumbly version of the baking mix in a box. I used the liquid measurement on the recipe I chose. Other recipes can also be found on the Bisquick or Jiffy website more likely to use this in such as drop biscuits, pancakes.... The other difference is this dough is a tad more sticky, than the commercial baking mix, once the liquid is added when making a recipe. I had to add 3-4 minutes extra on the baking time on the recipe I made. However, great money saver even if you barely use it. I was told on the buzz that this can be made ahead, and froze in a freezer bag, for when needed.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2011
These tasted pretty good, and what I liked most is that they weren't overly sweet like many muffin recipes. I decided to make 12 instead of 16 to do one pan, leaving 1/4" room at the top, and it worked fine. I was surprised but the 1 cup of bananas ended up being 3 bananas. And, I chose to use mini chocolate chips and they worked out great. Thank you submitter for another muffin recipe to add to the recipe box.
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Elvis Smoothie (Almond and Banana)

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2012
This was much better than I expected. The key to this drink is the frozen sliced banana. It gives it that melted vanilla ice cream flavor. In my vitamix, I turned it to variable speed 10 and then about 45 seconds on high. I made a 1/2 a recipe and got one large serving. So, the actual recipe is 2 servings, and not 1, which explains the high calorie count. I have to agree with the other reviewer, that said this is filling. To me that is a good thing.
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Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2011
I was looking up recipes to use my garden tomatoes and this came up. I had eaten something similar while in college, and liked it, and decided to try the recipe. I could not find fava beans in a can, so I went with northern beans. I added all the rest of the ingredients to taste doing about half suggested. I read the reviews that said that parsley was not traditional, so I just added a few pinches of dry for color and a little flavor. I don't like pepper so I left out the black and red. This still was pretty tasty. It reminded me of a thick white chili with lemon juice. I dipped some lebanese pita bread in it and it made for a filling late breakfast.
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Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2012
I have been making this recipe for years. It is such a quick, easy, and tasty way to flavor some frozen spinach. Anyone who has told me they don't like spinach, likes this recipe when I make it. I have doubled the sauce ingredients and have used low-fat and full fat dairy products. Both ways are very good.
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Grandma's Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2011
I am trying out new salad dressings and this one was the first of many I want to try. I scaled the recipe to 6 servings and used the calculate button to try out the dressing. This scaled down amount made 3/4 of a cup of dressing. I thought it seemed like a lot of sugar, but it tasted more of vinegar than anything. I realized that the recipe called for white wine vinegar, and not red, when I had planned to make it. So, I just went with the red as it was what I had in the house. The white wine vinegar would probably have been less strong. This really does have to be mixed because it separates easy. I was lucky in that the amount I made fit perfectly in a 1 cup plastic container with a twist top lid. I thought the dressing tasted like a better homemade version of French's dressing, which I don't normally care for. I guess I will know tommorrow when I use it on a salad. Edit note: I tried it today and it was delicious. It is perfect on chopped up iceburg lettuce. It has a nice fresh taste.
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Cinnamon Belgian Waffles

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
I really liked the way these turned out. I had seen a small package of belgian waffles last weekend at a wholesale club for like six dollars and was determined to make my own. I liked how easy the recipe was to follow. I did dirty quite a few dishes, but they were small bowls for the most part. I didn't have buttermilk so I made a mock buttermilk and it worked fine. I sprayed the waffle maker with pan spray and had no problems with them cooking. I followed the method suggested, in the recipe, to wait until the steam subsides. the recipe made 4 waffles in my round waffle maker. I ate 3/4 of one plain and was full. They aren't really sweet, but so many things can be added to them. Edit note: I froze the rest in a ziplock bag and they taste great, from the toaster, esp. with fruit sauces and whipped cream. Next time I will more likely make extra, while I already have the waffle maker out, to freeze for later.
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Cream Cheese and Parmesan Bread Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
Wow, this stuff is delcious! I ordered breadsticks once from an Italian place that sold it with a white spread that came in a little container. This tastes so much like that! Any type of homemade bread stick would taste good with this. I changed it to 2 servings with the calculate button and it made about 1/4 cup, so the full recipe is accurate on the 3/4 cup or 6 servings. To cut the sat. fat back some I used whipped cream cheese and butter with canola oil. I accidentally forgot to add the parmesan cheese. It must have been a good mistake, because it didn't seem to need it. It would have lost the creamy consistency I think anyhow. I also used pre-minced garlic and it worked fine.
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Easy Focaccia

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
I have a personal recipe for focaccia, but it takes some time to make and decided to try this when I seen it. I never have instant yeast in the house, so I made it with active dry yeast. I mixed it in with the sugar and water and let it sit for about ten minutes. the outcome of the focaccia I made was very soft. I believe it was from using the active dry and proofing it first, but I actually liked the different texture. I don't normally have fresh rosemary so I subbed 1/2 the amount of dry, with about 3 scant teaspoons, and chopped it well. I have a jelly roll pan which seemed to be the perfect size for this. When done I cut it into 8 pieces and then cut them in half diagonally. Thanks, for the really quick recipe for a flavorful bread.
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
This is a quick and excellent recipe for a cheese spread. At first when I tasted it I thought it tasted a little like ranch spice in cream cheese, even though it is not in there. However, after I tasted some on a wheat cracker it was very good. It almost reminded me of a cream cheese version of Boursin cheese. I also liked that I normally have all of the ingredients in the house but the cream cheese. I even used lite cream cheese and mayo and it didn't seem to be a problem. I made a 1/2 recipe to put on a tray, like the picture suggest, which I might decorate with a jack-o-lantern face for a party tommorrow.
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Flavored Latte

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2012
I used my Nespresso milk frother. I love it, it's just a bit expensive. I use it all of the time though. The steamed milk works well with any kind of coffee, brewed, instant, flavored, or espresso. I don't usually add flavoring. If I did though, there is no way I would add 2 Tblsp a cup. Although, that is close to what the coffee houses use. I typically do one small spoon, if I use any of it. Don't care for sweet coffees.
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