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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E! With a passion for cooking and the nickname "country chef" by friends, there aren't many recipes or dishes that I can't perfect. Cole slaw is one of the few I struggle with. I've watched my mother-in-law and grandmother make delicious coleslaw countless times and tried so many different recipes. I'm not the measuring type and I have been stumped many times. I could never get it just right. Now this is my recipe of choice and everone loves it and many ask for the recipe. It is so delicious and easy. So good I would give it more stars if I could. The only changes I made were: 1)use celery seed instead of poppy seeds and 2)cut the sugar in half.
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Barbeque Pork Two Ways

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
I made this for Saturday college football and everyone loved it. I made a large roast expecting leftovers but they ate it all. I made it in my crockpot. Remember that the time is an estimate and it will vary based on the cut of your pork (i.e. roast, shoulder, tenderloin) and the temperature of your meat (thawed or frozen). My 4# roast was frozen and I cooked it overnight (approx. 10 hrs.), pulled the meat and put it back in the juice to simmer again for another hour. I've made lots of pork bbq and wasn't keen on the ketchup idea. I was also low on ketchup so I used a bottle of bbq (great value honey bbq) and 2T. ketchup. Also, some other reviewers said the juices/sauce was too thin but I liked it the way it was. It was perfect!
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Baked Beans III

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
The first time I made these they were way TOO sweet. My husband said they were so sweet they made his teeth hurt. I made some adjustments. I did not add the brown sugar while cooking the bacon. Instead, I used two cans of baked beans (great value) and a pound of bacon, fried crispy and crumbled. I fine diced a small onion, sauteed it and mixed it with the baked beans, bacon and 1/2 c. brown sugar. I also added 1 tsp. dry mustard to the mixture. It was a hit and got lots of compliments from my college football tailgate crowd.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2008
Wow! I have searched and searched for a perfect oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. My husband hates raisins and the only oatmeal cookie he likes are peanut butter no-bakes but he loved these. They didn't last long between him and my 2 & 4-year-olds. I doubled the recipe and instead of just cinnamon and cloves, I used 3tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cloves, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. allspice as spices. I used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. regular shortening. The lack of butter flavored shortening didn't hurt these at all. I also soaked my raisins in hot water first, this helped the cookie stay moist and chewy as well. I baked my cookies for 12 minutes otherwise they were still pale and doughy; at 12 minutes they were perfect and three days later, when the last one was eaten, it was still soft and chewy. This recipe is a keeper!
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Toasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
This recipe is quite good but, as someone crazy about garlic, I found the garlic flavor to be slightly lacking when prepared as directed. I doubled the garlic and omitted the mozzerella cheese. Other than that, its quite easy to prepare and very tasty. I made it using Mama D's Italian bread, also from this site - the combination was delicious!
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Mama D's Italian Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
Scrumptious! Great color and texture. Paired with the Toasted Garlic Bread recipe from this site, it made an amazing garlic bread. I also had to use two more cups of flour than called for (9cups total) but I've been making bread a long time and typically just add flour until it looks "right" anyway. Someone mentioned that they prefer two larger loaves and I thought that I would try that. Each loaf was pretty big measuring 3.5"Hx10"Lx8"W. I will definitely divide into three loaves on my next try.
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Heavenly Hot Dog Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
A keeper! Really good as written, but we like stuff really spicy so I made the following changes & additions: increase ketchup from 1/3c. to 1/2c., increase chili powder from 1T. to 1/3c., add 2T. fresh minced garlic, add 1T. garlic powder, add 1T. italian seasoning, and add 1t. ground red pepper. There was plenty to go around and more for freezing. Freezing didn't hurt the flavor profile or texture.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
Precisely what I was looking for ... full banana flavor with a moist dense texture. I added 3/4c. chopped walnuts. Delicious!
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: May 30, 2010
I grew up in rural WV picking blackberries for my grandmother so she could make us blackberry cobbler for dinner. This recipe, with a few tweaks, is simply perfect - good consistency for the filling and just the right amount of sweet "dumpling" in the cobbler. I decreased sugar in the batter to 1/4c. and in the blackberries mixture to 2/3c. as recommended by others. I also used 1 1/2 dough recipe. I like a tart cobbler so I added an extra teaspoon of lemon juice. F A N T A S T I C !! The dough is very forgiving. I made a bulk recipe and accidentally added an extra 1/4c. (4TBSP.) butter to the dough but it was still perfect.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
Awesome. We are big guacamole fans and I se no need to ever have or try another recipe. This is a great base recipe that can easily be adjusted to suit your preferences. Perfecto! Made three batches in one week for various gatherings and it was a hit at all of them. We are big on bold flavor so I made the following changes: increased lime to 1.5, tripled diced garlic, used 1/2 tsp. freshly ground red chili peppers instead of ground cayenne, eliminated cilantro, added 1 tsp. garlic powder, added 1/2 tsp. onion powder, added 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. Delicioso!!
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Chicken Tostadas

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2010
I wasn't blown away by the flavor profile but this was quite tastey and hit the spot. Even my two picky eaters said it tasted "yummy" and "awesome". It was easy and quick. I didn't mash the beans; instead, I combined the beans, spices and salsa in a pot and cooked on low until the beans began to break down and mash with the back of a spoon. I also cooked the onions with the chicken as recommended.
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Sweet Potato Casserole I

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2010
Delicious. The recipe was great as is except that next time I will only use half the butter called for in the topping so its more crumbly. As is, it was very thick and, when baked, a large amount of the melted butter laid on top of the casserole.
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Apple Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2010
Fantastic. I love a tart apple pie and change the amounts of sugar and lemon juice depending on the type of apple used (i.e. gala apples use 3Tbsp. lemon juice and 1/4c. each type of sugar). I also add a little extra flour (approx.1/2Tbsp.). I also brush mine with milk and sprinkle with a sugar/cinnamon mixture. Looks beautiful and tastes amazing every time.
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Baked Zucchini

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
Easy and quick to prepare so a definite winner in my book. To make it a bit healthier, I sprayed a cookie sheet with cooking spray, layed out the slices on the sheet and sprayed the tops of them with cooking spray, instead of using olive oil. Then I sprinkled them with the salt, pepper, oregano and parmesan. I also added generous sprinklings of garlic powder and red pepper flakes for more flavor and a kick. Delicious. Personally, I will skip the oregano next time.
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Peanut Butter Glaze

Reviewed: May 27, 2012
Super easy and delicious. I needed a quick cupcake frosting idea and this was less than five minutes to mix and ice. I doubled the PB since I love it. This also gave it a thicker texture. Then I scooped it into a plastic bag, cut the tip off, and piped it onto the chocolate cupcakes. Lastly, I drizzled melted chocolate over the "glaze". The best cupcakes ever!
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Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Reviewed: May 11, 2013
Quick, easy, & delicious. I have not made tuna cakes before with mashed potato, but these turned out perfectly. I made the following changes: two small potatoes, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard, 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs, 1 Tbsp. minced garlic. I followed the recipe otherwise. I used a large cookie scoop to make 12 equal patties. I baked them at 350F for 25 minutes, turning them over after 15 minutes. I served with fresh lemon juice and lemon aioli. If you are having trouble with the patties falling apart, be sure to drain the tuna well and you can put the potatoes back on the stove after draining for a few seconds to evaporate all the excess moisture out. Thanks Raquel.
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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: May 11, 2013
Perfect shortcake base. I used butter in place of shortening and did not use the melted butter. It was a great compromise between the two standard types - biscuit vs. spongecake. This was great. Quick, easy, good texture and not too sweet. I served it with fresh berries and homemade sweetened whipped cream. Kids and adults loved it. I will make it again.
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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
These were fabulous! I made them for a family dinner and they were a big hit with everyone. I did mix the spices (adding a dash of ginger) into the brown sugar and then use ~1Tbsp. sugar mixture per apple. I also only used 1/2 Tbsp. butter per apple. I also added a few dashes of the same spices to the sauce/syrup to tie all the favors together. I used my own crust recipe. For those stating their apples became mush, it has to do with the type of apple you used most likely. Granny Smith are good baking apples and mine were perfect at one hour baking time. I followed the majority of reviewers suggestion to make & use all of the sauce or syrup on the apples while baking. I will not do that next time. I will make half and use enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Then I will use the remainder to 'baste' the apples every few minutes. The syrup was excellent, but, even though we spooned it over them again when serving, there was a lot left and wasted. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
Absolutely delicious! I was making a large quantity for a family dinner so I mixed all the cheese and bacon into the mashed potato mix. I served the green onions on the side. I used white pepper instead of black pepper. I also used plain yogurt in place of sour cream and chicken stock in place of milk to lighten them up just a bit. I added the stock last gradually so I could get the perfect consistency. Our family loved them, even picky young ones who don't eat mashed potatoes. This recipe is a keeper!
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Cuban Shredded Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2014
This recipe was a big hit with the whole family, including some very picky eaters (not moi). I tweaked the recipe slightly for convenience and to suit our tastes. I let a 1# boneless pork loin marinade in lime juice, evoo, salt, pepper, onion powder, thyme, and lots of cumin & garlic overnight in the fridge. The following day I seared the entire roast and placed it in a crockpot. I deglazed the pan with 2c. chicken stock adding more lime juice, peppercorns, onion powder, cumin, & garlic also. I added this to the crockpot also & allowed it to cook on high 2.5-3 hours. Then I shredded the pork in the crockpot. I sautéed thinly sliced green pepper & onion, added the shredded pork, as well as even more garlic & cumin and fried it all approximately five minutes. I added more fresh lime just before serving. I served this with lime & cumin infused jasmine rice, spicy stewed black beans with diced tomatoes, warm tortillas, and a serrano ginger sauce. It was crazy good. I can't wait to make it again.
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