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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2013
I have tried for years to find the perfect roast recipe that isn't to dry or dull. This one is it! Don't cook it for less time and I used low-sodium soy to make it less salty.
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Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
Nothing special. I found the dressing bland
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Zucchini Parmesan Appetizer

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
I am a great lover of nearly all food and zucchini ranks high. I made this for my main course (yes, I know it's supposed to be a side, but veggies can serve as a main course for me...and the bread bulked it up). I actually had to end up eating something else it was bland...that's all there is to it.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
Simply amazing. I made these for a wedding I cooked for for my sister in law (catering was too pricey), and these were the star. People loved them despite the surprising kick. They make great meatball subs to and without sauce they freeze well. Since we don't have kids, I will often make a batch and just freeze the extras.
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The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
Amazing. Simply the best fried steak I have ever made. My mother in law was raised on a farm by a woman who refused to cook on anything other than a wood stove until she died in the 80s. So she knows good home cooking. When she ate this, she loved it. DON'T cut the hot sauce. It is what makes it so glorious. I have made it with 2% before and it turned out well...I could tell no difference, but if I ever cut the hot sauce it is not nearly as good. I also don't make the gravy as directed. I find it has better flavor is I use a cream gravy mix in place of the flour. We use reserve tobasco, which has a smoother flavor.
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Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
Better than Better Homes and Gardens cookbook version! And as a devote, that is high praise from me. The recipe is essentially the same, but every year at Christmas (until I found this), my pudding separated when I mixed everything together and though the final product tasted good, it was always misshapen. Room tempts the key, friends!
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Chicken Tetrazzini IV

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
This recipe IS very good, but I reserve a 5 star rating for those that are truly exceptional (as a college English teacher I think it's part of the hazard of my profession!). As such, I will say that I make this every December with my leftover Christmas turkey instead of chicken. I find that it is rich and tasty on a cold winter night (though by no men's healthy). My husband does not like mushrooms, but this recipe is easily adjustable so that mushrooms get added just to my half. I tried many tetrazzini recipes in the past,but when's found this one I stuck with it. It is worth a try!
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Creme Brulee

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2013
This recipe was very, very easy...and delicious. I will say that though the photo is of small side ramikins , this recipe is designed to be made in larger 4oz custard cups. I added fresh raspberries to the top and it was truly amazing! Also, the custard will hold in the fridge overnight. I had extra since I initially made it in the small cups and then had to turn up the temp on the oven for dinner with guests. The next day I risked making the leftover mix in my larger cups and it not only worked well, but the leftover baked custard (minus the sugar topping I did right before I ate them) held very well for three days (we ate it all by then!). I did find that even in the small ramikins ittooktwicethe baking timers get them done and they were perfect...not overlooked at all.
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Robbi's M&M Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2013
Hesitate to eat shortening, but I figure we don't eat cookies all the tie so it's okay every once Ina while. I find theshorteninggive the cookies a creamy texture not achieved by butter. And they really are amazing. The best cookies I have made in a while!
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Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
This recipe was fantastic. My husband is not a fan of creamy soups, but he LOVED this one so much he literally ate until he was miserable. Sad to say, I did too. I used skim milk to make it slightly healthier and was afraid it would be thin, but the texture was perfect. I did add an extra potato though as I do like thick potato soup. For sure going to have this again and again!
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Jessica's Steak Oscar

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
Seemed a little bland...had too use lots and lots of salt and pepper
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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
The ease of cooking the beef was awesome and it didn't smell up the house (my husband hates this meal). Sadly, it was also not edible as the cabbage was way over done and turned to mush.
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Burbon Little Smokies

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
A truly unique recipe my grandmother makes.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Too bland. We added cayenne pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, more lime juice, and some seasoned salt and it still tasted like I was eating an avocado.
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15-Minute Dinner Nachos Supreme

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Perhaps the change I made was the problem here, but in the end, I think it would have felt like a taco salad no matter what I did. I tried it because of the great reviews, and I did follow the advice of one of reviewers to make this with bagged Spanish rice. I did have to boil it about 20 minutes to get the water from the Spanish rice and the taco seasoning to boil off. It worked fine and turned out well - not runny or anything - but it was just boring!
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
This was definitely average. My husband thought it needed water chestnuts to add some crunch and I though it needed mushrooms and onions for a different flavor (alas, I don't eat water chestnuts and he doesn't eat mushrooms and onions). However, the ease of this was wonderful. As a teacher, I do intend to make this again during the school year adding in the extras on the side. It would also be good to put inside tortillas a la BDs BBQ.
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2009
This is an awesome recipe! I've tried lots of fish recipes in general and lots of salmon recipes specifically. I do like flavor in my fish and I love a hint of spice without being overwhelmed and forced to down 16 ounces of water per bite. This recipe is a perfect mix of spice and fish flavor.
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Savory Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 19, 2009
This would be way better with real crab, but I always buy the crab in the pouch because it's cheaper. I tried it with pepper jack once and it was better than monteray jack cheese, though.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
I've never been a homemade roll person, but my husband is. I made these for Easter and everyone else raved, but I'm sure they weren't worth the work they took. I think Pillsbury would have done just as good of a job.
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
This was a very good cake. I'm not a big fan of carrot cake, but this was cheap and seemed simple to make for Easter. I think that adding store bought shredded carrots would have saved a ton of time.
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