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April's Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Ball

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
This was my first attempt at a cheeseball and it turned out great!...with a few modifications... I tasted it as I mixed and did add at least 50% more of each of the seasonings. I wish I had seen the previous review about dijon mustard, I'm sure that would have added a lot and if I make this again, I will try it. I froze these in a shaped mini-bundt pan that looked like a rosette lined with plastic wrap, then thawed before serving and sprinkled with dried parsley - lovely presentation!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
I don't understand how this recipe works, but it did indeed make the juiciest chicken I've ever had. When I cut into the breast meat, juices literally poured out like the chicken had been submerged in water. The only thing I did differently was add a little lemon pepper to the seasoning outside. I might experiment with other seasonings as well, like blackened/cajun spice, Greek seasoning, etc. This will definitely be the recipe I use for every roast chicken I prepare for the rest of my life.
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Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
I agree, these sound odd, but they were wonderful! I have made them for many parties and they are always among the first dishes to disappear. I followed other reviews and made the sauce with equal parts mayonnaise, chili sauce, and brown sugar. I also try to make the sauce at least several hours beforehand so it has time to blend together.
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
Made this for Valentine's Day dinner - hubby and I loved it! I didn't add mushrooms as I don't like them (but may try them next time), but even without it, it was amazing! I didn't think the vinegar flavor was dominant at all. I used chicken breast tenderloins instead of whole breasts based on reviews about pounding them flat, etc. I think this worked great but you should cut back on the simmering in the sauce for 3-5 minutes. I served with roasted red potatoes as suggested, which was a nice complement. I will definitely make it again!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
This was my first time making guacamole and this was perfect! I used canned petite diced tomatoes instead of fresh, and added a little cumin and jalapeno. It had none of the "musty" taste that I find with avocados/guac sometimes because it was so fresh, extremely creamy and almost buttery! Delicious!
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
I consider myself a mashed potato connoiseur and these are great - hard to mess up! I have made the version with garlic/chive cream cheese as well and they turn out great.
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Quiche Lorraine I

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
This was my first time making a quiche and it turned out perfect with some modifications based on the reviews! This was very easy and quick. The modifications I made - I used 2/3 cup heavy cream and 1/3 cup 1% milk instead of 2 cups light cream. I also added used about 2/3 cup swiss and 1/2 cup cheddar gruyere. I used dried minced onions instead of fresh, which worked very well. I also used 1 tblsp of ranch dressing powder instead of the salt. I can't wait to make it again!
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Tangy Sirloin Strips

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
I'm not sure why this is so delicious, but it really is! I bought "last chance" sirloin 2 days ago that was already looking a little pekid. Late last night I remembered it and went looking frantically for a recipe that uses sirloin, and found this one. I prepared the meat and marinade, thinking "so what" when I read the list of ingredients. Tonight I was eating with my whole family at my sister's house (about 10 people) and brought this knowing it had to be cooked. I prepared as directed but took a short-cut and just used bottled Espresso Red Wine Steak Sauce instead of the glaze at the end. It was crazy delicious but I might add the molasses next time. Everyone raved about how good it was, and my sister even ate a few pieces although she usually doesn't eat red meat or pork at all. The steak was cooked med-well and I usually like med-rare, but it was still amazing. I cut the sirloin into about 1.5x4 or 5 inch strips, and might make them thicker next time to compensate for cooking time of the bacon (and/or pre-cook the bacon a bit as others advised). Also the toothpicks burned away where exposed so we accidentally ended up chewing some. Not sure how to remedy that, perhaps put it on metal skewers instead... I can imagine doing some more tweaking to perfect it, but this is a sure-to-please keeper! I can't wait to make it again!
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Sensational Steak Sandwich

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
This was truly sensational!!! I read the reviews and omitted the horseradish and mustard although I usually like both - I'm glad I did as I think it would have completely overwhelmed the taste. I used "Garlic Butter" from this site instead, which was great. The sauce was wonderful, I would dip other sandwiches in it as well when I'm done with the leftovers! ;) I made it as written but added a touch more worcestershire. I also misunderstood "sliced thinly" - I think it means shaved but I cut thin strips of sirloin. That ended up being great but I had to cook on high for 5-6 hours to make it tender. I definitely recommend the slow cooker to make the meat the right texture. Be sure to drain well as other reviews recommended to avoid sogginess. Delicious, I will make it again, frequently!!!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2010
Goodness...gracious.... I will have to make these at least a few times a year from now on, especially in the fall. I don't mean to be the person who rates it after making a ton of changes, but this really worked for me, so... I used a bit more oats (1 and 1/4 or 1/3 cup) and might use 1 and 1/2 next time. I also used reduced fat crunchy Jif peanut butter because that is what I had, but it turned out great. I don't use margarine so I used butter. I also added a tblsp of vanilla as others suggested. I wasn't sure about using the shortening since I usually don't, but I'm glad I did. I added milk chocolate chips and mini Reese's candy - yum...I definitely think using a mini candy like Reese's or M&Ms adds something. I made some with just milk chocolate but they weren't as good. I would try some with white chocolate chips next time as well. Thanks for this amazing recipe, it's a keeper!!!
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Barbecue Lasagna

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2010
WOW!!! I was looking for something creative to do with slow cooked pork BBQ leftovers (I added Bull's Eye since the meat wasn't too saucy) and this couldn't have been more perfect! I followed the recipe ingredients exactly but was pretty absent-minded/lazy about following the dirsctions (got the layers out of order, didn't spread things evenly, put the cheese on top in the beginning instead of the last 5 minutes) but it turned out amazing! My husband and I were blown away. This would be perfect to take over to someone's house to be re-heated if you wanted to drop off dinner or for a pot-luck, tailgate, etc. where it could sit out a while. It was fairly quick to make, and you could probably use any kind of slow cooked meat. Imagine the possibilities...leftover pot roast and mashed potatoes, BBQ chicken, mexican beef, etc. Delicious and creative, I'll certainly be adding this recipe to my regular rotation!
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Banana Split Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2008
This sounded a bit strange but I wanted to try it based on the reviews and it was wonderful!! I have made it twice (half batches in an 8x8 pan) - one time the crust stuck and one time it didn't, I'll probably grease the pan next time and add a bit more butter. The second time I added just a few dashes of salt to the crust which really brought out the other flavors. I also used fresh pineapple just because I had some - yum. I omitted the cherries because I find the flavor too dominant but would definitely try fresh strawberries as another reviewer suggested. This would work with pretty much any fruit!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2008
Wow, I've never made sausage gravy before but this was excellent! I was pleased with the maple sausage, I thought it would be very sweet/dominant but it wasn't. Very easy to make also, I served over refrigerated butter layer biscuits from a can - they were a great complement. Thanks so much for the recipe, many future guests in my house will enjoy it!
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Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Reviewed: May 19, 2013
I made this tonight with red onion and without the poppy and sesame seeds (I didnt have any), and the dinner group commented throughout the night about how good it was! I used 1/4 cup sugar and added sliced red onion to the salad, and just used baby spinach so there was no need to cut it. They asked me to bring this salad to every meal from now on, so I suppose it was hit!
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Crunchy Vegetable Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
I used low-fat cream cheese and it was great!
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Barbecued Beef

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
Wow, this was wonderful! My parents said it was the best BBQ they ever had. I used a pork loin so it was nice and lean and I had no issues with greasiness. I added a bit more worcestershire and liquid smoke (maybe 50% more) than it calls for to make it a little more flavorful. Thanks for the recipe, this will be a regular meal in my house!
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Corn and Zucchini Melody

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
Yummmy! I have a hard time finding veggie dish recipes I like (I'm a meat and potatoes girl) but this one was wonderful! The veggies ended up with a more sauteed texture than crisp, but they were great. I used pepper jack cheese and added a bit of finely diced red pepper. I did cook the onion a bit longer to make it soft and added a bit of italian dressing as others suggested. This will be a regular use of the abundant zucchini from our family garden this year!
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
This was wonderful! I used 2 packets of italian seasoning as some recommended but probably should have omitted the salt then. It was very salty but I rinsed the meat afterward and it was great! I added provolone, onions, and banana peppers as toppings, delicious!
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
I've made these several times (I usually use ranch powder instead of Italian) and they are always a hit with men, women, and children alike! I slice and toast potato hot dog rolls which are a good size.
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Turnip Souffle

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
Delicious and unique, a good way to work savory veggies into a meal!
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