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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: May 1, 2015
Just wanted to tell you that BJ's Wholesale Club has Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt in a grinder. I use it for everything/table salt and it's not very expensive.
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Chocolate Covered Bacon Strips

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2015
Chocolate covered bacon, weird as it may sound, is really good. If you haven't tried it yet, you have nothing to lose. Give it a shot and see what you think. In the least, you can say you tried it! :)
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Baked Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2015
I've only used frozen wing parts ONCE (not for this recipe) and they are pumped with liquid to enhance flavor - they WILL be soggy! The one and only time that I used them, I had to dump the liquid off 3 or 4 times while baking, and they still didn't really crisp. My tip would be to use the ones at the meat counter, NOT the ones in the freezer section of the store!
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2015
A lot of the pics look like the frosting was stiff enough to pipe, so I don't know why others didn't have the same outcome. The "hint of fat" thing doesn't apply to whipping cream - it applies to whipping egg whites. Whipping cream has a lot of fat in it. In fact, whip it too much and you'll end up with butter.
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Garlic-Herb Roast Pork

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2014
For those of you who said it took longer to cook than the recipes states, the recipe says: "Turn oven temperature down to 300 degrees F., roast for 15-20 minutes, TAKE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE using an instant-read thermometer. WHEN THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF THE ROAST IS 145 DEGREES F (63 degrees C), REMOVE FROM OVEN". That means just to take the temp after 15-20 minutes AND LEAVE IT IN THE OVEN until temp is 145. Just wanted to clarify that. I'm putting mine in the oven now. Update: Mine came out dry. I let it go to 150 F internal temp.
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London Broil I

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2014
Some people making this may be slicing the meat "with the grain". You should slice "against" the grain. If you see long strands of meat when you slice it, flip it over! Slice it at an angle.
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Classic Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2014
Hip Hip Hooray!!! My husband is the world's pickiest meatloaf eater. His favorite meatloaf is Boston Market's. I have tried a gazillion recipes (well, maybe not quite a gazillion). Many friends have said, "Oh, I make REALLY good meatloaf... here's the recipe". He didn't like any of them. THIS RECIPE HE LIKES!! I asked him if I should make it again and he said YES! Thank you, Chef John. You ROCK! I basically halved the recipe because there's only two of us. I sauteed the pureed vegetables for a few minutes. I used 1-1/2 lbs. 80/20 ground beef, 3 mushrooms, 1 clove garlic, 1 whole egg, a PINCH of McCormick's Italian Seasoning, no cayenne, seasoned bread crumbs AND a squirt of ketchup in the meatloaf mix. I reduced the mustard to about a teaspoon and added another squirt of ketchup after tasting. Shaped it into about a 3x8 loaf and baked for 1 hour, 5 mins. total (internal temp 160).
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Apple Crunch Pie with Vanilla Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2014
I didn't make the pie, but I did make the vanilla sauce!! OMG - this is wonderful! I did not use a double boiler, just a small sauce pan on low heat and stirred constantly. I slightly decreased the sugar and used Demerera sugar. Didn't think it was ever going to thicken up, then voila! It took about 20 minutes I think. When it was done and I added the vanilla, I then put it through a fine strainer to get the egg bits out. (Using it on bread pudding.) It is sooooo good - I'm saving this on my PC! Thanks so much! ;-)
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Scrambled Eggs Done Right

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2013
This is a good recipe for those needing help scrambling eggs. The key to great scrambled eggs is low heat and DON'T overcook them. Once removed from the pan, they continue to cook on the plate, so take them out BEFORE you think they're done. (Of course, this is individual preference - my mother in law LIKES her eggs cooked well-done!)
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Whipped Horseradish Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
I have not tried this recipe, but love this concoction. At a local steak house they serve it with Prime Rib and call it Tiger Sauce. I make my own with heavy cream, whipped to soft peak, salt and prepared horseradish. YUM!
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Cream Cheese Penguins

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
We'll be having a Christmas luncheon at work and I'm making these!!! Thanks - these look great!
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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2012
Preheated oven to 400. In a glass measuring cup, set the eggs in warm water for 5 minutes. Put milk in a mug and heated for 10 seconds, added a splash of vanilla and the salt. Set a glass pie plate in the oven with 2 T. butter. In a medium bowl, whisked the flour. Emptied the water out of the glass measuring cup and whisked the eggs by rolling the whisk between my hands until light and somewhat fluffy. Poured the milk into the eggs and mixed. Slowly poured the milk/egg mixture into the flour while mixing with the whisk to avoid lumps. Poured it all back into the glass measuring cup. Poured the mixture into the pie plate and slid back into the oven. 18 minutes later .... perfect!
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
This sounds like a good drink for this summer on the boat! I can't wait to try it, but I've never seen "cake-flavored Vodka". I'll look for it!
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Honey Roasted Carrots

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2012
I thought these were very good. I did cut the carrots in chunks and just eyeballed the olive oil and honey. Added a little salt and pepper. The were done in about 30 minutes. My husband even liked them - and he's Mr. Plain when it comes to food - strictly plain!
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French Quarter Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2012
As far as anything you're baking with raisins, push the raisins down with your finger and they won't burn.
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Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Garlic

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2011
Haven't tried it yet, but this sounds REALLY good! Thanks for the recipe!
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
If you're making Polish cabbage rolls (galumki), leave out the onion, add some sauce to the meat/rice mixture before rolling up and bake covered for at least 1-1/2 hours at 350. The cabbage is cored and boiled (add a little cider vinegar to the water). The sauce I use is 2 cans each of tomato soup and stewed tomatoes (chop them up) and bring to a boil, pour over rolls before baking. The sauce is sweet, not savory. Very good "piggies"! Leftover (small) cabbage leaves can be chopped up and fried in butter, then add cooked noodles, S&P (haluski or halupki).
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Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Crackers

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2011
Another way to make these is to add marshmallow fluff on top of the peanut butter - YUMMMMM!!!!
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