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Buffet Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
Made these for a superbowl party LIKE 8 MONTHS AGO...made them again for a party last weekend and before people even started eating them, they said "OH MY GOD, ARE THESE THE SAME MEATBALLS YOU MADE FOR THE SUPERBOWL PARTY??!!" It felt pretty good that they remembered the meatballs from 8 months ago!! :)
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Cashew Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
I was unable to go visit my husband's family with him for the holidays, so I sent him with bags of cookies for all his relatives. I was initally afraid to include these cashew cookies because I did overcook them a little (BEWARE..I started off with 12 min. and they were def. overdone. Next time I will start checking them after about 9 1/2 min. They were dry the first night but seemed to soften up over the next couple days. But I was glad I did include them...they were my dad's and both his parents' favorites in the whole bag!! (I had Award Winning Choc Chip, Big Soft Ginger Cookies and Peanut Butter Cup cookies, so that's saying a lot!!!) Also, next time I will put the frosting in a ziploc bag and cut the corner so I can squeeze/drizzle the frosting on...I had a really hard time spreading the frosting on and I had to make it really thick (a little too thick) for it to stick to the cookie and look nice. ALSO...the frosting doesn't look anything like the cookies in the "main photo"...i guess i didn't look at the other photos before i started and freaked out when my frosting was thick and white, more like cake frosting...not yellow-buttery looking glaze like the picture. But the frosting was still good and better than without it. I'd be interested in knowing what kind of glaze is on those cookies in the main picture.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Terrific! Followed recipe exactly - did some buffalo wings and then also did some fried wings dipped in low sodium soy sauce rather than the buffalo. Both were delicious. The breading is perfect without being too much!
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
The biggest food hit at my party! I did double the jalapenos and although people commented that it was spicey, they also couldn't stop eating it. I would definitely recommend baking it (I did..can't imagine microwaving it)...and I served mine with toasted french bread slices. i had 1 1/2 loaves of the long skinny french bread and ran out of bread..people were still putting it on whatever they could find (tortilla chips..or a SPOON) but next time I will make sure i have enough bread, cause that was definitely better. Everyone wanted the recipe, one lady literally CORNERED ME for the recipe...can't wait to make again! Only thing i'll do different next time is mix half the cheese into the spread...although it was delicious, it did create a crust that was a little too thick and i noticed people were digging under the crust for the good stuff.
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Boudreaux's Zydeco Stomp Gumbo

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2008
I think i have spoiled my guests with too many good recipes...now i just get "that was good, it always is"....i made this gumbo last night to let the flavors 'get happy' over 24 hrs...served it tonight and people were literally slurping the juices off their plate....everyone said it was the best dish i have ever made! left out shrimp and doubled chicken and sausage...and it could have even used a little more meat than that (but we're big meat eaters)...used Hillshire Farms hot smoked sausage and it worked very well. **Update 11/12/08** My friends are still talking about this dish on a regular basis, begging me to make again. Served it to my family recently and all said "restaurant quality". Its a lot of work, but its so worth it when everyone makes such a big deal!! :) :)
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Guinness® Corned Beef

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2009
Holy smokes! I don't even like corned beef, I just made it cause' its one of my husband's favorites and I thought this was fantastic (he said it was the best he's ever had. He said it might be the best meal I've ever made!) I did mine in the slow cooker for about 9 1/2 hours, adding potatoes with 2 hours left and cabbage with a little over an hour left. I cut off the layer of fat from my brisket, I did use the seasoning packet, (even though some reviewers said not to?) and I used 2 bottles of beer to cover the whole thing. I was very skeptical..I don't like dark beer and its kind of pricey when I only needed 2 bottles....but it was WONDERFUL....those other 4 bottles will definitely be used when I make this again for St. Pat's company. AND SO EASY TOO!!!!!!!
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Marzetti® Red, White and Blue Slaw

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2011
My new favorite recipe! ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! My husband doesn't like bleu cheese at all, so I was surprised when he even tried it (he is a sucker for bacon) - he had 2 large helpings. This is my new favorite side dish and I can't wait to bring it to a cookout! AND so easy when you use bagged cabbage!
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Super Easy and Spicy Fried Pickles

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
I am a fried pickle FANATIC...I've had them lots of different places and lots of different ways and I, personally, think the bread crumb version is FAR FAR better than the flour or cornmeal versions. It makes a nice crunchy coating without being weighed down by heavy flour batter or gritty cornmeal. I've been looking for a good bread crumb recipe and this is it! Although, I do prefer spears for more of the pickle flavor.
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Cheesy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
Followed directions exactly and I didn't care for it at all. I think the ground pork gave it a funny consistency. Husband barely touched it. Very greasy.
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
Easy and delicious. My company all said that store bought salsa will never be the same again!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2009
very tender, but i did not care for the flavor. maybe i'm not a huge fan of rosemary. husband didn't like it either.
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2009
The hit of my St. Pats party! Incredibly moist and delicious. I also poured glaze in pan and returned the cake to the pan to let it soak up the glaze. Absolutely perfect. Even my husband loved it and he doesn't usually like dessert that doesn't have chocolate in it!
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
Terrific! I also have a powerful micro, so I did the 2.5 min, added the nuts, 2.5 min, and then another 1.5...perfect! I couldn't believe how easy it was. I did get scared of how rock hard the candy was getting on my bowl and utensils, but followed the advice of another reviewer: boiled water and soaked everything for a few minutes and TA-DA! CLEAN! Made a peanut batch and a cashew batch..half the company said the peanuts were best, half said the cashews were best...but EVERYONE said it was totally addictive. Once you start, you have a hard time stopping!
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
The turkey was delicious and easy to prepare, but BEWARE THE COOKING TIME! Figuring the recipe said to cook a 12lb turkey for 4 hrs and one of the reviews said their 21lb turkey was done in 6 hrs, I planned my whole dinner around my 21lb turkey taking about 5 1/2 - 6 hours. After 4 1/2 hrs, I checked on the turkey to remove the foil and try to let it crisp a little the last hour and when I checked the temp, it was perfectly done! I panicked because the rest of the meal was still an hour away from being ready and because i hadn't removed the foil yet, the top of the bird was not brown at all...so i uncovered it and put it back in the oven to try to brown it and when i took it out a little while later, it was over done....the temp didn't even register on the thermometer! it was off the dial! It was still a very good turkey and pretty moist, but I don't think it was AS MOIST as it should have been.
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! The only thing i did differently was use half white sugar and half dark brown sugar and these were fantastic! These sweet potatoes and the Slow Cooker Stuffing (from this site also) were voted by everyone as the best things on the table. Huge hit, thanks for the recipe! I also liked that they didn't have to go in the oven...that oven was busy doing other things! Oh yeah, I also forgot to add the vanilla in the rush at the end, but they were fabulous anyway!!
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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2008
My first ever cheesecake and it was fantastic! Dad thought the gingersnaps in the crust really made the difference. Searched lots of pumpkin cheesecake recipes, but i really loved the presentation of the marbled affect. Plus, i liked how this recipe had "cheesecake parts" and "pumpkin cheesecake parts" instead of just mixing it all together. It did crack...I'll try a water bath next time, but I cut off the heads of some flowers and stuck them in the crack, just for initial presentation and it was beautiful and autumny!
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Marinated Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2010
Not a huge pork chop fan, but I liked this marinade alright. Husband liked it too. Really liked the simplicity and convenient ingredients.
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French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
Terrific! Loved the rosemary and thyme combination. Liked this recipe better than the other highly rated french dip recipe on this site - that calls for french onion soup/beef broth/beer - liked these seasonings MUCH more.
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I've been wanting to make this for a long time..finally did, and it was terrific. Only thing i did differently was squeezed the tomato juice out of the tomatoes (per reviews) to reduce the liquid in the salsa and i was glad i did. Had 10 people and tripled the recipe...worried i had way too much, but there was very little left over. It looked beautiful and got rave reviews. Also, maybe i'm slow...and granted, I did triple the recipe...but all that peeling, chopping and dicing took me a long, long, time.
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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2010
I have made this recipe exactly as called for and I have made it following the recommendations of Impish (the first review) - and although its got quite a kick, I now make it like that all the time. I thought it was a flavorful spicy...not burn your lips off spicy. If you can take the heat, its delicious!
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