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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2013
This is a very delicious, basic recipe. I would have given it 5 stars, but I made a few alterations which prevented it from being on the bland side. I added about a tablespoon or so of Worcestershire sauce (I just eyeballed it), used Italian seasoned breadcrumbs instead of plain, sautéed the onion with a few cloves of freshly minced garlic, added some fresh chopped parsley into the meatloaf, and I added about a tablespoon of BBQ sauce to the glaze just to give it a little more dimension. And for my tastes, I used a teaspoon each of salt and pepper (if anyone wondered how much should be recommended). Don't forget to double the sauce! **Also, here's a helpful tip on how to cook it. Free-form the loaves, and place them on a cookie cooling rack. Line a large cookie sheet/baking pan with foil, and place the cooling rack on top of the baking pan. This will allow the fat/drippings from the meatloaf to fall onto the bottom of the pan, so any draining/soaking will not be necessary.** The original recipe yields a pretty good meatloaf, very moist and with the right proportions...but the modifications made it even better! It was my first time making it, and I even made my grandma proud. :)
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Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
I really liked this salmon! However I did make a couple of minor changes to the recipe to ensure moist, flavorful filets (which is why I'm rating it 4 instead of 5 stars). I substituted freshly minced garlic for the garlic powder (which I think made a big difference), mixed in the dried dill with the butter sauce as per other reviewers' suggestions, and I placed a lemon slice on top of each filet before baking. Also, instead of baking the fish directly in the baking dish, I wrapped it in foil so that the sauce stayed put, instead of running down to the bottom of the pan. With these few modifications, this was a very tasty and easy meal! I think the original recipe would yield good fish, but this turned it up a notch. Thanks for the recipe!
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2013
This shrimp is excellent!!! The flavor is incredible, and it tastes just like it was from a nice restaurant. Unfortunately I don't have a grill, so after marinating for two hours, I cooked the shrimp in a skillet on the stove for about 3 minutes per side on medium heat. (I cooked it with some of the marinade in the skillet, too). The only other differences I made were that I used about 2 more cloves of garlic, since I believe there's never too much garlic. I also added lemon zest since I hate to waste any of a lemon. These shrimp were succulent, flavorful, and perfect. Thank for the recipe!
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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
As written, this recipe is just "okay". I went by the recipe exactly, with the exception of substituting beef broth for water. After 6 hours in the crockpot on high, the beef was extremely tender and very easy to shred. However, I tasted the sauce and it seems to be a lot of heat with minimal flavor. (I used my favorite hot sauce- Tapatio). My boyfriend and I LOVE spicy food, but the flavor just wasn't what I expected. To make this dish a 5 star recipe, after I shredded and set aside the beef, I removed about 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid and replaced it with more beef broth. Then, I added about 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh garlic, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder, 1/2-1 teaspoon of chili powder, 3 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried mustard. (Please note that I didn't really "measure" these spices, I eyeballed them, but these are estimates.) I know this sounds like a lot, but at this point I was determined to get the flavor I was looking for, and I had these handy spices in my cabinet. After adding these spices to the liquid, I added the shredded beef and cooked on high for one hour and low for another hour. After these changes, this beef was EXCELLENT! My hispanic boyfriend said these were the best tacos he's ever had (that's a HUGE compliment from him). So, this recipe is a decent base but I needed to add more layers of flavor and depth to it to make it perfect.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
This is incredibly easy to throw together, and really tasty! I used 3 large FROZEN chicken breasts and poured 3/4 of the hot sauce (Original Frank's) with half the ranch packet on top. After reading many reviews, I was leery of the hot sauce evaporating, so I added 1/4 cup of chicken broth. I cooked it on low for about 4 hours, then shredded the chicken and put it back into the crockpot to soak up the sauce. At this point I also added in the remaining 1/4 cup of hot sauce, along with the butter. I cooked it for an additional hour on low, and it turned out WONDERFUL! It was so tender and moist. I think that adding *frozen* chicken breasts helped to prevent the chicken from over-cooking to the point of dryness. I served it as sliders: I cut dinner rolls in half, toasted them in the broiler, and topped the sandwiches with shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce. I was initially going to give this recipe 4 stars, but my boyfriend exclaimed that this is one of the BEST dishes I have ever cooked for him...and wants me to make it for his family. So 5 stars it is! :)
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Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
This recipe is quite bland as is, but it's a good base. Unfortunately, I had to omit the avocado because my boyfriend hates it. (I'm sure it would be delicious with it added!) However, instead of using canned tomatoes (I really dislike canned tomatoes in salsa), I used about 4 small/medium fresh tomatoes, diced. Since it was a bit lacking in flavor, I added about 2 teaspoons of cumin, salt to taste (maybe around 1-1 1/2 teaspoons), and pepper (around 1/2-1 teaspoon). I also used an orange bell pepper instead of red because it was all I had on hand. It still needed a little kick so I added 2 partially seeded jalapenos and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. This brought it to life! With these changes, I would definitely rate it a solid five stars. My friends and I can't stop eating it! Thanks for the recipe!
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Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2012
My brother made these and they were great! Instead of baking them, he cooked them on the skillet for about 30 minutes on medium-medium high heat, flipping occasionally. He tossed in some freshly chopped parsley that we had on hand, too. This recipe was a nice way to switch things up!
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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2012
This recipe is DIVINE! I wanted extra salsa for chips, so I doubled the the amount of salsa, but I added extra bell pepper (one red, one orange), extra red onion and a bit more cilantro for personal preferences. I made the salsa in the morning to let the flavors meld. (It really tastes even better after 5-8 hours in the fridge!) I don't have a grill so instead of grilling the tilapia, I baked it in the oven in a glass baking dish, covered the top with foil, and baked at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, and then turned up the oven to 375 degrees, uncovered the tilapia, and baked for an additional 10-15 minutes. (I marinated it in the fridge for about 2 hours in the same glass baking dish, and just cooked it in the marinade). I served this with cilantro rice and black beans. This is one of my favorite dishes I have ever made! It was colorful, beautiful, healthy and delicious. Thank you!
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2012
These were SOOO GOOD!!! My boyfriend told me they were even better than our favorite Italian restaurant's meatballs. I did make a few minor changes, but still stayed true to the recipe's overall taste. I used one egg instead of the skim milk, panko bread crumbs instead of Italian (it's what I had on hand)...since I substituted for panko, I doubled the Italian seasoning. I also added fresh oregano instead of dried (again, it's what I had on hand). When using fresh herbs, I learned that the ratio to fresh to dry is 3:1. So I used about one TABLEspoon of the freshly chopped oregano. (3 tsp yield 1 TBS). I didn't have garlic salt so I doubled the salt, and added 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. It turned out amazingly delicious!!!! My search for the perfect meatballs is over. :)
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
This toffee is very easy to make and DELICIOUS! The differences I made were: I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and I cooked the mixture until it was between 300 and 305 degrees. 285 is not enough. I had no problems with any separation, and it tastes amazing!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2012
This is my first time making blueberry muffins from scratch and this recipe is PERFECT! The only differences I made were adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla, and an extra 1/4 cup of sugar. I could eat the entire batch myself!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2012
Delicious, quick, and easy!!! I added a teaspoon of vanilla and a little extra sugar for personal taste. This recipe is the BEST pancake recipe I have ever tried. I will NEVER buy a box mix again, and I have finally ended my search for the perfect pancake recipe. Thank you for sharing!
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Shortbread Cookies II

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2012
This recipe is surprisingly VERY good. I'm impressed; I didn't think such little ingredients would yield a recipe this delicious. All I did differently was add a dash of salt. To garnish I drizzled it with milk chocolate and topped that with sprinkles. Thanks!
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Easy Chicken Posole

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
I have a Mexican boyfriend that always compares my food to his mom's, so needless to say he can be a harsh critic. However, he LOVED this posole and said that it was just as good as his mom's! I did add extra chili powder and also some ground cumin (about 1 1/2 teaspoons), and added one bay leaf, but other than that I followed the recipe. I served this with lime and tostadas. This tastes amazing, and I will be making it frequently!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
Very pretty to look at but didn't taste good at all. I won't use this recipe again.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2011
This recipe is easy and delicious. I don't have much to eat around the house, so I tried to find a recipe that had common ingredients that I might have on hand. Instead of Udon noodles I just used spaghetti, powdered ginger instead of fresh (since it was not fresh, I used a little less than the recipe called for), and I added a bit of cilantro. A couple of dashes of Sriracha for heat and a couple of dashes of sesame oil really made the dish pop. It came out great!
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
It is a little greasy, but regardless- extremely delicious and everyone enjoyed it. I put this frosting on top of butterfinger brownies and they were fantastic. Will definitely make again!
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Shredded Chicken Tacos

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
Excellent recipe. My friends and boyfriend couldn't stop eating them. My boyfriend even requested that I make it again the following day. This will be a recipe I make very frequently. Easy and delicious!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
Amazing cookies. My mom even told me that they are the best Snickerdoodles she's ever eaten. They bake up perfectly at exactly 8 mins, and are nice and chewy on the inside. I did have to add 50% more sugar/cinnamon mixture though. But overall- a perfect cookie. Thank you for the recipe!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I made these for Thanksgiving and have yet to serve them to my family tonight. I tried one this morning and I thought the taste was yummy and they look divine! But the texture is a little off for me. They are kind of..."wet" or, a little too moist on the inside because of the frosting, I assume. You might not need the entire jar! I wish I had known that. I crumbled the cake while very hot (almost right out of the oven) and mixed in all of the frosting, as one viewer suggested. Maybe this step was a mistake, so I suggest maybe letting the cake cool for a while, and then adding only 1/2 the tub of frosting at first- and add more as you go (if desired). But with a couple modifications, this is a keeper.
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