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Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
This was one of the best turkeys I have ever delivered to the table! I would have never thought to have placed it on a bed of vegetables instead of a metal rack. The juices from the pan and stock made for a fabulous gravy. The only thing I did differently was I stuffed the bird. Thanks for the great tips, Chef John!
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Nana's Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2012
These little gems were a hit at my Christmas Eve dinner. I usually bake the traditional Yorkshire Pudding in a pan or the puffy popovers. They were a perfect texture and shape. I mixed them up an hour before baking. While the roast rested, I prepared the pans and put them in the oven. It gave me just enough time to make the gravy. Everything came together perfectly. Please thank Nana for the recipe!
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Easy Cheese Ball II

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2012
Since I was doing SO much cooking Christmas Eve, I needed an appetizer to throw together in a pinch that was more than just sliced cheese and crackers. This turned out to be a BIG hit. I'm sure the recipe is fine as is. However, I tweaked it a bit. I always keep freeze dried chives in the fridge, so I threw a palm full of those in, and added an extra cup of shredded cheese. Took another AR cohorts suggestion of rolling it in real bacon bits. The recipe made enough for two cheese wheels. This is a good, basic recipe you can embellish.
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
Hubs and I wanted something sweet. Since we were on "dessert overload" from the holidays, I thought I'd try this since jello with fruit sounded refreshing. I used Birds Eye frozen strawberry slices that were beautiful. It turned out delicious!
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Golden Rum Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
This is the exact recipe I've been using for years. The only thing that I do different is when I take the cake out of the oven, I IMMEDIATELY pour the hot glaze mixture over the top of the cake while it is still in the pan. This way it settles the cake and soaks in all of that rum goodness. Wait 30 minutes before inverting onto your serving plate. It's always better the next day!
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Jif® Peanut Butter Blossoms

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2013
This is always a great cookie to add to your repertoire at Christmas. Simple, and everyone loves them! I don't go to the trouble of "unwrapping" chocolate candies. There are plenty of choices in the bulk bins at your local grocer. Chocolate stars and over-sized chocolate chips are what I use. Much easier, and less expensive.
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Enchilada Casserole III

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
This is a football season favorite to have when friends stop by. I add chopped black olives to the mixture, and top it off with a dollop of homemade guacamole. Simple and delicious.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
I recently made these for a dinner party. They turned out way too heavy for me to be considered as a dinner roll. This recipe produces a great dough, one that would be more suitable for cinnamon rolls. My husband and guests liked them. I was hoping for something lighter and flakier.
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PHILLY Bavarian Apple Torte

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
Not too heavy, not too sweet. Just right following a big meal. I would suggest doubling the crust if you want it up the sides of the pan.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2013
Whenever I cook an Italian meal, this is my go-to recipe. It bakes beautifully in my bread machine. A nice departure from garlic bread (and probably less fattening, too!).
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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2013
I used a lot more of the ingredients in this recipe. I cooked two chicken breasts, used 1 cup of black beans, 1 cup spinach, tripled seasonings, and baked as others suggested. Some of the amounts in the recipe are just too skimpy. Everyone enjoyed them. It's a good recipe that can be adjusted to your taste.
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Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2013
Since I tend to have the ingredients always on hand, I like to make these with leftover chicken. It's a great enchilada casserole that family and friends love. However, if you're wanting "authentic", look elsewhere.
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
These were smooth, silky, rich, melt-in-your mouth brownies. Next time I will frost them using the recipe from the Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies on this site.
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Best Bread Machine Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
If you want a basic, bakery style white bread then this is the one to try. This was not the first time I have placed the yeast in the water before adding the other ingredients. No problems with rising at all. Perfect texture on the inside, flaky crust on the outside. Will make again and again.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
Since this was a late in the day afterthought, I made this in a pot on top of the stove and it turned out great. Super easy. I cut the breasts up in small chunks and sauteed them with onion and crushed garlic, then added the rest of the ingredients. Delicious!
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Lemon Chicken Piccata

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
This was divine, however I am rating this recipe as it is written. Due to the small size of chicken breasts available at my local grocer, I cooked them whole and they turned out beautiful. Be careful not to overcook the breasts, as they will dry out real fast if you don't watch it. I would never cook lemon "slices" in the sauce because of the bitterness of the rind. I just squeezed fresh lemon juice into the pan. The amounts listed for the sauce were just too skimpy. Next time I will at least double the amounts to yield enough for four servings. I added a heaping teaspoon of flour to the sauce to make it a little more of a "demi glace." It would have been more like runny melted butter if I didn't. All in all, it's a great recipe with some tweaking.
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Ann's Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
I like the flexibility with this recipe. It beats buying it in a box! My local grocer only had Orzo, which I actually prefer. I keep Knor bouillon cubes in my pantry at all times. It is more seasoned, so I didn't have to add extra salt. This was a perfect compliment to the Lemon Chicken Piccata, also on this site.
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Berry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2013
At first I thought these might crumble and fall apart. They baked beautifully. The recipe is just fine as written. I always keep a big bag of frozen berries from the large warehouse store in my freezer. The raspberries, blueberries, and boysenberries made for a perfect filling. To error on the sweet side, I sprinkled a bit more granulated sugar over the berries once they were spread evenly over the crust. The bake time was perfect for a light golden topping. Delicious!
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Chicken Lasagna Alfredo

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2013
This is a nice departure from traditional lasagna. Add some herbs and seasonings to suit your taste, as it is a little bland as written. Made a loaf of Jo's Rosemary Bread to go along with it, also on this site. Add a green salad and you have a very nice meal.
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Baked Lemon Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2013
As with many recipes, the ratio of ingredients just aren't right. With that said, I'm rating this based on the flavor alone. There is no way that the sauce as written will yield enough for six chicken breast halves. I had two large boneless breast halves that I ended up slicing in thick medallions. Departing from the suggested cooking method, I browned them in the olive oil. Then I added the butter, juice from a Meyer lemon, some of the chicken broth, and the mushrooms. I sauteed them for about five minutes, then added the flour and more broth to thicken. It made a very nice sauce, but I had to more than double the broth to have enough for two plates. My hubby and I both enjoyed the savory flavor and tenderness of the chicken.
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