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Slow Cooker Oats

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2011
For the reviewer wondering...Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into only two or three pieces by steel rather than being rolled. They are golden in color and resemble small rice pieces. Steel-cut oats are also known as coarse-cut oats, pinhead oats, or Irish oats. I usually buy them in bulk at my local farmer's market co-op store. This recipe is delish. I love the addition of the apple and the use of the crock pot. It makes the whole house smell wonderful, and there is very little effort or time required from me. My two year old would eat this for every meal of the day if I gave him the option (which is tempting on some days).
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Easy Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: May 20, 2011
Used 1 and a half chicken breasts instead of the can of chicken and couldn't help but season it with just a little bit of Taco Seasoning I from this site. I used the yellow corn tortillas, but then decided that I should have used white, because the yellow ones cracked really easily, even when warm. To combat the cracking, I used more filling than called for, and only got eight bigger taquitos. Quick, easy, cheap...Overall a 5 star dish!
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Restaurant Style Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
We like this...with conditions. Cilantro is a very overpowering flavor, and an entire bunch of it...way too much. Other than that, I think this could be a really great salsa.
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Rainbow Clown Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
I used this for my son's first birthday cake, because I thought it would be fun to destroy. And it really was. I carved the cake, so I would have preferred it to be a little bit more dense, but it looked excellent. I used yellow, green, blue, red, and purple paste coloring, and it turned out super vivid. I was very happy with the results. The colors seemed a little dull before baking, but it turned out beautifully.
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Corn Bread Chicken

Reviewed: May 19, 2009
Very good recipe. I dipped the chicken in egg, then covered in the cornbread mixture, dipped in egg again, and then in the cornbread mixture. The breading stuck to the chicken very well, and was crispy like we like it! UPDATE: I've now made this a number of times, and always use the egg technique. I have baked it as well as pan frying it, and both come out equally delicious. I bake it at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts, and I always drizzle a little bit of melted butter or vegetable oil over the top and flip half way through baking to ensure it gets nice and crispy.
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Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2009
Very good. Mixed the honey and the mustard and spread evenly over the chicken. Sprinkled with chopped, pre-cooked bacon and then covered with cheese.
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Baked Ziti II

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
This was really really good. Like many others, I didn't mix the spaghetti sauce with the cheeses. I halved the recipe, used whole wheat rotini (it was an "I haven't been to the grocery store in a while" kind of dish) drained and rinsed cottage cheese instead of ricotta, and I just had to throw some ground beef in there. I mixed the pasta, the ricotta, a couple of large handfuls of mozzarella and the egg in one bowl, the spaghetti sauce and ground beef in another and then layered them like lasagna, with the leftover mozzarella on top. It came out very cheesy (which we LOVE) so I got raves from everyone. My husband kept talking about it, even eight hours later. Definitely a keeper for us!
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Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
This is almost exactly like my mom's recipe. She has been making it for years (me, only two but I still think of it as mine). I love this pie. I spice it just like pumpkin pie, and no one can tell the difference until I tell them. We call it pumpkin pie, and this is the only version we make at thanksgiving! I use condensed milk instead of cream, and white sugar instead of brown. It's creamier than pumpkin, which makes it better :)
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Tres Leches Cake

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
My husband spent two years in Mexico, and had told me about this cake. I decided to make it for him for Cinco de Mayo as a surprise, but I was nervous because he had told me that even some latinos can't make it well, and most of the time it turns out too soggy. He was so surprised, and he LOVED it! I made the cake following the recipe to the T and I was very happy with the result. I didn't poke holes in the cooled cake, but left it in the cake pan and poured the sauce over it. I think it is imperitive to reserve the one cup of liquid in order to save yourself from a soggy cake. There were three things I did differently: add a pinch of salt to the cake before baking; bake for only 40 minutes; and add a little bit of sugar to the cream before I whipped it. Perfect! UPDATE: I made this again at my husband's request. I tried to save myself some time by refrigerating the evaporated milk and the sweetened condensed milk, but I found that the sauce didn't soak into the cooled cake as quickly as it did when I left the two cans room temperature. It ended up that I didn't even save myself any time because it took the same amount of time for the sauce to soak into the cake as it did to cool the cake in the first place. Next time I'll just leave them room temp and refrigerate overnight like I did the first time. Why mess with perfection?
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Rasta Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
Very good. Made exactly as written, and wouldn't change a thing!
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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
This was fantastic. I followed the recipe to the letter, except for two things: I left out the butter in the sauce and added a little bit of powdered sugar to the cream cheese. Because of adding the sugar to the cream cheese, I didn't put it in the casserole as cubes, but spread it over the bread instead. Made this for myself for mother's day. I was so happy :P
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Chicken Stuff

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2008
My husband liked this a lot, but I found the flavor of the celery soup a little bit overbearing. I sprinkled the chicken with paprika before cooking, and then seasoned the whole thing with some ground thyme and rosemary, black pepper and a little bit more paprika. I also threw in some broccoli for a one dish meal. I halved the recipe, but kept the full amount of soup because other reviewers had said it was dry. This way was perfect.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
These were delicious. I froze the quartered pb cups so they would hold their shape better, omitted the cocoa powder from the cookie. Make sure you don't overcook them. Nine minutes is plenty
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
I couldn't get it into a ball, but wasn't too upset by it since I had read the reviews prior to making it, and kind of expected it. I simply put it into a decorative mini-loaf pan and pressed mini chocolate chips on top. Problem solved. It was simply delicious.
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No Sugar Apple Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
This is definitely more healthy than the "sugar-added" variety of apple pie, but it isn't necessarily better for diabetics, myself being one of them. Apple juice contains a lot of sugar (15 grams in half a cup RECONSTITUTED). I haven't figured out how many carbs are in a can of concentrate, but it definitely isn't a wise choice for a diabetic. That being said, this is super yummy, and doesn't need the extra calories from the sugar.
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
This is a really decent home-made barbecue sauce. I probably won't make any other kind anymore. I love the blend of spices. A "little bit of a kick" is an understatement, though, and I love all things spicy. I guess I was hoping for a milder spice for my kids, but my husband and I will love it, anyways. I simmered this for half an hour for a thicker sauce...just like we like it!
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Sweet Mustard Chicken Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2009
I don't really like babying my chicken while it's in the oven, so I took the advice of another reviewer and simply dredged the chicken breasts in the sauce and then rolled it in crushed butter crackers to bake it. The result was a moist chicken breast with lots of flavor and a crispy coating. My husband loved it! I also reduced the butter to about a tablespoon, with great results.
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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
Followed the recipe exactly. The butter is a nice change from shortening, and it is just as beautiful. I doubled the recipe and had no problem frosting 3 dozen cupcakes. I even did the little swirly thing on them....and that takes a lot of frosting! I used gel food coloring, and it turned out vibrant without affecting the consistency.
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Addictive Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I only used the sauce part of this recipe, but I can tell you that it is amazing! NOTE to self: red pepper paste is NOT the same as red chile paste. Don't substitute.
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Christmas Eclair Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
This was excellent. I decided to make this into a cake, since that seemed easier to me. I used a greased 9x13inch pan for the pastry, baked it at 400 for about 35 minutes, then put the filling on top. Because I was doing it this way, I used 8 oz softened cream cheese in place of the whipped cream and 3 cups of milk in the filling. This kept it thick enough to cut when it was time for serving. I didn't use the frosting part of the recipe. Instead I topped the filling with whipped topping and drizzled chocolate syrup over it when I served it. It was a hit!**************FOR THE REVIEWER WHO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE PASTRY RISING: the ratio of egg to flour is basically the only thing in the pastry that will allow it to rise. The eggs keep the dough moist on the inside, while the crust bakes and develops on the outside, trapping gas inside. There are two possible causes for the dough not rising. First would be the eggs. When I've made eclairs using old/low quality eggs (you can tell by how spread the white becomes when you crack it) I've often had the same problem. Second, if adding the eggs while the dough is still hot, like this recipe says to, you run the risk of it not rising. Sometimes it works, others it doesn't. I recommend cooling the dough completely before adding the eggs one at a time. If you make sure the eggs are fresh and the dough is cool, you shouldn't have any problem with your eclairs rising.*********
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