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Honey Mustard Chicken Bites

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2013
I've made this twice now, and how good it comes out truly depends on what brand of Honey Mustard you use. First time I used Emeril's - was pretty good. Second time I used O'Charleys, and it was MUCH better. Its actually pretty easy to make Honey Mustard if you have the ingredients on hand, and I'm sure this would be the best route. However I have to say that neither occasion could I taste the OJ very much in the dip. Next time I may add another TBSP to make it a little more citrus-y. Overall, the family enjoyed it both times.
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Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2013
OK - first off, February is not grilling season here on good old Cape Cod, MA - so I knew I needed to find an alternate cooking method. Here's what I did - I seasoned the chops with salt and pepper, and then browned on each side in a skillet in a little bit of butter. Removed the chops, scraped all the cooked bits, and then added DOUBLE all of the sauce ingredients MINUS the s&p, water, and cornstarch. I then plopped the chops back into the skillet, covered, and cooked for about 25 mins.... DONE! Was absolutely delicious, and the sauce caramelized very nicely in the pan and did not need the water and cornstarch to thicken. I definitely recommend doubling the sauce as everyone loved dipping the pork in the extra sauce.
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Seafood Pot Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
This is very good. I'm from Cape Cod, so I started this recipe knowing I would NEVER use Clam Chowder from a can, and that I would use my own recipe that I always have in my freezer. Everything else stayed the same... although we liked it, I believe I will make it more of a typical pot pie next time by using the full sheet of puff pastry and making a bottom crust for it as well. I found the amount of milk to be just right, as I make a very thick Chowder!
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Frog Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2011
Very easy, and very cute. I cut each marshmallow twice, widthwise and lengthwise, so I ended up using only 6, as each yielded 4 "eyeballs." I'm also unsure of this whole "glue the chocolate chip on with frosting thing" I knew that would be a fiasco, so I just jabbed the pointy end of each chocolate chip into the marshmallow till it was attached... much easier and less time consuming. I also didn't bother with the red food coloring, i just used brown and pink decorators icing to make the nostrils, mouth, and tongue. Overall, the kids LOVED these and I would definitely make these again!!
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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Very good... i was being lazy, and didn't even bother "marbling" it, which subsequently resulting in my forgetting to add the last 1/4 cup of sugar..... didn't even miss it! I also doubled the spices as suggested by others. Next time I may give it a go with Neufchatel cheese, just to see if the extra spices and pumpkin flavor would mask the lighter taste.
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Thai Chicken Curry with Pineapple

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2011
This was very good. The only thing I didn't like was the fish sauce, I will definitely leave that out next time or sub soy sauce. We like our curry hot, so I tripled the amount of curry paste, and it still wasn't very hot, so next time I would add even more and perhaps sub the bell pepper for a hotter type. Thanks for the great recipe
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Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
OK, I really hope my review will help everyone making this... first off, I have made it two ways... the first was to the letter, as written. And as many have reviewed, it is extremely dense, and not very pumpkin-y, but still a solid 3 1/2 stars. I then changed it up, and added in 1/2 c. applesauce (one of those little cups that come in the multi-packs is conveniently exactly 1/2 cup!) and got rid of the spices and simply used 1 and 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice. I used my electric mixer on HIGH for at least a minute, giving the batter a heavy "mousse" like texture. Used loaf pans as well as muffin pans, and baked MUCH LONGER than called for... over 45 minutes instead of the 20-25 called for, and the loaves could actually have been good with five more. Five stars all the way with my revisions. Just a tip to all - go ahead and taste the batter. It will give you a very good idea of how it will taste when cooked, and give you the opportunity to play with adding more spice to your liking. As this doesn't have any raw eggs in it, you don't have to feel guilty about doing it! Good luck everyone!
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Coconut Chews

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
These were great... I think the reviewer that said they tasted bad probably used unsweetened coconut, or maybe even used a cup of cocoa powder instead of the syrup?? Anyway, I didnt have choc. syrup myself, so I subbed hot fudge, and boy were they good!! I'd use the fudge again next time, even though I'm sure this adds a load more fat (but who cares, its a dessert recipe!!)
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Black Bean Brownies

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
I really enjoyed these, but I'd like to try to improve the texture when I play around with this recipe in the future... I used applesauce instead of oil, and added 1/2 tsp baking powder as per other suggestions. I also didn't have any instant coffee so I used cinnamon to mask the bean taste, and it worked just fine. I also want to give this a try with stevia or agave instead of sugar, for the ultimate low-cal, high protein snack!!
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Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
Very delicious. I deducted a star only because there is the amount of broccoli called for was way too low. i doubled it, and would even make it 3 cups the next time around. Otherwise, restaurant worthy soup!
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Boneless Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
Wow. Wont ever buy these at the restaurant again... this recipe was easy and delicious
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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2010
Very delicious... Made just as listed except had to leave out the mushrooms cuz I didn't have any. Next time I may substitute the "white sauce" for cream of chicken soup dilluted with a bit of milk or water, just to save myself some time. 5 Stars all the way!!
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Spaghetti Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
I wanted to love this with all the great reviews, but the truth is I just wasn't crazy about it.... mainly the cream cheese/sour cream mix. I also wanted to do something more with the spaghetti as it dried out a bit, AND I think it needed more sauce... I agree with the reviews who said to halve the pasta but leave the sauce amount the same.. I definitely should have done that... Next time I will, and will also replace the cheese mixture with ricotta. Thanks for the starter recipe!
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Pineapple Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
Loved it.... like other reviewers, I subbed chicken for the ham and cut out the extra salt altogether, as the soy is awfully salty. Doubled the eggs, and kept the juice from the pineapples for a more sweet taste... cant wait to make it again!!
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Chicken Jambalaya II

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2010
This wasn't bad, but took some doctoring to get it to where the family really enjoyed it. I added celery with the onions and peppers... instead of 1 can of whole tomatoes, I subbed diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel style), and instead of chili powder, I subbed cajun seasoning. Also the instant rice just didn't do it for us, and seemed to suck up all the juices, leaving the jambalaya dry, so the next time I made this, I used regular long grain rice cooked separately, and added it at the end.... after these changes it was much better
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Baked Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
Awesome!! Just used 2 whole eggs instead of the egg whites and they came out great!! Use a Thai Chili Glaze as dip... will make again and again!!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake I

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
I thought this was pretty good, but it wasn't as "pumpkin-y" tasting as I wanted it to be. Next time I will try adding more pumpkin puree and adding some of the premade pumpkin pie spice to see if it brings it up to a pumpkin pie type level.... but thanks very much for the starter recipe, there weren't any leftovers!
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Tuna Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
This was a hit with my family... The marinade really gives the pasta flavor. The only thing I did different was add a few hardboiled eggs and use Miracle whip for the mayo, only because thats all I had on hand... I might just use it again because it came out so well... Thanks for the great recipe.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2010
Tasted awesome!! Pretty much kept the recipe exactly the same, just rubbed the pork down with some salt, pepper, and garlic for some flavor. Highly recommend using Dinosaur BBQ Sauce with this if you can find it at your grocery store - best bbq sauce on the planet, made right here in Syracuse, NY!! Also, definitely use the Reynolds Slow Cooker bags - the sugar from the soda carmelizes on the side of the slow cooker, making for a miserable cleanup - the bags make cleanup a breeze....will make this again and again!!
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Pizza Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
We really liked this!! Very kid friendly and simple recipe to prepare. This was a different twist to the normal ketchup-brown sugar glaze I generally use for meatloaf...Like other reviewers, I added some garlic as well as using just regular bread crumbs from a can as opposed to the fresh ones the recipe called for. All in all, very tasty!!
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