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Skillet Green Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2008
this turned out really well. I mixed in the sour cream instead of dollopping it on top, delicious!
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Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus (Chummus)

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2008
I guess I just hate "authentic hummus." I made a larger quantity of this for a group event (everyone loves hummus), and nobody cared for it. I took it home, added a lot of minced garlic and some Tony Chachere's seasoning, and it was all but gone the next day.
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Scallop and Prosciutto Bites

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
I used bay scallops and took another reviewer's tip of adding a dab of cream cheese between the scallop and prosciutto. I couldn't find the white wine, but added parmesan cheese from a can during the last couple minutes. They turned out wonderfully and were gone in no time!
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
I used 3 tsp instant espresso powder mixed with a tsp of water to put into the cake - and I put it into two of the layers. I used a whole cup of coffee. I used 4 tbsp Kahlua every time it called for coffee liquer. Nobody could taste the kahlua even then. It took me 11-12 minutes to whip the heavy whipping cream into whipped cream, and I did use another reviewer's suggestion of adding 2 tsp of vanilla pudding instant mix. I lined the bottom of the pans with wax paper so the cakes would come out okay, and I used the suggestion to put the cake in-pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then poke holes and pour coffee, then freeze for 20 minutes. I dusted each layer's filling with cocoa powder as another suggested as well. After assembling I needed to refrigerate about an hour before I could frost - it was starting to slip but was fine after that. I tried making curls by softening the chocolate and hardening the chocolate until it was the right consistency but still only got curves instead of curls. Everyone liked it, but I thought it was kinda average. Personally, I'd rather modify the Amaretto Divine cake to be tiramisu flavor than go through this one again... so much more work.
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
this was my first time making guacamole and I think it came out delicious! However, I don't think it tasted like guacamole, but rather another type of dip. Unfortunately, one of my avocados was rotten, so I had to scale down the recipe for 2. In doing so, the lime and garlic became overwhelming. I did add cayenne and cumin, and what resulted was pretty good, just a little heavy in onion and lime, but maybe I didn't dice the onion small enough.
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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
I used a 7.5 pound bone-in breast, it was still done in about 7 hours. I also sliced an onion and added it in the beginning, and did 7 strips of bacon instead of 5. About halfway through cook time I added a can of turkey broth because it was looking a little dry. It was fantastic, definitely one of the better turkeys I've had. If I do a small Thanksgiving next year, I might reuse this recipe for that occasion.
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Orange Lobster Tail

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
made this for Valentine's Day. took the whole 15 min. the lobster itself didn't absorb much of the flavor, but we kept it on the stove after we pulled out the lobsters and it made for a great dipping sauce.
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: May 14, 2011
I used 9 oz (1 cup and a half) of semisweet chocolate chips, and instead of dark rum I used Torched Cherry Rum, since the ganache was going on the Cherry Chocolate cake (on this site). Very easy and very good. Made plenty to cover the cake and then some to dip fruit in! Will try whipping it into frosting next time!
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Steak Chili

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
recipe followed exactly. wasn't thrilled with it the first day, and didn't thicken too much after that.
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Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
First, I had TONS of leftover pretzel mix, which I think is weird since a lot of reviewers said it wasn't enough. I was able to do 6 breasts with the amount of flour, egg, and pretzel mix with more leftover. I followed another's suggestion and baked at 400 for 20 minutes, but would fry next time for more flavor.
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Amaretto Divine

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
I couldn't not give this five stars. I made it for my husband's birthday (amaretto is his favorite). I used International Delights Liquid non-dairy amaretto flavor (you can go on their website and find out which stores carry it... I had to go across town), Disaronno amaretto, and cool whip lite. I omitted nuts and heath bars. As per others' suggestions, I put wax paper down in my pans and the cakes came out perfectly (about 21-22 minutes for me). I used two Hershey's bars, but struggled to get all of the drizzle on there, there was so much!! I also used two 8oz tubs of cool whip... one and a half would have been fine (I frosted sides too). Everyone thought I bought it from a bakery when they looked at it, and were in love with the flavor. Worked out so well!!! Update: I've been using this recipe for 4 years now, as cakes and cupcakes, changing out various liqueurs, creamers, and puddings. I just tried Kahlua Cinnamon Spice with Cinnamon Vanilla creamer, which resulted in a little drier of a cake than I'd have hoped for - maybe I should have changed the yellow cake base this time.
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Shirred Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
I'm putting this for a 5 as to not negatively affect the overall rating, but I don't think it was a 5. But, I had to substitute a lot of it - including sour cream for heavy cream, mozzarella for parmesan, and onion powder for fresh chives. I also had to bake for close to 20 minutes. This worked out, and my husband liked it a lot. I, however, thought it was strange. But, I don't like runny yolks, so that could be the answer. The mozzarella and sour cream were fine subs - the onion powder I'd skip in favor of fresh chives next time.
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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2010
I used two packets of yeast, as mine were 5/16 oz each. I needed about 6 cups of flour to make the dough manageable. The first rising didn't do as much as the second. I would mix some cinnamon into the dough next time, although I'm not positive there will be a ext time - Pillsbury are easier and just as good, though not as fluffy.
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Chicken a la Good

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
made this tonight. had to substitute cheddar for swiss when I realized my intended cheese had molded, but otherwise followed recipe. Layered instead of rolled, for simplicity. Turned out well... I thought it was average, hubby thought it was pretty good. I'd try it again, especially with another cheese.
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Spinach Muenster Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
I used 3 eggs, a 6oz bag of fresh spinach that I sauted and drained, and no salt, but otherwise followed directions. Wasn't done at 35, so put it back in for 10 minutes. It was barely set, next time I'd put it in longer anyway. It was great tho, both my husband and I enjoyed it greatly.
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Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
simple and quick. But ten minutes was too long for the asparagus I was using - maybe the stalks were too thin to cook that long.
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Uncle White's Bread Machine Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
something went wrong for me. I made buttermilk using 1% milk and vinegar, as I've done before and as several other reviewers did, letting it sit 10 minute before adding anything else. Otherwise, I followed the directions - took the dough out of the machine just after it did the "punch down." It was a little stickier than I was expecting but nothing ridiculous. made the balls, put them in the greased muffin tin, covered with a towel and put in the sunlight for half an hour. They rose a little more, but not doubled. Went ahead and baked them ten minutes later - they were thick and a bit hard on the outside.
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Green Bean and Bacon Saute

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2012
I halved the recipe and used fresh green beans. Turned out great, would make it again. 8-9 minutes was probably long enough, too.
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Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2012
I used thyme instead of rosemary - personal preference. Also used minced garlic instead of whole cloves. Only did two hens but the only thing I cut down on was the oil - otherwise it worked out fine. I had to cook the hens about 75 minutes, and they were still just barely done (thermometer read 165). I boiled the sauce 10 minutes before I just added cornstarch to speed things up. Flavor was magnificent, though - would absolutely serve for company next time!
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Shooters

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
made these for hubby's birthday party, and they were a hit all around! I personally didn't like it, but several people couldn't believe how much they tasted like the name!
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