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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2007
this recipe was just OK for me. I would suggest doctoring it up a little with some onion soup mix or other spices as some other reviewers mentioned. It was edible, but I won't make it again.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2007
these were very tasty and the recipe made a nice amount of cookies. Enough for 2 days at our house!!
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Slow Cooker Dump and Go Cheesy Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
this was a great base recipe. I would recommend adding some extra spices, maybe some green chilies or rotel to spice it up some. The chicken was very tender and shredded and was great over noodles. I made the recipe with 1 can cheddar soup and one can cream of chicken, it was a nice combination. I'll make again with some of the additions I mentioned.
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Original Irish Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2007
This is a great recipe, I thought the flavors were balanced and all of these ingredients are pretty easy to keep on hand. I made mine with a cheap Canadian whiskey and it turned out great. I chose to use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream. Even better after it aged in the fridge for a week. It was hard to find cute small bottles to give as gifts, so I put some in mason jars. I also found some cute small glass cruets at Walmart for smaller gift portions. A fun recipe to give as a gift.....and we also enjoyed our own cocktails over shaved ice with a splash of extra milk. YUM!
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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
I scaled down this recipe by half and it was very good. I used an oven proof dutch oven, precooked the meat and onion with spices, added the liquid, rice and cabbage...brought to a boil, then covered with the lid and into the oven and it was all done in about 50 min. Very yummy and I will make this again. thanks!
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Limoncello

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
This was VERY sweet. I would agree to cut the sugar by about half for a smoother drink. I used a microplane zester for all the lemons and it went very quickly. I'm going to go with 4 stars, with the sugar cut down this would be very nice, as is, it's crazy sweet (even for me!)
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Easter Basket Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
very cute and easy idea. I used some light cardboard to form the handle and wrapped with grosgrain ribbon. You'll want to have about 2 cans of icing to get enough coverage and not be short. Very fun for everyone!
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Absolutely Awesome BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
I am very glad that I omitted the brown sugar, I am sure that it would be very, very sweet! I made mine using bourbon instead of rum. I think it was overpowered by too much soy, worchestershire and bourbon. It was plenty sweet even without the sugar. I did like the use of chili sauce in this recipe, but I won't be making this again. It's not for me.
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Grampa Dave's Texas Chainsaw Bar-B-Que Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
This is an excellent base recipe, however it is VERY sweet. I have made it omitting the maple syrup and brown sugar and only using about 1/2 of the molasses that are called for (it's still plenty sweet from the ketchup and OJ). I really like the use of citrus for the acid it gives the sauce and the onion and garlic round out the flavors. I also have found that a tsp of chili powder is a nice addition. thanks, Grampa Dave!
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Whiskey Slush

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
very good slush, NO extra sugar is needed, all the juice concentrate is plenty sweet (and I like sweet cocktails). I'm not sure I cared for the orange juice flavor in this, I think next time (there will be one!) I may try limade and lemonade combined. I'll report back! *****UPDATE: tastes very good with limade instead of Orange juice concentrate. I love this recipe!***
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Orange Glorious I

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
YUMMY!! Every bit as good as the mall version I remember as a kid. My two boys slurped this down very happily. We'll keep this in our treat/smoothie rotation for a long time! I think it could handle vanilla up to about a 1/2-1 tsp, I'll try that increase next time. thanks!
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2008
what a great recipe! I made mine with some left-over smoked chicken, cut up. I used about 6 TBSP of butter and 1/2 cup flour for my roux. I also just used 2% milk, no cream or half and half and it was plenty rich and thick. I followed the advice of other reviewers and sauteed a little minced onion, garlic and carrot before starting the broth and chicken. I will make this many more times, yum!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: May 7, 2008
What an excellent way to make homemade refried beans! These were very tasty and easy to change up to suit the needs of any family. I made mine with 1lb (about 2 cups) pinto beans, soaked overnight and then cooked in the crockpot all day with 4 cups canned chicken broth and 2 cups water. Then drain well and mash away! I did save all the extra liquid because they got a little dry for left-overs. This recipe makes a nice, big amount, and you would never guess there is no lard or re-frying involved! thanks for a great idea.
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
I use this same oven roasting technique with fresh green beans, and they always turn out awesome. We made these with some baked salmon, and prepared the sauce using some slivered shallots with the butter. It was very good, thanks!
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
good dipping liquid, my meat never got as tender as usual. next time will do it in the oven at 300 for 3 or 4 hours to be sure. Good base recipe though.
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Summer Beer I

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2008
this is the same recipe we have been making for years. we usually just serve it on the rocks and it is just as good. Beware, these pack a punch! We usually make the second and third pitchers with less (or no!) vodka. Also good with rum or white tequila.
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Ten Minute Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2008
very good sauce recipe. i used chicken broth instead of water. made nice enchiladas with leftover chopped smoked brisket.
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Beer Margarita

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
we know this as beer punch. We cut down the booze to 6 oz for a batch and it's also good with limade concentrate. After the 1st pitcher or two, we cut WAY back on the vodka, to avoid a too wild party, because these sneak up on you, BIG TIME!!! They are also good with rum or a light tequila. Make sure you have a designated driver!!!
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Chai Tea Mix

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
I followed the other reviewers suggestions and cut the sugar by half. I also increased the cinnamon and ginger by 50% and made sure to add 3/4 tsp of white pepper to add some spice. This is a very good mix, but when the tea is made up, there is some spice/scum that floats on top and sticks to the edge of the mug. I still enjoy it though, and it's much cheaper than buying prepared mix. Also, I like that I control the sugar and fat, by choosing my ingredients. thanks!
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2008
I loved this method for making zucchini chips....and we have a lot of it in the garden right now! I used a combo of panko and regular breadcrumbs and followed the advice of other reviewers who sprayed the pan and tops of the chips with some cooking spray. We gobbled down 2 pans full and I felt NO guilt!! I will make this again and again, tasted great with a dip of ranch and low fat sour cream. thanks for this great idea, I love being able to control the fat and avoid frying!
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