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Caramel Shortbread Squares

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2014
Ugh, I think this had potential, but I'm really disappointed that the directions did not specify to cook (boil) the caramel on low, or that it should be stirred while cooking. I did stir while cooking because it was pretty obvious you needed to, but I boiled it on medium, not low, and it was a solid, crunchy layer when it cooled. :( I did read some of the reviews that had tips, but obviously not the ones about cooking the caramel on low or it will get too hard. The shortbread was also crumbly, so IF I make these next time, I will add more butter.
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Kentucky Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: May 21, 2013
This was surprisingly flavorful for so few ingredients. The only thing I did differently was add some garlic to the marinade and use chicken breasts. It was tender and so easy to prepare. Will make again!
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Caper Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I just didn't care for the flavor of this. I like capers, so maybe it was the steak sauce (I used A-1). Too watery as well.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I followed the recipe exactly (well, I did use lowfat Ranch), and it was delicious! Very tender and flavorful. I've made it twice now, and my daughter and husband love it too. Edit: This works well in the oven, too. It's even more flavorful.
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Christmas Strawberry Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
Oh my gosh! This is scrumptious. Like other reviewers, I couldn't find strawberry extract and instead used 1 tsp. of vanilla. I also only used 1 tsp. cinnamon because a tablespoon seemed like a lot to me. And I had to cook the bread closer to an hour. The only bummer is that when I set the loaves outside to cool for 15 minutes, a racoon ran off with one of them! I guess even the woodland creatures liked it...
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
I'd give this a 5 on taste, but a 1 on ease. I found the dough EXTREMELY difficult to work with. I chilled for about 3 hours and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. It was a crumbly mess! (And I have plenty of experience with cookie dough.) I could pretty much only roll out enough dough to do one cookie at a time. BUT, they did taste wonderful. I baked them for 7 minutes and halved the amount of ginger and cloves. Not sure I'd try again just because of the hassle.
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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
These cookies were truly spooky looking but really tasty. They were also easy to make and the dough was a cinch to work with. The recipe says it makes 60, but I ended up with 45 cookies which was still plenty. I put a little green food coloring in to make them look grosser. They were a big hit at the party!
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Black Halloween Punch

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
This punch was easy to make and very creepy. After reading the reviews, I found an opaque bowl to put it in so it would look pretty dark. And I only added half the sugar called for, and it was plenty sweet. The frozen hand looked really cool especially because I put red food coloring in when I froze it. I chilled the punch first and the hand lasted for about an hour before the fingers melted off. Not too many people drank the punch, but those that did said it was pretty good. Even though I had alot left over, it was worth doing because it looked cool.
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Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
I followed the recipe exactly and the shrimp cooked perfectly (although I think I only grilled them a total of about 4 minutes and they were done). However, I found the shrimp WAY too sweet. Granted, the recipe calls for honey, and the description said tangy and sweet, but it tasted way too sugary for me. I guess I was thinking it would have just a little sweetness like jerk-flavored food. It needed much less honey and more soy sauce or something. I had trouble with the shrimp sticking to the grill, so more than 1 tsp. of oil would help. I won't make this again.
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
This is a yummy, hearty soup. I altered it a bit and it turned out great. I don't eat beef, so I used Italian chicken sausage and chicken broth. Also, instead of zucchini I used spinich. And I added some pepper. Next time I might add more garlic and some oregano. With some crusty bread this soup makes a whole meal.
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Black Bean and Chickpea Hummus

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2008
This actually tasted REALLY good, but I'm not sure I'll make it again. Visually it was really unappetizing-looking because of the color. It wasn't obvious it was hummus since the black beans made it a yucky color.
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