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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2008
Kids said that these are better than Reese's! Very tasty. Has anyone tried using just 1 stick of butter successfully? I'll let you know if it works! UPDATE: I made these with 1 1/2 sticks of butter with equally delicious results. I will update again trying 1 stick...UPDATE #2: Okay, I tried one stick of butter - the taste is still delicious! The only difference is that the peanut butter part is a little more crumbly...doesn't hold together quite as you decide how much butter you want to use!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2007
This is a great sausage gravy with any type of sausage. Maple tastes great & I normally wouldn't have chosen it, but have used it several times for this gravy. I end up having to use a little extra flour because I make this with 1% milk, which is what I normally buy. OH - ONE OTHER THING: The most popular review states that he whisks the milk & flour together & adds it to the sausage directly. The reason the recipe is written the way it is - is because you need to cook the flour in the drippings & butter to get rid of the "floury" taste. All successful white sauces are made this way. Following the original recipe as written makes the best tasting gravy!
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Egg and Cheese Puffs

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2007
These were fabulous (with a few modifications)! I did not mix these up the night before - I don't know what the advantage would be. This is a quick breakfast dish already. First, 1/4 cup of butter is all that is needed. Secondly, 2 cups of shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese is a better amount. I can't imagine this with more cheese than that. I used diced ham and sprinkled some freeze dried chives on the tops before baking for extra flavor & color. A note on pans - for one tray, I used my Pampered Chef stoneware muffin pan (still sprayed with Pam) and they puffed up beautifully & came out perfect. My other pan, an old non-stick sprayed with Pam - didn't come out as puffy, or as easily. I will buy a 2nd stoneware pan now! Thanks for the yummy breakfast!
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Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2007
My family can't wait to eat this again - what a delicious way to eat halibut! The only changes I made were to use half & half instead of whipping cream and less lemon juice. I used the rest of my phyllo dough package to make dessert: spray a muffin pan with Pam & take one phyllo dough folded into 4ths molding it into the pan - spray again and repeat, alternating the direction of the dough, using 4 sheets per cup. Then sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar & bake. Makes cute dessert cups for fruit with whipped cream, or whatever! A nice dessert with this dish. I saw the recipe somewhere on here, but can't find it again!
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Easy Pineapple Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2008
This cake is super-yummy and DOESN'T need oil or butter! It has a great chewy & moist texture and there is plenty of fat in the frosting! I cut back on the sugar by 1/4 of a cup and they did not seem too sweet - just right. These are just like they say...very easy & fast to make -tasted a little like my carrot cake recipe. I sprinkled 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top of the frosting also. Thanks! UPDATE: Do keep this in the fridge if it is not eaten right away. It tastes yummy cold too!
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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
This was a fast dinner and was loved by all. I would make it for company, for sure! I grilled 6 bone-in thinner pork chops (had to make a little extra of the rub) - they had great flavor! I reduced my sauce a little too much, so watch that - it does thicken up upon cooling. Also, had no need for the olive oil, but used some butter in the sauce. I made 1 1/2 times the original recipe for the sauce & would like to just double it next time. Oh, and the only different ingredient I used was my favorite vinegar: White Balsamic Raspberry Blush Vinegar - My favorite (I could drink it! Well, maybe not). Served with mashed potatoes & sauteed baby zucchini(so cute on the plate!) - an excellent dinner!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Fluffy, yes! Next time add some oat bran and vanilla. Very good with fresh blueberries added.
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Feta Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Breasts

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2007
Great idea! I however, was extremely lazy & in a hurry: just put individually frozen chicken breasts in a baking dish(still frozen), threw all the ingredients on top without measuring(used hormel's bacon bits), and baked at 375 degrees. It was delicious served atop a bed of fresh spinach. The kids gobbled it up. Great combination of flavors!
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Overnight Caramel French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
Make sure to compare this recipe to "Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast" - it is a much better option & less sugar. The directions are also much more clear.
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Apple Cream Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
Wow - this was a delicious fall breakfast treat! I prefer more of a streusel-like topping, so I added 2 T. of MELTED BUTTER to the nut mix & used 1/2 cup of BROWN sugar. I followed the rest of the recipe, but used 2 apples in the center instead of one. It was even better when fully cooled. Thank you, we will enjoy this recipe often!
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Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2011
I don't think I've ever rated anything one star before. Really, a failure all around. I used my stoneware muffin pan, cut the rounds of dough & rolled them out 1. the dough never cooked on the bottom, resulting in a doughy blob. 2. We salvaged the custard and it is just okay. Way too sweet, strange texture, too eggy, bland flavor. Would have preferred a pudding-like consistency. Won't make again and I love sweets & pastries!
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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2008
Yummy side dish, we all enjoyed. 4 stars for calling them "chips" when they really don't get crispy like chips. That being said, they had a great flavor and I will certainly make them again! NOTE: melt butter in a bowl, mix in sugar, salt & cinnamon - then toss the potato slices in the bowl, mixing well. ALSO, bake at 375 to keep them from burning...
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
Delicious & beautiful cake! I also cut the almond extract to 1t. - perfect amount of almond-ness. I also used sliced almonds & mixed them with the crumb mixture. I heated up my "Simply Fruit" Raspberry Spread (less sweet than jam)for about 15 seconds, which made it easier to spread on as the layer on top of the cream cheese mixture. Lost the bottom to my springform pan(???) - but baked up fine in a round 10" cake pan. EXTRA NOTE: This coffee cake tastes much better when completely cooled, in my opinion, so factor in cooling time if you are making it for breakfast!
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Clouds

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2008
I personally think that the filling tastes much better in mini-graham crusts (buy in the grocer's baking section). The puff-pastries don't have much flavor. I made half of the filling recipe to fill 8 mini-pies. I pre-baked the shells for 5 minutes after brushing them with an egg white. These are very rich and filling. I thought these were very easy to make, had a cute presentation (with mint-sprigs as garnish) & a nice dessert for entertaining.
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Scalloped Corn I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
Yum! Cut the butter in half & used half the sugar with a Jiffy cornbread mix (which is already sweet). Just like Grandma's!
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2007
If you change the amount to serve 10, you will have enough to use a few different times. The ratio of oil and vinegar are just right - follow the recipe! Also, I used fresh basil from the garden - but I'm sure it is just as good with dried. I got rave reviews using this on a Greek salad & in a pasta salad. I will make it again & again!
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Overnight Coconut Pecan Steel Cut Oats

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2012
Great flavor combination! Made exactly as written - just felt that I was eating raw oats the whole time, which wasn't horrible, just very chewy. I think our family would prefer it cooked!
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Brazilian Fish Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
Delicious AS WRITTEN! Love the mild flavor of the tilapia and added four fillets whole and they broke up into nice chunks on their own. Also, used a half of a large yellow onion and a bag of Trader Joe's frozen diced mixed peppers (yellow, red & green)! Wish I had leftovers!
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Apple Raisin French Toast Strata

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
This recipe is delicious as written. I accidently baked it at 350 for 45 minutes and it turned out perfectly. It was neither too soggy or too eggy. I prefer the pieces of cream cheese - it makes for a yummy bite! I used 2 medium sized granny smith apples & tossed in a few teaspoons of sugar & a few dashes of cinnamon. Vanilla would have been nice too. I also used Pepperidge Farms cinnamon raisin bread - I love the bread pudding like texture of this dish & drizzled it with real maple syrup! Maybe I will try the fat-free half & half - I don't know if it is worth the risk!
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Unbelievably Good Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2012
I made a triple batch of this for my daughter's grad party - HUGE mistake. First of all, one batch would have been too much. This had a funny taste to it - maybe from the canned milk. I would pick another recipe- marshmallow fluff based recipes are much better.
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