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Blackberry Wine Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2009
Jell-o Brand has started making a Blackberry flavor again! It's called Blackberry Fusion.
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Baked Ziti II

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2008
Delicious and easy. I browned 2 lbs. ground meat with diced onion, bell pepper, salt & pepper and Italian spices, a bit of water and simmered until the water evaporated and meat was tender. Then I poured two 28 oz. cans of sauce over the meat and let that simmer while I prepared the rest of the recipe as stated. It was delicious, and I had lots of extra sauce to serve on the side. The recipe was moist enough without the extra sauce on the side, but extra sauce is always delicious, and made the leftovers more appealing.
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Fresh Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2007
This is a very good recipe for the tried-and-true broccoli salad. I substituted green onion for red, dried cranberries for raisins, and almost doubled the bacon. It was delicious!
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts III

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2007
These were really good, but I'd definitely use barbecue or teriyaki sauce next time instead of ketchup. I could taste the ketchup which cheapened this delicious appetizer a bit. I made two different versions of these (both from recipes I found at AllRecipes), one with the ketchup recipe and one with the teriyaki recipe, and while both were eaten and enjoyed, the teriyaki ones went first.
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts I

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2007
I used what I had on hand, KC Masterpiece Honey-Teriyaki Marinade with Sesame sauce, and these things turned out DELICIOUS. I didn't have time to marinate, so I just wrapped the water chestnuts in bacon and drizzled the sauce over the top. (One bottle of sauce was more than enough for a double batch.) I did drain these about half-way through cooking, and cooked a little longer so bacon would be crisp. Even though these were great, I'll bet they'd be even better when they're marinated.
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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2007
I used a combination of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, and walnuts. I pre-mixed these along with the coconut, and poured the mixture over the condensed milk. My daughter who absolutely HATES nuts, and my son who isn't especially fond of coconut, couldn't stay away from these. Nobody could! These easy things were the holiday favorites at the parties I took them to, and it made me wish I hadn't wasted my time on all the other difficult desserts I also brought (and ended up bringing back home). I *would not* line the pan with foil--I believe it would tear when cutting and get stuck in the cookie bars. Eeww. I used a glass dish *without* greasing it first, and it wasn't a bad clean-up at all. Do chill the bars before cutting, and cut the bars into SMALL servings, as a little goes a long way with this super-rich recipe. I definitely would mix the graham crackers and melted butter next time, pressing them firmly into the pan, and then greasing the dish might be a good idea. I might also try semi-sweet chocolate chips, as this recipe is ultra-sweet.
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
Delicious, easy, not time consuming at all. Didn't even use the toothpicks, as they stayed together fine without them. I used cheap-but-fairly-lean, thin bacon, which wrapped easily and crisped up well. My 10- and 11-year old daughters begged to help, and were able to do the entire thing with very little help from me, other than removing them from the oven. I followed the advice of a reviewer and put the finished product in the Crock Pot, poured the juices over top and sprinkled more brown sugar. The reviewer who called these "meat candy" summed it up perfectly!
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