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Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I love this sauce! My hubby is from Charleston, SC and he introduced me to mustard based BBQ sauce when we visited SC a few years ago. I was so excited to find this recipe and knew he would love it! Everyone else at the Labor Day party loved it as well. I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have any liquid smoke. I'm sure it would have been even better if I did! It definitely smelled very vinegary while cooking, but just as described after it cooled down it was awesome! It's spicier than most mustard based sauces we've tried, but I like that about it. I served this with pork ribs and a smoked beef brisket and it was fabulous with both! I'm excited to smoke some chicken soon and serve this with the chicken also.
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Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I am only rating the rub part of this recipe. We just bought a smoker and I had no idea how to make a rub so this fit my needs perfectly! I scaled this recipe to 8 servings since we had four pounds of pork ribs. This still made enough to cover both the ribs and a four pound brisket also even though we spread it around very generously! I followed the directions exactly except for adding onion powder and using 3/4 cup white sugar with 1/4 cup brown sugar. This created such a nice crust on the ribs while they cooked in the smoker! Everyone raved about them at our Labor Day party although the cayenne pepper does make this pretty spicy! We love spicy, but if serving to kids I might tone it down a bit next time! I think this is a wonderful rub and I will use it on more than just pork ribs in the future! FYI: I agree with SDALLENHOU and doubt I will ever make the sauce part of this recipe. It doesn't sound very tasty and actually although we served these ribs with homemade BBQ sauce, we loved eating them with just the dry rub!
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Daddy's Guacamole Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I only made a half recipe since there were only four of us eating this, but it disappeared quickly! Since hubby and I don't really like cottage cheese, I knew I'd have to take the suggestion of another reviewer and blend it in the magic bullet first. This was an excellent idea! I blended the cottage cheese and half the avocodo with the lemon juice and added real minced garlic. I then mashed up the other half of the avocado and added the onion and tomato for texture. We really enjoyed this recipe. I too added hot sauce, cumin and juice from the jar of jalapenos for extra flavor.
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Black Bean Spread

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
This dip is awesome! So low calorie/healthy and nobody even knew it. My favorite kind of recipe. I used a can of rinsed black beans, a little extra salsa and no fat cottage cheese. I also left out the coriander seed since I don't have any and I didn't miss it at all. The only thing I added was lime juice and I highly recommend doing this. It really adds a tangy flavor that's crucial to bean dip. Thanks for this amazing recipe, I'll make it often. FYI: I served this with tortilla chips, celery and carrots and everyone really enjoyed the vegetables with this dip!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
I've never liked guacamole till I tried this recipe! One thing I learned from my mom is to add a little sour cream. It adds a rich flavor that many people don't recognize, but love! I actually added more lime juice and this stayed a nice green color in my fridge for three days. The only other thing I added was hot sauce and cumin. This is so yummy! My hubby and I are now fans of guac, but only if we make this recipe at home!
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Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
10 Stars! This lasagna is amazing. My DH looked at me like I was crazy when I opened a can of pumpkin for this recipe :o) Using the can of pumpkin was perfect and really saved a lot of time. I used a 24 ounce jar of tomato sauce with Italian sausage and left out the 5 fresh tomatoes since I didn't have any and sauteed a zucchini with the eggplant to make up for the missing volume. I also used fat free cottage cheese in place of the ricotta and I don't think this detracted from the flavor at all. My DH took one bite and said this is one of the best lasagnas he had ever eaten! I think in spite of the lower calories in this recipe, a lot of the flavor comes from the pumpkin and pesto mixture. I'm so excited that this recipe is so yummy since it has so many healthy vegetables in it and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate pumpkin into our diet. Thanks again!!
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Creamy Mango Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
I love this smoothie! I believe it's the best smoothie recipe I've ever made at home & I am now obsessed with mango! I added vanilla flavored protein powder since I wanted it to be a meal replacement shake, but other than that I didn't change a thing.
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Marinated Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
I thougth this recipe was great and my hubby said he enjoyed it more than the steaks we had grilled the night before! I made it exactly as the recipe states except with 1/2 cup of oil. Using 3/4 cup leaves a lot of waste to throw out! This smelled great while on the grill & impressed me because we both ate it without any sauce. We are both "sauce" people so that's a huge compliment to the flavor of this dish. It was so quick to throw together I will definitely be making this again soon. Thanks Jean!
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Shrimp Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
Absolutely amazing! Wow, what a simple and flavorful recipe. I used zesty italian and added minced garlic. I also used red bellpeppers rather than green because we Hate green peppers! Threading the vegetables on a separate skewer than the shrimp is a good idea because the vegetables need to cook much longer than the shrimp. All in all, a fantastic summer recipe. Thank you! FYI: the shrimp were fresh off a shrimpboat on the coast of Georgia so that could have had something to do with the outstanding flavor ;o) I love living on the coast!
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Zippy Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
I made this as per the recipe except using pickled jalapenos since that's all I had. We thought it was great! I love the ginger/rice vinegar combo. This is a perfect side dish in the summertime when you don't want to turn on the stove! The next time I made it, I used two packages of Splenda rather than sugar and added more vinegar since we do really like a "zippy" salad and it was even more suited to our taste buds :o) I grew up eating cucumbers in vinegar with salt and pepper and I still love that, but this is a nice variation when we have a large crop of cucumbers in the summer! Thanks again!
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Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
Really simple and really tasty recipe! As others said, the amount of breading is too much so I mixed some of it in with my Italian style zucchini and tomato side dish :o) Next time I will reduce the amount and also add some garlic power and salt to the mix. I used Prego mushroom pasta sauce and it was excellent! I baked my chicken for 15 minutes, then topped with mozarella cheese and baked for 5 more minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for this easy weeknight meal!
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Fresh Tomato Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2010
This is a very good recipe. However, after making it a few times I realized that I needed to start draining the tomatoes in a colander for ten minutes before assembling the pie to cut down on the sogginess of the crust. Basically, I slice the tomatoes while the oven preheats and let them drain while the pie crust is cooking. I also layer the sliced tomatoes in the piecrust with onion and the fresh herbs so it all cooks together rather than adding the herbs after the pie is cooked. With a little extra cheese (can't go wrong there!) this pie is Heaven on Earth during the summer time!!
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Cherry Crunch

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
TEN Stars! I put all the crunch ingredients on top as others recommended and it was Perfect! I can't wait to try it on other flavors of fruit filling also. I made this for Father's day and served it with ice cream on top. Everyone went crazy for it! It's one of the easiest & most delicious desserts I have ever made! The only addition I made was a splash of almond extract mixed in with the fruit. Next time I might use two cans of cherry pie filling for a more balanced ratio of fruit to topping, but it is great just like this!
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
Very good! I made this the day before I needed it for fried fish and it turned out to be excellent! It had such a fresh taste just like a restaurant. I will not buy bottled tartar sauce again! I doubled both the minced onion and drained DILL relish. Everyone in my family hates sweet relish! I also added onion powder and made sure to use freshly ground sea salt and black pepper. Next time I might add some "zip" with either horseradish or hot sauce. I'm so excited to have this recipe & I will make it many times in the future. Thank you!
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Lemon Pie II

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
This pie is great! Quick and easy :o) I did use 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice plus a T. of lemon zest. and a tsp. of vanilla in the filling. If you have the time to make your own crust, Do It! (1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and 5 T. melted butter. Bake at 350 for 7 - 10 minutes) Also, If you have even more extra time and extra money, make your own whipped topping too! Directions: Place one cup heavy whipping cream and 3 T. confectioner's sugar in a chilled mixing bowl, beat until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of this delicious pie and enjoy!!
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
This pie is superb! I don't know if any of you have heard of the Historic Jekyll Island Hotel, but I live near it and one of the restaurants there serves almost exactly this same pie! There is one less egg yolk and one less T. of lime juice, but it's almost the same recipe. I recommend making whipped cream topping like they do: 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 3 T. sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract blended together and spread on top of the pie to really compliment this delicious recipe! I also make my own graham cracker crust to really set this pie off to another level! Combine 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and 5 T. melted butter. Bake at 350 for seven minutes and let cool before filling with lime mixture. YUM!!
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Dump Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
I learned this recipe from my MIL. As many other reviews state, we mix the pineapple and cherry pie filling together, then sprinkle the cake mix on top of that and place slices of cold butter across the entire thing. This makes the topping so rich and so good! We also like to serve this with ice cream. Easy dessert + fairly cheap + loved by all = successful recipe!
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Zucchini Pancakes

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
Substitute Ritz crackers for the flour and skip the mayo and these are just like my favorite zucchini pancakes from the Kraft food site! I always double this recipe and use less Parm cheese. One cup is a little excessive! I also add minced garlic and typically fry in a mixture of butter and oil for a more golden brown exterior. These are so good, I could eat them once a week all summer. Thanks Leann!
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Chicken Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2010
Comfort food at it's best! I took this to a church potluck and received at least five compliments on it so I would consider it a success. I took other's advice and boiled celery leaves with the chicken for more flavor. I also added onion, celery and carrots to the noodles while boiling them to make this a one pot meal and to add more flavor. Because I added more filling, I mixed some milk with the soups to ensure it wouldn't be dry after cooking. I bet using the broth left over after boiling the noodles would be just as tasty. I didn't see any reason to add any more calories to this recipe so I crushed th Ritz crackers on top of the casserole then sprayed them with butter flavored cooking spray instead of mixing with a whole stick of butter! Great recipe, we will enjoy this one again.
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Cuban Black Beans I

Reviewed: May 21, 2010
I had to make some changes to this because I hate bell peppers. I used a can of green chili peppers instead. I also sauteed the onion before adding to the beans mixture and I highly recommend this to bring out the flavors. I used extra cumin and added some dried cilantro just because I had it in the pantry! I added creole seasoning for a little extra spice & also used red wine vinegar at the end instead of balsamic although I think either one would be great!! I truly believe that the vinegar is what makes this recipe authentic just like my favorite cuban restaurant. These beans taste even better the next day or even the day after! YUM! Oh yes, and soaking the beans for at least 8 hours is a must so they are tender when cooked.
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