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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2006
This stuff is amazing! Cheesy and delicious. It stays together and is very creamy, unlike most warm artichoke dishes. Next time I think I will try adding chopped waterchestnuts for a little crunch. I also think it would be fun to play with the cheese and herb combinations. A greek inspired dip with feta might be fun for the adventurous tastebuds.
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Peanut Butter Balls II

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2006
My husband is a peanut butter ball NUT! He has a family recipe that he has made for ages. I suggested that he try this recipe because I thought the graham crackers were an interesting addition. This is sure to be a new family classic. The perfect combination of sugar to chocolate. The graham cracker adds a wonderful depth to the peanut butter. This recipe truly takes this from basic holiday fair to good enough to give as holiday gifts! A definite keeper!!!
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Egg Salad III

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2007
I tried this recipe because it was published in the cookbook. I figured it must be great! I didn't think much of it. It was mushy, and rather bland. I did doctor it up with several other spices and that helped. I just think at that point you are creating a new recipe and not using the one provided. Not my thing at all. If you like very bland and creamy egg salad this may be right for you.
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Mom's Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2007
This is a great basic meatloaf recipe! I like the idea of the mini loaves it helps with portion control. I didn't have sage and substituted thyme, it worked great. The sauce was very sweet (I reduced the brown sugar slightly) and it makes a huge batch. My husband likes it layered on. The mini loaves meant I could slather his and just lightly cover mine. If you don't already have a basic recipe in the family ~ this is a definite keeper!
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Jelly Bean Nests

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2007
These are sweet little treats! They are very easy to make but unfortunately they look better than they taste. I will definitely make them again. Next time I will try adding peanut butter as someone suggested, or perhaps drizzling with chocolate, or coating in chocolate instead of marshmallows.
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Shredded Beef for Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2008
I used this recipe to take on a camping trip. I prepared it in my crock pot at home, then took it still in the pot, to the campsite for dinner our first night. The huge recipe will definitely feed a crowd. The adults really liked it, they gobbled it up. The kids didn't. I only gave it four stars because the flavor of the wine was pretty prominent. I don't think this recipe is the best choice if you are serving families.
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Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2008
Amazing! Follow Cathy M's advice 1) remove the membrane, 2) make the "Dry Rub for Ribs" from this site,3) use only the rub to marinade them for 8+ hours, 4) cook 2 hours at 300. I also cut them into two, or three rib sections. That way they are easier to serve to a group. I like to bake several racks at a time. Once they cool slightly, I pop them into food saver bags and freeze them in meal size portions. They are perfect for a quick summer dinner. I finish them off on the grill with Sweet Baby Rays sauce. Delicious! In fact, I am going to go make a batch right now!!!
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Dry Rub for Ribs

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2008
Amazing! Be sure to 1) remove the membrane, 2) apply the dry rub, 3)marinade for 8+ hours, 4) cook 2 hours at 300. I cut each into two, or three rib sections. That way they are easier to serve to a group. I like to bake several racks at a time. Once they cool slightly, I pop them into food saver bags and freeze them in meal size portions. They are perfect for a quick summer dinner. I thaw them and reheat them on the grill with Sweet Baby Rays sauce. Delicious! In fact, I am going to go make a batch right now!!!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2008
Wow! This seemed to simple to be possible. I used Knorr French Onion. It does give the bird a bit of a distinct flavor, but still delicious and moist and very tender. I think almost any good packaged soup mix would work, and give you tons of recipe options. I did rub butter in the bottom of the crock pot to prevent sticking, instead of adding any liquid. I put it on late so I cooked on high for 3 hours and on low for a few more. What an awesome lowfat alternative in the slow cooker. I may never put a chuck roast in my crock pot again. Simply genius!!!!!
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
I have to say this was a disaster for me! I was so excited when I read all the rave reviews. I used microwave popcorn and butter instead of margarine as others recommended, I baked at 225 for an hour. It just never got that hard crack candy coating that caramel corn needs, and the sugars actually crystalized in the oven. What did I do? That many glowing reviews can't be wrong. I gave it three stars, although no on in my house would touch it and I threw the entire batch away. I am still on the hunt for a caramel corn recipe. For me... this one just isn't it. Sorry.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
The best! My husband has a much more time consuming family recipe that he has made for years. He didn't even want to try this quickie version. He reluctantly did and it came out perfect. Good bye family recipe, hello brittle in minutes! Perfect for gift giving. At the holidays, friends actually request it ~ usually with the nut of their choice... LOL!
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Oven Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
Simply amazing! It doesn't get easier than this. I did almost everything "wrong" and still got perfect results. I don't have a cast iron skillet. I baked my in a large round ceramic baking dish. I didn't warm the ingredients first. I finished the batter before the oven was ready so it sat for several minutes. It still came out perfect. The presentation is beautiful. It looks like you have been slaving away. My mother absolutely loves the "dutch baby" from the Original Pancake House. This is a total knock off. It was awesome to be able to make this for her over the holidays. She said she liked mine even better than the restaurants. Thanks for the recipe!
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Caramel Corn IV

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
The caramel never reached the hard crack state in the oven but instead it crystalized. This also takes too long to make if you are trying to turn out several batches as gifts.
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German Baby

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
Simply amazing! It doesn't get easier than this. I did almost everything "wrong" and still got perfect results. I don't have a cast iron skillet. I baked my in a large round ceramic baking dish. I didn't warm the ingredients first. I finished the batter before the oven was ready so it sat for several minutes. It still came out perfect. The presentation is beautiful. It looks like you have been slaving away. My mother absolutely loves the "dutch baby" from the Original Pancake House. This is a total knock off. It was awesome to be able to make this for her over the holidays. She said she liked mine even better than the restaurants. Thanks for the recipe!
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Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2009
Awesome glaze! Like several others, I grilled the filets seperately and used the basalmic vinegar combo as a glaze. I doubled both the basalmic and vinegar, added I teaspoon of minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. It needs to boil to reduce to a syrupy glaze. It will also thicken more as it cools. The clincher is the bluse cheese. The combination of that tart cheese, with the sweet glaze is perfection. My husband asked me to bookmark this sauce while we were stille eating! This one is a keeper.
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Awesome Baked Sea Scallops

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
Sorry.... I think the recipe has potential but needs some major changes. The breading amount was huge!!! Not sure why. 1/4 cup of crumbs would have been sufficient. I also think the butter could be reduced by 2 tablespoons. Overall the flavor is pretty bland and could use some more spices to kick it up. It was very easy to make and scallops are a difficlut ingredient to get right. I may make it again and play with the recipe to try to perfect it... but I am not rushing out to buy more scallops.
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Garbanzo Bean Salad II

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
I tried this because I had the ingredients on hand and it was so low fat. I found it very disappointing. The vinegar and onions were overpowering and the combination of beans and dill was very odd. There are better bean salad out there. Sorry.
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Creamy Potato Leek Soup II

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
This soup seems to have the right general idea but I found it a bit bland. I did alter the orignal recipe to keep from having a heart attack while eating the darn stuff. So I don't feel like I can honestly give it less than 4 stars. I used half the amount of bacon and replaced the heavy cream with equal parts of half and half and skim milk. I used about 1.5 pounds of yukon gold potatoes. I blended about half of the broth and potato mixture to thicken it up a bit. My soup loving daughter (that I made it for) said it was okay, just nothing special. I may give this one more try.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
This was amazing! Instead of frozen corn, I cut the kernels off of three cobs of fresh corn. The added crunch it gave the dish was out of this world. A keeper.
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
Delicious! Took the suggestions of others and microwaved a halved squash with a little water for 10 minutes. Then I popped them in a 350 oven for 25-30 minutes with the rest of the toppings. So easy, so tasty and a great wintery veggie.
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