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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
I have a family of chocolate chip cookie fiends, and this is my new favorite recipe! I used to always use the recipe from the back of the Ghirardelli chocolate chip bag, but have found that a lot of the time it results in cookies that are very greasy and too flat. This recipe contains more flour and sugar than the Ghirardelli one, but with the same quantities of butter, eggs and vanilla extract, so the cookies hold their shape better and still have a great flavor. You do need to make sure the flour is really well incorporated, or possibly measure a scant 3 cups of flour for the best look. I feel like 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips is quite adequate and you can be a little more frugal this way. GREAT recipe! Thanks!
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
This was my first time cooking a pork shoulder, and I guess I didn't realize what a fatty cut of meat it is. Mine was 7 lbs, bone in, and I adjusted the ingredients accordingly, omitting the chicken stock and vegetable oil. It took a really long time to cook to the point where it could easily be shredded, probably due to being a bone-in roast. At the end I had to go through and pick out all the fat and try to skim the sauce. The amount of fat truly disgusted me and I had a hard time enjoying the meat because of it. However, it did have a good flavor in the end and my family enjoyed it, so I would make it again, but next time trim off the majority of the fat beforehand. This would be a great pot luck dish with these adjustments.
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Caramel Shortbread Squares

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2011
These are unbelievable! Even better than my mother's! I made them for a party, and doubled the recipe, but I wish I'd kept a few for our family because they were irresistible! It's a time-consuming process, but well worth it if you want something a little bit special.
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Apple Squares

Reviewed: May 23, 2011
This was a HUGE hit in my house. I took the advice of previous reviewers and used one whole Granny Smith apple (peeled, which is not stipulated in the recipe), and reduced the cinnamon sugar by half, and it was plenty. I might use a little less apple next time as the texture was slightly too soft, but none the less delicious! Best served warm with vanilla ice cream!
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Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
Just made this for the first time this evening, and it was very good. I would definitely make it again. Due to rain, I cooked it in the oven at 300 as suggested by another reviewer, but would give it a try on the grill next time. The spice rub was incredible and gave the pork a wonderful flavor. I dialed back the chili powder to 1 tsp which was just right for my 5-year-old. However I thought the glaze was way too sweet and I don't think I would bother with it next time. Between the preserves and the BBQ sauce, there is a LOT of sugar in that glaze. The rub gives the pork plenty of flavor, nothing more is necessary.
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Spiced Raisin Mini Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
These are pretty good! I'm always looking for new muffin recipes for my 4 boys in the morning, and for my son's preschool snacks. I did half whole wheat flour in these, but I think that might have been a little too much. Maybe just 1/4 next time. I soaked the raisins in the wet ingredients to plump them up before adding to the dry ingredients, I think this helps. Nice recipe, lends itself well to minor adjustments for a healthier version.
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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
I thought this was just ok. I added some leftover roast chicken to make it more filling. It was definitely a little too cumin-y, and lacking a certain something, but I'm not sure what. It needed a greater depth of spices, maybe some chili powder or something? I may try it again and tweak it a bit.
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Peanutty Pork Kabobs

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
I make this all the time and it's really popular with everyone! But I don't usually make it as kabobs - I just save half the marinade to use as sauce, marinate the pork in the rest and then fry it on the stovetop with some onions and peppers, add the remaining sauce and serve over rice. Simple and really tasty! I sometimes omit the chili flakes to make it more appealing to the kids.
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Curried Zucchini Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
I love this. I often make curried butternut squash soup, and this recipe seemed like a nice summer version of the same kind of thing. Based on previous reviews, I doubled the curry (paste, not powder) and added a couple of shakes of chili flakes. It was hot! But I like hot, so that's fine with me. I used half zucchini and half summer squash, since that's what I had, and also threw some leftover mashed sweet potato and roast white potato. And a clove of garlic. I used homemade chicken stock. YUM! Will definitely make again.
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White Bean Fennel Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
I thought this was a good recipe which just needed a little tweaking. I added one minced clove of garlic with the onion and fennel, and used just 3 cups of homemade chicken broth instead of 5. The recipe did not call for any salt, but to be honest I found it quite bland without, so I did add some to taste. Also, I had some chard to use up, so I added that instead of the spinach. This soup was hearty enough to have as a full meal with just some bread to accompany. I appreciated that it was not a heavy, creamy soup or one that used a lot of potato to thicken. I enjoyed it a lot and would make again.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
This was FANTASTIC! I followed the recipe exactly and we couldn't get enough!
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Grilled Delmonico Steaks

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
This is a great marinade recipe. It has quite a lot of ingredients, but using a blender helps speed things up. I prefer to use HP Sauce rather than steak sauce, which is a little too vinegary for me.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2010
My family LOVED these muffins. I thought they were good, but I didn't need the streusel topping really - it was way too sweet, and there was too much of it for my taste. I would make the muffins again without the topping.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2010
I also appreciated that this recipe was not one of the many that relies on the canned soup, but for some reason I felt that there was not enough sauce for my casserole. It seemed a little on the dry side, although I used the exact amount of tuna, noodles and veggies (subbed zucchini for the mushrooms). I don't know if I did something wrong, but next time I will definitely increase the sauce ingredients. Also, I wasn't sure what to use as a "medium" baking dish. An 8"x8" seemed to be a little too small, but I doubt if there is enough filling for a 9"x13". In the end I filled an 8"x8" and had enough leftover for a gratin dish, which I froze for another time. It's a very flexible recipe though, and I will use it again.
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Irish Bannock

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2010
It doesn't get better than this! Incredibly easy and delicious - something you can easily throw together at a moment's notice. I soaked the currents in hot water before adding them to the batter, and also skipped the kneading step. The bread turned out perfectly, with a gorgeous texture and just-right level of sweetness. My kids loved it toasted for breakfast!
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Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
Very good! I rubbed the beef with mustard powder as well as garlic powder, salt and pepper and the flavor was good. I didn't get much drippings from my beef unfortunately, but used some canola oil to make up the difference for the yorkies. They rose perfectly and tasted great with the beef and gravy! Very impressive!
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
I made this for my mother-in-law, as it's her favorite dessert. She loved it! I made the changes suggested by most reviewers (one less egg, 2 cans of s/c milk), and used Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice as I couldn't find fresh key limes. This was incredibly easy and delicious!
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
I LOVE gingerbread and couldn't wait to give this a try. I didn't have quite enough molasses for the recipe, but I think the full amount would be WAY too much - the molasses flavor was a bit strong. I really enjoyed the gingerbread though. It seems to be an acquired taste, as none of my family or friends wanted to try it!
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Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
My husband really enjoyed this meatloaf and would have given it 5* - I took one star off because I felt the steak sauce flavor was too strong for my liking. I made it as written, including sifting out the soup and adding only the onion flakes from the packaged soup. Next time I will probably just make it with fresh onions though. Great tip from a previous reviewer to put slices of bread underneath to soak up the grease - I will always do this for meatloaf from now on!
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French Toast Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
This was very good, we had it for breakfast on Christmas morning. I used about 3/4 of a Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Swirl loaf and only used 3 eggs due to the other reviews that said it was too "eggy". It only took about 30 mins in my oven. Served it with maple syrup and a side of sausage, and it was delicious.
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