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Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2004
Marinated my chicken in McCormicks's Ginger Teriyaki, and grilled. I think I can pass on the cellophane noodles as they add nothing for me but I might try chow mein noodles next time. The dressing was surprisingly good for what is very few ingredients. I have a recipe for the Wendy's Sesame dressing that is excellent, but it takes dribs and drabs of about 20 different ingredients, so this was nice for the simplicity factor. It was a good experiment for a very warm January day.
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Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2004
I thought this was an excellent recipe. So did all of my kids. I thought the dough was going to be too tight to do much rising but it did fine. I got three 12" thin crusts out of this instead of 2 but I wanted really thin crusts. It stood up well to all of the toppings and had an excellent flavor and texture. Thanks for sharing an excellent recipe!
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Hot German Potato Salad III

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2004
I liked this alot. It was a nice balance and the bacon made it yummy. I made double dressing since I had extra potatoes and it worked excellent. There were no leftovers.
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Homemade Buttercrunch Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2003
This was easy to make and it tastes great. I used semi-sweet chips because it is what I have and it turned out very tasty. We might think I've wrecked the recipe if I go to milk chocolate next time. I've made this again to have on the munchie table for Christmas dinner so it has to be good. Thanks for an easy recipe!
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Filipino Lumpia

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
This was delicious, I confess to a small modification. I added about double the cabbage and then I added about 2 tbsps of sugar to the filling. It didn't sweeten it so much as smooth out the flavors. Lumpia wrappers are time consuming to separate, but very tasty. I have made this several times and keep getting happier with my efforts. I substituted chicken for the pork and wonton wrappers for the lumpia wrappers once and they were still good. My 3 year old must have an asbestos mouth, because she grabs them up as fast as she can get her hands on them and they disappear. This has already become a favorite around here. Thanks Christina!
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Killer Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2003
I have come to the conclusion that the best recipes are also sometimes the simplest. This is an excellent recipe. Easy to make and tastes wonderful. I did find that the cake needed double the baking time and I put a large pan of hot water on the bottom rack to humidify the oven. Make sure to bake it in the middle of the oven to slow browning. The other reviews were right, the crust had too much butter for me. But this was so good that my 3 year old took off with mine, ate every bite and she's not much for any kind of cake. Thanks for sharing a tasty recipe!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2003
I'm not a fan of baked chicken, so I thought I'd try this and see if I liked it. I did. I actually used the rotissery in my toaster oven, and I got an excellent chicken out of it. Two, really. I roasted two of the smallest chickens, not actually classified as Cornish game hens, that I could find. I didn't plan far enough ahead to refrigerate, just stuck them on the spit with one small whole onion for each chicken and let them twist in the heat. I did cut the cayenne in half. This will join the rotation at my house. Thanks for sharing, Sue!
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Real Italian Calzones

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2005
I made the filling with mozarella cheese and McCormick's Pizza Seasoning Grinder and pepperoni. It was delicious. 5 of us ate all of it and would have eaten more, so I'm not sure why others had too much and we could have easily eaten more. We're pigs I guess. I made Exquisite pizza sauce from this site to go with it. I had doubters, as I usually make calzones with everything on the inside but I know that I prefer this now and they might as well get used to it since I'm the one cooking and you get what the cook likes around here. This was excellent and we'll be adding it to the rotation. Thanks!
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Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
I made this for dinner tonight. They were a huge hit. I made a few minor changes. I used dried minced onion instead of fresh. I added a diced green pepper- just because I had it. I used white vinegar instead of cider vinegar- because I think cider vinegar tastes like rotten apples and I used 1/2 teaspoon each of oregano and basil instead of Italian seasoning, again, because that is what I had. Very minor changes to suit my tastes and items on hand. I'll be using this recipe again. Any recipe that my family eats until there are no leftovers, is a keeper in my book, and that is what happened tonight, no leftovers!
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White Chili with Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2010
I made this for dinner tonight. I was looking for something new and different to go along with quick and easy. This was delicious. Made a few changes after reading the reviews, nothing major. Boiled my chicken breasts with soup base and several bay leaves til they were tender and chopped. Added 4 cans of beans- because we like them. Put everything in the pot at the same time after sweating the onions and garlic, and simmered for 20 minutes. At the last minute added half a can of diced tomatoes with green chilis and a can of corn niblets. Skipped the cornstarch, it was tight enough without it. Topped mine with mexican crema. This was gooood! The only thing that could make this better would be cold weather!
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Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I found this recipe several years ago, and have been using it ever since. It isn't Christmas without it. It does take a little time, but it is well worth it. The finished product is a crispy foam that is delicious. I do add 1 t of vanilla when I add the baking soda, but other than that, the recipe is perfect. I have made cashew brittle with this recipe, they were already roasted so I just waited for the syrup to be very close to the right brown and added them at the end. If you work fast, you can spread the brittle once it is on the cookie sheet, for a minute or two it will continue to foam. Just remember that it is napalm at that point, and treat it as such. Even after it is too cool to spread, you can get a burn that feels like it will never quit. This recipe is the one sweet recipe that I get requests for at Christmas. Off to the kitchen now to make some for New Years!
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Spicy Shredded Beef

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2009
I made this for dinner tonight. I get tired of the same old things but my kids don't always like to have me monkey with the tried and true. This was excellent. I used stewed tomatoes so they had bell peppers and onions in them or I would have added them. I prefer spicey to hot, but I did add a healthy dose of black pepper and I thought this was excellent as is. Rotel would add nice heat. I used an eye of round roast that I cubed. It is very lean and can be tough, but after a couple of hours simmering, I didn't need a fork to shred it. Used the back of a wooden spoon and it broke apart. Allowed it to simmer with the lid off for a few minutes and I had a multipurpose filling. Delish!
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A Plus Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2005
This cake was excellent. I left the carrots as coarse as the coconut and it was really good. My daughter said she had never had carrot cake that had carrots that you could see before. I left out the raisins since it would have been a fight to get anybody to try it if I put them in and I used pecans instead of walnuts. I'll make this again.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2006
I made this when I was looking for something new and different. It is excellent. My kids are not crazy about a traditional stroganoff, so I thought this might work better since there is no sour cream and no beef. First, it smells wonderful, I added a second envelope of dressing mix, however, it also made it a little salty. I think this could be fixed by adding the second envelope to the soup instead of the chicken since only the chicken was salty not the sauce. I also added two cans of soup thinned with 1/2 c.milk since we like sauce, and I served it over penne. I'm going to make this again today since it has been a couple of weeks since we tried it the first time. I see this as a regular in our rotation.
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Homemade Smoked Almonds

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
I had never eaten smoked almonds so when I ran across a candy recipe that called for them, I went to buy them. Shortly thereafter I was looking for a more cost effective alternative. These are delicious. The one thing that I did differently was to NOT toast the almonds first. I just thought that 30 minutes at 300 degrees was plenty and I was satisfied with the end product. These were easy to make and took about two minutes to prepare for the oven since I left out the first toasting. I'll be making them again since it is the season for baking and candy making! Thanks for sharing a tasty recipe!
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Cheese Wafers

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2000
I'm in the middle of this recipe and there is no dough to form. Too dry. I'm working on it.
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Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2010
I've made caramel this way for many years. It is delicious! A couple of hints: Don't use sweetened condensed milk with a pull tab top, think old school. The lids on these cans are already weak for easy opening. Use a BIG kettle of water. Fold an old dishrag and place under the can while boiling, or something else to lift the can off the bottom of the pot. You don't have to use a rolling boil, a simmer or a little bigger than that will do. 3 hours is a minimum for a spoonable caramel, longer makes a thicker, darker caramel. I'd guess that the reviewer that got the butterscotch flavor needed to leave it to boil a while longer. But hey, I like butterscotch, too. Allow the can to cool in the pot with the water. I wouldn't handle it until it is cool. Plus, who wants to handle a gallon of boiling water and a hot can of lava! This is WAY better than the dip you can buy for apples! My grandmother's name was Marie. She cooked for 8 kids. If she gave me a recipe, I knew it was tried and true!
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Chocolate Icebox Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2002
Yum! This worked out excellent! Solved my chocolate need for the next couple of days. This one is a keeper and I'm afraid I'll be making it quite often!
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Italian Meatball Sandwich Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2002
I have made this several times with varying degrees of success. However, I think I've tweaked it to our liking by being skimpy with the sauce and skipping the extra water and garlic. I've used all kinds of bread, French works well, too and heat and serve bread sticks slice into bite sized pieces nicely. The meatballs are good, and I'm not always crazy about meatballs. But the cream cheese mixture is what makes this so yummy! This is an excellent recipe!
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Southern Moon Pies

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2005
These turned out excellent. Having said that, I must also say that they are not moon pies as I know them. A moon pie is two flat cakes that sandwich a layer of marshmallow and is coated in chocolate like coating. Also delicious.And when you bite it the marshmallow is tough and strings a little. This is more like a Whoopie pie. Tender and cake-like and the filling is tender too. I'll be adding this to my collection and using it. I don't see any reason why you couldn't use cool whip as a filling or maybe even strawberry jam or whatever you like with chocolate that would spread easily. Delicious!
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