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Deep-Fried Turkey Marinade

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
We made this for Thanksgiving for my entire "traditional is the only was to go" family. The only reason that this rub received less than 5 stars is because it served more as a coating vs. a rub that seasoned the turkey. As a coating, it was very tasty - and shockingly NOT peppery (have to be honest, we were terrified at the amount of pepper in this recipe). We have fried over 10 turkeys and this is probably the best coating. The only suggestion that I would make is that next time (and there will be a next time with this coating) is that some Italian Dressing should be injected into the turkey. And the reaction from my tradition-loving family? They loved it!!
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Absolutely Sinful Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
I gave this recipe 3 stars even though I do not plan on making it again. It tastes good (very cakey) but it is not a good cookie-jar cookie. What others say is true, it is like a cross between a cookie and a brownie - not necessarily a bad thing but these seemed to take on the brownie softness, retaining the stickiness and slight limpness of a brownie. Even after completely cool, they were still not very firm and perky and stuck to each other when I tried to stack them in the cookie-jar. Again, they are good tasting but they are not going to be pretty as we make our way down the pile in the jar since they are sure to have cookie bits stuck to the slightly sticky tops and be limply falling onto the napkin after the first bite.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
Knowing that husband hates any and all things from the slow cooker, I begrudgingly picked this recipe. I needed something cooking while we were out all day so we could eat at a reasonable hour when we returned. I read the reviews and it sounded non-offensive enough. Like other reviewers, I used 1 can Cream of Chicken and 1 can Cream of Celery. I also used chicken broth (actually boullion) instead of just plain water. Also following another reviewer's advice, I decided to venture out and make my own dumplings (although the refridgerated biscuits didn't sound half bad.) Early this morning, I threw everything, except the dumplings, into the slow cooker, put it on Low, and left. Much later that day, we all returned home and I then added the dumplings (Herbed Dumplings, also from this site), turned it to High, and about 45 minutes later, we all sat down. Shockingly, after much whining from my husband about the impending "disgusting" meal, he actually said that it wasn't all that bad (translation: it must be good considering it was made in a slow cooker!!!). I have to say that even my 3, 5, and 7 year old ate it. Definately falls in the catagory of "comfort food" so next time, I'll save it for a nice, snowy evening - but amazingly, my husband agreed that there would be a "next time"!
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Herbed Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2007
These were very tasty - especially paired up with Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings, as I did). The only reason that I gave it 4 stars is that, following other's advice, I did significantly reduce the amount of seasonings. I halfed them but next time, might even go a bit less on them (except the salt - that seemed appropriate at just halfed). Overall though, I was amazingly impressed with this recipe - and myself, being the first time I've ever made homemade dumplings.
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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2007
Jeepy creepies these cookies are good!! Speaking as someone a bit cookie-challenged, it did take a bit for me to get the technique down - using enough dough so the caramel didn't seep out during baking, sticky dough (refridgerating really well is definately the key), but even the "mistakes" are yummy. Next time I make these - and trust me, there WILL be a next time, I will take the advice of a previous reviewer and smush the caramels (I used Rolos) slightly so the fill the cookie a little better - instead of being one yummy surprise right in the middle. Gotta go - all this talk about the cookies is making me want ANOTHER one!!!
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Oven Brown Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
I broke my own cardinal rule with this recipe - I was in such a hurry while making it, I didn't read the reviews beforehand. Thankfully, I did read them while it was cooking - hence the high rating. I did give it 5 stars because it was rather tasty, although, after the recommended cooking time, my chicken was ready, my rice was still super watery. I popped it in the microwave for 8 minutes and that seemed to complete the cooking process. I was a bit salty (as others had mentioned) but not horribly so (the only change that I made was that I used Low Sodium Chicken Broth because it was the only thing in the house). In the future, I will allow the extra cooking time and I think that I will reduce the sodium by diluting the broth with water. Was interesting cooking rice in the oven - prior to this, I had only done it stovetop.
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Marinade for Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2007
It was 5:03 pm when I remembered that I had chicken in the fridge that I had to use tonight. Between finding the recipe, preparing all of the ingredients, pounding the chicken a little flatter (these were some chubby chicken breasts), it obviously didn't leave a whole lot of marinade-time. The chicken sat in the sauce for about 20 minutes and even still, it was good - not blow-a-gasket-mind-boggling-good but the potential was definitely there. With a few hours (or overnight as others suggested) I can really see this marinade seaping into the chicken and tasting super yummy scrumptious. This is one that I will absolutely make again.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2007
This recipe way okay (hence the 3 stars) - not spectacular, not offensive. I was a little curious with so much curry required, how so many reviewers said that it was bland. Well - it's true. I didn't have a soupiness problem (I did drain the tomatoes and didn't add the tomato sauce) and it was nicely juicy to complement the rice. The flavor, however, was definately lacking. I had to add salt, more garlic salt, additional pepper, and a whole bunch of red pepper (and I'm cooking for a picky husband, a 7 year old, a 5 year old, and a 3 year old). We're not spicey-food people. With some tweaking, this recipe could be upped a star but with so many other yummerific options on this site, it didn't impress us enough that I'll spend the time trying to perfect a mediocure dish.
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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2007
This recipe was picked because I had all of the ingredients in the pantry, it had a relatively high number of previous raters giving it 4s and 5s, and I had about 10 minutes to throw together an "asian sauce" (right about what this sauce sounded like it would require). I did make some of the recommended changes from previous raters - I changed the sugar to 1/2 c, added 1/4 c brown sugar, substituted pineapple juice in place of water, mixed it with the ketchup so the ketchup would dissolve, and threw in some diced pineapple at the end. For the whopping 5 minute prep time and 5ish minute cook time, this sauce was amazingly good. It thickened up nicely and was the perfect complement to the food. Definitely earned all 5 of those stars.
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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
I suspected what I was in for when I opened the container to taste test the egg salad after it had "brewed" in the fridge for a few hours. I followed the recipe to the letter and I usually agree with most raters but this is WAY WAY too oniony. I can't taste anything except a lot of onion with a subtle hint of dill. There is no egg taste whatsoever in this egg salad.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2007
What yum-alicious cookies! They are a bit sweet but I'm only blaming myself for overindulging on them (they were so good I couldn't stop myself from eating 4 of them). I followed the advice of previous posters and used 1c white sugar and 1/2c brown sugar but did not up the cocoa as others had suggested. These cookies are definitely keepers.
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Amazing Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2007
This is truth in advertising calling this "amazing". I did make 1 change - I used a bag of Sargento's shredded mozzarella with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil only because that's what I happened to have in the house. Next time, if I just have regular mozzarella, I'm definitely adding some basil. Served over plain ol' medium sized shells, it was yummy!!!!!!
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2007
Instead of number of stars, I should be able to rate a recipe by the number of complaints that I get from my 7, 5, and 3 year olds. This is a record breaking chicken dish because it not only did not elicit a single complaint from my children, my painfully picky 3 year old cleaned her plate and asked for more!!!! I made the recipe just as written (minus the pine nuts) and didn't have a problem with sogginess on the bottom. I do agree that pounding the chicken flat is key. What a yummy meal and how uncharacteristically gratifying to cook for my children for once!!!!!!!
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Tartar Sauce I

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2007
Who knew *this* was all there was to tartar sauce?! How quick and easy!!
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Easy Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2007
Not bad but far from spectacular. Followed recipe exactly. Wanted to like it and expected too since it was so highly rated but I think I'll keep looking for a better tilapia recipe.
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Tasty Tuna Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
This wasn't bad. If I could have, I would have given this a solid 3.5 stars. I didn't have a problem with the burgers being mushy inside (I did take earlier advice and made the patties on the thinnish side). The taste wasn't bad but I don't think it makes the regular rotation. I'll keep the recipe but will only use it on occasion when I'm in the mood for tuna but not a tuna salad or casserole. Can't rave about it but can't complain.
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Amish Yumazuti

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2007
Not eye-popping spectacular but an excellent stand-by when you have ground beef that needs to be used. I didn't even tell my husband about the earlier reviewer's comparisons to Hamburger Helper and it was the first thing that he said that it was like. In it's defense, it is like Hamburger Helper in that it is ground beef and egg noodles mixed but it is much tastier and a mere fraction of the sodium (not to mention the preservatives and whatever else is lurking in Hamburger Helper). I made the recipe as it is written (minus the celery because I didn't have any) and 2cups of cheddar (we may have a cheese addiction in my home). Good comfort food and like I mentioned earlier, a nice reliable, stand-by meal when you have the ingredients.
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Gob Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2007
I'm not sure that I'm entitled to rate this recipe because of the extensive changes that I made. I was originally going for a whoopie pie recipe which led me to gob cakes (a name apparently limited to PA borders since I'm in MD and have never heard it called by that name). This recipe sounded the best of the gob cake/whoopie pie selection. One thing I didn't take into account was that this was a "cake" so after mixing it, it was way too runny to be used for individual whoopie pies. I added an additional 1 - 1 1/2 cups of flour (I didn't measure, I just kept adding until the consistency was right). For the icing, I used a previous reviewers recipe of 3c powdered sugar, 1/3c butter, 1t vanilla, and 1-2T milk just because the butter and shortening in icing sounded too greasy for me. Overall, the whoopie/gob pies were very good and snack time after school for my 3 children was silent (they were too busy devouring the pies to talk).
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Cheeseburger Soup I

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2007
This is a revised review....originally I gave this 2 stars because I found it somewhat greasy which just made the whole texture/consistency kind of unappealing. It wasn't creamy at all. The cheesey mixture just sat in a pool of grease that wouldn't mix in with the other liquid no matter how much I stirred. In all fairness....today is day 2. I just went to have some and had to skim the top of all of the chicken fat that had congealed. After I did that, I heated it up and it was 1000% better. Apparently in my attempt to be a "real" cook (which obviously does not come naturally) I used actual chicken stock (as opposed to a can - my norm). Stick with the canned stock, there's too much fat in the real deal.
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Mint Juleps

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2007
I'm not sure if I'm fairly rating this recipe because it may well be fantastic considering what it's supposed to be but....wowsa was this strong!!! No matter how much I tried to dilute it, I kept flashing back to my college days. I just couldn't drink this, nor could my husband who has a WAY WAY higher tolerance than me for alcohol. Too strong!!!!!!!!
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