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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2013
I like things mildly spicy hot but not overly so, thus I reduced the hot pepper sauce to 1/2 cup, omitted the cayenne pepper, and substituted cheddar for the pepper Jack cheese. For me, this gave it just the right amount of heat without being overpowering. (I went to a party recently where Buffalo Chicken Dip was served, and it was so intensely hot that people were coughing & gulping something to drink after the first bite.) Being allergic to blue cheese, I subbed ranch for the blue cheese dressing and omitted the crumbled blue cheese. Hubby loved it and I did also, so I will keep this recipe on file.
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Keon's Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2012
Do NOT add cubed potatoes & sweet potatoes as some reviewers have suggested. While it sounded like a good idea, these did not cook in the allotted time and were raw & crunchy. Had to fish them out of the sauce before serving! If you wish to add these, pre-boil them and then add at the end. I reduced the cayenne to 1/2 tsp. per previous comments and it was still quite spicy! Next time I'll reduce to perhaps 1/3 tsp. This makes a lot of sauce, so double the peas, which adds some more color to this colorless dish! Also added 1 Tb. sugar.
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
Both hubby and I loved it! I added a chopped onion and cooked it along with the sausage and garlic. Also substituted kale for the spinach, and added the kale in Step 1 along with the tomatoes and carrots. Also added a few cubed potatoes and 2 cups chicken broth. Delicious!
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Daria's Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
Unfortunately, even though I incorporated all the suggestions from other reviewers, this still lacked flavor. I doubled the amount of onion, but the onion needs to be sauteed before putting in the slow cooker because it came out crunchy. I used golden mushroom soup like others suggested, and I doubled the amount of wine (and used red instead of white). I tripled the worchestershire sauce and garlic. I used beef stew meat and seaoned salt, and I used 8 oz. of sour cream and added 4 oz. of cream cheese during the last hour of cooking per others' suggestions. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Still it lacked flavor and the meat was bland.
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Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
I used 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips instead of the chopped chocolate and also added the optional 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. I tried it warm but it really was much better after it chilled. Good but not as good as regular tapioca pudding in my opinion, even though I do like chocolate.
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Authentic Green Goddess Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2012
After falling in love with Green Goddess dressing at a local restaurant, I decided to find a recipe for it. The restaurant's version was very green and bursting with fresh flavors. This recipe made a weak-colored dressing with no depth of flavor. It was very bland. If I hadn't reduced the anchovy paste down to only 1 tsp., it would have been far too "anchovy-y". So I searched again and found another recipe from a famous television chef which contained lots of fresh basil, twice the green onion, fresh garlic, and used sour cream instead of creme fraiche (a much more economical and easier-to-find substitution). It was bursting with flavor and color, and very closely resembled the dressing that I fell in love with at the restaurant. This recipe is lacking ingredients needed to bring it from dull and bland, both in flavor and color.
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Mom's Smoked Oyster Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Very salty and too much sage. The smoked oyster flavor is fairly subtle in this. Easy but I won't be making it again.
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Favorite Mexicorn Chip Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
Was a bit bland in taste and unappealing to the eye. Ingredients MUST be drained well or you'll end up with a watery-looking dip, making iteven more unattractive. I used 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup mayo, and doubled the cheese but it still needs something to boost the flavor... garlic? chopped green onions?
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Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
Excited by all the great reviews, I couldn't wait to try this. Although it was good, with every mouthful I tasted a "chemical" taste. Knowing it had to be the dry leek soup mix, I checked its ingredients. It contains chemicals like sulfites, monosodium glutamate, disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate. Many people have adverse reactions to sulfites and MSG. As someone who tries to eat a healthy, natural diet and avoid chemicals as much as possible, I will make my clam chowder from scratch and not use this recipe anymore. Just couldn't get past the underlying chemical taste this had.
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Mexican White Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
I've had Mexican white dip with tortilla chips in both Hampton Roads, Va. and in Maryland. This is definitely not it. Too much oregano (it's supposed to be Mexican, not Italian!) and the restaurant white dips I've had are thicker and very white - thus the second time I made this (trying to get it closer to the restaurants' versions), I reduced the milk to 1/4 cup, omitted the cumin which the very-white restaurant versions obviously don't have, and reduced the oregano to 1 tsp. The first version was far too spicy hot so I reduced the red pepper flakes down to 1 tsp. My 2nd version was much better but still not like the restaurants' dip. The Miracle Whip flavor is too intense, so in my next attempt I'm going to use 1 cup Miracle Whip and 1 cup sour cream to see if that helps. (I love the restaurant version and really want to get the recipe as similar as possible.) The recipe was a starting point but needs more work. This recipe makes a ton so you may wish to half it. It can be served with tortilla chips or small pretzel squares.
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Hot and Sweet Ginger Drink

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
So easy and delicious! I only used 1/2 cup brown sugar and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Latin-Inspired Spicy Cream Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
Hubby really enjoyed this. I used an 8 oz. block of cream cheese and substituted boneless thighs for the breasts and frozen (thawed) corn instead of canned. Next time I will add even more cilantro. I shredded the chicken before serving. The day it was made I thought it was good, but it definitely tasted better the next day. It filled my crockpot to the brim.
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Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
Deliciously different tomato and cucumber salad! To simplify it, I used a 4.3 oz. bag of real bacon bits instead of cooking bacon and crumbling it. Of course, I didn't have the 1 T. of bacon drippings to add but that just made the dish healthier. Omitted the cumin. Reminded me of a BLT with the mayo, tomato, and bacon flavors. Just be sure to de-seed the tomatoes and drain off as much liquid as possible before adding to the salad to minimize the wateriness of the dressing.
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Mom's Black-Eyed Peas

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
This is delicious and filling. However, it had a lot of meat in comparison to the black-eyed peas, even though I decreased the meat down to 2 lbs. I think an extra package of black-eyed peas could be added since this is called Mom's Black-Eyed Peas" and not "Mom's Beef with Black-Eyed Peas". The butter is the key to this tasty dish!
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Maria's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2011
Quick, easy, refreshing salad. Would be good with a Mexican meal. Hubby even loved it! Since I was using local, organic cukes (and not the grocery store cukes with the wax coating) I opted not to peel the cukes because there are nutrients and fiber in the peel. However, I must say that it would have been better if I had peeled the cukes as directed.
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Hot Pizza Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
Made this for New Year's Eve. Flavor was alright but both hubby and I didn't think this was a keeper. It was fatty and heavy. (I did microwave the pepperoni on absorbent paper towels for about 20 seconds to release some of the orange grease but it was still fatty and heavy, due to the 3 cheeses and pepperoni.) Serving it with Tostito scoops even made it seem greasier/heavier. Preferred pita chips with it due to that reason.
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Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2010
I had a very large turkey carcass, so I needed more than 8 cups of water to cover it. Perhaps that was the reason that the broth itself didn't have much flavor, or maybe more cardamom pods, cloves, star anise pods, ginger, fennel and cordiander seeds are needed? I feel that I could have omitted the turkey carcass and the boiling for 2 hours and just used a carton of chicken broth since the flavor of the spices was so very subtle in the broth.
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Heavenly Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2010
Made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. There is enough crunch from the water chestnuts and almonds so I omitted the celery. I had some shortly after I made it, and the water chestnuts distinctly tasted like the lemon juice. However, when I had some the next day, all the flavors had melded together perfectly and it was awesome! (I didn't add the grapes when I made it because I've done this before to other chicken salads and it makes it a bit watery and unattractive. So I just add in some grapes right before I serve it.) This chicken salad is much better the next day. Thanks for posting the recipe!
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
Hubby liked it but said it was not a keeper. I concur, nice to try but not something I'd want to make again.
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Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
I went to a country-style buffet in Gloucester, Va. where this was served. I had never had anything other than the New England or Manhattan styles. I loved this different style and went searching for a recipe, and Allrecipes did not let me down. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, ODella! I used mostly clam juice but did supplement with some chicken broth. Because I like a thick chowder, I did reduce the clam juice/broth by probably one quart. I first fried the bacon til done, then removed it and sauteed the onion, celery and carrots in the bacon grease, then proceeded according to the recipe. The restaurant I went to had what appeared to be a strip of fat-back floating in the chowder (bacon grease and fat back are a southern thing!) but I didn't use the fat back. Tastes even better the next day.
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