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Ginger Steak

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
My husband and I loved this one! I used two small-ish tri-tip steaks. I substituted fresh, chopped gingerroot and garlic cloves and marinaded the steaks for about an hour. I hadn't cooked steaks in a long time (indoors) but this recipe might just bring me back around to beef under the broiler.
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Kathy's Delicious Whole Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
Talk about fall off the bone! I used a 3 lb chicken and will cook it for less time in the future. I substituted lime juice for the lemon (didn't have lemon), increased the garlic, added onion powder & pepper and decreased the olive oil, as suggested. Instead of removing the skin completely, I loosed it all around the breast and back and marinated the chicken inside the crock for about an hour before I turned it on. I also turned the chicken a few times while cooking. It came out super tender and flavorful. I made cocnut rice and green beans to go with. Yummy!
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Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2008
I made the yellow cake, with a little bit of cinnamon added for extra flavor. This is a great tasting cake, but it fell in the middle, just like for some of the other cooks. My oven stinks (seems like it cooks at a diff. temp every time I turn it on!), so it could be that. I did beat it a little bit longer to add air for "lightness" but just got a crumbly texture. Next time I'll try the water bath when I cook it.
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Meatball Sandwich

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
These sandwiches were awesome! I made the 24 smaller size balls and cooked them on the stovetop in a large saute pan with a little bit of olive oil. I used 2 eggs and increased the garlic and parm cheese, and added blk pepper & onion powder. I always make my own sauce and poured it over the meatballs and let them simmer in it for about 15 min. I also added pepperoni slices to the mix and topped the sandwiches with shredded mozzarella instead of provalone. Great flavor, even the 4-yr old liked 'em!! UPDATE: These are just as good after being frozen and re-heated for leftovers. The kiddo actually asked for them, said he wants to eat them every night.
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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
Yummy, yummy! This is a great comfort food recipe. I used cream of celery with milk instead of water and increased the cheese (by a bunch!), using cheddar and mozzarella. My husband is not a fan of cheese in any form, and he loved this dish. I sliced the onion into rings and added blk pepper, a little bit of basil and finely chopped garlic (I never measure seasonings, so I don't know the exact qty). I will definitely be making this again when I have leftover ham.
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Buffalo Chicken Wings III

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
UPDATE: To cure the swimming in grease problem, try what I do: first, cook the wings on your broiler pan (or any other setup where the grease can drain off,like a cooling rack over a cookie sheet), then after dipping in the sauce, cook again on a foil-lined cookie sheet to save some messy clean-up. As you can see from the picture, they come out very crisp with absolutely no greasy mess. This was my first time making hot wings. They turned out so great I had to submit a picture! I followed Walt's suggestions from his review, using Frank's Buffalo wing sauce and exact tomato sauce meas. I also added a bit of honey, garlic and onion powder and doubled the chili powder. Next time I will make sure to have cayenne on hand to turn the heat up a little. 2-1/2 lbs of wings were gone in 20 min and there were only 3 of us eating them!
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Championship Chocolate Chip Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
These little guys are so rich and delicious! I am not a notoriously great baker (it's usually box mix all the way for me), but these came out so good! I didn't have 2 full cups of chips, so for the topping I added about 2 Tbsp of choc syrup to the mixture. Next time (and there WILL be a next time!) I'm going to try some peanut butter chips or the swirled chips. This is so much easier than making cookies and the yield is still about the same.
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Italian Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2008
SOOO tasty! My husband (Mr. Don't Try Anything New) said this is a keeper--make it again. I served this last week for company and got a rave review from all. Changes: no spinach, more garlic (always!), onions, crushed red pepper (spiced it up!), small shell pasta at the end, extra zucchini & carrots. I used sweet Italian turkey sausage and added an additional can of chicken broth (1-1/2 recipe) and served it with garlic/cheese bread. This is one of the most flavorful soups I've ever had. We ate it again last night as left-overs and I think it might have even been better than the first time! Thanks for the recipe AND the suggestions :-)
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Raisin Bread I

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
This is a super quick & easy recipe that smells great while cooking. It came out VERY dense and a little bit dry. Next time, I'll take the suggetion to add applesauce to the wet ingredients. I upped the cinnamon to 1-1/4 tsp, next time I'll try about 2 tsp, to try to get an actual cinnamon taste. This bread does toast well, though. I will make it again and hope for slightly different results.
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Creamy Kielbasa and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
This came out great, using some of the suggetions from others, I added sliced carrots w/the potatoes, froz corn & peas at the end, used cream of celery soup (w/milk, not water) and I also added crumbled bacon and shredded colby cheese at the end. I "sweated" the celery, onion and minced garlic (with a little oregano and basil) in a combo of olive & chili oils at the beginning, before adding the potatoes & broth. Great flavor and a nice change from the way I always make kielbasa.
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2008
Wow! This cake came out fabulous (see the photo, when published). I am not well-known for my baking abilities, but man this cake must be fool-proof! I soaked the raisins in 1 c. hot water + 2 Tbsp. fresh-squeezed orange juice; omitted the nuts; and I used 3-9" cake pans for a wonderfully tall layered cake. I was worried about the cake splitting when removing from pans, but these even withstood me handling them! I used orange food coloring in the cream cheese frosting between the layers and green food coloring for the shredded cocnut on the outside. Can't wait to eat it tomorrow! I'll update after tasting it--I have no doubts that it'll be delicious. UPDATE: What a hit! I'm glad I printed out this recipe, as I was asked for it by family members. Next time, I might try just two larger layers, or keep the cake refrigerated for a few hours before serving, as it got a little bit messy cutting 3 layers. Of course, it was 80+ degrees on Easter in Escondido. Kinda like Christmas weather around here :-)
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Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
We smoked our Easter ham, so putting the glaze on during cooking was a bit difficult. After trying (without much success) I decided to just save the glaze to serve with the ham at the table. Yummy! I doubled the recipe for an 8-1/2 lb ham and added 3 Tbsp of fresh squeezed orange juice and about 2 Tbsp of honey. This was an easy and delicious glaze.
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
This gets 5 stars because it was delicious and EASY!! What a perfect holiday side-dish and a great change from the regular ole green beans. As suggested, I switched the quantities of soy & vinegar and added just a bit of lemon juice (about 1 tsp to the doubled recipe), and omitted salt. I also pre-steamed the asparagus in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Since I doubled the recipe, I cooked it for about 15 min in a glass 10x15 dish. The asparagus came out tender-crisp and the sauce was flavorful and mild. Another 4-yr-old approved recipe--my kiddo actually tried asparagus for the first time!
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Baked Potato Salad II

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
This got great reviews from the family at Easter dinner. I wanted something different than mashed potatoes and I definitely found it! I used cubes of mozzarella cheese (hubby doesn't like cheddar or american), ranch dressing instead of mayo, and 9 good-sized potatoes. This was more than enough to feed 12 people. I will definitely make this again, even for everyday meals. It would probably even be good served cold.
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Bacon Baked Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
These came out good, but a little bit tangier than I prefer my baked beans. Next time I'll use less apple. I used onion soup mix instead of fresh onions and added a little bit of garlic powder. When these came out of the oven, I removed the bacon and stirred the beans, as there was a good amount of fat sitting on top. Maybe I didn't pre-cook the bacon long enough to remove enough of the fat? I'll try these again, but probably cook the bacon completely and crumble into the mix.
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Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2008
This was the first time that I've ever made the deviled eggs--usually it's mom. These tasted great and the kids loved 'em. I don't know that deviled eggs are really worth the trouble, but what else are you gonna do with Easter eggs?? Anyway, I used ranch dressing and colby/jack cheese with honey mustard, garlic, onion & chili powders. They really were yummy!
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
Woo-Hoo! Not only was this super quick and easy to make, but these were oh-so-tasty, too! I made a half-batch, cut them into small squares (thinking they would last longer-ha!) and the entire pan was gone in a day and a half. The only downside to this yummy recipe is that I ate about 1/2 the pan myself! I also melted the peanut butter with the choc chips and used boxed graham crumbs, so this was not gritty at all--tasted just like my favorite candy. Thanks :-)
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Orange Soya Sauce Marinated Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
This chicken had terrific flavor. I added a little fresh grated ginger (maybe 1/4 tsp?), blk pepper and about 1 tsp garlic powder (didn't have fresh). I don't measure seasonings very well, just sorta eyeball it. I marinaded this for about four hours, using boneless, skinless breasts. I put this in a glass dish with about 1/2 the marinade sauce and baked at 400 deg F for about 30 min (int temp 180 deg). This came out SUPER tender and juicy. I will definitely make this again, and probably try it with pork chops or tenderloin. The ginger really added a nice flavor. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
I made this as a half-batch and baked in a loaf pan for about 35 min. I used the butter/applesauce option and also traded the sour cream for vanilla yogurt, and used the 1/2 white, 1/2 brown sugar combo. I really liked the way this turned out--really good flavor and a moist, spongy texture. I'm not a fan of crumbly, dry coffee cake, so I will keep making it this way. Next time I think I'll add a drizzled icing. Thanks for all of the suggestions--you all are helping me become a better baker!
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Spicy Apricot Chicken Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
This is my recipe, so of course, I love it! Spiciness can be increased by adding more crushed red pepper and the chicken should be cut into about 1-1/2" x 1/2" strips (chunks). You can also use fresh veggies or pork for this recipe. Have fun!
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