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Four Cheese Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2013
White cheese sauce on white dishes? Please! I can't tell where the sauce ends, so I have to lick the whole plate. So unladylike. I was thrilled that I was able to skip the whole béchamel step with this recipe. This is a fool-proof cheese sauce that all your pasta-eating friends and family will love you for. I used whole milk, cream cheese, mozzarella, fontina and lastly, freshly grated Romano cheese. Nothing was measured, I just eyeballed the whole thing. I also tossed 2 minced garlic cloves into the pot, which gave it such a lovely boost, along with a little paprika, a pinch of cayenne and some salt and pepper. The only change I made to the process was to build the sauce with the 3 soft cheeses, holding the Romano until the very end. I added it just before serving, gave it a couple of quick turns with my whisk, and served it with Italian grilled chicken, bow tie pasta and a chopped salad. My sauce was very creamy and lusciously smooth. This was a company-worthy dinner that I will happily make again. HUGE hit. HUGE!
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Slow Cooker Risotto

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2013
I really didn't think my slow cooker would make good risotto, but color me impressed! I made 1/2 the recipe in a 2 quart cooker using fresh minced onions. Otherwise, I made it as written. At 1 hour, I gave it a quick stir, which likely wasn't necessary. At 1:45, it was ready. Sadly, the fish wasn't. 15 minutes and more chicken broth later, it was still a little thick, but I'm blaming myself. Aside from my timing issues, this made very good risotto, with flavors that were spot-on. It works better than my new Breville risotto maker, which I'll be returning tomorrow. This recipe saved me $130! Thanks. :)
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Fiesta Corn Tortilla Pizzas

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2013
This is my recipe and I must apologize for the stated 7-inch tortillas. I've no idea how that happened. I use the standard 5-6-inch ones available in most supermarkets. Do avoid tortillas marked "Thin" or "Extra Thin" because they usually won't stand up to the toppings. For a nice touch, drizzle taco sauce or thinned sour cream over the top. I use a narrow-tipped squeeze bottle.
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Easy Pizza Sauce I

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2013
Quick and easy, yes, but it needs more complexity. As written, it is much too watery. This was by far the thinnest sauce I've ever put on a pizza. After letting it sit for 4 hours, I found it much too acidic, so added 2 tsp brown sugar, which helped to mellow it and added another layer of flavor. I still prefer Exquisite Pizza Sauce, which takes only slightly more work, but tastes worlds better.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2013
Followed directions to the letter, baked on a pizza stone on the upper rack. I'm not sure why some reviewers complained it didn't cook through, I can only guess they had way too many wet toppings. It baked up well, but was much more like a French bread pizza than the light, airy crust we prefer, and it certainly wasn't thin. It definitely needs a longer rise, and perhaps a change to AP flour. As written, it's tough, too doughy/chewy, and just not a very appetizing crust. I'll stick with my day-before slow rise crust, it produces a thin crust that's light, crisp, and tender, with a wonderful crumb.
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Slow Cooker Wieners in Wiener BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2013
Great potluck food. For extra goodness, add 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey, and a 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke. Stupendous! I cut the hot dogs into 1" pieces and reduced cooking time. When they begin to swell, they're ready.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
This sauce is like Baby Bear, it's "just right"! I've made many, and most are too thin or too chunky. This sauce's combination of canned tomatoes and tomato paste yields the perfect consistency. I have to admit, I changed the recipe to use ingredients I had on hand. I used a 28oz can of San Marzano whole tomatoes, the tomato paste, about 1 tablespoon homemade Italian seasoning in place of the parsley/oregano, 3 cloves of garlic (because if some garlic is good, a lot is better), about 2 tablespoons dried minced onions, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and whoops!, didn't even realize it was supposed to have wine. I blended it all in my food processor and cooked it as directed. It was a bit too acidic for my taste, so I added about 1 teaspoon brown sugar. So let's say this recipe was my inspiration. The Dude said it was the best marinara he's ever had, and I have to agree. We like it better than Chef John's tomato sauce! Served over spicy beef & sausage ravioli, it was pasta perfection.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2013
Usually the top is the best part of a muffin. Not so with these wonderfully moist, delicious muffins; every bite is the best part! I made the recipe as written, adding a handful of chopped walnuts, just because. Everything is spot-on with this easy-as-pie recipe, I wouldn't change a single thing. Even this novice baker had no trouble. I took care to gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet, and was rewarded with moist, light muffins that released easily from their papers. Thanks, ABI_GODFREY. You rocked my breakfast!
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Caramelized Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
This is a good, solid recipe. It's great for a quick weeknight meal, but pretty enough for company, too. I made one small change that I regret because it muddied the sauce just a bit. I deglazed the steel pan I'd cooked the chicken in, and added the drippings (about 1T) to the sauce. This gave it a bit of a chicken gravy flavor. My mistake, as the brightness from the peppers was lost. I will be making this again, because it's so quick, easy and good. I might increase the peppers slightly or add a little cayenne. Maybe a little fresh parsley or cilantro to garnish. I say might, because of my mistake in deglazing the pan. I just couldn't stand letting all that lovely fond go to waste. Now I know why this is a 2-pan recipe! :) I'll post an update after I make it again. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Enchiladas

Reviewed: May 25, 2013
I mostly followed the recipe, but did make one change. I used enchilada sauce instead of Pace, because we hate Pace. I fried the corn tortillas briefly in oil, about 2-3 seconds per side. This makes them much easier to roll, and they don't absorb all the sauce. I added another 1/2 cup of cheese to the filling mix, because we love cheesy enchiladas. Adding extra cheese shouldn't count as a recipe change, it's an enhancement! This rates 5 stars with enchilada sauce instead of Pace, because it so very simple and delicious, with only a few ingredients. Enchiladas shouldn't be an all-day affair, after all. I only made 4 enchiladas, and will use the remainder of the filling tomorrow night, tossed with macaroni, I think. That should be yummy! **UPDATE** I used some of the leftover filling today for a burrito. Heat the filling, warm the tortilla, grate a little more cheddar. I used about 3T filling in a 10" tortilla, added a bit of cheese, then wrapped it carefully. The filling is much wetter than you'd normally want, but just don't overdo the filling and wrap carefully, it'll work fine. Beefy Burrito Perfection in under 5 minutes! It may even be better for burritos than for enchiladas. Seriously, it's that good.
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Easy Authentic Mexican Rice

Reviewed: May 25, 2013
We just didn't care for it, sorry. It's got about twice the amount of tomato sauce needed; it simply overpowers the rice, making it taste more like the boxed Spanish rice Mom used to make when I was a kid.
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Maria's Mexican Rice

Reviewed: May 25, 2013
Delicious! Perfect rice. There are many Mexican rice recipes out there. THIS is the one that's spot on to the best of the family-run restaurants I used to visit when I lived in San Diego. Really, if you want authentic Mexican rice, look no further, you've found it!
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Chef John's Creme Fraiche

Reviewed: May 25, 2013
If you haven't used sweetened whipped creme fraiche in place of whipped cream, you're missing the best dessert topping of your life! I lost my source of creme fraiche (TJ's) when we moved to Tampa. Thanks, Chef John, for showing me how to make it at home.
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Burger or Hot Dog Buns

Reviewed: May 23, 2013
Oh. My. Hot. Dogs! I'm a beginning baker. This is, literally, the 2nd bread I've made. I was pretty loose with the directions (because I hate precision) and they came out fantastic. EXACTLY like the fresh-baked buns from our local supermarket that hubs normally buys at $3 for 8 buns. I didn't use all the flour, because the dough seemed to be pulling away from the sides of the bowl. I think I left out the last cup. I added quite a bit back in during kneading, as in the video. All else is as written. First rise was 1.5 hours, the dough was nearly triple in size. Maybe it's because it's May in Tampa and the house is a bit warm, about 75º. I punched it down, shaped it into 16 hot dog rolls, let rise on a greased baking sheet for another 35-45 minutes, then baked. They were perfect at 12 minutes. After they cooled, I stored them in the fridge in ziplock bags. 15 seconds in the micro and 4 buns were soft and room temp, ready to go. Some of them aren't very pretty, and the size is anything but uniform, but don't judge. It's my 1st attempt, and hubs and I agree this is a winner. I'll get the shaping thing figured out! Oh, yeah, we're not buying buns ever again. I might brush the tops with milk or melted butter the next time, to get that golden glaze we love, but I swear it's not necessary.
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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: May 16, 2013
We were laying tile in our home all day, and I didn't want to cook dinner, so started this in the morning and cooked some curly noodles to go with it at dinnertime. I took note of other reviewers who commented on the saltiness and used Italian spices instead of the salad dressing. After tasting it, I thought it was still salty, so didn't salt the noodles during cooking. That took care of the salt problem. I didn't feel like making a salad, so I nuked some mixed veg and added them to the sauce. It is certainly easy and filling, but nothing to write home about. Hubs said it reminded him of chicken pot pie. I thought it tasted like dressed-up canned cream of chicken soup.
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Quick Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: May 2, 2013
5 Stars for re-purposing leftover buns, which is genius (why didn't *I* think of it?), and very tasty. -1 star for the basil, which didn't strike the right note for me. Next time I'll double the butter and use fresh parsley instead. That should elevate this lovely recipe to 5 stars. Still, simply brilliant, KYCooky, thanks!
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My Favorite Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2013
Finally, Sloppy Joes that are as easy to make as they are to eat! I admit I was skeptical, but it was a long day and I really didn't want to do all my usual prep work for Sloppy Joes. Alissa to the rescue! I made this exactly as written, and OMG, it was good. I admit to liberal sampling while I waited for the liquid to simmer down. I wouldn't change a thing, except perhaps adding some diced peppers next time. But really, that would just be showing off. The recipe was a hit as written, and in about an hour from now I'll clean the kitchen by licking the leftovers from the skillet!
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Fresh Tortilla Triangles

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2013
I've been making my own tortilla chips this way for almost 20 years. Everyone agrees, they're the best! I usually make these for a crowd, using 3-6 dozen tortillas. When they're done, I dump them into a paper grocery bag, add salt and shake, shake, shake! They're labor-intensive, for sure, but so very worth the effort. If making ahead, undercook them just a bit, then reheat on a baking sheet in a 300º oven for 10 minutes. One tip; add a small amount of salt and taste them with the salsa you'll be serving. Salty salsa + salty chips can be too much!
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Warm Chili Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2013
Junk food as it was meant to be! If you've ever had queso dip at Chili's, this is pretty much it. This has been my go to Fritos dip for many years. I sub fresh salsa for the picante or make the picante from scratch (don't like jarred salsas). Ro-Tel will also work, but it's not quite the same. It can be made in the microwave or on the stovetop, too, and its all good. Try it with Fritos or Tostitos Scoops, most tortilla chips won't stand up to it.
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