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Boeuf en Croute

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
I entered this recipe in our local state fair, and won first place in the cooking with beef competition! These tasted FABULOUS! That said, there were a couple of changes I had to make. First, cooking time. After cooking my test-batch 15 minutes in the oven and letting rest for 5-minutes or so, the steaks were blue in the center. Warm but raw. My second batch I cooked for an extra 5 minutes, for a total of 20 minutes in the oven, and after resting for 30-45 minutes (judging takes forever) they were perfect inside. So I recommend a longer cook time. Next, the wine reduction sauce was a little too basic for me, so I added in one cup of beef broth. The resulting sauce (I used a 2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel) complemented the steaks perfectly, and two judges specifically mentioned the sauce was perfect. We already plan on making this again next month for when my in-laws visit. Yummy!
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Mad Dogs

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2011
This was a childhood treat that my wife and I decided to splurge with. We pre-cooked the bacon a bit, and it came out of the oven crispy and delicious. Add a trail of mustdard down the slit with the cheese, and it just about reaches perfection.
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Amy's Sausage Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
This is a great-tasting recipe that is really very simple to make. The combination of pork sausage and apples is classic, and the cheddar cheese just makes it better. Be sure to use sharp cheddar... the flavor blends better than mild. I WILL be making this again. Thanks for the wonderful meal!
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Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
These are crunchy and VERY tasty. I increase the amount of cinnamon to AT LEAST two tsp... strong cinnamon flavor that doesn't swamp the pecan taste. I also modified the recipe for other flavors: orange, cherry, raspberry, butter, and rum, just to name a few. They taste GREAT!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
I made these with red velvet cake, cream cheese icing, and melted white chocolate chips with gel food coloring for the coating. They were a HUGE hit, and people keep asking for more. I will make these again, but I must say that dipping these was a real chore. The skewer method just didn't work, so I was left using two spoons, which resulted in uneven coating. Before I make these again, I think I will purchase the correct equipment for dipping candy.
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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
This was my first attempt at a pastry cream, and it came out wonderfully well. I used a double-boiler, and the cream came out tasting wonderful. I can imaging many ways to use this cream... all of them delicious!
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
This was knocked-out-of-the-park good! I made this for our Labor Day dessert, following a couple of perfectly cooked fillet mignons. Pairted with some vanilla ice cream, this had the perfect amount of sweetness to it. We will make this over and over again. Fabulous!
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Green Bean Bundles

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
I don't know what to say about these except this: they are phenominal! I poured the sauce over the green beans prior to baking, then wrapped them in bacon abd baked. Lovely, absolutely lovely. We will make these again... and again, and again, and again...
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Cream Cheese Penguins

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
I haev made these several times, and they are WONDERFUL. Though time-consuming to prepare, they taste great and look so cute that some people refuse to eat them! Every time I make them, people rave about them. EDIT: I entered them into a 2011 cooking contest at our state fair, and won first place in the appetizers and finger foods competition. Everybody loved them, and the onions and chives cream cheese spread worked great. Ad don't forget the baby penguins!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2011
I maed this for my wife tonight, and she absolutely loved it. I changed the recipe a bit, adding some diced potato, 1/4 cup of chicken broth, and 1/4 tsp of garlic powder. I also added some celery seed to the chicken broth cooking the chicken and veggies. I pre-cooked the pie bottom for five minutes, and it came out WONDERFULLY. Yummy. This recipe is most definitely a "keeper."
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Feta Cheese Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2011
Tried these last night and they were great. I added the 1/4 cup of broth many people said was needed, then had to add bread crumbs because the mixture was far too wet. Instead of the oregano and black pepper, I used store-bought Greek seasoning. The results were so good that we are CERTAIN to try these again.
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Shepherd's Pie Complete

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
This is a wonderful tasting dish that is fairly easy to cook. I cut the gravy in half and added some seasoning on the ground beef when browning. I've made it several times for several people, and they keep wanting the recipe! I will make this again... and again... and again...
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Tacos in Pasta Shells

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2011
These were phenomenal. I used shredded chicken as the meat, and used 3 ounces of onion and chive cream cheese spread instead of regular cream cheese. The result was creamy and flavorful. We WILL be making these again.
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Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2012
I mixed this up and made hamburgers with it on New Years Eve... they were fabulous. I used 2 tsp per pound of ground meat, and the burgers tasted incredible. Not only will I use this again, I plan on keeping some of it on hand...
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Snow on the Mountain Green Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
Made this as a side dish for some grilled pork chops, and they were fabulous. The combo of lemon juice and feta worked well with the fresh green beans. This is something we will make again.
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Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
These tasted good, though I did throw in 1 tsp of black truffle oil. The taste was very strong and sharp, so next time I'll probably serve with something to balance it out... say some cream cheese potatoes. Lovely recipe, though.
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Cheesy Sausage Nachos

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
Made this tonight, and it was VERY good. I changed it by leaving out the picante sauce and adding in some water and some taco seasoning. We don't like avocado, so we put some black olives in it. It came out VERY tasty, and we WILL, in fact, make it again.
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Savory Onion Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2014
I baked this bread this past Saturday, and it came out great. I made it according to the recipe, with no mods, and my wife and I loved it. I used it in an appetizer... sliced long slices of the bread, buttered both sides and toasted in a stovetop pan, then coated with brown mustard, layered thinly sliced roast beef on it, and topped with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and provolone cheese. It also went well with home-made potato soup. Will definitely make this again!
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Serbian Pork and Beef Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
Cooked this last night, and though it tasted surprisingly good for so few spices, there were problems. As a note, definitely use two onions... I used only one (two seemed a lot) and the dish could use the second onion. The rice was al dente... crunchy in spots. Next time I will put foil on it at least for the first 30 minutes or so to help the rice cook... it took the full 45 minutes to cook as it was. Also, the recipe would not fit in my 2-quart casserole dish... you'll need at least a 3-quart. I ended up making it in a 9x11 baking dish. Finally, though the recipe was tasty enough, it lacked any distinctive zing that would have made it "I-want-that-again-soon" tasty. Next time I will add a second can of sauerkraut, and substitute a cup of red wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or even Dale's steak seasoning sauce for 1-cup of the chicken broth. This is a good, tasty, comfort-food casserole just waiting to be kicked up a notch. I'll keep working on it, because I think it has potential.
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Grilled Cilantro Salmon

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
My wife likes salmon better than I do, but she loved this one. I found it a bit sweet, but she says I'm crazy. I will be cooking this again for her.
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