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Salty Dog I

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
Yum. This is my new summer cocktail. Very refreshing! I used ruby red grapefruit juice, added a splash of lime and agave and I salted the rim of my glass. Drinking one right now! Amazing.
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E-Z Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
Easy and delicious. I did not add the cream of tartar and they turned out tender and fluffy on the inside. I used an ice cream scoop to portion them onto the baking sheet and came out with a dozen good size biscuits. This will be my new "go-to" recipe for quick biscuits and gravy :)
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Manhattan Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2012
This is a great recipe! Super easy if you use frozen meatballs like I did :) I baked the meatballs and cooked the sauce in a saucepan while they baked. Then I set the meatballs on paper towels to get rid of a little grease. I put everything in the crockpot on warm and served at our holiday potluck tonight. They were a big hit! The apricot-pineapple preserves were what I used. I used 2 jars of the preserves, one small bottle of bbq sauce and about 3.5 lbs of meatballs. Perfection!
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Easy Coq Au Vin

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2012
This was amazing! I made some minor changes just because that's how I roll. My wife gave this 108 out of 10 stars lol. So, I used thighs with the skin on - I cooked a few strips of bacon and then browned the chicken in the bacon fat. I also cooked the onions in the fat for a few minutes, too. I added about 1/2 t thyme with the wine and stock. I also added a few tablespoons of tomato sauce to tone down the purple color and add a little zing. After cooking the chicken in the liquid, I removed it and cooked down the sauce a little. I wanted it even thicker so I added a touch of corn starch to a splash of wine, mixed it and dumped it in to thicken it a touch more. I removed and discarded the skin from the chicken after cooking, shredded the chicken a bit and served this with mashed potatoes. I crumbled the little bit of bacon that I used for rendering the fat over top and it was fabulous. Give this recipe a try. The people that gave it bad reviews are probably folks who didn't reduce the sauce or used white meat chicken and let it dry out. Use dark meat with the skin and remove it after cooking!! Adds so much flavor and moisture.
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Blue Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
Fabulous!! I added a clove of pressed garlic to the mixture. I divided the mixture in two and made the nut-covered cheese ball from one half. The other half I used to fill pre-baked phylo cups. I toped them with a pecan half and a drizzle of honey. OMG. HEAVEN. I will be making this often.
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Butter Bean Burgers

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2009
Let me start by saying we are serious meat eaters.. and these were AWESOME! I didn't have any problems with the burgers staying together. I did tweak it a bit. I replaced the saltines with app. 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs, used fresh garlic, and I grated about 1/3 of an onion instead of chopping- adds a lot more flavor and uses a lot less of the onion. Just make sure to squeeze some of the liquid from the grated onion so patties aren't too loose. Also, we left out the cheese. I didn't mash the beans too much so they still had some texture. Also, I dusted with a little cornmeal before placing in the skillet and barely used any oil to cook them in - maybe a tablespoon or less in a non-stick skillet. We topped them with crispy coleslaw which added some nice CRUNCH! I figured this recipe cost welll under $2.00 to make. Can't beat the price and the taste is delicious!!
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