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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2001
This is the yummiest cream cheese frosting I've found - I used it on carrot cake and my husband's coworkers devoured it! I had to add about 1 cup of extra confectioners' sugar to thicken it up, and it was still a little runny, I'll add more next time.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2001
This is absolutely the best cookie icing I've ever had! It looks beautiful on the cookies, it really does stay shiny, and the designs look sharp and professional. And it tastes great! I didn't add extra milk, but I did have to add quite a bit more corn syrup and it worked out fine. I tried adding cocoa powder for a chocolate flavor, but I don't recommend it - the flavor was faint, and the color was pretty ugly!
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Hershey's® Red Velvet Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2002
This cake is well worth the cost of a few bottles of red food coloring! I used real butter, and followed the recipe to the letter, including the store-bought frosting, which I normally don't like. BTW, Pillsbury Vanilla frosting is actually pretty tasty and went perfectly with the mild flavor of this cake. I did need about 1 1/2 containers of frosting, but I also used two large layers and frosted in-between. The finished product is very moist, has a great flavor, looks very impressive!
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Cocktail Meatballs I

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2002
I would never have tried such a strange combo if not for all the positive ratings, but I'm sure glad I did! We made these for our Christmas party, and everyone loved them - even me, and I'm not a beef person at all! I used 2 lbs of frozen plain meatballs, and found that the recipe uses exactly 1 small jar (I think 10 oz) of jelly, and 1 jar (12 oz) of chili sauce. How could it get any easier? And definitely let them sit in the crock pot for a while - the longer they sit, the more the sauce soaks in and adds to the flavor and texture. And don't forget that veggie meatballs work great with this too, for a much healthier treat. Thanks for this fantastic recipe!!
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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2002
I disagree with the other reviews; my husband - who will eat anything - and I both disliked this so much that we threw most of it away. I think it's just very different from soups we're used to in the US, with the very strong paprika and an almost sour flavor - and no, my sour cream wasn't bad :) Some people may like it, but just be aware that it's extremely strong.
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Championship Chocolate Chip Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2002
I left them in the oven for 2 minutes too long. But you know, they're actually pretty good with a "crunchier" top, too! However long you bake them, these are fantastic. A great non-messy snack for work or school, and everybody always wants the recipe.
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Beef and Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2002
I hate to be the spoiler here, but I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It didn't taste *bad*, but I left out the onion juice, and it was still VERY VERY oniony. Also, maybe you're supposed to rinse the dried beef (?), but I didn't and the cheese ball was extremely salty, too. The appearance isn't all that attractive, either. If you like onions a lot, you should try it, but I'd rinse the beef and tear it into *very* small pieces to look better.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2002
I used this idea to cook chicken breasts with my favorite BBQ sauce, and I cooked them all day on Low. When I got home the house smelled terrible (still does), and the meat tasted burned. I think the BBQ sauce scorched after cooking for so long. Should definitely either cook for a shorter time at higher temp, or wait til near the end to put in the sauce!
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Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2002
All around good recipe, but a little too vinegary for me, too. I used top sirloin about 1/2 inch thick, marinated for 24 hours (starting frozen), and it came out very, very strong, so 48 hours may be too long for a thinner piece of meat. If you like a tart marinade with a really strong kick, you'll love this recipe!
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Peanut Butter-Chili Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2002
We love spicy, sweet chicken, and this is the best! If you've never tried it, don't be nervous about mixing peanut butter and chicken, you might be surprised how well the flavors blend together. We even used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and reduced-fat peanut butter to make this a healthier meal, and it tasted fantastic.
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Adrienne's Tom Ka Gai

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2002
My husband loves Thai food and he loves this recipe; I like other Asian food, but I didn't care for this at all. It has a good heat, but I didn't like the strong coconut flavor. I think using chicken broth instead of water might have helped, as would noodles, for someone who's not a huge Thai food fan. If you like Thai, though, this is worth a try!
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Super Easy Chicken Manicotti

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2002
This is very easy to make and tastes fantastic, but you definitely need more sauce, about 36 to 40 oz. Also, my cheese was browned after only 45 minutes, while the pasta wasn't quite done enough, so be sure to bake it on a low oven shelf, or add the cheese during the last 30-45 minutes of cooking. Definitely worth trying!
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French Green Beans

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2002
We served this with "A Good Easy Garlic Chicken" and mashed potatoes & gravy. It made a hearty, complete meal in less than a half hour! The rosemary was a little overpowering in the green beans though; it would be fun to start with the beans, mushrooms and almonds, then experiment with your own favorite herbs.
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A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2002
This is fantastic, and it doesn't get any easier or faster! I cut the recipe in half, and the amount of garlic powder seemed like an awful lot (1 tsp), so I only used about 1/2 tsp, which worked out fine. I used the recommended amount of margarine, but cooking spray (or less margarine) would have been OK too.
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Asian-Style Pork Chop Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2002
This is fantastic! We used what we had on hand, which was boneless pork ribs, garlic flavored teriyaki sauce (omitted the garlic), and 1 tsp ground ginger instead of fresh. Based on other reviews, we broiled them, then thickened the sauce into a gravy with a cornstarch/water mixture, then served it all over egg noodles. Very garlicy and spicy, just the way we like it! We'll be having this over and over.
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Cheesecake Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2002
I used Betty Crocker reduced fat brownie mix and fat-free cream cheese, which made these treats extremely low-fat. I lined the baking dish with foil so they could be lifted out when done baking, which helped a lot (be sure to use lots of cooking spray). But I had to bake them for 50 minutes, and they were still completely impossible to slice. Next time I'll try cupcake-style to avoid both problems! Also, make sure the cream cheese mixture is completely smooth before adding to pan.
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White Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2002
This is one of our all-time allrecipes favorites! We use a shredded pepper-jack cheese blend, and sometimes add a little shredded cheddar on top of each bowl. Highly recommended if you love spicy food and don't mind the cleanup!
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Baked Oatmeal I

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2002
Great suggestion to substitute applesauce for the oil! I used a lasagna pan instead of pie plate, baked 30 minutes at 350, and ended up with 9 huge delicious squares of "oatmeal cake". I didn't find it dry at all - somewhere between bread pudding and a very moist muffin. Very filling, and an easy way to get a healthy breakfast.
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Lemon-Orange Orange Roughy

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2002
I used 2 tbsp orange juice and 1 tbsp lemon juice (not fresh squeezed), and the flavor was still fantastic. Very light and delicious! We enjoy having this with French Green Beans from this site.
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Creamy Mushroom Peas

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2002
This tasted great, and looked much more complicated than it is! I made some substitutions for convenience, but the taste was still fantastic: canned peas and mushrooms instead of frozen or fresh, half & half instead of cream, and 1 tsp onion powder instead of onions (we don't like onions). This has such a mild flavor, it went very well with a spicy main dish.
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