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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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Slow Cooker Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2004
Incredibly simple idea that made a great dinner. I used "hot" taco seasoning so I left out the chili powder and red pepper; but the pork didn't really soak up much of the taco seasoning. Next time I'll try shredding the pork right in the pot, letting it soak up some of the flavored water, then draining and serving. Our 1 1/2 lb pork shoulder was done in a little over 6 hours, and made enough for three large "chimichangas". We put the pork in multigrain tortillas, wrapped them up and baked them for about 15 minutes to get them a little crunchy, then served over a bed of lettuce with chopped red bell pepper, chopped scallions, salsa, black olives, and a little cheese -- a great dinner!
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Chipotle Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2002
Wow, what a great recipe! I used the full amount of peppers (including seeds), and it was about as hot as we can comfortably eat, will use slightly less next time. Best advice in other reviews was to use corn instead of spinach -- the corn and sour cream sauce really makes this whole dish come alive, and I normally won't even touch sour cream. We served this with refried beans & shredded cheese, which were perfect to cool down your mouth between bites! Definitely try this recipe; even if you want to cut way down on the peppers, the flavor will be great.
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Polish Meat and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2004
I don't like peppers so I left this alone, but my it's one of my husband's new favorites! We used some red and some green peppers to make it more colorful, yellow onion, and red potatoes. We also tried to make it more healthy by using olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and reduced-fat brats instead of kielbasa (sliced thin so it still looks like you have lots of meat). We also left it uncovered and only cooked for about 15 minutes total to maintain some crispness to the veggies. Even with all our minor changes, the basic recipe is still the same, and it's a winner!
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Quick Pumpkin Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
We really enjoyed this healthier alternative to pumpkin pie. The flavor was almost identical to the standard Libby's pie recipe, but with fat-free evaporated milk, fat-free whipped cream and no crust, we felt much less guilty afterward! Based on other reviews, we used 1/2 the amount of pumpkin pie spice that was called for, and it was just perfect.
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2005
The flavor for us is 4 stars, but when you consider how easy and healthy this is, it gets bumped up to a 5! We used frozen strawberries - we just thawed them in the microwave (about a minute) enough to get them into the blender in several huge chunks, then let the blender do all the work. It came out a nice thick consistency, and tasted just like melty sorbet ... mmmm! We did accidentally use pre-sweetened strawberries, so ours was almost a little too sweet (still very edible though). This is a GREAT way to use up extra yogurt, or just to have an unusual side or first course with any dinner!
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Fruity Tart

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2005
We thought this would be OK ... but it's amazing! We used the same fruits as in the recipe (except no raspberries), with a graham cracker crust and pre-made pudding cups, and apricot jam for the glaze. Buying pre-made crust and pudding saved lots of time, and cutting the fruit really didn't take long at all. This is the PERFECT summertime or cookout dessert - so light tasting, and sweet enough without being overpowering. TRY THIS RECIPE! Updated to add: Be sure to only make what you'll eat right away, though, because it does NOT last in the fridge; the glaze puddles on top of the pudding, which is not very attractive.
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Savory Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2003
This is a great basic gravy recipe, that's super easy to make, and pretty foolproof. It is too thin for my taste, and I used an extra 2 tbsp of flour for a half recipe. It did thicken up at the table, though, and the flavor was really nice.
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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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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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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2003
My husband says this is the best dessert he's ever had in his life, and I agree! I usually don't even care for blueberries, but fortunately I had some to use up this week so we tried this recipe. We followed the directions exactly, except for adding an extra tbsp of cornstarch. After baking 50 minutes, the pie was just juicy enough, definitely not too runny. We used "Pie Crust" from this site (wonderful), and topped it off with homemade frozen vanilla custard, which we HIGHLY recommend -- the creamy custard melting over the warm pie is the ultimate comfort food, but still light enough for summer! This is a great recipe, we'll be making it over and over.
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Awesome Steak Marinade

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2003
We halved this recipe, and still had enough to marinate a ~1 lb steak, plus reserved some for basting. We marinated for about 2 hours, then grilled out, and the result was perfect -- very flavorful, but not overwhelming. We used Kroger Bold & Spicy steak sauce, which added a little kick. Great recipe, we'll definitely use it again!
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Cow Pies

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2003
These turned out really well, and couldn't be any easier to make. The chocolate didn't pool on the bottom, which happens to me a lot with this type of candy. They look very professional and pretty. And taste great! The only problem is that they melt awfully fast in your hand. I'm sure a more experienced candy maker would know how to resolve that.
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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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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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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: May 6, 2009
I just made the chops without the sauce, and they were excellent! My only complaint is that they were a little too salty due to allrecipes.com's scaling not working properly (scaling the recipe to 1 serving, the salt and pepper don't scale correctly so I used too much -- I've found that that's a flaw with the site itself, not the recipe). But the seasoning was wonderful, strong and rich, and went fine with a simple creamed corn side dish.
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Pie Crust I

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2003
Amazing flavor; we used this for Blueberry Pie from this site, and the crust was just right even without any added sugar. I had some trouble rolling it without the dough sticking to the pin and the countertop, probably due to my inexperience, but even pieced together it looked beautiful and tasted light and flaky. Per another review, I used a light egg wash and a little sugar on top before baking, which added to the appearance. Baked for 50 minutes, covered with foil the last 15 minutes, and the results were perfect!
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Chili-Rubbed Chicken with Chipotle Pineapple Salsa

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
We really enjoyed this! I'm not usually big on fruity salsas, but this one is necessary because without it the chicken is (believe it or not) very bland. We tried the salsa two ways: in big chunks like in the recipe, and with all the ingredients pureed, and liked both versions. We served the dish over plain couscous, which was an excellent choice because it helped keep the salsa in place, and it really added to the texture without overpowering the flavor. Best of all, there are lots of shortcuts to make this quick to prepare (pureeing all the salsa ingredients, buying adobo puree instead of whole chipotles, buying thin-sliced chicken breasts, and broiling in the toaster oven instead of grilling).Thanks for this great recipe!
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Marinated Turkey Breast

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2005
Considering how healthy and easy this is, it's surprising it can taste so good! We also used 2 turkey tenderloins for 2 servings, but kept the rub and marinade quantities the same as for 12 servings, and it worked out perfectly. We also marinated for 24 hours, then broiled the turkey instead of grilling, and it came out beautifully browned, juicy, and delicious!
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