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Kyle's Favorite Beef Stew

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2013
Made this today and cooked it all day on High in the Crock Pot. Meat came out "spoon tender!" I actually used a Sam's Club huge thing of stew meat (4+ lbs.)and made two Crock Pots worth "sort of" doubling the recipe. Gave the 2nd Crock Pot to a friend to take home to feed her family! Very Good Stew. Used some open Merlot for the wine in the mushrooms - worked great! Very versatile recipe and I am adding it to my Recipe Box! I didn't do the cornstarch step at the end. The potatoes had thickened it enough that I didn't feel like it was needed! Thanks for this!
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Rubbed and Grilled Pork Loin

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2013
In my quest to make dinners under $15.00, I found a 4+ lb. Pork Loin on special for $8.25. I mixed up this rub exactly as written, but subbed Brown Sugar for the White. I covered the Pork Loin with the rub at 7:30 am and put it in the refridge for the day. I couldn't face the BBQ in our current heat wave and got out my Rotisserie (Set it and Forget it Ronco Oven)and cooked it in that for 52 minutes. I let it rest for about 20 minutes after cooking. Sliced thin and served it with corn on the cob and green beans and a salad. Perfection. Thanks for the great recipe! Will definitely use this again!
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Lisa's Easy Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2013
I would make this again, but use less salt. It was good. I would check the chicken at 50-55 minutes. I would use granulated garlic and not garlic salt. I put four large boneless, skinless, room temperature chicken breasts in a 13X9 on a bed of fresh spinach. The spinach was the only tweak I did. I followed the recipe exactly. The chicken came out borderline dry after an hour. Knowing that chicken continues to cook after you take it out of the oven, I think 50 minutes in the oven and 10 minutes "rest" would make this fantastic. I also had to double the olive oil measurement to make it spreadable for the amount of dry seasoning. This was good, but as written it is 4 stars. Thanks for a new recipe in my rotation!
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2013
Followed the recipe almost exactly...which I never do. We have nut allergies so I doubled the Vanilla and left out the Almond Extract! I couldn't resist adding a bunch of the beautiful fresh blueberries that I had just bought. Poured 1/2 the batter into my tube pan and sprinkled blueberries on the batter (3/4 cup?). Covered the blueberries with the remaining batter and baked for 60 minutes - not done. It needed the full 80 minutes. 18 year old started cutting it before I could photograph it (really pretty) and took one bite, closed his eyes and said; "BOMB!" THAT FOLKS - IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! Smells amazing and pretty too. 5 Stars!
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Garlic Spinach

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Used 2 T. Butter & 3 large cloves of garlic chopped. Followed the directions except I used the Salt Grinder and ground sea salt into the garlic butter cooking on low. Used a WHOLE HUGE Package of Costco Spinach and just added large handfuls and kept turning it. Forgot about the lemon because I was BBQ'ing the rest of dinner. Will definitely be making this again. Doesn't need the lemon. This was delish! DH really liked it too and he is a "Creamed Spinach or forget it" guy. Great find!
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Campbell's Kitchen Beef Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2013
Good, quick dinner. Tastes NOTHING like chinese food, but it worked. I cheated and tweaked just a bit. I had a huge bag of frozen Stir Fry Veggies from Costco. Used 1/2 the bag. Used 1/3 of a stick of butter and began cooking the veggies. Pretty much followed the recipe after that. Used other reviewers suggestions of adding a T. of Chili Flakes and a T. of jarred, crushed garlic. This was a good quick dinner. Would make it again. It is not even American-ized Chinese Food.
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(Gluten Free) Magic Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I make these for My Brother in Law who is Gluten Free. You can "tweak" the recipe and add tons of different kinds of nuts and chocolate candies and carmel on top. I switch it up all the time. Works best with parchment paper in the bottom of the pan. Enjoy!
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Omelet in a Mug

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2012
This was Good. Not great. Certainly works for a quickie breakfast. My son is a Welder who lives on the road in hotels. Must tell him about this. Per other reviewers - I used a splash of milk two 2 whole eggs - whisked them good with a fork. I then added bacon and cilantro. Quick mix again. Cooked in a 2 Cup Glass Measuring Cup sprayed with butter spray, for 1 minute. Stirred with a knife, added the cheese and hot sauce and nuked for 45 more seconds. Good. Not fantastic, but would do it again if I needed a quickie breakfast.
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Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
These are just like the other reviewers described. Muffin Tops. Added Chocolate Chips and baked for 12 minutes in my gas oven. 14 year old gives them five stars. 17 year old said 4 stars. They smell good. Would be better as muffins.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
Have been making this every other weekend. Teenagers describe it in two words; "So Bomb!" and that is a 5 star rating!
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Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
Made this last weekend and took the advise of other reviewers. Tweaker alert: Added 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon to the coffee cake batter. Another reviewer said 1 1/3 c. graham cracker crumbs=1 sleeve graham crackers.(Thanks for that!) Added a splash of vanilla. Up'd oil to 1/3 cup. Added 1/2 tsp. salt to Streusel. Did not make the icing. It didn't need it and the teenagers 14-19 years old LOVED IT! Made the house smell amazing!
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Bacon Cheese Frittata

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
I printed a recipe on 2/19/2012 called; Bacon Cheese Frittata. Just made it this morning for the 1st time. This recipe for a Bacon Cheese Frittata is exactly like the one from 2/19/12, which is not on AR anymore?? Regardless, this is the exact recipe submitted by someone else and it was delish! Easy and fast and DH loved it. I used Costco Precooked Bacon and used about 10 pieces. Nuked for 1.20 seconds on paper towels. Let cool and then crumpled. Stirred all ingredients in the pie dish once I had added them all. Will make this again!
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S'more Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
Used Ghiradelli Brownie Mix - 2 bags for a 13 X 9 Batch. (Costco) It has chocolate chips in the mix. Baked per box directions for 45 min. Last 7 min. added the s'mores mixture. Used 2 heaping handfuls of mini marshmellos, a 10 oz bag of milk chocolate chips and 6 graham crackers that I put in a baggie to "smish". Topped Brownies in the last 7 minutes of baking and put back in the oven. Perfect! Teenagers rated it 5 stars and said; "So BOMB!" Looked like a cavity to me, but smells amazing!
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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2012
Tweaker alert. I used the basic recipe but changed the seasonings due to my "NON-Gourmet" children who will never eat Thyme flavored anything. The sauce recipe works fantastic & I was quite proud of myself for pulling this off. You should not leave the stove during the sauce whisking portion. The reviews talked a lot about sauce vs. pasta amounts. My men like sauce. I used a 16 oz large elbow macaroni package. I "sort of" doubled the sauce. It was perfect. I am writing this up because I use other people's suggestions all the time. Hope this helps someone! I used: 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 T. Chili Powder (think chili), 1/4 + teaspoon of Red Chili Flakes, 5 cups of 2% milk, 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce, 3 tsp. Kosher Salt, 5 good handfuls of already grated Cheddar/Jack Mix (Costco), 1 good squirt of Dijon. Followed the sequence of directions, but changed the seasoning & amounts. For the crust - I discovered I DID NOT have the Panko Break Crumbs I thought I had. I used 2 T. Butter with 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs + 1/4 c. Crunchy Onions (think green bean casserole), mixed well, sprinkled on top & baked in a 10 X 15 - greased. Wonderful - my men ate 1/2 of the tray last night & I am sure the rest will be gone today! Thanks Chef John for the basic recipe! Update: I still do what I wrote in my original "tweak" of this recipe, but if this is for an adult buffet, I have added jarred Jalapeno slices at the very last stage of putting it in the pan. It gets rave reviews!
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Classic Hash Browns

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
I watched Chef John's video on this recipe & realized that my fresh taters always turned brown. I had given up on using fresh potatoes for hash browns & had turned to frozen. I used my food processor to grate an entire big yellow onion. Next I grated 8 russets & added that to the onion. Yum - I kept flipping these to make sure all of it turned brown & yummy! Rinsing potatoes in cold water, like rice. Who knew! Love that I learn something new all the time on this site!
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Chili Seasoning Mix II

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
Per other reviewers who said it did not need flour. Did not add the flour or sugar. It does not need sugar if it is slow cooked. I used 4 full rounded tsp. of chili powder, 1 level teaspoon of chili flakes & everything else was according to the recipe. I used 5 T. of this Seasoning for 1+ pound of each of the following: Ground Sirloin, Ground Chicken & Ground Pork, all mixed together in one pot! Cooked the "meats" with 2 diced onions, drained fat. Used four regular sized cans of chopped stewed tomatoes and 1 can Hunts Garlic & Herb Tomato Sauce (big). Sorry for the lack of measurements. This is great seasoning for "Family Friendly" Chili. Pouring rain outside, fire in the fire place, everyone fed! 5 stars! Everyone liked it. Will probably be in even better tomorrow!
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Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
I used Natural Peanut Butter & Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. The whole house smelled like Peanut Butter. I used my double boiler to do the melting segment. I thought that would give me more control. Kids are taking them to a gathering tonight. I added little white chocolate chips to 1/2 the batch, & Coconut to the other 1/2 of the batch. Not in love. They are fine.
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TABASCO® Grilled Peppers and Onions

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2012
Why have I not done this before? So simple & so good. I added a HEAPING Tablespoon of jarred, crushed Garlic (Garlic is our thing!) and did not add the Sugar (not our thing). The peppers & onions slow cooked & were sweet and delicious. Used Red & Yellow Peppers because that is what I had. This would be amazing with additional veggies tossed into the mix. Seriously good & it was great comfort food! The Tabasco added just the perfect amount of twang, not heat! Dinner was great! Thanks for the recipe!
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Chocolate Banana Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2012
3 large mashed bananas, yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup cocoa (to make it chocolate), 1/3 cup water & the 3 eggs & 1/3 c. oil as directed in this recipe. Added 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips per other reviewers. Baked in a Bundt pan for 38 minutes till toothpick ready. Cooled & covered in Chocolate Ganache from this site. Teenagers comment: "This is so Bomb!" Have not tasted it yet, but 17 year old was calling his friends to come over here to taste it! Conversation overheard; "Dude, You need to come over & taste this Bomb Cake My Mom Made!"
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