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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Amazing Ribs
These were a big hit at my last party. Meat was falling off the bone like it should. I made a few changes. I boiled the ribs for about 25 minutes - skipped the grilling step - put them right into the crock pot on high for 4 hours. I didn't use any beer but added 2.5 cups Jack Daniels instead. Yes, Jack is a MUST for ribs! I also added Liquid Smoke and Pickapeppa. Delish!!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011
Strawberry Spinach Salad I
I thought the salad itself was good but the dressing was way, way too sweet. Based on other reviews I only used half the sugar but it was still too sweet. I had to add more oil and vinegar to mellow to sugar out. If I were to make it again I would only use about a Tbs of sugar...after all, its salad not desert. Also, I used Balsamic Vinegar the first go. When I added more vinegar to mellow the sugar I used Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. (that stuff is great in salad dressing and goes really well with strawberries.)

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
This gravy rocks! I am a big time cook and I LOVE to make Thanks Giving dinner. But, I also want to have fun and relax with my guests on the holiday. Making this ahead of time is key for me to have both good gravy, and good fun. Also, my taste tester was grinning ear to ear when I made it. (It is SO super easy to make, but don't tell your guests that.) I made it ahead of time and added my turkey drippings to it on Thanks Giving Day to get some more homemade flavor in there...doesn't need anything else's heaven the way the recipe reads. (If you do add your turkey drippings to it: Put premade drippings in sause pan and warm on low heat, whisk often. Skim fat out of dippings and put the good stuff in a small sauce pan over low heat. Slowly whisk in flour to thicken, go slow so you don't over thicken or make lumps. Once you have the consistancy you want slowly whisk drippings into warmed premade gravy. Simmer for about 4 or 5 minutes to allow flavors to combine whisking often.) Don't cut this recipe in half because you need lots of gravy for leftovers. Don't add too much flour - all the reviewers that say it was too thick clearly don't know how to use flour. And finally, don't use yucky box gravy. You can do this! Its so easy and rewarding!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011

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