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Rotisserie Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
Best rotisserie chicken I've ever made...this is one of our favorite things to eat. I put less paprika than the recipe called for (maybe about 1/2) because I didn't know if my husband likes paprika. I also added a few dashes of garlic salt. I melted all the seasonings together in a pan on the stovetop and rolled the chicken around in it after it cooked for 10 mins. The seasoning was really good....has kind of a salty tangy-ness. We will definitely make this again. UPDATE: I always make this in my toaster oven (it has a rotisserie attachment) and it's perfect. Sometimes I alternate seasonings with the "Roast sticky chicken" recipe by Sue Rogers, on this website, for some variety, and stick a lemon in the middle. Cooking chicken this way is the best!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
These were the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made, and I couldn't even stick completely to the recipe. I didn't have brown sugar so I just used white sugar for the full amount. I also didn't have as many chocolate chips as I wanted (they're not as common here in Germany) so I did half chocolate chips and half chocolate sprinkles. I had to cook them about 20 minutes before they firmed up enough. They're still cooling so hopefully they'll be as good tomorrow but the one I stole off the pan was AWESOME. Will definitely plan ahead and try this recipe like it's supposed to be next time.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
Definitely an excellent lasagna, but you have to like sausage. I do and I love this, but my husband doesn't like sausage as much as I do and he thought the sausage flavor was overpowering. I would definitely make this recipe again, but next time I will try it with just beef. The cheese mixture is awesome!!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
We are Americans living in Germany, and Germans put tuna on EVERYTHING! Pizza, salad, anything... Because of that, my tuna-sandwich loving husband didn't really want me to make this for dinner, but he still went back for seconds. It didn't blow me away or anything, but it was really good. The sauce was the best part. Next time I make this I will try substituting canned chicken instead of tuna and seasoning with a little more salt. Thanks for the recipe! UPDATE: This actually gets better and better after sitting for a day or two, and it freezes well too. I previously rated it 4 stars but I'm upping it to five because of that.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2011
These cookies are excellent, but they should definitely come with a disclaimer: **If you do not have mixing equipment, the batter is REALLY hard to stir!** My arms are exhausted from stirring, even after I added almost a cup of milk. The milk (which the recipe did not call for) also contributed to my cookies being flat as pancakes instead of nice and chunky like in the picture. Bottom line- excellent cookies if you have mixing equipment or a really strong man!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
This chili was just what I wanted in chili....nothing funky, nothing I never expected to be in chili....just standard, good chili. It was a little bit spicy for us, but I can never be totally sure how close my version is to the original, because we live in Germany and the ingredients are sometimes a little different, like the chili seasoning. I added a little more tomato sauce, because it was a little bit thick. Next time I will add less chili seasoning. This chili wasn't the best I've ever had, but it was the best I've made and I will make it again. It's perfect for hotdogs!
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
This was great! The gravy is really the best part. I doubled it, and I still want to make more....it would be good on a lot of things. I think the quality of your ground beef is probably important here. I didn't have cooking sherry or onions so I left those out, and I used regular salt because I don't like seasoned salt. This is a recipe you can mess with to your liking and still have the same basic great thing. I boiled some potatoes in beef broth to go with it. Even my picky husband said this tasted like something you would get at a really good restaurant!
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
The best thing about this bread is the crust. Others mentioned sprinkling brown sugar over the top when they baste it, and that does make it taste better, but it makes it more of a dessert bread than a dinner bread. I like to put a few dashes of salt in the baste mixture instead....it goes with the sweet-ish taste of the bread really well and tastes like a nice dinner bread. This recipe made two large loaves for me, so next time I will half it. I made one loaf and refrigerated the rest for 2 days, and the dough changed. It was not very good. I would recommend making whatever amount you need at once and not saving any.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
This was a perfect roast chicken, and it was so easy! I would have liked to follow this recipe exactly, but I was missing a few ingredients...onion powder, cayenne pepper, and onions. I also didn't have 5 hours, so I increased the heat to 170C (220C for the first 10 minutes to crisp up the skin) and cooked it for almost 2 hours. I boiled potatoes in chicken broth, and then used 1 cup of the broth and 2 tbs corn starch to make a gravy, which was really, really good. My husband is slipping into a food coma from eating too much... I will definitely make this again, and follow the recipe exactly...but it's hard to imagine it will get any better!
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Scrambled Eggs Done Right

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
I really didn't like care for this at all. The mayo didn't want to blend into the egg mixture so I had little mayonnaisy clusters in the egg. Maybe it would have tasted better if that didn't happen, but a strong taste of mayo is really not what I want in my eggs. I think it's better to stick with the tried and true eggs and milk. Sorry :(
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
This was really good! I think like anything with parmesan cheese, the quality of your cheese will really make a difference in the flavor. I made more sauce than I needed in one night so I saved the rest, and I had a lot of difficulty getting the consistency back when I went to use it again...that's the only downside.
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Chocolate Cobbler

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
What I actually made deserved far less than 4 stars, but it's my fault. I feel so stupid for not paying attention to the "self rising" part of the flour (doh!). For anyone who doesn't realize how important this is, you will have a greasy runny chocolate mess instead of a chocolate cobbler! That said, the taste was good and I'd like to make it again sometime, correctly.
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Pizza Pinwheels

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
These were very basic, but good! I will make them again sometime and maybe add in some Italian seasonings or a different kind of sauce to jazz it up. Might be nice to also experiment with other pizza toppings!
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Inside Out Ravioli II

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2011
On the first night I would have rated this 4 stars, but it actually gets better after a day or two, which is a major plus for me! It freezes well too. Personally, I didn't think it tasted that much like ravioli, but it was really good, and so easy! AND what a great way to get my husband to eat spinach :)
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
This recipe is promising...it was my first homemade pizza crust. I was worried about the dough because I had to add an awful lot of flour to get it to not be sticky, and then after I let it rise it was really sticky again so I added a little more. The recipe said if you're baking it on a pizza stone, you can go ahead and add ingredients and bake the pizza, but I really think I should have prebaked it a little. My pizza was doughy on the bottom. The crust had a good taste, so I will definitely try this one again, and prebake it next time.
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
This was really good! I made it using "Jay's signature pizza crust" off of this website. I cooked the chicken with some salt, pepper and olive oil. You need to add seasoning because the flavor of the chicken really influences the whole pizza. I didn't measure the ranch, just spread it on like pizza sauce. I couldn't taste it as much as I thought I would...don't be afraid to have a solid layer on there! I loved the tomatoes on it. This was a good, easy pizza. Thanks!
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Lemon Cream Pasta with Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
I thought this was delicious, but you REALLY have to be in the mood for lemon. My husband wasn't a big fan of the strong lemon taste. I would make this again, but I would leave out most of the lemon juice and just squeeze it over the chicken. I don't think it would be bland because the chicken is seasoned really nicely. I added sliced mushrooms for a veggie. Thanks for the recipe! UPDATE: After a few tweaks, this is now my husband's favorite recipe! I leave out all of the lemon except squeezing some on the chicken, and I add quartered mushrooms and a cube of frozen spinach. This is a great way to get in some veggies without having conflicting tastes.
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Crazy Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
This is really good! It tastes a lot like a brownie, and the texture is somewhere in between a light brownie and cake. This is the first cake I've made without eggs, and it's an easy one with ingredients most people have on hand....in other words it an "it's raining and I can't go to the store but I need chocolate right now!" kind of cake :) I frosted it with chocolate cream cheese. I will make this again sometime, and maybe try a lighter frosting and chocolate chips. Thanks for the recipe!
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Ricotta Gnocchi

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
This was delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. I was confused by other reviewers who said they changed the recipe by boiling the gnocchi...but that is what the recipe asks you to do. I didn't change any of the ingredients, but I did make more sauce than called for, because we love sauce. This was a great change from our usual pasta staples. It's very filling.
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Garlic Dill New Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2011
I really liked this. I was making a pork roast with a lot of garlic in it, so I left most of the garlic out of the potatoes. Just a dash of garlic salt. I think the quality of the butter you use will make the most difference in taste.
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