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Tropical Sweet Potato Fries

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
NOTE FROM RECIPE MAKER: When submitted, my instructions said to "boil till fork tender". Allrecipes added to that sentence "about 20 minutes". Now that I have see two reviews stating the fries/wedges are too "mushy" I am thinking cooks are boiling for 20 minutes and not until fork tender. If you boil till fork tender, the "mushy" quality should hopefully not be an issue. Remember, recipes are a guideline to discovering what you like best. So learn, practice, experiment, and don't be afraid to mess. Happy Cooking!
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Black Bean Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I love black beans but I guess not this many black beans, I found myself wanting more corn at the end. And there really is no flavor within the recipe. I ended up adding salt, cumin, lime juice, vinegar and a little more salt! A good base but needs some sprucing up.
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Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
Very good and will definitely make again! Only thing is for 6 potatoes, 1 tsp of salt is nothing. I will definitely add more salt next time (I guess that is my latin culture creeping out!).
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Moroccan Fig Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
Seeing as my review is the only one I am not sure why this recipe has a 1 star rating. With that said this was a very tasty dish which gave me wonderful ideas! First the combination of seasonings in here superb, the sauce is wonderful. The pork (which I used 2lb) is thick enough that it either needs to be brined for a few hours or rubbed with kosher salt the night before. The method in which this is prepared would make a wonderful chicken or beef stew. Don't pass this up and with the exception of the salt, don't change anything, especially the cooking preparation! **I also substituted apricot preserves this time for the fig compote**
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Asian Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
I can't believe I forgot to rate this recipe! So first, let me state I am sad that I forgot to buy bok choy because I love bok choy. This recipe melded all the ingredients perfectly. You have the traditional asian ingredients, soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onion which really liven up the traditional old potato salad. The bacon adds a nice crunchy texture, the cilantro adds the cool crispiness, and the sugar mellows out the saltiness nicely. The only thing I did differently was to had less mayo. Absolutely try this recipe, you will not regret it!
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Schnitzel with a Twist

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
This was delicious! I didn't know what greek seasoning consisted of so I kept it simple with salt, pepper, and some garlic powder directly on the pork. The buttery crackers work wonderfully as a coating which I did as directed with pepper and not as directed with a little garlic powder. The only issue...they cook quickly and burn before allowing the pork to cook fully even with the instructions followed. My recommendation, is to either use the traditionally thin schnitzel (I did a non-traditional 1/2") or saute the schnitzel till golden brown on both sides and pop in a preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. A definite must try!!!
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Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
The best frosting I have made thus far! I only used 4.5 cups of confectioner's sugar and it was perfect. The whipping cream makes all the difference :)
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
very good! i went to make pancakes for Mom's Day when I realized "no pancake batter!"...I found this recipe and combined it with another. Used a little less baking powder than asked for and used milk + lemon juice. Superb and mom loved them.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
very good! i went to make pancakes for Mom's Day when I realized "no pancake batter!"...i found this recipe and combined it with another. Used a little more baking powder than asked for and used milk + lemon juice. Superb and mom loved them.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
Of course I change everything but I lkept the heart of the recipe. This soup was delicious and hearty. I just chopped a red and green bell pepper, onion, added a can of drained black beans, and a packet of sazon. I also used have a can of Rotel's tomatoes and green chiles. I seasoned everything to taste. The avocados really mellow out the flavor nicely and add creamy goodness. Will absolutely make again.
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Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
very very good, if you are not into spicy just cut the cayenne pepper in half. Otherwise delicious and a definite keeper!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
Finally a biscuit worth making! I have searched and searched and tried and tried. Most were good but this one is it, the one I have been looking for and super simple to boot :). Used half cubed butter/half shortening...perfection.
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Out of this World Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2009
yea yea yea, I could make this recipe as is but I firmly believe in as using recipes as a basis. With that said, I used this recipe + directions by alton brown and substituted half of the water for vegetable/chicken/turkey stock and decreased the salt to 1 cup because our turkey was 9lbs. I used several whole garlic cloves that I smashed and sprinkled some all spice in the pot. I took all the ingredients in my big pot and (minus the very cold water) and shimmered them on the stove top to make sure they were completely dissolved. Then I cooled the liquid, then added the water and submerged the turkey. I only brined overnight (approximately 16 hours). Then I created a dry rub of minced garlic+ sage+ sazon+ smokey sweet red pepper seasoning. I glazed with melted butter halfway through. But the brine is was makes this dish Deliciously moist !
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
This is simply fabulous and easy to make! I am glad I decided to use the crescents instead of just buying pie crust, it makes all the difference :). I halved my Stayman Winesap apples which I sprinkled with brownsugar/white sugar + cinnamon before wrapping them up fully in crescent rolls. I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup (brown+ white sugar) and drizzle over all the apples than added the mountain dew. So wonderful, everyone loved them and wanted to know how to make them. Don't pass this gem up!
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Wedding Cake Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
I have tried buttercream frosting after buttercream frosting to match what I taste on the outside. But alas, I find them way too sweet! I cut this sugar in half and still found it still too sweet and the icing looked really shiny like shortening, which didn't matter so much since it was being covered with fondat. The search continues.
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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
FANTABULOUS!!!! Perfection, fluffy without being over soft...just the right amount of softness. I omitted the salt because I used salted butter and I used baking powder instead of baking salt.
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Kentucky Biscuits

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2009
Oh my! These are super delicious (despite the fact I didn't read the instructions properly and partially softened the butter). I glazed half of them with mixed melted butter/honey towards the end...yum!! I can't wait to make these again with non-softened butter :)
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2009
This recipe is exactly the same as the Mom's zucchini recipe minus that is uses less sugar and baking soda, thus why I chose this one. The only difference I will do next time is to add more zucchini, it really disappears after you cook it. Also I used half brown/half white sugar. Don't pass it up!
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Grandma's Best Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2009
ok, so I found this place that has huge and cheap zucchini's and I decided to make a few different bread recipes. Delicious, especially with the dates...I am all about dates! The only thing I did different was to up the cinnamon and nutmeg...other than that, this is a gem :)
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