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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2012
Now that we've concurred how to make the best waffles, we've been attempting to make the best french toast and I think this is the winner for our base. I doubled the cinnamon because we LOVE it so much and add a splash more vanilla. Fabulous recipe!
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Mushroom and Leek Soup

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Super easy and very tasty. I used low sodium chicken broth and a packet of Swanson's chicken flavor boost. Delicious! I will enjoy this on sick days, for sure!
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Grilled Portobello with Basil Mayonnaise Sandwich

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2011
Wow. I almost didn't make the mayo as I don't typically put mayo on my burgers, but I think this added to perfection! I made a lot more marinade mix than the recipe called for to help coat the top.
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Best Formula Three-Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
The flavoring was good but I didn't like the gritty texture. Perhaps I didn't cook the flour long enough? It seemed to be burning rather than cooking, even with the temperature turned down. Careful when choosing the expensive cheeses. Right next to the Gruyere for $9.99/lb was a choice for $19.99/lb. so there are clearly choices out there. Buyer beware!
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Caramel Apple Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
I'm not sure if I liked the strength of the cream cheese flavor (& I LOVE cream cheese normally). If I try this again, I'll definitely add some vanilla extract & maybe even a sprinkling of cinnamon.
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
I'm trying all of the waffle recipes on this site to find the perfect one. This one was great, but I think it can be perfected. To fit my needs, I cut the recipe down to 3 servings and have made it twice, once as listed here and the second time I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. This addition took an okay waffle and made it pretty darned good. I'll be adding cinnamon to all future waffle batches regardless of which recipe I use.
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Warm Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic and Bacon

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Outstanding dip! I thought it was going to be too blue cheesy, but it was perfect. I served it with Pugliese bread cut into chunks. 5 of us demolished it within an hour during a meeting. Yum!
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Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I used apple chicken sausage, put it all together in an aluminum foil pan covered with more aluminum foil and put it in the coals of our campfire. It was sort of a pain to take out and the part closest to the hottest embers burned, but most of it didn't and it was an AMAZING dish that we'll be making again on our next camping trip.
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Rico's Passionate Pink Honey Lemonade

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
This is a great recipe. Ensure you make it with enough time to cool off the syrup. Strain the strawberries out before serving as boiling them turns them an ugly, gloppy brown. Add fresh strawberries for garnish. This drink goes GREAT with tequila added! It started out as a drink we made for the kids, but once we realized tequila was perfect in it, it became a grown up drink! We can't wait to make it again.
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Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2010
What's best about this recipes is that it's so versatile to whatever you have in the cupboard. I halved the recipe and divided it into thirds, throwing the other two servings into the freezer. I didn't measure anything except the oil and bread crumbs (I used Italian). I just tossed this and that into the mix, but the recipe gave me a great outline to start with. I used my mix on pork. Delish!
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Twisted Apple Cider

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
Pretty tasty and a nice new addition in the autumn. I upped the Spiced Rum to 2/3 of a cup because... well because I'm a lush. ;P. I started off with just an 1/8 of a cup of the cinnamon because the only cinnamon Schnapps at the liquor store said "Hot Cinnamon" and I didn't know if that made a difference or not. Once I tasted it, though, I felt it was safe to pour in the other half of the Schnapps. I think two ice cubes is a bit stingy so I added more to give it a nice chill as I drank this immediately upon making it instead of giving it some time in the fridge. I think, though, that if it's left to sit out, the ice cubes would dilute the drink too much. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker German-Style Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
The roast turned out incredibly tender. It wasn't very pretty, though. The sauerkraut was okay, but the potatoes were horrible. We threw them out. They were a tad over done and the flavor from the sauerkraut in/on them was not very good.
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French Leek and Ham Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2009
Fabulous recipe! Be sure to make enough mashed potatoes and REALLY be sure to leave enough for the top. The only change I made was to add garlic and white wine to the sauteeing leeks and onion. Also, next time I won't make my potatoes with heavy cream. That's a lot of extra calories just for mashed potatoes that will be covered in other yummy goodness.
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Snow Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
Similar recipe to Snow Ice Cream II. Like so many others, this brought back wonderful childhood memories. For better results, mix the sugar and vanilla together first, adding a splash of milk to help combine. THEN go out and retrieve the snow. It melts remarkably fast once it gets inside. Don't premeasure the milk and just dump it in. Instead, add as necessary to make your desired consistency. Because this is the week before Christmas, we have egg nog in the fridge and used it instead of milk and it made the treat creamy and oh so yummy! For those who don't like overly sweet treats, you may want to reduce the sugar and/or vanilla if using egg nog instead of milk. We didn't but then we liked it super sweet. Enjoy!
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Snow Ice Cream II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
Like so many others, this brought back wonderful childhood memories. For better results, mix the sugar and vanilla together first, adding a splash of milk to help combine. THEN go out and retrieve the snow. It melts remarkably fast once it gets inside. Don't premeasure the milk and just dump it in. Instead, add as necessary to make your desired consistency. Because this is the week before Christmas, we have egg nog in the fridge and used it instead of milk and it made the treat creamy and oh so yummy! For those who don't like overly sweet treats, you may want to reduce the sugar and/or vanilla if using egg nog instead of milk. We didn't but then we liked it super sweet. Enjoy!
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Apple Brine for Turkey the Night Before Cooking

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
I have no idea how this will make my turkey taste, but for those of you about to do this for your Thanksgiving, please learn from our mistakes! We used a Reynold's oven bag big enough for a turkey and learned a lot from our first experience. 1. Heat up the measured water, pour in the salt to dilute it then fridge the water to cool it off. 2. Place the bag in the cooler, add the ingredients, then the turkey. THE BAGS ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND A TRANSFER, TRUST ME! (We just got done cleaning up apple juice, garlic brine from our floor and surrounding cabinets! 3. And do NOT follow the advice of the person who suggested a garbage bag. As someone else pointed out, it's not food grade. Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!
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Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
This is one of those "tried and true" recipes that everyone can have in their arsenal of recipes that can be counted on to please a diverse mix of people.
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Party Punch IV

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
This punch was the hit of our holiday party. We are social drinkers, though, and felt there wasn't nearly enough Vodka so the bottle was left out with a shot glass near the punch bowl for guests to add their more to their own. Another friend made this a few weeks later, omitting the Vodka completely from the punch bowl but also left out the bottle of Vodka and the shot glass for those who wanted that extra kick.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
Simple flavors, mixed together for a delightful taste.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
If I could give 7 stars, I would! My variations: I don't like ginger & finding pickled ginger wasn't worth my efforts so I omitted it. I did add a very healthy portion (perhaps up to 2 tbsn) of Thai sweet chili pepper sauce (looks like a clear gelatin with red confetti in it). I thought this tasted EXACTLY like PF Chang's, but without the hefty appetizer price. The key to getting the taste just right, is the sesame oil. (It has a strong flavor & if it's missing, won't quite taste the same as PF Chang's, but don't over do it!) For serving these as an appetizer, I used the leaves from butter (Bibb) lettuce. They are sturdy enough, but much smaller than iceberg and have a vibrant green color so they make the perfect appetizer ingredient or the perfect size for kids.
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