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Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
OH MY GOSH! I have only ever gotten sprial-cut hams so I never gave any thought to the price. This recipe's ham was HALF the cost and TWICE as delicious! At seven hours the bones gently slid from the ham. The ham was so outrageously delicious at that point I was hesitant to put the glaze on it, but I'm SO glad I did. I asked my husband to come in to cut the ham, he took one look at it and said, "With what, a spoon?" (So if you like pretty slices of ham, you wouldn't have liked this. It fell a part with no need to cut which I found to be a bonus. No meat was left on or around the bone and wasted.) When the leftovers went into the fridge, I made sure that all the leftover glaze went into the container, too. Now the meat has been soaking in it overnight. Like others, I had been a bit worried about cooking a raw ham, but for $12 for a ham that feeds 3 adults 3 times, with virtually no effort other than opening the package, there's no doubt we'll be buying these throughout the year. Thank you for the recipe!! It was the crowning touch to my Easter dinner.
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Grammy Faith's Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
HUGE hit at the Easter dinner table! Even though the ham was divine, my dinner guests still loved this sauce enough to pass it around the table. My husband is looking forward to using it cold as a spread on the bread for leftover ham sandwiches tonight and I think my son who is a connoisseur of chicken strips with honey mustard will love this to dip his chicken in.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
Great basic recipe. Although I added salt when preparing the dish, more needed to be added at the dinner table. Also, the sauce was VERY thin. I'm going to work on that next time.
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Strawberry Avocado Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
Good base recipe for the dressing. I would add thinly sliced red onion to the salad, a dash of tobasco to the dressing, and would carmelize the pecans.
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Maple Dill Carrots

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
Excellent recipe. Far too much butter, I thought. Also, the recipe doesn't seem to have an ending. How long do you continue cooking after the last ingredients are added or is that when the carrots are done? I kept cooking just to try to reducd the butter. We'll make this again.
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Nontraditional Crab Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
Excellent recipe. A few notes, though. For my tastes, I went heavy on the garlic. I think the addition of artichoke hearts and some freshly shredded parmesan would've been nice. Due to the nature of the consistency of all the cheese, though, you MUST serve it immediately to a hungry crowd. It starts thickening immediately and starts breaking chips quite quickly. That's not the recipe's fault, just the result of so much melted cheese. Also, if you make ahead as the creator suggested you can (which I did and she's right, it's fine) keep in mind that you need to keep it in the oven a little while longer because you're having to heat up your dish and the cold center of the dip. This dip was a huge hit at our dinner party last night. Thanks!
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Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
Easy to prepare and absolutely delish! I didn't have marjoram so I used thyme. And I don't care for hazelnuts so I used pine nuts. This recipe will become a staple in my most-used repetoire. Thanks!
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Gin and Tonic

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
My British friend had expressed a liking for Gin & Tonics so I surprised him at dinner last night. He thought it was superb! So this rating is for him. Thank you!
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Won Tons

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2006
My husband isn't fond of crab but he enjoyed these. I didn't think they were all that time consuming as some have posted. My biggest suggestion is watch the lil buggers when you're frying them up. They go from brown to burnt in the blink of an eye. The only wasabi sauce I could find at the store was a horseradish wasabi. It was WAY too hot for me, but the heat-lovers at our dinner party loved it.... as they wiped the tears from their eyes and blew their noses. ;)
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Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
Eh. Frankly, the recipe would've been just as good if I'd stopped with just the teriyaki glaze I used in the recipe. This recipe will only be as good as the teriyaki sauce that's used to make it with and if the teriyaki sauce is a good quality sauce, it won't need the addition of other ingredients.
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Basil Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
I am NOT a shrimp eater, but I made these with several other bbq skewer recipes for our bbq. Our guests ALL loved these. But for those of us who aren't used to handling raw shrimp, it's a bit disconserting to skewer them, especially when they are coated with coagulated butter and oil. My husband ended up rescuing me from this duty, but it was worth the jokes he made at my expense because everyone raved over this recipe.
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Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
Oh if only I could give 10 stars! The only substitution I made was to use white wine instead of sherry because that's what I had. My batch didn't come out too salty at all as some folks complained. My only explanation for this is that I only ever use low-sodium soy sauce. I don't know if this is what made the difference, though. I also lightly sprinkled sesame seeds on a few of the skewers the last few minutes of grilling. I've never cooked with hoisin sauce or even ginger root before so I was a little leary, but oh my gosh! For our bbq yesterday, I used several recipes from this site: the basil shrimp skewers were the second biggest hit. I also tried the basic kabobs recipe just with veggies (was just eh. Probably won't make again.), BBQ Sausage & Peppers (next time will just throw the Johnsonville Brats on the grill instead of going thru all this trouble), and then did our old standby of marinading overnight chicken breast chunks in Italian dressing (the third best recipe of the day). Vivian, thank you SO much for your recipe!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2006
I added garlic. I'm not sure what the point was of specifically using Kosher salt. I feel it was a waste of money to have bought a box just for this recipe. I'm not a big fan of over-cooked potato chips, but I do see why folks said the brussels sprouts were like chips. These were just okay. I never would have thought to roast brussels sprouts so it was a nice change. My husband liked them well enough, but my son and I only got through them by dipping them in ranch dressing.
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Sarge's EZ Pulled Pork BBQ

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2006
I thought the recipe was just "eh". I added more coffee per suggestions. Ick. I'd probably rate this even lower if it weren't for the homemade bbq sauce a friend gave me that rescued dinner. In the end, the pork was just a reason to eat the bbq sauce.
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Jeff's Chili Con Queso

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2006
I made this for a party, keeping it heated on low in my fondue pot & stirring occasionally. It was a huge hit. It is VERY rich and flavorful.
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Elegant Orzo with Wilted Spinach and Pine Nuts

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2006
Tasty. It didn't curl my toes in ecstasy, but I'll probably make it again.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
I HATE baking. hate it hate it hate it. But I have to say, this recipe was easy to follow and who knew I actually had all the ingredients in my cupboard already! Despite not being the avid baker that some of my co-workers are, I got rave reviews. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Basic Fruit Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2006
As the name states, it's a BASIC recipe. I hate seeing people lower a recipe's rating because they don't know how to cook. This recipe is perfect as a starting point to alter to one's tastes. Try different fruits, different juices, different amounts of everything to your taste. Another alternative is to add vanilla flavored soy milk for a hint of vanilla or cream. But remember, if you alter a recipe too much, don't blame the recipe, blame the cook. ;)
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Water Chestnut Wraparounds

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
One batch was not enough for our monthly get together. I've been requested to triple the recipe for the next month - and there's only 10 of us! These were amazing. Even folks who weren't sure what they were eating loved them. Of course, if it's wrapped in bacon, ya really can't go wrong!
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Chicken Marsala

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2005
A good one.
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