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Tiffany's Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2013
Tried this one last night, my grandson wanted to make something and this seemed simple for him. We didn't care for it.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2013
This is a great bread recipe. I only give it 4 stars for method, but it is a winner on flavor. I used 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour as I was out of bread flour. I did it without a bread machine as well. For that perfect crust I used a method that I learned when I lived in Italy; after the bread is split on top and risen, I lightly spritz the loaves with a fine mist of water. This provides the crust that makes the recipe the best.
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Herbed Dumplings

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2013
I tried this recipe for the first time today and was very pleased. Luckily, I had read some of the reviews and cut back on the salt, but I was a bit suspicious of the amount to begin with and very likely would have cut it back anyway. These dumplings were light and delicious, very enjoyable. I added two tablespoons of sour cream with the milk because we enjoy that taste. I have to say one thing though, I used a tablespoon and a half cookie scoop to drop the dough in and I still got 22 dumplings. I can't imagine how you could 'drop by rounded tablespoons' would only yield 6 dumplings. I almost doubled the recipe - thank goodness I didn't.
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Corn and Black Bean Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
I've made this twice now, first time as written so that I could rate it and the second time with a few adaptions I made for our tastes. We loved it both times and really, if I only made the original that would be fine with us. The second time I used one whole bag of frozen corn that I defrosted in the microwave and white beans since I was out of black beans. I also added two small chopped avocados which I needed to use quickly, celery, a bit of onion and two small chopped roma tomatoes and a small red Fresno chili, which isn't hot. I doubled the dressing and increased the sugar to 2 teaspoons and let it all sit for a hour or so before serving. It was wonderful. Original recipe or the adaption, I heartily recommend both.
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
I always rate a recipe after I make it as is, before I make any changes. As it was written, I agree with others that it has very little flavor and is very dry. I would not make the original recipe again. I've made it several times since then making changes. Not surprising, when I made it last time it was pretty close to my original recipe that I've used for years. Yes, this is a sweet recipe but if you read the ingredients you'll know that. We only make cookies once a month in my household because cookies are usually supposed to be sweet. Here are my changes: I use all butter. I also use 1 cup of chunky peanut butter and 1/2 cup creamy. I really think that its important to use a good quality peanut butter for the best taste. I cut the sugars back to 3/4 cup each and added 2 T. honey and extra vanilla, about 1/2 t. I also add 1 t. baking powder. I think it's important to say that not over baking these is one key point. They still look a bit under done when they are ready to come out. My oven takes 9 minutes for that perfect stage.
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Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2012
I wasn't thrilled with this recipe. I thought I would be because I love the ingredients. First off, I thought the mix gave the pork an odd, metallic taste, although it tasted great on the sweet potatoes and apple. It was also sort of salty which is saying a lot because we like salt! It was a huge disappointment to us.
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Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese)

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
Wonderful recipe! First time making it or eating it. I let mine drain in the fridge for about 30 hours to get it to a nice, cream cheese consistency and then I grated a bit of garlic into it, added chives and some salt (didn't salt it before) and it is fantastic. Used cheese cloth because I had it on hand. I can see this being very versatile and I can't wait to try it again.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2012
I have been meaning to try this recipe for several years, but hadn't gotten around to it. I don't make brownies often but needed some for a bake sale. I have read through probably 1,000 reviews paying close attention to those that were lower than 3 stars. These came out perfectly for me; satiny top and chewy around the edges, a bit fudgier in the middle, just the way I like them. I did not frost them because a really good brownie never needs frosting, but that is my opinion. I think a lot of the bad reviews must be because of how we each like our brownies. What is chewy to me could be cakeish to someone else perhaps, not sure. I do know a few things though, how you mix brownies makes all the difference in the world. I melt my butter and then remove it from the heat while I mix the dry ingredients thoroughly and beat the eggs. Then I stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla and blend well. Next I add the dry ingredients at once and stir to mix. There probably will be a few small lumps, like uncooked popcorn kernel size and that's okay. Just make sure all the batter is moistened. If you 'beat' it too much it will rise more and there is where your 'cake' type brownie comes from. Just use a good old fashioned rubber spatula or wooden spoon, either works fine. It is a bit more complicate than a mix, but so much better.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Beef Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
I did not care for this.
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Classic Goulash

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2011
I debated about the rating on this recipe. It's probably really good to someone who hadn't had it or had a version similar to it. To me it was very bland and tasteless as well as too liquidy. I grew up in Kansas; our family recipe has chili powder and cayenne as well as paprika in it. It is thicker and very, very hot. You add a spoonful of sour cream to temper the heat.
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Swope Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2011
Made this today for the first time and it is delicious. I did cut back on the sugar a bit and I was glad I did. I only made one loaf but will make another in a few days. I think i will make it a savory loaf then with some chives and other herbs mixed in.
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Zucchini Boats on the Grill

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
The first time I made these I followed the recipe as written and it was delish - definitely worth making. I don't think it's fair to change a recipe up and then rate it. The second time I made it I changed it in a couple of ways. I cut off the stem end and microwaved the whole zucchini for 4 minutes and let it cool a few before slicing it in half and scooping out the middle. Then I added Italian seasoned bread crumbs, red onion, garlic, cheese, red pepper flakes, and Italian sausage to it, along with the tomato in the recipe. I cooked it in the toaster oven at 400 for about 15 minutes and it was crispy on top, cooked through and fantastic. I think this basic recipe is a wonderful canvas to explore with. Thank you for submitting it.
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Egg in a Boat

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
A great recipe, very similar to one that my mom made when I was a child and that I continue to make. Mom called the Gausthaus Eggs and the difference was she didn't butter the bread but melted the butter in the pan, added about a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and then toasted the first side, flipped it over and added the egg and turned the burner down to let it cook. Either way, it tastes great.
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Fresh California Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
Very good basic recipe, much like my own. I only use about 1/2 that much cilantro and throw in several jalapeno's and usually a serrano as well as we like our salsa to have a little kick. I also grate about a half teaspoon of the lime peel into it.
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Beef Paprika

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
I was anxious to try this recipe as it sounded like something I would normally like. It wasn't bad but there was nothing really exceptional about it either. It tasted very much like sloppy joes, as others have said. Too much ketchup and I'm afraid the paprika gets lost in the mix somewhere. I think most kids would really like it because it is sweet.
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Spanakopita II

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
This is a great recipe, very reminiscent of what I ate in Greece. I only do two things differently - I add a tiny bit of lemon juice to the vegetable mixture and I also use fresh baby spinach because I think the frozen kind is gross. I made it in a jelly roll pan, spread thin with the phyllo and then cut into squares, it was thin and delicious. I only did it that way because I had doubled the recipe for a party and didn't have the time to make all the triangles. Awesome recipe.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
Wonderful cookie recipe. It reminded me of the coconut cookies my grandmother used to make. This past summer when we went home for a visit I took some to her and she said that they were just like hers except they were missing the allspice! She asked me how many cookies the recipe made and I told her about 3 dozen and she said to add 1/4 teaspoon of allspice next time so I did. They are perfectly like hers now. You can't exactly taste the spice but they make you go, hmmm, what is that flavor when you eat them. Thank you so much for this recipe.
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Miner's Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
Not all that hot and no real 'chili' flavor. The jar of sauce detracts from the taste in my opinion. Sorry, just not really even chili to me.
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Krautburger

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2008
This is very similar to my German grandmother's recipe for stuffed bierochs, except that she adds finely diced potato in with the ground beef and onion. And we've never added the onion soup mix but it did add a nice flavor. We also top it with a German beer sauce, so it doesn't seem the same without it.
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