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Ranch Style Oyster Crackers

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2012
Nice crunch, slightly lemony even without the lemon pepper (I just used plain black pepper). I did make one change. I used 1/2 cup melted butter instead of 3/4 cup oil. That was enough to toast the crackers without being greasy and butter always tastes better than oil if there is an aftertaste.
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Macadamia Nut Mini Loaves

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
I thought this was rather dry and too crumbly.
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Ritzy Chicken Livers

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
The flavor was good but the coating was kind of mushy instead of crisp. I think I'll try them again but mix panko crumbs in with the crackers. Maybe that will give it a bit of a crunch.
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Slow-Cooker Posole

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
WOW! What a delicious meal this made! I cooked it on the stove top about 3 hours on low and reduced the enchilada sauce to one can and used 4 fresh tomatoes chopped instead. The flavors were a lot more complex than I imagined they would be. I fried up some corn tortilla strips (about 1/2 inch by 2 inches) and topped the soup with them as well as an avocado slice and some crumbled queso fresco (Mexican white cheese). Chopped onions, fresh cilantro, shredded cabbage and chopped jalepenos can be used on top to garnish)
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Fresh Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
This seemed too easy to be any good but was I surprised! I used a quart of mixed tree fruit (peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums) with 1/4 cup sugar mixed in and increased the vanilla to 1 tsp because I love a stronger flavor. It turned out golden brown on top and a perfect balance of fruit and cake. By day 2 the juices had been absorbed by the cake and it lost it's texture but it still tasted fine. I used black plums and yellow and white peaches and nectarines, so the finished product was also beautiful with a lovely mixture of yellow, pink and red.
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Caramel Coated Catfish

Reviewed: May 21, 2011
I was afraid this was going to be too sweet but it wasn't. I didn't have fish sauce so I substituted Worcestershire sauce (as it is made from anchovies I've been told) and it added enough saltiness not to have to add anymore. The deep mahogany color is beautiful and the flavor is like a teriyaki sauce but more complex. I cut down on the cooking time just a bit (about 3-1/2 minutes each side) and it came out fine. I also left out the cilantro but that's because I thought the taste would overpower the fish.
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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2011
Oh my this was wonderful. This is the only way I will make lemonade from now on. Thanks for sharing this historical recipe.
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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2011
I was expecting something with a more exotic flavor and despite all the seasonings and the sweetness of the peaches and tartness of the apricot - all I tasted was tomato. I felt it was rather ordinary.
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Ham Croquettes

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
Excellent use of leftover ham. I halved the recipe because there are only 2 of us and it still works (using 2 eggs in the batter and 1 egg for breading without any water). I also used panko for bread crumbs on inside of croquette and rolled in corn flake crumbs on outside for breading. This gave it a little more depth to the flavor. I didn't think it needed any extra salt added. Ham was salty enough. We ended up with 3 each for dinner and 2 each for breakfast the next day.
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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Excellent recipe. I used white beans instead of garbanzos because it was what I had on hand and it tasted wonderful, although I added more spices to taste (Penzey's Turkish Seasoning) and less lemon juice (2 Tbsp). Even in the blender it was smooth and had a lovely sweet and garlicky taste.
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Kale Krisps

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
Interesting flavor but very messy to eat, although with enough cheese, any vegetable can taste good. I probably won't use this again. It was a little greasy (from the cheese) but it probably would work better with a drier cheddar (like an English aged cheddar).
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2010
My old way used and I used to serve dry and tough meat. Using this way - wow! The meat was juicy and tasty. I got raves over this one. One hint, leave the roast out of the refrigerator about 1 hour before cooking to bring its temperature down. Also, I used a spice rub the night before and let the flavors permeate the meat for about 24 hours.
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Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
I thought these would be overly sweet with the toffee bits so I reduced the toffee bits to 1 cup which lowered the calories and it was still plenty sweet.
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
Easy as can be (and less time consuming than other latkes I've made). I made a half recipe with 1 cup potatoes, 1 tsp onion, 1 egg and 2 tsp flour and 1/2 tsp salt and it worked GREAT!
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