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Seven Layer Dip I

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
This is a very old standby recipe that has been served again and again with fantastic results! First of all, this recipe is fine as written and served, but our crowd typically likes a little more flavor and kick. Differences that I would suggest is to brown your beef with a packet of taco seasoning (no water), 1.5 tbs of cumin, 1 tsp of chili powder 1 tsp of garlic and 2 tbs of dried minced onion. Added finely chopped cilantro with the black olives, tomatoes and green onions. Mixture of pepperjack and cheddar cheese gave the dip more complexity than straight cheddar! Superb flavor!!!
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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
Superb! Added 1 tsp of vanilla to the cream cheese/whipped topping. Fresh blueberries layered on the top for a little something extra and served in a trifle bowl for a beautiful presentation! Loved this recipe!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
Exceptional!!! My family hovers in the kitchen when I set out ingredients to make this cake. So after making it 3 times, it is time to write a review. First let me state that this is a wonderful carrot cake recipe EXACTLY as written. But to personalize the recipe I decided to experiment. Based on other reviews: upped the cinnamon to 2.5 tsps, added 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of allspice, increased the carrots to 4 cups and the vanilla to 3 tsps. Phenomenal!!!
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Baked Buffalo Wings

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
Wings were good, but not outstanding. Based on 200 + reviews, I decided to chill the wings with the flour coating overnight as other reviewers suggested. Right before baking I dipped in the butter/hot sauce and placed on a wire rack to cook. Baked these the required 45 minutes and they were, soggy, soggy, soggy with not much flavor. Pulled them out of the oven and re-dipped in straight hot sauce and then baked an additional 30 minutes with the last 20 minutes at 450 and they FINALLY started crisping. Once they crisped, they were delicious. 3 stars based on the soggy factor and modification of the recipe to make it "work". 4 stars for taste with the re-dipping!
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Chocolate Eclair Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2010
Only difference was out of necessity: I used half and half for the pudding mix as I was out of milk. So very rich and creamy! My husband said this was the best dessert I have ever made.... rave reviews by all who sampled!
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
Very tasty. Made a couple of changes to the 2nd round to suit my family's taste. Added 2 tablespoons sherry, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon fresh finely ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic. With the additional seasonings, this recipe is a power punch of flavor!!! Yum!
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
Very tasty. Made a couple of changes to the 2nd round to suit my family's taste. Added 2 tablespoons sherry, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon fresh finely ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic. With the additional seasonings, this recipe is a power punch of flavor!!! Yum!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2010
This was fabulous! Based on other reviews, I cut back the olive oil to 1/4 cup and omitted the salt and am glad I did. Threw fresh rosemary twigs (soaked in water for 1/2 hour) in the smoker while barbequing these and the aroma, oh my, the aroma! If I was Italian I would be kissing my fingers. Momma Mia!!! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Luscious Slush Punch

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
Only used 1 cup of sugar which was perfect. Can't even begin to imagine how sweet this would be if you used 2 1/2 cups. Didn't have strawberry gelatin, so I subbed using the tropical fusion gelatin mix of cherry, pineapple and orange. Added watermelon vodka shots to each glass of punch served and WOW was it ever fabulous!
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Tomato Asparagus Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
Loved this recipe! Used small grape tomatoes halved, english cucumbers peeled and seeded and minced 1/4 cup of the red onion, which I think made all the difference as the pieces were not so large that the flavor was overpowering. Added fresh cracked black pepper and 1/2 container of Feta cheese based on other reviews. Absolutely wonderful and definitely a staple for summertime BBQ's.
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Pueblo Green Chile Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
Not an authentic green chili stew, but this is WONDERFUL and perfect for tailgate parties!!! I have made it several times since the original posting in 2008 and have discovered it's best served as a winter dish. It's great as is, but changed the recipe to suit the family's preference. 1.) Lightly dust the cubed pork (tenderloin) with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp of onion powder, and 1/2 tsp of fresh ground garlic/ black pepper mixture before browning. 2.) Substitute the canned corn with fresh corn. Grill the ears and cut the kernels off - grilling brings out the natural sweetness in the corn (do this in the summer and freeze the corn in small baggies for use during the winter). 3.) Use 2 cans of green chiles and 1 small can of salsa verde in place of the 3rd can of green chilis. 4.) Add 2 thinly sliced carrots. 5.) Increase the cumin by 1/2 tsp for more flavor. 6.) If you have wood smoked, fire roasted tomatoes with garlic, it makes all the difference - if not, try no more than a drop of wood smoke seasoning to give a great flavor to it. Serve with sour cream, tortillas, or corn muffins! This is a WONDERFUL recipe!!! Try it, I guarantee you'll enjoy it....
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Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
This was wonderful! From the husband "pork, my least favorite white meat", to "this is awesome, what meat is this?"..... only change I made was to decrease the chili powder to 3/4 tsp as the hubby dislikes spicy foods and based on other readers reviews, this was the perfect mix. Worked beautifully!!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!~!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
Definitely wasn't what I expected.... probably won't make again.
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2010
Wonderful marinade. Key to this recipe is to use fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. Concentrated juices tend to overpower the other flavors. Recipe calls for 6-8 minutes of cooking time per side ~ please note if this doesn't seem long enough for you, the citrus in the marinate makes the chicken cook faster. Do not overcook as your chicken will turn rubbery. Wonderful chicken to add to salads! New favorite in our home! Thanks Letsgggo for the submission.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
Very good recipe! Couldn't tell much of a difference in the traditional "pig" and this recipe. Only thing I did differently was to slice open a banana (leave in the peel) and set it on top of the roast while it cooks to give it the taste of actually being wrapped in banana leaves prior to cooking it underground (make sure you remove the banana after the pig is fully cooked). Sounds weird, but this gives the pig a very SLIGHT sweet taste which the islands are famous for. After shredding the meat and removing the fat from the juice, I added 1 more tsp of liquid smoke and let the pig cook in it's juice for 1 hour more. Perfect pig!!! Served with the Hawaiian Cold Slaw from this site (which was a perfect complement to the meal) and Sweet Hawaiian bread rolls. If you close your eyes and listen you'd swear you could hear the waves on the beach, smell the lightly scented breeze in the palms, and feel the sand between your toes. This recipe is that good!! Thanks so much to Kikuchan for submitting it!!!
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Marzetti® Hawaiian Slaw

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
This is an OUTSTANDING cole slaw!!! The first time I made it exactly as the recipe is written and it was wonderful. The second time I customized it to my family's taste; 1) used the prepackaged cole slaw mix that included green and red cabbage and juliened carrots, 2) added sliced green onions, 3) added mandran oranges sliced into thirds, 4) used fresh thinly sliced pineapple, 5) added cranraisins, 6) used golden raisins, 7) used sunflower seeds for the "nut" in the recipe, and lastly used "Marie's" creamy cole slaw dressing (Marie's can be found in any grocery store's cold produce section). FYI - do not "overadd" the dressing as it will lose it's crunch.... Let it sit for a couple of hours for the flavors to fully marry before serving. Enjoy!
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Baked Paprika-Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Wonderful recipe! Have made a couple of times before writing a review. The recipe is wonderful as written, but after experimenting, would suggest the following to change it up from time to time: 1)Increase the cheese to 3/4 cup using a mixture of Romano and Parmesan. 2) Used 1 tsp of a good quality paprika (makes all the difference in the flavor of the finished dish) and 1 tsp smoky paprika. 3) Added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder. 4) Decrease butter to 1/8 cup based on the increase in cheese. 5) Bake for 45 minutes tops otherwise the chicken dries out. Enjoy!
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Loved this dish.... only made a few changes based on my family's preference: No onion and didn't miss it. Cut down the rosemary, basil, and oregano to 1/4 tsp each and omitted the thyme. Threw in sauteed mushrooms and roasted red peppers I had prepared for another meal. Now here's the secret, use the very best balsamic vinegar you can find as it has the smoothest flavor and will cut down on the tart vinegar flavor and you must use San Marzano tomatoes. It makes all the difference.... Served this over angel hair pasta with a salad. Family loved it!!!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Wonderfu, wonderful, wonderful. This is a regular in our rotation. I usually increase the apples to 5 cups as my family likes more apples, but keep all other ingredients the same. Unfortunately, this "cake" is never fully cooked at 45 minutes (probably due to the extra apples). See most helpful hints from "naples34102" for a glaze that makes this cake go from divine to superb!
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Easy Lemon Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Wonderful easy recipe! For an extra lemon "bite", double the lemon extract and add 1 tsp of lemon rind. Superb!!!
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