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Rum Rollover

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2010
I didn't follow the proportions (didn't have the ability to actually measure it) but you can't really go wrong with this combination!
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Snow Monkey

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2010
A unique drink. I didn't know what hazelnut liqueur was so for sure so I used a Hazelnut kahlua. I think the thicker texture surprised me the most . . . almost like a 2% milk? A different drink for every now and then :)
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2010
Great!! I LOVE caesar salads and this recipe is so easy. Here are the things I did a bit differently . . . 1. I didn't make the croutons like the recipe. I used olive oil to lightly coat my old bread, seasoned with Italian seasons, pepper, salt, baked at 350 for about 10-15 minutes (stir if necessary). 2. Used Kraft olive oil mayo. 3. I only used 1 tsp of anchovy paste and thought it was just fine. 4. I let the dressing sit overnight and it was thick. However, I rinsed my lettuce and once the dressing was in it and tossed, it was just fine. The water from the lettuce worked perfectly as a thinning agent. 5. I tossed some shredded parmesan cheese in with the salad. 6. One batch covered a 10 oz bag of romaine lettuce with a bit of dressing to spare (depending on your taste).
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Basil, Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
Pretty good sandwich. Didn't change a lot of things but I did mix the balsamic vinegar with about 1/4 c olive oil and then brushed it on some broiled Italian slices. Sprinkled the bread heavily with Italian spices.
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Banana Pudding Squares

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
My fiances favorite dessert! Here are the things I did differently . . . 1. Make sure you have a few extra nilla wafers and margarine. I used the proper amount once and the crust wasn't solid enough so when I put the cream cheese layer on, it all just lifted right out of the pan. 2. Didn't use the baking chocolate b/c it tastes fine without it.
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Cornbread Muffins I

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2010
Excellent cornbread muffin! Served them with chili and the eaters raved about them. Here are the things I did differently . . . 1. Used a thicker clover honey instead of "normal" honey but it worked out just fine. 2. Substituted a 14.5 oz can of sweet corn (drained) instead of the frozen corn. 3. Used paper liners --> easy clean-up! 4. Made about 16 muffins for 1 batch. 5. Oh, and I used 1% milk.
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Blueberry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
Not quite 5 stars but pretty close! This is a nice change from your normal chicken salad. The yogurt gives it a nice flavor without being too sweet. Here are the things I did differently (which wasn't much!): 1. I only used 1 1/2 cups of blueberries and I thought that was plenty. 2. Used a rotisserie chicken -- fast and easy. 3. Left out the celery bc the fam doesn't like it. 4. Added some pepper to taste.
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
Awesome "bar" snack! My fiance made these for me and I loved them! 1. We didn't use nearly the amount of flour/cornstarch so I would cut that in half. 2. We also cut our cheese sticks in half which was the perfect size for our small saucepan. 3. Plain breadcrumbs + 2 tsp Italian seasoning. 4. Followed the dipping order. 5. Did NOT use a quart of oil . . . we just fried them in our medium saucepan, a few at a time. Just be careful not to overfill the pan with oil or add too many cheese sticks at a time!
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Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
Very tasty! Here are the things I did differently . . . 1. Used about 2 lbs. of bone-in thighs (they were on sale!). 2. Used the same amount of spices listed. Cut back the lemon juice to one lemon and 1 tbsp olive oil. 3. Rubbed the spice mixture underneath the top skin flap of my chicken thighs. Then sprinkled the rest of the mixture on top of them. 4. Drizzled the lemon/olive mixture underneath the skin as well as on top of the chicken. 5. Baked in a 8X8 pyrex dish with lemon skins, a few cloves of garlic, and onion slices. Next time I would nix the lemon skins -- my chicken was very citrus-y. 6. Baked at same temp listed in recipe until chicken was cooked through (prepare to keep them in the oven for awhile!)
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Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
Very good! Made a few changes that I think pushed this recipe from 4 stars to 5. Here's what I did differently . . . 1. Seasoned the chicken with Lawry's seasoning salt (any seasoning salt would probably do) prior to cooking. 2. I did NOT add any other spices while cooking the chicken. I mixed those in later. 3. Cooked 1/2 cup, maybe more, of diced onions with the chicken. 4. Drained my chicken mixture and added it to a small bowl with black beans, green chile peppers. 5. Here are the spices I used: 1 1/2 tbsp dried cilantro, 1/4 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and 1 tsp each of chili powder and cumin. 6. I also added about 1/4 c (1 small can) of diced black olives. 7. Let my mixture sit overnight b/c I didn't have enough time to cook it! 8. The next day I added the sour cream and the cheese directly to my chicken mixture. Followed the sauce/layer directions 9. Baked in a round pyrex bowl using two whole wheat tortillas per layer. 10. Topped with whatever salsa I had left in the fridge! 11. B/C of the bulk, would more cooking time while covered with foil -- otherwise the layers won't be all the way warmed.
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Roasted Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
An okay snack. Here are the things I did differently . . . 1. I rinsed the chickpeas really well before I dried them on a paper towel. 2. Baked at 450 for 20 minutes and then took them out and tossed with 1 tsp olive oil and seasoned with garlic powder and whatever else I could find for seasonings. 3. Baked again for about 10-15 minutes (watch for burning) and they were done! 4. I tried to avoid salt when making these - always check the side of the can when buying beans of any kind, the salt content varies greatly with each brand! I found that La Preferida (sp?) ones were the lowest in salt at my grocery store.
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
The people at my work place loved these! Here are the tips I used . . . 1. Don't be concerned with your frosting size - I used a whipped frosting that was only 14 oz and it turned out just fine. 2. It took almost a whole "standard" pkg of almond bark to coat a whole box of cake mix. 3. One cake box made about 35 cake balls. 4. Wait at least 1/2 hr to mix the cake and the frosting! The cake has to be WARM but not HOT otherwise the cake balls won't stick together. 5. Freeze the cake balls before you dip them in the bark.
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Herbed Chicken in Pastry

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2009
Great/pretty easy dish! Made a few changes . . . 1. If your chicken breasts are pretty thick you can cut them in half the long ways. That's what I did so I only had to use "2" actual chicken breasts. 2. Season, season, season the chicken!! 3. Just brown the outside of the chicken - don't cook all the way through otherwise the chicken could dry out when you bake it. 4. I had a hard time spreading the cream cheese with a spoon so I ended up using my fingers - way easier! 5. I did cream cheese then dried parsley then shredded cheese and then chicken. 6. Maybe lightly grease the pan before you add the pastry pockets.
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
Not the best cobbler. Here's what I did differently: 1. I sprinkled the top with cinnamon in addition to the sugar. 2. I doubled everything and baked it in a 9X13 pan. 3. SERVE WITH ICE CREAM. This is a must. Otherwise this cobbler would be "just okay."
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
AWESOME! I didn't change a thing! I put the dough in the fridge for a long time on accident but they still turned out good. I flattened some and didn't flatten others and I actually liked the non-flattened ones better. They turned out picture perfect! Before I baked them I rolled each ball in white sugar. AWESOME!
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Hasselback Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
These are okay - I wish mine would have gotten crispier! Here are the things I did differently: 1. I used grated parmesan cheese instead of the romano. 2. The spoon trick worked great! 3. Used yukon potatoes. 4. Left the skins on
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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
The salad itself was good but I didn't care for the dressing. Maybe it's just me because other people seemed to like it! Here are the things I did differently: 1. Roasted the beets - Scrubbed and cut off the ends. Wrapped in foil and put on a baking sheet (this is a MUST DO). Bake at 400 F for 45 min-1 hr. Let cool and then slice 2. Used feta cheese instead of goat. 3. Made 3X the walnuts. Awesome! 4. Other than the dressing - the salad itself is good.
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Hearty Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
FANTASTIC RECIPE!! I LOVED this soup! I followed this recipe almost perfectly! Here are a few things that I did: 1. I used yukon potatoes. 2. Instead of using 1 cup of water I used 1 cup of chicken broth (use REDUCED sodium). 3. DO NOT ADD ANY SALT. Wait until the bacon and sausage have simmered for awhile and THEN add to taste. 4. I used regular evaporated milk but next time I'll try fat-free. 5. YOU MUST ADD THE DILL WEED. It totally adds flavor. 6. Pepper!!! Pepper!!!
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Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2009
This recipe turned out pretty good with a few adjustments. 1. I added about 3/4 lb spicy Italian style ground turkey (browned) to my sauce. The meat is AWESOME! I use that stuff in everything and always have a lb or so in my freezer. Where I'm from it's generally pretty cheap (on sale $2, $3 if not) and still healthier for you than sausage. 2. I cooked about half a shallot and some cloves of garlic in a little bit of butter and added them to the cheese mixture. 3. Used grated parmesan cheese instead of shredded because that's what I had! 4. Used Fat Free ricotta!!! 5. I used less water and more sauce.
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Stuffed Jalapenos III

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
These are spicy little snacks! I loved them but some of them were a bit too spicy. Here are a few changes I made . . . 1. WEAR GLOVES - otherwise you'll ruin your eyes/contacts for a day. 2. Thanks to another review, I used raspberry cream cheese instead of the plain stuff. Don't worry about getting the whipped kind, you can just beat it with a fork. IT'S AWESOME! 3. I stuffed my halved peppers, sprinkled them with BROWN SUGAR, and then wrapped them in smoked turkey bacon. The turkey bacon was perfect due to its thickness. 4. I also used a whole piece of bacon. 5. I also used chive/onion cream cheese (w/o the brown sugar step) and those were great too!
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