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Best Spinach Dip Ever

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
Yep, best ever! This was my moms go to spinach dip recipe for years, though she used Knorr's Spring vegetable soup mix. I had to try the leek and am glad I did! Sooo good. I did double the recipe, planning on using the entire box of spinach of course, so I used two to double the recipe. I did notice that the full two cups of mayo and two containers of sour cream looked like it was gonna be way too much amd possibly make it runny, so before mixing I removed about a half cup mayo and a cup of sour cream. I just finished mixing it all up and it's getting happy in the fridge. I will update if it turns out too dry and I have to add back the mayo and sour cream. But boy did it taste GOOD! Thanks Shawna's Dad! ***Update! next morning, all is well. And tasty! Thankfully the amounts were perfect. So for those of you doubling the recipe like I did, cut down a little on the mayo and sour cream. 1 3/4 cup mayo and 1 1/2 containers of sour cream should do the trick. Everything else remains, 2 packs of Knorrs leek soup mix, 2 cans waterchestnuts and 2 10 oz. boxes of chopped spinach. I only serve this dip with Kings Hawaiian Bread. OMG! They were meant to go together, try it, you won't be sorry!
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Foolproof Rib Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
The absolute best! Thank you! I used a ten pound roast and only had to add about 20 minutes to the final roasting time. It was THE best prime rib I've ever had, and the rest of the guest raved about it. It was cooked perfectly, light medium rare in the inside and medium towards the outer ends. Total perfection! Don't forget to let it rest when you take it out of the oven. THANKS! 12/16/10 Not really an update, I was just sitting in traffic for the last hour day dreaming about this prime rib! It was THAT good. I will never cook it any other way! FYI for those of you cooking a larger roast like I did, don't be afraid, follow it to a T, just add some time to the end. ENJOY.
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Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2011
Flowed thie recipe pretty closely, I omitted the garliC and cayenne pepper, just doesn't go in a burger for me.From the reviews of it being bland I added a shake or two of Old Bay seasoning and a shake of Braggs seasonings. WOW! First of all after I threw them on the grill and let the first side cook for about 5 minutes I opened the lid and there was a pool of juice on the burger. Yum! Finished them off, threw on some cheese and some grilled onions and this turned out to be ONE OF THE MOST FLAVORFUL BURGERS I'VE EVER HAD! Go Figure! Thanks for the recipe.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2012
Hopefully the third time will be the charm. I made two batches that did not turn out whatsoever. They never got hard or a good color. Have never made this before so it was a stab in the dark, also I didn't have a candy thermometer. BUT I WAS JONSE'IN FOR BRITTLE! Pretty sure I got a winner this time, stirred for 12-14 minutes, thats the trick. I'll let ya know how yummy it is. Thanks for sharing. UPDATE: Ok, they're done, one outside for a few minutes and one straight into the fridge for a few. The first batch I did was good, hard and crunchy with a little stick to the teeth going on. Batch 2 OMG!!!! This batch I let get a little darker carmel color while still on the stove. Was a little faster with the soda and butter, mixed up quick and poured onto sheet. WOW!!!! Finished product is a little darker than batch 1 and 1000 times better!!!! Dinner is served!
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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
Tried them with MAPLE bacon, OMG! Thank you for the tip on placing them on a rack so they're not sitting in oil, very helpful! I filled mine with crumbled gorganzola and some with cream cheese, some with both. Incredible! Thank You!
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: May 11, 2012
These were just eh. I followed the advice and added 2T of oil and some vanilla and they still turned out pretty dry. Not what I was looking for. I had my heart set on chewy cookies, but live and learn! Not like I threw them away or anything.
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My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
Really good. Thanks Pioneer Girl! I kept the same ingredients but did a few things different, all the same in the end I'm sure. I did add bacon though and cooked the onion, celery and a clove of garlic in the bacon drippings. Made a roux of that with the flour. Had I known before hand I would have added one more can of chopped clams to the 3 of minced. This is great hearty soup for sure! The potatoes thicken it up nicely. I feel a cold coming on and this was the perfect comfort food to get me through that! Thanks again!
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BLT Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
Not sure what to say about this dip. It is yummy. The reason I give it 4 stars is because the short list of ingredients, that are usually on hand. But the dip itself was just odd and not what I would take to a gathering. I am sure most folks I know would scarf it up though, it just seemd lacking. It really was good, I tried it with a fork and had to stop myself from eating more. It's more of something I would pour over sliced tomatoes and have for lunch. Definitiely tasty. Followed the recipe to a T, the quantities called for are spot on. *UPDATE, Got Kings hawiian bread snackers rolls and made a sammy with this dip OMG to die for! YUM.
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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2010
YUM! Is all I have to say. This is a great simple basic egg salad recipe, doesn't get all crazy adding things that just don't belong in egg salad. Perfect flavor and consistancy. Thanks!
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Blue Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2012
This was great, made it for Thanksgiving and the family ate it up! I used Costco crumbled gorgonzola blue cheese and it was fantastic! Rolled it in a combo of chopped pecans and walnuts with some dried parsley mixed in for color. Getting ready to make again today for a holiday party. Super easy! Thanks for sharing.
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Warm Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic and Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
SO far I can only give 4 stars, I just mixed it all together and haven't cooked it yet. Cold tastes REALLY good, tempted to not even bake it, but I will tomorrow. I only had whipping cream and thanks to another reviewer's advice, saying cream, milk or 1/2&1/2 is ok, I used it and it seems fine. Added a little extra blue as my siblings are huge fans. I'll update after I've baked it tomorrow.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: May 27, 2012
Was happy to find this pretty simple recipe for my glueten free friend. It was simple and turned out delicious tho ugly. I LOVE the suggestion of small glass of port with it! YUM! I skipped the water bath, baked for 45 minutes and put it in the fridge immediately. It was NOT coming out of the pan no matter what I did, so I just sliced it and "scooped" it out onto plates. Everyone loved it! Made it for a casual family gathering so it didn't really matter what it looked like. If it were a more formal occasion I would have gone the whole nine yards; water bath, parchment paper, spring form, yada yada. But it was a bit last minute and who cares? Chilled for about 4 hours, had a smooth consistancy. Next time I will go the extra mile. Will also probably omit and egg or two. Baked in a 9" nonstick cake pan.Oh ya, I used one bag semi sweet chips and 3/4 bag milk, perfect! Also only had one stick butter, used cirsco to make up the difference. This is a very forgiving recipe! UPDATE; second time around, same pan, did the water bath, used 3 eggs and 3 whites, one bag dark chocolate chunks and half bag semi-sweet chips, chilled immediately. Much prettier this time, a little bit smoother consistancy, but still not comin out of that pan! Well, it is, just not onto a serving platter, only onto my plate and into my mouth! Maybe a little better than the first try, either way still outstanding!
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Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2012
Awesome job Ken! I have always had to let the eggs cool for hours to get them to easily release the shells. Hate that picky, piecy shattered mess that sometimes takes half the egg with it! I only had cider vinegar but it worked beautifully!!!! These were the easiest peeling eggs I have ever seen and I have peeled a S*@T ton of eggs in my day. Thanks for sharing.
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Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2012
After four tries and too many wasted ingredients, I gave up on this..The chips never got anything close to melted or "smooth".
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2012
I would give it 5 stars but I used reviewers tips which changed the original recipe some. Well, I would still give it 10 stars if I could! It was hard not to toss the pizza and just have this for dinner! OMG! This pie is sooo yummy! I even used a crappy frozen pie crust (i know, shame on me) but it was still sooo good. I used 3 Tablespoons cornstarch instead of flour, used a Tablespoon of vanilla and did not bake it. I did chill for 3 hours. I plan on making another one very soon and will go the extra mile to make a crust from scratch, this pie deserves it! UPADTE AGAIN; Made pie again today, this time made homemade pie crust IV, prebaked it for 10 minutes. Hope it turns out good. While that was cooling I made the pie, although I FORGOT TO ADD THE CORNSTARCH. Ummmm forgot to add flour too. So far it looks great, it's chilling. Hope it turns out as good as the first one, or I'll have to make other plans for dinner! What a numbskull.
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
You DON'T have to use anything you don't want to use really. This recipe calls for R A I S I N S, for a reason. They belong in this recipe. I've made it both ways and raisins are the way to go. This is a wonderful salad I have been making for years. Always turns around those broccoli haters, even I was a raw broc hater til I found this recipe. Thanks John!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
Really Yummy! Never had these as a kid, I was definitely missing out. These are super easy and pretty quick and TASTY!
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Honey Baked Chicken II

Reviewed: May 16, 2011
OMG YUM. This chicken was superb! I even left out the salt, didn't sound like it would need it for whatever reason, and it didn't! This was super easy and quick. I did use about a tablespoon of curry powder and really only notice a nice hint of it in the chicken. Awesome lunch, thanks!
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
Oh Big Al! This was to die for! I actually added a very small sweet onion, chopped and carmelized and it was out of this world! Q'd some thighs and drumsticks to perfection! It was gone in a flash! Except the couple pieces I hid for lunch the next day. It's a keeper! Thanks!
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2010
Great chicken enchilada recipe, they're not even out of the oven yet and I can tell they will be awesome. Super soft and creamy. I added a can of sweet whole kernal corn for a little snap. Also used flour tortillas, I know I know, I was always against it too, should be corn tortillas naturaly, but my brother who is an executive chef insisted I try them once with flour and I have never gone back! Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper.
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