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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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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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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2015
I left out the lemon juice and used store bought cream cheese frosting. Holy cow! Best. Cake. Everrrr. Followed everything else to a T. Yes I am pretty sure it's the best cake I've ever made. Not that I am the Cake Queen or anything, but I've made my fair share in nearly fifty years on the planet. Bf can't keep his hands off it. Don't know how anyone is ending up with something that resembles Banana Bread? Looks and tastes nothing like it. This little lovely is so lite and fluffy and CAKE like, there is no chance of mistaking it for banana bread which is dark and heavy and dense. I did have to bake it for about 15 extra minutes. So worth very minute!!! Yummmm Oh and I used four medium ripe bananas. Thanks for sharing!!
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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. Here I am again brushing up on this recipe for tomorrow. I always like reread my own notes and others reviews. And if I read about Paula Dean one more time I'm afraid I will lose my appetite! Sorry can't stand her and highly doubt if Any if her recipes are original. But I digress. Anyway cannot wait to make this tomorrow!!
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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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Cheesy Harvest Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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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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Impossible Coconut Pie II

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2014
Loved this. made several changes for what I had on hand; used a can of sweetened condensed milk in place of sugar (stirred it into the milk), used a tablespoon+ of vanilla, used on 3 eggs, replaced half the butter with coconut cream and used 2 cups + of sweetened coconut shreds. I know, its a lot but its what I had, followed the rest of the recipe and it took an hour and ten minutes to get beautiful golden brown and set. let it cool for 45 minutes and just snuck a piece. It IS SO GOOD!!!! It is a little custardy and really did make its own crust!!!! uhoh. I just made the mistake of adding a bite of banana pudding to this and OMG, I heard angels sing. Done.
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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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Monte Cristo Sandwich - the Real One

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2011
YUM! great recipe! My mom used to love these and turned me onto them when I was a kid. I never can seem to find them on menues where i live. This one fit the bill. I also substituted 1/2 & 1/2 for water and it was perfect. Served with powdered sugar and seedless raspberry jam. NOM NOM NOM
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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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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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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2015
This cake is sooo good. I've made it a few times and find it pretty forgiving. I used a cake with "pudding in the mix" so didn't add it the first time and it came out great. This time I added it, it just finished, hope its as good. My cooking time was significantly less, only took 30 minutes and a knife came out spotless. I recall last time was less too. So keep an eye on it! Topped it with satiny chocolate icing and it was too die for! That is a staple in my kitchen and will use it for everything!
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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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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2014
This is the ONLY tortilla soup recipe I will make. I never even liked tortilla soup until this recipe, now ALL my friends and family request it! I make only minor changes, like I use petite diced tomatoes and add a can of Ranch Style beans (OMG)! Also I use a small can of red and a small can of green enchilada sauce. Sometimes I serve it over a scoop of Mexican rice. YUM! Top it off with fresh ripe avo's, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips and you will be the happiest person on the planet! Thanks for sharing!
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Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
I had my doubts, but was proven wrong! This method worked great on a charcoal weber. I built a hot fire on one side, piled a bunch of charcoal up, and laid the ribs on the opposite side. No need for foil as any drippings were not landing on hot coals. I did open it more than once and they were fine. Thought it would take much longer, but nope. These ribs are killer!
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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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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2009
This was a wonderful recipe. I did leave out the sundried tomatoes, did not have them on hand cuz I really don't like them. I was lucky enough to be able to use tomatoes and basil from my garden, good timing! It came out perfect and I got rave reveiws from my dinner guests. Thanks Laurie! This one is a keeper.
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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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