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Viennese Crescent Holiday Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
I don't use the vanilla bean - too much work. Just use a good quality pure vanilla extract when you make the dough, I prefer Mexican vanilla. Also, if you use an electric mixer to mix the dough until light, you have cookies that literally melt in your mouth. Amazing. Plus, for a different taste, use toasted pecans or almonds, chopped very fine. For the chocolate, use Belgian Chocolate instead of chocolate chips, a world of difference.
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Pecan Pie Bars I

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
The amount of flour in this recipe should be 2 cups, not 3. Several recipes I have for this type of recipe only call for 2 cups. After incorporating that change the bars turned out delicious.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
This is basically the same cookie recipe I use - when I get tired of chocolate (that's hard to believe), I use cut-up dates and nuts. I think dried cherries or apricots would be great too. It's a wonderful base for any cookie you want to invent.
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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
The cake tastes wonderful - the method of combining the eggs with the sugar and then adding the sour cream and butter is weird. If you add the vanilla at the same time you add the butter, you get a more intense vanilla flavor. I also added about a 1 teaspoon more cinnamon and added the nuts to the cinnamon sugar mixture rather than have them throughout the whole cake. Definitely make it again but will use the standard mixing method - cream butter and sugars, add sour cream and eggs, etc. Also I didn't use the 400 degree temp - just the 350 and baked it until it was done.
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2012
These are so much better using graham crackers instead of saltines.
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2012
This recipe was featured as the "Recipe of the Day" around June 12, 2012. With the thousands of recipes available, why would you showcase this recipe twice in such a short period of time? It wasn't that great the first time around. Too salty and no flavor. A waste of an expensive piece of meat.
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Skillet Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2012
This is similar to the recipe I've used for about 30 years now. The one thing I do is to at least double the spices and add more green pepper. It's great if you use both red and green peppers. Never added the tomato paste though, I always use a large can of diced tomatoes. Great with cornbread or even over pasta --
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Artichokes

Reviewed: May 13, 2010
Love These - I've been trying to cut down on butter, so I'm eating them plain, right out of the steamer, with a dash of lemon. Delish!
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Great Grandpa's Garlic Pickles

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2009
These were really good - I ended up using a 24 oz. jar of pickles because I couldn't find the 16 oz. size, but used the original ingredient amounts. They're delicious - and, I didn't have the pepper flakes on hand, but the tabasco added the perfect amount of zing. Lov 'em and sooo easy!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
These were excellent and so easy. I didn't have a jalapeno pepper on hand, so I added chipotle tabasco sauce when the beans were done. My second time making these I added about 3 drops of liquid smoke. Don't know what will happen. BTW - No gas with these!!
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Home Made Top Tarts!

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2011
You can buy frozen toaster pop tarts that are as good. Much less time too.
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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
Amazing, Wonderful, Any adjective I could use wouldn't describe how wonderful this was. I cooked it overnight in my brand new crock pot and my guest raved about it. He took most of the leftovers home with him. I'll definitely make this again. BTW - I also put barbecue sauce on the table for use but it's more than delicious without it.
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Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
Very bland even after doubling the spices. It needs something, but I can't figure out quite what it is. My potatoes took longer to cook even though they were small cubes. I think if I make it again I'll cook the carrots, then add spices and rest of ingredients together. I put the leftovers in the frig and this recipe is GREAT cold.
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Lemon Pie Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
I've used this exact recipe for years. Butter is a must to get the great crust. I love lemon flavor so I up the lemon zest to almost 2 tablespoons. And, instead of sprinkling with powdered sugar, I use a thin glaze made of lemon juice, zest, and powdered sugar. It's really more lemony that way.
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Chicken Scampi II

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
This was good - however, I like the chicken to have some color and browned it in the butter. Much more appetizing that way.
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Peanut Blossoms II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
I've been making this exact recipe for years - and love it, my grown-up daughter's fav. I really like Adelina P's idea about using peanut butter Hershey's Kisses instead of plain, this year I'll make half recipe of each.
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Pecan Pie Bars I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2009
These were okay - my recipe calls for butter and it makes both the texture and taste much richer. It's Christmas, live a little!!
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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2011
Too dry - I 'll go back to using the "Juicy Roasted Chicken" recipe on the site. Much better.
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Fluffy Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
This has been in my recipe box since 1967! It's as tasty now as then. It's great with any roast or chicken.
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Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
These weren't very good - not enough spices, but way too much cinnamon, and who puts potatoes in fajitas anyway.
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