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Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2011
What I like about this recipe is that it's very forgiving. You can make it as written and it'll be delicious, or you can mess around with it and add new things if you'd like. It's hard to screw this up unless you don't have enough corn oil or peanut butter for your dry ingredients. I tend to use honey instead of corn oil, but sometimes I use a mix of both. Like I said, it's a forgiving recipe. I always have creamy peanut butter on hand (add more than the recipe suggests...more is good), so I add a handful of peanuts. And I usually add more raisins, too. These snacks don't taste like granola bars to me. I'd say they're more like peanut-butter-rice-krispie-treats with other goodies thrown in. In any case, be sure to make lots, as people gobble them up quickly.
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A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
This recipe had a lot of good flavors and spices, but I think a note needs to be added that the chicken will burn very easily if you follow the instructions exactly. For people that know how to cook, that may not be an issue (chicken broth is a good idea), but for beginners that are looking for an "easy" recipe, it could be a problem.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
This is a very good base sauce. I have to add extra spices to get what I want from it, but I feel like this is a great starting point. The texture is fantastic and it's a very simple recipe. A tip on wine: use something you like to drink, as the flavor will be somewhat present in the sauce. It isn't overpowering, but it's there. If you don't like wine, I suggest something light and sweet, as it may be a little more subtle than a dry wine.
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
This is a very spicy (but tasty) dish; I suggest waiting until the very end before adding the red pepper, even if you've doubled or tripled the sauce. That way, you can add it little by little to suit your taste. Also, plan on at least doubling the sauce (if not tripling) if you serve over rice. Next time I think I'll try adding in some stir-fry veggies like broccoli and peppers!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Delicious! I'm not a big cream cheese icing fan, so I made a yummy cinnamon buttercream icing instead. It was a hit! As for the changes I made, I used half brown sugar and white sugar and added some crushed pineapple. It was superb.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
Amazing! This is my go-to dessert whenever I'm entertaining friends. They're always impressed with the quality of the pie, especially when they find out how easy it is to make! I use Oreo crusts every time, only 1/4 cup of milk, 12 oz of Cool Whip instead of 16, and an extra dollop of peanut butter. My boyfriend works for a radio station and I made it for some of the on-air talent he works with. One of them called it "restaurant quality" pie!
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
Absolutely delicious! I had to add a little bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce, but other than that it was perfect. Also, I like to use angel hair instead of linguine. Everyone loved it and I'll be making it again! Update: I've been making this for over a year now and it's become a favorite of mine. I use frozen peppers now (makes it faster and tastes about the same) and I use extra half & half. If you're doubling the entire dish, by the way, don't double the spices. It'll be extra spicy (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be) if you do so. Use the regular amount of your spices, and then add spices in later once you've tasted it.
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Marshmallow Treats

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
These treats are absolutely WONDERFUL. I always melt the butter, followed by the marshmallows, on the lowest possible heat; the treats will come out super gooey and absolutely delicious if you do so. I always double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan - everything fits perfectly!
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Basil Chicken over Angel Hair

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Delicious! Extra stars for tasting fresh. I cooked the chicken by boiling it, but I'll probably prepare it a different way next time, as the chicken was my least favorite part. I used plum tomatoes (pretty much the same thing as roma tomatoes), added a teensy bit more garlic, and added 1/2 cup white wine. Fresh tomatoes make all the difference here - everyone commented on how fresh and healthy this tasted! If I could change anything, I'd make it a little more saucy, so I may chop the tomatoes up a little more next time and add a bit more wine. Other than that, it was perfect.
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