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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2012
I made these tonight for my husband's birthday dinner tomorrow evening. I plan on popping them into the crockpot with my sauce tomorrow afternoon just before dinner. I, of course, had to try them, and these are absolutely 100% the BEST meatballs I have ever had - EVER. They're full of flavor - not at all dry or heavy. I'm hoping that my double batch leaves us with lots of leftovers after the in laws leave because I definitely want to pop some in the freezer for a quick and easy meal on a busy weeknight. I did use the beef broth in place of the milk, and will probably continue to prepare these the same way. Out of this world delicious! MINOR CHANGES: We aren't really a fan of heat with our spaghetti & meatballs, so I left out the red pepper flakes. To make up for the lack of the additional layer of flavoring, I did double the Italian Seasoning.
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Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2012
This is a fabulous icing. It's rich and chocolatey, and can easily be adapted depending on which type of fudge sauce you use. I've made it twice now - one with more of a milk chocolate flavor using a homemade batch of chocolate syrup, and it was great. Just got done with my second batch - I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder & Smucker's Special Recipe Hot Fudge Sauce - quite delicious and has a deeper, dark chocolate richness that I'm hoping will be even better tomorrow.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2012
This makes a pretty decent tasting chocolate chip cookie; however, there is absolutely nothing chewy about it. I made this twice to give it a second chance, didn't make any changes to the recipe. They are thin, crispy cookies as soon as they cool down. Good if that's what you're going for, but not for us. Probably a 2 1/2, but since we can't do halves, I'll give it a 3.
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Honey Wheat Bread I

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2012
AMAZING! I've just started this week making my own bread - this is my third attempt, and it is the best one yet! I am eating it right now toasted with some apple butter smeared on it, and it is super yummy. I made my kids grilled cheese - they are gobbling it right up. I halved the recipe and put it in the bread machine - worked perfectly (only ingredient I didn't use was the butter just before baking - wasn't sure if/how to do that in the machine). Definite keeper for our family!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
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Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2012
This was a yummy recipe - next time we will omit the red pepper flake as we didn't really care for the added heat, but otherwise a nice sauce. I threw everything in the crockpot and it turned out great :)
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2012
These were okay - probably won't make these again just because we didn't really care for the heat in the meatballs.
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Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2012
This is my 2nd time making these, and they are delicious!! This is a wonderful base recipe that goes together super quick, and is chewy & delicious. First version I made, I added a mashed up banana to the wet ingredients (I did have to process the liquid to make it smooth) and used walnuts and chocolate chips in the bars - tastes like a chocolate covered banana, and still works out to just 134 calories per serving! Tonight, I made a peanut butter version - subbing 1/4 c peanut butter for the butter, and I used agave nectar in place of the honey because we were out. I also added a little less than 1/2 c of flaxseed to the dry ingredients. I stuck with the 1/2 c walnuts and about 1/3 c chocolate chips pressed into the top after the mixture was transferred to the pan. They're not quite cool yet, but boy, did my little nibble taste yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2012
I've used this marinade three times now, and absolutely LOVE the flavor it gives the meat. This is my go-to marinade from now on.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2012
Delicious - BUT, if you're looking for a fudgy brownie, this isn't it.
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2011
very yummy - light and fluffy
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Home-Fried Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Everyone loved these at our Christmas brunch this year. Very easy recipe - boiled the potatoes the night before, then popped them in the fridge. Chopped them up right before frying. Yummy!
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Make Ahead French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
YUM-O! I made this for our Christmas brunch, and it was by far the favorite dish! Guests were talking about it several days later!!! I did make some adjustments: I used the whole loaf of French bread, instead of half - all of the other ingredients remained the same EXCEPT that I added cinnamon to the egg bath and sprinkled a little more on the bread prior to baking. I did use two 9x13 pans for the whole loaf, and then I poured the remaining egg mixture evenly over each pan after I had dunked and laid out my bread. In the morning prior to baking, I flipped the bread, baked for 20 minutes, flipped the bread again, added the pecan/maple syrup topping, and baked for the final 20 minutes. DELICIOUS!
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Pork Medallions

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2010
WOW - Just had this and it is DELICOUS! You definitely want to (at least) double the gravy so you have plenty to pour over your potatoes
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Janet's Famous Banana Nut Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
I would give this a 5+, but since I changed it (slightly), I figured I'd hold back one star. I only used 2 cups of sugar, and that was PLENTY - even with my sweet tooth :) I also added a tsp of vanilla. This was FANTASTIC! Super easy and delicious. I ended up with 4 mini loaves and one 5x9 loaf.
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The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2009
This is a VERY good meatloaf recipe - stayed very moist and was not too dense - I was a little concerned about that with all of the ingredients, but very well balanced. This one is definitely one to try. EDIT: Wow - you know how dry and icky meatloaf gets when you reheat the leftovers - NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS ONE! After having it for lunch, it almost makes me want to make it, then throw it in the fridge just for the leftovers! Even better than just cooked!!!
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Roasted Garlic

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
The temperature and time are way off - in fact, way, way off - Read all of the reviews - 90% have bumped up the temp considerably and/or roasted for A LOT longer than 20 minutes... Maybe the 20 minutes is just for method 2 since the cloves are separated. Anyhow, I didn't mind waiting longer since I had a lot of other prep work to do - HOWEVER - even with my SMALL head of garlic, after 1h20min @ 250 I still had fairly firm cloves - bumped up the temp to 350, and took it out 10 minutes later to use bc I was tired of waiting.
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Swanson® Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
These were excellent mashed potatoes - I will never make mashed potatoes with just water again! We had these with our Easter dinner tonight, and I got rave reviews - I did omit the bacon (had a guest who is absolutely anti-bacon), but I'm looking forward to making this again so I can see how yummy these are with bacon!
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2009
We just had this for Easter dinner, and it was excellent! Everyone loved it. I followed a few other reviewers suggestions - made the glaze with 1/4c honey, 1/4 c pineapple juice, 1/2 c packed brown sugar, 2T butter, and 1/4t ground cloves. We basted every 20 minutes until the ham was done (based on the directions that came with my ham). When it was done, I sprinkled maybe another 1 or 2 T of brown sugar over the ham and threw it under the broiler for 2 minutes. The pineapple juice kept it thin enough so we had a nice pan of drippings that was fabulous to serve with the ham. Thanks for a great base recipe and for all of the fabulous suggestions in the reviews!
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Marinated Pork Strips

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2009
I had high hopes for this with all of the stellar reviews - but we found this to be just okay - Followed the recipe exactly - it wasn't bad, but it wasn't in our opinion a 5 star - we could take it or leave it.
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2009
This dip is simply heavenly - Make lots - this is sure to go :)
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