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Rotisserie Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
YUMMY! Rivals any store bought/restaurant rotisserie Chicken. Added poultry seasoning, garlic, and seasoning salt to the mix. Also used olive oil instead of butter. Took 1.5 hours at 300 degrees. Tied wings and drumsticks together, and then the drumsticks to the body. Family loved the crispy skin. I had brined the chicken for something else and then decided to grill with the nice weather. Don't know what the 4 hours of brining did, but the end result was fabulous!
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Asparagus Soup in Seconds

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
Oh my! This is delicious! I'm not a big fan of asparagus soup so I got nervous and added a few extras. I skipped the broth and used cream of chicken soup, I used fresh asparagus that I steamed. Added onion powder, dill sead, soy sauce, and lemon juice based on others recommendations. I used the milk but also added some light sour cream and some boiled fingerling potatoes. Skipped the oil/butter all together. It was amazing! Will definitely make again!
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Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Fantastic! Only stored it for 2 days in the fridge and it was great. Sliced it thin on my mandoline before. It didn't turn pink, but my rice vinegar might have been "okay" quality. I aslo used splenda instead of sugar.I may have sliced it too thin, but for the salad Ginger Cabbage Salad recipe I used it in I think it was fine.
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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2010
Best to use cantaloupe that was in the fridge. I had to add ice cubes to chill it quickly. Used Pine-Orange-Banana juice and it was great. I wish it was a little thicker... Maybe less blending next time or throw in a banana to thicken it. Suprisingly delicious!
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Caramels

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2009
I must have done something wrong. I calibrated my thermometer in boiling water first. I took my time heating the mixture (about 55 minutes) I tested and re-tested all the time for the right stage of candy. When I dumped it on the cookie sheet (pre-heated in the oven) I spread it and waited. When I cut them they were chewy and delicious. As they rested over night wrapped they turned into hard sugary squares. Like eating a brown sugar cube. What could have changed??
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Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2011
Super Easy to make. Put all ingredients in a gallon ziploc bag and shook the peas to coat. Used three cans and didn't double all of the spices (probably should have) needed more salt and probably chili powder. Baked at 450 for 20 minutes, then 300 for 40 minutes. Crunchy through and through. Kids loved them too. Ready to try them with other spices now too... ranch? Buffalo? BBQ? The possibilities are endless.
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Strawberry Soup I

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
Surprisingly good. Different than a smoothie since it has the cardamon. My 5 year old didn't like the spice, but the rest of the family did. Doubled the recipe and used pine-orange-banana juice. I can see how ginger could be substituted (and might make it better)!
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Turkey a la King

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
wow! Presentation, Taste, Kid Friendly, and Ease of Making all get 5 stars on this one. I used the pre-cooked chicken, heavy cream (I did have to add a lot more flour to thicken it to the level I liked) Made it for 6 puff pastries. Added a little garlic and cut the butter in half. Did add a little poultry seasoning with the salt and pepper. Used the frozen mixed vegetables that you steam right in the bag, and everyone loved it. Great! Will definitely make again!
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Maple Praline Bacon

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
Yum! Great for a dinner party as a conversation starter. Better to lay the bacon on parchment paper and then drizzle the mix over it, then add chopped/toasted pecans quickly... Didn't feel that there was enough to dip it in, could double the drizzle if you wanted extra. Delicious!
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Rhubarb Sauce II

Reviewed: May 20, 2010
SKIP THE BUTTER YOU DON'T NEED IT! Used a little more than 4 cups rhubarb, and substituted splenda for the sugar (cut the calories down by like 800 or 900 calories!) Added one big container or raspberries and one of blackberries. Followed others and added a bit of vanilla at the end, and some red food coloring. SO GOOD!
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Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
You must make the dipping sauce recommeded by others. 2 parts hoisin sauce to 1 part chunky peanut butter. Heat on the stove until mixed and add a bit of water to thin. Delicious reason to eat the spring rolls.
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Spooky Calzone Snake

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
This is a great one to make with kids. My 5 year old loved it! Does take a long time to make so we did a little activity while it was rising. Used the bread machine to mix and rise the dough. Next time I will cut the ricotta cheese in half and use sausage with the pepperoni. Served it with pizza sauce for dipping. Will definitely make the dough again for other recipes.
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Crepes

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2012
Very good. Next time I would add a little more milk to make them a bit runnier. Just used a whisk and didn't let them set in the fridge at all. Had some small lumps but didn't affect the taste. Also turned them Green for St.Patrick's day and the kids loved them.
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Tortellini Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
This really is delicious. I used the hot italian sausage and I didn't think it was too hot. I didn't have carrots so I used a sweet potato cubed up. I also had only chicken broth. Two cans of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and onion already in the can. My package of fresh tortellini was bigger than called for so my only mistake was not having enough liquid. Next time will use more broth. It was great!
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Italian Nutthouse Broiled Tomatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
This was good, but I overcooked it so the tomatoes were too mushy and think it would be better with a semisoft cheese on top. It definitely doesn't work with a "melty" cheese on top. Too hard to cut through. Will make again but maybe with a goat cheese? Great use for all those fall tomatoes.
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Emily's Famous Tiramisu

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2010
Wow! This was a group effort with the hubby and the 5 year old, but it totally paid off. I followed the recipe to a T (almost) used godiva liquer in the syrup, and made three rounds of lady fingers for the trifle dish (no sides) had to cut them a bit to fit in the bottom of the trifle (aka the bottom is smaller than the top that you trace ;-) Next would shave the chocolate on each layer and then just a little on top for decoration. The flavor was great, maybe a little strong on the liquor. The pieces themselves were great, but the soupy stuff on the bottom shouldn't be served. After the first scoop was taken we "drained" the trifle and the rest was great!
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Mexican Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2010
Made sauce in blender - one can of diced tomatoes with chilis, one onion (quartered), couple spoonfuls of jalapenos (jarred), added to saucepan with oil. Left skin on potatoes, used food processor with the shredding blade, added couple of spoonfuls of jalapenos (jarred) too. Used eggbeaters, and chinese hot sauce (about a tablespoon). The sauce was amazing.. I would put this on everything! Not the healthiest but really tasty way to use up some of my potatoes!
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Rainbow Clown Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
Super easy.. Used quart size ziplocs baggies to pipe the batter into the jumbo foil cupcake liners. Don't overbake, and they turn out delicious and really really adorable!
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Coconut Shrimp I

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
Fantastic batter! Also used it to make some coconut chicken! If the batter starts to get a little thick as you are working just add a little more beer (since there is still some left in your can/bottle) Also, place the shrimp on the wax paper in the freezer for about 15 minutes before cooking. THis way the coconut will not fall off so much when you cook them.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2011
Oh my goodness this is so amazing. Had to bake it a little longer than 30 minutes. Didn't add the honey until it was cut and on the plates (I don't care for honey) Where has this been all my life. Super super easy! I used the crescent roll sheets and they fit a 9x13 pan perfectly, didn't really have to roll or spread them out. Used a glass pan and sprayed with Pam before hand.
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