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Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2014
YUMMMMY. I used spicy brown mustard, because it is what I had. Added chopped up jalapeno for crunch and kick. It is probably important to note that the cook time is based off smaller eggs. Add three or four minutes for large eggs.
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Delicious Salmon

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2014
Served with white rice, and a stir fry of red pepper, white onion, and zucchini. I didn't let my broiler hit the heat it needed to... in the future I will go safe with 350 for 12-15 and check it at the 12 minute mark so I don't end up with dry fish. Anyway, loved the flavor. Will use leftovers in a salad with mandarin oranges, cashews, an orange vinaigrette and green onions. nom nom nom...
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Buttery Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
This ruined store bought Alfredo for me. I love LOVE this. Super picky baby brother ate it too :-) I will store this in my "oh, yea. I make everything from scratch" brag bag . Thanks for the recipe :-)
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Chocolate Revel Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2013
Loved these, but they never seem to be the most popular sweet at a pot luck because they are sooooo rich. Even my 2 year old couldn't finish his brownie sized square.
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Best Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2013
My buggy LOVED it. Not a huge fan of the vanilla sauce... but I haven't tinkered with it much yet. I may try to find something different to pair with it.
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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2012
What a clever way to spruce up a good ole standby! Even though this is just incredibly simply, sometimes that is all it takes to add some wow to your meal. I added turkey and tomato just to see how snazzy I could get, and it was great!
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Best Ever Hot Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
This recipe was fantastic! For some kick I added a can of diced jalapenos. Rather than serve it as an appetizer I made open-faced sandwiches with it. I broiled some sliced ciabbiatta bread then layered on the dip, peppered shredded chicken, and mozzarella cheese before broiling the cheese to a nice bubbly brown. I added a slice of tomato to the top and sprinkled with dried parsley for some color. It was a HUGE HUGE delicious hit!!
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2009
I made this for a whole bunch of foodies at a gourmet-style BBQ for my hubby's work. It was a MONSTER hit. Apparently it was still getting compliments the next day at work. Very moist and very elegant. Perfect with coffee on a cool Autumn night in front of a fireplace...
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
I really really enjoyed this. I didn't change a thing. Did it exactly as stated. If I were to try and make it better, I would play with garlic salt rather than salt and garlic cloves for a stronger garlic flavor. Loved it!
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Toad In a Hole

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
5 stars for easiness and creativity! Because there is nothing extravagant about toast and egg, I can't get myself to give it above a 4. When I have kids one day though, this is how I will introduce them to cooking, and I will certainly use this method often until then since it is fun :-) Thanks for the idea!
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2009
My oh my was that filling. I made only one modification, and that was to substitute chicken broth for water. I really enjoyed it. Hubby gives it 5 stars too!
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Chinese Cabbage Salad I

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
Other than substituting almonds, I followed the recipe exactly. The dressing needs no modifications. Everything about this recipe is fantastic. Stick to it, and you won't be sorry.
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Easy Baklava

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
Fantastic! Learn from my mistakes though... 1. Make sure the phyllo bread is thawed. Mine crumbled up, and was a headache to lay down in sheets. 2. Buy pre-chopped nuts; it will cut your prep time in half. 3. Watch the sauce so it doesn't over boil.. if you are using a small pan, as I did, it can overflow. Anyway, the baklava was excellent. I had made it was a party, but once my dad and husband got their hands on it they wouldn't let it out the door. Thanks for a recipe that makes me look impressive with very little effort!
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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
I gave this 4 stars based on being a great starting point, but I think the yummy factor really depends on the type of salsa and chili seasoning you use. Whatever combo I used was yummy. However, I did doctor it up with a variety of spices to add some heat. I think next time I will blend some chipotle chiles and mix it with an additional can of tomato sauce instead of the salsa though. I wanted more flavor and more of a kick. Anyway, this is how I served it: I baked potatoes, cut them in half, and carved out a bit of the middle. Then I filled the potatoes with chili and covered it with cheddar cheese and green onions. I plopped the potatoe on a hearty ladel full of chili on a plate, and then sprinkled a good handful of fritos on top. I had sour cream and jalepenos on the side as extras. This meal was gobbled up. 5 stars all around from my mom, dad, and husband.
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Chicken Chilaquiles

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED it. This is the kind of food that makes me really happy... it is thick, flavorful, a little spicy, and so easy to make. I baked the tortillas just because I didn't have the patience to fry them in oil, and I served it heaped on a plate with a slice of cheddar cheese and an over-easy egg on top of the whole lot. My hubby gave it 4.5 stars, taking half a star away just because he wanted more spice... considering he hates corn tortillas like he hates the flu, the meal must be pretty good. For a morning or evening meant to be spent in sweats in front of the t.v, I couldn't ask for a better meal. Hint: shredding rotisserie chicken is probably the way to go... it is always moist and yummy :-)
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Easy Black Bottom Cupcakes

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
Yummy... but not, "oh my god I could eat all these by myself" yummy. I made slight modifications only by doubling the cream cheese (at the suggestion of others), and using mini chocolate chips. Advice: When you dallop the cream cheese mixture, make sure you don't leave any cupcake batter showing or the batter will rise, and the cheese will sink... not very pretty. I ate these fresh from the oven, but given that the cream cheese is meant to be "cheesecakey", I'm willing to bet this makes a quick jump to 5-stars after sitting in the fridge overnight. Hubby gave it 3 stars, but tomorrow may be a different story.. ***Next day: Cupcakes are 100 times better. I actually made a cake out of this recipe, and the cake feeds off the cream cheese and turns out very moist. It tastes even better than the cupcakes***
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Salisbury Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
Everyone loved this. haha, I made a bit extra, so by the end of the meal my husband had eaten a pound of meat. I know it isn't fair to rate a recipe based on modifications, but I gave this a 5 based on the suggestions of others. I doubled every ingredient in the sauce except for the ketchup, and I addded a can of cream of mushroom soup with garlic. I used Italian style bread crumbs in the patties, and I added a handful of diced onions. After browning the patties, I placed them in a foil-lined casserole dish and baked at 375 for 45 minutes with the gravy spooned on top about halfway through. The result was really yummy... even to the fine taste-buds of the picky little brother.
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Gary's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
My dad even ate the three leftover mushrooms that sat on the counter overnight the next morning, haha. He said they were too good to let go to waste. The hubby liked them as well, but next time I will add more garlic for his tastes :-)
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Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
My picky little brother loved it. My hubby loved it, and called it chocolate pudding cake. I LOVED it. I didn't even use the caramel sauce (for some reason my family isn't big on caramel). It would probably taste great with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. For a non-frosted cake, I wouldn't want my chocolate cake any other way.
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New York Cheesecake III

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
Flavor was 5 stars without a doubt. I do however highly suggest using a water bake; Although other users had luck without it, mine came out cracked, and brown on top and around the sides. I would also suggest a different crust or using 3/4ths of the dough rather than all of it, not because it was bad, but because there are tastier options (one user suggested chocolate graham cracker crust). Cooling over night is most definately a must. Just in terms of flavor... YUM. I wanted it when I woke up in the morning for as long as it lasted in the fridge (which wasn't long since the entire family kept sneaking slices).
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