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Chef John's Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2015
Followed the recipe exactly. I did have to heavily season to taste with chicken base and poultry seasoning. I did not like the flavor before I added these. My husband liked this but said he would have liked a thicker liquid like a more traditional chicken and dumplings. Ill make this again but will make the following changes: skinless bone in chicken breast (to reduce the greasiness), add more slurry to make a thicker sauce, add chicken base, poultry seasoning and lots of cracked black pepper. Ill also make the dumplings separately since I wasnt a fan of how soggy the bottoms were from simmering in the liquid. Lastly add more seasoning, salt in particular to the dumpling mixture. As is this is great base recipe.
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2015
Very good base recipe. Only giving 4 stars since I didnt think there was enough garlic and the amount of tahini needs to be upped. I made 2 seperate batches, the first was as written and the second was with about 6 cloves of roasted garlic and about 1/4 cup tahini. I also added about 1/4 tsp ground cumin and more like 5 tbsp lemon juice. Let it chill in fridge over night and its amazing!
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Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
These are delicious! I didnt bake mine in a jelly roll pan, just in a 9x13 inch pan and they came out awesome. This doesnt scream "bar" to me, more like a dense delicious cake! I love pumpkin spices, so insteade of just the cinnamon I added a 1 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin spice and a pinch of ground clove. Sounds like a lot I know, but it was soo worth it! The cream cheese frosting was great as well. This recipe is a keeper.
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Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2014
I've been making these for years! I found this recipe online about 7 years ago, so this particular one isn't an original, but still delicious! Perfect for get togethers and super bowl parties. Sometimes I omit the poppy seeds.
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Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2014
HALLELUJAH!!!! A meatloaf recipe that I can and will make over and over again! I made changes, but only because my picky husband wont eat anything with onion (onion soup mix). So instead I just used garlic powder and onion powder. I kept everything else the same and followed others advice of placing bread slices underneath as it baked. My husband must have complimented this meatloaf 6 times before he finally stopped eating it! I teased him and told him I was going to throw away the leftovers because there was no room in the fridge. "OH NO YOUR NOT" haha calm down dear, it was a joke. Thanks for the great recipe, Ill be keeping this and making it again and again. **Side note, a lot of the negative reviews sate that it is too salty. I did not have this issue since I did not use the onion soup mix, my suggestion would be to omit it all together and add some garlic and onion powder in its place. When I did this, it was not salty at all. Great flavor from the ketchup/A1 and crackers. I also added a little less cheese I think since I only had a partial bag left. Try this with out the soup mix!
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
Made this tonight, delicious! I did make a few very minor adjustments to accommodate our taste. I slightly decreased the cayenne powder, black pepper and the salt. I didn't have enough red wine vinegar so I used about 3/4 cup red wine vinegar and topped it off with white vinegar. I didn't add the amount suggested in the recipe though, I like more sweet than tangy as far as sauce goes. I also added a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, about 1 1/2 tablespoons of regular yellow mustard, 1/4 cup more brown sugar and 1/4 cup of honey. I thought the flavor was mediocre before my adjustments,and was too tart for our taste. There wasn't any ingredient that I left out, I just added. After my changes this recipe was OUTSTANDING!!! Will save this one and make a lot this summer!
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2014
Made this tonight, delicious! I did make a few very minor adjustments to accommodate our taste. I slightly decreased the cayenne powder, black pepper and the salt. I didn't have enough red wine vinegar so I used about 3/4 cup red wine vinegar and topped it off with white vinegar. I didn't add the amount suggested in the recipe though, I like more sweet than tangy as far as sauce goes. I also added a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, about 1 1/2 tablespoons of regular yellow mustard, 1/4 cup more brown sugar and 1/4 cup of honey. I thought the flavor was mediocre before my adjustments,and was too tart for our taste. There wasn't any ingredient that I left out, I just added. After my changes this recipe was OUTSTANDING!!! Will save this one and make a lot this summer!
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Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2014
Good recipe. Simple and easy to make. I substituted 1% milk for the whole milk and half and half for the heavy whipping cream. I did this mostly because I don't like the greasy mouth feel that heavy cream leaves when heavy cream is used. I also used 4 egg yolks instead of 3 and 2.5 ounces of Nestles Tollhouse semi sweet chocolate chips. Ill be making this recipe again, but next time Ill strain the mixture before melting the chocolate chips in to rid of any tiny clumps. Great recipe, yummy.
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Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2014
Good recipe. Simple and easy to make. I substituted 1% milk for the whole milk and half and half for the heavy whipping cream. I did this mostly because I don't like the greasy mouth feel that heavy cream leaves when heavy cream is used. I also used 4 egg yolks instead of 3 and 2.5 ounces of Nestles Tollhouse semi sweet chocolate chips. Ill be making this recipe again, but next time Ill strain the mixture before melting the chocolate chips in to rid of any tiny clumps. Great recipe, yummy.
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Chili-Roasted Kale

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
I baked at 350 for a total of 15 minutes, 400 seemed way too high .I reduced the amount of chili also. Very tasty snack.
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Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2013
Super yummy pulled pork!! Excellent flavor and real tender. I did not sear the meat and I only had regular Coke on hand instead of root beer. I also did not let the meat rest after I applied the rub-another unnecessary step. I purposely did not sear the meat because it is completely unnecessary and an extra step that will give no extra value to the final product. The reason you do not need to sear the meat is that is is being slow cooked in a slow cooker, this cooking method is a moist method. Searing meats are beneficial to dry cooking such as roasting. Had this recipe called for a dry roast I would have seared. There is plenty of liquid that the pork cooks in, and searing it would just be a temporary roadblock for the liquid to penetrate the pork and keep it moist. So searing AND cooking in a slow cooker with liquid is very counter productive. I also cooked mine on low for 6 hours, then high for 3. I think with some tweaking of the directions this recipe would be OUTSTANDING! Ill definitely make again and again, but will not follow the 2 steps mentioned above.
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Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2013
Good stuff! I halved the recipe and I still have a ton of left overs! I reduced the amount of Serrano chili and cayenne pepper. I also added a little bit of curry powder and Balti seasoning. I threw in fresh cut up cauliflower instead of the peas. Served over cooked jasmine rice. YUMM! Will be making again.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2013
HOLY GUACAMOLE!! These cookies are amazing. I followed other reviewers recommendations and had my eggs at room temperature (left in a bowl of warm water to warm up from fridge), and I chilled the dough for about 3 hours. I baked at 345 degrees for about 14 minutes. They came out beautiful and not at all flat. I really disagree with baking at such a low temperature-325 degrees, this will make the cookies bake up too slow and can cause the cookies to sort of melt and become flat as others have complained about. They sort of have this very thin shiny crispy coat on the outside which I think is a result of the extra protein from the yolk. They are crisp around the edges and chewy on the inside. Next time I will only chill my dough for 30-45 minutes, as the amount of time that I chilled was way too long and they were hard to scoop out of the bowl. I will still keep and use my other chocolate chip cookie recipe from this site "award winning soft chocolate chip cookies", but this one will be a keeper for sure as well.
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Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2013
Very tasty buttercream. I used half unsalted butter and half vegetable shortening. Wonderful smooth texture and held frosting color great. Consistency was a little looser than I like, but that was fixed by a tad bit more powdered sugar. Overall, this recipe is very yummy, will make again.
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Barbecued Beef

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2013
love! Husband and super picky toddler loved this beef. Only change I made to ingredients was the mustard,I only had stone ground mustard on hand. I followed a reviewers recommendation and poured the sauce into a bowl and froze it after cooking in order to remove some fat, was able to scrape it right off. I also wish I would have started the crock pot two hours earlier to make it more tender. I wasn't a huge fan of the fat on the roast, I think next time ill try a less fatty cut. This recipe is awesome, inexpensive and very delicious!
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2013
Great and simple salsa recipe. I strained my tomatoes of as much of the juice as I could to avoid a runny salsa. I added half a jalapeno to mine and per other review recommendations, used non-generic canned stewed tomatoes. Make sure you check for seasoning after you mix the ingredients, mine needed a bit more salt. This recipe is a keeper.
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Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2013
Nice and easy recipe! I did do what other reviews had suggested and added extra sugar (brown), vanilla and about 1/4 C extra chopped strawberries. I think that next time I will add a bit of a struessel topping to make even more sweet! My husband loves these split in half and warmed with some butter. Great recipes, its a keeper for sure!
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2013
I liked the recipe, but didnt love it. I think with some changes I will love it! Im not a fan of making changes then giving a less than 5 start rating, but tonight I rate it a 4 star simply because it was too sweet for me. For my taste the sauce was very sweet, too sweet. And I like sweets! I followed others recommendations and dredged the chicken in flour then cooked in oil, which I also used more of to get a brown crisp coating on the chicken. The sauce consistency came out great, and Im glad that used flour. I also used ground dried ginger instead of fresh. Next time I make this there will be some changes that I can make to cut some of the sweetness. I will cut the honey in half, add a little less soy sauce and replace the portion left out with water and or vinegar. My husband loved this, I will certainly be making this again and again!
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2013
I liked the recipe, but didnt love it. I think with some changes I will love it! Im not a fan of making changes then giving a less than 5 start rating, but tonight I rate it a 4 star simply because it was too sweet for me. For my taste the sauce was very sweet, too sweet. And I like sweets! I followed others recommendations and dredged the chicken in flour then cooked in oil, which I also used more of to get a brown crisp coating on the chicken. The sauce consistency came out great, and Im glad that used flour. I also used ground dried ginger instead of fresh. Next time I make this there will be some changes that I can make to cut some of the sweetness. I will cut the honey in half, add a little less soy sauce and replace the portion left out with water and or vinegar. My husband loved this, I will certainly be making this again and again!
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Bada Bing Bada Banged Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2013
Great recipe! I used larger reds and boiled them a little longer. I used grated cheese in the sauce and topped the baked potatoes with shredded cheese. Instead of the individual herbs I used about 1 1/2 tablespoon of Italian seasoning. My husband loved these and hes not really into herbs. These are great and I will be adding this to my binder of recipes!
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