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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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Quick and Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2013
Made some changes-one by mistake! I used room temperature eggs-always when I bake, buttermilk instead of regular milk--which I accidentally used 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup, added vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, plain quick cooking oats rather than instant, and self rising flour instead of all purpose flour. Because I used self rising flour, I omitted the salt AND baking powder. I baked at 375 degrees for 22 minutes. The kitchen smelled awesome! These didn't rise beyond the level of the muffin pan and I'm not sure if it was because of the extra 1/2 buttermilk or self rising flour or both. BUT!!! they are DELICIOUS, tender and extremely moist. I was worried that they would be gooey with the extra milk, but they are not at all. YUMMMMM Ill be saving this and changing the (butter)milk quantity to 1 cup. Thanks for sharing!
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Quick and Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2013
Made some changes-one by mistake! I used room temperature eggs-always when I bake, buttermilk instead of regular milk--which I accidentally used 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup, added vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, plain quick cooking oats rather than instant, and self rising flour instead of all purpose flour. Because I used self rising flour, I omitted the salt AND baking powder. I baked at 375 degrees for 22 minutes. The kitchen smelled awesome! These didn't rise beyond the level of the muffin pan and I'm not sure if it was because of the extra 1/2 buttermilk or self rising flour or both. BUT!!! they are DELICIOUS, tender and extremely moist. I was worried that they would be gooey with the extra milk, but they are not at all. YUMMMMM Ill be saving this and changing the (butter)milk quantity to 1 cup. Thanks for sharing!
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2013
wonderful and very pretty!! These will take care of your cheesecake and red velvet cravings. Taste best the next day. TIPS: Dont use reduced fat or fat free cream cheese. After you have made the swirls, and before you put in oven, VERY gently tap the pan on the counter to remove some bubbles that may have formed when swirling. ** Remember, oven baking times will vary! The batch I just did today took close to 40 minutes at 345 degrees.
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