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Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
If you want this to tase like real chile verde, then follow my additions. Be sure to remove the jalapeno addition if you have kids to feed as it will make it to spicy for them. I did not use green salsa, I used green enchilada sauce (La palma), added two shredded, dried New Mexico chiles, 3 cloves of garlic, a can of roasted green chiles, 1/2 TB salt, 1/2 TB cumin, then I added 2 TB cornstarch during the last 30 minutes to thicken the sauce. Be sure to dissolve the cornstarch in cold water, then add to the hot chile verde. If you follow these additions, you'll have authentic chile verde from a slow cooker!
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Slow-Cooker Posole

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
Knowing how to make traditional posole, I was skeptical of this recipe. I used chicken rather than pork because that's what I had. Being what I call a 'Throw Together' recipe (something you make from premade, usually canned seasoned items), this is really quite good. My entire family loved it. My father-in-law even duped my mother-in-law's dinner plans to stay for the soup (gotta love that!) and had several servings. I'd say, that makes this a pretty good recipe!! Thanks for sharing a much quicker version of this great soup!
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Lisa's Favorite Carne Asada Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
Ok, so initially (upon first bite) I was taken aback by the overpowering citrus flavor. As I continued to eat, it got better. I don't recommend this as a piece of meat by itself, but rather, shredded or chopped for tacos or burritos. You talk about a SUPERB taco meat?!?!?!?!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!! It made enough that I have a sigificant amount left for freezing to be used for tacos again down the road. Thanks for this recipe!
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Pork for Tamales

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
This was ok on it's own, but true Mexican tamale meat has a few more ingredients in it. I used this basic recipe but added 3cl. garlic, cumin, oregano, chile colorado, and I used chicken broth instead of water. It was pretty good, but next time I'll throw in a chipotle chile with mole for a little smokey flavor. This is a great basic recipe to build upon!
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Jesse's Ginger Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
This is a great basic recipe. I tasted it as written and thought it was really good- especially for such a simple recipe! I did add some things to my final dressing though: 1/8 ts. garlic JUICE, 1t white rice vinegar, 3 drops sesame oil- these additions (at least for me) made this dressing PERFECT!
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Magic Lemon Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
If you like lemon curd- you will LOVE this pie! This is an incredible tasting & easy to make pie! I don't know why others have had a hard time getting theirs to come out, but both times I've made it, it was perfect. I make sure to beat the filling on high for 3-5 minutes and it comes out nice and thick. I haven't had any problems at all with the meringue turning out although I do double the meringue ingredients so I can have a higher topping on my pie- I think it's nicer looking. Each time I've made this it's folks devour it in seconds- not even a piece left over for the one who baked it! Your recipe has been added to the Christmas Pie Must list- that's a HUGE honor in our house! This pie is great and I thank you so very much for sharing it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Julia's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
1 1/2 EGGS= 1 EGG + 1 EGG WHITE.
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Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
I have made alot of Irish Soda Bread in my day. I usually use Katie Reilly's mix, but forgot to order it in time for our annual St. Patrick's Day meal so. . . this is why I tried this recipe. This is quite a good recipe. I do still prefer Katie Reilly's as I like my soda bread a bit sweeter than this one came out. But I must say that of ALL the from-scratch recipes I've baked, this one is the best by far!
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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Hands down the fastest, easiest, knock 'em dead recipe you'll find!
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Classic Infused Creme Brulee

Reviewed: May 10, 2013
My husband makes creme brulee almost exactly like this, but uses sweetened condensed milk instead of whole milk, then uses a 50/50 blend of brown and white sugar to carmalized the top and finishes it with frozen mixed berries (from the grocery store freezer section) - c'est magnifique!!!
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Fiesta Pinwheels

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2011
Great as written but. . .I have taken this recipe and added chopped jalapenos, removed the picante sauce, and added cheddar cheese and it is incredible!!! Tasty enough this way that you don't need to serve it with salsa! I do think the next time I make these I will serve with guacamole, though, I think guac would really compliment these well!. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
You will NEVER TASTE A BETTER PICKLE- be it store bought or homemade. These are the BEST things we've EVER had!!!
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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
Pretty good but I modified it as well: 1ts. salt 3/4ts. garlic 1.5c cheese 2TB butter 1/2c parmesan 1/2c sour cream and i used evaporated milk instead of water. Next time I will follow my recipe but I will use green onions and I think with all of that- it will end up a 5 start recipe.
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Corn Tortillas

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2010
I thought for sure after the reviews I'd find a way to mess these up but I didn't. My dough started rather dry and crumbly so I added drops of water a couple of drops at a time until the dough stuck together WITHOUT sticking to my hands. I don't have a press so I pressed them between pieces of parchment, flattening them with the bottom of a pan, then rolling them to the desired thickness with a rolling pin. I used a teflon pan as I have a comal but it doesn't do me any good on this lousy sealed electric stove top (Oh, how I've missed gas these past 6 years) and I had no problem, they turned out fine. Lastly, I made sure they went straight from the pan to a bowl with a lid and they were perfect! I will never again buy store bought.
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Maple Walnut Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2011
I took JillP.'s advice regarding extra maple and she was right! This is the BEST MAPLE FUDGE I've EVER had. I gave up fudge about 4 years ago after screwing up 2 batches. Just figured I sucked at it and moved on to other things. This year, however, I decided to try my hand again and am so glad I did. This is not only FAR EASIER than the recipes I'd followed before, it tastes so incredible. . .like Candy Shoppe type fudge! Thanks so much for this great recipe and for your modifications, JillP.!!
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2010
I was sick when I made this so I couldn't tast it at all. My husband and kids loved this and have asked me to make it again. BTW- followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT that I used a whole FROZEN chicken and cooked on high for 8 hours. Plenty juicy, I just couldn't taste it because I was so stuffy :(. Looking forward to making it again and being able to taste it!
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White Wine Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
I also added the dijon mustard, for the oil I did use 1/3 cup but made up evenly of extra virgin and extra light olive oil. This dressing was PERFECT for my gorgonzola and candied pecan salad! All of the reviewers that said the dressing was too tangy or had too much vinegar. . .I really think they used too much on their salads because this dressing is perfect once the dijon mustard is added. TIP: I used a handheld mixer in a glass and this dressing never seperated on me.
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Three Olive Spread

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2009
Not at all impressed.
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Arroz con Pollo II

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
Pretty good, but I liked my Chilean neighbor's version of this!!
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Chap Chee Noodles

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
According to other raters, this may not be genuine Korean food, but it was good. I used: onion powder (I was out of onion), snap peas, cabbage, bean sprouts, korean noodle, dash of seasoned rice vinegar, and 1ts Sri Racha hot sauce. Say what ya want, I thought this was fabulous as did the rest of my family. I will definitely be making ths again!
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