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Classic Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: May 22, 2014
YUM!!! I used 1.5 boxes of macaroni noodles but kept the sauce ratio about the same (just over-measured on the mayo). I did cut the sugar down to a little shy of a 1/4 C & added a some finely chopped red pepper instead of pimento. VERY happy how this turned out (see my pic). :o]
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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2015
Yet another great recipe from Chef John!! Made these for meatball bombers. I left out the red pepper flakes and doubled the batch. Definitely use foil as these are messing while baking. They were gone in 2 days with 4 of us eating them.
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Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2015
I always make choc cake w/ choc frosting but was making a decorated cake for my daughter's graduation party (because every bakery I called uses partially hydrogenated oil!) so I needed a white frosting to able to decorate it. This worked great and it was SUPER easy to make! Great white frosting! :o]
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Special Banana Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2014
Delicious! I substituted butter for the shortening (which I never use because it's loaded with trans fats which are terrible for you)...next time may try applesauce as one review suggested to save on calories. I also didn't add the nutmeg or cloves (only because I didn't have any) and added vanilla. I was going to do 1/2 all purpose & 1/2 whole wheat flour but my daughter used all the all purpose flour the other day & didn't tell me we were out so I used all whole wheat (can't tell the difference in taste anyway - I don't think). Did 1/2 white sugar, 1/2 brown sugar. Very moist with a little crisp to the top which I LOVE and the house smelled incredible for a hours! This is a keeper!
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Jim's Cheddar Onion Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2015
This was SUPER easy to make and went perfectly with the "Chef John's Irish Beef Stew" I made for St. Paddy's day last night. A nice dense rustic bread great for any soup, stew or even chili! I sauteed the onions and added crispy bits of bacon I had leftover. I didn't have buttermilk so used the milk/lemon juice substitute adding about 1/4 cup extra as some suggested (may add a little more next time). I also didn't have parchment paper so I used aluminum foil dusted w/ flour. I skipped the dusting on top of the loaves and instead brushed the tops with melted butter. I like that you score with an X before baking because it breaks off nicely into big chunks (no cutting required). Next time I may try it with green onions and score the loaves before baking into smaller pieces or make individual biscuits. :o] *~* the milk/lemon juice substitute is: 1C regular milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice, let it sit for 10 mins before adding - adjust as necessary for your recipe, so I did 1 1/2 C milk with 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice for this recipe *~*
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Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2014
These were very good, not quite as flavorful as I was anticipating maybe because I didn't use any meat (I like veggie egg rolls) but they were still really good!! I used bagged coleslaw mix, chopped celery, white onion, ground ginger garlic powder (that's all I had) and the sauces (not measured). NO MSG! The wraps were easy to roll and I sealed the edges with an egg/water mixture. Once rolled I made the mistake of leaving them out which caused them to stick together so some tore as I peeled them away from each other. Next time I will put them in the fridge until ready to cook up. Make sure the oil is nice & hot before adding the egg rolls. 3 bags of coleslaw made 30 egg rolls. Next time I will use 4 bags &/or the bean sprouts so they're nice & big!! This is definitely a keeper! :o]
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
Whipped these up for my kiddies for lunch. SUPER easy + I had everything on hand (bonus!). I love the idea of baking them rather than frying in oil - oil is such a mess & baking is much healthier! These turned out very tasty!! I only had two chicken breasts but it was enough for the four of us...I had a ton of leftover breading. My two older girls didn't rave about them, they said the were good tho. My 2 yr old gobbled them up! I served them with honey-mustard, BBQ & honey (didn't have any ketchup).
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World's Best Pasta Sauce!

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
This sauce is the BOMB!!! I made it w/o meat because I was making spinach lasagna (from this website which is the BEST). I made a double batch of this sauce to use the rest later - hubby RAVED about it for days!! :o]
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Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
AMAZING!!! I never thought going meatless could be so good! This tastes a lot like Chipotle!! A few changes I made based on some reviews I read were: I doubled this recipe + added 1 can of Rotel, cooked brown rice & omitted the jalapeno (so my daughter would eat it). Also instead of adding the cilantro to the skillet mixture, I put fresh, raw cilantro and shredded moz cheese on top of the warm mixture before rolling the burrito. I didn't add any spices but did add a little extra salt (used Kosher). I also didn't top the burritos with salsa 'cuz I thought it would be a little much. Can't wait for lunchtime (there's just enough left for 1 more). Next time I will quadruple this & add more onion. MmmmmmmmmMMM!! Thanks for a great recipe, this is definitely a keeper. :o]
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Beef and Guinness® Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2014
WOW! This was amazing! I made it for St. Patty's Day yesterday served with green beer! Hubby said this is the best Irish dish! I doubled the recipe just so we can have left overs and followed it to a 'T' except I didn't measure out the s&p, just generously seasoned the meat with both prior to browning. I also added diced mushrooms and thickened it up a little with flour whisked with water. Served over garlicky red mashed potatoes (see pic) and with the Irish Brown Bread from this site. Even my daughters raved about it! Personally I thought it needed a little more salt so next time may try it with beef stock instead. Love Chef's John's recipes!!! :o]
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
OMG!! This frosting is the best we've ever tasted....even better than store bought!! I will NEVER use any other frosting again. Made this for my son's bday cake (using Simple White Cake recipe from this site - yum). My father-in-law raved about my cake for days & said it blows away the other frosting I was using. I used regular milk since I didn't have evaporated milk & it still turned out perfect! The recipe as is covered my entire 13x9 cake leaving leftovers (for licking!!). Thank you SO much!!!! :)
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Potato Salad for 40

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2015
OMG! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I made this for my daughter's graduation party - what a hit!!!! I got so many compliments! My hubby & father-in-law both said "it's better than grandma's"! I also added a little celery for a crunch & extra color...green onions are a must (added about 5-6, mostly the green ends)!! I didn't quite measure all the salt/pepper, also added a smidge more mustard because it seemed really mayo-ey when I tried the sauce. **to anyone who has a hard time cooking potatoes perfectly (I always made them too mushy), a trick my mother-in-law taught me is to boil them with the skins on just until a fork can penetrate without too much force, then put them in the fridge for a bit to cool, peel and dice. I am tossing any other potato salad recipes I have as I will use this one ALL the time. ;o]
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Easy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2014
My 10 yr old daughter has been making these (BY HERSELF!!!) and asked me to save this recipe. They turn out delicious every time!! Super easy and we always have the ingredients on hand. :o]
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Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2014
OMG!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone raved about this cake, I will never make any other cake again! The coffee (still warm) gave it a nice deep chocolate flavor. I doubled this recipe to make a 13x9 cake. I used the Creamy Choc Frosting from this site which is amazing as well! Thank you so much for a great choc cake recipe! I look like a super star to my family! :]
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
Very tasty and I like how glossy it is but it is not firm so hard to shape (not a big deal for me). My family loved it! Used for my Valentine cupcakes (using my go to choc cake recipe from this site - Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake by J. Miller - YUM!). I usually use chocolate frosting (from this site too) but wanted white so I can color it for these. Very easy & it DOES taste like marshmallows! :o]
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2014
This dish is phenomenal! I doubled the meatballs and did 1.5 lbs ground beef with .5 lbs ground pork. I used about 22 meatballs and froze the rest for another meal. Also added Italian seasoning. For the sauce I pureed fresh tomatoes from our garden. This was my 11 yr old's bday dinner request she loves it so much!!
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Potato Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2011
I too was VERY skeptical when I saw that you cook these in the micro but it worked! I also was shocked how much flavor just salt & pepper gave them! My micro took way longer (about 7 mins) but they are DELISH (& MUCH healthier)!!! I will definately share this with others! ;o]
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2013
This is honestly the BEST lasagna I have ever tasted (sorry mom)! :o]
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Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014
WOW! I will NEVER buy store bought again!!! My family raved about these for days and I have to admit, these were fun to make (and not too hard, in fact, I did them in our camper while up north (WI) - just premeasured the dry ingredients before we left). I omitted the raisins and baked them in a muffin pan (perfect!). I used "The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing" from this site. Love the fact that I KNOW what is in these rather than the laboratory stuff. AMAZING!!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2013
OMG! This recipe is FABULOUSLY AMAZING!!! I am ashamed that I used to buy jarred alfredo sauce - never again!! This is sooo easy with only a few REAL ingredients! I doubled the recipe and added a little extra garlic & cream. Also added 3 cut up cooked chicken breasts and fresh broccoli - OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Served with garlic bread. The entire family raved about it & went back for more. I can't wait for lunch (leftovers!!!)! Thanks for such an awesome sauce....Allrecipes ROCKS! :o]
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