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Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
Sorry, but this just wasn't right . . . followed the recipe exactly, and the "sauce" never did thicken. I kept it anyway, refrigerated it (hoping it would thicken, but it didn't) and tossed it with some seasonal fruits. It was okay, but so not worth the trouble of making the syrup.
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Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
This is REALLY good, for such a simply recipe. I did not have the beef consomme, so used a pkg of au jus and thickened it with 3 TBSP cornstarch, because my son does not like his bread to get soggy from dipping. This made the au jus much more like a gravy, which was still wonderful. I think the secret is in heating the roast beef in the au jus before placing on the buns.
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Bada Bing Bada Banged Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2011
These are excellent! But not for the calorie-conscious! Used regular ole Idaho potatoes, because that's what I had on hand. Read through the reviews and, as suggested, combined all the seasoning and the oil and butter (more oil, less butter) first, then gently rolled the squished potatoes in this mixture before baking. I did oil my pan first, but truly I don't think you need to; it made the potatoes even "oilier" - however, they were nice and crispy on the bottom, probably because of the extra oil!
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Bacon Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
sorry, but I didn't find anything particularly spectacular about this chicken. The basic "beer can" chicken is just as good . . . you can always throw a couple strips of bacon on top of the beer can chicken as it cooks, because really that's the only thing different about this recipe.
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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
This is an EXCELLENT creamed corn; I took another reviewer's advice and heated the cheese and butter on the stove-top before adding to the corn/sugar/salt in the crockpot; I believe it does help with the consistency so you won't have any clumps of cream cheese. I would recommend 24 ounces of corn, as opposed to the 16 called for in the recipe; I felt there was just a bit too much "sauce" for the amount of corn.
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Dark Chocolate Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2011
This brownie could be so wonderful, but I was very disappointed in the cook time . . . after 40 minutes they were totally raw in the middle; cooked another 5 minutes and still too gooey. Cooked almost 50 minutes to get the middle done (and yes, I know to take them out while still loosely set in the middle, but these were WAY undercooked at 40 and 45 minutes) and the outsides were hard and no longer chewy. I should have covered the outsides with foil to prevent over-cooking, but hey, if you have to go thru all that trouble, why bother with this recipe? Perhaps the oven temp of 325 degrees was a misprint? Maybe cooking at 350 would help? So, even after 50 minutes of cooking, these brownies are still not cooked in the middle. Won't make again.
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Slow Cooker Sausage 'n' Grits Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2011
VERY dry; extremely disappointing, and I followed the recipe exactly.
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Roasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
REALLY tasty; not as good re-heated, so be sure to eat it all up the first go-round. PLENTY of topping for two small demi-loaves of bread.
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Hopi Corn Stew

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
I needed to make this with ingredients on-hand, and I had no hominy, so I used frozen kernal corn. Also only had two pounds ground beef. Turned out really good. I had read other reviews, so knew to kick up the spices to 2 TBSP chili powder and 1 TBSP ground cumin (remember, this is to only two pounds meat. Very nice flavor, would recommend.
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Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
REALLY good, but a bit greasy.
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King-Size Drumsticks

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
quite tasty . . . thickening the sauce at the end is a must, for gravy over the drumsticks. I used the amount of sauce called for, but only three drumsticks. Would have been enough sauce for maybe one more drumstick, but not six, as the recipe suggests. Put your extra gravy over some good rice or potatoes. This is a great way to fix those turkey drumsticks, which need to cook forever, but can be so bland unless you dress them up. Nicely done!
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Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Bonanza

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2011
sorry, just not very inspiring. I'd rather just cook pintos in water and serve with smoked sausage which has been grilled. The apple cider vinegar gave this dish a "funny" taste.
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Delicious Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2011
I was disappointed in this dish; nothing special. I feel that I wasted almost a cup of Worcestershire, and couldn't tell that it flavored the chicken at all. You'll get the same moist results by just drizzling with olive oil and putting on your spices; would suggest skipping the Worcestershire all together.
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Greek Style Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
these were truly amazing. Took them to a birthday party, and not a bite was left! Doubled and followed the recipe exactly, but did uncover the last 30 minutes to reduce the sauce. They were perfect!
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2011
sorry, just not very impressive. Spices on the chicken were very bland. While I suppose the celery inside the bird helps keep it moist, a can of beer inside the cavity serves the same purpose, and kicks up the flavor a notch or two, especially when you add 2 TBSP of Emeril's essence spice into the beer (pour out 1/4 cup of the beer first, to keep it from boiling over).
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Fried Corn with Smoked Sausage

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
just okay . . . nothing special about this, but it does make a quick (ready in less than 30 minutes) weeknight meal.
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Spinach Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
REALLY REALLY good; we frequent restaurants which serve a similar baked cheesy spinach/rice dish; this would rival any of those. I would highly recommend using real shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and topping with panko breadcrumbs before baking.
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
Okay, I'm trying to find the appeal here . . . I followed the recipe exactly. Found the tenderloin to be dry (I use an oval crock pot . . . perhaps it cooks more rapidly than the found ones?). Used a good merlot as my red wine. As another reviewer suggested, I tried to thicken the sauce by adding in some cornstarch/water and turning up to high for 10 minutes, but that did not work at all. I just did not find the tenderloin to be that flavorful. I would not make this again; tenderloin is too expensive to turn out so bland. UPDATE November 2013: it was better this time; used 2 1/2 pounds tenderloin, 2 pkgs soup mix, 1 1/2 times water and wine, and double amount of garlic. Layered chopped red potatoes into bottom; pork on top. Much more tender, not as dry, and flavor was "okay." Still not a terribly impressive recipe, but for the ease of preparation, I'll make again.
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Beaumont Ranch Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
I used 10 small-to-medium size russet potatoes (did not have any reds). Figured that was about 3 pounds of potatoes, so cut the oil mixture to 1/2 amounts given in recipe (but put in entire package italian seasoning). Then added only 1 cup mayonnaise, which was plenty. This recipe is good, but not really much better than your good old fashioned southern-style potato salad with a mayo/mustard based sauce, since you basically add all the other ingredients anyway, minus the oil mixture . . . why add the extra calories, when I can't really taste the difference?
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