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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2014
This was absolutely wonderful. Everyone loved it at the party, and I was asked for the recipe several times. I used only basil instead of all the other herbs, and grilled asparagus, yellow squash, red bell peppers and a red onion. Definitely a repeat.
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Men Love This Steak

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2014
I have to say I had high hopes for this given the rave reviews, but it wasn't spectacular. The veggie/bacon topping was delicious with the blue cheese, but the steak would be so much better if it was marinated. Also, the recipe contains much too much grease. I didn't even use the butter, and still felt it was a tad too oily for my taste. The Smothered Filet Mignon recipe on this site is far superior.
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Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2013
These are pretty delicious! I made a double batch as Christmas gifts for the neighbors. As others have suggested, the second rolling of the coconut balls is key, and I found that having wet hands helped with the process. I used a bag and a half of chocolate chips to coat the balls. I actually had better luck using the store brand chips - they seemed to melt into a runnier chocolate that coated the balls easier. Probably due to the higher oil content or whatever. I only had a few balls fall apart out of 55, so I would say this is a success.
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Peppermint Bark

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2013
I was distracted while making this, and messed the whole thing up, and it came out perfectly! I failed to grease my glass dish and didn't line it with wax paper, I put the white chocolate layer on the bottom and forgot the mint extract, so I put 1/2 t. in the top dark chocolate layer. It came out of the pan just fine after chilling in the fridge for an hour. I used a 12 oz. bag of both white chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips, so I used an 8.5x11 inch pan. I also had a box of candy canes from last year, which I wanted to use up and that's why I chose this recipe. About 10 canes crushed covered the top nicely. This is really yummy, and very simple to make. This is definitely a repeat for Christmases to come.
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Ashley's African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
This soup is really delicious! Tons of veggies, and great flavor. Picky boyfriend didn't care for it (said it was too healthy, and probably a little too exotic for him), but that just means there's more for me! I only used 1 C of carrots, 1 red bell pepper, increased broth to about 7 cups, and decreased peanut butter to one half cup. I also didn't include the rice - this soup is so thick and chunky, it's not needed at all. Served with cornbread, and I can't wait for the leftovers.
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Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2013
Oh my gosh, this was delicious! I had a craving for cabbage, which I never cook and my man won't eat, and found this recipe. I made it for a family gathering around Octoberfest, and I'm so glad I tried it! Healthy and so yummy. I put everything in my crockpot on low for about 4 hours, and it was perfect. And so easy! I only had to stir it a few times, and I had to stop myself from eating it all before my dinner party. A little cloves go a long way IMO, so I only used 1/8 teaspoon, and it was perfect. Also subbed applesauce for the sliced apples, and added half a sliced onion. Will definitely make again!
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
This was pretty darn good. I love Indian food, and this replicates it pretty well with staples from your pantry. I made this for a friend who is vegetarian, and her husband cannot have dairy, so I was looking for an easy vegan curry recipe. This worked out great! I doubled the recipe, and subbed a can of coconut milk for the cream. Even the man liked it, and he's not into adventurous eating. I'll definitely make this again.
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Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2013
This is very good. I've been using this marinade for a few years, and it is my go-to recipe when we grill steaks. I always use a NY strip. The SO, who is a meat purist and typically doesn't want his steak marinated, loves this. Leftovers are fantastic in a romaine salad with blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic vinaigrette.
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Candy Crunch Pudding Pie

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
I just happened to have all the ingredients, so I made this for our family Memorial Day BBQ. Everyone gobbled it up and seemed to really like it, but it just didn't wow me. My favorite pudding dessert is still the Chocolate Eclair Cake, so I'll stick with that.
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Pork Roast With The World's Best Pork Loin Rub

Reviewed: May 28, 2013
This was delicious, and so easy. I omitted the white sugar, used only 1/4 C of brown sugar, and 1/3 of all the rest of the spices. This was the perfect amount of rub for one roast. Cooked a little longer than the recipe indicated to get to proper internal temperature, but the roast was moist and tender. Picky man loved this, and said he wants this in the regular rotation. This pork roast is vastly superior to those pre-marinated ones from the store, and it cost way less and without all that sodium and preservatives. Will definitely make again.
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Greek Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2013
This was easy and delicious. I did only bone-in chicken breast (which were practically frozen) and left out the veggies. I probably used less olive oil, but left the other measurements the same. It was in the slow cooker for almost 9 hours on low, and the meat was very tender and fell off the bone. It was great alongside a salad and broccoli for dinner, and then I used the leftovers for salads throughout the week. I'll make this again.
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Cheeseburger Soup II

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2013
Delicious, although very fattening. I didn't add any butter, but instead threw the veggies in when the beef was browning, then drained whatever grease I could. Added minced garlic, more veggies, 1 t. mustard powder and 2 T Worcestershire sauce, used diced potatoes instead of hashbrowns, and a cornstarch slurry instead of the butter/flour thickener. I might even add a can of diced tomatoes next time. Very, very tasty. I'll definitely make this again, and hopefully the kids will eat it next time.
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Simple Garlic Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2013
This was delicious, quick and easy. The hardest part is always deveining the shrimp. Loved the heavy garlic, and the caper brine adds great flavor.
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Best Baked French Fries

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2013
Cripsy and delicious! I cut back some on the olive oil, and didn't notice any difference. Also added one teaspoon onion powder. You really can't taste the sugar. I've tried many other recipes that are baked instead of fried, and this one really delivers. I was very impressed with my oven fries! Definitely going in the permanent file.
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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
We loved this dish. It was the easiest thing to make. I put frozen chicken breast, a can of Rotel, sliced onion, tons of garlic, along with the taco seasoning and lime juice, into the crock pot for about 4 hours on high. The chicken was incredibly tender and shredded so easily. I bet I didn't spend 5 minutes total making this, and it was delicious, cheap and healthy. It also makes a ton, so we had leftovers several times. What else can you ask for? Definitely going in the regular rotaton. I wish I had a whole repertoire of recipes like this!
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Basic Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2012
These were amazing. I have to admit I was intimidated by the process, but they turned out great. I found it to be key to pour the ganache in a shallow dish - that way it cools consistently. It was quite the undertaking to roll these into little balls. Next time I will use a melon baller to make them all the same size. I did three batches over 2 days - rolled some in finely chopped walnuts, others in sprinkles (for the kids) or coconut. I also added mint extract to one batch, and rolled those in powdered sugar. Last batch was Kahlua, rolled in cocoa powder. Everyone raved over these - from my 87 year old neighbor down to the 1 year old. I'm making again for our Christmas Eve gathering, and to give to neighbors as gifts. A keeper, for sure.
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Peanut Butter Caramel Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I thought this was yummy, and I liked that it was somewhat healthy. I made it for the kids to eat at a football party, and they really didn't pay it much attention. The middle ages women really like it though. :)
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Hot Mexican Bean Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I'm surprised more people have tried this. Super easy, and delicious. It is very rich with the cream cheese, but everyone at the football party liked it. We had quite a bit leftover (you could easily halve this), and the leftovers were great in bean burritos for lunch. I did sub a can of green chilis for the jalapeno. Yum!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
I was hoping this would be a new go-to recipe, but it was rather bland. It was so easy, and the chicken was moist. I love the cooking method, but will look for another recipe that imparts more flavor. On the upside, the leftover chicken was perfect for quesadillas and salads later in the week.
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Marinated Pork Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2012
We enjoyed this pork roast. It's so easy, I'll totally do it again. Halved the Lea and Perrins, upped the mustard powder to 1t., omitted the mustard seed, and used a ton more garlic. Put it all in the crockpot on low for 8 hours, and it was delicious. We're going to make BBQ sandwhiches from the leftovers!
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