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Cowboy Mexican Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2003
This is one of those classic dips that people love at get togethers. They'll keep coming back for more and beg for the recipe.
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2009
Toffee came out excellent! My mom, who was an expert candy maker, taught us that boiling sugar like in this recipe requires OCCASIONAL stirring. This recipe states to "STIR OCCASIONALLY" so follow the recipe. Some women who are not familiar with making candy want to stir and stir because that's what we know, but boiling sugar for candy does not require a lot of stirring. Always use a wooden spoon, no metal (changes the temp). The reason the butter separates: by stirring and stirring you're cooling the sugar down and not allowing it to get hot and cook. Do not take a spoon and scrape the sides of the pot "above" the boiling line, that's where the sugar crystalizes. If you scrape, your candy will come out gritty. Hopefully this helps.
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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
In Mexico they add water to chopped salsa like this recipe. It's quite unique and adds a refreshing and delicious liquid to the salsa. Can also add cumin or celery salt.
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Maria's Broccoli Rabe

Reviewed: May 25, 2009
The best Rabe is quickly sauteed in very little olive oil first to bring out all the color. Then add 2 tablespoons of water for a 2 minutes and cover. Do not overcook, watch it. At the end add a couple pinches of sugar to counter act the bitterness of the Rabe and a little salt, pepper, and vinegar....delicious.
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Creamed Eggs on Toast

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
Truly comfort food and a many years family tradition for us. When I stay home from work and play hooky, I always make this. It's loaded with tons of fat and calories, and don't use skim or low fat milk either. The creamier the better, and white sauce should be creamy and not stiff and glue like. Don't forget a generous amount of salt cuz sause it just butter, flour, and milk with not a whole lot of spice. We eat on toasted white bread, sauce on top, yolks crumbled on top, then gobble up. For men in the military, they know it as S*#$@t on a Shingle!!
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Reviewed: May 12, 2009
For years I used brown chocolate, but now I use white chocolate. Oh my goodness, if you haven't tried white then do so. It's nice to offer both, very impressive.
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LuvAnn's Guacamole

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
My only suggestion - mix everything together except the avocado, mix it in last, and you will avoid serving guac that is all mushy, wet, and ucky. Small dice the tomato and onion, medium dice the avocado since it's the star.
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Kids-Only Pepperoni Pizza Bagels

Reviewed: May 1, 2009
I pop sliced bagels in the toaster, when done apply the toppings, put them in the micro to heat, and we are good to go.
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Daddy's Whisker Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
Loved this soup but especially the whiskers!
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Empanadas

Reviewed: May 1, 2009
My mom used to fill hers with a date mixture then dusted them with powdered sugar. A family tradition.
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Grilled Tri-Tip with Oregon Herb Rub

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2009
If you've never cooked a tri-tip roast, it's a must. It's the easiest, fastest, and tastiest roast that most people aren't aware of. This is an old family tried and true recipe that my sister discovered thru a friend many years ago. In my family we bake it in the oven, so good for people who don't like to grill. Great for serving to big parties cuz people just go crazy for it and will ask for the recipe. Using a dry rub and add a 1/4 cup of brown sugar, marinate overnite. The brown sugar balances out the saltiness of the rub. Make sure the meat is room temperature, and with the fat side up, bake in a 450 oven for 25 minutes. Then with the meat still in the oven, turn oven down to 350 and cook another 25 minutes for medium rare. If you want medium, leave in another 5 minutes. Do not cover with foil while baking, and make sure when it's done to leave it on the counter for 15 minutes to rest before slicing thin. If you don't let it rest, all the juice runs out and looks messy and dries out the meat. Served best with a salad and baked potato. Enjoy! This will be the most tastiest and easiest beef you've ever eaten. Most beef roasts take hours to bake, perfect for an after work dinner that you throw in the oven with baked potatoes and leave it alone. Always comes out perfect.
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King Ranch Chicken Casserole III

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2009
If you haven't made this casserole, make it, it's delicious! If you like the flavor or chicken, green chiles, and tortillas, you'll love it. My husband who doesn't care for casseroles, eat this up; I have to make 2 casseroles. Don't forget to add a couple of cups of sour cream to the soup mixture, makes this dish much creamier and rich. 5 best basic ingredients are chicken, cheese, soup/s.cream mixture, tortillas, and chiles - all the rest of the ingredients like onion, tomato, garlic you don't need. Takes away from the authentic flavor of the dish.
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Famous Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
Instead of dipping in eggs, coat chicken pieces (generously) in sour cream that's been mixed with 1 tablespoon of Lawry's seasoning salt, then coat in the crackers. Bake at 275 for 1 hr 15 minutes, do not skimp on the butter and do not cover with foil. It cooks slow and uncovered so that the coating does not melt off the chicken. This is an old church recipe that is so popular with everyone, they serve it when they want a big turnout.
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Pinwheel Cookies II

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2009
This cookie recipe is a 100 years old. My mom used to make them when we were little and they are a family favorite. It takes some practice getting the rolling down, but once you have it these cookies are well worth it. Especially for peanut butter and chocolate lovers.
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Jeff's Chili Con Queso

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2009
I serve as "make your own nachos." Dip is in a crockpot; place corn chips, jalapenos and stirofoam bowls on the side and everyone makes their own nachos. Everyone loves doing this and they consume all of it.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2008
Since my sister passed away 20 years ago, I've been trying to ditto her big, soft, crunchy on the outside chocolate chip cookie but always failed. Well, I finally found it! Thank you, thank you, thank you Elizabeth. My sister's middle name was Elizabeth.
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Dad's Hamburger Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
Truly a comfort food. We serve over chunky mashed potatoes, sooooo good and fills up your tummy.
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Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
Heat half butter and half olive oil with a little salt, parsley, and garlic to preference for about 5 minutes. Cut bread in half length-wise and spread on the inside. Also apply some olive oil only to the outside of the bread if you like your garlic bread crunchy. Heat in the oven with no foil.
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Campbell's® Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2008
At any gathering I have ever been to, this dish is always the star no matter who brings it. People eat it so fast it disappears quickly. Use frozen French cut green beans, leave out a little of the milk, and sprinkle a few of those crunchy onions in the beans for added flavor. Don't expect any leftovers!
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Aunt Phyllis' Magnificent Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2009
My cheese ball I add bits of bacon, and some creamed horseradish as a secret ingredient that surprisingly drives everyone crazy wondering what it is. I like the way this cook decorated her cheeseball, how cute and creative...thanks!
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