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Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
Makes for an absolutely fabulous, juicy turkey. I've been brining my Thanksgiving turkey for a few years now and will never make another turkey w/o brining. I usually make a 14-16 pound bird. I use fresh herbs in the brine (one sprig each of rosemary, thyme and sage, plus one cinnamon stick. I remove these after brine has boiled). When I'm ready to brine the turkey, I place the brine in one of those XL Ziploc bags (the huge ones used for storage, 10 gallon I believe), put the turkey in the bag in the brine, seal the bag, place the bag in a cooler in the garage and leave overnight. I always start brining with the breast down, then flip it half way through. There really isn't much effort involved and it makes a world of difference. The leftovers are just as amazing, too! Oh, and just a note, I've also used 1/2 gallon veggie broth and 1/2 gallon apple juice (veggie broth can be expensive) and it tastes just as amazing!! I don't know why the previous reviewer had problems, perhaps she brined too long...the bird does not taste salty at all when brined properly. You'll want to leave the bird in the brine anywhere from 12-24 hours or a good rule of thumb is 1 hour per pound.
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Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2008
This was very good. My hubby loved it. I did not brown the sausage before putting into the crock pot. I also added about 1/2 bottle of beer, some garlic powder, and italian spices. This recipe barely made 4 sandwiches, so next time I will use more sausage and another green pepper.
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
These were very yummy. I had to leave out the onions and green peppers because my hubby and kids don't like them. I also added a little BBQ sauce, a little worcestershire and a little vinegar (to cut sweetness). Very tasty. Next time I will add a little diced green chiles, as suggested by another reviewer, to give it some kick!!
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Amy's Garlic Egg Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
This was absolutely delicious! At first bite, my 5 year old daughter said "Wow, this is really good!". I only had time to marinate the chicken breasts in the egg and garlic mixture for about an hour and a half, but it was still delicious. I used 1 whole egg, not just the yolk. Next time I will use 2 or 3 eggs. I also used pre-chopped garlic from a jar, but next time will use fresh. I also took the advice of others and cut the breading in half, and it was the perfect amount to cover 3 HUGE chicken breasts. I was skeptical about the melting butter in the bottom of the dish, I thought the breading would be soggy, but it wasn't. I cooked the breasts for 30 minutes on each side, but they were very large. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis!!
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Snowballs II

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
These are just like my mom used to make at Christmas time. After she passed away I couldn't find this recipe in her recipe box, but these taste just like hers! One thing that she used to do, and I did to these, was put a Hershey's Kiss candy in the middle of the cookie before rolling it into a ball. Thanks for this recipe, it reminds me of mom!
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
This was really yummy!! I took the advice of some other reviewers and added an egg to the cottage cheese. I also added (to the cottage cheese) 1/4 cup grated paremesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. I also added a bay leaf to the sauce as it simmered. My 5 year old gobbled it up! YUM!
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2006
I'll have to admit, I was VERY nervous about making this. I love chicken curry but have never made it before, thinking it would be way out of my league since I'm not extraordinary in the kitchen. Nonetheless, I found this recipe to be very tasty, but my husband and I both agreed that it was missing "something", but we couldn't figure out what. I added carrots, red bell peppers and green onions. Next time, I will leave the carrots out, I didn't care for them at all in this dish. The bell peppers and scallions were nice, though. I used 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of 3. I also added a sprinkle of garlic powder and cayenne pepper and used a bit more curry...I was trying to figure out what this was missing!! My husband said "this was good, make it again, but it wasn't great". If I could figure out the ingredient that this dish is missing that would make it great, I'd give it 5 stars!!!
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2006
This was my first time making guacamole. I always thought it was too difficult to make. Boy, was I wrong!! This was delicious! I ate 1/2 of it myself in one sitting!! The only thing I will do differently next time is cut the salt in half, to 1/2 tsp. I thought 1 tsp. was too salty. I used red onion and only used what I thought "looked" like enough. In addition to minced garlic, I also sprinkled some granulated garlic in it. This is excellent! I'm going to make it for my daughter's birthday party next week!
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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2006
This is SO SO SO tasty!! I made a few changes: Instead of seashell pasta I used Campanelle. Instead of plain, canned black olives I used the jarred gourmet mixed olives (except I accidentally bought them with the pits...cutting all those olives off the pits too a while!). I cubed the salami instead of chopping it. I used pre-sliced pepperoni and used Sargento brand Bistro Blends shredded cheese in the Mozzarella and Asiago with roasted garlic variety. I also sliced grape tomatoes instead of the large ones..to me they're just sweeter and tastier. For the dressing, I followed the directions exactly but I added all the ingredients to one of those salad dressing shakers (for homemade dressing) and shook it all up. I then refrigerated it for an hour while the salad itself was being refrigerated. Then, after an hour, I poured the dressing over the salad and mixed it all up. I covered it and served it the next day at a church function. I was so yummy!! It's best to make a head of time so the flavors develop. I'm going to make this again for my daughter's birthday party in a couple of weeks!!!!!
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Maria's Rice

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2006
This did not turn out well for me.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2006
Absolutely delicious. I started out by cooking this on the stove top as the recipe states (for about 45 minutes) but due to a family emergency, I had to leave the house. Before leaving, I put the meat and liquid into my crock pot. By the time I got home, the meat was perfectly cooked (45 minutes on stove, then 7 hours in crock pot for an almost 3 lb. roast). I took the advice of some other reviewers and added 1/2 stick of butter to the liquid as the meat cooked and I also used beef broth instead of water. The next day on the stovetop I cooked the cabbage, carrots and potatoes in the liquid the meat cooked in the night before. When the vegetalbes were done, I added the meat back into the liquid just to warm it. It was SOOOOOO good!! I will definitely make this again!!
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Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2006
Oh wow, was this yummy!! When I told my husband I was going to try and make this recipe, he rolled his eyes at me (I'm not known to be a good cook). I found this recipe easy to make and it smelled wonderful while cooking. When my husband tasted it he exclaimed "This is GOOD!!". He also requested that I make this a part of my "regular" meals. We really enjoyed it, and so did my 4.5 year old daughter. I couldn't find file powder anywhere so I just bought some cajun seasoning and sprinkled it in. This recipe is definitely a keeper and I will surely be making this over and over again!!!
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2005
Very tasty. My mom had a similar recipe that I've always used but I decided to try this one. I ruined the first batch because the brittle never set and was very chewy. I tried it a gain and cooked it a little longer and it turned out awesome!!! My microwave is 10 years old and is 1540 Watts...I cooked the brittle for 5 minutes, then 3 minutes and it turned out perfectly. This recipe is easier than my mom's and I think I'll be using this one from now on!!!! Everybody is going to be oh-so-happy at Christmas when they see all the homemade peanut brittle!!
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Secret Kiss Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2005
I love this cookie. My mom used to make these every Christmas but when I wanted to make them this year I couldn't find her recipe. These taste just like hers did and I'm so happy!! YUMMY! My daughter enjoyed unwrapping all of the Kisses (and sneaking a few herself).
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2005
These are excellent and smell so yummy while baking. I had trouble with the dought, though. It would not come together so I had to add small amounts of milk at a time just until the dough came together, and they turned out just fine. I used raspberry jam and also made some with strawberry. My daughter loved helping me make the "thumbprint" (we used the back of a plastic measuring spoon) and sliding the jelly off of the spoon and onto the cookie. This recipe is a keeper!!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2005
These are wonderful! I never really was a fan of snickerdoodles when my mom made them when I was a child, but I decided to make these because of all of the rave reviews. They are so yummy!! I will definitely be making these again!
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Mom's Ginger Snaps

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2005
YUM YUM YUM!! I made these cookies today in preparation for Christmas. I plan on freezing them. This was my first time making ginger snaps and I'm so glad I found this recipe, it's definitely a keeper. I didn't change a thing in the recipe and they came out wonderful!
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2005
An excellent cookie!! Not the "best" cookie I've ever tasted but this recipe is definitely a keeper. I love chewy cookies and this cookie is definitely chewy!! I took the advice of others and only used 2 cups of oatmeal and 1/2 tsp. salt and they came out great. I really do think that 3 cups oatmeal would be WAY too much. I used one whole 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips instead of just one cup. I think next time I'll stick to the recipe and use only one cup because a whole bag is too much, for my taste. If you like a lot of chocolate chips in your cookies, though, go for 12 oz. instead of one cup!!!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2005
EXCELLENT!! For the crust I used the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust that you just unroll. This pot pie is very tasty. I took the advice of some of the other posters and brushed the bottom crust with egg wash before adding the chicken/veggie mixture. I also brushed the top crust but didn't need to, the crust was flaky and yummy. My husband thinks this dish is the best thing I've ever made (I'm not known as a good cook, so when I make something he LOVES, I know it's good!!) I will be making this often! Thans for sharing this great recipe!
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Classy Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2005
This dish is DEEEEELICIOUS!!!! My husband and daughter loved it. The sauce is amazing. I followed the recipe exactly but next time will use 1 cup of chicken broth, as other reviewers suggested, because we like a lot of sauce. This recipe is definitely a keeper and I'll be making it often. Thanks!!
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