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Easy Pavlova

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2015
I have made this recipe for years and follow it exactly as written. I agree with one reviewer who mentions it is left out that the lemon juice, vanilla and cornstarch should be mixed together first, simply to keep you from overfolding and deflating the meringue. You don't have to mix first, it's just easier. Now, it's going to crack! This is not a big deal though, as you cover it up with cream and fruit. No biggie and it tastes the same. My husband is from Australia, grew up eating pavlova and RAVES about this recipe (he's typically impossible to please too!) I added banana before the cream once & while he said that wasn't traditional, I LOVED it! Just personal taste. The most time consuming part is peeling the kiwi and slicing fruit. Tip: buy fresh, ripe fruit. Regarding eggs, mine were fresh & it still rose very high. This whole recipe takes about 3 hours: make merangue, cook 1 hour, chill at least one hour ( must be COMPLETELY cooled), then put together and place in fridge. I usually serve 1-2 hours after its complete and it still has a chewy marshmellow like center, & crunchy edge. The next day it's ok (if there's any left), but definitely soft & gooey. It's a beautiful dessert - don't be scared!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2014
I tried this recipe today for the first time and followed it completely. My (picky) husband said, "I don't know what you did different today but these are FANTASTIC!" (i typically make Bisquick pancakes). These are easy to make, soft, fluffy but not so much that they aren't cooked in the middle - just right! *Tip : I cooked these on a griddle that came with my new INDUCTION cooktop. It recommended cooking pancakes on level 6 but this burned them so I found 5 to be perfect. The Induction cooktop cooks much faster than my electric griddle. This made 6 small-medium pancakes - enough for 1 hungry husband. I recommend doubling the recipe if you plan on cooking for 2 or more. This is our new house recipe!
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
Easy and Delicious! I followed the recipe exact but I didn't have fresh basil so I used dry. This marinade is subtle and doesn't overwhelm yet gives the shrimp a boost with a nice clean taste. This is the second time I have used this recipe. The first time I marinated 3-4 hours. This time about an hour. The tase was the same. I used frozen raw, deveined, tails off shrimp - couldn't be easier and was a big hit with our dinner party. I mixed my own serving with wild rice and it made a delicious meal.
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
Easy and Delicious! I didn't have fresh basil so I used dry. This marinade is subtle and doesn't overwhelm yet gives the shrimp a nice clean taste. This is the second time I have used this recipe. The first time I marinated 3-4 hours for. This time about an hour. The tase was the same. I used frozen raw, deveined, tails off shrimp - could be easier and was a big hit with our dinner party. I mixed my own serving with wild rice and it made a meal.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2012
Easy, Fast and can prepare most of it the night before. Picky husband loved this. Because of my work hours I had to leave it in the cooker for 8 hours, on low. The meat was tender, cut with a spoon and was perfect. I cut my strips 2" wide and about 1/4 thick (strips but not small strips) The peppers- I put the sliced bell peppers on the very top hoping they had a chance - no chance! They were soft but the taste was still good when I placed everything over white rice. Sauce: like others I added core cornstarch mixed with a little water to thicken it up, but it was still a soupy consistency. Regardless, the hubby had two huge servings which is rare! One cooking tip from granny: NEVER tell them how it was "supposed" to turn out!
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Green Bean Casserole - Paula Deen's

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
FATTENING but delicious. I save this for the holidays only. You can easily add double the green beans (use fresh) and there is still plenty of butter, cheese and soup mixture to cover it. Much better than the standard green bean casserole.
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Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Can I give this 6 stars?! I add diced jalapenos for extra spice. I also drain the Rotel tomatoes, otherwise the recipe is too runny. Other than that I follow the recipe exactly as given. **TIP - if you're in a hurry you can add cooked shrimp to the pan right before mixing and pouring in the dish. I cannot count how many times I have made this and there is never ANY left!
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Followed instructions exactly. I have made this many times at cook outs and it is always a big hit. Never any left over.
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
I don't eat fish so my rating is based on a super picky husband who LOVED it! The only thing I changed was I added a little bit of dill. The only negative comment my husband made was, "This was GREAT but I think next time maybe leave off the dill." I suggest preparing exactly as it says. It was cooked perfectly, and turned out pretty and flaky. I did as another suggested and put a big piece of foil in the glass dish, THEN added the oil and other ingredients. I wrapped it up while in the dish, cooked it and the dish comes out clean. Great idea and easy clean up.
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Mini Meatloaves

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
Excellent recipe! Easy, tasty and NOT greasy. I've used other meatloaf recipes on here before and this is by far the best. My picky husband and pickier mother-in-law both approved...although she whispered.."needs garlic". She has to find something! Everyone else loved them. I didn't change a thing.
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Best Ever Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
This was very tasty and very easy! My husband is SUPER picky, and loved it. I made several easy changes which is why I give it 4 stars: I shredded the chicken instead of cubed for a better texture. I only used 1/2 of a medium onion and sauteed it in olive oil with garlic before adding to the bowl. Otherwise the onions would have overpowered and without garlic the dish may have been bland. I used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream to be less greasy. I sprinkled 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top before adding the corn flakes. I used the whole cup of corn flakes in the mixture and added more on top, just enough to cover. As others suggested, I used a smaller pan. It came out perfectly, not runny and not dry. I served it on top of quick white rice and with a side of vegetables. Great dinner, fast, cheap & easy. With my changes I give it 5 stars. =)
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2008
PICK THIS ONE! Delicious, moist, easy! I used "all purpose flour" and added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I also added a small packet of sliced almonds, adding most of it to the batter, and a little to the top after pouring it into the loaf pan. I also sprinkled a small amount of brown sugar to the top as well before baking. Don't overdo this, as brown sugar has such a strong flavor - just a little bit. I didn't measure the bananas, but used 6 large ripe ones. This turned out perfectly, espcecially right out of the oven. Also good with a smear of real butter after it's cooled off. I'm not great at baking, so I highly recommend this easy recipe. It's a no brainer!
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Sausage Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
Dry and Bland Add spice, add cheese, leave out some of the mix! I give it a three because nothing with cheese can be all bad, right?
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
What did I do wrong?? The taste was wonderful but it looked like a DISASTER! I followed the recipe exactly, and in the oven it looked pretty good. Then...the cave in! It was runny and sunk like the Titanic. I've made apple pie before and never had this problem, but I've always used recipes that call for mixing the apples and mix together. We scooped the baked "pie" into a bowl and called it cobbler. It was delicious but I'll stick to my old recipe because an applie pie should be pretty don't ya think? Grandma Ople had a trick because with this many raving reviews, I must have done something wrong!
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Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
Loved the Lamb, Hated the Sauce! I followed directions exactly, and did as many suggested, using high quality, aged balsamic vinegar. Like others my experience was that it took longer than 5 minutes for the reduction to be where it should be but as it finished it appeared spot-on. The lamb smelled wonderful while cooking which enticed the hubby. So then there was the husband taste-test. He first tried the chops which he absolutely loved as they were cooked with the spices. Then the sauce....not so much love there. He said all he could taste was vinegar and scallops and when combined with the chops the flavor was "too busy". He doesn't care much for condiments so if you're cooking for someone who prefers the taste of meat by itself, this may be too much for them. I'm a vegetarian so I don't know, I just cook the stuff!
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
I have made these three times now, following the directions exactly. Very easy to make and these potatoes are always DEVOURED!
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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
I made this for my husband who eats anything meat. His opinion was "good taste once you get past the salt." I even used low sodium stock!
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
This potato salad is the best I've ever made. There are two reason I give it 4 stars and not 5: #1.Too much mayo. I was careful to weigh the potatoes and use exact measurements so if you do this, I suggest cutting the mayo back 1/2 cup and it would be just right. #2. Be careful what you serve this with as the large amount of bacon has a strong flavor. It is DELICIOUS potato salad but it will compete with other meats. We served this salad at Christmas with ham (another salty meat), and the two meats were a little much. Next time I make this I will serve it with milder meats, or cut back a little on the bacon.
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Italian Style Meatloaf I

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2007
I'm not a big meat eater but made this for my husband. Not only did he eat half of it the first night, I loved it as well. VERY good!! I've made it three times now and this last time I didn't have any ketchup so I used what I had - a mild cocktail sauce. It was fantastic - just the right amount of flavor added, but not too spicey. It's easy, cheap, quick and GOOD!
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2007
With the exception of adding 1/8 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg to the apples, I followed this recipe exact. I cooked for recommended time (at first) and the pie looked beautiful. I let it sit and when I cut the first piece it was runny and gooey - so disappointing! The taste however was wonderful. I suspect without the 2 added spices it would have been rather bland. I covered the cut part of the pie with foil and put it back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes which is just what it needed. After sitting overnight it cuts beautifully into a slice. I give this recipe 3 stars for two reasons - having to add cinnamon and nutmeg, and the runny center when followed exactly as submitted.
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