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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
I made this for dinner last night and it was so good. I followed some reviewers suggestions, only using one can of refried beans and one can of black beans. I cooked the black beans with the meat mixture, but reserved the refried and spread them on the bottoms of the tortillas while I was layering. Since it's just 2 of us, I split this into two pans, and froze one for later. I also ended up adding some taco seasoning and enchilada sauce because I felt like the meat was missing something. Overall, really good dinner, and probably something we will make again. We liked it with some shredded lettuce and sour cream on top.
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Holiday Cranberry Chutney

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
Ok, this was wonderful! I cut back on the sugar by about 1/4 cup, used 2 small red apples, and added a dash of cayenne and a little more water. My only complaint is that there's a little too much cinnamon. However, I will definitely make this again. It was so yummy with crackers and cream cheese as well as on the thanksgiving table as cranberry sauce, and it made enough for both!
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
This was a huge hit at thanksgiving. we had a small group, so I cut the recipe in half and it made one nice sized ball. I only used about 1 1/2 cups extra sharp cheddar shredded really small. I also added some diced green onions and worchestershire, and I made it 2 days ahead of time. It was perfect and I will surely be making it for christmas as well.
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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
This is amazing! I will never make turkey gravy any other way. It takes extra planning and time a few days ahead, but was so worth it not to be making gravy at the last second. I used 3 large turkey legs because thats what the store had. I seasoned them a little before roasting, and drizzled with olive oil. I added celery to the pot when boiling as well. I followed other reviews, and took the broth after cooking, allowed to set up in the fridge, and then removed the fat from the top. I used the fat as well as a little butter to create a roux with the flour and then slowly added the broth to it. I was afraid it wouldn't reheat well 2 days later, but it was perfect! My husband suggested next time I add the meat from the turkey legs to the gravy as well. Thanks!
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
I made this for Thanksgiving instead of the usual "back of the can" green bean casserole. My husband honestly didn't know the difference. There may not be a place in my pantry for cream of mushroom soup any longer. Here are my changes: I used chopped onions and mushrooms as well. Omitted the sugar, used canned beans (cause thats what we like), used velveeta instead of cheddar, and used the crunchy onions instead of stuffing. I love the way it turned out!
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
I followed this recipe exactly, except I had to do it all by hand instead of a bread machine. I was a little disappointed. These tasted wonderful, but the texture wasnt very nice. I might try them again sometime, but for all the effort, they weren't worth it.
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I followed this recipe exact, and while the cake tasted very very good, for some reason, my cupcakes rose up and over the tops of the pan, then spread out thin and flat. It was a mess to clean up, and I ended up throwing them in the trash. I only filled the cups about half-way, so I have no idea what went wrong. Might be worth trying again some day.
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Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I halved the recipe, but other than that followed it exact. I loved the texture of this cake, however, the flavor was lacking. I was surprised that it wasn't sweeter since it had 1/2 cup more sugar than other white cake recipes. I may try this again, but it needs some tweaking.
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Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
All I have to say is yum. This icing piped perfectly, and made my cupcakes look better than the store version. Wonderful recipe. I may try half butter half shortening next time, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
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White Almond Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I just finished making these and they are delish. I combined this recipe with another by the same name. The only things I did different were to use milk instead of water, and 3 whole eggs rather than 4 whites and the oil. I also added a packet of vanilla pudding mix. I think these will be the cupcakes I make for an upcoming wedding. Wonderful with just the right texture.
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Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I've been trying to find the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe, and this one was pretty close. I may have over cooked them just a tad because they were slightly dry, but still very flavorful and just the right amount of sweetness. I followed the recipe exact, and everyone liked them.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2010
I have now made these 3 times, and we love them. I usually use ground turkey over beef for lower fat content, and they are great anyway. I have made them with spaghetti and sauce, and also with bbq for an appetizer, and both ways are just wonderful. In fact, these taste so good, that we really like them plain with no sauce as well. Thanks for the ultimate meatball recipe that I will probably use for years and years.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
I make these every holiday season. I use both chocolate and vanilla almond bark instead of real chocolate, as it sets up quicker without using the freezer or refrigerator. I then decorate with a piping bag, and the contrasting color of almond bark to what I coated them in. I find the best way for me to dip the balls in chocolate is to chill them for about 15 minutes, then use a clean toothpick (wiping off the toothpick between each dip). This results in a tiny hole on the top, but I just smear a little chocolate over it with the toothpick before it sets, and you can't tell. Tap the toothpick on the side of the bowl to drain off extra chocolate before removing the truffle. If you drizzle with white almond bark, then sprinkle with holiday colored sugars, they look very pretty. I have even piped stars and swirls and such onto the tops. So easy and fun!
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Creamy Carrot Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
I tried to lighten this up a little by using milk instead of cream, and margarine instead of butter, but I think it lacked a richness due to my substitutions. I couldn't get it quite right. I added a dash of cayenne, but then we thought it needed something sweet, so I added a little cinnamon, and then about a tsp of brown sugar. I think next time I will try using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, because I really like the idea of this soup, and with my substitutions, it could be very healthy.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
This was a very good marinade. I just used halved chicken breasts, marinated for 4 hours, and grilled just the way they were. Since I wasnt skewering with the vegetables, I added finely minced onion and garlic to the marinade. So good, and very easy. thanks!
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Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breasts

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
This is one of my new favorite recipes! I went to the store for turkey breasts, and they had none! So, I bought some chicken breasts, and then followed the recipe otherwise, but using the chicken. The result was 4 smaller rollups, and not quite such a long baking time. These are so so good. I loved it, my husband loved it. A little time consuming with the tying and all, but worth it. We will make this again and again.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
I made these for dinner earlier this week. I made quite a few changes due to our tastes, but left the seasonings the same. I used finely diced chicken breast instead of beef, and added diced carrots, celery, and green onions as well. We thought this was really good, and a relatively healthy and low carb dinner option. Thanks!
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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
I give this recipe 4 stars as is, and 5 with some seasonings and additions. I love to make this as the main dish on a weeknight. I don't use quite as much olive oil, and end up needing a lot more water than the recipe calls for. I add cayenne, cumin, curry, and garlic and onion powders. We like ours topped with sour cream. mmmm.... thanks for a great base recipe that we have adapted.
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
This was my first attempt at risotto ever. I thought it turned out really well. I ended up needing a little extra chicken broth before the rice was completely cooked (about a cup). I also had to use a little garlic and onion because my grocery store was out of shallots. This makes a ton! With the strong mushroom flavor, a little goes a long way. We will probably be trying this again, and making different variations of it. Thanks!
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Best Ziti Ever with Sausage

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
I made this using ground turkey instead of sausage to cut down a little on fat. I also made my own tomato sauce, and added some parmesan and an egg to the ricotta, then layered the whole thing like you would lasagna. I really liked the ease of assembly, versus lasagna which takes forever. I froze part of it for later, and it froze wonderfully. Such a good, easy casserole that can be made ahead of time. I adjusted seasonings a lot to suit our tastes, and used fresh garlic and onion, but the idea was the same. Thanks!
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