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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
Thought this was good, but not too much different than what I usually make. I typically use pork butt or shoulder and cook it with a cup of water, shredding and adding the bbq sauce at the end. I like the idea in this recipe of using pork tenderloin - it's a lot less fatty and very easy to shred/pull, although you may sacrifice some flavor using a leaner cut like this. As for the rootbeer - it didn't seem to noticeably enhance the flavor of this dish for me. In all fairness though, I did have a cold, so maybe that had something to do with it! The rootbeer did however make for a messy crockpot when it came to clean up as the sugar caramelized on the side of the pot and was really tough to scrub off. I'd recommend either using cooking spray on the sides of the crockpot, or trying a pan liner made for crockpots. If like me you have trouble getting it clean - try scrubbing with your fingers using a paste made from Bon Ami. Worked for me!
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Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2003
Made this last night and it was great. Especially considering we were in the middle of a heat wave and the last thing we needed was the oven set at 400 to bake potatoes! I only had a yellow onion, and it turned out fine - very sweet. I also sprinkled on some garlic powder and rosemary. Next time, I'm going to try olive oil and red onions! This is a recipe that will be fun to experiment with!
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Seasoned Fan Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
I've made a very similar recipe using red new potatoes tossed with olive oil, garlic and rosemary so was excited to try this. They were very good, although my potatoes could have cooked longer - next time I'll try nuking them first. One slight change I made was to add 1T of extra virgin olive oil to the butter, along with the salt and herbs which I then drizzled over the potatoes. A tip...put a chopstick on either side of the potato while slicing them to avoid slicing them all the way through. Works great!
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Tasty Orange Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2004
This was really good!! I actually used it on country style pork shoulder strips. I didn't have OJ concentrate so used about 1/2 cup of orange marmelade instead and added about 1/4 cup of regular OJ. I cut down on the BBQ sauce to 1/4 cup and added an extra clove of garlic. Also reduced the marinade to thicken it, which made for a great sauce to add at the table! Definitely a keeper.
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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2013
Let me tell you how good this recipe is. My 11-year-old, who will only eat ranch dressing, asked that we rotate this in every other day. Now, that's saying something! Yes, it was a big hit at our table last night - loved by all. I didn't especially like waking up this morning as if I had been sucking on a clove of garlic all night, so I might try to halve the garlic next go around. Of course, it's the garlic that makes it so good, so I may have to rethink that! One item I didn't have on hand was anchovies, so I left that out. I'm sure they add some depth, but really, it's great without them too! I whirled all the ingredients in my Magic Bullet and then added a tiny bit of skim milk to thin it just a little. As another reviewer suggested, I put the lettuce in the bowl and then poured the dressing around the rim of the bowl. It tossed nicely, without clumping. A keeper, for my family!
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
This is really a terrific recipe. I've grilled portobello's a lot in the past, but no recipe has ever come close to the flavor and freshness that you get with this! I enhanced it just a bit by adding a little finely chopped red onion and a bit of dried thyme and oregano for added color and flavor. A light sprinkle of shredded parmesan at the end is nice too - any more than a sprinkle though would ruin the balance of flavors!
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Crumb-Coated Chicken Thighs

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2010
This recipes is fabulous as is! A family favorite in our house that pleases even my picky 9 year old. In fact, I'm making it tonight but with chicken breasts instead. Next time, I'm thinking of trying it without the bread crumbs, and using it as a dry rub on grilled chicken. At any rate, you can't go wrong with this recipe. Update...tried it on the chicken breasts, while it was good, the flavor was a bit strong. Thighs seem to stand up better to the spices in the coating. Did also try it as a rub on grilled thighs, less the bread crumbs and it was great!! Tossed the thighs in olive oil before applying the rub. My family loved it.
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Summer Beer II

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
I too remember these as "Skip and Go Naked's" and had them back in the early 80's as a college student at Chico State. We made them as blended drinks though, substituting 12 oz. of ice for the water. This brings back some memories!
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Artichoke Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2004
I thought this was pretty good, but my husband felt it was a little on the rich side. Had I had some sour cream, that might have lightened it a bit. I did cut the mayo to 1/2 cup as suggested and used fresh pressed garlic and fresh shredded parmesan. I baked it at 500 degrees for 15 minutes and it came out really moist! I broiled it at the end to give it a little more color as well. This is a quick and easy way to bake chicken that I use whenever I'm rushed for time (and with a 3 year old constantly tugging at me - that's all the time!!) If I make this again, I'll try 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 mayo.
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Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2004
I was in a rush and had no time to look at the reviews but went ahead and made it based on the 5 star rating. Big mistake! I've since read the reviews and as others have noted, would by all means DOUBLE THE RECIPE! Other than being a bit dry, it was a pretty tasty and light coffeecake.
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Chili I

Reviewed: May 14, 2003
Believe the hype, this is a great recipe! For the most part, I prepared it as is, however ended up using only 3 red chile peppers as one of the peppers that I had cut into had gone bad. I also used just a tad less cayenne pepper as was making it for a party we were having and not everyone likes their chili hot. That said, it was really rather mild, so next time, I'll definetly be sure to use 4 peppers and all of the cayenne. And regarding the sugar, I tend to like my chili sweet so found that part to be ok. This was a big hit that has now become our house recipe for chili!
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Marinade for Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2014
Tasty! Didn't have a lemon, so added more red wine vinegar. Also added some honey for a bit of sweetness. Would definitely make this again, especially in a pinch as usually have all of these ingredients on hand.
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Potato Chips

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
Like everyone else, I was totally surprised that the potatoes would crisp in the microwave. Took about 10 mins in my microwave. I didn't have parchment, so used wax paper and had trouble removing some of the potatoes from the paper. Will try parchment next time. Tasty, quick, easy and different! Thanks for sharing.
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My Kid's Favorite Pork Chops

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
Sorry to say, but this did not go over well at my house. I was so hoping it would because it's so easy! Maybe it was the combination of beer and bbq sauce that I used - Bull's-Eye Original and Coors Light. Or the steak seasoning I used. Who knows. But whatever the reason, it's not a recipe I'd recommend. The flavors were just really off.
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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2004
Excellent!! Used crumbled real bacon out of a jar which saved a somewhat time consuming step and it tasted just fine. These were SO good!
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