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Mini Cheesecakes

Reviewed: May 3, 2012
This was a great recipe! I made these tonight for a work function tomorrow, and I made the following adjustments. Instead of vanilla wafers, I used cinnamon sugar pita chips, which I crunched up and mixed with a little melted butter. I baked at 325/350 (my oven runs a little hot), and I left off the cherry pie topping and added a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Fantastic. Turned out exactly as I hoped.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Very good! I took this to our New Year's Day dinner, and it was a huge hit. It tasted like a mixture of a reese's cup and a butterfinger (with the crunch from the rice cereal). I really didn't measure, but I used one stick of butter, creamy peanut butter and powdered sugar, mixed by hand, then added the rice cereal until it came together. Poured the chocolate on top and stuck it in the fridge. Too easy.
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Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2008
This was a great recipe. I made it for Christmas morning. I baked it the night before and reheated it in a low oven Christmas morning. I made the Sauce Anglaise recipe from this site to go with it, and it was A COMPLETE HIT. Everyone loved it, and my brother's skinny vegetarian g/f had four helpings. I did change the amount of sugar down to about a cup (not packed), and I don't like butterscotch, so I used semisweet chocolate chips instead and my measurements were probably a little off since I used a whole loaf of french bread, but I kept it at the "oatmeal-like" consistency, and cooked it for about an hour and a half. It was fantastic.
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
Okay, I did not have beef broth, but I used chicken broth (one can) with a pork roast (2 lbs or so, I think), and half an onion, thinly sliced. It slow-cooked for about 5 hours, and then I did the shred, cover with BBQ sauce & bake thing. It was awesome!! I almost didn't make it because of the lack of beef broth, but I'm so glad I did! We had sandwiches with homemade coleslaw and sweet potato fries. YUM!
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Lemon and Cilantro Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2008
Wow. This did not turn out as planned. I only had one lemon, so I used the juice and zest from it... and it was WAY TOO LEMONY. The cilantro was great, but it was definitely too much lemon. I am so glad I didn't have MORE lemons to add because it would have been completely inedible. I think I'll keep doing shrimp my way, with garlic and olive oil and a touch of butter (maybe add a squeeze of lemon). I'll keep adding the cilantro, though, because we're big fans of it.
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Orange Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2008
I had to make something for our family 4th of July cookout. I saw my rarely used bundt pan, and I decided to find a recipe. I am not known for my baking. At all. But I made this, with a few substitutions, and it was DELICIOUS! EVERYONE loved it!! I did what was suggested by others and used the vanilla instant pudding. I also made the glaze with powdered sugar, which I think thickened it up a little, and I put it on by poking holes in the top and bottom and drizzling it in. We ate it with some whipped cream and strawberries, which was so good. I'm eating a leftover piece today, and I don't have strawberries, but it's almost as good with just the whipped cream. I will definitely make this again. I think it's going to be my new thing to take to potlucks and to friends for new house/new baby/etc.
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Italian Style Sausage

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2008
I used this recipe with ground lean turkey to put on pizza with sauteed mushrooms and skim mozzarella cheese (trying to be more healthy). I don't like sausage typically (something about the flavor/texture), but it did taste like sausage, and I did eat some of it. And my fiance seemed to like it, even though he usually hates all forms of turkey. Not a bad recipe, and it's probably a lot better with ground pork.
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Dill Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
This was okay... we decided it would have been better with a little mayo mixed in, but we were out (how a southern girl runs out of mayo, I don't know!). I usually make a mayo based salad, which is much better, but we are trying to make more healthful choices. I used lowfat sour cream, and I did add a small handful of mozz cheese. We'll try it again with a spoonful of mayo added in.
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Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Okay, I made this recipe last year for Thanksgiving, and it was a hit. My mom requested this especially for this year, and I have been looking forward to it for a couple of months. When I made it this year, I must have messed up somewhere (although I swear I followed the recipe exactly except for the pumpkin pie spice, which I replaced with cinnamon and nutmeg) because it was TERRIBLE. I mean, COMPLETELY INEDIBLE. It feel apart as soon as I took it out of the oven, and the taste just followed it down from there. It was a mess. I did rate it four stars, though, because I KNOW this is a good recipe, and I must have just messed it up.
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Smoked Salmon Spread

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Made this for Thanksgiving yesterday. It turned out okay, but not great. I won't make it again. I did change the recipe a little as I almost always do, so maybe that was part of the problem. I used 1 pk cream cheese and 1 bag of smoked salmon (by Chicken of the Sea, I think, which can make a good dip as I've mixed it with other stuff before), dried dill, green onion and Worcestershire. I thought it seemed overly "fishy", and I did add a little more cream cheese after it was mixed to make it less smokey. I tried it again today (next day), and it was still too smokey and fishy. My mom thought it smelled terrible. I usually mix this salmon with some mayo, whatever cheese on hand (usually fresh parm - not the canned stuff!!) and dill, and it's pretty good on crackers. I think I'll stick with that.
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
I've been making this for years, always tweaking the recipe a little. I thought I would try this version (although I usually add some sour cream and thought it might not be as good without it) for Thanksgiving. Made it basically as listed (I am not a fan of measuring, so I just freehand) except I was too lazy to peel/chop the garlic and just used powder. I first mashed the can of artichokes in a bowl with the cream cheese and mayo. Then added the cheeses and seasonings (I did leave out the basil and added some "house seasoning" from The Columbia restaurant... our family lives near St. Augustine, FL and uses this seasoning in EVERYTHING) and then the drained spinach. Everything got stirred together and put into a mini crockpot. It stayed warm for several hours, and it was FANTASTIC. By far the best spin/art recipe I've ever made, and this will be my standard from now on. My mom LOVES this dip, and I had to sneak the leftovers back home (although she did ask me today where they were!!). When reviewing our "top three" dishes of the day last night, this one came up several times! Thanks Tiffany!!
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Seafood Salad III

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Made for Thanksgiving, and it was really popular. Made a couple of changes as usual... only used mayo, imitation crab (surimi), celery, green onion, a little salt and a dash of old bay. It was fabulous, and everyone who tried it liked it. I've tried to make this before because I like the Subway seafood salad sandwich, and I think this was way better. The surimi was really sweet and delicious (not crab exactly, but it has its own flavor that I really like). I will definitely make this again as it's great, easy to make, and inexpensive.
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Crab and Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
I made these for Thanksgiving. Made several changes - used extra large mushroom caps, sprinkled with melted butter, sauteed mushroom stems with some green onion and garlic and then mixed in some crab (Chicken of the Sea in a bag), some "house seasoning", and italian breadcrumbs and mozzarella cheese. Then baked as usual. They were really good, but I think they needed more salt. They didn't have a ton of flavor, and I wish I had added some parm/reg cheese or something else to give it more punch. Had leftovers today, and they were still a little bland (and a little mushy leftover, but that was expected). Overall, really good, and pretty cost-effective when using bagged crab (and leaving out the lobster).
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BLT Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
I thought this was pretty good... made it for Thanksgiving yesterday, and I did use well-drained canned tomatoes. I thought it was pretty good (except where is the "L"?), and it was easy when making the bacon in the oven, and it did taste better today (the next day). My dad tried it today when I was eating some and he hated it so maybe it's not for everyone. My mom who loves BLT sandwiches wouldn't even try it because she thought it smelled funny.
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Green Bean Casserole I

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
Eh, not too good. I doubled the recipe for Thanksgiving, and we ended up throwing most of it out. I used french green beans and extra onions, but I didn't even like it. I'm not sure what's different from the usual GB casserole, but this isn't it.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
When a co-worker brought these to a potluck, I thought they looked DISGUSTING. I wasn't going to hurt her feelings, though, and I tried one. Wow. I ended up eating several more right away! Now I make these every Thanksgiving (huge potluck). They are messy and time-consuming to prepare, though. Easiest if you prepare them the night before, cook in the morning, and keep them warm in the crockpot. Oh, and use a crockpot baggie to help with cleanup.
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