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Hot Corn Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2011
I made this recipe without any changes because the other reviews varied so much I thought it best to taste it as is before making changes. First of all, I love cilantro, but it is what's known as a "soft herb" and heat kills the taste. If you like cilantro, adding it close to the end of or after baking will increase the flavor. As far as the difference of opinion on rotel vs. salsa and hot or mild, that's simply a matter of taste. My mother would love this recipe as is, I thought it a little bland. Over all, I think it's a decent basic recipe that could be tweaked to your own taste. I will make it again, but next time, I will take other reviewers advice about adding cumin, spicy salsa, garlic and cheddar cheese to make it more flavorful.
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Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
My husband likes dark meat, so I was looking for a marinade for the legs and thighs I was grilling for dinner. I made this exactly like the recipe, other than swapping out fresh rosemary and oregano just because they are growing on my back deck. Marinated chicken for about 2 hours and threw it on the grill. I don't like dark meat chicken, but I could have eaten the skin off of the whole 2 lbs of chicken! It was crispy and tasted glazed, so yummy. The meat was super juicy, my husband ate some cold for breakfast this morning. This will be my go to chicken marinade from now on.
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Grandma Gudgel's Black Bottom Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
I changed the cocoa to 1/3 cup, added 1 tsp vanilla to filling, and cooked for 20 minutes per other reviewers. These were okay, didn't really think they were that special, though. Didn't have the "wow" factor that I was expecting.
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Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2011
I made this for dinner yesterday and my husband and I couldn't quit eating it, the dressing is so yummy! I woke up this morning wondering if it would be good for breakfast. I followed the recipe exactly other than cutting the oil to 1/3 cup and adding some fresh veggies, per some of the other reviewers.
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Chocolate Trifle

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
Beat 1/2 c whipping cream till soft peaks formed and folded that into the chocolate pudding instead of cool whip, thanks to the advice of many other reviewers. Also drizzled a little caramel ice cream topping in between chocolate mousse layer and cool whip layer. I thought everyone at the party that I took this to were going to lick their bowls! Took the tiny bit that was left over to a couple of the girls at work and their eyes rolled back in their heads at the first bite. I used a fudgy brownie mix with chocolate chunks in it. The combination of that, the amazing chocolate mousse, caramel, and cool whip were enough. I think any other additions of candy bars, toffee, etc. would have been too many flavors competing with each other. I did garnish the top with chocolate curls and received many compliments about how pretty this was. This is my new go to dessert for anything to which I have to bring a dish and want to impress. Made the brownies and put the mixer bowl and beaters for the cream in freezer the night before, threw this together in about 20 minutes the next morning.
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Sweet and Spicy Almonds

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
Just made these as a Christmas gift for a Korean guy at work who loves the habanero bbq spiced almonds you can buy at the grocery store. I doubled the cayenne (the man eats jalepenos on his sandwiches) and accidentally used 2 tsp of salt rather than the 11/2 called for. After they cooled, I sampled a few and couldn't stop. Let's just say that it's a good thing I bought a big bag of almonds at Sam's! They are wonderful, I considered trying Chipotle Chili powder for the cayenne as a change, but why mess with perfection?
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Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
I have been making these potatoes since first finding the recipe here about 5 years ago, just now getting aorund to rating it. These are our go to mashed potatoes for every holiday, potluck, and get together. There are never any left and I've given out the recipe many times. I make them just as suggested other than adjusting the cream cheese, sour cream and seasonings as the potato size and type make a difference every time. Sometimes I add roasted garlic, but they are wonderful as is. Thanks for the great recipe, these are so good we hate to put gravy on them!
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Chocolate Mint Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2010
Yum. Made exactly as recipe states, husband and daughter gobbled them up. Lovely and chewy inside, just enough mint.
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