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Crunchy French Onion Chicken

Reviewed: May 25, 2015
We all loved the coating of these crushed onions. I was concerned though that the recipe might be a bit plain without any other seasoning, so I cut the chicken breasts into large chunks and marinated them for about 30 minutes in a mix of Lipton savory herb & garlic soup mix and a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil. With the vegetable oil marinade, I didn't use the egg as the onions stuck to the chicken just fine.
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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Reviewed: May 25, 2015
I had high hopes for this recipe, but it was just okay. Normally I love balsamic vinegar in things, but in this case I didn't really care for it. Might try this again without the vinegar. The family ate it out of obligation, but none of them particularly liked it.
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Pistachio Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2015
This is a nice cake, but it is pretty plain so that's why I've only given three stars. It was very moist (I used a boxed cake mix that did have pudding in the mix and I didn't have any issue with my cake falling). The pistachio isn't very strong, so this isn't much different from doing a plain yellow box cake.
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Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2015
Best stew I ever made. Followed other suggestions and used Guiness draught, not stout. Cooked this on low in my crock pot and it was perfect. There is no 'beer' taste to this - just a very good broth. Also, for the potatoes, I sauteed the cabbage and also some chopped green onions in the bacon grease before adding in with the mashed potatoes. Wonderful!
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Layered Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
The dip that goes with this is wonderful - so many compliments when I've taken this to luncheons.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
Had lots of pumpkin bread, this is the best.
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
Love these! Recommend following others suggestions who said to wrap in bacon, microwave just a bit so that the bacon just starts to cook, then put in a large baggie of brown sugar so the bacon grease and brown sugar really blends together and coats the smokies. This is a must-have dish for our family during holiday parties.
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Miss Bettie's Zesty Grilled Corn

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
Our family enjoyed this. A nice, different twist on corn on the cob.
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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
I made these once, following directions exactly - five stars. I made these a second time - thought I also followed exactly - hot mess because the toppings stuck in the pan and I couldn't get cupcakes out cleanly. I do not know what subtle difference I must have done. I'm not sure I will chance trying these again to take someplace in case they stick all over the pan again. The flavor though is wonderful, so I will try these again for the family.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2015
So easy to make and always goes fast. Love this dessert. I never bother with the almonds - you can also add pie filling (such as cherry) for a different twist.
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Never Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2014
Perfect recipe. Nearly the same as the tollhouse cookie recipe, but adds a bit of baking powder. These came out the perfect consistency. Not too flat, not too cakey - just perfect. I made some without putting the dough in the freezer, and I made some where I'd put the dough in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. I couldn't tell a difference. Anyway, this recipe is the keeper for me.
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Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2014
Very nice cake that I will make again. Based on the advice of others, I added a bit of almond extract as well as some orange extract, because I like a strong orange flavor to come through. The next time I make this, I may add some grated orange peel as well. I also added a little food coloring to make the cake a prettier orange color. I only used 1/8 cup of poppy seeds, which seemed plenty. I made a glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice to top it all off, and the cake was even better the next day after sitting in a big puddle of the glaze overnight.
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Bacon-Balsamic Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
Not my thing. I miss the zing that mustard adds, and the balsamic vinegar didn't add enough punch to compensate for the missing mustard. I also didn't like the sweetness that the sugar added.
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2013
The family requests that this be in regular rotation! It is one of the best italian casseroles we've ever had. I agree with previous reviewers that success of this dish is dependent on the sauce that you use. I use two jars of Classico Spicy Tomato & Basil. I stick with the sour cream and cheeses recommended in the recipe and think this is fabulous. I am a huge ricotta cheese fan, but for this recipe, the sour cream / provolone + mozzarella hits the mark perfectly. Because this does make such a big dish, I buy a deep dish disposable 13x9 aluminum pan so it all fits. I also like not having to wash a pan with mozzarella cheese stuck all over things at the end. I also layered this a bit differently based on other reviewer suggestions. I save a little bit (say ~ 1/5 of one jar of sauce) that I put on the bottom of the pan, then put a layer of ziti on that, cover with the tomato / meat mixture, then sour cream, then cheese, and repeat. I ended up with 3 layers, but it all depends on how thick you make your layers and the size of your pan. The casserole does not have any dry spots this way. I'm sure it will be very good with other variations; italian sausage, ground turkey, etc., but you do not need to change one thing! Thank you Colleen for such a great dish!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
I followed the recipe exactly. This had a sweetness to it that I didn't like. I would not recommend adding the sugar to this. We all tend to like stronger flavored items (peppercorn, garlic, etc.) and this was just not the type of flavor that we go for. The kids ate it reluctantly. We won't try this again.
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2013
I've tried several chili recipes, and this is the one for me. It is not too spicy (though you can make it as spicy as you want to) and had just a good general overall flavor and texture. Worked perfectly for making frito pies with my kids, who can't handle the heat yet.
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Chiarello's Chicken and Pastina Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2013
Loved the flavors in this soup. I did add chicken base to this recipe to up the flavor. I also boiled my pasta separately and added it at the end so that it wouldn't soak up all my soup liquid while it cooked. The whole family really enjoyed this and it will be a regular for us.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2012
Perfection. Do not change a thing with this recipe!
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