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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Very easy to make and tastes wonderful, didn't make any changes and the husband said it was the best pie he's ever had. Topped it off w/a bittersweet chocolate ganache from this website and it came out great.
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Very easy and a nice touch to the peanut butter pies I made, used bittersweet chips as the pies were already very sweet and rich, came out great. I halved the recipe and it was just enough to put a nice thin layer over two pies. Sets up well in the fridge.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Update: Made this w/a butter cake mix and a small package of instant vanilla with 1tsp vanilla extract added, left out the choco chips and frosted w/dark chocolate frosting, yum! Love how versatile the recipe is. I may try a german chocolate next, coconut in the batter sounds good :) Comes out very moist and rich, my family loves this cake. I like to dust the top off w/confectioners sugar, it's so sweet it doesn't need any frosting. I use the mini chocolate chips since the chips do not melt. I'm always asked if I'm making this when I invite people to dinner. Great recipe!
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Hoppin' John

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I used 1LB cooked thick sliced hickory bacon, cut into 1" strips. 2 cans of stewed tomatoes (w/celery), 1 bell pepper finely diced cooked w/the onion in the left over bacon grease , 1 tsp minced garlic, 3/4 cup whole grain long rice instead of 1 1/2 cups and 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning instead of the red pepper, simmered for closer to 2 hours and it came out great this is the first time I've ever cooked beans not in a can! This along w/the Buttery corn bread recipe from this site is wonderful! Also make sure to NOT bring the beans to boiling while they are simmering or they'll burst open, I used a quick soak method and boiled them hard for 3 minutes. The recipe didn't call for it but I covered the pot while boiling (my trusty Betty Crocker cook book said to cover beans while simmering).
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
Beat the sugar and butter, added the eggs and milk to the same bowl, beat again then added the dry ingredients and stirred. There were some small lumps in the batter but if I hurt the recipe you sure couldn't tell and I dirtied only one bowl. This is a great recipe! Will definitely make again and goes great w/hoppin' john. Found out the second time I made it a whisk is much better than an electric hand mixer, no lumps at all w/a whisk. Will be making this often!
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Triple Cheese Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Very good and easy to make. I did make some changes, used garlic salt instead of salt, cut cream cheese to 12 oz, used cheddar and an Italian 5 cheese blend, dried parsley flake and added real bacon bits, the bacon bits are a great addition. It does have to sit out a while to be a dip consistency, goes great w/triscuit flat bread crackers, thanks for the recipe!
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Tater Tot Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
The ketchup really gives this a good flavor. I added 2 cups shredded cheddar and used two cans of soup, came out fantastic! I might add some garlic next time an maybe 1 1/2 cup cheddar, the tots kept sliding off due to all the melted cheese. I did try using French's fried onions the first time, big mistake, it tasted good but FAR too salty. Second time I used an onion and it was much better. Gotta love comfort food in the cold winter months. Everyone really liked this casserole, thanks for the recipe!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
Excellent cookie and I didn't change a thing (which is unlike me) :) I used mini semi-sweet chips, fyi a 12 oz bag measures out to 2 cups. I meant to add the cream of tarter but found w/the dough consistency it wasn't needed at all to get the cracked cookie affect as 1 reviewer suggested. My butter was cold, I put it in the microwave for 19 seconds and it was room temp consistency which turned out perfect. One batch I flattened w/a spoon to see how they came out, NOT good! Leave them alone & they come out very pretty. I used a flatware tablespoon and balled them to cover a little over half of the spoon, about 3/4 inch high, baked at 425 for 10 min and it was perfect, made more than 4 dozen but who the heck is going to complain about extra cookies?!! Thank you for the great recipe! It's some effort w/o a stand mixer but very worth it! The first dozen were scarfed in 10 minutes by my hubby and son w/a tall cold glass of milk :)
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World's Best Potato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
Excellent! The ingredient list is spot on. I sauted the onion and celery in a little butter and added some black pepper. Used 3 parts chicken broth to 1 part water to make sure it didn't taste like chicken soup. Have used heavy cream & half & half, they're both equally as good. Put the bacon in with the potatoes so the flavor sinks in. So many wonderful flavors, my step-son who doesn't 'do' soup said it was the best he's ever had and loves it! I add garlic to most things but wouldn't for this recipe, thanks! All my other inferior potato soup recipes are getting deleted from my box :)
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Fluffy Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
Used butter flavored Crisco. Got a little carried away on the pat down, ended up w/what appeared to be 18 sugar cookies not 12 biscuits! They still rose to about an inch and turned out great despite what I did to them! I did knead the 20 times and put them in the fridge for a couple hours until dinner was ready. I'll make these again, I may up the salt a tad next time, there's just a touch of something it needs, may add some honey too. All in all great biscuits and probably better when you only have 12!
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Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
Great recipe! I burned the first batch of roux, making it in a dutch oven isn't advised to much room and heat, also ruined a good spatula in the process! :) Turned the heat down to 4 on my electric, used the smallest skillet I have w/a silicone spatula and it worked! Ended up chocolate instead of pb colored but it tasted great. Followed the recipe closely except used 1 tbl hot sauce, 1 tbl cajun seasoning, omitted the black and cayene pepper, used 1 1/2 lbs cubed cooked chicken instead of crawfish and a cup of chicken broth in place of fish stock. Served it w/some French Bread (a must) to mop up the roux-broth. Will be making again! Unless you chop veggies like a ninja the prep did take me longer than 20 min but I also had to cube & fry the chicken in a little butter.
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
Simple, quick and tastes great! Used 1 cup white 1/2 cup brown sugar, added 1 tsp vanilla to butter & sugar mixture before pouring over dumplings, used Diet Ginger Ale instead of Mountain Dew. Looked like a LOT of liquid, was afraid it was too much but the hubby has eaten all the syrup and we still have a few dumplings left! These are great served warm with Vanilla ice cream. I think I've gotten 2 out of the whole pan :) Will be making many more times, thanks for the great recipe!
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Easy Chicken Fajita Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2011
Great! I have very picky eaters so most recipes I do have to change up, not this one! I followed it exact except added 1 tsp of tabasco to it while it was simmering, perfect! Found using tongs to do the veggie chicken stir fry portion worked very well. Recipe is well written thank you! Prep time was right on and most recipes don't say whether to cover the pan while simmering or not. Will be making this again!
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High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
Don't do what I did :) I was worried the meat would come out cold, on the medium rare side and the hubby or kids would open the door. I preheated to 500, dropped to 475 then lowered to 250, when the thermometer read 155 I took it out and tented it. BIG MISTAKE, it came out dry and tough which was completely my fault for 'over-thinking' this. Might have been ok at 180-200 but 250 was just too high. Next time I will cook per directions without concern! The only thing I did do right was to turn the exhaust fan on high, the ceiling fan on high and open the kitchen window, at 475 it got pretty smoky in the kitchen.
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
Made this the first time per the recipe, found it was swimming in butter. Second time I used 1/4 cup of the butter, part of it to saute the onion w/2 tsp minced garlic. Dumped that into the casserole dish, threw the spinich in the hot skillet for a few minutes until wilted and most of the water was evaporated, didn't drain, dumped that into the pan w/the onions. Mixed the batter in a medium bowl, added 3/4 cup real bacon bits, dumped the onion/spinich combo in, mixed then put it back in the casserole dish. Baked per instructions and it came out great, nice way to dress up spinich, thanks!
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Mahogany Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Made these per the recipe except used chicken breasts cut into 1X3 strips (husband doesn't like wings). They had a very nice flavor. Followed the directions, think next time I'll reduce the cook time if using breasts, they were a little on the dry side. The sauce remained watery but that worked well as I served the chicken w/the sauce over rice with soy sauce on the side. The chile sauce left me stumped, didn't know if it was heinz (ketchup w/chili pepper), mexican (green or red chiles) or asian (rooster sauce). I used rooster sauce since the recipe called for ginger, it was sweet w/a little kick which we all liked. Step son had 3 servings and he eats like a bird! Think next time I may add some chopped onion, would be a nice addition if making it this way. Thanks for the unique and awesome marinade!
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Wonderful :) I used salted butter (was all I had), 5 Granny Smith apples (which was still a lot) and didn't lattice the top crust. I laid the top crust over the pie in tact, vented it, brushed it with apple juice concentrate and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over that, makes for a flaky tasty pretty crust. The edges were a little too cooked but I'm sure that was the changes I made, may tin foil the edges next time. Will definitely be making this again and again, thank you for the great recipe! Your Grandma knew how to make a great pie!
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
Wonderful pie but good lord did it take forever for the filling to thicken :) My stove won't boil anything on low, after 20-25 minutes I bumped the heat up to 3 from 2 and not long after it started to look like pudding. Used 1 can lite coconut milk (measured 1 3/4 cup), 1 1/4 cup half and half. Took reviewers tips and did not toast the coconut for the filling and did use a small skillet to toast the coconut for the topping (how quick and easy)! I used 1/4 cup cornstarch instead of flour, may up that to 1/3 next time. It's been in the fridge for 2 hours and still not firm yet but didn't stop me from having a piece. Hope it firms up it tastes great! After cooking all day I did not want to hassle w/home made whip cream so (gasp) I used cool whip (oh no!), still a great pie, thanks! Update, it firmed up very well after a few hours, very nice texture.
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Hot Onion Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
Was struggling w/what to bring for snack day at work, wanted something different, this was simple to make, few ingredients and tasted good. Sauted the onions in a little margarine first with minced garlic, used an italian 5 cheese blend instead of all Parmesan. Baked then transferred to a crock pot. I did have to skim the oil off, it was pretty greasy, probably a combination of the mayo and margarine. Will be making again, thanks for the recipe!
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The Best Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
This was very good potato salad. I used 3 dill spears instead of relish, 2 celery stalks instead of celery seed and added some pickle juice (didn't measure but maybe 1/4 cup). Also peeled and cubed the potatoes before boiling, after draining them I rinsed them thoroughly with cold water to cool them off so I didn't have to wait for them to cool in fridge. Next time I'll cut back the mayo & add pickle juice. Overall it's very good potato salad, thanks!
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