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Baked Potato Pizza

Reviewed: May 3, 2011
This pizza was delicious! I cut it into small cubes for a Super Bowl party, and everyone loved it! I made a few small changes to this recipe, as suggested by other reviewers. These include adding cooked chicken, which I cubed, and using ranch dressing to replace half of the sour cream. I also microwaved the potatoes to save time. Next time I try this, I will cut the potatoes into smaller pieces, and I will use homemade dough. This recipe is a keeper!
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: May 12, 2011
My husband rarely eats sweet food, but absolutely loved this one! He and our guests said that it is one of the best desserts they have ever had. I made some very minor changes, for convenience sake. First, I did not know what Mexican vanilla was and could not find it, so I just substituted regular vanilla. Also, I did not have much time, so rather than rolling out and shaping the dough, I just unrolled it from the package and placed it on the bottom of the pan. Then, I used my hands to lightly pinch the seams together. I did the same for the top layer. It came out perfectly with less work. I also continued baking it for a few extra minutes, because some of the butter had pooled in the middle. The result was perfection. I will be making this dessert many times in the future! EDIT: I still make this dessert ALOT! If you do not have time to soften the cream cheese, do not worry, it still tastes great when beaten. Also, if you do not have time to get the butter to room temperature, you can just use your hands to mix the butter with the sugar and cinnamon. I just keep squeezing the sugar into the butter, until it is all broken off and is gooey. Although messy, it is a quick way to compensate for not having room temperature butter.
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2011
I used this chocolate glaze on the Too Much Chocolate Cake recipe. It tasted great and wasn't too heavy. I followed others' suggestions to microwave it, which made it much easier. I will definitely use this one again.
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Polish Kielbasa and Pierogies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
We enjoyed this recipe very much! Delish! We made no changes except to serve with a brown butter/beer/apple cider/dijon mustard sauce. Will try this again soon!
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Baked Dijon Salmon

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
This was a good recipe. I needed to increase the cook time slightly. Also, I left out the nuts, used dry parsley (rather than fresh), and added some red pepper flakes. I would make this again.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
Wow! I make these quite often, because they are so delicious. I always eat more than I should when we have these for dinner. As other reviewers suggested, I substitute milk for the water, add the Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley to the mix. I love cheese, so I usually put in a little less than a whole 8oz. bag of cheese. When there are 2 or 3 minutes left, I sprinkle the rest of the cheese from the bag onto their tops and turn on the broiler for a minute or two to get the cheese nice and crispy. This results in a soft inside and semi-crispy golden brown top.
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Clark's Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
I used this for my first quiche, and this was a great recipe to try. The sour cream was a nice touch to the recipe. The only thing that I didn't like was that I had A LOT of filling leftover which I had to throw out, plus the quiche overflowed, leaving a hard to clean gunk on the pan that I had underneath it. Changes I made: 1) I sautéed diced green and red peppers w/ the onions. 2) I used frozen broccoli, rather than the spinach. 3) I didn't use mushrooms or ham. 4) I used a pound of bacon.
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Emergency Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
Wow! This was very easy to make and sooo good! I am glad I doubled the recipe, because we were definitely hoping to eat this again. It is easy, but very good! The only change I made was to simmer the chicken for a bit longer than the recipe suggests. I served this in a bowl over garlic mashed potatoes! Yum!
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Red, White and Blue Burgers

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
These were good. I added worcestershire and used a full dry ranch packet. I also caramelized the onion a bit with some minced garlic before adding it to the meat (drained and cooled, of course). Also, I doubled the blue cheese. This made the blue cheese flavor a little strong, but I realized it would have been better if I crumbled the bigger pieces of cheese before adding them. I let the meat sit for an hour before shaping. Then, I broiled them in my oven for about 7 minutes on each side for medium-well burgers. Didn't even top this burger with cheese, because it was already very flavorful. They came out very tender and moist.
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Easy Lemon and Herb Blackened Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2014
The flavors were good - lemon was prominent but not overpowering, and the seasoning tasted good with the lemon. These came out moist and tender. The only changes I made were to marinate it in a freezer ziplock bag, because I feel that coats the chicken better and to use garlic-infused grape seed oil in the marinade because I ran out of olive oil. This is a simple recipe, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I threw the chicken in the marinade before the gym and cooked chicken for 10 minutes after the gym. I could have maybe cooked it another minute on each side for an even darker color, but it was still very tasty! Served with a side of Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper, and Olive Oil (see other recipe from AR). I will definitely make this chicken again soon!
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2012
These were pretty good. I followed other reviewer's suggestions with using all butter and adding an extra half cup of peanut butter and flour each. Baked these for 9 minutes and dipped some in chocolate after they had cooled at let them rest for 30 minutes. Simple!
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Swedish Wafers

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2013
These cookies are budget-friendly and simple to make and are therefore perfect for last minute guests, because they are also surprisingly delicious. These cookies had the perfect amount of sweetness, especially when I sprinkled powdered sugar on them. They were not too puffy OR too crispy. Perhaps I made them too large, because I didn't get 40 cookies out of them. In fact, it was more like 10-12 cookies. However, I thought mine were a good size. Oh, and they make a very sticky dough, but don't worry about adding extra flour. They are good as is! I will definitely be baking these again.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2013
We love, love, love this recipe! In fact, my husband just had to share a picture on Twitter of the slices I gave him, because he was very excited about how this tasted. I used the "Quick and Easy Pizza Crust" recipe from this site (with lots of extra herbs in the dough). I made a few small changes to the toppings that put this beyond 5 stars: 1) Instead of seasoning the BBQ sauce with chipotle chili powder, I spread the sauce and then lightly sprinkled some cayenne pepper and some garlic powder on top. 2) After the sauce and seasonings, I put an even layer of grated parmesan cheese on top. 3) Then, I put an extra 2T of BBQ sauce on top of the pulled pork layer, b/c I knew it would dry out a bit in the oven. (Don't skip this extra step - it's important!) 4) Sprinkled shredded cheddar on top (b/c pizza doesn't seem right without cheese). 5) Finally, I brushed the outer crust with a mixture of olive oil & garlic powder. I can't wait to make this recipe again!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2013
These are really good! I followed the advice of others including: not overmixing the dough, only using as much milk as I need, butter should be cold, and brushed w/ melted butter before baking. Also, I used butter instead of shortening.
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Night Lemon Sauza®-Rita

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2013
I used Sauza Blue Tequila. This was nice! As the recipe states, this is a good drink for a warm night. Can't wait to make this again in the summer!
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Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Reviewed: May 7, 2013
This was easy and delicious (and very healthy too)! The only change I made was to use dill instead of the parsley. I will definitely make this again!
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: May 20, 2013
This was a delicious breakfast! I left out the honey and added a splash of vanilla. Will definitely make this again!
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Chocolate Cakes with Liquid Centers

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2013
This dessert is very easy, but one of the best things I have ever eaten! The only changes I made were to use sugar instead of flour on the greased ramekins, heated the chocolate and butter in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds), and baked for 12 minutes. Next time, I will try 9 or 10 minutes, because these were just barely solid. Can't wait to make these again!
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Grilled Chicken and Herbs

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2013
This is a very good recipe! I cooked mine on a George Foreman grill. It was moist and tender. Served this with homemade BBQ sauce (used the Bar-B-Que Sauce recipe from this site). Didn't need to make any changes. Good as is!
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Candied Apples I

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2012
This recipe is fairly easy, and tastes good (but hard, as is typical for candy apples). The candy coating comes out shiny and bright red. A few things to change or pay attention to: 1) Use 1/4 cup of red hots and add at 250 degrees as another reviewer suggested, then bring it up to 300 degrees before dipping. 2) Stir as little as possible! 3) I used Granny Smith apples as the tartness balances the sweetness of the candy. 4) If you want your apples to be completely covered, increase the ingredients for the candy a bit, because it just isn't enough candy to completely cover the last apple easily. 5) It appears to be easier to bite into if you leave a little apple showing at the top. 6) Be sure to wipe all apples completely clean of moisture before dipping. 7) Dip them as fast as you can without spilling candy on yourself. (It hardens very, very fast!) 8) Put the candied apples in the fridge until the candy has cooled. Then, store in a cool place. 9) If wrapping in cellophane, be sure to wait a few hours after taking them out of the fridge, because they will be a little sticky for the first hour or two after removing from the fridge. 10) Cleaning your pan: fill the pan with water and put it on medium-high or high heat and stir occasionally. Once the water has melted all the candy, it is safe to pour down the drain.
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