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One Bowl Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
I used about 1½ cups Hershey's Dark Chocolate chips and about 1½ cups semi-sweet chips. I omitted the walnuts and sprinkled the top of the fudge with peppermint decorator's sugar before popping the pan in the fridge. Is it fudge? Not really, but it sure is tasty! And I'm storing it in a plastic container with no funky flavour issues. :) Thanks for sharing, Melissa!
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Swiss Cheese Fondue

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Not good. We thought the addition of broth to fondue was a little strange, but the rest of it sounded good...... And the taste WAS pretty good, really. Unfortunately, there was so much liquid (between the broth, wine, and lemon juice) that the cheese (and I used both regular Swiss AND some Emmentaler to class it up) just formed one big lump in the liquid. I've made fondue before, and I understand that adding lemon juice can reduce clumpiness, but this wasn't just clumpiness. It was a lump of cheese in a pool. Taste-wise: 3 stars. Fondue-ability: 1 star. There are better recipes out there.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
Having never eaten sweet potato pie and knowing my husband hates it, I wasn't sure what to expect... Especially when the sweet potatoes were all stringy when mixed with the other ingredients. But I pressed on! I used about 3/4 of a 29-oz can of sweet potatoes in place of fresh, and I followed the rest of the recipe exactly... Until my hand mixer died mid-recipe. Not wanting to dirty another bowl, I didn't use the stand mixer and instead used a whisk to make sure everything was well-blended. And this was awesome! I think I might like it as much as (or may more than) pumpkin pie. So good, but no one else would touch it (my daughter remembered the stringiness of the uncooked filling!). Oh, well, more for me. Thanks for sharing, Cougaar!
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After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
This was so good. It did make a lot of soup, so it took about six days for the three of us to finish the pot, but it was good. I added lots of extra kosher salt (it needed it), I only used around 2 TBS butter, I omitted the flour and used potato flakes to thicken it up, and I used around 2 cups of uncooked bow ties in place of rice. It was so yummy, especially with a spoonful of sour cream mixed in! Thanks for sharing, Valorie!
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
Excellent and much easier than the brined turkey I did last year (it involved all sorts of spices and ice). I used a 13-pound turkey and it took exactly three hours to cook. I roasted it breast-down for two hours and then breast-up for one hour. I didn't have room to put the stock pot (containing the turkey) in the fridge, so I left it on the cold stove all night. We keep our house well below 70 degrees, so it was fine. I don't have a rack for the roasting pan, so I just put the bird in the bottom of the pan among the veggies and broth (instead of wine). Our five-year-old scarfed on a drumstick for most of the meal! It was fabulous and moist, this will be my go-to for turkey. Thanks for sharing, Shelly!
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Turkey Cabbage Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
The only changes I made was to use more like 2/3 cup uncooked rice and 1-1/3 cups water; I also added extra salt and pepper to the meat, and used 3 cups of tomato sauce instead of sauce, paste, and water. It was edible, even alright, but not great. It needed (according to my husband) a LOT more lemon juice. And he was right, we put extra lemon on while eating and it helped. There was something off-putting about the turkey-cabbage-tomato combo. Turkey does taste different from ground beef (or lamb, I would assume), and I'm used to ground beef cabbage rolls. I might try this recipe again with beef but not with turkey. I'm glad I tried it, anyhow! Thanks for sharing, Dhano923!
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Mocha Walnut Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
Sooo tasty! I used a frozen pie shell as we had one, and I used 1/4 cup Hershey's Dark chocolate chips instead of 2 oz unsweetened chocolate. Oh, and I used 1/4 cup strong coffee instead of instant and water. I put the walnut halves on top in a pretty pattern, and my husband was sure it was pecan pie... Poor him! He doesn't care for coffee or chocolate, but still thought it was okay! Thanks for sharing, Shotzy!
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Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2008
So tasty. I used 3 eggs, 3/4 cup white sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup veg oil, ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, and then I used the rest of the bar ingredients as listed. For the frosting, I used 8 oz light cream cheese, 2 TBS butter, 2 tsp vanilla, and around 2 cups confectioners' sugar. I didn't measure the sugar, just added it until it was right. The frosting was rich and delicious, and the base was fabulous and moist. And much healthier with half the oil! Woo! Thanks for sharing, Deb!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
A wonderful, wonderful icing, just perfect for sugar cookies. I usually use vanilla instead of almond, and I've used both liquid and the more gel-like colourings with no problems. I used oil-based Wilton candy colouring today and it was great (I happened to have Halloween colours in it!). So good... But for me one batch makes more than 12 cookies' worth. I always forget and double it, and have tons leftover. I use this icing on "The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies" by Jill... Try them together! Thanks for sharing, JBS BOX!!
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2008
My favourite sugar cookie recipe ever. I usually halve the recipe, and I've used all butter, all margarine, and combinations of the two with no problems. I've found that chilling the dough for 2+ hours is better than just 1 hour, and I always double or triple the amount of vanilla. These ARE "The Best"! Oh, and I use "Sugar Cookie Icing" by JBS BOX, the combination is awesome!! Thanks for sharing, Jill!
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Unbelievable Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
I loooove these rolls. I make these for special occasions and holidays, and they usually don't last the whole meal. I usually make a half-batch (which means a 2-1/4 tsp pkg of yeast is just about right!), and instead of a baking sheet, I make 9 smallish dinner-sized rolls and place them in a lightly-greased 8"-square pan. So excellent... Thanks for sharing, Sherlie!
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Jif® Crispy Treats

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2008
Very good, a simple change to regular rice krispy bars. 90 seconds in the microwave was perfect to melt the margarine and marshmallows, and then we stirred in around 2/3 cup of chunky PB. My five-year-old had fun trying to stir in the cereal, and then licking out the bowl. Oh, and I lined the pan with sprayed wax paper for easy clean up. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2008
AWESOME!! This was so good! I used a little extra of flour and cornmeal so I wouldn't run out (I had 5 fillets) and I used 1 whole egg instead of just the whites. I added seasoning salt and pepper to both the flour mixture and the cornmeal mixture, and I added a TBS or 2 of parmesan to just the cornmeal mixture. It took 15 minutes at 450, and then I broiled it for 2 minutes so the top was extra crispy. My 5-year-old and husband scarfed it!
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Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2008
Really good! It's always a challenge to get my husband to eat cooked carrots, and this seemed to work. I used 2 large carrots (peeled and chopped into chunks), 1 TBS margarine, around 3/4 tsp dried dill, and a few good shakes of salt and pepper. We were out of lemon, so I omitted it this time around. I steamed my carrots for around 8 minutes. It was very good and the perfect size for 2½ people. Thanks for sharing, CaliSpiceGirl!
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2008
Excellent! It rivals pulled pork for my favorite type of saucy hot sandwich. I used 3 thawed chicken breasts, 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce (I used Bullseye), 1/4 cup Italian dressing, around 2 TBS of brown sugar, and around 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce. Oh, and I added a can of mushrooms to the sauce. It was excellent. :) Maybe 20 minutes before serving, I added a couple more tablespoons of BBQ sauce to make it a little saucier. I followed Cooking 101's suggestion of seasoning, cooking, and draining the chicken (and 'shrooms!) before adding the sauce and it worked fabulously. Thanks for sharing, Zanne!
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Coffeebar Chai

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
I've made the recipe as written and it's very good. And, like others, I made it again, following Skidz7's suggestions. It was really good, although a little bitter. The bitterness was easily fixed with the addition of a little more vanilla. I will follow the same suggestions again, with a few changes: do NOT boil the teabags. Add extra bags for stronger tea or just accept that it might be weak, but I've noticed that boiling teabags results in more bitter tea. Also, I won't add the vanilla until the end so the flavour will be more pronounced. I think I prefer the Chai Tea Mix by Jo, but this might be a good one to let sit in the crock pot on a cold day. :) Thanks for sharing, Heather!
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Daddy's Fried Corn and Onions

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2008
I loved this! I used around 1½ cups frozen corn (not thawed), around 1 TBS bacon grease, ½ a small onion, salt and pepper, and I added 2 medium-diced medium-sized potatoes (parboiled for around 7 minutes before adding). I fried the onion up in the grease until it started to brown, then added the potatoes for a couple minutes, then added the corn last. My daughter and I scarfed it, my husband ate it with minimal complaints (he has issues with corn, though). He said he'd eat it again, so it's a success! Thanks for sharing, Momof2Boys!
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Graham Moist Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
I did a half-batch and used 1-1/4 cups of graham crumbs with 4 TBS margarine and ½ TBS sugar for the crust. It was the perfect amount to fill the 8"-square pan which I lined with foil and sprayed with no-stick spray. I followed the rest of the recipe (although halved) except for only using 1-1/4 cups of sugar (it could stand to lose another 1/4 cup) and I omitted the confectioners' sugar. The lemon filling did get sort of sucked into the crust and it was still a little too sweet... But it was pretty tasty! I might make them again. Thanks for sharing, Carrie!
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Brigadeiro

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2008
YUMMY!! I had a craving for sweets and there wasn't much in the house, so my five-year-old and I decided on these. I used 3 TBS chocolate Ovaltine, around 1½ TBS cocoa powder, and the butter and sweetened condensed milk. It took around 13 minutes to thicken up, then I let it cool in the pot for 30 minutes and then poured it onto a buttered plate. It went into the fridge for around an hour, then I rolled them into 20 balls and coated them in granulated sugar. They were very similar to a Tootsie Roll and had a caramel-like texture. Thanks for sharing, Romina!
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
I cooked up about 1-3/4 cups of dry macaroni and mixed in 2 cans of tuna, 1 can cream of celery soup, around ½ cup of mozzarella, and about ½ soup can of milk. I seasoned it with some freshly-ground pepper and garlic powder, and I topped it with around 1 cup of the French fried onions. I put it in a 8"x8" glass pan. Good and quick, thanks for sharing, LMcDevit!
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