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Chocolate Cobbler

Reviewed: May 6, 2006
Man, this is a good recipe! I found it by doing an ingredient search because we were craving chocolate and didn't have much on hand. I followed the recipe to the letter and it came out great. I did have to use a spoon to spread the batter out in the pan since it was very thick, but the butter in the pan helped. Good enough for company. We served ours piled in berry bowls. Would be great with whipped cream or ice cream.
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Mexican Tinga

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2008
Mil gracias, Fredda. Had this years ago and lost the recipe. I prepared it in a large, deep black iron skillet and used chicken tenders. I also used canned, fire roasted tomatoes and halved the can of chipotles since I was making it for guests and everyone's take on how hot something is is so relative.
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Cherry Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This is one of our favorites; if you decide to use pineapple (as other versions of this recipe include), be sure to use pineapple tidbits because you can drain them easily. Using crushed pineapple will dilute the whipped topping and make the salad soupy. Pecans work well with this but the recipe stands on its own: creamy, fruity, sweet good stuff. If you make it and serve immediately, it will be creamy and fluffy; if you wait a few hours, it will be firmer but still smooth; just depends on your preference, we like it both ways.
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Macaroni and Cheese V

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
This is it! This was the recipe I was looking for. Left out the onion because I wasn't in the mood to chop one, but will try it next time; no dry mustard, used a squirt or two of dijon mustard. Delicious! Wife went on and on about how good it is. Will make it again for sure. Baked it in a 9X13 glass pan.
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Irish Brown Soda Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
Have been looking for a simple bread recipe and this is it. Followed recipe to the letter and everything came out great. With two of the four rounds, I experimented and made one with raisins and the other without, topping them generously with demerara sugar (I know, couldn't leave well enough alone, but I love variety). Great with or without the additions. Just add butter or your favorite jam. Really satisfying.
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
Used a white cake mix, substituted brown sugar for white, used a heaping teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Delicious! Moist, tasty, easy to make. Wife made a cream cheese frosting for it. Outstanding.
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Sweet Potato Pie VII

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
This recipe is IT. I have made it several times as written: use fresh potatoes, it makes the difference. It is so good, the pie I made for a friend never made it to the rest of the family after their son discovered it one night. My only personal touches are pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and Mexican vanilla.
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Quick Chili Mac

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2013
This was excellent, but I did use vermicelli (16 oz.) and two cans of chili, one with beans and one without. Topped this with the grated cheese and chopped white onion after stirring in a couple tablespoons of butter and two teaspoons of Greek seasoning into the well-drained pasta. Very satisfying and the leftovers were great. Convenient and tasty.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
Thanks Robin for giving us THE way to do turkey from here on out at our house. We cooked a 14-pound turkey and pretty much followed the directions, added butter, used about a cup of chicken broth instead of water and bouillion, and added garlic salt. We also put an apple inside the turkey after reading somewhere that this helped keep the meat moist. Delicious! The meat was so moist, carving was not an issue since the turkey laid down and gave up on the platter right then.
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Johnsonville Italian Meatballs

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
Made as written except I used panko breadcrumbs. Flavorful and delicious; I used the Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage. The wife said some of the best meatballs she's ever tasted, even beating my Spanish albóndigas.
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Mississippi Tea Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2009
I was looking for something easy to make to go with hot chocolate and this was it. These were really, really good. "Perfect amount of crispy edge with a nice tender, flavorful middle," says my wife. I will be making these again. TIP: For novice cookie bakers, put no more than a large marble-sized amount on a spoon and drop onto cookie sheet; these are hard to roll into a ball so I didn't even try. (Also, I didn't know the rule about getting the cookies off the cookie sheet after five minutes before putting on rack to cool, so some broke on me for that reason.)
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Tim's Sweet Potato Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2014
This recipe is IT. I have made it several times as written: use fresh potatoes, it makes the difference. It is so good, the pie I made for a friend never made it to the rest of the family after their son discovered it one night. My only personal touches are pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and Mexican vanilla.
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Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
I saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine several years ago and have made it ever since. People love my coconut pie when I take it to family gatherings or groups. My secret is I use mostly evaporated milk with a little water. It gives the pie a great creamy texture. I also use Mexican vanilla, which really makes a difference.
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Tasty Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2013
Good; wife says it's the best. I substituted a cup of evaporated milk and used a blend of sharp Cheddar, Mexican, and freshly grated Parmesan cheeses. I also used onion powder because I didn't want to bother with sauteing an onion. I also added a little ham to the bacon. The mild green chiles add to the mix of flavors but don't bop you on the nose. The quiche baked perfectly on time; good thing I used the glass pie plate because it did spill over a bit from my deep dish frozen pie crust. I plan to make this again and probably won't change a thing. I had all the ingredients available and it's tasty and simple to do.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2013
Outstanding recipe. My results were perfect the first time. I followed a reviewer's advice and added about a tablespoon of Italian herbs and garlic powder to the flour when mixing ingredients. I found this recipe when I had forgotten to buy a pre-made crust at the store. When it's this easy and fresh, no reason not to have homemade.
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Baked Bacon

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2013
This is a great technique, although it's better at 400 degrees. We don't turn the bacon, just bake it on a cookie sheet about 17 minutes, using thick-sliced bacon. TIP: Partially freeze bacon package to make it easier to carefully cut it in half with a sharp knife if smaller pieces work better for you. (We use Arkansas' own Petit Jean bacon-the best!)
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Buttermilk Pancakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2006
This is a great recipe. I've made these several times and my wife loves them. I leave out the sugar, whisking the batter well instead of using a blender, and I use a 1/4 measuring cup to make the pancakes on a non-stick griddle. I also add about a teaspoon of Mexican vanilla when mixing (but that's just me). Syrup really could be optional because of the light texture and good flavor.
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Angel Biscuit Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
Have made these twice. Was going to give four stars because they weren't as light and fluffy as I expected, but still delicious. However, second time I left out the shortening completely by accident. I brushed the biscuits generously with butter, and they came out delicious--a chewy outside and soft inside. The next day the remaining biscuits came out even better. As another reviewer warned, do watch the bottoms as they look like they can burn. Have fun with is; we are going to try with garlic butter for Italian food, maybe add currants for serving with coffee, etc.
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Mexican Wedding Cakes II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
We were looking for something to bring to dessert to follow a Mexican dinner at a friend's house and this recipe was the one. I had misplaced my pastelitos de boda recipe from years ago and was glad to find it. We used pecans chopped up in the food processor instead of walnuts; first batch some of the cookies broke when removing from cookie sheet. Probably letting them cool a bit would prevent that. Make sure the butter is not too soft; if you melt the butter too much, it makes the dough too sticky to form balls easily. Don't form the balls too big. The cookies are really muy ricas; delicate and reminiscent of a shortbread. The cupcake liners for serving really amp up the elegance in presentation; our friends were delighted to receive them; you can put them in the liners on a "silver" platter from a dollar store or a tray or plate lined with gift wrap, covered with colored or clear plastic wrap.
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Green Chili Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
This will be come a staple in our house. Gracias, Lynn. I made it mostly as submitted here, just added a piece of pepper bacon to simmer with the stew and I doubled the amount of cumin and included some mild red chile powder along with a pinch of Mexican oregano. I scrubbed the potatoes well and left the skins on before cubing them. This is a great recipe because not only does it taste really good and is easy to prepare, but you could add extra to it, dress it up with grated cheese on top, serve with tortillas, cornbread etc.; it's just great to be able to make a satisfying dish with all needed ingredients on hand.
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