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It's Chili by George!!

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
This is a very basic very good chili. I was skeptical at first that the only tomato stuff in it was juice or sauce, but I tried it once, following the recipe exactly and was very surprised at how good it was. I loved how saucy it was. However, I usually put some sort of canned diced tomatoes in. Oh, and to make it a little healthier, only use one pound of ground beef but double (2 cans of each kind) the beans. YUM!
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Cream Puff Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2008
It looks pretty with the coolwhip and chocolate sauce, but got better reviews taste wise without them on top. Maybe because it tasted like a traditional cream puff that way and less like a dessert one would pick up at the supermarket. This was much preferred to traditional cream puffs around here. Cream puffs are hard to perfect (they fall all too easily, hard to keep it puffy) and the ratio is off with normal cream puffs because in order to get the desired amount of pudding with your puff, it's a mess to eat! All in all this recipe is a winner. I'd give it 5 stars without the coolwhip and chocolate, but I'm a basic cream puff kind of girl. One last note: from experience, this pudding mixture is the best I've come by as far as complimenting the "crust" so well. A "keeper" for sure!
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2008
This recipe was a HUGE hit at the office. There is no need to use two pans--brown the hamburger a small stock pot or a dutch oven (the name of the bigger pots with two handles). Then add all the ingredients to that pot. Works very well made the night before. After pressing it into the pan, refridgerate it and cook it (a little longer, of course) the next day after the cheese is sprinkled on top. Keep a good eye on this. I put the lid on the pot and simmered it like I would rice in water (on very low for 30 min) and it was a little over cooked. All in all a VERY good recipe. Next time I'll add more green pepper.
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A to Z Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2008
This recipe got many raved reviews. The cereal added a welcomed texture. No need to buy mace just for this recipe (it's not a common staple around here). Adding an extra 1/8 t. of nutmeg worked just fine. Due to family preference, the dough was split in half at the end and 1/2 cup of pecans was added to one half and 1/2 cup of raisins to the other half (no walnuts were added to either half). It may seem odd to have all these ingredients together (especially the spices and the chocolate) but somehow (and quite well) this recipe works. Try it, if you like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2008
Double the sauce and add a package of frozen broccoli that has been cooked and drained.
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Boston Brown Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
This is an interesting "quick" bread. Dense, sweet and excellent toasted this bread is bound to become one of your favorites. If you use full flavor molasses decrees to 3/4 cup and if you love raisins (like my family) this recipe can definitely handle 1 c. or more. To keep it from browning too much, tent it lightly with foil half way through the cooking time. This bread is great warm out of the oven and is a filling breakfast toast. Don't forget to to the baked bread (especially toasted) with butter!
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Eggnog Cheesecake III

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
Very good cheese cake. I needed to bake it about 5 min more than recommended time. I used an extra T. spoon of rum, an extra half pinch of nutmeg, quality commercially prepared eggnog and (my favorite adjustment)--special edition gingerbread graham crackers by honey maid. It was well liked at our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe.
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Onion Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
Very good meatloaf. The onion soup mix really "made" it. It was a great way to add flavor and salt with out a lot of ingredients. I used 3 eggs (holds it together better) and divided it into two loaves and baked them on a cooling rack (the kind you use to cool cookies on) that I placed on top of a foil covered cookie sheet. I always bake my meatloaf like this because it allows the fat to drain onto the foil covered cookie sheet (one with sides to keep the grease in, of course). I baked it in a 350 degree oven for about one hour. I am very thankful for this recipe...quick and delicious!
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Thin Mint Crackers

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
These cookies were very popular with the little ones. I liked a thick coating of chocolate, but if you want to get 80 cookies like the recipe says (I got a little over 50 or so) you will need to scrape off the excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. I used peppermint extract and it worked perfectly. You can crush up candy cane (particularly pretty with the red and green ones) and sprinkle it on top for a festive look. Or after they cool they can be drizzled with white chocolate and they sprinkled with red or green baking sugar. YUM!
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Caramel Apples

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
Carmel and apples...simple and DELICIOUS! I made caramel apples from scratch (homemade caramel) last year, and let me tell you, I do not believe it is worth it. This is so much easier, and just as tasty, and so much less finicky (for the homemade caramel kind, you must have a candy thermometer and cook it just right) and so much less time consuming! We rolled some in crushed oreos (I was not sure about that one at first, but it is so so good) and some in chopped peanuts. Give it a try. You'll love it!
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Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2007
I've been searching for a healthy pancake recipe that my husband likes. This is it. The entire family liked them. I did not have wheat germ so I subbed oatmeal and it was an excellent substitution. The texture was perfect. I added some sugar (about 2 T.) and vanilla (about 2 t.). The WW pastry flour keeps the pancakes light and fluffy with a closer texture to regular pancakes than the usually healthy pancakes. Thanks for the recipe!!
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Fluffy Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2007
I am giving this 3 stars because it gave us the AMAZING idea of melting marshmallows in hot cocoa which results in a wonderful taste and texture you won't get in other cocoas. BUT, it was not nearly chocolaty or sweet enough for our family. Try this: combine 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of hot water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 min. Add 4 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of marshmallows. Cook and stir over medium heat until marshmallows and chocolate is melted and incorporated well. DO NOT BOIL. Now that's a five star recipe!
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Chocolate Mint Milkshake

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2007
I did not expect much from this. I think it's excellent--better than I thought it would be. I've had a hard time making milk shakes at home because they are usually too runny. I followed the measurements exactly and it turned out great. This was ice cream shop taste. I used Bryer's all natural vanilla ice cream and Hershey's syrup and pure peppermint extract. I also made some minus the peppermint extract but plus coconut extract. I much preferred the mint. There is something very yummy and subtle about using vanilla ice cream and adding syrup to make it chocolate. I recommend at least trying it that way even if you try it sometime with chocolate ice cream, too. BEWARE: my 3 and 5 year old took a few sips and then asked for "regular ice cream in a bowl" --with chocolate syrup on top, of course!
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Jen's Fresh and Spicy Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2007
This was good. I used 3 roma tomatoes and two regular tomatoes. I did not add the hot pepper sauce, but will use franks red hot sauce next time to make it spicier. Also, I used over a half cup of cilantro, and it really complimented the tomatoes and hot pepper nicely. Instead of garlic powder, I used Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic.
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Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2007
This is a good soup recipe. I used 8 cups chicken broth instead of water and bullion. I did not add peas, used twice as much frozen corn, added about three cups chopped zucchini, and forgot to add the onion. I did not use processed cheese (why take such a healthy recipe and add something so unhealthy?) but instead added shredded Colby Jack and Mozzarella. I added one pound all together, but may add up to two pounds next time because I think it could have used more cheese flavor (especially since I was subbing it for the process cheese, which has more cheesy flavor than real cheese).
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Kiki's Borracho (Drunken) Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2007
This is a very good bean dish. Serve with some rice, and you've got an entire meal. I've never used the beer. Other than that, I usually follow the recipe exactly. It's cooling down now this August, and I'm looking forward to eating this again all fall and winter long like we did the past two years.
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Rocky Road Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2007
We love this ice cream. Since getting my ice cream maker last Christmas, I've discovered that we prefer ice cream made without eggs over the kind you make with eggs (more of a "custard"). The kind without eggs taste like Bryer's ice cream. This is, actually, better than Bryer's! I use chocolate covered almonds (like in Bryer's rocky road) in place of the pecans. An excellent chocolate ice cream by itself (with out nuts and marshmallows) and can be used as the base of any chocolate based ice cream. Try it, you'll love it!
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Poke Cake II

Reviewed: May 31, 2007
Try this: mix one (4 serving size) instant pudding with one cup of milk. Fold it with the whip topping before frosting. I used lemon jello and lemon pudding. It made a cake eater out of my cake avoiding husband. IT's excellent!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2007
WOW WOW WOW! However, I did make a few changes--butter instead of shortening, two teaspoons of vanilla (added right with the eggs), and an extra cup of oatmeal. Absolutely chewy and delicious! I only cooked them for 10 min at 350, but left them on the trey for 5 min to firm up well. Thanks, even better then the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe from Nestle!
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Fluffy Two Step Cheesecake I

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
Add the sugar S-L-O-W-l-Y so that it doesn't lump up the mixture. And, make sure your cream cheese is very soft. I dump a can of pie filling over my pies before I chill them. Delicious with blueberry and blackberry. Good with cherry, too. Fresh fruit on top is an option too, and I'm going to try it when it gets a little cheaper this season!
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