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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2002
(I'm shouting here)YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO READ REVIEWS TO FIX A RECIPE!!!!! I thought, being this recipe had over 230 reviews and rated 4 star average that I would be just fine! It ruined my Christmas breakfast!! Usually reviews give you ideas on enhancing, not fixing. Next time, I'll be more careful. This was soggy and looked like the eggs you pass up on the buffets! The top tasted great, but the bottom looked so bad, I couldn't eat it. I will search for another recipe next year.
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Cowboy Bread

Reviewed: May 7, 2004
This is THE BEST!! I am proud to tell you that I was able to convert this to a bread machine recipe (okay, if that isn't truly a big deal, please don't burst my bubble, my nickname in high school was blonde roots). I put the water, milk, sugar and melted butter in the machine first, then stirred in the yeast and let it all sit for 5 minutes. I then piled the rest in as directed BUT I DID increase salt to a teaspoon and I DECREASED THE FLOUR to 3 1/3 cups. I set the machine on the dough cycle and let it go! When it was done, I put the dough in an oiled bowl and let it kinda rise again. I followed the recipe the rest of the way as written. It does taste a LOT like Pita and it is soooo good!! THANK YOU!!!! ***Added 7/3/2007, this recipe has been a family favorite. This is one bread that my kids actually bargain with me to make:). The ONLY thing I do different is I use my Wolfgang Puck Bistro Grill and fry this bread in a bigger batch. Thanks for giving my family something to reminisce about:).
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Simple Beef Short Ribs

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2009
Excellent recipe! I followed it exactly and served them over egg noodles. Full of flavor and really easy to make. This one will be handed down for sure! Thank you!
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Spinach Dip I

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2003
I only gave this a four star because again, used as a springboard to fit my own needs! I used 'Lipton Herb Garlic' soup mix instead of vegetable and also added some cayenne pepper for a little kick. I minced up about a half cup of water chestnuts and WOW!! What a great recipe. THanks for the inspiration!! (oh yeah, almost forgot, only had canned spinach, it worked perfect:).
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Easy Tootsie Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2000
This recipe was a HIT at my Son's Bake Sale!! I wrapped them individually in parchment paper and sold them for a quarter a piece, the went like wild fire!! I've been asked several times for the recipe! Thanks Erika!
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Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2004
About prep time, the first time you make is always the most tedious. As you get used to making, you will shorten your prep time! These also freeze very well, and no defrost time needed. One last thing...I prefer Napa Cabbage for gyoza! Good luck to everyone!! (Great recipe Meredith!)
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Basic Cheese Polenta

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2002
I really enjoyed making this! My husband is from the San Francisco Bay Area and every elegant restaurant makes Polenta in a variety of ways. I had to try this!! I added some garlic and fresh minced Basil to this recipe. It came out beautiful and fragrant. I sliced and lightly browned it in some olive oil. I served it with a cranberry chutney mixed with a few chopped pickled jalepenos. The outcome was marvelous!! Thank you so much!
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Bread Machine Focaccia

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2004
This recipe is really wonderful!! I will say that I did increase the salt for this recipe to 3/4 teaspoon. When I prepare the focaccia with the rosemary and olive oil, I also add kosher salt before baking. Although the recipe doesn't call for it, I do grease the cookie sheet with olive oil. I serve this with a small dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It is excellent! My Italian Father LOVES this:). Thanks for a great recipe!!
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Kansas City Steak Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2005
Excellent! I cut up the carrots and onions and roast them in olive oil til tender in the oven prior to adding. I also flour my meat prior to browning. Once I add the meat to the soup, I use the tomatoes to deglaze the pan I sauteed the meat in. I also add fordhook lima beans for taste as opposed to frozen veggies. This soup is SO GOOD this way. Yes, it's a little labor intensive, but it's so worth the final product. Also....please note that I make sure my "roux" is browned well before adding the beef stock. YUM!!
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Tomato and Basil Quiche

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2003
The intense flavor that the tomatoes get from the quick pan fry makes this dish sublime! My 17 month old little girl loved this! Very kid friendly, just add a salad and you've got a great meal! ****Update!! Forgot to pick up a store bought pie crust and used a puff pastry that I had in the freezer....man, you gotta try it!! It is WONDERFUL! I so love this recipe!
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Spicy Bean Salsa

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2005
Awesome!! I did use fresh roma tomatoes in lieu of canned and I always salt/pepper my tomatoes before adding to any type of salad or salsa recipe. I used pickled jalapeno slices that I diced as well. This recipe is superb! We are hard core snackers and this will be a staple in our fridge from now on:).
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Marinated Mushrooms II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2003
These are an awesome addition to my recipe collection!! I am one of the idiots that buys the little jars of marinated mushrooms that cost a fortune and don't last long. Thanks so much!!! My ONLY regret is that I didn't double the darn batch!!
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Fried Green Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2004
Don't get me wrong, this recipe is FABULOUS, but I happen to be a very strong advocate of Lemon. I'm just afraid if you're not as fond of lemons, you may not find this appealing:). It ROCKS for me though:).
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Roasted Italian Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2002
This was SO very easy and sooo good!! I didn't use 2 cups of dressing though, about 1 or so, it was VERY GOOD!! Thanks Robin!!
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Quick Chicken And Wine

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2007
The taste of this dish was superb! I followed this recipe closely, my only addition was some minced garlic right before adding the wine. I can't tell you how awesome this was! I served with white rice. My teen boy loved this as well. This recipe has made it in my personal book. Thanks.
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Fettuccini Alfredo I

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2002
My nephew is a huge lover of crab, so I always pick up the 'imitation crab' as a treat for him. Recently, he grew tired of eating it by itself, so I went in search of a recipe to incorporate his crab in. THIS ONE IS AWESOME!! An eleven year old picky child scarfed it down! I only added 6 ounces (which equated to 98cents worth of the stuff) of the crab and whala! He had so much that his stomach began to hurt, lol:). Thanks Jane!! Just a quick note, this was the most inexpensive dish I've ever made and it is so sought after by adults when you 'go out'. This one is a keeper.
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Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2004
I usually really research my recipes, but this one got under my radar. Never again!
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Baked Ziti I

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
This was a great recipe to 'springboard' with!! Okay, here's my changes:). *Instead of jars, I used my own homemade version of sauce. *Like others suggested, I did add garlic to the meat/onions. *With the sour cream, I mixed in cottage cheese (half/half) and seasoned it with parsley, garlic granules and salt/pepper. *Didn't have provolone, so I substituted Swiss! *Also took the advice of others and put some sauce on top of first layer of noodles BEFORE Provolone(swiss in my case). *I constructed carefully as it does tend to overload a 9x13 BUT it all went in. **Tip, I used a big cookie pan under it to catch any drips, worked beautifully.** *I did bake this for almost 40 minutes, and I let it REST,which is important, for about 10 minutes....then cut into 12 squares, AWESOME!! ALL of my kiddos enjoyed this, including my 5 year old picky eater:). THIS is a keeper! Thanks!
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A.1® Steak House Wrap

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2003
Wasn't one of the best dishes I've made, the kids said it was 'good, but not spectacular'. My youngest added a dollop of sour cream on his. I don't think I'll be making this again.
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2001
This is a magical recipe!! You'd never suspect such a simple recipe would have such a profound taste!! I am truly impressed and have added this recipe to my personal family recipe book (that I give away at weddings only). Tamara, thanks for sharing!! Tamara:)
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