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Tainted Fruit Shots

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
My cousin, the gelatin shot queen, taught me the trick of lightly spraying the cups with ***original Pam***...(only original Pam works she says), before adding the liquid. The shots will slide out like they are supposed to. Bottoms up!
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Cucumber-Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
This recipe is very similar to the mango salsa served on a Mexican chain restaurant's Mango Salad (the manager told me how to make it). In that recipe they add some chopped red pepper, red onion instead of white, and don't use garlic. So, I use red onion, add chopped red pepper, and omit the garlic. It is very refreshing, and I now have mango salsa cravings! Hint: If you don't want to peel and dice mangos, many grocery stores have bags of chopped mango in the frozen fruit section, however it is a little pricey.
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Sangria! Sangria!

Reviewed: May 20, 2008
Lieke other reviewers, I used Taylor Lake Country Red, econo-jug-inexpensive wine. I used rum instead of brandy, because I didn't have any brandy. Otherwise, followed the ingredients. Didn't water down with anything carbonated. The Bunco-babes and I loved it, especially after three glasses each. It will definitely creep up on you. Warning to peri-menopausal women: may lead to hot flashes.
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Peach Cobbler Dump Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2005
After tasting this peach cobbler dump cake, I dumped this cake straight into the garbage can......husband and daughter agreed.
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Apple Pie Cider

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
The great picture and recipe title remind me of my favorite television show, Justified, and one of the characters, Maggs Bennett. The drink looks awesome!
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Spaghetti Salad III

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
Our extended family LOVES this cold pasta salad. However, like others, I use McCormick's Salad Supreme - to taste, and I omit the cheese. We just had this at our July 4th celebration. We've used fat-free Zesty Italian, Reduced Fat Zesty Italian, and the real deal Zesty Italian dressing. While the fat-free it OK, the real deal is all that.
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Garlic Grits

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2011
I, like reviewer Joni, made Garlic Cheese Grits for years using the Kraft Garlic Cheese Roll. Kraft discontinued making the garlic cheese roll and I went into mourning. This recipe is very similar, very good. The only changes I made were using two eggs instead of one, and using 1/4 tsp. garlic powder instead of the chopped garlic. Hint 1: To make smooth grits, as opposed to lumpy grits, when the water comes to a boil, slowly add grits while continuously stirring with a whisk. don;t forget to add the salt. Whisk until grits come to a boil, then turn temp to low until grits are thickened and cooked, stirring frequently. I place a lid loosely over the grits, because when the grits start to thicken the mixture can "pop up" and burn your arm. Hint 2: It is important to temper the egg(s) before adding to the hot grits, or there will be scrambled egg pieces in the grits. To temper egg(s), whisk egg(s) in a small bowl thoroughly. Pour some of the grit mixture, about 1/2 cup, into another small bowl or measuring cup. While whisking eggs, slowly pour the grit mixture until all is incorporated. Then, add this mixture to the grits. Lastly, I do prefer the processed cheese product for this recipe. (I know.)
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Lemon-Lime Soda Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Love it! I don't know why other's salads have been runny. I followed ingredient amounts, except I didn't use nuts (allergic) or mayo. However, as another poster stated, use canned pineapple. Fresh pineapple will make gelatin not congeal. To get cream cheese to incorporate into the salad well: Boil soda, add marshmallows till melted. In a mixing bowl, whip cream cheese with mixer until soft and smooth. Then pour in a small amount of lime mixture. Mix. Scrape sides of bowl. Add more lime mixture, mix. Repeat until all is mixed and smooth. This really doesn't take much time. Then mix in pineapple and juice. Then, fold in whipped topping. Chill about an hour. Should be slightly congealed. Stir from bottom to top to get the pineapple that has settled to the bottom. Then pour into the dish you want to serve it in and chill till set. Best to make the day before.
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Cream Puff Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2007
Just made this for the bunco girls. Everyone loved it. I followed a previous reviewer's idea of pouring a layer of Chocolate Fudge Magic Shell between the crust and the pudding. I will make this again. Also, there were no clumps of cream cheese as others have had...I have a Kitchen Aid mixer and I used the wire whisk attachment and mixed ROOM TEMPERATURE cream cheese with milk, pouring the milk VERY slowly...no lumps.
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Olive Lovers Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2011
I LOVE olives. I have been making this dip (minus the ketchup) for years, I, too, add some of the olive brine to thin out the cream cheese. I rate this recipe a four star because of the ketchup, which is, in my opinion, an unnecessary ingredient.
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2009
Sinfully easy and mouthwatering delicious! You won't be disappointed.
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2008
I have been making this recipe for years. It is a recipe that you really don't have to measure anything...just assemble...plus I happen to love jarred pasta sauce. The secret to cutting and serving a lasagne square that doesn't fall apart, is to let it set up for about 20-30 minutes after removing it from the oven. I use an extra jar of sauce for "gravy" to pour over the top.
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Foil-Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2011
What a disappointment! If you follow the recipe (as I did), you will have chicken pieces coated with gelatinous-gloppy goo. Not appetizing at all. I have cooked with cornstarch many times, and I knew 1/2 cup was way too much.....but I followed the recipe exactly. We scraped off the goop and tasted the chicken. It had a good flavor. That's about all I can say. So, be warned to cut way back on the cornstarch.
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Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
Five-star delicious. I had two 1-pound tenderloins that I roasted in the oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. I sauced the tenderloins after 25 minutes, then cooked for the remaining five minutes. It was too cold outside to grill. I didn't add the lime or cilantro because I didn't have any. The pork was perfectly cooked, moist, and tender. A definite keeper.
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Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
Wow! I wanted to post a picture, but they disappeared...nothing left but bones. I marinated the ribs with my favorite bbq sauce for a short time, baked as directed, and finished on the grill. I did go to YouTube to watch a video demonstrating how to remove the membrane on the back side of the ribs....very easy to do, once you know how. Maybe there is a demo on this site, I didn't find one.
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Cadillac Pimento Cheese

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
OK pimento cheese. I've never tried it with cream cheese before....I like it. This needs to be served room temperature because straight from the refrigerator, it is not spreadable.
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Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
I have never made fudge before. I have eaten perfect, smooth, creamy fudge, AND yucky, gritty, hard fudge. This recipe made some of the best fudge I have ever tasted. My husband agreed. I couldn't believe I made it!
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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
Yummy. I used egg roll rappers (thought tortillas would be too thick), and baked in oven as per other reviewers. Served with Ranch dressing mixed with some chili powder, to taste.
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Tangy-sweet deliciousness, plus it doesn't get any easier than this. The hardest part was squeezing all the limes. Next time, I'll use Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice. I saw it featured on a Food Network show featuring the Florida Keys, and I found it at my local grocery store.
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Ramen Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2009
Yummy. I omit the almonds due to allergy, but followed the recipe otherwise. Light and crunchy with a subtle vinegar bite. We had this with pork barbeque sandwiches and hash brown potato casserole. Great summer fare.
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